Los Angeles, CA: Controversial stand-up comic Patrice O’Neal, well-known for his comedy on stage as well as on the radio, was recently forced to give up on another one of his cleaner jokes when he passed away this morning due to complications of a stroke that he suffered last month.
Los Angeles, CA: Many actors and actresses engulf themselves in their characters in order to bring a certain base of believability that the audience can start from in film or television. Adrien Brody practiced the piano 4 hours a day and sold all of his possessions for The Pianist. Al Pacino pulled over truck drivers to prepare himself for Serpico. Keanu Reeves became a burnt-out air guitar-playing pop culture teenager for Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and never looked back. Recently, Ashton Kutcher began his own method of character-acting in order to replace Charlie Sheen in the television series, Two and a Half Men.
New York, NY: With the release of PEOPLE Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” cover, there seemed to be little conflict with the choice of Bradley Cooper. Handsome, successful, popular, the star of the “Hangover” movies seemed an easy choice for the general public. Unfortunately, not everyone agreed, as an overwhelming amount of Clint Howard fans took to social networking sites after Wednesday’s announcement.
Newark, NJ: Yes, the rumors are true. Once a professional basketball fan that seemed to dwarf the likes of Jack Nicholson and Spike Lee in the art of player appreciation, professional booty Kim Kardashian had enough of the NBA lockout and submitted for a refund on her court-side season tickets for the New Jersey Nets.
Los Angeles, CA: The father of Lindsay Lohan can be called many things: child-star coattail rider; drug addict; Lawn Guyland scum dumpster; Z-list celebri-whore. Finally, after the latest Lindsay-Tracker event, he can be called what he always wished to be: father of the year.
Vancouver, BC- CANADA: Shia LaBeouf, the awkward-looking “star” of the famously horrific ‘Transformers’ franchise has, after much consideration, decided on his fallback career. LaBeouf knows that, sooner or later, his luck will run out and moviegoers will realize that he lacks both the talent and the good looks required to be a marquee star. When this happens, the job offers will cease to arrive and he will need a second career. His career of choice? Punching bag.
Hollywood, CA: This past evening, television audiences were protected from being horrified as legal columnist…
Shortly after news reports came out that Tina Fey had a new baby girl, her publicist had to immediately squash rumors that she actually had an old baby girl. The Smoking Gun had come out with a story stating that Fey actually had a baby afflicted with Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria Syndrome and that curiously, whether due to this condition or other reasons, the baby looks exactly like Lorne Michaels.
Rest in peace, Michael. You treated us indie artists like mainstream entities, in horror, music, and comedy. We’ll keep that flame alive as best we can.
London, ENGLAND: Ideas have run rampant as to British singer/songwriter/rehab-jumper/addict Amy Winehouse’s cause of death. Some infer that drugs and/or alcohol and/or household cleaners may have been involved. Others believe that her body may have given out due to malnutrition. Some say it could have been suicide in correlation to a century-old cult that cries for the souls of 27 year old musicians. While the cause of death still has not been released, the most pinpoint speculation has arisen through how Amy Winehouse definitely did not perish.