ARCHIVES: Just ugly rumors

This pre-Franorama World blog post ran in the Fresno Beehive Jan. 23, 2008, 4 p.m. PST:

More from the secret history of rock’n’roll:

There’s absolutely no truth to the rumor that Javier Bardem — deserving of his Oscar nomination for playing one of the most bloodless screen villains in a long while — was turned down for ’60s rockers The Blues Magoos because he wasn’t ugly enough.

Actually, there was no rumor — it’s just a cheap excuse to run a great “separated at birth” — although which one he’s separated from is debatable …

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