OK, we finally get through a day without someone passing away (keep your eyes pealed for the Thriller Killer though, he's still at large)!
Now we can get down to the business of talking about outrageous celebrity behavior. First off, I hate the TMZ culture. I don't care what's going on in an actor's private life, nor should anyone else. However, when someone makes themselves a public embarrassment I believe it is perfectly inbounds to poke fun.
Who do I choose as my favorite Hollywood breakdown?
The contenders: Mariah Carey, Margot Kidder, Charlie Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale, Courtney Love, Andy Dick, Mel Gibson... wow, the list goes on and on.
My favorite of all-time... drum roll please... Tom Cruise. Why did I pick him? The Oprah couch, the Matt Lauer interview, the Scientology junk, it doesn't cease. He has done more to soil his reputation than any giant star since Michael Jackson. Once you enter that Thunderdrome of weirdness, you ain't never comin' back. On the plus side, there's no drunken/drug-induced dangerous behavior. There's no hateful speech to less powerful people. No racist tirade. Just good old fashioned PR nightmares.
Abbi wrote, "my favorite is when Martin Lawrence stopped traffic. Or Whitney's on-air phone call with Wendy Williams."
After seeing part of "Run-tel-da," it's pretty clear Martin's living in his own world--the land of referring to himself in the third person. Gotta love that he had a loaded gun in his pants at the time--he didn't pull a Plaxico Burress though.
I had to look up the Whitney phone call on YouTube. Am I the only person that didn't know Ms. Houston talks like a 90's gangsta rapper? I like that she's has no fear of publicity poison.
You know, it's kind of fun to see the celebrity breakdown. If you live your life believing you're more important than everybody else, you probably should have a very public shame session.
Headlines are here:
Al Franken has finally been named the winner of the Senate election in Minnesota. Just in time for his term to be over!
Michael Curry was fired as Pistons head coach after only one year on the job after they realized even MARK Curry was a better coach.
Tom Cruise turns 47 this week. Still plenty of good movie making years left, unless John Travolta needs a co-pilot on the spaceship to Mars sooner than expected.
Rumors are floating that Megan Fox is back with Brian Austin Green. The two met while he was cleaning her pool.
Here's a bit o' funny (i.e. let's not take ourselves too seriously):
Tomorrow: What happened to the 80's? Leave your thoughts in the comments and I'll talk about it in tomorrow's post.