Monday, August 31, 2009

I only watch for the sequins

Dancing With The Stars released their final pro/star pairings and portraits...I'll admit I don't watch this regularly, mostly towards the end of seasons...but I can't remember previous season portraits like these. They're, um, interesting.

Starts out all well and good. Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa clearly tip the "hot" side of the scale. Advantage: she's used to not wearing much.

Anna Trebunskaya and Chuck Liddell. The show hasn't even started and they've sucked all the badass out of Chuck. Liddell has the opposite problem from the women in that he's used to wearing tiny trunks and looks, off, in full shirt and pants. I can honestly say Trebunskaya is WAY scarier than Liddell in this pic. Maybe Chuck just needs more makeup.

Anna Demidova and Michael Irvin. Why does it look like if she stood up straight she'd tower over him by at least a foot?

Kym Johnson and Donny Osmond. Oh Donny, you look so hesitant to actually touch Kym's back and yet we can't see your other hand and what/how/where you may be gripping.

Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter. Thiiis should be an interesting pair. Aaron looks very comfortable with women at I'm guessing he's equally comfortable with animal print.

Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel. Oh Kelly...if your costume almost entirely engulfs your partner, and what's left is camoflaged in, it's probably too much.

Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani. Kathy is proving her marketing savvy by wearing her latest creation for the women's intimates dept of Kmart. Crafty!

Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas. I wish Clarissa would explain why when your dress is missing it's back, sides and the majority of it's front, why you need gloves for modesty.

Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer. Speaking of gloves, I love Lacey, I get she's the "rocker" of the pros but those gloves worked for Madonna and Madonna only...25 years ago. And I just can't look at him without wanting to yell "ALLEZ CUISINE!" and biting an apple.

Cheryl Burke and Tom DeLay. Oh Cheryl, you knew you'd get the short straw eventually.

Mya and Dmitry Chaplin. This picture just screams "winners". Already.

Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovisky. I LOVE Debi Mazar, and I love looking at Maksim. I think I'd just watch these two fight for a full hour. Cougarlicious!

Edyta Sliwinska and Ashley Hamilton. A)when did Ashley Hamilton age so much? B)Edyta's dress is eating her. Why is no one else alarmed? It's already claimed her left hand! Someone get help!

Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts. Macy's dress isn't hyping her next cd anywhere on it. Color me disappointed.

Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo. I don't even know which one is the dance pro and which one is the star. Thought she was Denise Richards at first. Oh well.

Chelsie Hightower and Louie Vito. Good matching between blonde named Chelsie and the extreme athelete. Louie Vito is also hot. Indeed.

Monday TwiHard Report

My heart just isn't in this today. It may have something to do with the copious quantities of red wine I drank at last night's Carrie Underwood show (she's good and all but if you've heard "Jesus Take The Wheel" as many times as I have, you'd grab a bottle too) or maybe I have a little TwiFatigue from the never ending bitching and moaning about KStew's Bella wig. People take little things this seriously are what scared me from coming out of the TwiCloset in the first place. IT'S A WIG! It will most likely look just fine in the magic of film, but if you insist on staring at it and nitpicking, go right ahead...I'll be staring at the man candy.

That's about all I have the constitution for today. Staring at man candy. Let's, shall we?

This doesn't really fit into the "man candy" file but I felt like I should include it. It's a new Volturi themed "New Moon" posted. Composite of pics we've already seen...meh...but here you go: I love you. Sometimes it's just nice to see beautiful people being beautiful together. Plus, to me, this pic is the epitome of Edward and Bella:

This shot shouldn't be mucked up with words. It's from an upcoming US Weekly Twilight special issue. Le sigh. Le pant. Le faint.

Finally, a bit of a holiday spoiler for some of you, courtesy of the Popsugar girls...don't be surprised to get this in the office gift exchange:

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend TwiHard Report

I don't usually put these together on weekends, mostly because I used to send this out to coworkers. Now, it's a blog...and frankly I'm a little bored and avoiding cleaning anymore. My distraction is your gain :)

Kristen Stewart has emerged sans Joan Jett hair thanks to a fresh new Bella wig, just in time to shoot Eclipse's graduation scene. The wig seems to be a point of contention but my 2 cents is that it looks a heck of a lot better than extensions would (think of the horror of a weave gone Britney-bad) and Nikki Reed was forced to switch to a wig for the filming of "New Moon" because the chemical process was too damaging for her hair. At the end of the day, I'd rather have wigged Twilighters than bald Twilighters. It's also nearly impossible to tell from a one off camera shot how anything will look all spiced up on film. Gripe all you want but when "Eclipse" comes out, it will all be rapture and roses all over again. Plus we still get Rob's gorgeous mop in all it's glory.

