Everyone else has their year end bests and worsts, and since I’m Time Magazine’s Man of the Year I thought someone might be interested in mine. So here they are (with a little help and input from my daughter, Annie).
WORST MAGAZINE COVER – Britney Spears pregnant and naked. Demi Moore she’s not. Dinty Moore she’s not.
BEST MOVIE FROM A MUSICAL – DREAMGIRLS
BEST MUSICAL FROM A MOVIE – EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
BEST MOVIE FROM A TV SHOW – BORAT
BEST TV SHOW FROM A MOVIE – FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
BEST DIVORCE – Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown
BEST MYSTERY DISEASE ON “HOUSE” -- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BEST ROSE PARADE CO-HOST WHO WON'T BE HOSTING BECAUSE SHE HAD THE AUDACITY TO GROW OLDER WHILE HER OLDER-STILL MALE COUNTERPART WHO HAS LESS TALENT KEPT HIS JOB -- Stephanie Edwards
BEST ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA – Hugh Laurie
BEST ACTOR WHO NEVER WINS ANYTHING – Forest Whitaker
BEST RESTAURANT – Roy’s in Oahu
WORST QUOTE (or maybe THE BEST?) -- From the distinguished Senator, Trent Lott: “Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.”
BEST KID ACTOR WHO HOPEFULLY WON’T GROW UP AND BECOME OBNOXIOUS – Abigail Breslin
BEST CELEBRITY ACCIDENT – Keith Richards falling out of a tree.
WORST CELEBRITY ACCIDENT – Steve Irwin stung to death by a stingray
BEST BOOK ON THE INDUSTRY -- "Hello, the Agent Lied" by Ian Gurvitz
WORST BOOK ON THE INDUSTRY -- The Teri Hatcher alibi-ography
BEST TV COMEDY – THE OFFICE
WORST TV COMEDY – Anything on Fox that's not a cartoon.
WORST TIMING – Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn accidentally punched a hole in his Picasso painting one day after finalizing a deal to sell it for $139 million.
WORST INVESTMENT – The Boston Red Sox paying $70 million for J.D. Drew. If only Steve Wynn had punched HIM.
BEST SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT MODEL – Michelle Alves
WORST SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT MODEL – whichever one is married
BEST IWO JIMA MOVIE – LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
WORST MOVIE THEATER IN LOS ANGELES -- The NuWilshire
BEST JAMES BOND SINCE SEAN CONNERY – Daniel Craig
WORST FUNDRAISING STUNT – SAVED BY THE BELL star, Dustin Diamond, tried to make up his $250,000 debt by marketing his own homemade sex tape. Maybe if it was Elizabeth Berkley.
BEST TRUMAN CAPOTE MOVIE SINCE “CAPOTE” – INFAMOUS
BEST SEAT IN THE ROSE BOWL -- Your couch in front of the TV.
BEST REMAKE – CASINO ROYALE
WORST REMAKE -- POSEIDON
BEST SEQUEL – MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3
WORST SEQUEL – CLERKS 2
BEST MODEL ON “DEAL OR NO DEAL” – Third row, second from the left.
WORST HOWARD STERN IMPERSONATORS -- Opie & Anthony
BEST RADIO MORNING SHOW -- Kevin & Bean, KROQ, Los Angeles
WORST PARENT – Britney Spears
WORST BROADWAY MUSICAL – THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ Bob Dylan’s hits in a circus motif. Title should have been “Springtime for Zimmerman”.
BEST BROADWAY MUSICAL – SPRING AWAKENING
BEST BLOG READER -- You
The rest tomorrow...