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Saturday Fluffernutter: The Lindsay Formerly Known as Lohan Edition

March 26th, 2011
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorWhile Charlie Sheen managed the almost impossible, getting himself fired from three and a half men, CBS has done the unimaginable: made itself look dumber and having less self control than Charlie Sheen.6a00e54f0014bd883400e54f8da74b8834-800wi

After a few incidents of wife beating, a scared-hooker-in-the-closet-cocaine-binge, yet another briefcase full of blow and hooker scandal and a judge ordering his children removed from his care, Sheen finally went too far: he insulted his bosses, resulting in his firing from his hit TV show. Since then the Wild Thing has gone somewhat off the deep end with online YouTube rants, bizarre interviews and an upcoming speaking tour where he’ll say God only knows what.

The easy thing for CBS to do is stick to it’s guns, and don’t let him back on his show unless he gets himself straightened out.

So why is CBS now saying they want him back? And will they pay him the $1M more an episode that Sheen has said will be his price to come back? Probably, because stupid things are what enablers do, and CBS has become just that in this sad saga.

fluffincolorSarah Palin strikes again: Wyclef Jean shot while campaigning in Haiti.

In yet another example of an out of control tea party, singer/guitarist Wyclef Jean was shot while campaigning for Haitian Presidential candidate Michel Martelly. Rapper Busta Rhymes was in the car with Jean when shots were fired at it, grazing the Wyclefian hand.

While no evidence actually exists that the shooting had anything to do with the American Tea Party movement, we all know the Tea Party is not a fan of rap music or men named Jean.

Da proof, after all, is in in da proof.

fluffincolorLindsay Lohan has decided her problems stem from that age old issue of… her name. What La Lohan needs, says La Lohan to self, is a change of moniker. So, officially, her new name will be…

Lindsay.

No Lohan, just Lindsay.

Yea, that’ll fool the bailiff.

fluffincolorSpeaking of Lindsay, she has opted for trial by jury in her case of the pilfered choker. There was rumour she was resigned to the idea of some jail time and was going to accept a plea bargain, but has decided not to accept a plea, and will be judged by a jury of her peers.

A jury of her peers? Who would be on that? Paris Hilton? Britney Spears? The ghost of Dana Plato?

It should be noted that Lindsay has maintained her innocence from the get go, and this case has the stink of mis-understanding gone too far.


fluffincolorPinetop Perkins (1913-2011)

When you think of the blues masters, you think of young black men of the dust bowl era, moving up and down the Mississippi watershed, playing juke joints and parties for food and whiskey, mostly whiskey. Robert Johnson, dead of poisoning by a jealous boyfriend at 27; Lead Belly, pardoned of murder after singing a song requesting a pardon during Governor Pat Morris Neff‘s visit to Sugar Land Prison; Muddy Waters, who lived long enough to demand his due from the little white boys who would later take up his music and call it their own.

This week, we lost one of those original bluesmen. Pinetop Perkins was originally a guitar player, but changed to piano, becoming the premier boogie woogie piano player.

He played on Sonny Boy Williams King Biscuit Time Radio show. Played with Earl Hooker, recorded with Sam Phillips at Sun studios and replaced Otis Span in the Muddy Waters Band in 1969. My favourite Pinetop Perkins story relates to an arm injury that forced him to stop playing guitar: according to Wikipedia, in true Fluffernutter fashion, he “injured the tendons in his left arm in a fight with a chorus girl.” The life of a bluesman is fraught with peril.

In 2004, the car he was driving was totalled in a crash with a train. The then 91-year old Perkins was uninjured.

Pinetop Perkins played right to the end, playing his local a couple of times a week, and having gigs booked well into this year (Zep Fest 2011 was one event he was booked into). He was the oldest person to win a Grammy, earning the 2010 Best Traditional Blues Album in February, age 97. He was of the last two surviving bluesmen known to have been friends with Robert Johnson.

He died this week in Austin Texas, a life well lived.