While on the topic of the graduation scene, there are a few more shots of the filming, thanks to

In "this could never happen in the U.S. because the screaming would never stop" news, Sabrina Frank won Germany's "Mission Hollywood" TV show/contest, the grand prize being a role in "Eclipse." Frank will play Vera, Rosalie's friend who happens to be the only person Rosalie is ever jealous of, for her husband, home and most importantly, child. It is Vera's house Rosalie is walking from when she is attacked and Vera's son whom Rosalie is reminded of when she finds and saves Emmett. Congrats Sabrina! Quite the prize!

"Eclipse" is all over the place this weekend, in part to director David Slade's tweets from the set (@DAVID_A_SLADE). While most tweets are location pics, and the occasional stunt salmon, he recently posted this pic of Taylor Lautner while doing lighting tests. There is a reason these kids are movie stars.

Finally, I want to share a gift tweeted to me by the utterly fab host of ROBsessed. The name says it all. It's one of RPattz's 2009 ComicCon portraits. I've posted it as a small image, because trust me when I say, the original is HUGE. AND GLOOOOOOOOOORIOUS. Just click on it for all it's giant, HQ splendor!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spacing. Grr.

It wasn't until I viewed this on a different monitor I see my spacing is wacko, depending on you view it. Blergh. Sorry. I'm new. I hope to improve that.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday TwiHard Report

I'd like to pretend I'm blogging early today because I'm organized, but truth be told I just have things to do tonight but had too much goodness to share. Added bonus: today's update is photo heavy, so less taxing on those last two brain cells clinging to life by Friday! You're welcome.

MORE VOLTURI! Now THIS is what I'm talking about, action shots!

Aro & Caius perched upon their thrones (thinking pretty highly of yourself there boys?) I'm sure the symbols on top of each of their thrones means something, but like I said, it's Friday, but if you're feeling more on top of your game than I am, please theorize away! I'd love to hear it. Alec stands by on the ready to people...or good vamps. BOO ALEC.

JANE! Who, as previously discussed, is AWESOME! EVILICIOUS! Yet, I'm so distracted by the enrobed half naked Rob/Edward behind her I find it hard to focus on Jane. So I'll just stare at this for a few minutes longer...

While I still have use of my retinas...our first look at Demetri! An even mix of prissy and pissy while threatening my imaginary bff Alice! Such intensity! Such malice! Such utterly fantastic red gloves! Love those.

In the interest of equal representation, this new pic of Taylor Lautner is from a shoot for Teen Vogue. Oh hai Taylor. Just remember, he's only 17 and I'm pretty sure if you think of anything other than sunshine and rainbows while looking at this it's illegal. Just a word of warning.

Finally, Jackson Rathbone's (sigh) band 100 Monkeys has announced a 100 city tour kicking off in Vancouver on 9/13. I've heard some of the music, and it's pretty good, but I'm not even lying, I'd go just to watch JRath's lips move. Creepy but true. If that's not enough, they do things like yell "switcheroo!" and all switch instruments (because these guys have actual musical novel) AND! AND! AND! They have a BANANAGER! I'm a little in love with the Bananager, wish I had one. Just a heads up to the females of Chicago...I will be clawing my way in to the show. I'll stand in the back and pretend I'm cooler than I am, but I have the potential to crack and make a break for the stage...and I have very sharp elbows! Just kidding about the elbows and claws. Kind of. Maybe. More on the 100 Monkeys tour at Twilight Examiner

Have a great weekend all!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Music Is My Salvation

So says the shirt I bought at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last weekend. So true. I am rarely separated from my iPod, iTunes or radio. I need to have music around me nearly constantly. My music collection has been referred to by some as "eclectic", "diverse" by others and some just look at me as if to say "WTF?!"

