0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The story of Richard Kuklinski (portrayed
here by Michael Shannon) is one of those true crime tales that you
simply can’t believe. It’s too crazy to be true, but it also has that
“made for the movies” vibe.
by Jac Kern
Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
On April 29, 1972,
Kings Island opened its gates for the first time, welcoming guest from
Cincinnati and across the country to its world of rides, games and overpriced
snacks. The next year, America watched the country’s first family visit that
very park — no, not the Nixons, the Bradys! In an episode filmed Aug. 20-24 1974
that first aired on Nov. 23, The Brady
Bunch’s architect dad Mike pitched some expansion plans for the park and
brought the whole gang along to enjoy attractions like Hanna-Barbera Land and
Forty years later,
the Bradys are at it again. Barry
Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady) and Susan Olsen (Cindy
Brady) will return to Kings Island May 19 for four live shows, autographs and photo ops.
Am I the only one
who had no idea Cincinnati’s Golden Child, Nick Lachey, has ties to the
Nick and Kim dated briefly in 2006 after he and Jessica Simpson split, and in a
recent interview with Details, Nick reveals
the shocking claim that Kim LIVES for the papz, who somehow showed up during a private date. Thank God he ended
up with former MTV VJ, Vanessa Minnillo. They seem to have a relatively normal,
happy relationship and I can say this with confidence because I regularly read her mommy/lifestyle blog even though I
don’t have a baby or a life. :-/
Hey, check out
this sloth and cat hanging out:
Now, I know I’m
about to get tarred and feathered for dissing sloths, but watching this, I kept
thinking sloth was about to hand-deliver cat to death’s door. Kristen Bell,
please don’t hate me.
NBC will debut a new comedy May 23 that takes place (but is not actually filmed) in suburban Cincinnati. Save Me stars Anne Heche as a housewife who develops the ability to communicate with God after a near-death experience, and she lives in none other than "Indian Hills." As a lifelong Cincinnati resident, I find it impossible to say “Indian
Hills” without an unsophisticated twang. It sounds like how us simple peasant folk
would mistakenly identify the most affluent neighborhood in Cincinnati. Indian Heels. In fact, I could swear
that when I got accepted into a certain all-girls private institution for high
school and my parents tried to politely warn me that all my friends would be richer than me,
they said, “You’ll probably meet a lot of girls who live in Indian Hills!”
A scathing email that the president
of Delta Gamma at the University of Maryland sent to her sorority sisters has been
making its rounds this week and, in
case you missed it, here’s Michael Shannon’s dramatic reading of the text.
Because if anyone can make this insane, delusional letter seem any crazier, it’s
Nelson Van Alden. The video is NSFW, unless you happen to work as a Delta Gamma house mother.
People like to personify “Amurca” as a blue-collar, Budweiser-drinking, NRA card holder. Nevermore, says former CEO of Anheuser-Busch and heir to the beer fortune, Adolphus A. Busch IV. Busch publicly announced the resignation of his lifetime membership to the National Rifle Association amidst recent gun control controversy, surrounding the organization. Check out Busch’s letter here and crack open a cold one for standing up for what’s right!
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Writer David Koepp steps
behind the camera to capture the visceral thrills and adventures of an
NYC bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) assigned to deliver a package
that a certain cop (Michael Shannon) doesn’t want to see make it to its
destination in time.
Rock & Roll biopic hits the right notes
0 Comments · Thursday, April 8, 2010
Music video director Floria Sigismondi trains her eye on the early days of punkish girl rockers as Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) and Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) hook up with producer impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) and set the stage for what would become the runaway success of women in the game of sex and Rock & Roll. Sigismondi gets a running start at what will likely turn into a long career in the long-form spotlight. Grade: B.