The most glamorous fashion show of the year aired last night on CBS. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorite events of the year. There’s something about watching barely-clothed glamazon women strutting their stuff on the glittered runway that I find truly fascinating. I’m not alone.
Typically I have people over, but due to a prior commitment, I couldn’t host a gathering. The yearly telecast consistently does well in the ratings with the 2011 edition reaching heavenly heights. No wonder the reported budget for this year’s show ballooned to $12 million. Definitely a hefty hike from the first show back in 1995 which cost $120,000 to produce. Was the money worth it?
Both Sean Hayes and Debra Messing appeared on Smash, but never shared a scene together. It doesn’t matter anyway because THIS is the Will & Grace duo we’ve been waiting to reunite. Break out the gin, vodka, tequila or whatever is in your cabinet. Karen Walker was never discerning about what liquor she drank. The dynamic duo are back together.
TVLine.com reports that Megan Mullally is heading to NBC’s Sean Saves The World. She’ll appear on the show’s 17th episode and play Sean Hayes’ onscreen sister. As BFFs they were hilarious. As siblings, I can only imagine what mayhem these two get into. This marks Hayes and Mullally’s first onscreen reunion since Will & Grace ended its run back in 2006. I can’t wait.
To refresh your memory why Jack & Karen were so fantastic, check out the video below.
Quelle surprise! On the heels of the staggering success of the ambitious The Sound of Music Live!, NBC hired Smash producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan to executive produce another beloved musical for 2014. As expected, last week’s event heralded in a new holiday tradition. With 18.6 million viewers, the peacock network would’ve been stupid to not stage another production. No word on what musical just yet, but here’s what NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told The New York Times.
“All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us,” Greenblatt told the Times. “Rights holders of musicals have said, ‘Please do one of our shows.’ We’re excited to try it again.”
Reportedly, the only requirement is that it must be a family-friendly Broadway classic with a slew of familiar songs. I guess that rules out Priscilla! Queen of the Desert, Rent or The Book of Mormon ;) With recent movie renditions of Hairspray, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, that also rules them out. I’m betting they do another Julie Andrews classic. Mary Poppins anyone? Or something from the hey day of musicals.
Although the Sound of Music Live! production took over 18 months to orchestrate, all parties involved confidently believe it won’t take nearly as long, having gone through the experience already. The Carrie Underwood starrer cost reportedly $9 million to produce. With a 22-song soundtrack available on iTunes and a DVD/Blu-Ray release next week, I’m sure the network will be raking in the profits for years to come. I also foresee jacked up commercial prices for the next musical.
In other Sound of Music-related news, a cast member from the beloved movie passed away Monday. For those who didn’t believe Underwood killed it with her performance, clearly they were wrong ;) Obviously, I’m joking, albeit in bad taste.
With all the attention focused on movies this time of year, I thought I’d give some loving to programs on the small screen. Truth be told, the American Film Institute’s picks for Top 10 best films are pretty much status quo with all the recent critics awards, The only exceptions being Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Tom Hanks’ Saving Mr. Banks finally entering the Oscar race. I really didn’t feel like talking about another 12 Years A Slave win ;)
On the television side, the AFI made some room in their Top 10 for new blood. Orange Is The New Black, The Americans, Masters of Sex and Scandal were just a few first-timers who made the cut. Despite being the highest-rated of the three, American Horror Story: Coven was snubbed. Also noticeably absent were Girls, Homeland and Modern Family. All of which have been included on the list since their respective freshman year. Is this the beginning of the end for the Emmy-winning ABC sitcom’s winning streak?
Based on the AFI’s mandate, below are the ten outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. See if you agree with their list.
After last week’s single elimination, we’re back to getting rid of two acts. Personally, it made much more sense to eliminate two last week and one this week, but what do I know. With NBC trying to give The Sing-Off a boost, it cut back The Voice to just an hour tonight. In addition, they trotted out Jewel, Nick Lachey, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman during the hour to pimp their show. I love Pitch Perfect but did the peacock network really need to resurrect The Sing-Off?
Before the Final 5 performed their solos, they united for a group performance of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. Everyone holds their own on it, with exception to Cole. Poor guy’s microphone was jacked. All that you could hear was full-on static. You couldn’t miss the expression of defeat on his face. Thankfully, no one will judge them on the group performance. Check out the solos and my rankings below.
It always amazes me how drastically most drag queens look without the wigs, makeup and stilettos. Seriously, these bitches are talented. Sometimes the finished product is truly drop dead gorgeous.
Now that you’ve met the queens competing on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s time to tackle the big question at hand. Forget about who’s going to be “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Let’s determine who the cutest boy is without all the glitz and glamooooooor.
Weigh in below on which contestant looks best out of drag and also which transformation is the most stunning. Obviously, this is meant to be fun and cheeky so keep the comments relatively hater-free. Thanks. Let’s keep reading the filth to the professionals- Ru’s squirrels ;)
Side note: If anyone knows the real names of the queens I couldn’t find, it would be much appreciated.
We had a big weekend for us Drag Race fans, we finally got to see the new cast for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6. Now if you’re like me and have eyes, ears and a computer, you probably knew this cast already. The cast of RPDR is literally the worst kept secret in gay town. I will give MAJOR props to each queen who consistently deny deny deny, confidentiality agreements and all. My favourite part (and this is really silly), is when they release the boy pictures all the fans just started naming off names of each of the girls on the leaked list thinking it was them, when it was someone else completely. Also LOTS of nepotism this season. Cast members are drag mothers, sisters, best friends of previous contestants which gets me to think…is that all there is left out there?
Anyhow let’s get to know these bitches and I’ll tell you who my top girls are (I’ve never been wrong before!)
On last night’s finale of The Amazing Race, the network debuted a promo for the upcoming season. It’s another All-Stars edition. The CBS show first did one in Season 11 and then Season 18- the latter being dubbed Unfinished Business.
As a side note: While I was rooting for the Afghanimals, I was fine with a Jason & Amy Season 23 win. They had great attitudes, played a clean race and always helped out their alliance members. Had it not been for Amy, Travis and Nicole never would’ve made the Top 3. Girlfriend helped out Nicole big time (TWICE).
While I enjoy seeing returning favorites, I have a problem with teams coming back for a third time. Producers need to spread the wealth. I scoured online and uncovered the teams coming back. I also discovered several teams that were considered but never made the cut. If you love elimination spoilers, there’s also info about the first few below.