Thursday, June 18, 2009

SYTYCD June 17 Performance Show

Here is how it went down last night... I had been at the bar so I watched it at 3am still tipsy... my opinions are just mine... please feel free to discuss :)

  • Randi Evans and Evan Kasprzak danced Jive to the music “Shake A Tail Feather”—Ray Charles choreographed by Louis van Amstel

    I enjoyed this routine, it was perfect for them really. They are both awesome. I loved their energy.

  • Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi danced Jazz to the music “24 Hours” (The Aston Shuffle A-Bomb Remix) —Terry Poison choreographed by Sonya Tayeh

    I love Sonya in all her strangeness. And I really like Melissa, maybe since she is older, I kind of respect that she is still going after it... Lil C calling Ade his fave was shocking, but isn't most of Lil C's remarks LOL.... I really enjoyed watching this routine.

  • Caitlin Kinney and Jason Glover danced Hip-hop to the music “Missin’ You” —Trey Songz choreographed by Shane Sparks

    Love Shane Sparks, Love this couple, but Jason EASILY stood out between the two and I feel she struggled to keep up.... we shall see...

  • Janette Manrana and Brandon Bryant danced Disco to the music “Loving Is Really My Game”—Brainstorm choreographed by Doriana Sanchez

    OK I think Janette oversold the facial expressions, it was too "dancer" imo.... but her lifts and moves were off-the-hook, seriously... how does one bend that way, it was like a barbie whose lower half was twisted around backwards!!! Brandon I still love, LilC gave him some props which was shocking after auditions, and overall the routine was HELLA fast and entertaining.

  • Asuka Kondoh and Vitolio Jeune danced Waltz to the music “Dreams Are More Precious” —Enya choreographed by Louis van Amstel

    Well, I am not a fan of Asuka and Vitolio is growing on me, but not fast enough, I think these 2 will go home this week (or at least Asuka) we shall see tonight... but this was just a pretty dance... I know I am a tad biased, I prefer the upbeat dances, and the slow ones have to have something really "special" about them to captivate me... this had a few nice turns and lines and the dress was beautiful... but other than that... meh!

  • Kayla Radomski and Max Kapitannikov danced Pop-Jazz to the song “Hot Like Wow” —Nadia Oh choreographed by Brian Friedman

    I realllllly love Kayla, her outfit, her look, her moves, her power.... Max wasn't bad either, but I am still indifferent to him.... I think she will carry him and hopefully improve/stand-out before he is sent packing...

  • Karla Garcia and Jonathan Platero danced a Contemporary piece to the song “Falling Slowly” —The Frames choreographed by Stacey Tookey (Original The Frames Music Video )

    I really didn't care for these two much but I had no idea she was a member of the "Boogie Bots" who I love don ABDC and also their routine last night was good... i mean, Jonathan stopped smiling and had emotion, i loved the head rolls of her shoulder, it was nice.

  • Jeanine Mason and Phillip Chbeeb danced Tango to the music “Violento (Up Mix)”–Bailongo! choreographed by Tony Meredith

    I love Phillip and Jeanine has grown on me quickly, but this routine was .... not good... I am no expert of dance, and it was 3am and I was drunk, but I didnt' enjoy this very much, though Philips hip twists were fun to watch ;)

  • Ashley Valerio and Kupono Aweau danced Hip-hop to the music “Imma Be” —The Black Eyed Peas choreographed by Shane Sparks

    Another Shane Sparks, I was sad his two routines kinda fell short, not on him, but the dancers didn't nail them.... This routine could have easily taken the show, it was creative and could have been amazing HAD the dancers pulled it off, being a shadow means EXACT synch, and it was not there... I like them both, I don't think they have a huge following *yet* I hope they stick around long enough to get that...

    What were your thoughts? Who is going home?

    We shall see Tonight :)
  • Robert Pattinson's "near death experience" [and how tabloids sell more stories by exaggerating] Has this story about an incident with Robert Pattinson... let's remember that exaggeration sells and conflicting reports state it wasn't the fans, he wasn't hit, and apparently it isn't Summit's job to protect him it's the production company, (in other words stop blaming Summit) and so on....

    I do not know what exactly went down as I wasn't there nor was anyone I know and trust.... (update at end of this post - a trusted sources report) but based on the story my opinion is - - - FANS.... back off, be respectful, and RPattz, have your reps get you one helluva better security team.... it's funny (not funny ha ha) that in retrospect VanCity wasn't too bad....

