Tuesday, June 22, 2004

queers & shears

erik hung out with stephanie tonight so i took the opportunity to finally see the stepford wives



i thought it was an okay movie ... funny parts ... good adaptation with a nice gay-themed integration of characters ... there are some things about the movie that don't make sense ... but i'll spare you the spoilers. this was one movie that i had to see in the theater so i'm glad i got to see it.

as if the movie wasn't drama enough, i've found that i've become a fan of the new reality series on bravo called blow out.



i'm such a sucker for bitchy drama on tv and let me tell you, this show about real people who work in a beverly hills salon is CHOCK FULL of bitchy drama. erik is going to hate me by the end of the summer ... but alas ... it's what i'm drawn to ...

oi ... maybe i should get to work on my reading list and start a book or two ... i'm taking suggestions ...

explains a little

Mary-Kate Olsen enters treatment for an eating disorder

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen has entered treatment for an eating disorder, just days after she and her twin sister Ashley celebrated their 18th birthday, her publicist told USA TODAY Tuesday ... The announcement, first reported by Us Weekly magazine, confirms months of rumors about Mary-Kate's noticeably shrinking body.

an actress with an eating disorder? in hollywood?!? well hopefully she'll get the help she needs. what's the use of being a billionaire if you waste yourself away?

get better mary-kate.

and wtf is up with US Weekly ... they have all the breaking news seemingly before it even breaks.

i'm going to have a hard time sleeping tonight

egads!

so i just finished part 2 of 'Salem's Lot ... oh my ... it was good ... and very scary!



but get this ... the whole movie is told in backstory ... rob lowe's character has been hunting down someone (turns out to be a priest) and he finds him in an urban city. rob is hurt (as is the man he's hunting) and they are both taken to a hospital where he tells a nurse about what happened in 'Salem's Lot and the movie is his story to the nurse ... but in part 2 they reveal what urban city they are in ... AND THEY ARE IN DETROIT!

oh god oh god oh god ... if vampires hit the motor city you can bet your sweet ass cheeks that i will be nowhere to be found ... there's lots of sun in california ... i'd run the whole way if i had to ...

over before it began

Lollapalooza Canceled; Organizers Cite Poor Ticket Sales

"The sadness upon hearing about the dismantlement of our tour has quickly turned to anger," read a statement from Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell. "To watch something that you put so many hours of love and time into set ablaze sets my pride on fire. But, like the Phoenix, we still intend to rise. Our campaign will continue for the musicians, the artists, and all those attempting to change the world. Our voices will be heard."

the official website has this to say:

Los Angeles, CA - June 22, 2004 -- Even with what has been touted as the best line-up since its inception in 1991, with such eclectic and respected artists as Morrissey, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, and The Flaming Lips, among others, and the most competitive ticket prices in the marketplace for a tour this size, it was not enough to counter the weak economic state of this years summer touring season. Therefore, it is with the utmost regret that due to poor ticket sales across the board, the Lollapalooza, 2004 tour has been cancelled. This morning, tour organizers and concert promoters faced with several million dollars of losses, made the very tough decision to pull the tour.

to which i say: that sucks!

erik and i planned on going ...

suck suck suck :(

they should call it Kill Kill Kill Bill

Tarantino plans third 'Kill Bill' movie

Tarantino said part 3 would centre on a girl named Nicky, daughter of a hired killer that Uma Thurman's character bumps off as part of a spree of revenge killings.

15 years is a long time to wait for a sequel tho ... but it's a great idea.

great news to start the day

Nobel Winners Back Kerry, Say Bush Ignores Science

DENVER (Reuters) - Democrat John Kerry picked up the endorsement on Monday of 48 Nobel Prize-winning scientists who attacked President Bush for "compromising our future" by shortchanging scientific research ... "The Bush administration has ignored unbiased scientific advice in the policy-making that is so important to our collective welfare," the 48 scientists, who have won Nobels in chemistry, physics and medicine dating back to 1967, said in an open letter released by the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign.

... while republican president bush picked up the endorsement on monday of 48 members of the inbred americans association.

seems fair really ... to each their own.

and see, it's not just geniuses who are supporting Kerry ...

Billionaire Puts His Money Where His Anti-Bush Mouth Is

Soros fears that the war in Iraq is fueling anti-Americanism and will beget only more violence; he's particularly troubled that the war on terror continues to claim the lives of innocents. He believes that terrorism should be handled through international collective action and is offended by what he sees as the United States imposing its agenda on the world and stifling dissent by saying, effectively, "Either you're with us or you're against us" ... So he's putting his money where his mouth is. "I have come to the conclusion," Soros told The New York Times, "that the greatest contribution I can make to the values that I hold would be to contribute to the defeat of George W. Bush in 2004."

i'm so encouraged by all of this good news ... i'm hoping that Kerry can steamroll his way into the white house ... yehaw!