Saturday, December 19, 2009

The craziest shit from 2009

My own personal list of what I loved, what I was shocked and amazed at. I've compiled a top 5 people/moments/happenings of 2009. I've excluded Gaga because I already did something on her ;)

5. The Kardashians
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They were in the headlines left and right this year! When we weren't watching them on Keeping up with the Kardashians or the Miami special, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney kept us entertained with their personal lives in other ways! First Kim and Reggie Bush broke up, after almost 3 years! Then it's announced that Kourtney's pregnant! Then Khloe has this whirlwind courtship with Laker, Lamar Odom, and they get married after just one month! (HUGE rock..) Then Kim and Reggie reunite! We've heard about this stuff through the year but we're just now getting to watch how it unfolded behind the scenes, with the return of their show. Can't wait to see more!

PS- I went to their store DASH this summer! This is the front window/display
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4. Octomom, Nadya Suleman!
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I was especially facinated with this crazy! There was a media circus around this woman who had OCTUPLETS in addition to 6 other kids equalling 14! She really kicked off the year with the focus on hella kids.. Jon and Kate plus 8 becomes really big.. the Duggars get more attention with their 19 some kids. damn!
And you KNOW I'm not gonna go to visit my dad in Cali who lives less than 2 miles from Octocrazy..and NOT go see her!!
I totally took this pic myself
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And thats her van right so you know she was there!

I also stalked Samantha Ronson this year, ask me about that some time.

3. MTV movie award Bruno/Em hoax.
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I totally bought this shit!!! I couldn't believe what had just happened when I saw it.. (Bruno character flys in from above, suspended by cables, had issues landing and comes down right on Eminem, ass right in his face) Bambi and Nayomi and I were analyzing it and discussing the meanings and repercusions it would have for MTV, discussing how it reflects the hip hop community's persisting homophobia...gettin hella into it and they announced a day later that is was staged! Unbelievable. You couldn't ask for a better stunt. It had everybody fooled and got everybody talking. Props, MTV!

2. MIA hella prego performing at the Grammy's
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Her performance with TI, Wayne, Kanye and Jay Z was a complete surprise-the woman was 9 months pregnant! She was due that very same day. But while a lot of women would be on bedrest, she's up there jumping and bouncing around full force with the 4 best rappers out there. Not only did she hold her own with those guys-she stole the show! I was still amazed days later.

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1. Kanye Steals Taylors moment at the VMAs
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I actually think MIA's award show moment was more epic, but this was a much huger magnitude. The backlash and uproar he caused got EVERYONE talking. Even people who don't know who Kanye or Taylor are knew about this shit. It's defintiely one of the best moments of the year. I'm still laughing about it! I can safely say (as of this moment) that Kanye can do no wrong in my eyes. Let's see how he'll top himself in 2010.

This post is a given

Did you think I wouldn't post something about how Lady Gaga DOMINATED 2009?

I commend MTV for choosing her as woman of the year. Suck it Taylor!



She stormed into 2009 with Pokerface and it was easily one of the top songs of 2009. There's some chip missing in my brain that doesn't allow me to get tired of it, because even though it got crazy radio play, I still listen to it on repeat. I know I'm insane.

Like they said in the clip, she's redifining fashion and has become an overnight icon.

Here are some of my favorite outfits or looks she's done this year

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That last one is especially amazing. It's from V magazine.

She is so inspiring to me.. I don't make new years resolutions but this year I want to take more fashion risks. Wear more crazy and dramatic shit like Gaga and Amber Rose. I find it empowering.

She makes me so excited about fashion!! :D

My 2009, in concerts

2008 was a good year for concerts but 2009 blew it away. I racked up a pretty good account this year. Here's who I can add to my concert repertoire from 2009:

(In order that I saw them)

Gym Class Heroes
T-Pain
Lil Wayne
Drake
Keri Hilson
Pussycat Dolls
Britney Spears
The New Boys
Asher Roth
Kid Cudi
Sean Paul
Pitbull
The Dream
Ludacris
Akon
The Sounds
Katy Perry
No Doubt
N.E.R.D.
Jay-Z

And the tickets to see 15 out of these 20 artists were WON. holla!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So Hard

Ya notice!!

Rihanna is the shit in her new video. I love every single hair/make up look AND outfit she rocks. I'd totally wear ANY of them if I had the chance. The song is so sick too, even though I don't totally buy how hard she's trying to tell us she is.. This is good though, it's like a mix of high fashion and badass. I could imagine seeing any of those looks in Elle or W.

Check it out

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Why The VS fashion show sucks

I just got done watching the Victoria's Secret fashion show and I am so disappointed! First of all, I watch to see the models strut on the runway, as it is a FASHION SHOW. This year, they decided to add a reality show element by including a competition to walk the runway as an angel. They showed the auditions..the eliminations, a photo challange, another round of cuts, an "angel boot camp" another cut, a press challenge, and a final winner. What! This isn't America's Next Top Angel! Who fucking cares? I like each new coming angel less and less so the last thing I want to see is another blonde airhead win her way to the top.
Second, after watched what runway they did show, I found myself so bored of looking at the same body type over and over. You'll say, oh Melissa, it's a fashion show and there's a certain body type that looks best to display the garments.. Bull. We all know this is a show of WOMEN and not the garments. I'd venture to guess that this annual show draws more male viewers than female viewers. And what female veiwers there are, I'm also willing to bet most aren't watching to decide what lingerie to buy. People watch the scope the Angels but they're all clones. If you take off the head it could very well be the same body stomping down the catwalk every 2 minutes. Long lengs. Hella skinny, small boobs, no hips, no ass. Long tousled waves.

