Quick Hit Friday . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Friday, July 16, 2010

"Ain't remembering wonderful," Jeff Bridges, 'Crazy Heart'

Great line, great performance by Bridges, but in the end, only a pretty good movie - at least for me. And I like that kind of music. Selah.

Anyway, I don’t plan on remembering a whole lot this weekend as I am hosting a sprawling movie night screening of ‘Dazed and Confused’ at my loft tonight (along with the appropriate party favors) before heading out for an overnight trip to San Antonio with Mrs. $2 Dollar the following day (and I don’t plan to Remember the Alamo per se during that trip).

But before I leave the office by 4:10 pm today to ensure I place my pizza and cupcake order for the screening tonight, let’s look at the hard stories of the week such as:

Roman Polanksi was declared a free man this week when the Swiss government rejected a U.S. request to extradite him on a charge of having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

"The 76-year-old French-Polish film director Roman Polanski will not be extradited to the USA," the ministry said in a statement. "The freedom-restricting measures against him have been revoked."

The Justice Ministry also said that “national interests” were taken into consideration in the decision.

The thing that wasn’t taken into account: Polanski’s extreme interest in underage girls.

A lawyer who met with Lindsay Lohan said this week that the actress still isn't fully aware of her dire jail situation.

"My impression of Lindsay is that she's a fragile lost child – a sleeping beauty with her head in the sand. I found her not fully forewarned of the consequence of her actions," Stuart V. Goldberg, who was contacted by Lohan after her attorney resigned said.

Maybe it’s Goldberg who needs help since Lohan ha neither slept nor been a beauty for many years thanks to all the drugs and partying.

Edward Norton was dropped from his role as The Incredible Hulk this week as the actor was due to reprise his role for ‘The Avengers’ movie, which has yet to be filmed.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige suggested that Norton wasn't a team player and wouldn't have worked as part of the movie's ensemble cast. Edward Norton's agent calls Marvel statement "unprofessional, disingenuous and clearly defamatory"

Norton’s agent also stated: “Don’t make him angry, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.”

The Mel Gibson saga continued this week as The William Morris Endeavor agency dropped the actor as a client, and then later, other tapes were leaked where Gibson threatened ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and later disparaged Hispanics by using the term ‘wetback.’ Clear?, posted an eight-minute phone argument between Gibson and Grigorieva where a voice that sounds like Gibson’s is heard telling Grigorieva that she "deserved" to be hit after she chastised him for allegedly punching her in the face and breaking two of her teeth.

Alan Nierob, a spokesman for Gibson, declined comment on the tape.

Who knew that the ‘Lethal Weapon’ in Mel’s career would be his mouth, eh?

John Stamos took the stand this week in his extortion trial (two people are accussed of blackmailing the actor for money) to discuss allegations of cocaine and strippers.

Defense attorney Sarah Henderson says Coss (defendant) and a pal (allegedly both strippers) went to the actor's hotel room with a bag of cocaine and took pics of him bending over a table where the drugs were. Stamos later offered oral sex, but Coss declined.

The “Full House” star admitted that he met Coss at Pleasure Island in Orlandho, however, prosecutors said that no photos exist.

Uncle Jesse – we hardly knew ye . . .

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz tied the knot in the Bahamas earlier this month, their publicist confirmed this week.

The wedding took place at a friend's house, and was a small ceremony with just family members present.

I’ve got no joke for Cruz and Bardem as I kind of dig them as both actors and as a couple.

In less interesting matrimonial news, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston said they're engaged and hope to get married within six weeks in Alaska.

Palin is featured on the cover of the current Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their 18-month-old son, Tripp. They told they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago.

Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, said in a statement on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday that they want what's best for their children and that Bristol believes in "redemption and forgiveness."

The statement continued: "Personally, we believe in castration, however, we will accept Bristol's and the good Lord's judgement in this matter. Amen."

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

I feel like I've been running behind all week, so these pics seemed appropriate. I suppose. So get your ass in gear today, be careful of strangers on the balconey and . . . Happy Friday!



  1. 郁雯郁雯 Says:
  2. 這麼優的部落格,不踩一下不開心............................................................

  3. wigsf Says:
  4. Here's the thing about the Polanski affair. He's not being charged with rape or whatever. He's already plead guilty to those crimes. The US is trying to extradite him so that he can actually begin serving his time in prison. He was convicted, then he fled.

