Thursday, July 31, 2008

Holla at cha boy!

Isn't it nice to have Tim Gunn and the rest of the Project Runway gang back?

As for tonight's episode, what there they thinking??? They chose this as the winning design!

Ugh... this would definitely be at the bottom of my list. Although, I love Kenley's (the designer's) personal retro look - she's adorable.

I wanted Leanne to win - I thought she had a nice, classic design that was such a big improvement from last week.

Also, do you think the casting directors went overboard in selecting "characters" for this season? You've got Blayne (I love tanning salons), Suede (I refer to myself in third person), Stella (I love leatha), etc.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oh no, not another one...

Someone help me - I have just discovered BET's version of "Laguna Beach". Their show is called "Baldwin Hills" and yikes, those kids have drama. There was almost a girl fight at this birthday party and there's this guy Moriah that has all these girls chasing after him, and there's all this playin' going on (some of these girls need to back off a bit, in my opinion)... anyway, I can't add another show to my already bad habit.

It may be summer time but for me, there is still a lot of good, new TV shows on. Off the top of my head, we've got the following:

  • America's Best Dance Crew (MTV)
  • The Closer (TNT)
  • Jon and Kate plus eight (TLC)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • My Boys (TBS)
  • My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
  • Project Runway (Bravo)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

I just noticed that I have quite a variety of channels there.

Reality show thoughts...

So I know this is old news now, but this is one of the reasons I can't stand these dating shows. The "prize" (aka the Bachelor or Bachelorette) is usually not that great and then the couple rarely stays together once the show stops taping. (Except for you Trista and Ryan - good for you!!!)

Sigh, I don't know why I care... but all those dating shows just bug me.

Meanwhile, the Legally Blonde musical TV show that ended last week was much more satisfying. The winner of that show has now actually debuted in the lead role of Elle Woods on ***Broadway*** last week.

See??? It's for real!!!

By the way, I really liked that show. It wasn't annoying like the "You're the One that I Want" show where they had a competition for the next stars of Grease on Broadway. If you like the behind the scenes of putting a musical together, then you would have enjoyed this one. Plus the musical is really cute and the songs are quite catchy! (A rarity in the newer musicals these days, IMHO.) I'm bummed that I didn't catch the show when it first opened in SF before debuting on Broadway.

ANYWAY - it doesn't matter 'cause the show is over. On a final note, I read in a Playbill article that the three runner ups also got roles in either the Broadway or the national tour production. Two (Lauren, my fave, and Autumn) are Elle understudies and the other one, Rhiannon, plays Elle's friend. THANK GOD because she has a horrible singing voice.

So I think it's cool because the end of the reality show is just the beginning for these young gals - they're on their way to bigger and better things! (NOT like stoopid dating shows)

Run's House

Is this family really this funny? They totally crack me up! Diggy and Russy are so adorable. And the older kids (Vanessa, Angela, JoJo) totally seem to have adopted Run's mannerisms in the way they speak to each other.

Anyway, I really enjoy this show. I think it's my favorite out of the family reality shows (The Osbournes, Hogan Knows Best, Family Jewels, etc.)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Spotted on Saturday...

Location: San Mateo, CA

Thank goodness for my Scooter.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Real World to Samurai Girl

So I meant to post this awhile back but I kept forgetting. But then I saw another commercial for the upcoming Samurai Girl movie so here you go:

Remember Jamie from the Real World - San Diego season?

Her full name is Jamie Chung and I've noticed she's been dabbling in an acting career as I've seen her in both Veronica Mars and Greek (both times playing a snooty college girl, by the way).

But it looks like she's stepped up the game a bit! She's landed the starring role in the upcoming TV movie, Samurai Girl. ABC Family is going hardcore in promoting the movie which doesn't premiere until September.

And next year? She will appear in the feature film, Dragonball.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Itunes Update: Estelle, Chris Brown

Just in case you were interested in what tunes I've been downloading (which probably doesn't really apply to any of you), I'm going to try to post them here.

