The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was released in 1987. That would make it 20 years old this year. Who can forget this magical film featuring little people in suits to portray Windy Winston, Valerie Vomit, Nat Nerd. Messy Tessy, Greasy Greg, Foul Phil and Al E. Gator.The DVD of this fine movie is available on Amazon.com.
I rarely treat myself to Starbucks anymore. Well, I actually shouldn't say treat, it's more like subject myself to. Their drinks used to be amazing--frothy and delicious. In the last few months, every Starbucks I've been to has been serving awful drinks that are not mixed right and overpriced. Everything is either too sweet or not sweet enough. There is nothing I seem to be happy with about the place anymore except the hot white chocolate mocha and hot green tea latte. And the chai tea (hot) is always good, when they don't mix too much spice in it, which has been the case the last few times I've had it. Their plain coffee always tastes burnt and it gives me a headache.
The drink I had today was the tall, hot Orange Mocha. I don't like trying new things in the line of coffee too often, but I figured, hey, how bad could it be? The picture of it looked so warm and inviting, like a summer in Tuscany. I was picturing my self frolicking through the streets of Italy with this drink in my hand, my pink Prada bag dangling from my wrist--my flat, leather street vendor sandals pressing against the cobblestones beneath my feet.
Then I took a sip and almost puked my guts out!
Starbucks advertises the drink as : "Rich, full-bodied Starbucks espresso combined with our proprietary bittersweet mocha syrup, refreshing orange syrup and steamed milk. Topped with whipped crème and orange zest sauce that is made with real orange juice and bits of zest."
It tastes like a poison syrup they make you drink for some kind of medical test. I had a yogurt, M&Ms and some crackers to try to get the wretched taste out of my mouth. I'm still suffering...
Saturday June 9
Maroon 5 has made fans wait five years for a follow up disk to their platinum album, Songs About Jane. The group released It Won't Be Soon Before Long on May 22 and the first single, “Makes Me Wonder,” reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Recorded in a studio in illusionist Harry Houdini's allegedly haunted L.A. home, the album offers a more upbeat, funky sound than their mellow-dramatic previous work. Vocalist Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden and drummer Matt Flynn will hit Studio A in Miami Saturday June 9. I just called the club and the tickets, which only cost $30, have all been snapped up! What a bummer. This show is part of a six city intimate club tour that will kick off in Boston tomorrow (May 30th).
"We're getting back to our roots on this tour," said Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. "We love the sweaty intimacy of playing in a tightly packed room; you can literally taste the energy. Anyone who comes to these shows will see us at our core with no frills. Good times guaranteed for all!"
Check out Studioamiami.com for more details on the show. At this point, our only option is to hit up one of those overpriced ticket scalper dudes.
It's too bad Brad Pitt is suddenly turning camera shy. The actor, who has been filming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in New Orleans, just demanded a body double to bare their butt in place of his. Pitt has showed off his nude body before in magazines and showed his naked bum in 1991's Thelma and Louise and 2004's Troy. Now producers of the movie are on the prowl for a person who has a butt identical to Brad's. Personally, I think this has everything to do with Angelina Jolie. It could also be because Brad is a father now and maybe he doesn't feel it's right. This is seriously going to have an affect on a lot of people. If Pitt never shows his booty again, we'll all be reduced to freeze framing his past work on DVD.
It looks like Paris Hilton's worst nightmare is coming true--she's being treated like the rest of us would if we violated parole.
The heiress was sentenced Friday to 45 days in county jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case by driving with a suspended license.
It seems like this could be a drastic attempt to film another season of The Simple Life.
Remember, the night she was caught she insisted she was speeding to get a fast food burger?
Ok, that might be believable if it were Roseanne Barr, but not in this case.
As an inmate, she likely won't get a Dior jumpsuit. Instead, she'll be confined to a cell. Her Blackberry, Sidekick, Bentley and various pets won't be allowed to come along with her.
"I'm very sorry and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything. I'm sorry and I did not do it on purpose at all," Hilton, 26, told a judge before the sentencing.
Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer said she knew her license had been suspended, ordered that Hilton report to a women's jail in suburban Lynwood by June 5.
Hlton's mother was visibly upset.
"This is pathetic and disgusting, a waste of taxpayer money with all this nonsense. This is a joke," Kathy Hilton said of the judge's decision.
I guess everything's a joke when you have to deal with the 'real world.' Boo-hoo.
Hungry Eyes, Do ya love me, Love is strange...these were the songs that I listened to over and over again on a cassette in my little purple Casio boombox from Service Merchandise back when I was a kid in the 80s. I was a fat kid--very unpopular. I had crushes on boys, but they never liked me back.
It was the summer of my seventh birthday. Dirty Dancing came out in theaters. My mom took my to see it and my life would never be the same. When it came out on VHS, I spent almost every night of the summer watching Johnny Castle---dreaming of the day when I'd find a leather jacket wearing, sensitive badboy of my own. I finally got my wish and tonight, my life will reach its pinnacle--I'm going to see Dirty Dancing at a movie theater with my very own Johnny Castle.
If you want to have the time of your life too, the original Dirty Dancing is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by returning to the big screen tonight and tomorrow night only at 7:30pm local. Don't miss the original full-length movie PLUS exclusive never-before-seen footage and interviews with cast members and stakeholders that have kept the energy of Dirty Dancing alive for 20 years - seen only at this two night event! Check out Fathomevents.com for a theater that's showing it near you. If you can't find it there, try Fandango.com.