Too Early to Say

I know that it is too way early to say, but I think I already have an early favorite for this year’s Miss Universe tilt. Meet Ada Aimee de la Cruz , Miss Dominican Republic 2009.

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A lot of things can still happen while we wait for the big night on August 23, 2009. But I’m confident, she can be a sure shot. A confident front runner.

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The Adam Lambert Outrageous After effects

It is sad that these videos cannot be viewed in our office but anyway, I just wanted to share this to all of you. These are freakin’ hilarious. Do it the normal way to view it properly. Pause the vid for some time, wait till the red indicator is full…..before you play. Voila…..Enjoy freaks!

I knew it, I was never alone.

B-DAZZLED 

Woooosssh! That’s it!

I don’t know if I was just bored or it was just so addicting.

I just kept on scrolling my Ipod yesterday and continuously watched Ugly Betty until I reached episode 24 and I didn’t even realized that the season is over.

Hmmmmmpppfff.. Sad.

I was scrolling the net wikipedia, google while Mean Mina also gave me the news. It was the season finale of Ugly Betty.

At least somebody should inform us that it ends there. Right now…I am in a situation where I don’t have much of a choice but to wait. 😦

Can wait for the premiere of Season 4. Is it true that I have to wait till September?

I am sure a lot of you guys are in the What, When, Where, Who situation right now.

Don’t yah worry…..you’re not alone.

B-here

12:18 in the evening, May 29, 2009

Half of the year is almost through. I am excited to celebrate my first year in this spot. That calls for a big bang! DEFINITELY.

Hello avid B-dazzlers. I just finished watching the 12th episode of Ugly Betty. That series is one hell of fun. Makes me think so much…..those “what could be” in life. I don’t know , it is just so hilarious. I love Amanda so much and she can never TOP anyone  in my “funniest bitch on earth” list. Spending hours watching 5 episodes in a row was all worth it.

—–right now, while I am busy writing this blog, next to me was Randell snoring like a thunder. Honestly, I am getting used to it. It is like, I am going to die if I miss it. I remember my days back home, my uncle has got the same case that I cannot sleep without hearing him snoring. Hearing it was something like melody to the ears. Seriously, this is not a hoax.

—–My notebook sucks. My battery got fully drained out. A piece of crap. It has not even completed 2 years and now it is ruined. Day before yesterday when I was trying it….Voila. It says Battery not present. I tried troubleshooting it and it just leads me to one conclusion. Hopeless! Really! It was indeed a piece of crap. 600 f*ckin bucks I have to spend to get a new one….and guess what? I am broke. I just can’t afford to spend right now as I am starting to feel the after effects of recession….my dues and blah blah blah. 😉 Just wanted to keep my hidden assets safe and sound.

——where is gee? Missin’ her. All of us. Gee—-if you are reading this, please buy me a T2 DVD if its available in the Province of Bulacan. (MARE ANO? MAY CHANNEL 2 NA BA SA BAYAN NYO?) I am pregnant and if you fail to carry one….I am afraid I will have a miscarriage. I know you won’t let that happen. Valerie will be so upset to loose a sister. So buy me one please…….Love yah bitch.

——Mean Mina is about to get her new sewing machine. In fact, maybe right now it is PROJECT RUNWAY IN PROGRESS..I am excited. She is excited. I hope she can sew my dream underwear for my future boy toys. I was picturing out something like this….

love it

love it

I know. It is just a simple piece of cloth.

For those of you who can’t identify what is it….well..it is called the elephant thong dumb asses.

I must say, this can be a good start. What do you say Mean Mina…..???? I would love to see this in your first  set of collections. Surely, DSD can wait. 😉 Believe me, we don’t do something without a purpose. 😉 We can even raise funds through this. We can call it “Elephant for a Cause”. Proceeds can go to charity.

I knowwwww……….Brilliant Idea isn’t it?…that was easy!

I am starting to sound serious about it.

Maybe Little T from our office can give us a pattern to start with.

——-What’s the fuzz on KH & HK scandal? Have you seen the video? I did. My comments. Well, Seeing 10,178 number of porn movies of different classifications and positions, the vid didn’t even reach my top 5,000. It was like watching a pupa finally having its wings as it flies up high. (I meant boring). Well K did impress me a little bit with her acrobatic moves that even made Elle think that it was just plain and simple. I am just wondering…..Arche must be tough then….(PAUSES, CLOSED MY EYES AND THINKS ABOUT IT)…..Yummy. Perversion is so IN bitches.  People are crazy about it…..just wants to talk about it. Makes me say Moooooooooh!

