As a child, I used to watch movies over and over again...I still do it sometimes but it was bad back in the day. Dumb and Dumber was probably the movie I've seen the most (can quote the entire thing), my little brother and I used to watch Anaconda every other day for all of 1998 (at least 150 times) but the movie that I used to love and absolutely NEVER get tired of watching was Angels in the Outfield.
There was a scene in that movie where the two kids are on their way to the field to take a picture with the Angels Manager George Knox (Danny Glover). On their way down they walk past a bunch of Angels players and when they see Mel Clark (Tony Danza) they ask the man escorting them who he is. He explains that he was once one of the best pitchers in the league and the young child JP (no not my coach) said to Tony Danza "hey, you used to be Mel Clark?"
I think that that line was one of the most hurtful things someone could accidentally say to a professional athlete. The face Tony Danza put on after he was asked that question should have won him an Oscar, I still feel bad to this day about how painful that was and I know I'll have to deal with that pain one day. Anyway, it got me thinking about a few other guys who were once in their prime and are now shadows of their former self. I know as people get older, their priorities change. It’s part of growing up, and it's the same for an average person or a celebrity. And with that being said, here are three celebrities who kind of suck now...but you may have forgotten how awesome they once were.
Just a couple dudes, sharing some sexual tension and shirtless athletic competition. No biggie.But ever since Mr. Cruise parted ways with Nicole Kidman, his celebrity star has fallen dramatically. Most of this can be chalked up to his odd behavior surrounding his whirlwind “romance” with Katie Holmes – all of which culminated on his awkward appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show (which I just heard is ending soon). With the curtain pulled back, Cruise was revealed for the weirdo that he is, and though still a major Hollywood player, no one wants to either be or bone this guy anymore. Well, other than alien souls stuck wandering the Earth.
We’re talking surgical masks, skin bleaching, ridiculous plastic surgery…allegations of child abuse! Whether you believe the rumors or not, the fact is that the King of Pop’s terrible upbringing and the pressures of fame eventually imploded upon him. And yet, despite all his flaws, the majority of the world is willing to look past it all. This, more than anything, should be a testament to how freaking epic Michael’s talents truly are. Because, though he died a shattered shell of himself, we still remember him for healing the world with songs like Thriller, Billy Jean oh yeah and Heal The World.
*Yesterday's blog about Artest and that tribute prompted me to shout out big MJ...he was the man
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