Tag: Ellen DeGeneres

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National

Free flow of racy content a headache for parents

C. Delores Tucker dedicated much of the last few years of her life to condemning sexually explicit lyrics in rap and hip-hop tracks, citing a concern that the lyrics were misogynistic and threatened the moral foundation of the African American community. by Martha IrvineAP National Writer Until this summer, few people outside the R&B music scene knew who Robin Thicke was. Then came his new song “Blurred Lines” and an unrated online video to promote it. “You the hottest b—- in this place!” Thicke sings, as topless models playfully dance around him. The video has stirred a debate, with detractors complaining that it’s too racy and degrading to women. Thicke insists he meant no offense — and the song, meanwhile, has become the No. 1 hit of the summer.

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Entertainment

Brad Paisley-LL Cool J draw ire with song on bias

IN HOT WATER–Rapper/actor LL Cool J arrives at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP) by Chris Talbott NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Brad Paisley says he was trying to foster an open discussion of race relations when he collaborated with rapper LL Cool J on “Accidental Racist.”

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Entertainment

Late-night network shows still a White men's club

NO WOMEN OR MINORITIES-This June 3, 1992 photo shows Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, right, playing the saxophone with the band during the musical opening of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file) by Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES (AP) — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two — Arsenio Hall — to do the same for minorities.