Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dancing With the Stars 2014 Season 18 Cast Line Up

The 2014, season 18 cast line up has a number of firsts like the first hockey player and the first Paralympian and the first former hockey player. Here is a list of  the season 18 DWTS cast line up.

Billy Dee Williams who was the heartthrob of many women in the height of his fame as an actor is paired  with Emma Slater


NeNe Leakes, the brash Housewives of Atlanta star  with partner Tony Dovolani.

James Maslow is paired with Peta Murgatroyd and is famous for his role as a singer in the band Big Time Rush.

Sean Avery is paired with   Karina Smirnoff and is the  former notorious enforcer with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars. He will be the first former hockey player in the history of DWTS.


Drew Carey, comedian and host of The Price is Right is paired with
Cheryl Burke


Candace Cameron Bure has  Mark Ballas as a partner . If you don't remember her by name, she played the role of  D.J. Tanner on Full House in the 90s

Meryl Davis is one half of the Olympic ice dancing duo. Her ice dancing partner Charlie White will also appear on this season's DWTS. Meryl Davis will be paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy 

Danica McKellar with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy is another former child star appearing as Winnie Cooper in the Wonder Years. Today she is known as the author of the best selling series "Math Doesn't Suck"

Diana Nyad is paired with Henry Byalikov. She is famous for being the first person to finish 110 mile swim from Cuba to Key West in 2013

Cody Simpson is partnered with Witney Carson and is a 17 year old Australia pop singer

Amy Purdy  and Derek Hough will dance together. Amy Purdy  will be the first paralympian in DWTS history . She won a bronze medal in snowboarding at Sochi.

Charlie white is the other half if the ice dancing duo  and will be partnered with Sharna Burgess
 

  

    

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brooke Burke Fired From Dancing with the Stars

Brook Burke Leaving DWTS
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Brooke Burke is not too happy after being forced out of DWTS and replaced by the younger sportscaster Erin Andrews.In a statement to Access Hollywood on Friday, executive producer of DWTS Conrad Green, confirmed that the season seven winner will not be returning to the show.

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However, while Brooke Burke says that she recognized the need for change she expressed her displeasure at the news by saying " I've seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez Scandal Revelations


Rosie Perez image Wikimedia Commons

Jenny and Rosie from the Block have something else in common - they don't like each other very much it seems. Rosie Perez tells all in her memoirs about her ongoing feud with Jenny from the block. Both Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez mt when they auditioned for Fly Girl dancers on the popular In Living Color 90's show. According to the New York Post, excerpts from Rosie Perez book  reveals the following:
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1) Rosie Perez says she as responsible for JLo being part of the Fly Girl dancers as she encouraged the producer to hire Jennifer Lopez.
2) Keenan Ivory Wayans, who was the chows host and producer did not want Jennifer Lopez , according to the book, since he thought she was "chubby and corny"
3) The girls complained to Rosie about Jennifer Lopez saying that she was manipulating
4) That Lopez screamed at Rosie using some choice expletives
5)That Lopez made disparaging comments about Perez after leaving the show

If this is all true, my question is why reveal it now. It appears that someone is jealous of someone's success and can't seam to "get over it" This alleged feud between Lopez and Perez seems like typical interpersonal issues common in and work situation. The fact the Rosie Perez, after a decade and a half still appears  to harbor resentment about the relationship does reek of sour grapes.

Ashlee Simpson engaged and her ex Pete Wentz is Having a Baby

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Ashlee Simpson is probably best known as the sister of Jessica Simpson and the ex wife of Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz. Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson have a 5 year old boy. But perhaps she is more known for her lip singing fiasco on SNL in 2004 which she blamed on acid reflux disease. On January 13th Ashlee Simpson announced her engagement to the son of soul icon Diana Ross, Evan Ross. Evan Ross also tweeted that Ashlee said "yes". Coincidentally, Ashlee Simpson's ex husband Pete Wentz had an announcement of his own - he is having a baby! On Monday February 17th, Pete Wentz announced that he and his girlfriend Meagan Camper are expecting. Great news for both exes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Devious Maids, Client List, Mistresses The popularity of women as sexual objects on TV


The rise of TV shows like Devious maids, The Client List and Mistresses a sure sign that women are being relegated to the objects they once were and for some totally incomprehensible reason, women watch these shows? I am assuming they do otherwise why are these shows on the air for any reason?
Devious maids is about four Latina maids working for the rich and famous in   in Beverly Hills and perpetuates ll the stereotypes about Latin and other women. These maids are not of the "Help" variety as you can see from their revealing uniforms and oozing sexuality.


