What Happened to the WWII Type of Movie Stars

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WW II TYPE OF MOVIE STARS Hope you find this as informative as I did. In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today’s “Hollywonk” the real actors of yester-year loved the United States. They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple “enlisted men”.This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross’, Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honor.So remember; while the “Entertainers of 2006” have been in all of the news media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (63 years ago).Most of these brave men have since passed on. “Real Hollywood Heroes” Alec Guinness (Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.James Doohan (“Scotty” on Star Trek) landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day. Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape) really was an R. A. F. pilot who was shot down, held prisoner and tortured by the Germans. David Niven was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy. James Stewart Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel.During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, his service record...

Britney Spears NUDE!

Okay. I’ve been debating with myself over the last ten minutes or so after recieving this link whether or not to post this… I warn you, these photographs are disturbing, especially if you’re like me and you remember how friggin’ hot Britney Spears used to be in that first music video she made back in the day. Well, get ready to fulfill that fantasy and finally see what is under the hood, so to speak. The backstory on this is that Paris Hilton has been partying a lot with Britney Spears these days, presumably to get her mind off of KFed, or whatever. Well, one of those evenings, they got a little too drunk a little too close to the paparazzi. Check it out. Pictures are small – click on the links to make them bigger. Quote of the Entry:“Life… is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.” – Douglas...

2005 VMA Wrap-up

Well, howdy do everyone.  I feel like I’ve been in another world the last few days, not so much because covering the VMA stuff is so exciting, but because I’ve basically not slept this entire weekend.  OK, that’s not true, I slept about 10 hours since Thursday.  I can tell the folks at the office were a little upset I walked in at about 1:30pm, but hey, I gotta do what I gotta do. Ricky got a good deal of great photos, and we’ll likely be posting them here on the site within the next few days.  I made a few really good contacts on the press line (a big howdy to Monica and Dennis if you happen to read this). I found out something quite interesting this weekend.. being a blogger is the new uber-hip thing!  I know no one actually reads this thing, so I feel pretty safe in saying this … if you want access to celebrities at these types of events, all you have to do is tell the PR person you’re a blogger!  On Friday evening, I got an all access pass to an event hosted by Carmen Electra for free (Louis XIV played a set). It was about as boring as any other party I’ve ever been to, but the point is I got a $700 pass for free. Journalistically, of course the highlight of the weekend was Suge getting shot (although had he not been shot, a lot of other good celebs would have shown up – OJ Simpson, Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Piven were rumored to be on their way).  I’ve got a...

Suge Knight Shot – photos and ID

Update (8/30/2005): This should be the last little bit of Suge Knight update (because I think it’s safe to assume at this point that no more real news is going to come out of this thing)… I wouldn’t post it but it’s so damn funny (hat tip to libertyblog): [H]ere’s the rapper David Banner on the shooting of Suge Knight at a party for the MTV awards: “I don’t think that what happened was any different than at any other event where you have a lot of people,” said David Banner. “It’s tragic that it happened and that the media magnified this so much.” Remind me not to be at any event where there are a lot of people when David Banner’s around, be it a Shriner’s convention, airport terminal etc. Update (8/29/2005): If you’re coming in from an external link (thank’s National Ledger and the scads of Hip Hop mags that linked me), you should check out my generalized VMA wrap up, with more Suge shooting details.  Update (8/29/2005): The man arrested is alleged to be named spoken word artist Malik Yusef. He was part of the Game’s entourage, undoubtably, as there were about 40 people who entered with him. Given that he’s a spoken word artist, and P. D.. ‘scuse me, Diddy has strong ties to Def Poetry and Bad Boys of Comedy, it gives credence to the whole conspiracy angle of his involvement in perhaps motivating someone to retaliate for Biggie’s Death (Biggie Smalls, of course, a friend of Diddy (then Puff Daddy, I think), who was suspected of being killed by someone hired by Suge – but that’s all rumor,...

