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February 2012

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral — Should Not Have Been Televised

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I am absolutely disgusted by the way the media has treated Whitney Houston’s death, and I’m even more disgusted that the people in her inner circle agreed to televise her funeral. I was equally disturbed when Michael Jackson’s grieving children had to mourn their father’s death while simultaneously speaking in front of the entire world. Have we lost our humanity? Whitney Houston left her daughter behind, and this poor child is being pummeled with media inquiries. I don’t want to hear anything about Bobbi Kristina until Bobbi Kristina is ready to talk. Until then, let the child grieve, and keep the media out of that process. A funeral is for family. If the public wants a part of it they can remember her by listening to her records in the privacy of their home.

Sunday

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February 2012

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Movie Review: ‘This Means War’

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If you’re making a romantic comedy with a sub-plot, the sub-plot should make sense. Remember True Lies? That’s what made it so great. In This Means War, the only thing I know about the main characters’ profession is that they are CIA agents trying not to get killed by a mysterious man with an accent. The romance begins when they both meet the same woman, and they decide to compete for her affection. It gets complicated when they use their CIA resources to trace each others’ dates, and it gets funny when they use those resources to impress her with the contrived commonalities they discovered by researching her life at the CIA. It’s certainly entertaining, but the impressive concept failed in its execution. That being said, it’s good enough to see. After all, who doesn’t want to stare at Chris Pine’s beautiful blue eyes for an entire movie? You cannot go wrong.
Overall Rating: 3/5 Dishes

 

Saturday

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February 2012

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The Best Judge on ‘The Voice’ — Blake Shelton

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If I were a contestant on The Voice, it would take me one millisecond to choose Blake Shelton as my mentor. The reason? He’s the only judge with post-show loyalty. It’s not about winning the show, it’s about what happens after you win the show, and a huge part of an artist’s success is whether other artists with more fame promote them. And Blake Shelton constantly promotes Dia Frampton and Xenia, two contestants from the last season of the show. Sure Adam Levine won with Javier Colon, but does he invite him to sing at Maroon 5 concerts? In fact, Dia Frampton is joining Blake Shelton on tour. You can’t beat that type of exposure. There is no way Christina Aguilera would make that same type of offer.

Saturday

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February 2012

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Tabloid Gossip — Week-in-Review — Everything You Don’t Need to Know

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  • Glee’s Dianna Agron and Gossip Girl’s Sebastian Stan have rekindled their romance. Daily Mail
  • Marcia Gay Harden filed for divorce. E! Online
  • Mariah Carey’s husband and host of America’s Got Talent, Nick Cannon, quit his radio show because of health problems. TMZ
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.’s father asked Tom Cruise is he’s gay. Huffington Post
  • Charlie Sheen thinks Ashton Kutcher sucks. Mirror
  • Rumor Willis and Glee’s Mark Salling might be dating. People
  • Jason Bateman had a baby, which means Paul Anka is a grandpa again. USA Today
  • Liam Hemsworth defended Miley Cyrus. ICYDK
  • Gossip Girl co-stars Ed Westwick and Jessica Szhor reunited. Contact Music
  • Adele and her father are estranged. Gigwise
  • Did Bachelor Ben Flajnik and his fiance, Courtney Robertson, already split up? Ear Sucker
  • Kobe Bryant and his wife have reconciled. Celebuzz

 

Friday

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February 2012

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Chris Brown’s New Video — Should We Forgive Him?

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My good friend called me yesterday to say he disliked my Chris Brown/Grammy post, insisting that Brown still isn’t worthy of the public’s forgiveness. “But when is enough, enough?” I said. And if the guy laid brick for a living, should we call his boss and ask that he be fired?” According to my friend, laying brick comes with different standards than being in the public eye, and it’s therefore worthy of different repercussions. And furthermore, Chris Brown doesn’t seem contrite. I argued that Brown might not share the same education and upbringing as other celebrities who have had trouble, and he’s therefore not able to properly articulate his regret. My friend pounced on that argument, saying, “He’s surrounded by people that are coaching him about what to say, and he still can’t do it. At some point, it’s about him and him alone. It’s too soon to accept him back.” He also referenced Brown’s Good Morning America debacle, saying, “that doesn’t look like a guy who is sorry.” He might be right, and he’s nearly convinced me. But until I decide, I’m posting his new video below, because you cannot deny that the guy can dance.

Friday

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February 2012

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Quote of the Day — Paul McCartney Talks to Rolling Stone

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“When I write a song, I have my other songs hanging over it. I suppose the minute you write a decent song, that’s a curse. You’re always like, ‘Oh shit, I’ve just written “Eleanor Rigby,” how am I going to top that?’ I think you go, ‘I’m not.’ You just realize you’re not going to top it, but you write “Blackbird.” Paul McCartney, on whether it’s difficult to continue writing good music when he’s already had so much success.

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The Kills Perform ‘The Last Goodbye’ on Letterman — Great Music Video

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I don’t know much about The Kills, but I know one thing — I really like their music video. It was directed by Samantha Morton, the actress from Sweet and Lowdown, and she clearly saw something very special in Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince. The video is a piece of art. Watch it below, followed by their performance on Letterman. Might I add that Letterman’s music team is killing it lately (no pun intended)?

Friday

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February 2012

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Adele’s Grammy Speech — Addresses her “Rubbish Relationship”

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I’m late in posting this, but better late than never. Adele’s Grammy acceptance speech for album of the year further proved why she’s deserving of her success. Aside from the insane quality of her album, she’s humble and appreciative, and she has a sense of humor about herself. In the video below, she says her record is inspired by her “rubbish relationship”, which is just “something really normal” that everyone has been through. Her comment got me thinking. While it’s true that every musician in history has likely written about heartbreak during the course of their career, this album had an unprecedented, unique impact. She has an unmatched, raw authenticity that differentiates her from other musicians that sing about their “rubbish relationships.” And if you don’t believe me, click here for further proof.

Friday

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February 2012

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Melissa Rivers Fights With Boyfriend on ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?’

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I remember once seeing Melissa Rivers at a Los Angeles club with a very unattractive man on her arm and I thought: “Wow, if I had even a modicum of her fame, I would use it to land a very attractive man — because, after all, looks are most important, right? But judging by the clip below, looks aren’t her ex-boyfriend’s only problem — he’s also a jerk. In the midst of an argument, he brought up her father’s suicide. I’m unclear why she didn’t immediately kick him out, but at least she chucked him at a later date after discovering his addiction to porn. This show sure made me feel better about my taste in men.

Thursday

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February 2012

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