So here's a question for Tattle readers: When politicians ally themselves with songs or artists who are opposed to their policies, do they do it because -
a) They're looking for street cred with young voters;
b) They revel in the refusal of permission because it gives them another platform to fight the culture wars;
c) They have no clue who any of these musicians are and the songs are picked by an intern.
* In a new poll of 6,000 American singles (as opposed to Kraft singles), Match.com says that half of those respondents who identified themselves as conservative Republicans said they reached climax almost every time they had sex, compared with just 40 percent of liberal Democrats.
So turn off the Barry White, Liberals, and turn on the Barry Goldwater.
Joke like an Egyptian
A Cairo judge says that Adel Imam
, one of the Arab world's best-known Egyptian comedians, has been sentenced to three months in jail for "defaming Islam."
Imam was convicted in absentia. His whereabouts are unknown. Egypt's state-run Ahram Online English website reports that he was found guilty for a 2007 movie in which he plays a corrupt businessman and a 1998 play about an Arab dictator.
In the 1980s, Imam was sentenced to three months in jail for defaming lawyers. Imam's new stand-up routine: "How many Israelis does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" and "My camel is so fat . . ."
* Meryl Streep
is getting raves
for her "Iron Lady" portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, but in one place the reviews have been . . . eh. Argentina.
Remember the Falklands War? The film features Thatcher ordering Britain's military to sink the Argentine warship Belgrano, which killed 323 Argentine sailors.
La Nacion wrote that as a "character so controversial for her own citizens, the citizens of the world and especially for Argentines, Thatcher deserves a better movie."
* Jersey Shore, Pa., the
tiny borough near Williamsport, wants Snooki and JWoww to come there to shoot a planned spinoff.
Officials in Hoboken, N.J., have opted not to issue a permit for their new reality show.
* You know what NBC needs?More commercials for "Smash."
* Busy Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has been added to the list of performers for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.
* Eastman Kodak wants to end its deal for naming rights to the L.A. theater that hosts the Oscars as it tries to get out of bankruptcy. Kodak's financial advisers say in a motion that the benefits of having the company's name on the 3,300-seat Kodak Theatre aren't worth the contract's cost. That was probably also true when they signed the contract.
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.