Friday, November 28, 2008

Tyra Banks show

Now for the most part I like Tyra, I mean any woman as strong and articulate as Trya deserves to be respected. However, the more and more that I watch her show the more I question where her head is. For example, one of her up coming shows is set to feature a segment on how teen drama TV show such as Gossip Girl and 90210 influence teen promiscuity and pregnancies.

Really Trya? You're going to try to correlate an episode of Gossip Girl with that of some dumb 16 year-old girl that is going to have sex regardless of what she watches. Hello these girls you found are clearly misinformed and lacking in parental guidance. So hopefully you can give them a little reality check and put them back on the right track. Just please do it with out pointing fingers at a TV show. Make these girls take responsibility for themselves.

Jonas Brothers Thanksgiving

The Jonas Brothers took over half time at the annual Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game against the Seattle Sea Hawks. And I have to say that I was less than impressed with the performance. These poor boys must be exhausted all they do is preform, preform, preform. Geeze Mickey don't you think that you could at least give them Thanksgiving off. No? Well strike while the iron is hot I guess.
Camp Rock star Demi Lovato was the real Disney star at the game opening with the Star Spangled Banner. She sang an awesome version of the song and the kid has real pipes. Good for her. The Dallas native looked more than overjoyed to be preforming at home too.
Hopefully the kids will get Christmas off but I doubt it I'm sure that they're will be some Christmas parade that requires their expertise. Shoot for new year's off boys... you never know.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brit Brit

Britney Spears is bouncing back in a big way with her new album Circus soon to be released and finally making her way around the interview circuit to talk. Rolling Stone's next issue features Spears on the cover and looking better than ever. However, in typical post- bi polar crazy Britney fashion all questions for the interview had to be submitted ahead of time and someone was always present with Spears during the interview to check her answers.

Oh how authentic. But Spears did open up about her kids, her new life and what it's like to be under the constant supervision of daddy. Rumor has it that a Circus tour is in the works. Gosh I hope so and that they set some dates in Texas.

Pick up the new issue of Rolling Stone out Friday to read more about Britney and her comeback. Good for you Brit Birt- I've alway loved you even if you are crazy.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Spunk Ransom

Round 2 for British import Robert Pattinson who is reported to put even more loot in his bank account. The sequel to the Twilight movie is already under way and it is reported that Pattinson will be earning $12 million for the starring in New Moon. Twilight only earned Pattinson a minimal $2 million. Poor kid, glad that you got an upgrade.

Pattinson has been the man about town lately, jet setting from LA to New York for press conferences and movie premiers.

The only thing about Pattinson that bothers us (a little) is that he doesn't like all the attention. He almost pulls the "poor celebrity me" card. He's just so cute that it's hard to blame him for not appreciating people screaming in his face and asking him to bite them. Though, he didn't seem to object when it was Trya Banks asking for some neck action.

Hope the pay check makes up for the invasion of privacy and awkward fan requests. But nothing lasts forever, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, heart throb today- gone tomorrow.

Coming soon...

1. A look at the cast of Twilight.

2. Joe Jonas and Taylor Swift at AMA's.

3. Britney Spears on tour in January 09?

4. Suri Cruise, enough is enough!

5. More Twilight, why not?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Twilight Play list

Today's Play list

1. Let me sign (bonus track)- Rob Pattinson

2. Never think- Rob Pattinson

3. I caught my self- Paramore

4. Decode- Paramore

5. Spotlight- Mutemath

6. Supermassive black hole- Muse

7. Leave out all the rest- Linkin Park

8. Tremble for my beloved- Collective Soul

9. Flightless Bird, American Mouth- Iron & Wine

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight continues with New Moon

Summit Entertainment realizes a good thing when it sees it and a money maker. Twilight fans rest easy with Summit's recent announcement that due to the opening success of Twilight the studio plans to move forward with the production of New Moon.

Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson released a joint statement which officially announced their participation in the upcoming film and I'm sure the rest of the cast will follow their lead.

Twilight will end up grossing $70.5 million making it the #1 Movie in America. Way to go vampire fans. You did it. Now the question on every body's mine is.... what will Potter do?

