Edie Falco Bashes Reality TV Stars: 'Who The Hell Is Kim Kardashian?

Not everyone is "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" - just ask "Nurse Jackie" star Edie Falco.

"Who the hell is Kim Kardashian?" Edie answered when asked if she watches reality television, during an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture blogposted on Tuesday. "Who are these people and why are they famous and why are they advertising things and being asked their opinions about things? I just don't understand what these people did to be in a position of having everyone ask their opinions about stuff.

Edie Falco Bashes Reality TV Stars: 'Who The Hell Is Kim Kardashian?'"If there's something about her personality or something that she's accomplished or her philosophy on something -- but beyond that I don't understand what's happening," she added. "It's actually frightening."
Edie -- a four-time Emmy Award winner -- who rose to small screen fame as mob matriarch Carmela Soprano on HBO's mafia drama, "The Sopranos," recently received her first Tony Award nomination for her role in the Broadway revival of "House of Blue Leaves."

However, the 47-year-old actress said appreciation from her fans means far more to her than industry recognition.
"I have an ambivalent relationship with awards shows," she told the blog. "What it means to me is that I am considered a legitimate member of this community... But as far as personal meaningfulness, the meaningful thing is when someone recognizes me on the street and just starts blathering things about how much they love a show that I'm in or something."
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Young Rangers fan places bounty on brother’s head

Aww, isn't that cute? In the past, the Texas Rangers had L'il Ronnie Washington and the 3-year-old who cried when he thought Michael Young was going to be traded.
This year, they have l'il Cain and l'il Abel, who showed up at Monday night's game against the Detroit Tigers and caught the attention of the team's television cameras.
Given the way the baseballs fly around Rangers Ballpark, it wouldn't have been surprising for the little brother to get his wish. Not that we here at the Stew ever endorse any kind of familial violence ...

Pressure mounts on Weiner over sex scandal

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Calls for Representative Anthony Weiner's resignation, including from 
some fellow Democrats, mounted on Wednesday, two days after he confirmed details of an online sex scandal.
Word also emerged that the wife he has publicly humiliated is pregnant.
U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner speaks to the media in New YorkDemocrats in Congress, distancing themselves from the once rising liberal Democratic political star, are becoming increasingly concerned about the political fallout.
A House Democratic aide said late on Wednesday, "There are strong signals coming from members that represent a growing concern in the caucus about his actions and you see members speaking out."
Allyson Schwartz, a member of the House of Representatives Democratic campaign committee, made it clear she had seen enough of the scandal that was tarnishing the party's image.
"Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. In light of Anthony Weiner's offensive behavior ... he should resign," Schwartz said.
Weiner, 46, who many had seen as the next mayor of New York, is resisting calls he step down for sending lewd photos of himself to women with whom he had held steamy online chats.
"I think his hope and instinct is that he can stick it out," said a senior New York Democrat, asking not to be identified. "We'll see."
But there were deeper questions about Weiner's political future after an explicit photo of the congressman reportedly surfaced on the Internet on Wednesday.
"As Representative Weiner said on Monday when he took responsibility for his actions, he has sent explicit photos," a spokeswoman said in a statement.
"To reiterate, he has never met any of these women or had physical contact with them. As he said, he deeply regrets the pain he has caused. With the full support of his wife, he is working on righting these wrongs with his family and his colleagues," the statement added.
Huma Abedin, 35, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who married the congressman a year ago, is in the early stages of pregnancy with the couple's first child, The New York Times reported, citing three unidentified people with knowledge of the situation.
The Times said the couple had disclosed the pregnancy to close friends and family.
After vehemently denying for more than a week that he sent a picture of his bulging boxer briefs to a woman in Seattle, claiming he was the victim of hacking, Weiner tearfully admitted to lying about the scandal on Monday.
He also vowed to remain in his post and preserve his marriage to Abedin. Former President Bill Clinton officiated at their wedding last July amid much fanfare that Washington's newest power couple was made of a Muslim, Abedin, and a Jew, Weiner.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner violated any of the chamber's rules, and former Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine, now running for the Senate from Virginia, said Weiner should step down.
House Republican Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday became the first top lawmaker to say Weiner should quit.
Dan Ripp of Bradley Woods, a private firm that tracks Washington for investors, said he expected Weiner to quit within days.
"I think he's history," Ripp said. "Democrats aren't giving him the time of day. He has no clout. His own party is looking at him like a bozo. He is dragging them down."
Back in New York, his constituents were split.
Howard Witz, a real estate broker in Brooklyn, part of Weiner's district in New York City, said he would support Weiner again should he remain in politics.
"It's a shame because he's a very effective politician," Witz said. "Disappointed? Maybe. But does it make me quit on him? No it doesn't. As long as he didn't commit a crime."
Another New Yorker, Joe Mele, was more blunt.
"Mayor? I don't think he should be dogcatcher," Mele said.
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