When Stunt Casting Jumps The Shark - Everyone always talks about then shows jump the shark. That point in time where it is just one steady downhill run to the end. Jumping the shark often happens as a result of stunt casting. But what happens when stunt casting itself jumps the shark. EW is reporting that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are going to be in CSI:NY as a Bonnie and Clyde type couple. There is some point where the drive for ratings totally destroys any credibility a television show has, and I think this is that moment.
I've Heard That One Before - Johnny Knoxville was detained, but not sent to jail or accused of being a terrorist when he tried to bring an inert grenade onto a plane at LAX. His excuse was the same one I have heard almost every time this happens. "I forgot it was in my bag." OK, presumably this bag is one that you travel with all of the time. So, did you forget to take it out after the last time you traveled? Same goes with the guns, knives and every other item that celebrities seem to carry in their bags and forget about. I understand this grenade was a prop. It was not going to off, but it was still a real grenade, and an unloaded gun is still a gun. I sometimes forget a pair of socks in my luggage, but I am pretty sure I am going to remember where I left my grenade last time I finished playing with it.
Baby News - Bear Grylls' wife Shera gave birth to their third child. Proving that Bear is a celebrity they named their kid Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls. His best friend growing up will be Deputy Dawg. Oh, and good luck ever fitting that name into a standardized form. "There aren't enough bubbles teacher." In other baby news, Kimora Simmons is going to reproduce again. At least the kid will have a chance because the dad is Djimon Hounsou who is a good looking guy.
Disappointment News Of The Day - In what has to be one of the most disappointing pieces of news in quite sometime, Jenna Fischer has betrayed me. She has allowed her publicists to turn her into something she isn't and made her just another shill trying to move up the ladder in Hollywood. She did this thing for Self Magazine where she let them photoshop her to a point where her own family wouldn't recognize her, and then made her follow some regimen which had her using a crock pot and how it improved her sex life because she and her boyfriend could come home and eat right away and still have time left over for sex after. I hate these kind of articles and am utterly dismayed and shocked that Jenna let herself be talked into one. She will never live down this quote.
"Since we didn't have to cook [at night], it left time for hanky-panky!" she says, adding that it's "the best invention since the microwave for busy women who want a home-cooked meal."
Seriously? All of this sentence makes me cringe, but the hanky-panky and, oh, never mind. Jenna, Jenna, Jenna. How could you do this?