Shade vs Reading

Real-Housewives-of-AtlantaI LOVE my fair portion of trash reality television, and Real Housewives of Atlanta definitely does not miss the plate. This season thus far has been an interesting one with Porsha’s divorce, Mama Joyce’s hatred for Todd, and whether or not Kenya actually did offer to “suck Apollo’s wee-wee”. I wish I was making some of this shit up.

On one of the more recent episodes cast member Nene Leakes brought along one of her friends Mynique to a group gathering where she was later then schooled on the fundamentals of throwing shade and reading.

reading

No, not that kind of reading.

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  • Shade: acting in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone a.k.a “throwing shade”.
  • Read: To tell someone about themself, as in “Don’t do it bitch, I will read your ass”.

Bitch don't comeShade throwing and serving a good read–you either know it or you don’t. Personally it’s not something that can be taught, especially in the span of a few minutes and then be put up against almost the entire cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta–because chances are you won’t be ready.

However, let’s get with the Gawds and break this all down: Get your glasses handy because the library is officially open, honey chile.

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R.I.P. Paul Walker

dcb872f976156247a11a01e34c45aefeIn today’s world, death is something we’ve come to know all too well with American tragedies, countless men and women losing their lives fighting for the continued freedom of our country, and the passing of people who let into our homes and our lives on a regular basis, celebrities.

I think most of us have all had a famous face we cherished for one reason or another, and felt a sad loss upon hearing they were no longer on earth with us. From Elvis to Bette Davis to James Dean to Marilyn Monroe to Aaliyah to Heath Leger to Michael Jackson–their losses hit individuals in mourning and shock as if they’d lost an old friend.

Yesterday evening it was announced and confirmed that actor Paul Walker and driver partner Roger Rodas, had died in a fatal California car crash after attending a charity event. Most of us remember Walker from the Fast & The Furious movie franchise as former undercover cop Brian O’Conner–guys loved him and girls swooned over him. Personally I was a huge fan of the first film and Walker’s baby blues but overall just because he seemed like one of the few Hollywood actors who had a decent head on his shoulders–never was really in the tabloids, kept his private life to himself, always was involved in countless charities and seemed like a very nice person to interview.

It’s always the good ones that seem to go entirely too soon.

Paul Walker was 40 and is survived by his only child and daughter, Meadow, who is 15. Thoughts are with his and Rodas’ family, friends, castmates/crew and everyone else saddened by this tragic news.

Throwback Tales: The Time I Was Personally Victimized By Regina George

movie-bffs-quiz-main-mean-girlsOkay, so everyone by now has either seen or at least have well known knowledge of Mean Girls.

If you have no clue of this film, you most likely living in a hut with no source of television or internet and probably are the proud owner of one of the original cell phones.

I'm looking a you Zack Morris.

I’m looking at you Zack Morris.

If you are up with the times and aware of this film first off pat yourself on the back, then stop and think about the time you encountered Regina George.

Obviously not THE Regina George, but rather your own personal version. Almost everyone especially in “Girl World” has experienced one at least once in their lifetime. Personally I can think of a few Mean Girls, but really only one Regina George-esque human comes to mind.

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Throwback Tales: Get Witchy Wit’ It

4a8fe5c4335d5fcb69d548ec6caee0c2While I will forever love my fair amount of trash tv, I do love shows that have actual plots, meaning and legit actors that come along with it, one of those shows being American Horror Story.

Season One which debuted on FX in 2011 was good, Two there was entirely too much going on which lost me and the intial news of Season Three almost left my eyes stuck in the back of my damn head. Witches, AGAIN?!

eye roll (2)Haven’t we seen enough of those?

Each season is a different focus, a different story with most of the same cast playing off as different characters. We’ve already been to the haunted house, the mental institution and now we are headed to the bewitched streets of New Orleans.

Because I am a fan of the first season and the more I heard on casting news I knew I had to at least give the upcoming season a chance.

Season Three premiered last night and HOLY SHIT WHERE DO I START?

The cast of Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Jamie Brewer, Denis O’Hare and the QUEEN Jessica Lange all return alongside a new school of cast members Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Gabourey Sidibe to tell the tale of a young girl who discovers she is a witch and is sent to live at a school for young girls possessing similar gifts.

Between Lange, Bates, and Bassett, the cinematography and the soundtrack life and a HALF is already given.

Original bad bitches.

Original bad bitches.

Episode one already has me hooked and I think this will be the best season of the series thus far.

