Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scott Herman: A Real Life Super Hero

In a world that is certainly in need of more good guys we finally have one to our rescue! And while he may not have super powers, he definitely has a super good heart.  Real World: Brooklyn alumn Scott Herman since his time away from the cameras has been crafting home and gym workout routines as well as providing health and fitness tips for free to the public!  Not only is he concerned about health and wellness but equality as well.  Recently, Herman became a big supporter of The Trevor Project which is a 24/7 hotline for troubled kids in the LGBT Community.  His community service is commendable and he has gained quite the following known as Hermanites.  Personally, I do Scott's workouts and have gotten outstanding results! You can check Scott out on Twitter @Scott_Herman, his Facebook Page  or his website ScottHermanFittness! Learn more about Scott's Workouts and his work with The Trevor Project here!

Oh the Britmanity!

It's here!  The long awaited Britney/Brittany episode of Glee.  Now I was just as excited as everyone else when I saw the promo for the ep.  While it was great to see the "Princess of Pop" get paid tribute to, the episode a whole fell short.  The song choices of course were fun but the storyline was well...kind of stupid, until the end when we got to the heart of things with Mr. Shue's feelings for Emma and Rachel finally learning to trust Finn.  This isn't to say that "Britney Mania" was ALL bad.  I really enjoyed the "Toxic" performance and the guys' reactions to the new, sexy Rachel!  What did you guys think?  Was the ep. worth all the hype?  Or like me, did you feel that the show was capable of SO much more, especially with a genius like Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) controlling the reigns?

In case you missed it check out the "Toxic" Performance here!

"Catfish" Got Your Tongue?

With The Social Network hitting theaters are over this weekend is it too soon for another movie about social networking to make a splash?  Not in the case of Catfish a documentary...or is it a mocumentary about Nev Schulman, a New York photographer who ends up becoming pen pals with 10 year old Abby after she sends him a painting that she did of one of his photographs.  Shortly after Nev begins to connect with other member of her family, specifically her older  half sister Meg.  They begin an online romance that Nev can no longer bare and decides that he MUST meet her face to face.  And that all I'm going to say.  While this plot may seem contrived what lies beneath the surface will leave you stunned!  Check out the trailer here!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ryan Reynolds Buries Himself in His Work

In the current issue of GQ Reynolds upcoming movie in which he is buried alive is talked about.  The movie promptly entitled, Buried involves Reynolds convoy being attacked and then having him buried alive for ransom. The concept is quite interesting, much like phone booth only one character commands the screen.  Also, the camera is within the coffin with Reynolds the ENTIRE hour and thirty minutes the film takes place!  Now Ryan certainly is likable but do you guys think he is to the challenge of being on screen alone, for that amount of time?  Check out the teaser trailer, movie poster and a clip from the film to help make up your mind!

Maroon 5: New Album, Same Maroon 5

With the release of their third studio album, Hands All Over one would expect more growth from the group.  While there are a few tracks that caught my eye the album overall tends to be lacking.  Surprisingly, I enjoyed more tracks from the previous album, It Won't Be Soon Before Long.  Now, that's not to say there isn't any maturity in the groups sound.  The next single, "Give a Little More" has a great new sound and the title track "Hands All Over" has a really funky and soulful sound and there's an interesting acoustic version of "Misery" that is up for debate, but I think I like it. Check out the music and some photos from their recent video here!

Sheryl Cole Song Preview

So finally got around to checking out this Cheryl Cole chick that so many people have been talking about!  A preview for her song Just Live leaked today which is a convenient marketing ploy no doubt for her forthcoming album.  Now it must be said that while this preview sounds great, everything else she's released has fallen a little short.  A lot of talk about Cole stems from her truly stunning looks.  Let it be known that there is certainly no shortage of artist out there who aren't that good but make it solely based on looks, so the question begs, it Cole one of them?  Decide for yourselves after checking out the Just Live preview here.

And You Thought YOUR College Roommate was Bad!

So at one point or another you might have thought that you college roommate was the most vile person to grace the hallowed halls of your dormitory but wait until you meet this girl!  In ScreenGems latest picture, The Roommate Leighton Meester plays Mink Kelly's roommate from hell.  Now while the plot may seem pretty contrived what is cool about it is that it has a 1990's horror flick vibe and almost feels reminiscent of I Know What You did Last Summer.  You can almost picture a young Jennifer Love Hewitt playing Kelly's role.  Which leads me to the next interesting thing about this movie; it puts Minka Kelly in a leading on screen role, which in my opinion should have been done a long time ago.  For those of you who don't know Minka she play Lyla Garrity on NBC's hit show Friday Night Lights.  On the show you watch her character transform from this prissy Daddy's girl to an independent, very likable young woman.  It seems that with this kind of versatility that Kelly will command the big screen.  And for all you Gossip Girl fans out there I'm sure your guaranteed a very bitchy bordering scary Leighton Meester performance!  Check out the trailer her!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Not so Mellow Side of Jack Johnson!

For those of you ready to see a whole other side to the soft spoken surfer dude, brace yourselves.  In this recent video Jack Jonson kicks some serious ass.  The surfer turned rocker packs a punch!  Leave it to Andy Samberg to bring out the asshole in someone!  Despite the typical Jack Johnson kind of song style, this certainly isn't a typical Jack Johson video.  It's not about nature and peacefulness, it's raw and it's about throwing down in a gritty, dirty bar!  It's great to see a funnier, not so mellow side of Jack Johnson. He's got a bit of fight in him, it's like the return of freakin' Rocky Balboa!  Check out the video here!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Julia Stiles is Still Acting?

So did anyone else out there think that Julia Stiles had sort of giving up that whole acting thing?  She would pop up now and again in films but nothing really jumped out at us or was ever as big as her performance in Save the Last Dance.  Well, it seems that's not the case.  Ms. Stiles will be appearing in the upcoming season of Showtime's hit series Dexter.  Recently, Stiles sat down to talk about her abhorrence toward gore and love for the show as well as her experience on the show and with Michael C. Hall. Check out the video here!

Being a Tourist Can be Hazardous to Your Health

So we've got Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp together in the upcoming film The Tourist.  Now, that's a pretty sweet combination!  So, okay neither one of them seem to seriously act anymore.  But while they may not do serious, what they do do, is fun!  Now, I'm all for great cinema but you've gotta appreciate those Blockbusters that just look like a good time. And that's exactly what this movie going experience looks to be.  Think, Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets the Fugitive.  If that idea doesn't excite you, check out the trailer here!


Megan Fox No Longer a Transformer Girl but an Armani Girl

Upgrade or downgrade folks?  Sure it's Armani and the commercial is defintely well produced and look cool.  But on the other hand, she went from being on the big screen to sppearing in a 5 minute Armani ad.  (Even Zac Efron isn't doing commercials anymore.  Come on!)  Alright, so it's not the end of the world but it certainly shows the shift in Fox's career over the past year.  She is awesome and fun to watch and it would be really cool to see her hit the big screen again.  But for now, check her out in this nifty little Armani commercial.