Monday, August 18, 2008

Chretien slams Harper's judgment; Tories attack artists; Madonna is 36?; Harry Potter nude?

So many interesting tidbits in the news today:

- Hurray for former Prime Minister Jean Chretien for slamming current Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to boycott the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics.
- Speaking of bad Tory decisions, the Harper government's war against the arts is now undeniable. Kudos to the Globe for today's editorial.
- I wrote on the weekend about Madonna's 50th birthday. Today, this report claims that the Queen of Pop considers herself the 'spiritual age of 36.' Hmmm...I'm 36 and I feel the spiritual age of 50...lol
- And finally, 'Harry Potter' actor Daniel Radcliffe seems more than happy to strip in public, be it on stage for this fall's Broadway production of 'Equus' or now apparently in the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' movie, according to this report. Says Radcliffe: "At first I thought I'd have pants [underwear] on for the scene. Apparently not. But I've sort of done that before on stage. It's all old hat now, really." This is a little strange considering the producers of the next Potter flick 'Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince' reportedly delayed that film's release until next summer because of Radcliffe's nude appearance in 'Equus' this winter. Warner Bros. bosses were reported to say they, '...Do not want such an image to be associated with bespectacled Harry, who remains chaste and virginal." At least until Part Seven, I guess.

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