Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gossip Girl

While I was watching television this evening I happened to see a preview for the new season of Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl is a new show on the CW network and it is based on a series of books for teens and young adults. The premise is simple really it takes place in New York City at an elite private school and there is alot of sex ,drinking and really immoral behavior. I have not read any of the Gossip Girl books but I am really disgusted that this is what young girls are reading about and now seeing it on television.
Gossip Girl has become a huge hit not only because of the content and the beautiful actors but also because of the fashion. I do agree the girls are very fashion forward and I am quite jealous of some of the clothing items I have seen on there but other than that I think the show is sending the wrong message to young girls. It is showing them that it's ok to sleep with a guy if you are drunk or even if you just feel like because he's hot. I think the most controversial show I watched when I was younger was Dawson's Creek and that wasn't even anywhere close to this show. The new promotional ads are all about sex and one character even goes to confession to get a "birthday wish" granted. We really need better shows and more positive messages for our girls because this just doesn't work for me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Summer Is Almost Here

It's that time of year again. Action-packed movie trailers take over television, comic book fans start dusting off their costumes to stand in line for this summer's anticipated Marvel or DC Comics movie. It is Blockbuster season. The wonderful time of year when movie studios spend millions on advertising and promotions to drive us to the movies so that we spend tons of money watching their creations so they can make their millions back. This is my favorite part of the year , going to the movies in the summer is great! I like the comic book movies and there are usually some pretty good comedies out as well.
Iron Man will kick off the season on May 2 as one of the most anticipated movies of the season followed by The Dark Knight which will be Heath Ledger's final full role.

Miley Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux have spoofed Madonna's " 4 Minutes " video. It is quite annoying and a little confusing at first but it quickly goes to some awesome choreography and a guest appearance by actor Channing Tatum who is quite an impressive dancer. Cyrus and Jiroux have a YouTube series The Miley and Mandy show.

An actor's strike may be on the horizon. The Screen Actors Guild and the major movie and television studios will sit down today to begin negotiations.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

American Idol Gives Back

I really applaud the steps American Idol is taking to give back to the global community. They have one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of issues and to make a difference. Last season , Idol started the campaign Idol Gives Back . Randy, Paula, Simon and Ryan traveled to Africa and other impoverished countries to see firsthand that not everyone gets paid millions to sit in a chair and judge people singing. Simon had no idea places like that even existed.
Attitudes have changed and so have Simon and crew. For this year's Idol Gives Back Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest donated a day's pay to the campaign. The show was last night and featured stars such as Fergie, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon and more pleading for America to donate and give back. What better way to reach out to our inactive youth? I think it's great and I hope they continue to do it in the future because they could really make a huge difference.
Some of the charities that will receive donations are:
The Children's Defense Fund
Children's Health Fund
The Global Fund
Make It Right
Malaria No More
Save The Children

Monday, April 7, 2008


I found the article below today and I am anxious to find out what this means for my favorite show. I don't think I have mentioned but I am a huge Smallville fan. I haven't missed an episode in two seasons and I have seasons 1 through 6 on DVD. I also buy the official Smallville magazine when it is published every few months. Thursday nights at 7p.m. are reserved until the final episode of Smallville airs. I am hopeful that it is not for awhile. The Smallville clip is scenes from the Smallville episode where the future Justice League forms. It's so cool!

'Smallville' creators call it quits
Apr 3, 2008, 12:25 PM | by Jennifer Armstrong
Categories: TV Biz
Smallville creators/executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are leaving the young-Superman drama after seven seasons, though the CW will keep its longest-running and highest-rated drama on its viewership-challenged schedule next year. "We look back at 152 episodes," Gough and Millar wrote in an open letter sent to media outlets this morning. "We look back knowing that the show will continue into season 8 without us. After much heartache and debate we have decided it is time for us to move on." Here's to hoping it goes better than the net's Amy Sherman-Palladino-less final season of Gilmore Girls.

