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NFL Sunday, Lots of Football, Brings New Trailer for Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken 2′ (YouTube Video)

September 9th, 2012 No comments

YouTube Preview ImageAn exciting day. The birth of the National Football League’s first real day of scheduled games to start the NFL season along with the first run of commercials for Taken 2, the follow-up to Taken which quite frankly is one of the greatest action movies ever.

OK let’s forget the NFL just for a minute.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

Now had I not over-run my DVR with multiple episodes of Maury I would still be watching every minute of Taken, the first part of the movie story with the great Liam Neeson. Yes he was the coolest. The voice the pure-dee action from him literally forced the producers of the first go round to do Taken 2.

But of course Maggie Grace (Kim) is in Taken 2 as well. Along with Famke Janssen (Lenore) which makes this surely worth the male viewers efforts to go and check out this movie. So there’s definitely significant eye candy. But it’s all about Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills  kicking ass and taking no prisoners, right?

NFL who?  OK just for now.

You bet!

Remember those criminals who took Kim hostage in Taken ? Well like the Crypts and the Bloods in Los Angeles, when you mess with someone that part of the gang you want retaliation. So goes the crooks that took Maggie’s Kim  and wanted to turn her in to one of the many wives of some Middle Eastern sheik. Liam’s character, her dad in the film, would have nothing of it so he goes on a mission to find her in Taken.

Back to the NFL…NFL soon! 

He does. And leaves a long list of dead bodies behind him. Now here comes the revenge. Check out the trailer for Taken 2. I can’t wait.

OK now back to the NFL.  Gotta love Sundays as a guy.  Nothing better than the NFL.

Rick Thomas


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Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Okay, Alfonso Riberio, “Carlton” from “Fresh Prince” Not Dead (Watch His Flash Mob Video)

September 9th, 2012 No comments

Where do these rumors come from or how do they get started?  In the last couple of weeks the Internet has killed off three TV or film personalities and all of them happen to be black.

Um, this must be a conspiracy.  To rid Hollywood of three black actors all leading to be, of course, not true.  The latest, after the purported deaths of Eddie Murphy and Morgan Freeman, now is Alfonso Riberio, AKA “Carlton” from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Alfonso Riberio and Ricky Schroder

Alfonso Riberio and Ricky Schroder

He’s not dead.  Alfonso Riberio is not dead.  Let me repeat, Alfonso Riberio is not dead.  Nor is Morgan Freeman.  Hey, Morgan Freeman is not dead.  Eddie Murphy is alive and well too.

And who’s trending hot on a Google Trends search today?  Morgan Freeman, last week big time Eddie Murphy and Alfonso Riberio.

All alive.

Apparently the rumor that Alfonso Riberio died in a massive car accident forced him to Tweet “It’s crazy how many people are calling me,” about the rumor.  There was even a Facebook page citing his death and doing a memory thing on Alfonso Riberio.

So once again…Alfonso Riberio alive.  Morgan Freeman alive.  Eddie Murphy alive.  They’re all alive people so chill.

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“Mom in Chief” Michelle Obama Gives Most Incredible Uplifting Speech Ever at a Political Convention

September 4th, 2012 No comments
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In one of the most rousing and important speeches to America, Michelle Obama simply tore it up.  “A great family man,” said former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.  “Spectacular,” he added.  Day one, no matter what party you’re in or with, was amazing for the Democrats and it was simply an amazing performance.

And by the way, Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio?  The first Latino President of the United States.

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Michael Clarke Duncan, ‘The Green Mile’ Academy Award Nominee, December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012

September 3rd, 2012 No comments
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Another name in the entertainment business, gone too soon.  Michael Clarke Duncan, rest in peace.  Who could not get fixated on his role in the movie The Green Mile.

Rick Thomas


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“You picked him,” the Words of ‘Judge Judy” for Kelly Rutherford Ex and Holly Madison’s Pasquale Rotella

September 1st, 2012 No comments

Here we go again.  That word I always use in situations that will be detailed here for one cast member of Gossip Girl in the name of Kelly Rutherford and the other a reality person in the name of Holly Madison from some dumb show that’s no longer on the air .

Both have the inability to spell the word “judgement.”

Kelly Rutherford from 'Gossip Girl'

Kelly Rutherford from ‘Gossip Girl’

Two women who have chosen to pick the wrong men to be their baby’s daddy and both are paying a significant price for their decisions.  And both are more likely to lose a huge part of their personal brands because of the line Judge Judy uses on regular basis during a ton of episodes of her daily show.

“You picked him,” she says so often when women or men choose the wrong partner.  Kelly Rutherford and Holly Madison surely fucked up on both of their decisions in the men that they have chosen to be in their lives.  Both television personalities, if that’s where you choose to place Holly Madison, are paying the price big time for the men they both chose to say “I do” to in a legal ceremony.

Holly Madison

Holly Madison

Kelly Rutherford says she had no clue who the baby daddy of both her kids was as he was legally prevented from ever returning to the United States.  He has specific legal issues that a judge says he cannot enter the States with the couple’s two children and he now has custody of them in France.  She, in one of the more stranger positions, claims she has no clue what his issues may be but wants both her kids returned to her.

The judge said hold on there Kelly and pretty much said she will have to travel to France if she wants to see her kids.

Holly Madison on the other hand is currently knocked up by her boyfriend Pasquale Rotella and he has more problems than an SAT test on a Saturday morning.  Pasquale Rotella is the rave and concert promoter that has piled up more dead bodies during his events than an episode of The Walking Dead.

Pasquale Rotella…not a good future for Holly Madison’s baby daddy as he is facing many years in prison for his extra curricular activities.

Bad news for both women.  And the future is not bright for either.

“You picked them,” says Judge Judy, once again.  Go to the links below.  Both stories are eye opening and quite depressing.

Rick Thomas

http://www.eonline.com/news/342712/kelly-rutherford-speaks-out-i-will-never-stop-fighting-for-my-children

http://www.enstarz.com/articles/6096/20120901/holly-madisons-boyfriend-pasquale-rotella-faces-jail-time.htm


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Gotta Love This Video, Why the NFL May Fail in Los Angeles (YouTube Video)

August 31st, 2012 No comments

Well here we go once again,  highlights of the reason why I don’t go to any sports events in Los Angeles unless it’s at Staples Center.  The Lakers or the Kings.   Smaller crowds than Dodger Stadium and not a bunch of thugs sitting in the cheap $10 seats drinking beer and tequila.

Jerry Buss don’t play that mess nor do the people at Staples Center.  Hey they threw Charlie Sheen the hell out of the building when he went out for a smoke.  Can’t come back in Charlie, sorry!

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Now comes another mess of an event up in Houston.  The Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers played a game on August 18th which turned in to a mess for several fans.

Oh boy.  Watch this one.  Sad to say, once again, this surely gives me reason to stay at Staples Center where the cost of a ticket is higher than some people’s car payments.

Rick Thomas


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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Television Show, Eddie Murphy Involved…Why Not!

August 31st, 2012 No comments

So Eddie Murphy is not expected to take a role in the proposed television version of Beverly Hills Cop but he’s working with a huge name that has solid credentials and this could be a reality.  Shawn Ryan, the brains behind one of TV’s most gritty cop dramas in The Shield on FX, is joining the group including Eddie Murphy to pitch the small screen version of Beverly Hills Cop.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Axel Foley will return but Eddie Murphy is not expected to play the city trained now moving up to the West Side of Beverly Hills Cop.  Eddie Murphy is looking at a behind the scenes role and an occasional part in the new production that is being put together by Sony Pictures.   Axel Foley is going to be in Detroit as the Chief of Police while his son will be the Beverly Hills Cop in the proposed new TV series.

