Well it’s been 2.5 weeks since I’ve been here and there’s a few things I’ve learned: Australians drive crazy, I stick out like a sore thumb with my accent, and Canadians are way too nice!
Moving to Australia I had my stereotypical ideas; hot climate, lots of Aborigines, hot guys everywhere and kangaroos jumping across highways like we have deer. Nope! I was wrong! Although, to be fair, the hot guy ratio is much higher here AND my sore thumb accent helps as a conversation starter! So…thumbs up!
Where to start? Language! There are days at work where I have no clue what people are saying! The accents are dependent from what areas people are from, so some are mild and some are really thick. Aside from the accent, the slang is more than I thought it would be. It’s not just words, but even phrases that make me shake my head. ‘Sticking the boot” translated means giving someone a hard time. Pinched=steal, chewy=gum, heaps=lots….I could go on, but you get the point. Try having a conversation where you’re constantly trying to figure out what it means – it’s hard!
I oh-so wish I didn’t have to put the question mark at the end of that title!
As any good gay, woman over 35 or board game-loving… well, gay would know, Clue- the quintessential whodunit game- was made into an instant cult classic film in 1985. Staring screen legends like Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Lesley Ann Warren, the mystery/comedy was often called “so bad it’s good” by critics everywhere I just called it amazeballs brilliance. Admittedly, I was 2 when it came out, but one of my earliest memories of non-Disney movies was this gem and ever since it has made my “top movie picks”, topping the chart time after time. The perfect example of camp, this chase through a giant, dusky mansion with weapons in hand has 6 caricatures of insanity rushing to solve multiple murders before they’re the next victims. Complete with 3 alternate endings (this movie was totally revolutionary for its time), the flick is hands down one of the fumiest things you’ll ever see.
The 80s aside, the rights to this film have been taken up and- wait for it- there is STRONG plans to have this baby remade by 2011!!
Tonight I was able to take my nephew and niece to the worldwide arena phenomenon, Walking With Dinosaurs, and as I mentioned in my original post about the show, I was overly ecstatic to see dinosaurs live! It was hard to judge who was more excited, them, both under the age of ten or myself, age not to be disclosed. Prior to go to the show I asked each kid which Dinosaur was their favourite and they were most excited to see; my nephew chose the legendary predator Velociraptor, with my niece picking Tyrannosaurus Rex. Both were fairly high on my list of must-sees as well.
After spending the day at work telling everyone I was going all I received was positive feedback and jealousy-comments in regards to the show. With only one show on Friday, we were guaranteed to have an audience full of eager youth and excited parents, set up for a night of wonder and monstrous amazement. Walking With Dinosaurs didn’t disappoint. I checked out the show’s website prior to the show to prepare myself for what lied ahead (I wasn’t going to find myself in a Jurassic Park-like situation); www.dinosaurlive.com. After checking out the amazing preview clips and videos online I was practically running to our seats.
There’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Vanessa Williams. Singer, Actress, former Proactiv user, and the former evil boss from Ugly Betty puts the other bitches in their places as she takes the power position in this promo pic for Season 7 of the hit show. Vanessa Williams joines Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, and Felicity Huffman in the all star cast of the malicious, mysterious, melodramic & mean mommies on ABC.
The seventh season premieres on September 26, 2010.
According to the LA Times, Blockbuster is going to file for bankruptcy next month after losing almost a billion dollars in the past two years. The word on the street is they’re looking at a mid-September bankruptcy as the most likely scenario.That’s right folks, Digital Killed The Video Store, considering Hollywood Video parent firm Movie Gallery Inc. (the second largest video store chains after Blockbuster) went out of business this past April. Below is a clear depiction of the business at Blockbuster going down, down, down…
So does that mean goodnight to your Blockbuster Night? Not completely…
Ahhhh so hot and I love it! A new song just survaced by a French actress and singer named Ysa Ferrer and it’s called French Kiss (produced by Chew Fu…who? LOL). What makes it even hotter? The video. Lots of french kissing (girls & guys, girls & girls, and most importantly guys and guys) and an incredibly fabulous Ysa Ferrer and her two back up dancers doing is…”how you say”…looking sexy!
This is Ferrer’s 4th studio album and she’s preparing for a tour called Paradoxal Show this fall. Prior to becoming a recording artist, she played the role of “Nadia” in the France 2 popular TV show called Seconde B (1992 – 1994). While working on the show, she worked on music demos and after two seasons of the hit show, she decided to focus on her singing career…and apparently French Kissing!
If you’ve watched Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” music video, you probably found yourself drooling over her studly six-packed love interest. Model turned actor Josh Kloss made Perry feel like a teenager again, and a good majority of those watching as well. I know, he made my palms sweet and filled my stomach with butterflies. That’s why I made Kloss this week’s crush. If you wanted to know the man behind the abs, I’ve the 411 for you.
29-year-old Kloss was born in Portland, Oregan. During his college days, he studied vocal performance. He then moved to Hollywood to be in a band and become an actor. He idolizes intense actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and Brad Pitt. His first major role was on the Fox teen hit show, “The O.C.“, where he played Chip Saunders (Luke’s friend in Season 1).
With his 6’2″ stature and photogenic looks, he picked up work modeling quickly. Currently he’s represented by Pinkerton Models in Los Angeles and Elite Models in Miami. Believe it or not, he doesn’t have a strict workout routine to maintain his photoshoot-ready physique. He says all he does is work out intermittently and eats wise proportions. Bitch.
Oh, and here’s the kicker and proof that life isn’t fair. One of his simple pleasures is Kentucky Fried Chicken. He worked there as a teen and still considers it one of his favorite foods. I love KFC too, but my body doesn’t look anything like that (insert sad face).
At the rate producers are adding actresses to the movie, “Scream 4” is shaping to be bloodiest of the franchise. Every little Hollywood “IT” starlet is apparently signing on to be part of the horror reboot. The latest two additions are Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Shenae Grimes (90210).
The duo were tweeting about their cameos, while waiting to film:
“on set waiting to bang out my cameo in scream 4! All hush hush but stay tuned! X”
“@shenaeSG hey girl heyyy”
“@lucyyhale what’s your favorite scary movie?? LOL glad to be here with ya! X”
With Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell and now Hale and Grimes signing on, I’m even more excited about the movie than ever. Maybe the foursome are part of an epic bloodbath in Scream’s signature opening scenes. Though none of them are Drew Barrymore (Scream), they’re all better than Jada Pinkett Smith (Scream 2) and Kelly Rutherford (Scream 3).