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Soapbox Sundays! Better Late than Never!

Yes, I am the Chinese sign of the Tiger and I actually loved the book ,Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  I am not saying that I am for not allowing  my kids to attend sleep overs or make them practice the piano a million hours a day.  I just like the fundamentals of the book and the author is hilarious and laughing all the way to the bank because she has roused up a whole sect of “soccer moms”.  I digress . . .   What my Soapbox Sunday is about is good ‘ol Charlie Sheen and his “tiger blood” syndrome.

 I am going to own that I am going to be guilty of doing exactly what I am on my soapbox about, but maybe if I can get enough of you to agree with me, words like Charlie Sheen and tiger blood will fade away as quickly as it  ignited.

I get that for some sick and strange reason America loves to watch train wrecks of humanity Hollywood.  No one really wants to face the reality that the world is in economic crisis, the Middle East is in civil distress, the Mid-West is in civil unrest, we are going to be bellying up to the pump at $5.00 a gallon soon  and there are only three episodes left of Big Love.   I get watching some “fictious” character of Hollywood on his crash and burn tour to either Promises Rehab Facility or to something far worse with only a True Hollywood Story episode to be remembered by, seems to be a good way to fill up the days of our pathetic lives. 

Unfortunately, Charlie is not a fictious character. He has people who actually love him and hates seeing this happening.  You have the mothers of his children trying to shelter them from them seeing their dad self destruct and a family that just don’t know what to do, so they are just bracing themselves for his rock bottom moment, ready to pick up the broken pieces, if there is any left to pick up.

This is a man who is not fueled by “Tiger Blood”, even thought my Sirius Radio has a whole station dedicated to “Charlie Sheen’s Tiger Blood Radio”, like it is something real.   What he is fueled by is all the attention he is getting out of this.  He is an addict and this is classic text-book addict behavior, I should know I grew up with addicts my whole life.

The media, the fans or non-fans need to leave him alone; he should be hearing a million crickets, not a million tweets. No one should be adding fuel to this train wreck.  

He is losing everything tangible and in his surreal false reality he is thinking he IS gaining everything and has an edge on the market of life.  A life that is troubled, disturbed, and wounded.   Please America, can we please stop with the tiger blood and get back to True Blood.  At least that is fiction and not someone’s true reality.

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Now that the weather is changing to have excuses to grab that ol’ Snuggie, comfort goodies and get cozy on the couch with good flicks, I wanted to incorporate my favorite top ten most favorite movies for my Top Ten Tuesday. Hopefully this will either  remind you of a good flick or introduce you to one.   I have a list that should appease most everyone from romantic comedy to action packed, including a couple must see movies during the holidays!  I included the trailers to maximize the relive or introduction moment! Enjoy!

10.)   Love Actually – Ok, so it is number 10, but it is a must see and one of the best love-happy movies I have ever seen.  I watch this while decorating my Christmas Tree each year!  Even the hubs likes this movie!

9.)  Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – I can relate to this movie more than you know and I may be reenacting the “F—ing scene” this Turkey Day while I am at the Alamo car rental kiosk when visiting Colorado based family.

8.) Tommy Boy – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie.  There is not a scene that I don’t think is hilarious and is a movie that makes me miss Chris Farley very much.

7.)  Pride and Prejudice/Juno (they have to share because they rate exactly the same and tied for this spot) –  Let’s start with Pride and Prejudice– I know some of you would think it is a yawn, but I just love it.  Elizabeth Bennett reminds me of how I think I would have been during that time period. I also love the family dynamic and the father, played by Donald Sutherland, is just a warm and hilarious character that I adore  This is the ONLY Jane Austen movie I like.

Juno- Seriously, this movie rocks.  I love the lines, the story of how this screenplay came about and most of all the family dynamic.  I love how everyone handled this “garbage dump of a situation”.  I hope that if I am ever faced with this type of problem with my girls I will use this movie as an inspiration.

6.) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – OK, this is my life to a T during the holidays.  We must watch this at lest three times during the holidays.  I have many of these lines memorized and actually use during the season!

5.) Fargo – I love a good “dark” movie.  Yes, it is a bit disturbing because it is based on a true story, but it is an amazing flick!

