Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oh Captain, My Captain

Not too long ago, millions of viewers along with myself were enamored with newcomer Chris Pine's revamping of Captain Kirk in Star Trek. He made space (and that spandex suit) actually seem pretty badass! Now Pine is rumored to play another Captain, Captain America an upcoming version of Captain America. A few months ago I actually has the pleasure of meeting Chris while he was working here in Pittsburgh. We didn't talk much, but for the short time we did he was super nice and in my opinion his perfect "all American" look would make Pine a perfect fit for the role. Although there are several canidates for this role such as Chad Michael Murray and Jensen Akles, Cinemaspy have metioned that they believe Pine could be up for the role. So I am wondering if comic book lovers, movie goers, and the female community that gushes over Pine along with casting all agree that he will make a great Captain America?

Me and Chris

N.Y. Fashion Week: All About the People




While I can be found in jeans and a t-shirt most days of the week, I realize that the rest of the world has higher fashion sense than my Hanes t-shirt and jeans with holes in them. Hence, why I thought I would unveil the happenings from the runway show in NY. One thing I've noticed is the the people seem to take precedence over the designers and the clothes. With appearances by the Kardashians, CW stars, Kelly Osbourne, Jessica Biel, Ryan Phillipe and Justin Timberlake promoting his William-Rast line it clear there are no lack of star power. And that in the end what is what fashion is all about. I stand by the motto that it's "the person that makes the clothes, not the clothes that make the person"; And that, is what fashion is really all about.

The Guest List:

Kelly Osbourne

CW stars along w/ Ryan Phillipe

Justin Timberlake and friend/business partner Trace Ayala

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Kind of Love that they only Write About...

In the spirit of Valentine's Day; Some of my favorite TV couples!

Kevin and Winnie

This couple gives you moments that warm your heart as well as one's that rip it apart. You grow with their love and watch it turn into something truly wonderful!

Corey and Topanga

These two love each other for who they are; flaws and all. This is how real love should be.

Joey and Pacey

These guys made the list because so much raw love and passion exist between them; you can just feel it. They've been thrugh hell and back and made it!

Zach and Kelly

We cannot ask for a more perfect couple! Form their hair to their clothes to their cliche dates at The Max these two are one of the most ideal couples we can hope for.

Jim and Pam

Cute is the only word I can think of to describe these two! They say office romances never work but these two blow that theory right out of the water!

Bill and Sookie

Their unnatural relationship works so naturally! These two are constantly bailing one another out of bad situations like a good partner should.

Ronnie and Sammie

"Never fall in love at the Jersey Shore." Well, that's exactly what this Guido and Guidette did. You cannot help but love seeing these two stroll down the boardwalk!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MTV no longer means "Music Television". Well, kind of...

MTV has finally accepted the fact that they are no longer "Music Television" by unveiling its new logo, which omits the words 'music television'. Although this comes as no surprise, it is nonetheless sad. It is the end of an era; the first television station to play music videos and change pop culture is forever gone. I should have known MTV was going to do this when TRL, the pulse of the American teenager and the new American Bandstand, came to an end. MTV has said that this does not mean music will no longer air on the station; you can still catch music videos in the A.M,. and new artist will continue to debut on the network.

Since MTV no longer has a plethora of music for us to indulge, in I thought I would share some of what I've been listening to lately. Hope you guys enjoy!

Robin Thicke-Dreamworld

Jeremih-Imma a Star

James Blunt-I'll take everything

The Fray-Heartless (cover)

Kid Kudi-Pursuit of Happiness

Carrie Underwood-Undo it

The Temper Trap-Sweet Disposition

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dive into The Deep End

So typically shows about lawyers or the law in general just tend to be, oh what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah, boring. The Deep End however, is far from boring. In fact, it's just pure fun! The scenes are cut nice and sharp which allow the story to move along at fantastically quick pace. In doing so, the show really holds your interest. The Deep End is a smooth mix of the law and the comical/tragic lives of the first year associates at one of California's top Law firms. I also cannot forget to mention Billy Zane's wonderful performance as the jerk of a boss you never want to encounter. Although this show is new to the small screen I certainly hope that is stays afloat and continues to provide a depiction of the law that is compelling yet fun.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Whole Lotta Love

HBO shows have always been on the cutting edge and possess a high quality of production, hence why it is so easy to like and tune in every week. I have recently been watching Big Love. It took some time to really dive into this show, since it is on the slower side I had a tendency to brush it off as pretty mundane. However, much like the highly acclaimed Mad Men series on AMC, Big Love has gone from a very slow building drama to a more fast paced show in its third season, taking a page right of Mad Men's book. And can you blame them? Mad Men is an undeniably brilliant show. Big Love has changed its opening credits and leaves viewers on the edge of their seats; wondering what trouble can these "gee golly", big haired Mormons will get into next? In doing, it has a whole new group of viewers falling in love with Big Love!

