Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Body Will Be Available For Viewing...

Now I am sorry that Michael Jackson is gone. OK I was sorry that Michael Jackson from the 80's left us a long time ago. I was a fan and still have plenty of MJ songs on my ipod (Man in the Mirror is awesome to workout to). However, does anyone want to see the shell of this man displayed for public viewing? Weird? Yes! But what more would we expect from the man that kept us all guessing over the years. The newest thing is that he was not the biological father of his children (really? I am shocked). I can only assume that in the weeks and months to come more and more of this man's private life will be revealed. This still does not mean that I want to see his lifeless body. Can we not celebrate the good (and great) and try to forget the weird. Probably not but it is worth a shot. Full story on People.com here.

The Bachelorette - Really??

I did not watch The Bachelor last season. I don't know what led Jason to pick other women over Jillian. I am now certain that Jason picked other women over Jillian because she is so damn dumb. Not to be mean (maybe just a little) but it seems to me that if you hear the same thing from multiple sources (over and over) you have to start thinking that it might actually be true. I honestly think that at this point "Wes has a girlfriend" could be written in the sky and Jillian will "go with her heart" and believe him.

This week consisted of a few hometown dates and more than a few surprises. The date with Reid and his family went well (no major surprise) but Reid might be a little bit of a commitment-phobe (shocking). I loved Michael's family and Jillian seemed to have a great time (again no surprise) but there was no spark when she finally kissed him. Kiptyn's mother is stuck up and thinks her son is perfect (no!!!!) and the Jesse date seemed slightly lackluster and boring (again shocking). Then we arrive in Austin (as does Jake). The Wes date begins with a performance from his band (hmmm) and then Jillian goes back to the hotel. Jake arrives to tell her that Wes has a girlfriend which Wes denies and all is right with the world.

But wait someone else has come to Austin to visit. Yes that is correct Ed has returned. Jillian allows him back into the fold with very little explanation and he heads to he rose ceremony. The 4 remaining roses go to Reid, Kiptyn, Ed and Wes (of course). So my beloved Michael and boring Jesse go home.

Not only does Jillian believe every lie out of Wes's mouth but she also allows Ed to come back after dissing her for his job. This girl almost deserves all the heartache that she has received. How on earth can you be close to 30 years old and still be this naive about men. Next week everyone goes to Spain and I hope to finally say adios (I crack myself up) to Wes. Knowing Jillian, however, Wes will be her final guy and she will always believe that that stupid song (please stop playing it) is really all about her even though the title is Laurel's song (his real girl;friends name). Farewell to Michael. You deserve better.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Bachelorette - Jake's Back

Tonight is the night that Jillian goes on hometown dates with her final fellas. She gets to see all of the guys in their own element. The kicker tonight is that Jake arrives back on the scene to break the news to Jillian that Wes does, in fact, have a girlfriend. Can't wait. Can you?

Where oh where have I been?

I know that I have been slightly off the last few weeks. OK well you might not have noticed but I have. Starting the weekend of the 13th of June we have had non-stop guests in our house up until yesterday. Yes that is right, three weekends (and weeks) of other people besides myself and family in our house. Now don't get me wrong, it is always fun to see our friends and family but not being able to kick my feet up or use my computer or watch television in peace has certainly pushed me past my limit. So as of today the only people in my house are the people that live here. Give me a few days to recover and I will try to come back with a vengeance (OK that is dramatic but you know what I mean). I miss reading your blogs and getting updates about what my blog friends are doing. I need to catch up and that will start today. Later all.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SYTYCD - Briefly Before it Starts

It has been crazy this week and I have fallen behind in what I deem my responsibilities. I did want to weigh in on my favorites (and least favorites) last night before the elimination commenced. Oh and by the way Mary Murphy is past getting on my nerves and moved into downright hatred (or something close to it).

My top three...

1. Brandon and Jeanette did a hip hop routine so well that I forgot Brandon was a slightly effeminate contemporary dancer. It was absolutely a joy to watch and I actually watched the routine twice.

