Archive for Celebrity Ramblings

Yawning A Lot Helps Morgan Freeman Maintain That Crazy Beautiful Deep Voice

He’s the owner of a handsome, very masculine, low-pitched voice, and he’s played the “voice” of God in movies before.

 

However, Oscar winner Morgan Freeman has had it up to his eyeballs in requests for recording voicemail messages. Nope, he doesn’t want to do that anymore, folks, so please lay off when you meet him.

 

The personable actor appeared on “Late Night” with Seth Myers recently and admitted he is so tired of making customized answerphone messages for fans. Check out the hilarious exchange here on YouTube.

 

Morgan Freeman doesn’t even have his own lovely voice recorded for his outgoing voicemail. He uses the one from the service tech who installed his phone system, and no, they don’t sound anything alike.

 

The only time you will catch the famous actor recording a voicemail message ever again is when he loses a big bet over something. Morgan Freeman had to record a message for Zach Braff who directs him and Michael Caine in a new movie, “Going in Style.” He lost a bet and had to give in.

 

Time.com even studied the amazing voice of Morgan Freeman and discovered why the world is in love with his powerful vocal chords.

 

That’s partly the reason, powerful. Studies show that deep-voiced men come across to listeners as someone who exhibits more competence, sincerity, wisdom and physical power. Those are attributes that matter when people consider role models or those who really know what they are doing in a situation.

 

For example, the actor with the iconic pipes is most often selected as the voice of people’s GPS navigation with Waze. It’s free, courtesy of Google. Morgan Freeman’s voice is not only entertaining, but he’s guiding you every step of the way.

 

The star admits that he does have an incredible voice and offers a little advice on strengthening your own vocal chords. Yawning is superb for lowering the voice, he claims. What it does is truly calm down your throat muscles and vocal chords. After that, the tone naturally drops.

 

So keep yawning a lot, gentlemen.

 

A New Comedy Show about The Current U.S. President Is Coming Soon To The Comedy Central Channel

A few minutes ago, I came across a recent online article that looks at an upcoming late night television comedy show that focuses on our president, Mr. Donald Trump. The program is called The President Show, and will be aired on the Comedy Central channel beginning in late April.

 

A comedian and actor named Anthony Atamanuik is set to play the role of the president on this new comedy offering. Anthony Atamanuik is already well-known for performing a top-rate impersonation of our president on a previous comedy debate tour. Mr. Atamanuik is also co-executive producer of the series, along with Peter Grosz and Adam Pally.

 

When the Comedy Central channel sent out a press release introducing the show, it contained what at first appears to be an official presidential document. A three-sentence message declares that late night television is broken, and that only he, apparently our new leader, can fix it.

 

When The President Show hits the airwaves, it will no doubt be compared to the incredible President Trump impersonation that Alec Baldwin has been doing on Saturday Night Live.

 

Besides being hilarious and accurate, the impersonations that Mr. Baldwin has been doing have interjected a healthy dose of vitality to the classic program. For decades now, I have been watching Saturday Night Live, and I think Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of President Trump is the funniest skit I’ve seen on the show in a long time.

 

The format for The President Show is slated to feature the character of President Trump dealing with current events and presidential duties. Airing on Thursday nights, the show is also supposed to have guest stars, and feature plenty of attractive women.

 

In the aforementioned article, it says that President Trump regularly stays aware of, and criticizes TV shows such as The Celebrity Apprentice and Saturday Night Live. With an entire comedy program devoted to him, our nation’s leader will likely have much more material to criticize.

 

Rick & Morty Responsible for McDonald’s’ Revival of Szechuan Sauce

A chef connected to McDonald’s’ corporate structure has commented about investigating the resurrection of its Szechuan sauce after a heavy load of unofficial promotion from an “Adult Swim” April Fools’ joke. Because April Fools’ fell on a Saturday, Adult Swim, the late night animation program block of Cartoon Network, debuted a brand new episode of “Rick and Morty” after a two year absence.

The ending premise of the April Fools’ Day episode involved the titular Rick Sanchez, a mad scientist and expy of “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown, pleading for the revival of the Szechuan McNugget sauce. The sauce was derived from plum sauce and intended as a limited time item to promote Disney’s “Mulan” in 1998. After the episode concluded, it seemed to ignite a fire within fans of “Rick and Morty” and the show’s writing team. This fire seems to have reached a high enough level of heat to grab McDonald’s’ attention, especially after a Change.org petition was launched with the goal of bringing the sauce back. The petition had reaches 13.5k signatures by the morning of April 3rd.

A McDonald’s corporate chef tweeted a message to Business Insider that indicated he would see what could be done. Should McDonald’s decide to bring back the Szechuan McNugget sauce in the near future, it could have an easy opening when Disney releases the live-action version of Mulan in November of 2018.