RIP Pinetop Perkins

fluffincolorElizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Elizabeth Taylor had classic beauty and violet eyes that stole the hearts of millions. She starred in Lassie movies as a child (with co-star Roddy McDowell), National Velvet at age 12, Cleopatra in 1960 – the largest, most lavish movie made at the time. Some have said in the last week she was the last of the movie stars – and certainly was among the biggest stars of the golden age of film.

Even after she was no longer starring in the big movies of the day, she was still a star, gracing the tabloids ‘til the end, and raising money and awareness for AIDS in the latter years of her life. She was larger than life.

Her health, however, was not always good and she suffered a number of problems through the years. This week she died after spending the last month in hospital with symptoms related to congestive heart failure, age 79. She was surrounded by her four children when she passed.

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Saturday Fluffernutter:

January 22nd, 2011
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorThe Golden Globes were held last weekend in Hollywood and Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted most of the show. After his opening monologue, however, he disappeared for over an hour. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who’s awards the Golden Globes are, were apparently unhappy with some of his jokes. fluffposter01sample1Hollywood can be cutting and cruel to those they disagree with, but taking a ribbing themselves is over the top. Gervais was, to the whiny, self centred Hollywoodistas, over the top.

Gervais himself says he won’t be back, saying twice (he hosted the show last year, as well) is enough. Which is Cockney for, “my act has worn thin.”

Sigh – enjoy next years Golden Globes, to be hosted by… Mary Hart?

I’m trying to decide what Robert Downey Jr. would say if Sarah Palin was as easily offended as this group of egoists.

fluffincolorNot Mary Hart, you say? OK, how about Regis Philbin.

The debonair heartthrob to Grandmas from Des Moines to Debuke, Philbin told the live audience of his show, Live with Regis and Kelly, that he was retiring at the end of the summer.

Philbin, who is 79, told the audience, “I’m almost 80, let me retire for F&$k Sake.” Or something.

The question is, would the ever likeable, and polite Philbin put down his Mah-Jong tiles to host the Golden Globes next year?

pinkfluff1Golden Globe big winners: Anne Hathaway and Olivia Wilde had the nicest dresses of the evening.

Also:

  • The Social Network: best Drama
  • The Kids are Alright: best Comedy
  • Natalie Portman: best actress
  • Colin Firth: best actor

fluffincolorThe sequel to Batman Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, is in pre-production and they have stepped up big. Anne Hathaway has been slotted in to adorn the skin tight cat suit, performing the role of Cat Woman. Um… meow?

Christian Bale will reprise his Batman role, returning for part II of the “overrated movie of the decade series.”

fluffincolorCongratulations to Owen Wilson and his girlfriend Jade Duell (there’s a sexy name) who had a boy last week. The name: Robert Ford.

One question. Is it that coward Robert Ford? Or that Big Fat Sweaty Mayor Robert Ford?


fluffincolorDon Kirshner (1934 – 2011): 70’s music fans like myself recall Don Kirshner as the guy from “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert,” the only opportunity rock fans had to see their favourite bands on TV.

To earlier fans, he was a music industry insider, who found artists to sing songs of songwriters like Neil Sedaka or Howard Greenfield. In 1966 he was hired to find music for a new TV show, The Monkees. He later left that show to work on The Archies, saying of the animated band: “I want a band that won’t talk back.”

He began his live TV show career working on ABC’s in concert in 1972. A year later he began Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert which featured almost every significant band of the 1970’s. The Rolling Stones appeared on the 1973 premier.

Kirshner died this week at the age of 76.

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Hitler’s Facebook Update

June 1st, 2010
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Adolph is… really steamed about Joe McGinniss moving in to the neighbourhood: “Ihm Innenhof ist übersehend Meine behälter.”

It’s interesting what you can find when you Googeln.


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Apologies in advance for the shitty German.

