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“I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”

Rumor has it: Cary Grant & Randolf Scott were LOVERS. Maybe The BUTLER knew if more than just hearsay !!

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By the end of the 1930′s, screen actors Cary Grant and Randolph Scott were bonafide stars who were quickly on their way to becoming Hollywood royalty.  Their butler, Jim, may have been a star in his own right or in his own mind. In the 1920′s and 30′s, black maids, butlers, chauffeurs and the like had a certain respected status within Hollywood circles based on their own recognizance.  It’s said that while notable black stars might show up on a movie set or at the studio, they were still considered nobodies within the grand scheme of things. But when a white star’s domestic help arrived, there was a definite change in the atmosphere.  To begin with, they had to have personality plus in order to survive.  They had to smile, comfort and charm when they didn’t want to often with people they really didn’t like.  And if they really wanted to get ahead, they had to be shrewd!  They knew how and when to play their hand, with many parlaying careers as domestics into careers on the screen, at the studios and as businesspeople. 

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There was much that was commonplace within the industry that could never be brought to the light for fear of ruined careers and the involvement of moral politicians and the church in studio moviemaking.  It was code among the servants exactly what (or what not) to reveal.  Ask Jean Harlow‘s maid, Blanche Williams, about the suicide of the star’s husband, Paul Bern or the black, gay Henry Peavey – the butler in the infamous 1920′s William Desmond Taylor scandal – about his employer’s mysterious death.  I wonder what Jim (above) could have told us about Grant and Scott – if anyone would have bothered to ask?

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O’Bummer: Simply put, it’s the beginning of HIS End. Litter-rally!

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Here’s an article as expressed through Ed Asner, about how Hollywood is feeling about President Obama’s take on handling America’s intervention with Syria. Thing is, it becomes interesting to me that the bottom line here is solely based on America’s longtime affliction with RACE. When will we ever Learn is ALL I ask?  The article was written



737px-Asner_Ed_DOD-300x203With the current run-up to war in Syria, you may very well ask where Hollywood is. After all, a lot of celebrities were very vocal about war during the Bush administration. So where are they now? Well, many have apparently OD’d on political correctness. Ed Asner, Hollywood actor and longtime liberal activist, admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that Hollywood doesn’t want to appear “anti-black” in opposing President Obama.

Both Asner and former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell have personally been very outspoken about Syria, with Farrell calling Obama’s plan of limited military action as “a potential war crime.” As far as Asner’s concerned, though, it’s far too late for Hollywood to jump in. He said, “This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.”

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Celebrities in ‘Arab Garb’ by Mohammed Kanoo

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Mohammed Kanoo’s Portraits Of Celebrities Wearing Arab ClothingBahraini artist Mohammed Kanoo is presenting his most recent work in an exhibition at Dubai’s Meem Gallery. Between 15th of May and 5th of July 2012, photos of politicians and Hollywood celebrities like Will Smith, Angela Jolie, John Travolta, Barack Obama and Clint Eastwood will be presented to the public. The artist’s second solo exhibition at the Meem Gallery -  Fun with Fen – captures our world seen through the his eyes. Part of the collection “A Question of Identity (2012)” found on PSFK, these digital prints in postcard size portray contemporary as well as historical figures. Political and entertainment celebrities can be seen wearing Arab clothing – each of them taking the thoughts further trough a maze of international diplomacy, hinting towards the necessary social tolerance in a complicated world. The artist’s view point raises questions in many fields, from culture and religion, to politics and popular culture.

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Researching: A somewhat Factual account of some Hollywood “Stars” Secret SEX Lives.

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In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the last post, I was puzzled over the location of the “large house” of Jacques “Jack” Potts mentioned in “Full Service” opposite the gates to the Harold Lloyd estate. Today, the estate’s address is 1740 Green Acres Drive and I said that none of the homes on that street existed – -  Read more

Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8

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“The Fly” and its sequel “Curse of the Fly” are playing this week at The Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8, 2012 It’s another jam-packed week of movie events in Hollywood this week including special appearances by the cast of “The Hunger Games,” a Seussapalooza, Marx Brothers movies, French comedy flicks, two of Spencer Tracy’s best films, a red carpet premiere, and so much more. – read more – ~~~ The … Read more:

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