Thursday, May 21, 2009
Image /Perez Hilton
I worked at a hairdressing salon in Christchurch in the late 90s with an English girl who I'll call Mandy. She had one of those real 90s Spice Girl style Chinese character tattoos in a rather intimate spot which she'd gotten as an 18 year old in Leeds. One day she went swimming with a Chinese friend and when they were getting changed, her friend started laughing. Mandy asked the friend what was so funny, and she pointed at Mandy's tattoo. Mandy was all, "You whaaaat? What's so funny about my tattoo gov? It says prosperity." Her friend kept laughing and said, "Your tattoo no say prosperity, it say Beef Fry Noodle!" True story. Which is why I thought it was pretty funny when I saw Hayden Panettiere's tattoo on Perez Hilton today. It's Italian, and says "Vivere senza rimipianti," which translates roughly to "To live without regrets". Only problem is the word rimipianti - it's actually spelt rimpianti. The tattooist added an extra i in there.
The question is - will Miss Panettiere follow her own tattoo's advice?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I've just heard Heroes star Hayden Panettiere's new song Wake Up Call. (With a voice reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, who knew she was so multi-faceted?) Now call me old fashioned, but there's something about an 18 year old girl, famous for playing innocent female characters - among others the voice of the animated Cinderella, singing about having to give her boyfriend a "wake up call" that doesn't sit right with me. To quote the lyrics: "I think I'm gonna have to cheat, to keep your eyes on me, cos maybe if I make you jealous, you'll finally start to wake up."
The song, with its catchy tune and even catchier lyrics, will probably soon be hitting the top 40 charts, and preteen female fans all around the world will be singing along to it. It's all part of that wonderful marketing engine that is Hollywood. Sex sells everything, so why not expand the buying audience?
Check out the song for yourself.