Sunday, March 18, 2007

Celebrity spotlight...

Taking into account the profound historical substance of my Saint Patrick’s day post, I decided to keep things light and superficial today and there’s no better way to do that then checking out a little celebrity news…

The head of the Anglican Church in Trinidad and Tobago called Elton John the “Pied Piper” of homosexuality and wants to keep him off the West Indian Island nation.
"His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle," the archdeacon said.

Yes, because as everyone knows there’s nothing like an overweight, 59 year-old man with a bad toupee to illustrate the glamour of the gay lifestyle.

Comic book fans are mourning the death Captain America, who was gunned down by an assassin in "Captain America Vol. 5, No. 25. (ok, so he’s a fictional character, but he was still a celebrity…sort of)

Personally, I wouldn’t have picked that end for Captain America. I probably would have had him humped to death by the She-Hulk…but then I’ve always been a hopeless romantic.

Actor-comedian Sinbad had the last laugh after his Wikipedia entry announced he was dead, the performer said Thursday. When asked if he was upset about the mix-up, Sinbad, whose real name is David Adkins, just laughed. He has appeared in the films, "Houseguest”, "Jingle All the Way”, “First Kid” and “Good Burger”.

Oh, I see where the confusion is…with a resume like that it’s his career that died

Pete Rose said he bet on the Cincinnati Reds ``every night'' when he was the team's manager, rather than four times a week as Major League Baseball's all- time hit leader maintained for three years.

Rose denied betting on baseball for 15 years until he said in his book, ``My Prison Without Bars,'' that he confessed to Commissioner Bud Selig when he sought to have the ban lifted. He said he told the commissioner he bet on the Reds four or five times a week and only to win.

Hmm, lets see…doing something wrong, then lying about it and only telling the truth in the hope of gaining something from it? Forget baseball Pete, politics is where you belong.

Listed on


Diesel said...

I know nothing about sports and virtually nothing about gambling, but wouldn't you have to be some kind of idiot to bet on the same team to win 4-5 times a week? Do they even play that many games in a week? Or was he betting that they would even win some games they didn't play?

Jenna Howard said...

Sinbad's still alive? Huh. Learn something new every day.

The Drive-by Blogger said...

Diesel- I'm not sure what old Pete is talking about, but I am sure it's all self-serving drivel.

Jenna- The saddest part about this for me is the fact that I know who Sinbad is to start with.
(By the way, I hope you're feeling better)

Jenna Howard said...

Hey I still remember when Sinbad was on A Different World so, sadly, I know who he is too. (thanks. getting better...thank gawd.)

Harry L said...

Pete Rose must be a prize dope. He can't even figure out what lie to tell about his baseball gambling to get himself off the hook. Changing his story every few years won't help, but it will provide some laughs at his expense.

The Drive-by Blogger said...

Harry- I quess when they gave him the nickname "Charlie Hustle", they had no idea how right they were.