Saturday, July 31, 2004
I had never seen it before -- it was pretty f-ed up. Very bizarre, very freaky. There were some funny parts but I just don't understand how that movie was marketed to kids back in 1982. It was scary-looking.
Anyways, that's what we did. I'm damn tired and I'm going to bed. I'll have a picture of Shar Jackson and Kevin Federline's new baby boy tomorrow.
So while Erik was making the cake, Mike, Brandon and I went to see The Manchurian Candidate.
It was a very good movie. Very freaky and not what I expected. After the movie we had dinner at Pizzeria UNO and then came home. We are due to meet up with Kirsten for drinks and such. Stay tuned ...
FALL LEAGUE! QUOP NEVER DIES!!
BTW: Adam totally reneged on playing dong out! I think I'm gonna sue!
Anyways, after the game the guys (the straight ones plus Erik) went to Canada for Steve's bachelor party for some boobie bar action. Brandon came out to watch our games and decided to not go see the strippers. Instead he hung out with the rest of us for Kirsten's birthday. We couldn't find a bar that wasn't overcrowded so we hung out at Kirsten's place. We did cake (baked by Michael T.) and presents and had a really fun time.
Lemon Drop shots make pretty faces.
Kirsten & her friend Rose. She looks sweet but Rose can incapacitate you with just 2 fingers.
The Flager Narcolepsy strikes again!
You can see the rest of the pictures HERE.
In other news, I found out that I am worth a measly $1,871,454.00 -- which is a bunch of bull shizz if you ask me. You can find out how much you are worth by visiting HumanForSale.com.
There isn't much goss for today. I do have a tiny Brit update:
Britney was out in Malibu with her mom while Kevin was out shopping with his dude at the same time. He looks like he's getting something altered or tailor made for him. Hmmm, I wonder what it could be?
That is all for now, Michael T., Brandon and I are going to hang out again tonight while Erik goes out with Stephanie for her Bachelorette party. I believe we are hooking up with Kirsten for more birthday celebrations.
Don't forget to check out the blue moon tonight.
Friday, July 30, 2004
I feel much better today. Mike and I stayed out late last night and I didn't go to sleep until 3am but I slept until 12:30pm today. I am well-rested. And can I just say how happy I am that it is still July? Just today, the evil specter of having to return to work has reared its ugly head. The beginning-of-the-school-year informational packet (with return dates, seminars, blah blah blah) arrived in my mailbox. But, I can take heart that I have ALL of August to look forward to without having to think about going back to work. Sure there are some days in August when I'll have to go in to do some school-year preparations but, technically, I'll still be on vacation. Woo!
There is a rumor that tonight's kickball game (our last of the regular season) is going to be played sans clothes; here's an excerpt from an email (from team mate Adam) to the entire team, "Why don't we play dong out kickball, or in the ladies case, all smiles." Hahahahah! I'll have the camera with me just in case there is some dong/smile action.
Today's Britney update comes from Montana Nails along trendy Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. Note how she flashes her bling and shows off her tattoo:
There is a rumor going around that Britney has moved up her wedding to next month. It is being reported that she wants to get married at the $3 million dollar mansion she just purchased. November is a long way away and with the way Brit-Brit has been acting lately I wouldn't be surprised if she did move the wedding date up. We'll see ...
In other news:
- The California judicial system has deemed it prudent to consolidate all of Courtney Loves's cases to one courtroom. Hello! This is a brilliant idea. Maybe they can just get her a chair with her name on it and everything. It would be a wise investment. But don't count Courtney out yet, she is heading to Japan to play for the Mt. Fuji concert this weekend. Don't be surprised if she never comes back to the U.S. y'all.
- Did you know that Hulk Hogan had a daughter? Did you know that she, Brooke Hogan, is trying her hand at becoming the next pop princess? Of course you didn't because who even remembers Hulk Hogan? She has his same washed out bleached hair-do (which isn't a plus) but she's pretty ripped for a 16-year-old girl. She is dating Aaron Carter and describes her music as a cross between Jessica Simpson and Hilary Duff. But, hey, if this singing thing doesn't work out I'm sure she can have a career in wrestling. Her debut album comes out September 21.
