People: Jane Fonda, Mary Fetchet, The Black Keys, Justin Guarini
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Jane Fonda apparently isn't much of a fan of Seth MacFarlane, People reports.
The erstwhile "Barbarella" gave a big thumbs-down to the Oscar host's opening song-and-dance number at Sunday's ceremony that focused on her fellow actresses' willingness to go topless on screen.
While she didn't name MacFarlane by name, Fonda offered up her review of the controversial routine on her blog, saying the "We Saw Your Boobs" song was too crass given the audience tuning in.
"What I really didn't like was the song-and-dance number about seeing actresses' boobs. I agree with someone who said, if they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we've seen?" wrote the 75-year-old screen legend and feminist icon. "Better yet, remember that this is a telecast seen around the world watched by families with their children, and to many this is neither appropriate or funny."
But that wasn't all Fonda had a problem with. She wasn't keen on a joke MacFarlane told about 9-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis' age in relation to a much older George Clooney when he said, "To give you an idea of how young she is, it'll be 16 years before she's too young for Clooney."
"I also didn't like the remark made about Quvenzhane and Clooney, or the stuff out of Ted's mouth and all the comments about what women do to get thin for their dresses," added the screen legend. "Waaaay too much stuff about women and bodies, as though that's what defines us."
She'll certainly be pleased to know the "Family Guy" mastermind said he has no intention of hosting again.
On the other hand, Fonda had nothing but praise for many other Oscar moments, most memorably Charlize Theron dancing with Channing Tatum.
"Is there anything that beautiful creature can't do?!" she asked.
She also gave a thumbs-up to Shirley Bassey belting out "Goldfinger" as well as performances by Barbra Streisand, Adele and the cast of "Les Miserables."
A Connecticut woman whose son died in the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center says she's upset the Oscar-winning movie "Zero Dark Thirty" used a recording of his last words without her permission, The Associated Press reports.
Mary Fetchet of New Canaan told CBS News and the Daily News this week that she was shocked the filmmakers didn't ask if they could use the voicemail her son, Bradley Fetchet, left on her phone while he was on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center's south tower.
The movie about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden begins with the voices of 9/11 victims making their last phone calls.
Sony Pictures Entertainment said in a statement that the filmmakers contacted several relatives of 9/11 victims about using the voice recordings.
The Black Keys, Sheryl Crow and Public Enemy are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in May, the AP reports.
The eclectic list of performers was announced Tuesday on the website for Memphis in May, the monthlong tourism event that includes the three-day music festival.
Other scheduled performers include Jerry Lee Lewis, Alice in Chains, Bassnectar, The Smashing Pumpkins, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Flaming Lips, Dwight Yoakam, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Patti Smith and ZZ Top.
The music festival takes place at Tom Lee Park, which sits alongside the Mississippi River. It runs from May 3-5.
Memphis in May also features the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony.
Justin Guarini and wife Reina Capodici welcomed their second son, Asher, at 6:40 p.m. on Monday. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
"He's the sweetest little boy you could ever ever ever ask for," the "American Idol" season one runner-up, told People on the phone from the hospital in his hometown of Doylestown, Pa. "He made his way into the world nice and easy."
The 22-month-old older brother William Neko was very happy to meet his new sibling. "He came to see Asher when he was a day old and all he wanted to do was lean over and kiss him." (Justin is also stepdad to 8-year-old Lola, from his wife's first marriage.)
Guarini says he's busier than ever these days -- almost too busy to watch "American Idol."
"It's really crazy," he says. "I got three kids, and I'll be going back to Broadway soon, and I'm still writing new music."
Still, he tunes in when he can. "It's so different than when I was on it," Guarini admits. "It was simpler. I feel like an old man watching it! But my heart goes out to the people on the show. They have to work unbelievably hard to get there."
First Published March 1, 2013 12:00 am