Tag Archives: Hollywood

Marky Mark v. Tom Cruise: Battle of the Deluded Narcissists

Hate crime perpetrating underwear model turned actor Mark Wahlberg is in the press today. It appears as though he “lost his shit” during a live Q&A when the moderator indirectly referenced a comment made by Tom Cruise, about how his job is, in some ways, like “fighting in Afghanistan.” Wahlberg, who portrays a Navy SEAL […]

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Digging though the Hollywood archives: Ted Healy’s drawing of Wallace Beery, and Wallace Beery’s murder of Ted Healy

Every once in a while, I’ve been known to go off on a tangent. Something obscure will pique my interest, and, for whatever reason, I find that I’m not able to let it go. (Does anyone remember my interest in the large school bell that was rung by the 19 year old Orson Welles in […]

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Mike G, walking in the footsteps of a serial killer, on the set of Dexter

My friend Mike G sent around a photo a few days ago of himself on the set of the Showtime series Dexter. I’ve never seen the show, as I don’t think think that rooting for a protagonist that happens to be a serial killer would contribute toward making me a happier, more optimistic person, but, […]

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Robert DeNiro sighting in Ypsilanti

As of right now, no one has sent in a pencil paparazzi sketch, but word on the street is that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert DeNiro was in Ypsi today, filming on River Street.

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The 47th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival begins this week

The 47th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival begins this week, and, in celebration of that fact, I’ve asked Donald Harrison, the executive director of the festival, a few questions. Here they are, along with his responses: You were in California before moving here, right? And that was, what, like 5 years ago? I moved to […]

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