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South Park Creators: We Didn't Censor Show

We always 'stand behind' our programs

(Newser) - It takes more than a threat from a radical Muslim group to spook South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The pair have released a statement stressing that it was Comedy Central, not them, who bleeped out the name "Mohammad" and statements from Kyle, Jesus, and Santa Claus... More »

South Park Censors Depiction of Mohammed

But it might just be a joke

(Newser) - Apparently there are places even South Park fears to tread. After getting a death threat from the jihadist website RevolutionMuslim.com, the show pulled the prophet Mohammed out of this week's episode, bleeping out all mention of his name, putting “censored” banners over parts of the episode and, where... More »

Islamic Site Threatens South Park Creators

It's supposedly just a 'warning' for Trey Parker, Matt Stone

(Newser) - Leave it to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to figure out a way to be offensive to the point of threats on a radical Islamic website. RevolutionMuslim.com posted a “warning” after last week’s episode featuring the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume. “What... More »

MTV Yanks South Park Mexico Episode

Channel says it needs permit to show Mexican flag

(Newser) - Mexican South Park fans suspect their president was responsible for MTV's last-minute decision to pull an episode of the popular program. The episode, Pinewood Derby, features a caricature of Felipe Calderon—portrayed as a spendthrift who blows cash on water parks—in front of a Mexican flag, the BBC reports.... More »

Russia Censors South Park Putin Scene

(Newser) - South Park has angered another vigilant parent—Mother Russia. A Russian channel cut a scene from a rerun this week because it depicted Vladimir Putin as greedy and desperate, a network spokesman announced today. It's unclear whether the decision came from the channel's executives or regulators, but the move prompted... More »

The 10 Best Jesus Films

From Cecil De Mille to Parker & Stone

(Newser) - In honor of Easter, Time lists the 10 best Jesus flicks—from Cecil B. De Mille to South Park—and gives you the scoop on each.
  1. The King of Kings, 1927 Cecil B. De Mille.
  2. The King of Kings, 1961 Nicholas Ray.
  3. The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964, Pier
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South Park Humbles Kanye

Rapper takes to blog to thank writers

(Newser) - South Park managed to achieve what no one else could: Taming Kanye West’s ego. West, self-proclaimed “voice of this generation,” was mocked on Wednesday’s show as being so narcissistic he couldn’t understand a joke at his expense, AP reports. The rapper responded yesterday with a... More »

Kids Attack Redheads on 'Kick a Ginger' Day

Facebook group, inspired by 'South Park,' told teens to kick peers

(Newser) - Inspired by a Facebook page, kids in Vancouver spent a day kicking and punching redheads for fun, the Vancouver Sun reports. Trouble is, being hit hurts. "I was amazed by the amount of people that kicked me," said 13-year-old Aaron Mishkin, who figures he was assaulted about 80... More »

South Park Duo to Skewer Mormons—on Broadway

Trey Parker and Matt Stone set their comedic sights on Utah religion

(Newser) - Canadians can rest easy. The creators of South Park are ready to offend an entirely new population—Mormons, reports the New York Post. This time, though, they will do so not on the big screen or the small screen but on Broadway. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are bringing the... More »

Did Isaac Hayes Go to Heaven?

Slate explains where Hubbard's flock go when they die

(Newser) - The death of legendary soul singer Isaac Hayes on Sunday is no cause to mourn: He’ll apparently be back. Hayes was a dedicated Scientologist, and as Nina Shen Rastogi explains in Slate, this means eternal life. Church founder L Ron Hubbard describes the Scientology experience as "simply living... More »

Singer Isaac Hayes Dead at 65

'Shaft' composer found unresponsive at home

(Newser) - Legendary singer/songwriter Isaac Hayes, whose "Theme from Shaft" claimed Academy Awards and Grammys alike, died early today at the age of 65, reports WMC-TV in Memphis. Hayes' wife found him lying unresponsive next to a still-running treadmill at their Memphis home; attempts to revive him failed and he was... More »

Cartman's Evil Is His Appeal

Foul-mouthed fat kid ranks 10th in all-time list of cartoon characters

(Newser) - Eric Cartman—the foul-mouthed fat kid in the "South Park" foursome of misfit boys—has ridden his ability to do the unthinkable to No. 10 on TV Guide's top 50 cartoon characters of all time. What's the appeal, exactly, of a malicious, mean, lying, selfish 8-year-old? "I'd say... More »

South Park Online? Sweet!

Every episode is now legally watchable

(Newser) - Every episode of South Park is now available online on one (legal) website. The South Park Studios production company site features every full episode of the show and about 3,000 embeddable clips. CNET blogger Harrison Hoffman wonders why the full shows aren't also embeddable. "Their reach may suffer... More »

Best Rock Movies of All Time

Blender comes up with its list of the top 100, starting with Spinal Tap.

(Newser) - Grab a blanket and some popcorn and settle in with Blender's best rock and roll movies of all time:
  1. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  2. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  3. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
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'South Park' Masterminds Sign Mega-Deal

Creators land share of ad revenue; show will run through 2011

(Newser) - South Park’s creators have broken yet another taboo. In a deal that Cartman would no doubt term “friggin sweet,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone will share the show’s online ad revenue, a practice long verboten in Hollywood. The contract, which extends the show through 2011, is... More »

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