Saturday, April 08, 2006

Hollywood-type News

Sadly, Life Imitates Art:
Most of you know that I am a HUGE "Judging Amy" fan... Well, yesterday -completely by chance- I came across this story. It seems that Tara Correa-McMullen (a 16 year old actress from the show) was killed in a gang shooting.

"A suspected gang member was charged Wednesday with the shooting death of teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen, who had a recurring role on the CBS drama “Judging Amy.” Damien Watts, 20, was charged Wednesday (March 1) with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Prosecutors say he fired shots at a crew of people outside an Inglewood apartment complex on Oct. 21, killing the 16-year-old actress and injuring two men who were with her. Authorities believe the shooting was gang-related." (source)

The creepy thing is that her role on Judging Amy was a young ex-gang banger who is wrongfully accused of a gang related shooting. She is killed in prison as paperwork is underway to have her released... Very sad.

Is it possible to bring more negative attention to yourself?
Eminem -who just remarried ex-wife Kim Mathers- served her with divorce papers...again. It seems that Kim called into a Detroit radio show yesterday and said that the reason this is happening is because Em has regressed with his past drug addiction. And that she hopes they can still work things out. ...Do you think Detroit Child Services has looked into the environment their daughter is being raised in? (source)

Bush Wrecked Basic Instinct II:

Can you believe that people are actually blaming the "current political climate" and "puritanical Christian values" on the second Basic Instinct flopping at the box office? Did it ever once cross their minds that Sharon Stone was 34 when they made the first one and she's 50 now? I'm not saying she doesn't look great, but don't you think that could be a contributing factor when all the top movie actresses seem to get younger by the day?

"Paul Verhoeven, director of the first "Basic Instinct" (which scored $353 million worldwide) as well as the widely ridiculed "Showgirls" (now regarded as something of a camp classic), attributes the genre's demise to the current American political climate.

"Anything that is erotic has been banned in the United States," said the Dutch native. "Look at the people at the top (of the government). We are living under a government that is constantly hammering out Christian values. And Christianity and sex have never been good friends." (source)

I'll have to disagree on that one...I think Christianity and sex can be awesome friends -and should be...

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