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Monday, 23 May, 2011
Movie Star Has Two Rooms Full Of Hats
Here's something I didn't know: Johnny Depp Owns Enough Hats to Fill Two Rooms.
We knew Johnny Depp loved hats. In fact, he's even been honored for his devotion to his toppers. But we underestimated the scale of his collection. Johnny apparently has two full rooms in his Paris apartment devoted to his favorite accessory.
The collection has gotten so large, that longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis has had enough. She's reportedly told the fedora-loving star he has to get rid of them.
She probably has two rooms full of shoes.
Thursday, 19 May, 2011
Movie Star Baffled
I don't understand why anyone would object: Will Smith 'doesn't understand' trailer controversy.
Will Smith is baffled by the controversy surrounding the location of the massive trailer he has been calling home while shooting "Men in Black III" on the streets of New York, insisting it's the same mobile home he's always used when filming in the city.
The Hollywood star is currently shooting the sci-fi blockbuster in Manhattan, but he hit headlines last week after residents in the Soho district complained about the sizeable eyesore parked outside their homes.
The two-story trailer, which features a cinema, a lounge bar and offices, as well as a full-sized kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom, had to be moved after Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded into the debate and demanded Smith relocate to a private car park, half a mile away from the movie set.
But Smith can't get his head around the scandal - because the public has never taken issue with it before.
It is rather baffling.
More photos here.
Quote Of The Day
Today's quote is from a former actor who is now an evangelist, Kirk Cameron.
“To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas… “Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?"
Here's Kirk Cameron, bullying a blind man:
Monday, 16 May, 2011
New Telethon Era Is Coming
It's a sad, sad day for Jerry Lewis fans: Jerry Lewis retiring as Labor Day telethon host.
Jerry Lewis is retiring after 45 years as host of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Labor Day weekend telethon, a move foreshadowed by the organization's announcement in October it planned to shorten and reformat the charity broadcast.
"It's time for an all-new telethon era," Lewis said in MDA's announcement Monday.
"I'll be making my final appearance on the show this year by performing my signature song, 'You'll Never Walk Alone,'" Lewis said.
And there won't be a dry eye in the house.
Friday, 13 May, 2011
Obama Sets Up Celebrity Dream Date
At President Obama’s behest, White House officials reached out to teen heartthrob Justin Bieber last week to help introduce him to 14-year-old Payton Wall, who joined the president at Ground Zero last week, White House officials tell ABC News.
Wall's father, an executive at Cantor Fitzgerald, was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Before he died, he called home and told Payton: "Payton I love you and I will always be watching over you," a story the president shared with U.S. troops last Friday.
The president first learned about Payton’s story after she wrote to him and told him her story, as well as that she is a Bieber fan.
When he met her in New York City last week, the president told Paytonthat he knows Bieber and would introduce them, a senior White House official tells ABC News.
The president asked his staff to reach out to Bieber's staff, with whom they had worked for last year's Easter Egg Roll. They did so.
Bieber is shown here, after being asked to look "pensive" during a photo shoot.
Thursday, 12 May, 2011
Bristol Gets New Face Installed
The most famous 20-year old in America has a new look: How Bristol Palin changed her face.
The 20-year-old daughter of Republican politician Sarah Palin has fessed up about how she transformed her face. It wasn’t strictly cosmetic surgery, Bristol Palin says, though she admits that she’s happy with her new look.
As a competitor on “Dancing With the Stars” last fall, Palin looked like the photo above on the left. Six months later, she looks like the photo above on the right.
The surgery was needed to fix her bite by aligning her jaw and her teeth properly, she said.
“Yes, it improved the way I look,” she said, “but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons. … I don’t obsess over my face.”
But she added, “I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I look older, more mature, and don’t have as much of a chubby little baby face.”
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011
Elly May Sues
Old TV star news: 'Beverly Hillbillies' actress sues Mattel over Elly May Barbie.
