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Today is Bella Thorne’s 20th birthday. She made her first screen appearance in the film Stuck on You at the age of six, and began acting regularly when she was about ten. After a recurring role on Dirty Sexy Money, she was cast in her first regular role in 2008, on NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy. When that series was canceled during its first season, she appeared on the web series Little Monk, and then took over the role of Teenie Henrickson on season 4 of HBO’s Big Love. In 2010, Disney cast her in the lead role of CeCe Jones (with recent headliner Zendaya as her costar) on Shake It Up.
Pretend you are a high powered Hollywood producer. The year is 1992 – a time when movie stars mattered. If you wanted to open a hit movie, you needed an A-list leading man. In order to attract top-tier talent, deals were being struck that included ever-increasing pay days for a select group of movie stars. In the July 1992 issue of Movieline magazine, they looked at who was earning six million dollars or more per picture and asked, are they worth it? Some of these guys may have been. Some, in retrospect, definitely weren’t . With the benefit of a quarter century of hindsight, let’s sort out who belongs in which group.
Sigourney Weaver celebrates her 67th birthday today. She made her film debut in a small role in Annie Hall, and was the breakout star of Alien two years later. In the early 1980s she starred in diverse films, including Ghostbusters (one of her biggest box office hits) and The Year of Living Dangerously. In 1986 she returned to what has become the role most associated with her, Ellen Ripley in Aliens:
Somehow it seems it is already December! Where did 2014 go? But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again. Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast. So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.
We’re dedicating an entire show to the first breakout star of Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase. Why? I really don’t know. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We cover all three of Chase’s good movies and at least a third of his terrible ones. This episode has it all; cute dogs, little people and Princess Leia in her underwear. Daffy and I discuss why Billy Murray and Chevy Chase aren’t friends and why Chase probably won’t be appearing in any Marvel movies any time soon. Find out why Chase isn’t in Animal House and why Daffy believes the movie is over-rated anyway. We also name at least a handful of the many, many people Chase has offended over the years. It’s a podcast and a dessert topping!
The show is embedded after the jump. Hope you like it.
This weekend, Daffy and I are getting ready to record the next episode of our podcast. We have been working on some ways to improve the show from content to sound quality. The next episode has a Saturday Night Live-inspired theme. So as we build up to the next episode, we are going to run an SNL bracket game to pick your favorite former SNL cast-member.
In the late seventies and early eighties, Chevy Chase was the height of cool. He was the original break-out star of Saturday Night Live which was the hip show to watch and not an institution like it is today. When he went into movies, Chase was hailed as the next Cary Grant. But despite appearing in a few durable comedies, Chase has failed to live up to the promise he showed early in his career. These days, he is known for his tirades more than his comedy.
What the hell happened?