Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Called Out! Rachel McAdams Is A Class Act

Keeping It Real: Rachel McAdams

Although they have had wildly different careers - Rachel McAdams proves what I have always suspected about her, she is a class act.

When the subject of her Mean Girls co-star, Lindsay Lohan came up in a recent chat she spills that she was in fact "in awe" of her.

Ms. McAdams told Allure Magazine  for their August issue that she was impressed by Lohan's natural ability. "I looked at her as this experienced actor, and she had great comedic timing, so natural. It's just funny to hear that because you never know what people are thinking. We all try to act like we've got it together."

As far as her own career? McAdams is looking forward to a roller coaster ride. "I'm hoping it's going to be complicated and have lots of dead ends and corners and sharp turns. I hope it can't be summed up too easily when I'm done."

Love it! Thanks Rachel when asked about working with someone you kept it real and didn't dish. You also let everyone know that nobody's ride is smooth in the world of show biz no matter what public perception is...Signed, A Fan For Life!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Le Jazz Hot: James Garner

James Garner 
I know James Garner was known as Bret Maverick on the hit TV show Maverick long before he was known as Jim Rockford on the even bigger hit, The Rockford Files, but that is the show I know him from as a youngster.

Yes, James Garner was the epitome of cool, classy, handsome and sexy, he also made acting look downright effortless, which means he was great at it!

I can see why my Mom had a crush on this guy , he was a man's man who could also charm the pants off of any woman.

Among the many things he did other than The Rockford Files, the other personal stand out for me, although there are many great performances from this guys, guy - was his turn as King Marchand in Victor/Victoria.

James Garner & Julie Andrews: Victor/Victoria 
James was simply the best as the sexually confused gangster in this wonderful commentary on what makes a man or a woman in society. It is one of the late great Director Blake Edwards best!

The story stars Julie Andrews alongside Garner as: A woman, pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman...say that three times fast.

He was always a class act and kept it real among all of the Hollywood glitz & BS.

R.I.P. Mr. James Garner and thanks for a lot of amazing memories. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Dolly Parton, There's Gold In Those Hills

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Dolly

Dolly Parton Strikes Gold With Blue Smoke – The Best Of 

Parton Earns Precious Metal with 'Better Day'

Dolly just keeps getting better with age and proves there is still plenty of gold in those hills...!

Dolly Parton earns, yet, another sales award as her 42nd studio album, Blue SmokeThe Best Of, has been certified Gold by the BPI and remains #3 on the official UK chart in its sixth week of release.

“Dolly could not be any happier,” says Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.  “She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have going.  Everyone at Dolly Records and Sony Music has done an outstanding job with making Dolly’s new music available and the sales prove it.”

Blue Smoke – The Best Of, includes her latest studio album Blue Smoke featuring "Home", "Blue Smoke" and new duet with long- time collaborator and friend Kenny Rogers and even a Bon Jovi cover!  Alongside her greatest hits on disc 2 featuring the classics such as "Jolene", "9 to 5", "Islands in the Stream", "Little Sparrow", "Here You Come Again" and "I Will Always Love You" plus many more.

“Blue Smoke – The Best Of is officially Gold in the UK, which is a massive achievement for Dolly Parton and the team,” says Faye Donaldson, Sr. Marketing Manager/Sony Music.  “The response to Dolly after her Glastonbury performance has been amazing and having new music available at the same time has created a reaction that I've never seen before.  It’s been just perfect.”


Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's A "Mad Men" Party

Sing Along With: Mad Men
With the end of the final season of Mad Men drawing near and fan anticipation growing of how the series will end, did you ever wonder how the cast celebrated the taping of the final episode of the Emmy Award winning drama?

Drink excessively? Chain smoke until dawn? Smoke pot and have a Bacchanalian orgy? You know the way they do on the show.

