Thursday, November 26, 2009

What's Birthday Got To Do With It?

Cinematic birthdays to celebrate on this day, 11/26. If its your special day, we dedicate a Tina Turner song to you.

Peter, Arjun and La Cicciolina

1922 Charles M Schultz, Peanuts!
1933 Robert Goulet, actor/singer
1951 La Cicciolina, provocateur. Don't you think she needs a biopic? OK, maybe a few decades from now and by some fringe director, once the MPAA ratings system has completely broken down
1966 Garcelle Beauvais, beautiful blacktress
1972 Arjun Rampal, award winning Bollywood actor and spurned Kidman love interest
1973 Peter Facinelli, actor, underwear fan, patriarch vampire
1974 Tammy Lynn Michaels, former actress, current Mrs. Melissa Etheridge
1986 Trevor Morgan, actor

And finally, let's give it up for the legendary Tina Turner. You're simply the best... ♪ you're better than all the rest... better than anyone... anyone i ever met. She turns the big 7-0 today. You know she coulda been in more pictures had she wanted it post Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Loved her as 'Auntie Entity'. But since she didn't really care about acting, at least she let others do it for her. All hail the great Angela Bassett, Tina's cinematic counterpart in that fiery Oscar nominated star turn in What's Love Got To Do With It (1993). What's your favorite Tina Turner song? Sing it out in the comments. I'll start...
You better be good to me
That's how it's gotta be now
Cause I don't have no use
For what you loosely call the truth
You better be good to me...
That's mine! Not from a movie alas. Not that I don't love her movie songs and since this The Film Experience, let's hear 'em. Here's the underrated "I Don't Wanna Fight" from her biopic and the classic "We Don't Need Another Hero" from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

20 comments:

Deborah said...

My favorite Tina Turner song is Goldeneye, which is also my favorite Bond song.

Megan said...

It's my birthday! :-D Thanks for the Tina Turner dedication!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

My mother was a huge Tina fan when I was young. I grew up singing "What's love but a second handy motion?

It was years before I realised it was second hand emotion.

javi said...

Wasn't La Cicciolina a member of the Italian senate or something to that effect a while ago? Rofl.

Last saw her last year in the Argentinean version of Dancing with the Stars. She looked pretty fab. Love her.

Cocoa Dior said...

Happy Birthday Ana Mae Bullock (tina's real name). My favorite sond is Private Dancer!

John T said...

I was in the eighth row of her last concert swing-she got out on a crane and was right above me during Nutbush City Limits, which is not only my fave Tina song, but possibly one of my favorite songs ever. I heart Ms. Turner-here's to 70 more!

NATHANIEL R said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEGAN

magicub said...

Don't wanna fight is very underrated

Lara said...

Happy Birthday Tina! And �� ...any your music will do...��

Anonymous said...

Yes, Ilona Staller aka Cicciolina was elected in italian parlament more or less 20 years ago. Being the first pornostar to achieve this kind of result, her election was predictably very scandalous at time. I can't say she has been a good politician but I remember it was nice to watch her among the other much more strict members with her very kitch looks. maybe her not so prestigious political career vanished the chances for other italian adult movies celebrities that tried to do the same (statuesque Moana Pozzi was a candidate during the '90 but she didn't succeed).
I must say that if we compare that period with the actual one, in which you can see in the italian Parliament several Berlusconi's mistresses and parvenues, you can say that Cicciolina was not that bad at last!
sure! a biopic about her could be great, since she had an adventurous life

mirko

mrripley said...

I liked when she went all disco diva for when the heartache is over in 1999.

mrripley said...

Nat does it sting that bassett did not win.

Stefano said...

"The Best"... I really love that song! Happy birthday Tina!!!

sphinx said...

River deep, mountain high. That song is the only one which at any time of the day, regardless of what mood I'm in or what I'm doing, makes me want to get up and just dance. Its soooooo infectious. Probably the most energetic and brilliant song ever.

Paul Outlaw said...

"I Idolize You."

Chris Na Taraja said...

When i was young I had a rag doll....

"River deep, Mountain high" hands down, Tina and symphonic rock orchestra, gives me chills every time!

Oh how I love ya baby, baby baby baby

OMG Andrew, the second handy motion is hysterical!!!

Glenn said...

"Better Be Good to Me" is my favourite Tina track, too!

NATHANIEL R said...

mrripley no... it would have in another year but there was no besting Holly Hunter that year.

Glenn you have good taste.

john t that must have been so aewsome.

Lisa said...

Proud Mary all the way.... love it


It was a tough year for Basset to win that one

Wayne said...

"You, you, you can make me do anything you want me to do/
And I'll, I'll even say anything you want me to say"

Otis did it first but I've always loved Tina's cover of it. So soulful and goosebump-raising.