In my alternate life I am a really big-time movie reviewer, think Ebert without an alarming predilection towards a coronary. Anyway, in this lofty position I get to screen movies before the general public and I recently caught Dreamgirls. I won’t really get into the movie other than to say it’s really, really good, and this is coming from a guy who would rather not see movies that fall anywhere near the “musical” category.
What I do want to mention is that there is now officially a buzz around former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson, she plays one the main characters in Dreamgirls. This is buzz (and it’s now industry buzz, not just “me” buzz) in the sense that she’s locked and loaded for at least an Oscar nomination and most likely will enter the award show season as the prohibitive favorite. Normally I would make some snarky comment here but she’s deserving in this case. So deserving in fact that after I was reminded she’d been on American Idol I did one of those cartoon like shaking of head, eye bulging moves. She was so effective that I completely blanked on her Idol performance, those two performances had about as much in common as the Dalai Lama and an actual llama (the llama in this case being American Idol).
And I now return you to snarkiness as I point out that the fact that Justin “don’t call me pepperoncini” Guarini didn’t get the first Idol Oscar nomination is shocking, absolutely shocking.
Curses. After that I feel so guilty that I’m compelled to put in a link to Justin’s official site.
Ok, so this is a bit redundant but last night I spotted the Bachelor Prince Lorenzo Borghese with a woman who was definitely Sadie or Jennifer, the women that he is choosing between tomororw night. These things never work out but I know that he is supposed to pretend to date her for a few months at least, or at least until the show is over. I have photos of him and a mystery blond canoodling which will be up tomorrow and T got a little drunk last night.
Why the hell are there video cameras everywhere? Am I a huge dork because I love a video game system? Whatever, people act like this is an overreaction but they’re fools I tell you, FOOLS!
For those who are unfamiliar with the term “mile high club” it essentially means doing it in the airplane bathroom. It is best done on an international flight when all the lights are out and nobody can tell what you are doing. (Don’t ask if I say this from experience). The dumbest thing to do is to try to get some nookie on the airplane in plain sight. A couple, who I’m guessing had had too many cocktails at the airport bar, did just that on a Southwest flight and now are paying the consequences. According to an article on Breitbart, they were seen “snuggling and kissing inappropriate…making other passengers uncomfortable,(the man) was observed nuzzling or kissing Sewell on the neck, and … with his face pressed against Sewell’s vaginal area. During these actions, Sewell was observed smiling.”
I guess the flight attendant asked them to stop and the man threatened her with “serious consequences” if they were not left alone.
At landing, they were charged with violating the Patriot Act and could be charged with 20 years in jail. That seems a bit extreme, don’t you think? Makes you think twice about getting busy in the air. Sad, air travel used to be so much fun.
When I was a teenager I remember having a really crappy cellphone. I didn’t know what my number was so people couldn’t call me on the phone. My parents would page me on my little baby blue pager then I would use my little green screen cell. Maybe I had about 20 min which probably set my parents back 50 bucks.
Now, every time I see a teenager they are text messaging. I text a lot, I’m guilty as charged but it took me about 6 months to get more than a couple words out of my phone. These kids text continuously. It is nuts. So nuts that this is a quote from a story on AOL news.
“Sixteen-year-old Ang Chuang Yang typed the SMS (short message service) message in 41.52 seconds, beating the previous record of 42.22 seconds set by American Ben Cook in July, according to Singapore Telecommunications, organizers of the competition.”
What? There is a competition for text messaging. Something about that is sad.
“I love all men equally, no matter their financial situation. At the end of the day, however, if you want to enter a serious relationship, I think it’s very important that your special someone has his finances under control. Otherwise, how can you even contemplate a future with him?” -Ivanka Trump to Stuff Magazine
I’m seriously not judging Miss Trump here. More rich ladies need to be wary of those men out there looking for a sugar mama. Go girl, let Miss Spears be a cautionary tale.
Thanks to a great gossip whore Liz Smith for this great quote.