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It's not easy to get banned from SNL.
Actually, it kinda is. Martin Lawrence got banned for doing a vulgar joke about feminine hygiene, Adrien Brody got banned for dressing like a Jamaican and introducing musical guest Sean Paul with a rambling intro (he wasn't banned for offending Jamaicans; he was banned because it was improvised and Lorne Michaels doesn't like that), and Chevy Chase was banned for being doped up on painkillers and treating everyone backstage like dirt.

I know, "power-level", but I'm a bit of a Saturday Night Live history geek.
 

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Actually, it kinda is. Martin Lawrence got banned for doing a vulgar joke about feminine hygiene, Adrien Brody got banned for dressing like a Jamaican and introducing musical guest Sean Paul with a rambling intro (he wasn't banned for offending Jamaicans; he was banned because it was improvised and Lorne Michaels doesn't like that), and Chevy Chase was banned for being doped up on painkillers and treating everyone backstage like dirt.
Bill Murray also kicked his ass, if it's the time I'm thinking of, which signifies Chevy Chase was being a genuine asshole as Murray is generally chill as fuck.

There's also Sinead O'Connor, who ripped up a picture of the Pope and said something weird about hiding child abuse that nobody understood at the time. Although she turned out completely right about it, it was a pretty incoherent way of getting the message across, perhaps because she's nuts. That not only got her banned from SNL but more or less wrecked her career for years and it never recovered.
 

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This kind of counts as a celebrity, so it goes here.
In major American sports, no other coach has approached the lolcow distinction as much as American football coach John L Smith, often referred to as Johnelle, or the Matt Foley of coaches, for the Chris Farley skit
Hired as Michigan State Univerity's head football coach in 2005, immediately gave us this
And a year later in another press conference
Between being fired in 2006 and catching on in a minor assistant role at Arkansas, he managed to pick up more than $40 million in debt from laughably bad real estate ventures, seeing as how he was kept away from any microphones.
By 2012, most had forgotten him, until during that offseason, Head coach Bobby Petrino had his own lolcow level scandal, where he was on a ride on his motorcycle with his mistress, a volleyball player at the school he installed in the athletic department, when he wiped out. A passerby called an ambulance, Petrino tried to stop him, to no avail, his affair was discovered, and he was fired. Arkansas at the time had a highly ranked football team which went 11-2 the year before. Who do they hire as an interim coach? Johnelle!!! He might have been millions in debt, but Johnelle was back on top of the world, or as he put it, everyone was "Going to get their piss hot"
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1263366-arkansas-football-john-l-smith-explains-get-your-piss-hot
That offseason 3 players accumulated 19 charges of burglary between them by robbing students once Johnelle took over the reigns
http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2012/5/14/3019919/fulmer-cupdate-cup-gone-ham
The 2012 season was even more bizarre, when in week two, 8th ranked Arkansas loses by surrendering a hilariously large lead to third tier state school and mid major (nearly a whole league below regular flagstaff state school, in a game the large school pays and accommodates for to ensure easy wins, since college football has no preseason) Univerity of Louisiana Monore. In a post game press conference, Johnelle had his IAN BRANDON SOMETHING moment when he demanded everyone SMILE, OR ELSE HE WAS NOT TALKING
The rest of the year, 9th ranked Arkansas managed to go 4-8, the worst season ever for a team ranked in the top 10 preseason, and even funnier when considering 2 of those wins were bought and paid for matches against lower tier schools, and two of the other wins were against equally bad that year Auburn and Kentucky,
who also fired coaches. Johnelle was of course fired at the eand of the year and disappeared into obscurity, replaced with the very large and outspoken Bert Bielema (seriously, Arkansas always manages to lure the weird ones... and their fanbase is also quite lolcowish).
 

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Uri Geller. The guy was a lolcow even when he was a celebrity. For those who aren't aware, Uri Geller was a magician who claimed that his tricks were the result of supernatural powers given to him by aliens. He specialized in spoon bending and mindreading. The thing is, his tricks were pathetic. I've seen small-time stage magicians do spoon bending and mindreading better than he does. It's one thing to claim supernatural powers if you're a good magician, but quite another when your tricks can be replicated by some doofus at home with a few household items. Despite this, he somehow managed to capture the imagination of the public and became very popular.

James Randi exposed his tricks many times over but he still kept doing them and people still believed he had supernatural abilities. This was despite an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson where Carson managed to humiliate him on national television:


However, Geller's star did eventually fade and he was reduced to appearances on low-rent reality shows like I'm a Celebrity where he ended up coming last in the competition. In recent years he's claimed that he acted as a "Psychic Spy" for the CIA and was able to erase KGB floppy disks by saying the word "erase" over and over.

He also got trolled by a joke interview and chimped out. I don't know what's funnier - the chimpout, or the fact he was fooled into doing the interview in the first place.

