Scott Baio picked to play punk singer GG Allin in upcoming VH1 biopic

VH1 announced today that the network has selected Scott Baio to play infamous punk singer GG Allin in an upcoming biopic on the singer’s tumultuous career.
GG Allin, a self-described “scumfuck”, led a life of rock and roll debauchery, with performances that frequently included defecation, urination, bloodletting, and attacks on the crowd that included acts of physical and sexual assault. The mind behind such dubious titles as “Expose Yourself to Kids,” “Young Little Meat“, and “Bite It You Scum“, Allin served time in Michigan for assault a few years before his rock-and-roll death in 1993.

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Scott Baio in “Charles in Charge” (left) and in the upcoming GG Allin biopic (right).

The biopic demonstrates a clear shift in how the network views a singer it once considered too controversial to even discuss during a discussion of wildest rock performers.
The role also demonstrates a shift for Baio . Best known for his roles as Chachi in “Happy Days” and Charles in “Charles in Charge“, Baio is usually seen in more family-friendly fare.
“This is a tough role for me to get into,” admits Baio about his casting as the blood-soaked, nihilistic punk singer. “But I really need the fucking money.”
Baio has been in the news recently based upon allegations that he tried to sexually engage former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert when she was as young as fourteen.
“I’m innocent and honestly, I’m pissed. But I’m trying to channel the anger into the role, to help me better understand GG so I can throw myself into (the role).”
Asked during the interview how he planned to confer that anger onscreen, Baio found himself unable to move on from the accusations.
“I should have been so fucking lucky to fingerbang her when she was 14. You remember her when she was 14? She looked at least 16 then. I’d have done it if I’d have known she was just going to lie about it. I’d have let her shit on me, piss on me, you know .. whatever, so long as I can get off.”
Baio says he is still “unsure” if he can muster the anger or “attitude” that it will require to play Allin, but insists that his training as a fine method actor is certain to shine.

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CNN hosts to perform jet skiing stunts on new weekly program

CNN announced today that it intends to premier an hour of programming this Saturday featuring several of their hosts and contributors participating in water-skiing events and stunts.
A CNN representative posted an announcement for the “CNN on Water” program on CNN’s website earlier today. The article included an ad where several hosts, including Anderson Cooper, Van Jones, and even conservative host Jeffrey Lord, discussed why it is important that the public remembers that “behind all of this rugged news work, we’re all just regular people.” According to Lord, “It’s important sometimes for people to recognize that we’re not just robots with an agenda, we’re regular people just like them. We like, you know, water and other stuff, too.”
The network hopes that this is the kind of PR they need after viewers and online users alike gave the network some heat over doxxing a Redditor who they believe made a video depicting President Trump punching an image of the network’s logo.
The network made their exposé of the Redditor their top story on July 4.

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CNN’s website used a story about CNN doxxing a Redditor as their top news headline on July 4 and July 5.

However, on July 5, #CNNBlackmail, a hashtag concerning CNN’s handling of the incident, shot to the top of Twitter’s “Trending” list, bypassing #ThingsISayAfterIFart.
The event, which CNN reps have insisted they hope to make into a weekly program, will feature their hosts lounging around in swimwear while they talk about unscripted issues while getting together to do “awesome water-ski stunts”. The stunts will include synchronized water skiing, pyramids, and ring jumps.
“CNN on Water” will premier Saturday, July 8, with a “blockbuster episode” where the CNN staff meets up with Henry Winkler and make a team-run at his famous Happy Days water-skiing stunt from a 1977 episode of Happy Days entitled “Hollywood Part 3”.