——-What else? I’m sleepy and I think I have written enough……something longer than this will again become sooooooo boring. I don’t want to go beyond overboard. It’s fun to be back once in a while.

Taking off,

B

Mendoza wins best director in Cannes

Filipino independent filmmaker Brilliante Mendoza bagged the best director award for the film “Kinatay” at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival 2009 in Paris, France.

Mendoza’s victory was a vindication for the Filipino film director after Chicago-Sun Times critic Roger Ebert called “Kinatay” the “worst film in the history of Cannes.”

An obviously surprised Mendoza became the only Filipino to bring home an award in this year’s Cannes.

Actor Piolo Pascual was nominated for Best Actor in the prestigious international film festival for his performance in the movie “Manila.”

Pascual lost to Austrian Christoph Waltz who starred in “Inglourious Basterds,” a World War II film by acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino.

Waltz praised Tarantino in accepting his award, saying “Above all I owe this to [my character, Nazi Colonel] Hans Landa and his unique and inimitable creator, Quentin Tarantino.”

Also starring Brad Pitt, “Inglourious Basterds” is due for worldwide release in August.

The best actress award went to Charlotte Gainsbourg who starred in Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist,” which also starred actor Willem Dafoe whom Gainsbourg thanked in her acceptance speech “Kinatay” essays the story of a police academy student who witnesses a series of depraved acts committed against an exotic dancer. The film stars Julio Diaz, Mercedes Cabral, Jhong HIlario, Coco Martin and John Regala.

The coveted Palme d’Or, Cannes’ version of the best picture award, went to “The White Ribbon,” a World War I drama by Austria’s Michael Haneke.

Among the strong contenders for awards who failed to impress Cannes jurors were Palm d’Or winners Ken Loach and Jane Campion and Oscar winners Ang Lee and Pedro Almodóvar.

Below is the complete list of winners from the Associated Press:

  • Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The White Ribbon,” by Michael Haneke (Austria)
  • Grand Prize: “A Prophet,” by Jacques Audiard (France)
  • Jury Prize: “Fish Tank,” by Andrea Arnold (Britain) and “Thirst,” By Park Chan-wook (South Korea)
  • Special Prize: Alain Resnais
  • Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, “Kinatay” (The Philippines)
  • Best Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” (United States)
  • Best Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Antichrist” (Denmark)
  • Best Screenplay: Feng Mei, “Spring Fever” (China)
  • Camera d’Or (first-time director): “Samson and Delilah,” by Warwick Thornton (Australia)
  • Best short film: “Arena,” by Joao Salaviza (Portugal

 PROUD TO BE PINOY ONCE AGAIN.

I am off today and it is fun

Hell I am off from work.

I love it and it’s really fun.

Be bloggin’ back again soon.

Muahh….Kisses here.

B

Celeste is eating my brain

God please help!

CLAY AIKEN VS. ADAM LAMBERT…|Silence Broken

Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert’s names have been linked quite a bit in the media lately–not just because of rumors (reported in the Chicago Sun-Times last week) that Clay actually wanted to record a duet with Adam, but because after Adam’s shocking second-place finish on American Idol this week, many Lambert supporters have predicted that Adam will follow in Clay’s footsteps and ultimately be more successful than the singer who actually won this year, Kris Allen.

But yesterday on his official website, ClayOnline.com, Clay Aiken made it clear in a personal blog titled “Silence Broken” that he is not a Lambert supporter at all.

Posting in the subscription-only “Ultimate Membership” section of his site, Clay responded to a fan’s query about his opinions on Wednesday night’s Idol finale with this rant:

“Now that it’s all over, and for the record…. I couldn’t be happier about the way AI ended this year. I only turn the show on once a season, and only to see what the set looks like each year. This year, I happened to turn it during the minute that Adam Lambert was singing ‘Ring of Fire’ and, at that moment, thought my ears would bleed. Contrived, awful, and slightly frightening! I wasn’t really a fan and found myself surprised whenever folks told me that they liked him. Granted, I never saw another performance (and many folks who I trust said that he was great) but I can’t imagine I would have enjoyed it. Just not my cup of tea at all. To each his own. I never saw Kris sing on the show, but whether he was good or not is really relative. It’s usually a matter of taste, right? But Idol is not always a matter of musical taste only. It’s about the person you like. From what little I saw, Kris seemed likable. (That’s not to say that Adam isn’t just as likable as anyone.. maybe more so… I don’t know) When Ruben and I were standing next to each other every night (many years ago) you had two equally talented, equally unlikely, equally unpolished contestants…. so it really was a matter of taste as to who was voted for. While some may argue that one of us was hyped more than the other, I don’t feel that was the case. However, this year, there was an obvious bias. Not even having watched the show, I can tell you that I was WELL aware of the bias from the judges as to who should win. In my opinion, that is awfully unattractive. I don’t think I am alone.”

