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Celebrity BroMances

Is there anything more entertaining in Hollywood than the bromance?  Seriously, I think a good bromance is healthy and sweet and fun…and hysterical.  In fact, I love them so much that I’ve posted on them before (see The Best BROMANCE on TV)

Here are a few of the best bromances in Hollywood.

THE FRAT PACK

Back in the 90’s Hollywood opened its doors to a slew of new young up-and-comers including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, my boyfriend Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, Vince Vaughn, and Chris O’Donnell, to name a few.  This group of guys rotated in the same circles, same movies, and even same homes, often sleeping on each other’s couches off and on for several years.  Most of these guys are still good friends and still pop up in each other’s films.

Check out this episode of Dinner for Five with Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, and Brian Cox (a bit of an oddball choice here) and make sure you watch “The Phone Booth” at 19:15 for some laughs.

 

SIR IAN MCKELLAN and SIR PATRICK STEWART

Bros hold hands

These two are acting royalty and they have had an ongoing love affair, bromantically, for years.  They have appeared on screen together numerous times (obviously including all the X-Men movies), as well as on stage.  Their friendship is one of longevity, laughter, and love.  We can all strive for this kind of affection.

Stewart McKellan

Watch the Sirs play the Newlywed Game.  Too funny!

It’s like everything they do is perfection.

22 Times Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Proved They Are The Greatest Best Friends Of 2013

Old Man BFFs!!! #squadgoals

MICHAEL FASSBENDER AND JAMES MCAVOY (and HUGH JACKMAN)

Dancing Dudes

Speaking of the X-Men movies, let us not forget the most recent bromance from that franchise.  That being Michael Fassbender (playing young Ian McKellan) and James McAvoy (playing young Patrick Stewart).

(Fun fact:  Patrick Stewart has two roles in common with James McAvoy: McAvoy played Macbeth in ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth while Stewart played him in Great Performances: Macbeth and Stewart played Professor Charles Xavier in X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, while McAvoy played him in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse.  They also each share the role of Macbeth with their respective Magnetos, Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender (IMDB).

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

The most epic of bromances!

Apparently, James and Michael have a huge fan-base for their bromance.  People have dedicated fan-art and fan-fiction to the friendship between these two.  It’s not hard to see why, they do seem to have that..spark.

JamesMichael

So sweet…so touching

19 Times McAvoy And Fassbender Were The Definition Of Friendship Goals

Hugh Jackman (newest future husband!) sometimes seems like a third wheel but, watch the threesome’s appearance on the Graham Norton show and you can see why he is included in this as a trio.  Like Dinner for Five, I have watched this interview over and over.  It is hilarious!  It actually makes me want to be part of a bromance.

*sigh* Again, #goals.

HUGH JACKMAN and ANY Co-Star!

It is no secret that Hugh Jackman is one of the nicest, most charming men in Hollywood. And it seems all of his co-stars fall madly in love with him too.  Aside from the trio above, Hugh is loved by many:

HUGH JACKMAN and Jake Gyllenhaal

Flowers

(Prisoners)

HUGH JACKMAN and Patrick Stewart

Here’s that X-Men connection again.  These two have appeared onscreen together a bazillion times and it seems like their friendship just.might.last.

Hugh and Patrick

HUGH JACKMAN and Ryan Reynolds

Hugh and Ryan

Although they totally troll each other on social media and in interviews, these two seem to have a fun bromantic chemistry.  The two have been friends for years (having worked together on X-Men: Origins – Wolverine) and like to pop up in each other’s lives here and there.  Ryan even hijacked Hugh’s interview while he was doing press for Eddie the Eagle (a great movie, btw).

It seems that these two good ol’ boys do have a sweet affection for each other.  One that almost borderlines…Single White Female.

Face masks

This isn’t creepy.  Not.At.All!!

Wouldn’t the world be such a better place if we could all love our co-workers as much as all of these mates seem to.

#friendshipgoals

~Cheers

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It’s My Boyfriend’s Birthday!

Okay, not my real boyfriend. It’s my Blair-gives-me-permission-just-like-Rachel-gave-Ross-permission-in-that-episode-of-Friends-with-Isabella-Rossellini-pretend-boyfriend.

