Golden Globes 2019: A Golden Rhapsody

Sunday night was the Golden Globes, and I was a surprise of the winners.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, best-animated film; Roma for best foreign film, Regina King for If Streets Could Talk; Mahershala Ali for Green Book;  Christian Bale for Vice; Glenn Close The Wife (2017), while Bohemian Rhapsody won for best film and Rami Malek for best actor.

It was an incredible night for all the winners. Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh were incredibly funny, they remind me of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, hosting the Golden Globes. Bob Hope did the same thing poking fun at the celebrities in a good way. These actors and writers study the greats of how to write comedy, and they were funny.

Carol Burnett

Speaking of comedy writing, we have to praise Carol Burnett, a legendary and pioneer of sketch comedy. She had the best comedy writing team and the ensemble of actors and singers to perform on her show in the 1970s. The show won multiple awards — Golden Globes and Emmys.

So they gave Carol Burnett a Lifetime Achievement Award in Television, the Carol Burnett Award. She deserved it.

Plus, the ratings for the show was up from last year.  Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh should host the Oscars in 2019.

Taylor Swift will be in Cats on Broadway this summer of 2019

Even though Lady Gaga did not win for a Golden Globe for Best actress, but she got an award for best song presented by my girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

And here are the winners ….

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Bohemian Rhapsody

Twentieth Century Fox / Regency Enterprises; Twentieth Century Fox

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Green Book

Participant Media / DreamWorks Pictures; Universal Pictures

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX Networks)

Fox 21 Television Studios / FX Productions

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Warner Bros. Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Director – Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Roma (Mexico)

Netflix / Participant Media / Esperanto-Filmoj; Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

Music by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Lyrics by: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Best Television Series – Drama

The Americans (FX Networks)

Fox 21 Television Studios / FX Productions

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

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Holmes and Watson: They Don’t Have a Clue

If you haven’t heard, Holmes & Watson: They Don’t Have a Clue is a blockbuster hit for Will Farrel and John C. Riely – seriously it’s terrible. That’s the clue. They did not have a clue.  When it premiered on Christmas Day lots of people attended, and within 45 minutes of the film, people were walking out, seriously it’s bad. Trust me on this, I have seen it, and I asked the clerk if I can see Spider-Man again. She said sure go ahead.  She follows me in to see Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. She paid for the popcorn and drinks for me. I am lucky.

Critics and audience seriously did not like it at all, especially the audience who watch it and wanted a refund – seriously. See another movie or see Bumblebee that is playing next door. Even Will Farrel and John C. Riely went to see Aqua Man, that also a fantastic film, in which I don’t blame them at all, might as well hide from the audience who wanted to throw a magnify glass at them and tell them to get a better clue to make this movie enjoyable.  Why make a horrible comedy a comedy when people wanted to walk out from it?

It was a terrible, horrible comedy. The audio dubbing was bad, and I bet the outtakes from the movie would be better than the movie when it comes out on DVD next three weeks from today.

They make a good comedy team, they should do what Bob Hope and Bing Crosby did, make road trip films, and they were successful at it. Why did they pick this project?

Ethan Cohen is the writer and director, and it is based on an SNL sketch. Unfortunately, it would be great for TV, but not for a movie.  He could have written a better story for the guys also it would be better and funnier.

If you wanted to see a train wreck of Holmes and Watson, save your money and watch something else.

The Christmas Gift: Memory of friends

What could be the perfect Christmas gift for anyone? It is when you sit in the back of the chapel in a funeral home and watching the speaker addressing her friends how much she misses her dad. She said everything about her dad but left her brother speechless, and he did know what to say, he said that he lost his dad too.

When she was giving her speech, I was reminiscing about her. It was 1985, we were in high school together, and we met in homeroom, I was silly. I was the class clown, being funny in a good way with a heart, the best way to get attention and make friends too.  I was giving gifts to girls, that I made, with a little help from my mom. (My mom passed away in 2016.) I had a crush on her, but unfortunately, she had a boyfriend, it was okay for me. She was pretty.

