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December 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm by Evil Beet
Anne Hathaway was named Best Actress today by the National Board of Review for her performance in Rachel Getting Married. My oh my, getting dumped by a con-man has been the best thing to happen to this girl, well, ever.
Slumdog Millionaire won best picture, Clint Eastwood won Best Actor, and Josh Brolin and Penelope Cruz were recognized for Best Supporting.
I haven’t seen Slumdog Millionaire yet, but everything I hear about it is just pure raves. I’ll definitely have to check it out. Although I’m sure it won’t be as good as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which my Film.com editor is still pissed at me for giving an “A” in my review. He’s embarrassed because, when he releases the list of films we gave “A” grades this year, a film about talking dogs involving Drew Barrymore will be included. But IT WAS A GREAT FILM, dammit. Oscar-worthy, even.
December 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm by Evil Beet
Listen up, people, I’m bringing “sloppy seconds” back. Ever since Sean Avery dropped that phrase unapologetically (well, he apologized later, but not specifically for using such an antiquated phrase), I’ve been thinking to myself, “Damn, people don’t say ‘sloppy seconds’ nearly often enough.”
So here’s a clip of Amanda Bynes, hitting the town with Doug Reinhardt, whom LC briefly “dated” on The Hills before deeming him “too boring.”
Let’s learn a bit about Doug, from his fantastic personal website:
Doug Reinhardt is a gentleman with a strong drive for success in all aspects of his life. His sense of humor is contagious and his charm is breathtaking. Doug has always had strong morals and set his goals early in life.
Doug started playing organized baseball at 4 years old. Throughout his high school years, he gained an enormous respect for the sport. Dougâ€™s passion for baseball ultimately leads him to turn down a baseball scholarship with USC to sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as their 8th pick. His experience with the Angels has been extremely positive and has further inspired him to pursue his life-long goal to continue his career as a Professional Baseball Player. In 2007, Doug signed with the Baltimore Orioles, where he played for the season.
Currently, Doug is recovering from a knee injury while attending Pepperdine University. Pursuing his academic goals is just as important as professional baseball. Doug will also be featured as a new cast member in the fourth season on the popular TV series, â€œThe Hillsâ€ which will air on MTV in August 2008.
Additionally, Doug diligently works to promote the success of the business he developed called Fun Facter. Doug serves as Chief Executive Officer of FUGEN Mobile, LLC and Fun Facter, LLC. Doug focuses on the core strategy of FUGEN Mobile and its ability to offer a complete mobile solution. In his role as CEO of Fun Facter he manages the deployment of new products and services and direct to consumer advertising strategies. Fun Facter creates, publishes and distributes across the US a broad range of premium mobile content, including SMS alerts, music, graphics, games and mobile community services. Founded in November 2005 Fun Facter, LLC is emerging as a leading mobile phone entertainment provider.
Furthermore, Doug works with Entrepreneurial Properties Corporation where he is involved in multi-family real estate investments. Doug conducts extensive research and analysis of various metropolitan areas in the Midwest and Southwest to determine their investment potential.
To summarize: Breathtaking charm! Plays baseball! Owns a doomed mobile technologies company! Is tangentially involved in a doomed real estate company! Hasn’t quite finished college!
Oh, Doug. I’ve had sex with you so many times, and your potential has always been a great deal like your erection: fleeting, and perhaps just an illusion anyway.
Amanda, ditch this dude, pronto.
December 4, 2008 at 1:41 pm by Evil Beet
When Natalie Portman fails at something, you know we’ve got problems.
Natalie’s vegan shoe line, the Natalie Portman Collection for TÃ© Casan, has closed because TÃ© Casan itself folded. No word on whether Natalie will try to do the line with another company.
In other news, NBC Universal and MTV/Viacom are both laying off employees today.
Hang in there, America!!!
December 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm by Evil Beet
Congrats to Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh, who’s expecting her first child with husband Casey Jennings, a fellow beach volleyball stand-out.
“I’m chubby and I’m pregnant and it’s awesome!” the 30-year-old, who is 16 weeks along, said Wednesday morning. “We believe we conceived our last days in Beijing â€“ so I think a day or two after we won gold medal.”
Kerri had said prior to the Olympics that she planned to try to have a baby afterward, so how exciting that it happened for her so soon!
Congrats to Kerri and Casey!!!
December 4, 2008 at 12:18 pm by Evil Beet
Remember how, a couple weeks ago, the CEOs of the Big Three in Detroit got their asses handed to them by Congress when they showed up to beg for a government bailout â€“ having flown there on private jets?
Yeah, well it seems to have cost them more than just the government money. Public support for a government bailout of Detroit has fallen drastically since before their first D.C. appearance, so the CEOs showed up again this week â€“ in hybrid vehicles, which theyâ€™d driven to D.C. from Detroit. All three CEOs promised to cut their yearly salaries to $1/year if they get the bailout, and they say theyâ€™re in the process of selling their private corporate jets.
What do you think?
Should the government bail out the Big Three?