The sets have been great looking, and Rick Baker is onboard doing the effects (American Werewolf in London, Men In Black, and others). This was all sending good messages to me, making me actually start to soften my rant about Disney, just a little. Today, I checked up on it, and discovered that they had announced the major cast roles.
Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly & Don Knotts. WHAT?!? Well, it was going SO well, I can't say I'm surprised to see them fuck up now. In desperation I glance through the movie synopsis at the website, and see that the body of the flick is described as a "hilarious and hair-raising" romp. Hilarious?!? This IS the Haunted Mansion we're talking about, yes? Oh well, sorry Walt, I was hoping to not hate the company that you left behind...but it's not your fault.
Speaking of annoying, though, I'm sure you've all seen the news about the fact that Briney Spears admitted she isn't a virgin. Well, whopptie-fuckin'-shit. Gee, can we say 'starving for the spotlight'? As if anybody really gives a rat's ass...but the article IS worth reading, if only to laugh at her. Now, she's 21, right? On and on she goes about how it was TWO WHOLE YEARS into her relationship with Justin, and she had this 'vision' that he was the one, and so she went ahead and did it. 21...as if anyone has the slightest idea what the world is about at 21...hell, you're just starting the "Stupid Years", get comfy. Oh, and, apparently, where she comes from, "the woman is the homemaker, and that's how I was brought up - you cook for your kids." And thus, America's sweetheart, making more money than God and keeping the attitude, etc., was gonna give it all up to be a homemaker. Noble sentiments, if I believed it. On top of that, she gave it up to HIM? Yeesh...with the sheer number of horny guys that think she is the peak of pulchritude, you'd think she'd have better taste...but face it, that "relationship" had "Hollywood/Camelot" written all over it.