| Tuesday, December 28, 2004
| THE RICH AND THE FALLACIOUS
|Believe everything you read in the tabloids? So do we!
But sometimes a show biz lie gets out. Here are five
famous fake outs.
1.... BILL COSBY BOUGHT THE LITTLE RASCALS TO KEEP
THEM OFF TV.
While Bill Cosby is very rich and doubtless not amused by
Buckwheat, King World Productions still owns the show. And King
World itself is more than happy to let you watch every minute
of the Rascals, especially if you're willing to shell out the
bucks to buy them on DVD. Otay!
2.... Waterworld was a monumetnal box office disaster.
Kevin Costner's epic Road Warrior ripoff cost a ton ($175 million)
and received miserable reviews, leading many to conclude it flopped
in theatres. Wrong. Thanks largely to overseas moviegoers, it raked
over$264 million. Never underestmate the crappy taste of foreigners.
3.... Mama Cass choked to death on a ham sandwich.
While she was a big fan of groceries, the Mamas and the Papas singer
died of heat failure, not aggravated sandwich. This tasty bit of
gossip grew because a ham sandwich was found on her nightstand
after her death, apparently with a very guilty look on her face.
4.... Robert De Niro is the greatest Italian of all times.
We hate to break it to you folks, but the star of the Godfather
Part II and Goodfellas has a secret. Tell 'em, Bobby: "I'm not
all Italian. I'm part Italian, I'm part French. I'm part German.
I'm part Irish". Whew, if it turns out Denzel ain't actually black.
we're going to be very disappointed.
5.... Richard Gere went to the hospital with a gerbil up his ass.
There are no documented cases of a man needing medical care to
remove a gerbil from his colon. This story picked up steam
after a hoaxer sent out numerous fake ASPCA press releases
attacking Gere for "animal cruelty". Still, Gere's career
remains firmly lodged in his rectum.
|posted by infraternam meam @ 11:50 PM