Wow! And…MEOW!

Surely some will jump to the conclusion that Clay’s bitter post was spurned by his un-amicable split with BMG and 19 Entertainment, or by 19’s rumored attempts to prevent Clay from collaborating with Adam. And it does seem that if there’s any “feud” going on here, it’s between Clay and the Idol machine, not Clay and Adam himself.

The blog continues:

“In my opinion, it all often comes down to that last night of voting. Until the finale, folks are voting for the contestant that they want to see continue. But, I believe that on that last night, the dynamic changes. No longer forced to choose one person that they want to see win, the audience can effectively vote AGAINST the person that they don’t want to see win. In the case of season two this might have happened. There may have been some folks who voted for myself or Ruben because they didn’t like the other of us. I was the nerdy little girly boy who some didn’t want to see win, so they may have voted for Ruben. I don’t know. .. But again, I feel that Ruben and I were fairly matched. We both had our detractors and negatives, but I feel we were both very worthy of being on that stage in that moment, and either of us would have been worthy of winning. The show was different then, and folks made it in seasons 1-3 because they were ‘real’ people who happened to sing/entertain well. But, somewhere along the way, AI stopped being about real people.

In a battle between David and Goliath, my money is on David!

I think many voters got sick of being ‘told who to vote for’. I think many were turned off by the blatant favoritism shown towards one contestant. Therefore, on that last night, they used their votes against a contestant that they were tired of hearing about and for the contestant who had been written off. And, at the same time, I think they voted AGAINST an American Idol that has, for four years now, been more about the slick productions and polished contestants than it has been about finding the raw talent that it did in its first three seasons.

 Those votes for Kris were also votes to return the show to its roots of finding ‘real’ contestants with undiscovered talent and giving them the chance to grow and shine. They were votes that said ‘we’re tired of seeing contestants who already seem to know it all’.

 Will American Idol choose to listen to the resounding and clarion call that those voters gave them?…. ‘Enough with the pretention. More Rubens, more Clays, more Fantasias and Tamyras and Kellys please.’ My faith has always been in the voters. I think they have gotten it right every year (mine included). It’s now up to American Idol to decide if it will finally REALLY listen to the folks that keep it on the air.”

Hmmm…but you know, maybe Clay’s motives aren’t so sinister after all. Maybe (despite his claim that he never saw Kris perform on the show, which seems odd) he just prefers Kris Allen’s music–which, like Clay’s, is pretty safe, sweet, and mellow. However, if Clay WAS trying to record a duet with Adam, this blog sure isn’t going to help his chances. Maybe he should try to collaborate with Kris instead?

So let’s talk about it…these are the reasons why Adam Lambert lost the Idol crown…I MEAN…FOR ME!

JUST SHOCKING

JUST SHOCKING

 [ I can never love an American Idol contestant like Adam since I started watching it 8 years ago. It was my first time to see such unique talent where everyone was really talking about. He is just phenomenal. This defeat was such a big disappointment. Eventhough I know that there is a lot in store for him after this tragic Idol fall….I still believe that he deserved to get the cherry on the top that he was supposed to pull out last Wednesday night. This is no offense to Kris Allen….he is cute (yeah) but dam let’s talk about TALENT…I meant something better by a far mile.]

Since American Idol’s eighth season kicked off in January, audiences have been fixated on charismatic Adam Lambert, a contestant unlike any the show has seen in its run. His reworkings of songs like Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” were seductively imaginative (like ‘em or hate ‘em), and though his creative adventurousness recalled last season’s victor David Cook, Lambert boasted two new qualities for Idol: star power and a certain unknowability.

So how did Lambert, who was favored for the win and captured the fascination of a nation, lose the competition? (We noted there were five ways he could go wrong.) Was it song choice, confidence, the impact of Danny Gokey’s voting block? Perhaps other factors influenced the vote — there have certainly been an assortment of ugly statements left in our comments section — but we’ll focus solely on the performance, rather than outside politics surrounding the final two singers. (Also see What’s Next for Adam Lambert and look back at his Idol run in photos.)

