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SYTYCD S:8~ The Guys vs The Beasts!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 29 June 2011 at 10:25 pm

Episode 1: Auditions (UT & NY)

Episode 2: Auditions 2nd Day (Los Angeles, CA )

Episode 3: HELL WEEK

Episode 4: Top 20 or Bust!

Episode 5: Starter Up!

Episode 6: America Has Spoken 1

Episode 7: Dance for Your Life

Episode 8: America Has Spoken 2

Episode 9: The Guys vs The Beasts

Last week was out of this world! The contestants hit the ground running as if their lives depended on it. Now, this week…. they better do the same thing. If NOT… they will be going home tomorrow night. So, let’s see what they have in store for us tonight, shall we?

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #SYTYCD ?

Is there a 20s theme going on tonight? I always try to guess via Cat’s outfit…lol. She looks amazing tonight. I still find it funny how the host of SYTYCD cant dance….lol. But she is a wonderful host.

Lil C, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest, Kristin Chenowith are the judges for the night. I LOVE HER VOICE!!!!!! Every time I see her on television she cracks me up! Lil C is hilarious! Wait, what! Lil C is in the studio becoming a rapper?! LOVE IT!

The first group (Ryan, Clarice, Miranda, Sasha, Marko, Chris, Tadd & Mitchell) danced in a routine that was performed to Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack choreographed by Tyce Diorio…. ummmm. I love the lights on the bottom of the chairs. The fellas look like the lead bartender in Burlesque with Christina Aguilera. The girls… ummm.. I’m trying to figure out what they look like to me. Whatever it i,s it is clashing with the fellas for me. I mean, they look amazing… but still. And the choreo is a little messy for me. I can’t tell if it is truly the choreo or if it is the execution. It is not as powerful as I think it was intended to be. I mean, the chairs as the weapons did read well for me. Again… they look fantastic, costume wise…..but yeh, the jury is still out on this routine for me.

So tonight they went down memory lane and find out when each one of these dancers performed their first dance piece. This is going to be funny to watch with home videos and pictures from their childhood.

Sasha was a tomboy and wanted to play sports. Her first performance she was a form in Thumbelina, and ever since that performance she doesn’t like frogs. Alexander’s first performance was at his 6th birthday party and it was a tribute to Lion King…lol. funny.

Together, Sasha & Alexander will be dancing Contemporary routine choreographed by Dee Caspary. The theme of this piece is that it is a love story revisited. Alexander has nothing and Sasha is the memory of what he lost. As he sits around the piano the piano keys are the keys to getting back what he has lost. Deep interpretation. Cary BrothersBelong starts out with the piano keys and it helps set the stage for this piano on stage that Sasha and Alexander are performing around. I do, however, wish that Sasha’s dress were a different color and wasnt this tan color that matched the piano.  But their technique is beautiful. I almost wished that I could see this from one angle rather than the camera taking me all around. And WOW!!!! How spooky was it for Sasha to crawl back into the piano and have her hands come out and play the keys. WOW!!! That was a great concept.AMAZING!!!  Nigel said that they need to work in getting the audience to connect emotionally with their performance. Kristin is busy makin jokes while she gives her critique. Lil C said that Sasha was “8 notches above perfection”. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676. Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

         Caitlynn was a tomboy but her mother always made her dress up. In her first performance she was in this yellow outfit and she was doing a “duck dance”. Mitchell was a ham when he was little. He started dancing when he was 16 playing Leroy in Fame.

Together, Caitlynn & Mitchell will be dancing a Samba choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. Jean-Marc Genereux said that the Samba is all about the butt. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am! lol. He said turn your hips into speakers.  They hit the floor jamming to Alica Keys featuring Beyoncé’s Put it in a Love Song.  I am soooo distracted by Mitchell’s butt in these those pants. And the Beyoncé “O-Oh” pop ….Mitchell just straight up out popped Caitlynn…lol. I mean she looks fabulous. I just wish that Mitchell would pick up his foot work just a little. They have some pauses in their work which I wish they would trust each other just a little bit more and believe that their partner will be there without rushing. But overall is was a great routine when they weren’t rushing. Mary said that Caitlynn’s foot action was amazing! And she said that Mitchell looked powerful and he nailed it. Kristin proclaims, “Shut-The-Front-Door! Shut the back door, shut the side door, shut the garage door….”. Nigel said that Mitchell is the Chris Rock of SYTCD because he brings entertainment and his own style to the show. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-02 (1-888-836-7602) or TEXT 2 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 So it is a commercial break right now and it just hit me…… I am waiting for a team to wow me. Not that these teams that have gone already did not do well, on the contrary they did amazing. They just didn’t dance for my vote. I watched it but I didn’t feel it. I’m looking for someone who will make my vote jump up and dial itself. Just saying.

Miranda was very opinionated as a kid. Her first performance was a tap dance routine. Cute. Robert always wanted to make people laugh as a kid. And he LOVE to play Michael Jackson. And his first performance was at a talent show where he played MJ.

 Together, Miranda & Robert will be dancing Broadway moves choreographed by Tyce Diorio.  The theme of this piece is that Miranda is a upperclass working girl….lol. And it is fast as I don’t know what. I mean, I am nervous like Tyce because they may not make it. And what is Robert is supposed to be? MY FAVORITE PLAY!!!! They are dancing to Sophisticated Ladies (1981 Soundtrack)  It Dont Mean a Thing if Aint Got that  Swing. Okay…. I am loving the song of course as VOICE blares through my veins… isn’t this Phyllis Hyman? I swear it sounds like her…. I can feel her voice in my soul so I refuse to even Google search it because I just know its her. But something in their performance is confusing me. I guess it would help if I knew what Robert’s character was supposed to be because Caitlynn looks  like she is from another genre of time but Robert didn’t look like he fit in the same era. I love how Kristin says that she approaches everything from a character’s standpoint. I agree because I need a character in order to understand it.  Lil C told Miranda ” with legs like that, who needs arms?” And he said something to Robert about the planets being aligned when he was born.YES!!!! Nigel mentioned how Robert reminded him of Cabin in the Sky and I agree. But now I have to figure out which character. I just loved Lena Horne in that movie. lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-03 (1-888-836-7603) or TEXT 3 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Melanie has always wanted to be a dancer. As her first performance she was doing a ballet tap routine playing Little Bo Peep. Marko was a spoiled brat as a kid. Dancing calmed him down. His first concert was a jazz hip hop when he was about 10.

Together, Melanie & Marko will be dancing Lyrical Hip Hop choreographed by the genius duo of Nappy Tab.  The theme is about two best friends and Marko gets left at the altar by the other woman. He then notices that the woman that he was supposed to love him has been in front of him the whole time…..Melanie. And every time he falls she is supposed to be there to catch him.How perfect for them to dance to Leona Lewis’ I Got You. I love the look of their costumes and how perfect NappyTabs always picks the perfect music. It is soooo cute the way that they use the end of the stage the way that they have. Of course I would never put anything past NappyTab. I mean they are amazing. And I am Loving the fall, pull back, glide across the stage and fall back that Marko did. GENIUS!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Marko and Melanie kissed!!!!! PERFECT!!! It has passion and it was beautiful at the same time!!!! I VOTE THIS FOR AN EMMY!!! Okay, These two get MY VOTE!!!!!! That is what I was talking about! They made me jump up and want to vote! And Yes, it was BUUUUUUUCK! Lil C called Marko and Melanie a set of “Swiss Army Knives”!! I concur whole heartedly!Nigel even mentions that he cannot judge them separately because they danced perfectly as a couple and that they are the COUPLE TO BEAT! I am beyond happy that they got paired together!!!  UUUUUUUUUGH!!!!! NIGEL KISSED MARY!!!!! Oh my goodness that was hard for us to watch!!! Cat said it was like walking in on your mom and dad…lol . Kristin said that we “sing because we can’t speak any more. Dance is the same because we can’t speak any more so we move.” Then Kristin gets up and kisses Lil C, and then Nigel gets up and pretends to kiss Lil C…. THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!!! Entertainment people! You never know what you are going to get when you watch SYTYCD. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-04 (1-888-836-7604) or TEXT 4 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Ashley was really shy as a kid. She still looks the same. When she was 3 she performed in a red tu-tu with a shopping cart. Chris was full of energy as a kid and one of 7 kids. And his first performance was actually for poetry and not dance.

