Dalai Lama Calls Hollywood a ‘Waste of Time’

Enterteasement, artificial tears, and other wastes of time

Well I’m glad some one finally came right out and said it. That is some one with credibility, and not just us cranky Internet bloggers.

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Then again I’m sure that motion pictures serve some significant social conditioning purposes. Unfortunately most of us don’t have to be drugged out and strapped down to lap it up. However the addition of an attendant with an eye dropper full of artificial tears is a nice touch. Kinda like John Waters with his “Scratch n Sniff” idea!

Movie therapy: Little Alex has his eyes wide shut for a forced visit to the cinema!

If Paul Verhoeven had made A Clockwork Orange then Little Alex’s forced viewing therapy might’ve been interrupted by frequent inserted adverteasements.

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Mila Kunis Is Engaged to Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis have been seeing each other for a while now. So they’re a serious item. In fact they’ve taken serious to the next level – that’s engagement! M<ila was spotted wearing a big chuck of ice that has to be an engagement ring. Here's a look a that!

picture courtesy of gossipcop

“It’s amazing,” Kurtwood Smith, who played Red on the series, said of their relationship in November 2012. “They’re both great people, so I’m happy for them.”
In fact, at the time, Smith joked, “Maybe they should get married. We’ll all go to the wedding and that could be the reunion. It’ll be a reality show.”

That Reality TV Show?

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In the Thicke of it

In my last post I reported that Robin Thicke and his lovely wife Paula Patton are splitsville. Now that’s despite being a powercouple of Brangelina proportions at least according to Robin’s dad Alan Thicke. Alan was the man who raised Kirk Cameron, on TV, into the fine upstanding man he is today. So Big Al must know something. That leaves us with the $64 000 question of what went wrong?

Well according to some sources things hit a sour note after Thicke’s performance at the VMA Awards. That’s where he got familiar with Miley Cyrus‘ rear end in front of an international audience. Not tthat this would phase Patton. She’s a pro and knows the score. When Miley Cyrus shakes her bum in the direction of Robin’s crotch, Patton knows that this is strictly business and nothing personal. Still it should be pointed out that no good comes from twerking, and as a public nuisance rates right up there with texting while driving and smiley face emoticons!

It was what happened after the VMAs that might be more noteworthy. Robin was out on the town and no doubt feeling full of himself. Everyone was talking about the the thing he just did, and the scandal as sticking to Cyrus. He  must’ve felt like Napoleon riding into Moscow in 1812. So he did what any young and full of himself fellow might do in that situation – he groped some random broad! According to some reports this got photographed, and the pix got sent to his wife Paula Patton!

Nor was this by any means the extent of Robin’s misbehavior. Robin was very recently in Paris. Now that’s an ideal setting for all kinds of romantic indiscretions. You just need the right location. Robin found that in the form of Club 79 West. That’s a nightclub – for those who need everything explained. Now night clubs are just choked full of strange temptations like booze, drugs, and pretty girls. Robin managed to run headlong into one of those temptations, and man this young lady is a doozy! As usual there were pictures. Just take a peep!

That Robin is everywhere you wanna be. Now when things reach this point then there’s explaining to be done. Robin himself has often said of his marriage that it’s “the most functional, dysfunctional marriage in Hollywood”. That statement has become a half truth – so even more commentary was required. Says Mr. Thicke “My only comment about the so-called scandalous photo would be that my wife and I are perfectly in love and very happily married, so, no complaints there.” Well some one must’ve had some complaint because now it looks like the pair are headed for divorce court.

There are probably many  lessons from these celebrity cautionary tales that are applicable to the everyday lives of real people like you & me. For instance if Miley Cyrus offers you the chance to go twerking with her, then think twice about it. Some powerful mojo might rub off! Also when you’re Napoleon riding into Moscow as conquering hero then take a lesson from history – Waterloo can’t be far off. Perhaps most importantly if you’re gonna flirt around on your wife try and be discreet about it in stead of shamelessly blatant. Women have their pride and publicly humiliating them can create a very bad situation. Let’s put it this way – if you piss off a woman, then the only light at the end of that tunnel might be an on coming freight train with your name on it! Just because the lines are blurred is no excuse not t o watch your step!

Now and after so many Napoleon references I’d be a jerk to hold this out on you so here it is – the post appropriate music video – presented to you in “eurovision”! I’m not sure if that’s anything like vidicolour of supermarionation, but Enjoy!

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Anne Hathaway makes one hell of a gif

Catwoman strikes again!

