Celebrity Roundup: Goodbye to a legend

When you hear me say TGIF today, I mean every single letter.





Friday, as in the day before the morning where my baby will *usually* sleep in until 9 a.m. At what point in my life did 9 a.m. become sleeping in? Probably the same day I pushed that little guy out of my body.

But I digress. (Per usual.)

Let me start out this week’s Celebrity Roundup with a story (and yes, we had a lovely weekend and the roundup being almost cancelled last week was WORTH. IT.)

On December 31, 2011, my husband and I sat in front of our living room tv and watched the countdown to the new year with Ryan Seacrest (because I love me some Seacrest and that’s a true story.) The ball dropped, Fergie and Jenny McCarthy acted at least 20 years younger than their age, Seacrest stood by patiently, thinking about his Olympic sized pool filled with 100 dollar bills and Dick Clark appeared with his wife for his annual “New Year’s Kiss” and to let everyone know that, despite what Twitter might say, he was still alive.

My husband said, “Yeesh, he does NOT look good. I have a feeling this will be his last Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

Sadly, my husband’s psychic abilities were on for once.

Dick Clark, television legend and cultural icon of a generation, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday after undergoing an outpatient procedure in L.A.

Dick Clark, whose health had been in steady decline since suffering a stroke in 2004, is survived by his three children; third wife, Kari Wigton; and a slew of memorable tv shows, including American Bandstand, Pyramid, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes and of coure, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

As usual, celebrities came out of the woodwork to pay their respects in the easiest way possible (via Twitter), including Ryan Seacrest, who was probably the only celebrity on Twitter who legitimately was influenced professionally by Dick Clark. Seacrest and American Idol producers put together a lovely tribute to Clark on the show Wednesday. 

Also throwing in his two cents was ass wipe and “wait, why is he famous again?” actor Dennis Leary, who called Dick Clark a “leather faced lizard person” (nice.)

Rest in Peace, Dick Clark! New Year’s Eve will never be the same.

Alright, let’s discuss the difference between the class and dignity of stars of the past and “hot messitude” of starlets of today. And let’s start with Amanda Bynes.

Amanda Bynes, teen star turned acting retiree at the ripe old age of 24, was arrested last Friday for drinking and driving after she sideswiped a cop car in L.A.  After her arrest and release, she turned right around and went BACK to the club the next night.

Earlier this week, Amanda Bynes had more traffic “uh-ohs” when she took two hours to make a three point turn into a restaurant I’d probably have to save for months to dine in and was caught texting on her iPhone while driving, which is illegal in California.

Although Amanda Bynes’ father said she was not drunk the night of her DUI arrest, friends believe she’s been “lost” in recent years and are encouraging Amanda to seek help.

In case you’re trying to compare her to the other blond teen star whose legal troubles have outshone her acting ability, slow your roll because she ain’t no Lindsey Lohan — and believes the comparison is “unfair”.

Oh. Ok.

Time for the one-and-dones!

And finally, shout out to my (relatively new) Twitter and blog pop culture and boyband soul mate, Lindsey of Pop Culture and Caffeine, who sent me this hilarious video (a must watch if you ever thumbed through a Bop magazine back in the day)(by which I mean 1999.)
  • TMZ reported the boyband One Direction and other boyband The Wanted were in the middle of a feud, and then Brian Littrel from the Backstreet Boys weighs in and it gets awesome.

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t do anything Amanda Bynes wouldn’t do!

I want some pizza.

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12 comments to Celebrity Roundup: Goodbye to a legend

  • Love the shoutout, thank you!!!!!!! Also, I wont tell anyone in Boston what you said about our hometown boy Dennis Leary, though what he said makes him a huge ass hat (and even that is an understatement). And I never realized how bad Lindsay Lohan’s mug shot was until you put it next to Amanda Bynes… HORRIFIC.

  • While I recognize the magnitude of Dick Clark’s significance on pop music and culture, I’m just not feeling as “shocked and saddened” by his death as the media seems to want me to feel. I mean, he was 82 and in somewhat poor health, so aside from the fact that it was sudden, is it really a big surprise? I guess maybe it’s a generational thing – Whitney, Michael, and Patrick Swayze’s deaths affected me more, emotionally-speaking. That said, I’m enjoying the tributes to Dick Clark and the old American Bandstand footage – makes me nostalgic for a time when music was actually good.

    And I think Jason Segal and Michelle Williams are adorable together. I hope he respects her and makes her happy. She deserves it.

    • Amanda

      I totally agree with you. I really don’t feel that much sadness, only that he was a legend and he’s gone. I did enjoy seeing him yearly on the new year’s eve thing but other than that? sort of out of sight out of mind.

  • Why are they remaking Les Miserables? The 1997 (or 1998?) film with Liam Neeson is one of my favorite movies.

  • greta

    Holy moses, two HOURS for a three point turn?! Her driving instructor is the one that should’ve gotten arrested.

    • Ha!! I totally agree! I feel bad when it takes more than a minute to make a turn like that. What was she doing, making calls or doing shots between each turn of the wheel?!

  • While I am not shocked by his death, I always find myself saddened when another legend passes away.

    Maybe because I know, deep in my heart, that nobody can replace them. Celebrities aren’t the same these days as they were back during American Bandstand.

    No, today we have Kardashians and Lohans and freaks from the Jersey Shore.


  • Poor Amanda Bynes – lol! Seriously, I am so relieved they are making another Les Mis, you can just never get enough of that uplifting story…

  • It was very sad about Dick Clark. He had been having major issues since that stroke. Glad I watched this past new years eve! He will be missed.

  • Bynes is going to be the next Lohan fo sho. It’s sad.

  • Wow I have missed your Fridays and Amanda is 24? I’m old.

  • Oh, Amanda Bynes, I thought I knew you so well. Sadly, it all appears to have been a lie. So sad.

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