Together, Ashely & Chris will be dancing Jazz choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. I have mentioned that I am a Sonya Tayeh fanatic, right? The theme is almost like Beetlejuice and working with the other side of ourselves. It is creepy and I know it will be amazing as they hit the floor to Telepathe’s Lights Go Down (District 78 Remix). I mean this is something that would have been perfect for the remake of Thriller. Even though it is supposed to be jazz, it as a very contemporary feel to it. I love it. I mean the looks of the costume to the essence of the music. But then again… it is Sonya… what else was I suppose to expect. I just wish that they would put a little more energy into it. It seems as if they are tired and got up to perform. I mean, it looks good but it is sill missing….something. Nigel said that he didn’t connect with the music and he wanted the dancers to be more overt. He said that it came across as two people who were dancing with weird make-up on their faces. They should have delved more into the character. Kristin said that Ashley is her favorite person on the show. Lil C said that Ashley is like the sleeper cell on the show and needs to remain the silent assassin. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-05 (1-888-836-7605) or TEXT 5 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Clarice took every opportunity to make a performance. Her first performance was at two and a half in this red polka-dotted dress. Jess was a little crazy kid with the Nick Name called Jess the Mess. His first performance was him spending the entire time waving at his mom.

Together, Clarice & Jess will be dancing a Foxtrot  choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux.  The theme is that the crooner will be working the room like a member of the Rat Pack. Instead of  singing he will be dancing. Jess had problem with his hand placement and it was starting to look messy.  Jess borrowed a tie from Jean-Marc during rehearsal and Jean-Marc said that it was Frank Sinatra’s. Well, not THE Frank Sinatra but there is this guy in his neighborhood named Francois and they call him Frank….lol. COMEDY!!! BRILLIANT!  Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon  oozes out of the speakers to set the mood for this routine. I mean, I love the way that Clarice looks in this weight dress, astonishing. Of course this is right up Jess; alley. I just need them to mesh well as a couple. It is almost as if Clarice doesn’t trust Jess and as if Jess is afraid to like Clarice.  But this piece is well performed. I am missing the part of Jess being a singer, and the way that he ran back to the mic at the end…..eeeeh… I thought it could have been done better. You do notice that I didn’t mention anything about technique because I am not a Foxtrotter…lol. Kristin said that this was her favorite performance of the night. *Side eye*. Lil C said that Jess is a phenom….lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-06 (1-888-836-7606) or TEXT 6 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

Ricky was so into dance when he was little. In his first performance he forgot his routine and began a piece of his friend’s routine. lol. Ryan was 4 during a Shirley Temple routine and she was on point.


Together, Ricky & Ryan will be dancing Contemporary choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. They are playing a couple who are in love and it is ending but they don’t know why. It is a story of a fight to let go. They have to create a picture of struggle and pain and bravery. Ricky is going to think of his father who left him and his mother when he was younger. Ryan says that she has not been in love and she is going to connect with that. Robyn With Every HeartBeat (Acoustic) became the backdrop for this vulnerable dance piece. I am loving the costume pieces with the piece of fabric connecting them being incorporated into Ryan’s costume. I am honestly not feeling the struggle of the piece. I mean, their technique skills are beautiful but I wish that I could wipe this semi-smile off of Ryan’s face. I SAY THIS EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN WEEK!!! Girl, get that smile off your face. I mean, their choreography was great, the execution and technique was there, but it was not really there for me. Okay, maybe I am hating… but it didn’t make me stand up and want to cry. I saw the potential there but it wasnt there for me as much as I would have liked. Lil C said that they, too, are a powerhouse couple in this competition.Buckness. *Side eye*. If you wish to vote for them you can call    1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7607) or TEXT 7 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Soooooo, I guess I will be voting for Melanie and Marko and no one else tonight. We have one group left and no one but my M&Ms have made me want to rewind my DVR once the show goes off and watch that performance. I think that this week is a conflict with beautiful choreography getting lost in translation. You can hate me if you want…. but last time I checked, you are on my blog reading my opinion. I know that these are amazing dancers, and I will NEVER deny that….but something is missing this week. I thought and felt the same thing last week. I think that they came out of the woodwork so hard the first week that my expectations were set extremely high. I hope that they can bring back that same excitement.

Jordan was a crazy kid who use to growl at people on the street. Her first dance performance was in first grade to the SPice Girls’ Spice Up Your Life. Tadd was a huge asian nerd with the bowl cut. His first performance was in a traditional Filipino cultural dance routines.

Together, Jordan & Tadd will be dancing a Hip Hop routine choreographed by the magically witty NappyTab.  The theme is that they had a weird night in college and they are in bed and they come to the conclusion that they are strangers in bed together. And they have to get dressed and I can’t wait!!! Jordan is not comfortable with this piece.How ironic since she always does the overtly sensual solo routines….lol. The wild college night is done to David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi’s Memories.  Hilarious! I loves how they actually got dressed and managed t dance at the same time. I am semi lost I mean, I get the theme of it all but I think that there are some strange pauses in the . I do, however, love the ending!!!! I mean I love the performance. I think that I wouldn’t have had the clothes be such an intricate part of the piece, I think it slowed them down in parts. Lil C said,  “I now know why Jordan wasnt answering my calls and texts last night. ” hahahahah Comedy. Lil C also advised that when you get down into a grove you have to dance all the way through the movement and down to the bone. Nigel said that the routine brought back so many memories. lol. He also said that the story of the dance overwhelmed the movement of the dance. Mary loved their stage presence. Kristin…… SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! She said that was a desert and she loved every bite. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7608 or TEXT 8 to 83676. Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 The second group, composed of  Melanie, Ricky, Jordan, Alexander, Ashley, Robert, Caitlynn, & Jess, rehearsed a piece that is about a medieval setting where the women are seducing the men and then wind up poisoning them. If ou are not familiar with The  Civil Wars’ song Poison & Wine then I suggest you get to googling because it was the PERFECT back drop to this performance. It reminds me of the King of Naples’  Table of the Dead from The Borgias. This piece is gruesome and yet gorgeous at the same time. It is my definition of ugly beauty. The stacattoed gestures mixed with fluidity is impeccable and the music is shaking their techique’s hand and proposing marriage. It is deathly romantic. And I mean, the way that the girls gently placed the hands of the dead guys onto the poisonous cups at the end sent chills up my spine. I wish that we could vote for group pieces as well. I would vote for this piece over the first piece. BRILLIANT, Dee Caspary!!!! Just GENIUS!


Well… that was it for tonight. America tune in and vote. Then tune in tomorrow for the first results show of the season.


Here are your TOP 20 Dancers of SYTYCD Season 8!!!!!!!!!

Top 10 Males:

  1. Ricky Jamie
  2. Chris Cole
  3. Wadi JonesEliminated Week 2
  4. Tadd Gadduang
  5. Robert Taylor Jr.
  6. Marko Germar
  7. Jess Leprotto
  8. Nick YoungEliminated Week 2
  9. Mitchell Kelly
  10. Alexander Fost

Top 10 Female Dancers:

      1. Miranda Maleski
      2. Melanie Moore
      3. Sasha Mallory
      4. Iveta LukosiuteEliminated Week 2
      5. Clarice Ordaz
      6. Jordan Casanova
      7. Missy MorelliEliminated Week 2
      8. Caitlynn Lawson
      9. Ashley Rich
      10. Ryan Ramirez


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

Drop Dead Diva S:3~ False Alarm

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 28 June 2011 at 4:06 pm

Episode 1: Amended Circumstances

Episode 2: False Alarm

Okay… I APOLOGIZE!!! I had so much that was going on that I had to make a choice. I chose the BET Awards because I knew that I could come back later and watch the full episode of Drop Dead Diva  on www.mylifetime.com . So, please forgive me for being a few days late, but better late than never, right?

