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Charlie Sheen is a mess….Most people love it…..

I’ve seen quite a few celebrities ‘burn out’ in plain view….I really hope this man isn’t another one…..

I’m no one to judge another….

But this guy seems to have no limits in what he can afford to do….

He tested negative for drugs so thats good….

But he needs to slow down…

Really….

Charlie Sheen in an interview with Andrea Canning of ABC. He has tried to use the media to rehabilitate his image.

(Reuters)

Mr. Sheen took a drug test on Saturday and allowed the results — negative — to be revealed on Monday on “Good Morning America” on ABC. He also assured the “Today” show on NBCthat he had cured himself of substance abuse. “I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind,” is how he put it.

But a urine sample and a blood test can’t trace what troubles Mr. Sheen at the moment: he is addicted to explaining himself on the air.

His dependence is not unique. Troubled politicians and celebrities often turn to television and radio to retune their images radically — it’s a One Step program to persuade themselves of their own powers of persuasion. And self-delusion has no borders. The embattled Libyan leader, Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi, is turning out to be the Charlie Sheen of Middle Eastern dictators — he couldn’t resist a chance to tellChristiane Amanpour that there have been no anti-government demonstrations in Tripoli. “They love me,” he said of his people in an interview scheduled for this week on ABC.

Mr. Sheen’s grandiose rants on the nation’s two leading morning talk shows — and via live stream on the gossip Web site TMZ — were more unmoored than most, but he showed all the usual symptoms of an insulated star with an unreasoned belief in his own invulnerability. (“20/20” is showing the full interview on ABC on Tuesday.)

Asked if he was bipolar, Mr. Sheen said he was “bi-winning.”

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Charlie Sheen and Bree Olson

[Charlie Sheen and Bree Olson]

First Charlie Sheen surpassed Moammar Khadafy in nuttiness. Then he soared past 300,000 followers on Twitter.

Sheen started a Twitter feed this afternoon and within a couple of hours had crossed the 100,000 mark, before even posting anything.

In a second post, he wrote, “Just got invited to do the Nancy Grace show… I’d rather go on a long road trip with Chuck Lorre in a ’75 Pacer….”

His short Twitter bio describes him as an “Unemployed Winner….”

Sheen has repeatedly used the term ‘winning’ to describe how things are going for him in recent days.

 

When he did make his first tweet — just before 7 p.m. eastern time — it simply said, “Winning! Choose your vice.”

The photo he linked to from the post showed him with one of his girlfriends, Bree Olson. She holds a Naked fruit shake and he holds chocolate milk…..

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March 2, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Health, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama pleads for patience from Stewart on ‘Daily Show’…..

Kinda late isn’t he?

“When we promised during campaign ‘change you can believe in,’ it wasn’t change you can believe in in 18 months,” Obama said.

During the taping of the show, which was scheduled to air later Wednesday night, Obama defended his record and took issue with host Stewart’s accusation that the healthcare legislation was “timid.”

“”John, I love your show, but this is something where I have a profound disagreement with you,” Obama said. “This notion that health care was timid.”

Obama defended his landmark domestic agenda accomplishment, laying out the ways it has expanded coverage.

“”This is what most people would say is as significant a piece of legislation as we have seen in this country’s history,” Obama said. “What happens is it gets discounted because [the] assumption is we didn’t get 100 percent of what we wanted, we only get 90 percent of what we wanted — so let’s focus on the 10 percent we didn’t get.”

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October 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

This weekend at the Movies……..The 1980's all over again….

Two reshoots of  olde’s are back this weekend at the Movie’s……

This weekend, two 1980s retreads hit theaters, aiming to tap into the themes that made the originals so popular as well as to draw the nostalgic. The Karate Kid crane-kicks its way onto at least 5,400 screens at 3,663 locations, while The A-Team marches onto approximately 5,200 screens at 3,535 locations.

Produced by Will Smith and featuring his son, Jaden, in the title role and Jackie Chan as the martial arts mentor, The Karate Kid remake seems less faithful to its source material than The A-Team. The titular Kid is a pre-teen verus Ralph Macchio’s teenager from the 1984 smash, arguably lowering the dramatic stakes and relatability for older audiences. The Kid moves to a new location: China instead of Los Angeles, so now only the Kid is a cultural outsider, whereas, in the original, the mentor was as well. What’s more, the martial art is now kung fu instead of the titular karate.

