If the producers wanted Stevi Ritchie to be the first artist eliminated Saturday, he should have gone 1st or 2nd instead of next to last. This left the door wide open for Only the Young, who performed third, to be sent home with the lowest number of votes. I will really miss their energy, but it does seem like they are better off. They are a very headstrong bunch and probably don’t need Louis or the costumers mucking up their performances!
Sunday, Stevi was finally eliminated for this performance:
He’s not even close to being on key.
I will miss his personality but not the fact that I fast forwarded through most of his songs.
Also, Cheryl wore this Saturday, and looked amazing:
Louis went up to people at an ice skating rink, pointed to some members of Stereo Kicks and asked if the everyday citizens knew their names. They all did better than I would, except I know which one is Tom (the cute one).
Each one was given a “_____ Kick” name (like the Spice Girls) with a corresponding graphic. Hopefully this will help me!
We are family
I am so obsessed with Fleur (and apparently the UK is too, she is favorited to win) so I LOVED that she was able to bring out her friends and family during “I’m Every Woman.” What a sweet tribute!
I love that she told all of them together!
Fleur and her sister look so alike.
All her friends and family wore black and stood in a semi circle at the front of the stage, clapping and moving.
Fleur with her mom + sister. Awwwww.
A day in the life of Stevi Ritchie
This was one of my favorite intros ever for one reason. I will also mention he wore at least five different shirts in this segment.
Practices his Elton John song courtesy of a nice graphic.
Movie I want to see
Ben Haenow and his friends driving around in a van and making very British jokes. I’m shocked Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have not thought of this first! Too bad they couldn’t have somehow prevented him from singing “I Will Always Love You.”
The writing on the wall
It was clear to me that Only the Young were going home soon when they visited a toy store and performed. I don’t think they want to be a kids’ act!
A few notes about Lauren
She, like Only the Young, did a rerun song. She did have the good sense to switch it up a lot from her previous performance (though I wouldn’t call it a “twist,” just “go into the normal speed of the song”) and mention that in the intro.
Upon closer inspection, it is a black shirt that has been TAKEN THROUGH HER JEANS’ BELT LOOPS and tied.
It was sweet that her brother danced with her, plus he is a legitimately good dancer. Simon suggested he try out for Britain’s Got Talent.
I am not a huge fan of “I’m Every Woman” but Fleur rocked it. I wish she would have done something with the song but she should just record an album of R&B and hip hop so the UK can push someone other than Jessie J on America. WE DON’T LIKE HER.
Next week: everyone does two songs, one of which was chosen by viewers! I will be so sad when this season is over.
Last night, ABC aired an awards show that is as meaningful as the People’s Choice or Cable Ace Awards (RIP), the American Music Awards. There were lots and lots of performances and some awards no one cared about.
The whole shebang was emceed by Pitbull. Why does he keep getting asked to host this show? Is his music relevant? (He performed and ummm…) He was less annoying overall than the too-short microphone that kept frustrating all the winners. Either teach them how to speak without putting their mouths on the mic, or have one that can be moved up and down.
While looking through Getty Images, I noticed that the AMAs brought in SO MANY people to cover the event, from TV folks I’d never heard of (see Worst Dressed) to Internet folks I’d never heard of to evil Giuliana to Internet folks I do know (FLULAAAAAA!!!!).
I didn’t see Elizabeth Banks on TV, perhaps she slipped in the back, which is a shame because she looks fanfuckingtastic. She is older than most of the people at the AMAs but managed to outdress all of them.
I fucking love this dress. I also wish more people wore mini’s on the red carpet. -K
While this black gown on Charlie XCX does not excite me in a photo, this looked lovely on the red carpet. Bonus points for having an all-female band in vintage prom dresses and rocking that pleather bra top while being flipped over by her dancers.
Hey Taylor Schilling, your dress is pretty effing cute! And your shoes are a COLOR! Way to show up these 18 year olds. You can’t distract me with those shoes, though: put on some goddamn lipstick that is not the same color as your skin.
One day I’ll write a post about how much I like the new One Direction record (mostly when Zayn or Harry is singing), but today I’ll mention they appear relaxed and cool without looking like they tried too hard.
I really wish Harry Styles would wash or cut his hair. -K
Had Zendaya Coleman not worn a powder blue swimsuit top I would have thought this 70s throwback look was absolute perfection. It’s still more daring and interesting than what anyone else wore, and it looked amazing on TV.
Gold lamé is a very unappreciated red carpet fabric. I hope more people wear it in the future. MORE GOLD! MORE MINIs! ALWAYS LIPSTICK! -K
I had never heard of Danai Gurira before this show but this stunning green dress caused me to Google her, find out she’s on a show I don’t ever plan to watch (The Walking Dead) and hope she shows up on something I enjoy.
