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Monthly Archives November 2008

Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Season One Finale!

Bravo wraps up the Hotlanta Housewives saga in a season finale that has Nene Leakes confronting Kim Zolciak and the rumors that ruined their friendship, DeShawn Snow still still calling herself a sinlge parent, Lisa Wu and Ed Hartwell dreading spending time apart and Sheree Witfield still trying to get her fashion line together. Here are Blindie's top ten moments from the "Best of Enemies" episode.

  1. Kim calls Nene a "drag queen." Well, if that's not the wig calling the weave fake!
  2. DeShawne reminisces with her husband about life "back in the day" -eating Hamburger Helper, Ramen Noodles and Red Lobster. And that's why she has a chef!
  3. Dallas Austin calls up Kim to tell her to get serious about her singing and quit drinking and smoking. He even suggests she go running for a couple of hours!
  4. Sheree recruits Project Runway's Mychael Knight to be her "fashion fairy godfather." He points out all of the flaws in her clothing line -from the "whack" stitching to the poor choice of fabric and the overall homemade look. We love when Mychael admonishes Sheree for throwing a grand party before the clothes were perfected, advising her that "if you had less grandness you may have more time to" uh...make wearable clothes.
  5. Lisa Wu tries to teach DeShawne how to cook a simple chicken dish and DeShawn, who can't even operate the food processor, finds it "a little overwhelming." We hope she doesn't have to get rid of the chef when her husband Eric retires from basketball. Oh yeah, she only has to give up her leased Mercedes, but don't worry she has five more cars.
  6. Kim's two daughters tell her they're breathing in her second hand smoke and encourage her to stop smoking in return for sleeping in their own beds. Wait, her two daughters sleep in her bed every night? Somebody was smoking in the girls' room during Parenting 101.
  7. Nene and her husband buy her son Brice a Ford FX2 SUV for a graduation gift, but she stresses that he will be buying his next car on his own because she wants him to be a strong independent black man!
  8. Nene confronts Kim at Lisa Wu's dinner party and before it can ugly and really good, Nene's husband delivers some words of wisdom, "don't let any experience in life change you from who you are.... do not get absorbed in this...this is not worth it."
  9. Nene declares, "you know I'm gonna put it on the line don't you? I'm a free bird honey!" Did we mention, that we've already ordered our "Team Nene" shirts?
  10. The wrap-up at the end says Sheree is still waiting for her seven-figure settlement, DeShawn is planning another fundraiser and still can't cook, Kim has broken up with Big Papa (now we'll never get to see him!) and Nene and Kim still haven't met up to make up. Which means, bring on season two!

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90210 2.0 Watch: Half-Brother Makes a Splash, Annie Turns Bitchy, and Brenda & Kelly Share a Boy (Once AGAIN!)

In the latest episode of 90210, titled "That Which We Destroy," half-brother Sean (Josh Henderson) makes a splash on the Wilson household; Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) & Annie (Shenae Grimes) feud over Ethan; and Dixon (Tristan Wilds) deals with pangs of jealousy over Harry's "real son." Here are Tuesday's Top Ten moments: 1. "Roman coins would roll with envy...what a profile!" Grams Wilson (Jessica Walter) says of hunky half-brother Sean's looks, before saying that she feels old with her new grand-addition. 2. Naomi's mom Tracy Clark urges her recently found son to call her "Mom!" upon their first meeting. "Oh, that's his mother's money, not his!" Tracy says of Sean's reaction to Harry's digs. 3. Ethan (Dustin Milligan) and Annie go public! "Annie, we're together, so together, like siamese twins," Ethan says. 4. Ozzie's (Michael Trevino) back...and we're LOVING it. Naomi is finally moving on and we couldn't think of a hotter stud! 5. Naomi & Annie are called into guidance counselor Kelly's office to talk about their new half-brother. "Annie's a whore, who went out with my boyfriend behind my back when I asked her not to," Naomi says of her feelings towards Annie. 6. "Ladies, I don't want you to waste your lives fighting over guys," Kelly advises Annie & Naomi of the importance of girlfriends, right before hearing that Brenda slept with hot lit teacher Ryan. De ja vous, anyone (revisit the Brenda-Dylan-Kelly triangle from the 90s!). "It's not like we're in high school anymore," Brenda tells Kelly. 7. Annie calls out Naomi's UGGs in the cafe, where Naomi sits with a demanding group of upperclassmen, who request that she program their SideKick & get them iced coffees in the AM (Naomi's housekeeper Penelope ends up delivering those drinks!) 8. Dixon gets jealous over Harry (Rob Estes) teaching his "real son" Sean to play lacrosse, while Silver (Jessica Stroup) notices lacrosse cheerleader Christina's (Lauren London) rah-rah over Dixon. "You're the first brotha to play varsity lacrosse at West Beverly," the smitten hottie from the block tells Dixon. "You're our own little Jackie Robinson." 9. "Oh, the virgin's getting vicious. Aw, it's clear trying to be is giving you a nervous breakdown!" Naomi says of Annie's outburst..."Enjoy my sloppy seconds!" she yells after Annie runs to her ex Ethan. 10. Naomi shows up at the lacrosse game with a midriff-baring West Bev Wildcats jersey, before Ozzie plants a wet one on Naomi. He then dares her to kiss the mascot Walter the Wildcat, who turns out to be Annie! BONUS: OMG! Half-brother Sean is up to no good...at the end of the episode he makes a sketchy phone call that eludes to his scheming!
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Where In The World Is Michael Jackson?: Dodging A Lawsuit From A Bahrain Prince

