Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
1. According to a spokesperson for the festival, "We have a condition that he does not use lyrics that encourage or incite hatred against gay people. He is free to express his views on gay people, as long as he stays off the violence and hatred." Oh, OK, so, he can say whatever he wants about gay people, as long as it's not mean. So he's not actually free to express his views. Don't get me wrong, huge hats off to them for keeping it hatred free...Except it would appear they're only doing it to keep protesters at bay. Hey, London! People are still going to protest! If you don't like someone you're not going to say, oh, it's cool, they're not going to do the thing I dislike about them just this one time so it's all good! So, in conclusion: he's free to say what he wants except he's not, and it's all in the name of keeping things protest-free rather than actually being anti-hate. Good work, London's Wireless Festival.
2. As for YOU, Eminem, maybe you could just not ever say homophobic things again rather then selling out for a gig. Do I agree with what you say about gay people? Hell no. I think nothing of you. But if possible I think slightly less that you can't even back up what you say all in the name of money. You're just going to go back to doing it anyway after the festival. So you're a homophobic asshole who won't even back yourself up about being a homophobic asshole. Nice work.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
According to WWD, "the new line, aptly dubbed The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee collection, will bring Westwood's signature punky-meets-couture-inspired approach to style. The pieces in the collection will range from the ubiquitous skinny jean to "bondage jeans" and "microshorts" (a term which, frankly, terrifies us). In addition to dark washes, the denim will feature one design with a quirkly lace print. Alas, don't expect Lee's price points to extend into Westwood's line, which will run about $128-$320."
This seems like the oddest pairing to me. The title just rolls off the tongue, eh?
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Now he has apparently grown some hair, deepened his voice, and created a cult of the happiest musicians in the world:
In either instance he appears to be having fun. It was confusing for me though, I'm not going to lie to you. And quite frankly I can't decide if I prefer the new-wave hair or the Hey Let's Go See What Charlie Manson And The Crew Are Up To style.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Mick: I think you ask for these things just to try to cause trouble. How much could it cost? Buy it yourself and ask for something more appropriate.
I went with this advice and left it off the list, though did ask for Dead Weather and Dead Man's Bones CD's and a book about famous suicides. And Marc Jacobs perfume, since a girl who loves death themed things still wants to smell fabulous and own perfume bottles with plastic-y flower tops. P.S. If you want to get me something for Christmas or my birthday, I still want the book. The author is Russian, OK?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The other preview was for Chris Rock's new comedy-documentary Good Hair. I've also worked with enough black girls to know that they do some shiz to their hair. Using stuff that smells toxic. Now, I went to see September Issue in an independent theather located in the suburb where I work which is seemingly populated by uppity old high class white people who have enough money to blow on everything but tipping properly, and they were all laughing at the trailer, so you know it's going to be interesting.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
LAH-AME! I get that he's probably sorry, but is he sorry 'cause he got booed at the awards multiple times OR is he actually sorry he ruined someone's night? Apparently the new trend in apologies is to make them on national television and not to the actual person who was wronged.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
So I left the awards on in the background while I made dinner and read my beauty blogs promising myself that I would turn it once I was done BUT then Gaga came out and she was just undeniable:
Then this happened:
So now I was hooked. I thought to myself, "Oh, I'll just wait 'til B is done performing":
Then I went and got my laundry with every intention of watching Lost after folding and I walked in on Pink doing crazy acrobats. Singing upside down deserves an award in itself. Stinkin Mtv hasn't posted the video yet (but of course they've taken down the youtube ones already so I'll post it on a later date).
Fuck! Fine I'll watch the whole show ya jerk, but don't think that one lousy Hova performance satiated my need for some Hip Hop. Seriously, besides Kanye, there was only a whisper of it. I did like Russell Brand, but he was quite edited and non existent toward the end, but that was to be expected after last year's Jonas debacle. Next year I'll give you another chance but let's try for something a little less Twilight and various genres of Pop (not that I loathe either)and a little more variety (and Justin). But, in all seriousness, thanks for not totally making me hate myself for watching. It was a decent night.