  5. So now Polanski is free to date Miley Cyrus? Or is she too old for him?

    I listened to the Mel Gibson tapes, and all I can say is this: I'm glad my ex never recorded anything when we were going through our divorce ;-)

    Lindsay Lohan is too drunk/high to realize the gravity of her situation.

    And you know what? It's hard to find good strippers and cocaine these days.

  6. Heff Says:
  7. I've listened to "Gibson Gate", and frankly, I found it hilarious.

    Lay off the Liquor, Mel !

  8. Miss Ash Says:
  9. Am I the only one still grossed out that Polanski was OLD when he had sex with a 13 year old bleh!

    As for Mel, I heard the tapes on my morning show...oh my....he's dead to me now! Can you say psycho???

    Enjoy your movie night as I'd imagine all at your party will be a little Dazed but hopefully not Confused after the party favors come out.

  10. BostonPobble Says:
  11. I didn't realize anyone still cared enough about John Stamos's career to bother with blackmailing. Have a good weekend.

  12. nobich Says:
  13. Happy Friday!!

  14. Boxer Says:
  15. booooooooooooo.

    No QHF.

    I blame the new job.

  16. Linda Says:
  17. Loved Farrell as well in Crazy Heart. Good flick. Lohan hires Shapiro, now we'll see some expert maneuvers. Sad, sad case. Gibson has gone completely off the rails...and it's on tape. Be interesting to see if this really does destroy his career. I think it was in a downward spiral already. Have a great weekend, enjoy your movie night and Happy (belated ) Friday!

  18. I kind of agree with Marvel. Norton might not be happy with the final product, steal it edit himself, release it and claim it was all in the interest of art. Iron man would have to go to jail for vigilantism, The Hulk would end up in a mental institution being treated for multiple personality disorder, and Captain America would get shot in a bathroom as soon as he felt America was on the right track. Who wants to see all that again? At least you can trust Samuel L to follow the script, take his cheque and let the editors do their jobs.

  19. ##*% - Thanks for stopping by. Happy Belated Friday.

    WIGSF - I can never quite get this whole story straight, but it still comes out pretty ugly anyway you slice it, eh? Happy Belated Friday WIGSF.

    Native Minnow - Probably too old. She really annoys me as well. Selah. Ha. On the Gibson tapes, but yelling is one thing, but he took it to a whole new level. Lohan will sober up in jail (or the rehab facility she's in now), and it can't be that hard where you live to find those things. Happy Belated Friday Minnow.

    Heff - Parts were funny. But then you see those pictures of the missing teeth and the racist stuff and . . . it just kept spiraling right down the toilet. I admit I did laugh at the 'I'm going to burn your house down but first you're going to blow me" threat. It just seemed so over the top. Happy Belated Friday Heff.

    Miss Ash - Exactly. Polanski is super dirty & deserves to go to jail in my book. Gibson is just a psycho with some serious personality flaws and yeah, most people were a little of both after the night was over. But it was fun. :) Happy Belated Friday Miss Ash.

    BostonPobble - I'm thinking he got a lot of cash in syndication for 'Full House.' Ha. Maybe. Happy Belated Friday Pobble.

    Nobich - Happy Belated Friday to you.

    Boxer - It was there (here). I promise. QHF just looks the same because Lohan and Gibson are in it every single week. Ha. Happy Belated Friday Boxer.

    Linda - Agree wholeheartedly about Farrell. Great scene w/ him and Bridges. And yeah, I think Gibson is done as an actor. He might - might - be able to direct something down the road. Maybe. And Lohan was finally semi-smart to hire Shapiro. I think. Happy Belated Friday Linda.

    GOML - Great to see you around & great analysis of the superhero dynamic. Ha. I could actually see Norton causing problems and I like Norton as an actor . . . and yeah, you're spot-on about Jackson as he will show up anywhere for his check and do some work. Happy Belated Friday GOML.

  20. 黃威宇 Says:
  21. Judge not a book by its cover.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  22. Boxer Says:
  23. oh jeez, too much vodka. :-)

  24. ^&*^ - Thanks for stopping by.

    Boxer - Ha. That's OK - you've got a few irons in the fire. But I will be back this Friday as well, for good or ill. :)

  25. Blogger Says:
  26. I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.


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