This T-Rex Race Will Have You Rolling

October 31, 2017 in Comedy, Commentary, kids, News, Review

When people get together, there’s no limit to the things they can come up with. We spike our watermelons with Vodka for crying out loud. We are very interesting people.

Of course, the T-Rex costume is one of those great ideas. When you watch someone walk in it, you have to laugh. It looks funny and it’s the greatest thing ever.

So, how do you think you’d react when you see a whole bunch of them running across a bridge? You know you’re going to roll. It’s great times a whole bunch of great.




In Nashville, a whole bunch of kids dressed up as T-Rex got in line and ran across the bridge. They ran through the streets even, stopping traffic and having walkers wondering what’s going on. Could you imagine having a T-Rex stampede coming at you?

That’s enough to freak anyone out. It reminds me of people dressed up in those huge Sumo Wrestler costumes. One push the wrong way and you’re on the ground rolling around with absolutely no way to get up. It’s great fun for friends who want to head out to the yard and blow off some steam.




You can definitely get some great Youtube footage from that. If you are at a loss for your next Youtube video to go viral, get a couple Sumo Wrestler costumes and walk around town. Wrestle in the middle of a busy street. Of course, you’ll stop traffic. But, I dare anyone not to laugh. If people don’t laugh, they need to slow their lives down and take a minute to start enjoying stuff again.

Or better yet, get all your friends to dress up in T-Rex costumes and storm the town. That will bring smiles to the faces of everyone you see.

Get Ready For Your Laugh Of The Day

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Kathy Griffin Fires Back At TMZ And Andy Cohen

October 28, 2017 in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, News

I thought I was going to have to slam Kathy Griffin for crying about the heat she’s taking in Hollywood. I mean, isn’t she the one who dogs everyone on the A-List and has no filter when it comes to putting everyone’s business out there? Yes, that’s her.

But, I don’t have to slam her. This is not one of those “if you can’t take it, don’t dish it out” moments. I mean, that would be laughable.

Think about it! If she put out a video crying about how people are treating her and dishing up dirt on her, that would be hilarious. I love her. But, I’d have to laugh. You can’t build your career on trashing the people you’re in business with and then expect them to treat you with kid’s gloves.




But, that’s not what Kathy Griffin does. No, this is Kathy Griffin in true Kathy Griffin fashion. She fires back! She doesn’t wine and cry. She doesn’t beg for mercy. She tears it up.

She does the big girl thing and she fires back in the way only Kathy Griffin knows how. She puts their business out there. She names people and then spills the dirt. It’s great.

I know her reputation has taken some hits. But, this is the test. This is what makes legends out of stars. Some people make it to the highest levels of Hollywood and then fall off the map because they can’t handle one stupid scandal.




But, Hollywood is full of scandal! You have to take it. In fact, it’s kind of the mark of a true star. If you’re waltzing through Hollywood without any drama, you’re not trying hard enough. You’re definitely not going to make the headlines.

The National Inquirer will never run a fake story about you and after all, isn’t that what all the stars want? Kathy Griffin has plenty of fake stories written about her. She’s had an alien baby that was taken to planet Xeron at birth and she’s been a secret spy for the government of Nauru. Good stuff!

But no, Kathy Griffin is handling it. She’s staying relevant. She’s staying true to herself. And that’s what you have to do in Hollywood if you’re going to stay in Hollywood. She could make a living doing this!

Kathy Griffin Fires Back

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‘The Wizard Of Oz’ Suicide: What Really Happened?

October 26, 2017 in Commentary, Entertainment, Movies, News, Review, Television

The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939 and was the first movie shown on television when major studios started to sell their rights to the networks, which was only a handful at that time.

I remember it being on TV one time during the Halloween season when I was young. The family was at a furniture store and it was playing on all the TVs. For the longest time, I thought it was one of those magical movies that a film tech had to work tirelessly to paint from Black and White. But, the fact of the matter is that it was shot in technicolor. One of the first films to be done that way.

One memory I have of that night was the huge chair in the furniture store. It made adults look like dwarfs when they sat in it. When they took a picture of my brother and I, it was hilarious. We looked like little action figures a child had left abandoned until he was ready to play again.




To shift back to the movie, did you know that a person hung himself during the making of ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Of course, people don’t believe it. There are later versions of the movie that are different from the original. Some people say it’s a bird and they dismiss it. But, there are people like me who won’t let it go at that.

