BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #77: Britney Spears’ New Album, Perez Hilton, Golden Globes, and Adrienne Barbeau

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons ( read (truly) Perez Hilton’s latest self-congratulatory article. Then we analyze the Britney Spears’ album sales and talk about the sexiest music videos of all time.

Next we point out the snubs and surprises in this year’s Golden Globe nominations, and finally things end with a general discussion of Jacqueline Bisset and Adrienne Barbeau. Definitely listen to this one.

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #46: Justin Timberlake, Perez Hilton, and Fake Noses

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons ( are joined by special guest Marcos Luevanos, causing the Banter Blender to spin furiously out of control. The gang discusses Justin Timberlake’s return to music, Perez Hilton’s new baby, and the celebrity noses they’d like most. Plus, there’s talk of a new writing project and plenty of other noisy tangents. Come take a listen!

Thanks For The Memories, Friendster


Back in 2003, the Internet changed irreversibly, thanks to a funky new website called Friendster. It wasn’t the first social network, but it certainly was the first to achieve significant clout. For a while, it was the only game in town… until MySpace showed up and let people curse, post nudie pictures (yes, you could do that in the beginning), and design their own layouts. By the time Facebook emerged, Friendster was already going the way of the dodo.

Somehow the site has managed to hang in there thanks to a strong user base in Southeast Asia, but most everyone here in the U.S. has abandoned ship. It’s been a long, sad decline for the once buzz-worthy network, and earlier this Spring, news came that Friendster was going to massively overhaul itself. Goodbye social networking, hello gaming. Yes, yesterday was to be the last day our old Friendster profiles would exist as we know them (the deadline has since been extended). Soon, Friendster will erase all photos, messages, testimonials, and other fun, dusty stuff from our profiles, but fear not — account information and friend lists will remain intact.

With the end of days arriving for Friendster, I decided to poke around my profile to see if there was anything worth saving. What I found was an amusing time capsule of messages, including one from a pre-fame celebrity. Who knew?

Join me as we take a brief tour of my Friendster world…

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