That’s right – this iconic 1960′s show is hitting the big screen with a remake set for production next year. The big question is, who will play who? Variety magazine has reported that Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) will be writing the script for the flick. Seven men and women are stranded on an unknown island following a crazy storm. Here are the original 7 actor/characters. Who should play the new version of them?
Confession: I personally haven’t seen Gilligan’s Island – when reruns were on when I was younger, I was preferably watching cartoons instead and have yet to see an episode of this classic – that I can remember anyway. So, I’ve listed the original cast below and put my own uneducated guesses in based on physical similarities, rumors, a wild hunch, or simply having no clue. I mean I really have nothing else to go on, not having seen the show right.
Who do YOU think is a suitable fit for each character?
Originally played by Bob Denver…Michael Cera?
Laurell is an adorable and very talented Vancouver based singer & songwriter, that just released her new album, Can’t Stop Falling yesterday – with a launch party at Caprice Nightclub last night. I actually first heard her perform live at a CD Release party for local gay artist Matthew David, and I thought she was amazing! She now has three albums and several Canadian and U.S. tour dates under her belt and recently started hitting the radio waves of Vancouver’s number one hit music station – The Beat 94.5, CBC Radio, and Virgin Radio.
What else about Laurell? Well, she was actually the winner of CHUM Radio’s Emerging Indie Artist Initiative and she’s now started here nationwide tour for her new album. The album is really soulful with really beautiful lyrics and her voice – her voice is really unique. Did you know she was dubbed Vancouver Idol a while back when she placed in the Top 30 on Canadian Idol?
An article yesterday on MSNBC talks about the fact that there is still one HUGE fault in the Pacific Northwest and it has been low key for about 300 years, but when this mother of a fault wakes up, we could be in real trouble. The quake in Chile was so powerful, scientists say that it actually shift the earth’s axis a bit, causing the earth to spin just a tiny bit faster, in effect shortening our day every so slightly.
Computer simulations of what a 9.0 magnitude earthquake would be like here (oh, that’s what Chile went through in case you didn’t know) could mean that the earthquake could last anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes. Man, that’s a long time! Poorly constructed buildings, bridges, etc. would be destroyed & seaside areas would be flooded by waves galore. Buildings in Yaletown of downtown Vancouver, and several schools and older buildings would be destroyed, and damage to the airport at sea level would be inevitable. Apparently the fault found here in the Pacific Northwest is a lot like the one that just woke up in Chile. That one was under was even more compromised because of when it woke up last time in 1960 with a magnitude 9.5 on the Richter scale quake – yeah, the largest one every recorded in history. It’s not a question of if it will happen, it’s just a question of when. It could be tomorrow – it could be 100 years from now.
I love Vancouver – the best city in the world. We just hosted the world for the Olympics. But of course, it’s at a cost – living in a MAJOR risk earthquake zone. I guess you just have to not live life in worry. Mother Nature – she’ll get ya sooner or later!
Well not in real life, but Justin’s joining the cast of the movie Bad Teacher, alongside his ex Cameron Diaz who plays a gold digging teacher named Elizabeth Halsey who has the hots for his character, who is a substitute teacher at the school and the heir to a lot of money. In this comedy, Jason Segal plays an irreverent middle school teacher and you’ll also get one of my favorites, Molly Shannon, as well as from Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet in this cast as well! Looks like he’s continuing to focus on his acting career before he returns back to music. He most recently had been working on the The Social Network, which is about the creation of Facebook – not sure if you’ve heard of that site or not. Anyway, that film comes out later this year.
Here’s the IMDB synopsis of Bad Teacher: ” A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.”
Over the course of eight and 30 minute episodes, 5 sexy flight attendants from the Richard Branson’s hip airline, Virgin Airlines, will be followed on this docu-drama as they travel from one big city to the next. Their home base, pegged their “crash pad,” will be in LA, but the women will have to deal with making decisions “on the fly,” annoying & memorable passengers, layovers & love. We can expect drama of course, especially considering the executive producers are Jeff Collins (Bridezilla 5) and Colin Nash (The Hills and The City).
Fasten your seatbelts – the new show takes off on the CW on Wednesday, March 24th after Tyrant’s ANTM, from 9:00pm – 10:30pm.
Now, meet your flight attendants…
Now that the Olympics are done, and before the Paralympics start on March 12th (until March 21st), we have a few days of recovery before Whistler hosts WinterPRIDE 2010. Pegged as the official afterparty to the Olympic games, it will be the first big event in Whistler post the 2010 Olympics. Well, actually WinterPRIDE has ALREADY begun, since it’s from March 1st until March 9th. The event will see most people there from Thursday, March 4th to Sunday, March 7th, as a lot of Vancouver, Seattle & other West Coast boys & girls head up for a winter party of mountain top proportions. In fact, it’s named #1 Gay Ski Event in the world by Gay.com and PlanetOut!
In addition to the famous skiing & boarding you can do in Whistler, throughout the week, visitors can enjoy Ziptrek tours, spa treatments, yoga, an innertube party, theme parties, insanely fun apres ski’s, pool parties, Manhunt sponsored parties, and more, before the village goes wild with several huge parties over the weekend. I got to spend the entire week up there last year, as I sponsored some of the events through my store and cast member Adam came up with me for the week, and I had an absolute blast! Most of the cast was up there for the final weekend portion of the event as well. In fact, from Whistler was where I wrote our very first article last year!
Whistler’s WinterPRIDE is an important part of Homorazzi history, because back in 2008 WinterPRiDE, that is where the name was thought of…
Today, I decided to focus on Bobsleigh boys, since they’ve got a few more heats before they battle it out for the three medals on Saturday. I’m focusing on the 4-man bobsleigh, but obviously focusing the hotties in the quad – you can’t really “take 3 for the team” right? That’s a bit too many. Speaking of too many, there are A LOT of hot Bobsled competitors out there, so I may miss a few (or more than) of your favorites, but rest assured that the ones I’ve selected are golden. Here are my top 10…who’s your number one?
He was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta and has his engineering degree from the University of Alberta. He grew up in Kelowna, BC, playing soccer and lacrosse & also enjoying downhill skiing, as well as mountain biking. After the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, he decided to focus on being his best at bobsleigh for the next four years. Now, he’s at the 2010 Olympics. Nice work, buddy! Did I mention he’s super hot? Chris is married to his wife Naomi.
So sad. Recently I wrote about 41 year old Andrew Koenig having gone missing since Valentine’s Day here in Vancouver, and his last activity (cell phone, etc.) being traced back to Stanley Park, downtown. Well a couple hours ago they found the Growing Pains star’s body. He was supposed to back in the US on February 16th
His family has sad that he suffered from depression and he was last in Vancouver staying with Burlesque star Jenny Magenta. She was very worried about him and even commented on my last article, since I was helping spread the work and Police tip line. It must be a terribly sad time for her, as well as Koenig’s family.
At the last Olympics in Beijing, he was arrested for protesting China’s Human Rights Violations. Even though he was suffering from depression, I wonder if there was any connection with this year’s Olympics and he was perhaps making a statement of some sort? Just a thought. No word on whether or not he had left a note or how he committed suicide.