Without Phone part 3

Not quiet the perfection that I'm used to but a functional electronic device that makes phone calls- it looks like something out of Saved by the Bell but it will have to do. A phone, a stand in phone until the new one comes in the mail.

Channeling Zack Morris is not working for me, I need to text message and check my email, this thing does neither one of those. What's the point of something that just makes phone calls? Oh that's right now I'm minorly connected to the world. YAY me.

Without Phone part 2

I'm hungry, what to eat, Chinese, Italian, pizza or just some random take out place that delvers. Oh let's just order a pizza, great a $12.99 pizza special, I can do that... wait no I can't. To order a pizza you have to call the pizza place and to the call the pizza place you have to have a phone. The one thing that I'm currently lacking which is leaving more holes in my life. The lack of a phone has lead me to an empty stomach with out the relief of pizza insight.

Ok that's fine, you don't need a phone to go pick up food with friends, plus that's more fun anyway. Wait how do I call them to let them know that I'm hungry and want to grab a bite to eat? I wonder if they've tried to reach me to ask what I'm up to? Do you think they've noticed that I haven't been answering my phone? Do they think I'm ignoring them?

How did people used to find each other and make plans before cell phones? I can' take this, 1 to 2 days is too many. I may be losing friends over this little mishap. Well a sandwich alone it is, so sad.

Without Phone part 1

It was a total and complete accident that I broke my phone... a big whoops. But it's to late for tears now, even though I think I'll be crying until my new replacement phone comes in the mail. Which according to my phone service provider should be between 1 to 2 days, the wonders of express shipping.

However, what 1 to 2 days really translates to in the life of a twenty something that has had a cell phone since the 6th grade is hell. No connection to the outside world, no text updates, web surfing at my fingertips, no text messages from friends, family or coworkers letting me know what's going on in every facet of life.

Documenting the torture will take place in my next series of blogs. Suffer and bare with me please and if you need to get a hold of me, good luck with that.

Friday, November 21, 2008


It's here! It's in theaters! Go see it now.

It's been getting some mixed reviews but I'm going to hold off judgement until I see it a good 2nd and 3rd time. Went to the midnight showing last night and from the noise's that crowd produced I'd say they thoroughly enjoyed parts of it. Let's see what the critics have to say in the upcoming months.

According to Twilight midnight ticket sales came in at an estimated $7 million, out selling other midnight showings like Harry Potter and The Dark Night.

As of yesterday Fandango was reportedly selling one Twilight ticket a second across the country.


Coldplay took the stage at around 8:45 at the Toyota center in Houston, Texas to a packed house of screaming fans, some even sitting behind the stage. It was an all out sing along for what front man Chris Martin described as one of the best crowds on the tour and the reason that they play shows.

Coldplay preformed an approximately two hour set trying to incorporate as many songs as possible from their four full length studio albums. Front man Chris Martin danced around the stage in what at times looked like he was on the verge of an epileptic seizure to keep the crowd alive. But this wasn't necessary, all Martin needed to do was open his mouth to sing the first four words of any song and the crowd instantly went into an all out frenzy.

The diversity of Coldplay fans even struck Martin at one point in the show when he looked into the audience and saw a young girl singing along to his songs. He asked, "What, how old are you... you can't be more than 4," Martin said. In that moment, it was the acknowledgement that the crowd at the Toyota Center that night mystified logic at the amount of diversity one band could inspire.

Yet, it was the last song of the night that had every person in the Toyota Center singing in unison as Martin stopped his own vocals to give a listen to the crowd as the last words to be sung were "Yellow".

