Saturday, November 28, 2015

Beholding Zoe Saldana’s Flexibility

What is Zoe Saldana’s secret? How does the actress maneuver her way inside Hollywood’s most critically acclaimed blockbusters? Why was she chosen to play important roles in Star Trek, Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy?

Do you remember Colombiana? I saw it on demand with my family one Christmas Eve. There’s something special about her presentation.

She is perfect at showing you a character’s flaws. The petite celebrity doesn’t spread herself too thin. I want to see her gain weight for a role like a female Christian Bale and Chris Pratt. The question is will Saldana be able to shed the extra fat.

Throughout Zoe Saldana’s career, the Hollywood star has shined. That’s why her movies receive glowing reviews. Right now, her movie Premium maintains 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The dedicated actress aims to please. Producers, directors, actors, and fans expect dutiful performances and excellence from Zoe. How many times does she over deliver results?

She is my favorite science fiction/ fantasy actress. I fully support Saldana replacing Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men. Can you picture Zoe and Jennifer Lawrence sharing a screen?

The photogenic Latina works well with powerful egos and nicely for demanding bosses. She is a popular choice because she’s likable. It seems you can approach the accommodating actress without being body slammed.

However, I discourage stalking celebs even reality TV stars. I don’t care if you’re Paparazzi. Imagine walking in their shoes.

I’m fond of Zoe’s filmography. I’ve seen several of her movies on more than one occasion. Recently, I learned she was a highly trained dancer. In fact, she was a fine ballerina before her acting career.

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I have a theory that Zoe Saldana’s ballerina training helps explain her flexibility as a thespian. Undergoing rigorous choreography requires discipline. Saldana’s step sequences literally and figuratively taught her how to be flexible. It is wonderful beholding Zoe Saldana.

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Who’s Laughing with Chris Rock?

Could you use a good laugh? Watch Chris Rock’s movies, standups, and TV show reruns. For a while, Chris was Mr. HBO. Plus, Everybody Hates Chris was a major hit.

Chris Rock’s brand of comedy is still solid. He always talks about edgy topics. How many times must networks censor his standup material?

You can’t watch Chris Rock on Comedy Central’s TV network unedited. Thank God for freedom of speech. It is vital that comedians represent the whole truth of society.

Although the truth hurts, the pain helps you grow. Ask any tall man and he’ll tell you how hard it is on your knees, legs, and feet. It’s called growing pains for good reason.

Chris Rock grows on you. Like beer, you have to acquire a taste for his comedy. Sometimes, the comic’s jokes leave a bitter taste by design.

The celebrity doesn’t mind failing, and that’s why he’s successful. I admire how Chris has excelled despite being poor. What is more, he makes a handsome profit from his struggles, because he discusses poverty in memorable scenes and sketches.

Have you seen Head of State? If Bernie Mac is the King of Comedy, then Chris Rock is President-Elect. Who can deny his influence?

Plenty of comedians study his every movement. His younger brother/ comic Tony Rock respects his hustle. Indeed, Chris Rock is a certified hustler.

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Case in point, CB4 and Pootie Tang came out of nowhere. Making something out of nothing is what this comedic actor does best. The Hollywood idol doesn’t need a giant studio or distributor to create exceptional content.

Like Martin Lawrence and Chris Tucker, Chris Rock is in full effect. Longevity in the comedy world is atypical. Overall, Chris Rock can’t complain too much about his lucrative career. Amazingly, he continues creating relevant content.

Who’s laughing with Chris Rock?

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Why Jared Leto Is Rare

Jared Leto is many things- a singer, actor, and all-around entertainer. He loses himself in the moment and perfectly performs onstage or onscreen. Plus, Leto is a noted vegetarian.

Let’s acknowledge him for taking on challenging projects such as Dallas Buyers Club. His coworkers have noticed his dedication as well. If Hollywood were Wal-Mart, Jared Leto would win employee of the month every time.

The Thirty Seconds To Mars bandleader leads by example. Although he isn’t usually a lead actor, Leto influences the direction of movies. He plays Joker in Suicide Squad starring Will Smith.

Celebrities have special qualities. Leto is committed to perfection. I don’t believe Matthew McConaughey would have won an Oscar without a pushing toward greatness.

