Nov 16, 2008

Beyonce 'Single Ladies' SNL Spoof...

First- the original video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p-ja6LSzrc

Ok, I am a huge fan of the guy who did the ORIGINAL parody of Beyonce's video- you can watch that one here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ifGHUfR5Ks
I know- I can't dance like that!

However, the spoof that they aired on SNL last night was bananas!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k5BSf7RLucUHHaQiGT
How awful/hilarious is it that I think Justin Timberlake has better legs than Miss B????
Homeboy is AWFULLY comfortable in a leotard and heels ;)

Oct 18, 2008

Chubby Cuppy Cake Sam - HILARIOUS- must watch!

Wow- this may be one of the funnist video's I have ever seen.
Ever.

It is right up there with the Nums Numa guy and Evolution of Dance!
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/1002306/

When you stop laughing, leave your comments!

Oct 17, 2008

Christian Audigier Fashion Show 10.16.08

Erm, ok, I was at this show last night and while it was fun to watch, it seemed a little bit like one of those entertainment bits they perform at awards shows- lots of little kids and teens dancing in bright candy colors to the top pop songs of the moment. Christian's clothing is very fun, I give him that- my eye kept wandering to a pare of leopard leggings. I KNOW! And the part of me that wanted to try them on just to see IF I could pull them off is hiding in a corner, blushing with embarrassment.

The dancing kiddies were darn cute though- tiny tots bopping away to Rihanna and Britney tunes- very well choreographed.

Here's the funny part- I know I was at a fashion show, but do you know that until I read this article from Perez Hilton: http://perezhilton.com/2008-10-17-still-think-they-arent-boning I was COMPLETELY unaware that there were any celebrities in attendance!?!?!
Apparently notonly was Miley Cyrus there, her 20 year old boyfriend was in the show! Hence the picture below:

Also there was Heidi Klum, but there are no pictures up online yet :)

I am dead serious. You couldn't see them at all, so it was with a slight giggle that I read this post and realized I totally missed the real show!

Oct 16, 2008

Britney Spears 'Womanizer' Video


It's here y'all! The long awaited video from Britney's sure to be amazing new album 'Circus' due later this year has hit us- and does not disappoint!

Start out with a scandalously naked Britney writhing in a sauna, cut to a saucy office vixen in a black short wig, pause for a minute on the devilishly delectable redheaded waitress with tattoos- her transformations are amazing, but at the core of her awesomeness, one fact remains-
IT"S BRITNEY BE-YOTCH!

Watch and enjoy:

Here's the blog where I got most of the pics, along with more explanation of the video:

Prediction- next year's VMA's are going to totally be about Britney- not to mention the Grammy's!!! She's ba-ack!

Oct 1, 2008

Katy Perry 'Hot 'N' Cold' Video


If you haven't heard Katy Perry yet ('I kissed a girl' should ring a bell) you have not been listening to the radio recently- she is EVERYWHERE, and for a good reason, she is AWESOME!!!! Her sound is catchy and the lyrics are usually pretty funny too.

Her first single was great, but her newest video is sure to be a hit too- the rebuffed baseball bat brides are great, and yes, one of the bridesmaids at the ceremony is a guy in a dress!
Check it out here http://perezhilton.com/2008-10-01-new-katy-perry (Thanks Perez!) and let me know what you think...
Added perk- I am selling a copy of this cd (brand new) on half.com-

Sep 26, 2008

Britney's Back! Listen to her new single "WOMANIZER"


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I can't get enough!
Seriously, go through my archives- I have never given up on her and now she is making her next comeback with her new single "Womanizer".

Not my favorite song, but ye-ah, IT"S BRITNEY BITCH!!!

'Daddy-o, you got the swagger of a champion'
Loves it!

Check it out here:

Sep 24, 2008

Fringe


I have stumbled onto the most fascinating nugget of a show- really, it is the best of everything. It's produced by the same guy who brought us 'Lost', and if 'Bones' and 'X-Files' had a threesome with 'House' and had a baby this show would be it.

Joshua Jackson (Pacey from Dawson's Creek!) plays Peter Bishop, a mysteriously rogue character who has to come back to the US from some Middle Eastern country to spring his brilliant and insane father (more on him in a moment) from the loony bin so that he can help Agent Olivia Dunham (played by the newbie Anna Torv) solve a mysterious bio-technological illness that has afflicted her partner...

Anna Torv is an Australian actress who is apparently a big-ish deal down under but just cutting her teeth with audiences here in the US. She does a great job being both professional (she does play an FBI agent) but draw our sympathy as well. Her partner- the delicious Mark Valley as Agent John Scott (whom I adore and love from Boston Legal- Captain America anyone?) dies in the first episode, after Olivia saves him with the help of Peter Bishop's deranged mad scientist father. Turns out Agent Scott has been selling secrets to someone... and has betrayed Olivia both in their personal life and business one as well.