    I mean Ashley Greene got "mad" that girls waited for him outside a resturant and his hotel and one fan allegedly chased him down an alley for a photo.... but ... compared to Italy antics and now NYC, VanCity was Nothing.... not to say Vancouver has "better fans" (which as biased as I am being from Vancouver may or may not be true) but that the RPattz hype is growing daily, and the reports and encounters are fueling other fans to give it a go and it's getting too quickly out of hand.... I really would like to see better security with Rob and not just in NYC, everywhere, I would have NO PROBLEM - in fact I would be pleased - to see Rob in Vancouver this August for Eclipse with a new and improved security team that kept him safe.

    Anyways, enough about what *I* think ;)

    here is the story:

    Rob Pattinson is quickly learning the hazards of filming a movie in New York City - he was hit by a taxi cab on Thursday while running away from hysterical fans! witnessed the Twilight star get clipped by a cab around noon in front of the Strand Bookstore on Broadway and 12th Street.

    He was not hurt.

    The 23-year-old London-born actor had been inside most of the morning filming scenes for his new movie Remember Me.

    A team of five security guards were trying to fend off a crowd of teenaged girls when Robert was leaving the bookstore.

    It was pouring rain as they tried to hustle him quickly across the busy street to the safety of his trailer.

    Some of the teen girls were hysterical and Robert rushed across the road. As he did so, a taxi grazed him. The cabbie slammed on his brakes as soon as he realized what had happened.

    It appeared as if the cab hit Rob in the hip. He stood there for a moment looking stunned. The bodyguard next to him checked if he was okay and then screamed and the fans: "You see what you did, you almost killed him!"

    Pattinson will be shooting around Manhattan for the next four weeks.

    His co-star in the film is gorgeous Lost TV actress Emilie de Ravin, who he has been seen hanging out with in the evenings.


    Twilight Lexicon Reports that Summit has given official word which is:

    “Rob Pattinson is fine, the reports are exaggerated and it was not caused by fans. Production continues ,” according to a Summit spokesperson.

    We [Twilight Lexicon] understand that there are several sources reporting different stories but this comes directly from Summit. Also if you remember back to earlier this year there was a report Rob had hit his head and was injured which was also grossly misreported.

    Somethings to keep in mind currently there is little Twilight Saga News to report so small stories become gigantic ones and if the name Robert Pattinson appears in story to tends to get more attention. It is also very important to remember that the actors are just people and deserve respect and privacy like any average person.

    Now, I know and trust Twilight Lexicon - so if you choose to read into Lainey and Radar Online who are known for their exxagerations to sell stories... that is completely your perrogative.... Not that COmpanies, such as Summit, don't try to smooth things over in a diplomatic manner... but their "side of the story" is generally more truth than fiction in my opinion....I choose to seek the truth, whatever that may be.... sometimes it's hard to find...

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Peter Facinelli needs 500k Followers on Twitter - - HELP!!!!


    More KStew as Joan Jett... Can't get enough!

    Daily Mail has a story on how Kristen is becoming Joan Jett... she's go thte look and the 'tude.... she knows how to play guitar, and honestly, as I *KEEP* saying - I reallly am excited to see Kristen in this role, I think it's just so perfect for her :)

    From Daily Mail:

    Kristen said: 'I'm just listening to her music all the time. I'm trying to just make myself aware of the time period and what she was going through.
    'It's one of the most immense responsibilities to play a real person. Her story's important. It's an incredibly triumphant feminist story really.
    'She's the first woman to ever start her own record label. So many people know her as just being like one of the coolest people to ever live. That in itself is one of the most intimidating things that I've ever had to confront but she's so cool too.'
    Joan is equally enthusiastic about Kristen: 'When her hair is cut and with the right make-up, Kristen should make a really good me. 'She sounded great and played well (on the guitar). She has the passion for it, which you can't really be taught.'

    The pair originally met over New Year's to discuss the film before Kristen was formally cast in the role.

    Photo of the original Runaways:

    Iconic: The Runways in 1977, comprising of (L-R) Sanyd West, Joan, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Cherie Currie

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Teen Choice Awards

    I really would love to see my pup win Fresh Face Male..... I predict another clean sweep for Twilight :)


    Twilight is nominated in 12 categories for the Teen Choice Awards. If you are between 13 and 19 you are eligible to vote.

