Wednesday, December 30, 2009
George Clooney and other cast members of Up in the Air are on this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly! I saw the movie a month or so ago, and I think it's the year's best. If you haven't seen it yet, go! The plot is completely relevant to today's economic climate.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The final Delta Sky Holiday Gift Guide is now live! Ideal for anyone who loves to play hostess, this category is one of my favorites! I might have to get some of my friends some of these gifts the next time they host a gathering.
(image via Delta Sky)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Maybe I'm too harsh of a critic, but this season's So You Think You Can Dance has been all wrong. I could forgive the lack of America voting for the first two weeks (ultimately, it's the judges who really decide who goes home anyway -- I honestly could do without America voting at all for the first five weeks), I could forgive the mistake of hiring Adam as the permanent third judge (I was a big fan of the rotating third judge. I love Adam, but I didn't realize when he was hired that we would never again hear from Mia, Tyce, Lil C, Mother Earth - Debbie Allen, etc. at the judges table) and I was starting to get used to this whole fall (back-to-back) season thing. But I cannot forgive the fact that the performance finale was squished into one hour, with six dancers and NO SOLOS! The one shining light of the entire season was Kathryn and Jakob's contemporary dance. Tonight's two-hour finale will be full of live singers (which has nothing to do with dancing) and performances of the season's best dances. Other than the one from last night, I can't think of another dance worth seeing again.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
What's on your holiday list? Take a peek at this week's Delta Sky Holiday Gift Guide category, Kid n' Play, and put one of these hot toys (for both big and little kids) on your list! It's such a great idea, I'm including the new movie releases on my list.
(image via Delta Sky)
Monday, November 30, 2009
The unparalleled Meryl Streep is on the cover of January's Vanity Fair, and I am jumping up and down!
Streep, the 15-time Oscar nominee (soon to be 16), is undeniably the best actress in her generation (and probably of the ones before and after her generation as well).
I cannot wait to read the article! This issue is going to be a keeper for sure.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
The newest installment of the Delta Sky Holiday Gift Guide is now online! Find gifts for your Gadget Guru friends here.
What's your favorite? My Christmas list could include any one of the items on our list!
(photo via Delta Sky)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The second category of Delta Sky's Holiday Gift Guide is now live! If you know a Glamour Gal, check it out here.
My favorite item is the Color-a-Month daily planner from Moleskine. What's yours?
Next week's guide will offer gift suggestions for techies.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Taylor Swift did a fantastic job hosting SNL last night! She was cute, sparkly and brought a young, hip sensation to the rest of the cast. My personal favs were her opening monologue and the SNL Digital Short, which was a trailer parody of Twilight.
I've been hard on T. Swift since she stepped on the scene because of her close proximity to Miley Cyrus (sick). But Taylor really held her own with the SNL cast and surprised me!
GagaDaily.com has posted pictures from December's issue of Vogue, which means that for the fourth month in a row, I will have to purchase the magazine based on who is on the cover/in the features. I'm likely going to become a subscriber, but we'll see about that.
I wonder who the photographer/artistic director was on these?!
Nothing wrong with supporting the magazine industry!
(photos via GagaDaily.com)
Friday, November 6, 2009
I've been working on this for two months, and it finally went live this week! Check out the first category of the Delta Sky 2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Master.
Check back each week as the categories will change every Wednesday. Next week is Glamour Gal. I love my job!
(photo via deltaskymag.com)
So, we're two weeks into the competition on So You Think You Can Dance, and I realized that I haven't posted anything about my Top 20 thoughts or weekly predictions. While I'd like to blame my incredibly busy social calendar for my lack of posts, the fact is I have yet to really be excited about anyone to pick a favorite and really root for them on here.
This season has been relatively boring so far. The only real surprise for me personally has been Kathryn McCormick (the notorious crier), who is paired with Legacy Perez. I thought I would hate her after her voice went to its highest octave while she was crying in Vegas. Thank God the tears have stopped because she is actually really talented!
