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Children's Rights Groups In Poland In Uproar Over 'Teletubbies'

May 29th, 2007 10:28am EDT
Teletubbies
BBC TV children's show Teletubbies is under investigation in Poland after officials claimed the series endorses homosexuality. The program, which features four colored oversized Teletubbies, has been criticized by children's rights groups over male character Tinky Winky for his purse-carrying ways.

Activists in the country, which is campaigning to ban the promotion of homosexuality, believe Tinky Winky's 'effeminate' ways should not be broadcast - and are calling for a psychological analysis into whether the character is 'too gay' for Polish TV.

Ewa Sowinska, a spokesperson for ch...
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Oops... Can She Do It Again?

February 9th, 2007 12:15pm EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears officially fell from her throne as a pop princess when she married bad boy backing dancer Kevin Federline. Aged just 22 when she said 'I do' for the second time, Britney was seen in public make-up-less, greasy haired, scruffily dressed, smacking gum, gobbling junk food and making out with her bling-adorned husband. The polished pop star was soon being branded white trash and when she fell pregnant just months after marrying, she was forced to take time off from making music.

But in November last year, after two-and-a-half years of marriage and having just given birth to ...
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Johnny Depp Is Hooked On Children's Shows

July 12th, 2006 11:00am EDT
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
Johnny Depp has to watch his favorite children's shows Teletubbies and The Wiggles on his own - because his own kids have grown out of them. The actor became hooked on the series after catching Lily-Rose, seven, and Jack, four, glued to them.

But now the pair - his children with partner Vanessa Paradis - have moved onto more sophisticated viewing and he's still addicted. He says, "I'm disappointed because my kids are growing out of ‘Teletubbies’ and ‘The Wiggles,’ and I wanted to continue watching them. So I will."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Kelsey Grammer's 'X-Men' Character Resembles a Teletubby?

May 24th, 2006 9:13am EDT
Kelsey Grammer as Beast in X-Men 3
Kelsey Grammer's four-year old daughter loved watching the actor get into make-up for his role in X-Men: The Last Stand because he looked like a Teletubby. The star made Mason sit through the whole process of turning him into the Beast, so she wouldn't be scared to see him in character.

He says, "I had her watch me get in and out of the make-up so she could understand the process so it wouldn't frighten her terribly. The first time she saw it she said, 'I'm a little bit scared.' Then there was a period where suddenly I looked exactly like a Teletubby. She got a big kick out of that."
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China Bans Foreign Live-Action Animation

February 27th, 2006 10:39am EST
Garfield
In an attempt to promote Chinese animators, film authorities in China are banning cartoon animations that feature live actors. China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television are yet to announce which shows will be affected, but described them as "so-called cartoons that mainly feature real people and only occasionally have computer-generated elements."

The administration wishes to ban most foreign cartoons, meaning shows such as the British Teletubbies and the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? may be prohibited. They also said that anyone found to be disobeying the new rule wil...
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