Monday, November 29, 2010

That's Entertainment!

Celebrities say goodbye to Twitter

In support of the Keep a Child Alive Foundation, a number of celebrities will forgo Twitter and other social networking sites this Wednesday, to mark World AIDS Day. Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Usher and many more will give up their tweeting until the Foundation has raised $1 million. (Actually, if I had the money, I would pay them to stop indefinitely.) Good cause, though.

Leslie Nielsen Dies

Leslie Nielsen, 84, who starred in a number of comedies in his later years ("Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" series), started his career as a dramatic actor, playing the lead in the movies "Forbidden Planet" and "Poseidon Adventure" and in the "Swamp Fox" Disney TV series. One of my favorite Nielsen lines is from "Airplane" where Nielsen, playing Dr. Rumack, is asked "Surely, you can't be serious?", to which he responds "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." (rimshot -- That's comedy gold, Jerry, gold!) Oh, and he was one of our favorite Canadians (of many). Rest in peace.

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