Now, stay with me here- it gets good- Peter Bishop's father is one Dr. Walter Bishop, played by the extremely talented John Noble. (I only recognize him from Lord of the Rings, but he is good). Walter Bishop has been institutionalized for practicing unethical science experiments, sometimes on people, but his genius is the only thing that can help save Agent Scott, so Olivia gets him released into Peter Bishop's custody. This character is hilarious- he has the air of a well respected doctor and casually dismisses lesser thoughts and ideas by simply failing to acknowledge them, but is also somehow lovable when he forgets things and is baffled by a simple cell phone (hello, he's been institutionalized for years!). I think he is the breakout star, next to Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv.


Another recognizable albeit mysterious character is Lance Reddick (of Lost fame among other things) playing Agent Phillip Broyles. Not sure what his story is yet but he is involved in a big way...


I don't want to give away too much of the plot- I've only basically covered some of the first episode, but I am up to episode three and I highly recommend anyone who enjoys 'House', 'Bones', 'CSI' (any city)... will come to love this show as much as I have. There are a few particular notes for you to pay attention to- the first is listen to the music. It has the same feeling as the music from 'Lost' and I keep expecting to hear that creepy violin followed by silence...
Second, they have a cute gimmick of labelling important buildings and locations (show takes place in Boston). For example, when they go to Harvard to use the Dr.'s old lab, it says "Harvard University" in big letters over the building- check it out, kinda cool.


You can watch episodes online at http://www.fox.com/

90210 2.0

I have an admission to make- I didn't watch the original 90210!
I know, I know- but hey, I didn't grow up with a tv! I am making up for that oversight now though... I watched all of seasons 1,2 and 3 before the new show aired and while I know I missed out of how everyone ended up, I really don't feel as though I missed that much. When the full series dvd comes out, I'll catch up then.

So, on to the second generation!
I actually like this show, just because I like seeing the perception of what 'rich' 'popular' and 'Beverly Hills' is. I believe the first episode was by far the best, and that the subsequent episodes don't pack the same punch, but for now I am watching...

Check it out for yourself- http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/90210

The Cast:
Shenae Grimes plays Annie Wilson (the Brenda-esq naive Kansas transplant) who rumor has it is an absolute monster on set, but don't take my word for it, I read that on Perez Hilton! She looks cute enough, although so far we've seen her like a guy, lose the guy, like another guy, go back to guy one, lose guy two, lose guy one and go back to guy two, only to decide to sleep with guy two and then get tricked into thinking he's playing her... I know, original! I actually think she looks a bit like Julia Roberts- or her niece, Emma Roberts! Look at this picture and disagree!

My favorite character so far is turning out to be Jessica Stroup- aka Silver (she is actually Kelly Taylor's baby sister, an original character all grown up!). I loved her in 'Reaper' (another CW show) and just recently saw her on the first episode of 'True Blood'. I think she is really hot actually, and her character is quirky with enough mean to be funny and a lot of charisma.

The most obviously sultry star is AnnaLynne McCord (previously sexing it up fabulously on Nip/Tuck). This pseudo bad girl knows how to rock it, and she is definitely hot- but every time she cries- which seems to have happened a lot in the last two episodes- I cringe because I figured out her nasty secret- She is an UGLY crier! Don't get me wrong- she can do lazy sex eyes with the best of them, but they need to rewrite her role so that she never sheds a single tear- EVER!

As for the boys, well the casting directors have not let us down- plenty of manfabulousness to drool over while the drama swirls around them-
the obvious Brandon replacement is Dustin Milligan (he actually resembles Jason Priestly a little bit at certain angles) and he is a cute but somewhat dumb jock-ish typecast. Hopefully they flesh out his part a bit more, than just being the hot guy Naomi and Annie both like... Brenda and Kelly deja vu anyone?

The hottest guy so far though is Adam Gregory (the II according to imdb.com). Playing the richly fabulous Ty Collins he is scrumptious to look at with a screen brightening grin. Yummy.

Is it absolutely awful that although I love how cute Jennie Garth is reprising her role as Kelly Taylor, with a splash of Shannon Dougherty as Brenda, I don't actually have much to say about them appearing in the show? Maybe as their storylines kick in I'll notice a bit more... maybe Luke Perry will honor us with his presence... maybe Tori Spelling will pop in and surprise us too... maybe not.

I hope this show can carry itself on more than just being the next generation of 90210, it would be a shame for it to fizzle out. Here's hoping!

Sep 23, 2008

Worst Week on CBS

Welcome Back! It's been forever since I posted, my apologies, but the fall tv season is upon us...

This is one of my favorite times of the year- when all of the great shows that have been advertised ad nauseum throughout the summer FINALLY premiere!

There are a bunch of great new shows that I am particularly psyched to get into, but this one caught my eye and I had to pause it to start blogging right away.