Anne Hathaway is so much more than an Oscar winning actress and Batman super villainess – she’s also lively and amusing raconteur! That’s good news for the Internet cause her enthusiastic story telling, complete with animated gestures – makes for some great gifs. Let’s have a look at something some one dreamed up inspired by a Chelsea Lately appearance that vaguely involves Daniel “James Bond” Craig in a peripheral way.

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Gisele Bundchen Without Makeup

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Robin Thicke Breaks His Post-Split Silence

Proud Papa Alan Thinke once described his son Robin and daughter in law Paula Patton as a super couple, however it seems that the dynamic duo have run into a rough patch, perhaps involving kryptonite
Robin Thicke breaks silence on Paula Patton split

Alan Thicke was once quoted as describing his son and daughter in law ,Paula Patton, as a super couple, and compared them to Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. At least he didn’t compare them to Superman & Wonder Woman.  If you’ve followed entertainment gossip to any degree then you know that show business is rough on relationships, even for super couples. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the Thicke’s have split.

These things can come apart in any number of ways: people grow apart, the pressures of respective career demands pull people in separate directions, or maybe Robin caught the missus spiking his smoothies with kryptonite. That last one would’ve been unforgivable! However after his Miley Cyrus tweaking episode it would be understandable.

Anyway here’s a brief video update on the Thicke split.

Robin and Paula seem like an attractive and personable couple. So it’s a shame. However there is other shameful news to take our minds off of it. Like Paula Deen and Duck Dynasty. Paula was a marque personality on one of those lifestyle networks. She taught American how to make tasty food by soaking everything in lard and then deep frying it beyond recognition. The idea seemed to be “wrap it in bacon and they will come”. So naturally she gained a following.

She lost that following after some unkind remarks of her’s became public. Those ignorant comments don’t need to be repeated here, but suffice it to say thats she ain’t gonna be getting any Martin Luther King jr. awards. So then it was scandal time. Internet posters vented their rage and acted like they wanted to see Deen smothered in lard and lowered into a deep fat fryer! Whether or not that would help her achieve a state of crispy golden perfection, I doubt it would change her attitudes any.

Now Paula at least had the very good sense to drop out of the public eye for a while. When you really fuck up bad sometimes it’s a good idea to give everyone a chance to forget about whatever it was that you said or did that pissed them off so mightily. However the recent comments of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson have drawn Deen out of hiding.

You’ll recall that Robertson was interviewed in GQ Magazine. That because when you run a style based publication you naturally want the input of a guy in a John Deere cap and camouflage over hauls. It just doesn’t make sense. Robertson then went on to share his views on homosexuality – he doesn’t get it and thinks it’s against the Bible. He then went on to make some ‘insensitive’ comments about the plight of black people in the south. They were along the “so what was the big problem with that” vein. Some thought that Robertson had become officially worse than Hitler. Other speculated that he was sick of DD, and would do or say anything to get himself fired. If that was the plan it didn’t work. DD is A&E’s biggest draw – so they really couldn’t afford to lose him as long as viewers keep tuning in. Maybe tea bagger Sarah Palin’s impulsive defense of him helped.

So Paula has taken some exception to this. Basically Deen wants to know why Big Phil and the Quack Pack are getting some kind of a free pass on this while she was drawn and quartered (her only defender was the Rev Jesse Jackson who was quoted as saying he didn’t see how destroying her would be of any help). While her chicken fried empire was in jeopardy, Duck Dynasty kept rolling on like it was water off of a quack’s back. Meanwhile America’s collective sholestrol  levels are dropping dramatically – so Deen still has a difference to make! Here’s a brief video on that.

The public feels that there are no place for Deen’s rather obnoxious views. However there might still be an important contribution for her to make. As you may be aware Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast in a three picture Wonder Woman deal. This makes her the 1st official Wonder Woman since Lynda Carter. Gal’s tall, beautiful, a former member of the Israeli army, & a former Miss Israel. Plus she did her own stunts in several Fast & Furious flicks. There’s just one slight glitch. Gadot is a size 0. So she’s got to gain some weight before she can don the satin tights.

To that end Gadot has been on a weight gain intensive to bulk up for the role. The studio’s have send their top trainer over the the Promised Land in order to work with Gadot personally. So she’s into a grueling regime of physical training and martial arts. Basically they’ve done everything short of shooting the girl full of horse estrogen. She’s also on a 3500 calorie a day diet to get some meat on them bones. Every fashion model’s dream.

