I’m trying to laugh it off, but my summary of the evening is that it’s an interesting theater, boring movie, and a great place to take a nap.Fred Willard to Jimmy Fallon about the now infamous porn theater alleged lewd act. Click here to watch the self-deprecating interview. (via hypervocal)
» Questlove won’t be able to tweet about it, either: Not long after we heard about the infamous “Jimmy Fallon” incident, in which Michele Bachmann went on the stage to the not-flattering Fishbone ditty “Lying @$$ B!(&!,” we heard the band got punished over the incident, but the punishment wasn’t spelled out … until now. The Roots bandleader has previously expressed regret over the incident. It’s not all awful in Roots-world: The band just released a new album.
personaldiscourse says: This is pretty hard for me to swallow. I obviously think it was disrespectful, and agree that this wouldn’t happen to the First Lady. BUT this doesn’t express the opinion of the ‘Hollywood elite’, just the band itself. What does she expect to happen? Does she expect the government to give them a slap on the wrist? Isn’t it her party who is strongly against the government stepping into industry? What higher power is she complaining to, who does she expect to punish this band?
» SFB says: Well, they are on NBC’s payroll, so they have a financial interest in keeping their jobs, right? That seems like the obvious choice to us. Your employers can certainly punish you too. — Ernie @ SFB
This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite. This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.Michele Bachmann • Expressing rage after finding out that the music that played ahead of her recent appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” was an instrumental take on the 1985 Fishbone song “Lyin’ @$$ B*@!&” — a song choice by The Roots, who haven’t hidden their political views and aren’t beyond inspired song choices when performing as Fallon’s house band. And you don’t get much more “inspired” than implicitly calling a presidential candidate a something-or-other via a clever song choice. Jimmy Fallon apologized to Bachmann via Twitter; Bachmann hopes The Roots get disciplined over the incident. We like The Roots, but we agree with Bachmann here; if The Roots wanted to get a quick rip in on Bachmann, there are plenty of other songs out there which don’t add a misogynistic element to the whole thing. We recommend “Lies” by The Knickerbockers. source (via • follow)