Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Don't bother watching Tom Cruise's Rock of Ages movie, by Kate Johns

Did anyone happen to catch the new Tom Cruise movie, Rock of Ages while it is still in movie theaters? Critics are calling it Flop of Ages, because it is so bad. In it's debut night, Rock only raked in 5.3 million dollars, not enough to cover Cruise's salary.

I did not slam down my hard earned money to go to see Rock of Ages in a theater, nor will I,  choosing instead to wait till it reaches DVD. Which should be very shortly! From what I saw of the nine million plus ads that started about a year before its release Rock of Ages looks horrible. It looks like a rip off of just about every other rock and roll movie ever made, except for the good ones, like the comedy--"Spinal Tap."

Besides the fact that I went to about 200 concerts in the 1980's , and do not really want to see a fake imitator doing his worst to rip off what I loved back in the 1980's. Do we really need yet another 1980's music quest? Can't we kick it up a notch making movies about more recent music for people that can afford to plunk down mom and dad's money on musical movies and concerts? I'm talking teens, and tweens, here!

Rock of Ages is a musical movie of bad '80's music. Who really wants to see Tom Cruise acting like he is a rock star, really singing bad '80's songs? Who really wants to see Tom Cruise do anything but run around looking like the rock star of action adventure movies? Cruise isn't meant to stand in front of an audience singing anything. It's not his genre. It looks fake! He looks idiotic. When i saw the ads, I couldn' t help but laugh, because 48 year old Tom Cruise looks ridiculous posing as a rock star called Jaxx---a long haired rock star from the 1980's.

This is a movie I will definitely rent to watch, but not shell out major bucks to buy or watch in a pricey theater where popcorn goes for more money than they spent on Cruise's rock star makeup!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Madonna desperately seeking attention by Kate Johns

How much attention does Madonna need? Recently while on her latest, biggest tour Madonna exposed her breast on stage---in public, in Istanbul. I thought it was a desperate plea from an older woman who desperately is seeking attention.

Nope, Madonna was not seeking Susan, as in her 1980's movie, "Desperately Seeking Susan", where Madonna was typecast in  a movie as a selfish, low life, homeless, vagabond. When a wealthy woman of 54 pulls down her attachable bra on stage in front of thousands, that says "I am desperate for attention!"  Besides, if a regular woman of 54 walked down, let's say an average suburban  street exposing one ultra white, super small breast, people would either think she's crazy, ignore her or call 911!

What it really comes down to is Madonna conceived an idea, or someone else thought of an idea to grab attention for Madonna's recent tour. Madonna---being the egocentric, millionaire that she is, probably figured she needed to top all those young singing sensations like Nicky Minaj, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. I'm quite certain Madonna and her dresser or promotions person brainstormed ideas of how can we get more attention in two seconds than singer M. I. A. did at the Superbowl? During Madonna's performance---no less, extending her middle finger gaining major free publicity.

Madonna did the next best thing she had a bra made with detachable bra material. So, she exposed her breast on stage in Istanbul? So, when you really come down to it, who cares?
Does Madonna's act of sheer selfishness make her a better performer? Does this mean the next female, or male star singer will have to do something even more startling to gain worldwide attention?
Does this mean Madonna will make more money from her display of nipple? From what I saw, it was all pixelized out, and I for one could not see much, except ultra white skin glimmering off a much too white star, who looks like she needs to eat a sandwich.
Yes, an ageing Madonna is desperately seeking attention, by performing her nipple-breast exposing performance.Catty as it sounds, looks like Madonna doesn't have very much in the breast department to show off in the first place! Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lucy Liu Biography---written by Kate Johns

Actress Lucy Liu  may seem like she leads a boring life, compared to other actors who are caught in the excessive lifestyle of partying till dawn. But her acting skills and roles are anything but boring.
Lucy Liu's biography includes an array of acting roles and acting skills many actors do not have. What also is interesting is that Lucy is in her forties now, but certainly doesn't look it.

Lucy Liu was born on Dec. 2, 1968, in Queens, New York, to Chinese parents, who named her Lucy Alexis Liu.

At the University of Michigan, she majored in Chinese Language and Culture, and minored in acting, and theatre. Liu scored the lead in a school production of "Alice in Wonderland." She had initially auditioned for a smaller part for the college play, but was given the lead role. After graduating from college in 1990, Liu moved to Los Angeles to pursue her ambition of acting.

While working a series of jobs in the food service industry, she scored an appearance on the highly rated teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210." She received a series of small parts for the next couple of years, continuing to work hard. Liu lit up the big screen with her role as the ex-girlfriend in her first movie performance in "Jerry Maguire."

In 1996, she hit the small screen with a passionate kiss with Calista Flockhart on the TV show "Ally Mc Beal." Liu played the ill-tempered but hot lawyer, Ling Woo, on "Ally McBeal," staying on the show until 2002.