The Client List stars Jennifer Love Hewitt  as a prostitute under the guise of a massage therapist. Apparently being a prostitute is now a worthy goal that our girls should all strive to attain. Young teenage girls watching the client list are being exposed to different kinds of values and taught that there is nothing wrong with giving your male clients a little extra to make money. Both the client List and Devious maids are on Lifetime along with a collection of other shows that demean women. Perhaps Lifetime should change its name to Sleazetime.
Mistresses pilot


And not to be out done we have the glorification of adultery in Mistresses, ABC's new slut show. Just what we need on prime time TV: the glorification of  slut, casual sex, illicit affairs; prostitution, cheating on your spouse and sexually transmitted diseases. I think it is time to ditch the cable and sign up for Netflix




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dancing with the stars cast line up



 All about dancing with the stars cast line up 2013

It would seem that ABC is not quite willing to give up on DWTS just yet despite its miserable ratings and steady decline over the last few years. The powers that be at ABC somehow felt that they could revive the show by bringing back winners and fan favorites from previous seasons. However, bringing back now trained ballroom dancers in a competition kind of defeated the purpose of the “dancing with the stars" premise
We would rather see clumsy, overweight stars strut their stuff and become slimmer, better or worse, for their efforts. So it is that DWTS producerrs are hoping that this new season will help them regain some fans. Here is the DWTS cast line up  for 2013

Andy Dick  Comedian

Jacoby Jones  Ravens Wide Receiver

Dorothy Hamil  Olympic skating star

Wynonna Judd 5 time Grammy award winner

D.J. Hughley  Comedian

Zendaya – Disney Channel starlet

Ingo Rademacher  - General Hospital alum

Victor Ortiz Boxing champ

Aly Raisman  Olympic gold medal gymnast

Lisa Vanderpump Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vet

Kellie Pickler American Idol contestant


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alec Baldwin's Racist Rant Against Black Photographer



 Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock goes Ballistic with Racist Comments
image Alec Baldwin attacking photographer

It appears as though Alec Baldwin is taking the same route as another outlandish,  once famous actor known as Mel Gibson. We already know about the disturbance Alec Baldwin  created on an airline when asked to turn off his electronic equipment. As far as Alec Baldwin  is concerned, he was  right and the airline staff was wrong. When Paparazzi staked out his residence, the 30 Rock actor let loose a string of racist slurs against an African American ex NYPD officer who as the photographer, calling him, among other choice words, “coon” crackhead” and telling him where to "kiss". 
image Alec Baldwin attacking photographer

image Alec Baldwin and wife

image Alec Baldwin attacking photographer

To add insult to injury Alec Baldwin has filed a complaint against the black reporter claiming he was assaulted - the reporter says he was the one who was assaulted. Now, tell me, who do you believe? Just prior to this incident, Alec Baldwin reportedly grabbed  a female New York  Post reporter and threatened to choke her. and we all remember the nasty names he called his own young daughter several years ago.
Alec Baldwin insults daughter 

Of course, Alec is denying racist comments but twitter doesn’t lie. Alec was smart enough to place more racial insults against the Black photographer on his Twitter account by saying that he could not be a an ex NYPD because he is and "ex jailhouse crackhead". was he suggesting that  all blacks  become ex jailhouse crackheads? On the other hand, Alex thanked the “Non-Ex Jailjouse/crackheads" who came to his home to take his statement. Want to guess what color their skins were?

The maligned reporter  was there to ask Alex Baldwin  about a lawsuit against his wife Hilaria Thomas, a yoga teacher who is being sued by a student.

Prince Michael the new Entertainment Tonight Correspondent



 Prince Michael Hired as Correspondent on Entertainment Tonight
image prince Michael Jackson entertainment tonight reporter

Prince Michael, the teen son of the late Michael Jackson has been hired as an Entertainment Tonight correspondent. At just 16 years of age the Prince who was often shrouded as a child by his father the late Michael Jackson, to protect him from the glare of the media spotlight, will now be in the spotlight interviewing celebrities.  Prince Michael’s first gig will be to interview Actors Zach Braff and James Franco in the soon to be released movie “OZ: The Great and Powerful”
image Michael Jackson in the wiz


Interviewing actors on an OZ movie is somewhat familiar territory for the Prince Michael since his dad the late Michael Jackson starred in the 1978 film, The Wiz alongside Diana Ross. ET regular Brooke Anderson served as Prince Michael’s mentor for the interviews that were taped this weekend. In a promotional video for the Prince Michael’s interviews, it is indeed an eye opener to see how mature and wise the young Michael Jackson appears. Prince Michael credits his father’s parenting for his upbringing.

I guess Michael did more than a few things right and I am sure he would be proud of Prince Michael - Entertainment Tonight correspondent.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

She Wore Python - Beyonce's Controversial Reptile Clothing


image Beyonce python costume


She has faced sharp criticism for her lip singing episode at the p inauguration, now PETA is none too happy with the pop star. Why? Well she wore a costume made from python and iguana skin for her super bowl performance. Forget PETA. I just want to know how it feels to wear the skin of slimy, creepy crawly reptiles. And do entertainers need to be aware that the python is fast becoming endangered species due to the millions of dollars worth of Python skin exported to supply the fashion craze for reptile gear?

I didn’t think much of Beyoncé’s lip sing episode. I did think it was dishonest but if the President of the United states is OK with it then who am I to judge. Wearing reptile skin, however, is another matter. It means that our beloved Beyoncé is somewhat ignorant of the cruel punishment endured by pythons and other reptiles to support the fashion industry.

Beyoncé’s super bowl outfit came at the expense of pythons killed by inflating them like a balloon or filling them with water until they burst. Way to go Beyoncé!