Saturday, January 30, 2010

Got Milk?

I love, lurve, lurve Christina Hendricks on Mad Men, her character is soo...woman. Apparently, she wants to remind us that she is all woman in real life. She has a hot bod, curves and all. Here she is at the Director's Guild Awards:

With her hubby:

Who looks like this after giving birth 4 weeks ago? Matthew McConaughey's baby mama, Camilla Alves

In other news, Grammys are tomorrow, who is watching? I don't like the grammys I think they are boring, but part of my disease involves watching ALL award shows and also Lady Gaga will be opening with Elton(hey yesterday was National Lady Gaga day)AND tomorrow is my boo's birthday. Oh yea, Justin Timberlake is my boo. I'll be back on my take on the grammys...I think.

Happy Evening!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Red Carpet Peek-a-Boo - Ebony Style

Hey guys, I'm having a rainy thursday evening, thought I'd pop in and share some red carpet looks from various sites. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

Vanessa Williams - I have never really understood her style but unto each their own. Check out the bushy tails of her shoes.

Feeling the First Lady's look? Love her hair

Anika Noni Rose looking lovely

I don't know guys, I don't want to keep ragging on Ms Sidibe but I have not seen one flattering look on her since she hit the big time.

Mary J Blige looking okay, I feel she could have done better.

Taraji P Henson - I can't decide, yay or nay?

Tatyana Ali - I never like her look, but this is really pretty

Not quite sure what's going on with Rihanna

Gabrielle Union - just not a fan of hers

Let's end with an Amber Alert shall we?

Have a lovely evening folks.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Entertainment Randoms

It was bound to crossover at some point, if you don't want to read it, scuttle along :)

So it's award season, and if you don't know award season makes me oh so very happy. Even though it's mostly all politics, it's still fun for me. Following all the awards and nominations and predicting the winners. I shall do my yearly oscar predictions when nominations come out. Inglorious Basterds for the win!

Can I just say that Tila Tequila is a fucking idiot? Attention seeking chipmunk oshi.

How the hell am I 3 years older than Reggie Bush?

For anyone who watches the show "Hung", I really feel Thomas Jane was miscast. Aaron Eckhart would have been the perfect actor.

For anyone who has watched "September Issue". A documentary following Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, you should have spied Grace Coddington. A red and wild headed lady who used to be a former model and is now a creative editor. Her talent na die and you all know how I trip for talent. Her pictures are so bloody awesome.

It's amazing how Usher just fell off sha. These new batch of songs sound like someone trying hard to be cool. "Hey Daddy" is growing up on me sha.

I find Ke$ha annoying. Add Anna Kendrick to the list - she just seems unlikeable with her weird hairline and extra big teeth(sorry)

WTF is wrong with Heidi Montague (from the hills) why did this chic have 10 procedures in one day? Why did she pin her ears or have lipo or tuck her chin?? does she know what she looks like? why did the doctor perform the procedure? Why is she saying she wants more and claims she is not addicted to plastic surgery? smh

I am happy that Gabby Sidibe has really strong self confidence but for health reasons, I feel she should consider losing some weight. I saw a pic of her and she has no wrists sha.

Oh dear I saw Matt Leblanc the other day(Joey from friends) and Lisa Kudrow(phoebe from friends), they are old! which means we are old! lol

Helen Mirren is such a (G)MILF!

Everytime I see Martin Scorcese, I think of that blowfish that he was in that animated movie.

I think that's all I got. Have a lovely week till next time my lovelies. I feel like I should leave a song.I'm blank.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cross Over Roadblock?

Okay, does anyone remember this. Scroll down to the very bottom and see where I said the reason is basically that we(black people) are not able to cross over and appeal to a white audience. In my daily perusing of the entertainment world, it seemed as though this could be said also for movies. Before you click x, hear me out.

I'll step on the brakes and detour to Mr Tyler Perry. Unless you are living under a rock, Tyler Perry is the megasuccessful black producer, writer, actor of a number of movies and it seems he has joined the ranks of "Accepted Blacks"(A.Bs). A.B's you say? Well that's my personal definition of black actors that white peeps are comfortable with. To make this easier, members of this club are: Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Will Smith should catch my drift by now. Tyler Perry only made this cut because it seems nowadays if you make a black movie that is not done by Tyler Perry then you are kinda SOL. Studio heads are uncomfortable till you say Tyler Perry. I can't think of any other black movies since the onslaught of Perry movies.

I digress sha, a lot of people including black people give Perry a lot of flack for his movies. They say he is perpetuating a stereotype. I am not a fan of Perry but I have seen every movie he has brought out to make my own decisions, and even though I am not a fan I disagree with them. Perry said every character in his movies are people he encountered growing up and just because it's not yours or my reality doesn't mean it's not other people's reality. My beef with Perry is that his movies are done at the most basic of basics like he is talking to a primary school student but I understand his audience and that's a different story. But it leads me to the main movie in question - Precious.

Precious was a little known movie directed by Lee Daniels (Shadowboxer, Monster's ball). It premiered at Sundance beginning of 2009 and noone had heard of it, till Oprah WInfrey and yup, Tyler Perry attached their name to it, suddenly people took notice, earlier on, on my FB status I had mentioned that Hollywood had chosen their token black nominees for award season and it was from the movie, Precious. Precious premiered amidst lots of buzz and praise and I am sure they made more than was expected but they stalled at $35 million. Usually for most movies with this much buzz, ticket sales rise but this is what I read somewhere:

"Yet the fairy tale, I’m afraid, has now run into something of a road block. Every successful movie, in its own way, waxes and then wanes with audiences, but over the last few weeks something startling has happened to Precious: After burning up the box office, it quite suddenly went cold. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, for instance (when it was still hot), it was on 664 screens, and it averaged a sizzling $10,680. (I don’t mean over the five-day holiday; I mean over the normal Friday-to-Sunday frame.) Then, just one week later, it was still on 664 screens, but suddenly the average was down to $3,437 — a virtual cliff drop of a plummet. One week later (which is to say, this past weekend), the movie was still on 664 screens, and the average had sunk to $1,929. In other words, within the space of three weeks, just as the awards season begins to get busy with actual awards, Precious has gone from being a breakout indie smash to a movie that looks as if it’s starting to squeeze out its last receipts."

