Celebrity Update!

Time for another JLP celebrity update!

What’s up with Jim Varney? Where’s he been lately? You know who I mean – the Ernest P. Worrell guy.

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America fell in love with Jim Varney back in the 1980s when he starred in a string of quirky commercials using his catchphrase, “Know what I mean, Vern?” He parlayed this goodwill into a series of increasingly depressing “Ernest” movies that tested America’s patience and made a modest splash on the direct-to-VHS market.

Really though – what’s Jim Varney been up to lately? It seems like he’s acting less and less these days. It’s really a shame. He does funny voices that I enjoy.

What’s that? Jim Varney died seven years ago?

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Yikes. Nevermind. I guess I should stop holding my breath for “Ernest Goes to the Gulag” or “Ernest Becomes an Underground Pit Fighter”.

In other news, 16 year old Jamie Lynn Spears, sister of the now-shamed Britney Spears and mega-hot star of her own Nickelodeon sitcom, remains a paragon of virtue and purity.

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5 Responses to Celebrity Update!

  1. Sarah says:

    I didn’t know Jim Varney died. Yikes.
    I grew up on the Ernest movies. Now I have the urge to see the Christmas one.

    As for Jamie Lynn…..I heard on the radio yesterday her mother was in the process of writing a parenting book. Something on how to successfully raise high profile children. Incidentally this book has been put on hold indefinitely.

  2. peter says:

    The sobering death of our beloved Varney is a chilling reminder to all of us of our inexorable aging and decay.

    Seriously though, merry Christmas!

  3. Thom says:

    No, no, Sarah, the REAL irony? The book was for Thomas Nelson Publishing. A Christian inspirational book and Bible publisher.

  4. ted says:

    Peter,
    How do you keep up on what is going on in the Spears household?

  5. Rumen says:

    a truly talented actor gone so young. Rip in peace Jim

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