Observe:

Which beautiful model does this body belong to?
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..or this one??
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Surely you recognize the woman that goes with this bangin' bod...
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Oh this one is especially good! It must belong to... um...
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I know it's Victoria's Secret and they do have a distinct style. But a little variety would really spice things up. I think it would be pleasing for the men who are watching to see some curvier women, along with the more typical model types. It would also at the same time be positive for women to see how sexy a curvier woman can be, instead of just ONE type that is considered the ideal. Personally, I think the Angel's bodies are impressivly toned, I give the props for that, but I don't consider it ideal. I'd love to see them feature some curvier girls shaped like Kim Kardashian or Scarlet Johansson. It would be positive for both men and women, which is a rarity when it comes to this kind of thing.
Third. Why are you putting Chanel Iman up there?? She's high fashion, not glamour model. I don't think she has that sexy sultry look that's essential for Victoria's Secret. And neither does Miranda Kerr or those other cutesy ones they only use for the Pink line, Angels or something innocent. I think the Angels should be SEXY! Not some prepubescent looking girl aimed to be appealing to those with pedophilic tendencies. That isn't necesarily Chanel Iman but she doesn't fit the bill of Victoria's Secret. No one is creaming their panties for Chanel Iman.
Fourth- stop calling the girls who walk the runways at this show "Super Models". Some are. I recognized some of the non-regulars from high fashion ad campaigns. Fair. But just because they are walking in a fashion show and are in Victoria's Secret catalogs doesn't mean they are supermodels. They're lingerie models. Big difference. Heidi Klum for example. I would NOT call her a supermodel. She gained her fame from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and then became a very famous lingerie model. What did she do that was high fashion?
Sorry, but I'm team Karl Lagerfeld on this one. Heidi, you are not a supermodel. But neither is Alessandra or Adriana or Miranda. Don't feel bad.
Fifth- In the same vein as the models all being the same, why couldn't they just let Selita wear her hair short as it is? They had to sew some weave on her so she could have the same beachy waves as every other model. God forbid there was a girl with short hair. Hard to believe but some guys have a preference for girls with short hair. And some guys have a preference for girls with curves. Just saying, variety is the spice of life!

So, overall, big disappointment. Recently, Rachel has been sharing the things she's learned in her gender communications class and how it's totally changed the way she views everything depicting women from TV shows to ads to music videos. And a bit of what she's shared has rubbed off on me because I'm evaluating the way women are portrayed through this fashion show. They're shamelessly paraded around for the intended purpose of people fawning over how gorgeous they are. Observe the cream of the crop. The finest specimens of female beauty on the planet. These girls are just out there for people to gaze upon their beauty and ogle. The Angels now are becoming more and more cutesy, dressed in ribbons, blowing kisses to the audience, jiggling around. wearing things that say "Play with me". If that's not an example of female exploitation and patronization, I don't know what is. I miss the days with stronger models like Tyra. She was a big woman with CURVES that talked and had opinions. She stomped around with power. A far cry from the submission and "seen and not heard" image of todays Angel clones.

And it's a sad day when FERGIE shows all you models up. Look her legs are actually thicker, but toned. She looked amazing.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Where's Kanye when you need him

American Music Awards review. Ready, Set, Go!

The much hyped Janet Jackson 8 minute opener was boring.

First award of the night- Best Pop/Rock band or duo = Blakc Eyed Peas. Fergie actually looked good for once. Good hair, good face, good dress. She looked fresh. thumbs up

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Shakira performance.. she did Give it to me.. but no lil wayne? What's up with that? I heard he was gonna be there..anyways. She looked good. But nothing spectacular.

Kelly Clarkson performed. Every time she performs you can count on new unflattering pics of her at the mic looking heavy.. At least she was smart this time and wore black. She didn't look that bad. And the song is decent.

Best Pop/Rock female.. noms are Gaga, Beyonce and Taylor Swift. We all remember what happened last time these three were in the running together.. I had high hopes that Gaga or Bey might take it but alas.. Taylor Swift was called. boo! Can't we get over her already? What's so unique or special about her as an artist? She has a pretty comparable style to LeAnn Rimes or Julianne Hough or Carrie Underwood or insert-other-blonde-country-star here. She's not that special. Bey and Gaga on the other hand are ground breaking. There are a few Beyonce emulaters out there (Amerie, Cassie, Keri Hilson, Ciara) but Bey was the first. The are all trying to follow in her footsteps but none are as multi-dimentional as her. Beyonce is the reigning Diva. And I don't think I even need to explain how there's no one else bringing what Gaga brings. Taylor Swift is SO overrated.

