October 22, 2010
Maybe this can be a ring that he actually helps to get…just kidding, you are a Laker, so I got your back…
This is a good sign for Laker fans. Ronin’s girl Khloe helped Lamar get another ring, so this has to be good right?
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, 26, and tennis star Maria Sharapova, 23, are engaged to be married, the basketball player announced before Thursday night’s 120-99 preseason win over the Golden State Warriors.The proposal — which he characterized as “probably old-school” — came on the one-year anniversary of when they first met at a friend’s barbecue. “I had to do it like a gentleman,” Vujacic said.
“She was happy. The answer was yes, so I think she liked it,” said Vujacic, who the Riverside Press-Enterprise said was returning to the court after three games off due to a concussion.
The point guard made his announcement on a night when Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant were both absent — more spotlight for him and his bride.
Now, if we don’t repeat, I will be blaming YOU! (jk, jk…you should not be the reason we win or lose…) You clearly are the winner here Sasha…
September 14, 2010
All day yesterday, I thought about what we lost and he still hasn’t fully hit me yet. The music was inspiring, and mood changing. The poetry coming from Tupac could be a total attitude adjustment.
A true artist/poet has been gone for 14 years yesterday and his music still inspires others to create good music and tell the stories of the streets that need to be heard by others. It’s been a long time and that void has not and really will not be filled by others. That is what makes the loss still so painful. We need good music, and all we are getting is bubblegum rap for the most part. We need Biggie, we need Tupac.
When I hear Dear Mama, I think of my own mother, who passed away over twenty years ago. That song as the ability to make me both happy and sad at the same time. It never fails to pull on th heartstrings.
Me and My Girlfriend always gets me to think about how Jay-Z stole my mans shit, and how clever he was with the word play to talk about the criminality and the love of firearms.
I get around brings back memories of college parties and going out to the club chasing the box. That was an immediate party song that would get people up and shaking.
While I have down down the spectrum to agnostic about religion, Hail Mary brings back time in the church as a little boy. Ronin and I used to be ushers in church and sing in the choir. We needed forgiveness for the things that we did as kids.
I don’t know if we will have a poet in the same way as Tupac ever again. It really was disheartening to be watching TV in Hawaii this weekend and seeing the VH1 top 100 performers and to see Tupac in the low 60’s. Rap may not be your particular cup of tea, but to disrespect him and have Rage against the Machine, Cheap Trick and others ahead of him is ludicrous. But, rap music wasn’t even on this list the last time they did it, so it is baby steps…but Beyonce is ahead of him? child please…
We will never know what really happened that night in LV, but, I miss you and mourn would could have been.
August 20, 2010
Damn Morpheus, did you offer her the red and the blue pill?
You would think that pops would have kicked down some loot to prevent this, but it has shades of Reggie Bush to me. You might ask, “What do you mean Steve?” Well, the big issue with Reggie is that had he been a man and paid off his debts, the issue with USC would not have gone anywhere. This started as a suit to get money back that the agent and runners gave to him.
This seems the same way. Montana must have been broke and needed some loot and Larry didn’t kick down, until it was too late and Vivid had the video. Now, the issue gets worse because there are some non flattering scenes with her co-star, Brian Pumper. CBS explains
NEW YORK (CBS) Montana Fishburne has welcomed her new found fame with open arms; however, the 19-year-old adult film star might be learning the hard way that the porn industry doesn’t always play by the rules.
The budding film star has reportedly hired a team of lawyers to clear up an X-rated debate with her sex tape partner.
According to TMZ, Montana Fishburne, whose father is “The Matrix” star Laurence Fishburne, has sent several letters to porn co-star Brian Pumper demanding that his production company stop selling “Phattys Rhymes & Dimes 14” because it contains footage of “work” that Montana and Brian did on the side…you know for practice.
The letter issued to Brian Pumper claims that Montana never consented to the use of the material for that video, but admits that she agreed to “practice” with Pumper in order to get ready for her debut with Vivid Entertainment, reports TMZ.
Montana Fishburne said she made it clear the additional footage was not supposed to be sold.
As of late, Brian Pumper has not responded to the letters, says TMZ.
Listen to the reason for the sex tape…
As reported last week, Montana, 19, has chosen to release a sex tape with Vivid to follow in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian:
“I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape.”
Really? Kimmy Kakes showed you the way to fame? At least she was having sex with someone famous… I had no idea who Brian Pumper was until I looked it up and I still really don’t.
August 16, 2010
wait, isn’t that just called being a voyeur?
