Archive for Celebrity Ramblings

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.