Showing posts from July, 2013

The Bromance of Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard

In the late 1990's and early 2000's, there was no greater bromance than that between Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard. The two of them appeared in no less than five movies together in a five year time span. These two were meant to be. Two young stars destined to take the world by storm as a team. Hanging out, meeting women, and enjoying the good life. And then, just like that, stardom was ripped away from them. Though they continued to work, they would never appear together again in a film.
What was it that pulled them apart? Did they just choose to go different directions? Was it Sarah Michelle Gellar that drove a wedge between these two? While Lillard eventually went on to star in an Oscar nominated film (The Descendants), Prinze, Jr. went on to write for the WWE and occasionally show up as a guest star on television shows. While both have tried, neither has recaptured that joy that once displayed on screen. Tonight, I want to dutifully remind the world of t…

The Cover of the Rolling Stone

"We take all kinds of pills that give us all kind of thrills
But the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll get ya when you get your picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone."- COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE lyrics by Shel Silverstein.

The cover of the Rolling Stone. You have arrived on the music scene. The nation will know you now. It is what you've always dreamed of. The song above says it right there. You've now got the biggest music critics in your corner. You must now deal with the upside of fame along with the perils that come along with it. Welcome to the 70's.

Over time, Rolling Stone has remained a respected magazine while expanding their horizons to cover all issues of culture. Now, I'm sure this has always been the case (as Charles Manson once graced the cover), but it seems to have jumped to the forefront over the years. Stories of night club owners, drug smugglers, politics, and wars have graced the issues of said publication…