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Monthly Archives September 2008

Blindie Bids Bye Bye: MTV Cancels Daily Countdown Show TRL

MTV's Total Request Live, a relic in boy-band and pop tart history, is going off the air in November after ten years. The show, which made household names out of Carson Daly and Vanessa Minnillo, is a standing pillar of our youth. Blindie can't help but to love this teen-crazed series for showing us that Mariah Carey was looney when she stripped down in 2001 to some gold short shorts and handed out Popsicles to the audience while host Daly looked dumbfounded.
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Naomi Campbell on Barack Obama: ‘Let’s Paint the White House Black!’

Naomi Campbell, the first black model to grace the covers of British & French Vogue, may be a Brit by nationality--but she's an American for Barack Obama at heart! "I know that I am blessed - but there is always scope for change and improvement," the 38-year-old supermodel told The Times. "Obama is for change, and I really hope he wins - let's paint the White House black.” Campbell, who has had multiple run-ins with the law due to her abrupt anger and infamous cellphone slinging, also said of her somewhat changed ways: “I have learnt - I am learning, I should say, not to be provoked. But if someone insults me, I'm still going to defend myself. I don't take good to racial insults..." Speaking of race, the groundbreaking beauty says of diversity in the modeling world, "My gut instinct is to keep women of colour out there whether I'm still in fashion or not. I'll be very happy when I'm 55 years old to pick up a magazine and see a lovely spread with a black woman. Then I'll know that I didn't work for all these years only to see it go backwards.”
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Sarah Palin & Blindie Agree on One Thing….

MAC cosmetics lipstick is really good! According to People.com, the Republican Veep nominee has switched from granny staple Mary Kay lipstick to a more hip MAC. Is she sure she's not a Democrat? Because MAC is notorious for supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS with their Viva Glam lipstick--and using drag queen RuPaul as their FIRST spokesperson! We're pretty sure her liberal choice of lipstick (being that it supports the gays and all) will upset die-hard "Lipstick Republicans!"
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Blindie Exclusive: Sorority Forever‘s Candice Patton Talks Family, Music & Career

Blindie recently chatted with newcomer Candice Patton of The WB online's Sorority Forever and we couldn't help but to ask if there was any celeb relations between her and actress Paula Patton of Swing Vote and Mirrors. "That's so funny, someone asked me that yesterday," the Texas native told Blindie. "I don't think I am. I'm gonna say no, but you never know." While she may not be related to the other Patton, she does make another famous connection: "I get that a lot with Usher, because I guess his family's last name is Patton. I don't know. He may be like a distant cousin." As for her own family, she says, "I have super supportive parents who kind of said, 'This is what you love, we'll support you and pay for you to go to school and study it.' It's a dream come true to...have them move me out here to Los Angeles of all places and get my feet on the ground and have some kind of success." Although her resume reads like a who's who of daytime soaps, from The Young and the Restless to Days of our Lives, Patton confesses to finding artistic fulfillment in quirky indie films. "I really, really enjoy independent films," she says. "Things that are a little quirkier, that are a little more offbeat than the big blockbuster films." Patton's indie taste even extends to music as she admits to being a fan of folk soul and raves about singer Ray Lamontagne (who performs a mean acoustic cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"). As for Sorority Forever, Patton, who missed out on the Greek experience while studying theater at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, says, "Spending everyday with these girls they become like your sister...we call each other sis and we're like 'hey sissy', like we're in a Greek sorority."
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Tyra Banks, Designer Patrick Robinson And Stylist June Ambrose, Top US Weekly‘s Most Stylish List

While Blindie loves to report on Tyra Banks, goes ga ga over Gap's head designer Patrick Robinson, and thinks June Ambrose was shutting it down with innovative, futuristic styling on music videos way before Rachel Zoe was a household name, we're still not sure what to make of some of the other celebs on Us Weekly's 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers of '08. The list is a hodge-podge of actresses, designers and TV correspondents (Gayle King even made the list! We didn't even know she was a New Yorker. We thought she lived in Chicago--next door to Oprah). Even a few random folks who we're quite sure are unknown to the average US audience made the list! Hello? Deborah Marquardt and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten? Jean George Vongerichten But the absolute head-scratcher has to be Aubrey O'Day of the Diddy girl group Danity Kane...that girl used to be the fresh-faced hot girl next door and has gone on to become the tranniest, most weaveable white girl on MTV!
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Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
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Confessions of an ObamaVoter: The War with the Media Heats Up

