hollybrooke: (paintbrushes)
First Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, now Heidi Klum and Seal?!

This upsets me more than it should, really. Two--not one, but two--of my favorite celebrity couples are splitting. *sigh*


So I got home today, and Dad asked me if I had checked out the new-ish Goodwill in St. John. It's near Strack & Van Til's, and I think it's been open about six months. I've checked it out once so far. They have okay stuff....stuff that looks like the kind St. John residents would donate. (I'm more used to the Goodwill in Crown Point.) I told Dad that I had heard that St. John Town Council had a problem with having a Goodwill in town because--from what I heard--they thought it would cheapen down the town. Yeah! I also heard the same thing about when they started working on Aldi's. That kind of attitude makes me think this town is just snobby and elitist.

Anyway, Dad was talking about how he saw that they had some "good TVs" at the St. John Goodwill for $30 or $35. I automatically thought, "OH SHIT, DAD KNOWS I'M IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW ONE." Even the suggestion of it....just no. I was standing behind him, looked at Mom, shook my head and mouthed "NOOOO!" And that just set Mom off laughing like it was the funniest thing she ever experienced. Then I started laughing. And we couldn't quit for a good five or ten minutes. And Dad wanted to know why we were laughing so hard.

See, Dad has a tendency to be a real cheapskate. I had to tell Dad that while I know I'm looking for a new television set, I refuse to buy one from Goodwill for cheap. I need a newer model TV that will allow me to install my Blu-Ray player without having to deal with a converter box because of the coaxial cable on my current model. (My current TV still works well. It's just older and has a very weird hookup in the back. It makes setting up a DVD player plus my DirecTV box very complicated. Oh, and it weighs about forty pounds.)
hollybrooke: (Rapunzel and Pascale judging you)
Like a fool, I actually watched that two-night "Kim's Fairytale Wedding" crap that E! aired only three weeks ago. Now let me get out of the way that I don't obsessively follow "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." I watch the show when it's airing in constant repeats during the day (because E! likes to marathon the crap out of that show) and there's nothing else to watch. And somehow I know about their business because E! just won't quit riding that cash pony. They're kind of in my face when I don't want them to, and I ask myself, "Why do I even know about this?!"

But like I said, yeah, I watched "Kim's Fairytale Wedding." Purely for laughs. And there were plenty. It gets kind of TL;DR. Basically, Kim is not a dog person, K-Humph called her out on her BS, I laughed my ass off and was honestly not surprised. )

That's what pisses me off the most about this. It's not necessarily the fact that she did indeed make cash off of this (which she is blatantly denying). I just feel that she didn't even try. Kris Humphries wasn't going to kiss her ass like everyone else does, and he certainly didn't want to end up like Bruce Jenner and Scott Disick, with his balls in his wife's enormous Hermes handbag.

....Just sayin'.
hollybrooke: (Beatings!)
It's time for my Annual Celebrity Death Pool!

10. Mickey Rooney.
9. Christopher Plummer (We were watching the cast of The Sound of Music on Oprah last week, and we totally forgot just how OLD he is.)
8. Chuck Berry (And word is he collapsed on stage in Chicago the other night...)
7. Doris Day
6. Kirk Douglas (And NOT Michael; last I heard, he's actually getting better)
5. Jerry Lee Lewis
4. Angela Lansbury (I know, I'm cruel, but she's older than we realize.)
3. Jack LaLaine (He can't be hawking those juicers forever.)
2. Andy Rooney

And number one....I hate to make her my number one pick, but Aretha Franklin. She's been reported to have pancreatic cancer, and that's one of the tougher forms of cancer to treat.

HONORABLE MENTION? Elizabeth Taylor, of course. She'll probably outlive us all! (Her and Willie Nelson and Hugh Hefner.)
hollybrooke: (Default)

You know, I'm not laughing over it because it's not something to be laughed at. She's been giving so many second chances, and she's violated her probation and tried making excuses for it, and has tried to break it...and now this. It's about time something like this happens to Lindsay Lohan. She needs to fucking grow up and start taking responsibility for her actions, and quit acting like the world's out to get her and her dad's always trying to set her up.