    The categories are:
    • Movie: Drama
    • Movie: Romance
    • Movie Actress: Drama (Kristen Stewart)
    • Movie Actor: Drama (Robert Pattinson)
    • Movie: Villain (Cam Gigandet)
    • Movie: Fresh Face Female (Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed)
    • Movie: Fresh Face Male (Taylor Lautner)
    • Movie: Liplock (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson)
    • Movie Rumble (Cam Gigandet and Robert Pattinson)
    • Music Album Soundtrack
    • Male Hottie (Robert Pattinson)

    Also: Paramore was voted for best Rock Group and Song for Decode

    Alice's Fashion will be "Bad Ass" Audrey Hepburn

    A main complaint (well, to be honest there were several) about Twilight the MOVIE, was that Alice's clothing, well, it just wasn't as fantastic as the books described.

    Luckily New Moon seems to have fixed that problem as Ashley Greene discusses in this interview with WWDFashion News

    "...the young cast members have upgraded both their wardrobes and wheels....Ashley Greene will sport a gray ombré jacket by Michael Kors and zip around in a yellow Porsche as the vixenish vampire Alice."

    “We had a lot more [money and time] to work with,” the starlet said at Thursday’s party feting the opening of Rock & Republic’s new store in Los Angeles, where she was joined by Natasha Henstridge. Despite her penchant for Rock & Republic — four pairs of jeans and a couple of dresses, for starters — Greene couldn’t slip any into her “Twilight” look, which leaned more toward Audrey Hepburn, albeit a “pretty bad ass” one, she added.

    Side Note - A friend I know has some AMAZING Rock & Republic clothing as well as other top names for sale on her website at amazing discount prices. Check out Such Fine Style Tell her Mandy Sent you ;)

    Twilight Recipies

    While cruising my fave TwiCrackAddict I saw she posted a blog on "Twilight Inspired Recipies" which she found on the Food&Wine Website

    As you will agree, many are a bit of a stretch to connect with Twilight (seems everyone just wants to cash in on the fame of it all) but indeed some recipies sound delicious....

    Grilled Strip Steaks with Sweet Potato Hash Browns
    In Twilight (the four-book series by Stephanie Meyer), the teenaged heroine Bella Swan transfers to a new high school, where she begins to fall in love with schoolmate Edward Cullen, gets hunted by a blood-thirsty vampire who wants to kill her, and still finds the time to make home-cooked meals for her father Charlie, the chief of police in Forks, Washington. Charlie’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of man, so Bella prepares a fast steak and potato meal like the one in this recipe.

    Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Tarragon, and Goat-Cheese Sauce
    After saving her life for a second time, Edward Cullen takes Bella Swan to a quiet diner. Anxious for the waitress to leave them alone, Bella orders the first thing she sees on the menu, mushroom ravioli, and listens as Edward begins to reveal that he is a "vegetarian" vampire, meaning he chooses to hunt animals instead of humans for the blood that he instinctually craves. This quick and easy vegetarian pasta has a delectably rich-tasting sauce that clings to each strand of fettuccine and requires no cooking.

    Then there is the real stretchers like this:

    10-Minute Tomato Sauce
    A more pleasant alternative to real blood, this tomato sauce is both supersimple but luxurious.

    Wolf-Pup says fans "have a chance" if they be themself

    Rob's Bruises Explained....

    No these are not injuries sustained when a bunch of Crazies in NYC attacked Robert yesterday - - - fake cuts and bruises are in place for the filming of "Remember Me"

    I love his co-star Emilie de Ravin ever since Lost.... Claire was one of my faves (along with Boone - both "disappeared" too quickly on the show)

    I really would have loved to be in NYC right now - I've always wanted to go and *of course* now would have been a great time since RPattz is there, however, with the chaos that has been happening, I am glad I am not.

    Of course not all fans are crazy

    When it was time for me to go to class I walked into the building where most of NYU's classrooms are and just happened to see Rob standing by the elevators apparently trying to escape the craziness outside. (They were also using the building for other movie purposes as well) I approached him very nicely and ASKED him if I could take a picture with him and he was more than nice. He asked me if I went to school at NYU and told him I was actually on my way to class. I commented on the hysteria outside and he laughed. So I hope that I was able to show him that not all fans are as batsh-t crazy as the ones that were mobbing him.

    Read ALL about this fans encounter at TwiCrackAddict's Blog

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    The Real Joan Jett with KStew - and good stuff about Kristen...

    Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart carpooled to set today - awesome!

    I am still saying how much of a FAN I AM of KStew in this role.....

    I saw on TwiCrackAddict a lil blurb that I totally love...