Snopes says it didn’t happen and they give some interesting reasons. They say that it was a munchkin and those actors wouldn’t have been on the set because they weren’t due to film yet. They go on to say that it would have taken the entire staff to ignore the suicide and Snopes says that just isn’t very believable. Obviously, those are only opinions and not supported by any evidence.




But, I think it could have happened. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ cost $2.8 million to make, which was the most expensive movie MGM had ever made up to that point. When they were filming, they didn’t notice the hanging at the time and it remained a mystery until they broke down the set. By that time, they had spent too much money to go back and shoot it again. So, they conspired to keep it from hitting the news and even their own company.

Doesn’t that sound like an equally viable explanation? It’s just as feasible as Snopes’ denial, which doesn’t include a definite filming schedule or take into account that scandals are rampant in Hollywood. If Hollywood didn’t have scandal, it wouldn’t be able to keep us interested for as long as it has.

Take A Look!

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Harvey Weinstein: Poster Child For All Sexual Harassment In Hollywood

October 15, 2017 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, News

Harvey Weinstein’s life has fallen apart fast. He was fired from his own company. His wife left him. And now the latest is that his memberships to prominent Hollywood organizations are being stripped.

Those memberships are the credentials that distinguish who’s who in Hollywood. He had it all. He was at the top of the food chain in Hollywood with the studio, the parking place, and the casting couch.

His behavior is in no way justifiable and more actresses are coming out to talk about how he harassed them. There are even reports of rape. Female celebrities are saying that it was a common reaction to cringe whenever they saw him.

Exhibit A: Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez




That says two things to me. He probably harassed just about every good-looking female in the industry. But also, it was known. People knew his reputation and did nothing about it until now. Why is that?

Hollywood has its way of looking the other way when it’s someone of power and popularity. It was an industry practice for so many people. It was accepted. Some people sleep their way to the top. That’s a known. But when the reality contradicts the narrative, everyone scrambles to be on the side of right.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein




People in power are talking about how disgusted they are to “find out” about Harvey’s behavior. They are appalled. They are shocked. They “never knew” that he was raping, groping, sexually harassing whoever he could get his hands on.

People at the top are scrambling because the narrative in Hollywood is that sexual harassment is wrong and Hollywood as a whole attempts to come out on the side that champions the people. They make movies and television shows that address social issues. They donate to charities and they lend their voices to causes. They have to look good in this! So, Harvey Weinstein has to go down.

But, the thing is that this behavior has been going on for a long time. It’s so common knowledge that it has been a theme in movies and television shows for a long time. Take the following examples:

Do You Remember This Scene In ‘Tootsie?’




And This Scene In ‘Bowfinger?’

There are plenty of scenes in movies and television shows where the issue was dealt with seriously when a producer or top executive took advantage of the situation. There is even an entire adult film theme built around that scenario of the “casting couch.” It’s a whole erotic niche where a naive actress is tricked into taking off her clothes and doing what she’s asked because she thinks she’s going to get a part.

The two scenes above touch lightly on the subject. But, the equation is still there. In Bowfinger, it can be argued she knows what she’s doing and she’s doing it to get what she wants. That happens in Hollywood too.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein

The Women Coming Out With Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein




But, the actual equation is that the producer is a man of power. The actress has given into the power because it’s the only way to get what she wants and he takes advantage of that position. It happens more often than you think. In fact for some people, that’s the way the industry works.

Harvey Weinstein is not a product of the good ol’ days when that was the equation that dictated who got roles in movies and who climbed up the ladder. Sadly, that has been the case and is still the case even until now. But, Harvey will go down for his actions while other producers and directors will champion the cause.

They will rise up on top of it and speak out against it. They might even change their practices because there is a very strong voice now that doesn’t approve. In other words, they’ll get away with it because they were able to navigate the backlash without a blemish.

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Aaron Rodgers’ Family Blaming Olivia Munn

January 20, 2017 in Celebrities, Commentary, Movies, News, Sports, Television

They just wrapped on Ocean’s Eight and Olivia Munn recently came out in Office Christmas Party. Can you say this girl is there? She’s not getting there or on her way. She has arrived.

But, talk to Aaron Rodgers’ family and you’d think there was something else going on. Why is Aaron estranged from his family? Supposedly, the family thinks that Olivia is with him for all the wrong reasons and that’s what drove Aaron away. When they tried to tell him, he got frustrated and the relationship has been very distant since.