2. Evan and Randi were granted a Mia Michaels routine inspired by Randi's ass. Sounds weird I know but so impressive and well executed that i forgot about the lackluster jive routine from last week. 3. Ade and Melissa pulled the Rumba last night and executed it so well. I have to say that Ade who I knew nothing about has progressively become one of my favorites and last night he showed why.

As for the bottom three; sadly last night there was a lot to choose from. I felt like the dancing was a little weak and non-inspired. But if I had to pick my worst...

1. Phillip and Jeanine danced a Broadway number that left me wondering when we were going to actually see the real Phillip. Jeanine was not bad but Phillip was disappointing (again).

2. Karla and Jonathan, who I loved last week, were awful in the hip hop routine. The dance was boring, out of sync and in general not anything that I would want to see again.

3. Caitlin and Jason danced a Paso Doble and I was left wishing that Twitch was back for another season. I love this couple (probably because they are so pretty) but last night was another indication that pretty does not make you dance better.

So that is my short review of last night. I am sorry for being so brief. I do wonder who is going home and will be watching tonight to find out (in real time). Later!

SYTYCD in brief

I will recap my top three and bottom three later but I wanted to pose the all important question; why oh why is Toni Basil an expert on dance and who is inducting her in the hip-hop hall of fame (and did you know there was one)? Just asking. Heading to camp. Later

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gearing up for more...

This is my 500th post. They may not have been great, or interesting, or especially unique but they have all been posted here. It all started with a New Years resolution. And now here I am. Thank you to all of my blogger friends (you all know who you are). Your comments are the highlight of this blog and my only reason to continue. Here's to 500 more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Is Anyone Else Going to Watch NYC Prep?

Tonight on Bravo at 9 a new show premiers called NYC Prep. It is being touted as the real life Gossip Girl. I watched the preview special and got to know a few of the characters. I will check it out tonight (if I can get it past my husband) and let you know what I think. As a true fan of Gossip Girl I am not sure that this will fill the void but there is no harm in trying. And based on the preview special one of the guys does a mean hair flip.

The Bachelorette - What was she thinking?

I get that Jillian needed to give Robby the boot. I mean he had no job and was only 25 (which by the way is when I got married). I also understand Tanner (Mr. Foot Fetish) going home. But I had a hard time with Jake. Let me explain. Jake's perfection would have gotten to me as well. I need someone to loosen up around me a little because I can be a goofball (as can Jillian). The issue I had was that if she knew that she did not have a "connection" (the dreaded word) with him then why did she have to kiss him?

The episode began with the men (guys) and Jillian departing on the Rocky Mountaineer ( a train) for a ride through British Columbia. I thought that the train was different (in a good way) but how in the world do you get any privacy. Anyway, the first one-on-one date was with Robby and from the beginning you just knew he was heading home. But how? Oh by leaving him on the side of the train tracks with his bags packed. Such a sad sight.

Next up was the group date with everyone else but Reid. So Kiptyn, Jake, Wes, Tanner, Michael, and Jesse all got to snowshoe and freeze with Jillian while trying to get brief moments of alone time. Jake attempted to tell Jillian how he felt about her (he completed this task the next day), Michael tried to not be too goofy and Kiptyn just grabbed her ass and hooked up with her. And Kiptyn got the rose.

I was a little shocked at how neurotic Reid seemed. Not on the slopes but later when he admitted to be freaked out by fondue. At least he admitted his idiosychrisis. Jillian like that and gave him the rose.

Meanwhile back on the train. Wes openly admitted to wanting to sell records and Tanner came clean about "girlfriend gate". Wes stated that he did not like a tattletale (I am shocked) but that he and Tanner were cool.

The rose ceremony only had one little speed bump. Jillian needed to reassure herself that Michael was ready for marriage and children, Apparently she felt that the conversation went well because Michael, Jesse and Wes each got a rose. Added to Kiptyn and Reid the remaining 5 all get hometown dates with Jillian.

