30 June 2009


Here's a clip of Aziz Ansari's character from the movie Funny People, due out in a month. I saw Aziz do this character live and oh god is it good. He's a kind of hacky, raunchy, "outrageous" comic. This is probably the least-raunchy of the clips. Definitely go to the site and check out the rest!

I wish the movie were all about Raaaaaaaandy (because, yes, he spells it with 8 A's).

Edit: The stupid video player was playing automatically and I know I'd hate that if a site did that to me. Try clicking this link instead.

26 June 2009

Site Announcement

Those of you who know me know that it's been a rough couple of months for me. I feel so much better now, and I'm starting a new job Monday. I feel like I've matured emotionally and like I'm starting a new phase of my life. So after much deliberation, I'd like to make this announcement:

I am removing Perez Hilton from my Google Reader.

Shocked, no? Look, it was good, clean, harmless fun when he was just drawing jizz on people's faces. Then he took upon himself the duty of outing gay celebrities and things got weird. But now he whines and cries when he's punched by someone after he dropped "the F bomb" on them. He was the one who came down the hardest (rightfully so) on Isaiah Washington when he said the same word. Now this A-hole uses the word, gets punched, and acts as if he's been murdered and victimized. What a child.

Then yesterday, after Michael Jackson died, I was watching celebrity Twitters for some godforsaken reason and he was making it all about him and he was a giant A-hole. I just can't take it anymore. He makes me ill.

Bye bye, Perez. I can get my gossip elsewhere, where they do it funnier too.

In the meantime, check out this great parody from Breckin Meyer. And then read this great post about the situation. Perez wants to donate any money he receives from the lawsuit to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, but they won't take his money.
But because the lawsuit presumably involves the physical attack prompted by Mr. Hilton’s admitted use of an anti-gay slur, the Foundation will be unable to accept any funds obtained in such a manner.
…we also feel compelled to point out that use of epithets can often lead to physical violence, as it appears it may have in this case, and that the Matthew Shepard Foundation has worked for more than 10 years to bring to people’s attention the consequences of hateful or intolerant language.”


(P.S.: Let me know if I miss any good goss, k?)

25 June 2009

SYTYCD: Elimination

Oh, Cat. I love you and your crazy flowing pantsuit thing. You gorgeous minx. I want to be Cat Deeley. I also want to be Tabitha because she's awesome and Napoleon is a fox. Their group choreography was sexy and great.

Of course they gave a shout-out to Michael Jackson, in addition to the other two of the Celebrity Death Trifecta. MJ made sense, but I don't think Ed and Farrah had anything to do with dance. Moving on....

No surprises here, once again. Let's hear it for the Fairest Show Ever. Bottom Three Couples:

Asuka and Vitolio. Poor Asuka and her lack of solo-dancing skills. Ballroom dancers always lose out there. He creeps me out, but he was good.

Karla and Jonathan. I thought they had the best solos. Unless she kind of fell at the end there - couldn't tell if that was on purpose or not. (She must have stumbled, because Nigel said she was off-balance and off-center the whole time. What do I know.) Jonathan was really good.

Caitlin and Jason. Her solo was stronger than his. I like Caitlin's gymnastic style. He seemed a bit desperate.

Bye-bye: Asuka and Jonathan. Jesus, I thought he was good. Once again -- what do I know? So now Karla and Vitolio will be paired up next week, sucking it up all over the place.

SYTYCD: Performances

Finally caught up on the Performances show, since I was at the movies last night.

1. Karla and Jonathan: Hip Hop by Dave Scott. They didn't hit hard enough, as usual. It was too smooth and jazzy. And maybe it was supposed to be kind of smooth, but that made it boring too.

2. Asuka and Vitolio: Jazz by Mandy Moore. It feels like the routine was made slower, like they couldn't handle faster choreography so stuff was taken out to make it simpler. This show isn't blowing me away like it has in the past....

3. Melissa and Ade: Samba by Tony Meredith. They could be my favorite couple. They're both really likable and good.

4. Janette and Brandon: Hip Hop by Dave Scott. I really can't stand her hairstyle. It makes me want to vomit. Brandon did a bunch of popping and locking! OMG! I have a feeling he has the ability to pick up any choreography. I'm still waiting for Mia Michaels to get her hands on him since she hated him so much.

5. New partners Kayla and Kupono: Viennese Waltz by Jean-Marc Généreux. It was pretty and lovely and fine.

6. Randi and Evan: Contemporary by Mia Michaels. The dance is butt-themed. I'm not lying. How random. The routine was quirky and interesting, and dammit I don't want to like Evan but I do. He's really good!

