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Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, July 18, 2008

"Evian is Naive spelled backwards," - Janine Garofalo, "Reality Bites"


I feel far from naive this morning as I wait for an air conditioner repairman to stop my unit from leaking water. This can only carry a hefty price tag along with the 4 hour service window, but I refuse to dwell on the negative when the week is nearly over.

But before I can flee to cool, dark Irish pub downtown, let's take a look at the hard stories of the week such as:

Angelina Jolie gave birth to son Knox Leon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline by caesarean section at the Lenval hospital in the southern French city of Nice late on Saturday. The doctor who performed the surgery admitted that the situation was challenging.

"It wasn't pressure on a medical level, because I have been practicing for a certain number of years, but it's true that there was pressure due to the couple's fame. I was assisted by a team that was totally competent, so things happened as I wanted them to happen -- simply and efficiently," Michel Sussmann said.


Sussmann added that his only regret was he didn't "have the opportunity to facilitate the pregnancy in the first place." Those dirty Frenchman.

Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said. Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

The Times of Shreveport reported that they are part of the crew on an Oliver Stone film, "W," about President George W. Bush.


In Brolin's defense, he was probably method acting and figured that playing the President meant he could never be arrested for any of the horrible things he has done.

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have broken off their five-year romance, publicists for both said on Monday, ending a relationship that provided fertile ground for outrageous humor.

Kimmel, 40, is host of the late-night ABC television talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", and Silverman, 37, has her own comedy show, "The Sarah Silverman Program," on the cable TV network Comedy Central.


No reasons were given for the split, but it's been rumored that Silverman slept with Matt Damon and Kimmel did the horizontal mambo with Ben Affleck.

The singer and guitarist for the band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page, has been arrested on drug charges in upstate New York.

Authorities say the arrest occurred at about 2 a.m. after police noticed a suspicious car with its driver's side door left open. They say they found Page and two women in a nearby apartment, along with cocaine and marijuana.


Page was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, however, I was simply disappointed that he wasn't also found with 2 bare naked ladies. Talk about false advertising, eh?

Miley Cyrus told TV Guide this week that she wants to do a "younger, cleaner version of 'Sex and the City.'"

Cyrus previously told Vanity Fair that the HBO series is her favorite show. She later issued a statement clarifying that she only watches the edited, TBS version.


Cyrus later said that she meant to tell TV Guide that she simply wanted to have sex in a city when she was older, but "magazines are always screwing up what I really said."

Andy Dick was arrested in Murietta, CA this week on felony charges of sexual battery, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and public intoxication after allegedly groping and exposing a 17-year-old restaurant patron.

The arresting officer, Lt. Dennis Vrooman, told E! News he picked up the actor at 1:13 a.m. today outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and bar after receiving a complaint about a man urinating outside and generally causing a disturbance.

Per the police report, the 42-year-old actor approached two girls outside the restaurant before grabbing and pulling down the tank top and bra of the unidentified 17-year-old.


Let's just run the gamut of Dick jokes: Andy is such a dick, Andy needs to keep his dick in his pants and most people have had more than enough Dick to last a lifetime.

But we won't end with that much Dick, and instead, go with a gold image like:


Sometimes people are not the sum of their parts, and occasionally the opposite is true. So, accentuate your best features today, feel free to shed a layer or two since it's summer and the sun is shining and . . . Happy Friday!

-BDS

20 comments

  1. Gypsy Says:
  2. G'day B, I loved that clip of Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon that was going around a while ago...it was hilarious.


    So another of the Brangelina children has had a "unusual" moniker bestowed upon him. Knox??? Like he isn't going to be up against it enough already. Poor kid.


    Great parting photo B. I always end up leaving here feeling rather inadequate and in desperate need of getting on a treadmill......sigh.


    Have a stellar weekend my friend.

     
  3. I don't care how crazy Andy Dick is in real life, he's hilarious.

    And it must be a slow week when Steven Page's arrest makes it on the Quick Hit Friday. It's not even front page news in his hometown.

     
  4. JLee Says:
  5. I heard that Brolin story and wondered if he's as much of a badass as he was in "No Country"? I hope so. I still haven't heard what the whole brouhaha was about. Good luck with the air conditioning and Happy Friday!

     
  6. Heff Says:
  7. Damnit ! You stole all the Dick jokes !

    Poor Andy, He's SO misunderstood....

    2dollar, I'm completely expecting a Dark Knight review on Monday. DON'T LET ME DOWN !

    Have a climate controlled weekend !

     
  8. Gypsy - I know what you mean about the Damon clip as that was funny as hell and I usually don't care much about those clips. But that last shot is supposed to make us all feel better about things, so let's try to take in that spirit. Hope you're feeling better & have a great weekend yourself.

    WhatIgot - You're right about Steven Page as I simply wanted to slide the naked lady joke in there (it also seemed like a slow week). And Dick is just out of control. I think it's only a matter of time before he's in jail for a stint.

    Jlee - Love the word brouhaha, and I haven't heard the cause of the fight either. Then again, I've only skimmed the headlines of that story, so I could be ill-informed. Happy Friday to you.