The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the hit television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without her authorization.
The federal suit filed Wednesday in Baton Rouge, La., says packaging for the "Elly May" Barbie doll features a photo of Donna Douglas portraying the character. Douglas says she never endorsed the doll or gave Mattel permission to use her name to promote its sale before the toy maker introduced the doll in December 2010.
Sure to be a collector's item, buy one today: Barbie Collector Beverly Hillbillies Ellie May Doll. From a customer review:
I bought Ellie Mae at the same time as the I Dream of Jeannie doll. I ended up liking the jeannie doll much more.
Ellie Mae's hair is NOT stylable or brushable - it is practically glued into place into stiff and unmoveable gobs. Even the twirls at the back are hard and unmoveable. She's clearly meant to be a statue and not a doll.
Another detail I'm not as happy about is the shirt. The faux buttons on top hide two snaps underneath - and those snaps are placed one above the bust and one at the pants line. That leaves a gaping hole under the 4 fake buttons. The snaps also bulge out from under the shirt - making an unattractive display.
The rest of the details of the outfit are fine and she comes with a slingshot.
Tuesday, 10 May, 2011
Seinfeld's new site is great! You've got to post this! I'm not kidding!
I visited Jerry Seinfeld Personal Archives a few days ago when it was launched. From what I can tell, he makes available three short stand-up comedy videos every day. If you miss them, there is no way to go into the "archives" to view them.
I like Jerry Seinfeld, but that's no way to run a Web site. It's like the old days when you turned on a TV and had to watch whatever was being shown at the time.
Jerry is shown here talking on the phone.
Wednesday, 04 May, 2011
Celebrity Twins Names Released
People are always asking for more celebrity posts, so here's one for you. Finally we know the names of Mariah Carey's Twin Babies.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have revealed the names they've picked out for their newborn boy and girl: Moroccan and Monroe.
The couple chose to name their son Moroccan Scott Cannon after the Moroccan-inspired decor of the top tier of Carey's New York City apartment. The so-called Moroccan Room is also where Cannon proposed. They picked the middle name Scott since it's both Cannon's middle name as well as his grandmother's maiden name.
The couple named their daughter Monroe Cannon after Marilyn Monroe, who has inspired Carey. Unlike her brother, Monroe doesn't have a middle name because Carey doesn't have one either.
And now, a J-Walk Blog exclusive -- information you won't find anywhere else on the Web or even on the TV:
Both of the baby names begin with M -- just like their mother. And, both names contain an N, which is the first letter of their father's first name. Also, each name contains exactly three vowels. And if you rearrange the letters of the two names, you get: RACCOON COMMONER.
Jackie Cooper Dead
The guy who played "Jackie" in the Our Gang comedies: Actor Jackie Cooper is dead at age 88.
Actor Jackie Cooper, nominated for an Oscar at age 9 to make him the youngest nominee ever, died Tuesday night, said his agent, Ronnie Leif. He was 88.
Cooper died after a brief illness, Leif told CNN on Wednesday.
In more recent decades, Cooper played the no-nonsense newspaper editor Perry White of the Daily Planet in the Superman films of 1978 and during the 1980s.
That's a pretty long run.
Tuesday, 03 May, 2011
Los Angeles County authorities are trying to confirm if mummified remains discovered in a home are those of actress Yvette Vickers, who starred in the 1950s cult horror movies "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches," the coroner's office said Tuesday.
Vickers, 82, was also a Playboy Playmate centerfold in July 1959, a Playboy magazine spokeswoman said Tuesday. The magazine was first published in December 1953, the spokeswoman said.
A neighbor checked on Vickers last Wednesday and eventually discovered the remains in the bedroom of Vickers' home in Los Angeles' Benedict Canyon community, said Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
Note: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman is available for streaming on Netflix.
Thursday, 28 April, 2011
Charlie Watts Trivia
Some rock star trivia found at Futility Closet.
