Saturday, October 31, 2015
BY: GURU JAY
Keanu Reeves movies regularly exceed expectations. You can expect a tremendous effort from him. Plus, he deserves kudos for his longevity.
The first Keanu Reeves movie I remember seeing is Speed. This classic film won 2 Oscars, and made more than $350 million. Sandra Bullock tagged along for the thrilling ride.
Of course, Keanu is most famous for The Matrix. Haven’t we all dodged bullets in slow motion like Neo? From Australia to Zimbabwe, people appreciate his contribution on film.
What is more, Reeves has built a reputation off camera as a kind and generous man. Have you read this article about how the celebrity gave away $75 million? He treats others with respect and dignity.
It’s not surprising that many celebs are assholes. Don’t dare call them out on their bullshit or you’ll suffer the consequences. You need snake skin and your vitamins to make it in Hollywood.
Keanu Reeves became famous differently. He received a big break as a lead actor in the instant 1989 hit Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. The movie grossed over $40 million with only a $10 million budget.
Did you like A Scanner Darkly? I believe it was a solidly written script by Richard Linklater. However, I dislike the special effects and animation.
I like Street Kings and John Wick because the movies showcase his original talent. You won’t find another movie star who could have played those roles better than Keanu. This thespian puts his heart and soul into his performances.
If you desire a more family friendly film, I recommend Hardball. Ironically, this movie displays Keanu’s softer side. Critics severely and unjustifiably underrate his acting range.
Keanu Reeves exceeds expectations because he is confident in his abilities. We’ve seen him perform wonders in front of cameras. That’s why he is unstoppable.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
BY: GURU JAY
The next generation of music all stars is stepping up to the plate. There should be a music World Series. Can you picture veteran Shania Twain giving commentary on her pastime?
Shania laid the tracks down for Taylor Swift to crossover. With a name like Twain you can’t write lame lyrics. That’s why “you’re still the one,” Shania!
Previously, I published an in-depth piece on Celine Dion. People like comparing and contrasting Twain and Dion. I may write a Vs. article featuring the fellow Canadians later.
She recently wrapped up her Rock This Country tour in spectacular fashion. This expert performer is always superb and never tense.
Isn’t Shania Twain still phenomenal? Can you guess her age? I’m convinced Shania, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez discovered the Fountain of Youth and kept it secret.
Did you know that Shania Twain is the best selling female act in history? Her Come On Over album sold over 40 million copies. How much more commercially successful can you get?
There is a genuine feel to the Shania Twain listening experience. How often have we heard From This Moment On at high school graduations? Her music connects with us at every stage of life. It would be a dream come true if Shania sings at my wedding.
The number of great entertainers originating out of Canada is surprising. It’s an impressive list including Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Michael J. Fox, The Weeknd, Jim Carrey and more. Canada gives birth to several of the world’s most beloved entertainers.
The CMA Awards take place on November 4. Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will host. Both artists have expressed their admiration of Twain.
Whether she is performing or signing autographs (or both simultaneously), Shania Twain is still phenomenal.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
BY: GURU JAY
Right now, the two biggest names in country music are Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. Who has the edge? Who is the best singer?
Shelton started singing professionally in 2001, while Bryan began in 2007. As a result, The Voice coach has recorded 9 studio albums; and, the Play It Again artist only has 5 to his credit. I believe experience and output play major parts in determining who is better.
My cousins follow Blake Shelton on social media. I frequently find his posts on their profiles. Without question, the Oklahoman’s music permeates across the country via Internet.
Who remembers radio? Nowadays, streaming music is popular.
You rarely find a Luke Bryan Vs. Blake Shelton post because they are amicable. They have even performed on stage together. Still, Bryan and Shelton deal in a competitive business. There is only one top dog in every genre.
Did you know that they are both the same age? However, standing at 6’5”, Blake has a height advantage over the 6’0” Luke. I like Luke’s lyrics better, but Blake carries a catchier tune.
