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Sit in a hot tub full of marinara sauce with me - m4w
Date: 2009-04-07, 6:49PM EDTI have a huge hot tub, i'm going to fill it with homemade marinara sauce. Let's get naked and sit in it.PostingID: 1111954942
I'll be wearing a Rolex and Ray-Bans. I'll put some Barbara Streisand or some Wu-Tang Clan on the stereo.
Nothing too sexual, just nudity and marinara sauce.
Monday, August 10, 2009
by Brady Sullivan
Hollywood is filled with colorful characters and quirky personalities. Then there are those who cross the line and go from being simply eccentric to downright crazy-pants. Here are ten of the most memorable cases of stars who totally lost it.
Winona has always been, well, strange as far as Hollywood actresses go. Why else would a guy like Johnny Depp date her for years? However, Winona pushed her nuttiness to a new level when she was caught stealing clothing worth hundreds of dollars from a store in Beverly Hills. As if being convicted of shoplifting wasn't enough, she recently "lost" jewelry on loan for a party. Price tag? $125,000. Come on, Winona, we know you don’t need that five finger discount.
There was a time, many years ago, when Andy Dick was a rising comedy star known for his antics onscreen rather than off. However, the good reputation he gained on The Ben Stiller Show and NewsRadio soon began to dwindle as he turned into a drug abusing, attention-obsessed madman. When you are so crazy annoying that even Jon Lovitz feels the need to slam your head against a bar, you know you must be pretty intolerable.
Poor Britney. After years as a teen star suppressing her white trash nature, the paparazzi and stress of show business finally got to her and unleashed her inner hillbilly. A 24-hour marriage. Another marriage to K-Fed. Another divorce. Losing custody of her kids. Chain smoking and drinking heavily. Flashing her vagina to the world. A few stays in mental hospitals. And so on. If it weren't for the millions and millions of dollars and incredible fame, there really isn’t much that separates Britney from an average Maury Povich guest at this point.
Like many child stars, Danny Bonaduce turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with his fleeting fame after The Partridge Family. However, what makes him different is that he is so screwed up he wears his craziness as a badge of honor, even flaunting it shamelessly for ratings on Breaking Bonaduce (not enough ratings though, sorry Danny!). Danny's also special because he isn’t just an alcoholic or drug addict, but also a steroid-fueled five feet of violence.
Kirk Cameron has always been an extremely religious person, and would even protest when he thought story lines or dialogue in the scripts for Growing Pains were too obscene (who can forget all those Seaver family orgies and opium den visits?). He became a full-on religious fanatic after leaving the show, appearing in films based on the Left Behind series, which focuses on what happens at the end of the world to sinners who have not accepted Jesus (side note: every television set plays Growing Pains marathons). He then went a step further, co-creating a DVD and book series called The Way of the Master, which teaches you how to be a dick to other people in the name of Jesus.
(See the top five at Flixster.com.)
Alan Smithee (also Allen Smithee) is an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project, coined in 1968.
Until its use was formally discontinued in 2000, it was the sole pseudonym used by members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) when a director dissatisfied with the final product proved to the satisfaction of a guild panel that he or she had not been able to exercise creative control over a film.
The director was also required by guild rules not to discuss the circumstances leading to the move or even to acknowledge being the actual director.
The Smithee pseudonym was created for use on the film Death of a Gunfighter in 1969. Lead actor Richard Widmark was unhappy with director Robert Totten, and arranged to have him replaced by Don Siegel. When the film was finished, Siegel did not want to take the credit for it, and Totten refused to take credit in his place. The DGA panel hearing the dispute agreed that it did not represent either director's creative vision.
The original proposal was to credit the fictional "Al Smith", but that was deemed too common a name, and in fact was already in use within the film industry. The last name was first changed to "Smithe", then "Smithee", which was thought to be distinctive enough to avoid confusion, but without drawing attention to itself.
