Thursday, July 24, 2008

It will soon be illegal to be emo in Russia

I know this story seems too funny to be true, but it's no joke. The Guardian (an English newspaper) writes that Russian officials think that being emo is "a threat to national security and anti-emo legislation is being drawn up to outlaw kids sporting black hair with fringes that cover half the face."

"Anti-emo legislation??" 


If life is so fair, then why do roses have thorns? Russia hopes to have passed the bill by the end of the year.

(Photo is of Mexican kids protesting their "right to be emo.")

Highest Paid Actors in Hollywood

No surprise Will Smith is #1 ($80 million) and Johnny Depp #2 ($72 million). But Eddie Murphy at #3 ($55 million)? Come on. Nobody watches Eddie Murphy movies anymore (unless it's Shrek, but that doesn't count). Who the hell is paying him that much money??

Anyways, we can take comfort knowing he won't be on the list again next year after Meet Dave bombed HUGE (Yeah, it already came out. Don't feel bad, nobody else knew either).

Unsurprisingly, former box-office king Tom "Maverick" Cruise isn't even on the list! I might feel a little sorry for him but hey, he did it to himself. He can spend the rest of his life wiping away his tears with his billions of dollars.

Hairspray the sequel?

New Line has announced that they have Hairspray 2 in the works. Somebody needs to help Zac Efron before he becomes Haley Joel Osment.

Zac has done three High School Musicals, Hairspray, the Footloose remake, and Seventeen Again ("Big" in reverse, ughhh). 

If he wants to have an acting career that doesn't end at 23, he needs to take some serious roles where he's not dancing like an idiot on a golf course (might I suggest my screenplay "Lowell?"). 11 year old girls may love it, but if this kid wants a career he needs to get onscreen doing drugs and hanging with prostitutes, or something similar. 

Look at Daniel Radcliffe - he takes his clothes off on stage in a well-respected play and all of a sudden he's a serious actor and getting coveted roles outside of the Potter franchise. It might be funny and have spawned a whole bunch of "wand" jokes, but Radcliffe is going to have a career post-Potter.

(Zac, if you need a manager, I'm available. My advice is not free.)