Quick Hit Friday . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, November 20, 2009

“It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything,” – Brad Pitt, ‘Fight Club’

‘Fight Club’ came out on Blu Ray this week, and the release reminded me what a singularly stellar project it was even if you don’t agree with all the philosophical musings thrown around during the movie. Oh well, I’m not really in a fighting mood today since the weather is somewhat bleak – 60s and gray and rainy – so I might just take it easy tonight, especially since I’ve got a Guy Clark concert to attend tomorrow at the Cactus Café.

Oh well, before I jump into the hard news of the week, I would be remiss without mentioning the architect of the new blog design here at $2 Dollar Productions – Wade. Wade was an excellent working partner on the redesign as he was quick, did really good work and listened to some of my ridiculous suggestions without laughing while discreetly steering me away from the abyss. He does this for a living for Spoke Creative – – and he can personally be reached at with any inquiries. We’re still tweaking a few things, but for the most part, the $2 Dollar Productions re-launch has begun and we owe him a lot of thanks.

Now, onto the real news of the week such as:

The first picture from Levi Johnston’s upcoming Playgirl pictorial hit the web this week, showing the 19-year-old Alaskan in the shower.

But Playgirl magazine did refute earlier rumors that the Johnston spread would showcase everything. "He did not give 'full frontal' as his manager Tank [Jones] reported he would," Daniel Nardicio, a spokesman for Playgirl said. "We're thrilled with the photos we got, and are confident people will love them, but although there may be glimpses, we did not get full on frontal nudity."

Johnston claimed he would have gone full frontal, but that cold Alaskan weather meant shrinkage was too much of a problem to ignore.

People magazine named Johnny Depp the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ on Wednesday, making Depp only the 3rd two-time winner since the award was started as he joined Brad Pitt and George Clooney in that category.

Editors considered “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson for the award, but decided instead to go with the 46-year-old Depp in the end. People senior editor Kate Coyne told the CBS Early Show: "He was sexy ten years ago, he'll be sexy ten years from now. He appeals to multiple generations of women -- and for many different reasons to different kinds of women.”

Levi Johnston was heard muttering “If I’d only gone full frontal, that award would have been mine,” when Depp was announced as the winner.

Nicolas Cage visited a Kenyan prison holding suspected Somali pirates awaiting trial this week to highlight the problem of piracy in the Indian Ocean.

Cage, a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador on Drugs and Crime, told The Associated Press Television News on Tuesday that he wanted to meet with some of the suspected Somali pirates to hear their stories and understand what is fueling piracy off the Somali coast.

"Then I'm in a position where I can actually make some sense and talk about it when I go back to the States where I go talk to different U.N. councils and discuss the matter," Cage said.

Cage denied asking the pirates for tips that he could use on the high seas to earn some extra cash and pay his delinquent tax bill back home in America.

Kate Moss came under fire this week from eating disorder experts after the supermodel cited a motto she herself employs and one which is used on some web sites to encourage girls to avoid eating.

In an interview with the fashion Web site WWD, Moss said one of her mottos was "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." Moss's modeling agency, Storm, later said her words had been misinterpreted.

"This was part of a longer answer Kate gave during a wider-ranging interview, which has unfortunately been taken out of context and completely misrepresented," the agency said in a statement. "For the record, Kate does not support this as a lifestyle choice."

Moss also told the interviewer that “nothing tastes good at all if you do a lot of cocaine,” a statement that her agency failed to refute.

Oprah Winfrey will announce today that she is ending her popular daytime talk show in 2011.

Winfrey's production company, Harpo Inc, said on Thursday that she would make the official announcement on Friday's live program from Chicago and talk about the reasons behind the decision to end it after 25 years on the air.

The main reason is that her talk show has taken up so much time that she is years behind schedule in her quest for complete and total world domination.

Bruce Springsteen bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to his fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan this past week.

The singer referred to the neighboring state several times during the show until E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt whispered in his ear, and Springsteen told the crowd that the mistake was "every front man's nightmare."

Springsteen was glad the crowd wasn’t angry enough to storm the stage, but noted that he was Born to Run so he wasn’t that worried about his escape.

Forbes magazine named Will Ferrell the most overpaid star as the actor topped the magazine's Hollywood list, largely due to his summer movie disappointment ‘Land of the Lost.’

After examining stars' salaries compared with the revenue each film generated over the past five years, Forbes determined Ferrell's films earned an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid.

In response, Ferrell is now only accepting scripts that require him to run around in his underwear since ‘Old School’ and ‘Talladega Nights’ did so well at the box office.

As always, let’s end with a gold image or two:

The first picture just seemed nice to me, not sexy, but nice, And every once in awhile that is OK. So, hang out with friends today, don't be afraid to go cheek to cheek and . . . Happy Friday!



  1. I'd be hard pressed to say no to Johnny Depp if he came a knockin'. I can't say the same for Levi Johnston, full frontal or no.

    My guess is that there will be a movie about piracy on the high seas starring Nicholas Cage in the next few years.

    I'd like to try that cocaine diet as long as I got to snort it off of Kate Moss' body.