- Michael Jackson just can't catch a break. A kid got hurt at the Neverland Ranch while riding an ATV. Apparently he was driving really fast and the ATV flipped over on top of him -- sounds like there is great supervision there. Why do parents still let their children visit the Neverland Ranch?
- The Miss America Pageant is going to get rid of the talent portion of the beauty competition. How are we ever going to select our next Miss America without knowing if she can deftly twirl batons with her neck or play the banjo with her toes?
- And, for some reason, there are plans to release a book about Amy Fisher. Who gives a shizz about Amy Fisher? If it weren't for I Love The 90's NO ONE would even know who she is anymore.
Thursday, July 29, 2004
We have 2 games tomorrow night and I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that we are going to win them both.
After the game, Kirsten, Erik, Mike and I were supposed to go to The Detroit Art Space to see Xiu Xiu perform. Kirsten and Erik ended up opting out and Mike and I went instead. I don't even know how to adequately describe the show. They were very art rock.
Their music was reminiscent of 80's bands with very interesting vocals by the lead singer. It was a cool show though. All of Detroit's coolest hipsters were in attendance. It was totally fun. I took a few more pictures, you can see them all HERE.
And that's it. I'm real tired from all the interrupted sleep I got today so I'm not going to stay up much longer. But I'll dig up more goss tomorrow, that's for sure.
I'm pretty cranky when I'm sleep-deprived.
Anyways, let's just talk about the f-ing gossip already ...
Britney and her trashy beau spent some time at a "friend's" house. Judging by the bars on the door and windows one can assume that it was a friend of his:
Why is she holding her checkbook in the first picture? Was she giving him money? Was she giving the "friend" money? This story is still developing ...
In other news;
- Because Gays need lots of validation, I am happy to report that Psychologists are set to endorse same-sex marriages. Imagine that, the American Psychological Association thinks that Gays should be allowed to marry. Isn't that crazy?
- Whoops! American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo suffered an injury when she fell down some stairs at a concert in Grand Rapids, MI. Now, I think it sucks that she got hurt but some AI fans were a little more upset and took things a little too far: "After the show, fans held a vigil at the hotel where the "American Idol" performers were staying." WTF?!? I don't think a vigil was necessary but I'll defer to Shane on that one.
- Ashlee Simpson has bested older sister Jessica. According to reports, Ashlee's debut album has already outsold ALL of Jessica's albums in just one week. Autobiography debuted at #1. Have I underestimated the younger Simpson? I listened to the whole album and wasn't immediately impressed but I do tend to be a pretty harsh critic of music on my first listen. Maybe I'll give it another listen.
- Holy Teaser, Batman! Head on over to the official Batman Begins website to see the first photos and trailer for the film, due out summer 2005. Or you can click HERE to go directly to the trailer. I am so excited for this film.
Tonight The Quop Brigade has a set of kickball games. The games tonight are rescheduled from NEXT Friday which half the team can't make because of Steve & Stephanie's wedding. Tomorrow night we play our last 2 games of the regular season. If we do well tonight and tomorrow then we make it to the playoffs. Wish us luck!
I need to go finish laundry, eat something and get ready for kickball. Later on tonight Mike, Erik, Kirsten and I are heading to the Detroit Art Space to see the band Xiu Xiu perform ... I hope I can stay awake.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
My next brilliant idea was to take ANOTHER template and edit the shizz out of it so that I could keep the essence of my blog without having to build from scratch. Yeah, that didn't work either. I wanted it to look like this blog, Three 1 Three, but have a hot pink, black and white color scheme. I got close but came to the realization that it just didn't feel like my blog anymore. I think I just wanted it to look more uniform like the other blogs that I read but then, on some level, it wouldn't be my blog anymore.
