Quick Hit Friday . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, May 02, 2008

"My father used to say that not playing to win is like sleeping with your sister. Sure she's a great piece of tail, with a blouse full of goodies, but... it's just illegal." - Charlie Sheen, "Hot Shots"

I always play to win, and today is no different as I am engaged in a battle to finish my work and get out of the office to enjoy the day. Before that struggle is over and I am declared the victor, however, let's take a look at the tough stories of the week such as:

Miley Cyrus was apologizing this week for the pictures that have appeared online and in print recently which showcased a different side of the wholesome pop starlet.

Regarding the photos on the Internet, Cyrus said these were "silly, inappropriate shots" and she was sorry if she had disappointed anyone.

"I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect," she said. "Most of all, I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey."

The other guiding force in her statement was the Disney executive who was holding a pen knife to her back until Cyrus apologized and stopped slowing merchandise sales.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are reportedly engaged and possibly even married as a source close to Mariah has confirmed to “Access Hollywood” that the music diva and the “Drumline” star are going to be hitched.

The couple started the rumor mill when 38-year-old Mariah was seen sporting a huge piece of bling on her ring finger at the after party for her Tribeca film, “Tennessee, in New York.” When asked at the party what he loved about Mariah, Nick Cannon said “everything.”

Cannon later added "especially her money."

Rumors that Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are dating started spreading after the two were seen having a private lunch together in a Miami restaurant that opened just for them on Friday afternoon.

The duo arrived at the Michael's Genuine Food & Drink restaurant while it was closed between lunch and dinner hours, but the manager, Charles Bell, said he was happy to accommodate them.

"I can't speculate on what kind of meeting it was but they looked happy and seemed to have a great time," Bell says, as quoted by People magazine.

After reading the story, Jennifer Love Hewitt's representatives sent Aniston a note saying that you might have Mayer now, but "my body will always be a Wonderland." Petty.

The woman linked to the sex scandal that forced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign last month is suing "Girls Gone Wild" adult video founder Joe Francis for more than $10 million for the illegal use of her name and image.

In the lawsuit, filed on Monday in federal court in Miami, Ashley Alexandra Dupre contends that she was 17 and not old enough to sign a legally binding contract when she appeared partially nude in video footage filmed in 2003 by members of Francis' Mantra Films production company in Miami Beach.

"At the time of these events, plaintiff did not understand the magnitude of her actions nor that her image and likeness would be displayed in videos and DVDs produced and distributed by defendants," the lawsuit says. "Defendants created the false impression that plaintiff has endorsed and/or approves of the graphic sexual content, including lesbian acts, contained in the video, which in reality she does not."

Dupre obviously disapproves of any sexual acts which aren't performed for lots and lots of money.

Teen star Jamie Lynn Spears' mother has let it slip that the pregnant actress is expecting a baby girl.

The 17-year-old star confirmed she was expecting her first child in December, and now her mom, Lynne, has been overheard telling friends the baby will be her first granddaughter.

A source tells Life and Style magazine, "I heard Lynne talking about Jamie Lynn's baby. She said Jamie Lynn and the baby's dad (Casey Aldridge) were so excited when they found out it's a girl."

It's so lucky that the gender turned out to be a female because the Spears clan has been so successful with girls up to this point.

Paula Abdul went off the tracks on "American Idol" this week as the show switched up the judges' format by making them hold their appraisals until every contestant had a turn. Abdul offered her feedback Tuesday for two songs by Jason Castro — except that he'd only sung one.

"Oh gosh, we've never had to write these things down ... fast enough," she began, shuffling through her notecards. "Jason, first song, I loved hearing your lower register, which we never really hear, um ... ." "The second song, I felt like your usual charm wasn't — it was missing for me. It kind of left me a little empty."

"The two songs," she continued, "made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to get into the top four."

Personally, I fear that Abdul's brain is not fighting hard enough to speak in coherent sentences and thoughts.

Jimi Hendrix is the latest celeb to pop up in a sex tape as there is now a 11-minute video being peddled by Vivid Entertainment.

The L.A.-based adult entertainment company reports the 40-year-old tape came their way via a memorabilia collector. The footage allegedly features Jimi engaging in various sex acts with two Foxy Ladies in a dimly lit room.

Vivid has consulted with experts to verify the authenticity, however, it has been hard to confirm due to the Purple Haze which makes viewing difficult.

David Blaine set a new breath-holding record on the Oprah Winfrey Show this week.

Submerged in a water-filled sphere on the stage of the show, Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes and 4 seconds. That bested the previous record of 16 minutes and 32 seconds, set Feb. 10 by Switzerland's Peter Colat, according to Guinness World Records.

"I feel great," Blaine said and later added that breaking the record was a fulfillment of "a lifelong dream."

My dream is that I never have to see Blaine on television ever again, but I doubt I will be able to live that dream.

Speaking of wish fulfillment, let's end with a gold image for the week:

I love when I have the world at my feet, and I can defintely appreciate this woman's stance. So, rise above the muck, step on the neck of anyone who stands in your way and . . . Happy Friday!



  1. JLee Says:
  2. That quote is hysterical! Lots of news this week, so I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just say "Happy Friday!"

    Also, that woman in the last pic looks a little pissed off for someone who has the world at her feet. ha

  3. Jlee - Happy Friday to you as I love that quote as well. And that woman is just wearing the standard model expression of being pissed off at the world. Ha.

  4. Gypsy Says:
  5. Well look at me, I am actually here on time and it's even still Friday over on my side of the pond.

    We don't get much exposure to Paula Abdul over here and I am old enough to still remember her as a "ahem, excuse me" singer and dancer. She was kinda sweet back then but apparently seems to have gone off the rails.