Today is Cole Hauser’s 40th Birthday.

via source

via source

This guy who I’ve fantasized over since I was 15.

via my dreams

via my dreams

And I haven’t been 15 in a very, very long time (*ahem* although I am still claiming I’m 23 so, y’know, just for shits and giggles let’s all keep that between us, shall we?).

And the first thing I saw him in (when I was 15) was School Ties when he looked like this:

It's that red hair.....

It’s that red hair…..

I’ve supported his career since day 1 – which included (Tanya R., I’m soooo sorry to admit this/disappoint you) boycotting FRIENDS (oh, the horror!) because it was up against Cole’s show High Incident and I really wanted the ratings to pull through.  I did my best, Cole. I.Did.My.Best.

Look at that adorable little face in the center.

Look at that adorable little face in the center.

I’ve even blogged about him in the past: for instance, here and here.

I’ve watched his “Dinner for Five” appearance a dozen times (which, frankly, was a great little show and you should YouTube the episodes)….the Rory Cochrane story at the end of the episode is hilarious! – check it out: .

And I was super elated to find out he was in Halifax – a mere hour away from me – this past fall filming The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.  How I did not know this information BEFOREHAND pissed me off….Blair and Stephanie (who has been by my side since School Ties) did their best to console me.  Clearly, I was devastated but here’s hoping he comes back to Nova Scotia to make it up to me film again.

Now that I’ve professed my undying and long-lasting love for this guy (one of the longest relationships I’ve ever had), here’s to wishing him a happy birthday.

40Cheers


Oh Robin…..you had us at Nanu.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/1033/The-Most-Beautiful-Tribute-To-Robin-Williams-And-It-s-Just-A-Minute-Long#LiDS1RvTEkoUPewE.01

 

I met you through Mork & Mindy, and the Fonz.  I loved you in Popeye and Mrs. Doubtfire and when you starred with Cole Hauser in Good Will Hunting (yes, Cole Hauser was in Good Will Hunting).

You were a comedic genius. One to not be matched.  I can only imagine what you’ve gone through.  It’s dawning on us now that your comedy and humor was used to mask your pain.  You cried the honest-to-goodness tears of a clown.

I pray that you may now find the rest, peace and solace in the next life in Heaven that you were not able to find comfort in here on earth.

You were our friend, Robin Williams.  May you go with God and rest in peace.

xo.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/jimmy-fallon-robin-williams-tribute


Day #13: Describe 5 Weaknesses You Have.

Weaknesses, eh?

1) My Nephews – I love my nephews so much.  They are absolutely adorable little blond, blue eyed sweeties.  And they know how to twist Aunt Sandy’s arm really well.  If they want something and they come to me with a little pout and say “Aunt Sandy….can I please have…..?”, Aunt Sandy will, like a sucker (most of the time), give in.  Sometimes I will just pop into their house for a hug and squeeze and a kiss and to call them little weirdos.  Because I love them that much.

2) The Sun – I know all the warnings but I still love to bask in the warmth of the sun.  Maybe it’s because I’m cold all the time.  The sun is my friend.

3) Exercise – If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I am addicted to exercise.  And even on the days I say I’m not going to work out…..I usually still work out.

4) Baby animals – It is my goal in life to hug a baby cow. (I actually just said this to Blair yesterday.)  Baby animals are so adorable.  Most of them anyway.  And I melt into a big pool of poo-poo when I see them: kittens, puppies, cows, chicks, raccoons, bears, owls, etc.  We got Abby a teddy bear hamster (Teddy) last week and even tho I am aware that it’s a glorified rat, Teddy is still so darn cute and friendly that Blair and I have been fawning over him like he is a baby cow.

teddy-bear-hamster5) Driving too fast.  Um, this is something I try not to do too often but judging by the amount of speeding tickets I’ve had in my lifetime (including 3 in the last five years), it seams that having a lead foot of sorts is a weakness of mine.  I am more careful now of where I speed but man!, sometimes I feel like the speed limit of 100 km on the highway is just not fast enough….I am very diligent these days of ensuring I don’t go past 110 (permitted) unless I’m by the airport….then I just follow suit with everyone else.  Vroom vroom.