I'm not even going to waste the laughs on her and attempt to mock her. Just go the hell to jail and learn a lesson from all of this, Lindsay.
hollybrooke: (Beyonce as BB Homemaker)

I'm not going to cry about it. I was considering going up to Gary for the memorial today, but I decided against it. It's going to be MAYHEM up there today. And let's be honest, when the Jacksons left Gary, they never looked back. Yeah, Michael did come back five or six years ago. And yes, Katherine does make the occasional trip back. But first of all, I'm not a grief-monger. Second of all...none of the Jacksons have ever really credited Gary, Indiana for their success. To me, Joe is just trying to capitalize off of his son's death, and Joe isn't even the executor of Michael's estate. To me, the city of Gary is trying to capitalize off of Michael's death, even though he only lived in Gary until he was about six or seven years old. The city of Gary just needs to get people to want to visit, and touting the fact that the greatest entertainer ever just so happens to have hailed from there isn't really going to help overhaul the city's image.

Yes, I know there are a lot of people who looked up to Michael as a source of motivation and inspiration, but for crying out loud, it's time to let the poor man rest in peace.
hollybrooke: (it LOOKS like Jem....)

Warm, wet and wild, there must be something in the water...

LOL, this is ridiculous! I'm not saying I don't like it. As a matter of fact, I do. It's just....*giggles*! How on Earth does Candyland have ANYTHING to do with the lyrics?! Is she implying that being a California Gurl is the equivalent to being in Candyland?

(Actually, it reminds me of what Doe Deere is trying to do with her Candy-Future thing, but Katy pulls it off much better. THE COLORS, DUKE! THE COLORS!!)
hollybrooke: (Jem and Pizzazz "Bitch please!")
The only reason I wanted to watch:
--Aziz Ansari is hilarious, IDGAF what you think
--was dying to see Katy Perry (once again, IDGAF what you think, I like Katy Perry!)
--XTINA (once again, IDGAF!)

If I can sum it up in one word: CLUSTERFUCK.

Can't believe Marky Mark and Peter Fascinelli got away with swearing. Wonder how much MTV will be fined for that.

I liked Katy Perry's act. It was very bright and cheesy, but I liked it. And I really dig that song. Has the same beat as "Tik Tok," but this song's a hell of a lot better.

I agreed with Aziz at the end: "Twilight won everything! What a surprise!"

And Christina? Haters to the left, please. I know what I said about her music video, but she was ON it tonight. She was LIVE. (Despite what some haters are saying about her lip-synching. She had a backing track, but she was indeed singing live. You can't hit a high note like that in the intro to "Bionic" and LIP SYNCH that.) And I really hate to say it, but........Britney, take notes. You allegedly have a new album coming out this fall. You really need to step up your game. Don't disappoint us.

And one last thing:

Woo. Hoo.

P.S. "Alejandro" video premieres today!!!!!!
hollybrooke: (Gaga ONTD Stan the Jackal)
Saturday night was fucking AWESOME!!!!!!! My legs are still sore! *hee hee*

GOD, I wish I had pictures. But for one thing, I don't want pictures taken of me in the floorshow corset now, because I'm flabby and soooo not in shape to be wearing that thing. For another thing, how am I going to take pix when I'm on stage? :P

Highlight of the night was the reel going out during dinner scene. We ALL started just started reciting the lines and singing "Eddie" anyway. Then after "Planet Schmanet" and running around the theater, the movie was loaded back in. Then we had to do it alllll again.

But boy. Like I said, I really need to get back into shape.

Especially since I'll be doing this again on June 11th. :D

Who knows? I may be back to doing Rocky Horror on a semi-regular basis. I had a lot of fun, and it'll be interesting in getting newbies to start coming to the show. And I truly had forgotten just how much fun I had doing this when I started doing it at the Crossroads. Being on a stage is a rush in itself.

