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“For Neda”

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Everyone should see this film.  Even though I never knew Neda, she really does represent what the youth/our generation are trying to fight for.  Freedom and Peace.

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August 9, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Oscar nominations!!!!!!

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Ohhh, one of my favourite times of year – the Oscar aka Academy Award Nominations are in!!!  Some of the highlights are:

Best Actress

◙   Gabourey Sidibe – ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   Meryl Streep – ‘Julie & Julia’
◙   Helen Mirren – ‘The Last Station’
◙   Carey Mulligan – ‘An Education’
◙   Sandra Bullock – ‘The Blind Side’

Best Picture

◙  ‘Avatar’
◙   ‘The Blind Side’
◙   ‘District 9’
◙   ‘An Education’
◙   ‘Up’
◙   ‘The Hurt Locker’
◙   ‘Inglourious Basterds’
◙   ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   ‘A Serious Man’
◙   ‘Up in the Air’

Best Director

◙   Lee Daniels for ‘Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’
◙   James Cameron for ‘Avatar’
◙   Kathryn Bigelow for ‘The Hurt Locker’
◙   Quentin Tarantino for ‘Inglourious Basterds’
◙   Jason Reitman for ‘Up in the Air’

….and so much more!!!  Check out the full list of nominations here.  Oscars air on Sunday, March 7th.

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February 3, 2010 at 9:34 PM

‘Golden’ Fashion

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Some of my likey’s and no-likey’s from this year’s Golden Globes.  I feel like it never rains/is crappy weather whenever it’s one of these big flashy events occur.  The umbrellas add a different look to things….Enjoy it!!!

For some reason, I love this pic of Mariah and her hubby Nick Cannon, even though he doesn’t look so happy.

Although Jennifer Aniston looks good in the dress, does she reallllly need to try this hard?  Me no likey.

Fellow Twitard, Taylor Lautner trying to strike a pose on the red carpet.  The suit isn’t doing it for me though….no like.

Cute couple Seal and Heidi Klum looking shnazz, showing off their chiclets.  Not sure about the colour of the dress for Mrs. Seal, but overall they look pretty fabulous.

Actress Jennifer Morrison (‘House’) looks more like a shag rug instead of looking like she’s wearing a designer gown.  Definitely no like.

Not sure if this Alexander McQueen dress is right for Cameron Diaz….Great colour though.

Julianne Moore is looking kinda odd in this Balenciaga outfit.  Not a fan.

I must say Mo’Nique looked reallllly nice with her simple yet glamourous hair and make-up.  Great choice on the Reem Acra gown.

Wow, Halle Berry….need we say more???

‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe looks great in this Kevan Hall dress. 

Tina Fey, I heart you a lot but this Zac Posen dress was not a good choice; very Liz Lemon of her.  Me no likey.  : (

‘Mad Men’ star Elizabeth Moss doesn’t look so good in this ensemble.  Maybe if there wasn’t the loose straps?  I dunno but I’m not a fan…

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January 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM

To all the ‘hait-ers’ out there…listen to Cher Horowitz too!!

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I couldn’t have put this clip (the trailer to one of the best movies of all time, ‘Clueless‘) up at a better time because America and the rest of the world should help the ‘Hai-ti-ans’ during this moment of astronomical need. 

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January 15, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Woah, 2009 in review….

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Man, where to begin.  2009 has definitely been an eventful, tragic, random and strange year, to say the least.  I know there are dozens and dozens of ‘top 10’ this and ‘top 10’ that, but this is my retrospective on 2009.

◙   The tragic and sudden death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  This most certainly tops my list for what has happened in 2009, and I don’t care what anyone says.  People are still talking about it and he passed away on June 25.  Even though the rest of the family (ie. his brothers and Latoya) have tried to monopolize on their brother’s death, is tacky and distasteful, it still doesn’t downplay the fact that he’s gone. 

◙   The continuation of the stupid recession aka economic downturn aka tough economic times.  Glad that we don’t hear those statements every two seconds in the media, but it still negatively effected all of us, especially those who lost their jobs and are still struggling to make ends meet.  I empathize with you completely and I hope 2010 treats you much better.

◙   What goes hand-in-hand with tough economic times?  Douchebag fraudsters who deserve all the pain and suffering = Bernie Madoff, for example, or even Earl Jones, who was dubbed the ‘Canadian Madoff’ – he wasn’t as successful in milking billions like Madoff was.  Succkkeerrss…

◙   Whitney Houston’s comeback post-crack-chronic-Bobby Brown. 

◙   The fast-unravelling of Tiger Woods’ life and bag of dirty secrets: the pathetic ‘accident’ he had in front of his house; the few dozen women who’ve come out admitting to their affairs with him, the loss of his big endorsements and his indefinite leave from pro golf.  Hahahahaha another sucker!!  Elin, take him to the cleaners, girl!!!

