Thursday, January 31, 2013

Topsy Turvey

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This new movie Upside Down looks pretty amazing. I am really looking forward to seeing it!

Here is the latest trailer (embiggen the player to see in full screen):



Kirsten Dunst seems to have a thing for making out with people who are....

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I'm sensing a pattern...or a fetish.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sha-zaam!

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It looks like Jim Nabors finally took the plunge and came out at the same time...

Jim Nabors, forever known as the star of 1964-69's Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his male partner of nearly 40 years, Stan Cadwallader, on Jan. 15, the retired performer and Hawaii resident told Hawaii News Now this week. 

"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s, and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing," Nabors told the news service. "It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody."

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I bet Aunt Bee would have baked a nice pie or cake for the festivities.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Downton Sadly

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As depressing as Downton Abbey was this past Sunday, I think the most devastating part was watching the Dowager Countess (the amazing Maggie Smith) as she walked slowly across the entryway, trying desperately to control her emotions before seeing the family in the other room.

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Heartbreaking.

Monday, January 28, 2013

God Help Me...

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When I see pictures like this, it takes every fiber of my being to NOT just drop what I'm doing, hop in my car, and go get one or ALL of these Alaskan Malamutes.

Damn you cute puppies!

Why must you torment me so?

I miss having a dog.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Trek Wars

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It looks like J. J. Abrams is going to take over another beloved Sci-Fi franchise...Star Wars.

J.J. Abrams will direct the next "Star Wars" film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises. 

Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy has been courting Abrams, one of the most successful directors and producers in Hollywood -- and a man beloved by fanboys. He runs one of the industry's top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like "Lost," "Fringe" and "Alias." He has also directed film spectacles "Mission: Impossible III," "Star Trek" and "Super 8." 

Though he has several producing jobs in front of him, Abrams had been uncommitted as a director. He will have to jump right into "Star Wars," which Disney has slated for a 2015 release.

Honestly, I think he'll do as good a job as anyone else. I loved what he did with the updated Star Trek and he wasn't even a big fan of that show.

He loves Star Wars.

I'm in.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

People Are Awesome 2013

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These stunts are all pretty amazing....



Of course, I assume all of the other takes that ended in pain and suffering will eventually end up on Tosh.0 for our twisted viewing pleasure.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Super sad

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I can't believe that there are only two more episodes of 30 Rock left before the series ends for good.

Yet, Two and a Half Men just keeps getting renewed.

Really?

REALLY?!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Conrad Bain and Dear Abby

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Very sad news yesterday...

Conrad Bain, the easygoing TV star who played the Park Avenue father on the 1978-85 sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, died in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., on Monday. He was 89. 

He also played the argumentative neighbor on the 1972-78 hit show Maude.

I used to watch that show all the time growing up. It's sad that only Todd Bridges is still alive out of this cast. Dana Plato and Gary "What you talkin' bout, Willis?" Coleman past away several years ago.

He will be missed.

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Also, more sad news today...

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94. 

Phillips' column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship they had growing up in Sioux City, Iowa. 

Those two gals gave a lot of people great advice.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sydney knows

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Although there was a lot of focus in the news yesterday about Jodi Foster's coming out speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, there was also a much quieter closet door re-opened in the media for actor Victor Garber (he of Alias and Titanic fame)...

Garber -- best known for his roles in the movies Argo, Legally Blonde, Milk, The First Wives Club and Sleepless in Seattle -- addressed his homosexuality during the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. in early January to GreginHollywood

Hernandez asked Garber about a Wikipedia entry that claimed he lives in New York City with artist and model Rainer Andreesen. "I don't really talk about it but everybody knows," the 63-year-old actor said of his relationship with Andreesen, a fellow Canadian. "He's going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards. 

"My companion Rainer Andreesen and I have been together almost 13 years in Greenwich Village," he said. "We both love New York." 

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I have always enjoyed him in anything he does. He's a great actor and entertainer. Alias was one of my favorite shows and he was great as Sydney's kick-ass father. I also enjoy him on Web Therapy with Lisa Kudrow.

They are quite a handsome couple...lucky bastards.

Bitter party of one....my table is ready.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dynamic Duo

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Tina and Amy were hilarious hosts of the Golden Globes last night. They are both just so damn smart and funny.

They should host the Oscars next.

Jodi Foster also gave quite a speech last night when she accepted her award.

She's pretty amazing and this is pretty funny...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Assisted living

This video of an adult dog trying to help a little puppy figure out how to get down the stairs is incredibly adorable....


This next video of a cadet releasing a trapped mouse back out into the wild starts out adorable, then takes an unexpected turn...


Nature can be so harsh.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2012 Oscar Nominations

Well, the Oscar Nominations were announced this morning and there really wasn't anything shocking, other than the fact that Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck were not nominated for Best Director (although their pictures were).

Also, surprisingly...there were no nominations for any of the ladies of the very popular The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which I am going to watch tomorrow night), especially Dame Maggie Smith.

How does she feel about that?

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I agree with her.

Here is the full list of nominations:

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Can Handle The Truth

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Jimmy Kimmel started off his new time slot (opposite Leno) last night with another edition of "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" and, like the others, they are awkwardly hilarious.



"Kirstie Alley is a Dirty Whore. There I said it" was my favorite.

I give the celebs props for participating with a sense of fun.

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Here are the other two segments...one of which, has my second favorite Tweet: So gross and funny!

"Is it my turn to punch @AndyDick until there are bones in his stool?" 

So gross and, yet, funny!


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Geo Picks

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National Geographic picked the winners from their 2012 photography competition and they are all pretty amazing....

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Larry's King's pic might not be an "official winner", but it always will be to me.

Click here to see the full list of National Geographic's 2012 photo contest winners.

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Countess returns

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The third season of Downton Abbey started airing last night. It's on my DVR, so I plan to watch it this week.

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I have really missed the Dowager Countess (Ms. Maggie Smith) and am really looking forward to her trading barbs with Shirley Maclaine this season.

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Nasty Pig

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Now, anyone who knows me will quickly confirm that I am not a fashion-person in any way. However, there is something about this Nasty Pig men's clothing line that appeals to me...

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I think it's the casual vibe and clean lines.

Yeah...that's gotta be it.

via: Towleroad