Censors wouldn’t allow the use of the word “vagina” in Grey’s Anatomy, but “penis” was OK

The irony of a medical TV show with the word “anatomy” in its title being unable to use an anatomical term for a sexual organ is wild, but true.

This was 2005, not 1955. Even more bizarre.

“And that’s why … That’s where the term ‘va-jay-jay’ came from. [Creator Shonda Rhimes] made up ‘va-jay-jay’ because standards and practices would not let us say ‘vagina.’ And Shonda’s argument was like, ‘We said “penis” in that episode 97 times. You can say “penis” 97 times but you can’t say “vagina”?’ “

Grey’s Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo Recalls Not Being Allowed to Say Vagina | PEOPLE.com

Maybe they should have called the show “Grey’s Va-jay-jay” lol. The standards and practices censors must have some goofy playbook to go by. I remember that word very early in school. It’s a medical term. What are they censoring”

Felt the urge to include a medical picture — censored, somewhat — just … because.

I’m pretty sure in 2020 you can now safely say “vagina” 97 times to go along with “penis.” You might even be able to use the word “pussy” because, well, it also refers to a cat.

The C-word is probably still out.

A Billionaire Neighbor Allegedly Uses Gilligan’s Island Theme Song As Psychological Harassment

LOL! You just can’t make up some of this stuff.

This should be a movie where neighbors go to war, something like The War With Grandpa, except titled War With TV Show Theme Songs.

Billionaire Bill Gross, according to the story from CNN below, became embroiled in a neighbor battle over some out of code sculpture and lighting on his property. Instead of doing what most civil, reasonable neighbors would do: work out the dispute amicably, he apparently resorted to blaring the theme song to Gilligan’s Island as some sort of psychic torture.

Shortly after, Towfiq and Nakahara allege Gross began retaliating against them by harassing and disturbing them with “loud music and bizarre audio recordings at excessive levels” during various hours of the day and night — including pop or rap music, and often a series of television theme songs, according to the lawsuit, including the “Gilligan’s Island” theme on a loop.

Billionaire Bill Gross accused of blaring ‘Gilligan’s Island’ theme song on loop at his neighbor – CNN

They should have done this to Malcolm McDowell with those things that hold his eyes open in Kubrick’s famous movie A Clockwork Orange.

What other classic TV show themes could be use as veterans in psychic wars (my shameless BOC reference)? The Brady Bunch? Scooby Doo Where Are You?

Which TV show theme would drive you batty played repeatedly at excess volume?

The Shocking, Viral Star of Last Night’s Vice Presidential Debate? The Fly!

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Seth Brundle for Vice President? Who needs the Republicans and Democrats, a new mutant cross-pollination of human and insect should be put in power.

(come on, you know I’m joking)

David Cronenberg outdid himself with the remake of The Fly. I know, recently I said harsh things about remakes. I hate most of them, yes I do, but they aren’t all bad. This is one of a small few exceptions. Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum, that movie is just off the charts good.

And then there’s the Vice Presidential debate last night and the star wasn’t Mike Pence or Kamala Harris, it’s the fly that buzzed in and landed on Pence’s head for an inordinate amount of time. I mean, really, politics aside, this was spellbinding TV.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who I haven’t seen in Veep yet (but hated her in Downhill) makes an astute observation below. I’m now more interested in Veep, the show has risen up my watchlist, purely because she put spotlight on the genius of the fly.

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reacted to a moment in the Vice Presidential debate when a fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head: “I really wish we had thought of this.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has the Best Response to Fly Landing on Mike Pence – E! Online

The fly on Pence’s head has gone viral and, thank you for a good laugh!

A lot of things make this funny. When you think about politics, pretty much everybody agrees it’s a dirty racket. Flies are filthy, nasty creatures and you usually notice a fly landing on you, particularly on your head. Vice President Pence doesn’t seem to notice or care as he’s talking in the debate. It just lands on his head and steals the screentime and focus of viewers while he just keeps talking.

Flies are disgusting, indeed. They literally reproduce in excrement, rotting food and garbage.

 “are flies dangerous?” They seem innocuous enough and flies themselves don’t physically harm you; very few flies will bite or sting, especially not the flies we come into contact on a regular basis here in Wisconsin. But cluster flies, house flies and stable flies (among others) are known for spreading at least 200 known pathogens and parasites to humans; so the answer is yes – flies are dangerous! 

WHY FLIES ARE A DANGEROUS PEST

Nasty. Which just adds to the entertainment value of the spectacle. Credit the Biden campaign for seizing on the moment and branding a fly swatter.

Apparently they sold over 15,000 of these following last night’s debate, lol! It’s a certainty that an SNL skit this weekend is coming based on this fly encounter.