I will say I was surprised that Bianca Revels was sent home this week but not surprised at all by the Phillip Attmore decision. Two tappers in the same week. Oh well. In my opinion, Phillip was this season's Evan, who stayed far longer than he deserved last season. And depending on how the rest of the season goes, it's saving grace may be that they didn't cast Evan's brother Ryan in the Top 20!
Who are your favorites? Any predictions for the winner yet? Anyone else wishing the producers would spice it up a bit?
(photo via fox.com/dance)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I am more excited for this movie than I probably should be, but Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin's pairing in It's Complicated makes me smile. And I smiled even bigger when I saw that they were the cover subjects for the new Entertainment Weekly!
We're getting to the time of year when the real power movies come out in the theaters. OSCAR SEASON! While I don't think It's Complicated will garner any nominations, it's always fun to see the most nominated woman in a rom-com.
Monday, November 2, 2009
All of my friends are going gaga over this cover. Robert Pattinson, who shot to international super-stardom after portraying Edward Cullen in last year's film adaptation of Twilight, graces the December issue of Vanity Fair. If you haven't heard of Pattinson, then you must live under a rock!
Although I think he's attractive, I don't fully understand the hoopla surrounding him—especially when the majority of the media coverage is tabloids creating a romantic relationship between him and his co-star Kristen Stewart (ick! I just don't get her appeal at all!).
As always, I can't wait for my copy of the magazine to come, but I'm not overly excited to read about Twilight.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
So the Top 20 are chosen. So the "competition" starts Monday with an exhibition-type show (only if the Angels lose game 6 to the Yankees). So two dancers will go home Tuesday after the partner competition begins. So, are you ready for So You Think You Can Dance Season 6?
I am. But if you're not, here is a taste of what this season is all about.
(photo via fox.com/dance)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The official family portrait of the Obamas was taken by Annie Leibovitz, the famed photographer who travels the globe taking photos for Vanity Fair (my personal fav.) and many other publications. It's a beautiful picture of a beautiful family!
(photo via VF.com)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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The women of the upcoming film "Nine" grace the covers of my monthly magazines for November. A barely recognizable Penélope Cruz (Oscar winner) is on the cover of Vanity Fair, while she joins Nicole Kidman (Oscar winner), Marion Cotillard (Oscar winner) and Kate Hudson (Oscar nominee) for the cover of Vogue.
The movie, based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, which itself is based on the film "8 1/2", comes out in December and also stars Daniel Day-Lewis (double Oscar winner), Dame Judi Dench (Oscar winner), Sophia Loren (Oscar winner) and Fergie.
Watch the trailer here. It screams Oscar!
(photos via VF.com, EW.com)
It's really too bad that "Where the Wild Things Are" didn't get the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly. Instead, David Letterman's blackmail-inspired affair admission beat out the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book.
Maybe I'm just saying that because I'm super excited about the movie's release this Friday—you would be too after months of hype and weeks of fact-checking an article featuring Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker, who voice two of the Wild Things (find it here in the October issue of Delta Sky). I even made a previous post about my excitement for the movie.
If you haven't read the book—read it. If you haven't watched the trailer—watch it. And if you haven't thought about seeing the movie—think about it. It's going to be great!
Monday, October 5, 2009
The lights at the Minnesota Twins' future home, the new Target Field, are on for the first time and will run non-stop through Friday. The outdoor stadium looks fabulous!
(photo via Minnesota Twins)
Love her. Gaga challenged Madonna in an SNL skit, shared an awkward fashion moment with cast member Andy Samberg, and performed Paparazzi and a medley of new single Bad Romance, Love Game and a NY-themed Poker Face. Watch below!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The annual Border Battle between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Minnesota Gophers took place earlier this morning. And all that matters is that the Badgers won for the sixth year in a row :) ON WISCONSIN!
(photo via UWBadgers.com)
It's called "Bad Romance" and I love it! The leaked version, according to reports, is not the final version so it's going to be much better when it's finally released!
Have you heard it yet? I think Lady Gaga will perform it tonight on SNL, though, she could surprise us all with some other song.
