In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the video for American Idol almost-was Phil Stacey’s first single, “If You Didn’t Love Me.”
I don’t know why, but I tend to just never like male country singers. I actually really like a lot of female country singers, but men singing country is just unendingly boring to me. So I’m not big on this.
What do you guys think?
Phil’s self-titled debut album is expected to hit stores April 29.
April 17, 2008 at 9:37 pm by Evil Beet
I know, I know.
Here at Evil Beet, we decided not to cover the story of Aliza Shvartz (Best. Name. Ever.), the Yale undergrad who claimed she impregnated herself and aborted the fetuses regularly as some form of bizarre art project.
We didn’t cover it because I figured the story went one of two ways:
1) It was all some retarded prank (an “herbal” abortion? Um, right …) or
2) This girl was getting a ton of press coverage for something I feel is morally reprehensible. You know, I’m all about a woman’s right to choose, but to intentionally get pregnant with the knowledge that you will, for sure, intentionally abort the fetus, is disgusting in so many ways, and then to use the fact that you did this to score free press? Disgusting, and I won’t have any part of it.
Fortunately, #1 was the correct answer.
The whole thing was a prank. Er, um, excuse me: the whole thing was “performance art.”
Yale University issued this statement tonight:
Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a womanâ€™s body.
She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.
Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.
So, um, yeah.
We didn’t fall for it. Or make a huge fuss about it.
That’s more than I can say for some other bloggers.
April 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm by Evil Beet
I’ve gotten so many comments and emails about this that I figured I should just make a general announcement about it.
I LOVED doing American Idol recaps. It was incredibly fun, and a great outlet for all my venom. And I’m delighted to find how much you all liked them, and how much you miss them. It fills my evil little heart with pride.
Through a variety of strange series of events, the three places I have lived in since late January (yes, I’ve moved around a lot) didn’t have very good access to television. Like, at my dad’s place, there was a TV set, but no actual cable access. We could only watch DVDs. Part of my dad’s grand scheme for “mindful living.” And at my new place in Seattle, there’s a TV, but no DVR or TiVo, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to turn the closed captioning off. So watching TV is almost painful out here.
I plan to remedy this situation for next season, and bring back the recaps, but I’ve honestly only seen a handful of episodes this season myself.
April 17, 2008 at 8:52 pm by Evil Beet
All of a sudden, it seems like Eva Amurri is hitting the red carpet at every event the city of New York can churn out. I see this girl everywhere these days.
Here she is at Conde Nast’s “Hot List” party.
What’s the verdict on the dress? It seems like this long, loose sleeve look is really in right now, but it takes a hell of a woman to walk the red carpet in a dress based almost entirely on the concept of horizontal stripes.
April 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm by Evil Beet
Insiders in the New York area report that the casting call for Paris Hilton’s upcoming reality show — where she’s going to choose a new BFF — had dismal results. They say only 40 to 50 people showed up.
Said Paris on her MySpace page: there were â€œNO open calls for the showâ€ and â€œevery event is exclusive and hand-picked by invitation only … I didn’t want my potential BFFs to have to wait in a long open-call lines.â€
In fairness, this is probably true. I did some research over on RealityWanted.com, which passed me over to parisbff.com, which said the following:
We are coming to the following cities and holding â€œMeet and Greet Mixersâ€ where we will scout potential cast members who will be invited to attend Interviews with our casting directors on the following days. To be invited to the Mixers, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Name, Pic and Phone Number.
To be scheduled for an interview, apply on www.ParisBff.com/viplist.
Tragically, the application cut-off was April 15, or I swear to you guys I would be preparing my application tape right this moment. Maybe I should send them an email just in case? I’ve never wanted to be on a reality TV show in my whole life, but I totally want to do this one.
April 17, 2008 at 5:20 pm by Evil Beet
Meet Kimberly, who’ll be appearing on the upcoming season of The Real World, in Hollywood. (I thought they were done with that show?)
Kimberly hates ugly people, fat people, dumb people, bitches, ex-girlfriends, and a great deal of other folks.
Her accent is obnoxious. It’s not, like, that slow-paced, calming, lazy Southern drawl. It’s, like, if you took a Southern drawl and shot it up with speed and gave it a bright red Porsche and let it drive around LA for awhile.
Kimberly’s dream is to be famous.
Tragically for everyone involved, it looks like that dream’s coming true.