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rock Band Live

The Rock Band Live Play List:

1. Bounce- The Cab

2. I'll Run- The Cab

3. High Hopes in Velvet- The Cab

4. That 70's Song- The Cab

5. One of THOSE Nights- The Cab

6. Natural Disaster- Plain White t's

7. 1, 2, 3, 4- Plain White t's

8. Big Bad World- Plain White t's

9. Hey There Delilah- Plain White t's

10. Hands Down- Dashboard Confessional

11. Stolen- Dashboard Confessional

12. Screaming Infidelities- Dashboard Confessional

13. Thick as Thieves- Dashboard Confessional

14. These Bones- Dashboard Confessional

15. Nine In The Afternoon- Panic at the Disco

16. That Green Gentlemen- Panic at the Disco

17. Northern Downpour- Panic at the Disco

18. Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off- Panic at the Disco

19. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage- Panic at the Disco

20. Shout- as covered by Panic at the Disco

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Previously I mentioned that Joe Jonas broke up with Taylor Swift over a 25 second phone conversation. Real nice Joe. But apparently Mr. Jonas has moved on and fast, to 22- year old 10,000 BC star Camilla Belle.

Wow really Joe, who are you the Easter bunny hopping from one person to the next. But hey kid you're hot and young and this gig isn't going to last to long so take advantage of it.

Check out this video where Joe professes his love for Camilla Belle way before he ever met Taylor. So maybe it was meant to be.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dashboard Confessional

The Frank Erwin Center was Live last night, Rock Band Live that is. Four bands shared the stage and I was definitely won over by the opening acts The Cab and Plain White t's. Good sound, nice light show and enough energy to get the floor jumping.

But of course it was Dashboard that I was there to see. And they never disappoint me so you're not going to get objectivity out of me when talking about them. If you were there to see any of the other bands, Dashboard gave the crowd a good sample platter of what their music sounds like, the new stuff with some oldies peppered in here and there. It was amazing! The stage and venue were larger than settings I'm used to seeing them play but Dashboard made it work. The sound was good, the graphics in the background added a great little extra touch to excite the senses.

By far the greatest thing about the show was Dashboard's cover of Pinks "So What". With some help form The Cab and Plain White t's, Dashboard front man Chris Carrabba show the crowd what rock move really look like.

Austin was the last stop for all four bands touring on the Rock Band Live Tour. I'm sure Dashboard will be back in town again soon and hopefully we can convince them to give us another cover.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

red, white and you blew it!

"[T]he best way to find these terrorists who hide in holes is to get people coming forth to describe the location of the hole, is to give clues and data." -George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2003

Let me see it was round with a depth of about 20 feet surrounded by red dirt. Ok got it- some one should check out that hole asap. GW, I don't think I'll miss all the time that you spent in office but thanks to this I'll have plenty of quotes to post from here on out. Thanks.

Tear drops on her guitar... again!

Country music teen queen Taylor Swift is talking about her recent break up with Joe Jonas and let me tell you it's getting all sorts of ugly. Turns out the middle Jonas may be more of a jerk than every teenage girl in America would like to believe. Because it seems that Joe's not one for long good byes and broke up with Swift over a 25 second phone conversation. Ouch!

Now hold on just a second Jonas Brothers fans before you rant and rave about how Joe was over seas and renting a jet to break up face to face was a little excessive. I agree, but a 25 second break up conversation, please-that's not enough time to say anything. Let me tell you how I imagine a 25 second Taylor- Joe break up phone call would go.

Taylor: Hello

Joe: Hey

Joe: So...

Taylor: Ya?

Joe: I want to break up. Sorry?

(About 10 seconds of silence)

Taylor: What? Why?

Joe: I gotta go. Sorry.

And scene.

Poor kid all those tear drops on her guitar must be adding up by now. But Swift won't let it get her down instead she did what she does best, wrote a song about it and put it on her album that came out yesterday called "Fearless".

For more on how Swift really feels about her ex-boyfriend check her out on Ellen airing next Tuesday. The great thing about Ellen is she never lets a kid leave her studio with out a little something, turns out on this show Swift gets a big gift in the form of Justin Timberlake (her celb crush) surprising her with a few words of wisdom.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

I managed to avoid the movie reviews and user comments on imdb about Zack and Miri and went to see it for myself. But I did do a little research into the movie because the title alone wasn't self explanatory enough. And what did I find? That the movie was written and directed by Kevin Smith and the excitement sets in. Kevin Smith, the same guy that wrote and directed Clerks. Well I'm sold, I'll take two please, sign me up for a years subscription and keep the change- I knew I was going to like this movie with out forcing it.

