Monday, October 28, 2013

Marcia Wallace

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Very sad news over the weekend...

Marcia Wallace, the voice of The Simpsons' Edna Krabappel who earlier played the quick-witted receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show, has died. She was 70. 

"The odds of getting on a series long enough to be remembered are infinitesimal," she told The New York Times in 2010. "A lot of what I’ve done, I would not have done without Carol Kester." 

She also won an Emmy Award for her voice work as Ms. Krabappel in the 1992 Simpsons episode "Bart the Lover." After the elementary school teacher gives Bart a month of detention, he gets his revenge by responding to her newspaper singles ad.

I loved her on The Bob Newhart Show and always enjoyed seeing her pop on various game shows over the years after that.

She will definitely be missed, but fondly remembered by many.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jacked-up

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Empire Magazine has released some pics from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie that they're featuring in an upcoming issue, including this one with Hugh Jackman who, obviously, has had a recent encounter with a machine gun before relaxing with a beverage.

Hopefully he considers the whole "Beer and Liquor...never sicker" saying before continuing to mix his beverages.

Otherwise, he could end up spending the night spewing from all existing holes in his body.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mini-Wheat

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It looks like Lady Gaga has found a creative way to keep her head warm during these chilly winter nights.

She's gonna have to crack open the sunroof of her car if she plans to drive home wearing that.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Big Bird

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Now that's a creative Halloween costume.

Unfortunately, you can't wear it properly AND drink.

So, I'll just stick with my ghost costume that allows me to enjoy my BOOze with both hands.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stop it now!

Every year, Ellen sends her assistant Amy to haunted houses (because she is easily scared). This year, she had Amy go through one with Andy, her executive producer on the show.

Andy basically used Amy as a human shield...and it's entertaining.


I hate haunted houses and "Stop it now!" would likely be one of many colorful responses I'd have if I had to go through one.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bleak House

Director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) gave a tour of one of his eclectic homes in 2009 that featured an amazing collection of props from his many movies.



Very cool.

Although I wouldn't want to dust that house.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rear View

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Dwayne Johnson posted another new shot while filming Hercules today.

He really needs to start working out...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It does look...endless

Well, they must be dipping pretty far down into the well to find movies to remake these days. Here is the trailer for the updated Endless Love and, honestly, it looks nothing like the original...mostly name only. The trailer feels more like a stalker movie than a love story.


I prefer Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt's version over this any day.

And that says a LOT.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Old Man

Well, I made it to Chicago and finally got an internet connection. I'm tired, but relieved to have the moving part over with. A 15 hour drive is no fun in my book...

Zach Snyder (director of Man of Steel) released this animated short that follows 75 years of Superman from his first comic, through various TV/Film and other incarnations. It's pretty cool...even the Super Friends make an appearance.



I sure could have used Superman's help moving.

He must have been busy saving a cat from a tree.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Hello, I must be going

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It's been almost exactly three years this week since I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. And this weekend...it begins again.

I'm really going to miss Atlanta and all of my friends here, but hopefully they'll be coming up to visit once I'm settled in.

I don't get the internets connected up there until Tuesday,  so I'll likely be off the grid for a few days.

Hopefully not off the road.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Quarterback

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Tonight's Glee tribute to Cory Monteith is gonna be a big box of downers.

"I've never seen a crew that can't continue shooting because they've left the room sobbing. It was very hard," says Murphy, who wrote the episode with fellow executive producers Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. "I struggled even working on it, because what you're seeing is what they felt about not just Finn, but Cory. It's amazing performances across the board. ... Everybody went into it with a lot of love.

"The episode opens with the cast singing Seasons of Love from Broadway's Rent. Among other musical highlights, already released online: The Pretenders' I'll Stand By You (performed by Mercedes); James Taylor's Fire & Rain (Sam and Artie); Bruce Springsteen's No Surrender (Puck); The Band Perry's If I Die Young (Santana); and Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, sung by Rachel Berry (Lea Michele, Monteith's real-life love). 

Proceeds from online music sales will benefit Project Limelight, a Canadian theater camp Monteith supported.

I'm gonna be a mess during the show...I just know it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

They're all gonna laugh at you

The marketing team behind the upcoming remake of Carrie put together a little scare for folks in a coffee shop to see how they would react to a girl losing her cool and causing people and things to fly about....

Sony and MGM’s Carrie opens in theaters October 18, so the studios thought up this fun prank video in the hopes of it going viral. 

The video poster asks, “What if telekinesis was real? How would you react? Our hidden camera experiment captures the reactions of unsuspecting customers at a New York City coffee shop as they witness a telekinetic event.” 



The construction worker-guy seemed like he was either about ready to soil his shorts or start a rumble with that pole he was holding.

Both would have been entertaining.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Deck

With winter on the way, it's time to make sure your outside patio is ready for the extreme weather conditions that can wreck havoc on your sturdy wood areas.

This New Zealand maintenance video offers up some very useful...tips.



My deck is pretty small, so I'll probably just leave it out in the cold unprotected and hope that it doesn't crack or fall off.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Extreme Camping

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I usually prefer a cabin, but this is definitely an option I'd consider.

It's way above the critters down below.

Although head level with bears.

I'll stick to the cabin.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Charmed

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Here are the first pics of Chris Pine (as Cinderella's Prince) and Billy Magnussen (as Rapunzel's Prince) on the Into the Woods set.

They do look like they stepped out of Wonderland.

Handsome bastards.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Philomena

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Why must Judi Dench be so awesome?

This movie looks really sweet, charming, and likely something that will make me cry.



"I've never been to Mexico, but I believe it's lovely...apart from the kidnappings."

I'm in.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Step into the light

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The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released today and it's looking pretty good.



The last movie was a bit disappointing (too much obvious CGI for my taste), but still worth watching.

Hopefully this one will kick things up a notch...or three.

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The film opens December 13th.