80’S Enough For Ya?

 

Postalgia

If you like nostalgia then you might enjoy today’s totally awesome post. There’s a breaking story involving one of the 80’s biggest movies and one of the actors that starred in it, & I’m gonna take the scenic route to get you there. 1st let’s get some of the current gossip out of the way.

Basically Brooke

There’s a changing of the guard a The View. Long timers Joy Behar & Elizabeth Hasselbeck are out. Joy is leaving the show after 17 years – reports say – because she’s had enough. She may or may not go back to Headline News and host a show for them. As for Hassleback no one is really sure why she’s leaving and to hear the ent reporters talking no one much cares. Show Bis 411 describes her as unpopular and annoying. They also claim that EH voiced views that almost no one in America agreed with. That might be a bit harsh on Liz. She got the strongest reactions of any View host if internet message boards are any indication. So even if she was the girl view viewers loved to hate, she was the most talked about.

So who’ll be replacing Behar & Hasselbeck? Rumour has it that Brooke Shields is waiting in the wings. Babs Walters things that Brooke si a great idea waiting for a place to happen and the View could be just the right venue. For another thing Brooke adds up on paper to an ideal morning show host. She’s 47, which SB 411 things is a plus (so at least some one does), she’s a mom (so moms can relate), she’s smart & articulate, plus a Princeton grad. Also it’s hoped that Brooke’s Hollywood connection will pay off in guest bookings. So it looks like Brooke is good to go & Babs has covered the angles. John McCain didn’t take that much trouble picking out a VP running mate back in 2008! They’ll also need a 5th wheel – so the speculation on filling that spot is ongoing – bring on Angie Harmon! Or speaking of 2008 VP running mates Sarah Palin would be a hell of a coup!

days of shit & Roses

Azealia Banks doesn’t care who’s toes she steps on. When she has Twitter to work with she’s a dangerous woman. She made some unkind comments about Perez Hilton. She later tried to clear herself on that by saying she’s bi sexual so it’s okay. Perez has made so many enemies himself by now that even though Banks comments were homophobic, no one really blinked over them. Perez himself has been known to drop the other F bomb, as when he took on Will.I.Am and got punched out about it (ironically he got a black eye). There’s more to life than Perez Hilton though, and Azealia has been spreading the  love around. She’s taken on the likes of  Jim Jones and Angel Haze among others and now she has added the Stones Roses to her hate list. That happened on a recent junket down to Australia.

Azealia was visiting down under and while she didn’t see any UFO’s she did get to participate in the Future Music Festival. That’s where she got to meet the Stone Roses and they didn’t hit it off. According to Banks the Roses completely fucked up her set. What’s more it was deliberate sabotage and possibly part of a larger Anti Azealia conspiracy! You see Banks had this manager that she recently fired because he was stealing from her or so she said. Mangers have been know to do that but not everyone accepts it as the price of doing business. Now the guy is working with the Roses.Or maybe he’s just made some kind of a revenge pact. Either way Banks believes that the Roses were interfering with her and that her former tour manager was behind it – “Big apologies on behalf of the Stone Roses to my fans at the festival today,” Banks wrote. “My ex-tour manager made a pact with the Stone Toses saying they’d sabotage my set because I fired him… They decided to check their equipment behind me during my set.” She goes even farther by calling the Roses “old saggy white n—-s“, & wishes “death & excrement” on them. Though Banks has deleted the original tweets they have been preserved  via the Internet and here’s the viable proof!

Azealia is a woman who knows how to get maximum mileage out of Twitter. She might be wise to tone it down a notch or two though. She’s only just got her foot int he door and entertainment is a rough mean competitive business. You can be a star one day and gone the next. Just like Judge Reinhold.

