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Dizzying Intellect » Entertainment

Category: Entertainment

Close Enough

I don’t check my stats nearly enough, I guess. Maybe they should concern me more than they do, but… eh. Too busy. Anyway. I checked them last night and found this:

“tamara+taylor+rosario+dawson+side+by+side”

I know!

They aren’t dead ringers or anything, but I watched almost the entire first Tamara Taylor season of Bones, thinking she was Rosario Dawson — and wondering why she was doing TV. The main difference is really how they carry themselves. Dawson knows she’s crazy hilarious smoking hot, where Taylor doesn’t seem to realize it at all. So she’s always doing the big cheerful, mom-like smile. Maybe it’s the age difference? I don’t know. If I looked like her/them, I’d be doing the sultry, smoldering stare thing every day, count on it.

Better

It’s been a rough week, which shouldn’t be much of a shock if you know me.

But it’s all better now. Someone left a Chick Tract on my windshield, and improved my whole day. These things are like honey dipped in chocolate, with a dreamsicle chaser.

This one’s called “Top 20 Reasons You’re Going to Roast In Hell For All Eternity, You Demon-Fellating Sinner (Merry Christmas!)”


(Click for full size and legible)

I don’t know why they make it so easy to mock them. I mean, why draw the guy naked, for pete’s sake? Much less naked and clutched tightly against the torso of huge sweaty angel?

Nobody’s going to get anything accomplished tomorrow anyway, so maybe I’ll take it to work and see about rewriting the whole thing. Between panic attacks.

Lyrics? Dementia?

Anyone know what “Hey hey, whatta ya say, I got a woman, she got away” is from? I tried googling it and got nothing.

These things drive me crazy.

Zen

I was going to write something cheerful, wasn’t I?

Here’s some pictures of Angelina Jolie and her forty-seven gorgeous kids.

And a teeny tiny baby tortoise.

That’s all I’ve got.

Auditions, part 642,154

Also: Go, Miami!

So many people I liked. And I’m not a people-liker.

Ghaleb Emacheh has a lovely voice and style. While I don’t think he’s Idol material, he should definitely have a record contract.

Love (love!) Corliss Smith. (Take Five) She’s my very favorite so far. Also her pal Brittany Wescott, but to a lesser degree.

I understood what Simon was saying about tiny Ramiele Malubay. Yes, she has a good voice, but it’s the huge voice coming out of her tiny frame that makes her so noticeable. She’s like the female Clay Aiken. Only not.

Natashia Blach (At Last) was also glorious, and I liked Ilsy Lorena Pinot (Unfaithful - you know, the more I hear of Rihanna, the more I really like her) too.

I think I sort of liked the guy who did Simple Man, but I can’t decide if I just like that song (as opposed to the singer). Or if I just like simple men.

Sixteen year olds with facial piercings need different parents. But I guess parents who put you on tv at twelve are probably a given for lax household rules. Why does she look 30? Sad.

No one should ever do Janis Joplin. Ever. Or anyone else who screams instead of singing. But maybe that’s an IQ test.

Other: (1) Jasmine Trias’s album went platinum in the Philippines?! (2) Who in the hell would name a movie “Jumper,” prior to 2101? That word already has a meaning for us, thanks. *shudder*

Auditions

Go, Omaha!

Loved the chick that did Norah Jones and the guy that did Bon Jovi.

That is all.

It’s Like Christmas!

God, I love awards season.

For the SAG awards, they used to just send you movie tickets, marked “for your consideration.” But they were only good for like two theaters in LA, which wasn’t even convenient when I lived in Pasadena, since they were obviously going to be packed houses anyway. It was even less convenient once I left southern California.

Now they send you DVDs. Much better.

They only started this last year, I think. I got Little Miss Sunshine and The Departed. Maybe Babel too? I can’t remember. This year, my god, I’ve already gotten No Country for Old Men (which I’ve been wanting to see), Hairspray, 3:10 To Yuma, Away From Her (Which I think is the Julie Christie one, right?), and Into The Wild (which I know nothing about).

Also a ticket for There Will Be Blood, which, all I’ve seen is a clip of Daniel Day Lewis screaming, “I’ve deserted my son! I’ve deserted my son!” and I refuse to see sad movies in theaters, because crying in public sucks. Anyway, it’s not playing within 200 miles of here. But Miramax also sent a big, 12×12 program full of stills and reviews, and it looks gorgeous. Anyone know anything about it?

Spinning

I liked the chick who sang Unchained Melody (How many contestants butcher that song? But it is really hard to sing.) and I thought the farmboy was unutterably adorable. Didn’t see anyone who blew me away or seemed really unique.

The best part of the evening, by far? That amazing commercial for monster.com.

That was apparently the first airing, judging from comments on other blogs, and it’s not up on youtube yet. I’ll link it when it becomes available.

[Update: Here it is!]

Also, how awesome was it that Paula was entirely calm and reasonable when the fabulous “I Am Your Brother” guy (exactly the kind of rare Idol nut that I like) was singing, and then she suddenly screamed, ran offstage, and came back twenty seconds later with a completely different personality?

Season Seven

They never listen to me. People, really, LOUD DOES NOT EQUAL GOOD.

The happy news is that they’re splitting the good and bad pretty evenly this year, if last night’s show was any example. I normally despise the audition weeks, because the ratio of talent to freak is about 1:20, and only watch for the fix. But I think they had about ten winners and ten losers psychos last night.

My favorite of the night: Beth Stalker. Surprise, right? She’s not the best voice of the night, but she’s the only one who had what the judges and America seem to want, a really unique voice. Think of the big sellers: Kelly, Daughtry, Carrie — while none of them were the absolute purest, best voices of their seasons, their voices are all immediately recognizable on the radio. The same way that you instantly know it’s Elton John or Billy Joel or, especially, to me, Gwen Stefani, even if you’ve never heard the song before.

Speaking of stalkers, I thought the Stalker song was hilarious and not at all offensive, and I hope against hope that someone buys it and produces it.

Also, Chris Watson has a perfectly passable, interesting voice, but when he finally starts modeling, I’ll have torn-out magazine pictures of him all over my bedroom walls. Yow.

Maybe I’m Just Generally Apathetic

So tell me, do you love anyone on Project Runway this year? Besides Tim, I mean.

I’m not really feeling anyone this year, but I’m willing to be convinced. I’ve liked Chris from the beginning (drooled over his week one dress), but he’s too hit-and-miss to love, and his laugh leaves me cold.

Whose clothes do you want to buy next year?