7. Caitlin and Jason: Paso Doble by Jean-Marc Généreux. It was pretty good, but didn't seem to be as powerful as it should have been. I really like Jason though - he has great lines. And was dressed like something out of 300.

8. Jeanine and Phillip: Broadway by Tyce Diorio. It was cute. High energy and she was cute in her old timey ponytail. And I love Phillip as usual.

OK, This Is Creepy Now

Holy Lord, these things really do happen in threes: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.
We've just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We're told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.


Transformers 2

I wanted to love this movie. I loved the cartoon, I loved the toys, I LOVED the first Transformers. I watched the first movie on Tuesday night and still got chills when the machines transformed. But this sequel wasn't that great, and wasn't necessary.

It's really more of the same, except with some added robot "comedy". Shia LaBeouf is funny enough for me, thanks, I don't need two idiot twin robots doing schtick.

One problem I had with Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was all of the story. I don't require this much plot/set-up in my robot films, thanks. I also hate when the robots talk to each other. They look really ridiculous. I prefer them in their robots-in-disguise disguise. I wanted less talky and more transformy. The movie's also too damn long.

John Turturro is back and he's great; I loved him so much in the first one too. Just a hammy, over-the-top character. There's also this new stone-cold hottie, Ramon Rodriguez. He was in The Taking of Pelham 123 too. And I was like, "Where have I seen him before?" He was Omar's last boyfriend on The Wire. Awesome.

Aaron Pierce is back kicking ass, but we get 4-5 testicle jokes and a wee bit of racism and misogyny. It's a trade-off.

The first movie was definitely more exciting -- because we were seeing the Transformers for the first time. In this one, they always seem to be in robot form and most of the transforming was hidden or off-camera. Boo.

Optimus Prime was outside of my movie theater though last night. Cool.

24 June 2009

B&C Hero of the Week

I thought it was great when the Governor of South Carolina went off hiking the Appalachian Trail without cell phone contact. But no, that wasn't the real story. He was in Argentina getting laid. Even better! Affairs > hiking.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday, amid speculation over his whereabouts for the last several days, that he has been engaged in an extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman.

"I've been unfaithful to my wife," the Republican governor told a news conference in Columbia, the state capital. "I developed a relationship with what started as a dear, dear friend from Argentina."

His voice choking at times, Sanford apologized to his wife and four sons, his staff and supporters, and said he would resign immediately as head of the Republican Governors Association. The affair was discovered five months ago, Sanford said.

The South Carolina governor had not been seen in public since June 18. When questioned, Sanford's staff had told media outlets that he was hiking in the Appalachian Trail. But Sanford was spotted Wednesday in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

The South Carolina governor said he had been in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He said it was his fault for "shrouding this larger trip."


It was over Father's Day too. Nice.

23 June 2009

New Babies; Old Names

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick said Tuesday they were "delighted to announce the healthy arrival of their two daughters" – twins born Monday afternoon in Ohio via a surrogate.

Born at 3:58 p.m., Marion Loretta Elwell weighed 5 lbs., 11 oz, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 lbs. "Both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Parker's side," the statement explains.

The news first broke in April that the couple were adding to their family by having twin daughters with the help of a surrogate mother. Broderick, 47, and Parker, 44, have a son, James Wilkie, 6.

Do. Not. Approve.

22 June 2009

Jon: Free Man

That uppity bitch is finally gone. Good for you, Jon. Enjoy your freedom. And enjoy the child support payments.
After months of speculation, the 10-year marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight's stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to be coming to an end, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.

Documents to initiate a legal split were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.

Fans who have watched the couple's popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselin marriage in the press – will hardly be surprised: The duo had long maintained a tense relationship, with Jon recently telling PEOPLE he wanted a less high-profile life, while Kate appeared to remain committed to their TV career.


21 June 2009

2012 is the Movie of the Year

You know there must be golf on TV if I'm over-posting....

OMG! Why didn't anyone tell me this trailer was out!? 2012 is going to be the greatest movie ever! John Cusack! Chiwetel Ejiofor! Global disaster! Parts of the U.S. falling into the ocean! The White House being destroyed once again!

Seriously, this thing looks epic. Why couldn't it come out this summer? Oh well. Comic-Con, perhaps?

Click here and then click "Watch the Trailer".



Dead animals have been raining from the clouds in Japan.

