Friday, August 18, 2006

Random Thoughts...

When was the last time Entertainment Weekly had an author on its cover?

Why exactly is Sienna Miller famous?

Why do newspapers still write about J-Lo's ex-husband "shopping" a book proposal, when every publisher turned it down months ago?

Sad to hear that actor Bruno Kirby passed away this week, I still remember his hilarious diatribe about Billy Crystal's technological ineptitude in "City Slickers." (even the cows can program a VCR by now!)

Is anyone else pissed that NESN removed the video of Denis Leary's impromptu Mel Gibson rant from YouTube? (p.s. if anyone has a copy of it, please email it to me)

You just know that 6 months from now, there are going to be about 50 new JonBenet books on the shelves, 17 from Catherine Crier alone.

What has Haley Joel Osment been doing since "The Sixth Sense"?

How despicable is Glamour magazine's ploy to have one of their writers live her love life via the outcome of reader polls?

Is Lindsay Lohan really that good of an actress?

I might have to watch Fox's "Celebrity Duets" just for Chris Jericho, former WWE Champion and lead singer of Fozzy, who remains one of the funniest and most charismatic people to ever enter your living room via a television screen.

Is it just me, or do only one out of every ten books mentioned in Page Six as being "currently shopped" end up being published?

Maybe having a 25-year old owner isn't such a bad idea, considering newspapers are desperately trying to reach 25-year old readers.

Who really wants to read another stupid interview with Britney Spears about her marriage and pregnancy? (raise your hands, I really do want to know, because People keeps publishing them so somebody must be buying)

I can't wait for Janet Fitch's PAINT IT BLACK, as WHITE OLEANDER was one of the most beautifully-written books I've ever read.

Is anyone still trying to figure out who John Twelve Hawks really is?

Is it just me or is Dane Cook really that unfunny?


Blogger Bernita said...

~raises hand~

10:01 AM  
Blogger GutterBall said...


10:31 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Too many questions to answer but here's one:

10:36 AM  
Blogger Dave White said...

I love this Mike Lupica style post.

Meanwhile, Dane Cook is only funny if you decide to avoid the hype around him.

Meanwhile, you should laugh at Brian Regan, who is literally funny, hype or not.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

"You just know that 6 months from now, there are going to be about 50 new JonBenet books on the shelves, 17 from Catherine Crier alone."

You really think it will take that long?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Dear me, should read more carefully.
I DON"T want to read about that tw...twit.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs. Brain Bombs has all the answers to life! (And at the ripe age of 27! I've really outdone myself) I shall attempt to answer some of your ponderings.

Damn, you got me on the first one.
Whatever Sienna's famous for it doesn't include acting.
Why does anyone write about J.Lo's ex at all?!!
Remember the kid from Sling Blade? He was in Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift. Yeah, exactly. If it's to give us crap, then let Haley Joel Osment rest in anonymity.
Saw Edge on Carlos Mencia's show. Pretty funny these WWE guys.

3:58 PM  
Blogger JD Rhoades said...

Dane Cook is funny. Good material, delivered with rockstar energy.

Dane Cook's Tourgasm, not so much.

That may be what's throwing you.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Allison Brennan said...

Just testing my new cover avatar . . .

2:02 AM  
Blogger Smith&Smith said...

Too many questions. But we'll try.

Sienna Miller will star in four films released next year -- so we'll see.

Lohan is okay as actress. Take a look at Pr. Home Companion -- not a bad performance.

John Twelve Hawks is currently on the NYTimes paperback bestseller list. Guess someone is reading him.

The Page Six mentions are for book proposals -- not real books.

Ahhh, we're getting tired. That's it.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Vicki Pettersson said...

Ditto on the Fitch.

As for the rest ... don't make me think so hard! {reaching for java}

9:51 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Krecker said...

Man o man, do I feel like I've got my head in the sand. I hadn't heard about any of this. Except for Britney who, in spite of my best efforts to stay blissfully oblivious, squirmed into my celebrity vacuum this year. Yes, I did know about her pregnancy and marriage. No, I'm not raising my hand.

And now I'm heading to the bookstore to buy White Oleander.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Laurie Wood said...

Alison, your new cover is gorgeous. :) I, too, know all about poor Britney's troubles as you can't stand in a grocery line without having them shoved in your face. The rest of it? I guess I'm not "entertainment literate" enough...better start googling some of these names so I can keep up with you, Jason!

2:13 AM  

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