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: (Computer-inept Usagi-chan)


It's been quite a bit of a self-imposed Internet sabbatical for me, and I gotta tell ya, it was....well, kind of uneventful. Not entirely, though. It was nice being unwired for a while. I was starting to spend way too much time online. The good side to not being online so much was that I stayed away from the stupid celebrity gossip monster that is ONTD. (But you know I'll be back and active over there in the next ten minutes.) Plus, I don't know about anyone else, but I have a tendency to go to the same websites over and over. Now that about six weeks have gone by, I have something to look forward to!

Work still stinks. Oh yeah, I'll get back to working on the [livejournal.com profile] grocerygal LJ as well. That's been sorely lacking in the last month. Mainly because during my downtime....like I mentioned in my last voice post....I finally got started writing The Book!

I've let my paid account go expired, but I'll end up renewing it. What else have I been doing on my downtime? I've been getting more into my artwork. Plus, this last week I spent a shitload of money on DVDs I've been meaning to get for a while. (The rest of my tax return will go towards a new computer. And it will DEFINITELY be a Mac. I've made my mind up about this after doing all my homework.)

But now....the REAL reason that made me decide, "Holly, you gotta get your ass back online and SAY something about this"? WEIRD AL, THAT'S WHY. Why? Because sorry, but my love for Al will ALWAYS surpass whatever celebrity who thinks they're too good to let Al have some good-natured ribbing at them. That's right, I'm calling Lady Gaga out.

I thought she of all people would be able to have a good sense of humor about herself. But apparently, I was wrong. She takes herself way too seriously now, and it's made me lose a crapload of respect for her. The chances of me running out to buy Born This Way are slim now because I will always take Al's side.




I'M BACK, BITCHES!!!!
hollybrooke: (Baby One More Time)
It's a "Things Holly's Loving Right Now" post!

--The casting of Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises: Okay, the fact that BANE will be in the next Batman film already has me psyched up beyond belief!!

And people need to quit bitching about Anne Hathaway. I've never really had a problem with her, and Christopher Nolan is known for unconventional casting (hey, at least he didn't go with the very obvious Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie). And it's never really stated that she will be Catwoman in the casting, so it's possible her role as Catwoman will be downplayed like how Aaron Eckhart was being pushed mainly as Harvey Dent and no real mention of him as Two-Face was brought up.

And let's not forget how slightly disappointed I was when I saw Heath Ledger in that half-assed Joker makeup. Have faith, my friends.


--Everyone here will probably kill me for saying this, but I am really, really digging that new Britney Spears single!!



I haven't been this excited for something from Britney Spears for a LONG time. Now I can't wait for the music video. (I'm loving the bass and the dubstep!)


--Kiss My Face Peaches and Creme Ultra Moisturizer. Someone listed this as a recommendation over at the [livejournal.com profile] beauty101 community. Actually, one of the first recommendations was this stuff from Lush, but I checked the price of that and was all, "NOPE. Out of my price range." But we actually sell this Kiss My Face stuff at my job. A 16 fl. oz. bottle was a little over $10, and a bit pricey, but it's a big bottle. I've been using it for a week, and I'm already noticing a difference. My red spots from leftover zits are fading! YAY!

--Bath and Body Works' new tropical bodycare range. LOVING IT LIKE A FAT KID LOVES CAKE. And apparently, a lot of people I work with love how the Hawaii Coconut smells, too! Natasha said it reminds her of her vacation to Mexico, and Derek said it smells like one of the girls' fragrances at Hollister. Which he likes because I guess his girlfriend wears stuff like that. :) Next paycheck, I'm probably going to go back and stock up because HELLZ YEAH!! (The Bali Mango smells absolutely delicious, too!)

--The Last Exorcism. Kevin and I rented this last week and we really liked it! Cut for spoilers )

Like I said, very well pulled off. If you're looking for a good horror movie, and if you missed it in theaters, I recommend it.
hollybrooke: (Evil Homer)
First of all....."Tangled"?! WTF?!

