1) Trying too hard: For the record, Pocahontas is the only one who ever rocked this look.
2) Arriving at the concert on your G6:
3) And finally, The end is near:
My 3 year old son is now into watching the “Smurfs” cartoon. I’m talking the old school episodes of the “Smurfs” that are shown each morning on the Boomerang Network. This is so exciting for me because I use to watch this cartoon as a child growing up in the Northwest.
I just had an “aha moment” (PRAISE + PROPS TO OPRAH) while watching an episode of the “Smurfs” this morning — the one where Vanity Smurf gets captured by Gargamel after he looks into a a magical mirror in the forest.
Uhm… HELLO! Has Vanity Smurf always been gay? Am I tardy to this coming out party?
I just googled Vanity Smurf because I just can’t believe I’ve never suspected this before. Instead of getting an answer, I found out there is a big debate brewing online- two camps split over his sexuality.
Was he the FIRST openly gay character on a cartoon? Or was he the first cartoon character that was a metrosexual? Crazy talk! I will be thinking about this one all day.
I woke up this morning to find out I’ve been nominated for two National Entertainment Journalism Awards (From the LA Press Club).
The first nod is for a story that I worked on with Legendary NBC4 Los Angeles anchor Chuck Henry- a story we called “Forgotten Footprints”. Chuck literally stumbled up the original footprints of Grauman’s Chinese Theater which had been hidden away in an airport hangar for more than two decades. We found out that the folks at Grauman’s didn’t even know they existed.
I’m also a finalist for “National Entertainment Journalist of the Year”-- the big award! The nomination is for my body of work in 2010-2011 (both TV and internet). Yes, people- I’m a serious journalist in my other (real) life.
Hugh Hefner is the lifetime achievement honoree this year. And my colleague Robert Kovacik is also up for an award for a profile he did on Hugh saving the Hollywood Sign. Congrats Robert!
“Two trailer park girls go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside.”
Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion or Steve Jobs profile on 60 minutes? The decision was a tough one last night. And yes, I played it like a girl from the trailer park should and turned it to BRAVO. Listen people, over the past 4 months (give or take a few) I have invested every Sunday night to watching dem’ crazy bitches from New Jersey so I wasn’t about to NOT watch the final show of the season. HELLO!
So, why I am sharing this? Well, this morning I asked MEHUBS what happened on the 60 minutes piece on Steve Jobs. And, no surprise here…. he refused to tell me. Yes, he refused to tell me, saying I should have watched it. This actually doesn’t upset me. You see, MEHUBS hates my taste in TV shows and doesn’t understand how someone with my intelligence (like, I’m super smart, y’all) would watch trashy reality TV.
Let me explain why, right here, right now. All day long I’m using my noodle at work, reporting and writing on the news of the day. So, the last thing I want to watch (when I’m at home) is another news program, or a really heavy TV show (IE: crime or family dramas, etc). I just want to zone out and not think during the rare time I get to watch TV for fun (remember, I work in TV). And the Real Housewives fill that void— it’s just mindless, stupid TV that also happens to be produced very well. And yes, it makes me feel better about my own life watching the mess that are the Housewives. Y’all dig?
I’m back to the grind today… and it’s on, really on. This week starts the all mighty November sweeps period for all the networks. So that means big investigations, important stories to share and you guessed it— STORM WATCH!
Also, I will be praying to the news Gods to look over my colleagues this month. Yes people, there are such deities in TV news, or perhaps they are demigods?. Either way, we journalists need a lot of love and prayers.
Happy Monday, y’all.
Hugs & Unicorns,