Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Behind the Scenes of the Parody "This Ain't Gilligan's Island"

If there was any '60s TV show that could use a bawdy send-up, it's "Gilligan's Island." Entertainment Tonight has a video that takes us behind the scenes of a new adult movie called "This Ain't Gilligan's Island," a reinvention of the series about a boatload of tourists and crew shipwrecked on an island.

ET says the naughty Gilligan's Island tale picks up with the castaways living on the island and being discovered by an adult film crew that lands on the island. The video features the women who play the sexy female castaways of the S.S. Minnow, Ginger and Mary Ann. Sounds like a hoot. ET says it will be showing sneak previews of "This Ain't Gilligan's Island" on its TV show, so be sure to watch for that.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pricey Call Girl Ashley Dupre is Interviewed on ABC's 20/20

Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer has been keeping a low profile but Ashley Dupre, the high-priced hooker who led to his downfall, is revving up for another fifteen minutes of fame. She sat down for an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC and that segment will be appearing on the show this Friday, November 21st.

Dupre, who went by the name "Kristen" at the sex ring and who is originally from the Jersey shore, ended up working for an exclusive New York City prostitution ring at which Spitzer, who became known in court documents as "Client 9," was a repeat customer and had asked for Dupre.

After her name was made known during the criminal investigation into the hooker ring, Dupre's name and photo were splashed all over the tabloids and the aspiring singer, received several million hits on her MySpace page within a week.

You have to wonder how Diane Sawyer feels about interviewing Ashley Dupre. She's a veteran journalist who has interviewed top politicians, heads of state, and many other important figures; how does chatting with a onetime prostitute and wannabe singer fit into her journalistic resume?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Company Pays $1 Million for Vibrators.com Domain Name

There's a worldwide recession going on, but apparently it's not affecting the market for racy Internet domain names. TechCrunch reports that a firm called PriveCo, which specializes in selling the kind of items that are euphemistically called "marital aids" as well as what it terms "embarrassing' products," has paid $1 million to acquire the domain name vibrators.com.

PriveCo sells the goods on its Web site ShopInPrivate.com. TechCrunch says that the firm ships more than 1,500 packages a week.

That's a lot of vibrators! (and other stuff).

Monday, November 03, 2008

Free Coffee at Starbucks on Election Day!

Neither of the presidential candidates are promising a chicken in every pot, but Starbucks is giving a free cup of coffee to Americans who vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. According to a video on the coffee seller's Web site (and seen as an advertisement on various videos online, including Saturday Night Live), people just have to walk into a Starbucks location and say
"I voted," and they will be given a free tall cup of brewed coffee.

The video doesn't give any specific hours for the voting promotion, so it seems the offer is good during all hours that a given Starbucks location is open. And the video doesn't mention having to provide any proof that a person has voted, or even if they are registered or eligible to vote, or are of legal voting age, or are a U.S. citizen.

Basically it sounds like if you look like you might be 18 years old and can speak the words "I vote," you've got your free cup of coffee.

Now, what about people who vote in the evening, say, after work? Will they be given a free cup of coffee in the daytime if they say "I'm going to vote"?

Sunday, November 02, 2008

John McCain on SNL: Selling Stuff on QVC!

The real John McCain was on Saturday Night Live last night, along with his real wife Cindy and the fake Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) to sell campaign goodies on QVC. You can watch the video below.

McCain also appeared on Weekend Update later in the show, describing what he might do to revitalize his campaign (the "Double maverick," the "reverse maverick," etc.)