Posts Tagged ‘oscars’

Why WWTDD Rules, Part V…

14 May, 2009



Azharuddin Ismail was one of the little kids that starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, and the last time he on here was 5 days after the Academy Awards when his dad back in India smacked him around in front of photographers then made him go beg outside their house. And by “house” I mean, “rickety box of jagged sheet metal and plywood precariously propped up against each other”. Basically a chicken coup, but less fancy and with more exposed rusty nails than food.

But good news, because Ismail doesn’t have to live there anymore! (note – “…doesn’t have to live there anymore … because the government tore it down and now he’s homeless.”)

The 10-year-old child star of “Slumdog Millionaire” was awakened Thursday by a policeman wielding a bamboo stick and ordered out of his home. Minutes later it was bulldozed along with dozens of other shanties in the Mumbai slum he calls home.
“I was frightened,” said Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, who lost his pet kittens in the chaos.
“Where is my chicken?” he asked forlornly, picking through the shamble of broken wood and twisted metal sheeting in search of the family hen.

That was tragically sad, so I’m just gonna pretend like I didn’t read it and then it will go away. Hey look Megan Fox in Elle magazine. Ohh, interesting, that article about looking expensive without spending a fortune sure is timely. I’ve found a good way to cut costs without sacrificing style is by focusing on lesser accessories, like belts and socks.

What’s Wrong With this, Really?

6 February, 2009



From Yahoo:
closequoteVanity Fair’s Digital Redux

Vanity Fair is known for its provocative photographs. Last year, Miley’s “backless” photo lit a firestorm of controversy that’s still burning in Search. Now the magazine is back in the buzz after recycling a few well-worn pics for its most recent issue.

In the mag’s March issue, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz snapped shots of acclaimed actors and their directors. Kate Winslet and hubbie Sam Mendes, who teamed up for “Revolutionary Road,” strike a pose. There’s Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant, who worked together on “Milk.” And, oddly, there’s Heath Ledger and Christopher Nolan of “The Dark Knight.” Of course, Mr. Ledger died more than a year ago, so one may be inclined to ask where the photo came from.

The answer: 2005. The shot of Ledger was apparently taken while he was promoting “Brokeback Mountain.” Editors digitally added Mr. Nolan and voilá. Some might say the digital redux is in questionable taste, but magazine reps insist they took great care and worked “with permission.” We’re a little fuzzy as to who, exactly, gave the OK. A Ouija board, perhaps?closequote

Okay, what’s really wrong with doing something like this? It’s not like its showing them shaking hands or hugging or something. They’re in the same room, big deal. It’s not like its as bad as when I was in high school and would photoshop myself feeling Gina Gershon’s boobs or standing next to Humphrey Bogart, which we both know couldn’t ever happen now, I mean I’ve moved on Gina, sorry…

Every time…

9 January, 2009

Every time I see this video it makes me feel pretty damn good inside. That was the first time they’ve let someone come back on stage to finish a speech in Oscar history. Seeing as the Oscars are basically just a bunch of people in a room giving each other a wank, it doesn’t really mean a whole lot, but it means enough to be cool. Ya, definitely cool. Again, this video. Cool.

Anyway, The Oscars won’t let you embed videos from their Youtube channel, yet another organization that fails to see the free publicity in that, so here is another video to make this post look more robust: