Great theme, but produced from a brick-and-mortar, “face time” perspective. Get with it lawyers!
This is so sad.
As if her hard partying lifestyle hadn’t taken enough of a toll on her once-beautiful face, Lindsay Lohan appears to be addicted to unnecessary fillers and injections…
So Michael Jackson is “irked” by a new Eminem music video, “Just Lose It,” calling for it to be banned from MTV and such. The stinging Eminem clip shows the mischievous rapper, dressed as Jackson, sitting on a large bed as young boys play behind him. The Gloved One was furious when he got wind of the offending video, calling Eminem’s latest work “outrageous and disrespectful.”
Hey, if you want respect stop molesting young boys, Michael. Neverland is a fantasy, not a place to live out one’s repressed sexual fantasies. Who gives a shit what this warped (and formerly talented) soul thinks anyway. Go get him, Em!
Local Girl Leaves Town, Makes Good, Breaks Heart [NYTimes.com]. “She, like, broke his heart,” is what locals in Kentwood, Louisiana say about Britney Spears’ quickly-annuled, 55-hour marriage to an old friend from kindergarten.
Britney got an annulment on Monday for the impulsive ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, in which she wore ripped jeans and a baseball cap to wed Jason Alexander, football star and son of an auto mechanic. He says they were just chilling at 3:30 a.m. watching “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” in her hotel room. I can think of a lot better things to do than that with a girl of Britney’s stature — and they don’t include either movies or wedding ceremonies!!
One of the more fun annual year-end lists is Google’s report on its “top ten” searches. For 2003, they say that Brittney Spears and Harry Potter were 1-2, followed by The Matrix, Shakira, David Beckham and 50 Cent. Even if one digs deeper, looking only at new searches, the results — Laci Peterson, Kobe Bryant, etc. — suggest that the Internet reflects our celebrity and crime-obsessed culture. Technocrats used to say “The Internet changes everything.” I don’t think so!!
Cold Mountain Evokes Grand Comparisons [BBCNews.com]. Eight Golden Globes, Oscar buzz and wonderful reviews. It this movie is nearly as good as the book was, it should be wonderful.
The Universal Studios release of Mike Myers in The Cat in the Hat is quite funny. The film, which topped the USA cinema list last week, also has its share of detractors. Some, like Mary Pols of the Contra Costa Times, complain about the movie’s double entendres (erections, “dirty ‘hoes’” and more) and other “crude humor” that she labels “abhorrent.” Others say that as a film it is just “weak and flat” or a “misguided adaptation” of the Dr. Suess story.
Well phoey on you all. I like it. Myers is as funny as in his Austin Powers series, and the “crude” humor was designed to go over the heads of little ones. My 12-year old didn’t get half of the jokes anyway, but liked the film just as much as the 4-year olds in the row behind us. The movie could have used a bit more rhyme, but going from 223 words to 1 1/2 hours is a tribute in itself to the great Suess. You know, I bet they said the same things in 1934 about what The Wizard Of Oz did to L. Frank Baum’s book. Get over it.
He’s dumb in the way that Peter Sellers was in the Pink Panther series, but the film Johnny English is a real side splitter. Watch out for the scene with the muscle relaxants.
Most of us, myself included, dread commuting in today’s traffic environment, especially in regions like my own Washington, DC, which has the third-worst highway congestion in the nation. Buddha on the Road [washingtonpost.com] Perhaps we can all learn to chill out. We’ve done it in our lives in general, so maybe de-stressing drive time is a good idea.
Well, I don’t know if I would go that far!!