It's just too bad Fester wasn't around to see it. *sigh*

*tangent* Who else watched the footage of Lindsay Lohan's day in court? WOW, that judge didn't want to let her off easy. I especially loved when Lindsay's lawyer tried telling the doctor that she skipped one of her alcohol education meetings because of a death in the family, and the judge asking Lindsay if she actually went to the funeral, and Lindsay had to convene with her lawyer who finally answered, "No."

Ooh, ooh, and I love how the lawyer tried talking the judge into letting Lindsay just take the remainder of her classes in one week to get them out of the way. Once again, the judge put her foot down and said, "No." Oh, and I especially loved how the lawyer tried explaining how Lindsay had a bunch of scheduled photoshoots and her upcoming movie in Texas that her SCRAM bracelet would interfere with, and could she just go to her mandatory random drug testing down in Texas? Once again, "No."

How the hell would her SCRAM ankle bracelet interfere with her photoshoots? Just shoot her from the waist up. Take her SCRAM bracelet out in Photoshop. And just how would her SCRAM bracelet interfere with filming that Linda Lovelace movie? Afraid she doesn't want it showing in leg shots? Get a fucking body double. It's not hard. You can work around this shit. And really, after this incident, wouldn't the producers of this Linda Lovelace project think that Lindsay Lohan is a LIABILITY on a movie set and--once again--UNINSURABLE?!

"You know what really grinds my gears? This Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay Lohan with all those little outfits, jumping around there on stage, half-naked with your little outfits. Ya know? You're a... You're out there jumping around and I'm just sitting here with my beer. So, what am I supposed to do? What you want? You know, are we gonna go out? Is that what you're trying to - why why are you leaping around there, throwing those things all up in my, over there in my face? What do you want, Lindsay? Tell me what you want? Well, I'll tell you what you want, you want nothing. You want nothing. All right? Because we all know that no woman anywhere wants to have sex with anyone, and to titillate us with any thoughts otherwise is - is just bogus."
hollybrooke: (rio is cute but not that bright)
Thanks a lot, [livejournal.com profile] therealycats. But it gave me a good groan and chuckle.

But seriously? What bothers me the most are the amounts of comments left behind saying, "Well, this is pretty typical of twelve-year-olds anymore, really." That's just sad, and if it's true, then it make me feel pretty old because I wasn't doing anything like that when I was twelve. It's also scary because I'm currently snarking on "Mary Anne Saves the Day" for [livejournal.com profile] bsc_snark, and I keep having to read about how Mary Anne just doesn't want her dad to treat her like a child anymore. Sorry, but reading about Kylie Jenner following in her dumb whore sisters' footsteps makes me scared to have children. And if I do, they're getting the Richard Spier parenting treatment until they're sixteen years old. I'll make those girls wear their hair in braids and not let them have computers in their rooms and monitor their studying time at the local library if they need to do research.
hollybrooke: (I don't care!)

Kate came out swinging on "Today" this morning, slamming Jon for clearing $230,000 out of the couple's joint bank account: "You've left your children and their mother unable to pay for the roof over their head. It's unacceptable."

As for Jon's claim the children don't want to do the show anymore, Kate says there was "wailing and sobbing" when she broke the news to 'em that filming has halted.

As TMZ previously reported, Kate's lawyers are going to court today to demand the return of the cash and a contempt citation against Jon. Stay tuned ...


Kate Gosselin just doesn't get it. If you don't have a real job of your own and you can't provide for your kids (let's be honest; being a single mother and having eight children doesn't leave you enough time to search for and hold down a full-time job) and the baby-daddy is a douchebag and won't hold down his end of the deal, you don't air your dirty laundry out on TV and exploit the kids' cuteness-factor on TV. You collect welfare and go on food stamps! That's the American way!

Shit, single parents on welfare/food stamps is a reality show in its own merit. MTV should do a "True Life" episode on it.

