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At the Movies: Oliver Stone’s Official W Trailer Finally Hits the Web

Risk-taking film director Oliver Stone is making a ballsy move with his upcoming President George W. Bush biopic W. And the final trailer has finally hit the web! Starring Josh Brolin (Pres. Dubya), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), Richard Dreyfuss (Dick Cheney) and Jeffrey Wright (Gen. Colin Powell), W. is the first film about a president still in office.
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90210 2.0 Watch: Dixon’s a ‘Compton Thug,’ Adrianna’s Still Cracked Out & Dylan’s a Phantom

In Tuesday's episode, Brenda (Shannen Doherty) still tries to save her cracked out drama queen, Kellie (Jennie Garth) ditches the hot teacher (Ryan Eggold) for her baby daddy Dylan, and Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) tries to bring her parents back together. Here are Blindie's Top Ten moments: 1. Drama queen Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) gets an intervention by the school administrators, but instead she turns on Brenda and says she doesn't want to end up like her--a drama school director. 2. Debbie (Lori Loughlin) finally gets some screen time, as she shoots a fashion show for NYLON magazine. 3. Navid (Michael Steger) is back! He warns Dixon (Tristan Wilds) that he doesn't want to be third wheel to him and Silver (Jessica Stroup). He even asks Dixon if he can ask Annie out. 4. Dylan calls Brenda..and she passes the phone to Kelly! "If Dylan wanted to talk to you, why is he calling Brenda?" the hot lit teacher inquires. 5. Scary skinny Silver is asked if she's want to model by an agent who wants to get in her pants. Dixon goes on to punch him out. He calls Dixon a "thug" and a "Compton Kid" and asks his mom "Who's the baby daddy?" 6. Naomi asks her dad's mistress out to dinner only to tell her that her parents are still shacking up. 7. A film producer, who saw Annie in Spring Awakening, invites her to read for her cheerleader slasher film. Later, Adrianna nearly bitch slaps Annie when she suspects that Annie is spying on her for her principal pop! 8. Kellie is jealous..just like the old days! "I guess old habits die hard with you don't they?" an envious Kellie asks Brenda of her going to the fashion show with the lit teacher. 9. Brenda tells the hot lit teacher that he "dodged a bullet" by not dating Kellie, who ends up leaving to visit Dylan. Snap! And then he's all into her at the fashion show and gives her a ride home. 10. Naomi, who's sick over her parents' fake marriage, and Ethan (Dustin Milligan), who wants Annie, who decides to be single, and Ty (Adam Gregory), who wants to bone Annie--all decide to be just friends!
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Music Review: Blacks ‘Invented Rock N Roll’ and TV on the Radio Picks Up the Torch

Salon.com urges its readers to "refresh our collective memory" and recognize that before MTV and the invention of music videos and pandering to suburbia, "Black Americans invented rock 'n' roll." The columnist, James Hannaham, writes that "there hasn't been a great mostly black rock band since Sly and Funkadelic--until TV on the Radio." Praising the Brooklyn band, the writer says they've "released three albums' worth of stirring, modern and inventive alternative rock, integrating elements as diverse as electronica, guitar atmospherics and doo-wop soul vocals that recall both Peter Gabriel and the Brothers Johnson." This only validates and solidifies Blindie's love for TV on the Radio!
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SPOTTED’s Lance-Chandler Pulls An “AllNighter” At Denny’s

Denny's recently unleashed their Allnighter campaign to put some rock n' roll in your late night special. Their latest commercial stars Lance-Chandler Russell, who was featured in a recent SPOTTED post by Blindie. In the ad, the edgy cutie is rocking a mean fro' and his signature "urban street meets fashion runway" style. The all-American diner now features a rock star menu with selections made by hip bands like Plain White T's, Taking Back Sunday, and The All-American Rejects.
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Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick Stole His WASPy Accent From Fresh Prince‘s Carlton Banks

The guys (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick) of Gossip Girl appear on the November 2008 cover of Details magazine, where among many things, Crawford says he's gotta "overcome gayface!" "Model turned actor, dime a dozen, eye candy, doesn't know what he's doing ... and Perez Hilton says I have 'gayface,'" Crawford tells the mag. "So on top of everything else, I have to overcome gayface." In addition, our fave Gossip Guy, the deliciously snarky Brit Ed Westwick says he stole his WASPy accent from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. "There's a slight thing in Carlton Banks," Westwick says, "that kind of über-preppy, that I did pick up on."
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Paris Fashion Week: Zoe Saldana At Dior and Zoe Kravitz At Rick Owens

Some of Blindie's favorite starlets descended upon the city of lights for a bit of haute couture fashion. Zoe Saldana was front and center at the Chirstian Dior show in France on Monday while our other favorite Zoe was spotted with her dad Lenny Kravitz at the edgy designer Rick Owen's show sitting front row and clad in conspicuously red patent shoes. Seated next to Harry Potter's Emma Watson, Saldana shared some details about her wardrobe in the upcoming remake of "Star Trek." "I wore very short, short, short dresses, it was petrifying," she said.
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Gossip Girl Watch: It’s Fashion Frenzy As Blair Conspires, Serena Sparkles, And Dan And Chuck Land In Jail

