Archive for George W. Bush

December 15, 2008

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He will never NOT look good!

He will never NOT look good!

Michael Phelps: “Out of shape” but “having fun.” Can’t blame the guy.  That’s how we live!

Bush: Who knew throwing shoes was an insult?  We’ll have to try that sometime!

David Paterson: No idea why he was targeted on this week’s SNL.  Totally uncalled for.

The Media is Dying: One of our favorite Twitterers is getting some press play.  Love the irony.

OTH: Nooooooooo!  Why is Mark Schwahn signing on for the Melrose Place remake?  We don’t want anything to take him away from One Tree Hill!

Facebook: At Barnes and Noble yesterday, we saw a bunch of how-to books.  Still to come: a book on the social network’s founding–and possibly, a movie!

Gawker: Putting its own spin on the year-end top 10 lists with the worst pop culture bits.  Pretty dead-on except we actually liked 27 Dresses!

Chicago Tribune: Here’s a good test of journalism ethics.  The paper actually knew about the Blago stuff back in October but held off on going public to help the FBI.  That ended, obviously, this past week–too soon, if you ask the Justice Department who wanted them to keep quiet for longer.  Who was right and who was wrong?  Tough calls all around, we thinl.

SIZZLED OUT: Jesse McCartney

STILL SIZZLING: Christian Bale will have his hands full now that this movie series is moving forward.  And, no, it’s not a Dark Knight sequel!

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December 12, 2008

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The family that works together, stays together?

The family that works together, stays together?

EW: Rumors about it going on-line only are false, says the mag.  That makes us happy, even if we knock them every now and again.

The Dark Knight: If the DVD is flying off the shelves, why would anyone go to see it again in theaters?

Full House: Last week we heard about a remake and now it’s not happening.  Consider us  bummed.

Gossip Girl: And don’t be fooled.  This spin-off isn’t happening, either!

Twilight: New director will likely be Chris Weitz.  His previous credits include American Pie.  Just sceams family-friendly, doesn’t it?  On the flipside, he was once nominated for an Oscar.  Screams talent?  You decide.

Harry Potter: If you love the books/films so much, you might want to book a trip to Chicago.  The Museum of Science and Industry there will have a HP exhibit through September.

Will Ferrell: And if you can’t make it to New York, too, to see his show “You’re Welcome, America.  A Final Night with George W. Bush,” stay tuned to HBO which will do a live telecast in the somewhat near future.

Maggie Gyllenhaal: Mixing business with pleasure, she and babydaddy Peter Sarsgaard (what’s with the double As?) will star together in an off-Broadway show.  Let’s hope this doesn’t mean doom for the couple, for the kid’s sake at least.

YouTube: 40 inspirational speeches, all cut from movies, in 2 minutes.  Awesome.

Gawker: Unveiled a redesign late yesterday.  It’s okay.  We’re not big fans of change, though.

Cosmetic Surgery: Do you feel like women’s mags are endorsing it?  We’ve never really thought about it, so guess that’s a no for us.

McDonald’s: Trying to start an ad war with Starbucks and we kind of like it.

KB Toys: Going out of business.  So that means Toys R Us is all that’s left, right?  Good thing that was our favorite!

SIZZLED OUT: Will Smith

STILL SIZZLING: We love this whimsical writer but people seem to be bagging on him lately.  (Hint: You can use the last name to make play on the word shadenfreude!)


December 8, 2008

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Want her face?

Want her face?

SNL: Why are people so surprised by the return of Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton?  Aside from the fact that Poehler recently had a baby, we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of Clinton on the show since she accepted the media-heavy position of Secretary of State.

Twilight: The film franchise has hit its first stumbling block: Catherine Hardwicke and Summit have parted ways.  Hardwicke will not direct the sequel, and the reason allegedly goes deeper than a simple schedule conflict.

Kanye West: NOT on Twitter!

David Gregory: The worst kept secret of late is a secret no more.  NBC officially announced Gregory as the new host of Meet the Press.

Obama: Said on the aforementioned show he won’t be smoking in the White House.  So will that be the first promise he breaks?

Tribune Company: Bankruptcy is on the horizon.  You know what follows?  More lay offs. Blek.

Barbra Streisand: Forced to share face time with arch enemy President Bush as she was honored by the Kennedy Center.  Thankfully, no blood was shed.

Facebook: Beware of the Koobface virus!

PEOPLE: Redemption!  The New York Times public editor is criticizing the piece the paper ran last month bashing PEOPLE.  Turns out the NYT got some facts wrong!  Will a retraction follow?  We sure hope so.

NYT: Not sure we should trust them anymore (see above) but they’ve just released their list of the 10 best books of 2008.  We’ve read approximately none of them.

Roger Ebert: Has “had it” with years of top 10 lists.  So what did he do instead?  Made a top 20 list.

SIZZLED OUT: Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry

STILL SIZZLING: We’re turning the tables on you.  What juicy riddle do you have?  We’ll print the best one tomorrow!

October 24, 2008 Pt. 2

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Does the show need to save itself?

Does the show need to save itself?

Jennifer Hudson: The actress/singer, who we wrote about earlier this week, has lost both her mother and brother today in a double homicide.  Her nephew is still missing and the suspect, supposedly the boy’s father, is in custody.  More details will be released tomorrow.  Beyond tragic.

Marc Anthony: Says his life with J. Lo is “designed around the twins.”  Isn’t that what it’s supposed to be when you have kids?!  And, Mark, you should know that by now considering you also have kids with your ex-wife!

Heroes: Critics are calling each other out on being too hard (or soft) on the show.  With such a stellar reputation, is it fair to say the show’s gone downhill?  Every show does reach its peak eventually…

World Series: Well, some people are watching this year’s lackluster match-up.  (Yankees, we miss you!)  Despite horrible ratings predictions, the game beat all other programming on Wednesday night.  Still, it was down 15 percent from last year, so the possibility of this being the lowest-rated series of all time is still there.  Sigh.

Tim McGraw: One nice thing about this year’s World Series is that it lets McGraw honor his father, Tug, who won the first and only series for the Phillies in 1980.

Vanessa Hudgens: Says BF/co-star Zac Efron is “a good kisser.”  What we’ve all been dying to know or TMI?

Obama: Endorsed by another former member of Bush’s administration: Scott McCellan.  Hardly surprising since the ex-press secretary published a tell-all earlier this year about the White House’s deception under George W.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Humorists rejoice!  The show will be back…in 2009.  Happy waiting!

Palin: Want a high-paying job?  Just sign up to be Palin’s traveling make-up artist.  For two weeks, she was the highest paid staffer of the whole campaign!

30 Rock: Things to look forward to when the show returns this Thursday: cameos from Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Martin, Megan Mullally and the list goes on.  Maybe we should start watching.

October 20, 2008

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Once a strange family, always a strange family.

Once a strange family, always a strange family.

The Spellings: Randy says late father Aaron would love the new 90210.  Candy was named woman of the year.  What planet are they living on?!

W: Looks like Bush even fails at the box office.  Life imitating art?

Red Sox: Not going to the World Series.  Guess this year wasn’t a total loss for the Yanks!

Matt Damon: Coming back for another Bourne installment.  Does it ever get old?

HSM: We’re only days away from the new movie!  Yesssss!

Faith Hill: 41 and on the cover of SHAPE in a bikini.  Good for her!

Lil’ Wayne: Will become a dad in mere “days.”  Who even knew he was married?  That’s right; he’s probably not.

SIZZLED OUT: Tori Spelling

STILL SIZZLING: Which famous gossip columnist just turned 85 and still manages to scoop us all?