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #DropDeadDiva

Okay, so Jane sprays some perfume called reAwakening on at the opening of the show. Hmmmm…. *googles*. Okay, now the only thing that I can find that even comes close is Molton Brown’s reAwakening perfume….hmmmm.. Who knows. Wonder what it smells like.

Wait… so Jane is taking Grayson to his doctor’s appoint ment because his fiancée has a deposition she can’t get out of? DANGER! DANGER!!! That is why she is getting all dolled up! Say it aint so, Joe! Hahahahaha  Stacey suffers from “compulsive running”. Can I purchase this addiction? I have love handles…lol.

Awww…. Stacey said that she and Fred kiss so much that she thinks that kissing IS the sex. Hahahahahahaha. Why can’t I fall in love with my best friend’s guardian angel?! They don’t make guys like that here on earth, you know that? Consider yourself lucky, sinner! Lol.

BWAHAHAHHA! Did Teri just tell Grayson to “next time use a crosswalk”? hahahaha I love her! And the way that she explains how her “boyfriend” wound up being sued is HILARIOUS!!! And luckily for him he still had his uniform on….hahahah smdh.  So Teri’s dude, Gary, helped a lady out of a burning building, but on the way out she fell and broke a rib and now she is suing him? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! If that doesn’t scream God Bless America then I don’t know what else does.

Wowzers! I wish I could date Parker, let him mess up our relationship so then he would feel guilty to assist me with all of my future cases like paying up front costs. What? I’m just saying. Kim Kaswell has one hot ex.  And I love how Kim’s diss to “not needing Jane at the firm and not needing Jane now” came back to bite her in the ass…lol. Guess we will see you at Harrison and Parker on Wednesday? Lol.

So the case that Kim and Jane are working on is a malpractice suit where a young girl who wanted to be a model went in for breast implants and never came back out alive. She had an allergic reaction to the anesthesia, a side effect known as malignant hyperthermia.

Malignant Hyperthermia: is an inherited disease that causes a rapid rise in body temperature ( fever) and severe muscle contractions when the affected person receives general anesthesia.

Parker winds up taking over Teri’s boyfriend’s case. Wait…. Gary isn’t really a fireman? So he lied to Teri !!!  Wow! But it is good to know that firemen are exempt from certain lawsuits.

OUCH!!! Kim just called these doctors the “Jiffy Lube” of cosmetic surgery.

I have mentioned that I want Teri as my own assistant, right? I mean, she even Googled Grayson’s neurologist.  WOWZERS!!!! Grayson told Jane to “pretend its your wedding and pick out what you like” when he asked her to assist him with planning the finishing touches to his. She is a far stronger woman that I because I would have said hell nawl, told him I was Deb and kept the party moving.

FUNNY!!! Because Fred just explained that he didn’t know how to have sex since he was, after all, an angel. Lol. Jane suggested Judy Bloom’s Forever and Wifey. Comedy! She also has a years worth of Sex in the City on the DVR. YOWZERS!!!

UGH!!!! The lawyers who pulled a stunt by hiding the autopsy report into a Redbook magazine was just stank! Yes, stank! They wanted to shame the mother into dropping the malpractice suit and it worked. Sucks. I hope that they figure out that the doctor issued the anti-depressant into the young girl’s system so that the SSRI would show up on the autopsy report to cover their asses. SUCKY doctors!!! I just hope they can find a way to prove that. You love my foreshadowing, right?

I’m going to die of a heart attack because I can’t stop laughing at Fred trying to perform foreplay with Stacy…hahahahahaha. I guess he had a ton of time on his hands because he read that foot massages and biting someone’s ear is sexy. And did he just swallow Stacy’s earring?!!!! And then Fred mentioned that since women discuss all of their likes with their best friends then Jane would be the gatekeeper to this “big night” happening. Bwahahahaha. So, apparently Stacy likes to have her bangs lightly moved out of her eyes, tuck her hair behind her ear because it makes her feel taking care of. Now once you’ve done that tuck… gently move your hand down her shoulder….gentle kiss on the lips….. and follow her into the shower.  ARGH!!!!!!! This angle of Fred dropping his boxers to get into the shower has traumatized me for life!!!! Angels, not even ex-angels are not supposed to have sex.

I know I shouldn’t say this… but I am not feeling this neurologist with Jane.  Wait… but the doctor came home with Jane. And his name is Bill. Sooooooo both Jane and Stacy got it on last nigt but both of them seemed surprised to find out that the other got busy? Either these guys aren’t working it right or these walls are sound proof.

Bwahahahahaah! The way Jane responded when she slipped up and said that the “Sunset Bay Agency” was this sleezy agency that tried to get her, meaning Deb, to sign a few years ago and Kim asked, “You?”. Hahahahahahaha *Rewind* Wow!!! Richard bay, owner of Sunset Bay, owns stock in the surgical facility…. Like Southland Surgery Center, the one that killed the young lady from the malpractice suit.  So the guy find models and then suggests that they get surgery and then he gets a percentage of the surgery payment. JUST DISGUSTING!!!

UGH!!! So Teri’s guy is an arsonist too?! It just keeps getting worse. And I wouldn’t have the willpower to give Grayson the wedding planning album that Deb made if I were Jane. Just wrong. It seems like the only people who are happy are Fred and Stacy. Well… maybe next week will be happier.


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

B. Talented~Mic Check Group 1

In Writer's Block on 28 June 2011 at 1:41 pm

Days 1&2: So You Think You Can Spit

Day 3: Dodging a Bullet

Day 4: Mic Check Group 1 

Monday, 27 June 11,

So, the first round of competition begins tonight at 7pm, B. Smith’s restaurant in Union Station here in Washington, D.C. Boy I cant wait to get me a seat and check out my competition……. no pressure. But if anyone who knows me could tell you, when I get into Slam Mode….. all bets are off. I play fair, but I get into the zone. And don’t you even think that I am giving away my strategies either. I just hope that my musician is prepared to work…. whenever I find out who that person is…lol.

As a reminder, the theme for tonight is Love. As a bitter woman…lol.. I hope that it isn’t filled with sappy love poems, or bitter “he hurt me and now men aren’t anything more than a bunch of dogs” poems. I don’t want stereotypical poems. I don’t want just Mother-child, husband-wife, or boyfriend-girlfriend love poems. I want them to step out of the box and make me step my game up for my rounds. I want them to think outside of the box and make us other poets say ” why in the world did I not think of that!”. Spit hard or go home!

Outside of the fear of generic poetry with an unassuming theme like love, I have no other expectations. I think that the musicians will be fantastic if allowed to do what they do within the collaboration. And I just pray that everyone stepped outside of the box on ALL aspects; that they created something FRESH and NEW together.

In the famous words of Tyra Banks ( don’t judge me), “So, you wanna be on top?” BRING IT!!!!

Okay, so last night was a very eye-opening experience, to say the least. Off the bat I noticed that I would not be able to critique and blog the way that I usually would because I am still apart of this competition. And you all know that I usually go HARD in the paint. So, since I don’t want anyone learning anything that I came to on my own conclusions, lol, I will stick strictly to what the judges said. Okay? Okay.

Now, I got there around 5:30pm…..again, you must be on time, but I was just greedy and wanted to eat. Again, the bar staff was extremely helpful and one of these days I will remember their names, I promise I will.  They remember you and make you feel like you are important; sounds corny but I mean it. That kind of attention to detail is great service! I was thinking of the lamb sliders again but I went with the catfish fingers and a lemonade this time. I sat there and read my Nook and even helped this gentleman sitting next to me locate the date of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Right before it was time for the show to start I overheard a group of individuals, a generation my senior, talking about Busboys and Poets. They were asking if anyone had gone and I mentioned that they should go and check it out. if for no other reason than to come checkout my shows and experience great food. lol. One of the gentlemen leans forward and asks me something along the lines of ” What ever happened with intellectual poetry along the lines of Langston, Dunbar, Hurston. ” He quickly followed with, “I have to know because I am not a fan of all of this rap nonsense like Lil Wayne.” There must have been an angel distracting God because this was my moment to go in!

