Ex-Shortland Street star in Britney video shocker

I was hooning around on CNN.com and came across an article about the new Britney Spears video. It’s purported to be a bit of revenge on Justin, with Britney playing a femme fatale (or as close to that as Britney can manage), who is trying to poison her ex-boyfriend. She’s trying to poison him because the song is called “Toxic”. Geddit?

But here’s the exciting part. The boyfriend is Stuart Neilson. Yes, the floppy fringed son of Marge from “Shortland Street” has done good and become a video boy.

Stuart Neilson or “Martin Henderson” as he seems to prefer being called these days, was the love interest in the American remake of “The Ring”. Also, about ten years ago, back when he was on “Shortland Street” he was at this party full of East Auckland hipsters including my cousin. She told me that no one there liked Master Neilson or would talk to him and he ended up spending most of the evening on his own.

But surely his new role in the Britney video proves that he has made it as a big shot Hollywood actor and will be the next Russell Crowe.

Ja Rule is said to be worried about this threat to his position as the king of video actoring.

To: Me

Potential New Years Resolution:
Avoid anything that claims to be “wildberry” flavour. What is wildberry? It’s just made up, innit?

I’ve done all my Christmas shopping (oh thank God). I went to Real Groovy today and got the last of my required CD purchases. I also picked up another Specials CD ($7! Cheap!). This one had some Fun Boy Three tracks, including “Our Lips Are Sealed”, which is really exciting for an Go-Go’s fan like me.

Actually shopping in Real Groovy was really enjoyable. Other shops try to get all seasonal with their Christmas songs (There don’t seem to be as many carols now. It’s probably so all the balding IT manager atheist-since-university losers don’t get offended), but Real Groovy had some a live version of “Bleed American” blasting. Instead of a bunch of shitty shoppers, hating every minute of it, everyone there seemed to be relaxed and enjoying themselves.

Oh yeah, Teh Flatmate showed me his new undies today. He pulled down his new jeans and shook his booty. I laughed merrily.

Hey: the new Dubious Bros video for the song “Trade Secrets”. They start off in the car park next to the Monkton Trust building on Rostrevor Street, then hoon across the Humpty Dumpty bridge, then down Victoria Street, then end up down by the river and on board the Waipa Delta. Are they really Hamilton locals, cos that’s not really the most direct route? Never the less, I never saw any gangstas in jeeps during the 22 years I lived in Hammo.