Just for good measure I thought I'd add my best dressed:
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Alison: Sylvia Plath?
(In response to a scene of a girl who died sticking her head in the oven in a movie.)
Mick: When I'm done here I'm going to go see Spring/Summer 08, it's a movie about the Sears Catalog.
(In response to me going to see The September Issue.)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Now, if you don't like or watch Lord of the Rings (ahem, batgirl) you may not get the actual references, but you may find the idea of the video hilarious. I do, but maybe it's because I quote things all the time and a lot of times people have no idea what I'm talking about.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Whitney Port created a lipstick color for the cosmetics brand Cargo and I wants it! (They also have one that Evangeline Lilly created that I'll probably get) It's cruelty free, all natural (there's even wildflower seeds in the box so you can plant it) and $2 dollars from every sale goes to charity. Have I convinced you, pocketbook, that I need this?
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks.
I knew it was coming what with it being September and all. And now, here it is! There is a Venti one right next to me! And it is DELICIOUS! In L.A. it was the only way to tell that it was fall. (You knew it was winter when it rained for a week and everyone drove like grandmothers and then they put up Christmas decorations even though there was no snow.) Now, I know I need to watch calories and money, so I'm going to try and tone it down a little this year (talls will be what I shoot for, I had to rock the venti today cause it's my day off and clearly the first one of the season had to be huge), but it's going to be tough. And it certainly does not help that there is a Starbucks in the mall where I work. Speaking of which I'm supposed to be looking for a job not blogging about life-altering hot beverages...Hmm, I wonder if Starbucks is hiring in their marketing department.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Fast forward to model elimination, when all of the girls are stressing out because no one wants to be picked by Mitchell, who has been in the bottom 2 of the first 2 challenges. So guess who he picks? Why, Fatma of course! She makes her feelings on this clearly known when she is seen walking out on the runway screen clawing at the air. Of course Logan is the next person to go and handles it gracefully. Although he does pick the girl next to Fatma which Fatma of course takes as him being SO very flustered over losing her that he just picks whoever was nearest to her. She goes on and on. Not only has she lost her true love but her new designer can't sew! Oh, the humanity!
I have to say, Mitchell kinda sucks but I do feel for him a little because next challenge I imagine she is going to be quite difficult. Here's hoping he picks the most flattering fabric possible for her. I mean, it's all about her, right?
Monday, August 31, 2009
It has come to my attention that since you've been sentenced, you now feel it is appropriate to go running your mouth to media outlets to try and salvage your career, like telling People mag that you still still love Rhianna and Larry King that you were shocked to read the details of the police report because you're not that person and furthermore, you don't even remember doing what you did. It has also come to my attention that you are dunzo and I have 4 words for you:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wait, did she just liken her performance to that of Britney's clear mental breakdown?
Perez noticed the same thing I did and said, " It's true! Heidi's performance was reminiscent of some sort of breakdown!" After she also threw in a "Praise God." Perez also noted that, "God should not be held responsible!"
I always knew there was a reason I liked him. He's just gotta be mean only to the people that I don't like and maybe I'd read him again.
(p.s. yes, the title of this entry was also a Heidi quote about her performance)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"Yeah, but here it is, it's living, like the Holy Spirit. Like, Michael Jackson's in heaven. The Holy Spirit now has Michael Jackson juice, so boom! For all we know, Heidi gets possessed with Michael Jackson's divine spirit."
"So Heidi is the new Michael Jackson?"
