Monday, August 06, 2012

Watching The Mars Rover Thingy - So Far Favorite Part Is Fauxhawk Dude


So, I'm sittin' here bored on a Sunday night, and decided to check out this WALL-E landing on Mars (AKA Mars Curiosity AKA Mars Rover) coverage stuff - to tab to every now and then as I watch the NEVERENDING EXCITEMENT OF THE CORGI CAM. Okay, nothing blog worthy...

But then - I check out the Live Stream.   Okay, just some NASA lookin' dudes in a Mission Control setting,nothin' much to see here yet... BUT HEY!!! WHOA! who's the FauxHawk dude? With stars shaved into the side of his head no less!?

So many questions!

How did he get NASA to hire him? Or did he have normal hair before? And then, knowing he'd be front and center tonight decide to shave it up so he could stand out in the broadcast and become a Trending Twitter topic? Was there a big FauxHawk controversy before they went live? Did they threaten to take him out of the shot?

Or maybe, just maybe, NASA decided to hire some Hollywood agency to hip up their image - and this was what they came up with?

Brillz.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

o rly chet? Chet Haze is a Pop Star Now (but he can still demolish you in a rap battle)



So I guess this is his new pop song?  Thoughts?

Oracle CEO Buying Hawaiian Island (Well, Most of It)



You know when you hear about rich people buying an island and you're all - "must be nice," but it's always some obscure island like in the South Pacific or somewhere?  Still an amazing feat, but pretty small potatoes if you ask Oracle CEO Larry Ellison who is buying ALMOST THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF LANAI (HAWAII'S 6TH LARGEST ISLAND)!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Steve Martin Makes Light Of Alec Baldwin Incident With Humorous Tweet

Okay - so do I really need to recap what's been going on with Alec Baldwin lately?  There was an incident with a photographer, yadda yadda, you've heard this before right?

Anyhoo...... the always hilarious Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) had this to say just now on the Twitter:







LOLOLOLOLOLO good one Steve.

Adam Carolla Says Women Not As Funny As Men, Twitter-verse Explodes


Time to report another "Adam Carolla offended someone" story. In a recent interview with the NY Post, homie shot funny women down, saying:

...they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff. The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks.

When asked if he was worried about the reaction he would get, Adam went on to say:

I don’t care. When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds. When it comes to comedy, of course there’s Sarah Silverman, Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin — super-funny chicks. But if you’re playing the odds? No.

If Joy Behar or Sherri Shepherd was a dude, they’d be off TV. They’re not funny enough for dudes. What if Roseanne Barr was a dude? Think we’d know who she was? Honestly.

Well, needless to say, many comedians and other notable folks (male and female) WERE offended, and they got on the Twitters in droves. Here's a taste of the reaction:

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I think all comics are funny, even adam carolla-actually-everyone has at least three good minutes-


I work with hilarious men and WOMEN everyday.


Dave Holmes @DaveHolmes

Why are we ruining our perfect not caring what Adam Carolla thinks streak?


Wait, Adam Carolla, is he the one who did the voice of the parrot in Aladdin??? He makes me giggle.


Neal Brennan@nealbrennan

Thank-you, Adam Corolla. Your terribleness gives all of us the opportunity to scream how NOT TERRIBLE we are!! YAY!


I don't take Adam Carolla saying women aren't funny seriously. He once told a caller on Loveline to eat a used tampon, y'know?


Molly @Molls also RT'd this gem from @calehartmann

"Women drive funny." -Toyota Corolla


The Onion @TheOnion

Parasite Regrets Choosing Adam Carolla As Host

I'm less offended by Adam Corolla's comments than I am super impressed that he came here in a time machine to speak to us from the 80's.

"Adam Carolla is getting some guff because of recent comments he made about women not being all that funny. I know he thinks I’m funny so therefore I’ve deduced he doesn’t think I’m a woman."


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Real Housewives of New Jersey: Did Jacqueline Laurita Claim Teresa Giudice Caught Joe Cheating? Was It In Retaliation To Teresa Implying Jacqueline's Husband Was Cheating?


[This post is brought to you by Teresa's Season 1 hair]

Yes another RHONJ story. Something new just came to my attention. It starts again with the RHONJ women's Bravo blogs - well, one in particular - of course, Teresa. In it, she made a very salacious implication with her word choices.  Teresa wrote, (almost in blind item format):

Let me see if I can use an analogy Jacqueline might understand: if you caught your husband flirting with your friend, you would be understandably crushed. Say you worked through it for months though and forgave him. Then you found out he really didn’t just flirt, he slept with her. Two years ago. Does your old forgiveness count?

My first thought was, did Jacqueline's husband cheat on her? We don't know enough to go on this small implication alone. I read it earlier today - and it certainly had me take pause - but wasn't enough to even write a small post about, so I went on with my day. Later on, I saw Jacqueline Tweet:



And I thought to myself - what was this hateful Tweet she wrote?  Surely it had to be either about Teresa's WWHL appearance, or her blog post.  So I got to some investigatin'.