In an ugly turn of events, the ever mutating Senator John McCain has fully embraced the Karl Rove swiftboat politics which he himself was victim to in the 2000 election, by flooding the airwaves with a new wave of offenses. Alaskan Distraction, Governor Sarah Palin, renewed McCain’s campaign like a shot of botox after her effective (and outrageous) RNC speech. Her headline-grabbing persona has acted as a political smoke screen to leverage the McCain camp's most devious and outright shameful attacks yet: Lipstickgate ‘sexist’ allegations and a perverse deception to paint Obama as a pedophile. Palin coverage also overshadowed Obama’s engaging interview with Fox News’ Bill O‘Reilly, whose questions were aggressive, tough and fair (I NEVER thought I’d be giving props to O‘Reilly). But, the Fox hothead even defended Obama from McCain’s fabricated lipstick controversy. So how long will the fawning Palin coverage last? Is the collective media that McCain once considered his base ever going to challenge (besides O‘Reilly factor…oh the irony!) the McCain campaign lies? In an exclusive interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, Palin was clearly out of her element and circumvented with every answer: Chairperson of Alaska’s energy = national security experience? Trips to Canada, Mexico, Germany and Kuwait = foreign relations experience? Is against abortion even in cases of rape and incest? Was for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it? Is willing to go to war with Russia? And then there was McCain's interview with the fine ladies of The View, where Barbara Walters and Joy Behar lit McCain up! When asked about Palin, McCain struggled to find answers about her national security experience (cited her head of Alaskan energy as qualifications…pretty flimsy!) and her alleged history as a reformer. When asked about his recent nasty attack ads, McCain actually asserted the ads were true! Let’s hope that the watchdog nature of our press will continue to give the people what they deserve…the truth.
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Monthly Archives September 2008

Blindie Bids Bye Bye: MTV Cancels Daily Countdown Show TRL

MTV's Total Request Live, a relic in boy-band and pop tart history, is going off the air in November after ten years. The show, which made household names out of Carson Daly and Vanessa Minnillo, is a standing pillar of our youth. Blindie can't help but to love this teen-crazed series for showing us that Mariah Carey was looney when she stripped down in 2001 to some gold short shorts and handed out Popsicles to the audience while host Daly looked dumbfounded.
Read More

Naomi Campbell on Barack Obama: ‘Let’s Paint the White House Black!’

Naomi Campbell, the first black model to grace the covers of British & French Vogue, may be a Brit by nationality--but she's an American for Barack Obama at heart! "I know that I am blessed - but there is always scope for change and improvement," the 38-year-old supermodel told The Times. "Obama is for change, and I really hope he wins - let's paint the White House black.” Campbell, who has had multiple run-ins with the law due to her abrupt anger and infamous cellphone slinging, also said of her somewhat changed ways: “I have learnt - I am learning, I should say, not to be provoked. But if someone insults me, I'm still going to defend myself. I don't take good to racial insults..." Speaking of race, the groundbreaking beauty says of diversity in the modeling world, "My gut instinct is to keep women of colour out there whether I'm still in fashion or not. I'll be very happy when I'm 55 years old to pick up a magazine and see a lovely spread with a black woman. Then I'll know that I didn't work for all these years only to see it go backwards.”
Read More

Sarah Palin & Blindie Agree on One Thing….

MAC cosmetics lipstick is really good! According to People.com, the Republican Veep nominee has switched from granny staple Mary Kay lipstick to a more hip MAC. Is she sure she's not a Democrat? Because MAC is notorious for supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS with their Viva Glam lipstick--and using drag queen RuPaul as their FIRST spokesperson! We're pretty sure her liberal choice of lipstick (being that it supports the gays and all) will upset die-hard "Lipstick Republicans!"
Read More

Blindie Exclusive: Sorority Forever‘s Candice Patton Talks Family, Music & Career