So anyways she accepts via satelie because she's in LONDON. mo ho.

AROD presents the next performance. Jay and Saddlebags McGee sing Empire State of Mind. Tight black pants and boots? check.

Best Alt. Rock- Green Day. OMG your 15 minutes are UP. Bille Joe needs some silk drops for that mop of his. It's been colored and flat ironed to high hell.

Then Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman present the next performers. I was so memsmerized by Kate and how adorable she is! She looked SO cute in this metallic DEEP v cut dress. I absolutely love it! She is reppin for the flat girls showing that small boobs can still be sexy.

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Black Eyed Peas perform. I've come to the conclusion that they produce the lowest common denominator dance songs. They are the most lyrically worthless and non-sensical songs ever.

Best Male R+B Soul = Michael Jackson. This is a cop out and its not okay. He didn't produce the best R+B song this year. It's people trying to pay their respects in an innappropriate way. ugh people. take your emotions out of this!

Jermaine went up and accepted. accompanied by his sons.. wait for it.... Jafar and Jermajesty.


Best Male Country- Keith Urban

Best Female Soul R+b- Beyonce, who was not present.

That disgusting self-righteous pig Ne-yo introduced RiRi.. wow. She is coming on a little too strong now. like, she's gottas be straight up scaring some people away with this shit. its too much. I get it. You're Strong. You're bad ass. ..She was wearing this white striped bodysuit. not flattering. but! She was wearing this cool chest/shoulder piese that shot out laser beams.

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Rah! Rah! Time for Gaga!Sparkly harness with flickering lights.. a similarly constructed helmet.. God she is so wacky I love it! She performed Bad Romance first and then a song from her new Cd called Speechless. It's really good. She sat at the piano and played and then started breaking whiskey bottles on the piano. Oh yeah. and the piano was on fire!

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Mary J performs, introduced by Drake, Cudi and Jeremih.

Jennifer Lopez performed her obnoxious new song, "Louboutins" Apparently she fell on her ass but that was edited out for the west coast feed. boo.

Whitney Houston receives International artist of the year award. performs. I didn't think I'd enjoy it but I actually did. She looked and sounded good. Which is the first time I can say that in a long time. She's come a long way from "Crack is wack"

Best Country female- Taylor Swift. boo.

Best Pop rock male goes to MJ- jermaine goes up there again to accpet. He thanks Allah. I thought they were Christian? no?

Alicia Keys performs again. More black leggings (busting at the seams) and boots.

Eminem performs Crack a bottle with 50. Really? THAT song? That song is terrible. And as if thats not already embarrassing, the horns for Drake's "Forever" comes on and I though Drake was going to join him on stage. no. Em just does his 45 second verse and then dances around while Drake's part plays. Are you kidding me?? You're gonna sing your verse as a guest on someone ELSE's track as your performance? That's embarassing. Eminem is so done. He peaked with 8 mile and lose yourself and has been falling ever since.

The biggest award of the night- artist of the year- I believe in the running were Gaga, Bey, T.Swift and MJ. maybe Jay Z. I was sure it would go to MJ because the voters are stupid. Really? What did Micheal Jackson produce this year to make him the best artist of 2009? not much. But anyways, I was surprised when they called Taylor Swift's name. DAMN. She beat Michael. That's pretty crazy. I'm not sure if i would have rather had Michael win this one without merit, or Taylor win without merit.. I guess Taylor is the more acceptable option. In all her acceptance videos, NO jokes or references to Kanye. :/ Man i wish he was there to unplug the monitor she was being shown on.

Last performance. Behold, Adam Lambert!

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He did "For your entertaintment" (t added for fun) and wow. I didn't enjoy the vocals or the song itself, buy boy did I enjoy the spectacle! He shoved this guys head into his crotch and thrusted a few times, had this girl grab his package, had dancers dressed in S+M bondage gear and one on a leash, and then grabbed the key boarder and stuck his tounge down his throat! And this crazy shit wasn't even planned either. He later said he just got really into it and decided to let go. It's really apparent now when you see the keyboarded get jumped.. the surprise is all there. Favorite line from song: "I'll work ya till you're totally blown". I loved every minute of it~ Had a feeling there'd be a backlash against ABC. Because this isn't cable, MTV where ppl expect that stuff. It's network TV, ABC no less, who is owned by Disney. yikes. But it was late enough that anyone letting their kids watch it had to know what was coming.

Overall, good show, a little disappointing that there wasn't MORE craziness, but I guess ABC is already having trouble with the show boradcast as it was.

Show stealer? def. Glambert. suck it Taylor.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vintage Gaga

I just had to re-post. She is amazing. I love her electro-dancy beats now and her batshit crazy antics.. but this old footage is just beautiful.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Throw him in the clink!

Lil Wayne pleaded guilty today on gun charges dating back to 2007. He had some semi-automatic gun on his tour bus in New York. (I've beheld that bus with my own eyes) And now he expects to receive a sentence of one year in jail! At first I was like, what?? really? Because this fool has been in and out of court non-stop since I've started following him! Always some charge or another..and he always gets off!
So, the sentencing won't take place till February, but I say throw that troll in jail!