Charlie Watts draws beds. “I make a sketch of every bedroom I sleep in,” he told an interviewer in 1998. “I’ve sketched every bed I’ve slept in on tour since about 1968.”
“It’s a diary,” he told Sue Lawley in 2001. “Now I can’t miss one because it’s like ruining ‘a day in the life of.’ So I just draw every bed that I sleep in when I tour with the Rolling Stones.”
Sunday, 17 April, 2011
Just when I thought every possible topic has been covered on the interweb tubular network, I see this: Which Strollers Do The Celebs use?.
It's a 37-image slideshow that shows famous celebrities pushing a baby carriage.
Here's Sarah Jessica Parker, with two kids named Marion and Tabitha. She looks like she's in a hurry -- probably trying to catch up with the culprit who cut off the bottom of her pants. And that kid in the front can't see a damn thing.
By the way, she's pushing a Mutsy 4 Rider Next Stroller with Duoseat.
No Autographs From Jethro
I was browsing through the web site of Jethro, and found this disturbing note:
He must be pretty busy!
Tuesday, 12 April, 2011
Head In A Refrigerator
This photo has been making the rounds. That's Alfred Hitchcock's wife, putting something into the refrigerator.
Friday, 08 April, 2011
I found this ad featuring Schultzie.
Well, she was Shultzie (or is it Schultzy?) for a while, on the Bob Cummings Show. Later, she became Alice Nelson on the Brady Bunch. Her real name is Ann B. Davis, and she's still alive.
Born again at 47, Davis lived in a religious community for 15 years, and in an eerie imitation of her "Alice" role, she lived with an Episcopalian minister and his wife. During these years, she worked only in Brady reunions and occasional TV commercials, before returning to the stage in the 1990s.
Tuesday, 05 April, 2011
Man Buys Shoe To Honor Grandfather
Here's a story about The man who paid $1,425 for Justin Bieber’s right shoe.
Jim Mitchell won an eBay auction for a purple Nike sneaker, which Justin Bieber autographed and donated to help raise money for his former high school's broadcasting studio project.
He paid $1,425 for the shoe, and he barely knows who Justin Bieber is.
Mitchell’s real motivation for bidding on eBay for the shoe was to honour his grandfather, who owned a broadcasting studio in Kitchener in the 1930s and ’40s. When he died in 1951, Mitchell’s family had to sell the studio because nobody knew how to properly run it. Mitchell says he wants future generations to be educated in broadcast communications.
Broadcast communications? Isn't that where you press a button to play music and then press another button to play a commercial. How much education does that require?
Mitchell says he would consider bidding on the left shoe if the school puts it on eBay.
By the way, this is the second time this show has been auctioned. The first time:
The sneaker was first sold for $5,500 on eBay last month, but the sale fell through after it was revealed that an Edmonton girl had placed the bid without asking her mother first.
Monday, 04 April, 2011
Vanity Fair has the story: Shocking Truth Behind Donald Trump’s Hair Revealed?
How does Donald Trump get his hair to look like... the way it looks?
I’m no hairdresser, but I have some expertise in this matter: I once spent three hours sitting just four feet from the back of Trump’s head at a Time magazine anniversary dinner, and yet I still couldn’t figure it out.
But then I saw this stunning photo. Look closely. See the cross-hatching in Trump’s hair?
My baldly-stated thesis: this could be evidence of a rarely-sighted, possibly unprecedented “double comb-over.” It looks as if a length of hair growing from the part on the left side of Trump’s pate has been combed left-to-right over the crown of his head, while a second length of hair, growing from the back of his head, has been combed back-to-front over the first length of hair. Salon-strength hair products likely play a role in the final construction of this lattice-like structure—which could also explain the “ship’s prow” look one sometimes sees in side views of Trump.
Last month, I hypothesized a quadruple comb-over. To get the real answer, we must elect him as president and do a FOIA request.