I don't generally read, let alone write about, celebrity stories. Mostly because I rarely have heard of the people. I rarely get to watch movies, my television watching is limited to PBS, Nick Toons and DIY, and oldies channels like MeTV. We don't get radio reception in my house and when I do listen to music it is either Broadway tunes or video game music (the classical stuff like in RPGs, not the annoying stuff in shooters or racing games).
But the story about Mel Brooks getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame caught my eye yesterday. You do know who is, right? Google him, I'll wait. Yeah, THAT Mel Brooks. Okay, on with the blog.
In case you missed the story, he added a prosthetic finger to his left hand when he made his hand prints.
My first thought was "That is so Mel Brooks". An absolutely, silly, goofy, off the wall thing. Like, most of his movies.
My very next thought was, "Wait a minute, he is just NOW getting a star?" This marks the 40th year since Young Frankenstein came out. The man who created such classics as The Producers, History of the World Part 1 and Blazing Saddles is just now receiving this honor?
Some of the other inductees this year include: Rick Springfield, Katy Perry, Katy Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Orlando Bloom.
Oh yeah, and Sally Field and Mel Brooks. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! They never got around to Norma Rae either but they are going to put the chick from Big Bang Theory in? (Yes, I had to look up Cuoco).
This is why I don't follow celebrity stuff. I just get a headache.
You know, I wonder if this was Mel Brooks way of giving Hollywood "the finger".