The frenzy of Fashion Week may be over in New York but it was just getting started on Gossip Girl. Secrets were revealed, backs were stabbed, and socialites sparkled. Just another day in the life of an Upper East Sider! Here are Blindie's highlights and lowlights:

  1. Jenny ditches her high-priced prep school to work full time at Eleanor Waldorf's atelier and attend Fashion Week.
  2. Goody Two-Shoe Dan Humphrey seeks out bad boy Chuck Bass to help him venture out of his comfort zone and write a good story, which prompts Chuck to ask, "Are you gay?"
  3. Chuck pulls Dan over to the dark side by plying him with alcohol then pressuring him to take a pill and go "down the rabbit hole" by chiding "either you're in for the full ride or you're out."
  4. Dan gets into a bar fight when he sticks up for Chuck, landing them both in jail!
  5. Chuck shows us his vulnerable side as he pitifully tries to get quality time with his father and then reveals to Dan that his mother died giving birth to him. Of course Chuck later retracts the heart-wrenching story and puts Dan on warning for belying his confidence.
  6. Bart Bass has a police file on his new wife, which includes her college letters. Geez, is that how the Bass men express their love?
  7. Blair is in full sabotage mode as she rats out Jenny to her dad, rearranges the seating chart for her mother's fashion show putting Serena in the back row, sends the all of the models home and then switches dresses on Serena -all in an effort to humiliate Jenny.
  8. Dan asks Chuck "How do you know so many twins?" And Chuck answers "twins find me." We never get tired of dialogue like that!
  9. After Serena's new friend, Peggy Lifton, advises her to stop hiding her light and being less sparkly just to spare Blair's feelings, Serena stomps it out on the runway and works it for the paparazzi!
  10. Blair shows a glimmer of kindness as she sticks up for Jenny when Eleanor Waldorf finds out Serena walked the catwalk in the wrong dress. Is Blair finally starting to realize that Jenny is more like her than she wanted to admit and probably her only friend right now.
  11. Jenny not only ignores her father's call on her cell, but she denies him entry to the fashion show! Looks like it's time for Rufus to stop paying those school fees and send someone to public school. Good thing Jenny is planning to drop out of school anyways.
  12. And where is Chace Crawford as sulky Nate and Jessica Szohr as ambiguously ethnic Vanessa?! We were so into their unrequited love story!

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Monthly Archives September 2008

At the Movies: Oliver Stone’s Official W Trailer Finally Hits the Web

Risk-taking film director Oliver Stone is making a ballsy move with his upcoming President George W. Bush biopic W. And the final trailer has finally hit the web! Starring Josh Brolin (Pres. Dubya), Thandie Newton (Condoleezza Rice), Elizabeth Banks (Laura Bush), Richard Dreyfuss (Dick Cheney) and Jeffrey Wright (Gen. Colin Powell), W. is the first film about a president still in office.
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90210 2.0 Watch: Dixon’s a ‘Compton Thug,’ Adrianna’s Still Cracked Out & Dylan’s a Phantom

In Tuesday's episode, Brenda (Shannen Doherty) still tries to save her cracked out drama queen, Kellie (Jennie Garth) ditches the hot teacher (Ryan Eggold) for her baby daddy Dylan, and Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) tries to bring her parents back together. Here are Blindie's Top Ten moments: 1. Drama queen Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) gets an intervention by the school administrators, but instead she turns on Brenda and says she doesn't want to end up like her--a drama school director. 2. Debbie (Lori Loughlin) finally gets some screen time, as she shoots a fashion show for NYLON magazine. 3. Navid (Michael Steger) is back! He warns Dixon (Tristan Wilds) that he doesn't want to be third wheel to him and Silver (Jessica Stroup). He even asks Dixon if he can ask Annie out. 4. Dylan calls Brenda..and she passes the phone to Kelly! "If Dylan wanted to talk to you, why is he calling Brenda?" the hot lit teacher inquires. 5. Scary skinny Silver is asked if she's want to model by an agent who wants to get in her pants. Dixon goes on to punch him out. He calls Dixon a "thug" and a "Compton Kid" and asks his mom "Who's the baby daddy?" 6. Naomi asks her dad's mistress out to dinner only to tell her that her parents are still shacking up. 7. A film producer, who saw Annie in Spring Awakening, invites her to read for her cheerleader slasher film. Later, Adrianna nearly bitch slaps Annie when she suspects that Annie is spying on her for her principal pop! 8. Kellie is jealous..just like the old days! "I guess old habits die hard with you don't they?" an envious Kellie asks Brenda of her going to the fashion show with the lit teacher. 9. Brenda tells the hot lit teacher that he "dodged a bullet" by not dating Kellie, who ends up leaving to visit Dylan. Snap! And then he's all into her at the fashion show and gives her a ride home. 10. Naomi, who's sick over her parents' fake marriage, and Ethan (Dustin Milligan), who wants Annie, who decides to be single, and Ty (Adam Gregory), who wants to bone Annie--all decide to be just friends!
Read More