He needs to learn how to be hard again!(and not in the gay/jail way) I've been needing to post on this topic for a long time but haven't gotten around to it. But Lil Wayne has seriously lost his edge! He used to be so hard, so street. Just watching some of his EARLY videos makes you feel grimy. It's that dirty south! He doesn't have that anymore. All he does is that cheesy autotune shit. And he's guesting on fucking EVERYBODY's tracks! The latest is Shakira! ..Kevin Rudolf..don't get me started on that Jay Sean song.. That is by far the most embarrassing Wayne verse TO DATE!

"Fightin for this girl on a battlefield of love/Don't it look like baby cupid sent her arrows from above"

So embarrassing! That's so far away from what he once was. Even on The first 2 Carter albums. I hear his old stufff and I'm like, that's not the same Wayne that's putting out music today. It's a shame.

And now all this rock shit. Prom queen?? Terrible! His rock album Rebirth was slated to come out April 7th! It's now October and I think he's hoping people will just forget he ever talked about it. Props to his label and managers for pushin that thing further and further underground. That album should never see the light of day.

You know how Elvis was on the top if his game and the top of the charts and HOT?? And then he just went off the deep end and became all Vegas, gained hella weight, sported the mutton chops..and it was really embarrassing for everyone to watch? That's Lil Wayne right now. He's reached that point. Or even like Michael Jordan. He was the best of the best in basketball. But then came back and tried baseball and he was a walking punchline! A joke. Stick to what you're good at.

Wayne told us he'd "keep beatin that street shit in ya ear" but he LIED!! He's corny.

So send him to jail! It'll give him his edge back. He'll write music with all his time in there. And it's not gonna be about baby cupids. It'll inspire the good shit he used to be known for. That grit!

If he doesn't die from withdrawls without all his drugs! My god, I don't know how that's gonna work out!

Remember Wayne, from 'We don't'- "Jail also made men in these hard times."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Candy and Bambi do it again

We cannot be stopped.

How many time have we won stuff already? In January my Lil Wayne trivia skills scored us third row tickets, as you know..and i didnt even POST about Candy and Bambi's backstage BBQ experience at this years Summer Jam, thanks to Bambi winning that. And I won the back stage BBQ passes for Summer Jam LAST year..

Recap?

Okay so we knew Jay Z was coming to Seattle and were were majorly trying to win that shit off the radio. But to no avail! So, The evening comes, I'm chilling with Bambi, we were going to make a video to post on our facebook page to proclaim we're coming back on the air at KSPU. We gathered outselves to prep what we were gonna talk about and we thought of mentioning how we tried to win those Jigga tix! But then we were like wait, what time is it?? The show hasn't started yet, we can still get our asses down to the key arena to troll about and try to win at the KUBE booth. hell yeah!!

BUT! The thing was, with the Wayne trivia that I won, we already KNEW our stuff. We were bonafied wayniacs (ew, sorry). But Jay-Z? ehhh we're a little behind. SO we knew what we had to do before heading down. STUDY UP!

We got on wikipedia and read up on Jay Z and read bios and took notes on the titles of his albums and stuff.

Study study study..got down there to the Kube tent. They're giving away tix to anyone who can name ALL 11 OF JAY-Z'S ALBUMS.

Am I on top of it with the trivia or what?

Well, aparantly not all the way, cuz I raised my hand, and they called me up, gave me the mic. I was shaking and SO nervous! I completely blanked on the first CD. ...but then it came to me and I got on track.

"Reasonable Doubt, then In my Lifetime Vol. 1.....then.... Vol. 2: Hard Knock life.then..... Vol. 3 The life and times of S. carter, then....Blueprint 1, Bluepring 2...."

And I was eliminated. I forgot DYNASTY: ROC LA FAMILIA. It was before Blueprint.


fuck!


But dude, I think I did pretty good considering I didnt know ANY of that shit 45 minutes prior.

So Candy and Bambi still hang around the tent..its starting to rain and get windy...getting dark..

Then they announce they have one more set of tix!! NO, 5 MORE sets of tix! They're gonna do a "Name that scratch" blow out.(Name that scratch: they play a micro-second of a song and the first person to ID it wins)

ahh....but we don't know the titles of his songs! I know his voice and I know when I'm hearing a Jay-Z song..but I don't know the titles..ughhh last chance!!!

They give away 2 or 3. All songs that I didn't know.. Then another. It's a saxophone. GOT IT.

I knew it was D.O.A., but I just couldn't believe that no one had called it before I did. In the split second I heard it, I knew it, but thought we wouldn't get it because its SO obvious. But then I realized no one had been called on so I shot my hand up! (This all happened in like 1.3 seconds)

"Death of AutoTune...DOA!"

"You got it!"

Woooooooo

We're in!

AWESOME show.. I didn't have my camera but they had some good effects and visuals. You'll just have to believe me.

N.E.R.D. was there too which I had no idea about. Pharrell is so awesome. His tats are GONE too BTW. *sigh* So he rocked out for a little bit. i love his moves.

Then! We hear RiRi's "Feel it coming in the air.." and crowd goes crazy!