Side note: I think I've found my new favorite website: GagaDaily
Listen to a rough version of the song below:
Friday, September 25, 2009
So cute! The Office's Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are finally getting married this season, and the two have graced the cover of this weeks' Entertainment Weekly. Too bad these two aren't a real couple—Krasinski recently became engaged to actress Emily Blunt, and Fischer became engaged to writer Lee Kirk in July. I've never really followed The Office story lines, but you would have to live under a rock to not realize their characters are meant to be together. Can't wait to read the article!
(photo via EW.com)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman this week. The full interview with Obama from Monday night is below, as is a highlight reel from Letterman's Tuesday interview with Clinton.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This week's Entertainment Weekly celebrates the life of Patrick Swayze, who died Sept. 14 after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies—I have a home video from my third birthday to verify it—so Swayze's good looks and one-liners ("Nobody puts baby in a corner," "She's like the wind") have been on my conscious as long as I can remember. I still can't watch the final dance sequence without tearing up.
RIP Mr. Swayze.
(photo via EW.com)
The very pregnant Project Runway host and Emmy-nominee Heidi Klum looks absolutely beautiful tonight. I'm watching the Red Carpet on E! right now, but I can't wait for the show, which starts at 7 p.m. Hottie Neil Patrick Harris is hosting!!
Check out the winners here.
(photo via E!Online)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
One of my favorite segments of the new Jay Leno show is his 10 @ 10, where he asks celebrities 10 random questions via satellite. Here, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz appear as his first question victims; and Miley Cyrus as his third. It's very entertaining!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I have a newfound respect for Beyoncé after she rocked her VMA performance and then brought Taylor Swift out to finish her speech when Beyoncé won Video of the Year. Watch both below:
After Perez Hilton, I may be Lady Gaga's earliest/most loyal fan. I fell in love with her music and her image after seeing her "Just Dance" video for the first time on Hilton's site last summer. This was way before the song was ever played on the radio (followed by three other hits), before she wore the infamous Kermit dress and before the is she or isn't she a she controversy.
So, I was overjoyed upon hearing that she was performing at the 2009 VMAs.
While I thought her singing and performance of "Paparazzi" were great, her decision to smear blood over her body and fake hang herself at the end was a little too over the top for me. As were her outfits! Seriously, the feather neck brace, the red lace dress-mask in one and the eskimo face hood were just ridiculous! Of course, she plans to be over the top and outrageous, but she probably should have toned it down a bit.
What did you think of Gaga last night? If you missed her performance, you can check it out below as well as the red dress-mask she wore to accept her Best New Artist award.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Kanye West displayed what I'd like to call unsportsmanlike conduct at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards when he upstaged Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech for Best Female Video. This—after other such outbursts, and I'd say this guy needs some serious anger management help.
If you didn't see the outburst heard round the world at the 2009 VMAs, the clip is below.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I wasn't able to post this on Friday, but all day long I was reminded of what took place eight years prior when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. I still remember exactly what I was doing when the planes hit the World Trade Center towers in NYC, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field in Pennsylvania. Let us never forget the victims, their families and friends, and the brave men and women who fought to rescue as many as possible.
To watch the commemoration ceremony that took place in NYC, click here.
To watch the commemoration ceremony that took place in NYC, click here.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
I am incredibly excited for this movie, and as Oct. 16 approaches, the buzz around it will just get greater and greater. The New York Times Magazine featured Director Spike Jonze on its cover this week with the article, "Bringing 'Where the Wild Things Are' to Screen."
If you haven't read the book by Maurice Sendak, you need to. It's a classic!
If you haven't seen the trailer, you should. Jonze's creativity screams out from it.
If you want to know more about the film adaptation, watch the video below:
Jacqueline Kennedy is the focus of Vanity Fair's October issue, but I believe the real "star" will be Levi Johnston, the father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandson. Bristol Palin's baby daddy tells all in the new issue.