So the premise for the movie was pretty simple, two seemingly platonic friends fall on hard times and need to make money fast to cover basic necessities. Easiest way to make money these days, you got it porn. See I told you the title was self explanatory. So while the plot line really didn't involve anything complex or intriguing, it was the characters that made the movie.

The characters are equally as funny as anyone in Clerks and then bring there own style of comedy to the screen. Seth Rogan has established him self as a comedy hero of mine lately, what with Pineapple Express being one of my top movies of 2008. But in this movie the main characters weren't nearly as interesting as the supporting cast. With names like Bubbles and "Lester the molester" how could you not laugh? I won't even begin to get into how Bubbles got her name! No thank you.

In the end, the movie was a good LOL, which I did frequently. Probably not a good date movie unless your girl is into that sort of humor or you're strictly platonic friends. Anyway, check it out here for more details:

And check it out in theaters. Now playing.

Today's Playlist

1. Womanizer- Britney Spears

2. Smile- Lily Allen

3. Stab my back- All American Rejects

4. I will survive- Gloria Gaynor

5. Picture to burn- Taylor Swift

Saturday, November 8, 2008

red, white, and you blew it!

Because soon enough we'll be running out of these...

"Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech." --George W. Bush, to Pope Benedict, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2008

I know you're the president and all, for now at least, but goodness GW do you think that we could expand our vocabulary to something other than "awesome". I'll admit I do use the word frequently just not around the Pope. Just a thought.

Looking forward to...

An interview with How to Be director Oliver Irving coming soon. Hopefully we can coordinate our cross continental schedules, he's in London we're in Texas and get to ask the questions about the film that have been bugging us. Like where in the world did you find the self help guru and what's Robert Pattinson really like? Look for this post some time next week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

When money matters

Hard economic times don't look to be going anywhere soon. So what's a college girl to do about a tight wallet and a desire to add to her ever expanding shoe collection? Get a job, right? Well let's say you have 2 of those and still need a little extra to afford that next pair of red pumps. Try something creative, innovative and oh so marketable.
Sell make up endorsed by a Hills superstar.

That's exactly what a close friend of mine did to make a little extra cash with out spending too much time investing in another job. For a college student it's a convenient way of earning money considering she makes 40% profit off everything that people purchase through her. WOW! Little jealous over here. Blogging hasn't made me any money so far.
Good for her though, she took action and found an unconventional way to create her own personal shoe fund.
check out her site:

White House upbringing

It's pretty much official that the next President of the United States will be Illinois Senator Barack Obama, so now it's time to think about the important things. The kids.

Sasha and Malia Obama might be some of the luckiest kids in American, or not, depending on how you look at it. And they are soon to be the most watched. With a permanent secret service detail, mommy and daddy and the media keeping an eye on them, what's a kid to do?

Play. Listen to the Jonas Brothers. Make new friends. Be a kid.

Michelle Obama was recently interviewed by ABC news and finds this opportunity her children have been presented with as a major life experience. Not only will her girls get to grow up in one of the coolest most well known homes in the world, they will also have opportunities that no other children have. Their father will be the first black President, have world leader walk through their hall ways and have a better understanding of government on a level that no classroom could parallel.
That's intense for anyone, let alone a child. But if credit should be given at all it should go to their mother for always enforcing a sense of normalcy in her children's lives. The day before the election, the day of the election and today, the day after the election her kids were in school. Playing with their friends and living out their last days as residents of Chicago.
Good for them. Enjoy it. Girls, have fun, learn as much as you can and enjoy the White House movie theater. After all the next four years are going to be tough but you have so much to look forward to and some good parents to get you through it. You'll be just fine.

Proud to be an American...

Today's play list:

1. Born in the USA- Bruce Springsteen
2. The Underdog- Spoon
3. Beautiful Day- U2
4. American the Beautiful- Ray Charles
5. Waiting on the world to change- John Mayer