Paul Walker- An Actor With Class and Dignity

The tragic yet weirdly ironic news of Paul Walker’s death set an approach that was totally unexpected.

The man was only 40 and left an impression that had most of us either idolizing or lusting over his features. His rugged good looks and studly charms caused a superficial appeal, but not in a negative manner. Walker displayed bad boy attitude without coming off as a douchebag- he displayed an iconic character who could defend himself and charm a girl by just being himself…unless if you count She’s All That, but Walker wasn’t all that believable as the jerky jock. He was more suited for a daring yet good guy.

While The Fast and the Furious became his main trademark, this was a franchise that never really spoke to me. I only saw the first one, and it left me zero desire to watch any of the others that came after. To me, The Fast and the Furious was just a typical blockbuster that didn’t have any meaning except how “cool” one looks driving a fast car. 

It seems like those car films overlooked Walker’s other roles. There was She’s All That and Varsity Blues where he played a jock, which was fitting for Walker’s looks and attitude, but oddly enough, he was not that believable playing a jock. The guy was better off portraying a more well-rounded and open-minded side that could’ve been seen in a more positive light. That’s why Pleasantville and Joy Ride were great roles for him. Skip Martin in Pleasantville was the jock who was also a clueless dork that Walker pulled off beautifully. This may win as Walker’s greatest role since his character was a blend of a bad boy and an oddball. Then there was Joy Ride, which showed Walker’s blend of nice guy/bad boy. Walker was outrunning a psycho truck driver and looking as attractive as his Fast and Furious moments while doing it, but his character wasn’t some arrogant moron trying to woo the chick; he was just a guy trying to do the right thing. Remember what Walker says when he and his brother play that prank on the madman? “That was mean.” And not to mention…Walker’s character never made an attempt to turn his female friend into something more.

As for his Fast and Furious days, he may have been the masculine icon, but he was still a decent person- not arrogant nor cocky- just a guy who embraces the muscles, looks and charms without forcing anyone else to treat it like it’s heaven’s greatest gift. 

Walker showed that a man can be attractive, muscular, mysterious, charming and daring without being an a*shole. After all, there is nothing wrong for a guy to work hard for a handsome face and a muscular torso. Just be a good person while doing it.

Farewell to an actor who was actually worthy of being a role model. 

“Vanity Fair” Calls Kate Upton the Next Marilyn Monroe…Kanye West Disagrees

Kanye West continues to prove that he can’t find one intelligent thing to say.

The guy doesn’t agree with Vanity Fair’s decision to make Kate Upton the next Marilyn Monroe. According to West, his wife, Kim Kardashian, should be the next Marilyn.

“I have a love hate relationship with the paparazzi, but actually, I love them because they empower us over ya know Vanity Fair and Graydon Carter that wanna say Kate Upton is Marilyn Monroe. Kate Upton ain’t Marilyn Monroe. Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that. She was controversial. She [is] controversial.” 

Can Kanye ever just be supportive of other people instead of finding someone else who is supposedly better? He did it to Taylor with Beyonce, and now he’s doing it to Kate with his wife? 

Vanity Fair is probably putting Upton in a good light by calling her the next Marilyn, but if Kanye knew anything about Marilyn, it’s actually not really a compliment to be labeled that way…Marilyn was iconic and all, but she had some major issues…

Besides, Kanye is wrong. Kim K. could never be an icon like Marilyn…until Kim K. actually lands a part in a movie that expresses exemplary structure, then Kanye needs to cram it before he humiliates himself any more…

Jennifer Love Hewitt Gives Birth AND Gets Married

It’s a big week for Jennifer Love Hewitt!

The actress gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday- her little one’s name is Autumn James Hallisay. 

As if that wasn’t enough, Hewitt also married Brian Hallisay in secret…well, not so secret anymore.

With a rather struggling career that Hewitt’s been having, her personal life is definitely on a role! The Client List wasn’t well-received and a lot of us forgot that Hewitt was still working. It looks like she might have a longer break at this point since she has something special that is not an overlooked television series.

Congratulations to the happy family!

Ellen DeGeneres Hopes for World Peace

Don’t we all?

Ellen DeGeneres was at a Toys for Tots charity in Los Angeles when she mentioned what she hopes for during her second time hosting the Oscars.

“My hope is by hosting the Academy Awards, right afterward, we have world peace,” DeGeneres said. 

As cliche as that may sound, DeGeneres may have actually meant to make it sound more sincere.

“I know a lot of those people,” DeGeneres said, referring to the people in the Oscar audience. “They’re on my show a lot. I love the whole business…I get to play with all those people in the audience and make people happy, and hopefully, relax them.”

DeGeneres is lucky to be a part of the Hollywood scene while interviewing the ones who are also a part of it. And it’s great that she sees the joyous side of it. Hopefully, her clients feel the same way. 

With Hollywood being a crazy scene, it might be difficult to achieve world peace anytime soon. It’s people like Ellen who bring a bright side to the situation.

Kendall Jenner Scores Modeling Contract

Kendall Jenner is going to be modeling for The Society Management after she mysteriously exposed her breasts.

That’s probably a better career than that Kardashian reality show that shames humanity.

Jenner just turned 18 where the provocative photo was released when she just became legal. 