Although blogs like Pink Tentacle have been reporting the tadpole rains of Japan for over a week now, the news is finally hitting mainstream outlets. Apparently small fish as well as tadpoles are falling on various districts in Japan. Usually they're dead by the time they hit the ground. One man claimed he found 13 tiny carp had rained onto his car. Nobody has come forward with a good theory about how they have gotten into rain clouds, nor has anyone been able to explain what might have changed recently to make this happen.


Excuse me while I go throw up.

The Taking of Pelham 123

Formulaic. Predictable. Hammy. And the perfect movie to watch when it's 94 degrees and humid outside.

The Taking of Pelham 123 really is the perfect summer movie. Big stars, mild-violence action, "drama", and John Travolta as a villain. I love when Travolta gets all hammy and William Shatner-esque as a bad guy. Think Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Swordfish - classic, campy, hammy John Travolta. The kind of maniacal bad guy who laughs crazily and ends every sentence with MF-er.

Since Tony Scott directed this film, you have to go in ready for a Tony Scott film. It means quick cuts, zooms, and motion sickness. But again - all good.

The movie is good times and Denzel Washington always makes for a sympathetic good guy you have to root for. Totally worth checking out on a hot summer afternoon.

19 June 2009

The Duel II: Reunion

The only thing to come out of last week's clips show wasn't much of a revelation: Everyone thinks Landon is gay. Except for Landon. Hell, even Landon's subconscious knows he's gay - he had a sex dream about Ryan. Some day he'll realize it and some day he and Ryan will hook up. My daydreams about that were more exciting than anything we got out of this reunion special.

Seeing the CT/Adam fight again was nice. Man, he really hit Adam square in the face. I wonder if CT will ever be on another show. Because on the one hand, he would stir up drama and be an ass, but on the other hand, he doesn't last more than 2 days before he punches someone and gets kicked out.

Otherwise, we just got more faux-lesbian faux-drama, plus Dunbar and Cougar Paula crap. The Evan/Paula crap is boring because it's totally about game play and strategy. I'd rather they fight over who gave whom herpes than who someone was supposed to vote for.

Brad and Tori are still together and still making me want to throw up.

News about people who weren't there: Robin is 9 months pregnant. Oh good lord. She'll probably bring her kid to the next Challenge. Katie's engaged to some dude. MJ's wife is having another kid. And Brooke's trying the lesbian thing again.

18 June 2009

SYTYCD: Elimination

Cat is wearing a totally normal and tasteful and stunning and simple white pantsuit. Plus her hair is simple and flowing. And she looks great! What's going on? Has the world turned upside down? Nothing makes sense anymore! Shouldn't there be a giant purple flower on the back or something? Oh wait - her bra is showing a bit in the front. Perfect then.

Bottom Three Couples:

No surprises here either, really. They are totally different couples than last week, and yet they are the ones who sucked the most this week. This is the fairest show ever!!

Caitlin and Jason. His solo was really good.

Ashley and Kupono. She actually had a little character and performance in her solo; I liked it.

Kayla and Max. That girl annoys me, but she's strong. Max danced to "Footloose" and I threw up a bit in my mouth.

Solos are weird. Unless you're a hip hopper.

Bye-bye: Ashley (they wanted more substance, less style in a solo) and Max. I'm down with that. I always hate the Russians.

So next week, Kayla and Kupono will be paired up. That might be interesting, since she's such a strong dancer.

17 June 2009

SYTYCD: Performances

Judge of the Night: Lil C!! Crump is in the house tonight!

Cat's Hideous Frock of the Night: Oh good lord. It's this bright red ruffled number with a huge ruffle/bow on her shoulder. Just baaaad. Actually, without that shoulder thing it wouldn't be half bad. But the shoulder thing is what makes it a Cat dress.

1. Randi and Evan: Jive by some Some French Dude. It was fast-paced and good. They both just bother me though, only because they're short and stumpy. And I'm a bitch.

2. Melissa and Ade: Jazz by Sonya (love!). It was quirky-cool (I typed that before Mary Murphy said it, by the way) and they had all the good jazz hands going. Excellent.

3. Caitlin and Jason: Hip Hop by Shane Sparks (love!). Boo. I don't know if I wasn't feeling the choreography or what. I also think they didn't hit hard enough - Caitlin was too white and Jason was too smooth.

4. Janette and Brandon: Disco by Doriana Sanchez. It was ultra-fast, and this couple is always going to get some awesome lifts. He can lift anything and she's flexible and good at getting thrown around.

