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A Snubbed Angel at the 82nd Annual Oscars

7 Mar

Every year the Oscars pay a quick 5-10 minute tribute to those in Hollywood that have passed. This past year had a large death toll, including John Hughes, Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Bea Arthur, Betsy Blair,Dom DeLuise and Brittany Murphy to name a few.  But surprisingly, the 82nd Oscar tribute left out many celebrities from their montage, including the gifted Farrah Fawcett.

Now, I was already all hot and bothered on June 25th when I heard that one of Charlie’s own had lost her battle with cancer. I was livid that the Farrah news was quickly overshadowed by the death of Michael Jackson. But tonight when I saw that Jackson had been included in the Oscar In Memoriam tribute, after he had only appeared in  one major motion picture (The Wiz(1978)), when Fawcett has starred in more than three (including her independent spirit award-winning performance in The Apostle(1997), as well as  See You in the Morning(1989), Cannonball Run(1981) and the fantastic Man of the House (1995), which she starred in with J.T.T.) I was exasperated; and as I screamed out loud, I had to quickly rewind my tivo to make sure my eyes didn’t miss the goddess of 70s popculture-the Oscars are getting sloppy.

Farrah Fawcett is best known for her blown out 70s trade mark hair sported in both her infamous pin-up poster and on Television as  Jill Munroe from ABC’s Charlie’s Angels.  Fawcett was one of few romantic Hollywood discoveries, ala Lana Turner and Schwab’s Pharmacy, a producer saw her picture in a layout of sorority girls in Crashbox magazine in the early 70s and crafted her into a star.  In 1976, she landed a role as one of three kick ass women detectives in the infamous Charlie’s Angels. She has also acted on Broadway and in various Television films. I would say she was much more of an actor than the so-called King of Pop.

At 50, Farrah became one of the oldest women to appear nude in Playboy.

Farrah, I miss your  tendency to follow the instructions of men you have never met, your tight red bathing suits complimented by your angelic glow, and your unnaturally windblown curls.

Farrah Fawcett, I, for one, miss your face-Shassie

*Bea Arthur’s death was also ignored by the Academy. Some intern is going to get a lot of shit for this.

The Imposters Next Door

19 Oct

I refuse to learn the names of the new Girls Next Door on E!. They are trying desperately to replace Holly, Bridget and Kendra; replacing the old girl’s real sentiment for Hugh Heffner with artificial affection.

The first two episodes were dedicated entirely to establishing the “relationship” the new main girlfriend has with the pinup king. She spends the show searching for a new nickname as marketable as “puffin” for her stranger beau. This Girls Next Door is even less believable than the last. Heffner was introduced to the doublemint skanks just last spring and to the main G.F. last Halloween. Why would I care about the loveless relationship that has lasted barely a year more than Heffner’s 5+ year relationship with Holly Madison?

Sorry E, it is not the same, and I do not care about their inhumane practices of dying their dogs pink, their trashy gossip about Holly, or their outrageous behavior in Vegas when they are left alone. Heff would never allow his old GF’s to leave him for more than 12 hours, the fact that the new girls can leave him for more than a day proves the show’s treachery. Holly, Bridget, and even detestable Kendra, I miss your themes parties, watching your midnight craving for Arby’s and your colony of untrained animals.

Real Girls Next Door, I miss your face- Shassie.