Category Archives: Hollywood

Nude Swimmer Survives Shark Attack


*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.

And that’s the difference between how I spend my days off in the summer and what this dude did: he went swimming nude in shark invested waters off the coast of Hawaii and almost lost a foot doing it.  

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.

But Paul O’Leary decided to go for it. So did the shark. Continue reading

Woman Spends Over $200,000 To Look Like Jessica Rabbit


*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.

During the episode, she outlines all of the work she’s had done, including procedures on her cheeks, lips, brow, ass, breasts, and hips.

“The only thing I haven’t had done, she says, “is my heart.” Continue reading

Bobbi Brown: Makeup Maven Says, ‘Stop It! With Contouring: You Are Beautiful ‘As Is’


*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

Elder Abuse is Real! If It Can Happen To A Legendary Actor, It Can Happen To Your Loved One (Watch)

Mickey Rooney and familyR
PICTURED ABOVE: Mark Aber (front left), stepson of Mickey Rooney (center) by his eighth wife Jan (top right), alleges that his mother physically and mentally abused the actor, while older brother Chris (top left) siphoned off his money.

*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

You Could Break The Bank Going To “The Happiest Place On Earth”!

Disneyland In Anaheim, California
Disneyland In Anaheim, California

*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

Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak May Be Close To Reality, Researchers Say


*Would you be interested in a piece of fabric that could render your physical…um, imperfections…invisible to the naked eye?

Don’t front.  You know you would.  So peel off those spanx, EXHALE, and check THIS out!

According to the Huffington Post and the journal Science, we’re on the verge of being able to wrap an invisibility cloak around us a la Harry Potter. And at least one researcher believes that magic fabric of the future should be able to hide bellies, behinds and all KINDS of sins!

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

Integrating Charlie Brown’s Universe: A Visit With Franklin’s ‘Mom’


*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!!!).

I just got to know the mom of Franklin Armstrong, Charlie Brown’s African American buddy. Franklin’ s mother is a white retired school teacher who talked Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz into integrating the classic comic strip. Continue reading

Matt Damon: People Ain’t Feeling Your ‘Diversity’ Remark, Project Greenlight Got Folks Seeing Red

Matt Damon (L), Effie Brown (R)

*Matt. Matt. Matt. It’s not like we haven’t heard you controversial before. Remarks you 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’.

First some history on the show itself. Continue reading