Spence, you leave even me speechless sometimes.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Hills new season a starts Sept. 29th (Lo's birthday)(I found that out on Twitter too)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Here's the thing that bothered me reading about it (besides being baffled that she got her first haircut at 11): the fact that I was reading about it. Just as I predicted (to myself, probably, maybe I'll start going around making my predictions aloud at random times, with my finger in the air like I'm testing the wind), since his death we're suddenly hearing info about his kids, whereas before we NEVER heard anything about them (we'll leave that little window dangling incident out), and I have to say I always admired that about Mr. Jackson. In fact I admire any celeb who purposely keeps their kids out of sight. And now that he's dead and his fam has the kids, are we going to start hearing more and more about them? Somehow I have to wonder if what he would think about that or if that's what he wants for them.
This just in! I predict...that she will probably get haircuts more regularly now. Let's just let her get them without the world knowing, shall we? (She also got her nails painted green to match the limos at the Palms.)
Oh! Wait! I saved the best for last!...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
On other women: “If they aren’t hating on you, then you’re not doing anything right. If women aren’t jealous of you, talking about you and cutting you down, then you’re a nerd, and I would never want to be that.”
On MORE plastic surgery: “I plan to get a few more upgrades. … I’m sure as I get older I’ll need some touch-ups. I’m definitely not done with my surgical quest. I think I want to go bigger on my boobs for [Spencer]. … Let’s do [another Playboy photo shoot] again when I get the upgrades.”
Please dear God, let this be edited to make her sound more ridiculous than she is. Oh did I mention that I heard her on the radio the yesterday talking about nudity and religion. She said something to the point of God created the body, bodies are beautiful especially after working out so much, and God wouldn't mind. Then she added this gem: "I'm not religious. I'm Christian." Gah! Maybe the article wasn't edited much...
1. Jon Stewart inquiring if the network switch meant that catchphrases had to change, like instead of Heidi saying "One day you are in, the next day you are out" had to be changed to something like "One day you are in, the next day not so in."
2. Tim discussing in his awesome deadpan demeanor how terrible the beautiful weather in L.A. was. And how it would become overcast and rain a little and suddenly the news would blare "Rainstorm 2008." This is funny because it is true. The minute the weather does something beyond be sunny and gorgeous in L.A. the local news immediately acts like everyone is going to die and then people drive like they've never seen rain before in their life.
Lil Wayne is going to be a daddy!
Is it a typo, you may ask, me repeating this sentence? Why, no. Lil Wayne is, in fact, now expecting TWO babies. Busy man!
In other news, Lil Wayne and ladies of the world that are sleeping with Lil Wayne, there are some awesome new inventions sweeping the nation. We call them birth control and condoms. You should look into them.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
1. Blue M&Ms. Strangely, they contain an ingredient (a certain dye) that may help people suffering from spinal chord injuries. Who knew?
2. Guinness: Researchers believe it could improve blood circulation.
3. Cheez Whiz: It contains conjugated linoleic acid, which research has shown may contain anti-carcinogenic properties, as well as a possible effective antioxidant.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I keep seeing this picture on different fashion blogs and every article that accompanies it is about how horrible this new trend of leggings for men are. Now, I'm not sure I'd want to see the average shmo walking around in full length leggings, but I think these dudes look kinda cool and a little grunge. Actually I could totally see JustinBobby wearing an outfit like this...Thoughts?
Friday, August 7, 2009
I spent a lot of time by myself today, OK?
Here is Heidi's Playboy cover. Maybe it's just me, but I think it looks a little ridic. (Note: This is my new shorthand for ridiculous.) What I much prefer is Lauren's brilliant response to why Heidi may have posed for the photos showcasing her many enhancements: "They're not going to pay for themselves."
Speaking of which wouldn't such a Jesus freak shun plastic surgery? Did it occur to you that God wanted you to have normal-sized lips, Heid, as opposed to the pillow pout you're sportin' now? Hey, pillows, that reminds me of--OK, I'm done. Although I think Carrie's mom said it best, especially here, with the famous phrase "dirty pillows." OK, now I'm done.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Really, how many TV shows do their need to be that revolve around hospitals, cops, and law firms? Really? I mean, really?