HOVA slowly rises up from under the stage on this trap door/elevator thing. WOW what a presense. Like, it kind of took my breath away because he's such a legend. And now we were really seeing him.

He's so powerful too, he just looks BIG. Not like that midget lil wayne! Jigga's a big guy! Had his shades on..

He did Run this Town, then DOA. Then a whole bunch of other stuff I don't remember! But he did all the hits. Empire State of mind (minus Saddlebags McGee), Big Pimpin', Dirt off ya shoulder, Can I get a, Hard Knock Life, Encore, his verse from Swagga like us..umm...So many more. I forgot about all the hits he had till I kept knowing every song her played like oh yeah THIS one!!

Dancing the whole time too. You couldn't NOT.

He was up there probably 60-90 minutes. Closer to 90. It always goes by so fast. But he did a whole segment just calling people out in the crowd, Thanking them all for coming. Even ppl all the way in the back. He's not jaded, he said. He still appreciates every single person that was there, bring energy and supporting him. It was really amazing.

Show was sold out too, which I didnt know! It took awhile for it to fill up during the opening acts but by the time Jay took the stage there was not an empty seat. DAMN.

And going along with his powerful presence..and humility, thanking everyone..He's a different guy to me now. I see him differently. I used to be kind of neutral. He's a good rapper and definitely legendary, but who could get past that face! I Always have been a little concerned about the outcome if he and Bey have kids..but I don't see him as this ugly goon anymore. I haven't completely jumped the fence..I don't think he's the sexiest man alive or anything. But I don't have to struggle to look past his features anymore. I see JAY Z now. Legend. Mogul. Powerhouse.

Plus, I love the fact that even tho he's from Marcy Projects, sold drugs, talking about big pimpin "me give my heart to a woman-not for nuthin, neva happen I be forever MACKIN" he's now married to Ms. Bey! A VERY strong, classy woman who I KNOW isn't afraid to put him in his place. Gotta love it. He's still badass tho.

Love them together, I used to not get it, but now I get it.


SO sold on Jay-Z.

Awesome show. I'm now a legit HOVA fan!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do you hate your freedom??

I just can't put off ranting about this any longer... I know probably 10 or more people now who are my age and are either pregnant, already have a baby or have chosen to be married! what!

You're not fooling me, I'm the same age as you! I know your maturity level. You were in fifth grade the same time I was in fifth grade, which was not that long ago. Ok technically we're adults past age 18 but what, after 18, poof, you know everything and become mature and ready for life? I'm VERY responsible and mature (not to toot my own horn) but there's NO way I'd consider myself ready or responsible enough for that shit.

So, I was talking to Bambi about it and how crazy it is and she agreed. She too was wondering what was up with these girls and asked "Do they hate their freedom??" Exactly!

You're young! You should be living it up! Not tying yourself down to spend the rest of your life (or at least 18 years, with a child) with someone! You're freaking 20 years old! You don't know who you are yet. You don't know what you want out of life. You THINK you do, but you're NO mature adult at this point. You think you won't change your mind as you grow and develop and have different, unexpected experiences?

Why can't you just enjoy the freedom of youth? Being free to be a teenager or 20-something and run around and do dumb things and make mistakes, without a husband or child depending on you. Once you have that attatchment, your decisions don't just affect you anymore. You always have to think of that other person who is going to be affected by a stupid mistake that wouldnt make a difference if you were just single. You're ensnared!

Youth is a time to explore and make these mistake and figure yourself out. Not get attatched to someone and THEN figure out what you want.

Its absolutely terrifying to me that someone would give up their freedom at such a young age..

Sorry if you're one of these people, but it's just ass-backwards to me.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

VMAs 2009, Starring Kayne West

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You already know.
Unless you live under a rock, you already KNOW what went down this Sunday at the VMAs! This Kanye talk is EVERYWHERE! But if you're a celebrity gossip connoisseur like myself, you don't want the bulletpoints, you want all the dirty details. So here we go.
They were back in New York this year, at Radio City Music Hall, thank GOD! After last year's joker venue.. that was already a good sign.

So! Starting with the red carpet pre-show. I was already psyched to see what the hell kind of GD outfit Gaga would try to pull off, and she was one of the first artists to be shown! It (the first of her 4ish outfits) was crazy! Black dress with a big chest peice with feathers spouting up her neck and down her chest. VERY Cher. Actually, pretty decently similar to something Christina Aguilera wore to the Grammys some years back. With the constant talk of similar looks of those two, im kind of surprised gaga went there. Lady G also sported a half mask, a la phantom of the opera..and some kind of Victorian looking hat. Take a look see..and compare the chest piece to Xtina's..similar, no??

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They showed Shakira talking to someone..and I didn't even recognize her! Yes, I still am stuck at the Whenever, Whereever/Hips don't lie days when she only rocked her curls...so the straight hair always throws me off but her face! It looked like she had some work done or something cuz the face was different to me...
She and Pink also showed up in the same dress. Oops! At least they could pose together and be cool with it. I'd be embarraased!

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And here's Pink with Carey Hart. She made a joke that last year at the VMAs, she was performing an angry song about him; This year, he's her date! They're cute. Sort of remind me of another on again/off again couple. similar hair too..hmmm....

