Kristoff St. John Dead at 52

during the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 20, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

If you are a fan of the Young and the Restless, you probably heard, Kristoff St. John died at the age of 52.

He was the beloved actor who played Neil Winters on the Young and the Restless since 1991, and he earned nine Daytime Emmy nominations and won ten NAACP image awards. He also appeared in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations as the young Alex Haley.  A Different World (1988). Hanging with Mr, Cooper, (1994-1998). Family Matters (1998) and General Hospital (2013).

He was about to do movies which supposedly to come out in 2019, and they were “No Place Like Home” and “Wind of Heaven” if these movies were finished before his death. It would be his last appearances.

He lost son Julian who took his life in 2014 while getting treatment at a mental health facility. He left behind Paris and Lola. St. John’s fiancee, model Kseniya Mikhaleva, tweeted, “You were everything to me.”

In 2017, around the death of Julian suicide, Kristoff threatened to kill himself. He was placed under a 72-hour hold for a psychiatric evaluation.

The cause of death reported by TMZ was depression and alcohol.

He will be missed.

They may have two funerals a private one for the family and on the show. Or how will they write him off the show?

Jackie Evancho Returns to America Got Talent

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho was the finalist on America Got Talent in during the fifth season in 2010. Now 18, and looking beautiful will make a come back to America Got Talent: The Champions on Monday, February 4, 2019, on NBC.

Jackie says in an interview that she would go  “go days without eating” because she couldn’t fit to look in the mirror without thinking she was “disgusting.” She went into depression, she had anorexia, and she had low self-esteem. She’s a teenager growing up and being famous. Other teenagers can be very cruel, and they would say mean stuff to her just because she was famous. Also social media site, people would put mean comments on her website.

Her parents notice that she wasn’t eating right, and notice right away, there was a problem. “Skipping dinners, as well as everything else.”

When would people ever learn not to post mean post on sites, this is like bullying. This is Jackie life, and she has a beautiful voice and a music career. Her fans buy her CDs. She is very successful than other teenagers, and people are just jealous that she was a runner up on AGT.

Jackie Evancho Returns to America Got Talent
Juliet and Jackie

And she is even closer to her siblings, and one of them turn out to be transgender, so that makes three sisters and one brother and there even closer. Her best friend is Juliet Evancho, who used to be her brother.

If she wins America Got Talent: the Champion, her life will be ok.

Go to her site and catch her LIVE in concert.

http://www.jackieevancho.com/

Haunted McDonalds in Cureo Texas

Haunted McDonalds in Cureo Texas

There’s a McDonalds in Cureo, Texas not only you get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner – but it is haunted!

Before it was a restaurant, it was a gas station, and numerous tragedies occurred over the past decades.

In the 1960s, a four-year-old boy was accidentally killed when his mother was filling up the car.

In the 1980s a mechanic was crushed and killed when the lift malfunction.  The same day, the mechanic served an arrest warrant charging him with the homicide of the daughter of a police officer, who had disappeared at the age of six over ten years earlier.

Dinners and workers at this small McDonalds have heard unexplained sounds. The toilets often flush by themselves, and the walk-in cooler was switched off from the inside during the night.

Wow, I thought someone farted while eating a big-mac.

This is a true story.

The Fast and The Furious 1954

The other night, I was scrolling on my TV, and I saw this The Fast and the Furious on TCM (Turner Classic Movies).

It’s the classic version of The Fast and the Furious. It stars John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, and Bruce Carlisle, in black and white. Bruce Carlisle died in 1980 at the age of 58. Sorry no pictures.

John Ireland
Dorothy Malone

The Budget of the movie was $66,000, and the Gross sales were $250,000. They had to use stock videos from other videos to make it better.

In 2001, version of the Fast and the Furious, the movie studio got the title rights, not the story rights. It’s about racing, but the 2001 version was so much better than the 1954 version. 

The original title would have been Crash Out, a significant title changes help.

The car that was used was the Jaguar XK120.

Screen Actor Awards 2019

The 2019 SAG awards were awarded the actors for being the best in their field of acting. Acting is not an easy job – it’s hard work. It’s not just memorizing lines. It’s more than that. You have to be believable and take a risk to make it real. The SAG-AFTRA represents more than 1 million actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and other media professionals. And they get paid. Faces and voices in the entertainment business to be a working actor. To honor them, they give out awards who did their best.

2018 – 2019 was the best year for moviegoers and people who binge-watch their favorite TV shows.

Megan Mullally, from Will & Grace, hosted the show at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in LA.  The top winners were for movies were Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Quiet Place. For television, they were The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and This Is Us were the big winners on the television side.

Here are the winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

  Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:

  Glenn Close, “The Wife” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:

  Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:

  Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

  “Black Panther” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:

  Darren Criss, “Assassination of Gianni Versace” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:

  Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:

  Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:

  Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

  Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:

  Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:

  “This Is Us” (WINNER)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:

  “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (WINNER)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:

  “Glow” (WINNER)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:

  “Black Panther” (WINNER)

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

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.