A simple search of fan  RTs that may have caught it prior to deletion turned up the ALLEGED (I have no way of verifying it) original Tweet.  Since the wording has slight variations in the 3 RTs that went out prior to Jacqueline's deletion, I'm posting a screenshot of the RTs rather than transcribing it -so you can judge for yourselves.  It appears that some folks eliminated a small word or two - my guess is it was done to be able to RT the entire thing as RTs takes up more characters than original Tweets:

So you get the gist.  So many more questions than answers.  If this was indeed the deleted Tweet, Jacqueline is straight up claiming Joe cheated on Teresa and Tre caught him.  In addition, we also know that Teresa has a pattern of projecting her problems/misfortunes/shortcomings onto other people.  For example, she's calling everyone around her crazy instead of examining her own unstable behavior.  She also seems pretty quick to point out other people's money problems to deflect from her own bankruptcy.  Was this why she stitched the analogy into her blog post?

Anyway, pretty heavy stuff. Do you think Joe cheated on Teresa?  Do you think Jacqueline's husband would cheat on her?  Or do you think that was just a dirty trick planted by Teresa? 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita Says Teresa Giudice Does Not Write Her Own Show Blogs


Any devout follower of the Real Housewives franchise - such as moi-self - is aware of the ladies' show blogs on the Bravo website.  Basically, after a show airs, the wives will publish a blog entry reflecting on the episode.

I used to read these pretty regularly, but you know, things get old.  Well, on last night's RHONJ, Jacqueline and Teresa got in a friendship-ending scuffle on the deck of Jacqueline's manor, which I really don't feel like recapping here because it's so ridiculous and so exhausting and so circular that you seriously just want to scream at everyone and say "You're all awful! Just shut up! Especially you Tre!"  Well, I must have been extra bored today because I read both Teresa and Jacqeuline's new posts re: last night's episode.  Again, don't expect a recap here.

The point I REALLY want to make is that the writing in Teresa's blog is clear, articulate - dare I say, polished even?  The construction, the points and counterpoints, the rationale - it's gorgeous.  No misspelled words, no misquoting famous sayings, nothing.  Now, anyone familiar with Teresa in the "real life" of reality TV is aware that she can barely put a proper sentence together.  She always pronounces things wrong, she's never gets sayings right - for goodness sake, in last night's episode she said "heckel and jive, when she most likely meant (I've obviously put too much thought into this) Jekyll and Hyde.

It just didn't add up to me - but I kind of rationalized it in my mind.  Some people are just better at the written word than the spoken word.  I've known a lot of such cases.  However, still it stuck in my craw.  In Teresa's case, the difference is a bit too staggering.

Well - apparently I'm not the only one who thinks such profound thoughts.  Just a couple of hours ago, someone Tweeted Jacqueline asking her this exact question - and here's the exchange:


Boom! There you have it, according to Jacqueline!  My guess is Teresa will deny, deny, deny it - but the evidence really does stack up against her.

Opie and Anthony Upset Over Mark Wahlberg Not Appearing On Their Show


Image Source, Opie & Anthony Show Twitter @OandAShow
Opie and Anthony expressed their disappointment with Mark Wahlberg during their show this past Friday.  Apparently, they found out that Mark Wahlberg would not be stopping by their studio to promote his new movie Ted.  Though Mark has been a past guest on O&A, they were informed that for this round of publicity, he would be absent.

The two radio gabbers then discussed the inter-office rumor that the Howard Stern Show ALLEGEDLY requested that Mark give an exclusive satellite interview to their show and forego O&A as a make good for Mark's last round of publicity where he actually did choose to chat with O&A.

Eesh these guest booking politics sound like a nightmare.

Mark Wahlberg stopped by Howard's show this morning.  Haven't heard it yet - wonder if anything good was said.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Have A Problem



Guys, Twitter is telling me "Who To Follow" and Brandi Glanville is on the short list.

Seriously, I'm scared. What do I do?

What Am I Doing Right Now?

Oh, just watching Barbra Jean surprise Reba on stage and then they sing the Reba theme song I'm A Survivor:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chelsea Peretti and Chester Hanks (AKA Chet Haze) Finally Hang Out!

Okay - I realize only a small-ish niche of people will care about this - but it IS my blog, and you should care so read up little honeys cause one day when these two are uber famous you'll be burnin' up this post through Googles and what nots.


Chelsea Peretti finally met and hung out with Chet Haze when Chelsea and fellow comedian Aziz Ansari were in Chicago doing a show. The two comedians reached out to Chet Haze on the Twitter with a special last minute invite, which he graciously accepted. Here are Chels n' Chet hanging on what looks like a post show awkward pizza date!!!!!!!!:

So who are these people?

Chelsea Peretti: is a hilarious female comedian and a writer for the NBC show Parks & Recreation. Her standup has been featured on Comedy Central and is good stuff. But that's not really why I care about her. This girl has has one of the funniest Twitter accounts on the planet (@ChelseaVPeretti) - and even the biggest name comedians, like Sarah Silverman, know it. I can't really explain why, you just have to check it out for yourself and then send me a book report on it. LOL remember book reports? Remember when that was your only problem? That ish had me cray for days. I spent more time searching for Cliff's Notes than it would've taken me to read the book!