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Saturday Fluffernutter: Pen for Penn; Palin Week on Network TV; Whitney Croaks; Lance Jumps the Cat; Andrew Koenig – 1968-2010

February 27th, 2010
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All the fluffy news about those nutty celebrities

fluffincolorActor “extraordinaire” and hot head regulaire Sean Penn could be facing up to 18 months in jail for assaulting a photographer last October in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. This is Penn’s umpteenth altercation with photographers and he spend 60 days in jail in 1987 for assaulting a photographer. melissa-glick-warhol-fluff-for-webOf course, in 1987 he was 26. Now at 49 he should know better than to go around kicking people. The fact he doesn’t means he should spend more than 60 days in jail, and if I were the judge he’d see the full 18 months he’s entitled to.

fluffincolorIt’s Palin week on the networks as former VP candidate Sarah will be guesting on NBC’s new relaunched Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday. Meanwhile her daughter Bristol will play Bristol Palin on an episode of  The Secret Life of an American Teenager about teenage pregnancy. The episode will air sometime in the summer.

fluffincolorWhitney Houston is working on her big comeback, trying to revive a career derailed by a bad drug habit and a worse marriage. She was in Australia for a series of concerts this week, but things have not gone as planned. The concerts have been panned, Houston described as “croaking through the show,” took a twenty minute break after six songs. All this would be excusable in the past, but we all know tickets were over $100 a piece, and for that kind of money people reasonably expect a professional performance.

Australians aren’t new to letting performers know when it isn’t good enough. Last year they complained bitterly and demanded refunds when Britney Spears was discovered to be lip syncing during her Australian tour.

fluffincolorCelebrity Tweet of the Week: @lance Armstrong Back from a nice/easy 4 hr. ride. Well it was nice til that cat decided to run right in front of me and I go ass over bandbox.

fluffincolorAndrew Koenig – 1968-2010

Actor Andrew Koenig, who played Boner 425_koenig_andrew_growingpains_lc_022210on the 1980’s sitcom Growing Pains disappeared in Vancouver on Valentines day.  He was due back in Los Angeles on the 16th, but never appeared. His body was discovered this Thursday in Stanley Park, death by what appears to be suicide. he was 41.

One can only offer heartfelt condolences to his family, including his father, actor Walter Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov on Star Trek.

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Insanity

July 9th, 2009

Incredulous. That’s the  only word I can come up with. When I say all these Michael Jackson fans are out of their skulls stupid, people accuse me of being nasty. Sorry, but this is out of her skull stupid:

Ashley: “I have a theory about Sarah Palin… I think maybe she did something to Michael Jackson, maybe there’s a scandal there. She’s stepping down because somethings about to come out.”
Al Sharpton: “Alright, then thank-you for your call. Ashley, that’s interesting… we’ll see.”

No, these people are all sane and normal. Lord love a duck.

h/t Small Dead Animals

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Associated Press and Sarah Palin

July 3rd, 2009

Couldn’t help but notice how the David Letterman, Sarah Palin dispute of a few weeks ago got played to Letterman’s favour in the AP story about Palin’s resignation as Alaska governor:

She recently led a public spat with “Late Show” host David Letterman over a joke he made about one of her daughters being “knocked up” by New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez during the governor’s recent visit to New York. Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, is an unwed, teenage mother. Letterman later apologized for the joke.

Notice the story mentions the spat, ‘led’ by Palin, was about a joke regarding her daughter and Alex Rodriguez having sex. They then discuss Palin’s 18 year old daughter, Bristol.

Bristol, however, had nothing whatsoever to do with the Letterman story, the joke was at the expense of her 14 year old daughter Willow. By placing the “unwed 18 year old mother Bristol” nonsense in the same paragraph as the story about the joke, it clearly implies, and is meant to imply, that the joke was about Bristol. It was not, and this is dishonest journalism. Fully expected from AP, but garbage that must be called none the less.

And shame on Sun media for running with this bit of AP crap. I have been titling my Sun links with “Not the Sun I used to Know and Love,” for a while now, and this is exactly why.

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Update: Welcome to readers of Blue Like You, who is noticing the bias on the television coverage.

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