A Review of The Black Keys Concert, Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, May 19, 2012

From my other blog, Practice What You Pinterest:

Living the Dream with The Black Keys.


WTF, John Cusack?

I don’t mean to keep harping on the guy, but this was an actor who had once showed so much promise. And now he’s doing this??


Crime fighting Edgar Allen Poe? Um, no. The pitch: From Hell meets Se7en.

“No matter how this ends, you’ll be relieved when it does.”

Chalk up another straight-to-DVD release for Cusack. Makes me sad.

To quote Get Shorty: “I’ve seen better film on teeth.”

Not that my kids know music, but this was kind of funny…

Driving home this afternoon, I was flipping through radio stations and caught a few seconds of Lady GaGa.

Clooney says, “They call this music?”

I said, “Yeah, it’s Lady GaGa.”

And Edison said, “More like Lady CaCa.”

Royal Wedding Party

In case your invitation got lost in the mail:


John Stamos is hilarious

As I am sure you have heard, Charlie Sheen has been going rogue of late, acting like a spoiled brat and general cautionary tale. CBS has halted production of Two and A Half Men, which if you ask me, they should have done ten years ago when the “half man” hit puberty and the writers ran out of ideas. For some reason, this show has done well, I guess, and Charlie Sheen  believes that he is keeping CBS afloat. (Crazy, I know.)

Things have gotten ugly in the last few days, with Sheen stating on GMA that he has a “violent hatred” of the head honchos at CBS, who he believes should appologize to him “publicly, while licking my feet.” Insanity.

I don’t even want to get into the culture of celebrity and how clowns like Sheen believe they are some kind of god, when they are really just spoiled brats who think the world owes them something, that’s another story entirely.

The story I want to tell is about John Stamos. Apparently, on Saturday, CBS CEO Les Moonves told E! News that CBS was in talks with Stamos about creating a new character who would take Sheen’s place on Two and A Half Men. Stamos, however, has since tweeted that is not the case: “Contrary to rumors, I am not replacing Charlie Sheen,” he wrote, “However Martin Sheen has asked me to be his son.”

CBS should get Stamos. He’s much funnier than anybody they have working on Men now.


Watching Red Carpet Arrivals with My Five-Year-Old Daughter

She considers herself a fashion diva, and I have no place to argue, though Manfrengensen often accuses her of ripping off Cindi Lauper’s sense of style. I thought it would be fun to watch the Oscar Red Carpet show with her, though we disagreed on a few things.

I loved Hailee Steinfeld’s Marchesa Oscar dress, thinking it was totally age-appropriate, and just stunning. The Princess, however, was not impressed. She didn’t hate it, but she wasn’t wild about it either.

She likes things a bit more frilly or sparkly. She thought Amy Adams’s dress was the bomb. I had to admit that Adams looked stunning in her sparkling purple (also big with The Princess) LWren Scott.

She was also no fan of Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy dress, which I thought was interesting.

But the dress she hated the most was Jennifer Hudson’s Versache number (never mind that the dress was the darling of most other Red Carpet fashion critics).

“Too orange?” I asked.

“No,” she said, looking up again from the iPod game she was playing to take another look, “too booby.”

Let’s hope that kind of fashion sense stays with her, at least through her teen years.

Anyway, not long after Hudson’s arrival The Princess lost interest, and we switched back to our regularly-scheduled programming. Spongebob was wearing his trademark brown shorts, white shirt and tie, and he was working that look like no one else can.

A little skin

The Huffington Post Entertainment page never fails to crack me up. There are always headlines like “Megan Fox poses for Playboy” or “Kim Kardashian Poses Nude”. I’m surprised the page is so misogynistic given that the Post’s publisher is a woman, but these pseudo-celebrities with their efforts to gain attention through titillation rather than talent often remind me of a line Rosie O’Donnell says to Madonna in A League of Their Own: You think there are men who haven’t seen your bosoms?