This weekend, I had a bookcase to assemble. So I turned on the television hoping to find something fun and mindless to watch while I tried to decipher Ikea assembly instructions. I am normally very anti-wedding shows—I don’t like how they play into the fairytale of weddings
and put all the focus on spending an extravagant amount on one day rather than on working hard to make a relationship work every day. But for some reason, I decided the thing to watch was a marathon of “Say Yes To The Dress: Big Bliss.” And I would now like to declare this my new favorite guilty pleasure show.
The series follows the wedding dress consultants of Kleinfeld’s boutique, which has one of the largest collections of plus-sized wedding dresses out there, as they help brides—sizes 16 through 30—find the perfect wedding dress. So why am I so obsessed with this show? Keep reading »
Every time a new “Twilight” movie trailer is released, YouTube user nuttymadam3575
— a British chick who appears to be in her late-teens or early-20s — posts a reaction video that is 10 times out of 10 more entertaining than the trailer itself. Her latest reaction vid, in response to the just released “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ trailer
, is no exception. I thought this was supposed to be a happy occasion! A new “Twilight” trailer, YAY! Woot woot! Unfortunately, Nutty Madam is hit by the realization that this is the final film and what should be a joyous experience is marred by the tragedy “that it’s all going to end!” A metaphor for life if there ever was one. (Warning, this video is NSFW because of her salty language.) [YouTube
] Keep reading »
It’s funny. I always thought I despised the red carpet arrival specials that proceed most awards shows and are a flurry of what-are-you-wearing questions. But for last night’s MTV Movie Awards, the network decided to do away with this tradition. Instead, they aired the season finale of “America’s Best Dance Crew” and then dropped us straight into the awards show with a “Hangover 2” spoof. It felt like there was no wind up, no anticipation built. Let’s just say that I will never roll my eyes at another red carpet special again, as I now see that they serve a purpose.
Overall, last night’s MTV Movie Awards seemed a little … flat. Jason Sudeikis‘ jokes elicited scowls rather than laughter. The presenter pairings—always people starring in a movie together—felt a little shillfesty. And almost all of the awards for the night went to the same movie—”Twilight: Eclipse“—a problem since the cast members didn’t seem to even want them.
But that said, there were some great moments, too. After the jump, the five best and worst moments. Keep reading »
Apparently, for tweenage girls, there’s a fine art to being selected from the audience and pulled on stage to have Justin Bieber serenade you during a concert. Perhaps Rihanna is trying to curate the same thing? Earlier this week, on her “Loud” tour, RiRi pulled a fan—and a female one, no less—on stage during a song. She sat her down, splayed her legs open with her knee, pushed her on her back, mounted her, and proceeded to grind on her. What do you think—all part of a good show or too much? I gotta admit that, as much as I love Rihanna, it sure seems like she is trying a little hard lately. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Attention Twihards! The first trailer for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ has been released! Let me start by saying that I hate this new trend of breaking up the final installment of a series into two movies — “Harry Potter” did it first, now “Twilight,” and apparently the third story in the “Hunger Games” trilogy (“Mockingjay”) is going to be a two-parter too. Seriously, screenwriters, stop being lazy and condense that s**t! Anyway, Breaking Dawn
is by far the sexiest and most gruesome of the Twilight
books and I am personally psyched to see how the filmmakers handle the Edward and Bella sex scenes, not to mention Bella’s super nasty pregnancy. The trailer sure makes it look dramatic, but is Jacob going to look that pissed and constipated the entire movie? Are you psyched for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″?
UPDATE: So, the first trailer I posted got taken down cause of the whole copyright thing. So I found this one, but it’ll probably get taken down shortly too. Now, if it does get taken down, I’ll leave the post up and update it again after the MTV Movie Awards. That’s where the trailer is supposed to debut, but apparently someone got hold of it and now Summit is freaking and trying to get YouTube to take down all the leaked ones. But, post-Movie Awards, the trailer will be officially released to the web and I’ll put that one in. Does that make sense? “Breaking Dawn” is clearly very important business. Keep reading »
I always thought I was a picky eater … until I watched “Freaky Eaters.”
The TLC show is back for Season 2 (premieres Sun., June 5, 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET), but according to the show’s experts, psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin, the difference between Season 1 and 2 is night and day.
Last season, we met freaky eaters addicted to pizza, french fries and Coke. Now, that seems normal compared to this season’s addicts. In the premiere episode, we meet Nikki, a woman obsessed with eating corn starch. Just plain corn starch. Up to 3,300 calories worth of corn starch a day, as a matter of fact. Read more… Keep reading »