In 1999, she appeared in five movies including "True Crime," and "Payback," playing a dominatrix with Mel Gibson. In 2000, she starred as a princess who is kidnapped in "Shanghai Noon."

Her biggest break came playing an angel in the movie, "Charlie's Angels" in 2000, acting alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. Liu starred in several more movies, such as "Hotel" in 2001, and "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" in 2002, that were not as popular as the "Charlie's Angels" movie series.She rebounded with "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Kill Bill" in 2003.

Liu knows six languages, and at one time worked as an aerobics instructor.
Her mother is a biochemist.
She was mentioned in the song "Hey Ya" by the Outkasts in 2003.

Liu practices martial arts, skis, rides horses and rock climbs to stay in shape, and to keep life interesting. That could be why we don't hear anything incredible about Lucy Liu, because she is too busy to get in trouble! Copyright 2013, which means you are not allowed by law to use any portion of this article without the written permission of the author, who is Kate Johns, a freelance writer since 2004!

Steven Tyler's daughter:Liv Tyler's biography, Written by Kate Johns

Steven Tyler had a baby girl back in the 1970's, but didn't know it until his famous daughter Liv Tyler noticed how much she looked like her mother's 'friend.' That's when he found out his daughter Liv Tyler was born on July 1, 1977, in New York City. Her mother, Bebe Buell, was a rock groupie at the time, and her father, Steven Tyler, was the lead singer for rock band Aerosmith.

Buell and Tyler had a short relationship due to his excessive rock star partying, groupie-loving ways.
Tyler grew up thinking singer Todd Rundgren was her real father because Buell asked him to be Liv's Daddy.When Tyler met her real dad, in 1988, she knew he was her father. She saw the resemblance and she thought his daughter Mia looked like her twin.

Even though Tyler had been given Todd Rundgren's last name and he was playing father to her at 12, Tyler took her real dad's name.At 12, she went from being an only child to having two fathers and a new sister, Mia Tyler.

At 14 Tyler and Buell left Portland, Maine, to get Tyler on the fast track of modeling. By 15, she decided to not go the modeling route as her mother did, and decided on a career in acting.After just one reading, Tyler was cast as Callie in her first movie, "Heavy."Acting obviously was the right choice, because just three weeks after getting the part of Callie, she was asked to star in the movie "Silent Fall" in 1994.

In 1996, Tyler starred as the beautiful innocent girl in "Stealing Beauty." In 1998, she starred in "Armaggedon" as Bruce Willis's daughter. In 2008, Tyler starred in "The Incredible Hulk" as Betty Ross, assistant to the Hulk.

Tyler's mother named her after actress Liv Ullman. Bebe was a model and a Playboy Playmate of the month.Tyler's half sister, Mia Tyler, is a plus-size model for Lane Bryant.

She is best friends with actress Kate Hudson.

Tyler starred with actress Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith's video "Crazy."

The movie "Armageddon" opened on her 21st birthday.

 Tyler dated Joaquin Phoenix from1996 to 1998.

Tyler married British rocker Royston Langdon in 2003. This was after he called Tyler's rock star dad, Steven, and asked for her hand in marriage. In 2004, the pair had a baby, Milo Williams.

 In 2008, Tyler and her husband called it splitsville, but remain friends and devoted parents to Milo.Copyright 2013, written by talented freelance writer Kate Johns, who started her writing career creating greeting card sayings in 2004.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Black Eyed Peas female singer; Fergie, or Stacey Ann Ferguson, Written by Kate Johns

Fergie is more than just eye candy for the Black Eyed Peas. She is a talented star, whose light shines so brightly, you can feel her glow cast onto all in her path.
The Black Eyed Peas only female singer, Stacey Ann Ferguson was born on March 27, 1975 in California. Fergie has become a major force to reckon with becoming an award winning singer, a talented actress and  a sexy dancer. Fergie is very much like Jennifer Lopez, because she is a beautiful multi talented woman, but she is younger, and has only been married once.

In 2001, Fergie developed a major drug problem. She became addicted to methamphetamine, dropping to a scrawny 90 pounds. When she realized what a mess she had become, she dropped meth like the bad habit it was, and did it without help, as in cold turkey.

Also in 2001, Fergie asked Black Eyed Peas band hit maker will.i.am to work on her solo album. Instead he asked her to sing on a Black Eyed Peas record, becoming the only female member of the Black Eyed Peas, and also scoring huge with the dance crowd.
In 2003, BEP released "Elephunk," with "Let's Get It Started," which shot the record into the stratosphere, becoming three times platinum.
With her professional life doing extremely well, Fergie met her future husband, Josh Duhamel, on his TV show, " Las Vegas." They became a big item the next year, as Fergie's hit making success climbed even higher.