Today's additions:

Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - American Boy

Chris Brown - Forever

Monday, July 21, 2008

RIP Sarah and No Name...

I'm so sad... my favorite morning show, "Sarah and No Name", is now just "Sarah and TBD."

First, Matty the producer left. The show lost a big chunk of its spunk then. Then it was two weeks of "encores"... and this morning, it was just Sarah! Apparently, the powers that be thought the show was too testerone-charged (even with Matty already gone?) so they let No Name (aka Mike Nelson) go! What are they thinking!?? I loved the chemistry with that whole crew... Sarah, No Name, Hooman (although he bugs from time to time), Matty, Hyphy Mikey... plus the other "characters" like Andrew and Charlene. Thursday game day was always fun because they would just be so stoopid and silly.

So now the hunt is back on for a new co-host. They'll be having on-air auditions like they did when Vinnie left, which is actually when I first started tuning in. The show will definitely be pretty dry for the time being... maybe it's time for me to be a real grown-up and start tuning into NPR like my peers...

Friday, July 18, 2008

SYTYCD Results

Kherington and Gev - really??? Well, Gev was not too much of a shocker (only because all the other guys are so dang awesome!) but for the girls, I actually thought Comfort would go home. If she sticks around for awhile, she could be the Chris March of the season.

Anyway, I'm ready to announce my favorites:

Katee for the girls...

...and Mark for the boys...

... so I was really nervous when he was in the bottom two tonight.

Overall - Katee all the way!

And by the way, I want to see Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe actually perform on stage! I hope they do it for the finale. And not that jibjab nonsense like last season.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


My random thoughts:

  • How convenient that Jessica was injured... she was definitely the girl to go this week, dontcha think?
  • Bollywood, Pas de Deux: Thumbs up / Two Step: Thumbs down
  • What's up with Comfort and Twitch? Are they a behind the scenes couple? The bickering rehearsal footage for the smooth waltz was a little suspicious
  • Wow, I can't believe how much Mark and Kherington lost their spark with the new partnering... they should have killed that Jamiroquai routine (hello - Center Stage, anyone?) and it fell flat
  • Note to self: add "buck" to my urban vocabulary
  • Round 1: Winner - Chelsie and Gev (Contemporary) / Loser - Kherington and Mark (Two Step)
  • Round 2: Winner - Katee and Will (Pas de Deux) / Loser - Kherington and Mark (Jazz)
  • Male Solos: Winner - Twitch, Loser - No one, they were all amazing
  • Female Solos: Winner - Courtney, Loser - Chelsie

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More "On-board Entertainment" reviews...

So before I forget, I have one more movie review from my 10 hour flight on Saturday. I only caught one flick this time - for one reason, the movie selection was the same as the way out so my choices were a lot more limited and two, I knew I needed to sleep on this flight if I wanted to have any chance of readjusting to the PST time zone.

Drillbit Taylor: As you may imagine, I was getting pretty desperate when looking for entertainment during dinner service. But you know what? I really enjoyed this movie! OK, yes, it is a classic stupid little boy movie - but let me tell you, it had me laughing out loud on many occasions. I briefly read a review afterward and I guess it's a total rip off of Superbad (btw - I believe Drillbit Taylor was co-written by Seth Rogen) but I've never seen Superbad so it was all new to me. The premise is that these three adorably dorky kids keep getting bullied at school so they hire Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), who unbeknownst to them happens to be a homeless dude, to protect them. In trying to come off as this all-knowing dude, Owen would say the most ridiculous things with such a straight face that it just cracked me up every time. Some examples: he listed "Panda Express" as one of the fancy martial arts tricks that he'll teach them, or he would warn the bullies "This is over now, alright? Abierto!" (funny if you took Spanish), or he would say the army taught him to "Have It Your Way." When one of the kids asked, "Isn't that Burger King?", he paused and then replied, "Where do you think they got it from?"

