Monday, August 27, 2007

The Hills

Tonight's episode of The Hills is my favorite to date. It wasn't focused on Hollywood parties, but instead on real emotions and real life changes. As Spencer meets Heidi's family in Colorado and leaves his planned BBQ with Brody behind in LA, it's clear their friendship is hanging by a Heidi's and Lauren's before it was all over. I'm also glad Lauren finally showed a sadness for the loss of Heidi rather than just anger. It shows they shared something genuine and I'm sad they're no longer close. As for Audrina, I feel bad for her, but I think she saw it coming. Justin Bobby does not seem like one to rely on. I hope she finds a suitable guy for her.

That's my two cents.

Catch The Hills on MTV Monday nights at 10 pm.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Terry's Got Talent

Tonight was the second season finale of America's Got Talent. The final four included:
Antoinette "Butterscotch" Clinton, a singer/beat-boxer from Davis, Ca; Cas Haley, a singer from Arlington, TX; Julienne Irwin, a country singer from Bel Air, MD; and Terry Fator, a ventriloquist from Dallas, TX. The season finale featured special guest appearances by Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift, The Muppets, and UB40.

During the final minutes, the winner of America's Got Talent and $1,000,000 was announced as Terry Fator, the ventriloquist! Who would have thought?

Congratulations, nonetheless! =)

HSM 2 sets new records

The most beloved tv movie for kids right now is Disney's High School Musical. On August 17th, it's long-awaited sequel was released and it drew in approx. 17.2 MILLION viewers, setting a new record as the most-watched basic cable program ever. That's about 10 million more viewers than the 7.7 viewers that watched the original movie.

Also, according to HSM 2 became "the most-watched basic cable movie of all time...The highest-rated television program ever for children age 6 to 11... The most-viewed Friday television telecast, cable or broadcast, in the past five years."

Yeah. Way to go Zanessa, Ashley and others.

With such great previous success, High School Musical 3 is scheduled to be released in THEATRES this time sometime in 2008. I'll keep it updated.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Heidi Montag releases new single "Body Language"

Aspiring singer, Heidi Montag of MTV's The Hills debuted her new single on Ryan's Seacrest morning show today.

"Body Language" contains samples of Yaz's 1990 hit "Situation." With luck, it could be a hit in the clubs as the up tempo/electronica genre is a club favorite. I haven't decided whether I think it's just okay, hate it, or am totally repulsed. If it were only Heidi on the track I might say her single is O-K-A-Y but my decision is delayed due to the fact that her much-hated fiancé Spencer Pratt RAPS during the track.


What do you think about it?


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Hills Season 3. Review/Thoughts/Spoilers!

If you're a fan of The Hills, you definitely did not miss the first two episodes of season three, RIGHT?

WRONG. As much as I anticipated the season premiere, I became completely distracted in other things. MY DVR finally recorded the reruns at 1:00 and 1:30 this morning and I must say I'm kind of disappointed after watching them.

SPOILERS AHEAD (for those who missed it) :

Episdoe 1 "You know what you did" :

I'm happy to see Whitney move up in TeenVogue. Who wouldn't want to get a position and a salary after 5 years of being an intern? It's obvious working at TeenVogue isn't just some job for her, she really wants to get forward in the industry.

As for Lauren, I'm glad she is over Jason (or so it seems) but I was shocked of her obvious attraction for the Londoner at Les Deux...I understand she was drunk, but she's never really acted like that before on camera.

Another night at Les Deux for a friends birthday, a fight breaks out between LC and Heidi. Apparently, according to Lauren and others, Heidi and her vicious man Spencer began a rumor of an inappropriate home video featuring Lauren and her ex-beau Jason Wahler which eventually circulated the internet so much that it reached LC's mother and had her questioning Lauren about it. As Heidi was pressured by Spence (once again) to seek answers from Lauren ignoring her and not coming to her house warming party, Lauren lost control of emotions and publicly denounced Heidi as no longer being a part of her life and exclaiming she never wanted to speak to her again.

