Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
December 22, 2007 -- PLAYBOY wants bad-girl TV anchor Alycia Lane to bare it all. A source tell us editors at the magazine's Chicago offices are mulling a lucrative offer to Lane to strip for an upcoming issue. A Playboy rep wouldn't confirm or deny the possible offer. The luscious Philadelphia news gal made front-page headlines this week when she allegedly slugged a female cop in Chelsea and called her a "[bleep]ing dyke," prompting executives at KYW-TV to make her take an early vacation as they decide her future.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
thank god its new year's.
2007-- its been real. but all good things must come to an end. i am ready for ya' 2008. in my mind, '08, you hold so much possibility and promise. i can hardly wait. bring it on.
...and in anticipation of all the joy you'll bring, i'm going to quote chief brody from one of my all time favorite movies, JAWS:
"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!
check it-check it-OUT! this is a window at Macy's that our oldest and dearest fan, Popsie, created. isnt is just marvelous? it is in honor of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade which as you (better effing) know takes places every New Year's Day in Philly. you should go check it out fo' yo'self. its the window facing city hall. and you should come out to the best parade this town has to offer on Tuesday, Jan 1. see ya' on broad street biatch!
little known facts:
those umbrellas are magic
Popsie is in the Polish American Stringband (which is the best)
that is a real, authentic Mummer's costume
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This was on the Today show on Black Friday. After I got over the bad lyrics and finished pondering if Bindi's mom had sold her daughter's soul to the devil, I was able to focus on the real conundrum - how did these grown ass men wind up as some 10 yr. old's back up dancer? Like, did you not quite make it into Madonna's crew but somehow passed the Sexual Predator test? Poor saps.
You only need to listen to about the first 2 minutes of this to hear how incredibly dumb she is. And, it was only Monday, folks.
Don't drink. Last week, while attending two holiday parties I accidentally stumbled across this little factoid. On Thursday, I went to an office party with a free open bar, but I was the designated driver therefore I decided not to drink. All night people were asking me why I wasn't drinking & I just replied that I didn't feel like it. Well, you can understand how anyone would think that I was crazy given the free booze opportunity.
Then, on Friday night I went to another holiday party & I just didn't feel like drinking. Since a lot of the same people attended both parties & saw that I wasn't drinking, I think some of them got the idea that I wasn't a drinker. By then, people were just acting all weird around me 'cause let's face it - the holidays are a time to get your drink on. Not to be surrounded by some teetotaler who's probably frowning upon your drunken behavior.
So, if you want to make people feel weird at a holiday party with lots of free-flowing, free booze, don't drink.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Well, against the advice of Unusual & I, CBS3 has decided to take Alycia Lane off the air indefinitely. She's decided to "take a planned two-week vacation" a week early while she's fighting the charges of assaulting an officer. Try not to feel too bad, she makes $700,000/yr. Also, did you know that she's dating Chris Booker of Q102 & JLo's sister's ex? Apparently her bad taste in men continues, too.
Here's a highlight of what she supposedly said during the brouhaha:"I don't give a f- who you are I am a reporter you f-ing dyke."
Also, the Philly Inq compiled a list of some other Philly news anchors who have received some bad publicity in the past, but unfortunately, our John Ogden isn't on the list. Nor is that guy who got fired a few years ago for saying something derogatory against a female rape victim in a local high profile case. And, who knew Cecily Tynan was such a jerk?
Howard Eskin. The hard-charging WIP/NBC10 sports reporter has often been in hot water; it really boiled over after his friendship with a woman who was later murdered by her husband.
Cecily Tynan. The Action News weathercaster left a nasty voice mail on the answering machine of her fiance's ex-wife - who released the tape.
Tom Burlington. The Fox29 anchor was taken off the air indefinitely after reportedly using the N-word during a news meeting.
Mike Missanelli. WIP fired the host after he roughed up a producer.
Sharon Reed. NBC10 dismissed the reporter/anchor after she reportedly threatened a colleague by e-mail.
Monica Malpass. The 6ABC anchor made headlines during her long-running divorce case.
John Bolaris. The weathercaster, who starts next month on Fox29, was a one-man gossip bonfire while at NBC10: reports of nightclub dustups, a celebrated romance with singer Lauren Hart, and a child with former NBC10 anchor Tiffany McElroy.
Jessica Savitch. The Kennett Square native became a star at KYW-TV before being hired away by NBC. Rumors of drug use peaked after a slurred on-air appearance in 1983. Less than a month later Savitch drowned when the car she was riding in plunged into a canal in Bucks County.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Ok, we've already established that John Ogden's off-screen antics in the Philly/Manayunk area makes him the Pat O'Brien of our town. Now, Alycia Lane finds herself in trouble again - this time with the law. Allegedly, Alycia hit a female police officer in NYC over the weekend.
