News for the week of 07.18.05 - 07.24.05
Jul 20, 2005
from the Neverending Sleepover dept.
And with that- not at all glib I'm sure- statement, Johnny Depp sought to end all speculation that he based his bleached-skin eccentric Willy Wonka on the bleached-skin eccentric Michael Jackson. More interestingly, he claimed to have patterned Wonka on television icons Mr. Rogers and Captain Kangaroo. Which makes me wish that this movie had come out a few years earlier, as a Fred Rogers cameo in a Tim Burton film would have, honestly, made my life.
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Jul 19, 2005
from the Fresh Prince'll Sit This One Out dept.
Jada "Sharon Osbourne's Good Friend" Pinkett-Smith took her brand spankin' new heavy metal band, Wicked Wisdom, to this year's cavalcade of testosterone, Ozzfest. Wicked Wisdom (What? No "Wyckyd Wysdym? That's yer problem right there.) took the stage at the rockin' hour of 9am and.... well... were inundated with "'you suck' chants and the concertgoers ridiculing her with grossly exaggerated moshing and neck-snapping headbangs." Gonna be one of THOSE summers, I think. And yes, they are a real band, NOT just a vanity project, having put in SERIOUS mileage on Britney Spears' European tour. You will recall that Henry Rollins discussed that gruelling pop circuit in "Get In The Van."