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West Hollywood Safe, Amanda Bynes Told to Get a Designated Driver

September 15th, 2012 No comments

I don’t spend as much time in the West Hollywood or Hollywood areas as I used to and to be quite blunt any night is a night where you put your life in jeopardy driving in that area.  But now let’s hope that neighborhood is a lot safer when the partying starts with the loss of Amanda Bynes behind the wheel of a car.

Amanda Bynes is simply is a hot mess.

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Amanda Bynes and Britney Snow…

And an LA Superior Court Judge saw the same thing that her career is seeing…destruction is on hand.  Yes a hot mess.  The judge slapped Amanda Bynes with a no driving ruling on Wednesday of this week yet Amanda Bynes saw fit to go out and party Thursday night, getting behind the wheel of a car and bumping another car in the process.

So much for those no driving privileges for Amanda Bynes.

Amanda Bynes had her license revoked after being charged with driving under the influence and a couple of counts of hit and runs which or course is pretty common for most people in the entertainment world here in Hollywood.  But now she could be in true trouble if she gets pulled over without a valid license, have her car impounded and get cuffed which of course will prevent most from doing any kind of driving.

Her attorney Bob Wilson pretty much told the judge something that she probably did not want to hear.  He said Amanda Bynes was waiting for a hearing on the suspension of her drivers license but the DA informed him that it probably would have been smart for Mr. Wilson to check with the Department of Motor Vehicles as that group says it had been suspended.

TMZ reports that Amanda Bynes was seen driving for hours after the judge’s ruling and smoking something out of a pipe which can only lead to the ticking clock on Amanda Bynes next run in with the law.

Rick Thomas


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Here’s a Lifestyle Video, New York Based TV/Radio Host Mike Francesa Falls Asleep on Air (YouTube)

September 15th, 2012 No comments

So did Mike Francesca, loud mouth, credible, bombastic radio guy that I used to listen to when I lived in New York and Philly on WFAN.  Great sports content on that radio station so much so that YES Network, the local New York cable network that carries lots of that city’s sports broadcasts decided to take Mike’s radio show and broadcast it live on their network.

They might be regretting that move.

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Mike Francesa faded away while doing an interview on his TV/Radio program and has a great explanation for his demise on air.  He spent the prior evening taking care of his four year old son who suffers from childhood asthma and apparently was up all night.

Hence he nodded out while on the job.

First Mike Francesa denied falling asleep.  But his wife got him to come clean about the story and his child.  Now if you know anyone who has children the same age as Mike Francesa, you surely can understand his dilemma.  That’s easy.  I had a guy fall asleep in a meeting one time several years back because he said he was up all night with his kid.  Most of those with kids can take a quick nap by closing the door of your office and laying on the couch for a few minute.  I had that happen with a woman at a major advertising agency.

So most people get it and understand Mike Francesa’s issue with not getting enough sleep.  Hell most of us with no kids don’t get enough sleep.  But c’mon Mike Francesa, come clean and own up.  You don’t have to be a macho Italian stallion with your fans and listeners.

We understand.  Check out the video.

Rick Thomas


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Another Day of Dumb Bank Robbers in Los Angeles, Another Day of Dumb TV New Anchors

September 12th, 2012 No comments
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In the last three days there have been three car chases shown live on local TV in Los Angeles.  But you can’t beat today’s car chase that showed the stupidity of dumb bank robbers and the stupidity of TV anchors. 

It was like Robin Hood!  Or like TNT’s Leverage.  Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor was the focus of today’s car chase as money came flying out on a regular basis during today’s episode.    But whats was stunning beyond the fact that the police with hundreds of cars, lots of street cameras and those dame helicopters to track down the dumb an dumber in the world of bank robbers is the mental midget mentality of TV news anchors.

Today was a prime example.  Watch Los Angeles television station KTLA was an abomination of those that have and those that don’t have a dang thing.  I don’t even want to put the names of the anchors who hosted today’s session of car chases in Los Angeles but when the money started flying, the stupid statement came a comin’.

What was surprising was the play by play of those KTLA anchors.  Nobody likes the fact that four guys went in bank with guns and robbed a bank.  But in today’s economic environment that those grabbing on to hundreds of dollars flying in the air and lying in the street would actually turn back the money to the Bank of America from which it was stolen.

Are the anchors over at KTLA simple morons?

You have jobs.  These downtrodden people living in the hood, well some days they need Christmas in September.  And that’s what it turned out to be, Christmas in September.  And to expect any more from those employed with six figure jobs is just silly.  If this had been in Newport Beach, you can bet the folks there too would have taken the money and been on the run. 

But those idiots over at KTLA actually huffed and puffed at the actions of those in the hood.  What a bunch of stuck up bastards over at KTLA.  Simply stuck up people who think that people who are broke as hell shouldn’t take advantage of the big bad Bank of America and strip this big business of their assets that they’ve pretty much took from taxpayers during the bailout. 

