Wednesday, 30 May 2012
It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history -- Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing ... one small problem ... she died 2 years ago.
Martin appeared on "The Today Show" this morning to promote his new movie, "Madagascar 3" -- when Kathie asked, "And you and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?"
Martin doesn't know how to respond, saying, "We ... have ... married ... 36 years."
Apparently Kathie didn't get the memo -- Martin's wife Nancy Dolman died in August 2010 from ovarian cancer.
The clip gets even worse -- you have to watch.
Kathie later apologized on the air -- saying, "I feel so badly ... my apologies to him and his family."
This video is nuts -- an Indiana toddler took the mic at his church recently, and sang a hate-filled anti-gay song ... with the lyrics, "Ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven" ... and the crowd went WILD.
The video was reportedly recorded at the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana -- featuring a young boy on the altar, barely old enough to walk, singing a song he was obviously spoon fed.
It's pretty hard to make out the words -- so here are the lyrics ...
"The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven;
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven."
The congregation erupts in thunderous applause after the song.
FYI, here's Romans 1:26-27 -- "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error."
It's the latest video to hit the web showing rampant homophobia in America's churches -- starting with a North Carolina pastor advocating beating the gayout of your child ... and another NC pastor talking about fencing up gay peopleand letting them die out.
'The Dream of all Italians': Artists unveil 'dead' Berlusconi artwork (with his hand down his trousers)
- The title of the installation 'The Dream of All Italians' is what the former Italian premier called himself on the phone to one of his girfriends
But in fact it's just a very realistic waxwork which pokes fun at the beleaguered former Italian premier and hints at his sins.
Entitled Il Sogno degli Italiani' or 'The Dream of the Italians', the controversial artwork has been created by artists Antonio Garullo and Mario Ottocento, the first ever married gay couple who tied the knot in Amsterdam in 2002.
'The Dream of all Italians: A waxwork figure of Silvio Berlusconi lies in a casket on a red velvet carpet
A close up of the former Italian premier's smiling face. He has his eyes closed and his head is on a satin pillow
The name of the installation refers to what Berlusconi apparently called himself on the phone to one of his girlfriends, according to Italian media.
The former prime minister, who is still very much alive at 75, is seen smiling as he lies in a glass coffin with his eyes closed.
Bizarrely he is wearing giant Mickey Mouse slippers as he lies on a satin pillow in a double-breasted blue jacket.
There is also one hand inside his unzipped trousers while the other hand rests on the History of Italy.
Positioned in a shrine at the Ferrajoli Palace, the shocking installation is available for all Italians to see and is just yards from Berlusconi's former stomping ground, the Palazzo Chigi, the official residence of Italian prime ministers.
Mocking: The artists have positioned the politician with a hand down his trousers to poke fun at his reputation
Garullo and Ottocento said of their work: 'We put Berlusconi’s body into a glass case to emphasise the personality cult that he has been creating for all these years and which will possibly remain for years to come.
'At the same time we put a screen between the contingent reality and historical judgment.
'If Italians are ultimately ''a people of saints, poets, seafarers'' then the arch-Italian Silvio is a worthy simulacrum of this people'.
Berlusconi stepped down as premier last November after failing to come up with convincing reforms to help Italy exit from the sovereign debt crisis.
The last part of his term in office was marred with a constant stream of lurid revelations about his private life.
The sleazy politician is currently embroiled in a high-profile court case after being accused of paying for sex with underage minor Karima El Mahroug, also known as Ruby the Heartbreaker, in February 2010 when she was just 17-years-old.
In Italy the age of consent is 14 but paying a woman under 18 for sex is seen as prostitution with a minor and punishable by up to three years in jail.
Berlusconi's other hand is placed on a copy of the History of Italy. He's also wearing Mickey Mouse slippers
Prosecutors believe dozens of women were given money, cars and jewellery in return for spending the night with him and in return for attending his now infamous bunga bunga parties.
The trial has already heard how women dressed as nuns and police officers before carrying out seductive pole dances for Berlusconi and two of his cronies.
Berlusconi has insisted that nothing untoward happened at the parties which were simply 'elegant dinners' and belly dancer Miss El Mahroug, who he is accused of paying for under age sex with, has also insisted that nothing happened between them.
The sex charge carries a maximum sentence of three years while abuse of office is punishable with 12 years in jail.
These kids who just graduated from the Dalian University of Technology in Northern China apparently got in some trouble for making the most of their raging dormitory fire as a backdrop for the greatest graduation photo ever taken. The fire started at a warehouse near campus, then spread to the dorm. No one was harmed, unless you count the hurt feelings of school administrators who don't like seeing their most recent alumni celebrate the school's fiery destruction with a jubilant group photo, especially one that spread across the internet faster than the flames across their former dorm room walls. Here's to you, Dalian Class of 2012, you sick bunch of pyros.