Friday, January 16, 2009

Quick Hits Part Two


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?

20 comments:

Suzanne said...

When I saw that Self cover last week -- I had NO IDEA who it was. It sorta looked like Isla Fisher to me at first. They went a little too photoshop happy there.

twunty mcslore said...

Bear Grylls other kid has a weird name too.
And what is with Jocelyn for a middle name? Isn't that strictly a girl's name.
There must be a whole lot of crazy in that house.

Sylvia said...

I haven't seen CSI for a long time and I doubt it very much if they are going to have Ashlee and Pete in it I will DVR it.

Can't stand that idiot Knoxville. They should have put him in jail just to give him a taste of his own medicine.

BlackseatDriver said...

The news doesn't get any better, Today I found out in Conde Nast magazine the 85 year old Sumner Redstone sometimes has sex four times a day.

twunty mcslore said...

The other kid's name is Marmaduke.
Who owns Self magazine? Kneepads?

Sarah said...

She looks so much prettier in the Globes picture! On the Self cover her face looks messed up.

Molly said...

Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls


not as bad as adolf hitler campbell, but still.

JJ said...

Ditto to everything you said Enty

Z said...

At that scale, the cover pic of Jenna looks like a drawing. When it was really small I thought it was Kelly Clarkson!

jax said...

jesus christ Jenna, for shame!

DNfromMN said...

I read that quote as facetious.

I wonder if Ashlee can lip synch through her role on CSI-NY

Sara said...

Does anyone read Jenna's myspace blog?

I enjoy it.

Green Wave Gal said...

I like Jenna's blog too, Sara. :)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Poor Johnny Knoxville! I bet Steve-O planted that grenade as a prank.

bionic bunny! said...

yeah, no. look at who we're talking about here: the grenade was a publicity stunt, and it worked. there is no way that was spotted going through x-ray and guns weren't drawn. he would have been SERIOUSLY detained, prop or no prop.
i get patted down because of the metal in my back, and i tell them ahead of time, AND i have a medical card. they're very cool about it, but nobody enjoys having somebody put on rubber gloves and patting you down.
okay, some people probably do enjoy it.

shakey said...

twunty - Jocelyne is a female name. Jocelyn is a male name. I had to read the name twice to figure out if it was a boy or girl because Edward/Jocelyne don't fit. I figure if Ent uses "he", then it has to be a boy. Who is this Bear Gryll anyway.

My Disappointment of the Day is that Djimon Honsou is stuck with Kimora. Please don't tell me he's a Xenu lover, too. That would make me sad.

I had no idea Jenna was such a Bree.

Molly said...

shakey, jocelyn is a woman's name. do a google search of 'jocelyn' and you come up with all kinds of jocelyn's that are women, starting with the poor mess jocelyn wildenstein.

Molly said...

also - bear grylls is the guy on man vs. wild and is british. that may explain the name thing as well.

drew said...

But crock pots ARE awesome. They really are! I know at least a half dozen women who use their crock pot to make a soup/stew, pot roast or some bbq a few times a week.

Mooshki said...

I'm voting for tongue-in-cheek too, 'cause I don't want to have to think less of her.

And I agree, crock pots ARE awesome! :)