So in the end, I settled on flipping the whole thing back to the way it was, making a few minor edits and adding a cool sparkly top header (unfortunately for those using Netscape you won't be able to see the cool sparkly header but then again, this blog template never looked right on Netscape anyway). Voila! It's Trent's blog ... only better!
Pink is *so* pimp!
Lest you think that web authoring is all I did today, let me tell you what else I did this evening. Erik came home from work really late. He's been working late a lot these past few days. We decided to go to Amici's in Berkley for gourmet pizza with $3 cosmos supplied by The Living Room next door. We had such a nice dinner together.
Erik was tired so we decided to just come home to chill out. We managed to watch John Edwards give his DNC speech (you can read the text HERE) which was very well executed. Then we watched as the convention delegates cast their votes for the Democratic nominee. Ohio's delegation support gave John Kerry enough votes to make him the official nominee:
He arrives in Boston tomorrow to address the convention and formally accept his party's nomination for President of the United States of America.
Yada Yada Yada!
Anyways, I still think that I'm going to overhaul my entire blog someday but just not yet. I want to make sure that I know what I'm doing, that I do all the work and that it's completely finished before I take down this blog template and put up another.
But none of this is remotely interesting, I'm sure. I'll make sure I spend less time fiddling with html code and more time scouring the Internet for cheap gossip. BTW, Britney was last seen hobbling around with a new leg brace
This news isn't so juicy but you get what you get when I'm preoccupied with other things. Ciao!
I've been told that this new lay out looks funky in 800X600 resolution but most people have their screen resolution set at 1024X768.
This is what summer boredom does to a person.
C'mon feel the noise.
I'm a big Requiem for a Dream fan so I thought it would be neat-o to go see Leto's band play when they came to Detroit a couple of years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by the album and was really surprised by the concert (photos HERE). Ever since then I've been on the 30STM mailing list (I'll admit it, I'm an Echelon member) and yesterday I got an update that the guys were in the studio working on the follow-up album. The official site has pix of Jared & co. in the studio:
I wonder if the new album, tenatively titled The Battle Of One, is going to be influenced by Jared's break-up with Cameron Diaz. As long as they lose the latin lingo they were using on the first album (PROVEHITO IN ALTUM) I think they're going to be okay.
Watching re-runs of My So-Called Life on The N has rekindled my affection for J. Requiem was such a good movie, I loved his part in Fight Club and I'm looking forward to seeing him in Alexander.
If you are interested in seeing 30STM in action visit THIS SITE, a fan page, for some videos and live performances. C'mon, Angela Chase would want you to do it.
But first, on a serious note, I had to go ahead and tell Mikey (last week) that I wasn't going to be able to make it down to Louisiana for his wedding and he wrote me back this morning. Obviously he was hurt and I feel rotten. I wish there was a way that I can swing it but I've played with scenarios and just haven't come up with a solution. If the wedding was at the end of October, or sometime in November I'm pretty sure I could wrangle the time off. In any regard, his message to me was so genuine and heartfelt. I love him. He's stuck by me through so much emotional stuff. We were inseparable and I miss that a lot. I'm very bummed that I've disappointed him but I know that he understands. I'm going to have to make sure that I get his new bride and him a kickass wedding gift.
I got to talk to Megan today. I've been such a stupid ass the past week (I blame it on boredom/stircraziness) that we've not been in contact with her. I'm definitely going to see her this weekend, hopefully at a kickball game. But we've got some plans in the works for Saturday night so it shall be a blast.
But enough about me, let's get to the good stuff:
- Hilary Duff is out on tour and providing her fans (and their parents) with good ol' wholesome concert-going fun. Kids are entertained by glowsticks and beach balls and parents are pleased that there is no simulated sex on stage -- who knew?
- Last night, Michael Moore squared off with Bill O'Reilly on the Fox News Channel and did an excellent job of outfoxing the blowhard. O'Reilly kept trying to corner Moore who would not let himself get trapped by O'Reilly's word games. I would call it a win for Moore over O'Reilly.