It's called 'Worst Week' and it airs Monday nights on CBS. I generally am not near a tv so I watch almost everything online (which works out great for this blog because then I can post the link for all you online watcher's as well).

Anyhoo, catch the pilot episode here:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/worst_week/video/video.php?cid=826492569&pid=LJruIEiB_v1iuOPotCDhXbkXwutB1JbK&play=true

My initial delight for this show stems from the first few minutes where Sam and Melanie are discussing how he is going to meet her parents later that night and she is going to tell them that she is 7 weeks pregnant... hilarity ensues when her dad chooses that moment to call- and almost gets to hear the sarcastic answering machine message Sam jokingly recorded explicitly stating the news of his pregnant girlfriend and his angst about meeting said parents! Cute, funny and well done- this show has a sweet irony that echoes other married couple shows without the anger and underlying bitterness. A top pick so far!

The storyline gets a little bit far fecthed, but it is so hilarious you don't even mind. An extra bonus- Mel's dad is played by the same guy who was the Dad on 'That 70's Show'- Red...

NYmag.com has a great summary- which I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting here ( http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/06/pilot_preview_cbss_worst_week.html)
"This week, Vulture's taking a look at the best and worst of the fall season's picked-up TV shows. Which are good? Can anything replace Cavemen? And, most important, what's worth a DVR season pass?
Title: Worst Week
Stars: Kyle Bornheimer (Jericho), Erinn Hayes (Kitchen Confidential), Kurtwood Smith (That '70s Show), Nancy Lenehan (My Name I Earl)
Network: CBS, Mondays at 9:30 p.m.
The pitch: Meet the Parents, only more so.
Pilot report: Sam (Bornheimer) and his girlfriend, Melanie (Hayes), are engaged and pregnant — but how can they tell Melanie's parents when Sam turns into a ham-fisted buffoon from nervousness whenever he's around them? The last time he came over, he almost burned down their house, and this time events are conspiring against him even worse. Between the vomiting co-worker, the urinated-upon turkey, the mysterious phone call from the undertaker, the car accident, and the dog, Sam can't make any headway with his future in-laws, sweet-natured Angela (Lenehan) and stern Judge Dick (Smith).
Representative dialogue:
Angela [unveiling enormous oil painting of Dick]: It's his birthday present. Do you love it? It's painted by the same man who does all the portraits of the presidents. He's been working on it for over a year. He said it's his masterpiece.Us: T-minus ten minutes until Sam accidentally sets that portrait on fire!
Breakout star: Bornheimer is actually totally appealing in the role of a schlub whose best-laid plans constantly go awry, which just makes the show more wince-worthy when horrible things happen to him.
Worth a season pass? Depends. When you watched The Wonder Years, and one of those moments arrived in which some truly mortifying thing happened to Kevin in front of Winnie, or his parents, did you cover your eyes and yell "La la la la la"? Or did you watch and laugh? Imagine an entire expertly made, well-acted sitcom made up entirely of moments like that, and you'll know instantly whether Worst Week is for you. We would do almost anything never to watch it again, but that doesn't mean it isn't good."

Jul 14, 2008

Garden Party


I had a chance to go to a screening of this movie before it opened and since I hadn't watched the trailer or read anything about the film it caught me off guard. The premise is that people go through an awful lot to be a success in Hollywood- and the movie follows the paths of a few of those trying to make it. I didn't mind the slightly gratuitous display of skin or the tawdry subject matter that seemed to creep in during seemingly innocent scenes. It didn't even irk me that somehow all of the characters managed to stumble upon one another, effectively making Los Angeles seem like a tiny town with a population of a couple hundred instead of the giant metropolis that it is.

I can accept that there are characters like these running around Hollywood, living on couches and doing odd jobs to pay the rent while waiting for their big break- but here's where it lost me:
If you are going to show the ugly side of something, then make it ugly.

It was a watered down version of what people go through to get by- there was no real pain, disease or suffering. But they didn't have nice enough lives to be successful, driven characters either. But maybe that's where the real genius is- we all have a vision of how our lives 'should be' but sometimes we can be completely blind to how they actually are.

The second time I saw the movie I had time to follow the characters through their journeys, instead of watching wide eyed trying to follow every twist and turn. I actually enjoyed it more the second time- and was able to laugh at the comedic bits and enjoy it. The idea of a cut throat real estate agent Sally St. Clair
(Vinessa Shaw) giving weed samples to her clients along with their listing sheets actually seems pretty plausible. That she would employ a Nebraskan transplant (played by Alex Cendese) to maintain her precious plants in exchange for a job, a place to live and a car to drive makes perfect sense. The comedy comes when her employee gives huge 'samples' to every house guest who stops by, almost without blinking. (In the real world, he would be selling some on the side to fund his personal bank account- and that is where the reality blurs.)
There were two other delightful bright spots in this movie
- Erik Scott Smith (pictured above as Sammy, the vaguely homeless musician who rewrites lyrics and churns out hits almost without trying) and Ross Patterson (below).

