Category: That’s entertainment

Movies, music, telly and anything else that might be deemed entertaining (possibly Tasers)

It’s obviously a family trait

A sense of humour, that is. And we’re talking about the Carlin family. George Carlin (you know, the stand-up comedian who did the “seven dirty words” routine) died last year. In an interview on recordonline.com his brother, Patrick, tells the tale…

The other guy won … it’s a conspiracy

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) I love that the interweb is abuzz with conspiracy theories and online tantrums now that American Idol has wrapped up for another year. In fact, the drama-rama online is almost…

Be afraid, be very afraid

Mr Grumpy Pants himself, the lovely, nipple-fondling Simon Cowell plans to have himself cryogenically frozen when he gets … er … voted off the planet. (Aside: C’mon, you must have noticed how he has that habit of fiddling with his…

RIP James Whitmore

Actor James Whitmore died on Friday. He was 87. He had a long career in Hollywood, with his first movie starring role coming in the 1949 movie Battlefield. The most well-known of his more recent acting exploits would probably be…

The master speaks …

Stephen King has got the teeny-boppers abuzz after sharing his thoughts on JK  Rowling (y’know, the Harry Potter guru) and Stephenie Meyer (yawn, Twilight … dammit, I’m so over hearing about Twilight every 2 minutes).  Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking…

RIP John Martyn

British singer-songwriter-guitarist John Martyn — who released more than 20 albums of his own and worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Dave Gilmour and Phil Collins — died on Thursday. He was 60.   ON THE WEB:   Times Online obituary…

Time for a singalong

Okay, so Britney’s back on the straight and narrow (for now) and has managed to get through the past few months without shaving her head, losing her undies or shagging anyone too inappropriate.  So well done Britney and Britney’s dad.…

Grrrr … the cat’s been let out of the bag

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Spoiler warning: the whinging of an aggrieved television viewer and web surfer follows. If you don’t want to hear me whinge, turn the page and check out the gardening tips…