And I hate to say it, but does anyone know how Nadya Suleman's holding up these days with her fourteen chillins?
hollybrooke: (Default)

We all knew it was coming, but he put up a good fight, and he won't have to suffer anymore.
hollybrooke: (Default)

hollybrooke: (Jem and Pizzazz "Bitch please!")
Katherine Heigl appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, where the actress described her first day back on the "Grey's Anatomy" set as "cruel and mean."

"Our first day back was Wednesday, and it was -- I'm going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them -- a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean,' Katherine told Dave.

The talk-show funnyman jokingly asked Katherine if she was given a lunch break during her 17-hour day, to which she joked back, saying:

"Yes, we do get an hour lunch. That was nice. Thank God for that hour of lunch."

Katherine did not reveal the fate of her "Grey's" character Izzie on the medical drama's upcoming season, but she did discuss what it was like returning to the set without her friend and former co-star T.R. Knight:

"It was actually kind of really great to be back. All my friends are there and at this point, they're sort of like family, but it was a little weird because [T.R.]'s not there anymore."

As for what happens to Izzie, Katherine said: "So, I won't give it away but, you know, I'm there so I'm either there as a ghost, on the other side or I survived a disease no one survives."

"Grey's Anatomy"'s new season will premiere Sept. 24 on ABC.


Oh, honey, you did not just start bitching about working a 17-hour day, did you? And how much of this grueling 17 hours are you spending actually in front of a camera? How much of this is spent in hair and makeup, sitting in a nice cushy chair in an air-conditioned trailer? How much do you get paid again? Something around $150,000 an episode? God, $150,000 alone would be enough for me to go back to college, finish up, pay off my car and get my own house, for crying out loud! And she has the nerve to bitch about working a 17-hour day. And oh, thank God for the hour-long lunch break. I'm lucky to be able to wolf down my food within the little fifteen-minute breaks I get at my job.

Lemme tell you something, Katie Heigl. I know people who work two full-time jobs just to be able to make ends meet for craptacular wages. They pull double shifts, they get no sleep, they are exhausted as hell, and these jobs usually entail manual labor. But they do it because they have mortgages and bills to take care of and food to put in the fridge. And they sure as hell don't get anywhere close to $150,000 a year. They have every right to complain, in my opinion. You, Katherine Heigl, don't. You're just an overrated, overpaid Hollywood actress who wouldn't know what real work is all about.

You know, I think Alec Baldwin put it the best in an interview he did not too long ago. He said something about what makes an actor an actor is their dedication to their craft. They can put in long hours on a movie set, doing the same elaborate stunt or take over and over and wanting to do it over and over because they know they can "do it better" and they never complain about it because "it comes with the job, it's what we do."
hollybrooke: (Sing Like You Mean It)
Beyoncé's (aka "Sasha Boring") latest piece o' crap:

Too bad the song's kind of cool, because this video is BORING.

And now, Britney's:

I think I'm one of the few people that actually like it. It's different for her. I think it's getting bad reception from her fans because it's not what she'd normally do; it's not "shake my ass, flip my hair and do some half-assed arm-dancing, my fans will go nuts anyway." My only problem is that A) it's kind of boring, and B) it seems like a four-minute ad for her Candies clothing line promotion.

But seriously? I think I know why I'm so underwhelmed with these. This is what else I've been watching for the last couple of weeks:Read more... )

Can you understand WHY I'm just not thrilled with Britney and Beyoncé currently?

We're never going to have anyone remotely close to being as amazing as Michael was. He went out on the top, as far as I'm concerned.

......I'm gonna curl up in my sock drawer and sleep for days.
hollybrooke: (Drop Dead Fred)
In honor of Billy Mays, I'm watching the "Pitchmen" marathon on Discovery Channel. Plus, Hunter showed me these FANTASTIC Billy Mays dubs last night:

THIS one was MY favorite:

hollybrooke: (Michael Jackson eating popcorn)

The King of Pop is dead.

