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Tuesday, March 30, 2004


Christina's own song makes her barf?


Each month I do variety/vaudeville show, "Below the Belt." We are developing the show in LA to take to Las Vegas.

Last night as the host Johnny Fayva was doing his rendition of Christina Aguilera's song, "Beautiful." By the end of the song, he strips to nipple tassels and a g string with hearts on it.

Christina was in the bar. She peaked her head into the performance room where her song was coming out from. There was Fayva in a G string eating food off of people's plates. She proceeded to go right into the bathroom to puke. We'd like to thin k it was Fayva's singing... She was so drunk, she went to the bathroom to puke. She had a girlfriend holding the stall door and her two huge security guards standing in front of the door. Then they tried to leave the restaurant. They were carrying her out the door. All you could see was her curly wig and hat in a sea of people holding her up. Then they brought her back in and she recovered in the dining room with her goons guarding her.

We like to think Johnny Fayva's version made her sick.

here's pictures of the show:

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Martha leaves void in Daytime talk.

With Martha going to the can, some stations have dropped her. Others have stay with the guru of crap. KING WORLD says that they will continue to sell her show. That nice of them. Since they have contracts and tapes in the can. Why would they stop?

They'd only stop if there wasn't a demand for it anymore. That's called biznax.

But the question is who will replace the hole that Martha, Sharon Osborne, Wayne, Ricki!, and John Walsh will leave behind next year?

John Walsh: That hole was created By NBC Enterprises to make room for The Jane Pauly show. Walsh was doing ok, and over time he could've replaced Maury and Montel. Pauly won't work. She ain't warm or friendly. too newsie. Her naem appeals to advertisers, but not day time audiences.

Wayne is being dropped for Tony Danza. Even after Wayne won two Emmys advertisers still fled. That's worse than being found guilty for securities fraud. No advertisers? Now, that's a reason to pull a show. I guess Danza can be more appealing than Brady and Pauly. BUt it's another show that will fight over the same guest. Somehow Ellen became the place to bring the A-list celebs in LA. Maybe Danza's appeal will be the same with publisits.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Spalding Gray RIP
I can't count the times I sat through some performance artist's one-man show and thought, "God, why can't this guy be as good as Spalding Gray?" Gray, whose body was found today in the East River, remains one of my favorite performers from the 1980s. Anyone who thinks one-man shows are glorified yapfests should see "Monster In a Box." Pieces about writer's block can be self-indulgent, but I was hooked within ten minutes.

I remember this fantastic article he wrote about him and Laurie Anderson posing for pictures at the bowling alley in NYC's Port Authority, only they couldn't figure out how to look as if they were bowling. His self-deprecating humor will be missed. He deserves better than the ironic dek currently on the SF
Chronicle's website: "Star of 'Swimming to
Cambodia' is pulled from the East River in N.Y."

Monday, March 01, 2004

I can't find the picture right now, but Benicio Del Toro looked like a goat. All ganews is good ganews.

Oscar Winners:
A complete list of Oscar winners:

What follows is a listing of the winners:

Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best Actor: Sean Penn (Mystic River) (I guessed Murray)
Best Actress: Charlize Theron (Monster)
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Robbins (Mystic River)
Best Supporting Actress: Renee Zellweger (Cold Mountain)
Best Director: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
King)
Original Screenplay: Lost In Translation
Adapted Screenplay: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Foreign Film: The Barbarian Invasions (Canada)
Animated Feature: Finding Nemo
Animated Short Film: Harvie Krumpet
Art Direction: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Cinematography: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Costume Design: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Documentary Feature: The Fog of War
Documentary Short Subject: Chernobyl Heart
Film Editing: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Live Action Short Film: Two Soldiers
Make-Up: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Original Score: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Original Song: Into the West (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the
King)
Sound Mixing: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Sound Editing: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Visual Effects: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


Lord of the Rings won all 11 catagories that it was nom'ed in. What if they lost one? Could you imagine being the one guy who lost while ten other people won. You're at the Vanity Fair party...People come up to you,
"What movie did you work on?"
"Rings," you reply, looking down, hoping for an explosion or something to get you out of there.
"Oh, where's you Oscar? Did you put it down? Did you leave it in the coat room?"
"No, I..."
"HEY," the person starts screaming to the rest of the party, "If anyone sees Bill Johnson's Oscar for Lord of the Rings, please tell him."