Bahrain Prince, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa is suing Michael Jackson for over $7 million in London's High Court claiming the singer reneged on a record contract. Abdullah's lawyer Bankim Thanki claims Jackson was paid lucrative sums by the Sheikh in 2005, including $35,000 to pay utility bills at the Neverland Ranch as part of a "pay-back" agreement that included the release of a new album and an autobiography. Jackson is claiming the Sheikh's payments were gifts and that a project was never finalized. The King of Pop was a guest of the Bahrain royal family soon after his child molestation trial ended in 2005. "Sheikh Abdullah began to support Mr. Jackson financially after 2005 when it became clear that Mr. Jackson was in very serious financial difficulties, much to Sheikh Abdullah's surprise," Thanki said. Jackson, who is currently in the United States, is claiming to be unfit for travel to the United Kingdom for the trial and may be allowed to give his testimony via video link next week.
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GIMME FIVE: Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Barack Obama

Get to know United States President-elect Barack Obama with these little-known fun facts.

  1. He was born on August 4th and his astrological sign is Leo.
  2. He is left-handed -only the sixth post-war president to be left-handed.
  3. His first name, Barack, means "blessed" in Swahili and he was nicknamed Barry as a child, "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball, and "Bar" by his late grandmother.
  4. The desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy.
  5. He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.

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Gossip Girl Watch: Spying On An Upper East Side Thanksgiving

Nothing says Thanksgiving like secrets and lies right? No? Well then, you must not live on Gossip Girl's Upper East Side where family dysfunction means extortion, kidnapping, and surveillance. Here are Blindie's top ten moments on Gossip Girl's "Magnificent Archibalds" episode:

  1. Bart and Lily Bass discover Jenny Humphrey has been crashing at their house when they return from their vacation on Necker Island. You know, that tiny island in the British Virgin Islands owned by Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
  2. Blair Waldorf calls Aaron Rose a young Big Love Bill Paxton because of his open relationship with Serena van der Woodsen.
  3. Dan Humphrey runs into Aaron at the grocery store - awkward! The two indie dudes compare notes about Serena and Dan spills the beans about her bad girl past.
  4. Eric van der Woodsen cracks into his stepfather Bart's safe, with the help of Chuck Bass of course, and finds gold bars (what else?) and surveillance files on himself, Serena and his mother Lily. After reading his mother's file he discovers she was institutionalized as a teenager just like him.
  5. We just love all the love being shown to the hired help! Lily asks Eric, "how did you get so wise?" he replies, "the nanny," Chuck credits his hot au pair Gina for changing his life, and the kicker is when Blair makes her maid Dorota follow her around the city in full housekeeping uniform!
  6. Vanessa Abrams and Chuck team up to warn Nate Archibald about the FBI and his dad's plan to kidnap him and extort money from his rich grandparents, the Vanderbilts. Wait, Nate's grandparents are the Vanderbilts? Anderson Cooper's Vanderbilt's? And Nate's dad is going to kidnap him to extort money out of them? Geez, high school is rough on the Upper East Side!
  7. Eric finds out his mother was in an institution at just about the same age he was put away.
  8. And after all that drama, Nate asks Vanessa "can we get together sometime to Vanessa?" This guy sure does pull a lot of girls for a broke son of a criminal!
  9. Lily ends up at the Humphrey house for Thanksgiving dinner for a second year in a row! Geez, how many seasons do we have to wait before Rufus and Lily get married?!
  10. Vanessa stoops to Bass level and reads Jenny's love letter from Nate. Ah, Brooklyn girl gone bad!
PHOTO CREDIT: GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW
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Color on the Cover: GQ Names Barack Obama ‘Man Of The Year’