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Taylor Swift shows up in a Cinderalla-style horse-drawn carriage. Sparkly dress, shimmery eye makeup and curls! what a goddamn surprise.

Skeletor and J.lo were there..don't know why..

and Faye Dunaway was there too! WTF

Jermaine Jaskson and his spray-on hair.

And thats about all the good stuff from the red carpet. I omitted all the twilight-related bullshit for your reading comfort.

SHowtime!! We all knew Janet was gonna do a Micheal Jackson tribute, and thats what opened the show. Madonna walks out and starts stating all these similaries her and Michael had..talked about how her (Madonna) mother died at age 6. (??) but then said Michael still had the shorter end of the stick cuz he had no childhood. it was interesting.. She ended with "Long live the King". Then it gets exciting when Janet busts out and starts dancing like her brother, to this song that they recorded together. They cut to J.lo and she was going batshit. At one point, Janet was up there, with a big screen of the music video behind her, and she's doing all of Michael's moves, as he's doing them at the same time on the screen. to a T! it was haunting! Very cool.

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Katy Perry and Steve Perry (get it?? They have the same last name!)of Aerosmith are up on stage doing We will rock you..to pump up the audience even more and Russell Brand emerges. Bambi and I agree that he is sexy. He's like, this gangly, Tim Burton character, that happens to be funny as hell and a nymphomaniac.

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But he didn't do any stand up! I was soo looking forward to that! I like it because it's scadalous and shakes things up..but the show this year obviously made up for that in other ways!

So first award of the night- Best Female Video. It was pretty much a race between Lady Gaga and Beyonce. I voted for Beyonce because Single Ladies is iconic. It was imitated/spoofed by everyone! And it was so simple too- just three girls in leotards, dancing their asses off. No tricks, no backrounds, no story. Just booty shaking at its very best. And the award goes to...Taylor Swift.

what! There's no way!! Nobody even knows that video.

Obviously, there was someone else who shared my sentiments because before Taylor could finish her speech, Kanye storms the stage, takes the mic and is like, Taylor, I'm happy for you, Imma let you finish, but BEYONCE HAD ONE OF THE BEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIME! OF ALL TIME!!!

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If you want to know the truth, I gasped, and then proceeded to laugh my ass off! Classic Kanye. He is just a crusader for what is right! He's done that before, I think it was in Europe. He was nominated for, but didnt win some award, but he goes up on stage anyway! And at the AMAs this last year he won, and went up there and proceeded to give the award to Wayne cuz he said this was Wayne's year! And who could forget-"George Bush doesn't care about black people". Kanye is just a crusader for what is right.Plus, I can't stand Taylor Swift and she had NO business winning that award. more analysis on this later.

Best Rock Video: Green Day. for whatever the hell that fucking song is called.

Taylor Swift performance. GOD I hate that song!! The one where she sings about the boy she liked in high school. oh wait......

"She wears high heels; I wear sneakers!" I'm just a tomboy! I'm just a nobody compared to this hot cheerleader...SHUT UP. You wear sneakers? Thats funny because as you uttered that line, you were, in fact wearing high heels. twat.

Then it happened. Lady Gaga took the stage for her theatrics. Outfit 2. She looked like a white devil! A white cropped top and panties..and another facemask with these two feathers up on her head that looked like horns! Already a crazy-ass look in her eyes like a trapped rabid animal! She started with Pokerface and segued into a frantic Paparazzi. Well, really, the song seems to be about obsession, stalking and desperation to begin with. "I'm your biggest fan I'll follow you untill you love me" She sings it softly in the CD cut but for this performance she was downright hysterical. She woman is completely wigging out (pun?)onstage, Sharp, jerky movements..they wheel some girl out in a bedazzled wheelchair (which I saw earlier in the backstage broadcast and immadiately pegged it with Lady Gaga) and then Gaga starts walking with a cruth like she's in worse and worse condition as the performance goes on.

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She starts playing the piano..with one leg up on the keys..whipping her wig around and then!!
She gets off the piano bench and starts screaming the lyrics, sounding like she's on the verge of tears and blood starts oozing out of her chest!!

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More bawling..she goes limp and one of the backup dancers takes her in his arms and it looks like a Jesus Christ thing..weird!! Then the dancers take her and we can't quite see whats going on but we make out that she's writhing in pain and moaning, then she's raised up by her wrist with a rope and then just hangs there. We get a closeup of her face, all bloody and smudged..and BLOOD ON HER EYE BALL. And she's just completely dead with her eyes still open and wild.

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This woman is batshit crazy!!! BRAVO.

Best Pop: BritBrit, for Womanizer. ehh.... I voted for Pokerface, but Womanizer winning isn't totally incorrect. I'll give it to her. She had to accept it via video because she's still traveling with the Circus on tour.

Beyonce performs. In the traditional leotard and shiny tights. Allllll my Single Ladies! It was so bomb. There were the regular two dancers with her like in the vid, at first. Then at one point the moves stopped and she sang, "Now WAIT" and high rise rows behind her were revealed, filled with with leotarded (haha) girls all doing the single ladies dance. And Bey added a couple more moves in there and REALLY put some weight into it. Even more than she does in the video. freakin crazy. But it didn't come across sleazy or slutty at all. It was just stompy, peppy and fun. and FIERCE. But still female empowering. She was like, Put that ring in his FACE! omg, so good.
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Best Male Video: T.I. for Live your life. And obviously, he wasn't there to accept. And they can't do a live broadcast out of a jail cell!

