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Saturday Fluffernutter: The Now That’s a Hangover Edition

January 8th, 2011
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorShania Twain, country superstar, modern day Helen of Troy and single for about ten minutes, married her former best friend’s ex-husband, Frederic Nicolas Thiebaud. Don’t feel bad for the ex-friend however, as she struck first stealing Twain’s husband, Mutt “the dumbest man on earth” Lange.6a00e54f0014bd883400e54f8da74b8834-800wi

Twain and Thiebaud were married in Rincon, Peurto Rico on New Years Day. Thiebaud now holds the record for having the best hangover in history.

fluffincolorChuck Berry doesn’t drink or do drugs, but being 84 has got to feel like being hung over more often than it doesn’t. New Years day was a does day, as Berry fell ill during a show in Chicago.

He appeared tired and struggled through an hour of the show before stopping. Fortunately, he came back half an hour later to tell the audience he was OK. Berry’s representatives say he is fine and he is returning to his home in St. Louis.

Here at Fluffernutter world headquarters, we’re mentioning the true legend Chuck Berry when we pull out our prayer mat and bow towards Mecca.

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fluffincolorJan 1, 2011: 1 1 11: The day all the cuties got married.

Serial cutie #2, Valerie Bertinelli married her second husband, Tom Vitale in California on New Years day. Bertinelli’s first husband, oh lets call him “Mutt Lange II” since “Eddie Van Halen” is already taken, was on hand, as was his bassist, and son with Bertinelli, Wolfgang.

The happy couple have been dating since 2003.

fluffincolorFluffernutter Review in Brief – True Grit: Very true to the story, and very gritty.

fluffincolorDavid Arquette had, to borrow a phrase, one hell of a New Years hangover. How so? He spent New Years Eve partying very hard indeed, then checked himself into rehab the next day.

I’ve had some hangovers in my time, swore off booze, uttered the phrase, “wish I was dead.” But I have never wasted a good hangover checking myself into rehab. That’s a hangover.

fluffincolorSo you had the big New Years Party. You were da’ man! David Arquette left you a message: “I never seen anybody so wasted!” he says.

You groan, roll over, wipe the eyeball boogers from your face and notice for the first time, your not alone: Meg Ryan is in bed with you. Yea well, some guys have all the luck:

John Mellencamp and his wife announced last week they are splitting up. Done. No more. This week the word hit’s the interwebs – do you need more proof – that Cougar is dating the ultimate cougar, Meg Ryan.

Don’t know if he has all the luck, but John Cougar Mellencamp certainly has gotten more than his fair share of it.


fluffincolorGerry Rafferty (1947-2011).

Saddened to hear the news that Stuck in the Middle writer and Baker Street ingénue Gerry Rafferty has died, aged 63, after a long illness.

While Rafferty is best known for the sublime Baker Street, and never forget Right Down the Line, which most obits have done, the most interesting Trivia Pursuit question about Rafferty is that he played in a folk duo with fellow Scot Billy Connolly. The Humblebums recorded three albums, two of the them with Rafferty, before splitting in 1970.

Baker Street is one of the rock eras works of genius. Agorgeous, layered textured song about life on London’s famous Baker Street in the swinging 60’s (where Rafferty busked), it features possibly rocks most famous sax line and a great guitar solo.

Rafferty is survived by his daughter. May he Rest in Peace.

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Saturday Fluffernutter: Tia and David; Madonna and Guy; Elicia is Maria; RIP Frankie Venom (1957 – 2008) & Levi Stubbs (1936 – 2008)

October 18th, 2008
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Saturday Fluffernutter – all the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities.

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni announced they were separating this week, making two the number of women on AHIH’s list that have split from their ingrate husbands in the last year: Shania Twain and Tea Leoni. Duchovny, star of the brilliant Californication, recently underwent rehab for “sex addiction,” which apparently doesn’t mean he’s married to Tea Leoni therefore, he can’t leave her alone.

Less interesting, if more newsworthy, the definition of “girl with cooties” herself, Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have also split. She apparently referred to him at a concert this week as emotionally retarded. I don’t know about his emotions but “married to Madonna” and retarded seem to me to go hand in hand. Not to mention blind and teeming with cooties.

Review in Brief: Rocknrolla: violent, fast and funny – classic Guy Ritchie.

Elicia is Maria, and Alicia MacKenzie and the new Toronto production of The Sound of Music is getting rave reviews. All the reviews I saw gave it highest marks (or stars). It looks like the must see show of the season.

Farewell to Frank Kerr (1957 – 2008), AKA Teenage Head lead singer Frankie Venom who passed away this week of throat cancer at the youthful age of 51. I was never a big fan of the Head, but they play a significant role in my marriage and to this day I meet people who proudly tell me they were at the Ontario Place 1981 Teenage Head riot.

If you grew up in Southern Ontario and are of a certain vintage (2 digit age that starts with a 4 say) then Teenage Head was an important band and cultural influence. Here’s hoping it was Some Kind of Fun for Frankie

Farewell as well to Levi Stubbs (1936 – 2008), singer for the Four Tops and legendary voice behind one of the greatest songs of all time: I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honeybunch). I’ve also always loved his voice over work as the plant Audrey II in 1986’s Little Shop of Horrors. Stubbs died Thursday at the age of 72 in Detroit.

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