Men's style magazine GQ has put President-Elect Barack Obama on one of its four "Men of the Year" covers. The accompanying article, which proclaims the groundbreaking 44th President of the United States of America "Game Changer of the Year," was written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Joining Obama in GQ's 2008 "Men of the Year" ranks: Gold medalist Michael Phelps, Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who all grace the other three covers.
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ObamaNation: Obama’s First Televised Post-Election Interview With 60 Minutes

President-elect Barack Obama outlined his priorities in his first televised post-election interview with CBS' 60 Minutes and spoke of his intent to restore a "sense of trust, transparency, openness in our financial system" and bringing back the "bond of trust between the presidency and the public" he thinks has been lost. He also spoke about the current crisis in the auto industry, "it's my belief that we need to provide assistance to the auto industry. But I think that it can't be a blank check," and stressed the importance of focusing on the mortgage situation and it's impact on the economy. Obama also addressed the comparisons in the press of today's financial problems and his upcoming presidency with that of the early 1930s and former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "What you see in FDR that I hope my team can-- emulate, is not always getting it right, but projecting a sense of confidence, and a willingness to try things," he said.
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Monthly Archives November 2008

Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Season One Finale!

Bravo wraps up the Hotlanta Housewives saga in a season finale that has Nene Leakes confronting Kim Zolciak and the rumors that ruined their friendship, DeShawn Snow still still calling herself a sinlge parent, Lisa Wu and Ed Hartwell dreading spending time apart and Sheree Witfield still trying to get her fashion line together. Here are Blindie's top ten moments from the "Best of Enemies" episode.

  1. Kim calls Nene a "drag queen." Well, if that's not the wig calling the weave fake!
  2. DeShawne reminisces with her husband about life "back in the day" -eating Hamburger Helper, Ramen Noodles and Red Lobster. And that's why she has a chef!
  3. Dallas Austin calls up Kim to tell her to get serious about her singing and quit drinking and smoking. He even suggests she go running for a couple of hours!
  4. Sheree recruits Project Runway's Mychael Knight to be her "fashion fairy godfather." He points out all of the flaws in her clothing line -from the "whack" stitching to the poor choice of fabric and the overall homemade look. We love when Mychael admonishes Sheree for throwing a grand party before the clothes were perfected, advising her that "if you had less grandness you may have more time to" uh...make wearable clothes.
  5. Lisa Wu tries to teach DeShawne how to cook a simple chicken dish and DeShawn, who can't even operate the food processor, finds it "a little overwhelming." We hope she doesn't have to get rid of the chef when her husband Eric retires from basketball. Oh yeah, she only has to give up her leased Mercedes, but don't worry she has five more cars.
  6. Kim's two daughters tell her they're breathing in her second hand smoke and encourage her to stop smoking in return for sleeping in their own beds. Wait, her two daughters sleep in her bed every night? Somebody was smoking in the girls' room during Parenting 101.
  7. Nene and her husband buy her son Brice a Ford FX2 SUV for a graduation gift, but she stresses that he will be buying his next car on his own because she wants him to be a strong independent black man!
  8. Nene confronts Kim at Lisa Wu's dinner party and before it can ugly and really good, Nene's husband delivers some words of wisdom, "don't let any experience in life change you from who you are.... do not get absorbed in this...this is not worth it."
  9. Nene declares, "you know I'm gonna put it on the line don't you? I'm a free bird honey!" Did we mention, that we've already ordered our "Team Nene" shirts?
  10. The wrap-up at the end says Sheree is still waiting for her seven-figure settlement, DeShawn is planning another fundraiser and still can't cook, Kim has broken up with Big Papa (now we'll never get to see him!) and Nene and Kim still haven't met up to make up. Which means, bring on season two!

