britney spears george bush payroll
Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown is the stuff of celebrity legend.
The most notorious of a series of bizarre events and public outbursts was the head shaving incident which ultimately resulted in her receiving a conservatorship and losing custody of her children to ex-hubby Kevin Federline.
Conspiracists claim that Britney was actually working for the George W Bush administration in a low-key-off- the-books type of role.
Her purported mission was to divert attention from any potential negative PR problems that Dubya was facing, by creating a hugely public diversion, thus stealing the headlines.
- January 5, 2004—President Bush needs to publicly distance himself from the Valerie Plame scandal (whereby Plame, a covert CIA operative, was exposed by a leak from within the Bush administration). Britney steps up to the plate with her notorious 55 hour marriage to Jason Alexander, which was way way more interesting to the headline writers than Plamegate.
- April 11, 2006—George Bush's approval ratings have hit an all time low of 38% thanks to the endless casualties of the controversial Iraq war. Visits from Child Welfare and a sheriff's deputy to Britney's home to talk about her parenting skills (her 6 month old baby Sean was alleged to have been injured after being dropped from his high chair, which came only two months after she was pictured driving with him on her lap), manage to ensure the Toxic songstress is top of the news though.
- November 6, 2006—The Republican party is facing the most fiercely contested election in many years. 33 Senate seats and 435 House seats are available and public opinion is not going in their favor. In order to divert attention, Brit announces her split from hubby Kevin Federline.
- February 2007—President George Bush announces the reformation of Al Qaeda, which could be potentially damaging for his presidency, seeing as how he's promised to hunt them down and eliminate them in the wake of 9/11. The blot on Bush's landscape is expertly diverted thought, by Brit Brit's epic public outburst when she ducked out of rehab and shaved her head.
- March 14, 2007—President Bush's Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is coming under heavy criticism (that would later lead to his resignation) for the firing of eight US attorneys. The firings were found to have been heavily influenced by assessments of the prosecutors' political loyalty to the Bush Administration. Could have been awkward but for the fact that on the very same day that Gonzales publicly admitted that mistakes were made, the headlines were full of news of Britney's hook up in rehab with a second rate rocker, Jason Filyaw.
- Spears fiercely defended Bush in the Michael Moore movie Farenheit 9/11.
- The singer was rumored to have been caught canoodling with senior Bush White House adviser Karl Rove during a 2002 Cirque de Soleil show in Rome, providing proof of an early link between Washington and Spears.
Enough for you? Convinced that Britney was on the Bush payroll?
If you're mad because "Batwoman was never black," there's something you need to know...
TV's newest incarnation of Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, is Black.
The CW's Batwoman has always had a progressive streak. In the first season, Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose plays Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne's cousin who dons the Batwoman cowl to protect Gotham City. Just like every other superhero show, Kate's romantic life factors into the plot. Unlike the rest, however, Kate is an out lesbian, making her the first leading lesbian superhero in television history.
But after the first season, Ruby Rose announced that she was leaving Batwoman for unspecified reasons, allegedly related to burnout from the ridiculously long work hours required from a superhero series lead. This meant that in order for Batwoman to continue, the CW would need a new star.
Enter Javicia Leslie, former co-star of CBS comedy-drama God Unfriended Me. Prior to Leslie's casting, fans of the show wondered how Batwoman might handle the transition of actresses. Would Kate Kane just look completely different in season 2 with no canonical explanation?
Nope. As it turns out, Javicia Leslie's Batwoman will be an entirely new character: Ryan Wilder.
The rocker celebrates his 45th birthday today
Jack White almost became a priest.
But then again, did he? The iconic rocker has regularly beguiled the press. "I'd got accepted to a seminary in Wisconsin," he told 60 Minutes Mike Wallace back in 2005 in what seemed like a moment of genuine candor. "At the last second, I thought, 'I'll just go to public school."
Whether you believe that story or not, the blues-rock polymath, who turns 45 today, has led an undeniably punk life and crafted some of the most sacred rock music in history. Two decades after The White Stripes' self-titled debut, Jack White has remained purposefully slippery with the public. He told publications that he and Meg White, his then-wife and White Stripes-cohort, were the youngest of ten siblings and claimed that his label, Third Man Records, used to be a candy company, among other outlandish claims.