Ok, I feel sort of better. But not really, really.
(This does not include Scrubs, per Mick's request.)
All right, people, we have an issue on our hands here: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is about to be released from prison. What? You don't know who that is? Two words: Charlie Manson. Two more: Gerald Ford. She faithfully followed one and pulled a gun on the other! I'll let you figure out which which is which.
Of course when she pulled the gun on Ford there wasn't a bullet in the chamber. And she was doing it to call attention to the plight of the redwoods. She even wore a nice red robe when she went! She also apparently once tried to get a hold of Jimmy Page to warn him of the eeeevil she foresaw in his future.
Oh, and she was supposed to get out last year but then they remembered she needed to serve another year for that time she escaped from prison cause she heard Charlie had testicular cancer. Of course she forgot to actually leave the state as she was found near the prison a few days later. So she's not the brightest bulb! Who cares! What better way to mark the 40th anniversary of the Manson fam murder spree?
In conclusion, be careful. Who knows if she's still hopelessly devoted to Charlie or planning to pull a weapon on anyone else to save the trees. Also, look at her. Girlfriend looks like an elf from the wrong side of the tracks. (I've included an old picture and a more recent one so you can recognize her when she comes to your house.)
Did I mention it's on the cover of something called Heeb, the magazine for young Jewish intellectuals? Yeah, still not getting it.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Beastie Boys, Sabotage
Bjork, Human behaviour
U2, Where the streets have no name
Foo Fighters, Everlong
George Micheal, Freedom
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Into the great wide open
Dre and Snoop, Nothin but a G thang
OK Go, Here it goes again
Radiohead, Karma Police
David Lee Roth, California girls*
*OK, this is the only one that does not fit with anything I said and whoever included it in this category needs a good slapping both upside the head and across the face. I would rather eat bacon then vote for this video.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I've never watched the show personally. I loved her in Knocked Up though it took away from it a bit when she babycried about how the women characters were portrayed shrewishly. Um, Kath, no one made you make the movie, FYI (although Anne Hathaway had already passed up supposedly, not liking the graphicness of the birthing scene, which is too bad because she would have been hi-larious). Babycrying gets you nowhere but labeled as a baby-crier. So, Katherine Heigl: thumbs down, pacifer in, please and peace out.
P.S. Next time you want to whine about a 17 hour day which no doubt included lounging in your trailer and having people cater to your every whim, talk to someone who actually works an actual 17 hour day, on their feet--I suspect you could start with some of the workers on the set of your horrible, mean little show. I am also available for comment and will happily tell you about the time I woke up at 8 in the morning and got home shortly after 1 AM to chase teenage girls around Disneyland on Christmas Day for non-holiday pay since I was still in the 3 month probation period. Check...MATE.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of these this year. Eh well it gives girls another option to slutty (insert anything here) (that's what she said.)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
"Jude Law can confirm that, following a relationship last year, he has been advised that he is to be the father of a child due in the fall of this year”
That quote speaks for itself. It will be awesome when the kid is old enough to Google his dad's reaction to his impending birth- hopefully he will have his Bachelor's by then so he can understand his dad's excitement.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The countdown is on!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Takes all kinds, takes all kinds.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
1. Paris Hilton is now claiming Michael Jackson named his daughter after her.
2. Heidi Pratt will be performing at the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.
3. Amy Winehouse was accused of hitting a fan but won her case by pointing out that while her signature beehive 'do and heels make her appear taller, she was too short to have been able to reach the fan in question.
Sadly, that was a trick question.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Apparently, an Amsterdam ad agency created this bench for a gym there thinking it would inspire people unfortunate enough to sit down to join the gym. I mean really? This would just inspire me to not sit down and then after a long wait wouldn't you just be cranky when you got on the bus? We don't need to add grumpies to the crazies already riding.