Too little rock, too late
Lambert blew viewers’ minds — and recruited unlikely classic-rock fans — with his throat-shredding renditions of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild.” But as we feared, he held back on the rock & roll histrionics on Tuesday’s final performance show, opting instead for the understated “Mad World.” When he took the stage with Kiss at the finale, he was clearly in the zone, but audiences didn’t get a glimpse of that spectacle the night the votes were tallied.

An early and often judges’ favorite
Being the judges’ pet doesn’t always pay off. As David Archuleta learned last year, earning praise week after week might be instantly rewarding, but it ultimately mobilizes opposing singers’ fanbases to hit the phones. Everyone gets out the vote for the underdog, but the leader sometimes falls behind in the votes. Adam was strong and steady throughout the competition while Kris grew with each week — a quality that appeals to voters who like to feel ownership over a young star’s rise.

An extreme persona, but Idol skews conservative
Idol isn’t afraid to embrace an innovator like Cook, but the show overall tends to reflect the tastes of a majority of its audience — past winners Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard et al. were all understated in appearance and performance. Lambert, however, had an extreme stage persona and a wilder taste for rock & roll fashion. While he remained upbeat and down to earth in his interviews, his otherworldly onstage presence may have turned off as many viewers as it attracted.

Handcuffed by final three song selection
Because he was known for turning songs into spectacles, Lambert was at a disadvantage Tuesday night by the coronation song “No Boundaries,” which he couldn’t rework or rock out. Show creator Simon Fuller chose soulful selections for both Lambert and Allen, which didn’t play to Adam’s vocal strength. So he had only one shot — his own pick — to demonstrate his true artistry.

Kris performed strong all season long
Kris Allen is a gifted vocalist and arranger, and while he didn’t instantly stand out in the Idol pack, he worked hard to keep his performances creative and forge an emotional connection with the audience. His version of “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” were two of the season’s best, and he struck a chord with a diverse swath of fans.

It happened and I just cannot accept it. It is like somebody is forcing me to become a man while I insist to stay gay as possible.

Grrrrrrrr…..I love Adam. This much.

Kisses here.

B-DAZZLED

Ooops Sorry!

So enough of the Post Idol after effects….I had enough of wallowing. Adam lost….Kris Allen wins. End of story coz’ if you’ll ask me to talk about it??? you bet it’s going to be bad.

Let’s go GG instead. This is f*ckin long.

I don’t know whether to applaud or cry about the season finale of Gossip Girl. On the one hand, it was full of amazing moments (yay, Chuck and Blair!). But the flip side is we now have to spend an agonizing summer wishing to be cooled off by GG‘s iciness. I might have to start roaming the Upper East Side on Monday nights just hoping I can spot a hot high schooler making out with a cougar or two teen girls launching into a bitchfight. Or maybe I’ll just stay home and drink.

So, my favorite television students have finally graduated and are off to college. Now, correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think we know where Chuck is going? Am I right? Maybe he’s just continuing to work for Bass Industries. And we have Dan, Vanessa, Blair, and possibly Georgina all going to NYU in the fall. Nate will be at Columbia. And Serena is the only one currently leaving the Big Apple. I have a feeling that’s gonna change come next fall.

To start, I looooved how Blair posed for the paparazzi as she and Serena left lunch. It was priceless. Once again, Leighton Meester shows her flair for comedy.

gossip-girl-season-2-finale-poster_440x501The major plotline in this finale was Serena’s attempts to unveil Gossip Girl’s true identity, which I found a little random. Like, who cares at this point? Also, the email blast that Gossip Girl sent during the graduation ceremony was laaaaame. Blair is ”weak.” Chuck is a ”coward.” Big whoop. Frankly, Nate is the one who got the worst classification: ”class whore.” Mean but fair, Gossip Girl. And Dan is an ”insider.” Are these supposed to sting? I guess I just expected a little more vitriol from Gossip Girl. Especially since this is what inspired Serena to really dig deep and try to discover who the anonymous blogger is. The entire graduation scene, much like prom, was incredibly anticlimactic but, in the end, I wasn’t really bothered by it. But quite frankly, I was bored at my own high school graduation. One highlight though was the reappearance of Cyrus and Eleanor. They are just too genius. And too cute. Every time Wallace Shawn pops up in an episode, I smile.