    My favourite lines from this post:

    "Personally, I fear that Abdul's brain is not fighting hard enough to speak in coherent sentences and thoughts."

    and you gotta love the Spears family;

    "It's so lucky that the gender turned out to be a female because the Spears clan has been so successful with girls up to this point."

    Fantastic stuff and have a great weekend.

  6. So who doesn't have a sextape? Seriously folks, is everybody recording themselves during sex. Am I missing something? Should I be recording my sexual activities?

  7. Heff Says:
  8. I would love Mariah even if she were destitute, but I'm just a great guy like that :)

    How in the FUCK does John Mayer keep getting these smokin' hot women ? He looks like a little boy for Christ sakes ! - He must be larger than life.

    And in closing, it's nice that Jimi's "Greatest Hits Experience" has finally been released on video !

  9. Gypsy - I know. That's nice work with the time difference and everything. I too remember Abdul when she was a singer/dancer and a video she made with that animated MC Skat Cat. Ha. Thanks and have an excellent weekend yourself. Sorry for the word verification.

    WhatIgot - It seems that everyone alive or dead has been captured on film having sex, so why not? Save it for posterity, eh? I might have to start doing the same myself as long the critiques don't get the better of me.

    Heff - I like the Greatest Hits line. Ha. And I too am continually surprised by what Mayer reels into his net. It's semi-amazing. Finally, you are a true humanitarian when comes to Mariah. Truly. Have a good weekend.

  10. Miss Ash Says:
  11. I went to the movie theatre to see Hot Shots Part Deux....and I fell asleep. I woke up during the credits with my head on the shoulder of the man beside me. I was mortified and appologized.

    Happy Friday!

  12. Claire Says:
  13. Great post! Starting with the awesomeness of Hot Shots and ending with that pic which is totally hot. All either side of lots of delicious gossip. Nice work!


  14. nobich Says:
  15. Great Post!! Happy Friday- it came just in time!!

  16. I loved HOT SHOTS - it's been added to my "Classics" list along with Animal House, Porkeys and Stripes.

    Isn't David Blaine's 15 minutes of fame over? Do I care that he hold his breath for 17 minutes? Honestly, that Oprah Show made Paula seem sane... and that's not a good week in my book. :-)

    Happy Friday - have a great weekend.

  17. Miss Ash - I guess the man liked it if he didn't wake you up. Ha. I don't remember Part Deaux as well as the original, although I know that I saw it. Happy Friday to you.

    Claire - Thanks as there seemed to be lots going on this week in the world at large. And I think your description of the "awesomeness" of Hot Shots hit the nail squarely on the head.

    Nobich - Thanks and you said it. I can't wait for the weekend, which is fast approaching. Enjoy it.

    Anonymous Boxer - Hot Shots is some funny stuff, and this quote reminded me that it's been far too long since I watched it. I agree about Blaine, and really wished that I had thought of your 15 minutes line as that would have been great with his 17 minute underwater session. Dammit. Life is full of missed opportunities. Have a great weekend.

  18. grace Says:
  19. Mariah Carey is just odd. I can't imagine having to deal with someone who is that much of a diva. I will say though, that I really like that yellow dress. I'd never find an occassion fit to wear it at, but it's pretty.

  20. idobcool Says:
  21. I just held my breath for 20 minutes...who should I call?

  22. vivavavoom Says:
  23. just what the world needs another spears girl. the woman at the end has funky feet...ewww!
    I made an entry ala viking style today.

  24. Grace - Mariah has been looking good lately, but I agree that her atttitude would be far too much to handle in the long run - like more than weekend. Ha. And you'd find somewhere to wear that dress. I guarantee it.

    Idobcool - If you can, call the paramedics (sp?). I know if I tried to do that, however, that I'd be dead. That's a hell of a long time.

    Vivavavoom - I agree about Spears, I'll have to check out this foot issue (didn't notice) and I'll be over soon to check out yr. Viking as you know I have keen interest in that one. Happy Friday.

  25. ihooper Says:
  26. I hate Mariah Carey! She always look like she is constantly in heat.

    Paula Abdul is clearly on something.

    I have to admit I am quite amazed at being able to hold your breath for 17 minutes without being declared legally dead.

  27. I don't who's name that is up there but that last comment came from me. Blogger is so retarted!

  28. The Spears family is dysfunctional, and that is the understatement of the year. "Hannah Montana" is the next Britney. Paula Abdul is annoying, but that could just be because I hate American Idol. Along those lines, I've never like Mariah Carey, but I faked it once because I was interested in a girl who said Mariah was her favorite singer. Pathetic, I know. I was young. I saw John Mayer play once for free, except he didn't play any of his popular stuff, just some more bluesy stuff he'd been experimenting with. That was the only thing that made the concert tolerable, but I'd have probably been pissed if I was a John Mayer fan. That girl with the world at her feet is hot, but then again, so are all the girls you post on Fridays. I'll stop talking now.

  29. TrinabeingTrina - Ha. I was wondering who that was as every once in awhile, blogger just decides to re-name people under random things. I like yr. comment about Mariah looking constantly in heat, and I would agree that holding your breath that long is semi-impressive - I just don't care for David Blaine at all.

    NativeMinnow - I appreciate the detail, and would concur that the Mariah episode was likely worth it at the time as I think most of us have faked enthusiasm for an artist to get with a girl. It seems reasonable to me. I can also see Hannah turning down Britney's road, but I think (think) that she won't detour quite so badly. But I wouldn't place much money on it.

  30. I dont know who all those people are but I still get a thrill out of suddenly feeling very normal :)


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