FACT CHECK : Chapter 3

– Is Charlie Sheen rewriting the English Language ? –

YES.

– When was Hot Shots Part Deux? –

1993. 

And Yes, it forever changed cinema as we know it.

 

– Was there a Part One ? –

Yep. Released in 1991, but it had no parts, it was just called Hot Shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Who played the role of Saddam Hussein ? –

Saddam was played by Jerry Haleva. It’s gotta suck when you look so much like Saddam, someone asks you to play him in a movie…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Was Emilio Estevez in Loaded Weapon? –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Is Leslie Nielsen Dead? –

Unfortunately…. yes. On Nov. 28, 2010 Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84.

– Is “Men with Brooms” a real movie? –

Saddly… YES. released in 2002 starring Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen and James B. Douglas.

 

– Is Rob Roy better than Braveheart?-

No.

– Is Mel Gibson stranger than Tom Cruise? –

Yes.

-Should Lex Grossman get his own feature?-

No.

– Who was the homeless man on David Letterman?-

 

 

 

It was no other than Joaquin Pheonix. Turns out it was a stunt for a fake documentary he was making on wanting to become a famous rapper.

 

 

 

 

– Did Johnny Depp kill River Pheonix?

Technically… NO.

Prior to his death, Phoenix’s image—one he bemoaned in interviews—had been squeaky-clean, due in part to the public discussion of his various social, political, humanitarian and dietary interests not always popular in the 1980s; as a result, his death elicited a vast amount of coverage from the media at the time. To this day, most family and friends remain silent on the subject.[18]

 

The Viper Room on Sunset Strip, where Phoenix collapsed on the sidewalk

On the evening of October 30, 1993, Phoenix was to perform with his close friend Michael “Flea” Balzary from the Red Hot Chili Peppers onstage at the Viper Room, a Hollywood night club partly owned at the time by actor Johnny Depp.[19] Phoenix had returned to Los Angeles early that week from Utah to complete the three weeks of interior shots left on his last (and uncompleted) project Dark Blood.[20] His younger sister Rain and brother Joaquin had flown out to join him at the Hotel Nikko (now the SLS Hotel) on La Cienega Boulevard. Phoenix’s girlfriend Samantha Mathis had also come to meet him, and all would be present at the scene of Phoenix’s death.[21]

At some point in the evening, Phoenix went to the bathroom to take drugs with various friends and dealers.[22] It is frequently reported that an acquaintance or dealer offered him Persian Brown (a powerful form of heroin mixed with methamphetamine,[23] which is commonly snorted); his autopsy report revealed lethal doses ofcocaine and morphine, to which heroin metabolizes and shows up as in the blood. His blood also contained diazepamephedrine and marijuana.[24] Soon after consuming a combination of heroin and cocaine he became ill, and somebody reportedly gave him diazepam, as it is commonly used to counter-act the effects of astimulant overdose. However, because he had consumed heroin the treatment is thought to have been counter productive, as diazepam further enhances the effects of heroin.[22] During the early morning hours of October 31, 1993, Phoenix collapsed outside the club from a drug overdose of heroin and cocaine (known as aspeedball) further amplified by the administration of diazepam. He convulsed for five minutes. When his brother Joaquin called 9-1-1, he was unable to determine whether River was breathing. Sister Rain Phoenix proceeded to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, to no avail.[citation needed]

During the episode, Johnny Depp and his band P (featuring Flea and Phoenix’s friend Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers) were onstage. According to Haynes the band was in the middle of their song, “Michael Stipe”, which includes the line “but we didn’t have a part, not a piece of our heart, not Michael, River Phoenix or Flea or me.”, while Phoenix was outside the venue having seizures on the sidewalk.[25]When the news filtered through the club, Flea left the stage and rushed outside. Paramedics had arrived on the scene and found Phoenix in a flatline state, and they administered drugs in an attempt to restart his heart. He was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, accompanied by Flea, via an ambulance. Further attempts to resuscitate Phoenix (including the insertion of a pacemaker) were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. PST on the morning of October 31, 1993.[26]

The following day the club became a makeshift shrine with fans and mourners leaving flowers, pictures and candles on the sidewalk and graffiti messages on the walls of the venue.[27] A sign was placed in the window that read, “With much respect and love to River and his family, The Viper Room is temporarily closed. Our heartfelt condolences to all his family, friends and loved ones. He will be missed.” [28]The club remained closed for a week. Depp continued to close the club every year on October 31 until selling his share in 2004.[29]

– Who is Rivers Cuomo?-

Rivers Cuomo (pronounced /?kwo?mo?/; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer, lead guitarist, and principal songwriter of thealternative rock band Weezer.

 

– Is Weezer a nerd band? –

Technically… NO.

– Russell Crowe has a rock band?-

Yep. They were called “30 Odd Foot of Grunts”.  Now he is with a new band called “the Ordinary Fear of God”.

Yay…

 

– Rodrigo Prieto edited Gladiator?-

Hells NO. It was an actual editor that performed the editing in that film, and won an Academy Award no-less. His name is Pietro Scalia.

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