5. Asuka and Vitolio: Waltz by The French Dude. She should kill this - she's ballroom. It was pretty and really good. Much better than last week - maybe because they're more serious dancers than fun ones. They're made for this type of routine, not character pieces.

6. Kayla and Max: Pop Jazz by Some Other Dude. It was quirky and quick. I still don't really like them personally, but they were good.

7. Karla and Jonathan: Contemporary by Some New Chick. It was good. He's a little dull, but there was a lot of throwing around.

8. Jeanine and Phillip: Tango by Tony Meredith. They know nothing about ballroom... and it showed. It looked like work, they weren't confident, and they didn't display any personality.

9. Ashley and Kupono: Hip Hop by Shane Sparks. I liked the starting bit with her on the ground. It was way better than the other hip hop, but they seemed to always be playing catch-up with the moves. It just didn't fit them. Shane Sparks needs to choreograph dancers that can actually handle his stuff.

There's really going to be a show on FOX called More to Love which is basically The Bachelor For Fatties? Good lord, it's like a Saturday Night Live skit.

14 June 2009

The Duel II Ends

And the winner of last week's interrupted challenge is: Aneesa. YAY!

Bye-bye: Tori. Too bad she didn't take Brad with her. Bye, MJ.

TJ gathers everyone together to tell them that only 6 people are going to the final, and there are 8 people left. The guys do a secret ballot to choose someone to go into the Duel. LOL that when Landon left to get the pens and paper the guys all decided to vote for him. The girls aren't pussies - they vote to each other's faces. Diem is picked.

Diem goes up against Brittini and Landon goes up against Brad. Diem makes the girls wait overnight to find out who she's going up against. That's great.

Bye-bye: Diem and Landon. He was either dumb or in a steroid rage because he forgets the rules of the game and just tackles and beats the crap out of Brad.

The final is the standard big race (80% uphill) with lots of mini-Duel checkpoints. LOL that Evan unnecessarily straps the mountain bike to his back before climbing the pole to get the key.

At one point the guys have to wait for the girls to catch up so they can partner together. Well that sucks for them having to wait. Mark's going to be waiting for Aneesa forever. Like Evan says, "You're going to be able to watch the sunset." I guess that was a way of making things a little more even, because the couples separate in the next checkpoint.

Winners: Rachel (who actually comes in overall first too) and Evan. Yay! Evan won by about 2 seconds and I'm glad. I like him the most, plus I hate Tori, plus he really had to fight to come from behind. Brittini and Brad get second place, and of course Mark and Aneesa bring up the rear.

I know there's a reunion special so I'll have to watch it tomorrow. Rumor has it Evan hooked up with someone!

11 June 2009

SYTYCD: Elimination

We are treated to the first group performance of the season. A lovely "homeless hip hop" routine. I think they were all wearing Derelique. How did I know The Black Eyed Peas were going to be all over this season?

Cat's wearing a pretty normal dress, but she has dog-collar bracelets on, so she makes up for it.

No surprises here. I have a feeling these will be the first 6 people eliminated this season. They're the weakest dancers.

Bottom Three Couples:

Paris and Tony. Her solo stinks. His is OK, but I wonder if the judges will think he's too one-note.

Asuka and Vitolio. It's hard for ballroom dancers to do solos, so hers isn't great. His is definitely strong.

Karla and Jonathan. She is OK; he is energetic and good.

These chicks suck on solos. But I think it'll be Paris and Tony.

Bye-bye: Paris and her Giant Chin. Good. And Tony. Yep, I figured. So the couples stay the same next week.

10 June 2009

SYTYCD: Performances

Always a million bloody performances on the first night.

Judge of the Night: Adam Shankman. YAY! Thanks for the Step Up 3D shout-out, dude. I'll be there opening night!!

1. Jeanine and Phillip (yes!): Hip Hop (yes!) by Tabitha & Napoleon (yes!). I love Phillip the Popper and knew it would be good because of him. But Jeanine was good too - especially for a boring white chick.

2. Asuka and Vitolio: Broadway by Tyce Diorio. I love Asuka - she's the Asian ballroom dancer. The choreography was so strange and dull and phony. I'm sure they were good technically, but I didn't really connect to the piece. Yes, I connect to pieces on this show!!

3. Karla and Jonathan: Cha-Cha by Tony Meredith. Jonathan bores me already. The choreography and Karla were hot and fun though.

4. Randi and Evan: Jazz by Tyce Diorio. These 2 are a weird combination: short perky cheerleader and short pasty weirdo. It was nice. I always like faster numbers better, but they did really well.

