The word "BROADWAY" has gone from being an area in New York City where large theater houses show plays and musicals to something that 1. is used to describe any play/musical in general 2. is used to describe any place where plays/musicals play. Used in a sentence: "Cassie was happy that the Community Theater in Sheboygen, WI had cast her in their latest broadway and she was happy to finally perform on Broadway."
This came to my attention after watching an interview with theater diva Ashlee Simpson regarding her latest stage accomplishment: tackling the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago. Here's what she had to say:
"It is honestly such an honor to be in Chicago. It’s such a great Broadway and…uh…I just…you know, I’m working with such wonderful people so it’s definitely a honor for me. (How did the opportunity come about?) Actually I just finished a tour – in the States – and I was in Hawaii and I got a phone call…uh…a few offers for some movies and for some Broadways and...Chicago…it just rung a bell for me. It sounded like a challenge and something I could really… I needed to step up and do so… I’m very happy I decided to do it."
I was a bit negative yesterday, so I thought I'd lighten things up with a few things I deem "musts":
* Prophet Omega's album The Natural World was just released this past Tuesday and it's rockin'!! Vanity Fair gave it a nice little write-up: "Fueled by ferocious drumming, melodic hooks, and real guitars, Prophet Omega'sThe Natural World is a sophisticated, sonic triumph." I couldn't agree more. This album is the follow-up to his single "An Area Big Enough To Do It In" from the Queer Eye Soundtrack. Go to his myspace page to listen to 3 of the tracks.
* ABC's Brothers and Sisters and NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip are my 2 new faves on the boob tube. Both are well written, well acted, and extremely interesting. Yeah, I know...Calista Flockheart bugs me, as well, but she's not playing the most likable character, so I guess it evens itself out. Get thee to your television or computer to watch 'em.
* Cornhole County is gonna be one fun night out! Daniel Nardicio and Sweetie are throwing a new weekly "down home, down and dirty, un-apologetic tribute to COUNTRY MUSIC!!!" It's hosted by Ruthie Stubbs and will feature a live band, lotsa special guests, Cornhole Karaoke at 1am, and go-go boys a plenty. PLUS the first week is a tribute to Tammy Wynette and will be DJ'd by yours truly. DO NOT MISS THIS PARTY! Info:
CORNHOLE COUNTY @ OTTO's Shrunken Head ( 538 E.14th between A & B)
Opening Night: WEDNESDAY OCT 11 - Doors Open 10pm, Midnight Show, $5/10 Cover
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice challenged former President Clinton's claim that he did more than many of his conservative critics to pursue al Qaeda, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the Bush administration aggressively pursued the group even before the 9/11 attacks.
"What we did in the eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding years," Rice said during a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Post.
BUT WHAT HAVE YOU DONE IN THE 5 YEARS AFTER YOUR "AGGRESSIVE" PURSUIT, YOU USELESS, HEARTLESS, RIDICULOUS (excuse my French) BITCH??? Answer: Not much, except ostracize us from the rest of the world, terrorize other countries by invading and killing innocent people, push your Christian values on a country that was founded by those who fled from having religion forced upon them. It's not a War On Terror, it's a War OF Terror. So I guess you have done something... What you HAVEN'T done is search for the man who has terrorized and killed innocent citizens of this country. "Condi...you've got some 'splaining to do!"
It's no big secret that I detest this administration and I am literally counting down the days until GW and his cronies are out of office.
DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 846 (that's 847 days too long)
Here are a just a few thing I learned over the summer (in no particular order):
1. "SHOWMANCE" - n. according to The Urban Dictionary a showmance is: When actors engage in a romance for the run of a show. Once the run is over so is the romance. The term originated in the theater and moved to movies and scripted television and then reality television. The term has now moved to the populace to discribe any contrived romance. Does this mean that Nick and Jessica were actually in a showmance? An example of this being used as a strategy on a reality show can best be described by Dr. Will and Mike "Boogie" from Big Brother All Stars.
2. "FLEURCHONS" - n. an ugly addition to all of Angela's outfits on Project Runway. Basically they're "flowers" made from fabric that adorn or accent an article of clothing. Also called "granny circles" or "yo-yo's". FYI: I recently saw Angela at Macy's talking to some lady and her self-made Marc Jacobs knock-off jacket did indeed have fleurchons. No joke.
3. "S.O.S." - not only a great summer song by Rihanna but a great way to get out of having to go jail in Thailand for alleged child molestation. Simply admit to killing someone you didn't, have U.S. agents deport you to back to America and by the time they realize your DNA doesn't match that which was found at the crime scene you'll be free to serve time in a clean prison where good behavior may allow you to get out early so that you can molest more children. You see, it's easy!
4. "UNDIES/PANTIES" - one should always wear them when wearing a skirt, otherwise you may be photographed and splashed across the World Wide Web. Photoshop me once, shame on you. Photoshop me twice...wait, that picture's not photoshopped.
It it with great sadness that I announce you will no longer be able to watch the SNL clips that have graced my site for the past 2 1/2 years. My friend Mark has unexpectedly taken them down from his personal site, almost as if he was telling us to get our comedy fix somewhere else.
"Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." - Ann Richards
The woman I wish was President has died after a bout with esophageal cancer. Ann Richards, former Texas Governor, was an amazing woman, a huge supporter of gay rights/women's rights/civil rights, a Harley Davidson rider, and a person who never withheld punches. One of her most famous quotes was during the Democratic Covention in 1988 when she said of George H.W. Bush: “Poor George, he can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”
She spoke her mind and I hold her in the highest respect. She will most definitely be missed.
UPDATE: She wasn't even charged. She had one friggin' margarita and was on her way to In-N-Out Burger (see: speeding) because she hadn't eaten when they pulled her over. It's nice to see she's all for nutrition.
What can I say? I was wrong to think that Tom and Katie didn't really have a baby; that Katie was faking her pregnancy. I see now that the baby is for real-real (not for play-play) and I must say that I find her to be cute. I don't think she really looks like either of them, but that could just be because the baby's NOT HIS. Duh. Alright, maybe it is, but, whatever.
That being said, do they really believe that now that I've seen this cover I now believe Tom really loves women Katie, that the actually conceived this child together, and that this child has a wonderful life to look forward to? Unfortch I still don't buy it (the story they're trying to convey, not the issue -- that things gonna be a collector's item, are you kidding me?) No, I don't buy it one bit. Call me a pessimist.
Nice try though, Tom. You almost got me. You're good, my man. Re-e-e-e-e-e-eal good.