One final note on Wes; at this point I think he is blatantly trying to be the "villain" to get more television time. I hate even talking about him to give him the satisfaction but I am still so shocked that Jillian does not see through him. Next week with Jake's return should be rather interesting. Later all.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bachelorette Tonight

Is tonight the night that Wes goes home? Will we witness erectile dysfunction on a date? Will Tanner get to suck Jillian's toes? All these questions and more answered tonight on ABC. God I crack myself up sometimes. I read a blog today (here) and she predicted that Robby and Jake are going home tonight. What do you think?

Beach Trip by Cathy Holton

It is summer and I am reading all the time. I just finished a book called Beach Trip by Cathy Holton. The book is supposed to be based around four friends who visit the fictional island of Whale Head in NC. My family visits Bald Head Island, NC every year and yeah its the same island. Basic plot; four roommates from college get together after 23 years and reminisce, share secrets and basically receive therapy during the week they spend together. Sorry to say the book is predictable and slow. As a member of a group of girlfriends that does this every year I would have thought that I would have appreciated the idea more. Nope, not so much. The book is easy to read and the descriptions of the island seem pretty true to life but I felt that the secrets and lies had all been done before. Just a heads up if you need a book for the beach. This is probably not my first choice.

Back to Work!

So I am back to work for the next two weeks (preschool camp). Wait did I just write preschool and bitches in the same post? Anyway, happy Monday!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Movie Scene

Check out the Popwatch Blog (here) as they discuss which father moment in a movie scene affected you the most. I really tried to think these through and I have a few that stick out....

1. Father of the Bride (no brainer) when George Bank's gives his daughter a cappachino machine and she proclaims "I could not love anything more". At this moment Steve Martin as George Banks looks like he is about to cry and it tugs my heartstrings every time.

2. Father of the Bride part 2 when George Banks (what is it about this guy) looks at the doctor who is about to deliver both his child and his grandchild and states "Doctor these women are my life". I tear up just thinking about it.

3. Rudy when Rudy's father finally makes it to the game and walks in and sees the field at Notre Dame in color (not in black and white) for the first time and states "it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen"'

I am sure that I have more (Goonies, Love Actually and more) but these above stick out in my clouded mind today. Help...what did I forget?

Close to home - sorta

I live in Jupiter Florida which is a small town in south Florida located in Palm Beach county. The area is beautiful and on the water (what part of Florida isn't really?). Anyway there is a bar in town that is the most relaxing place on earth (normally). The bar is called Square Grouper and is located on the waterway looking out over the lighthouse in Jupiter. This is a sand bottom bar with plastic chairs and a tiki hut for the bar but I love it. I found out from a friend that a few weeks ago Kid Rock was hanging at the bar (undetected) and then decided to play a few songs for the hell of it. Alan Jackson also seems to do this every once in awhile (never when I am there by the way) and I am starting to get mad. As most of you know, I am a celebrity whore. Every time I go somewhere and think I am going to see someone famous, I don't (except Drew Carrey at the Hard Rock in Vegas but I don't really count that). However the news from this friend of mine is that we now have an in. Next time someone is coming to Square Grouper we are supposed to get a message and good lord willing (and the babysitter fairy) I will be there to stalk someone.

With that said one of the quotes this week from People.com was from Kid Rock.
He said "What's more creative then a stripper pole on a pontoon boat?"
Kid Rock, accepting the Wide Open Country Video award for the video for his song "All Summer Long," at the CMT Music Awards

Around here that makes perfect sense.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I Am a Little Shocked (SYTYCD)

Again I will be brief. Max did not deserve to go home last night. That's it, point blank! Yes ballroom dancers have a hard time with solos (hello ballroom means two) but both of his dances have been great and have gotten wonderful feedback from the judges. Plus Kupono and Ashley were horrible in their performance and I felt that both of their solos were weak. The biggest positive for Kupono last night was that he was a "different" dancer. Who cares if your different? You have to be good. So Ashley and Max head home and now Kupono will be paired up with Kayla (who looked devastated when they announced Max's name). It will be interesting to see how that pairing plays out. Just a little mad at my show right now (and Nigel).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SYTYCD - Top 18 How did they do?

I have friends here from North Carolina so this is going to be short and sweet. Last night's dancing was not as wonderful as last week for me. Don't get me wrong some were great! But some couples were not and the disappointing thing was that the ones that seemed to have lost it were favorites for me from last week.

