Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Flagging down the daily news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Local Ohio Democrats were allegedly embarrassed when a golf outing event featured strippers serving drinks. “What I saw was inappropriate, offensive and wrong,” said one official. Maybe they were just hoping to lure former President Bill Clinton for campaigning purposes.
• Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington appeared on Larry King’s show to explain his infamous anti-gay slurs. Washington insists it all started when he confronted co-star Patrick Dempsey over chronic tardiness, leading to a nasty screamfest. According to Washington, Dempsey “sprayed spittle in my face. I’m asking him why is he screaming at me … he just becomes irate. … I said several bad words. … [Washington told Dempsey] There’s no way you’re going to treat me like the B-word, the P-word or the F-word.” Washington argued the slurs were not intended for gay co-star T.R. Knight and proclaimed, “I am not homophobic—in no way, shape or form.” OK, but he’s starting to look like an A-hole and S-bag.
• Looks like Knicks coach and general manager Isiah Thomas is finally going to court over charges that he sexually harassed a former team executive. New charges also surfaced claiming player Stephon Marbury had drunken sex with another staffer. According to court documents, the staffer “did not believe she could say no because of who Marbury is.” Um, she didn’t feel she could refuse one of the biggest busts in Knicks history?
• They waited over 60 years, but four Tuskegee Airmen received Congressional Gold Medals on Sunday: Julius Freeman, Reginald T. Brewster, Alton Burton and Frederick Lawrence. The four men were not present at the March ceremony held at the Capitol where 300 other members of the famed military group picked up medals.