    I'm surprised by the news about Oprah calling it quits. I can't say that I'm disappointed by it though. I've always thought she had a little too much sway over the way people think.

    Ohio. Michigan. What's the difference?

    Wait. People were actually surprised that Land of the Lost was a box office flop?

  2. Native Minnow - Appreciate the detail, and good stuff all the way around, so I just think Depp would be a fun guy to have a beer with, Johnston not so much, you are probably right about Cage although he'll make anything if people will pay his salary as he has money woes, love the Kate Moss line, Oprah is supposedly taking the show to her own network or something, so don't cry for her, there's not much difference to me, but I've never been to either so I can't really say, and 'Land' looked terrible from start to finish, so I wasn't surprised. Happy Friday Minnow.

  3. wigsf Says:
  4. Again, unless you're a wrestler, you should never have a manager named Tank.

    Johnny Depp and his feminine looks being sexy is proof that, at heart, women want to be lesbians.

    Nic Cage, prison, I know this, I know this... He's looking for the VX gas, right? He's gotta stop Ed Harris. Okay, I can't resist.
    "I'd take pleasure in guttin' you, boy. I'd take pleasure in guttin' you... boy." What is wrong with these people, huh? Mason? Don't you think there's a lot of, uh, a lot of anger flowing around this island? Kind of a pubescent volatility? Don't you think? A lotta angst, a lot of "I'm sixteen, I'm angry at my father" syndrome? I mean grow up! We're stuck on an island with a bunch of violence-for-pleasure-seeking psycophatic marines, SHAME-ON-THEM!

    Kate Moss is a friggin' moron. Feeling skinny is nowhere near as great as a bucket of fried chicken with some taters and big bowl of grazy. Oh, some donuts for dessert.

    Finally, men have a fighting change with Oprah moving to cable.

    Dude, you ever been to the Palace of Auburn Hills. It's in the middle of friggin' nowhere. Which is a lot like Ohio.

    I can't believe women would rather see Will Ferrell run around naked then me. I'm better looking and funnier. Oh, and I've haven't made out with Sacha Baron Cohen, which is a good thing. A very good thing.

    Happy Friday!

  5. JLee Says:
  6. Way to go, Wade! Great template. Looks great.

    Laughing at Minnow:
    "Ohio. Michigan. What's the difference?" lol

    I heard about "Fight Club" coming out on Blu Ray and heard there are some great extras.

    Kate Moss did not come up with that line. I almost want to say it was a "Weight Watchers" slogan. Seriously. Or maybe Jenny Craig. I don't know..she's just a skinny whore. ha

    I liked your Alaska shrinkage joke, and let's just be thankful Levi kept his full frontal to himself.

    Have a great weekend, it's pouring and yucky here too. :(

  7. WIGSF - Appreciate the detail so, agree on Tank as that is just a riduculous name, maybe women just want to be with pirates, The Rock is actually a really, really good movie for that genre and I need to get it on Blu Ray, yeah but Moss has a lot of money for being skinny, so maybe she can order that once she's retired, I still don't think we have a fighting chance against her - nobody does, never been to either, but thanks for the geo lesson, maybe you should start making your own home movies then as Canada has produced severla high-profile comedians. Happy Friday.

    Jlee - Congrats to Wade, no doubt. Fight Club is on my list to pick up fairly soon. Moss didn't come up with it, but she cites it as a personal motto, but skinny whore . . . ouch. Ha. Shrinkage jokes are ALWAYS good. :) It's raining here too, but should turn sunny tomorrow, so I'm hopeful. Happy Friday.

  8. Miss Ash Says:
  9. I don't understand the big deal with Levi being in the mag then....who gives a shit if he went full frontal...and I mean really who the hell gives a shit now that he's not?? ( I don't give a shit in either scenerio just for the record)

    As for Oprah...say it ain't so! I better get the phone on redial...I want tickets dammit!!

  10. Heff Says:
  11. Late Heff Friday !

    Once again, "Props" for the new template. It's awesome.

    Regarding Levi Johnston, you can only show "full frontal" if you've GOT full frontal, lol.

    I'm gonna wait until Depp passes away to see if People Magazine will bestow the title of "Sexiest Corpse" on him.

    All I can say at this point about Nic Cage is....He better find a "National Treasure"....QUICK !!!

    You beat me to the "cocaine punch" on Kate Moss !

    Actually, I think "World War Winfrey" is in full swing !

    Damn. Springsteen WAS "Born In The U.S.A.", wasn't he ?!?!

    That's pretty funny about Wil Ferrell - as most of his movies I've seen, I'D LIKE THAT DOLLAR BACK !

    Re : The first Gold Image - Have you recently gone "Antiquing" for porn ??

    Have a great weekend, BDS.

  12. Miss Ash - You should give a shit. Ha. Actually, not about Levi as he isn't worth a shit. Good luck on tickets as I'm sure that will be a mess. But you have awhile, so . . . maybe so. Happy Friday Miss Ash.

    Heff - Appreciate the detail as always, so thanks a lot on the template on it feels refreshing, good point on Johnston but was hoping for a pun, ha, anything is possible with People, nice National Treasure line (dammit, I should have thought of that), we're even then, it's a battle we'll all lose, yes he was but I think Born to Run trumps that just a bit, Old School and Anchorman were worth the freight, the last few films not so much, I know, I know about the image as you called me out on that one. Ha. Happy Friday Heff.

