The political media descends on Saddleback Church in Orange County today for potential ’08 contender Barack Obama’s appearance with pastor Rick Warren on World AIDS Day. Later, Obama guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Fellow book-tourist/1600 hopeful John Edwards visits Southern California with an appearance Monday night at All Saints Church in Pasadena.
The FCC’s indecency crackdown gets a full-frontal assault from the ACLU, Hollywood’s talent guilds and even two former commission officials, who file friend of the court briefs in the network’s case against the commissions authority. The FCC vets say that the recent actions “have all the earmarks of a Victorian morals crusade.”
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), proponent of net neutrality, full PBS funding and the V-chip, looks to be chair of the House Telecom subcommittee.
“Blood Diamond” star Leonardo DiCaprio is surprised at diamond industry’s reaction to the film; but he’s pleased with the Dems coming to power and that the country has “taken a turn for the better.”
Former Canadian prime ministers like Brian Mulroney take part as judges in new Canadian reality show “The Next Great Prime Minister.”
Ben Karlin resigns as executive producer of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”
In wake of “Borat,” Kazakh news crew has trouble covering U.S. elections.