First I informed him the error in his thinking by placing Lil Wayne in the same category as poets. I don’t believe that Rhythm Applied to Poetry (RAP) is the same as spoken word. That is a conversation in and of itself…..but I just don’t agree with that in the simple context of the statement. I then proceed to say, “You ask that question as if it died with Langston and as if intellectual poets don’t exist. What you should ask is, where can I locate such poets because I am unaware.” Somehow the conversation took a turn towards compensation when he asked then how can we switch the public from liking such perversion and return it back to the intellectual. My mere answer was “Pay Me.”  When it comes to events, a rapper can charge $800 to perform but let a poet say anything over $100 and simultaneously the budget starts to shrink.  It is the masses who, in general, pay for such perversion so they mass produce it. The minute you can get poetry to be come wanted by the masses, you will begin to hear it.

This became a moment for him to jump in and tell me that I should then turn my attention to his generation and market towards them because they can afford to pay us, and that using Twitter and Facebook is senseless as a marketing tool because grown folks don’t “twitter”. I held up his mirror and told him, “Why would I market to you when you have just insulted my generation’s intelligence, inventions, and socio-economic status? You’d be in bed by the time I woke up to head to the show.” I went into further detail and said that  “Yes, your generation has more income but that doesn’t mean that my generation can’t afford $100 a table, $200 bottles a pop at those tables, and they happen to relate to the messages that my poetry is about and they got all of this information from my tweet. We are younger but we are definitely not dumber and incompetent. So, I ask you….whatever happened to the intellectual elders who believed in the youth and actually chose to help them succeed rather than be in opposition to and superiority over?” With that I thanked them all for listening and proceeded into the main dining hall to go check in with the contestants.

The contestants were in one of the side dining rooms relaxing and having conversation. I was shocked! I thought that I would have walked in with people going over last-minute fixes and meditations in the corner…something, anything to get them ready for the show. But again, that is what I would do, and I was not one of the firsts to go so it didn’t matter.  I had a blast sitting back there listening to them converse about how they were nervous, how they had prepared for the show, and how they just wanted to get out there and perform. It was great for me to see them so ready to perform. I knew I would get to know that feeling sooner rather than later, but I was more than ready to see them all hit the stage.

I went out into the dinning room and took my spot at a table with a few other contestants who were coming to support this group just like I was there to do. I sat with Angelique (poet), Lauren (musician), and Pete (musician) and we had a great old-time as we waited for the show to begin. As we sat there I began to understand how people could say that contestants in a competition with you could become like family. We joked as if we had known one another for years. I think that Pete’s fly hat went around the table about 7 times as we tried it on striking our best pose with it. Angelique and I discussed our mixed genealogy and the effects it had on our melting pot hair, but not before we burst into Spanish and discover that we had more in common than we knew. These people were cool and I had B. Smith’s to thank for allowing me to meet them.

In walks my big brother 13 of Nazareth to add to the mix.

The show begins. Andres (B. Smith’s Manager) and Jeanie Jones (Miss Kitty of the City) from WKYS open up the show by welcoming the guests and by introducing the judges: Lamar Parker, Love the Poet (2008 People’s Poet Award recipient) and 2010 Grammy Nominated Carolyn Malachi. This table of judges was in for a treat.

Team 1: Testimony and BJ on Sax

BJ on Sax had been playing the sax since the age of 9…wow! Testimony had accomplished a ton of things in her bio as well which concluded in the announcement of her project Out of the Vessel which came out last December.  If you noticed nothing else, you noticed that Testimony owned half of the dining room viewers. No, LITERALLY… I think she brought her entire family to cheer her own. It was amazing to see that kind of support. I hope that I can have a crowd like that!!! I noticed that BJ had his alto sax hanging around his neck, but as soon as the performance began he started with the flute. Midway during the performance he switched back to the sax and then ended with the flute again. Quite the magic trick I tell ya. So now I know that I can call him BJ on the Flute & Sax…lol. 

At the end of the poem Jeanie Jones said that she “now wants to take a bath in sunflowers” after that love poem. Carolyn Malachi “appreciated the cyclical essence of the poem. ” She “thought that Testimony’s delivery was on one level and advised her to make sure that her tone and delivery explored range in the future.” Lamar Parker “wished their presence would have meshed together better at the beginning of the poem.”  And Love the Poet “loved the instrumentation.” She “agreed with Lamar and Carolyn, for the most part, and advised Testimony about how her voice was and instrument and how she could have used her voice to match the softness of the flute.” The issue of the switching between instruments was addressed as well, with regards to whether it was rehearsed or not.

Team 2: Spicy Poet and Gena (piano)

Spicy Poet started doing spoken word 4 years ago and has been writing since the age of 8. Gena has been playing the piano for 12 years and recently got her bachelors from George Mason University… go Patriots! Gena is apart of a music group, pardon me for not remembering the name, but it hand something to do with “thump”. Jeanie said “Thump and SPicy makes me say….. meow”. hahahahah Classic!

I can’t remember but I think that Spicy introduced the group. Shortly following that, Gena began to check the keyboard before she began to play this amazing piece of music. The girl has skills! Spicy began with this mellow poem circa Love Jones and it made you listen and pay attention to what she was saying. This would have gone perfect in a lounge-like setting with the lights down low, with nothing but candles and the one you love holding your hand. It had THAT type of feel. <~Y’all loved my PG13 explanation of the setting, didn’t you? This is a family show people, family show! lol

Love the Poet said that “Spicy could have executed better, energy wise. Spicy sat in the pocket of the beat too much.” Love suggested that Spicy should “dig deeper, take risks with writing, and don’t play it safe.” Lamar got the crowd laughing when he said “Caramel is my shade of love”, which was a reference to the opening and closing of Spicy’s poem. He continued to say that the music and poetry “should have been more natural and it could have been better if they had, in fact, found their own shade of love.” Carolyn “loved it!” She went on to say, “Someone told me that you should leave room for your audience to interpret your work and your work did that.” Boy, if that wasn’t a retweeted profound statement that EVERY artist should listen to then I have no clue what else it is. I was glad that I got an opportunity to hear that. I may have to ask her how do you do that safely, without telegraphing. *Puts this on my list of things to do one day* That statement is going to have me thinking for a minute.

Team 3: Karega Bailey and Graham Doby

Karega hails from California, and if you know ANYTHING about him outside of poetry…. you know he is all about helping children to be come better people. And his wingman, Graham, has been playing the drums since he was 9 years old. Karega began by reminding the artist that many “go astray and define love through the definition of Eros”. But it was Graham that caught the attention of everyone in the room, and you could have been deaf and still would have seen the heads bobbing and faces with the look of “That’s my Jam” plastered on them. I mean Graham was on FIYAH! Yeh, Yeh, Yeh, I know I said I wasnt going to give my opinion, but this is my blog and I can give my opinion. GRAHAM WAS THE BEES KNEES!!!!….. I stole that from a Geico commercial and I hope it means what i think it means. lol. You could tell that the two of them rehearsed and had a plan… they meshed well. Karega usually performs with his fiancée, who plays the piano, and he knows a little something-something about the drums… so this was a match made in heaven. The hand shake of appreciation that Graham and Karega gave one another at the end of the night said it all.

