Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday morning coffee

- Perhaps if we'd all paid closer attention, we would have seen the warning signs on Charlie Sheen's behavior given his performance as Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn in Major League and Major League II.

- Quote of the week: "When it's time to pull and tuck, I'm sure I will consider," said Britney Spears on plastic surgery and other surgical enhancements to one's body.

- There's a story on about Marilyn Monroe which tries to answer the question as to why we still find her fascinating, 50 years after her death. One "expert" says it's because Monroe appeared to have everything, yet died with nothing--she lived in a small bungalow, surrounded by clutter, and was found dead with a variety of pills on her bedstand. Another suggests that it's because Monroe died young--there are no photos of her as an older woman and her beauty is how she's remembered, citing the famous Andy Warhol silkscreen painting of Monroe. Many have tried to emulate her in various ways (e.g., Lady Gaga comes to mind) and there are also the stories of her relationship with John and Robert Kennedy which add to the mystique.

- Speaking of Lady Gaga, the singer launched a movement on Twitter and her website to raise relief funds for victims of the disaster in Japan. Gaga designed a red-and-white wristband for fans to purchase on her website with all proceeds going to the Tsunami Relief Effort.

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