Patterson plays Joey Zane- a scheming 'agent' who delivers every funny line in the movie, and brightens up an otherwise darker experience. Whenever he opened his mouth the entire audience listened and laughed- a few even applauded. His lines seemed more unscripted than the rest of the movie and if they were his own, he will definitely be seen again because it was hilarious and well done. I think if the film had focused a bit more on the Sammy/Joey story and developed it a little more, it actually would stand a pretty great chance of instant success.


Willa Holland seems to be on the verge of breaking out huge- she is an Avril Lavigne lookalike who floats in and out of the story running away from something but seeming a bit too young to be facing the issues she does. Her mom has gone away again and her step-dad leers at her after she showers so she runs away and crashes at her lesbian cousin's house after posing nude for a photographer who runs smarmy websites. Eventually she stumbles past the coffee shop where everyone seems to meet and gets hired by Sally St. Clair (the real estate agent). I will say this though- every time she is on the screen you watch her. She previously worked on 'The O.C.' and I am certain this is just the beginning of a great career for her.

You can watch the trailer here:
http://us.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi99156249/

Or go to http://www.gardenpartymovie.com/ for more information.

Jun 4, 2008

Vote for me to win a walk-on role on TBS 'My Boys'

When I went to a shopping event a few weeks ago there was a booth offering free t-shirts to anyone who would read a few lines in front of the camera for a chance to win a walk on part on the TBS show 'My Boys'.
Naturally, I had to do it!
PLEASE if I am going to have this entry floating on the web, do me a favor and at least vote for me to win!!!

http://www.tbs.com/stories/story/0,,144035,00.html

The perk is you get to watch my third take and see me say two lines- this is history everyone- my first audition ever!
Wish me luck!

Disclaimer- I am not an actress, never pretended I could act, just liked the t-shirt :)

May 25, 2008

'What Happens in Vegas' GO SEE THIS MOVIE!


You can (and should) watch the trailer here- http://www.whathappensinvegasmovie.com/
First let me say, a family member saw it last week and hated it- but I have no idea why! We went to see it tonight and it was great- I laughed and really enjoyed it. A lot of the critic's also panned it, but they did mention that the supporting characters were hilarious- and I agree.

Lake Bell plays Tipper, her best friend- and she is awesome! (The brunette in the pic)

She was also in Boston Legal, which is where I recognized her from- I hope we see her on the big screen again soon!

Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz (what a great casting!) both end up in Vegas after she gets dumped by her douchebag fiance as she is throwing him a surprise birthday party in front of all of their friends hiding in the closet and Ashton gets fired by his dad. The Vegas nightlife and debauchery ensues and she wakes up married!!! They have a confrontation downstairs in the casino and then he takes the quarter she left by the slot machine she was playing and uses it- and wins the $3,000,000 JACKPOT!!!

Of course, as he is handed the giant winning check, she walks up, holds out her ring finger (with the classy gold dice wedding ring) and says 'What's mine is yours, baby!"

They end up in front of a judge (played by the funny Dennis Miller) who freezes the money, orders them into marital counseling once a week for six months and ads that they must try to make the marriage work. Queen Latifah is the therapist (random but pleasant surprise).

There is a scene where Cameron is in the bathroom and taking too long, so he goes in the sink- and then reminds her it is her day to wash the dishes! They also have a scene where he sabotages her from making it to counseling by first prank calling her and telling her it has been rescheduled, and then stealing her wallet so she literally runs down the street after him, pelting him with oranges and they both show up for the session sweaty and panting.

Probably my favorite line is when Ashton's best friend, played by Rob Corddry (who also happens to be his lawyer) yells out 'Hey, I won my first case! I'm a lawyer!!!' and you realize just how bad a lawyer he must be since this is his first win ever! This friend also uses the line 'Go tell your future ex ex wife how you feel' and when you see the line being said in context you will get how absolutely hysterical it actually is.

The rest of the movie is so funny, and completely worth the money. I am actually tempted to go see it again, just so I can enjoy the story again!

May 20, 2008

American Idol - I WAS THERE TONITE!!!


Today was awesome- I went to see the final 'sing off' between the two Davids at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and it was absolutely fabulous!!!

I was in the front row (yes, no one was in front of me) second seat from the right- there was just one person sitting between me and the door all the Idols walked through to get to their seats!

They didn't allow cameras into the theater (I snuck my phone in, but only used it after the show was over- no sense getting chucked out halfway through the show!).

I shook hands with Clive Owen, David Hernandez, Jason Castro, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Brooke White, Michael Johns, Syesha, Ramielle and high fived Randy Jackson as they walked past me after the show!!!