HONG KONG – On the leafy fringes of Hong Kong in a shabby film studio, a nude ponytailed actor stretched out on animal-skins with his lover as the cameras rolled in a set evoking a subterranean sex lair in ancient China.
Turning away from a slightly blurred high definition TV screen as the actors writhed, director Christopher Sun shouted “cut” whilst yanking off his 3-D glasses. “Good” he yelled.
No ordinary porn flick, “3-D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” is being touted as the world’s first IMAX-3-D erotic film.
I am with Ronin…I am totally down on 3-D. Real life is 3-D. Spend time going to do what you want, instead of watching others…
Hong Kong director Christopher Sun is currently filming his $3.2 million ‘3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy’, which is due for release in May, but Italian director Tinto Brass has already announced he will produce a 3D remake of his 1979 erotic film Caligula.
Although mainland Chinese censors are almost certain to block the movie’s screening, it has sparked wide interest in other Asian markets, including Japan and South Korea, as well Europe, and the United States.
Producer Stephen Shiu said: “This is the future of the movie business — it’s human nature to want to see things in 3D.”
Adding to the pressure, the American company Hustler is making a pornographic spoof of 3D science fiction blockbuster Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time and the film that heralded the beginning of the mainstream 3D boom.
There is a lot of things that are happening in a porno flick that I don’t want to see, and definitely not in 3-D. I certainly don’t want to see any dudes in 3D, or the money shot.
look at your girl….
Law enforcement sources tell us the Seaside Heights PD busted Snooki moments ago for disorderly conduct. The details of that conduct are unclear.
We’re told Snooki — real name Nicole Polizzi — is currently in police custody.
Earlier in the day, Snooki was partying on the beach with a beer bong … only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola. We’re told she was also seen at a local bar taking “body shots.”
Why is this chick making a bunch of money? More important, why should we care?
Ole girl got some money and then it went to her head (and her gut) The one thing that might have been attractive is lost. Her grill was not much to look at and the big frames make her look like an old grandmother.
Looks like MTV bought into a some fake gold, fugazi as the guidettes say…
Here is another great action shot of her falling all over the place.
Ronin, what did you see in this trainwreck?
This might be the only thing that she is good for…
Here is some music to ride out to Snooki…
The Movie Machete: Lindsey Lohan getting ready for life after drugs….making movies about guns, nuns and badguys…
July 15, 2010
Lindsey is only in this movie for a hot minute and of course, she has a nude scene in it. It clearly will not be a Two Mules for Sister Sara moment… She is going to be reduced to these types of roles unless she gets her act together.
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to shocking and judging by stills and posters recently released for her next movie the troubled starlet intends to keep fanning the flames of controversy.
A new poster for Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, shows Lohan posing as a nun, in full habit, licking the barrel of a gun.
A still from the movie has also been released showing Lohan’s character, The Sister, pointing a handgun at the camera.
Robert Rodriguez was clutch in the movie El Marachi, so I am obviously going to give this movie a look-see. But, really, for the other actors. De Niro, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal are in the movie and they will make it worth bootlegging.
MJ, I do remember. You should still be with us…R.I.P.
This is a message and a warning. Time flies and before you know it, you have missed something, or you have expired with a grip of regret. Don’t get to that point. You should however look back at the fond times that you have had…like the blog.
Shout out to Erik and Ronin…remember when you guys blogged?
On MJ, what is happening to the Dr., Conrad Murray ? Is he going to get away with it? Now that that the passion of some has died down, I worry about deals being struck. But, ultimately, MJ is still not with us and prosecuting him will not bring him back, so sit back and ride out to the video…
This was a show that I watched, since it was pre-cable days and it came on during the Jefferson’s, Good Times time block. It was something that my grandparents watched, and they ruled the TV. This was one of the shows that they watched, which meant that it was a show that I had to watch, along with Designing Women. At least that show had a black dude in it, even though he was a little light in the loafers. unfortunately, it looks like Betty White is the next one to get the proverbial ‘casting call’ from the grim reaper.
NEW YORK – Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 76.
Her manager Barbara Lawrence said McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke.
She had undergone treatment for breast cancer in 1997 and later lectured to cancer support groups on “aging gracefully.” In 2009, she had heart bypass surgery.
McClanahan had an active career in off-Broadway and regional stages in the 1960s before she was tapped for TV in the 1970s for the key best-friend character on the hit series “Maude,” starring Beatrice Arthur. After that series ended in 1978, McClanahan landed the role as Aunt Fran on “Mama’s Family” in 1983.
