Monday, November 3, 2008

English radio prank lands DJs in hot water

Let's say that English radio scandals are a bit jucier than ours...and maybe harder for us to understand.

If I have this right, comedian Russell Brand, who hosted this year's MTV Video Awards, was fired for making a prank call to Fawlty Towers 78-year-old actor Andrew Sachs, saying he slept with his granddaughter.

This was after Sachs missed a scheduled radio interview, and it sounds like something Howard Stern would do.

But, in this case, not only has Brand and partner Jonathan Ross been suspended, but the granddaughter, Georgina Baillie, admited it was true, and apparently works as a pay by the hour dominatrix.

Check some of the details here.

In outrage about the scandal, Britains are also finding out that radio execs at government-funded BBC are making more than $1 million pounds each. It took a sex scandal for someone to realize that?

Meanwhile, Ms. Baillie, who is calling for Brand's firing for breaking a confidence (this is against the law?) is part of a burlesque troupe called the Satanic Sluts (which might be illegal in some U.S. states).

Howard Stern only wishes he was in the middle of a scandal like this here. People would remember him. You can hear his mind working...maybe if I slept with one of the Bush daughters....oh no...I'm married now....

Stern, by the way, used to be one of America's top shock jocks. He's now on Siriius Satellite Radio, which charges $15 a month to hear him.

Can anyone tell me if he's still funny?

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