Remember how I told you guys this thing grossed a little over $1200 on opening weekend?
It took in less than $400.
But it’s coming to DVD in January!!!
December 26, 2007 at 6:42 pm by Evil Beet
So, as some of you know, I work for Film.com, which is normally like working for no one at all, since they’re based in Seattle and I’m in LA and for the most part they don’t give a shit what I do as long as the traffic’s coming in and there’s not vagina on the front page, but every now and then I get a little request from them. “Can you do something on XYZ?” and my typical reaction is to spend more time emailing them back explaining why it violates my moral code of standards and is in many ways an affront to my personal religion to write about XYZ than it would have taken me to just write the damn piece in the first place.
Anyway, they want a “Best of 2007″ piece and you know what? I don’t wanna fucking write it. It means slogging through pages and pages of old material and that is hard and time-consuming and boring and I’m too pretty to do things I don’t want to do.
I mean, there’s the obvious: Britney, Britney, Britney, Anna Nicole dead, the late-coming JLS pregnancy, etc, but there have to be some hidden gems in there.
So help me out, guys: what were your fave celeb moments of 2007? Big, small, funny, sad, whatever. If you cared about it, post it here. And if you’re funny about it, you just might end up quoted in my piece.
Oh, and I’m also interested in predictions for the coming year. What do you think 2008 will bring? Besides another Spears spawn?
December 26, 2007 at 4:13 pm by Evil Beet
THROW HER BACK!!!
THROW HER BACK!!!
Nah, I guess that’s just what she calls a swimsuit.
Paris is on vacay in Hawaii with the fam. On public beaches. Ewww. How bourgeois.
Image via Splash
December 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm by Evil Beet
Here’s Jess shopping at the Grove the day after Christmas. You can’t really see the bump in any of these pictures. Dammit.
She spent the afternoon picking up items at Banana Republic, The Apple Store and finished up at Nordstroms before she and her friend headed back to her Toyota Prius.
She drives a Prius?
How very socially conscious of her. I’d totally drive a hybrid car, if they weren’t ugly and if they came in SUVs.
December 26, 2007 at 3:50 pm by Evil Beet
We ignored the Will-Smith-loves-Hitler story around here, because it was stupid, and blown out of proportion, and Will Smith agrees.
Basically, he was quoted by a reporter as saying: “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘let me do the most evil thing I can do today.’ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good.’”
I don’t know why Will Smith said this. Memo to celebrities: There are literally billions of people on this earth to talk about. Try to avoid discussing Hitler. Like, always. Seriously, when you feel the word “Hitler” coming out of your mouth, just replace it with “Evil Beet.” The gist of it should still work, and I get free PR.
Anyway, of course this was a big ole scandal, and now Will’s all like, “Um, dude, I’m no Hitler-lover,” in the form of this official statement: “It is an awful and disgusting lie. It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous misinterpretation. Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet.”
So there you have it:
Hitler, bad. Will Smith, good. Genocide, bad. I Am Legend, good.
Everyone all straightened out now? Okay then.
December 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm by Evil Beet
4Who Do I Have to Fuck for Something Interesting to Happen This Week? (Also: Pretty People Are Smarter)
I know, I know, it’s Christmas, but still.
This has been the most boring week ever. Nothing’s happened!! (Josh & Fergie getting engaged doesn’t count, because in my special Evil Beet land, that never happened, and Josh is still saving his virginity for me.)
I did something today that I’ve never done before in my life.
I read the Economist.
And now you’re going to do it, too, because they have a very interesting article today (via Jezebel) asserting that pretty people are smarter, more cultured and overall just plain better than ugly people.
That happens because beauty is a real marker for other, underlying characteristics such as health, good genes and intelligence. It is what biologists call an unfakeable signal, like the deep roar of a big, rutting stag that smaller adolescents are physically incapable of producing. It therefore makes biological sense for people to prefer beautiful friends and lovers, since the first will make good allies, and the second, good mates.
That brings the beautiful opportunities denied to the ugly, which allows them to learn things and make connections that increase their value still further. If they are judged on that experience as well as their biological fitness, it makes them even more attractive. Even a small initial difference can thus be amplified into something that just ain’tâ€”viewed from the bottomâ€”fair.
So, you girls know what to put on your Christmas lists next year: plastic surgery!
Okay, back to hunting for stories.