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Wednesday

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February 2012

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Star Jones Returns to ‘The View’ — Still Evasive

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If you own your truth, no one can touch you. And Star Jones still hasn’t owned her truth. She returned to The View to squash the bad blood, yet she objected to Barbara Walters’ rehashing of her departure. I’m not sure how Star Jones thought she’d get away with dodging Queen Walters, but she certainly tried. “Are you seriously going to go there?” She asked. “Does anyone care?” Walters wouldn’t relent. “You may not care,” she said. “But you’re used to hot topics.” Jones gave a bunch of canned answers that fooled me into thinking she was running for office. Walters then asked Jones about her decision to hide her gastric bypass surgery. Jones still dodged the answer.

Wednesday

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February 2012

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‘The Voice’: Did Adam Levine Abandon Javier Colon?

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NBC has two seasons to make the winners of The Voice into huge stars and after that, they will lose all credibility. American Idol may be threatened by The Voice, but Idol has made some of the biggest stars in history and it is therefore more than just a talent show. So this brings me to a very important question: What happened to Javier Colon? Where is he? Why isn’t he booked on late night shows singing a hit single? When is his album coming out? And most importantly — why the fu*k isn’t Adam Levine doing anything to propel his career? Adam appeared on Howard Stern yesterday and mentioned Colon, saying that he’s trying to help him, and Colon is “struggling.” He also made a moderately condescending remark about how the winners have to take their career by the reigns after the show is finished. Perhaps he should look to Blake Shelton who took Dia Frampton on his tour. You don’t get to sit on your throne touting that you “won” season one, especially when the contestant you won with can’t sustain a career.

Wednesday

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February 2012

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Quote of the Day — Ryan Gosling on Picking Up Women

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“I don’t want to disappoint you, but it’s not really like the film. I just tried to follow all the rules that men’s magazines give you, like all the ways you’re supposed to dress, all the exercises you’re supposed to do, and all the things you’re supposed to say. Just follow the letter of the law. I read that book, The Game. I like to call it The Lame. Or that TV show, The Pick Up Artist. I watched that. I don’t know whether seduction can be taught or not. But these gentlemen seem to think that they have something to say, and they have devotees. What I like about the film is the philosophy. Even though Jacob’s essentially a knucklehead, at the heart of it, he’s saying: ‘Don’t use pick-up lines, don’t make lame bar banter. Just talk to them as you would talk to one of your friends. Just talk to them.’ So, I thought if there’s any wisdom in there, that probably sounds like good advice.” Ryan Gosling, on how he prepared for his ladies-man role for Crazy, Stupid Love, followed by an inappropriate dig at one of my favorite books in the history of literature — The Game.

Wednesday

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February 2012

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Adam Levine on Randy Jackson: “American Idol was Randy’s Second Chance”

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Adam Levine appeared on Howard Stern today and Stern asked him about Randy Jackson’s recent comments that The Voice is a “The Voice a second chance show”>second chance show.” Levine responded with a very brutal attack, which was couched in a nice tone. He said, “Randy Jackson of all people should get it considering ‘American Idol’ was his second chance.” Ouch! Who knew Adam Levine could fight to the death.

Tuesday

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February 2012

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Quote of the Day — Dr. Drew: “The Very Poor & The Very Rich are the Same”

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“I spent 25 years working in a psychiatric hospital, and one of the first things I noticed is that the very rich and the very poor have more in common with one another than with the rest of us . . . . So, when we see these off the rail, so to speak, behaviors, it certainly is not limited to impoverished or stressed social strata . . . . Many of us could be capable of some not so good things. Income and privilege or lack, thereof, may not have that much to do with it, at least, certainly at the extremes it sure doesn’t.” Dr. Drew on whether income levels and drug addiction are related.

 

Tuesday

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February 2012

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Dr. Drew on Bill Maher — “Prescription Drugs Are Worse Than Street Drugs”

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Though I’ve had my issues with Dr. Drew in the past, I never get sick of hearing his perspective on drugs. He appeared on Bill Maher to discuss Whitney Houston’s death, and the conversation was very interesting. According to Drew, when celebrities switch from street drugs to prescriptions drugs, that’s when they die (see Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael Jackson). Watch below.

Tuesday

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February 2012

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Khloe Kardashian on Jimmy Kimmel — Admits She Hated Kris Humphries

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Khloe Kardashian is by far my favorite Kardashian. In fact, she might be the only one I like at all. If you watched Kim Kardashian’s wedding special, then you would have seen Khloe tell Kim about her dislike for Humphries, and she even directly addressed her feelings with Humphries himself. When Kim’s marriage fell apart, Khloe somehow refrained from saying, “I told you so.” Watch Jimmy Kimmel ask Khloe about Humphries below.
 

Monday

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February 2012

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George Clooney & David O. Russell End ‘Three Kings’ Feud

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 George Clooney finally buried the hatchet with his Three Kings director, David O. Russell, and I have to admit I’m slightly disappointed. This was one of my favorite feuds in the history of Hollywood, and I am sad to see it end. This quarrel was particularly unique, because it didn’t just involve George Clooney — it involved other staff members on set. Here’s a brief summary of the feud, as written by The Dishmaster in one of my previous posts.

Clooney said Russell yelled at everyone on the set, including a camera car driver. Clooney confronted Russell, saying, “You can yell and scream and even fire him, but what you can’t do is humiliate him in front of people. Not on my set, if I have any say about it.” Russell then screamed at a second assistant director, who quit on the spot. Clooney addressed him again, saying, “you can’t shove, push or humiliate people who aren’t allowed to defend themselves.” Russell responded to Clooney’s criticism by challenging him to a fist fight, and the two men came to blows. Clooney “had him by the throat,” confessing that he was “going to kill him.” Though they finally finished the movie, Clooney said it was “without exception, the worst experience of [his] life.”

According to Clooney, he “saw David a few weeks ago at a party… and [he] felt compelled to go over and go, ‘So, are we done?'” They both then squashed the feud. Clooney attributes the reconciliation with both parties “getting older.” Though it’s a nice story when people can put aside their differences, if I were Clooney, I wouldn’t have made the gesture unless I was certain that Russell has changed his on-set antics.

Sunday

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February 2012

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral — Should Not Have Been Televised

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I am absolutely disgusted by the way the media has treated Whitney Houston’s death, and I’m even more disgusted that the people in her inner circle agreed to televise her funeral. I was equally disturbed when Michael Jackson’s grieving children had to mourn their father’s death while simultaneously speaking in front of the entire world. Have we lost our humanity? Whitney Houston left her daughter behind, and this poor child is being pummeled with media inquiries. I don’t want to hear anything about Bobbi Kristina until Bobbi Kristina is ready to talk. Until then, let the child grieve, and keep the media out of that process. A funeral is for family. If the public wants a part of it they can remember her by listening to her records in the privacy of their home.

Sunday

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February 2012

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Movie Review: ‘This Means War’

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If you’re making a romantic comedy with a sub-plot, the sub-plot should make sense. Remember True Lies? That’s what made it so great. In This Means War, the only thing I know about the main characters’ profession is that they are CIA agents trying not to get killed by a mysterious man with an accent. The romance begins when they both meet the same woman, and they decide to compete for her affection. It gets complicated when they use their CIA resources to trace each others’ dates, and it gets funny when they use those resources to impress her with the contrived commonalities they discovered by researching her life at the CIA. It’s certainly entertaining, but the impressive concept failed in its execution. That being said, it’s good enough to see. After all, who doesn’t want to stare at Chris Pine’s beautiful blue eyes for an entire movie? You cannot go wrong.
Overall Rating: 3/5 Dishes