Monday, August 09, 2004
The Bitch Is Back
Got home to find Erik sound asleep on the couch. The poor guy. He was so wiped out from the weekend's activities that he had a pretty crummy day at work and needed to sleep it off. He was going to make dinner but didn't wake up from his nap until after 8pm -- I talked him into having pizza for dinner instead.
We watched some TV, something we haven't been able to do in eons. I finally got to watch Growing Up Gotti. Can I just say how disappointed I am in A&E. I was under the impression that this cable channel was dedicated to broadcasting programming that showcased the best of the arts. Biography used to be their most watched show. Now they are airing stuff like Gotti, Airline and some show that follows around a bounty hunter. Reality TV has really gone too far. That's not to say that Growing Up Gotti isn't pure evil genius. It's so horrible that you just can't not watch it. Although, it would be helpful to have a New Jersey to English dictionary handy. It's hard to understand what the Gotti's are saying half the time. The only thing I don't understand is the Gotti Boys' hair -- WTF?! It's horrible! EEK, and one of them reminds me of one of my exes. Scary!
I also got to catch up with Road Rules X-treme. Those dorks keep losing missions and now half of the original cast (Danny, Kina and Ibis) have been replaced with new people. I think it would totally hilarious if the show ended with an entire new cast of people. I predict that they will lose at least one more mission, resulting in one more cast member going home. Anyways, while flipping around the channels Erik stopped on Fox and we caught the end of North Shore. I was totally against watching that drivel but did so with my arms crossed and a scowl on my face. After the show was over they aired a commercial over the credits that announced that new episodes of North Shore would begin in September. I was completely unimpressed until they announced that Shannen Doherty would be joining the cast of North Shore! I would be very interested in watching Shannen Doherty on TV again. They are hoping that she will be able to save the show (and raise the ratings) the same way that Heather Locklear did when Melrose Place was starting to tank. Shannen is going to play a "bitchy" character named Alexandra Fuller for 3 episodes. If the ratings improve she is going to be cast full time. Yay! I have never watched one episode of North Shore (or the other summer hit Summerland for that matter) but would happily become a loyal viewer if only to see Shannen Doherty on TV again.
Right before Erik and I retired to the boudoir we flipped to NBC to watch the last 20 minutes of For Love Or Money 4. We were totally suckered into caring how the whole stupid thing was going to end. The dude gave up a chance at a million to keep the girl. The chick did the same thing. So love won out in the end? Whatever, it was a long and drawn out ending that made us gag ceaselessly and yet, we never once considered turning off the TV. Hmmm, that's not good. Erik was in control of the remote control all night long, perhaps that was the problem. It's never wise to let the rookie take control so early in the game. He inadvertently got me hooked on North Shore. He must be stopped.
"... Baby, Just Ask Me"
I have also moved into phase two of my idolatry -- mobile phone customization. I made a few Ashlee wallpapers for my phone (formatted for the Motorola V600 screen size) that anyone can save and use for their own phones (Shane?)
Incidentally, Ashlee won a couple of Teen Choice Awards (Pieces Of Me won the Choice Song of the Summer award). Britney failed to attend the awards show (as she promised to do) but also won an award for Toxic. I'd have picked Ashlee over Britney too.
But hey, like I said, in Britney's absence I need to move on. And speaking of moving on, Miss Brit has been doing some moving on of her own. Here is one of the first pictures of Britney with her soon-to-be step daughter Kori
Stunning Brit plays mum
The pop princess met the two-year-old, shown with her pet pup Laci, last month and the trio look like they're getting along famously.
I bet that little girl was *thrilled* to meet Britney Spears. Hi, Britney is going to be this little girl's step-mother! How insane is that?! I guess it kind of makes sense. This way, Britney can be a "mom" without having to go through the pregnancy and the stretch-marks. She can continue to smoke cigarettes like a fiend unimpeded. When she's done playing house (or whatever) she can just send the little children home with their mother who has to do all the real dirty work. It's genius actually. Britney gets the best of both worlds. Ashlee would never do such a thing though. Ack! I have chosen a new pop princess to adore! Have my loyalties turned already? Whatever, we'll see who my heart truly belongs to with Britney's next album.
So what else is going on?
- By now you must have heard about the latest stupid thing GWB did by opening his mouth. Well now you can see and hear it for yourself (click HERE), thanks to the wonderful TheSmokingGun.com.
- Sadly, President Bill Clinton has declined the offer to host Saturday Night Live next season, but he will be making an appearance tonight on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. So not-to-be-missed TV.
- Man, you can tell the Republicans are desperate if they are supporting Alan Keyes to win an election. Keyes, who would have to move to Illinois before election day on Nov. 2, previously criticized Hillary Clinton when she moved to New York to run for the U.S. Senate ... The eloquent Keyes has never won an election. He was defeated in campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Maryland in 1988 and 1992. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for president in 1996 and 2000. Doesn't he sound like a winner? I'm sure the fact that he's African-American has nothing to do with his being chosen.
- Today Whitney Houston turns 41 (other birthdays today include Eric Bana, Gillian Anderson and Aimee Mann)! And who do we give the glory, the praise and endless worship to for giving this cracked out diva another year of life?