Thursday, July 13, 2006

Rest in peace Red!

Rest in peace Red Buttons :)

"Red Buttons,the stand-up comedian who gained fame -- and an Academy Award -- as a character actor in numerous films and television shows, died Thursday in Los Angeles of vascular disease; he was 87. Born Aaron Chwatt in New York City, Buttons began his comedy career very young, performing on street corners before being discovered by burlesque theater owners, who made him the youngest comedian on the comedy circuit."

"Although Red Buttons is best known as a stand-up comic, he is also a successful songwriter, an Academy Award-winning actor (and has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards) and an accomplished singer. Born Aaron Chwatt in New York City's Lower East Side, Buttons (who got his name from a uniform he wore while working as a singing bellhop) started his show-business career singing on street corners as a child. At 16 he got a job as part of a comedy act playing the famed Catskills resort area in upstate New York (his partner was future actor Robert Alda). Buttons worked the burlesque circuit as a comic and even landed a role in a Broadway play, "Vicki", in 1942. He soon joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and in 1943 was picked for a role in Moss Hart's service play "Winged Victory" on Broadway, and soon afterwards journeyed to Hollywood to make the film version. After his discharge from the service he returned to Broadway, both in plays and as a comic with several big-band orchestras. He was successful enough that he got his own TV series, "The Red Buttons Show" (1952), on CBS. It lasted three years and won Buttons an Emmy for Best Comedian. He worked steadily for the next several years, and in 1957 got his big film break in the drama Sayonara (1957) with Marlon Brando, in which he played an American soldier stationed in Japan who struggled against the societal and racist pressures of both American and Japanese cultures because of his love for a Japanese woman. His performance garnered him an Academy Award, and more film roles followed. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Harlow (1965/I) and again for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). He had a part in the TV series "The Double Life of Henry Phyfe" (1966) and has done pretty much every kind of TV show there is, from variety to comedy to soap operas. He gained further renown in the 1960s for his appearances on the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" where he performed his "Never Got a Dinner" act to great acclaim. He has played Las Vegas for years, has a star on Hollywood Boulevard (corner of Hollywood and Vine) and has appeared in numerous telethons and charitable events, for which he has been honored by such organizations as the Friars Club and the City of Hope Hospital."

Cheers with milk in a wine glass to you!

-both from

Friday, July 07, 2006

How to be a Comic Book Hero...en francais!

Super Duper!

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tom Kat and Baby makes Nee

Dun dun dun!

Is there no Suri?

Apparently so.

Either that or something is ill with the child...which is absolutely horrible if so.

Or the baby's black. :)


Whereth areth youeth?

On the topic of celebrity babies...I've had it up to here *meaning over my 5'3" body*
with the non stop attention on shiloh the brangelina baby.

Poor first two. Do they have pillow lips?

Nope. I mean thats going to account for some serious sibling rivalry.

The uber baby vs. the adopted.

Do we really care this much? It's a all other babies a beautiful pure thing...that is being hosed over with shiny shit eating commentary and magazine covers.

We want our children raised as regular children...and please stop paying attention to us...unless you'd like to buy our magazine...where all the profits will go to a third world country *yay!!!*...that we will overpublish endlessly. *boo*

So for the end of this blog

G'luck little Suri (if you are Suri!!!)

G'luck little Shiloh

And definitely g'luck two other nameless kids because they've been out of the picture too long.

Pray for Shiloh to have a REALLY long awkward just kidding

AND watch this! Because nothing beats outkast and nothing beats peanuts.

I felt like Charlie Brown as a about you?