The original Karate Kid debuted nearly 26 years ago in June, grossing $5 million at 931 sites (or the equivalent of around $12 million adjusted for ticket price inflation) and ended its run at $90.8 million (or around $215 million adjusted). The Karate Kid Part II, in which the Kid goes to karate’s native land Japan (like the Kid goes to kung fu’s native land in the remake), made even more in 1986, but the franchise fell apart with The Karate Kid Part III in 1989. The 1994 revival The Next Karate Kid, featuring the original’s Pat Morita and Hilary Swank as his new student, failed, grossing $8.9 million in its entire run.

Though the franchise faded, martial arts continued to be a facet of action movies, and Jackie Chan rose to prominence in America. Mr. Chan mined similar material (albeit in the fantasy genre) with The Forbidden Kingdom, which opened to $21.4 million in 2008 and closed with $52.1 million, and he’s generally been popular among the kids the new Karate Kid has targeted. Recently, Never Back Down, which was essentially a Karate Kid remake, delivered modest numbers ($24.9 million total), but it shot for teens and young adults.

The new Karate Kid‘s remake is banking on its universal underdog, fish-out-of-water and culture clash elements that help made the original such a success, and distributor Sony Pictures’ has cut trailers and ads designed to rouse moviegoers with those themes. In Box Office Mojo‘s reader polling, 12.9 percent have voted to see The Karate Kid on its opening weekend. That’s a relatively strong number given the type of movie it is.

The A-Team is the latest television show adaptation, and the sub-genre has had a mixed track record. The first two Mission: Impossible movies were huge as was the first Charlie’s Angels and the less-well-known S.W.A.T.. On the other hand, pictures like I Spy and The Mod Squad fizzled, while the comediesThe Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch and the serious Miami Vice were mid-range performers. An unrelated blast from the ’80s, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, posted a $54.7 million opening last summer on its way to $150.2 million.

More….

June 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Movies, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

This weekend at the Movies……..The 1980’s all over again….

Two reshoots of  olde’s are back this weekend at the Movie’s……

This weekend, two 1980s retreads hit theaters, aiming to tap into the themes that made the originals so popular as well as to draw the nostalgic. The Karate Kid crane-kicks its way onto at least 5,400 screens at 3,663 locations, while The A-Team marches onto approximately 5,200 screens at 3,535 locations.

Produced by Will Smith and featuring his son, Jaden, in the title role and Jackie Chan as the martial arts mentor, The Karate Kid remake seems less faithful to its source material than The A-Team. The titular Kid is a pre-teen verus Ralph Macchio’s teenager from the 1984 smash, arguably lowering the dramatic stakes and relatability for older audiences. The Kid moves to a new location: China instead of Los Angeles, so now only the Kid is a cultural outsider, whereas, in the original, the mentor was as well. What’s more, the martial art is now kung fu instead of the titular karate.

The original Karate Kid debuted nearly 26 years ago in June, grossing $5 million at 931 sites (or the equivalent of around $12 million adjusted for ticket price inflation) and ended its run at $90.8 million (or around $215 million adjusted). The Karate Kid Part II, in which the Kid goes to karate’s native land Japan (like the Kid goes to kung fu’s native land in the remake), made even more in 1986, but the franchise fell apart with The Karate Kid Part III in 1989. The 1994 revival The Next Karate Kid, featuring the original’s Pat Morita and Hilary Swank as his new student, failed, grossing $8.9 million in its entire run.

Though the franchise faded, martial arts continued to be a facet of action movies, and Jackie Chan rose to prominence in America. Mr. Chan mined similar material (albeit in the fantasy genre) with The Forbidden Kingdom, which opened to $21.4 million in 2008 and closed with $52.1 million, and he’s generally been popular among the kids the new Karate Kid has targeted. Recently, Never Back Down, which was essentially a Karate Kid remake, delivered modest numbers ($24.9 million total), but it shot for teens and young adults.

The new Karate Kid‘s remake is banking on its universal underdog, fish-out-of-water and culture clash elements that help made the original such a success, and distributor Sony Pictures’ has cut trailers and ads designed to rouse moviegoers with those themes. In Box Office Mojo‘s reader polling, 12.9 percent have voted to see The Karate Kid on its opening weekend. That’s a relatively strong number given the type of movie it is.

The A-Team is the latest television show adaptation, and the sub-genre has had a mixed track record. The first two Mission: Impossible movies were huge as was the first Charlie’s Angels and the less-well-known S.W.A.T.. On the other hand, pictures like I Spy and The Mod Squad fizzled, while the comediesThe Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch and the serious Miami Vice were mid-range performers. An unrelated blast from the ’80s, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, posted a $54.7 million opening last summer on its way to $150.2 million.