- Michael Jackson won a delay to the start of his upcoming trial. The trial, which was due to begin on September 13, is now due to begin in January 2005. I think Jackson's defense is based on the need for his extremely ill accuser to die before the trial begins.
- Rehab isn't just for kids anymore. Donatella Versace has been admitted to a drug rehabilitation center to battle a cocaine addiction. I think the orderlies should keep track of how many times she demands that they "GET OUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTT!!!!"
- Har Mar Superstar, whose new album The Handler is due out in September, has enlisted the aid of Aussie pop diva Holly Valance and US indie chanteuse Karen O on the new disc. It should be a pretty awesome album. Yeah, make that ass clap, yo!
- Simpsons creator Matt Groening has announced that the next season of The Simpsons will involve a character confessing his/her homosexuality. Apparently, in the same episode Homer will become ordained on the internet and will begin to perform same-sex weddings. Groening would not hint at who the gay character might be but I think it's way too obvious to believe it will be Wayland Smithers (who has been secretly in love with Montgomery Burns for years). I also don't believe it will be one of Marge's sisters. This will be the biggest Simpsons buzz since we wondered "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"
Well, my time in front of the computer is about done. I need to check in with the couch but not before I visit the refrigerator. It may sound like I'm complaining but believe me, I am not. I shall enjoy every second that I am not required to be at work even if time seems to drag a little here and there. Don't cry for me Argentina!
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Can you guess who this is?
... geeze, keep reading, it gets better.
First, let's talk about Courtney Love. It seems that her day of reckoning has finally come. Oh wait, it has only just begun to reckon for our dear Ms. Love. Courtney Love finally found her way into a courtroom for sentencing and was hit with an 18 month stint in drug rehab.
Courtney avoided jail time but has to submit to a rigorous drug rehabilitation program and is subject to frequent drug testing. She isn't allowed to take any non-prescription pills nor is she allowed to drink alcohol. She isn't even allowed to go to places that serve alcohol! There isn't a chance in hell that she is going to successfully complete her sentence. Next up for Courtney, she is due in court on Thursday for 2 other felony counts. Then is due in court on August 20 to be arraigned in a felony assault charge. And, finally, is due in court, again, on September 7 for a hearing on an assault charge. It would save so much time if they just locked her up already. But that wouldn't be nearly as much fun for me, now would it?
Next up in the cavalcade of goss, news of the just-sprung-from-
Poor Ryan Seacrest. His show On Air with Ryan Seacrest has been axed for good. This news comes Tuesday after 20 affiliates dropped his show from their schedules on Monday.
I guess Brian Dunkleman and his voodoo doll win in the end. It's too bad that Erik, Jeff and I didn't make it to a taping of On Air when we were in LA in June. It seems that our chance will never come. Seacrest Out ... for good!
And to round things up, Britney, Britney, Britney. I'm sure you know by now that 20 seconds can't go by without another tidbit of Brit news to emerge. Our beloved heroine and her w-t beau hit the high seas.
Were they out to celebrate her multiple MTV VMA nominations? Who knows. I'm just glad they ditched those fugly do-rags they purchased in Venice Beach, CA.
Where will she wind up in the next 20 seconds? I'll do my best to report it here.
The song is by Goldfrapp and has just been released as an EP with b-sides and tons of remixes!
I just picked up a copy yesterday (though I'm sure I would have found out it was released weeks ago if our Tower Records hadn't closed down). I love Goldfrapp's latest album Black Cherry. It's very electronic, kind of electroclashy and poppy. The lyrics are great and the beats are very catchy.
Sorry, had to share since I just had a great time dancing around in the shower listening to the song. Carry on ...
MTV has announced the nominees for this years Video Music Awards.
Here are noms for Video of the Year:
Britney is up against some stiff competition. She is the only nominee that is not rap/r&b. It will be interesting to see if she wins. It will be more interesting to see if she wears shoes. Here are the categories that Brit-Brit is nominated in:
Video Of The Year
- Outkast, "Hey Ya!"
- Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"
- Britney Spears, "Toxic"
- D12, "My Band"
- Jay-Z, "99 Problems"
- Britney Spears, "Toxic"
- Beyoncé, "Naughty Girl"
- Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"
- Jessica Simpson, "With You"
- Christina Aguilera, "The Voice Within"
Best Dance Video
- Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, "Yeah!"
- Black Eyed Peas, "Hey Mama"
- Beyoncé, "Naughty Girl"
- Britney Spears, "Toxic"
- Missy Elliott, "I'm Really Hot"
Best Pop Video
- Britney Spears, "Toxic"
- Jessica Simpson, "With You"
- Hilary Duff, "Come Clean"
- No Doubt, "It's My Life"
- Avril Lavigne, "Don't Tell Me"
I'm throwing all of my support to dear Ms. Spears. Maybe the glitz and glam of the VMAs will knock some sense into her and bring her back from the depths of her trashiness.
MTV is doing the Viewer's Choice Award a little differently this year. They have set up a playoff round of videos where viewers vote from now until 08.29.04 until a sole winner is selected (Britney's "Toxic" is in the running as well). You can participate and cast your votes HERE.
Whew! Finally an entry where I can talk about Britney and not have to mention Kevin Feder ... d'oh!
You can read the full list of nominees HERE.
There ain't nothing going on today. The most popular buzz seems to revolve around Mary-Kate's release yesterday from her fill in the blank treatment facility. Some are reporting that she gained 7 lbs., others are saying 5 lbs. Maybe she gained 7 lbs. and then puked up 2 of those lbs.? If nothing else, I hope she at least got some rest ... and some new clothes.
And apparently, Britney and Kevin like to shop at Pier 1 Imports.
Stereogum has got the story if you are interested (and I know you are!). Three guesses as to whose idea it was to shop at Pier 1 for their new $3 million dollar digs:
It appears that blogging can get you into trouble. A blogger that I have been reading for over a year has gotten into trouble because of his blog. Unfortunately, he has posted, what reads like, a good-bye message. He sounds really down on himself but from everything I've read he seems like a great guy. I hope things work out for him.
But, it also appears that blogging can get you friends. Pop Bytes (a hella cool pop culture blog that I've recently linked) gave me a little shout-out yesterday. And motherfuck, I guess I am the only Catwoman fan on the planet. So much for having my fingers on the pulse.
Maybe I'll brew some General Foods International Coffee and hit the books again ... no wait, The Bold and the Beautiful is on in 30 minutes. See ya!
Monday, July 26, 2004
It seems that she has descended below the level of mere white-trashiness and into the depths of bag-ladiness! Oi!
And just in case you can't make out what her t-shirt says, here is a closeup:
I can't wait until she starts doing some serious wedding shopping. I envision bridesmaids in low-cut taffeta, barefoot. And, whoo-hoo, you just know she's going to have one hell of a bachelorette party ... stay tuned!
Jennifer Granholm, Canadian-born Governor of Michigan, gave an amazing follow-up interview after Gore's speech. I have never heard her be so partisan in my life; she did the Democrats proud. She made a great pitch for Kerry. I was impressed with her very much.
President Jimmy Carter took a great swipe at GWB's "military career" by merely stating that John Kerry showed up for his military service. The speeches are extremely effective against GWB and his failed policies without ever mentioning him by name. "We cannot lead if our leaders mislead." Well said, President Carter. You can read the full text of Jimmy's speech HERE.
CNN kept talking about the blogosphere as if it were an entity like the Internet. They are taking great pains to call attention to the fact that there are bloggers present at this convention. It seems to cheapen it a bit for me. I am not a fan of the mainstreaming of blogging. In any regard, you can read the CNN Blog here.
A special edition of Larry King Live featured Vanessa and Alexandra Kerry, John Kerry's extremely able daughters. The only thing I kept thinking while listening to them was how much they could kick the Bush Twin's asses! It's childish, I know, but true.
