The McBournie Minute: The one where I care about famous people

Before we begin, I’d like to apologize for the lack of You Missed It last week. I was actually in the process of writing it up when my laptop died. Not like the battery died or it just froze up and I had to reboot. I mean, dead. It’s being sent back to the nice people at Toshiba because it’s under warranty, and for the time being I am on my crappy old laptop, hence forth known as the craptop. Now, on with the show!

As much as I hate the entertainment industry, I can’t avoid it all the time. Sometimes it comes to find me. I guess that’s OK, because I know where to find it, and just because it knocks on my door with its big, hairy fist doesn’t mean I have to answer it. That being said, I’m going to give a run-down of a few Hollywood items that came across my desk which has more or less confirmed my suspicion that I’m not missing out on things I’m missing out on.

Also, I figure I need to try to appeal to more than just my usual demographic, the white male 20-somethings who have a thing for excessive use of punctuation. Here I come, tweens! Continue reading The McBournie Minute: The one where I care about famous people

You Missed It: Bad year to be old and famous edition

It’s Friday! You know what that means, Michael Jackson is still dead of a drug overdose. Only now we know which ones, WOOOOOOO! If you were busy banning robocalls this week, odds are you missed it.

The lion sleeps permanently
Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy died this week after battling brain cancer. He died a matter of weeks after his sister Eunice. He is survived by his wife Vicki, sons Edward and Patrick, daughter Kara, stepchildren, grandchildren, his former wife, Joan Kennedy, and his lifelong companion, Johnny Walker.

‘How dare you besmirch my Playboy playmate girlfriend’s honor?’
Brody Jenner, star of The Hills, accused Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame of beating his girlfriend this week. The two men had a fight in a Hollywood club, in a rare battle where one hopes both parties lose. Apparently, someone was Tasered. TMZ, where’s the footage?

Apple Inc. has just signed a deal to sell iPhones in China. Two versions of the phone (which is made there, by the way) will be on sale in China as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. In future news, China would like to sell you an unlocked iPhone for really, really cheap. Special price.