4.) Christmas Story –  If you don’t like this movie, something is very wrong with you and we can’t be in the same social circle.  I look forward to the holidays for this specific movie.  I have no idea how many times I see this every holiday season since we leave it on in the background starting Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day via TBS’s 24- hours of a Christmas Story. 

3.) Pulp Fiction – This made the top three.  It is a bit on the raw violence side, but it is an amazing movie.  The “bring out the gimp” scene s a bit distrubing to me, but that is what the FF button is for.  The one thing I noticed, is that this movie does not have a specific score behind the scenes. You know that this is a movie that has legs when you don’t have to have a score for scenes!  

2.) Steel Magnolias – I know, a total chick flick, but anytime I see this on, I stop what I am doing and watch it . . . and yes cry like a baby each and every time.  Shirley Maclain and Olympia Dukakis are my favorite characters in this movie.  I actually love the quote by Olympia Dukakis said to Dolly Parton, “You know what they say, If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, come sit by me!”  That is usually how I open each “gossip girl’s night out”. 

1.) Shawshank Redemption – I can’t tell you how much I love this movie.  This movie speaks for itself and that is why it is number 1! 

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The Real Housewives of OC

I must admit, if there was an AA type meeting for my addiction to any of  The Real Housewives of  . . . I would be first in line.  I truly get the shakes and withdrawal symptoms before the next week’s airing.   I must have complete focus and silence when watching, so I plan my day around watching it. The hubs is completely banned from being in the same room with me while it is on since he complains and gripes on how I can watch “that drama filled crap”!  The rug rats are tucked away safely in bed – their minds are too innocent and vulnerable to such an exposure to human mayhem at its finest ( I may be addicted, but I still have some moral code left).

The Real Housewives of NYC

My fascination of this weekly train wreck is overpowering to anything else on TV. I can’t help but chat with my fellow RHO . . . buddies about the show and my addiction it feeds.  If I run across someone that has never seen the show I do all in my power to pressure them into the addiction telling them, “Just  try it, once, you will be hooked!”  How disturning is that?  I know I have a problem and I am encouraging others to join this crazy weekly train wreck! 

The Real Housewives of NJ

 Today I found out that Danielle Staub is no longer going to be on RHONJ and I started going into detox.  I live near Malibu and was on hold with Promises Rehab facility seeing if they had a bed open before I found out she is shopping for a spin-off opportunity.   She is the best TV villain ever! Even better than Susan Lucci’s character, Erika Kane, from “All My Children”! She is now a reality TV staple and just the tought of her psycho, pathological and villain behaviors not being easily record on my DVR gave me the cold sweats. 

The Real Housewives of BH

Bravo must understand the role of the addictions they fester and take their role of keeping us strung out seriously. They just keep feeding the addiction of bad Housewives reality TV season after season. I just found out that there is going to be a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Kelsey Grammer’s ex-wife is one of the cast members. I am just insane with anxiety having to wait for that to premier until October 14! 

The Real Housewives of DC

Thankfully, DC and ATL will be my “fix” until then. Once that is over then it will start all over again with the OC clan! I think the only option to getting me off this crazy train of Housewives addiction will probably result in an episode of “Intervention”.  I wonder if Bravo will foot the bill for rehab?

The Real Housewives of ATL

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(The beginning piece to “Top Ten Tuesdays” by the Pie Hole)

10.  He calls for a date, but asks you to pick him up since his car was just repoed.

  9.  You find that the reason he gave you 42 – inch flat screen was because it was hot and he needed to unload the merchandise.

  8.  They live next door to “The Hills”,  Heidi Montage and Spencer Pratt – who needs that drama next to them 24/7?

  7.  You find out that his “roommates” are his parents.

  6.   You are taken to their house for the first time by a film crew tapping a new episode of “Hoarders, Buried Alive”.

  5.     You find out that they were just let of rehab five days ago and their last name is “Lohan”.

  4.    Their best friend is celebrity blogger turned annoying, “I- don’t – know – why – he – is – such – a – pop – culture – sensation”, Perez Hilton.

  3.  They are a Trekkie.

  2.  You accidentally see an ankle bracelet and it is not jewelry.

And the #1 reason  you know your relationship with the opposite sex is the makings of disaster and the idea for this post . . . Your house sitter finds out that the successful doctor you have been dating is stalking you to the point they are now stuck in your chimney needing a coroner.

(160 – back in the game!  I knew it was water retention!)

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