I am spreading a rumor today because I want it to be true.
Let’s make it so.
Galaxy Quest, one of my all-time favorite movies — a most excellent spoof of Star Trek (which was excellent in its own right) — is being ‘shopped around’ by Paramount TV.
There was so much to love about this movie…much of it evident in the photo.
Tim Allen. Sigourney Weaver. The great god Alan Rickman. Sam Rockwell. Tony Shalhoub. Even my friend Missi Pyle (not pictured) as an amazing alien.
I am doubtful a television version would include many (any?) of these fine folks, but the conceit of this sci-fi send-up is still fabulous enough to make it appointment TV.
Let’s make this happen, people who make it happen.
Never give up. Never surrender.
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Tagged Alan Rickman, Alien, appointment television, celebrities, comedy, conceit, entertainment, Galaxy Quest, gossip, Humor, make it so, Missi Pyle, Movies, never give up never surrender, Paramount TV, rumor, Sam Rockwell, send-up, shopped around, Sigourney Weaver, spoof, Star Trek, Television, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, you shall be avenged
In basketball games, the home team wears white, and the visiting team wears a more saturated color.
In tennis, the players wear whatever they please, regardless of their seed in the tournament.
That’s why all of us watching the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tournament on Tennis Channel are experiencing eye strain.
Both players in orange jerseys.
On an orange clay court.
I believe my eyes are bleeding orange blood, too.
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Tagged basketball, blood, clay court, color, entertainment, eye strain, eyes, Fashion, home team, Humor, Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Novak Djokovic, orange, Rafa Nadal, Sports, Television, tennis, Tennis Channel, tennis tournament, tournament seed, visiting team
I haven’t watched Cooking Channel much at all, but a commercial for Cutthroat Kitchen caught my eye.
Host Alton Brown is always good for a laugh.
If you haven’t seen the show, four professional chefs compete in cooking challenges while Alton Brown sabotages them.
But there’s a catch.
He actually gives each chef money at the beginning of the game so that they can bid to sabotage each other, making the timed competition even more challenging. The eventual winner keeps whatever money he has left at the end of the game.
As the episode comes to an end, I realize it’s not for me.
It reminds me too much of hazing…or those degrading initiation days that some of my high school clubs subjected new members to freshman year. The folks in charge are laughing, but it’s more mean-spirited than funny.
Just ask Jon Hamm. That stuff comes back to bite you in the butt.
Posted in Celebrities, Cooking, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Restaurants, Television
Tagged Alton Brown, bite you in the butt, celebrities, challenge, chef, competition, cooking, Cooking Channel, Cutthroat Kitchen, entertainment, episode, freshman, games, hazing, high school, Humor, initiation, Jon Hamm, laughing, mean spirited, money, sabotage, Television, who's laughing now, winner
The L’Oreal model for their ‘Blow Dry It’ primer spray looks very familiar…
Any Partridge Family fans out there? She’s the spitting image of young Susan Dey:
And just think — Susan got her hair that straight without a flat iron or primer spray.
How did she do it?
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Tagged advertising, beauty, blow-out, celebrities, entertainment, Fashion, flat iron, hair, Humor, L'Oreal, Lori Partridge, magazines, Partridge Family, shopping, Susan Dey, Television
Jimmy Fallon’s epic “Lip Sync Battle” has left its home at The Tonight Show and now occupies prime time Thursdays on Spike TV.
The earlier time slot means the segment gets 30 whole minutes, costumes, backup ‘singers’ and dancers and racier trash talk (since it’s on cable). And the celebs are lovin’ every minute. The only thing that suffers?
The actual lip sync.
The celebs have a lot more bells and whistles to contend with, and limited rehearsal time, I would guess. So everything is messier…but who cares?
They’re making fools of themselves to music — just like on Dancing with the Stars — and it is magical.
Posted in cable, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Music, review, Television
Tagged backup singers, bells and whistles, cable, celebrities, commentary, costumes, dancers, Dancing with the Stars, entertainment, Humor, Jimmy Fallon, Lip Sync Battle, magic, Music, prime time, rehearsal, review, SpikeTV, Television, The Tonight Show, Thursday, time slot, trash talk
Bubble Wrap Keychain
What a great way to pass the time on the subway… or in the doctor’s office waiting room… or anywhere you have time to spare.
Warning: observers will either covet your keychain or plot your demise.
Posted in Commentary, Crafts, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Shopping
Tagged bubble wrap, commentary, covet, crafts, demise, entertainment, Humor, i want, keychain, life, Mon3, pass the time, shopping
I didn’t expect the ESPN documentary I Hate Christian Laettner to make me like the guy.
It’s a movie, not a miracle.
But unlike a movie plot, Laettner’s story exhibits no signs of growth or learning over the past two decades. In his interview, he seems as much of an arrogant bully now as he was 20 years ago.
What did surprise me was not only Coach K’s acceptance of his behavior but also his decision to let Laettner have ‘free reign’ to bully others — not the best message to send.
I guess winning was more important than how they won.
I’m glad we currently have teams in college basketball who can win the right way…and I still hate Christian Laettner.
Posted in College, Entertainment, Humor, Life, March Madness, Sports
Tagged bully, Christian Laettner, Coach K, college basketball, documentary, Duke, ESPN, I Hate Christian Laettner, life, March Madness, Sports, winning