Quick Hit New Year's Day Friday . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, January 01, 2010

"You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!” – Brad Pitt, ‘Inglorious Basterds’

I am not in a brawling mood today since it’s officially a New Year, and personally, I’ve been ready to put 2009 behind me for a long time now. I do feel optimistic about 2010 – especially once I eat my black eyed peas for luck and watch football and drink mimosas today – but before any of that can occur, let’s look at the hard stories of the week such as:

Charlie Sheen was arrested and spent part of Christmas Day in jail after being booked on second-degree assault and menacing charges, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, in Colorado.

It’s being reported that Sheen is accused on using a weapon – a knife - in the alleged case of domestic violence. The star of the TV show “Two and Half Men” was released after posting an $8,500 bond. Prosecutors will determine whether to file charges.

The fight apparently started after his wife asked Sheen to explain the show’s inexplicably massive popularity.

Meanwhile, in other law-breaking news, Ivana Trump was escorted off a plane in Florida this week after she became belligerent with children who were running and screaming in the aisles.

Authorities say the first ex-wife of Donald Trump cursed at the children, and when flight attendants on the New York-bound plane tried to calm her, she became even more aggravated. Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies asked Trump to voluntarily exit the plane, but they said she refused. She was then escorted off.

This constitutes the first (and likely the only time) that I am generally in agreement with Ivana Trump.

Jon Gosselin returned to his NYC apartment after the holidays to find it burglarized and vandalized, his lawyer confirmed to Access Hollywood this week.

”[Jon] entered his apartment in Manhattan and was horrified, disheartened, and saddened to observe the devastation of his furniture, clothing and personal belongings, which were apparently slashed with a butcher knife by a very troubled and sick perpetrator,” Gosselin’s lawyer, Mark Jay Heller said.

Heller told Radar Online that security video will prove that Gosselin's recent girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, was to blame for the burglary and "is going to jail. It's as simple as that." Glassman has denied the charges.

The note apparently read: "I came here to steal something valuable and all I could find was a closet full of stupid t-shirts, expired milk and the whole place smells like failure."

Tyra Banks announced this week that her talk show – ‘The Tyra Show’ – will end after its fifth season.

Banks says she’ll continue with her reality show "America's Next Top Model" and is forming a new production studio with plans to make movies. She also promised new digital projects, but gave no details. About her own show, Banks said: "I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years."

Banks later added: “But I really need to find more projects that focus solely around me, and talk shows by their very nature, have to be about other people some of the time.”

Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift are now just friends, according to Us Magazine.

The break-up of the young stars was apparently linked to the fact that he lives in L.A. and she lives in Nashville.

It was also linked to the power struggle between the duo of exactly which one should spin their head around when someone cried out 'Taylor!'

An unearthed photo came to light this week that allegedly shows former president John F. Kennedy sunbathing on a boat full of naked women, according to a new report from, but then days later, the site confirmed the photo turned out to be fake.

The creased, black and white photo showed one naked woman jumping off the side of the boat, another climbing up a ladder back onto the boat and two others sunning themselves. Then there is a man who looks like Kennedy lying on the deck wearing swimming trunks. TMZ noted that there are references in article and books to a boat trip Kennedy took in 1956 with his brother Ted and Sen. George Smathers to the Mediterranean.

This is what happens when news outlets let actually break the news.

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

New Year's is all about color for me, so a black and white image break seemed worthwhile. So, add a splash of vibrancy to your outfit, soak in the New Year with someone you enjoy and . . . Happy New Year's Day Friday!



  1. Gypsy Says:
  2. Hey B...Happy New Year to you and Mrs $2.

    I thought I'd get that out of the way while I tried to compose myself but no....after seeing that last pic, all I keep wondering is how long my thigh muscles could maintain that position and I got nothin' else. In case you're wondering about the answer to my own question....not very long goddammit! It really sucks being middle aged. Ha!

  3. wigsf Says:
  4. Kennedy boys fooling around ain't news. So it's perfect for TMZ.

    Happy Friday!

  5. Happy New Year!!! May 2010 be the year that your screenplay finds its way into theaters.

  6. Miss Ash Says:
  7. Happy New Year!

    I'm in agreeal (I know that's not a word, it's just funny!) with you and Ivana....she was correct in telling the children to hush up.

  8. TROLL Y2K Says:
  9. New Year's By-The-Numbers:

    Number of Straight Males who admit to drinking Mimosas: 3 (and two are doubtful).

    Number of time Jon Gosselin will invent stories to keep his face in the news: 3,109.

    Number of functioning brain cells in the extended Sheen/Estevez Clan: 43.

    Average IQ of the viewers of Charlie Sheen's sit-com: 76.

    Number of extended Kennedy Klan members who have morals: 0.

  10. JLee Says:
  11. I have got to see "Inglorious Basterds" before Oscar night. I keep hearing good things about it.

    As far as news items, what idiot woman would marry Charlie Sheen in the first place with his track record??