    TCA: ...for once I kind of agree with their compliment of KStew, who sometimes gets a lot of flak:

    x17: Here's the thing about Kristen Stewart: I actually think she's a pretty decent actress who's in the Hollywoodgame because she cares about her craft, not because she wants to be a famous celeb. Twilight probably exposed her more than she thought it would, so when I see her acting all awk around the paps, I don't think she's acting superior, I think she just feels... well, awkward!

    True Dat - - - Loves it!!

    Taylor all spiffy and "cute" (Sexy is reserved for Feb 11 when he is 18)

    The boy cleans up nicely doesn't he???

    Here is Taylor at the Council of Fashion Designers Awards Today....

    *17, 17, 17*

    Lil Pup *IS* growing up quickly though!!!!

    Sexy Robert on Set - before the Crazies ;)

    I still see too much Edward... I almost wish they'd cut his hair shorter *gasp* (too soon to filming Eclipse I suppose?!?!) or something.... I guess as long as he doesn't sparkle we are good ;)

    You know what - we never see Rob with a cell phone... you know how stars are always texting, tweeting, talking on their cells..... Rob's not "that guy"

    Of course this is likely before the ATTACK - - *see previous blog*

    Poor Rob - Crazies attack him in NYC

    I saw this at work today and couldn't blog about it until now - but WHAT THE HALE?!?!?

    FER REALZ?!?!?

    This is so patetic and sad and - ANNOYING!!! and SCARY!!! and.... I was flabbergasted!!! I feel so bad for him - it's funny how people thought *I* crossed the line approaching him at a nightclub to say hi and get a photo.... boy-oh-boy!!!

    Lainey said it best (did I jsut say that? wow!):

    Robert riots!

    She’s trying to f-cking TACKLE HIM!!!

    You have to wonder then…

    How does Robert Pattinson really feel about Twilight fans? Because…


    Check out what just happened in New York.

    They threw themselves on him. Like grabbed him around the neck!


    If you’re her, and you see him, what purpose would this serve?

    Did she think he would say – oh thank you for trying to strangle me. Let’s make love now?

    Poor guy. Bloody lunatics.

    So this happens:

    Walking around the corner to his trailor?!?!?

    SplashNews had this on their page:

    More Behind the Scenes New Moon - Wolf Pup Feature

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Kristen *IS* Joan!

    Comparison of Joan Jett and Kristen Stewart.

    I feel like a broke record, this is HER, this is her role, she is perfect imo for this role!!!

    Taylor Lautner & Daddy Dearest at Stanley Cup Finals

    I am a bad Mandy - I have a new - found - love for this wolf pup and I didn't even know he was from Michigan!! I lived in Michigan for a couple years and have been to Joe Louis Arena a few times... Sad his home team lost... but awesome to see pics of him enjoying himself....

    How will Eclipse be Different David Slade?

    David Slade spoke with FearNet about Eclipse

    We crashed a David Slade signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, where he was signing a new line of toys based on 30 Days of Night. “One of the cool things about shooting a movie based on a book is that it is not a film the studio can really change,” he tells us. “Not that the studio would want to change anything, of course!” David promises that they will stick close to the book – there is no sense in changing the story at all.' Hit the jump for more.

    What will differ about Slade’s Twilight? “I don’t really know. We haven’t even started shooting yet.” While the director says he has a basic idea of what he wants to do with it, he is more concerned with telling a good story than being “different.” “It is darker, and there is a lot more action than the previous two,” he admits. “The third book is from Bella’s point of view, but the film will be more objective.” And just how will he do that? “We are going to focus on the origin stories of several characters, like Jacob, and show how Bella will decide between Edward and Jacob.”

    David didn’t read the books until the studio was interested in bringing him in – then he did his homework. “It was tough for a middle-aged man to get into,” he admits, “since they are written for 15-year-old girls. But once I got past that, I found them to be quite good books, and a great story.” He is especially excited about the great script from Dexter writer/producer Melissa Rosenberg. Right now, they are still in preproduction, with plans to start shooting later in the year.

    More KStew as Joan Jett - LOVES IT!!!

    I reallllllly like Kristen as Joan Jett!!!! It's just so much more "her" than "Bella" ya know? [again, cuz Kstew and I are *so* BFFs and I know her *so* well hahahaha]


    Kellan in all his yumminess

    He is all sortsa yummy (always) in his new photo shoot!!!

    Go check em out HERE!!!

    I am not a fan of the glasses... but he's just so adorable!!