Tuesday, June 5, 2012
For a host, Russell Brand passed the muster pretty much on the oh-so-cool MTV Awards celebration the other evening.
The sometimes outrageous English bloke - quick with the sizzling-hot one-liners – was in top-form, actually, as he poked fun at all the pomp (poop?) and circumstance that unfolded at a pretty fast clip at the Gibson Amphitheatre the other night.
No excuses, folks!
Amazingly, the upstart from across the big pond appeared to have his finger on the pulse on the American people, as he went for the jugular, in fact.
At one point, he referred to Charlie Sheen as an unstable and reckless person, stopping just short of the wicked truth.
Sheen is (and has been) the party animal of all time.
Bieber, the once squeaky-clean pop wonder from the Great White North, did not escape his rants, either.
After noting that the pint-sized heartthrob beat up a photographer, he quipped:
As far as appearances go, well, Brand did not disappoint.
Like Depp - who scurried up to the stage to accept the prestigious MTV Generation Award (performers get the nod if they’re over twenty, alive-and-kicking, and have escaped the rock star curse that has befallen such legends as James Dean, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morris, and Janis Joplin in the past) – Brand was sporting a rakish hat and stylish fashion (?) ensemble that consisted of torn pieces of rags sewn strategically together at whim here-and-there.
Of course, there were other highlights worth mentioning.
Jennnifer Anniston snatched up the prize for "Best Dirtbag" – a newly-created MTV honor – that some members of the paparazzi swear up-and-down is as deserving a label off-camera too.
Meanwile, Kristen Stewart won for "Best Kiss" 4th year in a row, though you wouldn’t think so in view of the fact Robert Pattinson was a no-show.
Was he tired of playing a love charade with his leading lady – and out sowing-his-oats – elsewhere that night?
Enquiring minds want to know!
Harry Potter’s cast was thrilled to snap up "Best Cast" award, by the way.
Though long-in-the-tooth now, the charming little wizard is still mighty popular, in both worlds!
And, perennial favorite - "Twilight" - scored big again with as best flick of 2012 ( for "Breaking Dawn / Part 1").
The "Best Male" performance was thrown Josh Hutcherson's way for the "The Hunger Games".
About three-quarters of the way through the broadcast I passed out in my comfy bed after tossing down an ice-cold brewskie.
Too pooped to participate?
No, just too jaded to care!
‘Til next year!
Sensuous best smoocher?
Actor's penis subject of Brand's on-camera jokes!