Mother Nature really has it out for us this year, it seems.  This week we’re in for a major heat wave – as if the oppressive heat we’ve already been having hasn’t been enough.  The poor hubby is trying to get all the outside stuff done so our house and property will be attractive for future buyers, while I’m trying to get the mess that’s posing as the living space inside purged and packed with no central air.

Needless to say we’ll be ecstatic to be fleeing from this hot and humid state in spite of the fact that we’re moving back to a state that tends to have lots of rain.  I’ll take cooler temps – with rain – over heat and humidity any day.  Just sayin’.

Since it’s Monday, let’s keep it cool with some cool tunes, shall we?  This week’s theme was chosen by one of our Spotlight Dancers, Rory Bore of Time out for Mom,  who suggested we pick music videos that feature a celebrity or celebrities in them.  You can also include music videos that are the theme song from a movie too – since it would likely have clips from the movie with the stars.  Another fun theme idea, so let’s get to it!

Let’s start off with a video of one of my favorite songs that has a plethora  of celebrities in it.  The song uses black comedy to tell the story of two best friends from high school, and what became of them after graduation.  Mary Ann leaves the town where they were raised, while Wanda settles on marrying a man named “Earl,” who physically abuses her repeatedly.

Wanda files for divorce based on the domestic violence, but “Earl walked right through that restraining order and put her in intensive care.”   Mary Ann flies in from Atlanta, Georgia, and after a discussion, the women decide “that Earl had to die,” and they kill him, by poisoning his black-eyed peas. 

The song plot has been described as a cross between the films Fried Green Tomatoes  and Thelma and Louise.

The video’s celebrity cast included:  Dennis Franz as “Earl”, Jane Krakowski as “Wanda”, Lauren Holly as “Mary Ann”, Adrian Pasdar as Police Officer, Michael DeLuise as Police Officer, and Evan Bernard as “Ezekiel Kincaid”.  See? Plethora of celebrities. 

Here’s the Dixie Chicks with “Goodbye Earl”:

Next up is a great song with a video that stars one of my favorite celebrities.  Usually when a celebrity appears in a music video, it’s because they’re friends with the artist.  In this case, however, the celebrity and the artist didn’t meet until they actually got together to film the video. 

They hit it off so well though, that the artist later appeared on the celebrity’s TV show.


The celebrity is none other than the stunningly gorgeous Angie Harmon, best known for her work on ‘Law and Order’, and more recently on one of my favorite shows, Rizzoli & Isles.  This is her very first appearance in a music video – she’s a natural!

Here’s Craig Morgan (and Angie Harmon) with “This Ole Boy”:

Next up is a music video I shared early last year because at the time Princess Nagger was walking around the house singing this song incessently.  The video cracked me up, particularly because of the celebrity featured.


James Van Der Beek has never had a problem getting goofy and making fun of himself (he was hilarious to watch in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23. )   The video itself is ‘out there’, but definitely entertaining (though if you have a problem seeing a video where unicorns get shot and spout rainbows, you might want to skip this one). 

Here’s Ke$ha with “Blow”:

Last, but definitely not least, is a music video I immediately thought of when I saw what this week’s theme was going to be.  I knew it absolutely had to be included, plus it’s from one of my all-time favorite artists.  The music video was even directed by one of the main celebrities featured, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), and includes the inimitable William Shatner as well as Estelle Harris (who play Jason’s parents in the video).

There’s even a cameo appearance by Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld and tons of other shows)  as a car dealer, Matthew Perry (Friends) as a cameo photographer and Maureen McCormick (Marcia, Brady Bunch)  as the geek’s next door neighbor.   The marching band from Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee (who also perform at the end of the album version) makes an appearance at the end, and country music artists Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler appear as the artist’s backup dancers:


As if the star status in the video wasn’t enough, the concert portions of the video were shot at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington (not far from where I grew up), during Brad Paisley’s tour, during which Swift and Pickler served as opening acts.  Too bad I wasn’t there when all that was going on!

Without further ado, here’s my boy Brad Paisley with “Online”:

Have a great Monday!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of May, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Becca at Everyday Life.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Spotlight Dancers


Denise at RunDMT





The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):


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  1. Mother Nature surely has been dishing us some hot weather. At the first sign of heat, I announced, “I can’t wait till Fall gets here!” It won’t be long before you will be in a better climate. Best of luck with all that packing and house prep work y’all got going on! I’ll be saying a prayer that someone will sweep your house off the market quickly.

    The Brad Paisley music video is a funny one. I think you’ve shared this with us before, right? It’s a great one to put up with today’s theme, as is your other selections. But, I like Online pick the best!

    Turn on some tunes while you continue to pack and dance around those boxes. It’ll make you happy and the job will be tons more fun! 😉
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  2. Online is one of the funniest videos ever!! William Shatner and Estelle crack me up “I can’t sing?” NOOOO!! LOL
    And Brad’s face at the end… priceless. Love it. I was hoping someone would choose this one….. I had so many I could think of I had to narrow it down, but I actually thought you might pick Brad! 🙂
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  3. Nice selection. I remember Angie Harmon in that film where she played a newspaper publisher; there was stock market drama I forgot the title but I agree with you she’s gorgeous!
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  4. I have to say, I enjoyed all of these.
    But I love most Brad’s Online! Always so funny!

    And I just realize that I’m missing Rizzoli and Isles. I love that show!

    Have a good week packing girl.
    I hope you feel accomplished after a few days. I helped my friend pack and it was soooo much stuff!! Days and days of packing and taping and etc. Woi!
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  5. I haven’t seen the Earl video in awhile… that’s a great classic 🙂

    I loved James Van Der Bek on Apt 23.. .especially when he was on DWTS on the show… awesome! 🙂
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  6. Luvin’ the Dixie Chicks. I never heard that one. That’s for sure a hoot! It must’ve been in their earlier years cuz didn’t the middle one lose mega weight? That one cop was her hubby too wasn’t it? Too funny. Kesha is a favorite with my granddaughters. Tot was just talking about her this morning too. I think she sounds a lot like Katy Perry & her style too! But Stacy oh come on now white socks with sandals! bwahahahaha and the ending is the best! Marching music makes her whaaaaaaaaaaaat??? bwahahahahaha I love it! Girl you rocked the house!!! And made my day!
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  7. I love Angie Harmon. She is so beautiful and such a great actress. I loved her on Law & Order and love her even more as Det. Rizzoli.

    I had to watch the Brad Paisley video to the end. Somehow I knew you would throw him into the mix. Was Jason Alexander in another video Brad Paisley video or this the only one? I thought you shared a different one once before.

    Goodbye Earl is a great song and I love the video. Great picks, mama! Thanks for the MM shout-out and featuring me as a MMMM spotlight dancer!
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