Chester Hanks:Dude is the celebuspawn of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. But why should we care about the kid (<--- said in Snooki's, but if she's not available JWOWW's but if she's not available Deena's but if she's not available Sammi's who is always available's voice)? Cause he walked down a couple red carpets when he was little? And he has half the DNA of one half of the Bosom Buddies? Uh, NO - cause he's all kinds of hood and "street" now. Chet goes to Northwestern University in Chicago, and a year or two ago he did a cover of Wiz Khalifa's Black and Yelllow called White and Purple which are apparently Northwestern's school colors. You can check it out here because there are no words that could do it justice on this blog. Now he considers himself a pretty surrious hip hop artist ok y'all? I mean he is easy on the eyes, so there's that. Anyhoooo.....

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So where do these two cross paths? Well, basically, Chelsea for A LONG TIME now via Twitter just randomly taunts slash loves on slash hilariously reaches out to Chet to the point that it has become a funny back and forth between the two of them. She'll RT his "profound" meaning of life-isms," that seem so deep when you're as young as Chet is (e.g. " My only fear is dying before I reach my Destiny. Life is so beautiful." or say some random thing like "Hey @ChetHaze, meet me at Ruth's Chris in 20" I know it's not funny here because I'm not giving it enough context. But it's pretty hilarious the way Chelsea does it. She's also featured some choice photoshops of the two of them together - here's one from her Twitter and blog sent by fan @erinutech:


That's all - was this an anti-climactic post? Mebbe. But mebbe not when these two are married then divorced but they have a few kids before the divorce but then like twenty years later -after Chet has like four more wives, he'll realize Chelsea was "the one," so at their son's graduation he'll say romantic stuff to her, but she's having none of it, but his charms finally break her down, and they almost get back together, but then Steve Martin is an architect working on her house and she starts falling for him at the same time, and then Chet is all hurt, and so are the kids because they want them back together too. Life is so complicated y'all.

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's The Freakin' Weekend

Lindsay Lohan Found Unconscious In Hotel Room UPDATE: She May Be Fine

Image source:  Lindsay Lohan's Twitter @LindsayLohan
Woah guys - breaking news, according to ABCNews, Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in her Marina Del Rey Ritz Carlton hotel room and paramedics were called just a little over an hour and a half ago. Yikes. Story developing.

Update 1: according to Extra - Lindsay was in the penthouse room of the hotel.

Update 2: Looks like she may be okay according to TMZ's most recent story - and that she's already back on the set of her Lifetime move Liz and Dick.

Says TMZ:

"Sources tell TMZ ... Lindsay had been shooting almost non-stop without sleep for 2 days and was staying at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey to get some shut eye. She has been shooting parts of her movie near the hotel."

The story goes on to say that:

"We're told someone became alarmed because they could not wake her up and the person called 911.Paramedics responded, and determined nothing was wrong with Lindsay."

Also according to the story, the paramedics left without taking Lindsay to the hospital.
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Really, a non-story if you ask me. Twitter on the other hand, is already practically holding a vigil for the actress.

Adam Carolla Responds To Wendy Williams Calling Adam Her Worst Guest

Calls Wendy Williams A Transvestite 
Says She's Talentless


Image Source: Adam Carolla's Twitter @AdamCarolla

Image source: Wendy Williams' Twitter: @WendyWilliams

Oooooooh kids, this feud is heating up! Adam Carolla (Ace Man to his fans) had some choice words for Wendy on his daily podcast today! Now before I continue, I'd like to make two points:

1) If you don't know what the feud is about, check out our stories on Wendy calling Adam out after he appeared on her show earlier this week, and an update on some of the missing parts of her rant. It's okay, we'll wait.

2) I would also like to point out, for the record, that I am actually a fan of both Adam and Wendy - so please don't accuse me of pre-existing bias. I'm probably a marketer's nightmare because I don't fit into a perfect "demo." I watch women's talk shows - especially Wendy Williams - and reality TV, but I also am a huge fan of Howard Stern and Opie and Anthony. I listen to Adam Carolla's podcast regularly, in addition to Jay Mohr and Joe Rogen's podcasts on a semi-regular basis - just to name a few. It's important to make this point because this feud is getting nasty and polarizing. Does it mean I agree with either of these people wholeheartedly? Absolutely not. It's all shades of gray people. Learn all sides of an issue and you've earned your right to declare an informed opinion. Otherwise, keep it to yourself until you have all the facts.

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Okay - now that we got that straight - Adam Carolla, on his daily podcast today, addressed the "feud" with Wendy. The topic came up about a half hour into the show when his sidekick Alison Rosen kicked off the news segment by informing Adam that Wendy went off on him on her After Show. Adam apparently hadn't heard of it - according to him - but he did remark that his wife questioned him about the appearance right afterwards in their hotel room. Alison then went on to play both the scrubbed and un-scrubbed versions of Wendy's rant for Adam.

"I want to hear what this transvestite has to say," said Adam as Alison was introducing the two clips.

Um, with that as his opener, I had a feeling he was gonna play dirty from the start - like real gully, and I was right.

