January 2008

Celebrity Death: Heath Ledger

posted on Jan 22, 2008 | Comments (8)

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger
Born: April 4, 1979
Died: January 22, 2008 (age 28)

Actor Heath Ledger, 28 years old, was found dead in his $24,000-a-month Manhattan apartment this afternoon. An initial police report cited by The New York Times states foul play is not suspected and that pills had been found near Ledger’s body. He was found unconscious and unresponsive in one of the apartment’s bedrooms around 3:30 p.m. when a masseuse arrived for a scheduled appointment and the residence’s housekeeper went to inform him of the masseuse’s arrival.

NYPD confirmed, then later retracted that the apartment belongs to Mary-Kate Olsen. Dummies.

Ledger is starring as the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight, which is currently scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 18, 2008.

UPDATE: Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication, and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Episode 94: Tuesday, January 22, 2008

posted on Jan 22, 2008 | Comments (4)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 094

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (The Fabulous Moolah and Evel Knievel, thanks to www.deadoraliveinfo.com),
  • Deck the Halls (2008) starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick,
  • Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez,
  • bad new reality shows (Clash of the Choirs and American Gladiators),
  • Pros vs. Joes,
  • Greg’s recent DVD purchases at Costco (The X-Files: The Ultimate Collection, The Karate Kid Collection, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3-Pak, etc.),
  • Platoon (1986) incorrectly listed as Hot Shots! (1991) on the digital cable guide,
  • stupid customer reviews on Amazon.com,
  • The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Collection DVD reissue,
  • and lame DVD special features.

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Michael Bay

posted on Jan 21, 2008 | Comments (3)

Michael Bay The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of The Year Award

Michael Bay is the winner of The Paunch Stevenson Show Lame Idiot of 2007 Award.

Michael Bay directed the horrible summer blockbuster Transformers (2007) and destroyed the classic science fiction franchise. He ignored the producers’ suggestions and decided to stick with a broken script and make the Transformers look like metal skeletons instead of robots.

According to Bay, “Tom Desanto proceeded to tell me how much he had problems with the robot designs and script issues. I realized he was worlds apart in my vision. I said thank you very much and then showed him my office door… I never spoke creatively with Don Murphy. I read his notes kind of trashing the script… he knew I was not going to talk creative with him.”

Read more: www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/michael-bay-wants-to-get-facts-straight/

Michael Bay has directed other masterpieces like Bad Boys (1995), Armageddon (1998), and Pearl Harbor (2001). He is also directing the upcoming Transformers 2 scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 26, 2009. Great.

Crippled Ninja Robs Bank

posted on Jan 21, 2008 | Comments (2)

LiveLeak.com – Ninja bank robber needs a crutch

On Tuesday, January 15, 2008, a man dressed as a ninja robbed a Bank of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. Unlike most ninjas, this one was hobbling around on a crutch. The FBI has released the bank’s surveillance video and has posted the limping ninja’s picture on electronic billboards along major local roads. Maybe someone will recognize him and turn him in soon.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the Crutch Bandit’s arrest. He is described as a thin Asian man, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, and crippled.

Jesus, Take the Wheel

posted on Jan 19, 2008 | Comments (2)

In 2005, former American Idol contestant Carrie Underwood had a hit song called “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” which I hadn’t heard until today. Has anyone paid attention to the lyrics? I have and they’re ridiculous.

The song is about a woman who is driving too fast during a blizzard. She skids on some ice and starts screaming for Jesus to take control of the steering wheel so she doesn’t die. While the car is still out of control, she lets go of the wheel and somehow, the car magically pulls over to the shoulder and comes safely to a stop. The woman thanks Jesus and promises she’ll treat people better from now on.

There’s only one problem. This woman knows she’s a jerk and that it’s impossible for her to treat people nicely on her own, so she asks Jesus to take control of her entire life too, just like he did with her car.

Instead of learning her lesson about driving recklessly, the only thing the woman has learned is that whenever she does something stupid, Jesus will bail her out. That’s a great message to send to people. “Act like a moron. It’s okay. Jesus will protect you.”

The last thing people need is an excuse to be even more thoughtless and irresponsible than they already are. Way to go, Carrie Underwood.

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