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Posted on 05/24/2004 8:04:22 AM PDT by sathers
Jessica Simpson Beats Spears To Daisy Duke Role
Britney Spears's hopes of landing the role of Daisy Duke in the forthcoming movie version of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' have been dashed-after bosses handed it to Jessica Simpson.
While star Spears had expressed interest in playing the sexy character from the '70s TV show, singer Simpson has been chosen as the blonde who will fill the extra short shorts of original Daisy Duke Catherine Bach.
Simpson's manager father Joe, 'She is really excited.' Simpson herself adds, 'I wanna wear those shorts so bad.'
The film about three redneck cousins, two corrupt public officials and a souped up Dodger Charger car, begins production this summer.
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I guess Britney slitting her wrists in her last video didn't help her in the Q meter. What an image for all those little girls.
I can hope.
Do you suppose they told Anthony Anderson that the character's full name is Jefferson Davis ("Boss") Hogg? Just wondering. ;-)
Good job. You win 2 free round trip tickets of your choice and at your own expense. Consider yourself a winner.
There is a new Boss Hogg in town...and he's black!
How about hillery as Mrs. Hogg? Maybe bubba as Roscoe?
Bottle blonde, a bit scrawny and saggy - YEP! Just what Hollywood loves.
Yup, and we thought Charlies Angels 2 was bad.
How could modern Hollwood even begin to capture the essence of Dukes.
Like trying to teach a dog to play guitar.
I thought about it and there is really only one black man that could do justice to the role of Boss Hogg... Al Sharpton!
You obviously missed all of the trash (wonderful wonderful trash) raked up and posted by Socks C from under the bed at the Whitehouse.
A part for Klintoon? I'll bet he wants to get into those sexy shorts too.
Nothing wrong with eye candy and sometimes they develop into an interesting character too.
You confessed to not even having read the thread, so your protestations about the content of that thread have me ROTFLMAO. How you can talk about standards when you don't even bother to read a thread baffles me. And you want to come across as the adult? What a joke.
Please, feel free to speak on any topic of your choosing, you'll certainly find me more willing to consider your ideas if you actually read the content of the thread on which you choose to comment.
I'll definitely be on the lookout for your comments going forward, knowing how well researched they are (not).
Thanks for the laughs today.
Yes! That would be brilliant casting!
I agree completely. This is supposed to be a movie based on the show. This is a southern redneck town.... having a black Boss Hogg is unrealistic and is a reach at best. They are going overboard in trying to get diversity into every aspect of everything.
Please don't hijack threads.
Well, have mom pick you up off the floor and change your diapers.
>>>How you can talk about standards when you don't even bother to read a thread baffles me.
This is adolescent subject matter that is right up your alley. Maybe when you grow up kid, you won't be so confused or puzzled with life.
Hey, I could never see the 'shark' in those stupid 3D posters either.
I just knew something like this was going to happen the moment I submitted it!!! :(
Unusually bad casting imo.
Hush yo' mouth, son -- that's brownette!
And ah do believe the word "goddess" belongs in theah somewhe'h, don' it?
Yeah, the show is going to have big PC problems, which they will probably roll over totally for......just a couple of stray thoughts:
1.) Why do this show? They knew they were going to stir things up with a show about P-non-C designated Losers of History (in the Hollywood canon) white Southern boys.
2.) There's gonna be an instant stink about the flag -- either they screw with it, and p.o. the old fans, or they don't, in which case they're going to be wearing an NAACP hatemonger-lawyer like a cheap suit. Or maybe doing the show is all about losing the flag -- again. (Seen one on a televised NASCAR event lately?) Maybe the whole rationale of the show is to say "OK, here's how we think y'all ought to be now!"
3.) If they make Boss Hogg black, they'll introduce another element of racial tension they hadn't bargained for -- uppity white boys versus progressive sheriff-of-color (who damn well better not be like the old Boss Hogg, right?). And how are they going to portray the Roscoe Coltrane character, who was in cahoots with Hogg half the time, and just out to lunch the rest of the time? He was a caricature himself -- put him next to a black Boss, and his white Stepin Fetchit caricature becomes really hard-edged. Too, in the South today, if blacks have enough votes to elect a county at-large commissioner or sheriff, they generally have enough votes to prevent any white from reaching elective office -- and do. In Orleans Parish, in Louisiana, black politicians run a truly corrupt and venal administration whose only pride point is that all the Confederate monuments but one have been snatched away and gathered in a warehouse (and possibly destroyed -- only a few people know), and whites can't get elected to parish or City of New Orleans government outside the occasional district spot. Having a black mayor or sheriff doesn't automatically mean you arrive at some sort of racial Shangri-La -- it simply means that different people are now disfranchised and unhappy about local government, and unable to do anything about it except move away. So that's another reef the producers and writers will have to steer around, and in so doing represent Hazzard County as some kind of Neverland that not even the original Hazzard never was.
4.) As regards Hispanic deputies......probably not, but that CB radio the Duke boys will be using will probably have a ton of Spanish on channel 19 now, and the schools pro'lly ought to be full of kids just arrived from Mexico and Central America, if it's set in contemporary west Georgia. I know, it depends on the county, but still......
5.) That "Rebel Yell" horn will be illegal on some campuses in Mississippi, so they'll have to watch in their dorm rooms with the volume turned down. Or else the producers will just lose that little detail, too, because someone will complain that they just don't have their mahnds raht.
Ain't this all a load of crap?
Now that I think about it tho, most of the movies I have seen in the last 20 years have been awful but someone is watching them.
Leave it to a Freeper to say something negative about someone as perfect looking as Jessica Simpson. God.
My wife thinks Carmen Electra looks the part most (?)
Way too much skank factor and a Yankee to boot....I disagree.
I really have no idea.
Great post LG...I'm still laughing
Ahh, to be able to think that all who don't share your worldview are but recalcitrant children.
The cold war is over and the world has moved onto new and dangerous places. Try to keep up, oldtimer. (gratuitous cheap shot, I know, but you asked for it).
Well you seem sorry enough. I'll forgive your misuse of the apostrophe just this once. :)
| I wasn't suggesting she was blonde. With regard to the short being frayed, I'll defer to...
Since Jessica Simpson waited until marriage, I'd say she is a lot smarter with her personal life than many actresses who give in to peer pressure to be promiscuous.
She supports our troops, which suggests she's in the smarter half of Hollywood.
Good for her, glad Spears didn't get it!
That's actually not to bad. I like the looks of it.
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