But her most loved role came in 1985 when she co-starred with Arthur, Betty White and Estelle Getty in “The Golden Girls,” a runaway hit that broke the sitcom mold by focusing on the foibles of four aging — and frequently eccentric — women living together in Miami.
“Golden Girls” aimed to show “that when people mature, they add layers,” she told The New York Times in 1985. “They don’t turn into other creatures. The truth is we all still have our child, our adolescent, and your young woman living in us.”
Blanche, who called her father “Big Daddy,” was a frequent target of roommates Dorothy, Rose and the outspoken Sophia (Getty), who would fire off zingers at Blanche such as, “Your life’s an open blouse.”
McClanahan snagged an Emmy for her work on the show in 1987. In an Associated Press interview that year, McClanahan said Blanche was unlike any other role she had ever played.
“Probably the closest I’ve ever done was Blanche DuBois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Pasadena Playhouse,” she said. “I think, too, that’s where the name came from, although my character is not a drinker and not crazy.”
Her Blanche Devereaux, she said, “is in love with life and she loves men. I think she has an attitude toward women that’s competitive. She is friends with Dorothy and Rose, but if she has enough provocation she becomes competitive with them. I think basically she’s insecure. It’s the other side of the Don Juan syndrome.”
After “The Golden Girls” was canceled in 1992, McClanahan, White and Getty reprised their roles in a short-lived spinoff, “Golden Palace.”
McClanahan continued working in television, on stage and in film, appearing in the Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau vehicle “Out to Sea” and as the biology teacher in “Starship Troopers.”
She stepped in to portray Madame Morrible, the crafty headmistress, for a time in “Wicked,” Broadway’s long-running “Wizard of Oz” prequel.
In 2008, McClanahan appeared in the Logo comedy “Sordid Lives: The Series,” playing the slightly addled, elderly mother of an institutionalized drag queen.
During production, McClanahan was recovering from 2007 surgery on her knee. It didn’t stop her from filming a sex scene in which the bed broke, forcing her to hang on to a windowsill to avoid tumbling off.
McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Okla., to building contractor William McClanahan and his wife, Dreda Rheua-Nell, a beautician. She graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa with a degree in German and theater arts.
McClanahan’s acting career began on the stage. According to a 1985 Los Angeles Times profile, she appeared at the Pasadena (Calif.) Playhouse, studied in New York with Uta Hagen and Harold Clurman, and worked in soaps and on the stage.
She won an Obie — the off-Broadway version of the Tony — in 1970 for “Who’s Happy Now,” playing the “other woman” in a family drama written by Oliver Hailey. She reprised the role in a 1975 television version; in a review, The New York Times described her character as “an irrepressible belle given to frequent bouts of `wooziness’ and occasional bursts of shrewdness.”
She had appeared only sporadically on television until producer Norman Lear tapped her for a guest role on “All in the Family” in 1971.
She went from there to a regular role in the “All in the Family” spinoff “Maude,” playing Vivian, the neighbor and best friend to Arthur in the starring role.
When Arthur died in April 2009, McClanahan recalled that she had felt constrained by “Golden Girls” during the later years of its run. “Bea liked to be the star of the show. She didn’t really like to do that ensemble playing,” McClanahan said.
Damn. Way to throw your dead colleague and friend under the bus. You could have just said that you were ready for new challenges or that the role got stale. But you had to make sure you let everyone know that you were not happy and it was Bea’s fault. I guess you can settle it now that you are together.
McClanahan was married six times: Tom Bish, with whom she had a son, Mark Bish; actor Norman Hartweg; Peter D’Maio; Gus Fisher; and Tom Keel. She married husband Morrow Wilson on Christmas Day in 1997.
She called her 2007 memoir “My First Five Husbands … And the Ones Who Got Away.”
Another case of art imitating life. She got around on the show too and in real life.
Damn… dude did live hard though.
The cops were always on him and he was always involved in something that was getting him caught up, whether it was beating on his wife or his debt problems.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, has died after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank says life support was terminated and Coleman died at 12:05 p.m. MDT.
Coleman, with his sparkling eyes and perfect comic timing, became a star after “Diff’rent Strokes” debuted in 1978. He played the younger brother in a pair of African-American siblings adopted by a wealthy white man.
Photos: Gary Coleman through the years
His popularity faded when the show ended after six seasons on NBC and two on ABC.
He suffered continuing ill health from the kidney disease that stunted his growth and had a host of legal problems in recent years.
This show killed me when I was a kid. Where is Mr. Drummond when you need him now? Well, with the exception of Todd Bridges, there is a reunion show in heaven right now.