Malibu's Most Wanted

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African-Americans longing for that moment when they'll actually realize some level of respect and/or equality in this country need only watch this film to learn that the path of escape from Hollywood's hatred leads right into the crosshairs of Hollywood's ridicule -- and that the journey is shorter than Rodney Allen Rippey's career.

One need only examine the black characters in "Malibu's Most Wanted" for proof. They serve only two purposes: to represent either the hated black gangsta, or the sad Uncle Tom. There's no black character who's a normal, respectable person other than Shondra (Regina Hall), who ends up suffering the worst fate of all, as she's made to fall for Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman (Jamie Kennedy).

B-Rad is a ridiculous Malibu rapper wannabee -- the typical overplayed white kid who acts like he's black. Didn't we just watch Steve Martin do this character in "Bringing Down the House"? Never accuse Hollywood of failing to recycle. B-Rad is the son of Bill Gluckman (Ryan O'Neal), who's running for Governor of California. Because B-Rad is an embarrassment, Gluckman's curiously named black campaign manager, Tom (Blair Underwood), decides to have a couple of black actors kidnap B-Rad, scare him, and turn him back into a suburban white kid.

Taye Diggs plays Sean, the Julliard-trained actor pretending to be a thug, somewhere between wussy and Rip Taylor gay in an apparent attempt to make a statement that not all black people know what it's like to be street tough. Anthony Anderson tries to play P.J. with some degree of respectability, but frequently looks like he's just embarrassed to be in this thing at all. The cherry on top of all this sad casting is Ryan O'Neal and Bo Derek, who play Brad's Jewish parents. Bo Derek is about as Jewish as Fabio.

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Erykah Badu gets fine, probation for naked stroll

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 CNN) -- Erykah Badu must pay a $500 fine and serve six months on probation for her naked stroll through downtown Dallas, Texas, while making a music video last March, a city official confirmed Tuesday.

Badu said the video was "shot guerrilla style," without a crew and in one take March 17, 2010.

{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  She wasn't arrested until after she twittered about the incident.  Ms. Badu will apparently do anything to increase her gangsta street cred.




Quote of the day:


Henry J. Tillman

Posted: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMT


"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."


Too bad about Rodney Allan Rippey

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He never reached the heights like Gary Coleman did.


Man Jailed Over Facebook 'Friend' Requests

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 Better be careful what you do with social media.  Anything new will terrify the old fogies.  From


It's not a crime to make friends on Facebook, but one Florida man found that the rules are a bit different when the person you're trying to "friend" has a protective order against you.

The man, 54-year-old Harry Bruder, was arrested for allegedly sending his soon to be ex-wife requests to "friend" him on Facebook, which police said violated the protective order, reported.

Bruder is in jail on a $5,000 bond.

{;-) Dan in Miami

PS:  Why do all the really bizarre crimes take place in Flori-duh?

Umm, because...

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that's where all the really bizzaro people live? (Sorry, Dan.)

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