Big Love Season 3 Opening

Grammy Highlights

Pink-Glitter in the Air

Drake Em Lil Wayne and Travis Barker

Michael Jackson tribute

Record of the Year: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyonce
Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Halo," Beyonce
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Make It Mine," Jason Mraz
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "I Gotta Feeling," Black-Eyed Peas
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Lucky," Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Best Pop Instrumental Performance: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., Black-Eyed Peas
Best Dance Recording: "Poker Face," Lady Gaga
Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Buble
Best Solo Rock Performance: "Working On A Dream," Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
Best Hard Rock Performance: "War Machine," AC/DC
Best Metal Performance: "Dissident Aggressor," Judas Priest
Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "A Day in the Life," Jeff Beck
Best Rock Song: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
Best Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Beyonce
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Pretty Wings," Maxwell
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Blame It," Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "At Last," Beyonce
Best Urban/Alternative Performance: "Pearls," India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Best R&B Song: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Beyonce
Best R&B Album: Blacksummers' Night, Maxwell
Best Contemporary R&B Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce, Beyonce
Best Rap Vocal Performance: "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)," Jay-Z
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group: "Crack a Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West
Best Rap Song: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West
Best Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "White Horse," Taylor Swift
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: "Sweet Thing," Keith Urban
Best Country Performance by a Country Duo or Group With Vocals: "I Run to You," Lady Antebellum
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "I Told You So," Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
Best Country Instrumental Performance: "Producer's Medley," Steve Wariner
Best Country Song: "White Horse," Taylor Swift
Best Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Best New Age Album: Prayer For Compassion, David Darling
Best Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Sindicate
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated To You, Kurt Elling
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: "Dancin' for Chicken," Terence Blanchard
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five-Peace Band - Live, Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Best Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre, Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
Best Gospel Performance: "Wait On The Lord," Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Best Gospel Song: "God In Me," Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Live Revelations, Third Day
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: The Power Of One, Israel Houghton
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album: Jason Crab, Jason Crab
Best Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Audience Of One, Heather Headley
Best Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13

Best Tropical Latin Album: Ciclos, Luis Enrique
Best Regional Mexican Album: Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández
Best Tejano Album: Borders Y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs
Best Norteño Album: Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Banda Album: Tu Esclavo Y Amo, Lupillo Rivera
Best Americana Album: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Best Bluegrass Album: The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin
Best Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Best Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band
Best Traditional Folk Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III
Best Contemporary Folk Album: Townes, Steve Earle
Best Hawaiian Music Album: Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, (Various Artists)
Best Native American Music Album: Spirit Wind North, Bill Miller
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco
Best Reggae Album: Mind Control - Acoustic, Stephen Marley
Best Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa, Mamadou Diabate
Best Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck
Best Musical Album for Children: Family Time, Ziggy Marley
Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs, Buck Howdy
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling): Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
Best Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!, Stephen Colbert
Best Musical Show Album: West Side Story
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: UP
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Jai Ho" (from Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Instrumental Composition: "Married Life" (from UP), Michael Giacchino
Best Instrumental Arrangement: "West Side Story Medley," Bill Cunliffe arranger
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Quiet Nights"
Best Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Stefan Sagmeister, art director
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972),
Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
Best Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
Best Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Andy McKaie, compilation producer
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Brendan O'Brien
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
Best Surround Sound Album, Non-Classical: Transmigration
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10,
Peter Laenger, engineer
Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
Best Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Best Orchestral Performance: Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé, James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
Best Opera Recording: Britten: Billy Budd
Best Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Journey To The New World
Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O'Connor)
Best Chamber Music Performance: "Intimate Letters," Emerson String Quartet
Best Small Ensemble Performance: Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion,
Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
Best Vocal Classical Performance: Verismo Arias, Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)