Remember, this is after the bikini photos that she sent to some married, bloated NFL reporter whose wife intercepted the e-mail & sent a snarky reply back to her.
You can check out the story of her latest snafu here: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22937107-1702,00.html
Friday, December 14, 2007
As I've mentioned before, Flip Flop Girl, Unusual Suspect is Back! & I had a totally serious conversation one day & compiled a totally scientific, detailed list of actors & celebrities that we thought were "ugly hot" meaning that they're so talented, and/or passionate about their work that while not considered classically beautiful, you look past their looks & their talent changes your perception of them and you begin to think, "wow, he's gorgeous".
Some members of this esteemed list include Seal (Flip Flop Girl hates him), Benicio del Toro & Joaquin Phoenix, to name a few. Well, now Daniel Day-Lewis has a new movie coming out called "There Will be Blood" & when I saw him in a photo for the premiere I couldn't help wonder if he should be added to the list. I'm afraid that I may be too biased.
I loved his work on "In the Name of the Father" ,"The Crucible" & "Gangs of New York". So to me, he's so talented he comes across as hot, but his features aren't incredibly above average. He has a wiry, tall body, intense & piercing blue eyes, and greasy hair that says " I may live in a house with running water but I can't be bothered to wash my hair on a daily basis 'cause that would mean that I'm not dedicated to the craft of acting".
So, I'm really in a conundrum. Help me out, ladies. Hot or ugly hot?
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I should have started keeping tabs on this back in Sept. when Sherri Shepherd joined the cast. Unfortunately, I'm just now catching on that you can count on her to say something ridiculous just like you can count on Elizabeth Hasselbitch to say something pro-Republican.
This is last week's "stupid Sherri Shephard" comment. I'll try to make it a regular/weekly feature since she's bound to f--- up daily.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go...to MY HOUSE!
yes, we have begun making our house christmas-fabulous. but a question for all my bitches out there...do you go white (lights) or do you go bright (colors)???
personally, i prefer a mixture of both.
everyone knows the grownup choice is white. but alas, nothing brings me back to that fuzzy feeling of childhood like the colored lights.
so, i use both! i know. sounds like its really pretty, right? (you're all like, "Hell No.")
one thing i do not waiver on---absolutely no running or blinking lights. they drive me mad. mad with christmas insanity.
Monday, December 10, 2007
the truth of the matter is that Victoria's Secret is so not what it once was...a woman's lingerie and under garments boutique.
i just walked into their new store in Liberty Place, and it was like walking into an extravagant and inappropriate pj party/club for a bunch of spoiled tweens*.
their old demographic:
adult women, mid 20s-early 40s, household income of $30K-50K, professionals
their new demographic:
tweens, 11-16 years of age, weekly allowance of $50 per week, barely passing tests because they are too busy trying out new lip glosses to study...oh and they like, LOVE the hills.
(Research provided by Unusual Suspect, LLC)
*kids between adolescents and teens=tweens
See the new site at www.MJLphoto.com. And if you need a DC-based photographer, he's your man.
Friday, December 07, 2007
A couple of weeks ago, my sister-in-law gave me a book called "Eat, Pray, Love". It was supposed to be part of her mommy book club, or whatever. *Editor's note, see below.* She said that I was free to take it, because she just saw the author featured on Oprah, where they discussed the hell out of it & she felt like she already knew the story so there was no reason to read it.
Well, it just so happens that they replayed that episode again the other day & now I know the entire story & there's no point in reading it.
P.S. - if anybody wants to borrow this book, let me know.
* Don't get me started on how useless this special book club is. Those broads have a whole month to read a book that takes me about a week to finish. Why so long? 'Cause they have kids. Wah. Cry me a river, already.*
Even though I don't have any buns in the oven, I decided to follow-up on some of the suggested web viewings that a few of you guys posted. I have two new faves to add to my list of websites to peruse daily - Jezebel & dlisted.
Hilarious. Prior to these two websites, I didn't have a particularly strong opinion about Rachel Ray, but now I know that lots of people think that she's a tramp. My favorite comment on dlisted? " I bet when she has an orgasm she says 'yummo!'". Priceless.
