Day: December 27, 2008

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GIMME FIVE: Actresses Who Should Replace Beyonce in Eartha Kitt Biopic

As previously reported, pop diva Beyonce Knowles will portray Eartha Kitt in a recently greenlit biopic of the late singer’s life.

Kitt, who died on Christmas day at age 81, expressed her disapproval of the “Bootylicious” singer’s casting in her life story. “I do not think I have quite the derriere of Beyonce,” she said.

And we believe such a legend deserves a real actress with real talent beyond singing. Here are Blindie’s top five actresses who can do Miss Earth Kitt justice:

Thandie Newton
She was cheated in casting last year when Angelina Jolie was cast as Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart —a role Blindie felt was a match-made for the Brit talent. But Kitt could earn Newton a call from Oscar

Taraji P. Henson
She’s gaining critical acclaim and a SAG award nomination for her role opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Although she consistently supports leading men, we think she would be a strong choice as Kitt.

Halle Berry
She definitely did Dorothy Dandridge justice on cable TV….plus Kitt herself said, “Give me Halle Berry instead!”

Robin Givens
We should follow up her film comeback in Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys with a hefty role as the purring singer-actress. Plus, with Berry, she starred with Kitt opposite Eddie Murphy in 1992’s Boomerang!

Zoe Saldana
Having seen her be the “girl-to-get” in many flicks, it’s time that Star Trek‘s Uhura tests her acting chops with a heftier role. Maybe she could pull a Marion Cotillard–who nabbed the Oscar playing much-older legend Edith Piaf.

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Ga Ga: Slumdog Millionaire is Blindie’s Best Flick of 2008

After watching director Danny Boyle’s film, Slumdog Millionaire, Blindie believes in the power of filmmaking again.

The awe-inspiring film follows the life of a street kid (Dev Patel) in Mumbai who competes on an Indian version of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” to be seen by his childhood love (Freida Pinto). After he goes further than any other contestant in the show’s history, the “slumdog” contestant is interrogated and rehashes how the adventures in his tough life provided him with the answers to each money-earning question.

What excited Blindie most was the fact that with a holiday drama season filled with overpaid movie stars (Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tom Cruise in Valkyrie and Leonardo DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road), Slumdog Millionaire didn’t need the fanfare or the paparazzi.

It’s because the film was about the story—and at the end of the day all an audience wants is a heartbreaking, intelligent, and awe-inspiring story that makes them believe in dreams again.

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GIMME FIVE: Must-Have 2009 Calendars, Including Kim Kardashian, Twilight And Bubble Wrap

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a calendar that reflects your obsessions?

Whether you’re a vampire fanatic, a horny teenage boy, or a gun-toting Republican, there’s a calendar out there just for you.

Here are Blindie’s five must-have calendars for 2009:

This 16-month calendar from Stephenie Meyer’s theatrical adaptation of Twilight is being touted as the only one available from the teen vampire flick. With loads of photos of Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, and even Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black, plus a hefty pricetag of over $50, this calendar is for the die-hard fan.

Kim Kardashian’s sexy 12-month calendar was originally intended as a one year anniversary gift for boyfriend Reggie Bush, but is now available to every schoolboy. The sultry 28 year-old confessed to working out “like crazy” and even undergoing cellulite treatment “in order to make this the hottest shoot ever.”

This 13-month calendar features over 50 photos, some “never before seen,” of former vice-presidential candidate Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, her family and her trusty rifle.

If you still don’t think the Obama gold dollar coin is worth ten bucks then this 16-month calendar featuring photos and memorable quotes from the 44th U.S. president might prove to be a better investment.

This trendy bubble wrap calendar allows you to pop through 365 days of the year and even provides extra bubbles to burst as you satisfy your daily cravings of the addictive shipping material.

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