Now this however I think is a genius idea. Little bumper stickers for your kicks. I think these would sell like crazy at like Hot Topic or stores where high school kids shop for things to stand out. Not that I wouldn't buy them too, I mean "Start seeing ants" is just funny. (fyi I really do go out of my way not to step on them)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
According to Wonderwall, of the 16 new Project Runway designers, "Three of them hail from Russia, Bosnia and the Republic of Georgia. One lists his favorite designer as "himself" and inspiration as "the farmers of rural China." Another claims the first garment she ever sewed was her very own wedding dress."
August 20 seems for-ev-er away until it starts. Until then--Tim Gunn Talking Bobblehead, anyone?
Sunday, July 5, 2009
1. Become so attached to a local lady working at a bar that you take to calling her Mummy when you go in to drink for hours on end.
2. Form another attachment to the stray dogs you find on the beach and take them all in until hotel management bans you from further doing so.
3. Haven't had enough of drinking and banning? Make a point of downing a lot of rum and wine before you go for a dip in the pool so you can pass out on the grass afterwords. Ta da! Now you're banned from the pool!
Nothing says vacation like unhealthy attachments and bannings. Happy happy hour!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Yeah, yeah. I'll probably go see it.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Mick: How many brothers and sisters did your mom have?
Alison: There were 15 kids.
Mick: Why didn't they get a TV show?
Alison: Like Joseph and Sophia Plus 15? I don't think they had TLC back then.
Mick: What a fucking scam, TLC. The Learning Channel? That shit stopped being educational in fucking 1998. You can't learn a goddamn thing watching that fucking channel. The only thing you learn is what's wrong with people.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I also saw this video on Perez's twitter. It's MJ rehearsing 2 days before his death. I wasn't going to watch it but then I clicked the button anyway. I got a little teary but it really shows that he still had it which is nice and sad at the same time.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I've long been annoyed at Eminem for wasting his talent as a rapper on a) making homophobic remarks, b) whining endlessly about his ma, and c) always poking fun at celebs for reasons that make no sense. One of these celebs is Mariah Carey. Now, normally I can leave her rather than take her, but I do give her props for giving him a dig back by dressing up as him for her new video and taking some shots of her own. Let's just hope he doesn't retaliate by dressing up as her. No one needs to see that shiz!
Then she takes her mom to Perkins (I missed where it takes place but it's feeling a little mid-westerny) to let her know "We're keeping the baby." We, of course, meaning Mom gets to help. You can tell Mom wishes there was some parental act that could order Farrah to drop the baby off at the corner orphanage. And that she's so pleased to have conversations like when will we schedule your senior pictures? and Farrah informs her she doesn't plan on having a puffy face after birth. Good plan! Why don't more pregnant women take that frame of mind? Then going to high school gets too stressful so they decide she better drop out of that and take classes at the local community college. On-line, preferably, so she doesn't have to see people. Awesome.
MTV itself makes the program of course fun to look at by adding illustartions drawn on lined paper, like one of Farrah running away from the cheerleading squad. At least they aren't imposing emo pop punk on me as it goes along...oh wait.
At the baby shower she voices over how everyone is starting to get really excited about it (whatever you need to tell yourself, sweetie), and it reminds her how in a short time she's going to be a mom...then the next scene is her waking up and yelling "Mom! I think my water just broke!" Turns out dad's out of town and her big sis is sick so it's just Farrah and Mom having the baby. You can tell Mom is real thrilled. Especially when she starts crying after speaking to her husband, much to the annoyance of Farrah, who I actually kind of want to slap. Oh, MTV. Am I finally starting to outgrow you? Did she just apologize to everyone for having to look at her crotch during labor? Did she just say she's never held a baby before?
In the second half, of course, we see how she never gets to leave the house and her mom won't help her. Then in a bizarre turn of events Farrah decides she needs a car because she feels trapped in her own house, but her mom isn't really down. Eventually they go car shopping which somehow results in them fighting, during which her mother informs her that she's "Tired of her anti-Christ attitude." I'm not actually sure what the means but it ends in Farrah getting out of the car and calling her grandparents who take her car shopping instead.
