Archive for January, 2012

Harold Ramis Talks About ‘Ghostbusters’ – The Lost Interview

January 27, 2012

Was digging through some old files the other day and came across some interviews I’d done with “Ghostbusters” stars Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) back in 2009. The purpose of these interviews was to discuss the then soon-to-be-released “Ghostbusters: The Video Game.”

While I was skimming through the interviews, I realized that less than a quarter of the content had been used in the article I wrote for a now-defunct magazine.

Then I realized that “Ghostbusters” fans might get a kick out of them even though they are nearly three years old.

Then I realized that the magazine became defunct before I was paid.

So, screw the magazine, here’s the first interview…

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Five Good Songs from Fictional Artists

January 19, 2012

You know what I hate about “Entourage?”

(Wait, that blog would take months to write and we don’t have that kind of time.)

You know one of the big things I hate about “Entourage”?

Adrian Grenier doesn’t have the talent to make me believe that Vincent Chase is a good actor.  It destroys my suspension of disbelief to listen to the other characters talk about how he’s one role away from an Oscar.

That and E. I f’n hate E. How anyone could spend more than five minutes with that douche and not wring his neck is beyond me.

(Wow, we’re way off topic.)

Anywho, what I’m getting at is it really helps an entertainment-themed piece when the characters can back up the praise that gets heaped on them. Here are five talents that I think pull it off nicely…

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CBS Reveals the Cast of ‘Survivor: One World’

January 18, 2012

The contestants for the 24th season of the hit reality show “Survivor” were unveiled by CBS this morning. This collection of eighteen new players will have to deal with a new twist…

For the first time in the show’s history, both of the tribes (which are divided by gender) will build their camps on the same beach. This is sure to result in squabbles over resources, cross-tribe alliances, and other mischief.

“Survivor: One World” will premiere Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Name: Nina Acosta
Age: 51
Current Residence: Clovis, CA
Occupation: Retired LAPD Officer

Former Player She Is Most Like: Stephenie LaGrossa

Tribe: Salani

Name: Jay Byars
Age: 25
Current Residence:  Gaffney, SC
Occupation: Model

Former Player He Is Most Like: Colby Donaldson or Rupert Boneham

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Christina Cha
Age: 29
Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
Occupation: Career Consultant

Former Player She Is Most Like: Kristina Kell

Tribe: Salani

Name: Colton Cumbie
Age: 21
Current Residence: Monroeville, AL
Occupation: College Student

Former Player He Is Most Like: Parvati Shallow, Corinne Kaplan, and JT Thomas

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Monica Culpepper
Age: 41
Current Residence:  Tampa, FL
Occupation: Ex-NFL Player’s Wife

Former Player She Is Most Like: Tina Wesson

Tribe: Salani

Name: Michael Jefferson
Age: 30
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Banker

Former Player He Is Most Like:  Ethan Zohn and Rupert Boneham

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Kat Edorsson
Age: 22
Current Residence: Orlando, FL
Occupation: Timeshare Rep

Former Player She Is Most Like: Andrea Boehlke

Tribe: Salani

Name: Leif Manson
Age: 27
Current Residence: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Phlebotomist

Former Player He Is Most Like:  Fabio Birza

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Chelsea Meissner
Age: 26
Current Residence: Charleston, SC
Occupation:  Medical Sales

Former Player She Is Most Like: None

Tribe: Salani

Name: Jonas Otsuji
Age: 37
Current Residence: Lehi, UT
Occupation:  Sushi Chef

Former Player He Is Most Like:  Fabio Birza

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Kourtney Moon
Age: 29
Current Residence: Austin, TX
Occupation: Motorcycle Repair

Former Player She Is Most Like: Courtney Yates

Tribe: Salani

Name: Bill Posley
Age: 28
Current Residence: Venice, CA
Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian

Former Player He Is Most Like:  None

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Alicia Rosa
Age: 25
Current Residence:  Chicago, IL
Occupation: Special Ed Teacher

Former Player She Is Most Like: Jenna Morasca

Tribe: Salani

Name: Matt Quinlan
Age: 33
Current Residence: San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Attorney

Former Player He Is Most Like:  None

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Kim Spradlin
Age: 29
Current Residence: San Antonio, TX
Occupation: Bridal Shop Owner

Former Player She Is Most Like: Stephenie LaGrossa, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Amanda Kimmel

Tribe: Salani

Name: Troy Robertson
Age: 50
Current Residence: Miami, FL
Occupation: Swimsuit Photographer

Former Player He Is Most Like:  None

Tribe: Manono

  .  
Name: Sabrina Thompson
Age: 33
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: High School Teacher

Former Player She Is Most Like:  Sandra Diaz-Twine

Tribe: Salani

Name: Greg Smith
Age: 64
Current Residence: Houston, TX
Occupation: Plastic Surgeon

Former Player He Is Most Like:  ‘Coach’ Ben Wade

Tribe: Manono

Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

Why I Hope 2012 Is/Isn’t the End of the World

January 4, 2012

So, apparently the whole wide world is going “bye-bye” on December 21, 2012. Don’t believe me? Mayans totally predicted this a billion years ago.

Now, while this fate seems harsh, I’d like to take this opportunity to take a look at some of the good things that could come from our impending doom. (I’m a glass-is-half-full kind of a guy.)

And, in case the planet doesn’t get its torch snuffed, I’ve included some good things that’ll come from life in 2013 and beyond…

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