Love this. I also want more green on the red carpet too. -K
I find Jhene Aiko’s skirt slightly too full. However, her shoulder tattoo, kind of wacky hair, the dress reminding me of the holidays and the fact that I enjoy her music greatly force me to put her into the “Best Dressed” category.
Noah Cyrus looks so sad, which I do not understand, because she’s fucking rich forever thanks to her family. She probably just realized her dress does not pass the fingertips test. Or perhaps she got a glimpse of how crappy and lifeless her hair is.
It could be that Skylar Grey’s outfit is making a statement about the appropriation of hip hop culture, but I doubt it. Does her hat say WOODRAT? She wore an all-white version of this during her performance with Nicki Minaj and I hated it less.
I don’t know who these people are. I am so old AND I mainly only listen to show-tunes. -K
On anyone but J Lo, I would say this is a dated dress made from nude bandages but J Lo is, as you know, the most beautiful woman in America, and she is untouchable. Her make up and hair are covetable, as always.
Look at her pretty SHOES. I am so ready for Idol to come back on my TV. -K
Each week I review movie trailers that came out the previous week or for movies that are about to premiere. Some of these movies I am excited about, some I am mildly curious about, and the rest I make fun of!
Notable movies coming out this weekend
The Imitation Game, November 28, 2014
I am a huge fan of the Dougray Scott-Kate Winslet movie Enigma, a fictional account of the WWII goings on at Bletchley Park so I am very intrigue by this biography of Alan Turing and his work breaking the German Enigma code which greatly helped the Allies win WWII. I also might be excited about this movie because of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Allen Leach AKA BRANSON! [Oh I do really want to see this. I am sure I will fall into an internet hole while I research this at work–it’s going to be a slow-ass two days. -M]
All Relative, is out onDemand and for Rent (starting November 6th)
Man has a weekend fling then falls in love with the ladies daughter –FUN?!? I do think Connie Nielsen is super pretty and looks way younger than 49. In fact I was going to complain about her being cast as the mother of an adult. [It feels like this was probably pitched to more famous people–Taylor Schilling and Diane Lane, maybe?–and they refused. This trailer is edited to make the movie seem charming and fun, when it is actually probably painful to watch. -M]
Movies I can’t wait to see in an ACTUAL theater
Pitch Perfect 2, May 15, 2015
I’m not going to lie when Pitch Perfect was on HBO and Cinemax I think I watched some portion of it at least once a week and I MISS IT NOW IT’S GONE! Pitch Perfect 2 was directed by Elizabeth Banks which makes me even more excited for its May release. [This makes two posts today where we will mention Elizabeth Banks AND FLULA, who plays one of the German singers–I am so happy! (They were both at the AMAs–that posts at noon.) I hope we get to know some of the girls more and I ADORE John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks’ characters. Katey Sagal is in this too, she will probably sing! -M]
I won’t go to an ACTUAL theater but will pay for it on Amazon
The DUFF, April 10, 2015
The only reason this movie isn’t in the “they would have to pay me” section is because I think Mae Whitman is smart and therefore this movie must be better than the trailer makes it out to be OR she made this for the cash. [It’s like our favorite movie She’s All That, but with Allison Janney! Everyone is way too old to be in high school (did you see that guy’s chest?), they should have set it in college. I will only watch this crap if it comes to HBO or Katie and I watch it together. -M]
Danny Collins, TBA 2015
Al Pacino plays a musician Al Pacino BUT this Al Pacino wants to reconnect with his son Bobby Cannavale and date Annette Benning (dear Annette this is NOT how you win an Oscar). [Who talked her into this? WARREN, IS THAT YOU? I do love stories about washed up musicians; however, I would never pay to see this. I will just watch Crazy Heart again. -M]
You would have to PAY me to see it in an ACTUAL theater
Cinderella, March 13, 2015
Ummmm this trailer gives away the entire plot of this film AND Lily James’ waist looks like it was shrunk using CGI. I also don’t care if it has Cate Blanchett or Helena Boham-Carter because from this trailer it appears that Cinderella is the same old drip who needs a man to save her from her shitty life AND the man is Robb Stark, the least interesting Stark. AT Least the super adorable Mirror Mirror made Snow White tough so that she could battle the Queen herself. [Disney needs to work on abandoning sexist tropes in order to become more modern. I would make my imaginary children watch Ever After a hundred times before they saw this. I did spy my favorite Qarthian (is that a thing?), Nonso Anozie, in the trailer. Robb’s hair looks fucking terrible. PASS. -M]