Friday, October 31, 2014

The Money Problems of Doyle Bramhall II

Doyle Bramhall II with the new Renée
Those wondering at "some nefarious truth" that might underlie the recently reported change in appearance of Renée Zellweger might start looking at those closest to her. Whatever reason might be given for her dramatic alteration in visage, common sense still dictates that a Hollywood actress does not go through the expense and trouble of "cosmetic procedures" if the end result:
  1. Changes her appearance so much that she's no longer recognizable--much of a movie star's appeal relies on being predictably and uniquely identifiable as herself.
  2.  Makes her look older--starlets get face jobs to look younger, so they can keep getting cast in movies.
Those with a detective mind may want to consider first the money problems of her supposed current boyfriend, Doyle Bramhall II--and the death of his father, the famous musician, in November 2011. His passing followed only by a few months a charity* trip by the actress' to Liberia.**

To wit:
  • Musician Susanna Melvoin (married Doyle April 1997), claims she's struggling to bring up daughters India and Elle, 9 and 12.
  • Susannah's lawyer states she and Doyle are collectively $300,000 in debt.
All this  while her ex-husband resides at Renee’s sprawling home in Montecito, California. The actress' fortune is estimated at $45 million—and she currently has her Connecticut estate up for sale for $1.6 million.

Doyle Bramhall senior, meanwhile, died in his sleep after suffering pneumonia-like symptoms at the young age of 62. Any money change hands with that?

SEE: "Putting on a brave face! Renée Zellweger enjoys a break in Mississippi with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II as speculation rages about her altered appearance" by Jason Chester; 28 October 2014.

*a charity called "The GREAT Initiative" had Zellweger over there as a patroness, the sort of thing that often happens with wealthy celebrities to separate them from their wealth. This group has no discoverable internet presence.
**if she returned from Liberia today, and somebody close to her exhibited the symptoms her boyfriend's father did, we might wonder at the cause of death.

Political Spectrum

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Please Don't Think Me Weird"

I might join peshmerga
If they let me keep my beard
I've waded through the merda
So please don't think me weird.
October 30, 2014

"You Complete Me"

'Will you marry me?'
Asked the nightmare wrapped in a horror show
'Yes, you complete me.'
Replied the horror show wrapped in a nightmare.
October 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"No Health Risk to Vermonters"

"There is extremely low risk . . however we're going to take every precaution . . (he's in a) safe rural location with law enforcement presence . . There is no health risk to Vermonters . . We don't know exactly where he was or what he did."
Peter Shumlin, Governor

"Read My Book"

"I’m asking those people who were in contact with infected people — stay at home for 21 days. We will pay. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your kids. Enjoy your friends. Read a book. Read my book. You don’t have to read my book. But stay at home for 21 days."
New York

"Things He Does Make No Sense"

Things he does make no sense
They're not even supposed to work
Some of us take no offense
We knew he was a jerk.
October 28, 2014

"The New Floor"

“This administration has been more restrictive and more challenging to the press, more dangerous to the press, really, than any administration in American history. In terms of legal investigation . . and I think access to the White House has just gotten worse and worse. I’m worried that whatever happens with this administration, that’s the new floor for the next administration. And that we’ll never regain access, ability to do reporting, ability to do our job unless we just constantly fight the battle. . We have a role in our democracy and we can’t do it if the president and his administration don’t recognize it.”
USA Today 

"No Regard for the Truth"

No regard for the truth
That's what she's deflecting
Why should we go to the booth?
It's her we're re-electing.
October 28, 2014

"Hard Enough to Be a Fan"

They're partying deep in Redksinsland
After ambushing the 'Boys
Hard enough to be a fan
If we don't count our joys.
October 28, 2014

"Learn the Native Tongue"

If I took my show to Greenland
I'd learn the native tongue
Build castles of green sand
And statues of dung.
October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Some Nefarious Truth"?

The new Renée?
Saying "it seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn't exist won't get off my porch until I answer the door," what Renée Zellweger has purportedly become decided to address the "silly" conversation about her dramatically-changed appearance.

Hollywood actresses regularly get their faces worked on. It's much rarer that they don't. And Hollywood actresses deny they've had plastic surgery all the time. The new Renee tosses it all off to aging and a changed mood.*

Okay, but what about fixing one's face could possibly be "nefarious"?

Plastic surgeons looking at her "radically changed face" think it required a bit more than time and better living, listing out the cosmetic procedures she likely had.

When did it all occur? Wouldn't this be done in phases, with periods of recuperation? They don't talk about any such schedule. Who performed the work? Where? Client-patient privilege will likely protect that information.

The face looks too elongated. The neck area, hands, and legs look older. What I've seen of any teeth on the new Renée appear to be caps. Plastic surgery experts don't mention these changes at all. Why have plastic surgery done that makes you appear older? Why have plastic surgery that makes you look like an entirely different person?

Especially for a Hollywood actress, such work is arranged to revive a youthful look. And with everything riding on your look—fame, fans, finances, future—why change it radically? You're not even the same celebrity (or person) if you do. You lose your career.

Perhaps there is "some nefarious truth" underlying all this suspicious activity. Something actually wicked or criminal, as the word suggests. Who was trying to get at such a wicked truth? Press on her porch? Or was this going on in her head.

Perhaps the lady doth protest too much.
Can forensic analysis now be done on before-and-after photos to see if this truly is the Renée Zellweger we know and love?

NOTE: This could all be a publicity stunt/hoax to get people to see her new movie (or to revive her career). Scheduled for release in 2015, we should all know soon enough what Renée looks like in The Whole Truth. Perhaps the title is prophetic, too.

*Others suggest it might be just bad makeup.

"In the Context of Sports"

"I don’t know what she means that it’s a racial slur. It’s not a racist slur if it originates from a Native American tribe. . . . It’s always used in the context of sports."
Mckenzie Lameman, student government president
Red Mesa High School