Welcome to Friday kids. Given the week it was, today just couldn’t come fast enough.
Healthcare debate continues to rage. All the healthcare conversation in the world couldn’t save Corey Haim. Of course, Haim’s death gave his “best friend,” Corey Feldman another chance to grab that brass ring.
Hold on tight Corey. Hold on tight.
Before we hit the links, let’s meet this week’s cheesecake. Say hello to Elizabeth Banks. You make recognize her from such varied roles as Laura Bush in Oliver Stone’s W and Beth, the bathtub girl, in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Come to think of it, maybe her roles aren’t so varied.
What you may not know is that Ms. Banks is one of the highest grossing actresses of all time.
“What?” you may ask.
It’s true. According to The Movie Times at Ugo, Ms. Banks is the 5th highest grossing actress in history. When I first stumbled onto their chart, she was 4th. Since then, Cate Blanchett has eeked ahead of her. How did Elizabeth Banks turn into the female Samuel L. Jackson? I’m guessing her role as Betty Brant in the 3 Spider-Man movies had something to do with it. She is currently over $600 billion ahead of last week’s cheesecake and Oscar winner, Sandra Bullock.
Keep ’em…it…up Elizabeth.
On to the links.
The worst cartoon to live action movies…ever!
Diamond Dave only spins one way.
Extreme light-weight sailing.
David’s Iraq deployment blog.
Moviefone reviews last weekend’s Oscar telecast.
Ben Roethlisberger is an idiot.
Meet the people of Wal-Mart.
Yo…Spicoli. STFU! Seriously.
You too LiLo.
You too Glenn.
In memory of Corey Haim, a criminally overlooked “lost hit” of the 80s, from The Lost Boys soundtrack.
The former almost Mrs. Haim on her Celebrity Fit Club experience.
The Dude Abides!
Betty White to host SNL in May. Will we see a Rue McClanahan cameo?
From Elf King to Nazi despot. Guess who is line to play the Red Skull in the Captain America movie?
Make your own landing strip joke kids.
Unleash your inner Jason Bourne…or James Bond…or John McClane.
Star Wars burlesque. I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
What’s geekier than a show about astrophysicists that revels in geek culture? A website that catalogs and links to the t-shirts worn by those fake geeks. BAZINGA!
BTW…Merlin Olsen was celebrity number 2 this week. RIP Father Murphy. FTD to provide the flowers.
1560 The Game in Houston, Texas interviews Corey Haim 3 years ago. Dude sounds HIIIIGH! (Corey Haim Hat Trick).
And finally, who doesn’t love a story about a drug addled monkey on the loose in a major(ish) American city.