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With that said, the return of this show and it’s touch on witchy roots got me thinking about the time I myself thought I was a witch.

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Ratchet Ain’t The New Black: VMA Recap

MTV-VMA-2013promoLast night MTV brought us its’ biggest night and I must say, it definitely picked up compared to the previous shows that we have gotten used to. Some for good reasons, and others for just the good God awful. Let’s just go ahead and jump right into it with Lady Gaga who opened the show looking like this:

Lady-Gaga-performs-at-the-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-2223202With Gaga and her performances we should always expect crazy and over the top. This one was one of her tamer ones but still complete with crazy costumes and an all around fun performance to watch. I haven’t heard the full track of Applause until now and I definitely got a good dance move or two out of it.

And can we just stop and applaud Gaga on THAT BODY.

lady-gaga-vma-650-b-640x423Personally I think it’s the best she’s ever looked, hip surgery and all.

And even though at the end she was dawned in only some sea shells and a thong, it didn’t seem grotesque or raunchy. It’s Gaga, she can do whatever she wants at this point and people will still dig it.

But you know was just entire too much for all walks of life?

If you saw the show, you know who I’m talking about.

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Greatest (& Lamest) VMA Performances of All Time

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So we are officially two days away from the event that has shaped, thrilled, angered, enthused and rocked all of our little lives. That’s right, the MTV Video Music Awards are almost upon us again.

Now personally, these past few years haven’t really done much for me and I think it’s safe to say that music is just not what it used to be. However, this year we may have an actual show on our hands–whether you’re watching for the crazy dramatic Kanye West, the always on their game Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus who might possibly twerk herself to death, Lady Gaga returning and opening the show, OR…..the one night reunion of N*Sync.

excitedDon’t act like that 14 year old in you didn’t freak out.

nsyncEither way, 2013 may be the VMA that will finally bring MTV back to life. But until we find out so, I decided to count down some of my favorite performances/moments brought to my eyes and forever in my heart. Thanks for something, MTV.

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Always & Forever

I wish I could quit MTV. Growing up, and as most will probably agree, it was a huge part of my life thanks to early morning music videos, TRL, the catalyst to my Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears addiction, MTV Diary, Daria, The Real World (Las Vegas will forever be the best season), the VMAs and the MTV Movie Awards to name a few.

Then somewhere along the way, that love became lost thanks to the likes of programs like Jersey Shore, Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant.

teen momBut now MTV is slowly beginning to take over my DVR again courtesty of old reruns of The Hills and my current love/obsession of with the show and also becoming a cast member of Season Three of Girl Code.

girl codeAnd what would love and MTV be without the return of one of my all time stupid favorites….Laguna Beach.

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Sh*t We’ve Learned About Dating From Horror Films

the conjuringOver the weekend I got some down time to hit the theaters with friends and go see The Conjuring, for those of you unfamiliar it follows the story of the Warren couple who are also paranormal investigators whom step in to help a terrorized family from a dark presence at their new home.

Knowing anything about me one of the things high on the list is that I am a dedicated fan of the Horror genre basically since birth, and despite the fact that most releases lately have sucked, I had to go and check this film out front and center.

And I was not disappointed.

Based off of a true story (actually the Warren couple are behind the true story of The Amityville Horror as well), the film like most was slow in the beginning but definitely kept the tone of eerie throughout. The acting was on point and the scares delivered. Everyone, including myself for the first time, was hollering in that theater like a fool.

scaredI can watch things like Chucky all day, but put an antique doll in my face along with creepy old ladies in a house and there is a problem.

The film went on to gross $41.5 million over the weekend and it is solid proof that the Horror genre is not dead and that people still love a good story and to be scared.

But what I realized specifically after talking with a friend is that we live our own little Horror films in our everyday lives.

DATING.

And of course, there are rules and things to be learned.

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Why ‘Catfish’ Brings Out The Worst In Us.

catfish nev maxIf you’ve ever seen even just five minutes of this damn show you should understand just how addicting it is to watch. Now in it’s second season, lovers friends/film partners Nev and Max are back to serve up new delicious tales of real life people trying to find real love online.

And following so far you should know by from what we’ve seen it never ends well.

Catfish: The TV Show (Season 2, Ep. 2) (Screengrab)Guys and gals will be online for a smooth three years talking and loving it up on the phone to someone who looks like this:

real-paola-catfishBut turns out to actually look like this:

paolaOr they think they’ve been sexting and falling in love with someone like this guy:

SONY DSLRWhen it turns out to actually just be the bitch from down the street.

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