The Daylights CD Release Party With NBC’s Chuck! Wanna Go?

The Daylights
The Daylights

The Daylights

OK, if you haven't heard of The Daylights, you better check them out AND if you are in Los Angeles tomorrow, we are going to make SURE you get in.

The Daylights Record release party happens  at Club L tomorrow, September 14th and the event is going to be hosted by Zachary Levi, NBC's Chuck and Joel Moore from Avatar. 

DJ Trent Dean will be spining and this event will benefit Red Eye Charity.

The Daylights will also be performing. 

There is going to be a bevvy of stars there and we hear Katy Perry is RUMORED to attend as well.  They did open up a few dates for her on her last tour. 

If you are not doing anything Tuesday, Sepetember 14th, come on down!

Here is how to get on Dr.Funkenberry's guest list:

email info@thedaylights.net and put 9-14-10 in the subject line and tell them you wanna see Daylights. 

It's gonna be way way way cool.  I'll be there and so will several others.  Don't miss this event!-Dr.FB


The Oscars Were Amazing & Boring

Sandra Bullock.
Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock. Photo: GettyImages.com

Let's be honest here; until the last half hour, the Oscars were pretty much boring. 

We knew Monique was going to win, and everything was not a shock or least bit amusing until the end.  Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin were good.  They did not run too long or do anything unneeded.

Weather George Clooney was really upset or it was all part of an act was the only thing interesting until the end.

Then came best actress.  When I saw Oprah out there, I am like there is NO way Sandra Bullock is going to win the Oscar.  I was like the girl from "Precious" in her first role is getting it.

So, yes, I was shocked when Sandra Bullock's name was announced.  I was happy. She was stunned.   Having to hear for months from Julia Roberts how she turned down the role for " The Blind Side" like it was  something beneath her, I was worried.   I was worried that Sandra would not get roles that would garner her an Oscar let alone a nomination.   I am happy to think that now any movie that has Sandra in it will have in the credits Academy Award Winner Sandra Bullock.  I like the sound of that a lot.

The Best Actor going to Jeff Bridges was not a surprise because the Academy usually gives it to roles like that.  Perhaps George knew that and that he was not going to win. 

Then, came the big ones.  I think James Cameron already had a place in mind where he was going to put his Oscars in his house.  Barbra Streisand came out and already I was like....hmmm...something interesting is about to happen.  Interesting indeed as when Kathryn Bigalow's name was read, shock then applause went through the crowd.  Yes,  James Cameron was married to her so it was interesting that an ex-wife and ex-husband went against each other in the same category but it is not what defines her.

Then came the big one and Tom Hanks, and everyone was like OK, she got best director but "Avatar" is def getting best picture.   I was stunned and the entire crowd was left with mouths open as Tom announced "The Hurt Locker" and it went from a boring Oscars to an Oscars to be remembered as an underdog war movie trumped a James Cameron movie.

An interesting show and some other notable moments:

Ben Stiller dressed as a character from Avatar.

Farah Fawcett being left off the list of those who passed this year.  I guess when you die the same day as Michael Jackson, everyone forgets about you. 

Also, Bea Arthur was left off the memoriam list as well.  Tre lame.

The John Hughes tribute was brilliant.  Sigh.

What did YOU think of the Oscars?-Dr.FB


Sacha Baron Cohen Oscar Skit Gets Cut; Cameron Says “Do It!”

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team.  Photo: GQ Magazine

Sacha Baron Cohen As Bruno With High School Football Team. Photo: GQ Magazine

So it seems a skit at the Oscars which was to feature Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Stiller where they poke fun at Avatar is not going to happen.

This because the Academy does not want to upset James Cameron. 

When asked about the skit last night, James Cameron said to go ahead and do the skit and he was not aware it had been cut. 

One has to wonder if the Academy will change it's mind and let the skit stay now.

What do you think of the Academy even cancelling the skit in the first place?-Dr.FB


Hurt Locker Producer BARRED From Oscars

The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster
The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster

The Hurt Locker Promotional Poster

A Hurt Locker producer will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards this Sunday.  His crime?  He was sending e-mails out to Academy voters telling them to vote for his movie for Best Picture.  That is a big no-no.

The producer is Nicolas Chartier and IF the Hurt Locker does win for Best Picture, he will be able to get his award at a later date. 

An executive meeting was called about this situation on Monday to barr him.  He sent out the e-mail around Feb. 19th urging people to vote for his movie instead of a movie with a budget of $500 million, an obvious reference to it's competition for Best Picture, "Avatar" by James Cameron. 

My naivete, ignorance of the rules and plain stupidity as a first-time nominee is not an excuse for this behavior and I strongly regret it," Chartier wrote.

The other producers will be able to attend the movie.  The Los Angeles Times broke the story on the e-mail and published it.


Dear John Knocks Avatar From Number #1

Dear John Promo
Dear John Promo

Dear John Promo: Photo: Scott Garfield

Channing Tatum took on Avatar and won.  Despite rancid reviews early on, "Dear John" was box office king this weekend, ending "Avatar's" reign.

Dear John's makers figured the movie would make around $20 million, seriously underestimating as the movie made around 32 million.  What were they not expecting?

An audience that was over 80 percent female and a HUGE turnout of women under 21.  Come on.  How could they not expect it? Super Bowl weekend and it is a Nicholas Sparks novel.  His stories being turned into movies have made "A Walk To Remember" and "The Notebook" but also made the bomb wit Richard Gere. 

Bottom line: as long as his books/movies have young actors starring in them, they will be successful.

So look for "One Song" with Miley Cyrus to do very well soon.  In that time, if you do pick up a Nicholas Sparks novel, be warned. That dude will have you crying by the end of one of his stories.


2010 Oscar Nominations Announced


The Oscar nominations came out this morning of the event that will be hosted by Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin.

The nominations looked like the Golden Globes and other awards.   The results, however, will be vastly different. 

The biggest surprise?  "The Blind Side" nominated for best picture.   Wow.  I want Sandra Bullock to win her first Oscar, but best picture?  Surprised, but won't win.

For the main awards, the name of "Precious" was mentioned more than "Avatar", but had 9 nominations, but so did "The Hurt Locker" so no domination happened.

For a full list of the nominees, go HERE.  The Academy Awards will be on March 7th.

Was there any movie or person you felt deserved to get nominated and didn't?-Dr.FB


Avatar About To Sink Titanic Record

Avatar Movie Poster

Avatar Movie Poster

While you are reading this, Avatar may be passing Titanic as the biggest box office movie of all-time world-wide.

While not taking inflation into account, Avatar sometime Monday or Tuesday will be passing Titanic.  Only one can wonder what is going through James Cameron's mind as he has directed both movies.

Have you seen "Avatar" yet or do you think it is all hype?-Dr.FB