(Originally written in January 2008)
Last Thursday, we managed to Bogart another satellite transmission from your planet. It seems as though Ms. Spears has finally had her breakdown. And ask anyone who was there at ground zero or if you just happened to catch it on your TV sets, MAN, it was NOT pretty!
Let me sum up the facts, so far... What should have been a routine visit with her kids turned into a circus. Britney was with her boys on Thursday afternoon and was supposed to return them to their father "K-FED" (nice name, by the way.) at a set time. Obviously, that didn't happen. She probably thought to herself that it was "MY PREROGATIVE" to keep them longer, or not even return them at all!
Instead she locked herself in her house with her boys and refused to release them. The authorities and medical assistants finally arrived after a 911 call was placed and they then proceeded to soldier their way through the onslaught of paparazzi to get to the Spears residence to try and reason with the troubled, "OUTRAGEOUS" former pop star.
Finally, after a few hours, she was brought out strapped by the ankles and wrists on a gurney and taken to the hospital for "mental evaluation." The following day, a judge ordered an emergency hearing and declared her an unfit parent, citing the obvious. Let me add that doctors stated she was under the influence (ERR,...allegedly) of an unknown substance in her system that night, too.
"CRAZY" is an understatement. She's now just plain pathetic.
Ok, she lost visitation rights with her kids a few months ago and was given TEMPORARY visitation rights. Translation? Probation, pretty much. Now after this latest stunt, a judge declared on Friday that she has lost those rights, as well.
Geez, just when you thought this girl's troubles couldn't get any more "TOXIC". This happens.
What in creation was she trying to do? Outdo her sister for headlines? Try to be the main topic for at least "...ONE MORE TIME"?
Wasn't it just a few years ago that this same person who is "NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN" was on her way to becoming the next Madonna? Well, so much for that, huh? (hmm...that's another story in itself.)
C. Aguilera has long since passed her on the popularity and talent polls and alas, even Jessica Simpson has more respectability than Britney now. Yikes.
The end is drawing near for this poor soul, who was "BORN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY" and if she doesn't realize her deterioration in time and get "STRONGER", it doesn't look like she will be "LUCKY" enough to survive the inevitable.
Britney and Jamie Lynn. Their parents must be so proud."
Here is a blog post from an old college buddy, who just happens to also be "The Hardest Working Director" in the (ahem.) "Industry"! Anyway, we recently got reconnected on FACEBOOK. Go figure!
I just completed some logo designs for him. You can check out the illustrations at the above link!
Also, check out his main site at:
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...and I CANNOT stress that enough! HAHA!
September 12, 2009
"Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life."
STOP ME AGAIN IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS, AS WELL…
As a follow up to last week’s rant, my take this time around is on the never-ending stream of movie and television show remakes. (Shudder!)
As I have to give some props to some of the more recent attempts at re-telling old mish-mash, this whole thing of reinventing familiar storylines & characters has got me by the short hairs.
Movie remakes are a gamble. On one hand, you're beginning with a movie audiences have already known & grown to love. On the other, if it fails, it becomes a an embarrassment for everyone involved with the project.
But nothing is worse than when the remake is made by someone who apparently had no clue to what the original film project was all about. That, my friend, is how you fall off track.
Now why exactly, in all of creation would you remake (well, re-shoot exactly) a movie classic like “Psycho”? And have the nerve to mirror the cinematography frame for frame? Did anybody see that new “Knight Rider” or “Dragnet” on television a couple of season's ago? Did you really care?
Was anyone the least bit interested in seeing the ‘human’ side of Michael Myers in the remade “Halloween” by Rob Zombie? Are you fired up for "Halloween 2"?
These movies and television shows were, and still are in a sense, classics in their own right!
Seriously, People! And as stated in a previous blast, is there no more sense of originality or creativity? I can see being inspired by a film. But a remake? (sigh.)
Ok, if you are going to remake a movie, wouldn’t you at least try to keep the same “feel” of its predecessor? "Dawn Of The Dead", “King Kong" , "3:10 To Yuma", "Star Trek", were all excellent attempts, and may have been even better than the original, in my opinion. But in recent years, attempts at "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "Witch Mountain"? Sheesh!
That new installment of “Friday The 13th” that was recently released was, yes, ladies and gentleman, a remake. As are the upcoming following films, just to name but a few:
1.) The Blob - Another attempt at telling the story of a renegade Jam Preserve
2.) Footloose - No comment...
3.) Clash Of The Titans - Better acting this time? The special effects were the only thing good in the original!
4.) Red Dawn - Maybe this one will be based on Starbuck's employees becoming rebel soldiers against the invasion of an enemy nation? Nice, huh? Well?
5.) Short Circuit - wow...
6.) Rosemary's Baby - Michael Bay, you've redone "Amityville Horror" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". After this one, you can start working on remaking "The Exorcist" ...or "Short Circuit".
7.) The Wizard Of Oz - Dakota Fanning rumored to play Dorothy. The original one was a flop, so I understand this one. NOBODY remembers the original film. Am I right??? (sigh...)
8.) Yellow Submarine (in 3D) - Apologies to all in advance. But then again, it might just work. The Fab Four's voices were done by actors in the original. So, hmmm...
Hell, they might as well redo “The Godfather”, “Star Wars” and “The Sound of Music”!
These movies and television shows should be left alone…with that said, I have to say that the re-imagining of the now ended series “Battlestar Galactica” was pretty kick-ass! Listen, not ALL these redos are bad, don’t get me wrong. All I’m saying is that it would be nice to see something fresh and new from time to time.
Have you noticed that the majority of the movies in the last 5 years were based on comic books?
This is just my opinion, people and I’m sure a lot of you out there don’t mind these offerings, albeit 'reheated' items. But, sooner or later, things have to get back on track. As it stands right now, it will probably be much later. Irene Cara, a singer from back in the day once sang these following words, and seeings that the movie it was taken from is about to be remade (“Fame”), it’s safe to say that these “Safety Net” studio remakes are “ …gonna live forever”!