Then NBC reality show host, Donald Trump, threw his combover into the presidential ring. He's the CELEBRITY APPRENTICE host who kept demanding that President Barack Obama prove he's an American and show us his birth certificate. Then...Jeb Bush, who'd already thrown his hat into the presidential ring, made a guest appearance on NBC's TONIGHT Show with Jimmy Fallon to do some comedy and get some network face time. NBC News hired two members of the rich Bush Family even though they had no previous TV journalism skills. Billy Bush went from contributor spots on Today to becoming the new host of ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, another NBC show. Jenna Bush Hager is now a contributor on the Today Show.
Whew! That's a lot to think about. I say make Brian Williams the new host of Celebrity Apprentice while Donald Trump campaigns and have Rachel Dolezal on as one of the celebrity apprentices.
Thank Heaven for Melissa McCarthy in SPY, her new movie that opened on June 5th. I saw it yesterday and belly laughed several times. Her action comedy was just the tonic I needed to calm down from the news of color issues and rich presidential candidates.
I wrote about Jurassic World in my previous blog post. That's a big thrill ride sci-fi monster dinosaur movie for the family. Basically, it's like a 1950s sci-fi movie with a handsome macho hero and an independent career woman in high heels who falls for him while she screams and runs away from monsters. Spy is more feminist than Jurassic World and it has a better script. The screenplay tweaks clichés from the James Bond movies -- modern ones starring Daniel Craig, like Casino Royale, and classic ones starring Sean Connery. The airplane fight scene will remind you of Goldfinger.
Sex, drugs, money, murder, celebrity pets named after pop stars, racial diversity and an Elvis impersonator. That's all in the new novel by Jackie Collins. It's called THE SANTANGELOS. Here's Jackie:
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