A recent 18-year-old exposing herself can be immature or show a sign of potential insecurity, but Jenner might actually display a sign of strength; the photo isn’t really a light, stereotypically feminine photo like what would be seen in Playboy. The picture is dark and enchanting, which makes the picture spark a little sign of possible art.

Hopefully more pictures like that will be released. That would be a great perspective on young women- to show nudity in power rather than as a cheap toy. Plus, who needs a pound of red lipstick when you have exotic yet mysterious hair?

Happy 21st Birthday, Miley Cyrus!

Miley Cyrus turned 21 today. Are we supposed to duck for cover?

It’s more than safe to say that the singer has drastically changed in six years. But that’s to be expected since those years were from a teenager to an adult.

A lot of the media will be all over Cyrus anytime she goes for a night out. She’ll likely be judged for any bar she stumbles across and any picture of her posing with shots that zoom throughout the Internet. 

But isn’t it pretty normal to party hard at 21? There shouldn’t be anything to frown upon in her upcoming behavior unless she does something too obscure. 

The media shouldn’t judge Cyrus’ real life party habits based on her racy performances. It might actually be safe to say that Cyrus will be a safe drinker. After all, she probably gets her raging party side out when she’s on stage…so there’s probably no more energy left in her personal life.

Josh Brolin Checks Into Rehab

Celebrity Rehab- that title sounds like it can make its own TV series.

Josh Brolin just joined the hypothetical cast by checking himself into rehab for substance abuse. 

Just a few weeks ago, Brolin got into a fistfight with a guy at a bar in Santa Monica. According to TMZ, the fight occurred near the front of the entrance right after the bar had closed. 

Apparently, the fight had ended well since Brolin and the other guy hugged each other afterwards. But you can’t fix violence with a hug…

That same weekend, Brolin had allegedly gotten into some massive argument with a cab driver in a Del Taco drive-thru, which is quite possibly more ghetto.

A couple days later, Brolin told TMZ that it won’t be happening again. They asked if he would be “laying off the booze for a bit.” “That’s it,” Brolin said. “Completely done.”

At least Brolin knows when to get help. Rather than putting his ego first, he’s putting health first. That’s a wise choice especially for the sake of the people around him. 

Brolin’s a fine actor so once he’s healthy, we’ll be looking forward to seeing him on his feet again. 

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Movie Casts Kate

Eloise Mumford just signed on to play Kate, Anastasia’s roommate, in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

It’s great that we have an idea on who was going to play the tough yet generous roommate. But here’s the question:

Who the heck is Eloise Mumford?

If anyone has seen an episode of Lone Star or The River (the show some of us expected to last more than eight episodes), then this girl might look familiar. 

After two failed television shows and a double failed Miley Cyrus film called So Undercover, then this could be Mumford’s big break. Even if she’s a supporting character, the role of Kate will definitely boost up some recognition.

Well done, Eloise!

Disney to Make Sequel to “Alice in Wonderland”

How did this one come up?!

Disney is going to release a sequel to the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. It’s set to come to theaters on May 27, 2016. Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are both going to reprise their roles as The Mad Hatter and Alice. 

There are a few critical points that make this idea (for lack of a better term) stupid. 

First of all, Tim Burton isn’t going to be directing. James Bobin, director of The Muppets will be taking over. This can actually be good or bad. It’s good in the sense that since the first Alice in Wonderland was lame and shameful, a new director might not be a bad idea. And Bobin isn’t a bad choice since The Muppets turned out to be a knockout even without Jim Henson. So Bobin might actually have what it takes to take over legendary directors. But the bad news is that without Burton, it’s doubtful that this sequel will have any black trees, grey clouds or demented creatures. Burton’s style is engravingly morbid and intoxicating. But Burton didn’t create too much of it in the original and if he had the chance, then maybe the sequel could have more. 

Perhaps Bobin can still make something eerie…but nowhere near Burton’s style.

With the exception of a potentially decent new director, the idea of an Alice in Wonderland sequel does not scream any positive vibes. The original was a complete let-down that had zero connection or understanding to what makes Alice in Wonderland a great story. The characters had completely lost touch with what Lewis Carroll and Disney animation created. Plus, the writing was shotty and the plot was dull. Not to mention, the character of Alice didn’t possess a single spark of charismatic energy. 

So Disney wants to make a continuous story of something that was dumb-tacular to begin with?

Insert a massive amount of eye-rolls here…

Trailer For “Muppets Most Wanted”

The trailer for Muppets Most Wanted was released today.

For all the infamous die-hard Muppet fans, this movie awaits in anticipation; there’s a strange plot though with Kermit being framed by a doppleganger frog with a German accent. That’s when Kermit gets taken away and said doppleganger (known as Constantine) tries to replace Kermit’s life and lets the other Muppets go wild.

As of now, it’s hard to tell if this film will compare to any of the classic Muppet films: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Christmas Carol, etc. With new writers and a new environment in Hollywood cinema, the Muppets seem to have a farther belonging in what audiences are watching today. The Muppets are reminders of our beautiful childhood as opposed to what some are currently settling on. But that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be any more Muppet movies- it just might take extra thought and talent to create something that has been amazing so many times before.

There’ll be some guests stars, including Christopher Waltz, Ty Burrell, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Lady Gaga, Danny Trejo and Tina Fey as Kermit’s prison guard. Even though she only said a few lines in the trailer, her accent is already worth falling in love with.