  13. Gypsy Says:
  14. I love your new place's fantastic.

    Johnny Depp is indeed a very sexy man and he would be right up there on my list too. If anyone was going to go full frontal then I would prefer it to be Johnny but then again, I don't think you can beat a bit of mystery to keep you coming back for more ;)

    I never really understood the Kate Moss appeal to be honest but I love food too much to test out her theory.

    I don't know the difference between Ohio and the other place except they are NOT the same place. I wonder what Bruce was smoking to make that faux pas.

    I'll back you up here on the assessment of the first gold image. It looks like one of those old fashioned pictures that have been touched up with paints and is very nice.

    Have a great weekend B and I look forward to visiting your new digs soon.

  15. TROLL Y2K Says:
  16. "Tank" Jones is a bodyguard by training, I believe. Levi Johnston is a walking mumbling Full Frontal Lobotomy as is anyone who cares what he says or does.

    Cage's Uncle, director/winemaker/laurelsrester Francis Ford Coppola is going to bail-him-out by making another Godfather movie. It'll be called, "Fredo, the fucktard Corleone". Nick stars, of course.

    Agree with commenter who had the Depp/lesbian theory. At 46, Depp must be approaching the "CHANGE", so watch out for hot flashes.

    Oprah is pure evil and anyone who watches her show should be lobotomized.

    Springsteen is a douche bag.

    The IQs of airline passengers actually drop when flying over either Michigan or Ohio. FACT!

    I liked both gold images.

  17. Boxer Says:
  18. Love the new look!

    *sigh* Did you write anything past the picture of Johnny Depp? If you did, I forgot what it was.

    Did you hear there's an extra scene in Fight Club? I'm very curious. It's not of my most favorite movies, even though I have friends who love it like teenage girls love NEW MOON.

    I think Oprah is smart to leave while she's still on top. Her show hasn't been good for quite some time and maybe knowing she only has one more season she'll stop putting on child molesters.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Linda Says:
  20. Fight Club is 10 years old, yikes! One of my all-time favorites. Batting for Lohan this week - Levi Johnston. Just because he can reproduce doesn't make him sexy, hansome or interesting. What was Playgirl thinking? We know he's just doing it for the money and attention. Heard yesterday that he threw a "don't you know who I am?"fit in an airport when asked to stand in line. *sigh*

    The new blog looks great, nice job! Have a nice weekend and Happy Friday!

  21. Gypsy - Thanks a lot Gypsy as I'm a fan myself. :) I like Depp myself (though not in that way) and yeah, full frontal on a guy is just not that appealing as men do NOT look as good as women when naked. Not even close. Moss doesn't do much for me either. Yeah, that image just seemed that way & for some reason, it was either that or hardcore stuff that I was finding this week. COme on back anytime & Happy Friday.

    Troll Y2K - I could care less what Johnston says, does or shows . . .Coppolla might just make a wine named after him and donate the proceeds, seems like a good honor at 46 regardless of the gender circumstances, Oprah is not pure evil, Tyra Banks is pure evil & glad you liked the gold images as a change of pace isn't a bad thing now & again. Happy Friday & Enjoy the trip.

    Boxer - Thanks a lot, and I did not know that about Fight Club, so I appreciate the knowledge. I like it quite a bit, but don't love it, though do know some people who worship at its feet for various reasons (which are probably better than those who worship New Moon, but who am I to judge? Ha.). I like Johnny Depp in general, so good for him getting the award again & Oprah will be just fine wherever she ends up as I imagine it's about money in the end as it almost always is with these kind of showbiz switches. Happy Friday Boxer & take it easy this weekend.

    Linda - You're right as Johnston has been around a lot lately - too much as he deserves the press even less than Lohan. And I hadn't heard about the airport thing. Ridiculous. Thanks on the new look & Happy Friday & hope you see some movies this weekend. I might not even though I'm getting behind.

  22. nobich Says:
  23. Everything looks great!! Happy Friday!

  24. BostonPobble Says:
  25. Kudos to Wade. And to you for knowing when to reboot. And to Johnny Depp, just because. :)

  26. Wendy Says:
  27. Sorry I missed this last week.

    I must be one of the few women that doesn't find Johnny Depp sexy AT ALL.

    Love, love, love that vintage-looking photo of the two women.

    Not that my love of the nude women has anything to do with my non-love of Johnny Depp.

    Oh, dear. You know what I mean.

    Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

  28. Nobich - Happy (Very Belated) Friday to you. Ha. Sorry for the delay . . . Thanks on the look.

    BostonPobble - Great to see you around, and I agree about Wade & Depp is fine by me. Ha. Hope your travels have been fun & I"ll be over to check out the details on yr. blog.

    Wendy - That's OK as real life often intrudes on blogging intentions. I think Depp seems like a cool guy to have a beer with, but that's about it for me. Glad you liked the pic as it just seemed kind of fun, which felt like a nice change of pace. Have a great holiday yourself.


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