Here we go again. America’s Next Top Model is back. The catfights are back. The stereotypical casting is back. The bitchy blog is back. Tyra Banks is back, but that is the last time we will use her fake name here at Homorazzi. To me, she will always be Tyrant. Why? Because she is a ridiculous caricature, fake, transparent with her editing, and way too prone to stupid gimmicks. Despite all that… we love her. And, we love Top Model. Still. Here we are at Cycle 15 and the show has YET to produce an actual supermodel. A lot of the girls are working, but there has been no Adriana or Gisele or Agyness. Tyrant has never picked a high fashion winner… Jaslene and midget Nicole were close, but not the real deal. Could this year be different? Will Tyrant’s newfound love for high fashion finally give us a REAL model? Or are we destined to relive the CoverGirl slash Walmart slash Seventeen failures of the past? Who else misses Elyse? Sigh.
In honor of the Vancouver Home + Interior Design Show running from September 9 thru 12 at the Vancouver Convention Center, here are some cool home related gadgets, apps & tech stuff to drool over.
Concrete Wallpaper (pictured above)
We’ve seen unfinished concrete walls, ceilings and floors in industrial style loft apartments from converted warehouses and I love the raw look of concrete. Now you can have the same look without the hassle of having to pour and mix the cement. All you need to do is pick a pattern from Concrete Wall, which comes in about 27 different styles from cinder blocks to graffiti covered.
A local Vancouver-based charity is about to celebrate a huge achievement; successfully changing (and saving) lives for 20 years! If you haven’t heard of A Loving Spoonful, the following excerpt from their website (www.alovingspoonful.org) should help;
‘A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver.
Every week, all year round for over 19 years, our volunteers deliver approximately 1200 frozen meals and over 250 snack packs to men, women and children who are primarily homebound with AIDS. Our average meal cost is only $3.55. A Loving Spoonful is the constant support of over 250 adults and children living with HIV/AIDS throughout the Greater Vancouver area.’
As we commence the episode, we know that Lane & Britney are up for eviction and there’s one final Power of Veto to come that will determine who’s in the final three. It’s day 68 and there is only one week left until someone gets a rich.
Britney is well aware that she has to fight incredibly hard to stay in the game – but really, she has no idea. Meanwhile, Hayden and Enzo still hope that Lane’s loyalties are still to them over Britney. As Britney fights for her life, she tries to convince Lane and Hayden that Enzo would win in the final two. She may be right.
At the Veto Competition, the houseguests have 8 clues on top and 8 clues on bottom and they must match the corresponding “movie poster” to the clues. The first houseguest to hit their buzzer with all the correct answers wins POV – it’s called Big Brother Marquee. trivia. Lane is a write-off in this challenge, Britney is too slow and methodical and Hayden looks as though he was gonna win. Enzo buzzes in first but has it wrong. Hayden buzzes in second….and has it right. Now that Hayden won, Lane has to make them believe he was with the brigade all the way and was never going to choose Britney over them.
“I’ll be there for you…” Boy, didn’t The Rembrandts score the lottery with that song. Real-life BFFs, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, are together again for “Cougar Town’s” Season 2 premiere. ABC just released photos of the former “Friends” stars’ pseudo reunion.
This isn’t the first time one of Cox’s “Friends” has shown up on the cul-de-sac. Lisa Kudrow played a dermatologist during her guest star stint last Fall. Now, it’s
Rachel Jennifer’s turn to play a member of the medical profession. Aniston will play Cox’s too-good-too-be-true therapist. The two become fast friends (talk about art imitating life), which causes the ire of Cox’s Cougar Town BFF, Ellie (Christa Miller). Hell hath no fury like Ellie scorned.
Scandalous slash awesome! In a promotional video for the new Scissor Sisters album, Nightwork, Adam Lambert & Jake Shears are caught making out, while Katy Perry watches. Of course this wouldn’t be Adam Lambert’s first scandalous kiss (if it weren’t staged). As for Perry, she kissed a girl and she liked it…apparently she likes the boys kissing the boys too. It took place backstage at New York’s Terminal 5 after the Scissters’ show.
Since ANTM Cycle 15 premieres tonight, I thought it would be the perfect time to catch up with one of the previous winners. Nicole Fox won the petite cycle last Fall. While most cycle winners have a hard time booking jobs, Fox has had a harder time breaking through due to her tiny stature. In a world of Amazonian women, 5’7″ girls don’t work. But every once in a while, her tiny frame gives her an upper hand.
The gorgeous redhead recently shot an ad campaign for Nicole Richie’s “Winter Kate” clothing line. Fox says her tiny feet helped her secure the job for “Winter Kate”, since the sample sizes are based on Nicole Richie, who also has the same size feet. The photo shoot was shot in two days last week, with Richie on set and very hands on.
“The most awesome thing was that Nicole Richie was there both days,” she says. “The entire time everyone was working on it — two long hard days — and she was just really sweet.”
The Followill boys are back. Kings of Leon debuted their new single and accompanying music video today on their official website. “Radioactive” is the lead single off their highly-anticipated fifth studio album “Come Around Sundown” which drops in October. It will try to match the band’s hit 2008 album “Only By The Night” which sold six million units.
With “Radioactive”, the Tennessee rock band returned to their Southern roots and reconnected with their spirituality. The song is a bit of departure from their radio-friendly hits “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody“, but still has the catchy hook. The commercial appeal is undeniable and will undoubtedly find mainstream success on radio.