Lamar said that this piece reminded him “of the scene in Coming to America where Eddie Murphy is about to marry the first girl with the drums and dancers. And I say that because Coming to America is my favorite movie. You blew my mind and THAT scene made that movie. It was flawless like sixteen bars of [Tu]Pac’s.” <~WOW!!!!! Top that! Tupac? Really. Awesome. Love the poet mentioned that “from the jump you were on point. Visually you engaged me, our heartbeats intertwined with the drums, and there was synergy.” I dare you not to Google synergy….lol. SAT word 101, baby…lol. Carolyn turned her attention towards Graham and said, “Graham, I did not expect you to take that approach; beautiful. Karega, usually it bothers me when a poet gives an introduction to their poems because it is the poet’s job to let the poem speak for itself. So, usually, for me that is a no, no, but in this case it did not work against you. I loved the new experience.” *Note to self…. no intro. lol

Team 4: Kareema and Alberto

Kareema hails from upstate New York while Alberto’s bio states that he has always had an ear for music. Alberto ( which I hope is his name, and if not I promise to come back and change it… and apologize in advance) introduced the group before he took his eat behind the congo. Honeeeeeeeeeeeey let me tell you that the congo was loud and I was sitting right under the speaker. lol. But it definitely got yoru attention. Kareema began her poem by saying, ” I’m going to cut off all of my hair” to which Carolyn shouts, “Yes” with arms straight in the air signifying a touch down. lol. Funny.  At the conclusion of their piece, Jeanie mentioned that it was very motivating. Lamar said that they had “beautiful stage presence; they were one. He was speechless and that last group [Karega and Bailey] had set the tone. Love the Poet noticed how “the subject went well with the drums” and how Kareema needed to “open her eyes and connect. Be mindful of your audience.” Also, after a seemingly harmless yest controversial line in the middle of the poem, Love reminded us that ” you don’t have to bring down anyone else’s beliefs just to prove yours.” Carolyn concluded by saying that ” the poem was reminiscent of the Last Poets.” Alberto confirmed that he did mention the style to Kareema and introduced that style into their rehearsal process that they had begun last Thursday. Carolyn even asked if Kareema was familiar with Sonya Sanchez because the piece had her feel as well.

So, with all of that being said….. who won? Well…. the winners of the night were Karega/Graham ( like, duh) and Kareema/Alberto.  Congrats!

These groups get to rest until week 5 when they compete in the semi-final round. Good luck to you all and I am proclaiming that I will see you there!!! lol.

B. Smith's B. Talented contestants & judges w/ Ms. B. Smith


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

B. Talented~Dodging a Bullet

In Writer's Block on 27 June 2011 at 12:23 pm

Days 1&2: So You Think You Can Spit

Day 3: Dodging a Bullet

Day 4: Mic Check Group 1 

Tuesday, 21 June 11,

The day that I dodged a bullet. lol. I mean, it was real, it was as if I were being held at gun point while being asked to hand over my chunky monkey ice cream!!! THIS was crucial.

Okay, all drama aside… I AM NOT IN THE FIRST GROUP OF CONTESTANTS!!! *Does the Wop* The Lord, himself, must have worked out something magical because I would have SURELY gone home had I been in this first group. Of course, no one ever wants to go first and there is a reason for that. You want to scope out the rules, see how the game is played, learn a little from the others. I have now been granted that opportunity.

So, I wind up at Union Station once again and I walk into the restaurant early, because remember…. time is of the utmost importance. But in this instance, I was over 45 minutes early. So…. I took my happy behind into the bar area and I had me some yummy lamb sliders. DELICIOUS!!! Wish they were bigger just because I was feeling greedy and wanted a little more….lol. But the bartenders were helpful and kept great conversation. Andres even greeted me when he walked past headed for the meeting. I was the first one there. In that case, I could be the first at something.

We entered into the side dining rooms facing the street. As huge as those windows are they can tell all your business so don’t try to pick or secretly adjust ANYTHING, someone will see you. But it is beautiful to sit and enjoy the food and the view. After a few minutes a few of the other contestants started to pile in as Andres gave us the rules and began to tell us who was up in this first round.

I am still waiting to see a room full of 16 poets and 16 musicians…. but I guess I will have to be surprised just like everyone else.

The theme of this round is LOVE . This is why I say that I dodged a bullet. I don’t DO love poetry. No one can vouch that they have ever heard me do love poetry. lol. It is not my thing. Now, I HAVE love poems, but I don’t DO love poems; it is two different things.  So, this OBVIOUSLY was NOT my week to perform. Yes, it would have tested every fiber of my poetic being, but I am glad that the poetry gods have heard my cries….lol.

I also learned that the musicians do not have to create any new music and the poets don’t have to create any new poems either. I have a problem with this. I say that because I think that if we are testing their skills then we should all be put to the fire and challenged to create something new. Maybe that should be what the finalists should be forced to do. I just want us to be challenged to create something new in this wonderful opportunity… to “step outside of our comfort zones” like Ms. B. Smith advised us to do. I will see who will recycle old tunes and old poetry….. no judgement but it will be very telling to me. I also say that as I save that option to possibly be my safety net should I need it. All jokes aside, I want to be PUSHED in this experience…in any area but love….and I want to grow. I think we all do… I just want to grow until it hurts me.

The prize will be $1500.00 for the team, 2 performances in D.C. and in New York, and to record a single with the Jolley Brothers. There is so much to be concerned about but it is better to have overall showmanship. I can’t tell you how I will perform, because this is…after all…a competition. But I will be taking notes.

The first groups up will be:

  1. Kareema (poet) with Issac Saavedraon the guitar
  2. Testimony (poet) with BJ on Sax playing the sax
  3. Spicey Poet (poet) with Gena Photiadis on the piano/keyboard
  4. Karega Bailey (poet) with Graham Doby on drums

The competition this evening will be one that I cannot wait to see. Only TWO groups will make it to the next round. I have no clue as to who those two will be, but I will definitely keep you updated.

B. Smith's B. Talented contestants & judges w/ Ms. B. Smith


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

2011 BET Awards

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 27 June 2011 at 3:44 am

Okay, so, I had a show to do tonight and so I wished that I could have been home to watch it first hand with everyone else and have this already once it wrapped… but that is not my fate tonight. Shout Out to my Muse Café fam for booking a show on the same night as the Sell Out Awards!!!! Smart…lol. So I am picking up where my DVR began. Let’s Go!

So, I first have to say that I find it hilarious that Karmin managed to be on the BET Awards! I AM A HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE fan, but if I did it to the Justin’s and Eminem I have to do it to them… DAMN… it’s the BLACK Entertainment Television Awards. So obviously you don’t have to be black, just do our music…lol. Shout out to Paul Mooney…lol. But I still have the utmost respect for them and EVERYTHING they do I will support it! It is positive and they turn dirty lyrics into clean lyrics and I respect that. Now if Busta really does do something with them I will be the FIRST in line to buy it.

Now, @Mattieologie on Twitter said,”Kanye needed to bombard the stage and say Debra Lee’s dressdoesnt care about black people.” THAT IS THE FUNNIEST TWEET EVER!!! When I saw this horrible ass dress I thought back to the Chitterling Circuit when they had the “Mammy” dresses where the slave children came up from under her tent dress. I swear Step and Fetch It were about to break out into a routine. I really don’t like this woman. Ugh.

Look at the TEETH on Lastarr!!! She looks gorgeous in her glam make-over… but those teeth are HUGE!

Okay… Racks on Racks On Racks….The dancers behind him look like retired strippers. They look so broke down. Lol. But at least I can FINALLY understand what the fuck that he is saying. *Fast Forward* Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait! Did Nelly roll up on the stage and create a remix. AND THEN HE HAD THE NERVE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ALABAMA UNIVERSITY’S BITCH ASS ROLL TIDE?!!!!!!!! WAR DAMN EAGLE, BITCH!!!! Auburn University to the day I die and BEYOND!!! Alabama stand up! I just tweeted mad tweets about it. UGH!!! I don’t like Nelly any more because of that. Smdh.

MARY J!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She almost doesn’t look like MJB! She’s gotten a little thicker so I guess that is why. But she still looks beautiful. Poor Mary, she has never been able to hold an 8 count for longer than 2 bars, but boy can she sing her ass off or WHAT! I love her! I want that metal belt too! WHAT!!!! She brought miss Anita Baker out?!!! I stood up in my own damn house and clapped for Miss Anita!!!! And because I respect some of my elders I will try my hardest not to comment on her dress…just know that I am thinking that it is too short and ill-fitted. That bottom slip is creeping and scaring the mess out of me with these cameras at the bottom of the stage. But her voice is FOREVER ON POINT!!! Jadakiss! Khalid is like the modern day hype man. And Reginae is in the audience next to Drake looking cute in the audience. Okay…. I am not feeling this premier of MJBs… she started screaming. I have a thing about premiering new stuff live.

Awww MC Lyte is narrating it again!

