Saturday, March 27, 2010

Favorite Quote: On Applause

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

Who Said It:
Judy Garland

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Michael Rivers Celebrity Look-alikes offers this Celebrity Collage as just one of their services.

This face recognition technology discovers which celebrities you look like--for free!

My Matches:

Tony Danza: Sure, I can see that. But I think I look more like the Taxi or Who's the Boss? Danza, than the photo they have here.

David Beckham: I have NO trouble being told I look like him!!

Carlos Bernard: I've never watched 24 so I had to google him. There might be some resemblance. Not sure about this one.

Michael Bergin: Again, no trouble being told I look like the Baywatch star and Calvin Klein model!

Neve Campbell: My first reaction was, Neve Campbell?!?! But then I realized that I could probably pass as her brother.

Give it a try!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Favorite Quote: On The Road Less Traveled

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

Who Said It:
Jerry Seinfeld

My Thoughts:
NOW he tells me.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Legends I've Seen: Celine Dion

Celine Dion

Number of Concerts I've Attended:
One in Las Vegas. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace cost $95 million to build for Dion’s show. Her contract was for $100 million (not bad for five years work).

The show grossed over $400 million, was seen by nearly 3 million fans and Dion performed it 717 times. It was recently announced that she’s going back for 3 more years (and probably another $100 million).

Iconic Moment:
Celine singing My Heart Will Go On (Theme from Titanic).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Favorite Quote: On Fighting

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

Who Said It:
George Carlin

My Thoughts:
I was awarded the Medal of Honor. That's all I'm saying.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Working the Aegis Red Carpet

Working the Oscar red carpet with Lori and Julia was great. We had a wonderful time welcoming the 350 guests to the Aegis Foundation's officially sanctioned Oscar party.

It was great to see everyone get in the spirit of the evening and enjoy their walk down the red carpet!

Me, Julia, Lori and Tony getting a group photo before the show started.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Michael Rivers in his Oscar Tux

Co-hosting the red carpet for the Aegis Foundation's Oscar Event meant getting a tux. I knew that talk show hosts Lori & Julia would look great so I had to compete.

Cuff links in and the sleeves pulled out to the correct length.

Bow tie on, vest snapped, coat buttoned.

Stepping onto the red carpet.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oscars and Aegis Foundation Pre-Show Glimpse

The Aegis Foundation's Oscar Event was a success. I wanted to share a few pictures I snapped before getting into my tux.

The entrance to the gorgeous Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis was Oscar and red carpet ready (above).

Inside the lobby, the red carpet continued and met the sponsor backdrop. It was quiet now, but hundreds of guests would arrive in a few hours.

Tables filled with silent auction items lined all available walls. Just a few examples are below.

Even Tiffany & Co. joined the excitement of the Oscars.

The candy buffet became everyone's best friend by the end of the night.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Favorite Quote: A Week of Oscars

I deserve this!

Who Said It:
Shirley MacLaine

Oscar History:
Nominated six times and won for Terms of Endearment.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Favorite Quotes: A Week of Oscars

We want to thank all of you for watching us congratulate ourselves tonight.

Who Said It:
Warren Beatty

Oscar History:
Nominated for 13 Academy Awards. Six pictures he has produced have won a total of 52 nominations. He won the Best Director Oscar for his work on Reds and has been nominated in four categories: as an actor, director, writer and producer on both Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Favorite Quotes: A Week of Oscars

This is the 51st annual Academy Awards. Two hours of sparkling entertainment spread out over a four-hour show.

Who Said It:
Johnny Carson

Oscar History:
Hosted the Oscar ceremony five times.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Favorite Quotes: A Week of Oscars

As a little kid, I lived in the projects and you're the people I watched. You're the people who made me want to be an actor. I'm so proud to be here.

Who Said It:
Whoopie Goldberg

Oscar History:
Received a nomination for The Color Purple and won for Ghost.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Who is your choice for Best Supporting Actor for this year's Oscar? I'm picking Christoph Waltz.

The Nominees:

Matt Damon for Invictus

Woody Harrelson for The Messenger

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station

Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones

Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Favorite Quotes: A Week of Oscars

There's been a lot of criticism over the years over this award, and some of that criticism has been warranted. But whether it's warranted or not, I think it's one hell of an honor, and I thank you.

Who Said It:
Jack Lemmon

Oscar History:
Won Oscars as best supporting actor in 1955 for Mister Roberts and best actor for Save The Tiger in 1973.