Meet Vecente. He was a guest on “The Tyra Show” for the judgment day episode and said some really hateful and hurtful things about another guest because the guest has dark skin. As you can see from the video above, Vecente makes some statements that are really infuriating, but he reportedly claims the show’s producers and Tyra told him what kind of character he was supposed to portray. He also says the talk show is scripted. Vecente says his racist, politically incorrect statements were only for television purposes. [Media Takeout]
He could be lying as a result of the backlash he’s received since his appearance aired, but I’m pretty sure I’ve caught “The Tyra Show” using an actor as a guest at least once. I watched an episode from the first season, I believe, in which this guy who Tyra said was a lawyer in real life was supposed to pretend to be a stalker so a woman could learn not to trust men she meets just because they look wealthy. A few hours after the episode ended, I saw the same guy in a commercial for something that slips my mind. He was an actor and the commercial continued to air after that episode. Keep reading »
TGIF ladies! Time to unwind from the hectic work week with a
bottle glass of wine and some “me” time. And what better way to do that than to disappear into a movie theater? This week your every fantasy can be realized, whether it involves inventing elaborate machines like in “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs,” going cannibalistic on hotties in “Jennifer’s Body,” being a super spy like “The Informant!” or just falling in love because, apparently, “Love Happens,” though I have my doubts about that statement. Keep reading »
Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and Amy Sedaris
Directed by Karyn Kusama (“Girlfight”)
Written by Diablo Cody
Please, please, please don’t read other movie reviews of “Jennifer’s Body.” I can tell you what the 50-year-old white men who write them are going to say:
Megan Fox can’t act.
Diablo Cody‘s dialogue sounds like “Juno”!
It’s a horror movie but it’s not that scary.
Nice kissing scene!
Good soundtrack, though.
Very original, guys! Good job. If you want the real scoop on “Jennifer’s Body,” read on … Keep reading »
As a longtime worshiper at the temple of O, I have recently been questioning Oprah’s street cred. Is the talk show queen really slipping in popularity, as her seven-point Nielsen rating drop suggested? As soon as her 23rd season (yes, believe it) began, I got my answer … hell no! Fresh off tell-all interviews with Erin Andrews, and THE Whitney Houston, Oprah is back with a bang this season, proving that she is still the high priestess of hip. What’s in store for the eager viewers of America like me? Keep reading »
Last night, VH1 held their annual “Divas” concert, featuring Kelly Clarkson
, Miley Cyrus
, and Jordin Sparks, even though attaching the label “diva”
to these gals is questionable. During the show, which coincidentally took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music right down the road from my apartment, host Paula Abdul
made a funny. She dressed up as Ellen DeGeneres
, who’s replacing her as a judge on “American Idol” this season, and imitated her dopest dance moves
, grooving her way over to a replica of Ellen’s set. “Why y’all staring at me? Can’t a girl try out a new job?” she said. “All kidding aside—nothing but love Ellen. And I wish you the best of luck on the new gig. And you gotta call me if you have any Simon problems because, well, I know him best.” Keep reading »
Over at Needles and Sins, Marisa points us to Bravo’s 57-page slide show of the seriously tattooed contestants of “Top Chef: Las Vegas.” Our favorite? Pictured here, Michael Voltaggio‘s beautifully rendered forearm koi fish. (That he’s cute doesn’t hurt, although the work must have.) Check out the 30-year-old, Maryland-born, James Beard finalist’s culinary-themed tattoos after the jump. [Via Needles and Sins] Keep reading »
Although “The Real Housewives of Orange County” was the first in the franchise, the show has been like an annoying stepsister since “The Real Housewives of New York City” premiered, because the O.C. women only seem to shop, booze, and complain. However, that all seems to change in the upcoming fifth season. Keep reading »
Love is a nightmare. This we know. I’m so tired of those stupid chick lit books where everyone ends up safe, happy, and in love at the end. That’s why I’m so excited that the new romance/horror mash-up from the genius behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is now on bookstore shelves! In Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Ben H. Winters expands on the Jane Austen classic with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other sub-human monstrosities. Now that’s my kind of love story! Bloody, gory, awkward, and odd—kind of like it is in real life. When the Dashwood sisters are forced to leave their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island, they will either drown or stay afloat. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, romantic Marianne is forced to choose between two suitors—handsome Willoughby and half-man/half-monster Colonel Brandon. That’s a no-brainer—go for the monster dude, of course! See a video preview for the book after the jump. Keep reading »