This is where Deen could come in. No one knows more about hi calorie diets than Paula. So why not let her redeem herself by sending her over to work with Gadot? She could act as her personal chef, & whip up some heavily buttered, thickly battered, deep fried goodies that could have Gadot bursting at the seams in no time flat! I doubt that Deen cooks kosher – but when the world is waiting for Wonder Woman, & the magic that she does, exceptions have to be made. The only possible problem with this scenario could be the possible side effects: like Gadot developing type 2 diabetes, or her pancreas exploding. That’s always an issue with Deen’s cookin’. Still a few serving of refried caramelized lard combined with grueling work outs and Gadot could be sprouting bulging new curves in no time!

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Justin Bieber Going to Trial in DUI Case, Not Seeing Miley Cyrus

Is Justin Bieber celebrity No. 1? He’s getting a to of media attention these days. That probably has something to do with his youthful high spirits, and many of the “problem” behaviors that go along with the that. Behavior like driving drunk. He’s gonna be standing trial over that. So expect even more media attention. Here’s brief video from the good people @ HollyscoopTV.


Could the news get any worse? When you’re a professional celebrity it can always get worse. now Bieber is rumored to be hooking up with the equally notorious Miley Cyrus. Some kind of photoshopped picture of them has been making the rounds. Miley has had to make some kind of public announcement saying that she & the Bieber are not any kind of item. At least that’s the story from HollyscoopTV.

About 4 years ago JB was an anonymous teen ager making youtube videos for his mom. Then the ugly hand of fame reached down and plucked him from obscurity and into a Pandora’s Box fame & fortune. Now the poor kid hasn’t had a dull moment in quite a while. Hopefully he can get his act together before Dr. Drew gets in on the act. Or even worse he winds up Dancing With the Stars.

So I guess the moral of the story is that super fame can open the doors to fabulous experiences like driving around drunk in a Bugatti, or whatever brand of car Bieber got busted driving drunk in. It can also open the door to some hairy misadventures. Then you can go from hero to heel as fast as the National Enquirer can hit the presses, or your latest tweet hits the Internet, or even worse your mugshot gets into general circulation. So if you must be famous, then watch your step, use your super powers wisely, & maybe think about developing some kind of secret identity!

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US hockey in Sochi – what happened?

When it comes to entertainment sports is a main event. When it comes to hockey America is usually a pretty strong contender (Unless you’re talking about those southern franchises from states where they don’t have ice, sow hat can you expect?). Of the original 6 NHL teams 4 are American franchises. So in Olympic competition the USA can usually be counted on for a medal, and are usually a gold medal threat.

So what the fuck happened to them at the Sochi Winter Olympics? They blew their bronze medal game and went away without a medal, or a goal! Basically they lost 5-0. This is where expert analysis comes in. In this case the expert analysis comes from FOX Sports, and a seasoned respected hockey veteran. Let’s have a brief look at the following FOX video and try to glean a little insight into exactly where the American Hockey Train left the rails.

Alec Baldwin is leaving New York – what happened?

This never ever would’ve happened to them if they’d had Charlie Sheen on board. He whipped the Mighty Ducks into shape!  BTW it’s not only a bad day for American hockey. Things ain’t looking too good for Alec Baldwin either. He managed to offend some people with some impulsive remarks that he may or may not have made. Basically he was accused of using a homophobic slur against a photographer whom he felt was harassing his then pregnant wife. Alec said he didn’t say it and that he didn’t mean it,  but the brouhaha didn’t quite blow over. So that has Alex saying he’s getting the fuck out of New York – which he says has lost it’s soul anyway (according to a recent interview he says NYC’s soul has moved to Brooklyn). He also took the opportunity to deliver some tongue lashings, like:

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough “is neither eloquent nor funny,” Baldwin wrote. He called MSNBC star Rachel Maddow “a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air.” He called CNN’s Anderson Cooper “the self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture,” referring to the late motion picture association president who created the film ratings system.

Nothing personal. Alec has it in for the media these days:

“I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” Baldwin writes. “This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.” He also denies that he used a homophobic slur during the confrontation with the photographer. “Do you honestly believe I would give someone like TMZ’s Harvey Levin, of all people, another club to beat me with?” he writes.


and

“If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make?”

Alec used to work with MSNBC, but his show got pulled followed his alleged controversial comments.

You can read more about Baldwin’s fare well & go to hell goodbye to New York @ Page 6. & USA Today.