There were three versions of Beverly Hills Cop on the big screen which starred Eddie Murphy created between 1984 and 1994.  The movies grossed over $700 million and turned out to be the best of the best for Eddie Murphy.  A fourth Beverly Hills Cop film was on tap but never materialized.

More to come.


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The Best of The West Wing, President Bartlett Rocks Radio Talk Host (YouTube Video)

August 30th, 2012 No comments

While we’re watching the coverage of the Republican National Committee convention in Tampa, Florida it brings back one of the best  video pieces of The West Wing, one of the most solid episodes of that show.

Can’t beat great television right?  Nope!

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“Make My Day,” Says Clint Eastwood, Pitches America on Mitt Romney (YouTube Video)

August 30th, 2012 No comments

This is why you don’t let old people get in front of a camera or a microphone.  But that shit Clint Eastwood did on stage at the the Republican National Committee just cracked me up.  He was funny as hell.

I won’t watch another Clint Eastwood movie and I like all Clint Eastwood movies especially when he’s kicking as.  But this video is funny.  I like old people when they look stupid and Clint Eastwood looked pretty stupid.

But you gotta like this video.

Rick Thomas

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Barack Obama's Response to Clint Eastwood

Barack Obama’s Response to Clint Eastwood


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“Bye, bye, so long, farewell…I’ll be back,” Say ‘Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts

August 30th, 2012 No comments

Well I gotta say this is personal.  It’s been a pretty bad week or a couple of weeks for me.  This whole fight against breast cancer is taking it’s toll.  One friend had a double mastectomy last week.  I’ve known her for over 10 years now and her battle has not been one that has been easy.  Another friend’s daughter who is only 32 years of age went through the same procedure this summer.

Yes just 32.

My friend, well she’s not having a good time right now.  It hasn’t been easy for her over the last six months of dealing with a child, her only child, with breast cancer.  It’s been an effort to get her the emotional help she needs to deal with this disease.

Robin Roberts Says Goodbye for Now on 'Good Morning America'

Robin Roberts Says Goodbye for Now on ‘Good Morning America’

I have another friend her age that was diagnosed at 18 years old.  18 years of age.  Yes, this definitely has been a rough week for me.

And then my own mother.  Well she’s a 20 plus year survivor of breast cancer.

Some good news, right?

Right?

So I turned on Good Morning America this Thursday morning.  Gotta give NBC”s Today Show some credit.  Matt Lauer gave me the impetus to turn on Good Morning America as even he mentioned the battle that Robin Roberts is experiencing with her post breast cancer diagnosis. And that today was her last day.  Probably for a very long time.  Before she returns to Good Morning America.

Oh yeah, I’ve had better weeks.

But then, remember, there’s mother.  There is a reason to be positive.  There really is.

Robin Roberts is simple awesome.  A fighter.  An amazing talent.  And she will be taking leave from Good Morning America to begin her medical leave from a bone marrow transplant.

This will not be an easy leave as Robin Roberts is expected to be out of action for a minimum of four months.  A long four months that will take her away from the ongoing battle with the Today Show as Good Morning America is now number one in audience delivery.

I read an article about how this may affect that battle.  What the hell is wrong with people in the media?  Who cares about ratings.  I guess emotionally I have a different thought process about this.

Let’s see.  Ratings…dying of breast cancer.

Robin Roberts is a fighter.  She will win this battle, God be my witness.  As I told my friend that was diagnosed at 18 years of age it was not time for her to leave me.

Yeah I’m a selfish sonofabitch aren’t I?

Better than doing a write-up about how Robin Roberts loss will affect the ratings over at Good Morning America.

There’s a better day coming for all of those affected by this malady called breast cancer.  Robin Roberts will win.  All of those in my circle will win.  As they have.  So I’m looking forward…four months from now.  When Robin Roberts returns to Good Morning America.

Rick Thomas


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