I'm really not happy about this. I was annoyed when I heard--after all that squabbling--Disney was going to go the CG-route with this project. (THERE'S NO NEED! Goddammit, you don't need to do an animated movie in CG just because Shrek was as great as it was!) I was annoyed when I heard Kristen Chenowith was let go and they recast the lead role of Rapunzel with Mandy Moore doing the voice. (UGH, Mandy Moore. Can't stand how she sounds when she sings.) But the fact that they're renaming it Tangled pisses me off the most.

The Powers That Be at Disney claim that boys don't want to go see a movie with "princess" in the title. Well, how do you account for movies like Beauty and the Beast then? The Princess and the Frog did pretty decently at the box office...but maybe not as well as they would've liked. But there were a ton of issues going into that movie from the get-go, especially the race issue. Just.....urgh. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Rapunzel/Tangled/ whatever it's called is probably going to be the Sleeping Beauty of our generation, meaning it'll probably be the end-all of Disney animation.


Next on RAGE RAGE RAGE...you've gotta be freaking kidding me, Lindsay Lohan.

Newsflash, Lindsay: THE WORLD DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND YOU!!!!! You honestly think the "milkaholic" in this commercial was modeled after you?! Are you really that self-absorbed? Were you drunk/high when you watched this commercial? Or are you really that desperate for attention and money? I mean, you're pretty much a liability on movie sets and are uninsurable at this point. When was the last time you had a decent movie role? I mean, Ungaro fired her from doing her little fashion thing with them.
hollybrooke: (Default)
Mom and I rented Bruno today and watched it, mainly because she really wanted to see it. That movie was so ridiculous, but I laughed my butt off. (Especially the part where he was...well, I won't go into details, but it involves genitals.)

After we turned the movie off, the news was on, and Adam Lambert had released a statement saying that he shouldn't have to "babysit" the nation's children. (In regard to his man-on-man kiss.) I agree with everything he says in defense of what he did. Like I said, everyone knows he's gay, and ABC should've realized that before they decided to book him to perform. Then Mom had to open up her trap and be all, "But he practically raped that guy's mouth onstage! I don't want to see that!"

.........We freaking just got done watching Bruno. And she actually said this. She watched all the (censored) gay sex and genital-flashing, but she's going to get her panties in a bunch over Adam Lambert kissing a male band member. I pointed out the hypocrisy in this, and told her, "If Lady Gaga. for example, had kissed a woman onstage that night, would you have a problem with that?" Mom said, "But she's a woman, no one cares if you see a woman kissing another woman. If you see a man kissing another man....well, that's just another story because it's wrong and gross!" And there's the double standard.



*tangent* Thanksgiving was crappy this year, thanks for asking. Could've been a hell of a lot better, if Dad would've gotten his ass out of the kitchen and just let me continue what I was doing and not have been a pain in the ass. I had him telling me what to do, I had Mom bitching at me what to do, I had instructions in the cookbook on what to do--who do I listen to?! Got REALLY angry at Dad, yelled at him, and stormed out of the house while telling him, "YOU think you know what to do?! YOU f*cking do it!" Drama queen move, or really agitated woman getting pissed off at people telling her what to do--your call. This all happened in front of Kevin, too; I was so embarrassed that he had to see that. During dinner, I was shooting Dad the death stare because he had royally pissed me off and ruined my appetite.

He later apologized, but I let him have it again. Apologizing really didn't make it any better, considering that I had the day off for Thanksgiving and after nine straight days of work, I just wanted to relax. And it all happened in front of Kevin, too.

I'm kind of glad they're leaving for Alabama soon. I don't think I'm going down to visit them during the holidays. I don't want to waste the gas money if all we're going to do is bitch and bicker while we're down there. And she can rely on Hunter for a ride home whenever he decides to go down, because I don't want to do it if she's just going to bitch the whole way like she did when we went down for Grandma Cozie's funeral.

