Who among us is actually surprised by this news:
"Lachey & Simpson Officially Split"
American sweethearts Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have officially split after months of speculation about the state of their three-year marriage. The pop singers jointly announced the end of their marriage through their publicists on Wednesday night. In an official statement, the couple said, "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways. This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time." Lachey and Simpson wed in October 2002 and became household names in America when they starred in MTV reality show Newlyweds. US tabloids have been claiming the couple were on the verge of splitting since the summer, highlighting stories of the pair's romantic links to other people. Simpson was at one time linked to former Jackass prankster Bam Margera.
They should've announced this back when people actually gave a damn. At this point, who cares anymore?
The big sleb news of the day, however, is the outstanding generosity of one Tom Cruise:
"Cruise Will Donate Sonogram Machine"
Vanilla Sky actor Tom Cruise has promised to donate the sonogram (ultrasound) machine he has bought for his pregnant fiance Katie Holmes to a hospital when
their child is born. War of the Worlds Cruise bought the $200,000 equipment so he can keep an eye on the couple's unborn baby. But he insists it will go to a good home after Holmes gives birth next year. He tells US talk show host Barbara Walters on her upcoming television special, "I'm going to donate it to a hospital when we are done."
Oh, and Rent. Saw it twice, liked it a lot! But overall, my reaction is similar to my reaction to the musical. Loved the music, loved everyone but Roger and Mimi, hated the ending.
This time around, I loved the music and loved everyone but Mimi and the Roger/Mimi storyline. I just don't understand her philosophy in life. If there is, indeed, no day but today, why does she keep doing drugs? The ending is only slightly better than on stage, and it's only because they got rid of the part where Mimi, after being magically revived by Roger's One Great Song, goes "I jump over the moon! A leap of...MOOOOO!"
A lot of the transitions between dialogue and song, especially pre-Over The Moon, were kinda clunky, though.
Still, I liked a lot of it. My favorites: One Song Glory (aylabyu, Adam Pascal!); Another Day; the video monitors, mooing, and psychotic expression on Maureen's face when she was supposed to be sucking milk on Over the Moon (aylabyu, Idina Menzel!); all the Life Support stuff; Tango: Maureen; La Vie Boheme; Take Me or Leave Me; Without You; I'll Cover You Reprise; and the end of What You Own (Mark and Roger are so lovers!).
No day but today, bitches!