Next, we had the standard Gossip Girlcocktail party — no episode is complete without some sort of soiree. I had no idea that the Constance Billard senior class was so tiny. It appeared for a hot second that Jonathan might be Gossip Girl but alas he had just hacked into her system and was receiving tips from her. The whole thing was a little fishy to me. When did Jonathan become a hacker? And who still does that? Is it 1995? Yet another reason for Eric to dump him.

At Nate’s party, the shiz really hit the fan when Gossip Girl, angry with all of Serena’s snooping around, unleashed basically every secret she/he ever knew about Serena’s classmates. It was kinda funny all of the twists that came to light because I had forgotten some of the stuff. Also, the whole Blair/Jack Bass situation was really glazed over. I need some more details on that. And I kinda thought the Chuck/Vanessa pairing was going to develop further but apparently not!

At Nate’s party, Chuck and Blair had their hottest scene to date, even hotter than the blackout episode last fall. This was one of their best moments all year. Blair stripping for Chuck was ah-mazing and I don’t even have an appreciation for female stripteases! Her dress was phenomenal too. I almost wish she would have kept it on. But good lord that sequence was smokin’! It gave me palpitations. I knew, though, when Chuck rejected her again that there had to be a happy ending. Otherwise, Blair just looks too sad. Though she’d be sad in a fantastic dress. In my mind, that dress would trump any tears.

Speaking of romance, Lily and Rufus got engaged. And it was the sweetest moment. They were both stoned and drunk. Ahhh what a story to tell the grandkids! ”Well, Nana was totally baked when Grampy popped the question…” It did seem quite appropriate for an ex-groupie and former rock and roll star. And I loved that he used a Lincoln Hawk wristband as a ring. So charming. It will be really interesting next season to have the Humphreys and the van der Woodsens co-habitating.

We finally got a Jenny storyline after months of Little J moping around and following Rufus on various errands. So, Little J was nominated to become the next Queen Bee of the school now that Blair is departing. First off, Jenny’s dress to graduation was totes inappropriate. I love how Rufus has no concerns about that — he’s too busy getting stoned with Lily. In any case, Little J ended up being chosen by Blair as her replacement. It was a surprisingly nice scene between the two of them, having been at odds for most of the past two seasons. ”For what it’s worth, you’re my queen. I choose you,” Blair told Jenny. And the audience gives a collective sigh, Awwww. I totally dig Jenny being Queen Bee next season. She’s best when she’s drunk with power and I’m loving that her first order of business was to do away with headbands. I second that!

The final moments of the episode were a whirlwind of twists, like the return of Lily and Rufus’ love child, now calling himself Scott! And he’s going to NYU! And the actor in question, Chris Riggi, has kinda weird hair! And was a lil’ vampire-ish to me! Am I alone? But at least he’s cute!

Georgina reappeared for like two seconds and apparently got all the money back from Poppy. That was a little confusing and I would have liked to have seen the Poppy smackdown but perhaps we’ll get some flashbacks later. More satisfying was Georgina requesting to be roommates with Blair at NYU. Perfection! That’d better happen. Also, Michelle Trachtenburg just needs to join the show full time. Her NBC series, Mercy, looks like a hot mess and GG is so much more fun with Georgina around.

We also once again saw Carter Baizen, who finally revealed what he and Serena were doing down in Santorini: looking for her missing father. Interesting. But now apparently the dude has jetted to Fiji. It’s like Serena’s dad is secretly Carmen Sandiego. He’s all over the map. That would be a serious cramp in Lily and Rufus’ plans if Papa van Der Woodsen showed back up — which makes me think he will, since this show loves drama!

And then, finally, there was the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the Chuck/Blair reconciliation. And it was just how I hoped. Blair was wearing some insanely preppy outfit and Chuck was his usual debonair d-bag self. Note to all potential suitors of me: I will also forgive any kind of bad behavior if you repent by traveling to Europe to pick up my favorite chocolate. I almost got a little emotional during that scene. But then laughed when Blair seriously asked Chuck to say ”I love you again.” I think they just might be my favorite couple on television. Screw MerDer. My favorite couple I will now call…Chair. Or maybe Bluck.

What think you, PopWatchers? Can you stand a summer without Gossip Girl? Will Chuck and Blair last? How is Jenny going to handle being Queen Bee? And do you think Scott has weird hair?

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