Other celebs who were there: Mary Murphy (judge on So You Think You Can Dance), Justin Guarini (more about him later), Kimberly Caldwell and ALEX (you know, the hot but kinda douchy doctor from Grey's Anatomy)

Surprisingly, there were a lot of older people there, not just the tweeny girls clustered in the pit at the foot of the stage.

Shout out to my new friends- Sarah, Kelly, Amy and Jen- it was fun waiting in line with you- see you at Macaroni Grill one of these days!!!

Also, Ryan pointed out Jen's marriage proposal sign to Jason Castro- and he waved up at her (she was in the stands) let me know if that made it onto the West Coast version of the show- which airs in about ten minutes- so I will be watching too...
***Update*** I am on at 8:05 (far right of the audience)
and again at 8:08
and again at 8:14
and at 8:19
at 8:30 its a clear shot of me and the two blondes sitting next to me!!!

After the show, I saw Justin Guarini (who? oh, the curly haired guy who lost to Kelly Clarkson) standing outside the theater, checking stuff on his phone- and obviously waiting for fans to recognize him- because when they did, he happily posed for pics and signed stuff. After he left, Simon Cowell's Rolls Royce drove by slowly- and I caught a pic of a girl holding up a sign for him "Cowell makes me Howell"!!!

This is a pic of the Rolls Royce as it pulled away- I swear Simon is in it!

As for the singing- Archuletta stole the show- he won round 1 and 3, no question.

Cook sang 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' in the first round Archuletta's song was 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' which was well done, Simon said Cook was 'Phenomenal' but that Archuletta won that round.

All in all though, Archuletta will probably win- he just seemed like he wanted it a lot more, and even teared up every time Simon praised him... no worries though Cook fans, I am sure we'll be seeing a lot of David Cook in the future!

Desperate Housewives -Season Finale (Spoiler Alert!)

Do not read this if you haven't watched the season finale yet (available on www.abc.com)

In a 2 part season finale, Marc Cherry finally delivers some of the spice we were so transfixed by when the show first aired (admit it, it has been a little stale lately).
Anyway, there are a million blogs all outlining the plot and the twists and turns this finale takes- and there are many twists and turns to follow!

You can read the spoilers here: Episode 4.16 “The Gun Song” Season Finale Part 1
and I pasted it all here and corrected some of the errors in case you are to lazy to click to the site:
(I edited some of it because it was written 4/28/08 and some of it was wrong)
After four years away, Reverend Michael Green returns to Fairview. Orson learns that the Reverend wants to talk about sexual promiscuity as a “red-headed harlot” needs to be unmasked. Since he thinks Green is referring to Bree (he actually is), Orson confronts him. Roy, a detective, places various listening devices here and there in the Solises’ house in order to gather evidence against Ellie. Gaby admits to Roy that she has become friends with Ellie. While making breakfast, Children’s Service drop by to tell Lynette that they’ve received word that she may hit her daughter. Later, Lynette is arrested and her step-daughter leaves to go with her maternal grandparents. Susan gives birth to a son and tries to have his name change after Mike names him “Maynard.” She tries to bribe a nurse to change the name to Connor but, in the end, Mike will still have to sign a new birth certificate. Source: SpoilerFix.com
The ladies of Wisteria Lane meet Susan and Mike’s new baby, Gaby forms a strong bond with their new tenant, Ellie, and Lynette is accused of child abuse. Source:
ABC

Episode 4.17 “Free” Season Final Part 2
Adam is injured and when a driver passing by asks him if he’s okay and what happened to him, Adam says: “Wayne Davis.” Then, Adam pulls the driver out of his car and drives away. Police officers are at Katherine’s house. She is sitting in her living room, unresponsive. There will be flashbacks of a younger Katherine when she and Wayne were still married. One will feature Katherine at the Mount Pleasant Police Station admitting to a policewoman that her husband has been hitting her and promising each time that he’ll stop. It’s not the first time Katherine goes to the police. The policewoman warns Katherine that since Wayne is a fellow patrolman, it’s likely that the paperwork about Wayne’s abuse will be lost again since he has a lot of friends at the station. She suggests to Katherine that she gets all the money she can and that she runs away with her daughter.


Back to my own thoughts now- the episode is great- full of drama and shooting and fighting. The crazy part is at the end- it seems to jump ahead to the future and you see Gabby rush into her bedroom and yelling at a little girl who is smeared in makeup- and then as Gabby yells that at least she didn't touch her dresses, another little girl runs out of the closet as Gabby yells, 'My Vera Wang!'

Bree's flashback consists of her being a Martha Stewart type with Andrew acting as her publicist/manager and Orson upstairs waiting for her in a bubble bath (where is Danielle and her son?)

The craziest flash forward is Susan- she kisses a man goodnight, and as he turn his head- it's not Mike!!!

Good one Marc Cherry- now everyone who has ever watched an episode will tune in to see why Susan and Mike aren't together when the season airs next fall!!!

