Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Lucky Stars Club

Lots of talk this award season over whether this person or that deserved his honor? It reminded me of my “Lucky Stars” club. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Not that these aren’t lovely wonderful people but here are my charter members. Who’s on your list?

Keanu Reeves, Debra Messing, Regis Philbin, Brent Musberger, Ben Affleck, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Cox, Sean Hannity, Rick Monday, Dave Wanstadt, Ashlee & Jessica Simpson, Eric Schaeffer, Andy Rooney, Jennifer Lopez, Jar Jar Binx, the entire administration, Paul Moyer, Debra Messing (deserves to be mentioned twice), Kim on 24, Paris & Nicky Hilton, Tim McCarver, Britney, Craig Kilbourn, Brett Butler, Phil from “the Amazing Race”, anyone hosting “the View”, Bill O’Reilly, Gallagher, Paula Abdul, Paula Marshall, George Lopez, Bob Eubanks, the cast of “Yes , Dear” (especially Anthony Clark), Betty Rubble, Tom Arnold, Don Johnson, Fran Drescher, David Lee Roth, Rick Springfield, the “Govenator”, Richard Gere, Sharon Lawrence, Ren (not Stimpy), Lee Majors, Robin Quivers, Michael Bolton, Tanyon Sturtze, Pat O’Brien, Randy Jackson, Ann Coulter, Kevin Federline, Fergie, Summer Sanders, Suzanne Sommers, Three 6 Mafia, Tony Danza, Phil Simms, George & Carolyn, Nick Lachey, Amarosa, David Caruso, David Brenner, Paul Anka, Matt Clement, Lisa Guerrero, Estaban Loiza, the guy who says “get ready to rummmmble!!”, Pamela Anderson, Ann Heche, Opie & Anthony, Hee-Sop Choi, Nicollette Sheridan, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and of course – the President of the Lucky Stars club – Mr. Charlton Heston.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, you forgot the great talents of the writers/performers of this year's Best Song winner at the Oscars...in fact, anything hip hop or rap is shit to me...we've come a long way from Moon River!

Anonymous said...

KIRSTIE ALLEY!!!!!!

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Jeff G. said...

Debra Messing? TWICE?

Come on, dude.

And who's Nicole Sheridan?

claude said...

(Maybe Nicollette Sheridan?)

In any event, your list was spot on.

I'd remove Courtney Cox, because most of her fame came from Friends, which I think she was good in. Same for Debra.

Ditto Kirsty Alley, and most of the Cheers cast. (sorry)

Can't forget:
Steven Segal
Carmen Elektra


And: Charlie Sheen and no Emilio!!?!?
Kilbourn can host circles around that English guy. He's almost as bad as Carson... Daly that is.

claude said...

Just saw the post where you wanted to hear from US! I check your blog almost everyday, but have been out of town. Thanks for the loads of info and laughs BTW!

I'm a wannabe TV writer. Currently living in San Francisco--moving to LA in May.

I've got 2 specs I want to finish by then so I can have no one read them.

Yea!!!

Late at night, I dream that JJ Abrams calls me up and asks me to help him with "LOST 2: Really Lost."

This is of course when our beloved little tramps wake up and realize they've all been DREAMING THE SAME DREAM!!!!! And they decide to meet each other but get stranded on an island in an UNCANNY plane crash.

We're going to shop it at the new CW!

af said...

How dare you put Keenu on that list. That dude is pure gold.


Anonymous is sure all over the place with his (or her) opinions. Geez.

Ken Levine said...

Updated and corrected.

You may not agree with my choices but I stand by them.

Would love to hear yours. Even if one on your list is me.

af said...

The only one I really disagree with, but understand, is Ben Affleck. I'm a Kevin Smith fan and so fell in love with the Ben of Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. He's funny as hell on the Mallrats DVD commentary.

Otherwise, I think the list is too short.

rorybaldwin said...

Claude, who is "that English guy" that Kilborn "hosts circles around"? I hope you are not referring to Craig Ferguson, who is Scottish. We Scots can be a bit touchy about that sort of thing....

Affleck should definitely be on the "lucky" list. Pearl Harbour/Harbor and Gigli, and he is allowed to get Jennifer Garner pregnant? Clarence is definitely looking out for him.

Hassellhoff, anyone?

Callaghan said...

Joe Carter, Stephen A Smith, Hulk Hogan, the two guys in U2 who aren't Bono or The Edge, Michael Anthony (bass player from Van Halen), the casts of all those sitcoms that have a fat guy with his hot wisecracking wife, The Toronto Maple Leafs, Diana Krall and "Two and a Half Men"

Tom Quigley said...

Harry Hamlin -- The two times I met him, all I could think of was "God, this guy boinked Ursula Andress..."

Webs said...

If Heston is the president, the club needs a CEO position for Ringo Starr.

Constance Reader said...

Pamela Anderson, Heather Locklear

emily blake said...

Denise Richards and Tara Reid, both cast as super-smart scientists who also happened to be insanely hot.

Ken Levine said...

There's not one person that you guys have suggested so far that I wouldn't put on my list. Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist in the James Bond movie was maybe the worst bit of miscasting since John Wayne played Ghengis Khan in THE CONQUEROR.

JOHN LEADER said...

Paul Anka??

Whatever you think of his singing ability(?), remember - this guy wrote "The Tonight Show Theme."

Yeah...maybe it WAS luck. Nice residuals, though.

Stephen Benson said...

one of the harsh truths of the entertainment industry is that none of us would have made anything without a hefty dose of dumb luck. the one's who have only luck however, the one's who end up being famous for being well known . . .good list. add my voice to the nomination of harry hamlin (i have the same reaction, even when i see him on veronica mars). although let me say this about ringo. best damn drummer ever. if you want to understand rock and roll drumming go to side 2 of sgt pepper the intro to the reprise. that's what rock drummers need to do. a stroke added, a stroke subtracted, the performance is diminished. perfection.

mernitman said...

...so where's Elisha Cuthbert?

Anonymous said...

The entertaining argument of Woody Allen's "Match Point" seemed to be, sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. All we need is that netter to happen to fall on the other side of the court, and suddenly we win instead of lose.

I agree with everyone on your list except Richard Gere. He doesn't deserve to be on the same list with The Sipson/Hilton/Brittney/Jar Jar Binx of the world!

rorybaldwin said...

I think "Kim from 24" on Ken's list counts as Elisha Cuthbert.

Scott the Reader said...

Steve Guttenberg.

And Opie from Opie and Anthony was a childhood friend of mine. Though I'm not defending his being on this list.

Del said...

Are Betty Rubble and Tom Arnold still married?

claude said...

To Rory,

Yes I was referring to Craig. I meant to say "British guy" (would that have been better?!) but said "English." He obviously doesn't have an English accent, but nevertheless, I think he belongs on the list.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Isn't amazing how the careers of Charlie Sheen and Oliver Stone peaked at the same time?

I wonder if either of them have a cinematic comeback left.

rorybaldwin said...

Claude yeah "british" would be better ;-) but he can sure stay on the list - I am only quibbling with your classification, not his luck (or lack thereof)!

Jason Looney said...

I'd like to vote for Governor Schwarzenegger. I mean, if someone told you about this site in the 80's, would you have believed it?

Of course not. But then again, you wouldn't have believed in the Internet either.