Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Edition

Breaking news: Elizabeth Taylor died earlier this morning.

I admit that I don't watch a lot of old movies, despite being the entertainment Guru. I have never seen Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf or even Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. In fact I have never seen anything that she acted in. All I can tell you is that she married alot of guys in her time and was friends with Michael Jackson.

She was a fashion icon though. She is one of the few people known more for their style then for anything else. She was humanatarian, donating a lot of her money to charities.

The last few years of her life had been known more for frequent trips to the hospital then anything.

She is one of the last Icons from Hollywood from yesteryear. She always seemed to have a certain class to her, in the interviews I saw of her, that most of today's young Hollywood will never understand. There are few people left in the world like her. Her fans all around the world will mourn her, though very few people will be surprised.

Hopefully this week I will post another blog, one that isn't so somber.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Comparing Casts Edition

I thought it would be kind of fun to do a little comparision today. So We are going to take a look at the new cast of Dancing With The Stars and compare them to the new Celebrity Apprentice. In case you didn't see the new casts (Even though Celeb Apprentice is all ready on the air), here is a look at them:

Dancing With The Stars:
*Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard
*Disney star Chelsea Kane
*Rapper Romeo sans the Lil’
*Actor Ralph Macchio
*Model Petra Nemcova
*Reality star Kendra Wilkinson
*Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward
*Radio personality Mike Catherwood
*Talk show host Wendy Williams
*Pro wrestler Chris Jericho
*Actress Kirstie Alley

Celebrity Apprentice
La Toya Jackson - Singer
Mark McGrath – Singer
Star Jones – Talk Show Host
Lisa Rinna – TV Star (Days of Our Lives)
Dionne Warwick - Singer
Richard Hatch – 1st winner of Survivor
Jose Canseco – Baseball Player
Niki Taylor - Super model
Meatloaf -Singer
Marlee Matlin - Actress
David Cassidy - Partridge Family
Hope Dworaczyk - Playboy
Lil John - Rapper
Gary Busey - Actor
NeNe Leakes - 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
John Rich – Big & Rich

Think how awesome it would be if they reversed it and put Jose Canseco or Meatloaf on Dancing With The Stars? Ok. Enough awesome fantasy thinking... LOL.

First off, I think of the people on DWTS there are three people who really have a chance to win. Nothing against Kirstie Alley or Don't call me "Li'L" Romeo. I think that Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho or Sugar Ray Leonard have the best chances to win. Macchio compared dancing to karate. When he starred in Karate Kid he had to train the same way. Yes that was 25 years ago, but still. I can also say that Chris Jericho is nimble enough to win. He is a hard worker and probably in the best shape of anyone in that cast. The only thing against Sugar Ray Leonard is his age. If this was 25 years ago, I think he would automatically win. Plus Romeo and Chelsea Kane werent even born when he is in his prime. The fourth most likely to win is Hines Ward, though I am not completely unbiased when it comes to Ward or Jericho for that matter. I think the first person eliminated will be Chelsea Kane. Next up is Mike Eastwood. Quite honestly I dont even know who that guy is. So how is he considered a star? Anyone? Didnt think so. I think 3rd one to go will be Kendra Wilkinson.

Then there is the crazy train that is Celebrity Apprentice. I dont think it's even possible to pick a winner in this crowd. But if I had to pick one, I think I will go with either John Rich or Mark McGrath. They seem to be the only sane ones in the group. Clearly sane doesnt fit when you talk Canseco, Meatloaf, Li'L Jon or the biggest crazy person on the show Gary Busey. I hope they keep him on for a while since he has the potential to be the biggest train wreck and I think it would be funny to witness it.

You may have heard that CBS finally got around to firing Charlie Sheen, in the Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret. No one was surprised by that. But I have been thinking about it alot recently. And not just how funny the words "Winning.. duh" is. Everyone is writing him off and saying his career is dead. But I am saying that it isnt! You read it here first. Let's rewind a few years to another actor that comes from an acting family that many people wrote off. Someone that fully admitted to using drugs, was arrested several times for posession. But that person now is more successful then he was before all the arrests, despite an early Oscar nomination. Are you trying to figure it out? The person in question is the same age as Charlie Sheen, which also makes it more striking. I am of course referring to Robert Downey Jr. I think it is possible for Sheen to pull himself together and still be relevant in Hollywood. You read it here first!