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Not her only child…


Chaz Bono returns to OWN, blasts “penguin” jibes

Bono, the only child of actress and singer Cher, is the subject of a one-hour special called “Being Chaz”, which looks at his life with girlfriend Jennifer Elia following his female-to-male sex change, OWN said on Wednesday.

Your article states that Chaz is Cher’s “only” child, which is wrong. She has Elijah Allman from her marriage to Gregg Allman.

Chaz is the only child from Cher and Sonny Bono. I’m sure I’m not the only one that caught that.


No, you certainly weren’t the only one, not by a long shot. We corrected: GBU Editor

What’s that got to do with it?


Aerosmith’s Tyler falls, Paraguay concert delayed

Aerosmith planned to perform in the poor South American nation of Paraguay on Tuesday during a tour through Latin America.

I read your post about Steven Tyler and his fall. Was it really necessary to say the “poor” South American nation?

Correcting errors?


ABC Attacked by ‘DWTS’ Fans Over Chaz Bono Casting

Bono, the only child of Sonny Bono and Cher, was born female but legally changed his gender and name last year. The announcement Monday that he would join the highly rated ABC dance competition immediately made him one of the highest-profile transgendered people in the world.

Chaz was born a MALE with a female anatomy. He didn’t “change his gender”, he CORRECTED his body so it matched his MALE BRAIN.

Woody meets Voltaire…


Arno Klarsfeld critique vivement son prédécesseur à l’OFII

Arno Klarsfeld a estimé que Dominique Paillé était “un peu le  Zelig de la politique française, tantôt à gauche, tantôt à droite, tantôt au centre”, par allusion au personnage de Voltaire.

About the news in your French online edition, is it possible to tell to the writers that “Zelig” wasn’t written by Voltaire at all? It’s a Woody Allen movie!

Offensive headlne?


I am writing with reference to your article, ‘Jacko’s doc represents rise in criminal prosecutions.’ I was extremely shocked a media establishment such as yours which is respected for its integrity would use such a term.

If you are unaware, ‘Jacko’ is not a term of endearement for Michael Jackson but is rooted in racism and negativity.

Cause of death…


Michael Jackson crowned king of MTV VMAs: poll

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – King of Pop Michael Jackson is gone, but he is not forgotten — not by MTV Video Music Award voters.

The “Thriller” singer, who died in June 2009 from a drug overdose, also got the nod for best pop performance with the same medley, again topping artists including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, TLC and his own sister, Janet Jackson, who performed a tribute to Michael the year he died.

Keeping up with the sisters…


Reality star Kim Kardashian weds Kris Humphries

Kardashian, who stars with her three sisters and their mother in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” began dating Humphries in late 2010 and he proposed in May with a whopping 20.5 carat diamond ring.

There is a mistake in this article. You reported that she stars with her three sisters and their mother in “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ . . . “

Please remove rapper…


Outkast rapper Big Boi arrested for drugs

MIAMI (Reuters) – Miami police arrested Outkast rapper and “Hey Ya” singer Big Boi on Sunday for possessing ecstasy and other drugs that the performer’s lawyer later characterized as “contraband.”

Big Boi didnt do the song “hey ya” as you just reported fyi. Andre 3000 (the other member of Outkast) did that song.

The wrong one…


Michelle Williams in “Marilyn” film gets NY debut

Williams has been nominated twice for Oscars for her work in “Brokeback Mountain” and “Blue Valentine,” but she has never one the world’s top film honor.



We fixed that, but ouch: GBU Editor

Michelle Williams, best actress nominee for her role in “Blue Valentine,” walks the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Who’s unattractive?


Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor

Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.

Henderson, now 77, recounts in her upcoming memoir that she was cheating on her husband during the 1960s, and gave in to her better judgment when her married and unattractive friend put the moves on her over drinks at the Beverly Hills Hotel.