I remember in drama class that I did a comedic monologue of
The Three Little Pigs by using voice impressions of the animals, I was funny and the audience like me, and she was watching me. I caught her attention.  I was funny and being creative. Her boyfriend wasn’t in the class. I was safe. If he had known about it, I would be in the lockers.

Sometime I would take a peek at the gym, she and her friends were exercising bending their waist, some yoga moves. Nothing perverted, they were exercising. Then the coach would see me between the crack of the door and yell at me. He did not know who was behind the door I just ran.
They could hear my footsteps in the lobby; she didn’t know, that I was there. Then I bump into her boyfriend.
“What are you doing here?” Boyfriend said.
“I am late for –  Calculus class.” I was scared and nervous. I didn’t want to tell him that I was stalking his girlfriend. I panic.
“Okay, go.” Boyfriend said. I ran, it was not Calculus class, it was my driving class.

It’s 33 years later. I woke up from my daydream. The coffin of her dad was being escorted to the hertz and waiting to be bury in West Lawn Cemetery.
He was a firefighter and the city honored with firefighters and firetrucks. He was a great father.

It was a long line. I was standing in line waiting to see the family and her.  She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. However, her parents live in Elizabeth City.

A few of the classmates came to see her. I knew some of them; probably the came early a day ago for the church service.  

I came around the bend of the hallway, but when she saw me. It’s like her sad day became a happy day. She didn’t know that I was coming. It was a total surprise for her, my memories of her faded. Still beautiful. Some people recognize me, but I didn’t know them. I am getting old. She’s happily married for 25 years, and she has teenagers now.

She was happy to see me in line. It looked like she wanted to make the line go even faster, by giving quick hugs and shaking their hands. And say bye to each one.

When I came up to her, she was happy to see.  We talk for a while. It was like having a class reunion at a funeral, how ironic. She told her family about me about the crazy antics I did in high school. She remembered me. I was surprised that she kept the gift. It made her day and my day too.

James Corden for Oscars Host

THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

Hey, Oscars have you ever consider James Corden, as the Oscars host for 2019. He will be perfect for the job. He’s an actor, singer, and the host his late-night show on CBS. He does a lot of parodies of movies and singers on the show. And funny too.

The night when there was a screw up between La La Land and Moonlight, the next day he did a parody of it, and it was hysterical. He also does crosswalk the musicals and carpool karaoke. His show is an Emmy award winner too.  

By the way, he has hosted the Grammy’s and Tony awards ceremony. Why not the Oscars?

Do you want hot-less emcee for the Oscars in 2019? Bob Hope was the master of the hosting gig for the Oscars when he was alive. (1940 – 1979) you can’t bring up the dead to host, even Johnny Carson. In 1989, there was no host for the Oscars only the announcer announcing who’s coming up on stage.

But you do need a comedian who lightens up the crowd. And since people are so political and don’t like President Trump and what he is doing, that will bring down the ratings. You want the ratings to go up, and the Oscars should be entertaining to watch. Please tell the actors to thank their cat or whoever made them successful in becoming an actor.  Actors deserve their shot of fame and recognition of there work.

Carol Brunetti hosted the show in 1973, is there a possibility for her to do it,  even though she’s getting a special award, for the Golden Globe Awards in 2019.

Please consider James Corden to host the Oscars in 2019, if he says no, oh well. James Corden will be the best host.

How to Check Emails

When the emails came out during the 1990s, it is the best way of communication, no more sending letters or use a courier, emails are the fastest way of communication.

Here are some do’s and don’t of using emails:

Do have a clear subject line
Emails are clogging up in the inbox, and we have determined what to read and don’t. The subject line is the eye-catcher of what to read. If you are sending a note to someone, put the title of the note and your name. For example “Title of the Note — !!!! Your Name !!!!.”  this is a sure way to get attention for the reader to read your note.

Do put your signature
A signature is not an actual signature, who will read squiggly lines on an email. A signature is your name, a title of what you do and contact information (name, email, phone number, and address), that means they don’t have to use a Rolodex to find you. Some people do use a Rolodexes.