It ends with Farrah talking about what she's learned, showing baby pics, yadda yadda yadda, then saying "Peace out." And me sort of feeling like I need a stiff drink. And maybe I need to stop saying Peace out as well.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It's a strange thing when I celebrity dies. There are news flashes, remembrances, and all day marathons of their work. It's like a version of a wake or prayer service for a person you loved but didn't even know. It's a whole other type of loss. When Heath Ledger died, I couldn't watch his movies for a good six months and once I finally watched The Dark Knight, I truly had to fight back tears upon hearing his voice.
Today, though, I lost someone beyond just a famous person I enjoyed. I lost someone who has given me the soundtrack for quite a large part of my life. I had "We are the world" on vinyl, watched the making of "Thriller" every Halloween, and one year for Christmas all I wanted was "Bad" and spent the rest of vacation memorizing every lyric (much to the dismay of my family). I was just truly a fan. I never really cared about his antics or plastic face. I just wanted more music, more originality, more him (even when it wasn't that great).
And after all of that I've been slightly annoyed while being inundated with texts and Facebook status RIP's from random people. I don't want to gossip about it and I keep feeling like it's my loss, a personal loss. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but now I think I understand. I am coming to the age where I will start seeing people from my childhood pass on and Michael is my very first icon that I've lost. He is among one of the first musical voices I heard and definitely the first that swept me away.
I'm not sure what else to say and I'm not even sure if it's really sunken in yet. It's a sad day in music, but at least people are back to talking about his music once again. Maybe Will.i.Am put it best when he said, "...I wouldn't be surprised if the world stopped spinning tomorrow."
I'll leave you with my top MJ songs...
1. Dirty Diana
2. Smooth Criminal
3. Billie Jean
4. Rock with you
6. Black or White
7. Remember the time
8. They don't care about us
9. Ease on down the road (from The Wiz)
10. Human Nature
Alli: There is a place in LA that sells a bacon covered donut.
Alison: There's a heart attack waiting to happen.
Alli: What are you talking about? Fatty protein and deep fried sugar is the basis of a waist shrinking diet.
Alison: Maybe if you're Steph Pratt.
Alison: Too soon?
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Now that summer is here finally, we all start changing certain things about our everyday. We wear lighter fabrics, brighter colors, etc. I myself change up my scents usually. I recently sampled on from Benefit but I'm wondering if I'm going to wrong direction. The UK's Burger Kings have come up with something a little out of the ordinary. A scent with a "subtle hint of flame-grilled beef." Meet: Flame!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
T.R. Knight is for sure leaving Grey's Anatomy. Sad but not a shocker.
Jon and Kate are making an important announcement. I already saw the commercial and I already set a reminder to watch the stupid show.
And this one. Why am I continually apalled at Spencer's behavior? I should just expect it.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Ugh, guh-ross! Kristen Stewart chopped off her lovely brown locks and went for a Joan Jett mop. When she pulls it back, it's not so odd, but who cuts their hair to have it pinned up all the time. I do not appreciate the mullet-ish look at all and even more I don't like that it's accompanied by very 'rocker-ish' ensembles. She's a pretty girl, why oh why would she do this. I guess she'll get Drew Barrymore points for the balls to try something weird.
Monday, June 15, 2009
When she and Bruce met, she was engaged to none other than Mrs. Pratt's boss, Brent Bolthouse! I never thought I would say this, but Bruce Willis rocks. I love that she was engaged to Brent and left him for Bruce. I am just having trouble reconciling the fact that Brent Bolthouse exists outside of my television. That one's going to take awhile.
Side note- my brother has long claimed "Bruce" to be the number one manliest name ever. I am not sure if I agree with that 100% but its stock is rising!