Now the $64 000 dollar question is what is Alec gonna do to redeem himself? He could go on Dancing With The Stars. That’s the usual celebrity rehabilitation route. If he picks a same sex dance partner it would not only send out a positive message, but wife Hilaria could also rest assured that no hank panky is going on. That is unless Alec takes his rehabilitation really seriously. The problem with that is it’s totally overdone.

I’d suggest finding a Hollywood mentor to help him negotiate this difficult period. Now when it comes to handling himself in public few are in George Clooney’s league. That’s cause Clooney is as smooth as he is cool. The man never ever says one word out of place. He’s also got out of the USA and over to Lake Como Italy before anything untoward ever had a chance of happening. That’s very good planning. So with GC’s sage guidance Alec might be able to avoid unfotunate public gaffs inthe future. That only leaves the question of what to do aboutt he exsisting fallout.

Naturally there’s only one man for that job. Charlie Sheen has weathered more storms than Alec Baldwin has gotten around to yet. Any one of Charlie’s crisis might’ve finished lesser men. Yet Charlie not only survives but comes out stronger. He’s not reached the point where he’s accepted for who he is and so can live by his own rules. Let’s face it, the man’s a bona fide warlock! So he might be the very one tot each Baldwin how to ride the mercury surf board across the stormy shit tsunami now threatening to engulf his life. With Charlie to show him the way Baldwin might turn this whole thing around and come out bigger, stronger, and better than ever before. Let’s put it this way, it’s either that, or move to France. April’s coming up so it might be a nice time for Paris.

In the meantime hang in there Alec. Keep a low profile. Don’t say anything more than you have to. Maybe catch up on some long neglected hobbies. Sooner or later, and more sooner than later if experience is any indication, some other celebrity is gonna do or say something so outrageous that your current problems will be forgotten like a back page new item. There’s just no shortage of disgraced celebrities in the Internet age, and we’re getting more all the time.

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The Rise of ABC: The Stars, Struggles, and Egos That Transformed Network Television

There’s more to entertainment than rehab & court dates!

Behind every flambouyant celebrity is a grey suited businesslike execuctive who's job it is to keep the whole show running. They're people like Brad Grey and Sumner Redstone. They're also people like Leonard H. Goldenson who did what they said couldn't be done, that is creat ABC as America's viable third television network

Most normal healthy people enjoy a little bit of entertainment gossip. Celebrities are larger than life, and even their problems seem more glamorous than our own. However behind every outrageous public personality is a serious gray suited executive type quietly deciding which pilots to promote and which scheduling slots to fill.

Apart from big name execs like Sumner Redstone and Brad Grey you might not know who they are, or even thought much about their existence. They’re the flip side of entertainment. Think of them like the wizard in Oz, hiding behind the curtain while keeping the whole wild show going. They’re the ones who make it possible. So let’s spend and hour with Leonard H. Goldenson, former president of ABC & the man who built that networkto find out about what goes on behind the curtain!

courtesy of  The Film Archives

Leonard H. Goldenson (December 7, 1905 — December 27, 1999) was President of the U.S. television and radio broadcaster ABC.

Goldenson
was born in Pennsylvania in 1905. He grew up in the town of Scottdale,
Pennsylvania and graduated from Scottdale High School. He is arguably
the most influential person from Scottdale. He was educated at Harvard,
and entered the entertainment industry in 1933 as an attorney for
Paramount Pictures after graduating from Harvard Business School.
Goldenson was hired to help reorganize United Paramount Theatres,
Paramount’s theater chain, which at the time was nearing bankruptcy. So
skillful was his work at this assignment that Paramount’s chief
executive officer, Barney Balaban, hired Goldenson to manage the entire
chain.

Goldenson orchestrated the merger of United Paramount
Theatres with ABC in 1953 (after Paramount was ordered to spin it off in
the wake of United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., a 1948 decree of
the U.S. Supreme Court). ABC was originally formed in 1943 in the wake
of an earlier Supreme Court decree effectively ordering the spinoff of
the largely secondary-status Blue Network from its then-parent, NBC; its
buyer, industrialist Edward J. Noble, tried valiantly to build ABC into
an innovative and competitive broadcaster, but by 1951 was rumored to
be on the verge of selling the nearly bankrupt operation to CBS, who
apparently wanted ABC’s critically important owned-and-operated
television stations.[1][2]

Goldenson rescued ABC with a $25 million
cash infusion, becoming the founding chairman of the merged company
which was named American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. The modern ABC
dates its history from the effective date of the Goldenson transaction,
and not the Blue Network spinoff.

