Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Entertainment Round-Up

Last night was the Met Gala.  If you aren't somewhat obsessive about celebrity fashion, let me break it down for you.  The Met Gala is basically celebrity prom.  (If you don't believe me, here are the pictures!)  Everyone is there and it's all about who can be the most fashion forward.  My official summary is that there were some beautiful dresses and there were some really ugly dresses, and blondes should not wear plum lips unless they are in a vampire movie.  But I'm anxious to hear your thoughts...

Also, can we talk about The Voice?  I will be the first one to say that Christina Aguilera has a good voice most of the time, however her inability to dress for her body type or basically not say something narcissistic every five minutes pretty much makes me dislike her more with each passing week.  Despite what she thinks, this show isn't really about her.  I don't know about you, but I think Tony Lucca should totally win this thing.  Yes, yes, Chris Mann has a beautiful voice, too.  But I just don't think opera is that marketable.  Plus I already loved Tony Lucca from back before he was on the show.  (Seriously, look him up on iTunes!)

I feel like I am way behind on all of the season finales this year because I haven't really watched much TV in the last couple of weeks, even if it was on.  One show that never fails to crack me up is Duck Dynasty.  Did you see when the Duck Commander took his daughter's date hunting?  I laughed the whole episode.  Plus, I might have started referencing Phil in my daily life.  I know, I know, my redneck is showing. 

Then there's Smash.  I want to love this show.  But at best, I am intrigued by it.  However, I can't seem to stop watching it, so I guess that's saying something.  I officially can't decide who I want to be Marilyn either.  Megan Hilty's Ivy is a showstopper (all of the songs I've loved are hers) but I get that we are supposed to be sympathetic to Katherine McPhee's Karen, who may be the whiniest, most helpless character we are supposed to love ever.  I'm torn.  But I am thrilled that Uma Thurman is gone, so that's something.

One thing I am prepping for is my yearly summer reading blitz.  I just ordered a set of books last night and I still have a bunch on my wish list.  Let me save you the suspense, I don't reread the classics.  It's mostly memoirs, preferably from really funny ladies.  (So far, I'm reading Jen Lancaster's JenerationX, Mindy Kaling's Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me?, and rereading Tina Fey's Bossypants, because she is the funniest woman on the planet.)  My next order from the wonder that is Amazon will include some Chick Lit from Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green and Emily Giffin.  And yes, I know I should be reading these in ebook form.  I've just not broken down and gotten one yet.  Even if it is cheaper, there's something magical about holding a book in your hand and placing it on a shelf with all of your other shiny books to look at and enjoy.  I doubt I will hold out much longer on getting a Kindle or a Nook, though.  Maybe for my birthday...

Okay, your turn.  Share with the class all of the things you can't stop rambling about in the comments!  I can't wait to hear them!

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with you on those fashions. Some were pretty dresses but why would someone where some of those things? And they are things not dresses? Geez.

    I gave up on the Voice early this season when they took crappy singers for their teams. Yes some are good but I just couldn't understand some of it.

    I continue to watch Smash. Last night was the first night I actually watched it at night. Normally I watch it at work the next day at lunch. Megan Hilty is really wonderful and you can see she is torn between nice/not nice.

    I figured out how to read books on my ipad. Then I found FREE books from the library and even Amazon. I'm sold on it.


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