Speaking of Halloween Costumes, your friends here at BWE contributed our own idea to AOL’s annual list of Celebrity Halloween Costumes. And who else would we have suggested other than He who makes our lives Hoffish week in and week out here on this little blog of ours? It’s never too early to start planning your get-up for the big night, which is now only about 3 weeks away. Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein and the rest of The Monster Squad have been done a bajillion times (except for Scary German Guy, who’s always an excellent choice), so it might be time to think about dressing as something truly scary, like the Olsen Twins. So check out AOL’s site for our Hoffoween Hoffstume and some other truly monstrous suggestions.
Halloween is one of the most joyous times of the year for Pagans: It’s the one day slutty older women show their true colors, the one day plushophiles can fulfill their fetish outdoors, and a day when morbidly obese children can eat candy in the open rather than binge eat in hiding as per yoozh. In addition, the littlest ones can dress up as their favorite cartoon character, neighborhood hobo, ghost, or something else equally innocent…
OR SO WE THOUGHT. Apparently, dressing up like a slutty old lady has now infected even the tiniest of girls. Because now, young “ladies” can dress up like an American Idol contestant, replete with tacky tops, fishnet sleeves, flared pants and platform sandals marked with the American Idol insignia.* And the best news? Now your toddler can look like the littlest failure in the country! But don’t fret, fellas, Clay Aiken is available also. Our one real problem is that nobody seems to offer a Bo Bice costume… oh, no, wait… never mind.
*Mini-side-note: What is the world coming to?
Maybe we’re doing this wrong. Maybe we should forget about sanctions and inspections and stop attacking North Korea for testing a nuclear bomb. Instead, perhaps we should follow Stephen Colbert’s lead and give Kim Jong Il what he wants: booze, DVD’s, and a feature film deal. Makes sense to me.
Stewart & Colbert in ’08. Whether they like it or not.
I’m loving these AOL quizzes. In this latest quiz, dropped by SethW, you not only have to figure out which celebrity had some work done, but also what they said about their plastic surgery. It gets tricky. I scored a sad 7/10… I’m sure you can do better. Post your scores in the comments. Good luck!
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Last night’s Larry King Live featured an unusual side of Donald Trump, a side where the real estate mogul wasn’t afraid to opine on the likes of Angelina Jolie, K-Fed, Paris Hilton, the good looks of one Mr. Larry King, and some Mark Foley for good measure. We’ve clipped the best moments from the interview below, but if your stomach can stand it, you can read the entire thing here. A rundown: Trump loathes Jolie (including her looks — video footage here), loves K-Fed (who doesn’t?), and finds Paris Hilton “extremely attractive”, even though we’ve been told by many sources that homegirl is fully bald. In other words, wethinks ol’ Trumpy has finally effing lost it.
LARRY KING:. You recently applauded Brad Pitt‘s stance on not marrying Angelina Jolie. I believe you said that you consider everyone — when he said everyone should be married but don’t bug him, why?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, look, number one, I know her father. Her father is a nice guy. I think she treats him like a dog but maybe they have some kind of a thingâ€¦ I mean this poor sap he comes along and he practically begs her, “I want to see my grandson. I want to see this.” I mean if I were with him, I’d say “Forget it. It’s over.”â€¦ I think he’s a great actor and she just treats him terribly. She’s been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby, OK, with the other side. (Ed. Note: Savor that image, please.) And, I just don’t even find her attractive. That has nothing to do with why I said it though.
- Fluxblog has The Walkmen’s smooth cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Don’t Forget Me”.
- MOKB has an entire live set from sensitive singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur.
- The kids at Scenestars have a tune from The Stills’ first record since 2003′s minor masterpiece Logic Will Break Your Heart. Logic will also dictate your going and grabbing the song.
- Aquarium Drunkard is cleansing a few Thetans by posting a few rare tracks from everyone’s favorite hipster Scientologist – Beck!
- I’ve been hearing good things about the latest album by The Decembrists, mostly from bespectacled bookish types that work in record stores, but good things all the same. Head over to The Yellow Stereo and tell me whether the indie nerds are right.
Forget about North Korea, Mark Foley and everything else going on in the world. This is the news story of the day:
A Gainesville College student who told police he is an MTV reality show star was arrested and charged with battery for hitting two University students downtown, police said.
University students Katherine Leigh Walden and Sara Elizabeth Holbert flagged down an Athens-Clarke County Police officer at about 1:55 a.m. Saturday and told the officer that the man, Joshua Taylor Hill, asked them to purchase a hot dog for him while outside 195 College Ave., the police report said.
â€œWe said â€˜No, we donâ€™t have any money. Buy your own hot dog,â€™â€ Holbert said in a phone interview Sunday.
She said Hill repeatedly said, â€œBuy me a hot dog, bitch.â€
I’m not sure what the best part of this story is; the fact that the guy identified himself to police as an MTV reality show star, or the line “Buy me a hot dog, bitch.” Actually, wait, I take that back. I do know– it’s the “Buy me a hot dog, bitch” line. Definitely.
Everybody loves The Office, but you know what could make it even better? Getting rid of its talented cast, replacing them with real-life fame-seeking office workers from around the country with no performing background to speak of, then having Alan “Double Scotch on the Rocks” Thicke lead them in song! Yes, The Singing Office, the latest nugget of genius to come out of the reality show idea hopper, is going to be a watershed moment in amazing television. Maybe they’ll even come to YOUR office so you too can celebrate your mundane, painfully repetitive wage-slavery through the joy of song!
“Ohhh, what a beautiful spreadsheet, oh what a beautiful fax, I’ve got a beautiful cubicle where I do task after boring-ass task!”
Play it again, Dr. Seaver!
The third installment of Project Runway is spiralling to a finish, with a winner being announced next week. But some of the season’s controversies have still not died down, primarily the one involving Keith Michael (long-awaited lovechild of Jude Law and Greg Kinnear). Early in the season, Keith was disqualified for bringing pattern-making books with him, something PR producers claimed was expressly forbidden in the official rules.
In last week’s reunion show, Keith came to his own rescue (because, apparently, no one else was going to), accusing PR producers of framing him and planting the books under his bed. Ah-likely ah-story. And thanks to reader roxdy who dropped yet more Jude Kinnear insanity! In an open letter to the Blogging Project Runway blog, JK actually does do a good job of defending himself, first by defining exactly what kind of books he had — not patterns themselves, rather explanations for how to measure things… which still sounds fishy. He goes on to walk us through the casting process, where producers thoroughly searched each contestant, removing any and all items considered banned. JK insists he was used as a pawn in the chess game known as Great Television. And frankly, after reading his letter… we kind of… agree with him. And you?
ps His real last name earns him some serious street cred.
According to our channel, Hogan Knows Best, but these photoshopped-to-death shots of his bareley legal daughter Brooke on the cover of FHM (a magazine for men whose wives and girlfriends won’t let them read Playboy) are pretty f*cking creepy. I mean, they might as well have rubbed sparkly butter all over her, slapped on a couple of pasties and stuck her under a big neon sign that said, “Slutty cheerleader looking for someone to be her daddy”. I mean, it’s pretty easy to rail on pedophiles (political ones and otherwise) these days, but you have to at least acknowledge the fact that our culture regularly turns its children into sex objects. I wonder what the Hulkster would do if he could see the things aging readers probably imagine doing to his baby daughter while rifling through the pages of this particular meathead mag? Of course, maybe they just read it for the articles (this nine page advertorial on bathroom products sounds like a real page-turner!)