Cheers.

PS Cole Hauser is a weakness, did I say Cole Hauser?  Because I meant to say Cole Hauser.

My other boyfriend, Cole Hauser.

My other boyfriend, Cole Hauser.

 

 


PHAT with a P.H.!!

“Is It Ever Okay to Comment on Someone’s Weight?”  I saw this article recently and thought I’d “weigh” in on the subject.

So, is it ever okay to comment on someone’s weight?  Well, that depends.  Are YOU a doctor?  No?  Then mind your own business!!

I grew up kinda chubby.  Not really fat but definitely not thin.  In high school I had several eating disorders (see: https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/my-secret-obsession/) and slimmed down.  After high school I maintained my weight for a while, then gained some and in college lost some.  But it was after college that I “ballooned” up.  In college I had a little accident and spent 14 weeks on crutches and then a few weeks with a cane.  This, of course, hindered my exercise regime.  After college, when I started dating my now ex-boyfriend and he moved in, my weight started going up.  In part because I was eating differently with him.  I was never a meat and potatoes type of girl, but he was so I began eating meals with him.  That definitely affected my weight.  Also, I was on a medication that, aside from some crazy-ass night terrors, a side affect was weight gain.  It took me years, however, to realize that this medication was a factor in me packing on the pounds.  I knew I had put on a ton (pun!) of weight, I just didn’t completely know why.

But here’s the thing – and it’s important – I knew I was fat.  I didn’t need anyone else to point it out to me.  I knew I had grown out of my college clothes.  I knew I didn’t look or feel my best.  I knew that my jiggly parts shouldn’t be that jiggly. Was I proud of being fat?  No.  Was I embarrassed of being fat?  Yes.  Would it have been mortifying to have someone point out the obvious, that I was overweight?  You’re friggin’ right!  I would like to believe that I would have been a strong enough person, emotionally, to punch a person in the face had he or she addressed my weight issue.  But, the truth is I would have cried for days and days.  I would have been ashamed and embarrassed.

I know people judged me.  I know they still judge me.  We all judge each other.  It’s an unfortunate part of human nature.  But, we should, as often as we can, try to put ourselves in the shoes of other people and try not to be assholes.  Fat people know they’re fat.  But whose business is it to comment on it?  Aside from a medical professional, it’s no one’s business.  It’d be like telling a person with a lisp that he/she had a lisp.  You think that person doesn’t already know?  Now, you’re an asshole and that person feels like a big bag of nothing because you pointed out that he/she talks funny.  Dick.

Just to be clear on this….commenting on someone’s weight is different than addressing a health concern with a loved one.  When I was overweight my dad would often (and kindly) tell me that I should do what I can to try and get my weight down because it’d be “harder to do when you get to be my age.”

The article I read which prompted this post (http://www.chatelaine.com/health/wellness/is-it-wrong-to-call-melissa-mccarthy-fat-or-simply-stating-the-obvious/) has film critic, Rex Reed calling actress Melissa McCarthy “tractor-sized” and a “humongous creep”.  To add insult to injury, this isn’t the first time McCarthy’s weight has been the topic of discussion.  But I’m not going to address that at all because I refuse to give that writer any more “celebrity.”  The issue at hand for Mr. Reed should be whether or not the movie sucked (I can’t comment because I haven’t seen it – tho I want to…and I will.  Up yours, Reed!) and whether or not Melissa McCarthy can act…and she can.  In fact, she’s a great actress.    I enjoy her.  I think she’s funny and I also think she’s beautiful.  Do I think she’s overweight?  Who cares?  I’m sure she has addressed this issue to death.  Do I feel the need to make comment on her weight when discussing her performances?  No.  I  don’t.  At all.  A) Because it doesn’t matter.  It doesn’t affect her ability to say her lines or hit her mark.  She’s a believable actress.  B) Because it’s none of my business.

Phat!  With a P.H., bitches!!

Phat! With a P.H., bitches!!

It’s also unfortunate that it seems to be “overweight” women who are targeted for this ridicule.  It’s never “Pencil-thin” Gwyneth Paltrow or “nearly-invisible” Claire Danes (LOVE AND KISSES TO YOU BOTH!!!).  And men never seem to have the same weight-watchers that their female counterparts have: Chris Farley (RIP), John Candy (RIP), John Goodman (OMG YOU RULE!).

