The first week of the 2006 Major League Baseball season is just about over, and so much has already happened. Don’t worry. Just watch this Exclusive Best Week Ever short and you’ll be up to speed.
While most 16 year-olds are happy to snag the keys to dad’s car, Matthew Kennedy of Alberta, Canada scraped up a few bucks to by his very own used pick-up truck. But that’s not why he’s having the Best Week Ever.
The black 1950 GMC truck he bought wasn’t used by just anyone, it was driven by Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain. Kennedy, who bought the truck at an auction with the intention to fix it up, won’t say what he paid for it. But after starting the bidding on eBay at $8000, he walked away today with $61,000 in cold hard cash.
Kennedy says he didn’t know what a huge impact the movie would have when he originally bought the truck. But his mega profit has earned him the Best Week Ever, an honor he’ll have to share with Randy Quaid, who will promptly be suing him for a cut of the profits. (mad props to ONTD)
Those sleuths over at The Smoking Gun are doing more than breaking busted celeb stories these days. Check out their hilarious video re-imagining of the abusive supermodel:
After digging a little deeper, we were finally given a more detailed look at what’s coming out of the pro-life Britney statue. Turns out it’s Chicken Little, Kevin Corvais! Who knew?!?
This entry by Tom is just one of the many amazing entries we received for the BWE Corvais In Yo Face Photoshop contest. Click below to see the rest of our favorites.
Thanks so much to everybody who participated. You’ve ensured that Chicken Little gets at least another 30 seconds on his 15 minutes of fame!
One of my favorite Brit Pop bands, The Charlatans UK, have a new album coming out next month. Mars Needs Guitars has a brand new track, as well as whole bunch of other ones from their back catalog. If you’ve never given them a try before, start now. They’re worth it.
- Another day, another new track by Jack White’s side-project The Raconteurs available on Awesome Until Proven Guilty. This time it’s a"Yellow Sun."
- Okay, I didn’t want to post covers two days in a row, but REM’s take on "I Will Survive" over at Trees Lounge is too good to pass up.
- Neiles Life is fruity today, posting "My Heart is an Apple" by Arcade Fire, "Strawberry Fire" by Apples in Stereo, "Chewin The Apple of Your Eye" by The Flaming Lips, and "Across The Universe" by Fiona Apple.
- Dodge over at My Old Kentucky Blog highly recommends "Piano Man" by Ghostland Observatory. If I’ve learned one thing over time it’s to trust that man. So go get it now, before all the "kids" on the "blogosphere" go out and "blog" about it.
- Finally, IndieBlogHeaven is rockin’ some americana today, with can’t miss songs by the Old 97′s and Merle Haggard. Download them for your country.
Last night I was lucky enough to catch Jeremy Piven’s Journey of a Lifetime on The Travel Channel. The new series follows the Entourage star in his travels through different regions of India and boy was it inspirational.
Piven leaves all his material possessions from Hollywood behind, (except his new hair, his Penguin shirts and his Barney’s pashmina scarf) and journeys (oh and his cell and his blackberry) and journeys to the sacred region of East Asia.
In last night’s episode, Jeremy shows he can live without LA’s creature comforts when he roughs it in Bombay. After a private yoga lesson on the grounds of a five star hotel ("this is how yoga should be done") he floats down a river on a boat equipped with a four poster bed and a paddle boy, and ruminates shirtless, about being the Jewish Dave Chapelle.
Piven’s spiritual journey continues after the jump…
Page Six reported today that Everybody loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton and Fuse VJ Marianela Pereyra are set to replace Meredith Vieira and Elizabeth Hassleback, respectively, on The View.
On Wednesday, when Katie Couric quit the today show and this whole morning show avalanche began, I posted something called The Katie Couric Effect, a speculation on the domino effect felt around the world as a result of Couric’s resignation.
With this new knowledge of Heaton’s involvment, it’s been revised (after the jump)…
- Kate Moss: still addicted.
- Pete Doherty, clearly hammered out of his mind, has annointed himself "The New Lennon". You know, but without all the hit songs, popularity or talent.
- Mischa Barton apparently wants her character written off The OC and there’s nothing all the indie rock in the world can do to stop it!
- Calista Flockhart, regarding the Ally McBeal Years: "I under-ate." The rest of the world, regarding her statement: "No sh*t."
- Kiera Knightley cares about whether or not you think she cares about poor people.
- W Magazine has been forced to apologize to Lindsay Lohan for misquoting her in a recent article. She’s actually a raging, coked-up whore with daddy issues, and not just a raging, coked-up whore as was initially reported.
Howard Stern pushed Carmen Electra one step closer to leaving Dave Navarro this morning when he convinced the sexy actress to buck up and take a ride on the world-famous Sybian machine– a sex toy-esque machine that he can only usually get pornstars and strippers to hop on– this morning.
I mean, who needs the dude from Janes Addiction when you can just buy a machine that satiates you "whenever you want pleasure for as long as you desire"? You can’t compete with that. Carmen even said it was the best thing she’s ever felt in her life. Sorry Dave.
Anyway, according to MarksFriggin.com, fans were calling in congratulating Howard for getting an A-list celebrity to ride the thing. You can see some pretty hot pictures over at Howard Stern.com. Naturally.
Historically, Busta Rhymes doesn’t like be anywhere near the scene of the crime. But in this home video, Busta broke away from a chill afternoon BBQ, to play live TV journalist when a sports car crashes on his block. Check out his confrontational interview with the driver of the car and tell me he doesn’t deserve a muthaf*ckin Peabody. (thanks A Welsch View)