Robert De Niro is “far and away the best kisser” says Sharon Stone

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Talk about serious violation of the no kiss and tell covenant.

Stone worked with De Niro in the movie Martin Scorsese’s epic Casino as a whale (large gambler) hustler who earns De Niro’s eye and affection.

“It was the actor that I admired the most and had, my whole career, was like, ‘I just want to sit across the table from Robert De Niro and hold my own.’ And maybe because I just held him in such extraordinary, high regard, and it was the pinnacle of the kissing moment for me. There was so much attached to it,” Stone said. “But I was just so madly in love with him as an actress to start with, that, you know, he probably could have hit me in the head with a hammer and I would have been like, ‘Oh, yeah!’ You know, but it was pretty fabulous.”

Sharon Stone says there is one co-star who was ‘far and away’ the best kisser [Video]

Considering Stone’s history as a sex symbol and the amount of lips she’s kissed throughout her busy career in Hollywood, this is a curious admission.

Then again, it seems like she was more in awe of De Niro’s talent than other many other actors she’s worked with. Almost like student meets idolized teacher. In that sense, maybe this isn’t a fair comparison.

Saw another story this past week about Gene Kelly deep french kissing Debbie Reynolds to her horror in the famous movie Singing In The Rain.

“The camera closed in. Gene took me tightly in his arms…and shoved his tongue down my throat. ‘Eeew! What was that?,’ I screeched, breaking free of his grasp and spitting.

I ran around frantic, yelling for some Coca-Cola to cleanse my mouth. It was the early 1950s, and I was an innocent kid who had never been French-kissed. It felt like an assault. I was stunned that this 39-year-old man would do this to me.”

Debbie Reynolds Said Her ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Costar Gene Kelly Was a ‘Severe Taskmaster’ With Dreadful On-Screen Kisses

Debbie Reynolds was 19 at the time. Wouldn’t she want mouthwash? Given this is a long time ago, but Coca-cola as mouthwash?

In some ways, this reminds me of the lecherous doctor portrayed in the soap opera inside the movie Tootsie who delighted in kissing all the new women. It was some sort of creepy initiation.

In TV game shows, Richard Dawson was once the king of kissing

When it comes to kissing, probably nobody does it better than Family Feud host kisser extraordinaire, the late Richard Dawson.

Richard Dawson, Family Feud host kisses 200+ women in 1980 season

Those kisses were all for “good luck” according to Dawson.

I’m having fun with this post, in case you haven’t noticed. So much darkness in the movie-related news lately that we need some levity for balance.

Play along with me. Is De Niro really the best kisser in the biz working today? How could we ever validate or invalidate this statement? Thanks Sharon 😉

FUNNY: Drew Barrymore is cool with Weekend At Bernies style treatment for her corpse – What’s your favorite Barrymore role?

Drew Barrymore chomping down on a finger in Santa Clarita Diet [FIRST LOOK] on Netflix

Haven’t said that much about how cool Drew Barrymore is, but she’s working currently on a talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which could be a counter to Ellen and put her a bit in the Howard Stern realm for shock value. The show starts airing September 14, 2020.

In a recent interview on a YouTube show called Hot Ones (part of the First We Feast channel with 9.2+ million subscribers) where she eats increasingly spicier hot wings and takes tougher questions, she confirms a rumor that her grandfather’s body was stolen from the morgue.

She admitted that John’s three friends — Errol Flynn, W.C. Fields, and Sadakichi Hartmann — took his body and actually propped it up at a poker table.

Drew Barrymore confirms rumor that her grandfather’s corpse was ‘stolen’ | Fox News

What’s awesome about Drew’s response, which you can watch below at the 289 second mark, is how she embraces the idea of celebrating death rather than being sad for it.

Drew has been in some good, bad and ugly films, but she’s one of the very small few actors that successfully transitioned from child actor to adult without a career that spiraled into the dirt. I don’t know if this is because she wisely chose better roles, but Drew has been in everything from E.T sci-fi family alien film to The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates romcom opposite Adam Sandler and a bunch of movies in different genres.

My most recent watch of Drew’s talent came with Santa Clarita Diet, see pictured atop, and if you have Netflix — sure you do! — then watching the first few episodes of that crazy show is entertaining. I got a little bored with it after that, but it puts a humorous spin on zombies and showcases Drew’s often eclectic and bizarre sense of humor.

What’s your favorite Drew Barrymore film?

Barrymore is on my shortlist of actresses that I look forward to seeing in movies, whatever she’s doing. Do you also dig Drew? What’s your favorite film of hers? You can look over Drew’s filmography on Wikipedia. Seems hard to believe she’s been starring in films for 40 years?!?! That’s what starting out young in the business will do…