Shot by Mario Testino
Frankly my dear, I don't give a f*ck
That’s right. Rick Gonzalez from Old School and Pride & Glory attempts to make that courageous leap into hip-hop. It sounds pretty dope, but the verdict is still out on this one.
I had no clue that he quit. Read his story on why he quit and the news that followed. FYI, I thought he was the man in The Kids Are Alright & The Brothers Bloom.
By 2009, he says, “I’d had it with L.A., and I’d really had it with the business side of acting, the machinery of it all. You’re an artist, but then all of a sudden you’re a product at the same time, and there’s this company that’s sprung up around you. I got depressed. I was losing my love for it. So I said, ‘I’m done.’ I fired everybody and moved my family out here. I had to make a radical move.”
Read the full article here.
As long as Alessandra is in a video, matter of fact anywhere, she’s getting posted. Internet/Blog stalking? Noooo…..
An interesting pairing, but it seems to work out nicely for Complex’s cover story. More pics and interview after the jump.
Topper Harley had a lot to say when he phoned into Alex Jones’ radio show yesterday. Careful, this is legendary.
“I think it was Nails that said, and I was really flattered that he got it right, he might be Nails, but I’m bayonets. I’m battle tested bayonets… I’m so tired of pretending like my life isn’t just perfect and just winning every second, and I’m not just perfect and bi**hing and just delivering the goods at every frickin’ turn. Look what I’m dealing with, man. I’m dealing with fools and trolls. I’m dealing with soft targets, and it’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee … they lay down with their ugly wives and their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and say, ‘I can’t process it.’ Well, no, and you never will! Stop trying! Just sit back and enjoy the show.”
He opens up about the women he’s been living with — his so called “porn family.”
“Let me say this about the Goddesses, I don’t think the term is good enough, but when you’re bound by these terrestrial descriptions, you must use the best term available. So if you think about it dude, I’m 0-for-3 in marriage, but like in baseball, the scoreboard doesn’t lie. Never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the hearts. And to sully, contaminate, or radically disrespect this unit with a shameful contract is something I’ll leave to the amateurs and bible grippers.”
Then, talk about his ex-wife Brooke Mueller and the vacation he was taking with her and two other women:
“And I just gotta add this, there was a whole firestorm about Brooke being a part of our crew… Where there were four, there are now three. Good-bye, Brooke, and good luck in your travels; you’re going to need it. Badly … She’s not there now and we are and I don’t know, winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning? Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry man, didn’t make the rules. Oops.”
On his recovery — which he is entirely responsible for himself:
“I have cleansed myself. I closed my eyes and in a nanosecond, I cured myself… It’s the work of sissies. The only thing I’m addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math … another one of their mottoes is ‘Don’t be special, be one of us.’ Newsflash: I am special, and I will never be one of you! I have a disease? Bulls**t! I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I cured it, I’m done … you don’t look like you’re having a lot of fun. I’m gonna hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here but I sure like the view, Alex!”
On not being pushed around anymore:
“I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.”
And his lovely take on the hard working media, who Alex Jones says alleged that both he and Sheen worked for the Vatican as assassins:
“Guys, it’s right there in the thing, duh! We work for the Pope, we murder people. We’re Vatican assassins. How complicated can it be? What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.”
Listen to the whole interview here.
This rant from ‘Network’ in 1976 remains true even for this generation. Peter Finch spoke the truth.
What a nice gem I found today. Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino from Community fame is actually a dope artist and not just a comedian. Check out these cuts just released today.
Gotta love Kevin Hart.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
By now most of you that Christian Bale received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for this year’s Oscars. Bale is exceptional as Dicky Ekland, Micky Ward’s half-brother who happens to be a crackhead. Bale shows dedication to his craft with his rapid weight-loss for this role, which he isn’t a stranger of (The Machinist). He steals the show in every scene by displaying true grit along with a drug addict’s charm. Honestly, its refreshing to see Bale do a role where he isn’t a pretentious-rich-prick, there was a human element that he brought out as the film goes along. If you having seen The Fighter, go see it now! Below is the real Dicky Ekland.
Micky Ward & Dicky Ekland
Bale & Ekland