This probably fits more under celebrity news, but I can’t resist (also, slow news day). Over on HuffPo, they’re reporting that Nic Cage has had to sell his Bavarian castle because of the crummy economy (and that HuffPo is reporting this as news surely indicates they’re having a slow news day, too). Said Cage: “Due to the difficult economic situation, unfortunately, I was no longer able to keep it. Even if Neidstein castle is no longer in my possession, it will always have a firm place in my memory.” (Cage still owns a castle in England.)
Really? The economy is hurting Nic Cage? He’s been in nine films since 2006 (some of them were even blockbuster hits) and he’s got seven more on his dance card through 2010. Is the man really hurting for cash? Can he really not afford that second castle?
Maybe so. I mean, you have to be a certain level of broke to embarrass yourself as bad as he does in the following five commercials he’s done for the Japanese pinball/slot machine, Pachinko. They are bad. Wicker Man bad. This man is a whore. There is no level he will not stoop to.