More….

June 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Movies, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

The CMT ( Country ) Music Awards……

Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Among Big Winners at CMT Music Awards | Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert

[ Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert ]

Still recovering from the recentdevastating floods, Nashville got its groove back in a big way Wednesday night at the CMT Music Awards, country music’s only fan-voted award show.

Emcee Kid Rock opened the show, held at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, by promising to punch anyone in the face who interrupted acceptance speeches with “Kanye West-isms.” That turned out not to be necessary, as country-music fans settled in for an evening of prizes, presenters and performances – including top honors for Carrie UnderwoodKeith Urban and Miranda Lambert.

The biggest awards – CMT calls them “Buckles” – of the night went to Underwood, 27, for video of the year (“Cowboy Casanova”), Urban, 42, for male video of the year (” ‘Til Summer Comes Around”) and Lambert, 26, for female video of the year (“White Liar”).

Urban gave the most poignant acceptance speech, thanking his wifeNicole Kidman – “Baby girl, I love you so much,” he said – before mentioning the people dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

“I want to send my deepest love and prayers out to all the families around the Gulf, who are going through an insane time right now,” he said. “We’ve never seen anything like this – emotions I can’t even find words for as I watch this thing happening on TV.”

Lambert, who is engaged to fellow country star Blake Shelton, won for a video that shows her running off with the best man at her wedding. “Let’s just hope that my wedding doesn’t end up like that video,” she joked.

Underwood, who also won performance of the year, was emphatically grateful to fans in her speech. “Awesome fans!” she said. “Awesome, awesome, amazing, awesome, awesome!”

All three big winners also performed on the telecast, along with artists including Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGrawBrad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band. Urban sang his song “Hit the Ground Runnin’ ” with John Mayer, who will join Urban for a series of duets on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads.

Here is the full list of winners:

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June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Movies, Music, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | 2 Comments

Psssst?….Wanna take a peak at the Jersey Shore Season 2 Trailer?

Well here’s the crew……For a second season…….

Another summer of GTL and unprotected one-night stands with the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore! This doesn’t mean nearly as much to us as it does to some of you, but Snooki, The Sitch, Sammi, and the crew will return to the small screen to raise a ruckus in Seaside Heights on the second season of Jersey Shore, premiering Thursday, July 29 @ 10 PM on MTV.

Here’s the link……..…..

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Home, Media, Men, Travel, Women | , , , , , | 2 Comments

'Spike TV'…Sandra Bullock most popular with US Troops……

Actress Sandra Bullock receives the Troops Choice Award onstage during Spike TV's 4th Annual "Guys Choice Awards" held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

[ Actress Sandra Bullock receives the Troops Choice Award onstage during Spike TV’s 4th Annual “Guys Choice Awards” held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ]
The 45 year old, soon to be divorced actress, and new mother, has something to be proud of and smile….

A rebounding Sandra Bullock made a surprise appearance at Spike TV‘s “Guys Choice” event Saturday night.

Spike says the stunner received a standing ovation at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver CityCalif., when she accepted the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year.

The honor was voted on by members of the military and presented to Bullock by Robert Downey Jr..

It was the first public appearance by the 45-year-old actress since she split from cheating hubby Jesse James.

The breakup came shortly after Bullock won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “The Blind Side” earlier this year
.

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June 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Men, Military, Movies, Updates, Women | , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Spike TV’…Sandra Bullock most popular with US Troops……

Actress Sandra Bullock receives the Troops Choice Award onstage during Spike TV's 4th Annual "Guys Choice Awards" held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

[ Actress Sandra Bullock receives the Troops Choice Award onstage during Spike TV’s 4th Annual “Guys Choice Awards” held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ]
The 45 year old, soon to be divorced actress, and new mother, has something to be proud of and smile….

A rebounding Sandra Bullock made a surprise appearance at Spike TV‘s “Guys Choice” event Saturday night.

Spike says the stunner received a standing ovation at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver CityCalif., when she accepted the “Troops Choice” Award for Entertainer of The Year.

The honor was voted on by members of the military and presented to Bullock by Robert Downey Jr..

It was the first public appearance by the 45-year-old actress since she split from cheating hubby Jesse James.

The breakup came shortly after Bullock won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “The Blind Side” earlier this year
.

More……..

