Monday, March 28, 2011

Another shade of BLACK ...

Miranda Cosgrove should be ashamed of herself. Poor 13 year-old Rebecca Black has been shouldering the incessant criticism, ridicule, and parody stemming from the famous/infamous music video launched a couple Fridays ago. Why should SHE carry that weight alone while Cosgrove skates free??

If you don't know who Miranda Cosgrove is, she's the star of the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly and was recently a feature voice in the movie Despicable Me. Well, SHE does music too and not only do the girls look alike and sing alike, but their videos are pretty much EXACTLY the same as well. Hell, if you lay them next to each other, Cosgrove's actually fades right INTO Black's.

You be the judge! (you can just fast forward to the end of the 1st one if you need to)

Seamless, huh?
Coincidence? No clue.
But if you are gonna crap all over one of them, you might as well crap on them both.

Now a question on many people's minds (mine included) is just who IS that random rapper dude in Black's video?!? I wanna know HIS story!! 

Answer? - Patrice "Pato" Wilson, a Producer for Ark Music Factory, the power behind Rebecca Black's unstoppable musical force. An "artist" in his own right, Pato seems to have figured out that producing will net him a whole lot more bucks than his own rudimentary rap skills ever will. I think HE's going to be an interesting person to keep an eye on ...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chris Brown Apology; take #27 ...

I'm so happy that Chris Brown continues to prove he is, without a doubt, the sack of garbage I keep saying that he is.  As EVERYBODY knows by now, he had another violent outburst after a Good Morning America interview with host Robin Roberts, where she "cornered" him with questions regarding "the Rihanna incident". He question dodged & topic changed to the best of his ability, but it wasn't enough to keep him from exploding backstage in his dressing room. Throwing chairs, breaking windows, ripping his shirt off, and getting in people's faces. Yes, this actually happened.

Whatevz. Yesterday's news. But what you might NOT have heard yet was his asshole "apology" (a Chris Brown trademark by now) on BET's 106 & Park yesterday! It had all the "sincerity" (man, this guy is causing me to use a lot of quotation marks today ... I hate him for THAT now, too!) of his 2009 "I'm not a Monster" apology over Rihanna, or his crocodile tears during his 2010 BET Awards performance.

Hahahahaha Listen to him trying desperately too use big words and sound like a rational intelligent human being. And that poor excuse for a VJ Rocsi and ass clown Terence actually catering to and lapping up the crap coming out of his mouth. Anyone else miss AJ and Free?

The fact that he has to keep apologizing for things should be the indicator that whatever Anger Management skills he picked up aren't working. And the crowd cheering for him sorta made me throwup.

And comparison of Chris Brown vs Charlie Sheen? Please. Charlie may be a completely nuts, self destructive, annoying, played out, recovering (hahaha) drug addict, but he didn't beat his spouse to near death and go jet skiing the next day.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Return of the Karate Kid ...

If you loved The Karate Kid, then you MUST watch this!!!

Funniest show on television? - Quite possibly!

this ROAST leaves a bad taste in your mouth ...

Did anyone catch the Roast of Donald Trump last night on Comedy Central?? Well, I did. And first, let me preface it by saying - Roasts aren't really my thing. The "stars" of them like Jeff Ross and Lisa Lampanelli, I never found very funny ... But just for the fact that Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino was part of the dais this time (that's what they call the panel of roasters, apparently), morbid curiosity demanded that I at least DVR it ... And it was, in fact, a slow moving train wreck.

You may have HEARD how bad the Situation's 'performance' was, but you have NO idea till you watch it yourself. It was the most painful thing ever. From each joke that fell flatter than the last, to the ZERO crowd laughter which made the occasional pity chuckle from the other roasters stand out that much more, to his hackneyed "I-don't-know-WHO he was trying to emulate" motif and comedic stylings. I know it's easy and commonplace to "hate" on Jersey Shore reality stars for their lack of "talent", but this, I promise you, is the WORST thing you've ever seen.
Ralph Wiggum said it the best, Situation - "I'm bembarassed for you!"

And of the rest of Roast there were a few more key mentions:

Lisa Lampanelli: Not funny. At all. I might have cracked a smile here and there, but it was just a bunch of "so what".

Snoop Dogg: Pretty decent. Nothing ground breaking, but he was mildly entertaining. But why is it that they bleeped everything that came out of Snoop's mouth, while Seth McFarlane was free to say "Shit" and "Bullshit" all night long? Also, aren't we all just sick and bored of "hahaha Snoop smokes weed and gets High" jokes? Is that ALL anyone's got? Seriously take a stretch at ANYTHING else.

Jeff Ross: Also not funny. Not even a little bit. His biggest jokes, meant for shock value, were just more sad that he'd actually go there just for a laugh.

Whitney Cummings: Watching her was almost as painful as watching the Situation. Whitney's kinda hot, but even less funny than Ross and Lampanelli. She is like YELLING all of her corny lines and on top of that, she's blatantly reading her jokes off her note cards while at the podium! Hell, at least even Mike attempted to REMEMBER his material. And the worst of it? While she was sitting down and all her fellow roasters were ragging on her for being such a whore, she kept issuing this fake, over-exaggerated, obnoxious, Julia Roberts-esque, bellowing laugh ... uhg. Trying too hard, much?