In 2005, the next BEP album, "Monkey Business", sold over four million copies, and scored four Grammy nominations, with Fergie singing the sexy hit, "My Humps."
2006, was a HUGE year for Fergie as she released her first solo album, "The Duchess," with chart busting hits, "London Bridge, " and "Fergilicious." Selling 2.4 million copies, The Duchess went straight to number one on the pop charts. Also in 2006, Stacey Ann Ferguson starred as a hitchhiker in the gory movie, "Grindhouse."

In 2008 Fergie starred in the theatrical movie, "Nine." In 2009, Stacey Ann Ferguson married Las Vegas TV star Josh Duhamel. The Black Eyed peas scored big at the Grammy's by winning three Grammy awards in 2010.
With all of Fergie's incredible talent, including her strong work ethic, the world is waiting to see what she has in the works for the future on the pop charts, and in movies. Possibly more endorsements from big name clients, another solo record, and maybe even future babies. Copyright 2012, written by Kate Johns who is a talented writer who has been writing professionally since 2004!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper or Jim Parson's BIO!! by Kate Johns

Would you know the name of this next celebrity if I just gave you his real life name or if I told you the show he stars on? Jim Parsons is his real name. Sheldon Cooper is the character he so eloquently plays that almost everyone in America recognizes his character's name of Sheldon Cooper, or as Sheldon would say, "That's Doctor Cooper."  Copyright(c) 2012!

The Big Bang Theory TV show is perhaps the best comedy TV show on TV right now, centering around the five main characters of Penny, Sheldon, Leonard, Rajesh, and Howard. What makes the show standout is the main character of Sheldon Cooper who has no social skills, has a huge ego concerning his knowledge of physics, and how he lets everyone within earshot know just how smart he is.
But if I said, "Jim Parsons is so funny." Chances are you wouldn't know who I was talking about, because Parsons has made Sheldon seem like he is a real person who just happens to be a genius, who is so geeky he never learned any social skills.

Jim Parsons was born on March 24, 1973, and was raised in Houston, Texas. He is the older of two kids, and is an unbelievable 41 years old. Just looking at Parsons, you would think he is in his late 20's or early 30's like his TV character, but you'd be wrong!

After graduating from high school in 1991, he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in theater. During college, and after, Parsons appeared in 17 plays, but never got that big break he so desired.
Not giving up, he enrolled in 1999, in graduate school at the University of San Diego.
From there, he went to New York City and starred in several off Broadway productions. He starred in a Quiznos commercial as the controversial man raised by wolves.

He had a recurring role in the TV show, "Judging Amy," but did not acquire a regular acting gig until much later when he auditioned for Dr. Sheldon Cooper for The Big Bang Theory.

The show's creator, Chuck Lorre, was stunned by Parson's performance, and asked him to audition a second time to see if he could recreate the oddities that make Sheldon seem like he is the real geeky, super smart, intensely weird, selfish, socially inept Sheldon that we all love.
Five years later Sheldon is alive and well on The Big Bang Theory, as is Jim Parsons the comic genius who has won several awards for his genuinely hilarious portrayal of Sheldon.
In 2011 Parsons won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series.

Parsons has lived with his partner for ten years. What one website thought might be dropping a bomb was the announcement recently that Parsons is gay. But the real bomb was how young the 39 year old Parsons looks, and acts on The Big Bang Theory.Copyright(c) 2012!

Did Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth get engaged just for the publicity? by Kate Johns

Did Miley Cyrus get engaged as a publicity stunt? In June of 2012, Miley Cyrus became engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth. Liam gave Miley a 3.5  carat ring. The pair has been seeing each other since 2009, when he co-starred in her movie, "The Last Song."He is from Australia, came to America in 2009 and was dropped or passed over for several movie productions until scoring his first big movie role with Miley.

 What gets me thinking this is just a publicity stunt for the couple are these facts:

1. Miley Cyrus has not been heard from, that I know of, since she walked away from her Hannah Montana Disney TV show.
2. It's great publicity for both stars in this case---Miley is making a new album, and Liam is making several movies.
3. Marriage doesn't last long for Hollywood types.written by Kate Johns
4. Miley is only 19, he is 22---kind of young to get married.
5. Miley needs the publicity, because nothing major has happened for the young millionaire for several years.
6. Past history has me thinking this is just a publicity stunt---like when Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries got engaged complete with a 20.5 carat ring, and a 72 day long wedding.
7. Call me cyncial, but it's the way I feel about this.
8. Did anyone really know who Liam Hemsworth was until this announcement was made?

Currently Miley and Liam are busy working on individual projects, with Miley making a new album, and Liam starring in "Empire State", "Paranoia", and appearing as Gale in the upcoming Hunger games flick----"Catching Fire."
The happy couple met and fell in love during Miley's hit movie, "The Last Song", back in 2009. He also starred in one of her music videos for a song called, "When I look at You."Copyright 2012, written by talented writer Kate Johns who has been writing professionally since 2004!