My top 3 this week were...

Melissa and Ade who danced a crazy, f@#cked up "jazz" routine with Sonia (Mohawk weirdo). But I gotta say that the danced was awesome and both Melissa and Ade were amazing in it.

Asuka and Vitolio dancing a waltz were just beautiful. Mary Murphy actually cried (not that big of a deal) but even Lil C was impressed.

Karla and Jonathan danced a contemporary routine and I got chills. They are a beautiful couple and the dancing last night between the two of them was phenomenal.

Honorable mention has to go to Kayla and Max. Their routine was awesome as well but both Jonathan and Karla and Asuka and Viltolio were in the bottom last week and I think that they deserved my top spots for sheer improvement.

Here is the hard part for me. My bottom three are...

Jeanine and Phillip dancing the tango looked awkward and strange. I love Phillip but this dance was not his thing and it showed (over and over).

Caitlin and Jason who were another couple I loved last week just stunk up the stage this week. Their hip-hop number was so out of sync even I could see it and I was disappointed.

Ashley and Kupono also did a hip-hop number this week and again I was disappointed. Ashley was not as bad as Kupono but neither seemed to have the spark that the number needed.

The rest of the couples were in the middle for me. Randi and Evan were not bad doing the jive and Brandon and Janette did a good job with the disco but neither dance stuck out to me as unbelievable. The one nice moment was when Lil C completed Brandon on his dancing (after he was so mean at auditions) and I could see that Brandon was moved.

So any thoughts or comments? Who will be in the bottom tonight? Who is going home? And did I miss one of your favorites?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Don't Forget - SYTYCD Top 18 Tonight

Another Wednesday night which means time for more performances on So You Think You Can Dance. I am looking forward to another week of amazing dancing. I will check in tomorrow to discuss how the night went.

Chace Crawford is People's Hottest Bachelor

Check out the full story on People.com. Now I love Gossip Girl (you all know this) but is he the hottest bachelor? I am not certain. Any other suggestions?

Another Remake in Hollywood

Do you remember the movie Red Dawn? It was about communists taking over a small rural town and the kids in the town revolt and fight to get their town back. I watched the movie starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey back in the day. Now apparently it is going to be remade using young stars of today. Is the fear of the Soviets still relevant? Or will they change the bad guys? I never thought this movie was iconic enough to be remade but what do I know. Read the full story on EW.com.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I love Chuck Bass



These were posted earlier on PerezHilton.com. Looks like Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl is in the new GQ. Once again (as always) I love Chuck Bass...a lot!

The Bachelorette - Will Wes Ever Go Home?

After the complete and utter debacle of last week's rose ceremony that ended with Jillian's one smart decision thus far (sending David home) this week the whole crew is headed to Whistler. Jillian and the guys are ready for some frozen time and first up is one of my favorites, Michael.

Michael, the sweet, goofy, break dance instructor (I know right) just makes me laugh (and Jillian too) but I am not sure that this is enough. Jillian did not seem to want to kiss him and while she kept him around with a rose, I feel as if his days are numbered.

Next up was the group date that included everyone else except Jesse. Now Jillian wanted to get to the bottom of the whole "who has a girlfriend thing" but the way she went about it just seemed all wrong. No man is going to admit any wrongdoing ever unless you have proof. I am so frustrated by how dumb (sorry Jillian) Jillian seems when it comes to Wes. His lines are contrived and well rehearsed (like he has watched previous seasons and practiced), he constantly has to mention his CD, and he just does not seem as up front as she would like him to be (or thinks he is). But she is snowed (get it snowed hee hee) by his looks and attitude. On the group date Ed mentions that he is having trouble at work so Jillian gives him the rose (?). What a waste of the rose when Ed the next day announces that he must leave or risk losing his job. So Ed is out and Jillian cries.

Finally Jillian has her one on one with Jesse on a glacier. I think the funniest line of this whole segment was when Jillian says "let's go explore our glacier" and the camera cuts to a vast wide-open space of white. Yeah lots to explore by the way. Anyway, Jesse and Jillian seem to get along well and Jesse gets a rose.

