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A very Bond suprise October 7, 2008

The Daily Mail UK (one of my fav gossip sites) is reporting that new Bond girl Gemma Arterton, who’ll be starring opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming “Quantum of Solace” flick, was born with six fingers on each hand.

She was apparently operated on as a very young child, in order to have the extra appendages removed, but she still has little bumpy scars to remind her.

Crazy!

She has a beautiful smile, no?

She has a beautiful smile, no?

The Daily Mail also recently revealed, in a total spoiler, how Gemma’s character will die in the next Bond film.  I won’t let the cat out of the bag, but it has something to do with this:

Ay, mami!

Ay, mami!

Other than the shit theme song co-written by Alicia Keys and the White Stripes’ Jack White, I’m really pleased with the direction the Bond conglomerate has been heading lately.  I will always have a spot in my heart (and bed, let’s be honest) for Pierce Brosnan, but I never really believed he could kick some undercover ass.  Daniel Craig, on the other hand, is entirely believable.  He’s more of a Roger Moore type of Bond – rough around the edges, not formulaicly handsome, and, well, ROCK DIESEL.  Gemma is also not a standard beauty.  Her body obviously has that tall, leggy Geena Davis thing happening.  But her face is a little quirky, and to me that makes her a) a more interesting character, and b) MORE beautiful.

So, you know, good work Bond Enterprises.  Good work.  (Now get a new theme song, and pronto!)

 

First pics of Henry Story Driver, Minnie Driver’s baby boy! October 6, 2008

Little Henry Story Driver is such a cute little CHUNK!  I love it!  Wee Henry was born to Minnie Driver, best known for costarring with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting, on September 9th.

Minnie, who is currently starring on the FX cable TV series “The Riches” with British comedian Eddie Izzard, has refused to divulge the identity of the baby daddy.  There is speculation, however, that it’s musician Craig Zolezzi.

Craig Zolezzi

Despite lots of pressure to spill the beans, Minnie has stayed strong and maintained her privacy.  She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her having a child “out of wedlock”, and I admire for it.  She’s even gone so far as to tell the New York Post, “I’m not married and I don’t know if I’ll stay with the guy.”

You tell ’em, Minnie.

She also said, “It’s great to be an independent creature. Today you don’t need a man any more.  In the old days, a baby without marriage and people would put you out. I’m very into feeling this female thing.”

Me too!

What do you guys think?

 

Christina Aguilera has been looking like a TRANNY. October 5, 2008

Christina, what is going on with your makeup lately?  You look.  Like a tranny.

 

Hot mess.

Hot mess.

 

OMG, seriously.  Who is doing her makeup!?

OMG, seriously. Who is doing her makeup!?

 

I guess I’m not THAT surprised though.  Miss Chris is not exactly known for her subtle fashion sense. Remember this?

 

There just isn't a good excuse for that hair.  That ass, on the other hand...

There just isn't a good excuse for that hair. That ass, on the other hand...

 I miss smokin’ hot Christina.  Come back mami!

 

Hey sexy!

Hey sexy!

 

What’s up with The Killers new song, “Human”?

The Killers.

The Killers.

 

Have you guys heard The Kills new song, “Human”?  The lyrics are SO indulgent, SO self-conscious, and SO bad.  Check it out.

Human Lyrics

I did my best to notice
When the call came down the line
Up to the platform of surrender
I was brought but i was kind
And sometimes i get nervous
When i see an open door
Close your eyes 
Clear your heart…
Cut the chord

Are we human?
Or are we dancer?
My sign is vital
My hands are cold
And I’m on my knees
Looking for the answer
Are we human?
Or are we dancer?

Pay my respects to grace and virtue
Send my condolences to good
Give my reguards to sorer moments
They always did the best they could
And so long to devotion
You taught me everything i know
Wave goodbye
Wish me well..
You’ve got to let me go

Are we human?
Or are we dancer?
My sign is vital
My hands are cold
And I’m on my knees
Looking for the answers
Are we human?
Or are we dancer?

Will your system be alright
When you dream of home tonight?
There is no message we’re receiving
Let me know is your heart still beating

Are we human?
Or are we dancer?
My sign is vital
My hands are cold
And I’m on my knees
Looking for the answers

You got to let me know

Are we human?
Or are we dancer?
My sign is vital
My hands are cold
And I’m on my knees
Looking for the answers
Are we human
Or are we dancer?

Are we human?
Or are we dancer?

Are we human
Or are we dancer?

Why are the only two options of what you might be human or dancer?  Not a fan.  

Plus their performance on tonight’s Saturday Night Live show was terrible.  I said to my roommate while we were watching, “why is he so awkward”?  And I was informed that that’s Brandon Flowers’, the lead singer, appeal.  I don’t buy it.  I have to say that, after watching him perform both songs, I was a little scared.  He seems awkward to the extreme that he really had to SINGSINGSINGPERFORMDON’TTHINKABOUTITORYOUR’REGOINGTOFREAKOUT!  You know what I mean?  He’s totally pretty, but the new songs suck, and I’m sort of just not buying his shy-guy appeal.

 

Seal just came out with a new album of covers, and it’s AWESOME. October 3, 2008

Remember Seal?  “Kiss from a Rose” Seal, or “Crazy” Seal?  Well, he’s coming out with a new album of covers, produced by Warner Brothers, and he just dropped the video for the first single.  It’s a sick cover of Sam Cooke’s classic hit Change is Gonna Come.  Boy can SING!

 

Philip Glass is writing an opera about Walt Disney’s final months. What? September 30, 2008

I just read that the Met has commissioned Philip Glass to write an opera about the final months of Walt Disney’s life, as based on the book The Perfect American, that will open the 2012-2013 season (also Glass’ 75th year).

Does this sour face scream "DISNEY!" to you?

Does this sour face scream "DISNEY!" to you?

First of all, this is just an incredibly strange culmination.  Second of all, I can’t imagine anything more wretched.  As a fan of Disney movies and Disney music, despite (and because of) the occasional pornographic splice or sexually suggestive movie cover, I’m terrified at the prospect of Philip Glass even approaching this subject matter.

The original super-phallic cover of Little Mermaid.

The original super-phallic cover of Little Mermaid.

I know many people consider him one of the preeminent American composers of our time, but I think his operas are garbage.  Everything he writes is recycled and circular.  It’s like chinese water torture, or like being on a merry-go-round you can’t get off.  It makes me simultaneously sleepy and nauseated.  He is going to MANGLE this.  I went to the Met’s recent production of Satyagraha, which was supposedly about Ghandi’s life, and I had to leave after one act it was so awful.  It was a symphony of dying cats, in round.

The opera that is supposedly about Ghandi's life, Satyagraha.

The opera that is supposedly about Ghandi's life, Satyagraha.

Glass seems to think he’s perfect for the job, however: “The story of the last days of Walt Disney, American icon and creator of perhaps the most pervasive fantasy world on our planet, is surprisingly gripping and at times disturbing.”  I agree, but please, Philip, for the sake of Disney’s memory and legacy, LEAVE IT ALONE!

 

Alicia Keys & Jack White drop Bond theme song video

Check out the hotness that is “Another Way to Die”, the theme song for the next Bond movie that Alicia Keys and Jack White cowrote – after Amy Winehouse cracked her way out of the original commission:

(Ok – I have to admit that I wrote this post before I actually