    I'm really broken up about Tyra's show cancelling...who will "The Soup" make fun of now?? ha (well, I guess there are plenty of others)

    My daughter texted me a "yessssss" when she heard of Taylor & Taylor's breakup. She is excited he seems to go for the lanky long blonde wavy haired types. lol

    Finally, those are some interesting stockings that first woman has on! Not many places you can wear those. ha

    I bought some black eyed peas to eat later, so enjoy them and Happy New Year!

  12. Linda Says:
  13. Happy New Year to you and yours 2D! My favorite quote of the week was, "why would anyone marry Charlie Sheen?" Nice of him to stand in for Lohan this week. Enjoy the New Year, the weekend and happy Friday!!

  14. BostonPobble Says:
  15. I fed my northern family black eyed peas today. Not taking chances with 2010. :)

    Why, oh why, is Jon Gosselin??????

    Happiest of years to you and Mrs. $$.

    Ps ~ Love the pics, as always, but especially the latex stockings. All kinds of goodness there.

  16. Hiya!

    So, Charlie Sheen is a douche, and I imagine his real life isn't much different than the douchie guy he plays on his ghey show. (my word of the week is douche. I know it's annoying, but it just keeps coming out. sorry.)

    No one will blame you for siding with Ivanka. I think she was a little more calm than I would have been.

    Buh! I had no idea about Jon Douchelin's break in incident! The only thing that would have made it better is if the intruder stuck around just to punch him in the face. And your "note" made me laugh out loud.

    I think Tyra should be forced to change the name of her show to "America's Nest Top Model who Nobody Will Ever See Again Once the Season is Over."

    The Taylor's... I got nuthin. I just don't care.

    JFK - what would it mean if the picuter weren't a fake? I don't get why there's a fuss.

    Happy twentyten to you BDS! I really enjoy your blog, and I hope you keep at it for several more years.

    And, it really pains my soul to say this, but GO TEXAS! *just threw up in my mouth a little*

  17. come back over for some blizzard images. fun stuff.

  18. Boxer Says:
  19. Jeez, I'm soooo late. Happy belated New Year, I have a feeling we might be getting a Drunken Viking post next?

    I love the world douche and Kym has used it perfectly. I bet Denise Richards was laughing all the way to the TMZ "Hotline" to call that tip in.

    Thanks for a great QHF and I hope your New Year weekend was filled with catching up on movies. I'm seeing AVATAR this week.

  20. Gypsy - Thanks a lot Gypsy & right back at you, to you and yours. Hope it went well. Mine did. And glad you liked the image as I try to have something for everyone around here. Ha. And maybe a good resolution for 2010 would be more stretching (it's one of mine) since that would help . . . :)

    WIGSF - Happy Friday to you and you're right, that's not news, but it is a good story. Too bad it wasn't true.

    Native Minnow - Happy New Year to you as well. I would take that well, or at least, some feedback. Baby steps. Ha.

    Miss Ash - Happy new Year to you and if you want to make up words in 2010, that's fine by me. Ha. And I do agree with Ivana.

    Troll Y2K - 1) Mimosas are the best way to dispose of leftover champagne from teh night before. Perfect. Blood Mary's are also acceptable brunch drinks but I loathe tomato juice. 2) You're probably accurate on that count. 3) Most of them belong to Emilio yet he never gets any work. 4) Might be a tad generous. 5) I wish I could party like that - real or fictional. Happy New Year.

    Jlee - It's a good - though in my opinion not great - movie. Worth a rental. I figure Sheen's wife will stay with him as he earns quite a bit of money (a bit cynical, but . .. ) and yeah, I'm a bit sad about Tyra for the same exact reason. Ha. Your daughter is far more excited about the break up than I am. :) And finally, those stockings are for home wear. Mostly. Happy New Year.

    Linda - Happy new Year to you as well. Hope you enjoyed it, and yeah, you have to wonder about someone who voluntarily gets hitched to Sheen. I'm starting to catch up on my movies . . .

    Bostonpobble - Smart move with the peas. I ate mine. Happy New Years to you and yours as well, and let's hope this is a better year for us all, eh? I feel it. And thanks on the stockings as I've had them around for awhile and felt this week was the week to spring them. Ha.

    Kymical Reactions - Hi back at you and Happy New Year and I will be over to look at the snow pics today. But in the interim, douche is a fine word by me and that show seems pretty poor for the 2 or 3 times I've watched about 5 minutes of it, I'm still with Ivana, I bet Jon either did that to himself or that crazy 22 year old he was dating did it and I don't really care about either, that seems like a more appropriate title, don't really care myself about the Taylors either, and thanks for hte good wishes on Texas and drink lots of water to wash out the taste in yr. mouth. Ha.

    Boxer - That's OK as these things happen around the holidays as I feel behind on jsut about everything at the moment. Happy new Year to you and yours. You're probably right about Denise as I didn't even think about her (easily forgotten I guess. :))And I'm starting to catch up on movies, but 'Avatar' on IMAX 3-D is still on my list. There will be a review of 'Up in the Air' later today/tomorrow.


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