Day: September 29, 2008

Fashion Movies Zoe Kravitz Zoe Saldana

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 Jessica Szohr TV

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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Movies Politics

An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who “will teach him the true meaning of patriotism.”

According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree –or you’ll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.

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Movies Rosario Dawson Will Smith

At the Movies: Will Smith & Rosario Dawson Reunite For Oscar Gold in Seven Pounds


Summer was all about the blockbuster, but now it’s time for Oscar…and Will Smith returns from ruling the box office via Hancock with his December release of Seven Pounds.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), the drama, which refers to the weight of the human heart, stars Smith as an IRS agent who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers–and one of them is the beautiful Rosario Dawson, whom he falls for.

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Confessions of an ObamaVoter

Confessions of an ObamaVoter: Barack Obama & John McCain Go Head to Head in Debate

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain locked horns for the first of three debates on Friday, where each candidate appeared on the same stage and magnified their differences.

In terms of physical presence, Obama appeared much more comfortable, moving naturally, and maintained eye contact to clearly convey engagement.

McCain, on the other hand, looked awkward and irritated. His movements were also stifled, as his limited range of motion in his shoulders made him look like an outstretched Frankenstein. He rarely looked at Obama and chortled dismissively at Obama’s points.

As for substance, Obama reigned when it came to the economy while McCain was pretty much an expert on foreign policy.

One of the best zingers of the night though came after McCain patted himself on the back with his surge strategy, and Obama came back with a searing litany of McCain’s judgmental failures over the course of the Iraq war…an argument which left McCain befuddled as he was forced to dispute his own flawed words.

When directly compared to Obama, McCain simply does not match the capacity, conviction, and collective support to navigate the nation through these chaotic times. It’s easy to see why McCain used his campaign suspension stunt in a failed attempt to dodge going toe to toe with Obama.

Obama demonstrated, with clear purpose, the direction that the country should go…where it must go. The movement that began in Springfield on a cold February day, fortified with the hope of the American people, continues to march on to November.

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