I flipped over to Fox News, mostly because I'm a masochist, and found myself completely disgusted by their bullshit rhetoric. This news channel, "fair and balanced" mind you, was doing nothing but smearing every aspect of the Democratic National Convention. How they have the nerve to claim that they report "the news" is beyond me. The interview with Anne Coulter (I don't even want to tell you what I really think about that bitchface) just made me sick. Then it made me angry. It's people like her that make me fear for my country. The Right Wing Agenda fanatics must be stopped for the good of our nation. I was happy to switch back over to CNN. BTW, Bill O'Reilly is still a flaming asshole.
There was a nice tribute to those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The delegates all held up lights while Amazing Grace was played on the violin. It was pretty touching.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton opened the prime prime time slot by first speaking on behalf of John Kerry and then introducing President Clinton. She said "[John Kerry] knows you need to lead the world not alienate it," and I couldn't agree more. She hailed the bravery of the families of those lost in 9/11 for their insistence on the creation of the 9/11 Commission. She spoke boldly and eloquently. God, I can't wait until she decides to run for President. I hope to see her run some day. You can read the full text of Hillary's speech HERE.
Anyways she finally introduced President Bill Clinton who emerged while Fleetwood Mac's song Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow played in the background. It felt just like 1992! He was greeted with such thunderous applause it's no wonder they put him on Monday night (so as not to overshadow John Kerry on Thursday night). He hailed John Kerry as "a true New England patriot" likening him to John F. Kennedy who was also from Massachusetts. He was funny and passionate, smart and witty. You could tell he was talking straight to the American people. Holy shizz, this man can give a speech! It was like church in that auditorium. All I kept thinking while he was speaking was how fast I would vote for him again! I haven't picked up his autobiography yet, but you better believe I'm going to get myself a copy. President Clinton did an absolutely incredible job talking up John Kerry. You can read the full text of President Bill Clinton's speech HERE.
Then Patti Labelle belted out a song and that was the end of the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
Earlier today I found myself wondering who was going to watch this or any party convention and why. I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to watch some of the convention broadcast but didn't really keep it in mind as a priority. While watching the speeches tonight I actually found my pride swelling at the prospect of Kerry being elected President of the United States of America. Yikes, this entry is so long because I sat in front of the TV with my laptop typing as events occurred on the screen. I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to devote this much time to the Democratic National Convention beyond tonight but I will keep tabs on what happens next. I hope to watch the Howard Dean speech tomorrow and, of course, the John Edwards speech on Wednesday and the John Kerry speech on Thursday.
Today's comic-book blockbusters pay a lot of lip service to the strangeness and torment of their split-personality heroes, but let's be honest: Beneath their bug and bat suits, these are pretty straight guys. Just because Tobey Maguire has a few problems shooting off his web in ''Spider-Man 2'' doesn't mean that his love is anything but pure. Catwoman, however, serves up a lonely costumed female savior, and you can feel what the pressure has done to her. Catwoman, a purring whippersnapper vixen who leaps around balconies and buildings like a jungle predator, isn't just an alter ego. She's a superfreak, a good-time bad girl whose kinky strength -- her banishment of all that's passive and fearful -- is also her craziness. She may not be a villain this time around, but she still thinks like one. She's a crime fighter who has snapped.Grade: B-
Halle Berry, in shiny ruby lips, bare-backed dominatrix leathers, and a pointy-eared Egyptian mask, looks sensational, and she gives Catwoman an outrageous sex-panther strut as well as a happy coo of a snarl. What really puts her over, though, is her startlingly sinuous kitty-cat posture: pelvis thrust, midriff sucked back, shoulders out, head lolling to the side. It's as if her center of gravity were double-jointed. This, it seems, is what a life of pent-up aggression will do to a girl.