May 15, 2008

Ugly Betty

Last week, Charlie had the baby and Henry and Betty agreed that a clean break would be best.
Today's episode starts with Betty bawling her eyes out in bed over Henry leaving...
and then cuts to her at work where the Meade's are in panic mode trying to figure out what to do about the baby Wilhelmina is making Christina carry for her, which Wilhelmina claims is Bradford's...making a third of Mode hers to control!
Since they have no other option, Wilhelmina comes back to Mode

Her first order of business is to crash the Mode meeting and rub it in everyone's faces.
She starts by shooting down Daniel's ideas for the next issue and completely psyches him out.
While Daniel is in the bathroom recovering, Wilhelmina pitches a totally different idea to Alexis!


Larry King makes a random cameo, interviewing Daniel about Mode and what the deal is between him and Wilhelmina- and then Mark calls in disguised as a female and totally trashes Daniel.

(Why is Larry King on Ugly Betty? I want his publicist too!)

Wilhelmina talks to Claire about how to make her magazine better (she tells her to give away advertising for free to land one big client so she can get other clients to buy ads in her new magazine too).

Claire and Daniel find out that Alexis reinstates Wilhelmina as creative director at Mode.
Daniel goes to confront her and she basically tells him too bad, she's back, deal with it.

Claire Meade asks Betty to write a 300 word article for her 'Hot Flash' magazine by tomorrow.

When Betty goes down to Gio's to order lunch for the office, he tells her she is using him as the rebound guy and he reaches and kisses her! Betty pulls away, slaps him, and runs out.
She goes back upstairs and tries to work on her article, but gets an email with a pic of her kidding Gio- and someone emailed it to the entire office!!!
Betty confronts Amanda and Mark (they obviously sent it around the whole office) and they refuse to send a retraction email.

Amanda has a new reality show called 'Daddy's Little Girl' that stars her and Gene Simmons! Mark wants to be her sidekick on the show, but Amanda tells him he can't because he's not TV cute.
Mark visits Amanda at the set of her new show and Amanda tells her Gene hates the gays, that's why he can't be on the show- so Mark goes up to Gene to set him straight and Gene invites him to be on the show...

Amanda tries to talk to Gene after they shoot a scene, and Mark comes over to her and comments that Gene wasn't so nice to her once the camera's stopped rolling, and of course Amanda gets upset at Mark.
But when Amanda goes to Gene crying, and tries to talk to him about it, he beckons for a camera so he can film her crying- and as he turns away, she sees that his tweety bird tatoo is fake!!!
(WHAT? No, I liked that plotline, now she's going to have to find her real father all over again!)
Amanda goes to apologize to Mark (and he hits her with a few zingers) then she admits that it was all a publicity stunt that Gene created... even the being her dad part.

(YAY- Mark and Amanda are back together- all is right in the world!)


Hilda stops by Justin's gym class to hit on the hot coach Tony... and ends up getting asked to chaperone a school dance (that Justin refuses to go to).
In the end Justin goes- dressed like Danny Zucko from Grease- with Betty so she can get quotes for her article. Hilda can't go because she is sick.
Of course, Betty runs into Gio at the dance. She freaks out a little and blames him for kissing her first and they start to fight about who kissed whom.

Hilda calls Justin and asks him to tell her what Coach Tony is doing...

Betty goes up to Gio later and asks him for help with her article (she's not making much headway interviewing the kids at the dance).
After helping her, Gio asks her to dance, and also gets Justin to dance with the very Betty-esque lonely little girl that Betty is talking too...how sweet.
But Betty catches herself and runs away from the dance after Gio twirls her and they catch each others gaze. (Why doesn't she ever let herself be happy?)
Gio, of course, goes out after her and talks to her.
He helps her break into the school trophy case so she can get her one award that she won when she was in school. (For being a good citizen). As they take it, the shelf breaks and the principal catches her- and calls Betty a bad citizen- ouch!

Justin tells Tony about his mom calling to check up on him- and Tony goes over to see Hilda with soup. (Cue the 'awwwww').

After he gives her the soup, he asks if they can go out sometimes, after she is feeling better! Yay, way to go Hilda!

As Betty, Gio, Justin and Gio's little sister walk home from the dance, they talk about what happened with the principal. Betty thanks Gio for his help (they sent the kids home ahead) and she asks him if he would go out on a date with her ever- but Gio says he doesn't think it's a good idea. When Betty tells him she's confused, he explains that he doesn't want to be the rebound guy, he wants to be THE GUY. (Cue another 'awwwwww').

Keep watching cuz next week, the season finale stars two very special guests- Miss Lindsay Lohan and Naomi Campbell! (If you are just finding this out now you seriously need to read more blogs- it has been out there for weeks now!)

