Category Archives: As If I Care

Daniel Day-Lewis As ‘Lincoln’ — Or Is That Really Abe Lincoln?

Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln

Source/Photo: EW.com

Yikes.  Just hand over the Academy Award to Daniel Day-Lewis right now.  He’s already preparing us for another boring genius character that will receive loads of accolades in Steven Spielberg’s biopic ‘LincolnThe film which opens November 9th is just three days after our Presidential election.

Of course we all know how “method” DDL is, right?  Did he forgo all modernity and its devices during filming?  You might remember that Daniel Day-Lewis, who won an Oscar for My Left Foot reportedly refused to leave his wheelchair while making that film. Spielberg basically rolled his eyes at the assumption that DDL stayed in character and refused to use a cell phone Morse Code or a car horseless carriage during the filming of ‘Lincoln‘.

Steven Spielberg and I TOLD YOU TO CALL ME 'PRESIDENT LINCOLN'!!

 

“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” Spielberg says. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”

People on set did refer to the actor as “Mr. President,” including Spielberg, but the director says that was just part of the effort to maintain atmosphere. “I was calling [all] the actors by their character names,” he says. “That was something I felt was important to establish a little authenticity, maybe even more for me than for them.”

Whatever.  I like thinking that DDL totally walked five miles, barefoot, in the snow, without a coat, uphill (both ways, of course) while carrying a baby calf, to and from the set every day…because he probably did.  Spielberg is undoubted over all this role-immersion as much as we are and doesn’t want that crap publicized.

But from now on?  During the day, I’d like to be referred to as Pulitzer Prize Winning Publishing Magnate.  I’m SO method.

 

American Music Award Nominees Announced by Nicki Minaj and Pitbull

Nicki Minaj - Announcing 2011 American Music Awards Nominees

Photo: GettyImages

So.  It looks like I’ll have to back to the Lasik Institute for a re-check because I’m pretty sure I have more eye damage from staring at Nicki’s get-up while announcing the boring list of nominees for the 2011 American Music Awards.  Here you go:

POP or ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Pitbull
Favorite Female Artist
Adele
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
LMFAO
Maroon 5
OneRepublic
Favorite Album
Adele/21
Lady Gaga/Born This Way
Rihanna/Loud
COUNTRY MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Favorite Album
Jason Aldean/My Kinda Party
The Band Perry/The Band Perry
Taylor Swift/Speak Now
RAP/HIP-HOP MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Favorite Album
Jay-Z & Kanye West/Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne/Tha Carter IV
Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday
SOUL/RHYTHM & BLUES MUSIC
Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz
Usher
Favorite Female Artist
Beyonce
Rihanna
Kelly Rowland
Favorite Album
Beyonce/4
Chris Brown/F.A.M.E.
Rihanna/Loud
ALTERNATIVE ROCK MUSIC
Favorite Artist
The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons
ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Adele
Bruno Mars
Katy Perry
LATIN MUSIC
Favorite Artist
Enrique Iglesias
Jennifer Lopez
Pitbull
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Favorite Artist
Casting Crowns
Tobymac
Third Day
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele
Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift
Sprint New Artist Of The Year
POP/ROCK
Foster The People
Hot Chelle Rae
COUNTRY
The Band Perry
Thompson Square
SOUL/R&B
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel
RAP/HIP-HOP
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa
I most def need a nap after reading these nominees.  If Adele is ignored, there IS no justice or appreciation for real, live SINGERS.  Oh, and where are The Civil Wars? Jaaaayzus H.
See who won THREE ABPA (American Butt Plug Awards) last year?
The AMAs are pretty lame anyway, in terms of music awards shows, so I won’t be surprised at the weak-ass “artists” who are presented with that clear, pointed butt plug in November.

Charlie Sheen Talks “Winning” and “Crack Lighting”

"You guys are just JEALOUS."

Jaaaaayzus.  This is so unbelievable that I don’t know if I’ll be able to actually hit the “Publish” button. Help. Me.

Charlie. Effing. Sheen.

Apparently Mr. I’m High on Charlie Sheen made the rounds of the morning shows, but that wasn’t nearly enough. You see, Charlie was lit with “Crack Lighting” while each condescending network interviewer was given “Beauty Lighting”, so the folks at TMZ.com scored the TRUE gold interview.

If you’d like to join me in the “cold, steel rod in my eye”-headache, feel free.  Just know you’ll NEVER get this time BACK.

 

via TMZ.com

 

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WHY did I sit through that? Oh…and how ’bout Charlie passive-aggressively blaming his parents for all his shit WINNING in life by leaving him on the school bus when he was seven years old, thus ending up in the bowels of the downtown Los Angeles County School bus barn.  Don’t you understand? No one came looking for him! He was supposed to be left in Malibu, you guys.

Let that be a gotdamn lesson, Parents.  You are all at risk of raising a Charlie Sheen.  And guess what else? That’s my own experience talking right there.