Children here got more than they bargained for when they tuned in to Handy Manny on the Disney Channel this week: hard-core pornography.
Saturday morning porn
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – Children here got more than they bargained for when they tuned in to Handy Manny on the Disney Channel this week: hard-core pornography.
Cable giant Comcast is investigating how the porn was broadcast during the popular cartoon, which is about a bilingual handyman, Manny Garcia, and his talking tools.
Customer Paul Dunleavy was stunned Tuesday morning to find his 5-year-old son watching the broadcast.
“It was two people doing their thing; it was full-on and it was disgusting,” the father of three told The New York Daily News.
Comcast spokesman Fred DeAndrea confirmed that the programming error occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He declined to provide the duration of the porn broadcast but described it as an “isolated issue in a local New Jersey facility.”
A Disney Channel spokeswoman said the company has asked Comcast for assurances that appropriate measures were taken to prevent such situations in the future.
Lindsay Lohan prepares for DUI and alcohol overdose
LOS ANGELES – Lindsay Lohan won’t be satisfied with a cake and some candles when she turns 21.
The raspy-voiced actress, who celebrates her big birthday on July 2, said Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she plans to “milk it” when she becomes old enough to legally go to clubs.
Lohan said turning 21 has “been a long time coming” for her friends who own clubs in Los Angeles. After she’s legal, “they don’t have to worry about getting into trouble,” for letting her inside, she told host Ellen DeGeneres.
She’ll celebrate by partying in Vegas, she said, and also with a dinner in Malibu, Calif., with family and friends.
Lohan, who stars opposite Felicity Huffman and Jane Fonda in the upcoming Universal Pictures film Georgia Rule, also showed off a white tattoo of the word “breathe” on the inside of her wrist.
“And it’s ‘breathe’ because?” asked DeGeneres.
“I forget to breathe sometimes,” Lohan replied.
Teacher suspended for eBaying a coat
HILLSBORO, Ore. – A Hillsboro mother found her daughter’s missing winter coat on eBay, and now a teacher at the girl’s elementary school faces charges of theft and computer crimes.
Elizabeth Logan, 41, is on paid administrative leave from Jackson Elementary. She denies stealing the coat, saying she got it from a lost-and-found, Cmdr. Chris Skinner said.
The mother searched the school’s lost and found for the coat, then decided to turn to eBay for a replacement. After finding a seemingly identical coat, she noticed that the seller was from Hillsboro.
The mother alerted another bidder that the coat might be stolen, and the other bidder relayed the information to the seller, Logan. Skinner said Logan asked the other bidder to outbid the girl’s mother.
Logan’s salary is nearly $69,000 a year, and she has taught 20 years at two elementary schools. She is to appear in court Friday.