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90210 2.0 Watch: Half-Brother Makes a Splash, Annie Turns Bitchy, and Brenda & Kelly Share a Boy (Once AGAIN!)

In the latest episode of 90210, titled "That Which We Destroy," half-brother Sean (Josh Henderson) makes a splash on the Wilson household; Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) & Annie (Shenae Grimes) feud over Ethan; and Dixon (Tristan Wilds) deals with pangs of jealousy over Harry's "real son." Here are Tuesday's Top Ten moments: 1. "Roman coins would roll with envy...what a profile!" Grams Wilson (Jessica Walter) says of hunky half-brother Sean's looks, before saying that she feels old with her new grand-addition. 2. Naomi's mom Tracy Clark urges her recently found son to call her "Mom!" upon their first meeting. "Oh, that's his mother's money, not his!" Tracy says of Sean's reaction to Harry's digs. 3. Ethan (Dustin Milligan) and Annie go public! "Annie, we're together, so together, like siamese twins," Ethan says. 4. Ozzie's (Michael Trevino) back...and we're LOVING it. Naomi is finally moving on and we couldn't think of a hotter stud! 5. Naomi & Annie are called into guidance counselor Kelly's office to talk about their new half-brother. "Annie's a whore, who went out with my boyfriend behind my back when I asked her not to," Naomi says of her feelings towards Annie. 6. "Ladies, I don't want you to waste your lives fighting over guys," Kelly advises Annie & Naomi of the importance of girlfriends, right before hearing that Brenda slept with hot lit teacher Ryan. De ja vous, anyone (revisit the Brenda-Dylan-Kelly triangle from the 90s!). "It's not like we're in high school anymore," Brenda tells Kelly. 7. Annie calls out Naomi's UGGs in the cafe, where Naomi sits with a demanding group of upperclassmen, who request that she program their SideKick & get them iced coffees in the AM (Naomi's housekeeper Penelope ends up delivering those drinks!) 8. Dixon gets jealous over Harry (Rob Estes) teaching his "real son" Sean to play lacrosse, while Silver (Jessica Stroup) notices lacrosse cheerleader Christina's (Lauren London) rah-rah over Dixon. "You're the first brotha to play varsity lacrosse at West Beverly," the smitten hottie from the block tells Dixon. "You're our own little Jackie Robinson." 9. "Oh, the virgin's getting vicious. Aw, it's clear trying to be is giving you a nervous breakdown!" Naomi says of Annie's outburst..."Enjoy my sloppy seconds!" she yells after Annie runs to her ex Ethan. 10. Naomi shows up at the lacrosse game with a midriff-baring West Bev Wildcats jersey, before Ozzie plants a wet one on Naomi. He then dares her to kiss the mascot Walter the Wildcat, who turns out to be Annie! BONUS: OMG! Half-brother Sean is up to no good...at the end of the episode he makes a sketchy phone call that eludes to his scheming!
Read More

Where In The World Is Michael Jackson?: Dodging A Lawsuit From A Bahrain Prince

Bahrain Prince, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa is suing Michael Jackson for over $7 million in London's High Court claiming the singer reneged on a record contract. Abdullah's lawyer Bankim Thanki claims Jackson was paid lucrative sums by the Sheikh in 2005, including $35,000 to pay utility bills at the Neverland Ranch as part of a "pay-back" agreement that included the release of a new album and an autobiography. Jackson is claiming the Sheikh's payments were gifts and that a project was never finalized. The King of Pop was a guest of the Bahrain royal family soon after his child molestation trial ended in 2005. "Sheikh Abdullah began to support Mr. Jackson financially after 2005 when it became clear that Mr. Jackson was in very serious financial difficulties, much to Sheikh Abdullah's surprise," Thanki said. Jackson, who is currently in the United States, is claiming to be unfit for travel to the United Kingdom for the trial and may be allowed to give his testimony via video link next week.
Read More

GIMME FIVE: Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Barack Obama

Get to know United States President-elect Barack Obama with these little-known fun facts.

