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The Bacon Brothers band had fans on their feet at a concert in Ocean City, New Jersey when the microphone squealed and speakers started blaring high pitched ear-piercing squeals called feedback.
The audience grimaced, some holding their ears, while the band instantly stopped and started fiddling with the dials on their amplifiers. Yet, what could have turned negative by turning fans off, actually turned positive thanks to the quick thinking and perhaps experience of lead singer Kevin Bacon.
I was a reporter for WPVI ABC TV Philadelphia when Brian was at WCAU TV Philadelphia. We occasionally competed on stories. Because I recall Brian as one of the best journalists I have come across, I was quite upset at the suspension and what has transpired. Yet, I understand it and think NBC did the right thing. [Read more…]
Let’s talk about Seth MacFarlane, host of the 2013 Academy Awards. Granted, this took place several months ago, but tweets and blogs are still referencing his controversial performance of edgy and so-called sexist remarks. In all fairness to Seth, he zinged almost everyone on the planet. Critics say his jokes about sex and violence were totally inappropriate. Though what still sends people, especially women, into a tumultuous tizzy was his musical rendition about actresses who appeared topless on screen.
Seriously though, this is Seth MacFarlane. What do people expect? Anyone who knows his shtick couldn’t be surprised. As creator of “Family Guy,” “Ted” and “The Cleveland Show” to name a few, the actor, producer, comedian, screenwriter, singer and animator didn’t exactly graduate from the Miss Manners School of Etiquette. [Read more…]
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