If I weren't already gonna marry Cole Hauser, I'd ask YOU to marry me!

If I weren’t already gonna marry Cole Hauser, I’d ask YOU to marry me!

These dudes ruled the roost.  Their performances funny and dramatic and right on cue…and (rarely) (n)ever did a critic seem to be concerned with their weight or that they were “tractor-sized.”

Regardless of the gender, tho, it is never right to comment on someone’s weight.  That person could be suffering from an eating disorder or the loss of a loved one or could have a medical condition or could be overweight from a condition not yet diagnosed.  Or that person could just be fat because he or she is fat.  And guess what.  He/she is well aware of it!  So, be a good person and keep your trap shut.

Cheers.

 


Game Over

Well, I gave you a week to come up with the answers for my movie quote game.  You got some of them.  Now I suppose it’s time to fill you in with the rest.

You guessed correctly:

1) Varsity Blues

3) Gone in 60 Seconds

7) Dazed and Confused

8) Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10) The Cutting Edge

 

WHAT WAS LEFT OVER:

2) Return to Me

Love this movie.  Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

Love this movie. Archie Bunker is in it and he is so good.

4) Girl, Interrupted 

Girl

5) Heathers

heathers-02

 

The Original Mean Girls

The Original Mean Girls

6) Kuffs

Oh Christian....

Oh Christian….

9) Clueless 

Ah, where it all began.

Ah, where it all began.

11) School Ties

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

The origin of the Frat Pack, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

...and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

…and where I met my future other husband, Cole Hauser.

These are all  good movies – that I have undoubtedly watched over and over…..AND OVER.

You should go check them out.  They’re good movies.  I promise.  I wouldn’t lie to you.

Cheers.


Girl Crush

I think it’s safe to say that every little girl has other girls she “crushes” on.  Girls and women they admire and strive to be like.  I’ve always had girls crushes.  I still have girl crushes.  I think the celebrated ladies in my life have been pretty good role models for me while growing up.  Although I was raised very well by wonderful parents, I also think the morals these gals and their characters maintained have helped me develop into the person I am.  I’m not giving them 100% credit because that would be ridiculous, but I I think it’s important for young girls to have good role models (the Abster likes Selena Gomez and Debby Ryan) to look up to – girls with manners and etiquette and cute and quirky; yet make mistakes and learn life lessons.  Below is my list of girl crushes thru my life:

Of course, my NUMBER 1 Girl Crush is and always will be reserved for my girl Drew Barrymore.  I’ve loved her since E.T.

Drew in the 90's

Drew in the 90’s

Growing up in the 80’s (and being limited to tv AND two channels) I fell in love with Alyssa Milano from the first second I watched “Who’s the Boss?” .  She was so cool…beginning as a tomboy and growing into a mature young woman with cute clothes and the best hair.  I grew up with Alyssa.  Some of the time I wanted to be her.  I loved her and I am still a fan.

On " Who's The Boss?"

On ” Who’s The Boss?”

Candace Cameron was my age when she played DJ Tanner on Full House.  She was also Kirk Cameron’s sister and that made her even cooler.

Ah...DJ Tanner...what a girl.

Ah…DJ Tanner…what a girl.

Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty aka “90210”‘s Kelly and Brenda.  I think by now everyone knows of my adoration for the original 90210 and these two ladies (and Brandon and Dylan and Steve and….Nat!).  “90210” put 90’s role-modelling on the map!

Kelly & Brenda....my unrequited BFFs.

Kelly & Brenda….my unrequited BFFs.

My foray into my obsession with supermodels (and eventual spiral into eating disorders /weight obsession {https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/my-secret-obsession/} began with Cindy Crawford.  My aunt Donna introduced me to Cindy’s career when I was 13 or 14 and I’ve followed it ever since.  In spite of her film “Fair Game”…Lame Cindy….LAME.