Kevin called me with the news like as soon as I went on break at work.

I don't even know what to say. I imagine for me, this is like the equivalent of Elvis Presley's death. We've lost one of the greats, if not, THE greatest. And I take great pride in the fact that he and his brothers grew up around here in Northwest Indiana. I can't even think of any current music artist now who could even take his place. Michael Jackson and Madonna were the big music icons of my generation, and he will sorely be missed.

*edited* I would also like to add this. For all of you who didn't get to grow up in the 80s....you missed out. You missed out on the era when MTV was new and fresh and Michael Jackson and Madonna reigned supreme. I remember seeing Michael debut the Moonwalk on the Motown anniversary celebration, I remember Thriller on MTV, I remember seeing Captain EO in 3D at Walt Disney World, I remember all the fuss when his hair caught on fire when he did the Pepsi commercial. Seriously, all of you young 'uns who grew up on Britney and *NSYNC...you missed out.
hollybrooke: (I'm not gay but I'll learn)
It's a wonderful day in the "Celebrity Gawkery" neighborhood!

First of all, E! is officially done with Spencer and Heidi Pratt.

Second of all, a member of of the Black Eyed Peas' security team (NOT Will.I.Am) went Boom Boom Pow on Perez Hilton. Scandalous enough, but Perez kind of provoked it by calling Will.I.Am a "faggot" in the first place. And now even the gays and lesbians hate Perez, too! Why? "It legitimizes use of a slur that is often linked to violence against our community. And it sends a message that it is OK to attempt to dehumanize people by exploiting antigay attitudes."

Perez is trying to make it out that Will.I.Am is the one responsible when it wasn't even him that accosted Perez, but a member of his security team. Not only does Perez openly use the term "faggot" to insult people, but he's also a goddamned LIAR, too.

What kills me is that he was the one with the bug up his butt about Carrie Prejean (former Miss California) and called her a "closed-minded bitch." Then he goes and starts throwing around the "f" word as an insult to get Will.I.Am all worked up. What a damn hypocrite. He needs to STFU and quit being such a whiny, big-mouthed bitch about it.
hollybrooke: (Michael Jackson eating popcorn)
"Megan Wants A Millionaire"

Yeah, remember that skanky bitch from "Rock of Love" and "Charm School" that I ended up hating more than Lacey? Here's the premise for her piece of shit show that I'll probably end up watching and snarking on for your enjoyment:

"Megan’s millionaire suitors will compete in challenges ranging from going head to head in a high roller Las Vegas tournament to shelling out money in a date auction. Whoever wins the challenge, will win a date with Megan. But, it won’t just be any date. The millionaires will be given the chance to “upgrade” their date. How about driving Megan to dinner in an Aston Martin, instead of an Escalade? Or why not take a helicopter ride to Catalina Island instead of the ferry? One by one, Megan will eliminate the guys who can’t shell out the dough, until the ultimate millionaire is left."

Seriously, who would want to spend money to take this heinous, self-absorbed tramp out? What is this teaching us? That the only way to this fame-whore's heart is if you have cash? It reeks of...well, prostitution, to be honest. And I can't imagine this will bring in much in the ratings department for Vh1.

Take a cue from J.Lo, honey:

hollybrooke: (Gaga unusual?)
Lady Gaga's video for "Paparazzi"!!!!

It was taken down on YouTube, and I can't embed it, but watch it here. (Warning: Could possibly be offensive. The c-word is mentioned, and there's dancing in a wheelchair and crutches. But dammit, it made me laugh!)

It's so drawn-out and over the top with an actual story to it. I LOVE IT, AND I LOVE GAGA FOR IT. And I can't wait until her issue of Rolling Stone comes in the mail.

hollybrooke: (beautiful dirty rich)
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Every once in a while on [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt, a user will make a quote that just stands out so true and sums up the thread the best that I will give them the "QUOTE OF THE DAY!" gold star:

None of them really stand out for me, but I should probably start keeping track and posting them on here. ;)


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