This morning the Associated Press reported that actor, Eddie Griffin, crashed a rare Ferrari Enzo worth $1.5 million into a concrete barrier while practicing at a racetrack Monday for a charity race to promote his upcoming film, Redline. The film's publicist, Wendy Zocks, said Griffin was "doing OK." Executive Producer, Daniel Sadek, whose exotic car collection is featured in the movie. said the Enzo was damaged beyond repair.
Is it just me, or do celebrities have a very strage idea of what charity is? This guy was driving a car that is worth more than every possesion I own put together and covered in gold. He crashed and wrecked it. I'm not sure what kind of a charity this is for, but I'm pretty sure that now, it owes more money than it took in. Why do celebrities always have weird charities like this. Hey, let's raise money to raise awareness of our nation's depleting supply of diamond encrusted blackberries! But, how should we do it? I know! Let's get together and race million dollar cars! That'll raise awareness!
I know that Eddie Griffin isn't exactly known for making wise choices. Editor's Note: Just look at his resume on IMDb. But next time you want to benefit a charity, maybe think about selling World's Finest Chocolate door to door.
UPDATE: Want to see a video of it? Check it out here.
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle star Kal Penn is set to add professor to his resume after taking on the chance to be a guest instructor at the University Of Pennsylvania next year. Penn will teach two undergraduate courses, according to university director Grace Kao.
So, the guy who starred in this will be teaching high education courses to university students? Right... Stay tuned because next we'll be looking at other universities' guest faculty; like Harvard's Seann William Scott. Or, UCLA's Marlon Wayans. Don't even get me started on Mini-me's course load at MIT.
Finally, today is Nathan Fillion, a.k.a. Captain Mal's, 36th birthday. Do yourself a favor and go to Target and but the DVD of Firefly today. However, be warned; the addiction is worse than thin mints!