Sunday, August 29, 2010

Emmys Red Carpet

It's been a while since I've done a red carpet blog! This wil be a good warm-up for the VMAs in 2 weeks. So excited.

I usually don't watch the Emmys red carpet but I watched this one and was pleasantly surprised! The women looked so beautiful! Here's some highlights and lowlights.

Lea Michelle in Oscar de la Renta
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Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward
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I think she looks absolutely stunning. I love the texture of this dress.

Cheryl Burke in ??
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Couldn't find who made this dress but I think Cheryl looks great in it.

Eva Longoria in Robert Rodriguez
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Another pat on the back for Eva for not reaching for the mini dress. Even though she's short, this full length gown WORKS.

Christina Hendricks in Zac Posen
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Kinda cool and different. Love the feather touch. But who's really looking at her dress.

January Jones in Atelier Versace
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This was a nice risk. I LOVE this color. Props for doing something different, January!

Jayma Mays In Burberry Prorsum
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Another pretty blue color. And more lovely texture!

And YES I purposely snubbed Kim Kardashian. Her dress wasn't bad but I pretty much never like what she wears. It's always so overdone and vulgar.

WORST DRESSED

Some Glee person in ??
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You look like an alien.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Awww

There's a very fine line between sweetness and over-the top mushiness. I don't like most mainstream romantic comedy because they cross that line. I don't know where exactly that line is but Katy Perry's video for Teenage Dream is definitely on the right side. This is embarrassing but it almost brought a tear to my eye!! I think it just captures the essense and emotions of young love so flawlessly. It's the perfect summer video. Here it is.

Friday, August 6, 2010

"It's not a video .. It's a moving Painting!!! "

Wow, he was really serious... My god man. Only Kanye would take himself so seriously enough to make a video like this. He is obviously going though a classic art phase.. twitpic-ing shots of all this old art and antique furniture from Europe so I guess he wanted to make some renaissance-looking art of his own. What a self-righteous bastard and I love him for it.

Check out his moving painting POWER.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I expect this from Xtina.. but CHER??

Wow.. here she goes again, doing something that's already been done. This Burlesque movie is sure looking like a piece of shit... and whats worse is its a piece of shit Ive already seen before. Hmm let's see...a movie about a young, modest, small-town girl going to LA and HEY!! She can sing!! Crossroads anyone? Glitter with Mimi is practically the same. Girl from humble backgrounds trying to get into singing.. and it's discovered she has a miraculous voice!! Repeat this same scenario but replace singing with dancing and you've got Coyote Ugly AND Showgirls.
I was kind of neutral and even hopeful when I saw shots from Xtina and Cher filming this shit.. assuming Xtina was doing a legit acting role and not just playing a singer and banking on her amazing voice to carry her thru the movie. NOPE.

Chech out this cheesy, expected mess!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

VMA predictions

Well the 2010 VMA nominations were announced this morning and I could not be more excited! Lady Gaga is leading the pack with 13, the new record for the most nominations EVER. Eminem is a distant second with 8. And what a surprise, he's in a cranky mood.

Here's what EM had to say about it..

"Apparently, MTV doesn't care that I have two massive stadium shows on the other side of the country the day after the VMAs. F me, right?!?!"

"I mean, I'll be there, but don't expect me to be nice about it."

seriously??

Anyways! Here's the full list of nominees along with my expert predictions and analysis ;)

BEST COLLABORATION
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams - “Airplanes”
Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - “Video Phone”
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - “Telephone”
3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha - “My First Kiss”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - “Empire State of Mind”

So far it seems like this is gonna be the toughest competition.. Keeping in mind here that we're talking about the VIDEOS and not just the song, the three frontrunners will prolly be Airplanes, Telephone and Empire State of mind.

SHOULD win: Telephone
WILL win: Telephone



BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Ke$ha - “Tik Tok”
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg - “California Gurls”
Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - “Video Phone”
Taylor Swift - “Fifteen”

Bad Romance is so incredible but I can't count Katy Perry out.

SHOULD win: Bad Romance
WILL Win: Bad Romance


BEST MALE VIDEO
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Usher feat. Will.i.am - “OMG”
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams - “Airplanes”
Drake - “Find Your Love”
Jason Derulo - “In My Head”

This one is tough because it seems like Em is slated to win but really, is his video more impressive than OMG? Not that OMG is life changing but as far as dancing, visuals and editing go.. it has a lot more going for it

SHOULD win: OMG
WILL win: Not Afraid


BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams - “Airplanes”
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem - “Forever”
Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz - “On To The Next One”
Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatat - “Pursuit of Happiness”

None of these videos is fit to win! Eminem's video is NOT impressive. It's mostly just him rapping in a basement and walking down a city street. Looking anorexic and washed up and pathetic. There is NOTHING impressive about it.