Who are these little kids dancing to Lil Wayne’s 6 Foot 7 Foot?OH SNAP! That was a little girl that did the head spin. B-Girls in the house! All of them combined are 20 years old…lol. But they can dance! HELLLLLLLLLLLLLL Nawl! Kevin Hart did not come out there with that weak ass step like he pledged Midget Phi Heightless! Bwhahahahaahh I am cracking up at this. These kids are out stepping his ass! Hahahahahaah comedy! WOWZERS!!! Reginae and Lil Wayne smiled at the same time and I be damned if this isn’t the first time that I thought she looks JUST LIKE HER DADDY! We always see her with Toya, but nawwwww babay, that is Baby Carter all day!

So Little Kevin Hart is the host for this year….. gonna be funny. Bwhahaha He asked Busta Rhymes if he is wearing a brain, because he vest is suspect. Oh lawd! Kevin introduced the “No Man”. Its much like they “Yes Man” of the group except it is the person who tells you the truth about everything and I have a feeling he is about to go IN on his friends. Kevin says: “Fabolous, take the shades off. I’m sick of it; I don’t want to see it any more.” “Trey Songz, stop taking your shirt off. You look like a beige greyhound.” LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh lawd I can’t take it. That one almost made me pee myself!!! “Ne-Yo, take the hat off. Wait! False alarm. Keep it on. I saw your head. I saw Ne-Yo’s head in Stomp the Yard and first thing I thought was ‘Take me to your leader’” GO IN , KEVIN!!!!! Hahahahahahaha “Snoop, it’s not legal, I don’t care how much you try to make it legal. Everyone knows what I’m talking about, I don’t need to say it.” “Here’s my problem with Jamie [Foxx]. Jamie got in a fight at an Usher Concert. …..First of all, what the hell was your old ass doing at an Usher concert? Second of all, what song does Usher have that pissed you off to the point that you felt you needed to fight? Was it OMG? ‘If I hear OMG one more time I’m going to punch my manager in the got damn face.’ You’ve got to start acting your age.” “Which brings me to Puff. Here’s my problems with you; I’m sick of the nicknames. …No one cares about the nick names. You know what people care about…Where the hell is Craig Mac!”

I love how Taraji called herself a gadget-gadget girl. The Rep. Wiener joke kind of flop but it was cool that they are viewing votes off of the HTC tablets instead of envelopes.

Best MaleR&B
Chris BrownWinner
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songs

Okay, so WTF Is up with this broke down look that Chris Brown has on with this chin guard? I’m blown. Did he forget it as an award show? Black people we have to do better. And this dress is NOT cute, to me, on LaLa… I have seen her do better. Her side view’s nice but her frontal is giving me odd shapes.

I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE REED BETWEEN THE LINES!!!!!!! Two of my favorite people coming back on television. $500 Kelsey Grammar has something to do with this…lol.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo, I have to fast forward because someone told me that I would be visually molested by Rick Ross’s titties!!! Can I press charges from home? Sooooo WTF is Drake used via a track when he is in the house? That looked stupid. *Fast Forward. * I wish this nigga [Ace Hood] would pull his damn pants up. Seeing his draws is NOT the business… it makes you look stupid. At least Weezy has on the longest Wife Beater I’ve seen in my life and it covers his ass. AH!!!!!! I still caught a glimpse of his titties!!!!!!!!!! I’m suing BET. You’ll bleep cuss words but wont blur this bastard whale tits?!!!! WTF is wrong with you! Audience Shot: I love how Trey Songz’ shirt says “Happiness is Expensive”. The Smith family is comical to watch jam to this song [Hustle Hard]. Puuuuuuure comedy. Even Will was getting down but Willow was jamming the hardest though.

I am in LOVE with Tracee Ellis Ross’ outfit!!!!!! She is soooooo freaking gorgeous!!!! And Malcom Jammal Warner…. Baby!!!!!

Young Stars Award
Shenell Edmonds
KeKe Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith-Winner

Willow Smith-Winner

Before they announce the winner… Ihave to wonder if this is the first time that siblings ( under the age of 14) have ever had to go up against each other in an award show category. And then I have to wonder…..how will Jaden feel when Willow takes this. I could easily eat my words as soon as I press play, but that is my opinion. Wait… they have a tie!! Hahahaha its Jaden AND Willow Smith…hahaha I think they did that on purpose…lol. But congrats to them both. I bet it wouldn’t have been a tie if it was Keke or Shenelle. Just saying. Awww so cute that Jaden and Willow hugged each other before going up there… *Rewind* Jada & Will look like the proudest parents in the entire world!!!! But WTF is Jada wearing? These zebra inspired pants with this gold top? Really, Jada? I love that here you have two kids who are doing it CLEAN!!!! I applaud them both for not selling out to the business to make it! Your daddy made millions…you can make it too. We need clean art! DON’T CHANGE!!!

Kevin said: “Rick [Ross], if you want to come out and open your shirt up, I feel like you should at least put a sports bra on. It was all over the place; you’ve got to take them down, you’ve got to do something.” “Will, I’m gonna talk about Jada’s pants when I come back. I didn’t forget about those pants.” I TOLD YOU!!!

Bwhahahahah Kevin said about Real Housewives and Basketball Wives: “they let women who have never met each other pretend like they’ve been friends for life.” Hahahahahah So true! “So it has inspired me to make a show of my own.” HEEEEEEEELLLL NAWL! The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Starring Bobby Brown [aka Da King], Kevin Hart [aka Little Trick], Jermaine Dupri [aka JD], and Nelly [aka The Juice Man]. Lawd, after this skit I have seen it all! Hahahahahaha. BWAHAHAH! And then Kevin puts on a shirt that says, “I’m a factor, bitch!” hahahahaha Tammi must be having a fucking field day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahah Okay, I HAVE to give the play by play of this skit, otherwise you wont know why I am laughing so damn hard.

Sitting at the table, seemingly playing cards, are Nelly, Bobby Brown, Kevin Hart, JD, and Anthony Anderson.
Nelly: You, Kev. I’m calling you a bitch, Kev.
Kev: That’s funny, because I see a bigger bitch sitting across from me with an Apple Bottom t-shirt on. Let me tell you something, dude. You’re a non-motherfucking factor, homie. You’re a non-motherfucking factor, dude.
Side interview with Kevin: Why would I think that Nelly is NOT on the juice? Looks like a gotdamn pitbull on a leash. I aint never seen nobody’s neck that damn strong, on a human.
Nelly throws a glass of water in Kevin’s face from across the table.
Side interview with Nelly: (Rubs his face to gather thoughts). Uhhh, he looked thirsty.
Kev: (Wiping his eyes) JD!
JD: Why you keep calling my name?!
 Side interview with Bobby: I started this House Husband thing. I was, you know, the first one to land me one of the big fish. You know, it’s a fishing pole, it’s a broom stick. Either way, you can catch something with it.
Anthony: What?!
(Kevin takes off his shirt to wipe the water off his face because it has gotten in his eyes and this reveals the HUGE tattoo on his back that says Mariah. In walks Nick Cannon while the “Mariah” tatt is revealed.)
Side interview with Nick: He knows how I feel about my wife
Kev: (to Nick) Why the fuck you come back from the bathroom looking like Lisa Raye for?  (Nick throws another glass of water in Kevin’s face)
Side interview with Kevin: Look man, I tried to explain to Nick’s little drummer boy ass what the tattoo was about. It don’t have nothing to do with Mariah. She’d not the only Mariah in the world. I could name another Mariah. (pause and faces as he tries to think of another Mariah but fails). Mariah carry is the only one that comes to my mind…. now.
(Close out of the clip with the mock show’s outro)

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Presses rewind all over again*

Keri Hilson and Laz Alonso…. Cute skit.

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

(It doesn’t take a genius to know that Nicki wont this, right?)

Lola Monroe
Nicki Minaj-Winner

I love how Nicki is taking Weezy and Drake on stage. She ACTUALLY looks decent and cut in this stripped pink dress. Nicki said “Wow, I cant believe I won” and the entire audience laughs at the fact that she really didn’t have any competition….lol. Telling statement of the times of female hip hop artists, isn’t it? But she comes back with a “no, no, no, no.” because she knows why they laughed. And as hard as she tried… we were all ready to laugh at anything she said pertaining to the fact of “she didn’t expect to win”. Bwhahahaha. Now THIS is comedy!