The Brat is Back

Once upon a time he was a big deal back in the Brat Pack days, & when Molly Ringwald was America’s Sweetheart (& before she went to France to do adult movies with Jaleel White – oh how the mighty have fallen). Judge was such a big deal he even managed tog et referenced – no ironically – on the Simpsons. In the episode where Marge‘s Mom starts seeing Homer’s father & Mr Burns, Marge points out that though Abraham Simpson has his flaws he’s “Judge Freaking Reinhold” compared to Mr. Burns. Marge’s mom replies that she doesn’t know who Judge Reinhold is. That’s the thing about topical comedy – it doesn’t always stand up. In the Lalapooloza episode when Homer joins the freak show with the Smashing Pumpkins and a bunch of other now defunct indie alternative bands, a reference is made to “that guy who started Apple computers” to which a squeaky voiced teen replies “what computers?” The Apple reference in 98 was suppose to show how far behind the times Homer was. Boy did they come back with a vengeance!

Sean Penn does not approve of this blog

Judge Reinhold is coming back with a vengeance too. Now you might well remember him from those Beverly Hills Cop movies, in addition to a whole plethora of 80’s youth oriented flicks, and Ruthless People with Danny DeVito, Bette Milder, and Helen “Supergirl” Slater. I think he was also in Fast Times At Rigdemount High. That’s the movie that gave the world Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli, and then passed him along to Madonna until she was able to get rid of him.

a drug called James Woods

Not that any of this was Sean’s fault. It was the 80’s and that decade was hard on many promising Sean’s, like Sean Young. IN addition to having the same 1st names they both had romantic troubles. Sean Young was the memorable young beauty from among other things Blade Runner and Wall Street. She had a classic look that caught a lot of attention. Then she started dating James Woods – often a bad move. James Woods has a self professed 184 IQ and a rep as something of a mind fuck.

killer tomatoes and bunnies in the boiler

Shortly after they began dating Young began acting wonky. Soon she was stalking Woods, keying his car, and leaving mutilated dolls on his front steps. Hollywood has always been a boys’ town where the guys stick together. Girls are allowed in as long as they’re pretty, fun, and don’t make trouble. Now Sean was making trouble. Plus this was the era of Fatal Attraction – a movie still referenced when an emotionally unstable woman takes to creepy stalking and other menacing behavior. The bunny in the boiler scene became as well known as the horse’s head in the Godfather! Anyway Sean was looking like 7 different kinds of trouble on a bad day, and so didn’t work much anymore.

lovers in a dangerous time

Now if something like that could happen to her then you have to cut Penn some slack. For one thing he wasn’t a pretty girl. For another his then wife Madonna was kind of a big deal sexually in the 80’s. Thing Kety Perry morphed with Lady Gaga in Jeff Goldblum’s Fly machine. So Madge put the fizz in everyone’s collective cola, & especially her hi strung hubby Sean. Back then he could go off  like Alec Baldwin after he’s missed a yoga class. The mere sight of a paparazzi anywhere near the vicinity of his wife could set him off and result in the pap being pummeled to a snot. There were a number of pap beat downs before things go way out of control.

fit to be tied

That’s when Sean turned on Madonna in a rage and left her gagged and hog tied on their bed – if the National Enquirer reports at he time were any indication. According to the NE Madge was trussed up like a Thanksgiving Day Turkey. Though gagged she was still able to talk (a tough woman to keep quiet) and managed to extricate herself from the tricky situation by promising Sean a sexy massage – which of course he fell for. She then field to the neighbors, bindings trailing behind her, to phone for help. That might have been the end of their marriage thought the relationship must’ve been on thin ice for a while by then.

So what does this have to do with Judge Reinhold besides the Ridgemount High reference? Well nothing except for the fact that Reinhold is poised to make a comeback! As you may or may not have heard Eddie MurphyAxel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop movies, is busy working on a TV pilot. he’s cooking this up with Shawn Ryan of The Shield. The premise revolves around Axel Foley’s son Aaron (Brandon T Jackson) who has joined the dept. Also joining the cast are some good ole 80’s names like such as Christine Lahti, David Denman, Sheila Vand and Kevin Pollack. What would BHC be without Billy Rosewood? Never fear cause it has just been announced that Reinhold has joined the cast to reprise his character. So everything is in place. Now the pilot just has to be picked up for a series. Oh yeah and they need some cool edgy 80’s synth pop theme music. Now if only Sean and Madonna could get back together!

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