They all really piss me off. They really do.

*semi-tangent* Didn't do any Black Friday shopping. For one thing, I have to wait for my next paycheck. For another thing....frankly, I did that about six or seven years ago for a $50 stereo at Target, and I nearly got trampled in the process. Never again. The people who go to do their insane early-morning shopping on Black Friday are cray-cray; they get violent and vicious and super-bitchy to the poor retail workers who are saints for putting up with it the way they do. Chances are, you won't get what you wanted if it's in small quantities. And is it really worth it to stand in line for 3-4 hours just for checkout?
hollybrooke: (Michael Jackson eating popcorn)
Because of this shit. But you know what? That's fine. I wasn't really feeling compelled to recap and snark on it anymore. The whole vibe of the show never sat well with me in the first place.

*sigh* I really don't know what to say. People are complaining that VH1 and 51 Minds should've done more thorough background checks, but how can you do a background check on something that hasn't already happened yet? And I feel bad for Megan because...you know, what if this creep had won? (I heard he had made it down to the final four in the competition before he was eliminated, and he even went on to be on "I Love Money 3.") This was the same guy who told Megan that he was looking to get married so he could get his green card, and that he wouldn't make her sign a pre-nup.

Here's the thing. None of these dating reality shows (especially on VH1) are about love. Flava Flav wasn't looking for love; he was looking for easy money. Bret Michaels wasn't looking for love; he was looking for an opportunity to plug his solo career. All of their subsequent spinoffs aren't really looking for love, either. New York, Real and Chance, Daisy De La Hoya, Megan...they all just wanted their own shows and their fifteen minutes. And you don't know what sort of people you'll be getting when you have an open casting for these shows.

Frankly, I think VH1 should do away with all of their reality dating shows and competitions. It's overkill, and this turn of events with one of Megan's former suitors isn't going to make VH1 look good. They need to go back to showing music-oriented shows like "Pop-Up Video" and "Behind the Music." (Although I hear that "Behind the Music" is coming back next month...)
hollybrooke: (Go to your room Lisa!)
I get this a lot anymore. Problem is, it's usually a toss-up of three particular actreses.

When I was still blonde, I got Katherine "Foot In Mouth" Heigl:



I never understood how people thought I looked like her, and if this was an insult or not because I don't find her to be particularly attractive.

I also get Miss Sookie Stackhouse herself, Anna Paquin:



(Only I don't have a huge gap in between my two front teeth like she does.)

And probably the one I get the most....ever since I was a teenager (and I still do) is "that girl who played Blossom's friend Six:"



So, in the event that I end up NOT dressing up as Jem for Halloween this year, I'm gonna try to get together some 90s-inspired clothing and go as Six. I will just need someone to be my BFF Blossom, so people will "get" it.



So, everyone else who reads this blog....which celebs do people say YOU look like?
hollybrooke: (Default)
Also known as "Megan Wants a Millionaire."



Yeah, remember that horrendous skank? Apparently, she knew who to blow at VH1 and 51 Minds, because now she has her very own reality show! God help us all! And guess who will be doing the honors of snarking this series? Moi!

"But Holly, why would you even want to watch this show? You hated Megan Hauserman more than you hated Lacey Connor!" Yes, I know, I know. "Why didn't you snark on New York's show, or Real and Chance's show, or Daisy's show?" Lemme explain. I had no desire to ever watch a bunch of men duke it out for New York. Real and Chance--like I said, never watched "I Love New York." And as for Daisy? She's just flat-out irritating. Megan managed to spark as much rage in me as Lacey did on "Charm School." She's catty and snotty and bitchy and manipulative. I don't get how she has any fans, and I don't understand why any man would want to spoil her rotten. For crying out loud, she's a REALITY SHOW STAR. She's D-list, at best. But I guess I'm watching this because I know I'll have a fun time making fun of her and her suitors. And I know you, the reader of this blog, will have a fun time reading this!