May 14, 2008

America's Next Top Model (Season Finale)

Unfortunately for me, someone on facebook posted that they were sad Anya didn't win, so it was spoiled for me, but it's airing now in California and I have to see how it all goes down...
I was 99% convinced Anya (pictured above) was going to win, but since I now know she didn't, it's obviously Fatima- there is no way Whitney should win, and if she does it's just because Tyra wanted a plus girl to finally win...
Whitney is the 'plus sized' blonde girl on the end below
Anyway, I am watching it and so far Anya is crying going into the challenge which makes me think she did badly and got cut before the final two!!! As soon as this commercial ends, I will know for sure.
I owe Whitney an apology- she actually looked really pretty in the commercial challenge and sounded natural- while Anya's accent really hindered her, even though she looked great. Fatima also totally mumbled all the lines together...
I take it back- Whitney's final commercial was stiff and awkward- but her beauty shot was pretty.
Fatima's commercial was pretty to look at, but she stumbled the lines- and her beauty shot was eh. Looked a little posed.
Anya's commercial would have been great if her accent wasn't so random- she looked so good though! (And all the judges loved it!) Her beauty shot was pretty, but looked a little flat.
I'm actually jealous- the final fashion show will be for VERSACE, with dresses handpicked by Donatella herself...
Paulina is being a little harsh I think, she said Anya looked dumb in her photo- when she meant that Anya looked like she was daydreaming...
Well, the final two are...
Anya and WHITNEY... seriously???
That means that WHITNEY WON???
I am flabbergasted! This show is officially no longer legitimately about modeling- the fat chic won?!?
Ridiculous.
I am so disappointed.
Well, the final photoshoot is for the Seventeen cover, shot by (the gorgeous) Nigel Barker.
And then the girls go to see where the final runway show will be...
(With last year's winner Saleisha headlining the show)
Anya looked great in her first dress...
Whitney's arms were too bouncy- actually, Whitney's EVRYTHING was too bouncy...
(Can I pause here to say how much I love Versace dresses? Seriously, if they are ever short models, call me!)
Whitney's second dress was awful though, too short in the front, and her heel kept catching.
Anya looked great, even though she looked a little nervous (it was a hard dress to walk in).
Seriously, I am really annoyed that Whitney won. Anya is a much better model.
I kinda feel like Anya got the short end of the stick so Tyra could let a 'plus' girl win...
(I know, I'm turning into a Whitney hater- but come on, she obviously wasn't as good!)
-I just noticed Paulina is wearing a tiara (wonder if Tyra minds?)
Yuck. I hate that Whitney won. I truly dislike her pepto bismol dress (sorry Donatella) and I can finally admit that I hate Miss Jay's weird glitter eyebrows and matching vest!
Whatever, I think I will wait for the next season to air on VH1 instead of planning to make time to watch it each week.

May 13, 2008

The Bachelor - Season Finale!!!


I CALLED IT!!!


After Matt let Amanda go, I was pretty sure that Shayne would win- and I was right!



She was my second pick for most of the season, and on the season finale, Matt asked her to marry him...

I feel a little bad for Chelsea, but I was pretty sure she wasn't gonna end up winning, and she yelled at him after she lost saying that Shayne was the fakest girl there, and then Matt responded (ever the gentleman) that if Chelsea thought he was the kind of guy who would choose the fakest girl there then maybe Chelsea didn't know him all that well after all.

Poor Chelsea.

Next week, the season premiere of The Bachelorette!

May 11, 2008

Guys Backflip Into Jeans

I was browsing YouTube for a funny video and came across this randomness. It's just cool to watch and cheered me up (probably the cutesy music and the little swagger the guys seem to have after each successful attempt).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShf2VuAu_Q

I'd like to see the version where sometimes they don't actually make it, but for now this will do...

May 9, 2008

Ugly Betty


I love how Ugly Betty seems to be cramming in more story per episode, like the producers are trying to make up for the time they were off air during the strike...
Charlie is making Betty's life miserable, always appearing during her dates with Henry and interrupting their time together. She finally is able to get a lunch date with Henry, and Charlie manages to get that cancelled too. Instead of fighting, Betty goes to the yoga class to make nice with Charlie, and be her friend instead of fighting. Charlie bickers with Betty through the class, so the teacher throws them out... and Charlie says how mad she is that she is missing her baby shower in Tucson, and Betty happily jumps all over it and decides to throw one for Charlie herself. Betty ends up flying in tamales from Tucson so Charlie can eat them at the shower! Amanda (wearing the cutest mirror dress) finagles and invite to the party for some random reason. Betty is spending a lot of time planning this baby shower... it's starting to get to her... she bumps into Mrs. Meade in the hallway and they talk about how Betty is planning this baby shower for the pregnant ex-girlfriend of her boyfriend who is leaving her to raise the baby! Betty realizes what a nutso situation she is in and tries to figure out how to tell Henry they need to wake up and end it. As she is trying to talk to Hilda about what to say, Henry shows up at the door and tells Betty they need to stay together forever! Henry has a friend who works in the airline industry, and they can fly back and forth every weekend and keep their relationship going... (Awww, so sweet)... just in time for the baby shower to start! Charlie shows up at the door and is obviously miffed to see Henry there. Charlie acts kinda bitchy during the whole shower- she criticizes the pinata and complains that the food isn't fresh enough. Amanda shows up in a little black dress and claims she is going to have to leave but she might be able to stay for a few minutes- and then asks why everyone is so fat at the party! (It's all pregnant chicks!)

