NEW YORK — Golf clubs in hands or not, the kids of “South Park” are ready to take on Tiger Woods.

Creators of the Comedy Central cartoon have long since proven that no subject is sacred to them.

So for the opening of its 14th season Wednesday, the troubled golfer encounters Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in their animated Colorado town.

“It’s such an important issue in America right now – the sex addiction outbreak,” Matt Stone, who makes the series with partner Trey Parker, said Friday. “We’re all really concerned about him and hope he gets better.”

Sex addiction, the intersection of powerful men and willing women, late-night phone calls to the police and bad public relations gave them so much fodder they could have made an entire Tiger-centric season, Stone said.

Since the Peabody Award-winning show’s first episode in 1997, Parker and Stone haven’t worried about lines between good taste and bad if they can get a laugh.

“There’s a delicacy in talking about (Woods) that we don’t have to worry about,” Stone said.

He wouldn’t give many details about the episode, in part because he and Parker were still writing it Friday.

Stone said he was fascinated and disgusted by Woods’ public apology, so it’s likely that will be worked in.

“South Park” is airing its 200th episode next month.

“We can’t even believe we’re still here doing this,” he said.

Betancourt, Streep exchange mutual admiration

UNITED NATIONS — It was hard to tell who was more impressed when film star Meryl Streep presented a leadership award to Ingrid Betancourt, the former Colombian presidential candidate who endured years of captivity in jungle camps.

Betancourt was honored Saturday at the inaugural DVF Awards, created by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg to honor women working for change in their countries.

Betancourt, a French-Colombian who was running for president of Colombia when she was kidnapped in 2002 by leftist FARC guerrillas, quipped that she didn’t know who was more impressive, the presenters or the women being honored.

“It’s like a dream, being here with Meryl Streep,” she said.

As for Streep, she wondered how Betancourt endured years of captivity in the jungle without losing her spirit. “Myself, I can’t imagine not being destroyed by this,” Streep said.

Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon headline award winners

NEW YORK — Joy Behar, Cynthia Nixon and the ABC drama series “Brothers & Sisters” are among this year’s recipients of media awards from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Winners of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented Saturday in New York also include the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” the Lifetime network film “Prayers for Bobby” and a report on CNN’s “American Morning” program called “Why Will Won’t Pledge Allegiance.”

The ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live” and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” were also recognized, as were the Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo.

“Sex and the City” star Nixon was honored with the Vito Russo Award, which is named after a founding member of GLAAD and is presented to a gay media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the gay community.

Behar, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” received the Excellence in Media Award.

‘Alice’ rules the weekend

LOS ANGELES — Alice is still ruling the movie palace.

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” easily remained the No. 1 weekend draw with $62 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney fantasy has climbed to a $208.6 million total domestically, becoming the first $200 million hit released this year.

In its second weekend in theaters, “Alice in Wonderland” pulled ahead of the $206.5 million domestic haul of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to become the top-grossing of Depp and Burton’s seven films together, including “Edward Scissorhands.”



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