Here are some other choice remarks from Adam in the 6-8 minute segment dedicated to the feud [DISCLAIMER: I tried to be as accurate as possible transcribing - and I pulled out the most relevant, juicy quotes - but I can't guarantee 100% accuracy because I worked fast to get this to you ASAP!!! I don't think there are any errors - but if there are, they're minor. If you see anything wrong, let me know and I will update it]:

On Wendy's remarks about Adam's inappropriate attire:
You want a top hat and tails?...... She's a [EXPLETIVE] zero, she does nothing, she just sits up there and wants to talk to you about your shoes and the Kardashians and [EXPLETIVE].

Wow, wow, I didn't know.... I wore nice shoes!... What the [EXPLETIVE] was going on?......

Adam qualifying his upcoming rant
Couple of things, first off - alright this is gonna sound like sour grapes because she was talkin' [EXPLETIVE] about me and now I'm gonna talk [EXPLETIVE] about her.

Adam accusing Wendy of being talentless
She's a zero, she doesn't do anything she doesn't have any comedic chops she doesn't have a point of view, she doesn't have [EXPLETIVE] anything to say, it's all about hair and shoes and woop wooop and all that [EXPLETIVE].

Adam complaining about Wendy's questions and accusing her and her producers not reading the book first
She asked me if I grew up rich..... and she said did you grow up in the midwest?.... No, I grew up trying to get a job at Taco Bell.... She did not even bother to have.... usually what you do is you get your producers to skim the book for you, give you a couple beats on it - although I will say this in defense of proud black women, Gayle King on the CBS show, uh an hour earlier read the [EXPLETIVE] thing cover to cover, loved it, came in the green room and uh never stopped gushing about it.

Back to Wendy insulting Adam's outfit
I'm wearing the [EXPLETIVE] shirt I was wearin'..... it's actually the shirt that I'm wearing in the jacket of the book. I don't know why she [EXPLETIVE] teed up...

On the audience member comment
What happened was, was I,.... I walked onto the stage and there was a dude who was like 52, white as a ghost, looked like Bill O'Reilly and was standing .... dead nut center in a sea of chicks and gays, just [EXPLETIVE] hootin' his head off and I was like, who the [EXPLETIVE] is this guy? And what is he doin' here?

Adam's challenge to Wendy
Well listen, she's a talentless [EXPLETIVE].... obviously she's a talentless [EXPLETIVE] and by the way if she ever wants to [EXPLETIVE] bring it with me like if she ever wants to call in or come on or get it on, I will [EXPLETIVE] smash the [EXPLETIVE] out of her... she is a [EXPLETIVE] zero, there is no possible way she can keep up with me.... She'll never do it..... cause I'll [EXPLETIVE] ball her up like foil and kick her [EXPLETIVE] to the curb

Adam accusing Wendy of looking like a man
And people do think that she's a transvestite, like they don't know that she's a woman... I was like, RuPaul, put some weight on, that's what my whole take was.
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Okay -now that I've digested all of it, I think Adam hit way too under the belt. He didn't have to attack Wendy's looks to make his point. She insulted his choice of outfits, not the looks that he can't do anything about. In general, I think it's poor form to insult someone's weight, or looks etc... as your go-to comeback. It's just unnecessary. He could have gone right into the defense of his outfit, and complaining about her not reading the book and he would have made two fine rebuttals. But by saying the other stuff- it negates a lot in my eyes.

Now I do understand that Wendy is on a network show and she has to pick and choose her words in a way Adam does not. Back in her radio days, she too hit way under the belt. So there's that. Adam has uninhibited freedom of speech on his podcast - but Adam sometimes can step too over the line into controversial territory - he has been accused of being racist in the past, I believe on more than one occasion. Many times I don't agree with what Adam has to say, but having said that, his strong opinions and points of view have opened up my perspective on certain topics.

Adam is what he is and Wendy is what she is. My overall opinion hasn't changed much about either of them - since, as a fan, I already know what they're all about. It will be interesting to see if they ever cross paths again. My guess is no.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

What Am I Doing Right Now?

Oh, just learning about the financial collapse from Boss Hogg:


Now I get it!

Poor Bethenny! Newly Minted Talk Show Host Battling Fleas, Rats and Roaches!


Though Bethenny Frankel's talk show has been a ratings hit thus far, her time living in Los Angeles hasn't been as lucky.

If you're like me and you check in with Bethenny's Twitter pretty regularly, you know that her precious aging pooch, Cookie, has been having a heck of a time with fleas in their new (probably leased?) L.A. home. Bethenny has been tweeting about the saga - they had to take the dog to the vet, wash her a lot in flea stuff, and even had the home and furniture sprayed or steamed or something. Here's poor Cooks getting a flea bath from Bethenny's husband, Jason Hoppy:



Awww poor Cooks!

As if the ongoing flea saga wasn't enough, on Monday, while Bethenny was out of town promoting the new show, her family was still in LA dealing with a new problem, and she tweeted:

Ahhhh rats????

She went on to respond to a fan that she will be moving:


Even more on the rat saga, Bethenny went on to tweet:


Ready for the picture (source: Bethenny's Twitter obvs)?



Ahhhhh! Bethenny also griped about how tough it was going to be to find new digs with her packed schedule:



Poor Jason was stuck with a bunch of drama to deal with back at the home base in L.A.:


And finally, are you ready for this? Poor Bethenny had to deal with a cockroach situation too! While she was still on the east coast promoting (somewhere around Philly because she said she'd be co hosting Good Day Philly the next morning) she tweeted this doozy about the surprise in her hotel!