Larry King: Funny! Who knew? They all trashed him for being old, but he took it well, and when he took the podium, he kept his routine short, tight, and on point. The man has been on camera for decades upon decades. He's knows how to bring it.

But the BEST roaster of the night? Newcomer Anthony Jeselnik. He eviscerated everyone and was hysterical every step of the way. His funniest? - "Donald Trump is such a douchebag. If you look up 'douchebag' in the dictionary, it's a picture of Spencer Pratt. But if you look close, Spencer Pratt is holding up a picture of Donald Trump." - Brilliant!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The G-Funk Era will be missed ...

Nathaniel D. Hale, the iconic rapper better known as Nate Dogg passed away last night. Very very sad. The specific cause of death is yet unknown but he'd had tons of debilitating health issues, suffering multiple strokes in recent years. The 41 year old LBC native (Long Beach California to all you mark busters) will be sorely missed by fans and loved ones alike.

Here's a few of Nate's melodic best appearances to remember him by.


Monday, March 14, 2011

The Rock looks MIZ-erable ...

Wrestlemania 27 is upon us, Sunday April 3rd. I still have a little time to crunch the numbers to give you my predicts for the winners and the losers of the biggest night in Pro Wrestling Entertainment, but till then? This past Monday Night Raw ...

For those that are curious to know, The Rock, who is returning as "Guest Host" for Wrestlemania has been pretty much on the losing end of an on-going war-of-words with John Cena (to many people's surprise, whether Rock fans want to admit it or not) This week The Rock got points for enlisting the help of Rap Sensation Matty B who posed as a Micro Cena to bear the brunt of Rock's insults. Fun stuff, and props to Matty for holding it down and making the whole thing at least partially enjoyable.

And if the night couldn't get any MORE explosive? The Celebrity Guest for Raw for evening? Jersey Shore's own Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.

Nicole's got a cover of Rolling Stone Magazine to promote and WWE is happy enough to attach itself to the Jersey Shore wagon, so it's win-win for everybody! ... Although the fans gave mixed reactions, props to Polizzi for keeping her composure. Hell, most genuine actresses or celebs or whatever have a tough time being entertaining when guesting Raw, and she was at least on par with them. Snookers stood her ground against Michelle McCool, had a salable ring run-in and jump on Layla, and got herself invited back for a 3-man tag match in Wrestlemania! Good for you, Snooks!

But probably the best stunt of the night, if you lasted to the very end, when Cena was getting jumped by Alberto Del Rio and some loser, was the surprise actual LIVE appearance by the Rock! ... Or so the crowd thought ...

The Miz showed up decked out in Rock garb, and totally faked out the audience in attendance, and then rushed into the ring to assist with the John Cena beatdown. Awesome.

A lot of good stuff this week on Raw as the Road to Wrestlemania continues :)

she's Black in the Game

Her name? Rebecca Black. Who is she? The hottest new music sensation sweeping the nation. The girl is viral in its truest form.

Ok. Let me clarify. On Frida,y the 13 year-old unknown 'artist' released her debut single entitled "Friday" on Youtube and it has already racked up more that 2.3 million views! Is it that good? .... hahaha Well, that's the thing. Popular opinion is that it is NOT. In fact, people are saying it's the worst thing they've ever heard. And with singers like Willow Smith and Ke$ha making records, that's actually really SAYING something!

However, the old adage - "any press is good press" is holding true. Wether you are getting praised or getting trashed, Twitter doesn't know the difference, so her fame started blowing up just from folks tweeting about it. People log in to see what everyone is talking about, and then Wash, Rise, Repeat. You wind up with blog posts like this one.

Here's the video:

Decide for yourself, but I don't think it's THAT bad :) I mean she's not spouting genius lyrics like "Wake up in the morning, feeling like P. Diddy ...", but then again, she's 13. Give the girl a break! and if Justin Bieber is any model for success, it's only a matter of time before someone like Usher DOES.

Anyway ... You may as well have a seat and get comfortable. You're gonna be hearing her name a lot for a while.

You're welcome :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wow. How do you live THIS one down?

Now I've heard of 'parents fighting their kid's battle for them', but this is RIDICULOUS!

Watch what happens when a boxer is on the ropes, taking a serious ass whooping in the ring, and the bell, the ref, and the fight doctor aren't there to save him ...

I mean, that shit didn't fly on the playground, and it certainly don't fly in the ring! I would have LOVED to witness the Mother-Son convo afterwards!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Coloring OUTSIDE the lines of a Kids Show ...

Anyone remember The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? Well you SHOULD as it's been airing for almost 20 years! (debuted in 1993)

It's been a relatively ... EXTREMELY cheesy show since it's inception. No doubt about it. But you couldn't help get at least a LITTLE kick out of it! No? I mean ... WHO didn't like Pink Ranger? Right, fellas?