Forever is a good song but whats with the video? An homage to Lebron James? I think it's distracting to throw something like that in a video.

Airplanes isn't even that impressive of a video either. Nor is On to the Next One. Though I really like that song.

SHOULD WIN: none
WILL WIN: Airplanes, I guess



BEST NEW ARTIST
Ke$ha
Jason Derulo
Justin Bieber
Nicki Minaj
Broken Bells

Ugghh don't make me choose between the two evils.. Bieber and Kesha

SHOULD WIN: Bieber
WILL WIN: Kesha



BEST POP VIDEO
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg - “California Gurls”
Ke$ha - “Tik Tok”
Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - “Video Phone”
B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars - “Nothing on You”

If there is such thing as a merciful God Kesha will not win. Actually, I wouldnt be surprised if they gave this one to Katy Perry. California Gurls is the complete embodiment of the sugary, pop-tastic video. They'll feel an obligation
to give her some kind of recognition, so I think the pop category would be most fitting than any other. Even though Bad Romance is still a better video.

SHOULD win: Bad Romance
WILL win: California Gurls



BEST ROCK VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars - “Kings and Queens”
Muse - “Uprising”
Paramore - “Ignorance”
Florence + the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over”
MGMT - “Flash Delirium

No Idea. I'll just go with Paramore because I like them.


BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull - “I Like It”
Cascada - “Evacuate The Dancefloor”
David Guetta feat. Akon - “Sexy Chick”
Usher feat. Will.i.am - “OMG”

This should be a no brainer. The only competition for Bad Romance is OMG because the last 3 are nothing.

SHOULD win: Bad Romance
WILL win: Bad Romance


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Florence + the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over”
30 Seconds to Mars - “Kings and Queens”
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - “Telephone”
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams - “Airplanes”

This is defs a Gaga vs. Gaga situation. It's either Bad Romance or Telephone.

Its deserved by both and either one could take it. I'd prefer Bad Romance but I'd be happy if Telephone won too.


BEST ART DIRECTION
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Florence + the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over”
30 Seconds to Mars - “Kings and Queens”
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - “Video Phone”

This is nopt even a competition.

SHOULD win: Bad Romance
WILL win: Bad Romance


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - “Telephone”
Beyonce feat. Lady Gaga - “Video Phone”
Usher feat. Will.i.am - “OMG”
Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi - “Tightrope”


I have to go with OMG. Telephones choreography was cool but just Meh for me. And I love Bad Romance's choreography but it's pretty basic.

SHOULD win: OMG
WILL win: OMG



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - “Empire State of Mind”
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Mumford and Sons - “Little Lion Man”
Florence + the Machine - “Dog Days Are Over”


Duh. Bad Romance


BEST EDITING
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Rihanna - “Rude Boy”
Pink - “Funhouse”
Miike Snow - “Animal”


I'm actually gonna vote Rude Boy on this one. I actually wrote on here when it first came out that whoever edited that shit deserved PROPS. That video was all over the place, in the best way. Colors, shapes, close ups, backgrounds, everything! Bad Romance was visually impressive but in different ways. Mostly the costumes and some effects. So yes, for editing, I give this one to Riri

SHOULD win: Rude Boy
WILL win: ehhh..I really can't say. Let's go with Rude Boy


BEST SFX
Lady Gaga - “Bad Romance”
Eminem - “Not Afraid”
Muse - “Uprising”
Green Day - “21st Century Breakdown”
Dan Black - “Symphonies


What does SFX mean? Sound effects? I'll go with that.

Bad Romance.


BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO
Dan Black - “Symphonies”
Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def - “Stylo”
Coldplay - “Strawberry Swing”
The Black Keys - “Tighten Up”

Huh? NO idea.

And that wraps it up!! Any critiques??

Make sure to tune in to the VMAs live from Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 pm.

Pot calling the kettle black

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In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Katy Perry addresses calling Lady Gaga's Alejandro video "blasphemy"

"I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord’s name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn’t say I kissed a girl while f-ing a crucifix.”

Shut up Katy!! Like you're just the picture of Christianity. Look at your boobs hanging out on the cover of the magazine! I don't have a problem with that at all but she is certainly sounding hypocritical. She's doing a LOT of things that would be frowned upon in the Christian religion but she's too busy pointing the finger at others to realize.

She famously proclaimed she'd "rather die" than take a vow of celibacy.Here's some other Christian lyrics from Katy

"You PMS like a bitch"

"I hope you hang yourself with your H+M scarf while jacking off listening to Mozart"

Be quiet and stick to squirting whipped-cream out of your tits in your videos.