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Archive for the category “Film”

Currently (re) reading: “Me” by Katharine Hepburn


This is such an engaging memoir. Ms. Hepburn wrote it in a completely conversational style as if she’s actually talking to the reader. It’s jam-packed with stories and insights about key early Hollywood players like Louis B. Mayer, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, as well as Hepburn’s former beau Howard Hughes and, of course, her beloved Spencer Tracy.

If you’re ever hankering for a bit of Hepburn’s behind-the-scenes personality, you should start with Me. Unless you’ve already read it. Have you?


Did you watch ‘Grey Gardens’ last night?


I thought it was very good. I think Drew Barrymore could have an acting career beyond Adam Sandler movies. Who knew? Jessica Lange was at her very best. Wow. There is a scene where she (as Big Edie) sings “Tea For Two” while surrounded by squalor and it’s haunting. Whoever did the make-up on this film needs to win an armload of awards. Bra-vo!

Did you like it? How many of you have seen the original documentary?

Isabella and Ingrid

During a Googling frenzy, I found this charming undated photo of the aforementioned Isabella Rossellini and her mother, the lovely Ingrid Bergman .

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So much beauty and elegance in one family.

Isabella Rosselini’s “Bees”

Have you been watching Isabella Rosselini’s Green Porno series on the Sundance channel? These are bizarre short clips about insect mating. Here’s “Bees”:

Everything Isabella does is cool. Right?

What’s your favorite Isabella moment? Blue Velvet? Playing Jack’s demented ex-wife on 30 Rock? Her guest spot on Friends? The movie where she has the glass leg filled with beer?

Happy Anniversary!

It’s Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits’s eight month anniversary! Woo-hoo! Let’s celebrate with a clip from The Flinstones:

This blog is way more popular than I ever thought it would be thanks to you guys.

We’re going to get our 190,000th hit today. Can you believe it?!


Chuck Norris for President of Texas

Action star Chuck Norris wrote a column stating if Texas ever seceded from the rest of the United States, he would like to be its president.


Macho Chuck wrote:

“Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we’d do if the going got rough in America.”

In honor of President Chuck Norris, let’s share some of our favorite Chuck Norris jokes. I’ll start, you add.

Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

When Chuck Norris does pushups, he doesn’t push himself up, he pushes the world down.

When women have sex with God, they scream “Chuck Norris!”

Now you add yours!

Quick pop culture round-up

Legendary rock ‘n’ roll producer Phil Spector found guilty of murder.

Comedian Al Franken is officially a Minnesota senator (!).

Former Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyro‘s lead singer and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell is 50. Yes, 50.

1980s ska pioneers The Specials are a band again. Hurray!

Watch Jeremy Konner‘s “Drunk History” videos starring Michael Cera, Jack Black and others. Here’s “Volume One” in which Michael Cera plays Alexander Hamilton complete with colonial wig and cell phone.

Behemoth bookseller Amazon censors gay sale stats, blames “glitch”

On hipsters, their funny-looks and their death

In celebration of whores

Care to comment?

Lindsay Lohan’s faux eHarmony profile


Newly single tabloid starlet Lindsay Lohan, with help from the Funny Or Die writers, has made this a darkly funny phoney eHarmony profile.

The “Everyone Poops” trailer

Inspired the epic Spike Jonze Where The Wild Things Are trailer, some goofballs made a parody trailer for the perennial children’s favorite, Everyone Poops:

I think it looks pretty good! They should make a feature length, don’t you think?

In Debt We Trust

I’m watching this right now:


In Debt We Trust: America Before The Bubble Burst. It’s about credit card companies being the Devil. And so forth.

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