Although he focused chiefly on ABC
Television, Goldenson oversaw all areas of ABC-Paramount’s
entertainment/media operations for over thirty years, from 1951 to 1986,
including the creation of the AmPar Record Corporation in 1955 and the
‘rebadging’ of the ABC-Paramount group as the American Broadcasting
Company in 1968.[3] Goldenson also was instrumental in the sale of ABC
to Capital Cities Communications in 1986. Very early on in his tenure,
Goldenson also hired the first African-American staff announcer in
network television and radio history, Sid McCoy.

Goldenson, whose
first-born daughter was born with cerebral palsy, co-founded United
Cerebral Palsy in 1949 and used station WBKB (at the time owned by
United Paramount Theatres) to be the flagship station for the inaugural
UCP telethon that year.

In 1974, Mr. Goldenson received The Hundred
Year Association of New York’s Gold Medal Award “in recognition of
outstanding contributions to the City of New York.”

The Leonard H.
Goldenson Theater at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
building in North Hollywood, California is named in his honor.

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Now you just have to give Leonard his full measure of credit. He helped create ABC. ABC is the network that brought us Wonder Woman in the form of Lynda Carter. So he’s entitled to the same measure of gratitude as Lucille Ball is for giving the world Star Trek through her Desilu Productions! On behalf of comic fans everywhere, a hearty thanks to you sir!

ABC is the network that gave the world Wonder Woman in the form of Lynda Carter, and Leonard H. Goldenson gave America ABC!
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Another crude greedy little scheme gone wrong

if this palimony thing doesn’t work out maybe she can join Pussy Riot?


Oksana Grigorieva is deep in debt and getting deeper as she loses half her Mel Gibson settlement following some remarks on the Howard Stern Show
Oksie blows it with Howard Stern comments

Sometimes crime pays, and sometimes it really doesn’t. Take Oksana Grigorieva for instance. Not that she’s done anything technically criminal – except for possibly recording telephone conversations. She just comes off as a woman with flexible ethics. Not to bore you with details but she’s the chick who started seeing Mel Gibson about the time that his marriage collapsed. They had a short and tumultuous relationship that ended with a daughter being born, and a lot of recorded phone conversations getting published by Radaronline.  Oksana can be a sneaky little wench.

That marked the end of the love affair. The relationship however lingered on like a terminal patient on life support who’s just too belligerent to die. Oksana and Gibson went back and forth trying to iron out just how much it would cost to get Oksie out of Gibson’s life permanently. Mel supposedly offered her $15 mill. Oksie wouldn’t take it. Perhaps she figured she could do better. So she’s had to get by on about $250 000 a year in child support.

Now in LA that just won’t do. I think that $250 000 is the poverty line down there. That’s understandable because the glitterati have expenses like pedicures, manicures, spinning class, anal bleaching, vaginal botox treatment & labial collagen injections, etc. There are trainers, therapists, and personal life style guides to support. Oksie her self has to pay something like 90 bucks per month on something called “gofer patrol”. The term gopher patrol was not explained – but I have a bad feeling that she’s being stalked by Fred Grandy from the Love Boat!

The result of this is that Oksie’s deep in debt. She still has her music career, but in the past 6 months has only received about $200 in royalties (there’s also a work of art she’s listed at $500). That doesn’t even pay the gofer patrol, let alone the 80 per month for security! Mathematically this breaks down to $48,000 in assets, $438,000 in debts. Seeing that glass as half full would challenge any optimist!

Now it gets worse for Oksie. She was recently on the Howard Stern Show. It was an opportunity for her to open her big mouth in public – there are some people who never miss a chance to antagonize others. It started out with the usual celebrity bullshit – like Oksie saying she want sto use her painful dark experiences to help others (slow down baby, you ain’t competing in the Miss America Pageant!). She also tried to demonstrate that she gained some insight and maturity from her experiences, telling Stern – “Life happens … I’m still catching up on the humor part.” Well and good. You expect a certain amount of BS in interviews. 

However then she went a bridge too far. Howard commented that no woman should be treated the way poor Oksie had been treated. Oksie replied “Thank you”. That’s where it hit the fan. Oksie has a $750 000 settlement from Mel, to be paid in installments that run out sometime in 2016. A condition of this is the standard gag order. Oksie ain’t allowed to talk about Mel even indirectly. Her “thank you” technically violated the settlement agreement. So now she’s out the rest of her payments. That’s about $375 000, or approx half! So where can she go from here? Maybe Octomom is taking in boarders?


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