Do use a professional salutation
If you know the person name, then use the person name. If the name is foreign, get the spelling name right. The name is everything. If you don’t know how to spell it, look it up on the email directory on the company website.  Don’t use their nickname, that’s unprofessional. It happened to me one time, and I let it go. And I submitted the copy to my HR (Human Resource), that person got fired. The appropriate is this “Dear,  Hailee” or “Hi” or “Hello.”

Do proofread your messages
When you compose an email, make sure your grammar and spelling are correct. Don’t abbreviate your text when sending out a message. Especially, when texting on your cell phone. Spell every word out, if not it will be hilarious to see it on a late night TV show, that a CEO could not spell a word correctly and they are highly educated.

Don’t write an angry message.
If you are upset or angry, you will regret it, and you may lose your job. Please consider of revising your message in a calm tone. In other words, watch your tone of writing.

Do reply to your messages
If you get an email, do answer your messages. It’s a confirmation that you read it or got the message. Many people don’t do this, because they say they were busy. It’s that an excuse? But it takes one minute to read the email. And one minute to write a response. Because we are not mind readers of what the other person is thinking.  

Do check your emails
When someone says to you “Did you get my message?” and your response “I have been busy the whole day.”  They have their cell phone smartphone with them, and the phone is in their pockets. What were they looking at it, Facebook? Instagram? Please check your emails and reply to the messages.  Check your email to four and five times a day or more. Sometime the message would go into the junk mail or spam mail because their name is not in their contact list. Check your mail. And delete your junk mail, if you have any, You will never know what is important.

Do check your attachments
When someone sends you an attachment. Do open it and read it. Don’t just leave there and not know it was there. It could be important.

Journalist Can’t Report

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When would journalist – today, to wait there turn to ask a question? Every day, Journalist are trying to get a sound bite, a quote from President Trump. And they take that quote and twist it around. And better yet accuse the president of what he did.

The Midterm election is over, Democrats won the house, and the Republicans won the Senate. The other day, I overheard, a teen-adult who did not vote said “There’s a midterm election? Do we have to study?”

Journalist – today, can not report the facts. They want President Trump to Fail.

Who’s the bully now?

And you can’t impeach President. He has done nothing wrong in the White House. There’s a law about that!

I voted for Hillary Clinton, to be the first female president, but she had too many baggages. Benghazi incident where several US troops got killed. Here.  And the Clinton scandal with an intern in the 1990’s. The Intern life is ruin.  I don’t want to mention her name in this blog, it’s disrespectful or tag her name. For the Clinton’s, she is walking her dog. Probably looking for the emails that she destroyed. Don’t care.

The journalist of the social media and media news is not reporting of what’s he’s doing in the White House. Or make a racial statement.  We all know his background of what he did.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta has been removed as the White House Correspondent reporter, what he did was an inappropriate on-air confrontation with the President. They never did this when  President Obama was president, that’s another story to write about – it would be a novel.

When would the news media get their facts right and report what he’s doing in the white house? They will never write about that, they will continue to write FAKE news, and that sells. Make accusations, or speculate of what if he would do this. Just put on a documentary special on CNN  of a president to fill in a gap. Is there a UFO sighting to report, that’s news! Winter storm is approaching. Someone found Santa Claus tombstone. He’s dead. Cancel Christmas!

When would the media act responsible to President Trump?

Do remember the missiles crisis in Korea? We were safe. President Trump handles that.

Do you want to be safe?

Oh, by the way, this list of executive orders that he signed and this is from CNN  (not fake news, it’s real) here  (2017)

Here’s another list here  (2018)

These executives orders were mention in the news,  but it flew over the reporters head like they don’t care.

How come the news media are not talking about that?

President Trump is working as the President of the United States. He’s not playing golf in one of his golf retreats. Or sliding across the floor wearing his socks and shorts in the White House. He’s a busy guy. He is keeping us safe.