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Well, Hollywood week is finally done and a good amount of the sad sacks that needed to go have gone. And, I do mean sad as too many people often skate through those original auditions based on “Momma left me early on” stories that pull at the judges heartstrings so much that their ears can’t hear actual talent and send them through. Hollywood was a great chance to see some talent that didn’t make it to the silver screen before hand and an even better chance to stress out those tiny tots to the point that they crack and show not just what they had for lunch but also just how terrible and inexperienced they truly are. Still, it’s not quite done and there’s plenty more crap that needs to go. I mean, come on: Richie god damn Law is still there!

So it’s now Vegas Week 1 and while we’re still seeing the kids perform in groups, it’s the BETTER remaining singers so hopefully way less lyrical amnesia than we saw last night in Hollywood. Unfortunately, they have them singing in the style of the 50s and 60s which sounds ridiculous to me as all they ever tell them come live performances is NOT to sound dated. Considering how things have been going in the season thus far I’m expecting more puke, more collapsing and a whole lot of tears… Oh right, and some “talented performers” 😛 Spoiler alert, I am SUPER disappointed in the performances, drama and judges tonight and find myself wondering if they were drinking from Paula’s cup cause these three must are clearly on drugs.

Click through to read the rest of my review and see some clips of the more memorable songs

Well FINALLY get to see those performances held just out of our reach last week as we instead were subject to Bitchathon/Pukathon 2012. Today’s article is titled the OFFICIAL Round 2 article as apparently last week’s Thursday counted more as a segue episode that all leads to these final group attempts.

Group Night is always one of the toughest nights for the kids as they struggle to meld Type A personalities into one coalesced mound of talent and keep their voices from crackin’ and losing it to one another on stage. Though we’ll get to see a good amount of tragedy to be sure, there’s always, ALWAYS a strong amount of collectives that stroll out and just dominate the stage. Often because the kids themselves can just tell who the winners are they seek each other out to make sure no anchor will hold them back, the result of that is that the leftovers often have to try and scrape something together at the last second. Speaking of awful groups scraping things together…

Click through to read the rest of the review and see some of the better performances

Well, another ski week has come and gone and so far nothing burns when I pee so let’s declare this one a total success! I didn’t end up meeting my international prince charming so not a TOTAL conquest, but low drama, high fun and minimal hangovers definitely score big time in my books so I’ve got nothing but great things to say re: this year’s WinterPRIDE.

Interestingly, about 4 years ago to the day was the first ever post I published on Homorazzi and how things have changed! But, what hasn’t are my closest friends and co-owners of the site: Donovan and Patrick who came up en masse with a throng of razzi writers (Tyrell, Nic, Tommy, Rich, Stephen and Jonny) to enjoy the festivities to their fullest. True, a maxed out gay ski week experience starts the Sunday earlier but busy lives and jobs prevail so we restricted our adventures to this past weekend and boy did we make up for lost time!

Click through to read about the weekend’s greatest parties

Hollywood Week returns and we get the draaaaaaamaaaaaaa of Round 2. Year after year this remains a secret favourite of mine as attitudes are checked and bravado goes out the window, forcing the real personalities of the bitches and bros to finally show as they group up and realize they have to share the spot light… at least for today.

While the singing is less the focus of this ep, the tears more than make up for it by far! Though Donovan has already revealed the Top 12 Girls as well as the Top 12 Guys, I am a purist with reality TV and opt not to peek ahead at internet chatter and leaked hints of things to come. So, all my predictions and ups and downs are of-the-moment and therefore more than likely my faves are without a hope and those I hate seem to always stay. That being said, let’s get to last night’s review and most importantly start with the CRASH of Symone Black off the stage!

Click through to read the rest of my review and see a clip from the episode

FINALLY IT’S HERE. The moment you’ve all been waiting for: tears, drama, pressure and actual talent, it’s Hollywood Week!

Often the moment when many Idol fans actually start caring about the show, Hollywood week is that special time of the year when we finally see what those original Golden Ticket winners can TRULY do when the pressure is on, the stage is huge and the song isn’t always something they get to control. We are gonna see gays passing out from consumption, divas pulling hair and backstabbing like no other and straight guys wondering just what the hell they signed up for. So, without further ado, let’s look at the most memorable moments of American Idol XI’s Hollywood Week!

Click through to see some clips of the best and worst and read my review of the night!

“We Need To Talk About Kevin”… We Really Do!

In: Adam, Movies

While Homorazzi’s Kyle covered the trailer of this puppy months ago, I felt the need to very VERY strongly recommend a full viewing of this cinematic masterpiece to all of you out there as the Oscars draw to a near and as poor Tilda Swinton and this film missed out on the “ultimate” nod from the golden man. Though Swinton received recognition from the other big award shows this year, she and the movie itself didn’t make the final cut and while that’s a disappointment (really, “The Artist”??), that’s no reason you should be allowed to miss this beauty.

So, let’s get the brief- spoiler free- description out of the way before we show some great scenes from it and I review the puppy for ya. “We Need To Talk About Kevin” sounds more like the tale of a downtrodden, wheelchair-bound boy who overcomes adversity to win the big game, but oh HELL’S to the no, that ain’t what this is about. Rather, this is a modern, time-jumping story about a mother pushed to her limits as she loses herself to a child born seemingly without a conscious. I know, it sounds more like a horror than a drama, but nothing happens out of the realm of possibility, instead we see the life of a monster through his mother’s eyes. And, it’s told brilliantly.

Click through to read the rest of the review and see some of the movie itself

American Idol 11: St. Louis Auditions

In: Adam, TV Shows

THE AUDITIONS ARE FINALLY OVER!! Well, after this final review that is. Typically, the loyal viewers of Idol fall into two groups: those who like the try outs and those who prefer to jump on the wagon once the messes have been sorted. I have always been one to like finding the stars early, before the producers, stylists and makeup men and ladies take hold and change everything about them. So, as we hit the final audition city of St. Louis, I have high hopes that maybe SOMEthing worth a snuff will show up.

A pretty established city for talent and performers who do well enough in past seasons, I’m slightly optimistic going into this but considering the awfulness of the last 6 cities (save for Galveston), that optimism is VERY limited. So, let’s take a deep breath, take a few shots of whatever says at least 80 proof and dive into this the final night of what might go down as the lamest series of auds ever recorded.

Click through to read the rest of my review and see the bigger and badder clips

While I might be the LEAST physically appropriate writer from the site to cover this event. I am however hands down the most excited mo’ to attend it!

This Statuday, February 4 at Club 560 (560 Seymour Street), this friend of Dorthy’s is gonna be chanting: “Lions and Tigers and BEARS oh my!” all throughout the 3 story bar. In case you’re new to the scene or this particular brand of party, Bearracuda is a bear-specific event that travels the States and Canada to the bigger gay hot spots and puts on a REALLY well-priced, good time for all. It’s low on pretension, low on cost and high on sexy. And, before you ask, no they don’t count chest hairs before admitting you: anything from full bear to cub to otter to smoothed out admirer (ahem, right here) is allowed in so long as you’re looking to have fun.

Click through for more & to see full event poster…

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