Matthew McConaughey has been offered the role of Thomas Magnum in the Universal Pictures adaptation of Magnum P.I.
I am interested to see if he is going to grow a mustache for this role , bring Hawaiian shirts and very short shorts for men back.

Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy will finally be back with new espisodes on Sunday , April 13! I can't wait , the writer's strike happened just when the plot lines were getting good so I'm glad it's over and I can watch my shows now.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Nashville News

Disney's Hannah Montana movie starts filming in and around Nashville next month. The film still needs extras so the casting call for Hannah Montana will be tomorrow April 6 at the Sommet Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. I am sad to say I will not be able to don my long blonde wig and sparkles to go stand in line for my chance to make Hollywood debut. If you go you will need to bring a pen for paperwork and a recent photo of yourself.

Country singer Josh Turner has been cast in the new Billy Graham movie that will be filming in Watertown,Tenn. Turner will also be contributing original music for the movie.

Country superstar Trace Adkins will be making his official acting debut in the indie movie Trailer Park of Terror. Adkins plays the devil in the movie that will debut at the Nashville Film Festival this month.

Good news for those that miss Dancin' in The District . A new downtown concerts series is being planned and Peter Frampton is scheduled to appear August 31 tentatively. The series will be around 5 to 6 shows and will be geared more to the adult crowd.

One movie I am excited to see is Iron Man. I don't read comic books so I don't know all the detailed history and mythology behind most of the comic book movies but I do know they are very fun to watch. I take that back , I know a lot about Superman , I am a huge Superman fan but aside from that my information is limited. From the information I have gathered about Tony Stark/Iron Man I think the casting director's were right on the money with casting Robert Downey,Jr. as billionaire Tony Stark. Downey embodies the arrogance and smugness of Stark so well and if the previews are any indication this movie is going to be awesome!

Monday, March 31, 2008


I watched Horton Hears A Who this past weekend and I have to say it was a hoot! It had a very positive message and it was a very fun movie. The characters were vibrant and lively and the actors who did the voice-overs were fantastic. I was very glad to see this Dr.Seuss remake stick to cartoon or in this case computer animation. I did not like the Hollywood live-action versions of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat In The Hat. I felt those were to adult with the innuendo and jokes and took away from the essence of Dr.Seuss. Hollywood got it right this time. The Horton movie site is very fun and offers games and you can even adopt a Who.

Jessica Simpson was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with a minor kidney infection. She has been released and continues to work on her country album. The buzz around Nashville is that Simpson has purchased a mansion in the Forrest Hills area of town.

Peta has offered Britney Spears a job after her incredible acting stint on How I Met Your Mother . The job? receptionist and the salary would be $1000 to the charity of her choice.

Nick Lachey and pal Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinert were caught over the weekend partying with underage girls at Leinert's Arizona home.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Fred Thompson is heading back to Hollywood! Thompson signed with talent agency William Morris .

Justin Timberlake is hosting the 2008 ESPY awards. When we think of sports we think of Justin Timberlake right?

Random House announced that they will be reissuing some of the original books in the teen series Sweet Valley High. Sweet Valley High was about two blonde teenage girls Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their adventures during high school. In the original books they are describe as blonde-haired,blue-eyed and perfect size 6's. In Random House's press release they decided to do some editorial tweaking and the girls are now size 4's. As a fan of these books when I was younger I don't think anything should have been changed. The media already has done enough to damage young girls' self esteem and to "shrink" the waist size of fictional characters is just absurd. Thanks Random House for instilling a positive body image in young readers !

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was busted for a DUI yesterday. What's so newsworthy about it ? his daughter and another minor were in the car with him at the time. Now that's responsible parenting.

Kenny Chesney celebrated his 40th birthday last night at Nashville hotspot Cabana. Some of his famous friends celebrating with him were Tim McGraw and Faith Hill , Kellie Pickler ( ????) and questionable of all , Roger Clemens. To make a point that he is just as normal as the rest of us his birthday cakes came from Publix. To be perfectly honest , I think I would be afraid to be in a room with Roger Clemens, that man has a temper!