Archive for the Entertainment Category

Tina Turner

I know I said I was sick of Oprah a few weeks ago, but I can’t stop watching her show. I’m a creature of the night, and she keeps me entertained most nights while I wait for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tonight, John Travolta and her best friend Gale are hosting Oprah’s 50th birthday bash! Among the celebrities performing was Tina Turner. Let me say she is hot. So whatever her age (and I know it’s more than 50), hoping I look half as good when I get there. She was my mom’s favorite rock star and with that amazing voice […]

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Eva Cassidy

I was introduced to Eva Cassidy via a Nightline episode several years ago. That episode was repeated this past new year’s eve. This is turn prompted me to finally order one of her cds: Songbird. Such a shame that it was in death that she became a star. She has such a strong powerful voice; simply breathtaking. In addition, she has great range — singing not just blues but also gospel, country, etc. Her rendition of all the songs on the Songbird album is great, but I particularly like Over the Rainbow. The first time I heard it, it brought […]

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What Were They Thinking

People are renting Gigli. This I learnt while at the video store earlier today. Considering that not one critic had anything nice to say about the film, was surprised to see that all 6 copies were checked out. One I could understand, but all six. Perhaps whoever rented the movie just wanted to have a good laugh. Whatever their reason, tonight was definitely the night to rent. My local rental video store offers 99cents rentals on Tuesdays. I walked away with a copy of Finding Nemo which I can’t wait to watch.

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Movies, Movies & More Movies

If you had any doubt that I’m a movie buff, you’ll probably change your mind after I tell you that I saw 45 movies at the theatre last year. Knew the count was high, but didn’t realize it was that high. Heck, I only read 24 books and that is my favorite pastime. Guess I really like sitting in dark theatres. Most of the movies I saw were really enjoyable and as I stroll through the list below, there are only four I would not recommend watching on video. These include: Two Weeks Notice, The Core, Head of State & […]

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Local Petition

I want to organize a petition. Goal is to get the local ABC station here in Chicago to change programming schedule at night. After the nightly news, they broadcast Nightline, then they rebroadcast Oprah Show from earlier in the day. After that they show Jimmy Kimmel Live. I’d like for them to nix the rebroadcast of the Oprah Show. I like the woman, but after 18 years, I’ve had enough. I don’t want to watch her damn show anymore. And lately, it’s annoyed me to no end that I have to wait that extra hour to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live. […]

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