kidddmc.jpgCBS Radio Drops Morning Host Kidd Chris Over Racist Song
CBS Corp. fired a radio host and a radio station’s program director over a racist song that was performed on the air in March. The song played on WYSP-FM during host Kidd Chris’ morning show was “highly offensive and completely inappropriate for broadcast on our airwaves,” CBS Radio spokeswoman Karen Mateo said in a statement Friday. “When senior management of the station learned that it had been played, they took immediate steps to prevent it from ever appearing on the station again.” (Continue Reading…)

Brothers Seek Path Out of Poverty in Brazil Film
A tough yet touching Brazilian drama follows four brothers in Sao Paulo who turn to football, religion and crime as they try to escape the poverty and monotony of life in the slums. Unlike other acclaimed Brazilian dramas set in impoverished ghettos of the big cities, directors Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas did not want to make violence and crime central themes, although they linger just beneath the surface. (Continue Reading…)

Huckabee Jokes about Gun Aimed at Obama
ABC News’ Kevin Chupka Reports: Former GOP hopeful and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is back in the news this week, making a splash when he took a hit at Senator Barack Obama during the annual National Rifle Association meeting. Huckabee made an off-color joke during his speech in Louisville, Kentucky, when a loud bang was heard off-stage. “That was Barack Obama,” Huckabee quipped, “He Just tripped off a chair. He was getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and he…he dove for the floor.” (Continue Reading…)

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