JILL SCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She looks just as beautiful in this red dress as she did a few weeks ago when I had lunch with her while she wore a simple shirt and jeans. This woman is flawlessly gorgeous! So the name of the bar is Warm Daddy’s; it the back drop for Jill’s set. HOLD THE FUCK UP!!!! My play baby’s daddy, Idris “I would drink this man’s bath water” Elba just walked into the set! BET why are you playing with my motherfucking emotions?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her voice is amazing!!! I love the backdrop for this song. Beautiful!!!! If you have not gone to pick up a copy of The Light of the Sun, then honey….you are 5 days late! What are you waiting on! And Idris need not sit with his legs open liked that. I am not saved today, besides….I rewound Takers enough during his boxer brief scene to know what he is working with, THANK YOU, LAWD!

And apparently, Idris Elba won Best Actor Award; would have missed that if I had fast forwarded through this commercial. Plus the trailer for The Help, which was an amazing book so I cant wait for the movie!

Helllll nawl! He did NOT bring out the 5 Heartbeats!!!!!!!! I’m never going to sleep. I’m gonna watch that at 5 o’clock in the morning after I finish blogging this! Hahahahahaha. But who was off beat in the back. It wasn’t Duck because he is up front near Church. Oh shit… it was Michael Wright’s off beat ass! Eddie Cane, Eddie Cane. Wow!!!! “So, how does it feel to be me.?” Lol.

Best Group
Cali Swa District
Dirty Money-Winner

New Boyz
Travis Porter

Public Service Announcement: I REFUSE to call them Diddy Dirty Money. Y’all are just Dirty Money to me. But I LOVE how they were all dressed up in all white, Dirty Money that is.

The music ministry of Mali Music….? Did I say that right? All the way from Savannah, Georgia. I love the way that he starts out. Interesting.

Best Movie: For Colored Girls-Winner
Best Video Director of the Year: Chris Robinson-Winner

Okay… ummm. Why does Chris Brown have on Mickey Mouse pants? Did his knee caps swell? We’ve seen his dick so I know that’s NOT it. And the 80s inspired shoulder-pad, armless jacket is creepy. And what’s up with the M.C Hammer pajama pants after the wardrobe change at the start of Look At Me Now? Ummm.. I’m is confused-ed….yes, I’m is. And Umm…BET, you missed ALL of his cuss words. Lol. Yo, but the HUGE eyes on the side as Busta busses it!!!!!!! FIRE!!! Uhhhhh Busta is my other baby daddy, after David Banner, because he just gets finer and finer the older he gets!!! Busta could get it from the grave, I swear he could! Chris Brown’s Isolations are off the chain. And the way he jumped off the stage and ended his performance by scaring the shit out of the people in the front row as his feet hurled towards their faces…..classic!

And damn, even M.C. Lyte gets wardrobe changes? Hahhahaha. She looks fab though so I don’t mind….I just noticed.

I saw Pooch Hall twitpic them backstage with Brandon T Jackson. Just wonderful! Plus, HOSEA CHANCHEZ CAN ALWAYS GET IT!!! ALABAMA STAND UP!!! Y’all see how we make ‘em in the south! Hosea is fine enough to stalk if I didn’t already have goals, fear jail, and had a good paying job. I’d snitch on the people who robbed Jesus’ gave to spend 3 hours with him. I just need Hosea, some magnum condoms (I’ve seen the pics. Anything less wouldn’t work….TRUST ME), butter pecan ice cream, a New York Candle, silk scarves, 2 poodles, and scooter. What? DON’T JUDGE ME!!!

Best Colaboration
B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore ( I LOVE Paramore BTW) for Airplanes
Chris Brown, f/Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes for Look At me Now-Winner

Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall for Deuces
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale for No Hands
Rihanna f/ Drake for What’s My Name
Kanye West f/ Rihanna for All of the Lights

I think that it would suck for Chris or Rihanna NOT to win this category when you were nominated TWICE! But thankfully Chris did win! Bwahahaha Chris said, “Public speaking is not my strong suit.” HILARIOUS!!! Busta took it home as he quoted the song, “ Gotta taste and I gotta grab it, and I gotta cut all through this traffic just to be at the top of the thrown. Let ‘em know we gotta have it!”

Subway Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year:
Michael Vick and Serena Williams-Winners

Oh lord…. I HATE unreleased songs….even if it is sung by Alicia Keys. I guess that her pregnancy gave her a thing for being on top of pianos. You remember that shit that scared us all? And ummm… why does her hair look like her and Swizz got it on in a broom closet before she was scheduled to come out to perform. Okay, Mama still have baby belly. Don’t you all have personal trainers for stuff like that? Because a wide flat butt is NOT cute… trust me. I am the President of Assless Anonymous. Wait, I thought Kevin said this was a never heard before song? And Bruno Mars is sounding SOOOOO much better than that other performance he did where he sounded like ass. What?! Don’t hate me, shiiit. Hate his vocal couch for not warming his ass up that time. Would it be wrong of me to fast forward through this? AH!!!!! Rick Ross came out! In fear of seeing his tits again… I MUST fast forward this!

This Nick Minaj Barbies and Justin Bieber’s Bieber-fever fans face-off is hilarious!

Best Male Hip Hop
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West- Winner

So Kanye could not be there. Was it me or did Nicki sound disappointed that it wasn’t Weezy?

I’m trying to figure out who Diggy looks like because LAWD if that boy was legal I would tell y’all how fine he is. But he did mention the http://www.BET/com/ctmd site.

WOW! Kerry Washington always looks gorgeous. Deidra Sanders, 2 time All-American athlete from Georgetown University. She began the Grassroot Project which teaches AIDS awareness to young people. Howard Gentry, in 1979, he founded Young Blacks in Action, Inc after being frustrated over the lack of positive afterschool activities for Orlando students. We salute them for their efforts.

Is it me or does Big Sean look like the love child of Ralph Tresvant and Tevin Campbell? And what is up with Chris Brown doing the Diddy Stroll? I swear he threatened me to “take that” at the end of the walkway. I did NOT know that the song said, “hit this ass up like its my last”. Thanks BET censors for fucking up on your job! Lol. Wait… was that Raven’s friend from That’s So Raven dancing in the isle? WTF are Disney kids doing dancing to secular music? Lol

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I talked about Ralph and out comes Johnny Gill. Lol He brought out Kimberly Nichole from Seattle Washington. And I would listen to what she is trying to sin but this orange ass tu-tu is throwing me off.

OH SHIT!!! I am going to wake up the entire neighborhood in my suburban haven by laughing at this second clip of The Real Husbands of Hollywood…. bwhahahahahahahahaha
They are all sitting around the poker table again.
Kevin: You know, all of that throwing water and juice on me… that’s one stop. I took those because I was thirsty, don’t do it again. I could have busted your ass, Nick, but I didn’t.
Side interview with Nick: I’m in a new place right now. Zen mode, but I can defend myself.
Bobby Brown: The King use to take Judo back in September of ’84.
Silence in the room

 Okay, Bobby, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about; I don’t even know why you said it. But I know what, I know who you wont fight… Eminem.
Bobby Brown, JD, Anthony, & Nelly: Whoa!
Nick: (jumps up and takes off his jacket) Fuck it! Aight, I’m tired of this. I will whoop Eminem’s butt, I aint scared of him. Matter of fact, I’ll whoop any white boy who’s name starts with an M; Macaulay Culkin, Matthew McConaughey, Melanie Griffith.
Side interview with Nick: The man’s talking about your wife and you cant really rap. Whatchu ‘sposed to do?
Nick: (yelling) I’ll whoop everybody. Bobby, I’ll whoop your ass!
Bobby: What the King do? Hold Up, Hold up!
Nelly: Now that’s the juice.
Nick: (to Kevin) Say something else, Kev.
Kevin: The only thing I will say is…. is that you need to work on your legs. That’s all I’m saying. He’s a little too big up top.
Nick pours an ENTIRE bucket of water on Kevin. BWHAAHAHAH Kevin does the scream he does from his comedy routine, the way he says his son screams, and then runs off in the MOST HILARIOUS WAY I HAVE EVER SEEN A GROWN MAN RUN IN MY LIFE!!!
Bobby: You know the King knocked out Scott Bell back in ’94. Bloooo Bloooop.


