And Tonight, the unveiling...
More prized than a trip to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory are the invitations granted for tonight's unveiling of Prince's latest galactic web project, lotusflow3r.com . Press invitees include Steve Appleford of Rolling Stone; Benjamin Trott from Six Apart; Kat Corbett from KROQ; Danny Shea and Katherine Thomson, music and entertainment editors from The Huffington Post; Emily McKay from NME and Edna Gunderson of USA Today. Also invited to the secret soiree are 3 select Purple Ticket winners, whose names have been withheld to protect what's left of their innocence.
The plan since the beginning has been to show the work to the press today, while anticipation builds for the official opening. Following the special preview, guests will be treated to an hour-long concert in the funkiest house in the Hills. After that, we hear the band plans to crash Clive Davis' party with an Alicia Keys joint they've rearranged.
With a beginning like this, no doubt this year is about to be stellar!
(This sounds really fun. Purple ticket holders aka lucky dogs. Can't wait to hear about it.)-DR.FB
Days after the whole weight controversy thing which we reported first but others picked up on and were way meaner than yours truly, Jessica Simpson returned to the stage in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jessica has not made any comments but females of young Hollywood have come to Jessica's defense.-Dr.FB
So it seems that I spoke too soon, and forgot how things work. When I said see you next Tuesday, I guess I ment See you tomorrow, because the final auditions are tonight, and next week is Hollywood Week. It's a good thing you don't need to know anything to be a minister of the good book of AI.
Tonight we are in two cities. East Rutherford, NJ, Where the airis as clean as my bathroom after a heavy Mexican dinner. For some reason they are saying New York, then again who wants to admit they are in New Jersey. The second is San Juan, Puerto Rico. The city of latin love, for those who can't affort to go to Spain.
Tonight, there were some... How do I put thus nicely... Interesting auditions tonight. There were a few that totally blew me away, but there were also a few that were insanely bad. I wasn't surprised to see twenty six people make it through to Hollywood week from the New Jersey Area.New York is right next door, and how many people go there to "make it".
I said it yesterday, I'll say it again today, I am exited and eagerly looking forward to this season. Not sure what to expect, or to see who will make it in the end, but I am eager to find out. Either way, I'm going to watch Hells Kitchen, and I'll talk to you all next week.
Peace be with you and all that junk.
The Reverend Statik
Really? This is how we start it? I understand they are in Salt Lake City. I understand they are in the land of the Osmonds, but do they have to start the show with one? On top of that, it had to be yet ANOTHER bleading heart story? Really?
Really? That's what Paula is wearing? I understand we are in Utah. I understand that they are in the home of the mormons, but does she have to dress like one? No one will every believe she is the prude type, yet she wears the ugliest, most covering outfit she can find? Really?
With that said, it wasn't a bad start, singing wise. Lots of fun. Lots of really good singers tonight. I would not be surprised to see a finalist from Salt Lake. Granted, you never see everyone who made it through to Hollywood Week. Obviously, even then you don't get to see everyone that makes it through to the top 24. However, from what I have seen, this is going to be a great season.
Next week, we have a very busy week. Tuesday, we are covering two cities at once, East Rutherford, NJ and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then, Wednesday we have Hollywood Week. What that means, is the competition is going to start very soon.
See you next Tuesday
The Reverend Statik
Photo shop has hit Vogue. Last September's Vogue featured Sienna Miller's head on a different photo of her because they thought the original shot was too toothy! Wow. They used a photo taken in 2007 on the head shot taken last year.
This is due to come soon in a behind the scenes documentary. Man! I thought only guys pretending to be girls did that on myspace! Yeesh.-Dr.FB
Ashlee Simpson took to the blogs to defend her sisters weight gain. She entitled it "“Since when did a woman’s weight become newsworthy”
I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.
All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard.
Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend?
I seriously doubt it.
How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?
Now can we focus on the things that really matter.
I like the weight on her, aside from the face. My main concern was how quickly she gained it is all.-Dr.FB
This report is from Rueters:
By Gregg Kilday
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Best picture Oscar nominee "Milk" picked up another awards nod Wednesday as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced nominations for its 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
"Milk," from Focus Features, the specialty division of Universal Pictures, was included in GLAAD's outstanding film in wide release category. It will compete with Miramax's "Brideshead Revisited," Columbia's "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," Warner Bros.' "RocknRolla" and the Weinstein Co.'s "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
Among television contenders, the nominees for outstanding drama series are ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," Showtime's "The L Word," The N's "South of Nowhere," BBC America's "Torchwood" and HBO's "True Blood."
The comedy series nominees are ABC's "Desperate Housewives," ABC Family's "Greek," the CW's "Reaper," BBC America's "Skins" and ABC's "Ugly Betty."
The awards honor media representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in 26 English-language and 15 Spanish-language categories. They will be presented at a series of dinners: March 28 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, April 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and May 9 at the Hilton San Francisco.
In New York, special honorees will include Tyra Banks, set to receive the Excellence in Media Award, and Suze Orman, receiving the Vito Russo Award. Honorees for Los Angeles and San Francisco will be announced later.
Special recognition awards will be presented to "The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later: The Lasting Legacy of Matthew Shepard," a two-hour documentary broadcast on Sirius XM Radio, and to Lucia Mendez, an actress and singer who campaigned to bring awareness to the issue of LGBT teen suicide.