Never underestimate the power of a superior supporting actor. Moreover, Leto played inferior roles such as a heroin addict in Requiem for a Dream. Like Christian Bale, the Academy Award winning Jared Leto is a rare method actor.

Finally, Leto is receiving credit for his brilliance. The Edge of the Earth musician will go to the extreme if that’s what it takes. What is more, he could have dumped his band and went solo like Justin Timberlake and BeyoncĂ©.

Fortunately, Thirty Seconds To Mars has produced 4 studio albums to date. And the music group has amassed 1.6 million Twitter followers. Jared Leto went from an unknown to a Very Important Person.

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In 20 years, he’s become a household name, because he relentlessly pursues his passion. Did you know Jared Leto started as a director? In fact, he graduated from the School of Visual Arts. Everything happens for a reason.

If I were advising him, I would encourage him to focus on directing. You see directing is like playing golf. You can be a director or golfer almost forever.

I know Leto knows what to do. He is more than a jack-of-all-trades. Jared Leto is rare because he is a master of many trades.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

What’s Your Taste? Rachael Ray Vs. The Chew

What’s your taste of cooking TV talk show? Do you prefer only one host to a panel of cohosts? Let’s discuss Rachael Ray Vs. The Chew.

The Rachael Ray Show has filmed 1,500 episodes since 2007. The Chew Show has filmed 852 episodes since 2011. These shows compete for the same coveted demographics.

I watch both shows sometimes, especially when I want to surprise a special lady with dinner and a movie. I guess I’m used to Rachael Ray. She seems to be the heir-apparent to Martha Stewart.

It’s all about personality. I like Rachael’s bubbliness and sweetness. And Mario Batali is fun.

However, it is Carla Hall who I would like most to cook my meal. She was born and raised in the American South, so you know what that means. Look at the joy she’s serving. Are your taste buds watering now?

I like the others as well. 29 year-old Daphne Oz helps attract the younger crowd.

You see television can serve as a launching pad for a celebrity’s brand. For example, Rachael Ray has her very own magazine called Everyday with Rachael Ray. Plus, the upbeat chef has a reality TV show on the Food Network- Rachael Vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off.
I doubt that the 47 year-old will be retiring any time soon because she works more jobs than Ryan Seacrest. I prefer the Rachael Ray Show because of the celeb’s branding. The Chew is on the right track, but the show has a long way before catching up with Ray.

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Although I prefer a panel because of the variety of perspectives and opinions, Rachael is a gift. She’s the closest thing to Julia Child. Don’t you love Rachael Ray’s recipes?

It is a matter of preferences. Both talk shows are entertaining. But, Rachael Ray is better.

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Why Chris Pratt Is a Hot Commodity


For the record, I’ve said for the longest that Hollywood’s biggest first name is Chris. Have you noticed everybody has the same name? But that’s another story.

If I could bag up Chris Pratt and sell Mini-Mes of the movie star I would do it. I’m not talking about action figures. I would make the Jurassic World actor available for the masses to enjoy.

Right now, Chris Pratt is a hot commodity on Hollywood Boulevard. Jennifer Lawrence admitted to being nervous before filming her sex scene with the Guardian of the Galaxy/ Star-Lord. She’s not alone. Everyone wants to get his or her hands on him.

People robbed Pratt of Sexiest Man Alive in 2014. That magazine ranked him #2. Could you settle for second? I know you couldn’t because you’re a first place finisher/ winner. That’s why you read the Guru Jay website.

Luckily, Pratt still has time. After all, he’s only 36. David Beckham won at the age of 40. Plus, there are other rankings besides People.

The best Park and Recreation episodes feature Chris Pratt. I don’t know how producers convinced Chris to stay on P&R, but I’m glad that they handled it.

The future is bright for this movie star. I expect Passengers and the Magnificent Seven to do wonders in box office numbers (pun intended).

Nothing seems to irritate Chris Pratt. You want to be cool under pressure like the actor.

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Go ask your mother how she likes her coffee. I bet she’ll say something along the lines of “like my men- Chris Pratt.” Try it and then spill the beans.

Celebrities are like stocks. Their salaries fluctuate like stock prices. Sooner or later the bubble will burst.

Experts recommend buying commodities because you can physically possess and own it. So, I ask you this…isn’t Chris Pratt hot? Isn’t the stud physical? In the words of Jim Cramer, BUY, BUY, BUY!

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