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From the ‘shit I didn’t need to know’ files

Michael Douglas uses, ahem, performance-enhancing drugs to keep his pink bits perky so he can satisfy that young wifey of his.

I’m sure he’s not the first older bloke out there popping a Viagra or two in the interests of keeping things lively but did he really have to confess all to the world (well, the Daily Mail anyway).

Now excuse me while I go stare at photos of George Clooney in an attempt to purge images of wrinkly, Viagra-assisted dangly bits from my mind.

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Brittany Murphy dead

News reports say actress/singer Brittany Murphy has died of a cardiac arrest.

She was just 32.

Her films included 8 Mile and Clueless.

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Hold the front page: Simon Cowell gets waxed

I wonder if there’s a technical term for getting the hair on the backs of your hands removed. Y’know, a Brazilian is getting yer fufu plucked, so is the hand equivalent a … um, Mexican? Or a Ukranian perhaps?  I feel it needs a name. But I digress.

Simon Cowell, the highest-paid bloke on telly, has had his hands waxed. The backs of, not the palms. Just thought I should clarify.

There’s nothing wrong with a bloke looking after his appearance, which he obviously does with his sparkling white teeth and permanent tan. In the past he’s also admitted to having botox to smooth his perfectly tanned face.

But then again, I think that’s a standard deal for anyone in showbiz.

I have to say, I do think his hands now look a wee bit odd. The way the black, hairy undergrowth of his arms cuts off so suddenly at the wrist is somewhat distracting.

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Get ready to sing along: the Muppets do Queen

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That’s handy …

… and have you noticed that the booze companies have the best ads?

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Dance magic!

Falling into the how-do-they-do-that category is this husband-and-wife magic act that featured in the United States television talent quest America’s Got Talent:

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Chris Daughtry: brilliant wee pixie

This is for the three people out there who may not have seen this: Chris Daughtry’s take on Lady GaGa’s Poker Face. It’s truly phucking awesome. 

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Guess who?

Think you know who this is? 

Here’s a hint: it’s a singer. 

Click here to find out if you are right.

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Chris Knox improving

It looks like Chris Knox is on the road to recovery after his stroke last week. 

The “Dunedin Sound” pioneer has been in hospital since he had a stroke on Thursday. 

Let’s hope the Toy Love/Tall Dwarfs/The Nothing guru makes a full recovery, I’m sure he’s still got plenty of music in him to share. Remember this?: 

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He’s a mystery. With a guitar

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Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.

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