    Heff - I'm strongly considering Batman, but I'm nervous about the crowds. I will try to get past that, however, and if so, it will be up on Monday. As far as Andy, I don't think Dick jokes ever get old. Have a hell of a good weekend yourself.

     
  9. Does anyone else here believe that Miley Cyrus really only watches the edited version of Sex in the City? Didn't think so.

    At first I thought there was a type when reading about how Andy Dick exposed someone. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that ripping the clothes off of any woman in public, whether she's of legal age or not, is not going to sit well with the courts. What a dick. Ha! You're right, it never gets old.

     
  10. Miss Ash Says:
  11. I can't believe one of the BNL was a druggie. I also can't believe that I used to love that band when I was like 14 :|

     
  12. I'm sorry, but I have to get this off my chest:

    The Movie Poster Rant

    I hate those movie posters like the one you're showing in this post. I hate how the names above the people don't match the people. I look at that poster (and if I didn't already know who those people are and what they look like) I would think that Winona Ryder is a guy, Ethan Hawke is a chick and Ben Stiller is Robin Hood Men In Tights. It reads "Winona" over Ben Stiller's picture and so on. Lots of movie posters are like that and it really pisses me off.

     
  13. I was sad when I read that Silverman and Kimmel broke up - they reminded me of "Stiller and Meara." I think funny couples are a rarity... guess even more so now.

    Andy Dick's mugshot will go into the Hall of Fame along with N.Nolte for GREAT mug shots.... the guy is a Whackadoodle and I'm sure will be heading off to yet anothr stint at rehab... not sure he'll be missed.

    Stay cool and have a great weekend!

     
  14. NativeMinnow - Agreed. I doubt a court of law would let Dick off had she been of legal age either. And I don't think anybody but Miley's publicist would buy that load of crap about the edited version. Ha. Nonsense.

    Miss Ash - It's always the people you least expect who have the darkest ideas going on behind the scenes. Ha. But maybe you should take the BNL posters down in your room now.

    WhatIgot - I had noticed that in the past, and although I don't think it burns me up quite as much, it is irritating. It's the problem of trying to do the star billing left to right and match that up with a press photo which usually doesn't match up with the correct actor under the correct name. You're right - it happens quite a bit. If it were me, I would match them up and not worry about the power name rankings, however, I have no idea if it's the studio or the actors who might have a problem with that scenario.

     
  15. Anonymous Boxer - Flew by you again in Cyberspace. I agree about Kimmel and Silverman as I generally liked them as a couple, especially given most Hollywood couples. And yes, Dick's mugshot is a new addition to the all-time greats, however, I don't think anyone will ever top Nick Nolte - that man is a king.

     
  16. H.Wood Says:
  17. Brolin is 40 years old. According to Dubya, getting arrested at that age is just a "youthful indiscretion."

    By that logic, my 30-year-old ass has a lot more boozing and brawling to do while it's still acceptable. God bless Dubya's America.

     
  18. nobich Says:
  19. Happy Friday!!

     
  20. Linda Says:
  21. I giggle every time I think of Jeffrey Wright in a bar brawl. Love his work. I don't think he's a big dude, so the thought of him getting scrappy after shots and beers in Looosiana is fun stuff. I'd bail him out in a heartbeat! Hope Brolin had his back. It's hot here and The Dark Knight will be a cool break for me ... Happy Friday!

     
  22. cats Says:
  23. i didn't think andy dick could look worse than he did before. well, i guess we are all wrong once in awhile.

    and my brother and his wife are going to see the darknight tonight. i can't wait to read his blog tomorrow to find out what he thought.

     
  24. H. Wood - I guess a "youthful indiscretion" is a relative term, eh? Ha. And it must be nice to chalk anything and everything up to that rationale.

    Nobich - Happy Friday/Saturday to you too.

    Linda - I escaped the heat for 2 1/2 hours today & watched Batman, so I hope you got there as well. I plan to review it on Monday. Have a great weekend.

    Cats - I know, just when you think Andy Dick can't look any worse, he surpasses your expectations. Ha. And I too saw 'Batman' & will review it on Monday. Enjoy your weekend.

     
  25. I am ashamed and appalled at the behaviour of Page, my fellow countryman. If he tries to come back to Canada, as many Canadian criminals charged in the US do, we'll insist he do his time witho you guys first. Really. Keep him. Please.

     
  26. grace Says:
  27. Great stories this week. It's kinda sad about Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman, I always thought they were a cute couple.

     
  28. vivavavoom Says:
  29. I guess we now know what the Barenaked ladies lead singer would really do if he had a million dollars!

    that angelina jolie/brad pitt pic is hot btw! that would be the very best thressome ever....and a definite pass from the husband would be granted!

     
  30. Getoffmylawn - I didn't even realize he was Canadian, but I can imagine that you don't care too hard about claiming him. Ha. If he flees back home, then you should start a movement to send him back to the States.

    Grace - I agree about Kimmel & Silverman as they seemed like a couple who had quite a bit of fun together.

    Vivavavoom - I think that pic was from a photo shoot for "W" magazine a few years ago. And I think nearly anyone would get a pass if Jolie was involved. Ha. If not, I still wouldn't care & only a criminally insane person would pass up the opportunity.

     

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