Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bravo, Kathy!

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I am so glad that Kathy now has an hour talk show on Bravo, Thursday nights, called...Kathy.

It started last week and I haven't had time to watch it yet (it's on my DVR)...but will soon. I hear it's very funny, so I'm really looking forward to some quality couch-time with her. If I can't get more My Life On The D-List, this will have to do.

My friend Mark in Nebraska sent me this video of Kathy being interviewed recently by Marlo Thomas for the Huffington Post. It's a great interview...one of the more relaxed ones I've seen with Kathy.

So...enjoy!


I'm off to Chicago today and will return Monday...have a great weekend everyone!

Yes, please

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Yes...that is a pizza with cheeseburger sliders as a crust.



Genius!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dinky Darren

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It seems that Gotye didn't care for Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's version of his hit song "Somebody That I Used To Know"...

The Belgian-born Australian artist criticized Darren Criss and Matt Bomer's cover of the runaway hit, telling the Sunday Herald Sun that the show "made it sound dinky and wrong."

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"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals," the singer admitted. "But the vocals were that pop 'Glee style,' ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned."

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Perhaps not coincidentally, the Gotye song reached the top of Billboard's Hot 100 in its fifteenth week on the charts -- which was the week directly following the "Glee" episode.

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To be honest, I had never heard of the song until I saw it on Glee that week and I really enjoyed it.



 And because I enjoyed it, I went online to see the artist's version as well...

 

To be honest, I like them both equally and for different reasons.

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Gotye's version is visually interesting, but I thought Glee's version used it in a great way to express two brother's emotionally broken relationship.

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So, I think Gotye should just shut his pie-hole and be grateful that people enjoy his music at all now and that, more than likely, it's because of that version of his song on Glee.

Otherwise, musicians with bad attitudes often become somebody that we used to know.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Cher-do

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Cher and her giant wig made a surprise appearance this past weekend to support Chaz...

Cher and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to advocate and film and television star Chaz Bono tonight at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

You can watch Cher's entertaining speech here...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Magic Mike trailer

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Here is the first trailer for Magic Mike, a film about Channing Tatum's early career as a stripper.



It doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. Although, it really does have an "unattractive" supporting cast...

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Plus, you all know know how homely I think Joe Manganiello is.

I'm in!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dick Clark

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Very sad news...

Iconic TV host and producer Dick Clark died today of a heart attack. He was 82. Clark, called “America’s Oldest Teenager,” is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, Pyramid, and holiday staple Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

He had an amazing career...he will be missed.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Miami Nice

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Mark Wahlberg has been spotted in Florida over the past week and he seems to be keeping his usual cool.

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Besides hanging out with his family, he was also spotted with another healthy choice...

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Yes...that's Dwayne Johnson.

A double whammy!

I'm heading to Milwaukee in the morning for work for a couple of days.

I have a feeling my sights will be a little less enjoyable.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Rings the Bell

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Maggie Smith is NOT leaving Downton Abbey after the upcoming third season...

Despite weekend reports that Maggie Smith has asked to be written out of Downton Abbey after season three, a representative for Carnival Films says the rumors are "complete nonsense." She goes on: "We never comment on future story lines but it's not true that she's leaving."

Whew!

I love me some Maggie Smith and, to prove it, here is a reposting of some of her best lines of the past couple of seasons.



She is so damn funny...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Meow Mix

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It looks like something is "rising" above the Dark Night's beltline. Wonder why they gave him a random "pooch" above the buckle?

You'd think they'd have Bat-Spanx for something like that.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Say, CHEESE!

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in caf├ęs, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.

It's one of my favorite sandwiches in the whole wide universe.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

America's Tweetheart

Betty White just got on Twitter and already has over 100,000 followers in one day...

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Sharing a night with Ryan Seacrest is my idea of a nightmare...not a dream.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tagged

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Oh sure, it might be one of the cutest pictures ever. However, what's with the warning label on the dog bed and the tag showing on the baby clothes?

What does it mean?

Damn you abstract photographer!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Passing

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60 Minutes' newsman, Mike Wallace, passed away this weekend...

In a career that spanned seven decades, Wallace evolved from a radio entertainer in the 1940s and TV game-show host in the '50s to the no-nonsense inquisitor of CBS' top-rated news magazine, 60 Minutes, which launched in 1968. He applied his trademark reporting technique — steely questioning, skeptical debating and ambush-style assault on the unsuspecting — well into his 80s.

Wallace died Saturday night at a care facility in New Canaan, Conn., nearly a month shy of his 94th birthday.


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Also, "Painter of Light" and Hobbitish cottageland artist, Thomas Kinkad passed away this weekend as well...

Thomas Kinkade, the self-styled "Painter of Light" who died Friday at 54, once said he worked to "create images that project a serene simplicity." But despite his astonishing commercial success with luminous seascapes and paintings of cottages and street scenes, Kinkade's life in many ways was neither serene nor simple.

In the last decade he had been locked in legal battles with former Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery owners, some of whom accused him in lawsuits of trading heavily on his Christian beliefs even as he drove them to financial ruin.

He had battled alcohol abuse, former business associates said in court records and interviews, and in 2010 his mug shot went viral after his arrest on a drunken driving charge to which he later pleaded no contest.


I always saw his paintings in mall shops and oftentimes imagined what living in one of his magical cottage or woodland villages might have been like.

They always make me think of Rivendell (where the elves lived in Lord of the Rings).

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hailing frequencies open, Commander

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It looks like Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura) beamed down to meet President Obama recently...

Earlier this year Nichelle Nichols visited President Obama at the White House. Though the official photos were taken back in February, it took several weeks for Nichols to receive her copies. So she tweeted one last night showing Obama giving the Vulcan salute while admitting to Nichols that ”he was definitely a Trekker!”

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Atta Girl.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sparkle

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Here is the trailer to Whitney Houston's last movie, Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks (from American Idol)...

She plays the mother of a trio of singing sisters destined for stardom during the Motown era. Title character is played by Jordin Sparks, and her sisters by Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Cee-lo Green also star in the project directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil from a story by Nicholas August and Howard Rosenman. The TriStar release is slated to open August 17.



All things considered, it looks better than the original Irene Cara version and it also seems like Whitney actually does a pretty decent job as the mother.

So, that's something.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rock on

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Check out the new trailer for Rock of Ages, starring Tom Cruise as a head-banger from the 80's....



I hear the play is fun, but the trailer really isn't "wowing" me.

But, the soundtrack should be cool.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bearly Legal

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If this movie is anywhere near as entertaining as Family Guy and Seth Macfarlane are, it should be a hoot.

Mark Wahlberg plays a grown man who meets the woman of his dreams (Mila Kunis) but has to contend with his teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish. The Universal release is slated to open July 13.

The profanity-laden trailer is pretty entertaining.



Not so sure that parents will be taking their kids to see this one.

I'm in.