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Celebrity Video Cameos

Artists today must have music videos to support their albums - it's just part of the biz. With the number of videos making the rounds on MTV and Much Music and advanced technology, like Matrix special effects - it's hard to make a standout video. Not everyone has the cash for crazy special effects stuff either. Another angle to take is to use a movie star. What better way to draw attention then by getting a hot celebrity to star in your video?

Celebrities have been popping up in videos for years, from Paula Abdul's Rush Rush with Keanu Reeves as her boyfriend to Juliette Lewis as a psychotic patient in Melissa Etheridge's Come to My Window. You might think it's expensive to get a celebrity but often musicians will ask their celeb friends - or movie stars will often just do it for fun. Here are five of the best celebrity videos.

The newest is Fat Boy Slim's Weapon of Choice starring Christopher Walken as a dancing maniac. He dances a la Fred Astaire down staircases, through hotel lobbies and on tables. It's really funny and Christopher can move!

Model/actress Milla Jovovich stars as Lenny Kravitz's girlfriend in the futuristic video for If You Can't Say No. It's set in a futuristic home and Lenny and Milla are sportin' some Jetson-like threads. He's upset cuz Milla is runnin' around on him.

Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the "sour girl" in Stone Temple Pilots video for Sour Girl. In the beginning of the video the Buffy star looks like a character she'd slay - with dark make-up around her eyes and dark hair. Towards the end, she's no longer a sour girl and ditches the Morticia look for blonde curls.

Speaking of blondes, before starring in her latest flick Crazy/Beautiful, Kirsten Dunst teamed up with Aussie popsters Savage Garden, for their I Knew I Loved You video. Kirsten plays lead singer Darren Hayes' imaginary girlfriend. She's imaginary cuz she's a stranger he's admiring on the subway. They touch hands and he invisions his life with Kirsten as his girlfriend. It's a neat concept for a video although Darren is old enough to be her dad!

Who could forget the video for Crazy by Aerosmith starring Steven Tyler's daughter, Liv Tyler, and pal Alicia Silverstone. The girls play a couple of mischievous friends hangin' out and actin' crazy. Liv enters an amateur stripper night and Alicia poses as her male manager. They shock a store clerk with their photo booth pics and they coax a hot farmer off his tractor to go skinny-dipping with them and steal his clothes. The runaway tractor carves "crazy" into the grass - it's pretty funny. Alicia also did two other Aerosmith videos but this one's my fave and the only one with Liv in it.

Next time you're watching a video and you think the actor/actress seems familiar - take a closer look. It could be your fave movie star makin' a guest appearance.

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    Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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