Berry starts out as Patience Philips, a fluttery art designer for Hedare cosmetics, which is run by the haughty George Hedare (Lambert Wilson) and his aging -- and therefore resentful -- supermodel wife, Laurel (Sharon Stone). After Patience stumbles onto secret information that the company's about-to-be-launched skin cream is toxic, she gets dumped into a river and is reborn, courtesy of a mystical Mau cat she had previously rescued. When Patience, as Catwoman, slinks into a nightclub and orders a White Russian minus everything but the cream (which she then licks off her upper lip), or when she gets hunky detective Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt) within reach of her jeweled talons, the movie gives off the funky twinkle of a very naughty sex comedy. Throwing her paws over her head, as if she'd like to be cat-cuffed, Catwoman lets Lone know that she's game for just about anything. Berry makes her so erotically empowered that she's funny, but her I'm-a-demon-vamp-and-loving-it performance deserved a far superior movie.
The director is a French graduate of TV commercials who bills himself as Pitof, and my assessment of his abilities is simple: Pitof, you're no McG. ''Catwoman'' includes a few fun fight scenes in which our feline fatale twirls and kicks like Charlie's Baddest Angel, but most of the movie has the cruddy lighting and generic, death-by-franchise atmosphere of a third-rate spectacle that's been worked over by too many hacks.
I wouldn't call ''Catwoman'' incompetent, yet it has no visual grandeur, and very little surprise; you can tick off the story beats as if they'd been graphed. As for Sharon Stone, cast as a woman who appears to be principally furious over having been cursed with Toni Collette's hair, she certainly makes a colorful impression as the villainous cosmetics bitch, if only because her sexiness has grown so disturbingly hard. Her cold porcelain is no match for Catwoman's hot taffy. If there's a sequel, I hope it's a better meow mix.
Oh how I wish this was real:
Xtina has been telling reporters that she is Dirrty no longer, saying that she is not interested in dressing like a skank anymore.
Christina revealed: "I have grown up now and have no need to dress like that anymore. I want my music to speak for me rather than the dress or lack of dresses I wore ... I've even ditched all my piercings - it's a new me," she exclaimed.I thought she said that the whole reason for the piercings and the street-walker-wear was because she had "grown up". $10 says that she's going to "grow up", yet again, into a more "mature" look. She probably shouldn't throw away those edible panties quite yet. Blah! She bugs me to death.
In other goss:
- This weekend, George Lucas announced the title for Star Wars Episode III -- it will be called Revenge of the Sith. Do people still care about Star Wars? I'm just wondering.
- I find it disturbing that Saddam is spending his time enjoying muffins and gardening while American soldiers are still toiling away in Iraq. What is wrong with this scenario?
- Fahrenheit 9/11 has just become the first documentary to make 100 million dollars at the box office. It's an important film, people should be seeing it more than once. Hurray for Michael Moore!
- Showgirls is about to be re-released in a deluxe DVD set; a V.I.P. edition. I think it comes bundled with a do-it-yourself H.I.V. test.
- Michael Jackson has been trying to score a date with Nicole Kidman. As if we needed further proof that the man is completely delusional. He reportedly asked her to accompany him to this year's MTV VMAs. Nicole claims that she took his proposal as a "great compliment." Yeah, right.
- The Fantastic Four movie is really taking shape. Jessica Alba has been confirmed to play the Invisible Girl. THIS GUY has designed a rendering of what the F4 might look like:
And that's all folks. Today will be another quiet one for me. Erik has my car (his truck will be ready later on today) so I'm stuck at home. I've got a lot of reading to do so I'll be fine. But, if duty calls, I'll be back.
Sunday, July 25, 2004
There were a few really cheesey lines but given that it was a superhero/comic movie what do you expect? The script paid homage to Catwomen of the past (with a tiny kinda-cameo from Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman)
and did a great job with introducing Patience Phillips (giving her a great origin story) and making Sharon Stone a great villain. I am not a Halle Berry fan by any means but trust me, if you are a comic book fan go see this movie. I totally loved it (Brandon didn't like it as much as I did but didn't hate it either). I found one review that was favorable and well written.
OH and before the movie they showed the trailer for The Exorcist: The Beginning. Yowza! It looks good and scary. It looks like it's going to scare the shizz out of me. I might even schmear my undies!
And finally, 2XY posted this awesome picture
which I have put up permanently on my journal index page (at the bottom). I love it!