June 6, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Men, Military, Movies, Updates, Women | , , , , | 1 Comment

The 'Internet Celebrities'……Three New York guys and camera… doing Satire….On YouTube……

[ They call themselves the Internets Celebrities: from left, Casimir Nozkowski, Dallas Penn and Rafi Kam at a Brooklyn grocery. ]

The three buddies have graduated from just blogging to exploring Urban Myths….On camera…

They developed a following (Yea now that they have been spotlighted in the NY Times …a bigger following)…

For their funny Video rants* on things like……..

Assailing their targets with staged stunts and gleefully blue language, the three men, all New Yorkers in their 30s, conjure up a world in which Michael Moore might meet Dave Chappelle.

“They have the magic touch, where they can take a topic and turn it into a T-shirt slogan, yet not lose touch with the issue,” said Ben Popken, one of the managing editors of Consumerist.com, a Web site specializing in consumer advocacy and personal finance. “They’re geniuses at doing that.”

Their most recent and ambitious effort, “Stadium Status,” which will be shown for the first time Tuesday evening at the Brooklyn Public Library, takes on local sports franchises that get millions of dollars in tax breaks and other incentives while their neighbors scramble to make ends meet in a sour economy. The idea that luxury lives next door to poverty is not lost on the filmmakers.

“In this city you can have the poorest and the wealthiest, sometimes in the same ZIP code,” Mr. Penn said. “But even in this huge city, people feel separated and that shouldn’t be. I hope our films can show that one way or another we are all connected.”

Befitting an Internet invention, the trio’s origins date back to the days, four years ago, when Mr. Penn and Mr. Kam were fans of each other’s blogs.

“I felt like there was a voice in my head that I didn’t hear anyone else using,” Mr. Penn said. “I wanted to read between the lines, to write about what was going on in New York City with politics, relationships, movies. Anything that came through my head.”

In one blog post, he told readers how to create a Big Mac for a fraction of the cost by combining items from the McDonald’s dollar menu and requesting free items like Big Mac sauce. Some readers may have thought he was promoting the fast-food chain, but Mr. Penn saw himself as a subversive.

“The idea was how do you get over on McDonald’s,” he said. “I didn’t want to just do something that added to their coffers.”

Go get’m guys!……

More……..…..

May 31, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘Internet Celebrities’……Three New York guys and camera… doing Satire….On YouTube……

[ They call themselves the Internets Celebrities: from left, Casimir Nozkowski, Dallas Penn and Rafi Kam at a Brooklyn grocery. ]

The three buddies have graduated from just blogging to exploring Urban Myths….On camera…

They developed a following (Yea now that they have been spotlighted in the NY Times …a bigger following)…

For their funny Video rants* on things like……..

Assailing their targets with staged stunts and gleefully blue language, the three men, all New Yorkers in their 30s, conjure up a world in which Michael Moore might meet Dave Chappelle.

“They have the magic touch, where they can take a topic and turn it into a T-shirt slogan, yet not lose touch with the issue,” said Ben Popken, one of the managing editors of Consumerist.com, a Web site specializing in consumer advocacy and personal finance. “They’re geniuses at doing that.”

Their most recent and ambitious effort, “Stadium Status,” which will be shown for the first time Tuesday evening at the Brooklyn Public Library, takes on local sports franchises that get millions of dollars in tax breaks and other incentives while their neighbors scramble to make ends meet in a sour economy. The idea that luxury lives next door to poverty is not lost on the filmmakers.

“In this city you can have the poorest and the wealthiest, sometimes in the same ZIP code,” Mr. Penn said. “But even in this huge city, people feel separated and that shouldn’t be. I hope our films can show that one way or another we are all connected.”

Befitting an Internet invention, the trio’s origins date back to the days, four years ago, when Mr. Penn and Mr. Kam were fans of each other’s blogs.

“I felt like there was a voice in my head that I didn’t hear anyone else using,” Mr. Penn said. “I wanted to read between the lines, to write about what was going on in New York City with politics, relationships, movies. Anything that came through my head.”

In one blog post, he told readers how to create a Big Mac for a fraction of the cost by combining items from the McDonald’s dollar menu and requesting free items like Big Mac sauce. Some readers may have thought he was promoting the fast-food chain, but Mr. Penn saw himself as a subversive.

“The idea was how do you get over on McDonald’s,” he said. “I didn’t want to just do something that added to their coffers.”

Go get’m guys!……

More……..…..

May 31, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment