Mr. T just turned sixty. Turns out the first twenty-something years of his life were pretty interesting. Tureaud next worked as a bouncer. It was at this time that he created the persona of Mr. T. His wearing of gold neck chains and other jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving […]
Category Archives: Celebrities
The name was a façade, and it seems the façade was a façade, too. Poor girl. It took a lot of work to “be” Marilyn Monroe. The starlet slathered on layers of Vaseline, hormone cream, Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl Cream, or Nivea (meaning “snow white”) to give a glow under studio lights, followed by a […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100728/ap_en_ce/eu_france_first_lady_woody_allen “French first lady begins latest Allen flick” France’s first lady, a former supermodel turned songstress, is making her debut as an actress, filming this week in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris. This headline was a lot more interesting when, in my sleep-deprivation, I read it as “French First lady begins latest Alien flick”. Nicolas […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_en_ce/eu_germany_mtv_europe_awards_u2 U2 puts on a show at the site of the Berlin Wall, then erects a huge fence preventing those without tickets from watching. The irony is lost on no one but Bono.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090414/ap_en_mo/people_mel_gibson_8 Mel Gibson’s wife of 28 years filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. Irreconcilable differences. My hopes that Mrs. Gibson was fooling around with a Jewish man are dashed.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-02-13/seven-great-talk-show-trainwrecks/2/ Norman Mailer jousts with Gore Vidal, Dick Cavett, and a shamefully unnamed tough broad disguised as a lady (complete with elbow-length gloves). A reminder that late night talk shows used to be capable of intellectual discussion, witty repartee, and keeping an audience’s interest for both. Ironically, the clip below (unwatched by me, but I […]
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/dame_judi_dench_begins_dating This trend of misbehaving starlets has got to stop. Judi Dench is so just doing it for the publicity. The affair caps off a tailspin of erratic behavior by Dench. While shooting Notes On A Scandal back in 2006, the hard-partying septegenarian was known to show up on set late and hungover, or sometimes […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090216/en_nm/us_simon_2 Huge music fan that I am, I go to surprisingly few concerts. This one, though, makes me wish I’d had tickets: Paul Simon in concert would be a treat. Paul Simon singing some of his less-played (but some of my favourite) songs is icing on the cake. Paul Simon ending the evening with some […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090108/en_nm/us_peopleschoice_1 The hyperviolent (as well as hyper-badly-written and hyper-badly-acted) Batman: The Dark Knight has won several People’s Choice Awards. Yet more proof that the People’s taste stinks, and their recommendations are to be avoided. Batman movie “The Dark Knight” soared away with five People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday including favorite movie and on-screen pairing for […]
http://www.loleg.com/blog/2008/03/25/6533/ Much as I loathe Maxim and the celebrities it celebrates in order to boost its circulation (in more ways than one), I get a certain amount of Schadenfreudic pleasure from this “Unsexiest” list. I dislike that it bases some of its decision on weight-gain, but calling out Sarah Jessica Parker and Madonna – those […]