Well, at least she had a sense of humor about the whole thing! Let's hope the creepy crawly situation calms down for the Frankel Hoppys for the rest of the summer! Good luck Bethenny!

Want To See More Bethenny On PayAttentionTo Blog? Also see: Guys, Can We Talk About Bethenny's Dancing?

Update on the Wendy Williams / Adam Carolla Situation

So, we brought you this story yesterday about Wendy Williams' confessed disappointment with Adam Carrola's appearance on her show. Well, we have a great update. (Read yesterday's story first before continuing)

Some YouTube genius apparently (or allegedly) slowed down a portion (or all) of the audio from the sped up version of yesterday's After Show above where Wendy "allegedly" goes off on Adam Carolla. And here it is! [UPDATE 6/15 - after you read this, check out Adam's response! It's juicy too!]:


Very juicy stuff indeed! In the event that the video is taken down, here's a transcript of what our girl Wendy allegedly (if it is indeed real and her - sure sounds like her though) said - and boy did she allegedly bring it! [DISCLAIMER: I TRIED TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE IN TRANSCRIBING, BUT I AM NOT GUARANTEEING 100% ACCURACY BECAUSE IT WAS DONE QUICKLY TO DELIVER THE BREAKING NEWS TO YOU ASAP!!!]:

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And you know what? At least if you're gonna throw somethin' on like you're going to, you know, change the oil in your Studebaker, that you would at least bring it with.... Hold on, I'm out of breath and tryin' to curse him out at the same time.

I mean, at least if you're gonna dress like a bum to come to a daytime talk show... uh, your attitude-in' wouldn't be so ill-mannered. I mean, just from the, from the top of the show - and I wanted to like him, and I wanted to like him, I wanted to like him - and I thought that I would.

I don't like him, and he's not our kind of people. And how dare him tell me that the... the white man in the audience wasn't my kind of (indiscernible) ... what was he expecting to see when he came out here? The Soul Train line? Oh I get it, cause I'm a black woman... uh... the people who watch my show and make an effort to come to the audience are supposed to be only black people?

Oh, no I get it, if you're anything but a black woman, you're supposed to be a gay man. Oh, I get it. Listen, let me tell you wh... why'm I? (sigh) I'm sorry. Why am I mad at you? You know our audience is everybody. Uh, hetero, homo, old, young, black, white, Indian, A(indiscernible)... I, I mean our audience is everybody. That's how you build success. You can't, you know, Obama didn't win by just... [ENDS]
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Yes, VERY juicy stuff indeed! Wonder if Adam will address any of it on his daily podcast. We'll have to see...

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Joy Behar's Reaction At Mob Wives 2 Reunion

Instant Classic!

By the Reunion Part 2, the ladies had been fighting non-stop - espesh Drita and Ramona. This is moderator Joy Behar's face when Drita screamed across the couch (after they had been separated once again): "Ramona, after the show, we're fightin'! Period! Off camera!"

Guys, Can We Talk About Bethenny's Dancing?

Yes of course I have been watching Bethenny. And yes, the show holds my interest enough for me to keep watching... so far. I mean, she has to work out the kinks and needs more practice as a gab show helmer, but so far, eh - we'll see. It's not like we have a lot of choices during the summer so we'll give it the old college try.

WAIT - BEFORE I GO ON WITH THIS CURRENT STORY - CAN I JUST SAY I WAS RIGHT ABOUT THIS POST FROM LAST MONTH? Of course Bethenny rode the divorce story wave as publicity for her show. I think there's even a clip floating around from the first day of her show where she's like, no we aren't getting divorced. Yeah, the stories that were so conveniently timed were just redic rumors that you had absolutely nothing to do with. Mmmm hmmmmmm. Ah yes, here's the clip:




But what I really want to talk about is Bethenny's um, dancing - for lack of a better word. I mean, I kind of hesitate to consider it actual dancing. It's more of a stiff, herky jerky random gyrating thing she does that's the most unnatural thing of all things. Like, remember the Seinfeld episode all about Elaine dancing? Yeah, like that.

I first noticed the odd jerky movements in Bethenny's many talk show guest appearances. It's as if she waits in the wings trying to psych herself out to be the "people person" she's secretly not, and when they call her name, she hoofs it out there trying to play the role of a real free spirit. It's so wooden. Sooooo forced. And I feel embarrassed when I watch it. I like seriously avert my eyes for a second until it's over because it's sooooo odd. I blush for her. And NOW she's doing it on her show when she walks out to do the little monologue bit. Maybe she thinks she's Ellen? BETHENNY STEP AWAY FROM THE ELLEN PLAYBOOK. YOU CAN'T PULL THAT OFF. Oy, I'm putting a request out to the universe for Jason Hoppy to hop on over and stage an intervention(s).

Here's a good example of it. She dances for like the entire first half of her show. Where's George Costanza when you need him?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wendy Williams Calls Adam Carolla Her Worst Guest

GO WENDY, GO WENDY


[6/14 UPDATE! After you read this story (and you have to read this one for it to make sense), read about new developments here, in our update post!]