More about the shower in a minute, but meanwhile a lot of other things are going on:

Justin (yay, they gave him some lines!) is in trouble because his gym coach is failing him, so Hilda wants to meet with him... and boy is she happy to see how cute the gm teacher is- played by Eddie Cibrian (yum!).
The next day Justin tells his mom to back off because the coach gave him detention in gym after Hilda yelled at him. Hilda invites Coach Diaz over to give him a haircut to try to patch things up for Justin... but she is so busy flirting with him she accidentally cuts his ear!!! Oops! She talks to Betty about how she has a tiny crush on Coach Diaz and decides she needs to go over and apologize to him.
Hilda apologizes to Coach Diaz and they agree that Justin can pass if he helps choreograph some cheer leading routines.

Wilhelmina and Mark are hilariously planning a press conference to reveal that Christina is carrying Bradford Meade's baby (for Wilhelmina of course). Christina gets a clean bill of health from the doctor, and after Wilhelmina hears that everything is good, she finds out from the doctor that the baby is a 'Meade/Slater' baby... so she obviously didn't know whose baby Wilhelmina made her carry! When Wilhelmina and Mark come back into the room looking for her, Christina is gone! (And now they know she knows its Bradford's baby).
Wilhelmina and Mark go into panic mode trying to find Christina.
(Christina is at her husband's apartment, crying and asking him what she should do now that she knows the plan). Stuart, her husband, convinces Christina that instead of hiding from Wilhelmina, they should ask her for more money... when Christina wakes up, she sees Wilhelmina and Mark in the kitchen talking to Stuart- and walks out without agreeing to anything.
Daniel shows up for a meeting at Mode, only to find out that the photographer cancelled because 'an employee at Mode slept with her and never called back'... ahem, Daniel...but Betty saves the day and gets the photographer to re-schedule and come in after all. She also tells Daniel he should see a therapist, maybe he is having issues because of Renee, so Betty sets up an appointment for Daniel to meet with a therapist. The therapist is a hottie, and she kicks Daniel out of her office after he flirts with her and says he can come back when he is ready to talk seriously. He comes back and discusses why he likes flirting with the new therapist, and women in general. The next thing they know, Daniel and the therapist get up from the couch, putting back on their clothes! She throws him out, saying she needs to call her shrink!

Back to the shower- randomly, Daniel shows up in the middle of Charlie's baby shower to ask Betty for money... he woke up some where in Queens after a crazy night out after the fiasco with the therapist...and at the same time Christina shows up to ask Betty for help with Wilhelmina. Daniel goes out with Betty's dad to get some more groceries for the party, and while they are out together, they talk about how to make Daniel feel a little better. The tamales arrive from Charlie's favorite place in Tucson- and Charlie hates them immediately. Betty gets mad that it all isn't good enough for Charlie and confronts her on it, and then... woosh... Charlie's water breaks!!!

She starts having contractions (with hilarious commentary from the ever oblivious Amanda). Charlie's contractions are getting worse and Betty has to get her in a cab and to the birthing center, but instead Charlie says she wants the drugs (no natural childbirth after all) and Betty calls 911...the ambulance is taking a long time and Henry isn't there yet so Betty has to care for Charlie. Charlie asks Betty to hold her hand and while she has her in her grip, Charlie makes Betty admit why she threw the shower for her and admits that it was too hard to watch Henry fall in love with Charlie and that's why she cheated (kind of a weak argument). Then the ambulance arrives.
They tell Charlie she has to do it naturally and they can't even move her because she is too far along with the delivery. Henry finally gets there, to take over. Betty is in the kitchen when the baby comes- a boy- and Henry comes in to tell her. As she watches Henry hold his new son and smile at Charlie, Betty starts crying...

Christina goes to see Wilhelmina and shows her the video of the sonogram and makes her promise to always care for this baby and make sure it is never left wanting for anything.

Daniel goes to a meeting with Alexis and his mother and starts giving input about the magazine layout. He says he realized he is always looking for meaning in his life everywhere except right there, that he loves his job and is good at it.
As they are standing in the conference room, the video of the sonogram comes on the screen and Wilhelmina walks out and tells them she is having Bradford's baby and wants a third of the Meade empire to take care of it.

Hold on to your seats, next weeks episode should be a doozy!