5. Paris and Tony: Hip Hop by Tabitha & Napoleon. It's Tony's style, but I hate Paris. I hate her, but she was great!! It was a fun piece too. Meanwhile, the judges were kind of underwhelmed. Oh hell, what do I know - I really liked it. I guess I should go back to hating Paris.

6. Caitlin (annoys me!) and Jason (kicks ass!): Bollywood by Some Indian Guy. Sweet! They brought back Bollywood! And of course they danced to "Jai Ho". America still has Slumdog fever. It was CRAZY GOOD! And it'll be crazy memorable to the voters too. It was so fast and sharp and good.

7. Janette and Brandon: Foxtrot by Some Dude I Don't Know. It was lovely and fine. Ballroom usually bores me anyway. You can tell Brandon is really strong.

8. Ashley and Kupono: Jazz by Wade Robson (Wade's back!). It was a crazy/bizarre/cool crash test dummy number; one of those great performance pieces. And the dancers were great.

9. Melissa and Ade: Contemporary by Mandy Moore. Melissa's a 29-year-old ballerina. Wow, that's ancient! I'm pretty sure he almost dropped her at one point. But maybe not because the judges loved it and Adam cried. I wasn't as blown away as they were. It was flowy and fine, but it was a Richard Marx song. Come on.

10. Kayla and Max: Samba by That Dude I Don't Know. Max falls into the Skeevy Russian category for me. He was good, of course, since he's a ballroom dancer. She really surprised me though - she burst out with all of this energy! I didn't really like her at first, but she was great!

Mary Murphy cracked me up when she was all, "I can't raise my eyebrows because of the Botox." She can shriek all she wants; I love her too, dammit.

One thing I noticed: these people have really weirdly-shaped heads. No really. Check it out. At least half of them are really strange looking in some way. Good thing I'm perfect.

09 June 2009

The Soup Pwns It Anyway

Best Week Ever will be back in January, but another "revamp" might mean the end of comedian Paul F. Tompkins’ reign as host.

He's tweeted that he's more or less done, saying "they'll bring it back in 2010, but staff (including me) can't go that long without work. Maybe new cast?"

Man, I hope they bring the old format back. It's a chore to watch this show now. And I always watch The Soup after to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.


Land of the Lost

I saw this too this past weekend, and it wasn't bad. But I didn't go in expecting much of anything. I heard it was just a series of random Will Ferrell skits, and that's pretty accurate.

The movie was harmless escapism, and definitely had me laughing. I thought it was a bit risque for what I thought was more of a kids' movie. It had acid jokes, sex jokes, 69 jokes, gay jokes, and more boob jokes than The Hangover. And thank goodness, since that's what I need to hold my interest.

It's official: Danny McBride can do NO WRONG. He's the new Will Ferrell - he can say anything and it's funny.

24 Casting News: HELLS YES!

My girl crush Katee Sackhoff is joining the cast of 24.

From Entertainment Weekly:
Sources confirm to me exclusively that the Battlestar Galactica heroine has been tapped to play the series regular role of Dana Walsh, a highly respected and down-to-earth data analyst at the new and improved New York branch of CTU. She's in a relationship with fellow agent Davis Cole (played by Freddie Prinze, Jr.), and she apparently has a skeleton in her closet she's trying desperately to keep hidden.

08 June 2009

My Favorite Kid Ever

Bobb'e J. Thompson is the funniest kid alive. I can't believe he's even technically a kid. He might be a short 25-year-old. Check out this video he made for a song called "Bro Mitzvah". I love this kid!

07 June 2009

The Duel II: I Hate MTV

I hate MTV because when there's finally a Duel that I care about, they end it on a "to be continued." Are you kidding me!?

I love this show because the guys aren't afraid to be gay. Landon catwalking in a bikini made of juice boxes. MJ tucking in Evan and kissing him on the forehead.

I hate women. Why does Tori have to harangue Brad about getting a job in the middle of a TV show? Wait and have the conversation at home without cameras, bitch. Nice that she's so willing to part with the ring and break up. I gotta side with Brad on this one. I think he was trying to speak reasonably with Tori (again, this environment isn't the place to have a "serious relationship conversation") and she didn't want to listen, just whining and running away. Finally, he gets her away from the house and they talk. I really hope they don't get married. I hate that bitch. Not that I love Brad, but I really hate her.

It's a spelling challenge, with some heights added in for good measure. Oh god, they're all idiots. Tori and Diem are freaking out over the height, but they've been way higher before, right? And taken way longer falls too. I think they're just afraid to show how truly stupid they are.

