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“Pants on the Ground” man, a civil rights veteran, liked his “Idol” cameo — TV Tattle

January 14, 2010

"Pants on the Ground" man, a civil rights veteran, liked his "Idol" cameo
"It played real real good," Larry Platt said of his much talked-about appearance on last night's show. “I liked it. I loved it." Platt calls himself "General" because he says he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. As for the song itself, Platt was inspired to write it after seeing a man on the street with a baby on his arm and pants slipping below his waist. “He was being disrespectful so I wanted to embarrass him," says Platt. “He rolled his eyes and pulled his pants up a little bit.”
"Pants" fever sweeps the nation // "Pants" remixed
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The Mark Burnett reality show will transform 15 musicians into "rock stars."


George Clooney to host MTV telethon for Haiti

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Dropping this fall, the album will sound like Timberlake meets Michael Buble.


Food Network used "stunt double vegetables" for White House "Iron Chef"

Turns out the food picked from Michelle Obama's garden wasn't the actual vegetables used for the special.


"Law & Order" rips Letterman affair with Samantha Bee playing "Dave"

Friday's episode will revolve around a female talk show host who is blackmailed.


Elisabeth & Tim Hasselbeck to swap jobs their ABC/ESPN jobs for a day

Tim will co-host "The View" while Elisabeth will analyze the NFL on "NFL Live."

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