Jordan Rodgers joined the ever growing membership of The Bachelorette and actually got engaged on the show to JoJo Fletcher. But, she has yet to meet Aaron even though he might soon be her brother-in-law. That’s how “complicated” this family feud has gotten.

But, why blame her? She is a star in her own right. She doesn’t need Aaron to keep her in the spotlight. She’s doing just fine on her own.

Of course, I haven’t been there. I don’t know for sure. I’m just picking up on a very real vibe. His jaw drops when he sees her. Whose doesn’t? So, that’s real. And she’s not gold digging. She doesn’t have to. So, that’s real. That’s my professional diagnosis on the situation and I’m sticking with it.

It just doesn’t add up.

How Can They Blame Her?

her face

She Once Bought Her Mom A House

in the pool

She Doesn’t Need Aaron’s Money

sauna

I’d Say He’s Happy With The Relationship

Olivia Munn

It Will Work Itself Out

catching a game

Bonus: Everybody Was Getting Naked

Katy Perry Nails 2016 Rio Olympics Theme With New Motivational Hit ‘Rise’

July 15, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, News, Review, Society, Sports

Every once in a while, there comes a song that nails a time or an era. People might be going through troubling times and need an escape. Then a song comes along that gives them the escape they need for a bright shining moment.

But when it’s associated with the upcoming Olympics, it becomes more than just a song. It becomes an anthem that we all can sing. Something the builds us up and let’s us believe in ourselves again.

Gratuitous Shot Of The Beautiful Katy Perry

Gratuitous Shot Of The Beautiful Katy Perry

With everything that’s going on in the world, isn’t about time we heard something good? Isn’t it about time we had something that brings us inspiration? That’s the message Katy Perry’s “Rise” brings to me.

So, let it make your day and get you ready to watch the big games that are just around the corner. And who better to bring it to you than her biggest fan, Michael Allen!

Remember, A River in the Ocean is available for free online right now! Escape with the novel that has launched a thousand relationships, A River in the Ocean

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Why Did The DOJ Reword The Orlando 911 Transcripts?

June 20, 2016 in Commentary, News, Review, Society

It seems very odd that the DOJ would want to take the transcripts from the 911 call of the terrorist attack in Orlando and change the words. What purpose does that serve?

They took out references to ISIS. They also changed Allah to God. It’s hard to imagine why they would want to make those changes. You’d have to have been in the room when they were discussing the decision to be politically correct? Rewrite history? Dial down the fact that the shooter was loyal to ISIS and that this was an act of terror?

Who knows? Maybe all of those reasons fit. So, we need the recordings. And by the way, DOJ we are all grown people. We can handle the truth. Keeping sensitive information secret is what you do to five year olds. We don’t need coddled like that.

They released this statement:
“The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter’s interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation. We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda. Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime. As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.”

Actual Transcripts: Click here to view it on the site

Transcript of Orlando Police Department 911 Calls, June 12, 2016

2:35 a.m.: Shooter contacted a 911 operator from inside Pulse. The call lasted approximately 50 seconds, the details of which are set out below:

(OD) Orlando Police Dispatcher

(OM) Omar Mateen

OD: Emergency 911, this is being recorded.

OM: In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficent [Arabic]

OD: What?

OM: Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [Arabic]. I wanna let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

OD: What’s your name?

OM: My name is I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.

OD: Ok, What’s your name?

OM: I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may God protect him [Arabic], on behalf of the Islamic State.

OD: Alright, where are you at?

OM: In Orlando.

OD: Where in Orlando?

[End of call.]

The Music Legend, Prince Found Dead At Age Of 57

April 21, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Music, News

When the news hit, his fans were stunned. They still don’t know what to think because there is so much conflicting information going viral around the internet.

To confirm: Prince, the musical icon loved by millions has passed away at the age of 57.

He had canceled several shows on his latest tour. His private jet had to be rerouted earlier this week so that he could go to the hospital for what seemed to be flu like symptoms. But, he kept working.

He went back into the studio to record more songs. But, that was where they found him. He was found dead in his Paisley Park studio early this morning.

His Paisley Park Studio

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Performing On Tour

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Obviously, it didn’t seem to anyone to be too serious. He kept pushing himself for the fans. He kept writing and making songs. He did shows right up to the and.