The world's best supermodel

The world’s best supermodel

Kristy Swanson was the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and she was cooler than shit!  My BFF Stephanie and I loved her.  But, now that I think of it, I think we loved the idea of Buffy and her kick-ass vampire-slaying more than Kristy herself.  I feel a little bad for Ms. Swanson because she’s a pretty good actress and she’s gorgeous and I think her career could have been a lot bigger.  She deserves more that those shitty made-for-tv movies and Skating with the Stars or whatever the hell it was called.

The original Buffy!

The original Buffy!

Alicia Silverstone was introduced to the world early 90’s via Aerosmith videos and “The Crush” but we really didn’t fall in love with her until “Clueless” in 1995.  Since then she’s stayed sugary sweet, had a bunch of cutsie movies (and a great show – Hello, “Miss Match”) and is the biggest vegan activist (and author) I know of.  Alicia is saving the (animal) world.

Miss Match should have been kept on the air.  Great show!

Miss Match should have been kept on the air. Great show!

Oh…”My So-Called Life.”  Remember Angela Chase?  Remember Jordan Catalano?  Don’t we all have our own personal version of Jordan Catalano?

Claire Danes gave a wonderful portrayal as the angst-ridden coming-of-age Angela.  And then as Juliet to Leonardo’s Romeo (which solidified my love for Claire even more.)  She has come a long way but still seems very grounded.  Gnarly.

"Don't you just love the way he leans??" ~Angela Chase

“Don’t you just love the way he leans??”
~Angela Chase

I first saw a modelling photo of Milla Jovovich when she was 13…which means I would’ve been 12.  I thought she was absolutely striking.  What a beautiful girl.  Then I saw her in “Kuffs” (Christian Slater!) in ’92 and “Dazed & Confused” (Cole Hauser!!!) in ’93 but my serious girl-crushing on her didn’t start until the “Resident Evil’ movies.  This girl is kick-ass!

Milla Jovovich

Lindsay Price.  She played An Li on All My Children and was semi-annoying.  But once she got to Beverly Hills (“90210”) I started to girl crush on her.  But the serious girl crushing came when she moved to “Eastwick” and played journalist Joanna Frankel (https://welcometosandyland.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/reviving-eastwick/).

Lindsay-Price-

Zooey Deschanel is quirk-a-licious.  She’s funny and she’s beautiful and she can sing and she’s so damn funny and she has the best style.  I love this girl.  Loved her in “Almost Famous.”  Loved her even more in “Elf.”  Totally girl-crushing on her in “The New Girl” (one of my new favorite shows – after “Grimm” of course).  Oh, and she has the cutest blog (http://hellogiggles.com/) with live bunny cams.  HOW ADORABLE IS THAT??  (Oh, and she comes in a close second to Shannen Doherty for best bangs.)

My girl crush on Zooey and her style and her humor is the inspiration for this post.

The New Girl is the IT girl!

The New Girl is the IT girl!

So there you have it…my timeline of girl crushes throughout my life.

Cheers.

*LAME NOTE/AKA SIX DEGREES: in 1992 Drew Barrymore starred in the short-lived 2000 Malibu Road produced by Aaron Spelling.  Aaron Spelling also produced Beverly Hills, 90210 starring Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Lindsay Price.  Lindsay Price starred in Eastwick.  Luke Perry starred with Kristy Swanson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Shannen Doherty starred in Charmed with Alyssa Milano (also produced by Aaron Spelling).  Alyssa Milano starred with Scott Bloom in Who’s the Boss? and with Scott’s brother Brian Bloom in Dance ’til Dawn and Crash Course (and they also dated). Brian Bloom also starred in 2000 Malibu Road (with Drew Barrymore) and Desperate for Love with Christian Slater (along with Veronica Cartwright who starred with Lindsay Price in Eastwick).  Christian Slater also starred Heathers with Shannend Doherty and in Kuffs with Milla Jovovich .  Milla starred in Dazed & Confused with Cole Hauser who starred in White Swan with Christian Slater.  Alicia Silverstone and Alyssa Milano were both offered parts on 90210 but turned them down.  Alyssa, however, moved to Melrose Place which is produced by Aaron Spelling.

(This goes on and on and on….I’m just getting warmed up.  But, you get the idea.  I’m a beacon for useless information…especially when it comes to celebrities.)