Archive for May, 2007

“The thing that’s funny is …
that everyone thinks I’m dead”

Charles Nelson Reilly

Finding humor with a public that has long believed him dead,
Charles Nelson Reilly passes at the age of 76.

Known more for his appearances on shows such as “Match Game“, “Hollywood Squares” (he once made 27 game show appearances in a single week), and “Love American Style“, Charles Nelson Reilly was a Tony Award winner with credentials spanning over 50 years who could never quite over-come his comedic stereotype. Reilly made a near-record 97 appearances on “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson while wearing his trademark ascot (I love a good ascot … no – wait – I’m thinking of something else … ) and oversized glasses. In later years, Reilly enjoyed success as a voice artist playing The Dirty Bubble on “SpongeBob”.

Reilly led a rich and interesting life involving an institutionalized father, a narrow escape from death during a circus fire that injured over 400 and killed approximately 170 people, and a close friendship with Bert Reynolds (see the connection? … yeah, me neither). Reilly told his story in a one-man act which was made into a movie, “The Life of Reilly“, in 2006.

Rest in Peace, Banana Man!

Lindsay Lohan Arrested For DUI

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was arrested this Saturday for a DUI after crashing her 2005 Mercedes SL65 AMG with two passengers in LA. Officers at the scene found a “usable amount” of a drug tentatively identified as cocaine in the car. Police arrested Lohan at the hospital for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but was released from custody because she was admitted to the hospital, police said.

The crash was Lohan’s third accident in about two years. In October 2005, Lohan and a passenger received minor injuries when her convertible hit a van in West Hollywood. Authorities said the van driver, who also received minor injuries, was at fault. Months earlier, Lohan collided with a minivan when she made a U-turn as the van, carrying paparazzi, followed her from a Los Angeles restaurant. A photographer was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon but prosecutors declined to charge him. That crash was credited with prompting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a law that set steep financial penalties for paparazzi who commit assaults while trying to obtain celebrity photos.

Lohan has been in rehab in recent months, and immediately went on a cocaine binge afterward. I predict she will be too coked out to make movies in a couple of years.

Phil Spector is Too Short To Kill

Phil Spector

In the seldom used Me So Tiny defense, vertically-challenged Phil Spector cites his “short-coming” as proof of innocence.

Spector is on trial for the 2003 murder of 6’2″ (in heels) Lana Clarkson. Spector, at 5’5″ (not in heels), claims it would have been physically impossible for him to have administered the shot which entered Clarkson’s mouth at a downward angle.

HmMmM … DeeDee Kupps ponders …

perhaps Spector owns a rebounder!

Hilton Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail


 LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail Friday for violating her probation, putting the brakes on the hotel heiress’ famous high life.