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Jack Black Should Play Magic Devlin

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Peep the video above for the wonder that is Magic Devlin! I was watching this thinking to myself “Is this guy for real?” I’m still not sure, but he’s entertaining and funny regardless.

From his synthesized music to his ill fitting spandex outfit and his habit of rockin’ out while doing magic tricks, I totally thought this would be an awesome character for Jack Black to play. I’d go see that movie.

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New Art By David Lynch

Posted in Arts & Crafts, Movies, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

DavidLynchcollageDirector/author/producer will be showcasing new works of art if you’re in the Southern California area. It will include massive collages that are so non-linear, it’s obvious its a Lynch. (via The Daily Beast)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE/INTERVIEW

CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW OF LYNCH’S NEW PIECES

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Pro-Marijuana Show Hits The Airwaves With Positive Reception

Posted in Entertainment, Fitness & Health, Food & Drink, Movies, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

medicalmarijuanaThe NY Times has an article about a new local show in the L.A. area called Cannabis Planet where viewers can learn about history, cultivation, legal issues, and even cooking with marijuana.

Despite being taken off the air by one television station, the shows executive producer Brad Lane has received only positive attention and more revenue from advertisers since Cannabis Planet found a new home with another station.

“ ‘We’re trying to show the legitimacy of this plant,’ Lane stated.

“Marijuana use has been depicted in the media for decades, though its presence has waxed and waned over the decades, from Cheech & Chong’s comedy albums and films in the late 1970s and early ’80s through more recent pot-centric efforts like Dave Chappelle’s ‘Half-Baked’ and Seth Rogan’s ‘Pineapple Express.’ On television, though, it has rarely risen above the level of a plot device or punch line — until recently.”

(Image courtesy of Flickr user tharms5)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NY TIMES ARTICLE

CLICK HERE FOR CANNABIS PLANET’S WEBSITE

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R.I.P. Patrick Swayze Passes Away At 57

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, News, R.I.P., Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

PatrickSwayzeBroadway dancer turned Hollywood star Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. He was only 57.

Known for such classics as Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break, and Donnie Darko he was currently starring on the small screen in A&E’s The Beast playing the lead of FBI veteren Charles Barker.

Swayze’s co-star John Leguizamo in (my favorite) To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar recently posted on his Twitter page: “we r gonna dance a big dirty dancing dance in our of my colleage patrick swayze.”

R.I.P. Ms. Vida Boheme

(Image courtesy of Flickr user purplepaperprincess)

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Keanu Reeves Agrees To Paternity Test

Posted in Entertainment, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

KarenSalaKeanuReevesAn Ontario woman named Karen Sala recently filed a claim against fellow Canadian and actor Keanu Reeves stating he is the father of “at least one” of her four children who are now all in their twenties.

At the urging of his attorney, Lorne Wolfson, Reeves has agreed to submit his DNA in order to prove he is not the father of any of Sala’s children. If the results are negative then Reeves will not be paying the whopping $150,000 per month in child support or the $3,000,000 per month spousal support Sala is seeking in the case. (via TMZ)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COURT DOCUMENTS

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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Willem Dafoe And Reese Witherspoon

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

willemdafoereesewitherspoonMy boyfriend doesn’t see it but as we were watching “The Last Temptation of Christ”, for the first time, I commented that the younger blonder Willem Dafoe looked like “Legally Blonde” actress Reese Witherspoon. Maybe it’s the face shape or slight underbite? Do you see a resemblence?

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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Rick James And Tim Curry

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

rickjamestimcurryCall me crazy but I always thought Rick James and Tim Curry looked alike. Maybe it was the sleepy eyes? Or could it have been the flamboyancy?

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Flashback Friday Double Dose! (R.I.P. Michael Jackson)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Movies, Music, News, R.I.P., Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

In memory of the late-great legend that was Michael Jackson here are two clips only highlighting the surface that was his long, extensive, and inspirational career.

First is Michael, with the also legendary Diana Ross, lending his vocal as well as his acting talent in 1978’s The Wiz singing Ease On Down The Road. He played The Scarecrow with an innocence and sweet nature where, I think, the gave an audience a peek on the performer himself.
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The second video, below, shows Michael with his brothers The Jacksons in the special effects laden Can You Feel It from 1980. This was after the success of his Off the Wall album, but before 1982’s Thriller which would catapult him to superstardom.
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Having died unexpectedly and at a young age, it was a shock to me as well as many throughout the world who was touched by his music and spectacular performances. These videos are just two of the many songs that I’ve loved throughout the years whether I heard it on viynl, cassette tapes, the radio, cd’s, or my mp3 player. He will be deeply missed, but his music will live on as they no doubt will keep inspiring older fans as well as the millions of new ones yet to hear his albums.

Playing around with little sister Janet

Playing around with little sister Janet

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Tuesday Eye Candy – Boris Kodjoe

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Television, Tuesday Eye Candy!, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

boriskodjoe01Name: Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe
DOB: March 8, 1973 in Vienna Austria
Claim to fame: I would say he gained a lot of attention when he appeared in Showtime’s series “Soul Food” based on the hit movie of the same name. He played Damon, the biracial (Black and White) trilingual (German, French, and Portuguese) blue-collar worker who falls in love with an older woman (played by his future wife Nicole Ari-Parker).

Background: Every since I saw him in TLC’s “Red Light Special” video way back in 1994 (before he started shaving his head), I wanted to know who that handsome man was. Turns out he and his Soul Food character Damon share a somewhat similar background.
Boris was born in Austria, but was raised in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg (specifically Freiburg) to a German mother and a Ghanian father. He is also multilingual as he speaks fluent German, English, French, and Spanish. While attending the Virginia Commonwealth University, he aspired to be a professional tennis player but back ailments unfortunately took him out of the game. Luckily, for fans, this change of events led to his becoming a model and later into acting.
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Actor David Carradine Found Dead In Hotel Room

Posted in International, Movies, News, R.I.P., Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

davidcarradineDavid Carradine, the actor most famous for his role as biracial (Asian and White) Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the seventies series Kung Fu, was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok Thailand Wednesday.

He was in the midst of filming while in Bangkok, but when he didn’t arrive for dinner with fellow castmates, people became concerned. Some reports have claimed that a maid later found him Thursday morning hung in a closet in what appeared to be a suicide. His agent, on the other hand, stated that Mr. Carradine passed away due to natural causes.


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