Thanks for the tips.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Their routine reminds me of that episode of Friends when Ross & Monica are finally able to perform their dance routine that they've been practicing since childhood on national television. Or worse, it looks like Cheri Oteri & Will Ferrell performing the ultimate cheer.
oh, kate. i love ya, ya button-nosed fashion vixon!
your first bob inspired my current hairstyle and now you've one-upped me yet again with these cute little bangie-bangs!
i think tom must be jealous of you.
a. because you have breasts, and he doesnt.
b. you can pull off bangs and he can't.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Here are my faves:
Cute Overload : your endorphins will thank you
Jezebel: great, snarky, just-feminist-enough
The Superficial: so bad, it's good
I Can Has Cheezeburger: internet phenomenon, weird and cute
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
this is post #1,000!
hip-hip-hooray! so glad. so happy. so unpretty!
thanks to all of our non-readers out there, who live life each day oblivious to our rants and raves and utter love of the odd and seemingly unnoteable.
i love you beanorama, flip flop, miz cynical and notorious alg for helping me to keep it unpretty. you other lack-luster posters, suck it. we've carried your one-post-a-year ass for too long!
just go! why is it so hard for me to get up and leave my desk though? i literally find myself dancing in my chair so that i can fight the flow!
its not like i am watching a really good movie, or someone is pouring their heart out to me...all i am doing is working or emailing or posting on so unpretty!
god. i need a comode under my desk.
this video is short (only 40 second long so watch it!)the little boy really breaks it down. seriously. like i've never seen before.
p.s. so what does "superman that hoe" mean?
uh-get ready for it: it means to come on a girl's back and then flip her over. the bed sheets will then stick to her back, forming a cape. hence, superman that hoe.
Last week I decided to e-mail my favorite gossip guru, Ted Casablanca at eonline.com a question. To my delight, he actually published it! You can check it out for yourself on the website or just see it below:
Dear Ted: Like you, I am deliciously awaiting the implosion of Brangelina. However, I'm a cynic, and I think they'll break up because Hollywood couples rarely last. Why do you think they're not going to last? Will Angelina return to her blood-vial tendencies? Is Brad too needy? I would really like to hear your sassy input on this.
Dear Brange Buster-Upper: Simple, really. She’ll eventually get bored with Brad and move on to a new boy-toy or gal-pal, while Brad will get sick of being bossed around and outshined by do-gooding Angie.
Monday, December 03, 2007
This movie contains several short films involving an ensemble cast. Each short film is about a typical day for all of the characters in different neighborhoods in Paris. Some of the cast includes Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Maggie Gylennhaal and Natalie Portman. My favorite short film is the Coen brothers one that includes Steve Buscemi. It's typical Coen brothers quirkiness. The best aspect of the movie is the great shots of Paris. Whether you've been there before & want to reminisce about the scenery or the sights that you didn't see, or if you haven't been there & want to fall in love with a city that you haven't visited yet, this is a must-see.
*I've included one of my own favorite shots of Paris.
This movie is edge of your seat, gut-wrenching intense. Christian Bale plays Dieter Dengler, a German American that's held hostage when his plan crashes during the Vietnam War. You'll love his can do spirit & it'll make you think about the pointlessness of the war. Steve Zahn & Jeremy Davies are also excellent. Jeremy Davies gets extra kudos for the massive amount of weight he lost for the role.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
For years, I've been subjected to the same special Christmas edition Hess Truck commercial with that annoying jingle. "The Hess truck is here, the Hess truck's here!....." or some lame variation like that.
However, this year I couldn't help but wonder- who the hell gets a Hess Truck as a Christmas gift anyway? It sounds like a gift a kid would get from an absent-minded father. I picture some Homer Simpson-type of dad who forgot to go Christmas shopping. So he pulls into a Hess gas station at midnight on Christmas Eve picking up some control top pantyhose for his wife, cigars, beef jerky and oh, yeah, a Hess truck for his kid.
I guess if you're a collector of Hess trucks this is an exciting time of year for you and this gift isn't lame after all. It just means you're lame.
I admit it-- I'm a dork. (And so Web 2.0.) I listen to NPR's StoryCorps podcasts on iTunes.* If you don't know StoryCorps, it's basically an oral history project recorded in a van (pictured) or in a booth in NYC's Grand Central Station. The stories are really touching or sad or funny.
They were created by NPR's Dave Isay, who introduces each podcast segment with a pre-recorded little ditty. Coincidentally, Mr. Isay going to speak at the National Constitution Center about StoryCorps next week... but do I want to go? Not sure. I think Mr. Isay is an imposter because on every single podcast, you hear "Hi I'm So-and-So, filling in for Dave Isay this week." Where did Mr. Isay go? Why is everyone filling in for him? And is it filling in if he's never there?
Tough question I know.
*Unusual Suspect: is the fact that I listen to these podcasts as weird as Flip Flop reading history books or my Newsweek subscription?
When I awoke this morning, I had a craving for pancakes so I had to run to the convenience store to get eggs. The street and cars were covered in white. "Oh, how nice," I thought. "Petals everywhere!"
But the thought bothered me. Where are white petals coming from? Isn't my street full of puke-smelling ginko trees? Then As I got closer the the cars, I saw... snow. And ice. What a bummer!
I really am a sun and summer type of girl. Why don't I live in San Diego?