Walken for President 2008 is a CONFIRMED Hoax

I spoke in semi-excited tones yesterday about a celebrity I thought might actually be running for president with a campaign platform that I could get behind. It turns out that it was all untrue – a cruel hoax played on gullible bloggers like myself I spoke with Mara Buxbaum at ID PR today; Mara is Christopher Walken’s publicist.  She said that she’s been innundated with calls all day about Christopher Walken’s ‘bid for public office,’ but she did in fact confirm that the site is a hoax. “Mr. Walken has no intentions for public office,” said Buxbaum. “Perhaps one of his fans got a little excited seeing him play Secretary Cleary with presidential aspirations in Wedding Crashers.” Ms. Buxbaum was very quick to return the phone call. If you’re a high-powered Hollywood star in need of publicity, call her.  She seems real on the ball. Now the fun begins – Who is behind this hoax?  I’ve only seen Wedding Crashers one time, so I don’t remember if the quotes from the website are from the movie – they could be.  There’s a part in the film where Owen Wilson’s character is speaking with Walken’s character about politics.  The statements could be extrapolations on that conversation. Mara asked that I spread the word that this site is a hoax so that the calls might dwindle down about her office.  I find it interesting that the story is indeed generating this much interest for Walken.  I suppose it is telling how much we bloggers dictate in the news cycles these days, and that the Mainstream Media is learning how to fact-check....

Walken for President 2008

This is a bit late, but it’s getting some buzz in the indy-media, so I caught wind of it.  Christopher Walken has announced he’s running for President of the United States in the 2008.  Rizznites, we may have found our man.  Maybe.  Long-time Rizzn fans will remember our unsuccessful bid to draft Ric Flair for president in 2004 and of course, our unsuccessful bid to reverse Hulk Hogan’s decision not to run for president in 2000.  This time, I think it’s time to choose a candidate that actually wants to run, so I’ll showcase Christopher Walken’s profile for you so far, and hopefully get your input on it. So far his planks seem to be campaign finance reform, better military funding, and stem cell research. Campaign Finance Reform:   “I believe that campaign finance is a very tough issue, with good points on both sides; but I feel, as a wealthy American, that I should have no more say than even the least fortunate American citizen. Free speech in politics is about the voices of all those who support you, not who supports you with the biggest voice.” Military Funding:   “I am a huge supporter of the military. I have always thought of them as our guardians, and when our guardians are making less than the poverty line, and children are suffering because their parents decided to join the military, well, I get very upset. I feel that instead of sending billions to the Pentagon’s pet projects, it should go to the troops.” Stem Cell Research:   “I’d met Chris Reeve several times before he died, and after having met him it is tough...

“hiv” is properly pronounced “hiv”, not “aitch eye vee”. something utterly disturbing i recently discovered: britney spears is a “slave 4 u”, prince would “die 4 u”, aaliyah will “care 4 u”, a tribe called quest is “hot 4 u”, mr jinks wants to “ride 4 u”, guy sebastian says “i 4 u” (& u 4 me), lil’ flip is “cut 4 u”, ol skool is “still here 4 u”, ja rule is “down 4 u”, warrant says it’s “all 4 u”, alanis morissette is “bent 4 u”, nerdie & jon b are both “burning 4 u”, redman will “jam 4 u”, wizo is “w8ing 4 u”, the lunachicks say it’s “2 bad 4 u”, & korn is just “4 u”. kill me? please? please? [via...

Imagine my embarrassment. No, wait, imagine HER embarrassment … My life is so far removed from pop culture that I actually thought THE Jason Alexander married Britney Spears. As it turns out, it’s this Jason Alexander. I keep saying this, but maybe its true — perhaps I should broaden my news filters a little bit. Britney Spears to annul marriage to Jason Alexander Pop princess Britney Spears will be single again on Monday after a madcap marriage over the weekend, US media reported. Spears and childhood friend Jason Alexander, both 22, filed for an annulment on Sunday after tying the knot before dawn on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple “took a joke too far by getting married”, said a statement issued on Sunday by the singer’s recording label, Jive Records, according to USA Today. “Ms Spears and Mr Alexander have filed for an annulment, which will become official on Monday,” the statement said. The two apparently decided to marry while partying at the Palms Casino Hotel on Friday night, and did so at a get-hitched-quick joint on the Las Vegas Strip, after stopping by a courthouse for a marriage license. Spears reportedly wore torn jeans and a baseball cap and was escorted down the aisle by a hotel bellman. She was not drunk at the time, Palms Casino owner and Britney pal George Maloof insisted. “None of those reports were accurate,” Maloof told Entertainment Tonight. “She was just having a good time.” The groom was back in Kentwood, Louisiana, on Sunday, which is also Spears’ hometown. “He’d been through a lot. We picked him up in New...

Buzz Index Shakeup

Interestingly enough, I noticed this morning that on the general Buzz Index that Paris Hilton finally got knocked off the number one search slot in favor of Mars, Britney Spears and NASA. Two out of three ain’t bad, I...