Well, anyway, did anyone ever take notice of just how not-even-shy-about-it RACIST the show was? LOL I mean, even for the early 90's, you'd think they'd be a LITTLE more cognizant of how they were casting each of the individual Ranger characters.

Well, CollegeHumor noticed and put together a fun little piece highlighting Zordon's (the Power Rangers Boss on the show, in case you didn't know) decision making process when it came time to select some new recruits ...


Props to Josh for sharing!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

B.I.G. Forever!

March 9th, 1997, Notorious B.I.G. was killed in a drive-by shooting in the culmination of that whole East Coast/West Coast Rap beef that was prevalent in mid-late 90's. Despite the insanity, it was an AMAZING era for hip-hop music. Possibly the best its EVER been, and Biggie, at the forefront, will live on forever as one of the Greatest of All time.

Today, in honor of the "Livest one from Bedford-Stuyvesant", I'm throwing up a bunch of my fave Biggie music videos for you to enjoy. A one-stop shop (you people love those) so you don't have to prowl Youtube for them yourself.


And here's one that I just found of Biggie freestyling at age 17. Incredible! I wonder if those guys standing there with him back then had any CLUE who they were in the presence of or who he would become!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

the RING is SHINING...

Oh Em Gee ... This is TOO funny! (you're welcome, in advance!) It's awesome just how blurred the line can be between fantasy and reality...

Most would think they're mature enough for R-rated subject matter, especially in terms of conventional horror flicks in this day and age. So when this hotel decides to have a little fun at the expense of some unsuspecting guests and patrons, (who've likely watched one too many movies in their time), it results in some INCREDIBLE gut honest reactions from these supposedly mature and discerning adults!
(please disregard the 1st 30 seconds or so of foreign language news buildup for the clip)

The greatest prank I've seen in a long long time!

Who cares about Aggie? ... I do!

Christina Aguilera aka 'Britney Spears's Shadow' has been making the headlines a LOT lately in case you hadn't noticed! Seriously! She must have gotten a new PR team or something, because she seems to be working OVERTIME at being a topic of discussion. The last time she was even MODERATELY this interesting was back in her 'Dirrty' phase when she was going by the name X-tina, and that was what? 2002?

Her latest escapade is that she's being sued (or at least Sony Music is) over her hit song "Ain't No Other Man", which was sampled from Dave Cortez and the Moon People's song "Hippy Skippy Moon Strut" (stupid ass title, I know). Apparently Sony went through the wrong people to get clearance for the song, copyrights, ownership, blah, blah, blah. Punitive damage will likely be paid. Whatever. The only thing that's interesting about it is Aguilera's involvement.

And I say 'kudos' to her' for it! Through her recent life B.S., she's even somehow gotten better looking. The outa nowhere and now messy divorce from that (let's face it) toad Jordan Bratman, the crappy movie Burlesque that nobody watched, dating the 14 year old Production Assistant, botching the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, falling down during her performance at the Grammys, getting arrested for Public Intoxication last week, and now this? I dare say X-tina (yes, she's that again) is on the verge of making people actually give a damn about her, and for the 1st time in her life, more 'Must See' than Britney. Hell, she's only one Vehicular Manslaughter or Felony Arson charge away from convincing me to buy her next album!

Keep up the great work, Aggie!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

this is what happens when you 'axe' all the wrong questions ...

Don't you LOVE people that mispronouncify everything they say? Or says everything in the wrong tenses? Well the Grammar Nazi sure does! And since it's HIS company and can do whatever the hell he wants, he 'corrects' any would-be offenders with the most EXTREME of consequences ... And he plays NO favorites ...

Thanks Manny!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I told you ... Stop hittin the table ...

For nothing but pure Tuesday entertainment for anyone perusing my blog to find a little funny to finish out the rest of the day, here is one of the funniest skits/clips from The Chapelle Show featuring Tupac and his uncanny ability to not let a little something like death stand in the way of being at the forefront of hip-hop today.

You're welcome!

Super Crazy!

Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of Seattle since Grunge music ... well, definitely the greatest thing in 2011, is Phoenix Jones.

Have you heard about this dude? A real life Superhero who dresses up every night in costume, and teaming up w/ his cohorts (gang?) known as The Rain City Superheroes, he patrols the streets of Seattle, keeping the city safe for you and me. (although, I live in NY so he's not TECHNICALLY keeping me safe from anything, but you catch my drift, I'm sure)

He's been making headlines since January about his attempted crime-stopping and has been met with a bit of controversy, mostly with the local police who fear his 'attempt to help', may actually INCITE the crimes that he's seeking to prevent. Thus, he may wind up the very victim that needs saving in the end.

Although, good luck taking Phoenix down! He's encased in body armor and wields martial arts, pepper spray, a night stick with a taser on the end, and most powerful weapon of all - a cell phone so he can call for help when he's getting his ass kicked.

Just when you think you've heard the last from him, the masked vigilante is in the news again, and this time its the Wall Street Journal that's paying attention:

As awesome as this whole thing is, the man is OBVIOUSLY insane, and he's totally gonna get himself killed out there ...