Now, before I get to the show, let me have you watch a music video to get into the mood of this show:



Oh, Megan, Megan, how do we know of her? Read more... )


A note: I will get around to snarking the next "Jem" episode. I may end up doing it tomorrow, actually. :)
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: (beautiful dirty rich)
There's a mini-marathon of "The Hills" on MTV now. I've never been able to sit through more than five minutes of this show (or "Laguna Beach"). But I am forcing myself to sit down and watch this show and try to figure out why everyone else watches it.

To be honest, I still have no clue. Here's what I think of "The Hills":

--Lauren Conrad is pretty. She's the only one of them on the show I'm remotely interested in. But I can't stand her voice in the intro voice over. She does NOT have a voice-over-friendly voice.
--Audrina is nothing more than a pretty-faced slut who seems like she hasn't evolved past high-school-level drama and constantly looks like she's directing her gaze upward; hence her nickname "Ceiling Eyes." No one expects her to have much thought process.
--These conversations....mind-numbing!!!!!
--Why the hell are they trying to make "Heidi Montag" happen? She's not going to happen! She's marginally talented as a singer, and she's not even that attractive. She looks like every other starlet wannabe who comes to Hollywood and bleaches their hair and gets the plastic surgery so they can look like a Barbie doll. She's generically pretty, but not genuinely pretty.
--Why do they constantly feel the need to insert a little caption under everyone's name? Like we don't know by now who Brody is and that he's a friend of Lauren's. Or that Stephanie is Spencer's sister? Or that Spencer is Heidi's BF. ESPECIALLY if you've been consistently watching the show since the beginning. Do the producers of this show really think the viewers are that stupid? *rolls eyes*
--I love how they occasionally show Lauren (and Stephanie) at work. We need to show the viewers that one of these "stars" actually has a job, ya know?
--Spencer. Is. A. DOUCHE. After all of that crap, why did Heidi still want to marry him?
--And Spencer and Heidi make me want to throw things at my TV. I don't know why, either, but they just do.

Some other stuff about MTV now that I want to gripe about:
--They are literally breaking into the programming with ads for the MTV Movie Awards. It's not even a little thing on the bottom of the screen like a ticker. It's a full-out AD that takes up the TV screen for like four or five seconds. I thought they were just doing this on MTV2 when I was watching "Cribs" yesterday, but yeah! This is really bothersome.
--All of the ads for skin-care products!!!! It's either ProActiv or Clearasil or "the Clean & Clear challenge."
--The constant hyping up of Twilight and the upcoming Full Moon. Uhm.....no. I felt Twilight read like really bad vampire fanfic. Plus, Kristen Stewart has a perma-bitch-face and isn't very attractive.
hollybrooke: (Lady Gaga yellow)
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There once was a man from Nantucket.....
......I can't remember the rest, but your mother's a whore.




BUCK FUTTER!!!!!
hollybrooke: (Brad and Janet)
So. :) For anyone who saw it, the "big thing" I've been alluding to for the last month was my, ahem, "triumphant return to the Rocky Horror stage," dressed up in a poofy slutty wedding dress-getup and writhing around in "ecstacy" a la Madonna at the 1984 MTV VMAs. This had been planned for a while, and I had a blast doing it. I hadn't done ANYTHING with a Rocky Horror cast since I left the Pink Invaders, and that was about three years ago. I really, REALLY wish I had pics of how it turned out, but I felt like a fool asking Mom to take a picture of me dressed up like that, and I think Kevin had a hard time taking his eyes off me to operate a camera. ;)

Like I said, this had been planned for a while. May 9th was a date that I had pulled out of the air because it gave me ample time to prepare the costume and get ready. I did NOT anticipate Zero and Kristen's wedding being the same damn night. Read more... )

As for some of the other questions that I was asked Saturday night/way early Sunday morning....especially the comment Fester made: "So....does this mean what I think it means?" .....I'm still debating it. I'd love to, but I don't have that kind of energy anymore. I wouldn't be opposed to performing maybe once a month, but I still really have to think about it.
hollybrooke: (Gwen Stefani "hey baby")
Guess who just turned 50?



