Archive for the 'Hollywood Birthdays' Category

And on the Seventh Day..

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The Lawd created… And He looked upon His creation, and He called it GOOD.

My god, it’s full of stars…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I know I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but today I have to make an exception…today is a special day. Today the Almighty Creator really outdid himself, because on this date were born Gregory “May His Name Be Forever Praised” Peck AND Bette Davis Un-frelling-believable. And then, just to show off, the Creator also made […]

Birthday Parable

Friday, April 4th, 2008

There’s a sad irony in comparing today’s two birthday guys. They’re so similar, but such different endings. Both immensely talented, intelligent, beautiful, charismatic. Fame came to both of them very young, and they both succumbed to all of the perils. But one is alive to tell the tale, and one isn’t. Heath Ledger and Robert […]

Birthday Contender

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Alec Guinness one day…Marlon Brando the next… Can you stand it? I can’t stand it! I’m ODing on talent over here.

A lovely day

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Sir ALEC Guinness, that is! I know I use a lot of hyperbole, but in all seriousness Alec Guinness should be on everyone’s short list for Best Actors Ever. If you only know him as Obi-Wan, you don’t know him. Meanwhile, it’s also my mom’s birthday! She probably wouldn’t want me to post a picture, […]

Get in touch with your inner Badass

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Because today’s birthday is owned by.. Hail Mifune! Best thing to come out of Japan ever. Even better than wasabi peas; and that’s saying a lot because I loves me some wasabi peas! Mifune! Originator of the “silent yet cunning badass” role, yet great as everything else as well. Clint Eastwood isn’t fit to have […]

We’re gonna need a bigger cake

Monday, March 31st, 2008

It’s that time again, the last days of March, the first days of April…the time when practically everyone good in the Universe was born! The next week of so will be the annual cavalcade of Aries (Arieses? Arii?) I know I do this every year, same people, etc., but hey: 1. tradition is good 2. […]

Two Bridesmaids and a God

Friday, March 21st, 2008

In a short time I’m going to be picked up by pal Cheri, her mom, and The Other Bridesmaid and whisked off to David’s Bridal for dress browsing and maybe tryings-on. Three over-30, cynical, bitter, sometime former-Gothy and always Gaming Geeky women in a store that is designed to cater to young, fru-fru girls who […]

Birthday Hotting

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Hey! It’s Donal’s birthday, people! Show some luv! Donal had a tv pilot all lined up to go last fall, but I think it got effed up by the damn writers.    Naturally if there’s any other Donal-velopments, you’ll hear about em here first.


Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees! […]

Turn Your Crank to Frank

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Time once again to hoist a glass to the Chairman on his birthday!  We loves ya, Frankie! (And now I don’t have to worry about the Genovese coming over to bash in my kneecaps for another whole year!)

Black Friday Belated

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

The Friday after Thanksgiving was Boris Karloff’s birthday! Appropriately enough, Boris once even starred in a movie called Black Friday. I’ve given Karloff a lot of grief over the years, purely because I’m a Lugosi partisan, and because of how much Bela hated him in the movie Ed Wood. (Still can’t see Karloff appear on […]

Happy Ed Day

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Another year, another opportunity to celebrate the life and works of Edward D. Wood, Jr. What will it be this year? The Bride of the Monster? The Violent Years? A multi-film retrospective? No matter what you choose to do, the important thing is that you believe that it’s good. Therein lies the magic of Eddie.

A Man for all Seasons

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Jeremy Irons’ birthday today! Jeremy is 59, but still working steadily. Not really steadily enough for me, though. The pic above is from the last good thing I saw him in, Elizabeth I, which was a made-for-tv miniseries. Last good real movie I saw him in was Casanova. So he does about a movie per […]

How Cool Can Hotness Be?

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Today is no mere Hollywood Birthday drive-by Hotting. No. Today is more like I drive by your house and fling a bloody Molotov cocktail of Hotness through your picture window, then circle around the block to finish off the job with a few incendiary grenades and a blowtorch. Because today’s birthday belongs to The Man, […]

Drive-By Hetfielding

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Because I like to torture myself, let’s all raise a shot of Jagermeister and give a birthday toast to Mr. James Hetfield! We love ya, ya big fucking dickhead! *sniffle*…Misfits shirt….*sobs*…..

Everyone’s Girlfriend

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Kicking off a few straight days of awesome August birthdays today with Ms. Myrna Loy! Myrna. Wow. Who doesn’t love her? She was perfect! No, not a stunning beauty or dead sexy like other actresses of the time. But quite simply adorable! Not for her the diva roles like Crawford or Davis. She played normal […]

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

In honor of Johnny Cusack’s birthday today, I thought I’d review his new movie 1408. But it’s really hard to review a horror movie, for some reason. I’m usually so long-winded about movies, but I can’t think of anything to say. Hrmm…1408 is about one night spent in a haunted hotel room. Poor Johnny, he […]

Suck it up, Jessica Biel

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Every so often (well, more often than I care to think about) in Hollywood an actress comes along who is known less for her movie parts and more for her body parts. This year it’s Jessica Biel and her “shelf ass” (phrase trademarked by LaineyGossip.) In the mid-1940′s to 50′s, it was Jane Russell and […]

Suck it up, Brad Pitt

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Today is Errol Flynn’s birthday, which kicks off a double-header of Hotness that will continue with tomorrow’s featured bday star! Errol is not one of my favorite old Hollywood stars, not by a longshot. And he was certainly nobody’s idea of a good actor. But he filled an important, time-honored niche: that of the guy […]