Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Of Showbiz & Sleaze

You know how you sometimes ask for more challenging assignments or projects cos you are starting to feel a little bored then you get handed the freakiest, nuttiest, no-chance-in-hell-it-will-work, no-one-else-wants-to-have-anything-to-do-with-it kinda job by the guys upstairs? Hmmm…ok, gotta remember not to talk too much bout work here.

Anyway, thought I would just point out a couple of really cool sites that I visit every day.

Ain’t It Cool has all the latest news and insider info on what’s happening in the entertainment world. We are not talking about gossipy stuff like who’s dating who but more like which actor or director is about to sign on to what movie. Reviews of movie test screenings. First exclusive look at posters, costume designs etc. Want to know what’s coming up on the latest seasons of 24, Lost? And oh yeah, the best damn hard ass, no-holds-barred comic book reviews ever!

The next one is a guilty pleasure. It’s like a daily Japanese tabloid. Lots of normal ‘serious’ news from Japan and around the world but also an almost equal amount of stories on murder, Japan’s sex industry (no photos) and the usual tabloid sleaze. You got your occasional interviews with housewives turned hookers, crazy killers, nerds-turned-perverts etc.

There’s even a book featuring a collection of stories called Tabloid Tokyo: 101Tales of Sex, Crime and the Bizarre from Japan's Wild Weeklies. Needless to say I bought a copy when I was in Tokyo last year but you can find it here at our local Kinokuniya.


Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Hey hey. Interesting book indeed. hahaha. I must go Kino soon..... :P

How much was it by the way?

Cavalock said...

its about $23 without member discount.