Monday, September 28, 2009

"Grey's Anatomy" ... ooh the drama!!!

Let me just say... Shonda Rhimes, thank you for your creative genius! I don't even watch Grey's Anatomy but this was definitely THE season premiere to watch! I loved every element from Izzie's resuscitation to George's death to Callie's breakdown to Christina's crude humor, it was well worth watching 2 hour long episodes of a show I've actually never seen before. Wherever you go this show is definitely the water cooler subject so I definitely feel like I KNOW this show without even watching it and the 2 hour premiere felt like a fast-paced movie sequel! The writing on this show is absolutely amazing and definitely I see why now why this show is so popular, so this just may be one of my "must watch" shows on ABC! P.S. - This show would sooo suck without Izzie... note to Shonda, please keep Katherine Heigl a happy actress...seriously! ;)

"Dancing With the Stars" - Season Premiere

Like a lot of TV viewers, I am a reality TV junkie! One of my main staples has always been Dancing With the Stars, because of its ability to intermingle awkward "celebrity" figures with professional dancers as they battle it out for the coveted mirrored-ball trophy! But it seems like over the last couple of seasons, the celebrities are become less awkward and more experienced... so it begs me to ask the question, is Dancing With the Stars TRULY a reality show or just a clever cover to add in some B-list celebrities, who aren't quite "old news" but still popular enough to bring faithful fans into their viewership. The most outlandish example is R&B singer Mya from this season's contenders. Let's just make a few clarifications... this young lady is known from her music career where she was known as being a more than capable dancer. In fact, she was specifically recruited to give dance tributes to both Michael AND Janet Jackson on different tributes over the years. And its public knowledge that she is a trained tap dancer who studied with the Dance Theater of Harlem. ... does this qualify or disqualify her for this competition? I mean come on, is it fair to put her up against someone like Kelly Osbourne or Macy Gray who are true amateurs with no dancing experience? I personally love Mya and I love her performance thus far on the show, but I just don't see how this can still be considered an amateur competition anymore when there have been so many well-known musicians and professional gymnasts who clearly have the upper hand when it comes to choreography, flexibility and understanding timing and performance. The funny thing though, there may be a breakout star this season from the amateur end, so you never know! Let's stay tuned to find out!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Must Be Love - Cassie's Hot New Single

...yeah, it must truly be love if I'm posting about a chick with half of her head shaved off! I have to give it to her on this one though! I'm finally starting to see Cassie's growth as an artist and singer with this song. It not only showcases a more grown-up side from the Princess of "Bad Boy", but she's even trying to add a couple of runs and voice inflections into the mix. Aside from the hair, aside from the controversy, I LOVE this song! Even the video is hot, it's kinda poetic just like the song, it gives you a glimpse of the mysterious back and forth between the vocal contenders on the track - Cassie and Diddy, without being over the top with the sensuality! So be sure to check out Cassie's video for "Must Be Love" on your favorite video station and\or the streaming video site on the 'net! ...until next time!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Whitney Houston's "Million Dollar Bill" Video...

Ladies and gentlemen, "The Voice" IS back! ...well in video at least! Now I have to admit, Ms. Houston has not been impressing me lately after the Good Morning America concert and the lack-luster "I Look to You" video, but she most definitely brought back "90's Whitney" in her look, performance and grace in the new "Million Dollar Bill" video. I was really not expecting to like this video for some reason, mostly because of her odd performance in the previous video, but Ms. Houston not only performed the heck outta that song, but she was working her outfits out - yes, she LOOKED like a million dollar bill! You gotta hand it to Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz for this song! It's totally reminiscent of the "Songs in A Minor" album song selections, but it totatlly suits Whitney's voice. This is one of the best examples from the "I Look to You" album that showcases Whitney's vocals as she flawlessly sirens other beats and melody. Let's pray... literally, that Ms. Houston continues to prosper and keep herself looking as healthy and vibrant as she appears in this video. Enjoy the screenshots and be sure to check out the official video on your local\cable station and\or the Internet!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" in Theater's Now!

I am so excited to review Tyler Perry's latest movie adaptation from his series of plays. The big screen version of "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" will literally make you laugh, cry, sometimes all at the same time! I can really appreciate his writing style and his ability to recreate his own masterpiece into a similar yet very different tale. *Spoiler Alert* Contrary to the play version, the lead female character is not a drugged-out mother living with a pimp, but rather an Aunt of a teenaged niece and 2 young nephews whose crack-addicted mother has passed away over a year ago and now their primary caregiver, their grandmother, is missing no where to be found! They arrive on their Aunt's doorstep after they failed to break in on none other than Mabel "Madea" Simmons home, who surprisingly feels bad for the children, and decides to take them to their nearest relative instead of the police. There's lots more than I can say, but let's make this clear, this movie may have a lot of cameos by various singers, but this is truly an all-star cast when it comes to acting. In addition to a powerful performance by the talented Taraji P. Henson, be sure to check out leading man Adam Rodriguez, and moving cameos by Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige and Marvin Winans. One of the best performances came from Brian White of "Stomp the Yard" fame! He gave a very convincing performance as the main antagonist in the film, much different from his boy-next door and teen\young adult characters he's played in the past. Yes folks, Tyler Perry has done it again, so be sure to check out a screening at your local theater, and be sure to extra tissues with! Old and young, male and female will truly be affected by these performances and the message from this movie. Overall it will make you appreciate your family even more so and help open communication about some very serious subjects that are often kept quiet in many families.

10 Late Night Confessions...

Let me just preface this by making a few general statements, "I am a tad bit mentally unstable", "I am reasonably narcissistic to a certain degree" and "I love the color blue!" ...ohh and also I AM the most random individual you will likely ever meet! *smile*

Confession 1 # - I like to be the center of attention though I am crucially anti-social!

...#2 - I'm allergic to chocolate and peanut butter, but I still eat them both nonetheless!

...#3 - My favorite childhood toy was Shaving Fun Ken! ...and I still believe shaving is fun till this day!

...#4 - I am a habitual procrastinator! For example, I should be a Doctor by now but I am very anti-progressive in regards to registering for school and sticking to a major... currently I am working on finishing my B.A. of Registered Nursing...

...#5 - I truly believe Halle Berry is a completely overrated sex symbol... I just don't see it, I mean she not particularly curvaceous, she's rather plain and gawky if you ask me!

....#6 - I'm obsessed with my hair! I don't like people to touch actually, just admire it from afar thank you!

...#7 - I choose to be overweight... I can loose weight very easily but I think I look better larger, when I was skinny my head was too big and I just didn't like the way I look! I do want to tighten up a little bit though now...

...#8 - I prefer watching kid movies and teen comedies more than anything!

...#9 - I'm still trying to pass for 19! :)

...#10 - I'm scared to drive! Seriously! Believe it or not, I have a car that I have never driven before!

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