Christian Bale slummed it up this summer in the by-all-accounts dreadful Terminator Salvation (I say “by all accounts” because I didn’t bother seeing it), then gave a nondescript performance as a G-Man in Public Enemies. These parts may not have satisfied Christian’s need to go completely balls-to-the-wall in transforming himself, but that shouldn’t be a problem with his new role, that of a crackhead former boxer in The Fighter, which is set to hit movie screens in 2011. For that part, Christian has shed a bunch of weight, and had most of the hair apparently pulled out of his scalp. [...]
Michael Jackson was a lot of things in his life: adorable child star, great pop/R&B singer, electrifying live performer, music video pioneer and all-time best-selling recording artist. But, there was one role Michael may have excelled in above all others: pop culture sideshow freak. Sometimes his outrageousness seemed deliberate; other times he seemed merely an innocent victim being tossed about by a cruel fate. And sometimes, he was just downright effed-up. While everyone else is busy remembering Jackson the singing and dancing sensation, we pay tribute to the man, the myth, the complete wack-job: 10. A Cry for Help Joseph [...]
The Dallas Cowboys are beginning to look like pure heartless corporate jerks as regards the collapse of their practice facility in a windstorm last month, an incident that left a team employee paralyzed for life: The Dallas Cowboys knew when they hired Summit Structures LLC to build their now-ruined practice facility that a similar fabric structure built by the company for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority had collapsed in a storm, according to a port official. Greg Iannarelli, the port authority’s chief counsel, said he was contacted by Cowboys official Bruce Mays not long after a warehouse built by Summit [...]
Facial tattooing hasn’t caught on in a big way in our culture, perhaps because the folks who’ve tried it have tended to be complete maniacs (Mike Tyson), pitiful reality show attention-whores (Kat Von D) and Aaron Neville – not big-time cultural trailblazers, in other words. But, that may all change now that Chad Ochocinco Johnson has decided to jump on the face-tat bandwagon. Now, with Ocho on board, we may see a veritable flood of cheek stamps, forehead etchings and random jawline jottings. Or not.
The man best-known for having his house burned down by his crazy girlfriend wants you to know that he, and not Jerry Rice, is the greatest receiver in the history of the NFL: About his legacy “Best receiver to ever play the game. I can’t show my highlights because I don’t own NFL Films, but all my coaches in college, in high school, in junior college, they all told me I could be the best. But they must’ve lied because that title was already given to Jerry Rice. Just because you have stats doesn’t mean you’re the best. Can’t nobody [...]
Why in God’s name would Jerry Jones even consider bringing Pacman back to the Cowboys?: A giddy Jerry Jones, reached in his private suite after the George Strait concert Saturday night to open the new Cowboys Stadium, asked a reporter, “Would you beat me up too bad if I brought back Adam?” The Cowboys’ owner said he is considering the move even though it’s a long shot. The Cowboys might be hesitant to bring back Pacman Jones because it could stunt the progress of second-year cornerbacks Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins. But Jerry Jones said he’s not concerned about any [...]
One year as the back-up in Tennessee was more than enough for former #1 draft pick Vince Young: During an interview with WMAR-TV, Young said that if he doesn’t win back his old job, then he wants a change of scenery. “I definitely want to get back out there playing ball and picking up where I left off, winning games and having a good time with my teammates and with the fans,” Young said. “At the same time, if them guys don’t want me to be in there, it’s time for me to make a career change for myself. Because the fact [...]
Travis Henry has some pretty serious competition when it comes to impregnating multitudes of different women out of wedlock before the age of 30. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Desmond Hatchett: A 29-year-old man has set a new record in the U.S. by fathering 21 children. Desmond Hatchett has had his offspring with 11 different women and their ages range from a newborn to 11 years of age. The prolific father even boasted of fathering four children by different women in the same year. His giant brood came to light after authorities in Tennessee took Hatchett to court for [...]