While plums are purple in color, plum sauce is a pale brown condiment of Chinese origin that mingles sweet and sour flavors and is commonly served alongside Asian fried food like dumplings, egg rolls and even duck; plum sauce is also known as duck sauce. The basic ingredients of a plum sauce include a sweet fruit like plums or peaches, chili peppers, ginger, salt, sugar and vinegar in various ratios. Korean cuisine has its own plum-derived condiment, known as “maesil-cheong,” that consists of a syrupy concoction derived from adding equal parts sugar and ripened plums to a jar and leaving the mixture to settle for 100 days; an unbalanced ratio leads to fermentation and creates plum wine.

Celebrities Plead with Electoral College to Change Vote

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, many celebrities across the country showed significant support for Hillary Clinton. At the same time, many were very vocal of their lack of support for eventual winner Donald Trump. While Trump ended up winning the election by beating Clinton in the amount of electoral votes, the Electoral College is still set to meet on December 19 to cast their final and official votes.

 

While the Electoral College has historically voted along with the results of their individual states, they do have the ability to vote against their state’s decision. While this has practically never happened in the past, recent news articles (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38340115) point out that many of the same celebrities are pleading that the Electoral College voters go against their state’s wishes and change their vote.

 

Some of the most vocal celebrities have included Moby, Martin Sheen, and Debra Messing. They have continued to request that the Electoral College voters change their votes and choose to side with Hillary Clinton. While this has never happened in the past and Trump won the electoral vote by a sizable margin, it would likely only take two or three states to make a difference.

 

If an Electoral College voter does decide to change their vote, it will be a significant risk for their political careers as it would be a direct violation of their state’s trust. Furthermore, some states have tough legislative processes that would make it difficult for a voter to change the result set forth.

 

Bryan Cranston Talks New Autobiography On Fallon: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The name of the book is called A Life In Parts, and it’s actor Bryan Cranston’s autobiography. The book is receiving rave reviews and being called by many, a beautiful and honest celebrity memoir that will have you laughing and crying throughout.

 

The talented star sat down with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” recently, to promote his fascinating life story. The 60-year-old actor was actually born in Hollywood, a town that would create the man we’ve all known to come and admire.

 

The book is full of amazing parts and an engrossing read. Cranston charmed Jimmy Fallon with a great memory about his brother and himself working at a Daytona Polynesian restaurant back in the 1970s. The head chef was called Peter Wong, and the Cranstons hated him. He was mean and miserable. Each night, the restaurant would have a waiters’ meeting before the dining crowd came in, and employees would reveal how they would kill Peter Wong if given the opportunity.

 

Jimmy Fallon was howling with laughter, as Cranston decided he would slice the head chef in tender pieces. The season came to an end, and the Cranston brothers left town on their motorcycles for a new adventure. Suddenly, the Daytona Police stopped by the restaurant to ask if any former employees had talked about hurting or killing Peter Wong. The waiters named the Cranston brothers, and police put out an APB for them.

 

Of course, the bros were innocent, but quite a hilarious tale.

Late Night Television/Celebrity Ramblings: Stephen Colbert

Comic and late night television talk show host Stephen Colbert frequently garners media headlines. His witty remarks have made him very popular with television audiences. Recently, he secured an interview with Billy Joel, an internationally renowned performer and songwriter who rarely appears on talks shows. The event attracted a large number of viewers.

 

On January 10, 2016, Stephen Colbert welcomed the hugely talented Billy Joel. He persuaded the singer to reveal the title of his favorite song from his extensive roster of hits:“Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”. The singer thrilled the audience by delivering an impromptu performance of “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out)”. Actor Josh Holloway, the star of a highly successful science fiction action adventure, made a guest appearance on the same show. He complimented Billy Joel’s performance. (Colony will launch its much-anticipated second season soon.)

 

Steven Colbert does not shy away from controversy, however. For instance, he recently alluded to the Twitter war which erupted following actress Meryl Streep’s criticism of President-Elect Donald Trump for belittling a disabled reporter. Her remarks, delivered in a very public way at the Golden Globe Awards, attracted international publicity.

 

After the President-Elect responded by describing the award-winning actress as “over-rated”, Stephen Colbert waded into the exchange. He told viewers Mr. Trump had finally gone “too far”, noting Meryl Streep’s acclaimed performances in films such as Sophie’s Choice.

 

Celebrities in the United States sometimes use events covered by the media as platforms for the expression of political or social viewpoints. One of the first instances of this form of protest occurred at the Academy Awards in 1972. Actor Marlon Brando famously declined to accept an award through a proxy named Sacheen Littlefeather. She informed the startled gathering (and a global audience) about his decision.