Day: September 14, 2008

Fashion Tyra Banks

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 Movies Tyler Perry

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

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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