I mean, OH MY GOD! ANEESA CAN'T SPELL EXERCISE!!!! Brittini (who evidently can't spell her own name either) spelled "freight" FRATE! Brad spelled "throne" THRON! Jesus.

Winners: Rachel and Evan, despite the fact that Mark is "57 years old and has had a lot more time to learn words." Evan said that, but I was thinking it.

Last picked: MJ and Aneesa. MJ goes up against Brad and Aneesa chooses Tori.

I was begging Aneesa to kick Tori's ass. Begging. It looks close and then it's to be continued. Great. They showed MJ in the preview for next week though, I believe. They sure didn't show the girls. Dammit!

Some day I have to make a Challenge Drinking Game. So far I know these key words and phrases will be in it:

"support system"
"I'm a force to be reckoned with"
"This is a game"
"It's nothing personal"
"my only friend in the house"

The Hangover

The Hangover is hysterical. I LOL'd heartily. My only complaint is that maybe it moves along a little slowly. Sometimes I wanted to shout to the characters to spit it out already. But I guess a hangover can make you talk and move slowly.

Babies in sunglasses are funny, OK? Fat guys' butts are funny, OK? And a buck naked Asian man beating people up is even funnier. I can't quite put this film on an Old School level, but it would probably hold up to repeated viewings. Hell, when a movie co-stars Heather Graham and she doesn't distract and annoy me, it's a good thing. Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms are really great in this.

I feel like it's been a long time since I've seen a good comedy in the theaters. Definitely check this one out.

B&C Food Review

They're gross.

And I had about 10 to be sure.

They're gross.

04 June 2009

Heroes Casting News


This is one way to make sure I watch the next season of Heroes. T-BAG!
Robert Knepper, best known for portraying the colorful villain T-Bag on Fox’s Prison Break, has joined the cast of NBC’s Heroes. The actor will once again play a baddie on the series’ upcoming fourth season.

In at least six episodes of the season, Knepper will play Samuel, a Jim Jones type — charismatic but evil, with a twisted sense of humor — who will veer into the lives of all heroes. The character had been referred to as “Carnival Barker” in the series breakdown released last month.

03 June 2009

SYTYCD: I Love Vegas Week

Now that we're past the dregs of society auditioning, we're in the real meat of So You Think You Can Dance. There are 172 of the nation's best dancers, auditioning in Las Vegas. And it's crazy. Intense, emotional, with injuries and tears. The judging is often harsh. I mean THEY CUT NATALIE!! She was so good - and Sonia's favorite - but I guess she screwed up her jazz audition when it really mattered. Poor thing. The judges get really bitchy with the dancers, but what I love is that they're really passionate. They'll curse out one dancer because they're disappointed and then cry with joy at the performance of another. They love what they do. And I love them for it. I mean, I love everything about this show, but I really love the judges/choreographers. Mia, Adam, Lil C, Sonia, Tabitha & Napoleon, and Debbie Freaking Allen -- I can't choose a favorite.

So we start with 172, who perform solos before 45 are sent home right away. More go home after a hip hop routine, then ballroom, and then a jazz routine. Sometimes they'd make a dancer dance for their lives right away, or do the routine over. It's freaking grueling.

This leaves 73 for the final round, wherein they form random groups and choreograph their own routines. Groups always lead to tension, and of course they're up all night. Some are just a damn mess. They really need choreographers.

68 go on to the next stage - a Mia Michaels contemporary routine, which is always challenging and demanding. Then a West Side Story routine - 1 for girls, 1 for guys.

By the end all of the judges are crying along with the dancers. GODDAMMIT I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! 16 girls and 16 guys move on to solos... and we find out the Top 20 tomorrow.

So far I like the Asian Gymnast Looking Dude (Alex), the Asian Ballroom Dancer Chick (name unknown) and the Pasty White Balding Brothers (Evan and Ryan), who don't look like typical dancers, but are damn good. No one else really stands out, except maybe Brandon. I know they're holding out on showing all of the good contemporary male dancers, they have to be.

They made it look like the Brothers were going to be going against each other tomorrow - like they're the last 2 guys to choose between. That would be some sweeeet drama!

01 June 2009

Jack Bauer Loves Ben Stiller

This clip is 7 minutes long, but as far as I can tell, it was the best thing to come out of the MTV Movie Awards last night. You should watch it. Kiefer Sutherland freaking rules.

Question: When is Triumph the Insult Comic Dog going to get old?

Answer: NEVER! Always hysterical.