Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The challenge on last night's Project Runway was interesting - take a bunch of Saturn minivans, pack them chock full o'random car junk and let rabid reality show contestants make haute couture out of it all.
The non-originality award goes to, well, almost everyone for making something out of the bizmillion seatbelts available in each of the family wagons. I'm not a maverick fashionista but I do know that the seatbelt has been done before. Stuff made from seatbelts is tres passe. However, Korto's coat was to die for and I'll second Rachel (gag) Zoe when I say "I want to own that coat!" The rest of the seatbelt stuff was pure roadkill.
It was nice to see Kenley bow under pressure. I like her but it seemed like Daniel left a little of his hyper anxiety behind. I also hated her outfit. Totally ridiculous and it had such promise when she was making the zebra stripes on the air filters early on. If only she'd 86'd the pencil skirt and made a cute tiered number using the filters - that would have been cute. And it would have also helped the model wearing her outfit walk without looking like she had a car axle shoved up her arse.
Jerell's little number was cute. The judges love it but to me the hem looked poorly constructed. Loved the top of it.
Leanne done good. Funky and completely unwearable but bold and interesting.
Joe (who for some reason I just really can't stand) had a pretty cool concept with his motocross ensemble. I'd liked to have seen a little more of that one.
Finally, we get to say good-bye to Keith. DUMB ASS. I find it somewhat satisfying when the contestants weed themselves out like he did. It's one thing when the judges give someone the boot but its completely another thing when the contestants just have a total meltdown and can't hack it. Stella's outfit was awful but I don't even know why the judges had to deliberate. Keith shot himself in the foot from the second he was in the bottom last week and just kept on going. And then he cried. Oy. Na na na na... goodbye.
Where was Nina this week? I hate Rachel Zoe but quite a treat to have Laura Bennett on - LOVE her!
I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY - Makes The Apprentice look like kindergarten. My favorite contestant is the tranny who is like a classy Omarosa (I mean that as a complement!). One of the best parts is interview segments with Diddy's former assistants who all get this look in their eyes that you see after someone survives a Grizzly Bear attack and half their skull is ripped off, but they're still alive! That's apparently what it's like to work for Diddy.
TABATHA'S SALON TAKEOVER - Tabatha kicks ass! She is a force to be reckoned with. I think she's been called a bitch to her face (or near it) on every episode so far. And, she isn't. But, she is an excellent example of a driven, talented woman who gets called a bitch (mostly by gay men, Bravo) for standing her ground. The show'sproduction is top-drawer too. The editing and camera work are way better than the usual reality stuff. She, Diddy and Gordon Ramsey scare me, but the more I learn about them through their various projects, the more I respect their bat-shit-crazy dedication to their craft.
REALITY BITES BACK - This show makes me laugh so hard it hurts me. I can't watch it on a full stomach or I get cramps. With such episodes as HUNTING WITH THE STARS and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DIVE, the show spoofs reality shows while being all of them. In the first episode I saw, the contestants (who are all comedians) had to come on to someone in a dark room who turned out to be their mother, sister grandmother, or father. I love Amy Schumer who was on LAST COMIC STANDING at some point. I also still can't believe that Michael Ian Black is straight. I've had a crush on him forever. [Programing note: there is an upcoming marathon on Sunday or Monday.]
TORI & DEAN and ROB & BIG - The only thing better than TORI & DEAN BACK IN HOLLYWOOD and ROB & BIG would be if Rob, Big, Tori, and Dean all hung out more often. There is NO reason for either couple to have a show, and neither show is ANYTHING more than just following them around to the dry-cleaner and drive-thru. Yet, I can't get enough!
Oh yeah, and Janice Dickinson has somehow managed to go even more insane by moving into a Christopher Ciccione-designed "Model House" with her models this season on THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY which should be called CATTY GAY BITCHFIGHT. Janice is the queen of psychodrama.
And, as long as we're making short, shameful confessions I wanna make out with the Old Spice Minotaur Guy (OSMG) who is cute, and -- I hear -- hung like a... well, you know.
What are you watching? What half-man half-donkey creatures do you have a crush on?
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Contestants are in alphabetical order by last name, then in reverse chronological order of elimination.
|Female||Male||Bottom 3 couples||Bottom 4 contestants|
|Stephen "Twitch" Boss||B 3||B 4|
|Courtney Galiano||B 3||B 4|
|Mark Kanemura||B 4||Elim|
|William Wingfield||B 3||B 3||Elim|
|Comfort Fedoke||B 3||B 3||B 3||Elim*||B 4||Elim|
|Gev Manoukian||B 3||Elim|
|Kherington Payne||B 3||Elim|
|Jessica King||B 3||B 3*|
|Thayne Jasperson||B 3||B 3||B 3||Elim|
|Matt Dorame||B 3||B 3||Elim|
|Kourtni Lind||B 3||B 3||Elim|
|Chris Jarosz||B 3||Elim|
|Chelsea Traille||B 3||Elim|
*Jessica King suffered an injury that resulted in her being unable to continue in the competition. Comfort Fedoke replaced her as she was the most recent female competitor eliminated.
**There was no bottom 4 this week
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FEDERAL WAY – The principal of a Federal Way middle school is visiting the homes this summer of all 600 students.
Principal Damon Hunter (NOT pictured) sent a voice message to the parents of students at Saghalie Middle School saying he's stop by.
He's dropping off back-to-school information, but he says his real goal is to get parents more involved in their children's education.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports that by Thursday Hunter had stopped at 375 homes. He expects to complete the home visits by mid-August.
To save gas, Hunter rides a scooter that gets 110 miles per gallon.