  1. He was born on August 4th and his astrological sign is Leo.
  2. He is left-handed -only the sixth post-war president to be left-handed.
  3. His first name, Barack, means "blessed" in Swahili and he was nicknamed Barry as a child, "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball, and "Bar" by his late grandmother.
  4. The desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy.
  5. He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father.

Read More

Gossip Girl Watch: Spying On An Upper East Side Thanksgiving

Nothing says Thanksgiving like secrets and lies right? No? Well then, you must not live on Gossip Girl's Upper East Side where family dysfunction means extortion, kidnapping, and surveillance. Here are Blindie's top ten moments on Gossip Girl's "Magnificent Archibalds" episode:

  1. Bart and Lily Bass discover Jenny Humphrey has been crashing at their house when they return from their vacation on Necker Island. You know, that tiny island in the British Virgin Islands owned by Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
  2. Blair Waldorf calls Aaron Rose a young Big Love Bill Paxton because of his open relationship with Serena van der Woodsen.
  3. Dan Humphrey runs into Aaron at the grocery store - awkward! The two indie dudes compare notes about Serena and Dan spills the beans about her bad girl past.
  4. Eric van der Woodsen cracks into his stepfather Bart's safe, with the help of Chuck Bass of course, and finds gold bars (what else?) and surveillance files on himself, Serena and his mother Lily. After reading his mother's file he discovers she was institutionalized as a teenager just like him.
  5. We just love all the love being shown to the hired help! Lily asks Eric, "how did you get so wise?" he replies, "the nanny," Chuck credits his hot au pair Gina for changing his life, and the kicker is when Blair makes her maid Dorota follow her around the city in full housekeeping uniform!
  6. Vanessa Abrams and Chuck team up to warn Nate Archibald about the FBI and his dad's plan to kidnap him and extort money from his rich grandparents, the Vanderbilts. Wait, Nate's grandparents are the Vanderbilts? Anderson Cooper's Vanderbilt's? And Nate's dad is going to kidnap him to extort money out of them? Geez, high school is rough on the Upper East Side!
  7. Eric finds out his mother was in an institution at just about the same age he was put away.
  8. And after all that drama, Nate asks Vanessa "can we get together sometime to Vanessa?" This guy sure does pull a lot of girls for a broke son of a criminal!
  9. Lily ends up at the Humphrey house for Thanksgiving dinner for a second year in a row! Geez, how many seasons do we have to wait before Rufus and Lily get married?!
  10. Vanessa stoops to Bass level and reads Jenny's love letter from Nate. Ah, Brooklyn girl gone bad!
PHOTO CREDIT: GIOVANNI RUFINO/THE CW
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Color on the Cover: GQ Names Barack Obama ‘Man Of The Year’

Men's style magazine GQ has put President-Elect Barack Obama on one of its four "Men of the Year" covers. The accompanying article, which proclaims the groundbreaking 44th President of the United States of America "Game Changer of the Year," was written by Senator Ted Kennedy. Joining Obama in GQ's 2008 "Men of the Year" ranks: Gold medalist Michael Phelps, Oscar-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm, who all grace the other three covers.
Read More

ObamaNation: Obama’s First Televised Post-Election Interview With 60 Minutes

President-elect Barack Obama outlined his priorities in his first televised post-election interview with CBS' 60 Minutes and spoke of his intent to restore a "sense of trust, transparency, openness in our financial system" and bringing back the "bond of trust between the presidency and the public" he thinks has been lost. He also spoke about the current crisis in the auto industry, "it's my belief that we need to provide assistance to the auto industry. But I think that it can't be a blank check," and stressed the importance of focusing on the mortgage situation and it's impact on the economy. Obama also addressed the comparisons in the press of today's financial problems and his upcoming presidency with that of the early 1930s and former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "What you see in FDR that I hope my team can-- emulate, is not always getting it right, but projecting a sense of confidence, and a willingness to try things," he said.
Read More