The rose ceremony this week is not precluded by a cocktail party. Jillian knows who she is going to send home and wants to get right to it. Will it be Tanner (root of all the drama), Wes (has she finally seen through him), Jake (Mr. Too Perfect) or Mark (he has not said he likes me)? The only one to go home this week is, in fact, wait for it.....Mark. Disappointing that Wes is still around but mark had very little screen time so you knew it was inevitable.

The scenes for next week are interesting, Wes "admits" that he wanted to promote his album (whatever that is an editing trick) and someone has erectile dysfunction in the bedroom? Wait what? Has it already gotten to that point? Who is it going to be?

Women Must Read This!!!!

I just received this via email from a girlfriend of mine. Read the whole letter. Hysterical.

This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to American company Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best web mail-award-winning letter.
Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of the ir features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably
never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what
my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?
As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.
The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in
the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'
Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.
For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong.'
Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that,
effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending BS. And that's a promise I will keep.
Always.


Best,
Wendi Aarons
Austin , TX
Have a nice day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Who is Going Home on the Bachelorette?

So here we go again.

Is tonight the night we find out if Wes does actually have a girlfriend?

Or did Tanner lie only to get Jillian's attention?

Tune in! I know summer television does suck but what are you going to do?

No more mid 30's

Today is my birthday. I do not tell you this to have everyone wish me a Happy Birthday. I announce this because I laid awake last night wondering where the time has gone. Last week I was still in my mid-30's, 5 years ago early 30's and ten years ago late 20's. Now I am 37 (yes I admitted it) and feeling like I am on the downhill slide to 40. I know, I know 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40 and so on. This does not help me feel less old. Most days I can blow off my age and I still feel like my husband and i are too young to be playing house (I mean really how am I old enough to have two children that I am responsible for turning into upstanding citizens?). But on your birthday your age just knocks you over the head...literally. On another note; my children and my husband gave me the nicest gift. I got my very own notebook computer (which I am using now) to blog, tweet and stalk celebrities whenever I want. Hopefully I will not become too introspective and have a good day. Later everyone. I am going to contemplate plastic surgery.

Friday, June 12, 2009

When I am done cleaning...

This is what I get when all the cleaning is done and I can celebrate Friday.

Actually maybe I will clean while having one. I love my redneck beer! Happy Friday everyone!

She Is Quotable!

Every week on People.com (on Friday) there is a list of the Top 10 celebrity quotes for the week (I know you do have to wonder how I raise my children). This week Megan Fox (Angelina Jolie wannabe) had one that I could not resist posting.

"I'm clearly not ugly."
Megan Fox, on whether she thinks she is good-looking, to EW

She is clearly not humble either.

Who Goes Home? SYTYCD

For those of you that picked Tony and Paris to be the first ousted on So You Think You Can Dance, do you know your dance or do you know your dance shows?

After an amazing opening number last night (such fun to watch) Cat Deeley began the long (long) process of telling each pair of dancers whether or not they were safe. All four of the couples that I voted for were safe (see you have to vote) Jeanine and Phillip, Randi and Evan, Caitlin and Jason, and Kayla and Max. The bottom three were Paris and Tony, Jonathan and Karla, and Asuka and Vitolio. My only shock was that Jonathan and Karla were placed in the bottom three over KÅ«pono and Ashley (crash test dummies). I just thought that their dance was a little too weird for the American public (that means me).

The solos were done, not really to the judges satisfaction. When Nigel stated that he was sending Paris home because of her dancing and the fact that the Top 20 was overrun with contemporary dancers; well that did not seem fair. I will agree that her solo was the worst but to leave on a technicality (of any kind) seems a little harsh. As for the boys, there was no doubt in my mind who should and would go home. Tony's solo lacked very little substance (think Michael Jackson without the good moves). So goodbye to Tony and Paris and on to the Top 18.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SYTYCD - Let The Games Begin!