Here's the 50th Anniversary Barbie:

hollybrooke: (Jem stars)


Bitch has had some work done over the years, but she still looks pretty damn good. *hee hee*

This is cute, if you're a "grownup" like me and want to wax nostalgic over Barbie.
hollybrooke: (mcdreamy facepalm)
Paris feels that she doesn't deserve to go to jail for what she did, which I think is bullshit. This is the voice of a overly spoiled brat who feels that she can do whatever she wants with no repercussions.

Now Hunter asked me what exactly she has to go to jail for (because he could really give a shit about Paris Hilton and doesn't pay attention to frivolous celebrity crap like this). First of all, her license had been suspended a while ago for something stupid she did while driving (I think she was caught speeding too many times). About six months ago, she was caught driving drunk while on this suspended license (which led to her giving the excuse, "I just wanted an In-And-Out burger."). This is why she was put on probation. Then a month or so ago, she was caught speeding again in LA at night without her headlights on, while she was on probation!

It's like she's been warned and slapped on the wrist before. You think she would've learned a lesson, but no. Now she has to go to jail because she didn't listen or pay attention the first few times.

What kills me is that she blamed her publicist, Elliott Mintz, because she didn't understand that she couldn't go driving while on probation. First of all...PARIS HILTON IS 26 YEARS OLD. THE SAME AGE I AM. How do you not understand what you can or can't do while on probation?! Hell, I've never been ticketed my whole life, and I think I would know better than not to drive on a suspended license in the first place. It's called COMMON SENSE. Second of all...How the hell do you blame your publicist for "not understanding that you can't drive while you are on probation"?! That's called pinning the blame on someone else. Paris is a dumb c*nt. At least when Nicole Richie got pulled over for going the wrong way on the 1-5, she admitted she wan't drunk, but she had indeed smoked a joint and took a Vicodin for her menstrual cramps. (Which is bullshit. Menstrual cramps when she has 1% body fat? *rolls eyes*) Nicole owned up to her own mistake. Paris just doesn't want to go to jail.

If Paris gets out of this jail sentence, I will lose all my faith in the judicial system, and I may contemplate moving out of the country.
hollybrooke: (bibbidi-bobbidi-boo)
Okay, I don't know who of whoever reads this LiveJournal has seen or heard about the new Disney advertisements that Annie Leibowitz has photographed. Here's a link to the article:
http://www.thedisneyblog.com/tdb/2007/01/annie_leibovitz.html#more
And here are (small-ish) versions of the ads:


Scarlet Johanssen as Cinderella. (Gorgeous! But I love Scarlet; she can do no wrong in my eyes.)


David Beckham as Prince Phillip from "Sleeping Beauty." (Which is the coolest of the ads, in my opinion.)


This is the one that will make you go "WTF?": "Alice in Wonderland" with Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter, Lyle Lovett as the March Hare, and Beyoncé as Alice. Yeah. A black Alice. I'm not racist by any means, and maybe it's because I'm Beyoncé'd out at this point, but A--really unconventional casting when Alice is traditionally known to be a blonde (go back and read the origin of the name "Alice" and how it fits in with Lewis Carroll's world), and B--Beyoncé looks like she just doesn't fit in with her "deer in the headlights" expression.

I guess there are plans for Annie Leibowitz to do more of these sorts of ads. (YAY!) And here are my suggestions for other big names for these ads:
--The Rock as Tarzan
--Alexis Bledel as Snow White (and now that I've said it...I really want to see her do it!)
--Natalie Portman as Belle
--Kate Beckinsale as Mary Poppins
--and if you want to go for really unconventional casting...Jessica Alba as Ariel. Only because she looks good in a bikini. It would piss people off, but I bet she could pull it off.

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