It was sure a treat when Bono recorded ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ with Frank Sinatra on his ‘Duets’ album in 1993. It was the highlight of the record. There was even a music video that went along with it. Bono then presented an aging Sinatra with the Grammy’s Lifetime achievement award in 1994. (It really took until 1994 for them to give this award to Ol’ Blue Eyes?) Bono gave an awesome speech for Frank. The sad part was when the director had the music play Frank of of the stage. Even though Frank wasn’t exactly at the top of his game, but I’d say that the Chairman of the Board deserves a little more respect than that.
Sinatra has been gone since 1998 and Bono now writes another beautiful piece for him. It’s the U2 frontman’s first OP-ED for The New York Times. If his future writings are are anything like this, I’d love to see more.
Do yourself a favor and read it here. It’s a must.
I’m sure that this’ll be the most trivial thing I’ll ever write about but I can’t resist.
The way that these two treated Ryan Seacrest here is so disrespectful. It’d be disrespectful to treat him that way if he was asking for spare change. These two take five minutes out of their ‘Save The World’ campaign to show up on a red carpet and they don’t want to be interviewed? Now, they had to have known that there was going to be cameras, right? I mean, they’re used to seeing cameras everywhere they go. And they’ve been to these award shows before, so they had to have known that there’d be dweebs on the red carpet asking dumb questions, right?
So why treat Seacrest this way? He’s harmless.
Brad has been in New Orleans helping design and build homes for those who were hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina. He can open his heart for strangers like that but he treats Seacrest like a piece of garbage.
One more thing, check out the bodyguard that comes in at the :25 mark. He’s actually protecting these two while they’re on the red carpet. Who needs security once they’re inside the secure area?
These two are lame….They need to learn how to treat people.
Check it out below.
Yeah, that’s right…Randy “The Ram” Robinson’s wrestling tights on display at The ArcLight
Cinema in Hollywood.
Mickey Rourke for Best Actor. Mickey is back. Mickey is back in a big way.
The Best Actor Oscar should go to the guy who plays a role that nobody else could play. That’s exactly why Rourke should get the trophy. With all due respect to Sean Penn and his performance as Harvey Milk, this year it belongs to Mickey. Could Robert Downey Jr. have pulled off Harvey Milk? Maybe. Christian Bale? Sure. Brokeback Jake would’ve given it a shot for sure.
Who else could’ve played Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson? The answer is nobody. It wouldn’t have been the same movie with any other actor. It couldn’t have been the same movie.
I’ve intentionally stayed away from other reviews of The Wrestler. I wanted to have a clean slate as I watched it. I don’t know if Rourke has talked about the ways that The Wrestler mirrors his own life.
This is Mickey Rourke’s Raging Bull. This is his The Godfather. Mickey is The Wrestler.