I never (ever) call in to vote on a television show! Never! And I did last night. 4 times. For the first episode of So You Think You Can Dance I was so very impressed. It was hard to pick the bottom three with the performances that were presented last night. Just a couple of things...

1. I had to fast forward a lot while Mary Murphy was screaming (ugh) but I did not miss her Botox mention. Hilarious I must say.

2. I liked Tony in auditions, now not so much. He was not that great last night and his constant winking got on my nerves.

3. Wade Robson is a weird mofo. His crash test dummies dance was just strange last night. The judges seemed to love it, I just did not get it.

My four favorites that I voted for last night were...Jeanine and Phillip who did a hip hop routine almost flawlessly, Randi and Evan who performed a jazz number, Caitlin and Jason with the ol standard Bollywood (yeah right) and surprisingly Kayla and Max rounding out the night with a samba. All were great and all should have no trouble making it through to the next round.

Tonight we will hear the results and watch the solos. Should be interesting to see which dancers already have a following. If you want a more detailed recap check out Adam B. Vary on EW.com (here). Later.

Glee - What's Going On

I read the blurbs below on Glee and thought you would all be interested. First how awesome (and I do mean awesome) would it be to have an entire epsiode of Glee centered around Billy Joel? This is not a dream people it could happen. Also, what makes Whitney Houston so great that she cannot attempt to "stop by" the show and lend her name to a guest appearance? Both pieces of information are on EW.com (here).

Glee plans to keep fans singing all summer long

The cast of Fox's Glee are a hit on iTunes: Their cover of Journey's ''Don't Stop Believin''' reached No. 1 on the Top Songs chart. So to keep fans occupied until the show returns this fall, producers are planning to release at least two more songs from upcoming episodes on iTunes this summer. (A Glee source says one contender is a cover of Queen's ''Somebody to Love.'') Also look for new performance videos to pop up on Facebook and YouTube. Glee fever has even hit a certain Piano Man. Says co-creator Ryan Murphy, ''Our music supervisor got a call yesterday from Billy Joel, who said, 'Anything you want of my music, you can have it.' We're thinking of doing an episode of all Billy Joel.'' — Tim Stack

Question: Where's all this Glee scoop you're supposed to have? --Tessa
Ausiello:
Lose the 'tude, Tessa. Here's your Glee prattle: Whitney Houston apparently doesn't share EW staffer Tim Stack's love for singing high schoolers. Last week, Ryan Murphy, creator of Fox's musicomedy, told us he's been engaged in "ongoing talks" with the Grammy-winning superstar to make a guest appearance this fall. But a rep for Houston, whose first studio album in seven years drops Sept. 1, insists "it's not happening." Responds Tim Stack in a statement: "It's not right, but it's ... nope, it's not okay either."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SYTYCD: Who will be sent home this week?

There is a game on EW.com (here) that lets you choose who you think is going home this week on So You Think You Can Dance. These are the front runners thus far (without watching anyone dance), Ade Obayomi, Jeanine Mason, and Max Kapitannikov.

Do you think that these are the ones going home? The Top 20 dance tonight. I cannot wait to see how the partners are split and I have Tivo ready to fast forward through Mary Murphy screaming.


Kendra Wilkinson Announces She's Pregnant

From painting her body to get Hef's attention to marrying an NFL star and getting knocked up; Kendra (the dumb one) has certainly mapped out her life. I did not watch her new show on E the other night, was it good? I never thought this girl would do anything with her life (save stripping) and now it seems as if she is set. Read the story here on People.com. I am shocked and amazed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Bachelorette - Oh the Drama!

Here is the thing...at any point on national television when asked a question like "are you lying, or tell me the truth" does anyone ever actually step up? No and why would they? It will all come out eventually but no one is going to admit any wrong doing when vying for camera time and trying to come across as a good guy. Especially the ones that are trying to get a recording contract (that's right people I don't like Wes).

