For When You're Bitchin' About Your Day

Think of him:

That's movie critic Roger Ebert. He has gone through many surgeries for cancer, and part of his jaw has been removed. He can't talk. He can't eat or drink.

Doctors carved bone, skin and tissue from his back, arm and leg to rebuild his jaw and throat. It was unsuccessful.

He'll be on Oprah on Tuesday.

Read his blog here.

Trainer Killed By Killer Whale

So sad. A trainer at SeaWorld was killed by a Killer Whale.

ABC News Report here

Working with animals is something I might have done if we could travel in time after we realize what we want to do. When you're 19 and you are picking your major, you just pick something. Then when you're 30 you think "I really want to be a ____"

But I also think the animals should be in the wild. When at the Mirage's outdoor exhibit, we saw one of the dolphins was trying to escape. He was throwing himself up on the wall. I laughed it off, but really it was sad. He was like "Get me the F out of here."


Nathan Fillion, from Castle, Firefly (a nerdy sci-fi show...I think), a Dr. on Desperate Housewives. Looked cute.


I'm watching American Idol somewhat.

What is up with Ellen? She is too serious, and she can't give a good critique since she doesn't know the music lingo. Notice that Kara is often dropping "falsetto" and other fancy words.

Ellen is a bit dour.


I'm going to try and watch an hour straight of Lost, while not doing anything else and see if I can figure this show out. I'll let you know.

Well, this definitely is a season where you have to give the show your undivided attention. Still, I am confused on who Locke is and where Claire was this whole time. And are there two realities going on- had they not crashed and the time travel?

This is just about too much thinking for a tv show.

Who Knew JoAnn Fabrics Showed at Fashion Week?

The designer's name is Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, which must be of the Prada family? Or maybe it's one of the designer's that knocks off Prada bags and sells them in the fashion district.

Here is the designer so I think all questions are answered.

The Hurt Locker Wins BAFTA

Can anyone tell me what The Hurt Locker title means? I saw the movie, but I don't remember it mentioned.

Anywhatever, it won Best Pic at the British Academy of Film and TV (I'm guessing that is what BAFTA means). The film's director, Kathryn Bigelow, won Best Director.

Carey Mulligan won for An Education. She is way too young for this dress.

Colin Firth wins for A Single Man.

Photos: AP

Um, No

R. Pat at the BAFTA Awards. Is this similar to Brad Pitt growing that rat's nest beard? Good looking people trying to de-attractive themselves.

This looks like the Something About Mary hair that fell flat.

Photo: AP

BJ and TJ

I was in the checkout line at Trader Joe's tonight when Bon Jovi came on. I said to the clerk "I'm leaving just when Bon Jovi is playing" and he joked about moving slower, and we bantered about Bon Jovi for a few minutes (I know- who knew one could chat so long about Bon Jovi...oh who are we kidding, I love my Jovi).

I get in my car and I get a text from sis- she is at the Bon Jovi concert. (I had no idea she was going, and I rarely get texts from her).

What a coinkidink!

Amazing Race Premiere

Not only is the dingy girl from Big Brother on Amazing Race, but the Miss Teen USA contestant who gave that f-ed up answer that was replayed over and over is also on AR. There is no way either of these teams can make it very far. Its a battle of the ding dongs.

I like the girl from Big Brother, even if she is a bit Jessica Simpson-like, and her boyfriend, also from BB, is pretty cute. But I don't think they can make it around the world.

She looks different here, but this is the one that said "and such" and made no sense during a pageant questioin. No, not Sarah Palin silly!

I didn't realize how many tv shows my grandma and I watched until I go to watch them and I keep thinking of what I'll talk to grandma about when I call her afterwards. So I prepared for a bit of a somberness to AR tonight as I watched the premiere, and wouldn't you know it- there is a grandmother/granddaughter team.


The Beav's brother behind me at a gas station. I'm going to say Wally's real name is Tony Dow. Is that right?

Golly shucks!

The drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the sidewalk in Venice. How did I recognize him? He's the one that looks like Will Ferrell.

I think that was Farrah's BFF Alana Stewart eating with a whole gaggle of gals at a Venice restaurant.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villians

I think the term Hero is a bit much. I mean, they're on a reality show. Although if you call running to victory with your bra off because a villian took it off, then I guess Sugar is a hero (and she gained a few more fans I'm sure...yea, I'm talking to you Mo).

And they showed up in helicopters, not dropped in the ocean. Because, what- they're royalty? Please.

If You Think Snow Means There Isn't Global Warming...

You must be watching Fox News. The rest of us know Global Warming means change in weather in general, right?

Let Colbert's sarcasm set you straight!

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Kardashian Commercial

When I saw this commercial on tv, I thought it was a joke. Like a spoof commercial. How does Bruce Jenner put up with this family? Well, he's a bit of a nut bar himself.

Those Super Bowl Ads

I didn't watch much of the Super Bowl, but I did notice a few ads that were basically saying "women are nags". They did all but have an endorsement from Scott Peterson.

Great Tweet (that's on Twitter, dontcha know) about those ads from @galadarling
All these ads "boo hoo my wife henpecks me" are driving me crazy. IF SHE'S SO AWFUL, LEAVE HER. Give me a BREAK! Your life is YOUR CHOICE!


Blythe Danner behind me in line at the market. She seemed similar to her Will & Grace character (flighty yet serious). And yes, I am making that judgement from the 10 secs I looked at her. But she has to be happy I know her name and not Gwyneth's mom or Apple's grandma.

Jerry Van Dyke at a restaurant. For his age (late 70's?) he actually looked pretty good.

Catherine Keener, lobby of a restaurant/hotel. She was turning her head, I think so people wouldn't notice her, so I didn't see her for long.

And if he drives a white car- Mel Brooks. If he doesn't drive a white car, then I saw an old man.

And, it's not a contest, but in two days E has seen Javier Bardem and Jake Gyllenhaal. Good thing it's not a contest.

I'm Lost

It's 16 mins into LOST. And I am longing for the days of when watching people stuck on an island involved a professor riding a coconut bicycle to make electricity and the Harlem Globetrotters would stopping by. No thinking needed.

One thing that is annoying is that there is so much to remember that when they show something that the producers must think is a "wow" because the music gets dramatic or they break to commercial, we're supposed to be on the edge of our seat, and I can't even put it in context.

My ramblings:

For example- the big foot statue that was underwater- Was that above ground before? The guy who approached Hurley- Uh, who is that? Jacob? I thought Ben killed Jacob. If Juliet set off the bomb, then how come the metal is still in the hole? Ah, that was Jacob, who did die, so Hurley must see ghosts (although before we thought he hallucinated at the mental hospital). Again, not necessary to play dramatic music and cut to a commercial when you show us Charlie. We know he was on the plane. I still don't know who the eyeliner guy is.


Bigelow Wins DGA

Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Director's Guild Award for Best Director (The Hurt Locker).

I think she'll win the Oscar. You go girl!

Oscar Noms!

I didn't even give my predictions like I usually do. I know you were looking forward to them.

I already think I can guess the winners: Avatar, Bigelow, Bridges, Bullock, Basterd, Mo'nique.

Although how funny would it be if Woody Harrelson won an Oscar?


* “Avatar” James Cameron
* “The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
* “Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
* “Up in the Air” Jason Reitman

Best Picture

* “Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
* “The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined
* “District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
* “An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
* “The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined
* “Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
* “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
* “A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
* “Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
* “Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

* Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
* George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
* Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
* Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
* Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”

Actor in a Supporting Role

* Matt Damon in “Invictus”
* Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
* Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
* Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
* Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”

Actress in a Leading Role

* Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
* Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
* Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
* Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
* Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”

Actress in a Supporting Role

* Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
* Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
* Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
* Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
* Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Animated Feature Film

* “Coraline” Henry Selick
* “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
* “The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
* “The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
* “Up” Pete Docter

The rest here.