Thanks to my friend Scott, this past weekend I was lucky enough to catch the screener of Justin Bieber’s new film ‘Never Say Never‘ in 3D. And now for a confession – I enjoyed it.
A few months back, I got to see Justin in concert and he was actually really good. He put on a great show and – shocker – sang the whole thing live, which compared to most artists at least double his age, is a pretty big deal. Anyway, after that concert I kind of understood the whole Bieber Fever thing. I love ‘I Just Need Somebody to Love‘ and ‘U Smile’…ok, I love ‘Baby, Baby, Baby‘ and now ‘Never Say Never.’ Now that I’ve admitted that, we can talk about the movie. The whole movie centers around the 10 days prior to Justin’s performance at Madison Square Garden and also tells the story of how he started out as a kid singing songs on YouTube.
And just like that another year has gone by and a new one begins. January brings a fresh start for people interested in a little self reflection and personal growth. You can look back at what you may have (or haven’t) accomplished over the past year. Reflect upon the people that have come into your lives, relationships you’ve grown to value, and all the good times and bad.
Looking back (and inward for that matter) helps you to look forward with a little more focus and clarity. Here are some of the resolutions (or outlooks on resolutions) of a ten of the Homorazzi cast members, including myself, as we step into 2011.
WELL HELLO! It’s been a minute since I’ve written’ something up in here, (you can thank my wonderful working hours for that), but I was able to get my hands on the new MC Christmas album and figured I’d share my thoughts. My thoughts are… I LOVE IT. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I love Christmas. This year will be the first year I’m away from my family (my mom is coming to visit me in LA, but I won’t get to see anyone else), so anything Christmas will be an especially big deal and Mariah’s album is included.
Her fist album, ‘Merry Christmas,’ which sold over 12 million copies worldwide, was great and had a really good gospel vibe to it. ’Merry Christmas II You‘ (get it? the II means ’2,’ as in her second Christmas album – I think she’s telling us she’s good at math), still has that soulful gospel vibe, but it’s mixed with a bit of dance and and hip-hop. It’s really good and adds a nice twist to Christmas. She brings back her classic songs ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and ‘Oh Holy Night’ and adds a whole bunch more. A few of my favorites (aside from the aforementioned) are ‘Oh Santa,’ ‘One Child’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ which will probably be my NYE anthem – SO GOOD.
Hi kids, between a crazy work schedule and dedicating my DVR watching to Oprah, I wasn’t able to get to last week’s Drag U (and the week before was Labor Day so the girls had a break). But, now I’m back with some tranny goodness. Below are quick recaps from the past two weeks.
Last week’s show featured a mother and her two daughters, all of which had fairly negative attitudes towards life. There was 35 year old Tasha who didn’t go to prom, considered herself the unpretty one and lived in her younger sister’s shadow. Her sister even called her ‘Osh Kosh Big Tosh‘ when they were kids (betch), so it’s understandable that her self esteem was next to non-existent. with ongina. Her sister Brandy is 33 and dabbled in modeling when she was younger and even had a band name Stilettos. Finally we met mother Connie, who until about 5 years ago still felt like a hot biker chick, but after having to get glasses and a cane due to a hip problem had lost her sexy…back.
Sorry for the delay in posting about this week’s Drag U, but I’m a busy business woman so let’s jump right into it.
This week’s episode was all about stressed out mothers and their need to get their sexy back. We first met Janet (paired with Shannel), a 44 year old full-time mom who, after the death of her sister gave up her singing career on the verge of releasing her first album. Then we met April (paired with Pandora Boxx), a 40 year old mother of 5 who was uber stressed out and didn’t leave any time for herself. And finally we met Angela (with Morgan McMichaels), another 44 year old with 5 chilens runnin’ around who had given up on herself to take care of her husband that is on dialysis. You could tell all three women really did love their families, but just needed some time for themselves. Enter the Dragulator.
Janet’s Dragulation was Dee Dee Tee, a rocker chick with an awesome mohawk that my best friend Scott would die for. April was given the name Sarah Tonin with kind of a 50s housewife/Stepford wives outfit. She didn’t love it (and neither did I) and said that she was in the kitchen enough during her everyday life so why would she dress up in an apron as her drag ego. Made sense. Next up we saw Angela’s alter ego Damita Jo Mama. The name – amazing. I was hoping for a little bit more of a diva outfit, but the name kind of made up for it.
Editor’s note: Either Drag U was on Summer Break last week or my DVR was bein’ a betch, but I didn’t see last week’s Drag U, so… deal with it.
I kid, I kid. Door!
We’re back this week with Plus-Sized Ladies lookin’ for some lovin’. All three ladies this week were dealing with some serious self-esteem issues stemming from their unhappiness with their weight. Christine is a 51 year old who at one point was a professional roller derby…ist (?). At 6′ tall and with an apparently amazing rack and skinny waist, she was a strong sexy woman until an accident left her with permanent nerve damage, preventing her from continuing her skating career. Antoinette, a 35 year old wife whom has never felt bigger wanted to feel better about being a plus-sized girl. And finally, Minlee, a 38 year old opera diva who, up until she moved to LA, never felt like ‘the fat girl.’ All three women were in need of some serious tranny loving and they got it from their professors.
And we’re back! Sorry for the absence last week, I was still recovering from Vancouver Pride (which was, as usual, amazing) so writing a recap was a little out of the question. Last week’s episode was good, but not as good as last night’s…
This week, the three contestants vying for the title of Top Draguate, were none other than RuPaul’s three sisters, Rozy, Renae and Renetta. Given that Ru is… well, Ru, you’d think that his sisters would have some of the same spicy attitude that makes him tick, but they actually needed a little coaxing to break out of their shells. Rozy, the youngest of the three sisters at 48, just wanted to be the glamorous little sister. She was conservative, but still had a sexy little diva hiding inside. She brought the attitude and the confidence and her personality most resembled that of her famous older brother. Renae, the first oldest sister, hadn’t felt pretty in a long time, which was strange because she was known as the glamorous, sex-kitten one when she was younger. As a kindergarten teacher, she was quite a bit more reserved and a little stiff. And finally Renetta, the second eldest sister and twin to sister Renae, seemed to need the most breaking of her shell. She always puts others before her and worries for everyone. Aside from that though, she was looking forward to putting herself first, but she made it clear that she didn’t want to do any ‘ho’ing.’
The great scholar Sasha Fierce once said, ‘If you’re a single lady, put your hands up!’ and with that said, another Monday, another episode of the fabulous Drag U. This week’s episode focused on three single ladies (anytime those two words are next to each other, I will most likely drop anything and pay attention) who had given up on finding someone to love… or just finding some lovin’.
As the show starts we meet Pegah (don’t even know what to say about that name), Lenae and Debbie. Pegah, a 28 year old whose bff is her momma, hadn’t dated in 6 years and was seriously lacking in the self-confidence department. Lenae was a 48 year old mother who dedicated all her free time to raise her son and hadn’t dated (or slept with or even made out) with someone for TWENTY YEARS (20 – two zero)…I know. Anyway, the third lady was Debbie, a 32 year old who was always considered the ‘smart one’ compared to her sister who was ‘the pretty one,’ and if you ask me, just a little too much attitude to have been plucked off the street in need of a confidence boost – an actress, I think so. All three of these ladies were in some serious need of a good Fairy Dragmother and they got it with professors Nina Flowers (paired with Pegah), Raven (with Lenae) and Morgan McMichaels (with Debbie).