Sometimes, Shelton’s songs seem silly because he tries to appeal to a young demographic. I’m all for mainstream, but not at the expense of authenticity. Music should represent real life.
Both guys make awesome music. Moreover, they sound quite similar. While Luke Bryan is a hotter brand, Blake Shelton is more durable.
In entertainment, things can change in a blink of an eye. One minute celebrities are hot topics, the next second they are Dancing with the Washed-Up Has-Beens. That’s why durability is more precious than trends.
Have you seen the Strip It Down video yet? Watch it here, now.
I believe it’s a close call but Luke Bryan wins. Yes, Blake benefits from The Voice. But his extra commitments give Luke the edge.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
By: GURU JAY
What is the Big Bang Theory without Kaley Cuoco? She makes $1 million per episode for a good reason. The Hot Hollywood starlet is not only a 10, but also a sizzling brand.
Her chemistry with the Big Bang cast (pun intended) has evolved into perfection. Although Jim Parsons aka Sheldon Cooper is the mastermind, Penny played by Kaley Cuoco is the backbone. Without Kaley, Big Bang would likely lose half of its fandom.
My sister is addicted to the program. Actually, she is the one who introduced me to it. She thinks she’s the smartest of our family. Well, we know who is the most talented.
Most Mondays I watch Blindspot. But every now and then I check up on my girl Kaley. Plus, I watch the TV show in syndication. The question is who doesn’t watch the Big Bang Theory.
Cuoco is a top 5 TV actress because of her consistency. Can you believe the first season aired in 2007? 9 seasons later, this celebrity still looks amazing; and, her acting has gotten better.
CBS’s most lucrative asset is the Big Bang. Moreover, Kaley is one of the network’s most valuable pieces. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the blonde bombshell was given her very own spinoff.
I got a chance to see Wedding Ringer last January. Like Jennifer Aniston, I believe Cuoco is transitioning into movies nicely. Additionally, she reminds me of Christina Applegate in her prime.
You know I could go on forever about her beauty, but let me emphasize her personality. In Hollywood, sex appeal takes you only so far. You need the right attitude in order to continue receiving roles.
I appreciate Kaley Cuoco’s legacy. Like Lucille Ball, her impact will be felt for generations to come. Because I love Lucy, I love you Kaley too.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
BY: GURU JAY
I began binge watching New Girl on Netflix this week. I firmly believe Zooey Deschanel is a top 5 TV actress. Also, she deserves an Emmy.
Deschanel recently announced that Megan Fox is filming episodes for next season. Can you picture Zooey and Megan on screen together? Who’s planning to watch New Girl season 5?
The New Girl lead actress specializes in comedic acting. I would like to see Zooey perform standup. Although she isn’t technically a comic, the brunette babe is funny. Maybe she could workout some jokes with Whitney Cummings, who writes on 2 Broke Girls.
From New Girl to New Mother
The new mother nurtures her craft. What is more, acting runs in her family. Her big sister/actress Emily walks around in big boots.
You know it is hard working on a popular TV show. In a way, it is an endurance test. New Girl completes about 25 episodes a season.
I like Zooey because she’s a sweetheart. The pleasing actress smiles freely. And she conducts herself well in front of an audience.
Plus, she sings her own theme song. She & Him is a nice side hustle. Back in the day, versatile entertainers were common.
Nowadays, most celebrities stay in one square. There are exceptions like Lady Gaga, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Lopez. On a side note, who could have predicted Lady Gaga would kill it on American Horror Story (pun intended)?
As Halloween approaches, can you guess your favorite celebrity’s costume? Should Zooey Deschanel dress up as Megan Fox and vice versa? Whatever they choose, they will look amazing in it.
To my main point, Zooey Deschanel deserves an Emmy because she’s the best at her job. As a comedic actress in the lead role, who beats Deschanel on popularity? New Girl attracts more viewers than Inside Amy Schumer and Veep combined.