Sunday, August 29, 2004
The only surprise of the night was that Ashlee and Ryan showed up TOGETHER and holding hands. Veeeery interesting ... either they're the best of friends or they are so back together. Dave Chapelle was pretty funny and I actually laughed outloud when the announcer said "Together again, Mandy Moore and Marilyn Manson" -- that was pretty funny. Otherwise, I'll have to give this year's VMAs a big 2 poops on the floor. I am so over Usher and Jay-Z, so so over them. I was reading the offical VMA thread at Say Hey! and someone summed up the whole thing best by saying:
Catwoman was better than this!
I couldn't agree more.
We did click over during the commercials to the closing ceremonies of the Olympics which were not as interesting as the opening ceremonies but, eh, what do you expect? They had a lot of fireworks:
And a lot of dancing. Tonight wasn't that fun entertainment-wise. It was fun hanging out with Erik, VLB and Rod though ... the night's only saving grace.
Access Hollywood Says...
...that Britney and Kevin will get married live on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, or well at least, that's what MTV apparently wants you to believe, either because it's true, or because they want some serious serious ratings....
At best, she may perform My Prerogative as a surprise show-opener (or final performance) but I am not holding my breath on that account either. I'm hoping that she wins an award at least, that would be coolio. There are rumors, still, that she will not attend the VMAs altogether. MTV has secured her (and a guest) a seat in the audience.
I can't wait for the show to start!
The marchers, estimated by organizers to reach as many as 250,000, passed the Madison Square Garden convention site as Republicans and visitors arrived in the city for the four day gathering where Bush will be nominated for another four years in the White House ... "He (Bush) is ruining the country that I knew as a child growing up," said Joan Azulay, a retiree from Austin, Texas, who complained of the president's policies on health care, the environment, taxes and foreign policy ... The start of the march took on a carnival atmosphere with people carrying large banners, shouting "no more Bush" and beating drums. The heat and humidity pushed the temperature to almost 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius).
I am so encouraged by this outpouring of protest against the GWB administration. I know that the RNC was hoping that by having their convention in New York they could exploit the memory of 9/11. I really hope that these protests dwarf their stupid convention and really show what New York thinks of the current administration and their policies.
We need a regime change, and the people of New York agree!
We awoke to watch an E! Special on Kaballah and celebrities and then started watching a 3-hour E! Special on Britney Spears. I had to jet, though, so I finished watching the Britney thing at home.
Tonight VLB and Rod are coming over to watch the Olympic Closing Ceremonies. Sarah might come over to watch the VMAs so it might be a big old party.