[6/15 UPDATE:  It appears as though The Wendy Williams Show has chosen to remove the 6/13 After Show from YouTube - bummer]
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Seriously, ya'll know by now how much I love my girl Wendy Williams. I am such a devoted fan of her online "After Show" that I'll sometimes even watch it before tuning in to her actual show.

Today was one of those days. Ooooooh, and it was good. In one of her exhilarating-ly candid moments, Wendy let us in on what she REALLY thought about one of today's show guests, Adam Carolla.

I'm COMPLETELY ABSOLUTELY paraphrasing here, but she said something like: you all keep asking me who's my worst guest? Well, now you know, it's Adam Carolla.

Wendy went on to say that he disrespected her audience and her throughout the course of the interview. Then, it appeared as if Wendy went on and on complaining about the interview, but it played out in a "fast forward" type sequence where you can't actually hear what she's saying. My guess - and it's just a guess - about the reason for that is legal got involved and wouldn't allow the majority of it to air for liability reasons.

Also, her After Show producer and social media guru, Tristan, who is behind the camera (and has unofficially become the After Show's faceless sidekick since Wendy refers to him constantly) usually gives off the vibe that he is fiercely protective of Wendy and what she divulges. In yesterday's online episode, Wendy even revealed that she sends all her Tweets to Tristan first and HE decides what makes the cut. I guess she learned from the mistakes of countless celebs like Ashton Kutcher.

Anyhow, I ended up watching the TV episode afeterwards - and the Adam Carolla interview wasn't that bad. But I wasn't there in studio, you never know what may have happened behind the scenes. Adam did come out and make fun of one of Wendy's guests claiming something like the man's looks scared him, and that he didn't belong there. Weird. Wendy also confronted Adam about the fact he was the only Celebrity Apprentice cast off who refused to be interviewed by Wendy Williams the day after he was cut. Adam denied knowing he was even invited on her show which seemed like a weak response. Other than that, I got a bit distracted for the second half of the interview so maybe something else happened that I missed?

Check out the entire After Show above. Well - as mentioned in the update above, the video has been taken down.  However, someone did post the on-air show segment with Adam, here it is (until it is taken down too):



Now that I've watched the entire segment  Adam comes off as a bit classless and neanderthal-like, and Wendy comes off as a professional.  No man should never, under any circumstance, say to a woman he just met, "Use your brain woman," even in jest.  He was also unnecessarily cruel to Wendy's staff member about throwing the football too early.  It's live TV guy, deal with it.  

In the course of the 8+ minute segment, he managed to insult the audience, the staff and Wendy and the entire viewership with that crass football "trick" he did at the end.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dave Coulier (AKA Joey Gladstone from Full House) Dishes on Relationship With Alanis Morissette on Reddit

So yesterday, I told you that Dave Coulier would be doing an "AMA" (ask me anything) on Reddit today.  Well, let me tell you, boyfriend did not disappoint.  He was very open about his past.  Here are the Q&A that mentioned Alanis (dcooler is Coulier's Reddit moniker) without edit:


Q: When Alanis scratches her nails down someone else's back, can you feel it? Well, can you feel it?
dcooler: I do, and it's scary. It's like being the recipient of a voodoo doll. 

Q:  What did you do to piss off Alanis Morsette (spelling?) so bad? And what was your reaction to her song "You Outta Know"? (Sorry for the poor spelling, on a mobile device.)
dcooler: Alanis and I dated in 1992-93. I don't think I ever pissed her off. It was a long distance relationship. She was living in Ottawa, Canada and I was in LA. I called her after "Jagged Little Pill" came out and we got together. She was still as cool and friendly as I remembered. She's really an awesome human. We parted as friends. 


Q: Dave, you're very cool in my book for answering questions about your relationship with Alanis, a lot of celebrities might be mum about very personal stuff like that. And I'd usually hate to ask personal questions, but the song was so huge that the details behind it are so enthralling. I'd really like to know what movie was playing in the infamous theater. EDIT: My most successful comment of all time, so I had to edit my grammar mistakes ;)

dcooler: For the record: the theater thing didn't happen with me. I guess somebody else was very lucky though.
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OMG OMG OMG you guys - lots of urban legends busted all over the place today.  What a cool guy.  He also answered a ton of Full House stuff, but you know I just searched for the Alanis stuff immediately and came here to post.  You should check the whole thing out on Reddit.

I'll be in my lair if you need me.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dave Coulier Doing An AMA on Reddit Tomorrow!

Guys, THE JOEY GLADSTONE (AKA David Coulier) is doing an AMA on Reddit.com tomorrow.  Obviously someone is going to ask him about Alanis Morissette and THE SONG (You Oughta Know).


For those that have been living under a rock for the last twenty years - it has long been rumored that Alanis wrote the song about HIM (cause they're both Canadian, so obviously they used to date).  


Here's an interesting tidbit from Coulier's Wikipedia entry:


In a 2008 interview with the Calgary Sun, Coulier said he thought he might be the ex-boyfriend portrayed in the song "You Oughta Know".


OMG you guys, so WHO is gonna ask him about this mess tomorrow?  On pins and needles till then!


I'll be in my lair if you need me.  