I tend to build playlists of what catches my fancy at the moment and play them in to the ground. They are then retired for the time being. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Here is what I've been digging as of late:

The Bees - Lee Ann Womack
Won't Go Home Without You - Maroon 5
Dear God - Sarah McLachlan
My Way To You - Jamey Johnson
Next In Line - Meese
Vanilla Twilight - Owl City
Cherry Tulips - Headlights
1,2,3,4 (I Love You!) - Plain White T's
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) - Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
Waltz - Damion Suomi
Brooklyn - Gary Go
Giving Up On Love - Slow Club

If you think you can make some sort of psychological theory out of this, please keep it to yourself, I'm pretty sure I do NOT want to know.

I do want to know what you're listening to. New, old, no matter. I like knowing what other people find interesting, and have found some of my favorite music through recommendations. So, let 'er rip.


No matter how late I wait to blog, something else emerges. I'd usually wait, but EDWARD CULLEN HAS APPEARED ON THE SET OF ECLIPSE!

Oh FINE, it's an excuse to look at RPattz's divine mug. So sue me. It's been a rough few days without him!

View the rest at Radar Online

Thursday TwiHard Report

Woohoo! Busy busy day! Let's see if I can get my hands to move fast enough to get it all out.

First on tap..."New Moon" Soundtrack set to release on 10/20 (not 10/13 as previously announced), Stephenie Meyer announced on her site today both the cover art ---> Which...well...looks exactly like the movie poster, so no real surprise there. HOWEVER, in bigger better badder news, the first artist/single on the soundtrack has been confirmed. Death Cab For Cutie wrote and recorded "Meet Me On The Equinox" exclusively for "New Moon." Your first chance to hear the song in it's entirety will be on during the VMA's. Read more about "Meet Me On The Equinox"

In equally exciting news, still shots of the majority of the featured Volturi have been released, albeit in a scattered, haphazard fashion. Volturi vamps...come on down!

Here we have Marcus. Now, I freely admit I'd prefer stills from the movie than staged on what looks like the backdrop to my high school's production of "Young Frankenstein". This pic makes Marcus look like the used car salesman to the, I mean badass.

Next up...Aro. This particular shot looks a little too much like Lucius Malfoy borrowed Severus Snape's hair dye, BUT I can see the potential for evil lurking just beneath the surface.

Rounding out the three musketeers of vampdom is Caius. Aren't these guys supposed to be kinda...dusty? I mean, they are centuries old. I know they are frozen at the age at which they which they were changed but Caius is looking pretty fresh. And kind of hot. Not that I mind that part at all.

On to the terror twins! This is our first peek at Alec, who looks like a snarky teen vamp with an attitude problem. Which is good considering he's a snarky teen vamp with an attitude problem.

Finally, Jane. Jane. I have but one word for Jane. AWWWWWWWWESOME! I can't fathom any better casting than Dakota Fanning, end of story.

Twilight Lexicon did the best, most comprehensive job of gathering up all the pics (they were all released to different sites) and you can see them and read up on each of the Volturi back stories here

Finally, Stephenie Meyer has voiced that she would like to see "Breaking Dawn" split into two movies. Hopefully her say will carry the weight it should...since trying to cram all of that into 2 hours is Epic Fail on tap. More on that here...and I highly recommend checking out the pic at the bottom of the post. LOVES it!

Twilight Lip Venom/Lip Venom V Update

2 quick notes...I noticed this morning that the DuWop site says they are out of stock on the Lip Venom V/Twilight Lip Venom, however, Sephora still has some here.

Secondly, I JUST noticed that the packaging on both the DuWop site AND Sephora call the product Twilight Lip Venom, while my packaging for the exact same product is Lip Venom V. Hmm...maybe that dual marketing I was wondering about. Trying to find out...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Obsessive Worlds Collide

I love Twilight. I'm a product whore. You can't even begin to imagine the shriek of glee I unleashed on the world when I learned there would be a Twilight/Volturi series of cosmetics. While I am still waiting for those, the fine folks at DuWop were kind enough to release their Lip Venom V (image courtesy of DuWop) a wee bit early to appease the frenzied masses (frenzied mass = me.)

I, of course, had to order immediately and it arrived today! It took me 3.2 seconds to have ripped open the package and followed the directions: "This product should be shaken before use to represent the blending of the human and vampire worlds and applied repeatedly until lips are plumped, revitalized and the desired intensity of color has been reached."