I'm not sure yet what to make of the article. I know Johnston took a media tour through New York during the summer, but I basically took it as a joke. Not to say I'm on the Palins' side, but I saw him as someone screaming for attention by going on talk shows—much as Jon and Kate Gosselin have been doing lately. It makes me wonder why we even care, and why I was somewhat surprised Vanity Fair would have an article featuring him.
It's interesting to see the inside story of politicians, but Palin is no longer a politician. Palin was fun to poke fun at during the election, but the election is over, and frankly I wish the media would keep her out of the spotlight.
I will read the article, and post another entry about it if I have a different take on it afterward.
On a side note: I love the Kennedy archive, which I just found online. This is the second Kennedy to grace the cover and the fifth story on the famous family since I started subscribing in June 2008.
(photos via VF.com)
Diane Sawyer is moving up the ABC News latter. The current co-host of "Good Morning America" will take over for Charles Gibson on ABC's "World News" in January.
I was more than excited when I heard this news. Though I don't love Katie Couric on CBS, I love the fact that two women will be anchoring two of the three network nightly news programs! As a journalist, I respect both Couric and Sawyer. As a woman, I say—it's about time!
I currently prefer watching Brian Williams on NBC, but I will definitely watch Sawyer when she starts.
(photo via NYTimes)
Entertainment Weekly has dedicated its cover this week to the launch of The Beatles: Rock Band. My brother has Rock Band, and I'm crossing my fingers that he gets this game! Is anyone else excited?
(photo via EW.com)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Maria Shriver, the first lady of California and niece of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was one of several guests on a tribute episode of Meet the Press this morning. Watch below:
Saturday, August 29, 2009
President Obama gave an excellent tribute to Sen. Ted Kennedy at his funeral Saturday by delivering the eulogy. Kennedy, the youngest sibling of the famous family, died late Tuesday night after complications from a brain tumor. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetary next to his two assassinated brothers, former President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Watch below and read this article from Politico about the day's events, gathering crowds and guests in attendance. RIP Mr. Kennedy.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This is just great! Entertainment Weekly's cover this week features the cast of Seinfeld, and its co-creator, Larry David—known these days for his Curb Your Enthusiasm role. I absolutely love Larry David. And the fact that the upcoming season of CYE will reunite the Seinfeld cast is awesome. I can't wait to read the article, and see the new season.
(photo via EW.com)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I cannot wait to see The September Issue, the documentary about the making of Vogue's (duh) September issue and it's famous editor in chief, Anna Wintour. I just watched the trailer and read Entertainment Weekly's review, and I've decided as both a journalism major and a woman, it is my duty to see this movie. EW gave the movie an 'A' so it's gotta be good!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
January Jones and Jon Hamm couldn't look any better than they do in this month's Vanity Fair shoot for an article about their hit show, Mad Men. I haven't watched an episode (though I've been meaning to get into it), but I can appreciate the beauty of these two people! Make sure you check out the behind the scenes video too!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
This made my day when I woke up this morning. Damon Weaver, the 11-year-old student reporter from Florida, whose dream was to interview President Obama got his interview yesterday!
I first caught wind of this kid—his talent for interviewing and his charm—shortly after the election in November 2008, when he made a video message to persuade Obama to let him interview him. In it, he interviewed Dwayne Wade and another Miami Heat basketball player, asking them if they thought Obama should allow the interview and why.
After a quick search of his name, I found that he's interviewed lots of celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Paula Abdul and then-Sen. Joe Biden.
With Biden's interview, the vice president became Weaver's "homeboy". In his interview with the president Thursday, Weaver asked Obama if he would now like to become Weaver's "homeboy" too, which elicited both a smile, a handshake and an "of course" from the president.
This kid has so much spirit and potential. I hope he keeps his journalistic aspirations alive, because his resume is already better than mine!
I also think something should be said about Obama for letting the interview take place. It's really inspiring to know that he believes in this kid as much as the rest of us do. Very cool move, Mr. President. I especially love how the president actually announced something during the interview—an education speech for Sept. 8—so Weaver was able to break news while he was there. The White House even posted the interview online and called it "Damon Weaver breaks news from the White House."
I wonder if Weaver met the Obama daughters?!