30 December 2008

Eartha Kitt - Good bye Santa Baby

old vinyl disc cover

What if you would know when you will die ? Let's say that you are a singer and you have a great hit called 'Santa Baby'. Soon after you have collected the awards, the applauses and the money, you find out that you will die on the Christmas day. Isn't this weird ?
How will be to sing every year for hundreds of times the song about the day when you will die ?! Is true that in the case of Eartha Kitt it wasn't so, but still is a fantastic coincidence. This year Santa came with surprises to Kitt. Santa had a hidden hatchet in his bag.
Probably Santa came each year with a bag full of surprises to Eartha, but this year he had enough. Or maybe he sent her in a better place...
Don't you feel a bitter taste after reading these nice lyrics of 'Santa Baby' and knowing that Eartha Kitt died on the Christmas Day?! (scroll down to watch an old video recording with this song)

Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree, For me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you'll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that's not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, there's one thing I really do need,
The deed
To a platinum mine,
Santa honey, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex,
And checks.
Sign your 'X' on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's,
I really do believe in you,
Let's see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
A ring.
I don't mean on the phone,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.

23 December 2008

Porque tan serio ?

wanna be a hero ?

While thinking at Tina Fey's scar, I remembered about Heath Ledger's fantastic act in Dark Knight, in the joker's role and his explanation for his scars. I'm not fooled easily by movie scenes, but he got me bad. At his first statement I was convinced about his scars, but after seing the second statement I felt like I was one of his victims.
In one month from now will take place '2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards' and Heath Ledger is nominated for 'Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role'. I didn't even bother to check who can defeat him, but who will be defeated: Josh Brolin for Milk, Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt and Dev Patel for Slumdog Millionaire. Why will Heath Leger win ? Because he made history in movies with his act in 'Dark Knight' and because the awards are taking place at one year from Ledger's death.
In the above photo you can see Che Guevara saying 'Porque tan serio', which in english means, as you probably guessed, 'Why so serious', the line that stepped into history just like Godfather's famous scenes. I'm sure that Heath Ledger did not intend to become a hero, but the events made him the role-model of our generation. He died right after finishing a succesful movie and he couldn't taste the victory; that is drama and is real. So now you understand the smile from Che Guevara's face. Actually 'Heath Ledger' was searched 7 times more than 'Che Guevara' on the internet in 2008 (according to google trends).
In the video below you can see the scene where Heaath Ledger is filmed so close, that you can see every move of his eyebrow and his tongue in details. Such scenes are rare these days, because the actor or the actress must perform very well in order to be filmed that close.

becoming a hero

08 December 2008

Tina Fey's scar

Tina Fey's famous scar

ABC's host Barbara Walters had revealed her '10 Most Fascinating People' list a few days ago. Among those fascinating people we find Tina Fey, a strong woman, which will be the cover for the Vanity Fair magazine in 2009 January issue. She got famous for her career, but it was interesting how she succeeded to pass over her cheek's scar and still have the front page of the newspapers, magazines and tv channels. On VF she is titled as 'American Sweetheart'. I agree that she struggled a lot, but let's not to exaggerate. Is like putting a lion on the list of the most beautiful kitties of the year or something. The mystery of her scar will stay hidden for a while. She was quoted in New York Times as saying:

It's a childhood injury that was kind of grim. And it kind of bums my parents out for me to talk about it

but in Vanity Fair in the interview, Jeff Richmond said something different,

It was in, like, the front yard of her house, and somebody just came up, and she just thought somebody marked her with a pen.

This subject is a big buzz these days and it seems that the truth won't come out soon. The rest of Barbara's Fascinating People list contains other big names as Sarah Palin,Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Frank Langella, Michael Phelps, Rush Limbaugh, the transgendered man who is pregnant again, Thomas Beatie and the winner, Barack Obama.Below is the playlist of the interviews with these people (excepting Thomas Beatie)