Posts Tagged ‘perez hilton’

It was announced this past April that “American Idiot,” the Green Day musical based off the album of the same name was going to be adapted to the big screen. The show about suburban youths finding their way in the post-9/11 world is good, but I was skeptical of this decision after an underwhelming performance at the Tony’s and a rather short Broadway run–the show closed on April 24.

As a side note, does it make any sense that it has taken over 25 years for a “Les Miserables” movie to be made, but it only takes “American Idiot” two years? But after hearing Green Day’s latest thoughts on the casting, I’ve lost hope.

According to celebrity blogger extraordinaire, Perez Hilton, Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day frontman) thinks “Twilight star” Robert Pattinson would be a good choice to star the film. “I’m gonna say that kid in ‘Twilight.’ He’s a good actor. There’s still more to come with that kid.”

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Celeb Activism Necessary?

Posted: April 28, 2009 by krystieyandoli in Uncategorized
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I’m not big on celebrity gossip, but once in a while I hit up Perez Hilton’s blog. The other day I came across a video of Nicole Ritchie promoting two NGOs working towards raising awareness of rape cases in the Congo. She’s on camera with the founders of both organizations discussing what we can do to stop these African women from being sexually violated.

I’m definitely skeptical of celebrity power in the U.S., but the fact is people admire stars like Ritchie and listen to what they have to say. I’m cool with her using her power for a noble cause, and I obviously think these rape cases are awful and horrible occurrences. To be honest, however, I do have some problems with it. (more…)