Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Has Died

Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London, it has been reported. She was 27. The Back To Black singer was found at the property in by emergency services at 3:54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as 'unexplained' by police.

My favorite Amy Winehouse song. This is tragic. She had so much wasted talent. RIP Amy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Random Photos Part Three

Congratulations to Jennifer Saunders and her honorary degree.
Another blast from the past who is also a legend, Sandie Shaw.
Adrienne Maloof is tired of the tour buses bringing you to stars homes so she is going to bring
the stars to you.
Dule Hill is very embarrassed right now hanging out with Corbin Bernsen.
You can always tell a Comic-Con photo because they are always angled up like this of Carey Mullign.
Catherine Zeta Jones gets her smoke on in front of her cancer survivor husband.
And goes for another a little later.
David Beckham takes his son body boarding.

Random Photos Part Two

Drew Barrymore for Neiman Marcus. Do they go well together?
Hugh Jackman has a huge crowd in San Diego and then
gets up close and personal.
I have not seen this much leather on a couple since I took a wrong turn and ended up in an S&M bar. Had great happy hour specials. They chained you to the bar while you drank though. See how fast you tip when you have to get the bartenders attention so you can go to the bathroom.
January Jones should be teaching this class by now.
Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth race to see
I'm glad this Twilight thing is almost over.

Random Photos Part One

Three parts today.

Liam Neeson canoodles with his new girlfriend in the south of France.
Melanie Griffith may be a tad possessive and jealous and insecure about Antonio Banderas, but look at the guy, he looks good, and Melanie is right there with him.
One of my favorite people, Megyn Price and her daughter.
When you spend $35 on a pair of Pamela's new hose, you also get her signature on them which to me seems like not that great of a selling point.
In Penelope Cruz's new movie, all she has worn everyday for three weeks is this dress.
The guy next to Rihanna is hoping for a clear shot at the boobs. Look on the internet kid. The real worry is the guy behind who probably has a pair of scissors in his other hand and is thisclose to cutting a lock of hair for his collection of Rihanna dolls he made out of Popsicle sticks.
Ricky Martin checks for his peen, finds it, and gives the thumbs up.
Who would you rather? Peter Sarsgaard or Ryan Reynolds?
Tony Todd. The only reason to still keep watching Final Destination movies.

Your Turn

Would you buy a child a toy gun? When is it acceptable and when is it not?

This Will Definitely Get Me A Date

Check out the guy in the scarf and glasses too.

Forget About The Baby I Want To Fight

Most people do not think about fighting another person over a subway seat. This is especially true when one is pushing a baby in a stroller. Well, most people are not these two women from New York who get into a serious fight on the subway and totally forget about the baby in the stroller which ends up on the platform, outside of the train itself. Way to parent there. Oh, and get yourself some better wigs. It is also quite the fight for 9:40 in the morning.

Another Blind Item

Which Teen Mom has been pregnant and had at least one abortion, and possibly two since she became a mom? This is a Teen Mom and not just one of the 16 & Pregnant moms.

Jenelle Evans Violates Probation

I understand people love pot. I understand it makes them relax, eases their pain or ensures you will in fact eat that entire six pound jar of Cheetos you got from Costco. Got it. But is it that hard to stay off pot if you are on probation? It is not like people are running around all day shoplifting so they can afford to buy a joint. So, then I guess since Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2 violated her probation by testing positive for THC then she just must be an idiot. I could see that. Did she not think they were going to test her? I mean she was on probation for drug charges so she must have known. She just got out of rehab a few weeks ago, but apparently she did not learn anything. The good news is she is almost out of her teens and not pregnant again, although, stay tuned for the next blind item.

Four For Friday

#1 & #2 - What celebrity father who had a reality show is not talking to his celebrity daughter. The reason? Apparently despite the fact he is married, he was jealous when he found out his daughter was sleeping with her boyfriend.

#3 - Which B list actor from a hit cable show who has a bigger ego than brain was telling someone he thought was an actress how he had seen her work and thought she was great and they should go to his hotel room and he could give her some help and advice on her acting career. Turns out it was one of the women from the US Soccer team. Instead of giving up, our actor started saying how she could be an actress and they should go to his hotel room and he could give her some advice.

#4 & #5 - It is one thing to be stepping out with someone other than your girlfriend of many years, but when you do so with her assistant, that is another thing entirely. Oh, I guess I should identify the participants. Well, for one they were both way bigger a few years ago. The guy used to be an A list singer and rapper. Now? B- on a good day. His significant other? She used to be B back in the day, but now is probably just remembered because her name is easy to remember. Oh, and this will be revealed.

Celine Dion Has NO Sense Of Humor

I think Celine Dion must have laughed at least once in her life. I mean the first time she saw her husband naked that must have brought out at least a chuckle? An upturn of the mouth? A nervous twitch? Well, she definitely cannot handle some gentle ribbing because her lawyers shut down the website called Ridiculous Pictures Of Celine Dion. It was hilarious and the person who ran the site shut it down because they could not afford a lawyer. I have reached out to them and told them I will take it on for free because it is just someone who does not like people making fun of her and using power and money to make her way happen against someone who has none.

Can you imagine her trying this stunt with Saturday Night Live if they had a skit making fun of her faces? Of course not because NBC has big nasty lawyers too. What really sucks about this is the fact that Celine is being a bully but she has probably said at some point she was bullied or hates bullying. Celine makes ridiculous faces. Does she think they are normal? Has she looked at other people or does she focus entirely on herself at all times?

National Enquirer Blind Item

WHICH legendary athlete and his D-list actress wife are worried sick about their daughter’s risky behavior as she navigates the Hollywood party scene?
The gorgeous 20-something, who’s also a budding actress, is boozing and sleeping her way around town.