One of the greatest performers of all time. He started performing in the 70s and hit it big in the 80s. He hasn’t stopped since. He will go down as one of the greatest musicians for so many more reasons than just giving us great music.

He was never in the headlines for scandal. He won 7 Grammies in his musical career. He sold over 100 million records. That was Prince. He even went for a short time without a name at all and it made people scramble to figure out what to call him. What a legend! One like him can never be replaced.

Prince Performs Live Just Before Medical Emergency

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What Started Out As A Motorcycle Ride Gone Wrong Became Poetry In Motion

April 14, 2016 in Commentary, Entertainment, Events, News, Review

They were riding on a rainy day. The roads were wet. Anyone can tell you that’s not the best time to go for a ride.

But, that’s what they wanted to do. So, they put on their riding gear. Good thing too! It’s the kind of gear that protects you from head to toe.

If you go sliding down the road, half your skin doesn’t get left behind. Ladies in Daisy Dukes and half shirts might look sexy on the back of a bike. But, anyone can lay a bike down. All that sexy goes away when she’s in a hospital bed covered in second degree road rashes.

In fact, that’s just what this couple did that day. He laid the bike down in the middle of the road. It could have turned out tragic. It looked like a very bad wreck at first. The bike is flying and the couple is sliding down the road away from it.

But then, the video shows the slow motion action. It’s actually poetic beauty. True love was on the side of this couple as they faced what could have been the end together. But, it was the fact that they were together that saved both their lives.

Most Romantic Motorcycle Crash Ever

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Exposing A 17 Year Old’s Nipple Is Unacceptable, Except Of Course If You’re Madonna

March 24, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, News, Review, Shows

Madonna is the queen of shock value. That is true. But, that was always because it was herself she was exposing.

When she started kissing other stars, that took it to another level. But, that’s okay too. They are legal and that’s a part of entertainment.

This time, it went a bit further. Actually, it stepped into a whole slew of things wrong with it. But, there is a major difference.

First of all, this happened in Australia and the age of consent is 16. So, Australia’s law would only persecute Madonna if the victim complained. Josephine Georgiou is a 17 year old aspiring model who had this to say, “Seriously, why would I sue Madonna for the best moment of my life?”

So, there’s no issue. Josephine just might go on to become a very famous model after this incident and Madonna once again pushes the envelope. So, what’s different?

But, That’s Entertainment

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Lady Gaga Brings Down The Tears At The Oscars With ‘Til It Happens To You’

March 3, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, News, Review, Shows, Society, Television

The message is clear. You don’t know how it feels until it happens to you. What is she talking about?

She’s talking about rape. Finding a credible statistic on rape is difficult because many of them go unreported. The victims might be ashamed. They may not want to put their business out there. They may not want to be dragged through the legal system of getting checked at the hospital, getting interrogated by police, running through that moment over and over again until they just want to scream.

There are plenty of reasons that a rape victim won’t ask for help. But, the U.S. Department of Justice conducted a National Crime Victimization Survey and concluded that over 290,000 people are victims of rape and sexual assault each year. That actually comes out to 1 victim within every 2 minute time frame.

When Lady Gaga took the stage at the Oscars, her performance brought tears to everyone’s eyes. She has a great voice and it’s a powerful one. More performances like this might bring more victims forward. No longer ashamed. No longer paralyzed by that awful moment. But, ready to step forward and do something about it.

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Why The Drama Has To Stir For Lady Gaga From One Haphazard Look Of Leonardo DiCaprio

January 12, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Events, Movies, Music, News, Review, Television

This is how the news makes a stink out of nothing. Did Leonardo DiCaprio have a strange look on his face as Lady Gaga went up to get her award at the Golden Globes? Yes. But, what did it mean?

The fact of the matter is that Lady Gaga had bumped his arm. Not her fault. Not his fault for not expecting it. But, the news will churn it like he cast “Shade” on her.

You know what? It was such a great evening for Lady Gaga, it would have to be dragged down by the media who builds its business by finding the drama in every story. She looked great! I loved how sincere she was when she accepted her award. And I love her period.

As far as Leonardo DiCaprio is concerned, I’m a fan. He has grown into one of the best actors in Hollywood and he should have received many awards by now. The fact that he has never received an Oscar is a crazy calculation of odds that won’t always be true. He’s due! If not for all the other work that he has done, The Revenant will get him there. No doubt!

So, what entertains you?