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy SUPPOSEDLY DIVORCING? Some Thoughts...

IMAGE SOURCE: Bethenny Frankel's Twitter (@bethenny)


You guys, I know the news that Bethenny and Jason are on the verge of a split has been like EVERYWHERE the past, like, 30 hours or so. But you know what? Something just isn't adding up for me.

Here's are some of the facts that lead me to believe that a) Bethenny is a shrewd business woman (duh) and reality television EXPERT and b) these two are not getting divorced in the near term:

a) Bethenny realized the successful formula for reality television long ago - like in the first season of Real Housewives of New York. What was the secret? Portraying some sort of a struggle, establishing an underdog status and airing a bunch of relationship drama out there. Remember folks, she had another boyfriend named Jason before Mr. Hoppy and turbulence between them was prominently portrayed on RHONY early seasons.

b) Bethenny has a new test market talk show sneak peek airing on a few Fox affiliates next month, and she really, really, really needs it to perform.


c) Now, a couple of months ago, rumors were swirling that Bethenny would NOT get her own talk show because it wasn't testing well. Women were SUPPOSEDLY having a hard time relating and Bethenny SUPPOSEDLY had to retain the services of a speech therapist or talking coach or whatever so that she could SLOW DOWN how fast she talks. So..... somehow she ended up getting some sort of weak sauce 6 week commitment. You know she's super freaked about keeping ratings high to get a FULL ORDER talk show. I mean, wouldn't you be?

d) Bethenny's reality show on Bravo is bowing next week for the season, and perhaps forever?All guesses are pointing to a reality TV swan song since BF is like WAY TOO BIG for that noise anymore. How will she ever keep the hype and interest going so that people will actually tune in to the talk show and her ratings will impress?

e) My guess would be - PLANT A STORY in STAR Magazine that the Frankel Hoppy marriage is in trouble - that'll keep tongues wagging.

....Aaaaaaaaand here's exhibit A-E from Bethenny's Twitter today when a fan (or "fan") asked her if the divorce rumors were true:

Boom!!! See what she did there? Of course you do, I just laid it all out for you like a CHEMISTRY PROOF. It's science!

Once again, you're welcome. I'll be in my lair if you need me.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

CSI's Awesome Writers Remind Us There's Only One Designer Who Matters: Gordon Gartrell


Slow clap of the week goes to the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation writer(s)

Let me set the scene, I'm visiting my grandma in Tampa (yes TAMPA!!!!!!!!), where I like to take long naps because, it's TAMPA! So, I walk into the living room around noon (after my mid-morning pre-lunch nap) and she's' watching CSI. I give the obligatory eyeroll at the CBS blue hair stereotype that my grandmother has become and stand there for a bit in my post nap haze, trying to re-combobulate.

Something is going on in the story where there's some chick (who I remember from my old Days of Our Lives watching phase - she used to be swamp girl) that's suspected of using dudes for engagement rings or something. The CSI peeps go into a jewelry store to do some investigatin' - mind you at this point I'm starting to tune it out as I begin to create a lunch menu in my mind of all the junk food I allow myself to eat ONLY WHEN I'M IN TAMPA. As I turn around towards the kitchen to ransack my grandmother's cupboards, a sentence muttered on the moving picture box hits me on the back of the head like a Denny's biscuit in the middle of a post-nightclub feeding frenzy turned brawl over something someone said about someone's girlfriend's hair.

The jeweler in the show says of one of the engagement rings: "It was a Gordon Gartrell original."

Immediately, I am transported back into my fetus self in the living room of our old family home watching the greatest episode of the greatest sitcom of all time - The Cosby Show Gordon Gartrell shirt episode! Nothing in life or TV or movies ever got better than this episode. Cause....Gordon Gartrell!!!!!



To the genius CSI writer who incorporated the name of the most glamorous fictional designer of all time into a show I thought I was too hip for, I say BRAVO. Thank you for the glorious easter egg - maybe I'll start watching the show... but only if you make the dude or woman who thought of this head writer IMMEDIATELY!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Just In Case You Were Wondering If Jersey Shore's Ronnie and Sammi Were Still Together

They are NOT. This according to Snooki and JWOWW on The Wendy Williams Show today. I mean, I think they haven't been together for months now. But, you know - if you needed more confirmation, now you got it.

Ronnie, what do you think? Ronnie? Where'd he go????????
Oh, here he is...

k, bye!

Jersey Shore Judgements: The Emancipation of Snooki......'s Bladder


These are raw, unedited judgements I wrote down in sequence as I watched the show - Season 5 Episode 5:  