Fuck ‘em!

And fuck the people over at KTLA that think otherwise.  Especially today’s anchors who think they are better than everyone else and feel they should put their personal social issues on people who have a whole hell of a lot less.

Today was a lesson for all.  People are suffering.  People are starving out there.  We, well we have it pretty good.  But one day we all must really understand that this is a depression that we are experiencing, not a slow economy and once in a while Christmas in September, well as of today, Christmas in September is not a  bad thing.   

 Today people in the ghetto got Leverage on Bank of America.  And I really don’t care that they lost what they lost.  They will never see that money back in their bank and so be it.


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GoDaddy, GoDaddy, GoDaddy, GoDaddy, GoDaddy Goes Away, Today! (YouTube Video)

September 10th, 2012 No comments

Yeah this is one of those days for the people over at GoDaddy.com, the Internet provider that probably has had the more interesting commercials on television since the company’s birth.  And quite frankly when RealTVCritics.com would not show up except for one of those error messages this morning after 11AM the first thing I thought was “did I pay my bill?”

OK so I’m a brotha.  And I come from what used to be the good section of West Philly which was still the hood and even when I moved up to the east side which was Center City Philadelphia when a service went out, that’s the question you ask/

“Did I pay the bill?”

Yaaay!  This time I did not have to run outside and beg the gas company or the electric company to please cut me a break on my late payment.  This time GoDaddy was the problem.  GoDaddy was a problem today for a lot of web-site owners, those who use e-mail and a bunch of other services offered by GoDaddy.

How many sites were affected by the GoDaddy burnout caused by a hacker?  Not known yet but trying to get through to anyone over at the company took 8 minutes and talking to someone over at GoDaddy never takes 8 minutes.  Seems there were a lot more people out there that thought they forgot to pay their GoDaddy bill and were calling GoDaddy all morning long to find out whether their service was coming back.

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Coming back took a while as GoDaddy uploaded the message above on Twitter.

Hell at least Twitter was working.  They’re usually the one with the issues of breaking down and giving  us error messages.  But you gotta give GoDaddy a break.  Because Twitter doesn’t have have commercials like the one in the YouTube video here.

Why can’t all men get pulled by cops like this?


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“Show Me the Money, Honey,” Says William Morris to NBC Biz Anchor Amanda Drury

September 10th, 2012 No comments

Amanda Drury can be seen on NBC’s Today Show and CNBC.  As one of ther top business anchors who reports on the opening bell you would think that she and her former rep agency William Morris would be able to count.

Yeah, you’d think that, right?

CNBC's Amanda Drury

CNBC’s Amanda Drury

 

Nope.  Seems the two entities cannot take 10% of a negotiated contract and get a check to the proper parties for that agreement.  WME which is really William Morris Endeavor says in court documents that Amanda Drury owes commissions for cutting a great deal with NBC for her on camera services.

Amanda says hell no.

And so the lawyers begin the process of taking more from WME and Amanda Drury that will not be worth at least her while.  But the law firm of Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz and the other Rabinowitz will be on hand to work this all out.  Seems Amanda Drury thanked William Morris for their services, fired them and refused to pay them their commissions. 

Not good for her new agency of record, you think?

More to come.


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“B#%$&y little girls,” as ‘Sam’ Would Say on ‘Burn Notice’ as NFL Coaches Moan Replacement Refs

September 9th, 2012 No comments

I love me some Burn Notice on USA Network.  Especially the open when Bruce Campbell’s “Sam” in Burn Notice opens the show with his “you know spies…bunch of bitchy little girls” he says. 

The NFL

The NFL’s First Sunday of Games

Call that the first Sunday of the National Football League as the games work this weekend with “replacement referees” as they call them as the league has locked out the regular refs over work related issues.  It’s been a day “you know coaches and television announcers…bunch of little girls” as the complaining and whining literally makes me simple sick.

Bruce Campbell and Gabrielle Anwar from USA Network's "Burn Notice"

Bruce Campbell and Gabrielle Anwar from USA Network’s “Burn Notice”

All day long on every network which includes CBS and FOX it’s been nothing but complaints from NFL head coaches and those calling and doing play by play of NFL games.  The NFL has decided to start the season with replacement referees because the NFL wants work considerations from the regular refs which include not working as many games during the season as they have in the past.

Well there’s the lockout. 

So these new “replacement refs” have been called upon and the words “throws a late flag” has been the word of the day for the announcers and coaches have been bitching and whining all day during the four games of the NFL I’ve watched so far this Sunday.

Get over it you “bunch of bitchy little girls.”

Every team in the NFL is working with the same replacement refs.  And the complaining may be over this week after the plethora of complaints but what the hell it’s still good that football is back.

Gotta love Sundays in September as the NFL is back!

Rick Thomas


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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.

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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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