Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Call the Police on the Fashion Police!!

Does anybody watch Fashion Police on the E! Channel? After every awards show, the "Fashion Police" critique the outfits worn by the celebrities at the show. This past Monday was the review of Oscars 2008.

In the past, they've had different hosts (such as Jay Manuel and J. Alexander from America's Next Top Model), with Debbie Matenopoulous (the regular E! person) and a couple other guest analysts (ha ha, for lack of a better word), who critique just jewelry or just hair. This time, Debbie hosted with Kimora Lee Simmons and some other British dude.

I have 2 complaints:

1) Kimora was annoying. I couldn't listen to her scratchy, unpolished voice. She has a rough speaking style; and I couldn't get past it to listen to her actual critique. She kept butting in and interrupting everybody, including the guest "police" from InStyle magazine and others. As my sister accurately stated, "Kimora always has to have the last word."

I'm happy to see that other people agreed with me.

2) Does Debbie have an eating disorder? She looked incredibly thin-- much thinner than in the past. She looked pretty (great dress), but so thin. And, she sat so awkwardly in her chair; she looked very uncomfortable and it was very obvious to me that she was sitting like that because of some kind of fear. She kept her arms propped/resting on the armrests, I think, for fear of showing fat arms (when laid flat against the side of her body). First, I thought she was sitting so erect because she was afraid her dress would slide off, but later we caught her doing the weird supermodel post where your shoulders jut out far in front of you with your back slouched. Kinda like this:

So, we surmised that she must be afraid to look fat on camera (Why Debbie? You are so thin already), but instead ended up looking weird.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cosmetics Get Involved in HD DVD - Blu-ray Battle

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a decision. After months of waffling in the format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray, Cargo cosmetics have finally made up their minds.

Following their cronies at Warner Brothers, they're going the Blu-ray route with their blu_ray collection of makeup. "Created especially for filming in high-definition, this professional-quality makeup covers imperfections while looking completely natural—since any heavy coverage is amplified in hi-def— and the result is radiant skin."

And, a wise one decision it was...since Toshiba (its biggest champion) has officially announced they're quitting HD DVD. (via wired blogs)

Thank you, Cargo. We can now finally sleep peacefully at night knowing that you've finally chosen your side in this high-def format war.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

bowling for fruit on the loft

My favorite fruit bowls, posted on the loft.

Common and His Surprise Guest

Went to the Common concert this past Wednesday at the House of Blues in Anaheim...and it was Sa-Lammin'! Guess who showed up as a surprise guest: his boy, Kanye. w00t!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ba-Rock the Vote

I voted for Hillary Clinton yesterday for various reasons that I won't get into here. But, frankly, I'd be equally happy if Barack wins the democratic primary, and I'd be very excited to vote for him for president in November. just introduced a music video honoring Obama, replete with celebrities and musicians singing/speaking to his "Yes we can" speech (something like that) cut with images of Obama giving this speech. My favorites, Common and John Legend, are featured...and just watching this video would've almost made me want to vote for Obama in yesterday's California primary!