Romeo and Juliet has been redone so many different ways since William Shakespear published it in 1597, but the most recent take on it might be the worse one of them all. Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad are starring in the lead roles on Broadway. According to Playbill, “In this new production, the members of the Montague household will be white, and the blood relatives of the Capulet family will be black. While race defines the family lineages, the original cause of the ‘ancient quarrel’, passed down by successive generations to their young, has been lost to time. Shakespeare’s dramatization of the original poem sets the two young lovers in a context of prejudice, authoritarian parents, and a never ending cycle of ‘revenge.’ Against this background, the strength of their love changes the world.”
Umm isn’t Bloom old enough to be Romeo’s father? He is way too old for the role. By not making the play about two teens takes away from the premise of what Shakespeare wrote over 400 years ago.
BTW Playbill also says that they will be releasing 100 tickets at $20 each for all the shows and I think that $20 too much for this production.
I hope that this show is killed in the preview stage and never actually opens on Broadway at the end of August. I mean we can’t let them destroy such a classic because if they get away with once, they will keep doing it.
Orlando Bloom was promoting the new Boss Orange men’s fragrance on the TV show El Hormiguero in Madrid and I wonder if he has something to tell us? The new daddy was seen wearing a blonde wig and kissing the male co-host so now only to I have to wonder not only about us, but also his new wife, Miranda Kerr. Oh wait he is married to her, I don’t think there is anything here but an actor having fun on a game show!
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom secretly got married after announcing their engagement a few weeks ago. According The Sydney Morning Herald, the two broke the news in an original way via a statement as to why David Jones’s fashion ambassador would not be at his show in her native Australia.
“We have been trying to plan this for some time and unfortunately the only window of opportunity for our honeymoon fell at the same time as the David Jones fashion launch,” Kerr said in the statement.
“David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together.”
David Jones’s senior buyer, Collette Garnsey, said: “Given the exciting news that Miranda and Orlando have recently wed and will be enjoying their honeymoon together, Miranda unfortunately will not be with us. David Jones is thrilled for Miranda, Orlando and their families. This is an exciting chapter in their lives and they will share a wonderful future together.”
With things moving as fast as they seem for these two, I think they will be making another little announcement soon?
Sometimes I watch a FunnyOrDie video and I can’t believe how stupid it is, this is one of those of those videos. So why post it? Even though it was so juvenile, I still found myself laughing a few times. I just think I would have liked it more if Janeane Garofalo wasn’t it, she is just so repulsive to me.
Oh another reason to watch it is because of Jason Lewis and Victor Webster looking all sexy in it at the end of it. And for you boys Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth looking hot the whole way through.
Before women all over the world wanted to be in bed with Orlando Bloom, there was one woman who was just so lucky in Midsomer Murders. How sexy did the 22 year old look in just in his underwear in that 2002 episode?
Kate Bosworth told Jimmy Kimmel why she was holding her hands over vagina (her word not mine) like that at the ShoWest Awards Ceremony. And what I got most from his interview with her that she is beyond blonde. Boy was that interview pain and ful.
Don’t forget this Thursday Jimmy Kimmel Live! celebrates its 1,000th episode for 90 minutes (starting at 11:35p) with Eva Longoria, Kid Rock and Richard Simmons!!!