*As the host of the once corny TV game show, “Family Feud,” you’ve got to give it to Steve Harvey. He has made the show worth watching. Harvey’s deadpan expressions alone–following an answer he didn’t expect from a contestant, makes it worth tuning in to.
So you can imagine the look on his face when an elderly contestant named Gene gave his honest opinion as he answered one of the questions on the prompt.
The question: “Name something that has to be licked.”
Now, since Family Feud is still, basically, a “family” show – you’d expect this old dude to say something like, a lollipop or a stamp.
*Too bad more folks don’t believe in karma. If more people did, I know they would think twice before doing some of the crazy sh*t they do. They would also have a better understanding of the ish that happens in their own lives; you know, that stuff that seems to happen to you, “out of the blue.”
Yes, I have a point.
It’s the bad move one Caucasian couple made when they decided to position themselves behind on-camera reporter Allison Kaden and act out the scene of Eric Garner as police held him in a choke-hold until he ceased to breath.
*Cue the lawyers and other supporters of the controversial Church of Scientology because some ish is about to go down! For one, when you start attacking people’s faith base, well – ‘dems fightin’ words…and for another, HBO must have their dukes up because they are putting the finishing touches on a scandalous documentary on the Church, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who describes the film as “a bombshell” that will reveal why it has a hold on some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
Er, you DO know brother, Isaac Hayes, was one of ‘em, right?
*A v-e-r-y interesting video “starring” Bill Cosby has resurfaced. It’s nearly 13 years old according to the age (65) that Cosby admits to Sofia Vergara, who he interviews while sitting in the host chair. The comedian is in full Cosby swing as he talks to the Latin beauty as she makes her first appearance on American television.
*What with tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I feel it’s timely, and touching, to share this video with you. Maybe you can watch as you travel to work by bus or train; or maybe as you ride to work in the carpool. What are you doing for lunch? Maybe watch it on your tablet as you sit for a while to eat your sandwich or drink your Latte.
I’m not gonna lie. I just stumbled upon this video. And please don’t look at this as a “downer” but it shows so many people of note, celebrities, who have died from cancer. I was so moved by it as I watched because, well…
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
And as families of all sorts come together, chances are there will be a moment when someone notices who is not there. Continue reading →
*Count yourself pretty hard to impress if you don’t find this portrait of actor Morgan Freeman to be absolutely AMAZING. An 18-year-old British artist used his fingers to create the ultra-realistic picture of the actor – capturing all the characteristics we have come to know him by. The distinguished gray hair, calm, direct stare, on a face punctuated with tiny moles.
Artist Jack Ede spent a period of 137 hours to create this drawing of the actor and documented his step-by-step process via Instagram and YouTube. Continue reading →
She quit being the character Izzy on “Grey’s Anatomy” years ago (her final episode aired Jan 21, 2010), and she is just now resurfacing on TV with her new NBC series, ” State of Affairs.”
But the wrath of Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the long-running show, who has made her negative feelings about Heigl public in interviews, is still following the actress.
A lot of times, when stars leave a hit show like a Grey’s Anatomy, without being fired, its because they either got a new series or want to try their hand at film. But Heigl’s absence from TV and film immediately following her resignation from the show (which her colleague, Ellen Pompeosaid was due to “hurt feelings” and money)appeared to be the first sign that Rhimes had been left with a bad taste in her mouth. And it didn’t help when rumors began to surface claiming the actress was a “Diva” and less than pleasant to work with.
But Katherine Heigl’s long absence has apparently given her time to think about some things (and most likely, she is getting guidance from a good publicist on the “how to’s” moving forward) and now she is taking the high road when she is asked about Rhimes.
“It sucks,” she told Mario Lopez. “I’m sorry that she feels that way, and I wish her nothing but greatness, and I have nothing negative to say about Shonda. I’m a big fan of her work. I watch Scandal every week. I’m sorry she’s left with such a crappy impression of me. I wish I could do something to change that. Maybe I will be able to someday.”
When Heigl made her much-publicized return to network television Monday with State of Affairs., she knew she didn’t come alone. She was aware that she brings a bad reputation about her professional behavior with her, and admits to Extra,
“There’s nothing I can do about this except to sort of prove it wrong.” And the only way for me to prove it wrong is for people to have a work experience with me that doesn’t speak to that at all,” she adds.
Watch her interview with Mario Lopez directly below:
*As if the real world life of actor Stephen Collins could get any worse.
Collins soon-to-be-ex wife, Faye Grant, is said to have been holding the threat of releasing audio tape that she secretly recorded at a 2012 therapy session with the actor – who admitted to “molesting and exposing himself” to three girls some decades ago – over his head for quite some time.
And according to Collins attorney, she had her reasons for doing so.
Since the “reveal,” Collins has been in hiding and his career has gone into decline at a rapid pace. He has lost major film and TV roles (namely Mark Wahlberg’s move “Ted 2″ and a recurring gig on “Scandal”) and the UP TV network even pulled “7th Heaven” reruns (I’ll bet the other actors are pissed!), where he famously played a minister. Collins also had the decency to resign from Screen Actor’s Guild board of directors; and he has also been dropped by his talent agency.
Nobody would want to be in this guy’s shoes right now. And with new victims starting to come out of the woodwork, his troubles show no indication of slowing down anytime soon.
But here’s the thing that beats all. Stephen Collins actually filmed a movie in 2013, where he played a pedophile priest! The film has been making festival rounds lately, and the poor director, Jeff Wolfe, tried hard to distance himself from the actor. Continue reading →