Archive | November, 2012

Fast Facts Friday

30 Nov

“Girl Meets…” Disney Channel: Cory and Topanga are back!! Well in the sense that the two mixed together their DNA to create Riley, a 13-year-old girl whose point of view the “Boy Meets World” spin-off, “Girl Meets World,” will be told from. Disney executives confirm that the new show is in production, and will air on the Disney Channel. No word yet on whom from the original cast will make appearances, but I think it’s safe to say that the demographic ratings for the Disney Channel may jump up about a decade on this one.

A Pretty Penny: While the rest of us are slaving away at preparing Board meeting packets or wrangling in toddlers, these musicians are getting paid the big bucks to jet-set in private planes, and soak in the luxury of being rich. Forbes much anticipated list of the highest paid musicians of the year is in and once again is full of variety, from legends to tweens and all that’s in between. Take a look at the top five below:

  1. Dr. Dre: $110 million
  2. Britney Spears: $58 million
  3. Taylor Swift: $57 million
  4. Justin Bieber: $55 million
  5. Rhianna: $53 million

Protecting His Cubs: Oliver Martinez may not be the biological father of Halle Berry’s 4-year-old daughter, Nahla, but he’s still protecting his honorary offspring. When Nahla’s biological father, model Gabriel Aubry, came to drop Nahla off with Berry and Martinez, gauntlets were thrown. Martinez, who is upset with Aubry for legally holding back the family from moving to France, took his pent up aggression out on Aubry’s face. A black eye, bruised face, and a broken rib later, Aubry left the hospital and took out a restraining order on Martinez. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 Linday Lohan…blah blah blah: While it goes against everything I have to talk about Lindsay Lohan’s umpteenth arrest, it is breaking celebrity news, so I must address it. Here’s the quick version. Lindsay hit up a Hollywood club late Thursday, after attending a J-Biebs concert. There, she got into an altercation with another woman and ended up slugging her. The cops were called and Lindsay can now face assault and violation of probation charges. Like I said blah blah.

 Jessica Simpson’s Latest Gig:  Bump “Watchers”: She may have been watching her weight after becoming a mom earlier this year, but now everyone else is watching Jessica Simpson’s possibly growing belly. Last week US Weekly published an article quoting a source confirming that Simpson was expecting baby number 2, only six months after giving birth to her daughter, Maxwell. Simpson’s camp was yet to send out an official word, but I’m guessing the paparazzi may find out before they get the chance to.

“Where in the World” Wednesday

29 Nov

It may not be the Leaning Tower in Pisa, Italy, but you can eat in this crooked European building. Find out “Where in the  World” it is…

The Crooked House. English Tea Room, Windsor. UK

Music Monday

26 Nov

It may not be new, but I came across the Offspring’s “You’re gonna go far kid,” while I was buying an iPod for my brother for Christmas. The site linked me up to the top 10 workout songs, and wa-la this took #1, and a great song it is in general. Enjoy!

“Where in the World” Wednesday

21 Nov

Keeping with the color scheme of the impending Fall holiday tomorrow, see if you can guess where this vivid violet landscape can be found…..

 

Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

Music Monday

19 Nov

One of the best things about the television show, “Pretty Little Liar,” besides the twists, hookups, and unbelievably hot male cast, is the soundtrack!

If you’ve been caught up in paying attention to all the murder and mayhem and haven’t been able to properly listen to the catchy chorus that Emily packed her bags up to, you’re in luck.

For this week’s Music Monday, I give you, Bear Attack’s, “The Backpack Song:”

“Where in the World” Wednesday

14 Nov

Proving that beautious nature is in our own North American backyard, check out “where in the world” this photo was taken….

Tulip Field - photograph white mountain field of spring flowers farm Oregon feminine colorful - Tulips Below the Volcano

Mt. Hood, Oregon

(photo credit http://www.etsy.com/listing/95155723/tulip-field-photograph-white-mountain)

TV Tuesday

13 Nov

“Once Upon a Time”- While the void of Emma and Snow White’s presence was felt, Red and Prince Charming stepped up to the plate in keeping the spirit of the show alive. Red’s story was continued from where it left off in her season one debut, picking up at her decision to choose human life over the wolf. In Storeybrooke, David saves Red from riots of townspeople, led by the King, who framed Red into thinking she was a murderer. The episode wasn’t epic or integral to the show’s plot, ending with Emma and Snow, who appear for the first time in the last 10 minutes, finding out about Sleeping Beauty and Henry’s fiery dream connection. Every series needs a couple of fillers, so I’m still sticking around.

“Teen Mom 2”- Starting up on the heels of its predecessor’s series finale, Jenelle, Leah, Chelsea, and Kailyn were back with more mascara flowing tears, and bad dye jobs. Jenelle ends her productive streak by smoking marijuana after another fight with her mom, jeopardizing her chances of staying out of jail. Chelsea is back with Adam, and while their conversations have yet to mature from muffled talks about cars and food, their relationship is, for now, civil. Kailyn is still just trying to get over Jo enough to watch his cheesy, home movie music videos, online, while Leah is desperately hanging on to her marriage with Corey, taking one last stab at convincing him to go to marriage counseling. Ah, if only we didn’t know that current day Leah is expecting baby number 3 with baby daddy #2, we may be hopeful for reconciliation.  

“Glee”- While some of the boys are back in town, roaming the halls of McKinley, Mr. Shu is shipping out to Washington D.C. After a humiliating release from the army and a cringe worthy break-up with Rachel, Finn is set to follow in Shu’s shoes, taking ownership of the Glee club in his absence. Mercedes and Mike make a gleeful return to high school, choreographing the McKinley High production of “Grease.” Forget the new Rachel, the new Finn is taking over the choir room, as the old school Justin Bieber hair rocker, Ryder Lynn, snagged the lead role opposite Marley. Next week it looks as if the whole crew is back at McKinley, stirring up some “Grease”-y d-r-a-m-a.

“Grey’s Anatomy”- There was a lot of hearts breaking, literally, last week on “Grey’s Anatomy,” as both Cristina and Meredith took on tough cases involving saving two young women’s hearts. Meredith fought for her girl, with her dead sister, Lexi, in the back of mind, as she went against the advice of her colleagues and performed the risky, yet successful, surgery. Cristina’s surgery was also successful, however, her Meredith stand-in, Dr. Thomas, bit the bullet minutes after giving Cristina the life advice she needed to hear in order to get back on a plane and regain her ground in Seattle.

“Revenge”- The unfortunate thing about watching a TV series regularly with a friend or family member is that if they are not available to watch it, you cannot either. Hence why I have 3 back weeks of “Revenge” to watch, and nothing to report right now. My apologies.