Last night the remaining men (guys) travelled to Vancouver to have more time with Jillian. She had a one-on-one date with Kiptyn, a group date and then a two-on-one date with Mark and Mike. The date with Kiptyn went well (shocker) and of course he went back with a rose. Then on the group date two teams had to compete in a curling (shuffleboard on ice) match to see which team got to have dinner with Jillian. Jesse (he looks a little like Matt Damon) wins it for his team and wins the group date rose as well. David finally shows his true colors and after dropping the f bomb multiple times and then getting rejected for a kiss, we all know he is on his way out. The two-on-one date with Mike and Mark seems a shoo-in for Mike. We know him, he is open with his feelings ( a little too much if you ask me) but in a shocking twist (my goodness I sound like Chris Harrison) Jillian picks Mark and Mike goes home.

At the cocktail party with three roses already given out (Mark, Kiptyn and Jesse) Jillian has to select 2 men (guys) who are going home. We already know one (David and his foul mouth and meat head attitude) but who is the other unlucky guy? While Jillian is beginning to have her time with each of the guys, many are starting to give her a heads up as to what goes on in the house. Wes the aspiring country music singer (shocking that he wants to be on television) apparently has a girlfriend back home and is on the show for his 15 minutes of fame. No one will name names but after Tanner tells her the gist of what is going on Jillian loses it. She wants to know who has a girlfriend and if any of these men are here for the wrong reasons.

OK at this point I reiterate, did anyone expect any of these fellas to openly admit that they just wanted to be on TV? The funniest thing was when David tries to call out whoever actually told Jillian what was going on (he has some really strict "Man Code" that one). Don't worry that someone is lying, worry that someone gave the girl that is supposed to fall in love a heads up. Bless Tanner he was sweating through the whole thing and I hoped that no one was going to give him away. He is not one of my favorites but I think he did the right thing. Anyway since no one ever said anything Jillian sent David (shock) and Juan (really shock) home. Juan was not expected. Although I thought he was a tool ( and the sparkling eye thing took me over the edge) I was under the impression that Jillian liked him. I need to give the girl a little more credit.

So next week someone gets confronted about the girlfriend thing (Wes I hope). Do they go home? We just have to wait and see. By the way, you know that summer TV is bad when I actually look forward to the Bachelorette. Just an FYI!

A Saved By The Bell Reunion?

Apparently ever since Jimmy Fallon took over Conan's desk he has been pleading for the entire Saved By The Bell cast to reunite on his show. Check out his video plea here with Mr. Belding. Anyway, as of right now I am admitting that I was a fan of the show (and sadly the college years as well) and even teared up a bit when Zack finally married Kelly. Lets just say that if there did happen to be a reunion on Mr. Fallon's show I would stay up late to watch and probably record it as well. This got me to thinking about my favorite episodes and I came up with two that stick out in my mind that I would watch over and over....

1. The prom episode in which Zack and Kelly break up "for good". I am not sure why I liked this one so much especially since the prom ended up being in costumes but for some reason I remember the final dance of Zack and Kelly and yeah I got a little upset.

2. The entirely dumb rap version of Snow White episode in which Zack as the prince kisses Jessie, even though he is going out with Kelly. Such drama, such heartbreak. Once again why it stands out I don't know but I know that I will watch any time it is on.

Admit it, you watched the show too right? Am I the only dork out there (besides Screech) who loved this show? Check out the "where are they now" on Yahoo while you are at it. I love that shit.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Need a little extra...

I think so many companies realize how hard things are for everyone these days because contests are popping up everywhere. Win $10,000 here, or $25,000 there. I am going to try to keep up with some of them and enter as much as possible (as should everyone) because "you can't win if you don't play" (I am still dreaming of the lottery). So here are two that I came across today while grocery shopping.

Philips Norelco Razors win $10,000 (enter here)

General Mills win $25,000 (enter here) - On this one you have to buy General Mills products, Hamburger Helper®, Totino's® Pizza, Totino's® Pizza Rolls®, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel® and Chex Mix®†, but who doesn't eat this stuff?

Let me know how it turns out.

Do You Remember the Movie, Heathers?