My need to shake HARD to blend the venom and the stain. This lip venom seems less potent than regular Lip Venom. More minty, less cinnamon, but I didn't really miss the OHDEARGODWHATHAVEIDONETOMYSELFIWANTTOPULLMYLIPSOFF burn. The texture is very slippery for a lip stain, although other lip stains leave my lips too dry, so I liked that part as well. One application wasn't noticeable, two applications left a pretty flushed color, three applications gave me cherry popsicle ring mouth. Two applications it is!

I noticed no plumping with this version, but I've resigned myself to a life of thin lips and never really notice much plumping with the original version.

The packaging, it must be said, is confusing...although I wonder if it's purposely so. It's supposedly Twilight themed, so I'm assuming the "V" is either for vampire or possibly Volturi (?) but the "V" in combination with the glass vial full of crimson fluid smacks of a "True Blood" reference. Just a thing that makes you say "hmm."

If you want to try DuWop's Lip Venom V for yourself, check it out here.

Wednesday TwiHard Report

This is one of those things that might not appeal to everyone. I warned you I like vampires. I just round up all the days vampy goodness and condense it. Like a momma bird feeding her baby birds, but a lot less gross. You want to read anyway, you dirty little voyeur.

Twilight fans want Weitz back for Breaking Dawn

Apparently a petition is circulating for fans that want to see "New Moon" director Chris Weitz back to direct the sure-to-be epic Twilight Saga finale, "Breaking Dawn." This call to action is based solely on 2 trailers and some still shots. I'm not sure I'm ready to jump on this bandwagon. I will freely admit I've watched both trailers more times than should be wisely spoken aloud, and in comparison to "Twilight", it LOOKS like "New Moon" should be stellar. However, I've been burned by trailers before and is it the directing or the considerably larger budget? I reserve the right to see the movie in it's entirety, then deciding if I'm going to become the latest town crier for this cause. The cast apparently was very happy with Weitz, and he gets kudos for sticking to the story (allegedly...I'm still leery of the "oh we just changed the bargain between Bella & Edward a little" rumor)so we shall see.

Twilight In Forks

A new documentary is set to release on 10/15 (same week as the "New Moon" soundtrack, BTW) entitled "Twilight In Forks". Basically, they want to learn 'ya all about Forks, WA whilst carping the Twilight diem. Crass commercialism? Maybe, but I think if a little town like Forks, who no one would know about without "Twilight", can take this chance to work a little tourism magic on their economy, more power to them.

A Twilight Inspired Home

Speeeaking of crass commercialism...check out all this Twi-crap you can get for your house. Most of it still makes me say "yeeaah", and I really don't understand the Edward & Bella coathook, but I want the Twilight magnetic poetry. I think that combined with my LOLcat magnetic poetry could be hilarity at it's finest. It must also be said I'm disappointed they missed the "Why Am I Covered In Feathers" pillowcases.

One final shout out to my back-up boo, my other white (and cold and sparkley) meat, Jackson Rathbone, for keeping it pretty on these RPattz lean days. The lips. Oh the lips.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ok, fine, whatever, I'm here.

I've been resistant to starting a blog. Feels like everyone has one. My cat might even have one (I don't know what he does all day, it's possible.) And there is just something intimidating about feeling like I HAVE to write something. Anyone that knows me, knows I rarely, RARELY run out of things to say. Between twitter, facebook, Vampire-centric emails I may or may not send out, and generally harassing people all day long still only scratches the surface of how much crap is running through my brain at any given moment. Scary thought, I know...imagine living in my's like Disneyland at night under black lights after pounding a bag of pixi-stix. In other words, IT'S AWESOME!

Yet, people started asking me if I blog this stuff. Some of you really want to know what I think about stuff? I admit, having one forum would be nice for anything over 140 characters.

So, here I am. I can't promise to keep up with this, might not get past this. I'm not really sure what this might become. I'm just winging it and doing what I do best, babble.

All I ask of you is hang in there. I can't promise perfect sentence structure. I won't even promise linear thought. My obsessions run hot and cold. Some things change weekly, some things stick around. I love music. I love the sheer wackiness of life. Most recently, I love vampires...a lot. Just bear with me. Skip ahead, rewind, beg for more, plead for less...I might listen. I might not. I might mock you. But that's half the fun.

I guess that's it then. Here goes nothin'