Friday, March 23, 2007

Lost weekend

I don't watch Lost -- any time I set aside for addictive serial drama is already reserved for Prison Break and Heroes. Still, I have absorbed enough through cultural osmosis to know the curious connection between the actors who get into driving trouble and the imminent deaths of their characters.

It started with the double whammy of DUI arrests of Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros, whose roles later got double whammied. Then Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was arrested for driving without a license. His character was gone not long after.

So imagine my surprise when I read the headline: "Fox Arrested for Drunk Driving." Matthew Fox? Before clicking the link to read on, I wondered how the Lost producers are going to go on after they kill off the show's main character. Fans will never forgive them. What a bizarre way to end the show.

Turned out the article was about Vivica Fox. Oh well.

55 Fiction Friday accepts cashier's checks and money orders.

Stacks of magazines were wheeled into the exclusive club.

Members raced to grab Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires. Higher rankings meant more club privileges and bragging rights.

One man stayed behind and sighed. He'd known his net worth had slipped to $975 million, and was counting the hours until they revoked his membership.


Ookami Snow said...

I did not know they are doing this with Lost. That kinda makes it more interesting.

Neel Mehta said...

The producers SAY it's a coincidence. But for a show that encourages conspiracy theories, there are no coincidences.

I believe that when they get tired of a character, they load the actor up with liquor and put him or her behind the wheel, and let Honolulu's finest take care of the rest.