NewsLite: Could bosses have censored Imus?

first_imgAn MSNBC spokeswoman contradicted Garbus’ claim, saying that the broadcast aired without a delay and that there was no opportunity to delete his comments. A CBS Radio spokeswoman, Karen Mateo, said Friday she would not respond to Garbus’ comments. – Associated Press Biel struggles to get respect Jessica Biel says she still struggles to get respect in Hollywood. A lawyer for Don Imus said Friday that the former radio host’s bosses could have edited the on-air comments that got him fired – and that the fact that they didn’t meant they saw his remarks as routine for his often-provocative show. Attorney Martin Garbus told ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” that CBS Radio and MSNBC had delay buttons but didn’t use them when Imus made racist and sexist comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team last month. “That means CBS and MSNBC both knew the language that was going out, and both knew the language complied with (Imus’) contract. … It was consistent with many of the things he had done,” Garbus said. CBS Radio owns Imus’ former home radio station, WFAN-AM, and MSNBC simulcast the program on cable television. “Parts that I really want aren’t going to me,” the 25-year-old actress says in Elle magazine’s June issue. “Like `The Other Boleyn Girl’ with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. I don’t want to say that there’s nothing I love that I can have. But there’s still the occasional script that the director doesn’t want to see you for. They want that top tier of girls.” In July, Biel can be seen with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.” Lately, she has been a fixture in the tabloids and on red carpets. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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