◙   The neverending steroid saga in baseball….shouldn’t have been a surprise that the Yankees won the World Series this past year.  A-Rod loves steroids and I’m sure the rest of the team relishes in them too.  Woopdeedoooo!

◙   Who could forget (I almost did) the passing of the best ad-man of all time — Billy Mays.  Oxyclean will never be the same without him; frankly no cheesy infomercial is the same without “Billy Mays here!!”.

◙   The volatile and wonky stock market – from hitting record lows to silly highs (can we say Apple or Google stocks??).  If you were brave enough (or had some really good insider tips) and managed to keep your investments in the market throughout the rollercoaster, you probably made some good $$$$. 

◙   From Lady Gaga, Drake, Adam Lambert’s steamy AMA performance, to hearing more crappy Miley Cyrus songs on the radio, and who can forget Kanye’s “Imma let you finish” moment….the music world has seen some definite action this year.  Drake, hurry up and release your album already – we’re all patiently waiting, friend; the mixtapes aren’t cutting it anymore.

◙   Oh, as much as I want to forget this – the ‘big 3’ automakers asking for their ridonculous and uncalled-for bailouts.  We taxpayers will be paying for that crap for the next 20 years…..bureaucracy democracy!!!

◙   Susan Boyle made waves with millions and millions of hits on youtube and setting records for album sales in the UK and the US.  Another lesson to Simon Cowell and the rest of the world – don’t judge a book by its cover.

◙   The television world had some new life breathed into it with ‘Glee’ being brought to the airways.  Alongside the last episode/series finale of The Sopranos, and ‘Glee’, they both contributed to “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, becoming the most downloaded song in iTunes history.  Personally, I think The Sopranos had more to do with it…..

◙   Ellen DeGeneres finally joined Miss Oprah Winfrey on the cover of ‘O Magazine’, being only the second person to join Oprah on the cover (after First Lady Michelle Obama, of course).  Congrats again, Ellen!!

***Dang, how could I forget – honourable mentions, so to speak:
– Balloon Boy:  it’ll never be referred as the Seinfeld character anymore…
– Chris Brown & Riiiihanna draaaaama : hit her again, and slap some steak on it!  or did she hit him too?  Draaama.
– The passing of numerous stars: Charlie’s best and original angel, Farrah Fawcett, and one of the coolest US politicians ever, Edward “Ted” Kennedy…In addition to Patrick Swayze (I’ll heart Dirty Dancing forever!) and Natasha Richardson, most famous for her role as Lindsay Lohan’s mother in The Parent Trap.
– President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize??  Still scratching my head on that one…

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December 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM

News, news, news

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◙   Ahhh, the ‘Balloon Boy’ saga continues.  Richard Heene will be spending 90 days in jail and Mayumi Heene will be serving 20 days of community service.  Womp, womp.  I’m sure they thought they would be getting away with it – NOT! hahaha

◙   How did Time magazine come up with the idea to name Ben Bernanke the ‘Person of the Year’?  He didn’t save the economy; such a sham!  He’s the head of  the Federal Reserve, which in case you didn’t know by now, is a private company (not the government), run by a few really rich men, who decide the fate of the US.  He shouldn’t be praised for nothing.

◙   Dave Matthews Band is the Number One most grossing concert tour of the decade.  Hellllll yaaaa!  For all those DMB haters, you have no idea what you’re missing out on, until you see Dave and the boys live.  It’s no wonder they are ranked number one because they have such a huge following..and their music is amazing.

◙   Serena Williams has been named Female Athlete of the Year by The Associated Press.  Meh…

◙    Ohhh, the joys of having a Blackberry.  The uber popular smartphone experienced it’s second server outage in less than a week.  Either upgrade your systems RIM or get your crap together.  People pay really good coin to have and utilize a bb; I don’t blame people for questioning RIM’s reliability and credibility. 

◙   Susan Sarandon and her long-time partner Tim Robbins are splitsville.  Too bad, because they were together for something like 20+ years.  I guess if they’re not happy it was the best thing. 

◙   Another rockstar/celeb who’s gone in and out of rehab.  Steven Tyler has entered rehab again, this time for a pain killer addiction.  Yikes.

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December 24, 2009 at 1:06 AM

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy

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I hadn’t had a chance to post something about this sudden and sad news, but actress Brittany Murphy passed away last Sunday, from cardiac arrest at the age of 32.  Wayyyy too young and she was a very talented individual.  My condolences to her family and friends.  She’ll forever be ‘Ty’ from ‘Clueless’, still one of the best movies of all time. 

 “Rollin’ with the homies”

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December 23, 2009 at 6:49 PM