Reasons have come up that maybe the movie is too depressing, to which I call BS. I have watched a LOT of Oscar movie contenders and there is some depressing stuff in there. I happened to see an advance screening that came with a Q&A with the director and he specifically said that this movie was made for black people. Majority of the people at the screening were black and I suspect that if black people were the majority of viewers and it stalled at 35mill, is it safe to say that this movie did not appeal to our white brothers and sisters? That's what I suspect but who knows? I happened to read comments on an article on Precious and a lot of commenters(obviously white) were making comments saying that they can't waste money to see a movie that promotes obesity (ess squeeze me?). One last stretch of an example is Princess and Frog, so far it's made 85mill but the industry peeps are dissapointed because it made less than was projected. Could it be because the characters were black? I sincerely hope that is not the case but I can't deny that I feel that race plays a huge part. What do y'all think?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gisti Gist Monday

Awon people, hope you are settling into the new year quite nicely. The year ain't playing, I feel like it's already speeding by. I hope everyone that said they'd be at the gym on Monday didn't postpone till Tuesday oh!. If you did..ok that's fine, just make sure you go and hope this helps. Anyways, it's hella cold and I just came across some celeb gist, I say make I come share with una.

First off, like WTF? Can we enter the year before people start dying? So some of y'all might know who Tila Tequila is (famous for being bisexual and having a dating show on MTV). Apparently, I went to high school with her and we were in the same Economics class back when she was Tila Nguyen. Me I don forget, I was reminded by a friend and fellow classmate. Anyways, after alleging that she was beaten by her NFL boyfie, Shawn Merriman, she was suddenly engaged to Casey Johnson, an heiress to the Johnson&Johnson fortune. Why news come break today that chick don die at age 30?? (although she looked older)Not sure what cause of death was sha but may her soul RIP.

Casey and Tila

Casey also had a 3 yr old daughter, Ava

In other news that I was actually happy for, Lil Miss Riri don found a new man. 28 year old Matt Kemp is a baseball player for LA Dodgers. They took a vacay to Mexico and apparently Riri's xmas list was "good food and good sex". E be like say she hit home run(hehe, pun intended. I couldn't help it). WOnder what Breezy thinks.


Get it Riri...

I don't think Chris is doing too bad tho, having himself a fun new years day

Jizoz, Teyanna Taylor's abs are RIDI-culous, she now has nice boobies to match. Check her out in the blue bikini...

Mr Vince Vaughn and his girlfriend Kyla Weber got married on saturday. Congrats to the couple..

Lindsay said no more drama in 2010, but she goes out shopping in this in St. Barts...

On a final note, just wanted to let you know that My Baby aka Justin Timberlake was named the most influential celebrity of 2009 for being able to raise 10 mill for charities. My baby and I accept the title with great humility.:D

Alright people, have a lovely evening, most shows are back from the holiday hiatus, for those that watch Grey's Anatomy it returns Jan 14. Have a lovely night, till next time :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Work Out Music Recommendations

Alright people, the holiday spirit is dying down and now it's time to face reality. Time for school, time to go back to work, time to leave Nigeria etc. Part of that reality is realising that all that pie, rice, dodo etc didn't magically disappear and is resting on either your hips, thighs, butt or stomach. Most people's resolutions involve losing weight, the gyms are gonna be packed come monday, for those that in this situation and for those just looking for good workout music, I thought I'd compile a bunch of songs from today's top 40 to be your companion on the treadmill or elliptical. Personally, the more upbeat it is the better so a lot of the songs will probably be upbeat, fast paced songs. Enjoy and feel free to add any.

Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance and Telephone ft Beyonce * not to be confused with Video Phone. (once again most of her songs)
Jay Sean - Down
David Guetta ft Akon - Sexy Chick
Britney Spears - 3 (most of her songs too)
Black Eyed Peas - I gotta feeling/boom boom pow/imma be *actually most BEP songs are workout friendly.
Chris Brown - Transform ya
Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
Cascada - Evacuate the dancefloor
Kelly Clarkson - My life would suck without you
Orianthi - According to you
Three Days Grace - Break
Ester Dean ft Chris Brown and Weezy - Drop it low
Banky ft Wizkid - Tanker
Chris Brown - Pass Out
Rihanna - Disturbia
H.Man - Ndoli Ndoli Remix
Pitbull - Calle Ocho/Hotel Room
Cobra Starship - Good girls go bad
Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
Gucci mane ft Usher - Spotlight
Chalie Boy - I look good
Flo Rida - Right Round
9ice - Gbamu Gbamu
Britney Spears - Circus
3oh!3 - Don't trust me
Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock
Pink - So what
Beautiful - Akon ft Colby O'Donis
Neyo - Closer
Shakira - SHe wolf
The Veronicas - Untouched
John Legend - Green Light
Duncan Mighty - Dance for me
Maino - All the above
Dagrin - kondo
Janet and Michael - Scream.

There are still many many more but I am sure everyone can find a few songs they can add to their play list. Have a happy and healthy new year and please feel free to share yours.