Blindie recently chatted with newcomer Candice Patton of The WB online's Sorority Forever and we couldn't help but to ask if there was any celeb relations between her and actress Paula Patton of Swing Vote and Mirrors. "That's so funny, someone asked me that yesterday," the Texas native told Blindie. "I don't think I am. I'm gonna say no, but you never know." While she may not be related to the other Patton, she does make another famous connection: "I get that a lot with Usher, because I guess his family's last name is Patton. I don't know. He may be like a distant cousin." As for her own family, she says, "I have super supportive parents who kind of said, 'This is what you love, we'll support you and pay for you to go to school and study it.' It's a dream come true to...have them move me out here to Los Angeles of all places and get my feet on the ground and have some kind of success." Although her resume reads like a who's who of daytime soaps, from The Young and the Restless to Days of our Lives, Patton confesses to finding artistic fulfillment in quirky indie films. "I really, really enjoy independent films," she says. "Things that are a little quirkier, that are a little more offbeat than the big blockbuster films." Patton's indie taste even extends to music as she admits to being a fan of folk soul and raves about singer Ray Lamontagne (who performs a mean acoustic cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy"). As for Sorority Forever, Patton, who missed out on the Greek experience while studying theater at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, says, "Spending everyday with these girls they become like your sister...we call each other sis and we're like 'hey sissy', like we're in a Greek sorority."
Read More

Tyra Banks, Designer Patrick Robinson And Stylist June Ambrose, Top US Weekly‘s Most Stylish List

While Blindie loves to report on Tyra Banks, goes ga ga over Gap's head designer Patrick Robinson, and thinks June Ambrose was shutting it down with innovative, futuristic styling on music videos way before Rachel Zoe was a household name, we're still not sure what to make of some of the other celebs on Us Weekly's 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers of '08. The list is a hodge-podge of actresses, designers and TV correspondents (Gayle King even made the list! We didn't even know she was a New Yorker. We thought she lived in Chicago--next door to Oprah). Even a few random folks who we're quite sure are unknown to the average US audience made the list! Hello? Deborah Marquardt and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten? Jean George Vongerichten But the absolute head-scratcher has to be Aubrey O'Day of the Diddy girl group Danity Kane...that girl used to be the fresh-faced hot girl next door and has gone on to become the tranniest, most weaveable white girl on MTV!
Read More

Ga Ga: Robin Givens is Back in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys

If there is one thing that Blindie loves more than anything is a comeback--and that is exactly what Tyler Perry's latest film The Family That Preys does for actress Robin Givens. Having been away from the limelight for nearly a decade (besides a shameful stint as a host on Forgive or Forget!), Givens has struggled to attain her 90s fame. But in Perry's current drama, Givens returns in full effect as a corporate woman, who reads villain Sanaa Lathan (she's equally fantastic playing against type) her rights as a colleague and fellow black businesswoman. Even more impressive is the film's performance in the competitive box office weekend, which included a star-studded comedy by the Coen Brothers, Burn After Reading, and the Pacino-Deniro cop drama Righteous Kill. While Burn opened at No. 1 with an estimated $19.4 million, Perry's lower-budgeted family drama came in second with $18 million.
Read More

Confessions of an ObamaVoter: The War with the Media Heats Up

In an ugly turn of events, the ever mutating Senator John McCain has fully embraced the Karl Rove swiftboat politics which he himself was victim to in the 2000 election, by flooding the airwaves with a new wave of offenses. Alaskan Distraction, Governor Sarah Palin, renewed McCain’s campaign like a shot of botox after her effective (and outrageous) RNC speech. Her headline-grabbing persona has acted as a political smoke screen to leverage the McCain camp's most devious and outright shameful attacks yet: Lipstickgate ‘sexist’ allegations and a perverse deception to paint Obama as a pedophile. Palin coverage also overshadowed Obama’s engaging interview with Fox News’ Bill O‘Reilly, whose questions were aggressive, tough and fair (I NEVER thought I’d be giving props to O‘Reilly). But, the Fox hothead even defended Obama from McCain’s fabricated lipstick controversy. So how long will the fawning Palin coverage last? Is the collective media that McCain once considered his base ever going to challenge (besides O‘Reilly factor…oh the irony!) the McCain campaign lies? In an exclusive interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, Palin was clearly out of her element and circumvented with every answer: Chairperson of Alaska’s energy = national security experience? Trips to Canada, Mexico, Germany and Kuwait = foreign relations experience? Is against abortion even in cases of rape and incest? Was for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it? Is willing to go to war with Russia? And then there was McCain's interview with the fine ladies of The View, where Barbara Walters and Joy Behar lit McCain up! When asked about Palin, McCain struggled to find answers about her national security experience (cited her head of Alaskan energy as qualifications…pretty flimsy!) and her alleged history as a reformer. When asked about his recent nasty attack ads, McCain actually asserted the ads were true! Let’s hope that the watchdog nature of our press will continue to give the people what they deserve…the truth.
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