Best Hip Hop Video: When voting, none of the noms stood out to me.. It seems like it would be between Eminem for "We made you" and Kanye "Love Lockdown". I voted to Jay Z, Death of Autotune. That song is sick. So, I guess I was just going by the songs themselves, instead of the video. whateva.

It went to Eminem. I was a little surprised. He accepted it..looking skinny as hell! I dunno if rehab's done EM's body good!

There was a Jay-Z performance somewhere in here, not sure where it fits in between the awards so I'll just say it was after the best hip hop award. It was about loving New York, ft, Alicia Keys. Appropriate, since the VMAs were back in New York and you know both Jay and Alicia rep NYC. Jay was good. But, I'm just gonna go ahead and state that I will never enjoy it when Alicia Keys is onstage. Everything. I don't love her singing and shouting, she always wears form fitting shit around her hips that make her look meaty. In a bad way. like, saddlebags. I don't think she is attractive. I just don't see it. I never have. And every guy I've ever dated has found her specifically attractive, which baffles me even more. Anyway, averaging out Jay's good and Alicia's bad, i'll say it was a decent performance, but towards the end, Lil mama gets up on stage and starts swaggering around..what a mess! NOT a planned part of the performance. She later said that she was high on emotions from the song, and got caught up in her New York pide. crackhead!

Best New Artist: Lady G! She gets up there to accept in this red lace outfit(outfit 3). Reminds me of this painting.. I can't find a picture of it but its a pretty well recognized work of art. I bet thats what inspired the outfit.

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Serena Williams (or RuPaul) gets on stage, I think to introduce Pink as the next performer.

It was pretty good, she was swinging like a money from acrobat swings. pretty cool. Pink is bad ass.

And the moment the VMAs lead up to Video of the Year.

It goes to....Beyonce.

MUCH deserved. We got it right with this one. I already told you. Single Ladies is ICONIC. And yes, I agree with Kanye. "One of the best videos of all time".

So The lady of the night goes up there, and starts to say something about how excited she was when she was at 17 when she got her first VMA with Destiny's Child.. and I figured she was just noting hey journey and was gonna go through the, "If you told me I'd still be winning VMAs 11 years later I wouldnt have believed it" stuff, but she didnt go that way. After mentioning her enchantment that came along with her first VMA, she said she'd like Taylor to come onstage and "have her moment".

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Oh my gosh. Beyonce, you are a saint. That was probably the classiest thing ever done/said on a VMA stage. It was crazy for a second. because, let's face it, when you think of the VMAs, class and dignity aren't typically virtues that come to mind. But that was CLASS. I mean, she's beyond this. Beyonce is better than the VMAs. She's won every kind of musical award by now. She's done it. She's experienced the joy of winning a new exciting award, and didn't want that to be forever missed for Taylor.

Bow DOWN to Saint Beyonce

Taylor gets up there..blah blah. But best part of the video of Taylor gettin up there: you catch a glimpse of Gaga's outfit numner 4. and its a damn bird's nest around her face! Like, imagine a helmet, a thorny, bush helmet. engulfing her head. whaaattt.

and it kills me but I cant find a picture of it! But if you go to youtube or mtv.com to watch the video of Beyonce winning Vid of the year, you'll see it!


Anyways, the show wraps after Taylor's do-over speech. Thanks to Bey, some dignity of the night is preserved. I'll be damned.

Editor's Notes-

Although St. Beyonce and Lady G were leaders of the pack with nominations this year, you have to notice that, unlike last year, nobody dominated. Which i love. In fact, nobody won more than one. It's annoying when you keep seeing the same person get up there to say thank you, for a video that probably isnt even that great. So everybody left even steven. Kumbaya.

It was obvious, though not dominated by one particular artist, the show was very FEMALE dominated this year. Sweet! Last year was balanced, and 2007 was very MALE dominated, with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, 50 and Kanye being the main focus. So, go ladies!

Here's a good summary pic of the best performances
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And Who the hell was Katy Perry's date?? They kept showin this guy with to her, kinda gay looking, kinda rocker looking. confused.

Of course, we gotta discuss Kanye. it may be of some moral comfort to know that I DO have a heart, and I do recognize that it was rude and inconsiderate of him to go up there. He did steal her moment. I know. But is it so wrong, from an entertainment perspective that I enjoyed every minute of it? I'm a celebrity gossip fiend and I love the drama! Look at it this way, like a soap opera..there's that outrageous bitch of a character and crazy moments of them acting out where you're like OMG NO she didnt just do that!!! and it gets you riled up because it's so crazy. Thats how I see it. I love the shocking and unexpectied. And I love the buzz about it the next day, when EVERYONE knows what happpned and everyone's got something to say and different opinions. It facilitates conversation, awareness and discussion. Mo ho.

