Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

Kelly Stables comes across as such a sweetheart in her interview on the site this week. It’s hard to believe that she gave me nightmares for months because of her role in The Ring 2. In fact, she’s so adorable that I can’t even hold it against her that she is the reason I still sleep with a nightlight and refuse to pop any unlabeled VHS tapes into my VCR.

And, on a completely unrelated note – is it just me, or would “Tinkerbell with knockers” be a great name for an all-girl rock band?

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

One on One with Kelly Stables
If you were placing bets on how the warm and bubbly Kelly Stables would get her big break in Hollywood, chances are you wouldn’t have guessed “playing a creepy little girl who attacks Naomi Watts in a bathtub.” But thanks to legendary makeup artist Rick Baker, who helped her land the role of “evil” Samara in The Ring 2, that’s exactly how it happened.

Luckily, Stables has found a role closer to her cheerful personality on the hit show Two and a Half Men. She plays Alan Harper’s girlfriend Melissa, who has been described as “Tinkerbell with knockers.”

Stables recently talked to us about breaking into the business, working with Charlie Sheen and John Cryer and her “make-me-pee-my-pants-if-it-ever-came-true” dream.

Murphy’s Law – Jay Leno, a study in mediocrity
Jay Leno’s new primetime talk show faced its first real competition this week. Joel Murphy takes a look at how the show did against CSI: Miami and Castle and speculates on what Leno’s ratings might mean for the future of his show.

Positive Cynicism – Giving credit where credit isn’t due
When movie studios and bands like Metallica get upset because their intellectual property is stolen, it’s one thing. But when the intellectual property thieves complain that someone stole their bootlegs without crediting them, it’s just ridiculous. Aaron R. Davis takes a look at this bizarre phenomenon.

Guest Blog Post – Some things never change
Guest blogger Rich Lovatt recently overheard a young boy arguing with his mom over whether his Star Wars toys were dolls or action figures, which reminded Lovatt of his own childhood, where many similar conversations took place.

Finish That Fortune 4
We provide you with the first half of a real fortune from a fortune cookie and it’s up to you to fill in the blank (and you can’t just write “in bed”). Every week, we will pick the funniest response. You won’t actually win a prize, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are better than everyone else. And your name will be printed here on the site, so that others may bask in your glory.

From the Vault – One on One with Robert Wisdom
Maj. Howard “Bunny” Colvin traveled down an interesting road on HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, The Wire. In season three, he legalized drugs in Western Baltimore in what became known as Hamsterdam. In season four, he attempted to radically reform the flawed Baltimore school system.

It’s fitting that the man who plays Bunny, Robert Wisdom, lives life a bit off the beaten path – finding his way to Hollywood after stops in Jamacia, D.C., New York and London. Fortunately for us, in 2006, as season four was getting underway, he slowed down long enough to sit down and talk about life on the road less traveled. If you missed the interview then, here’s a second chance to enjoy it.

– Hobo Stu

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