Archives for September 8, 2010

Germany toymaker Paraplüsch lets you buy mentally ill stuffed animals and play doctor online, too

This is either brilliant or insane, and I’m not sure which yet…a German toy company selling mentally ill stuffed animals caught my attention…The company is called Paraplüsch…and touts on its front page, “Psychiatry for abused cuddly toys.”

America Ferrera to host “Independent Lens” on PBS (AP)

The PBS series “Independent Lens” says actress America Ferrera will host its ninth season of documentary films. Ferrera follows past “Independent Lens” presenters including Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard and Edie Falco. PBS says Ferrera will make her debut when the award-winning anthology series begins its new season of 27 documentaries on October 19, 2010.

Tyson talks friendship with Tupac and his regret on ESPN’s 30 for 30

Yes, I know this aired last night. I missed it, but it airs again at 10:00 PM on Thursday, September 9, 2010 on ESPN Classic. Mike Tyson is recalling his friendship with Tupac Shakur in a new documentary. ESPN is airing “One Night in Vegas: Tyson & Tupac” on Tuesday. The film chronicles the pair’s relationship and the night Shakur was shot on the Las Vegas Strip; he died six days later.