Anyway - this movie really cracked me up and I'd probably watch it again. The kids were just as hilarious, by the way. I also have to note that I loved the cameo by Adam Baldwin who played the high school bodyguard in the appropriately named 1980 film, "The Bodyguard". Adam now plays another tough guy on the NBC show, "Chuck" - btw, does anyone know if that is coming back?

On a side note, I forgot to mention that I also watched "Be Kind, Rewind" (Jack Black, Mos Def) during the first flight. I sort of watched it as I was really doing work on my laptop at the time but from what I recall, it wasn't anything that great.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thoughts on last night's TV: Is anyone watching...

Legally Blonde: The Search for the New Elle Woods

Why are they still keeping Rhiannon in the competition??? I just don't understand. Her voice is so screechy and painful to listen to. There is NO WAY she would ever make it as a lead in a Broadway musical doing 8 shows a week. C'mon!

Although I love Autumn's voice and acting ability, I think Bailey is the best overall choice.

The Closer

Yay, it's back! It was so nice to see Brenda back... her relationship with "Fritzie" is so cute...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Step down from DWTS and Broadway

OK, I don't know what movie this is from but this bit by Mario Lopez is pretty funny:

Thanks to The Soup and the always awesome Joel McHale for highlighting this clip.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Did you know that in Japan you can watch live TV on your cell phones??? Why can't we have that!?

Why Japan is so cute...

I had to buy some emergency contact solution today so I picked the brand that I was familiar with:

And look what it came with!

Too cute...

(I don't know what I'm going to do with it, though.)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Movies Galore!

One perk of having one day's notice to attend a customer meeting in Japan - lots and lots of movie at your fingertips during the 10+ hour non-stop flight! (Economy, by the way... so I'm just making lemonade out of lemons here...)

Run Fatboy Run: Being a "marathoner" (heehee), I was so excited to find this movie on the list. It was hilarious and I totally recommend it to anyone, even if you don't care about running. It's set in London and is about this dude (Simon Pegg) that decides to run a marathon to try to win back the girl (Thandie Newton) he left at the altar (pregnant!) several years ago. Her new honey is an American (Hank Azaria) who, by the way, has a really funny locker room scene. And surprise, surprise, the film was directed by Ross Gellar!

Cars: I've been behind in my Pixar films - the last one I saw was "The Incredibles". I don't know why I waited to see "Cars" - it was so cute! I'm always impressed with these animators, the characters were just so lovable in the way they were drawn. As usual, I kept picturing the actors behind the voices so it was a little weird to picture Bonnie Hunt and Owen Wilson as a romantic couple, but whatev. And now I have some weird desire to travel Route 66. But I get carsick during long road trips, so that probably won't happen. If you catch the movie, better stay toward the very end - there's a funny bit highlighting how John Ratzenberger (aka Cliff from Cheers) is often utilized in Pixar films. On a side note, I knew Sarah and No Name had bit parts in the movie and it was so cool to hear their roles. No Name did a great job! ("My name is not Chuck!")

21: I actually enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. I found the lead actor, Jim Sturgess, quite likeable and it was cute to see him go from nerdy robot kid to the guy dating the prettiest girl in school. (Kate Bosworth is cute but sickly skinny in this movie.) There were also some fun twists in the movie. I recommend this one as well.

I also tried watching "Smart People" but it was pretty slow, so I ended up napping through it instead. If it's good, let me know.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Vocabulary Upgrade

This weekend, I found myself watching Getting Played while spending time with family. That's how we roll, I guess.

Because of the movie, I would like to start incorporating the following phrases in everyday conversation:

"off the chain"

Also, when I was at the gym, there were a couple of teenage boys that kept talking about when they were going to "bounce". I'd like to incoporate that, too.

And I fully realize that these are dated phrases, but I guess that's why I think it's even funnier if I start adopting them now.

So anyway, you've all been warned.

I've got to bounce - see ya!

Update: I'd also like to add "Pop Off" to the list thanks to a very amusing meeting between Kathy Griffin and a couple of ladies from "The Bad Girls' Club"