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Don’t Drive Angry

Don’t Drive Angry

by Amelia G : February 2nd, 2010

bill murray groundhog day punxsutawney philToday is Groundhog Day and apparently the current famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. So that means six more weeks of winter. As I’m in Los Angeles, that means that Hollywood will have more 62 degree days. Angelenos will tell you that it is 72 degrees Fahrenheit year round here and that just is not so. We even had a whole bunch of rain (with bonus flooding!) last week. Not that I’m gloating. I like to visit weather sometimes.</p>

I have to leave the house today. I am thinking about saying, “Ned? Ned Ryerson?” to every person I am asked to shake hands with today. I actually often think of that scene, particularly out at clubs or at professional events.

For any of you who may be so culturally impoverished as to have not yet seen Bill Murray’s starring turn in the movie Groundhog Day, please rectify this failing as soon as possible, but I will now give you background. Groundhog Day is a classic comedy . . .

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Demi Moore Mohawk

Demi Moore Mohawk

by Amelia G : July 21st, 2009

demi moore mohawkAshton Kutcher is the pretty much undisputed leading twit on Twitter. As of this moment, he has 2,839,413 followers, outflanking people like Barack Obama, Perez Hilton, Shaquille O’Neal, Britney Spears, and Oprah Winfrey, and even CNN and Twitter itself. He has held the number one spot for quite some time. So, when Ashton Kutcher tweets that his wife Demi Moore has gotten a mohawk, people listen.

I know an awful lot of extremely physically beautiful people, yet, even among celebrities, Ashton Kutcher is so freakishly good-looking that I remember him being in the movie Reindeer Games, even though I don’t think his character had a name. And I think his part was so small it consisted pretty much of stumbling into a bathroom or something at the wrong time. So I stop and think about it and realize that I can’t come up with any other movie Ashton Kutcher has ever been in. I know he was on a TV series called That 70’s Show which ran for a long time, but I don’t even know what network it ran on. So I go and check IMDB and I have actually never seen Ashton Kutcher acting in anything other than Reindeer Games. Yet he is clearly up there at the top of Mount Celebrity. I’ve apparently never really seen him act, yet I know that . . .

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Adam Lambert Gives American Idol A Whole Lotta Love

Adam Lambert Gives American Idol A Whole Lotta Love

by Amelia G : May 5th, 2009

Adam Lambert Led ZeppelinAdam Lambert gave American Idol every inch of his love tonight on American Idol. Actually, I have no idea what I mean by that, but it seemed like the appropriate thing to say for Rock Week. After a bout with swine flu, following my bacon-eating tour of southern Arizona, I have been off writing duty for the week, but here is a quick American Idol update.

American Idol front-runner and Blue Blood fave Adam Lambert kicked off the show performing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”. At first, I was not as impressed as I usually am with his performances. When the Studio 57 chick started her judge’s critique by calling Adam Lambert a “rock god”, it clicked for me what the problem was. Partly, Adam Lambert has set his own high score so high for rock numbers after doing such a rocking good job with a classic like Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild”. But it is more that I found myself, while I watched, comparing him to . . . well . . . Robert Plant, rather than the other American Idol contestants.

This points up a problematic career point for all creative people. When you first start getting good at something creative — singing, dancing, photography, writing, sewing plush dolls, putting rivets on leather jackets, whatever — you get a lot of positive feedback. Unfortunately, when people start to really . . .

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