Category: "culture/news"

Groundhog Day

Phil: Come on, all the long distance lines are down? What about satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don't you keep open a line for emergencies or for celebrities? I'm both. I'm a celebrity in an emergency.

Rita: Have you ever had déjà-vu?
Phil: Didn't you just ask me that?

Phil: This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off, waiting to worship a rat. You know, Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out and they used to *eat* it. You're hypocrites. All a ya.

Last night Sara and I watched Groundhog Day. It's such a fun movie, and it's definitely more fun if you watch it on February 2. Harold Ramis, the writer and director, is awesome. We wrote Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Analyze This and more.

LotR: Movies vs. Books

If you both bored and geeky, check out this list of differences between the Tolkien's books and Jackson's movies: The Nit Picker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings

The Razzies

When you're done reading about the Oscar nominations, check out the Razzie nominations. The Razzie is awarded to the years worst films.

Lord of the Rings Oscar nominations

LOTR nominations

Art Direction, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing' Makeup' , Music (Score), Music (Song), Best Picture, Sound, Visual Effects, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The film gets no nominations for acting. I'm not sure who I would have wanted to get nominated; maybe Sean Astin for supporting actor or Viggo. I think they deserve the award for adapted screenplay.

Best Blog Ever (note: this is not really the best blog ever)

VH1's Best Week Ever now has a blog, called (naturally) Best Week Ever Blog. So if you need entertainment news and you can't wait until the next episode of ET, then check it out. Also, you can post comments.

The Passion of the Christ

I'm doing some research for an article about Mel Gibson's new film The Passion of the Christ. There are some questions about whether the pope really liked the movie or not. I can't find anything very official sounding that talks about Mel Gibson's cameo in the film. And I got an email forward that gave Paul Harvey's thoughts on the film, but in my research I found that those words were actually written by Keith Fournier. Maybe Paul Harvey read Fornier's review on the air and someone got the wrong idea. This just goes to show you, never get your info from email forwards

Simpsons Christmas Village

If anyone is already shopping for next year's Christmas gift for me, here is an idea. Thanks to Anthony for pointing this out to me.

ps. Please don't really buy this for me.

Celebrities whose names I would like to remember, but can't

There is only so much room left in my brain, and, while these 5 actors deserve a slice of my gray matter, Elmo's World and Dora the Explorer must take precedence. (I'm the mother of a 2-year-old.)

1. John Hannah
I have a strong attachment to "Sliding Doors" (Danny and I watched it on our oft-disputed first date); he was also in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" where he read the W.H. Auden poem, "Funeral Blues". Beautiful.

2. William H. Macy
"Magnolia" (yeah), "Pleasantville" (boo) and "Fargo", which Brendan can't believe I haven't seen yet.

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Also in "Magnolia", he cracked me up as 'Lester Bangs' in "Almost Famous". And I would love to see him in "Love Liza", if I can convince someone to watch it with me.

4. Steve Zahn
In "That Thing You Do", but my favorite role is 'Sammy' in "Reality Bites". (Can anyone forget his dazzling performance in the "PFLAG" skit with Jeanane Garafalo?)

5. Topher Grace
(Can you blame me? What kind of a name is "Topher"?) Probably best known for his role in "That 70s Show", he made his film debut in "Traffic." His character in the movie is much more interesting.

Vanilla Ice + Tammy Fae + Scientology = TV

Faded rap star VANILLA ICE has become the latest celebrity to be drawn to the teachings of the Church of Scientology.

The ICE ICE BABY rapper, 35, joins a star-studded list of devotees - including TOM CRUISE, JOHN TRAVOLTA and LISA MARIE PRESLEY - and even enjoyed long discussions about the religion with former TV evangelist TAMMY FAYE MESSNER as they filmed their upcoming reality show THE SURREAL LIFE 2.

Messner says, "Vanilla Ice reminded me of my son; he called me Mom. He's into Scientology, and he and I had lots of discussions."
09/01/2004 19:34

from Contactmusic NEWS

a quiz

I'll give a $10 iTunes certificate to the first one to tell me the name of the person who wrote this poem.


Beams of the dawn at the angel
with a calm, silent sea
with a hundred times we write,
with a chance we can open up
a steady rhythm in his face
silent room
desolate beach,
Scattering remains of love.

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