 

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There's also Sinead O'Connor, who ripped up a picture of the Pope and said something weird about hiding child abuse that nobody understood at the time. Although she turned out completely right about it, it was a pretty incoherent way of getting the message across, perhaps because she's nuts. That not only got her banned from SNL but more or less wrecked her career for years and it never recovered.
And she's become quite the lolcow, too. The F Plus read a bunch of her personal ads and articles and she is desperate for some D.
 

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Uri Geller. The guy was a lolcow even when he was a celebrity. For those who aren't aware, Uri Geller was a magician who claimed that his tricks were the result of supernatural powers given to him by aliens. He specialized in spoon bending and mindreading. The thing is, his tricks were pathetic. I've seen small-time stage magicians do spoon bending and mindreading better than he does. It's one thing to claim supernatural powers if you're a good magician, but quite another when your tricks can be replicated by some doofus at home with a few household items. Despite this, he somehow managed to capture the imagination of the public and became very popular.

James Randi exposed his tricks many times over but he still kept doing them and people still believed he had supernatural abilities. This was despite an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson where Carson managed to humiliate him on national television:


However, Geller's star did eventually fade and he was reduced to appearances on low-rent reality shows like I'm a Celebrity where he ended up coming last in the competition. In recent years he's claimed that he acted as a "Psychic Spy" for the CIA and was able to erase KGB floppy disks by saying the word "erase" over and over.

He also got trolled by a joke interview and chimped out. I don't know what's funnier - the chimpout, or the fact he was fooled into doing the interview in the first place.

Isn't he the guy who chimped out at Criss Angel after Angel made an ass out of him?
 
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Uri Geller. The guy was a lolcow even when he was a celebrity. For those who aren't aware, Uri Geller was a magician who claimed that his tricks were the result of supernatural powers given to him by aliens. He specialized in spoon bending and mindreading. The thing is, his tricks were pathetic. I've seen small-time stage magicians do spoon bending and mindreading better than he does. It's one thing to claim supernatural powers if you're a good magician, but quite another when your tricks can be replicated by some doofus at home with a few household items. Despite this, he somehow managed to capture the imagination of the public and became very popular.

James Randi exposed his tricks many times over but he still kept doing them and people still believed he had supernatural abilities. This was despite an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson where Carson managed to humiliate him on national television:


However, Geller's star did eventually fade and he was reduced to appearances on low-rent reality shows like I'm a Celebrity where he ended up coming last in the competition. In recent years he's claimed that he acted as a "Psychic Spy" for the CIA and was able to erase KGB floppy disks by saying the word "erase" over and over.

He also got trolled by a joke interview and chimped out. I don't know what's funnier - the chimpout, or the fact he was fooled into doing the interview in the first place.

A few years ago he also tried to cash in on Michael Jackson's death with a documentary and he sounds super-creepy and kinda in love with Jackson
 

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Finley Quaye


"The following has been passed on to me by Jayne (Pink Military) Casey. Maybe somebody here can come up with something. The singer Finley Quaye is in a bit of a mess and is appealing for help.

"Finley Quaye
Ok people I am in my 8th consecutive year of being homeless I have lost 2/5 of my body muscle mass in the last few years I am now at my all time weakest. I am literally skin and bone now, bones protruding . Any music loving Finley Quaye fans in London let me know if you can help I am willing to rent obviously, cant buy but I can rent. This isnt a new thing I have been homeless between the ages of 16 and 40, so many times. I have 22 teeth left at 40 years of age and unable to sing or smile and have been unable to smile for the past 10 years and unable to afford treatment. Have been drug and alcohol free for 90% of the past 10 years, in recovery since 2000. I am actually disintegrating, the last few years have been the worse and things have gotten harder, there are far less resources, prices have gotten higher and people have gotten meaner and less sympathetic, so it's really tough.. often made to walk up to 25 miles a day every day. I went through hell in Berlin starving all the time lost so much weight there too, homeless, starved and nearly froze to death in Wales in 2006/7, people would observe but do nothing, I beseech you not to ignore me now. Please email me at finleyquayemusic@gmail.com if interested or if you know anybody interested in helping."

https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/find-a-home-for-finley-quaye.327395/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/finley-quaye-kicked-offstage-by-music-promoter-for-polluting-his-venue-with-bull-10389741.html
 
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And she's become quite the lolcow, too. The F Plus read a bunch of her personal ads and articles and she is desperate for some D.
Oh wow, really? Last I heard, she went missing for a few hours or a day during a bike ride right around the time Prince died. Sounded like she was off some kind of medication she'd been taking. And I think at one point, she tried to start her own religion or something of the sorts, I can't be sure.

I think Sinead O'Connor is one of those people I feel sorry for. The issue of the child abuse scandals in the Church was something that needed to be addressed even back then (thanks in part to poor screening methods for Seminary back in the 60's through the 80's), but she did it in a way that totally undermined the message. She's since been vindicated on that front to be sure, but outside of her bitching at Miley Cyrus on Facebook, I don't think she even has a career any more at this point.
 

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Oh wow, really? Last I heard, she went missing for a few hours or a day during a bike ride right around the time Prince died. Sounded like she was off some kind of medication she'd been taking. And I think at one point, she tried to start her own religion or something of the sorts, I can't be sure.

I think Sinead O'Connor is one of those people I feel sorry for. The issue of the child abuse scandals in the Church was something that needed to be addressed even back then (thanks in part to poor screening methods for Seminary back in the 60's through the 80's), but she did it in a way that totally undermined the message. She's since been vindicated on that front to be sure, but outside of her bitching at Miley Cyrus on Facebook, I don't think she even has a career any more at this point.
It's a shame since she has talent. Granted the podcast was done in 2011, it's still a lolzy look into her head.
 

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From what little I know of, those charges seemed pretty bullshit to begin with.
Boy, nice catch, dcisp. I was not aware of that arrest for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, though what that one was, Wikipedia does not say.
Wiki goes on to say " For the next three years he had to register his address with the sheriff's office and could not be in the company of minors without their parents' permission."

What a world we live in.
Didn't Pee Wee get away with underage nudes due to a technicality about them being made back in 1901 or some shit?
Late as hell reply, but if I recall the CP with Paul Reubens, apparently he likes to collect 'vintage erotica' or some nonsense like that and one of the lots he purchased was poorly categorized and included some victorian era under age porn.

In fact, I think it was Reubens that turned the material over himself because he was not a pedophile (but the way laws are written...)
 

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Bill Murray also kicked his ass, if it's the time I'm thinking of, which signifies Chevy Chase was being a genuine asshole as Murray is generally chill as fuck.
Bill Murray kicking Chevy Chase's ass happened when Chase came back to host in the mid-1970s. The "doped up on painkillers and treating everyone like garbage" happened in the mid-1990s. Yeah, Chevy hosted SNL nine times and the ninth time was his last (he didn't even get banned in 1985 when he kept suggesting that the writers do a sketch where Terry Sweeney [SNL's only male homosexual cast member at the time] plays a man who uses the disease AIDS as a way to lose weight).

There's also Sinead O'Connor, who ripped up a picture of the Pope and said something weird about hiding child abuse that nobody understood at the time. Although she turned out completely right about it, it was a pretty incoherent way of getting the message across, perhaps because she's nuts. That not only got her banned from SNL but more or less wrecked her career for years and it never recovered.
Oh, yes, that moment from the Tim Robbins episode that is either cut from reruns or replaced with footage from dress rehearsal where O'Connor holds up a picture of a starving African child. I forgot about that. I was mostly focused on celebrity hosts who got banned from hosting SNL (as opposed to musical guests), but there have been some musical guests who have been banned or whose careers died when they flopped on SNL: the punk rock band Fear got banned for starting a mosh pit in 1981, Cypress Hill lighting up a joint onstage in 1993, Ashlee Simpson's infamous lip-sync gaffe on the Jude Law episode from 2004, Lana Del Rey being off-key and incoherent on the Danielle Radcliffe episode from 2013 (they even had Kristen Wiig play her and try to explain herself on the next episode).
 
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Bill Murray also kicked his ass, if it's the time I'm thinking of, which signifies Chevy Chase was being a genuine asshole as Murray is generally chill as fuck.

There's also Sinead O'Connor, who ripped up a picture of the Pope and said something weird about hiding child abuse that nobody understood at the time. Although she turned out completely right about it, it was a pretty incoherent way of getting the message across, perhaps because she's nuts. That not only got her banned from SNL but more or less wrecked her career for years and it never recovered.
There was also the infamous incident where Rage Against The Machine were ejected from the building for triggering Steve Forbes with upside down American flags. SNL had the brilliant idea to book them on the same show as presidential candidate Steve Forbes. You can guess how that went. They should have known better. The band was not allowed to perform a second song and the official excuse to the media was time restraints.

Here's a really good account of what happened: http://www.musicfanclubs.org/rage/snl.htm

THURSDAY-REHEARSAL

Immediately there are problems. We planned on playing "Bulls On Parade" and "Bullet in the Head," but there's "objectionable" language in each of those songs. We assumed that Saturday Night Live would be fully prepared to bleep it out. However, that was not enough for them because Steve Forbes, the billionaire, ex-Presidential candidate was hosting the show and had friends and family in the studio. SNL insisted on muting the language during the performance within the studio itself, because they claimed they had to run a "tighter" show due to Forbes' appearance.

During rehearsal, our crew hung two American flags upside down on the grilles of the bass and guitar amplifiers. No big deal. We thought that is was appropriate, especially in the election year, to demonstrate that, in our opinion, American democracy is inverted when your only choice is between wealthy representatives of the privileged classes. We weren't tearing up pictures of the Pope (as Sinead O'Connor did), just a couple of upside-down flags. We already had to endure some of the Steve Forbes skits in which he incessantly promoted his flat tax. As the Republican Convention draws near, he just wanted to keep that on the agenda, and the show was on April 15th--Tax Day.

So anyway, they start throwing a little pissy fit when they see the flags. At this point they're completely up-front; they say we can't have the flags on-stage because it will "offend our corporate sponsors. They have to come down. Steve Forbes is on the show." And we're like, that's absolutely ridiculous, they promised us eight minutes to play what we play and do what we do and this is what we do. We argue and hassle about it and have a little conference among ourselves. It's about 5 p.m. and we say, "Okay, we'll take the flags down. *WINK*"

SATURDAY-DAYTIME DRESS REHEARSAL

The dress rehearsal for the show goes off without a hitch. The flags are not there; we're waiting for the actual performance, the live performance that night. At this point there's plenty of time in the show for both of our songs.

During the dress rehearsal, we played both songs and came out at the end. They show you exactly where you stand; Steve Forbes stands at the front, you flank him on the side. He's looking straight ahead and we're glaring away. I thought, I'm just going to break the ice here, and I complimented him on a particular joke during the opening monologue. He responded like any good candidate does--he smiled that crooked grin. People were laughing their heads off at my "ice-breaker."

As an aside, it should come as no surprise that General Electric, which owns NBC, would find the second song we were going to play that night, "Bullet In The Head," objectionable. It's a song which is in part about the media manipulation of public opinion during the Gulf War, and GE was a major manufacturer of war planes that were used to commit war crimes in the Gulf, specifically the bombing of hydroelectric dams, killing thousands of Iraqi civilians.

SATURDAY NIGHT-LIVE

Show time. We're standing on-stage thirty seconds before we're to begin performing "Bulls On Parade." Steve Forbes is waiting to introduce us: 25 seconds, 20 seconds.... Our roadies unfurl the upside-down flags. There's a panic among the SNL stagehands who rush to the stage to get the flags down. They're yelling, "Take the flags down!" The countdown is 15, 14, 13.... A melee ensues on-stage where our crew is grappling with their crew over the duct tape on the flags. They're successful in removing the flags as the time ticks down to five, four, three, two seconds. Steve Forbes introduces us. We play "Bulls On Parade."

As soon as we're offstage, the show's producer, Marcie Klein, Calvin Klein's daughter, informs our tour manager that we have to leave the building. There will be no second song, no cozy wave "goodnight" at the end, no hugging Steve Forbes. It's just, "Get out of the building right now." Tim Bob is so incensed that he takes one of the torn-down U.S. flags, shreds it up, charges into Steve Forbes' dressing room and hurls it at his entourage. The backstage area floods with Secret Service people because Steve Forbes, in addition to being a great comedic actor, is also a billionaire and ex-Presidential candidate. Some of us are escorted from the building and others manage to hide out long enough to meet up with our friends afterwards

SATURDAY NIGHT-LATER

That's not the end of the incident. Later outside of the NBC studios I was approached by several members of the cast and crew--to protect them from retribution by the network, they'll remain nameless--who expressed their solidarity with us and felt really embarrassed about what NBC and SNL had done, and thought that it was shameful.

The time that we were to play the second song was only, like ten minutes after the first song. They were shrieking at our manager Brigitte Wright and our A&R guy Michael Goldstone: "Get them outta here! There's no fuckin' way they're gonna play another song!" If the real reason was, as they falsely claimed in the press release, that the show ran too long, then why weren't we there at the end waving good-bye? Because we had been kicked out of the building! That just sort of heaps shame upon shame on Saturday Night Live, to lie about it after the fact like that.

Compared with some of the things we'd considered doing during our promised eight minutes on-stage, hanging two flags upside-down looked pretty pale. They should be writing us thank-you notes for only doing that.
It must have been hilarious to see the look on Steve Forbes face when he saw those flags.:lol:
 
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What is up with Val Kilmer?

 

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IIRC, Poundstone was caught drunk driving with her kids in the car and ended up being arrested for child endangerment and lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14. The lewd acts charge were dropped, and it was rumored to be a trumped-up charge by CPS in order to get her charged with anything that would get the kids out of her custody until she got her act together. She got into treatment for the booze, got her kids back, and there's been not a peep of any other trouble for ages.
This made me sad.

Prosecutors determined that although there had been inappropriate touching that caused mental or physical injury to one of the girls, it did not constitute a lewd act, Gibbons said.
http://articles.latimes.com/2001/sep/13/local/me-45143
 
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