Koko the gorilla who could communicate through sign language has died in her sleep at the age of 46. The much-loved gorilla knew over 1000 words and was able to communicate to her carers when she was in pain. When Koko was told of her friend’s passing, Robin Williams, she cried.
Well Hollywood, you should be hanging your head in shame. With all the recent rolling up of the red carpet to expose what has been swept under it, I just shake my head. This behaviour should have been eradicated decades ago when Hollywood icon Shirley Temple Black exposed the “trip to the casting couch” for many young actors (including herself). But what was the response? Friggin crickets.
Year after year I have sat through actors using the Academy Awards to vent about….decent roles for women…. decent roles for African Americans…. we hate our President….what about slaves…Jews…transgenders. This social bandwagon has got so bad the Academy Awards are no longer about the “best movie” but what social agenda they want to push each year.
In the last few weeks I have watched high profile actors and actresses ducking for cover over the sexual abuse accusations. One Hollywood icon said she had heard rumblings about it but didn’t act because it didn’t happen to her. Another called Weinstein “a god”. A few comedians have made “clever insinuating” jokes but no one has had the balls to confront it head on. All these teary Oscar acceptance speeches, gushing about how the industry has everyone’s backs and what a great collective group of talented people they are, just seems so hollow. Especially when one of the culprits is sitting in the audience.
Please don’t get me started on all the Hollywood child actors who have turned to drugs or have died young. God knows what lead them there.
Hypocritical Hollywood should take a long hard look at themselves before they start telling us how to think, feel and act!
PSST Dear god please don’t let them use this as their next Academy Awards theme! Considering they all turned a blind eye.
You better not cry. The remains of Saint Nicholas aka Santa have been discovered in Turkey. Yes, his tomb has been discovered under an ancient church. No word on the fate of the reindeers. On the bright side, you don’t have to worry about being naughty this Christmas, Santa is dead….just saying.
Hugh Hefner dead at 91, a good innings for a man who spent half his life in PJs. I bet he died with a smile on his face! The Playboy mansion will never be the same.
One of Australia’s most beautiful voices is no more. Dr G. Yunupingu passed away yesterday. He was 46. So very sad.
The “lovely lady” Florence Henderson of Brady Bunch fame has passed away at 82. No more stories.
Comic legend and British national treasure Ronnie Corbett has died. Best known for his pairing with fellow comedian, the late Ronnie Barker, in the BBC comedy show The Two Ronnies (1971 to 1987) Corbett continued to entertain well into his 80s.
Rest in peace Faole Bokoi, the last ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel’. During World War II, when Australian troops fought in the rough terrain of Papua New Guinea against the invading Japanese, a group of locals, known affectionately as the Fuzzy Wuzzies, helped the Aussie soldiers defend their country. One of their most selfless acts was to carry wounded Aussie soldiers out of the harsh terrain of the Kokoda Track to hospitals . The legend of the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ came to light when soldiers began sending poems and letters to their families back home mentioning the Angels.
LEST WE FORGET
British actor Alan Rickman, well known for his roles in Harry Potter and Love Actually, has passed away from the dreaded C.