Welcome to OffBeat, the rumor-free celebrity blog dedicated to the careers of those celebrities who rarely make headlines. Here, we embrace the independent film, the overlooked gem, and the significant performances that go unnoticed.

We pride ourselves on being straight news and opinion. You won't find gossip here. No who's-dating-who; no paparazzi photos. We're here to discuss the actors and their work. No spin, no lies.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome to the Revolution

If you are here, it is likely that you're in one of the following boats:

a) You're bored and surfing various blogs, hoping for something to kill time
b) You're sick and tired of seeing the same old things on celebrity websites
c) You clicked onto this blog from another website in order to see what the hell it's all about

For whatever reason you've stumbled upon this humble little blog, you're here. So you might as well hear me out.

I gotta say, I was inspired by Julie & Julia. For years, I've been trying to maintain a blog. It just occurred to me recently that I was going about it the wrong way. I'd been writing about myself, my annoyances, and all the little eccentricities of my life. I'd get bored a few weeks later and the blog, which was never really read by anyone anyway, would become a wasteland of failed ambition. I'm thinking that the reason it didn't work out was pretty simple: I'm simply not that interesting. I'm so uninteresting that even I get bored with me.

So I was going to give up. I may be a[n aspiring] writer, but blogging was simply not my medium.

Or is it?

I went to see Julie & Julia, the new movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, recently and realized where I had gone wrong. I needed to blog about something. Something that I personally am interested in. Something that a significant number of people may also be interested in.

Who doesn't like reading about celebrities? They sure as hell are more interesting than I am. But the whole "celebrity rumor" blog has been done to death. Perez Hilton made a career of it for crying out loud.

So what could I do that's in that same vein, yet is completely unlike the ordinary?

And then the epiphany struck: I would blog about my favorite celebrities, the ones that rarely get the recognition they deserve. I would blog about Laura Linney, Campbell Scott, Robin Tunney, Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, James Spader, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Buscemi, etc. And, instead of posting rumors in bad taste, I would respect their personal space and keep it relative to their careers. No rumors. Just the news as it should be. On the celebrities that need a little light to shine on them for a change.

So have I got you yet? If the answer is yes, I hope you bookmark me, follow me, comment, or whatever you have to do. If not.. well, this isn't going to be for everybody. But I'm going to try to stick with it. And I'm going to need the help of some other TV/movie nerds.

So come on. Let's start the celebrity blogging revolution.


  1. I'm following (more reasons later I'm sure) because of your seemingly random selection of favorite movies -hahhahe - on your profile. Kubrick-Clockwork Orange, really? Omg!

  2. I love James Spader. Good luck with your idea.

  3. Ric- A Clockwork Orange is easily tied for my favorite movie of all time. It's got everything: hilarity, social commentary, ultraviolence, and Malcolm McDowell. :)

    Sandy- Thanks!