I read in a magazine this weekend that they (meaning big wigs in Hollywood) are thinking about either a remake or a sequel of the movie Heathers. Does anyone remember this movie? This was Christian Slater at his hottest with Winona Ryder as they masterminded a suicide pact for their school. I loved this movie. I don't know why. I loved the 80's clothes, the Red scrunchie that was basically the crown for the "head" Heather, and I loved the dialogue. I am not sure that this movie should or could ever be redone (Footloose anyone) but it was a classic (in my eyes). Anyone else saying these lines would never get them right....

"Heather, bulimia is so '87!"
"F@#K me gently with a chainsaw!" (I loved this one)
"Corn Nuts"
"I don't patronize bunny rabbits."
"What is your damage, Heather?"

Did I miss any? Anyway, just a heads up that a movie might be in the works. Can Hollywood not come up with anything new? Why do they have to screw with our movies?

Now that I have started....

I mentioned a few weeks ago that with summer television I might go back and start watching the Bachelorette (just as a time filler). I caught up this weekend on my Tivo (a lot of rain and no money for a sitter will do that) and was able to watch all of the back episodes of the show. Now, as with any train wreck, I am hooked and will have to see the season through.

The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, is very cute and seems to have her wits about her. However, the bachelors she has to chose from seem cheesy and tool-like. Seriously if I hear the word "connection" one more time I think that I will scream. But yet I can't stop watching! On one of the recent episodes one of the guys (Juan, more cheesy than most) actually told her that her eyes sparkled during the sunset and he could not stop looking (OK vomit now). Of course there is drama, and some man fights (which you normally don't see as much of on the Bachelorette) but the major draw is just the pure, unadulterated idiocy of these guys.

Tonight we are supposed to find out if everyone is actually there for the "right reasons" (aka to find a life partner on television in front of millions of people) or if some of the guys may just want TV time (NO I am shocked by that). If you need a laugh, or some cheesy pick up lines, or if you want to understand why a smart, beautiful woman would put herself through this (OK wait the show won't answer that) then check it out. Bachelorette tonight on ABC!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday! Friday! Friday!!




I am taking the weekend off. Have a good one. See you (virtually) Monday! Later all!

The Top 20 - SYTYCD

After two weeks of auditions, and a Vegas week in which we saw very little dancing, the top 20 has been picked. Before I mention any of my favorites, I need to say a few things about the show last night.

1. Mia Michaels is just a bitch. A talented bitch certainly but still; a bitch. My heart went out to Brandon last night when he eagerly awaited the news on whether or not he had finally made it into the top 20 and she decided to once again call him out. She basically let this poor nervous boy know that she did not like his attitude (?), his dancing did not impress her (again ?), and he seemed fake. I thought Mary Murphy was going to climb down the judges table and claw her eyes out. Brandon made the top 20 and let Mia know that he was ready to work with her and prove her wrong (good for him) but I still hated the way she berated him, for the hell of it, one last time.

2. Can you be upset with a company, even if you have never seen a performance? The Miami City Ballet has certainly made a name for itself this morning, and not in a good way. The ballet would not release Alex Wong from his contract, therefore he was unable to be in the top 20. Alex was visibly upset (and rightly so). Either we will see Alex for season 6, or he is destined to be an awesome ballet dancer forever. And he is awesome!!!!

3. I know that it was for television, and it got everyone talking, but I hated the way the final two guys left for the final spot in the 20 were the brothers, Ryan and Evan. I loved them both and their quirky Broadway-esque styles were so fun to watch. Ryan made it, as older brother Evan went home, and I hope that Evan realizes how good he truly is.

As for my favorites in the top 20; and this is hard because quite a few of them had very little screen time. For the guys I like Phillip, Evan, Jason and Tony. These are just the ones that stood out to me with personality plus (this could all change in a week). As for the girls; Kayla (the grandparent thing), and Randi (she was adorable in her unitards) are my ones to watch thus far. Next week will begin the pairings and I am excited to see what the rest can do. God I love this show!

Krispy Kreme Turns Friday Into 'Freeday' on June 5 - National Doughnut Day

I never knew that there actually was a "National Doughnut Day" but since there is; today (June 5) is the day. Free doughnuts (that's right free) for everyone at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today.

Limit one per customer (David Dust) and enjoy. Here is a store locator to find the Krispy Kreme closest to you.