Archive for October 2012
I watched “The Shining” the other night. I didn’t really think that it was scary the first time around, but it’s really become horrifying in retrospect. In fact, Shelley Duvall’s wardrobe in the film may be the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Are those corduroy overalls that have been modified into a dress? Dear Zob in heaven, nooooooo . . .
Happy birthday, Piper Perabo. I was going to ask if you learned any valuable lessons from working with Tyra Banks, but then I noticed the way that you’re working that jumpsuit and it answered my question for me . . .
Happy birthday, Gavin Rossdale. I’m a big fan of Bush, but that’s not important right now. They tell me you’re in a band . . .
This week’s episode of “America’s Next Top Model” wasn’t notable for the comeback of Leila (something everyone has been expecting since she was “unexpectedly” eliminated earlier in the competition), but for the survival of Kristin. I was sure that Leila would re-enter the competition just to watch bitchy Kristin get sent home on the very same episode. Instead, it was Victoria who was shown the door.
I can’t say that I’m going to miss Victoria. While other fans may have been entertained by her special brand of crazy, I found her just a little too crazy to watch. I’ve got “American Horror Story: Asylum” for that. I might miss Kristin when she’s gone, though. I do believe that she’s got a super-commercial, million-dollar face, although her modeling skills leave a lot to be desired. In this “comeback” episode, for instance, she took a photo that made her look as if she’s pregnant with the comeback kid. This might be the worst photo of the entire cycle so far! What entertains me about Kristin, though, is her whole “reformed mean girl” schtick. If she’s reformed now, I wonder how mean was she before the competition started? You probably have to go back to Cycle 3 or Cycle 4 of this show to find more reprehensible characters than Kristin and her partner-in-crime, Laura.
Other highlights of the episode included the debut of the low-budget Jamaican panel set, Tyra in a face full of makeup that would be considered excessive for a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and a sexy dance contest that reaffirmed the notion that all Jamaicans like to hump the dance floor. I’m going to point that out to the sixty-something Jamaican lady who lives across the street from me. I’ve noticed there isn’t much “Dutty Wine” in her snow-shoveling technique. Also, we learned that when Kiara isn’t retelling the story of her troubled upbringing, that she’s trying to hook up with Jamaican models. On that note, it’s been a while since anyone got the “slut” edit on this show. There’s always next week!
Happy birthday, Gabrielle Union, or as your boyfriend’s family would spell it, Gbareiell Uonin . . .