Movie Review - I Got Smurfed!

(guest post by Deanna - resident blog designer and occasional mom blogger)

I was a bit skeptical when I heard there was going to be a live action/cgi movie made about the Smurfs. I didn't think the current generation of kids would be interested in the little blue guys (and girl!) and all their smurfiness -

Get Smurfed

I am willing to admit when I'm wrong :)

I was invited to be part of a press event at Sony's Imageworks studio to get a sneak preview, see some behind-the-scenes action and interview a few of the people involved with the movie - AND to get my smurf on! (go chicky, get your smurf on, go chicky, get your smurf on...)

While we only saw a few clips from the movie, I can confidently say this is one movie we won't be missing - producer Jordan Kerner (Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web) and Director Raja Gosnell (Scooby Doo, Never been Kissed) spoke about "suspension of disbelief" and they were spot-on...the cgi and live action blended seamlessly, and it was easy to ENJOY the movie and not be conscious of that how-did-they-do-that aspect. My favorite part of the day was talking with two of the live action actors. Jayma Mays (Miss Pilsbury from Glee) plays Grace Winslow, who is a newly pregnant woman married to Neil Patrick Harris (lucky girl!).

Hank Azaria plays Gargamel, the smurfs' arch enemy and nemesis. Hank may be well known for his voice-over work, but he's been a part of some of my favorite movies, like Quiz Show, The Birdcage, and America's Sweethearts. (have to admit a slight crush here)

It was fun to ask them about acting against the stickers and wires representing the smurfs, and I got to ask Hank about creating a character who was only played by one other person (the iconic Paul Winchell). He said he at first tried to create a voice that was NOT like the original, but as the character evolved, it became much closer to Paul Winchell's original voice-over. (/total geek moment)

We then got to try two different technologies involved in making the movie - animating a character using Mya software, and doing a voice over of one of the Smurfs! Animating a smurf was so much fun - it took a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it wasn't super hard, just time-consuming. It was amazing to find out how many hours of work it took just to create a small bit of cgi animation.

Now about getting Smurfed - we got to choose which character we voiced, and since there is only ONE female smurf, I picked Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry). We were given a script, and viewed the bit of the movie we would be voicing. Then we went into the voiceover studio, which was a small, simple room with a screen and mic. After a couple of rehearsals, it was time to record. Let me tell you, it is NOT as easy as it might seem, but it was LOTS of fun! Here is me in all my smurfy glory:

I got Smurfed! from Deanna on Vimeo.

I am looking forward to taking my kids to see this, and it will be even better having the little bit of behind the scenes trivia in my head while I watch :) The Smurfs movie will be released July 29.

I give it 5 (out of 5) chickies!

Disclosure - I was invited to this press event, but was otherwise not compensated by Sony for this review - all opinions are strictly mine, including that Hank Azaria is dreamy...

Photo credits - Sony, Me, Me. :)

Lindsay Lohan Is A Mess

When Lindsay Lohan pleaded poverty yesterday in court I think everyone was amused. It is tough to plead poverty when you live in a place that costs $7K a month to rent and are wearing about $3000 worth of clothes and shoes. Of course she could have stolen the clothes and shoes, so maybe that is not the best judge of her income.

What I saw yesterday was something else though. I saw someone who looks about 50 despite her age being half that. I saw someone who let her SAG insurance lapse because no one has hired her for anything in almost two years. I also can tell you that Lindsay will never complete her community service in one year. She just won't. At the pace she is going she has to average a little more than 8 hours a week every week for almost the next year. She won't do that. She could, but she will have excuses why she did not and the Judge, whoever it is a year from now will probably let it slide and give her another six months or a year.

If Lindsay really cared about getting off probation and getting serious, she could bust out that community service in two months of going everyday. What that would show is that she wanted to remove that albatross from around her neck and producers and casting people would see she is going everyday and serious about getting better and might take a chance on hiring her.

BuzzFoto Blind Item

After two failed stints in rehab, this B list singer has decided to try converting to a religion with strict substance abuse rules. She is currently investigating the religion and while she doesn’t necessarily care about the “god stuff” she’s hoping the guidelines will keep her sober.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Random Photos Part Two

Atlantis has landed. The end of an era.

Well, there was nothing going to top Atlantis coming in for its final landing, but Matt Damon bald and buff is not bad.
I have never seen Angelina's daughters in a bad mood. Ever. These two especially are always having fun.
So, yesterday you saw Alexander Skarsgard in a robe and almost naked. Today, stiff and in a suit.
Christina Aguilera gets some makeup tips from Shrek.
And David Beckham cooks too.
Demi Lovato does Debbie Gibson from the 80's.
Jennifer Aniston solo in London on the red carpet and then later
hooks up with her undertaker/boyfriend.
Jason Bateman brought his wife.
Jason Sudeikis is just glad January Jones is on the other side of the world. She keeps calling.

Random Photos Part One

Two parts today.

You know what? Jessica Alba looks really good here. I think she is embracing pregnancy this time around.
Who weighs more, Nicole Richie or Justin Bieber?
Jon Bon Jovi in France. Is he going ginger?
Jason Segel getting friendly with Leslie Mann.
I don't have enough Michael Imperioli in the photos.
Not only is Ryan Gosling a dog lover and a Steve Earle fan, he also
is very very strong and is willing to experiment, which is always good.
Richard Marx - Los Angeles
Would you rather be known for the rest of your life as Punky or
Yeah, yeah, Tyra Banks wanting attention but I am distracted by the guy behind her who has huge moobs.


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