Secondly on this same topic..Taylor Swift isn't a child, so stop calling her one. On the View discussing it, the ladies called her a child, as in "A grown man doesn't DO that to a child!" or, on Ryan Seacrest's radio show he said when he saw the incident, his blood started boiling because sweet Taylor is a "defenseless little girl". And this morning on the radio, a DJ said he had heard her referred to as a "little kitten". Jesus Christ! Buck up. She's Nineteen. Newsflash! There are pornstars that are 19. There are 19 year olds that have commited murder. There are 19 year olds fighting in Iraq. Nineteen is NOT a child. Stop defending her as one. Just stop at "It was incredibly inconsiderate and selfish", don't bring her alleged fragility and innocence into this. Just because she's deciding to stay in a nine year old's fairytale land and arrive in a princess carriage doesn't mean she is a nine year old or a princess. She's an adult in the, sometimes brutal, entertaiment industry. She knows what comes along with that.

And I've already mentioned Beyonce's sainthood, so the last person to be discussed is Lady Gaga. Damn man. I mean, she can be hot, when she's all done up in a good wig and lashes and some hot leotard. But obviously, being sexy isn't top priority. She's totally willing to sacrifice the sexy, for the shocking, which I totally respect her for. Most female pop singers just want to look sexy and coy while singing their songs-- God forbid they get dramatic in a performance and make a weird face or something. Or wear outfits that women may get, but 99% of men will consider unattractice. Or just spaz the hell out on stage like a retard. No one else will do that for fear of what people will think of them or how they'll be viewed or classified--less sexy? worst dressed? Gaga don't give a SHIT she just wants to express herself by whatever means necessary and available. She wants to shock and bring the drama and I love it.

In closing, this was leaps and bounds away from last year's mess of a show. There were young people in the audience for startes, actual FANS of music. They STOOD up and were excited and enthusiastic. The red carpet, presenters and performances were well organized and properly executed. No technical difficulties with equipment. No bullshit trivia for commercials with WRONG answers. Nobody had to perform in a 12 by 12 pen. and there were no botched wins, everything seemed about right. A night to remember for sure (Thanks Kanye). Up there on my "Best VMAs" list with 2003 and 2007. Well done!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Update?

VMA's next week!! SO excited. Candy and Bambi are gonna make a night out of it. I'll be taking notes for a VMA review blog. Russel Brand is hosting it again, which I think is great. Hosts are always obnoxious, no matter what awards ceremony. but he was good last year. Hella funny. So..I'm wondering if he's gonna touch the Chris Brown/ Rihanna situation in his comedy..I bet he will. yess..

But! Those fucking producers better have their SHIT together this year. Last year was so unbelieveably joker..embarrassing. we can only hope for the best and wait and see..

so what the hell have I been doing all summer?? Oh, you know, just being fab.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Haus of GAGA

I just heard Love Game for the first time this week and I'm freaking out! I knew I liked it right away from the beat.. instantly obsessesed. I've been listening to it over and over again since then! LOVE the heavy, grinding electric beat. It's irresistible!! You can't NOT want to dance to it!
I hate zombie movies but i cant help but think of myself as a dead person buried in the ground..and if this song came on, my dead body would get its ass up and THRILLER to this shit.

And you gotta love the overt sexuality of this song..God!

So, this is all well and good. Just right now, I saw the VIDEO.

OMG. It was just poptastic goodness, but modern and fresh. And shocking! (Images below..)

Gaga is bringing the return of pop! There's no doubt she's the biggest pop star right now. She's burnin it UP!
Like, its just those catchy songs (I love Poker Face too) you get stuck in your head and want to dance to and sing. She's bringing that, plus the whole shameless pop dimension of the video. With the choreography and sexy outfits and outrageous sexual stuff that shocks! It used to be Brit, all sweaty with a dude licking the side of her face, or Christina grinding in a boxing ring with ass-less chaps. That's been gone a good 5 years I feel like. Whats the last one you can think of??
I'm ecstatic that Gaga is bringing this shit BACK!~

I've heard this mentioned and I'd like to agree with it. She's the new Madonna. She is. She's busting onto the scene, NO ONE like her. She's very unique with he way she dresses, she's got a new sound, very distinct. It's just completely her own style and she owns it. It's extreme and she's out there. But she's cranking out these hot songs and people are fascinated and also confused about her. a la madonna in the 80s! Just like Madonna, she's turning it over to a completely new sound, a new wave of music and style. A lot of people weren't ready for it with Madonna and of course some don't get it today with Gaga. But the masses ARE getting it and loving it!



Theres also a huge focus on her fashion, like madonna. You didn't see this with Brit or Christina. They were just hot. Gaga wears this crazy shit! Very angular, pointy, and costumey. and no pants! Much of which she designs herself. Her bubble dress is now famous! There's just a huge focus on her beyond the music but on what she wears and her as an icon, which is strange, cuz she's relatively new. but its because she's way beyond one dimentional. A lot of people think she looks terrible or don't get it, which is absolutely required of this kind of icon. It has to be disagreed on, discussed. It's gotta raise eyebrows.

and she IS


look at this shit from the video!
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some stills from this sick video.
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