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2006-03-13 20:33:15

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul singer Isaac Hayes said on Monday he was quitting his job as the voice of the lusty character "Chef" on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," citing the show's "inappropriate ridicule" of religion. But series co-creator Matt Stone said the veteran recording artist was upset the show had recently lampooned the Church of Scientology, of which Hayes is an outspoken follower. "In ten years and over 150 episodes of 'South Park,' Isaac...

2006-03-13 17:01:23

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul music veteran Isaac Hayes, the voice of the libidinous character Chef on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," said on Monday he was leaving the show, citing its "inappropriate ridicule" of religion. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs and others begins," Hayes said in a statement issued through his spokesman in New York. Hayes, 63, a...

2006-03-13 16:54:28

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul music veteran Isaac Hayes, the voice of the libidinous character Chef on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," said on Monday he was leaving the show, citing its "inappropriate ridicule" of religion. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs and others begins," Hayes said in a statement issued through his spokesman in New York. Hayes, 63, a...

2005-11-08 21:15:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a string of publicity faux pas that made him one of Hollywood's favorite punch lines, actor Tom Cruise has hired a leading public relations firm to replace his sister as his chief spokesperson. In a statement issued on Monday by his new publicist, Cruise said Rogers & Cowan has taken over as his personal publicist and would also oversee media relations for his production company, Cruise-Wagner Prods. His sister, Lee Anne DeVette, is now assigned...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.