What I'm wondering though is...what evidence is there that Heidi had something to do with it? It's easy to accuse the slimeball Spencer but I still think Heidi has some consideration for Lauren and her privacy as a friend - if the rumor is true or not.

Episode 2 "The Proposal" :

Audrina re-introduces her ex, Justin (or Bobby, as he likes to be called...weirdo) into her life and decides to give him a second chance after abandoning her in Las Vegas two years earlier to visit a strip club with his buddies. Right off the bat, Lauren has speculations that this kid Bobby may not the best for Audrina but rather than risk losing another friend, she keeps these feelings to herself and vents to Lo. Before Audrina goes to dinner with Bobby, she tells Lauren that she has two tickets (for Lauren and her) for 40 Deuce for later that evening. One hour dinner turns into two and eventually she returns home with Bobby where he meets Lo and sees Lauren. Audrina informs Lauren she is going to 40 Deuce with Bobby. Without even asking first, she gave away Laurens ticket just like that. It's obvious through Laurens facial expressions that she's a bit stunned, but once again, says nothing.

That is essentially Lauren's worst flaw. On the show, she seems like a very caring friend but she tends to let people walk all over her. Though she's improving on when and how to properly react, in this episode she could be making a big mistake by not saying anything to Audrina. It may not be a big deal but it's how Heidi started with Spencer...suddenly choosing a boy over her friend.


I couldn't believe Spence proposed to Heidi. Sure, I'd read about their engagement in magazines, but I never imagined it would happen in the first episode! I really hope maybe it means they...eventually...break up? Maybe that's just wishful thinking. Really, without the cameras and fame, I highly doubt Spencer would be with her. I really liked Heidi before Spencer came along. I think Lauren and her shared good times, and it seemed like she took care of her friends in tough times, like when Jason prompted an argument with Lauren that one New Years Eve...

Surely there is tons more drama on the way. Stay tuned. I'll definitely try not to miss it =)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Artists On The Rise

I've been an avid underground music fan for quite some time now. But with each sweet discovery of mine, in a matter of months/sometimes a year or two, artists and bands that have long existed even before I became interested, are becoming increasingly mainstream. While I'm glad they are receiving the much deserved recognition, I find myself becoming jealous that they are no longer precious secrets I turn to when the mainstream music world isn't working for me. Here are a few artists I've harbored to myself that are gaining serious play time on TV/Radio:

Feist - The native Canadian Leslie Feist can make you sob like a two year old with "Let it die" or make you happy-go-lucky in "Mushaboom" Her latest single "1234" can be heard on VH1's You Oughta Know segments.

Sia - This kukoo Australia native can be a slew of genres and still keep her fans hanging on. In her slow jam "Breathe Me" she tells a story of a lost soul while in "Pictures," she keeps a giddy beat to a sad love tune. Her latest song "Buttons" was featured on and garnered several new fans, increasing her popularity overall.

A Fine Frenzy - Frighteningly beautiful Seattle native 22 year old Alison Sudol creates "hypnotic piano arrangements under classic American melody fused into irresistible, atmospheric songs". "Almost Lover" (a favorite of mine) has also been featured on VH1 You Oughta Know segments.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Zooey Deschanel in Jane Magazine

So a co-worker of my moms knows I indulge in magazines so every month, when she receives an issue from one of her subscriptions that she's not into, she passes them on to me. Sure, I sometimes get them a month late, but I'm not complaining about a kind hand-me-down. Anyway, I've probably only read two issues of Jane Magazine in my entire life, but this new one she handed down caught my eye. Zooey Deschanel, who graced the June/July cover, opened up in the article about her fetish to buy and attempt to fit into little girls clothing and describes this as her "party trick." However, for the photo shoot, she was not wearing such clothing. In fact, her wardrobe for the shoot is what this blog is about. Here are a few pics from the magazine:

(Zooey with the tube: Sonia Rykiel dress $915; Chanel Bow $555; M&J Trimmings ribbon $2/yard)

(To the far left: Prada top $1,195; Chanel bow $555; Pomellato Lola Collection Ring $2, 915)

(Above: Southpaw Vintage swimsuit; Louis Vuitton 'Ode' sunglasses $600)