I have a texting Idol playdate with a pal in Philly and one in Connecticut. We share our views and brilliant insights with each other. Then we hear what the judges have to say and scoff if they don't agree with us. The judges' comments are so predictable by now. If I am being perfectly honest, wrong song choice, too Karakoe, a lounge act, just not feeling it, man. Pitchy. It's not you, its me. We are starting to miss Simon Cowell to come clean up this mess. He wouldn't put up with all the judge gushing. Seriously, pitchy all through but hitting a great final note does not an Idol made. And there was lots of that on 12 Gal show.
...Girls night felt like a Ms. USA pagent. Pretty girls with fresh coiffed hair, uncomfortable new outfits. And women, take a tip from the guys when it comes to super high heels. Your choices are don't wear them, wear them but sing from a barstool, or learn to walk without looking like you are putting more effort into singing than walking!
I heard MSNBC say that the Chilean miners were wearing 180-buck shades and had a pair of Oakleys on the news desk that they said the company sent them. Later I hear $480. Huffington Post has a variety of prices reported.
I am on the lookout for a costume helmet with flashlight and Oakley knockoffs today for a Halloween costume. I wonder if I can find 32 others to trick-or-treat with me? Somewhere there is a classroom of kids with the same idea. Chi!Chi!Chi! Le! Le! Le!
Live coverage of the rescue of the final two miners trumped the Delaware senate debate on CNN. The news network had been promoting its role in the debate for weeks, but the lively exchanges between the Tea Party favorite, Republican Christine O'Donnell, and the Democrat, Chris Coons, could not compete with the drama in Chile.
As the debate started, CNN showed the candidates. CNN.com live streamed the video of the mine rescue. In the old days it would have been a split-screen moment. Now that a family room has two or more screens (TV, PC and laptop), it was instead a double-screen event.
TVNewser has the ratings from the hour when the first miners were rescued. CNN came out on top. The real winners, of course, are the miners, their families and the rescue team. Chi!Chi!Chi! Le! Le! Le!
During a special 30 Rock Mother's Day episode Liz finds out her mom dated Buzz Aldrin when they both attended Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ. Liz meets with Mr. Aldrin who assures her that he would have been a terrible husband, and that Liz's mom was better off marrying who she did.
There's at least one prominent fan in the White House for "So You Think You Can Dance." President Obama put out the word on Saturday in Minnesota as he started his health care speech. The fan: First Lady Michelle Obama.
In the President's words:
You know, I don't know if any of you caught it on television -- you may have been watching "So You Think You Can Dance" -- (laughter) -- but -- Michelle loves that show, by the way. But the other night I gave a speech to Congress about health care
OK, making health care affordable while sustaining high quality may be important. "So You Think You Can Dance" -- we know how important that is.
Yes, President Obama is serious about Michelle as a fan. As Faded Youth noted, the President made the point on Friday, too, in another health care address to a group of nurses.
As long as he's home next Wednesday night for the next dance show, everything will be good at home.
Milk won the best screenplay Oscar and in his acceptance speech, the writer Dustin Lance Black made a personal thank you to Harvey Milk. Black explained that he was 13 years old from a conservative Texas family when he first heard the story of Harvey Milk and that the story gave him the courage to be himself and to believe that he could live an open life, be accepted and even fall in love and get married.
Black's wedding ring glowed in the bright lights and he wore a white knot. In the crowd, the Milk producers also wore white knots, a symbol of support for marriage equality.
Black finished with an emotional call of support to all gay young people who are watching. If Harvey Milk was alive, Black says, he would want me to say to the young people out there -- you are loved, you are beautiful, don't let any one tell you otherwise.
BLACK: When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother and
my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio,
Texas, to California, and I heard the story of Harvey Milk. And it gave
me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life; it gave me the
hope that one day I could live my life openly as who I am and that
maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married. . . .
Most of all, if Harvey had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I
think he’d want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there
tonight who have been told they are less than by their churches, or by
the government, or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful
creatures of value. And that no matter what everyone tells
you, God does love you, and that very soon, I promise you, you will
have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours.
"Milk's" first award. I'll admit to tearing up a little. Loved the
acceptance speech. It's not that long ago most networks would have gone
to commercial... Jen Chaney: It was a very nice speech. Concise, meaningful, emotional. I liked it, too.
Gorgeous Eva Mendez walked out to present a Golden Globe wearing a ridiculous white bed-linen gown. It looked like a Project Runway challenge to create a dress from a hotel housekeeping cart. Penelope Cruise had the TOTAL wtf look on her face trying to figure out the gown. Me too!