This Friday, People Magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009 hits the newstands, and Taylor Swift makes the cover. Makes sense. She’s won oodles of awards, she’s dating a ridiculously hot minor with the same name, she’s hosted SNL, she’s gone head to head with Kanye….all this, and she’s a 20 year old country singer. Pretty incredible.
“You can stay the same person, even if everything around you changes. I would like to think everybody out there isn’t just waiting for me to trip and fall and stumble out of a club drunk. People know I’m not a party girl. I’m not hiding some dying urge to be out clubbing right now,” says Swift.
Okay this is totally raunchy cheeseballs, but I’m showing it to you anyway. From the guy that brought you “Soccer Practice” (which was totally brilliant and hilarious – I’ll show you the video later in this post…) comes another over the top gay music video to accompany a sassy ‘n trashy song about…well…bossy bottoms. The song, written by Jonny McGovern, Adam Joseph, and Linda James, also features a group called Team Pimp ( Erickatoure, Linda James, Adam Joseph and Maxi J). An ode to the bottoms of the world.
He’s made his mark as the token Gay Pimp in the industry, having been on Comedy Central’s Out on the Edge, hosted by Alan Cummings, featured on Ricki Lake (I know – haven’t heard of her in ages!), and was also a cast menber of the sketch comedy show The Big Gay Sketch Show produced by Rosie O’Donnell for the LOGO television network.
Okay, time to check out the video…
This has got to be the smartest move Tyra and Bankable Productions have made in the longest time. After a season of rotating guest judges, Vogue’s editor-at-large icon, Andre Leon Talley, is joining America’s Next Top Model for Cycle 14. Fashionistas and Vogue aficionados across the nation were probably wetting their designer panties when news broke out.
Personally, I am over-the-moon excited to see Leon Talley’s quips and critique at panel. I’ve been a huge fan of his ever since I started following fashion watching FashionTV. Besides Anna Wintour, Andre is fashion’s second biggest and most influential voice. He has been a front-row staple at all the major shows in Milan, New York, Paris and London for more than 25 years. In 2007, he was even ranked 45th in Out Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”.
As excited as I am about Talley adding some actual fashion credibility to the farce ANTM has become, I’m a little worried about all the “testosterone” on the judging panel. Granted, both Jay Alexander and Andre Leon Talley aren’t the most masculine, but it would’ve been nice to hire a former or current supermodel to the mix. I guess Tyra is proving she’s the HBIC- Head Bitch In Charge- and not hiring a female judge. After both former ANTM judges, Janice Dickinson and Paulina Porizkova, publicly spoke out about Tyrant’s diva ways, she’s not risking another potential fallout with a fellow supermodel.
Well Monday night hundreds rallied on the Eve of the decision on whether or not Washington DC would pass marriage equality into law. And all were overjoyed on Tuesday when in a whopping 11-2 vote, it was passed! Some council members even said “I do” instead of “Aye” which just makes me smile as big as I can possibly smile. It’s about time some positive light and a little sense of humor at the ridiculous circumstances under which so many states have lost was shed on this issue. Hopefully some of the doom and gloom continues to be over.
So already organizations like the National Marriage Organization have a gone a little apeshit and started email and phone calling and hiring town criers to go rooftop to scream about how the people should have voted and not the government. They will continue to try to overturn the issue I’m sure. But right now, in Washington DC, MARRIAGE IS EQUALLY OURS.
It’s very strange that we’re at the finale already, and that’s not even to mention the fact that there are randomly SIX dancers this season instead of the customary 4. I absolutely agree with both the comments on previous posts about how this season was rushed and poorly done. The random changes to how the show functioned and everything made it absolutely obvious that the studio was just doing it to keep up ratings. Tsk tsk.
Kathryn & Ryan
That said, the show started off with a bang as a SHIRTLESS Ryan (finally) dances a Samba with Kathryn to Magalenha by Sergio Mendes. It was a great routine and regardless of how well I thought it was danced (or not) the fact that Ryan danced with his shirt off made me rewind it and watch a second time. I wish he’d worn ballroom shoes for the routine rather than bare feet- but that’s just being nit-picky. Kathryn did a great job, especially with no Ballroom training and overall I truly enjoyed the routine (and staring at Ryan’s 1/2 naked body all during the comments- great camera work people).
Why is Skull Candy so sweet? Well, they’ve taken some creative, unique, and innovative approaches to the way we listen to our music, and how we look while we’re doing it! Some serious “stand-out” designs that will allow you stand out from the rest, as you venture into your own personal world of music. And, you can literally do that. I find that when I have the over ear headphones on, I can hear nothing but my music. It’s fantastic: the full enveloping, crisp sound of my favorite songs, while ignoring the rest of the world for the time being. That’s pretty sweet. That’s candy. Skull Candy.
Aside from the sound which is obviously key, there are some other notable features in most of their headphones. One is in-line volume control, meaning you can control the volume directly from the headphone cord, as opposed to having to change the volume directly from your MP3 player or other sound device. Another great feature is an extension cable so you can adjust the length of the headphone cord – run it short, or run it long.
Hey kids! We’re half way through the week and only 9 days away from Christmas (oh my gosh – haven’t even started shopping) and if you STILL aren’t in the Christmas spirit, I have another concert that will hopefully help. And if not – then paint yourself green and call yourself the Grinch.
Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend the Seattle Women’s Chorus holiday performance Making Spirits Bright. The sister choir of the Seattle Men’s Chorus puts on their own holiday show with it’s own little twists of humor while still putting you into the holiday spirit. This was my first time attending the SWC, I will definitely be back for more AND I think y’all should check them out. Much like their “brothers,” the Women’s Chorus starts their show off with some classic Christmas and classical pieces which truly raise the hairs on your arms – or in my case relax me so much I can’t help but drift away. Cheesy as it sounds, their voices are heavenly. But I wasn’t able to drift into dream land for very long because the laughs started to come.
Fans of Celebrity Apprentice will have to wait til March 14, 2010 to get their fix of watching “celebrities” going at it like cats and dogs. NBC announced yesterday, that the third installment of the celebrity version of the show- 9th season overall- will premiere shortly after NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Just a few years ago, the Donald Trump reality show was on the verge of cancellation but then found new life in recruiting famous personalities to compete for their favorite charities.
Last season, fans saw an epic catfight between comedienne, Joan Rivers, and poker player, Annie Duke. The battle got so heated, Rivers at one point likened Duke to Hitler- kinda sounds like someone I know. Although NBC hasn’t formally announced this season’s participants, the identities were unintentionally revealed when the cast was spotted filming promotional materials a couple of months ago on the streets of New York City. Even though, most hardcore fans know the celebrities involved, NBC still only has silhouettes of the cast on their website.
So who will join the ranks of Piers Morgan and Joan Rivers as the ultimate Celebrity Apprentice? What rivalries will arise from this bunch of a-type personalities? Will they rival the Piers vs Omarosa or Joan vs Annie rivalry of season’s past? Once again, the teams are divided initially between women vs men. This was a fun idea when they first started doing this, but its getting a bit tired. My guess is, traditionally when you get a bunch of women together, chances are pretty high that some sort of catfight will occur. Without further adieu, here’s the cast of Celebrity Apprentice 3.