Music Review: Blacks ‘Invented Rock N Roll’ and TV on the Radio Picks Up the Torch

Salon.com urges its readers to "refresh our collective memory" and recognize that before MTV and the invention of music videos and pandering to suburbia, "Black Americans invented rock 'n' roll." The columnist, James Hannaham, writes that "there hasn't been a great mostly black rock band since Sly and Funkadelic--until TV on the Radio." Praising the Brooklyn band, the writer says they've "released three albums' worth of stirring, modern and inventive alternative rock, integrating elements as diverse as electronica, guitar atmospherics and doo-wop soul vocals that recall both Peter Gabriel and the Brothers Johnson." This only validates and solidifies Blindie's love for TV on the Radio!
Read More

SPOTTED’s Lance-Chandler Pulls An “AllNighter” At Denny’s

Denny's recently unleashed their Allnighter campaign to put some rock n' roll in your late night special. Their latest commercial stars Lance-Chandler Russell, who was featured in a recent SPOTTED post by Blindie. In the ad, the edgy cutie is rocking a mean fro' and his signature "urban street meets fashion runway" style. The all-American diner now features a rock star menu with selections made by hip bands like Plain White T's, Taking Back Sunday, and The All-American Rejects.
Read More

Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick Stole His WASPy Accent From Fresh Prince‘s Carlton Banks

The guys (Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick) of Gossip Girl appear on the November 2008 cover of Details magazine, where among many things, Crawford says he's gotta "overcome gayface!" "Model turned actor, dime a dozen, eye candy, doesn't know what he's doing ... and Perez Hilton says I have 'gayface,'" Crawford tells the mag. "So on top of everything else, I have to overcome gayface." In addition, our fave Gossip Guy, the deliciously snarky Brit Ed Westwick says he stole his WASPy accent from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. "There's a slight thing in Carlton Banks," Westwick says, "that kind of über-preppy, that I did pick up on."
Read More

Paris Fashion Week: Zoe Saldana At Dior and Zoe Kravitz At Rick Owens

Some of Blindie's favorite starlets descended upon the city of lights for a bit of haute couture fashion. Zoe Saldana was front and center at the Chirstian Dior show in France on Monday while our other favorite Zoe was spotted with her dad Lenny Kravitz at the edgy designer Rick Owen's show sitting front row and clad in conspicuously red patent shoes. Seated next to Harry Potter's Emma Watson, Saldana shared some details about her wardrobe in the upcoming remake of "Star Trek." "I wore very short, short, short dresses, it was petrifying," she said.
Read More

Gossip Girl Watch: It’s Fashion Frenzy As Blair Conspires, Serena Sparkles, And Dan And Chuck Land In Jail

The frenzy of Fashion Week may be over in New York but it was just getting started on Gossip Girl. Secrets were revealed, backs were stabbed, and socialites sparkled. Just another day in the life of an Upper East Sider! Here are Blindie's highlights and lowlights:

  1. Jenny ditches her high-priced prep school to work full time at Eleanor Waldorf's atelier and attend Fashion Week.
  2. Goody Two-Shoe Dan Humphrey seeks out bad boy Chuck Bass to help him venture out of his comfort zone and write a good story, which prompts Chuck to ask, "Are you gay?"
  3. Chuck pulls Dan over to the dark side by plying him with alcohol then pressuring him to take a pill and go "down the rabbit hole" by chiding "either you're in for the full ride or you're out."
  4. Dan gets into a bar fight when he sticks up for Chuck, landing them both in jail!
  5. Chuck shows us his vulnerable side as he pitifully tries to get quality time with his father and then reveals to Dan that his mother died giving birth to him. Of course Chuck later retracts the heart-wrenching story and puts Dan on warning for belying his confidence.
  6. Bart Bass has a police file on his new wife, which includes her college letters. Geez, is that how the Bass men express their love?
  7. Blair is in full sabotage mode as she rats out Jenny to her dad, rearranges the seating chart for her mother's fashion show putting Serena in the back row, sends the all of the models home and then switches dresses on Serena -all in an effort to humiliate Jenny.
  8. Dan asks Chuck "How do you know so many twins?" And Chuck answers "twins find me." We never get tired of dialogue like that!
  9. After Serena's new friend, Peggy Lifton, advises her to stop hiding her light and being less sparkly just to spare Blair's feelings, Serena stomps it out on the runway and works it for the paparazzi!
  10. Blair shows a glimmer of kindness as she sticks up for Jenny when Eleanor Waldorf finds out Serena walked the catwalk in the wrong dress. Is Blair finally starting to realize that Jenny is more like her than she wanted to admit and probably her only friend right now.
  11. Jenny not only ignores her father's call on her cell, but she denies him entry to the fashion show! Looks like it's time for Rufus to stop paying those school fees and send someone to public school. Good thing Jenny is planning to drop out of school anyways.
  12. And where is Chace Crawford as sulky Nate and Jessica Szohr as ambiguously ethnic Vanessa?! We were so into their unrequited love story!

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