Critics praised Death of a Gunfighter and its "new" director, with The New York Times commenting that the film was "sharply directed by Allen Smithee who has an adroit facility for scanning faces and extracting sharp background detail," and Roger Ebert commenting, "Director Allen Smithee, a name I'm not familiar with, allows his story to unfold naturally."
Some notable projects credited to "Alan Smithee," listed with their actual directors:
- Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). The Second Assistant Director credit for the first segment is credited to "Alan Smithee." This position is commonly involved in shooting action scenes, such as the one in which actor Vic Morrow was killed during production of this film.
- Stitches (1985), directed by Rod Holcomb
- Let's Get Harry (1986), directed by Stuart Rosenberg
- Solar Crisis (1990), directed by Richard C. Sarafian
- The Birds II: Land's End (1994), directed by Rick Rosenthal
- National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995), directed by Kelly Makin with a segment credited to Smithee
- Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), directed by Kevin Yagher
- Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997), co-directed by Steve Langley
- An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1998), directed by Arthur Hiller
- River Made to Drown In (1999), directed by James Merendino
- Woman Wanted (2000), directed by Kiefer Sutherland
- Dune (1984) as extended and edited for broadcast television, directed by David Lynch; the writing credit goes to "Judas Booth", an inside joke for Lynch, who states the studio (Judas) betrayed and killed (Booth) his film.
- Ganheddo (AKA GunHed) (1989) as released in the United States, directed by Masato Harada
- The Guardian (1990) as edited for cable television, directed by William Friedkin
- Backtrack (1990) as originally released in theaters, directed by Dennis Hopper, credited to Hopper in a "director's cut" for a subsequent video release
- Scent of a Woman (1992) as edited for broadcast television, directed by Martin Brest
- Rudy (1993) as edited for television, directed by David Anspaugh
- Showgirls (1995) as edited for television, directed by Paul Verhoeven (who instead of Smithee used the pseudonym "Jan Jensen"). However, the edited, R-rated version of Showgirls that was prepared for release at Blockbuster was supervised and authorized by Verhoeven, and this version carries the director's name.
- Heat (1995) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann
- Meet Joe Black (1998), as edited for in-flight viewing and cable television, by Martin Brest
- The Insider (1999) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann
- Supernova (2000); director Walter Hill used the pseudonym "Thomas Lee" after the DGA formally discontinued use of "Alan Smithee" (although it continues to be used anyway).
- A Nero Wolfe Mystery, "Motherhunt" (2002), the 5th episode of the second seasonIt's Academic, June 19, 2006, TV episode, had numerous credits attributed to Smithee.
- Karen's Song, first episode credits Allan Smithee.
- La Femme Nikita, "Catch a Falling Star", episode 16 of season 4 of US TV series, believed to be directed by Joseph Scanlan.
- MacGyver, "Pilot," and "The Heist," episodes (1985).
- Moonlight, a 1982 TV movie and pilot for an unsold series (not to be confused with the later CBS vampire series), directed by Jackie Cooper and Rod Holcomb.
MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTION
- "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston (1992)
- "Heaven n' Hell" - Salt-N-Pepa (1994)
- "Digging The Grave" - Faith No More (1995)
- "Building A Mystery" - Sarah McLachlan (1997) (actually directed by Matt Mahurin)
- "I Don't Wanna Wait" - Paula Cole (1997)
- "The First Night" - Monica (1998)"Sweet Surrender" - Sarah McLachlan (1998)
- "Reunited" - Wu-Tang Clan (1998)
- "Waiting For Tonight" - Jennifer Lopez (1999)
- "Lose My Breath" - Destiny's Child (2005)
- "Hunting for Witches" - Bloc Party (2007)
- Miracle: Happy Summer from William Hung, a 2005 CD by William Hung: "Alan Smithee" played guitar
- The Simpsons episode "A Star is Burns" had a plot centered around a short-film festival. Mr. Burns' entry, A Burns for All Seasons, was credited to Alan Smithee.
- Student Bodies (1981); produced Michael Ritchie used the pseudonym.
IMDb.com has a more comprehensive list of Smithee-credited projects.