  • How can we get Deena to stop "merp"ing? (My dog stops yelping if I give him cheese, so there's that)
  • Is Mayor Roger doing the "dip" on JWOWW again?
  • This was all of our faces when The Situation dropped the loyalty and betrayal tattoo bomb right?
  • I feel the sads when I see the gang at Karma this time around.  I think it's because they didn't cut to a :05 shot of Sammi brawling on the floor.
  • Why is Snooki calling a hooker's bath a "Shore shower?" Oh, never mind. 
  • You know what?  I think we're all one of two things after the club:  a Deena eating Hot Pockets or a Vinny doing Push Ups.  Which on are you? I'm a Hot Pocket.
  • After four seasons of Ronnie and Sammi drama, I have Stockholm syndrome.  So now I feel betrayed that they are glossing over these two - ON PURPOSE
  • Why is Snooki sleeping in her shoes?  
  • What's the picture below, you ask? Oh, just Snooki being Snooki (AKA throwing away her drawers because she pee'd herself in the club the night before. AND THEN SHE SLEPT IN THEM ALL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEFORE THROWING THEM AWAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • It's a little sad when Deena's only running story line is "hair problems" 
  • Miikee?  Mike? Miiiiiiiiiiiiike? What are you up to? What are you up to?
  • Ohhhhhhh, so "Janx" is "Jenkinson's?" Mystery solved.
  • Mike: "I'm actually like a native to this area." How far is Janx from the Shore?  Is this like a Scooby Doo alternate universe to the gang?
  • Snooki has fully transformed into the family pet - piddling on the deck outside.  Bad Snooki! bad!

  • Serious question: Why were the scrambling Situation's pubic area when he was wearing shorts?
  • Never mind, thank you JWOWW for solving the mystery.  Follow up question - why were Snooki and Deena acting all normal while Mike's "situation" was hanging out of his shorts?
  • Hold up, wait a minute - what is this country cottage, shabby chic, Laura Ashley sitting area Mike and Snooki just landed in? Is this part  of the Scooby Doo alternate universe at the house?
  • Why are all those sneakers always lined up in rows in the living room?
  • What the?
  • Ok, so Snooki ACTUALLY IS the family pet now - not just metaphorically speaking.  Interesting. Did Kafka write this episode?

  • How excited is Mike to tell JWOWW he saw Mayor Roger? He loves being an information trafficker.  
  • What was that weird gyrating dance Mike was doing at the end when he was talking to Unit?  Hmmmmmmmm.


  • Wait, how is it that Mike loves Snooki and they're BFF and all of a sudden he says she's the ringleader against him?  Oh, I think I know - MTV Production had a chat with him.  I see what you did there MTV.
  • In conclusion, who saw Snooki and JWOWW on BravoAndy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live?  Was JWOWW's face even more plasticized?  It wasn't moving right or something.  But I really want to like her - she's pretty, she just needs to stop messing with what she got, ya heard?

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Madonna For Stealing Her "Look"

Seems like everyone's slamming Madonna for one reason or another these days!




Oy Vay It's Jersey Shore Jersday!

That's all for now, k bye.

The Best Part Of "Are You There, Chelsea?" - Lauren Lapkus


Lauren Lapkus in NBC's "Are You There, Chelsea?"
Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking... an actual article about "Are You There, Chelsea?" that ISN'T bashing the freshman sitcom? 

Well, sure the show has it's, um, issues like Laura Prepon's (whom I liked in That 70s Show) inability to deliver lines without an invisible mouth full of marbles... (which, in her defense, is getting better every week)  but that's not the point, there's a GAJILLIION of THOSE articles you can look up anywhere.  The point here is to let you know that I - a self-identified sitcom-phile actually halfway LIKE the show - for one reason and one reason alone: Lauren Lapkus (well okay, maybe 1.5 reasons - Natasha Legerro's character is also shaping up to be pretty interesting).  

Who is Lauren you ask?  
Lauren is a 20-something actress and comedienne who cut her comedy teeth in the improv world. In the show, she plays Dee Dee, the lovable, prudish roommate of Chelsea and some other chick.  Lauren's unique appearance and wacky humor make her a true stand out in today's cookie cutter Hollywood.  
Kudos to the AYTC team for featuring DeeDee more in each subsequent episode.  Maybe they realize who the real star is - kind of like they did with Sheldon in "The Big Bang Theory."  
Here's an idea, can we just give Dee Dee her own spin off now? 

Regardless of the fate of the show, I'm betting that Lauren has a bright future ahead.   

Here's Lauren doing a comedic improv skit several years ago.  



Cleaning With Natural Ingredients Is No Longer Too Hippie For The Masses




Look, I've never been a crunchy, "granola" type of gal.  But the realities of today's world are too loud to ignore.  We're bombarded with chemicals on a daily basis - sometimes by choice, sometimes as a byproduct of living in a city - and the effects on human health are a major concern to me.  While I am not a scientist or medical expert, I have done a lot of research on the topic and have drawn my own conclusions.  I encourage everyone to do the same - because the problem will likely only get bigger over time.  

On that note, I used to have at least 20 different specialized cleaners for my home - from surface and wood cleaners to cookware and silver cleaners to toilet bowl cleaners and beyond!  The amounts and types of chemicals in these cleaners are many times hidden from consumers for proprietary reasons.   

 But there's good news, natural household items we already have in the home can double as cleaning agents.  These include: 
  • baking soda, 
  • vinegar, 
  • lemons, 
  • essential oils, 
  • vodka (a natural disinfectant),
  • olive oil

Various mixtures can be concocted depending on the task at hand. Why not begin experimenting to see what suits your needs best?  If it seems a bit too confusing, do some simple online research for ratios of ingredients depending on the type of cleaning.  

An added benefit  is that it also saves money and clears shelf space!  Good luck and more tips welcome!

Happy cleaning!