Christina Hendricks recently gave Vulture the 411:

“We partied for about a week straight,” Hendricks spilled. “We’re all surprisingly into musicals,” she explained “There was a lot of singing of "Little Shop of Horrors," ‘Defying Gravity’ (from Wicked), and a little bit of "Frozen.” The secret is out now, the cast of Mad Men are musical geeks “I wish we were cooler.”

Thanks Christina for that bit of fun information, what a great way to move on from a great show, that although I am dying to know how it all ends, I will be sad to see it, the cast and Jon Hamm's bulge go.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bend It Like Paquin

Sookie Stackhouse Is No More
This item is more muse than news, hey it's Friday time for some fun! That being stated I felt inspired creatively when I came across this image of one of my favorite actresses, Anna Paquin with purple hair.

Immediately I started thinking of all things cool and purple: The Prince Movie Purple Rain, Flying Purple People Eaters, Ursula The Sea Witch, Tinky Winky and last but not least, Barney...

And now Anna Paquin is on that list. It also made me wish when I had hair and was bleaching it platinum blonde that I had tried purple hair too while I was at it.

What an awesome send off to the final season of True Blood and her character Sookie Stackhouse!

Anna took to her Twitter about her color with this statement:

"@Auracolorist just fulfilled my teen dream of being a mermaid. @_smoyer whatcha think?"

Awesome Anna glad you get to live out your mermaid fantasy, word of caution watch out for Ursula!

Anna on Twitter:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's Thursday, Time To Get "Tacky"

Yeah We're Tacky: Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho & Eric Stonestreet
Photo: Ken Phillips
If you're tacky and you know it, clap your hands, it you're tacky and you know it clap your hands...

Yes, that's right people I hereby declare, today, July 17th Tacky Thursday in honor of the King Of Parody - Weird Al Yankovic and his latest a riff on Pharrell Willaims Happy and yes it's called Tacky, duh!

Weird Al has assembled himself quite the list of co-stars including. Friend and Entertain Me staple Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler (did you know she and Margaret attended High School together?) Jack Black & from Modern Family Eric Stonestreet.

Also exclusive only to Entertain Me is the photo taken on the set of the video above, courtesy of my friend and Margaret's publicist extraordinaire, Ken Phillips

So, break out your most garish clothes, spout vulgar inappropriate things from your lips and take all the obnoxious selfies you want, give in, you know you want to get Tacky, oh wait you already are!!!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Seriously Rose McGowan?! Wow!

The Cooler, Than Cool, Rose McGowan
I was kind of in shock and awe when I saw this item recently via the Huffpost, although I am not sure why.

My attitude towards women is a little more respectful than this, in fact I like them more than men as they tend to be way more interesting and intelligent.

Look at all of my amazing, beautiful, talented and intelligent female friends who have visited me here on a regular basis: Margaret Cho, Traci Lords and Naama Kates , to name a handful.

In all honesty the most shocking thing about this story is a woman said this to another woman, um, excuse me, I thought there was such a thing as sisterhood, in this tough business called show, maybe not?

Let me recount the tale of one of my favorite actresses and people Ms. Rose McGowan.

Two years ago, Rose McGowan says she was stifled by an agent for speaking too well.
The fact that she is an intelligent woman intimidated people — particularly men — McGowan says. She said that did not go over too well in production meetings.
"I had an agent that told me not to speak in meetings because I was too intelligent and it was stressing to the men," McGowan told HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri, recalling a two-year-old meeting. "It was a woman that told me that."
Wow! That woman who told you that really needs to learn a thing or two about men. A friend recently told me I was a bigot, I scratched my head thinking: "WTF does he mean?"

He continued: "You don't like unintelligent people"

Ya know what? I believe he's on to something.

Be on the lookout for her Directorial, debut Dawn a short film about a "young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her rom her sheltered life." It will play at the 2014 Sundance Festival early next year.

Rose you are welcome here on Entertain Me anytime you like.

From a man who is non-stressed about you.

Check out my favorite televised Rose McGowan moment below going off on the then Governator of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Go Rose! On IMDB: