*I love swimming in the nude. Everything free and flopping around. Wearing swim trucks while swimming is, I’d imagine, like women wearing a bra while…doing everything. So I’m sure you don’t begrudge me the pleasure. And in return, I’ll invite you over to swim in my pool sometime.
Now, I have a size 12 foot, and I’m absolutely certain that a shark watching me from below would see and go for another part of my anatomy if he saw me swimming in the buff out in the ocean. He wouldn’t be able to help himself. I’m popular.
*Dolly Parton famously said “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Parton PREACHED! No one has taken that statement to heart more than Cassandra, the transgender woman who’s spent over $200,000 in her misguided effort to look like “Jessica Rabbit,” the animated female lead in the 1989 feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
On a recent episode of the plastic surgery show “Botched”, Cassandra tells her doctors that she’s having trouble breathing out of her Michael Jackson-esque new nose. While she’s in for that snip snip, she tells them she wants to have her waistline redone, so that it more closely resembles Ms. Rabbit’s.
*We don’t need to be contouring like the Kardashians!” is makeup maven, Bobbi Brown’s message to the celebrities and others out there who feel they have to slim down that broad nose, draw in those eyebrows and line those cheekbones to look more Anglo.
She says some of these folks actually look like clowns.
Some artists wear so much contouring makeup that it looks like they underwent extensive plastic surgery, she warns.
“When I see contouring on people’s faces, it looks like dirt,” Brown tells The NY Post. “As a beauty expert, I believe in individual beauty, and it’s just not my aesthetic.”
Brown, a Caucasian, seems to take issue with African American women in particular, who try to alter their natural features and use too much makeup in the process. Continue reading →
*I am proudly showing my age here. Because I can recall growing up to a talented actor who always made me feel good. His mere presence brought a smile to my face. When I saw his movies, I didn’t think about race, financial issues or how crappy a day I may have been having. His work just made me smile.
Which is why it is so very sad to hear that one of my Hollywood idols, Mickey Rooney, suffered elder abuse in his final years…at the hands of his eighth wife, Jan.
Rooney died on April 6, 2014 at the age of 93 and the recent expose by Hollywood Reporter, who later posed their own investigation and gained access to legal docs, witness testimony, and financial records never published before puts him back in the news now.
It also shows Rooney suffered abuse greater than he revealed (scroll down).
No doubt someone, hell-bent on being negative, will dig and find something they will be considered ‘racist’ in Rooney’s past; whether it be something in his work on the “Hardy Boys” films of old or anything else. But let me spare them the effort right now: keep it to yourself.
I’m just not interested.
Elder abuse is real. And it doesn’t consider your race. It is initiated and sustained by thoughtless, careless, greedy individuals. Wolves in sheep’s clothing. And so many people who worked their entire lives, have now lost the ability due to age to be independent and as a result, are vulnerable. Continue reading →
*It sounds like a classic Scrooge McDuck money grab to me!
I won’t front: I’ve gone into credit card debt in the past to finance vacations at Walt Disney World during my kids’ spring breaks. It sometimes took me months to pay those balances back down. I wouldn’t replace those memories with my girls for anything, but those post-Disney emails I used to get each spring about my “credit card statement being ready to view” drove my blood pressure up a few points.
I’d better jump on that aspirin regimen, as earlier this week Disney has eliminated many of its annual pass options at both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, replacing them with new passes that are in most cases more expensive, according to the Huffington Post. In one case, a lot more expensive: an annual pass to Disney’s California parks has jumped over $300, to over $1,000! Continue reading →
Scientists have successfully tested an ultra-thin fabric made of tiny rectangular gold blocks. They wrapped the fabric, only 80 nanometers thick, around small objects with bumps and dents. Its surface rerouted light waves around the object, rendering the objects invisible to the naked eye. Continue reading →
*We all know the kids in the Peanuts universe — Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus et al. We even know the animals (if you can call Snoopy and Woodstock animals!). However, we never got to know the adults in the strip, as teachers and the kids’ parents were always “off camera” so to speak. In the animated specials, even their voices were reduced to audio flares from a trumpet (“Waah Waah Waah!!!).
*Matt. Matt. Matt. It’s not like we haven’t heard you controversial before. Remarksyou made about President Barack Obama are still on rewind. Cue the reel: “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
And now, Matt Damon, you’ve gone and opened your mouth on the diversity issue, and what came out has a lot of people on social media looking at you sideways.
It seems you feel that there is no room for diversity behind the scenes of film-making, only in the casting session. At least that’s what you told black filmmaker, Effie Brown (“Dear White People”), in Sunday’s episode of ‘Project Greenlight’.