I’m straight up telling my age for even knowing who Cherelle and Alexander O’Neal are….lol.

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa- Winner

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww did he really just Kiss Amber Rose on her forehead. Ummmm it looked like two dudes kissing. What? You were thinking it too!

Awwwwww Nia Long looks GORGEOUS!!!!! I mean, she always does… but she makes a beautiful mommy-to-be.

I’m confused with Trey Songz’ jacket. And he is stripping from the beginning!!! He wasted no time saying, “Fuck You , Kevin Hart. My beige greyhound body pays my bills!” bahahahaha LIRL. One thing about Trey, when I met him a few years ago, you would never believe how thick he really is. He looks very slender but he has some mass to him…sexy. Until….I see this negro’s draws. Pull ya pants up negro! Look at Queen Latifah singing along. Wait…t he timing of this transition was HILARIOUS!!! If you have this on your DVR…rewind it. Right when Trey says, “Even I need a little motivation” the male dancer for Kelly Rowland’s performance rolls up behind, in the background, and props his legs open right beside Trey’s right side ( your left if you’re looking at the screen, which you are)….hahahahahahah Wrong camera angle, BET….but thanks for the laugh! *rewind*

Okay, I really am a Kelly Ro fan, yes I am. …..but she has always had this delayed rhythm. I almost want to tell her not to dance and just sing. But I am loving this hat, circa Mary J Blige No More Haters. I am loving that she is singing live!!!! BEAUTIFUL! I want her shoes!! Damn…. This break down!!! *licks lips!* Did she rob a male strip club in L.A. for these dancers? Uhmph. Okay, WTF was that nose-bleed section camera shot for?!!!! You mean to tell me that you switched so we couldn’t see Trey pat Kelly’s ass? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS!!!? You INVENTED UNCUT?!!!!! Wait… was Trey really on K-Ro like that as they went down into the trap floor?!!!

I stand and SALUTE the men and women of our Armed Forces!!!! As a military kid… I will FOREVER salute you! Thank you!

Here comes Debra Lee with this mammy Dress! I really hate this woman. *Fast Forward*

State Farm Humanitarian Award: Steve Harvey
Best International Act (UK): Tinie TempahWinner
Best International Act ( Africa): 2Face Idibia/ D’Banj (NAIJA STAND UP!!!!)Winner

The tribute to Bishop Walter Hawkins was absolutely wonderful. I almost felt bad for cussing just a few sentences earlier. But then I saw Nicki Minaj pretending to know the lyrics to Thank You and I laughed too hard to feel remorse. I grew up on this song! You better go ahead and sang that son Deitrick!!! If Tye Tribbet comes out… I’m gonna have church in my room. OH SNAP!!! Mary Mary!!! Donnie was enough, but they are trying to save the entire audience…. TINA BETTER BLOW!!!

OhLAWD.org! Here come The Braxtons!! I love how Toni came out first though. And WTF does Tamar have on? Did she and Toni not get the “we’re wearing white dresses” memo?

Best Gospel Artist
Mary Mary-Winner

Miss Gladys Knight!!!!! She still looks beautiful I tell you black doesn’t even contemplate cracking! Oh yeh… she is honoring Patti LaBelle. Patti, Patti look amazing!!!!! I wonder if Patti will come out of those shoes tonight? Lol. Y’all know that she is good for it. Hahahaha I love how they showed her kicking off her shoes after I said it…lol. I told you!!! YOU BETTER SANG IT, PATTI! Wait… lmao!! That is Cee Lo Green….hahahahaha All I saw from a distance was the hat! But his voice speaks perfectly. I’m gonna need for his voice to stop going out like my co-pastor after the spirit hits her during the sermon. But somebody loves you baaaaaaaaaaaaaby! Wait… all I heard was Cee Lo say : Don’t act like you motherfuckers bleeeeeeeeeep” lmao! Marsha Ambroisa…….beautiful. “If you only knew”….. how perfectly this song fist Marsha’s voice. And out come Mother Shirley Ceasar!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y’all her husband use to be the Archbishop over my church until my Bishop tool over… so we are bound to see her show up in the pews from time to time. Mother Shirley Ceasar is sanging the life out of this song….yes, sanging!!! Okay. I can’t cuss any more in this blog after this…..unless Debra Lee shows back up. Mother Ceasar looks like an angel or fairy godmother, doesn’t she? Yep, Patti STILL sounds PHENOMENAL!!!!

WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did the girl, Tiffany Green ( some contest winner) just say that the CoCa Cola Viewer’s Choice Award winner was Chris Brown’s Look At Me Now then retract it and say Rihanna’s What’s My Name?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gasped so hard, along with the audience, in my room I had to go to the bathroom to take some Chloroseptic!!!! Where they do that at?!!! Wasn’t her tablet working? She looked like she was squinting at the teleprompter. I’m so confused!!!! *Rewind* Yep, like Terrance J & Drake said, “This is awkward”. Who messed that up? And then they said that the winner was Drake’s What’s My Name. I did mention that I was confused, right? WOW!!!! Did Tiffany mess up or did the teleprompter mess up? Tiffany looks so confused. WOW!!!

Cali Swag District came with Doug E Fresh to remember M Bone and Nate Dogg. Rest in peace. Snoop and Warren G come for Nate Dogg I LOVE how Queen Latifah got to do Gil Scott Herron’s famous piece. I will ALWAYS cherish the time I spent with him before I opened for him in the summer of 2009. That was one BRILLIANT man. Ledisi does Tina Marie.

Lord…..it is 3:36 am and I have to be AT work in 5 hours….soooooo. I’m going to bed and then I will finish blogging tomorrow. Yeh….. G-night/morn….which ever coast you’re on…lol

Oh snap! Another skit for the Real House Husbands of Hollywood!!!!!

Side interview with Kevin: I found me a nice, healthy, wholesome woman that’s sweet….                                                                        

In walks Tammi Roman from Basketball Wives

Tammi: Where’s Kevin?

Nelly & JD: Oh Shit!

Tammi: Oh shit is right. I said, where is Kevin?

Side interview with Kev: …..Kind hearted

Tammi: JD! Where’s Kevin, witcha lil’ ass?

Side interview with Kev: ……She has the voice of an angel

Tammi: An FYI, he is taller than you.

JD stands up from the table as if to confront Tammi

Tammi: (to JD) Okay? So what? Because I can fit your little ass in this purse

Side interview with Kev: ….and I thank God for this woman….EVERY day.

Tammi: Nick, I want to know where Kevin is and I need you to be talking now! Do me a favor, tell Mariah do not tweet me when I pop that ass. Cause if I find out that any one of y’all have but a hand on my baby, Kevin, its gonna be on and crack-a-lackin’ up in here. KEVIN!

Kevin: (from far away w/ a voice that sounds like he’s been crying) I’m in the back

Tammi: Mmmmm Hmmmm. He’s in the back. You better hope that aint NOTHING wrong with him. I brought Big Bertha for y’all asses.

JD, Nelly, Bobby, and Anthony get up and run from the table and out of the house before Tammi comes back.

Side interview with Kev & Tammi: Yeh, I called my Lady! So what?


Lmao!!! These fools right here! I really need this to become a show! Kevin has started something right about now!

Whiz Khalifa begins to walk up and present and then Kevin comes out as Chocolate Drop. lmao! You need to Google his YouTube vids. He is cracking me up. The top of his head comes to Khalifa’s arm pits…lol. Kevin looks like somebody’s little brother…lol.. I cant stop laughing!!!! I just put the Drake performance on Play-Fast Forward where you can still hear the words…. the song is STILL hot at this speed. You should try it. lol.

Ne-Yo comes out and introduces Beyonce. I mean, I wondered when she was coming on, but I guess I should have known that they would save the best for last. Even if she is all the way over in England performing at the Glastonbury Music Festival. I want the outfit of the pieanist behind her. So cute. I bet that Lisa Raye is eyeballing this white ensemble too. lol. I want Beyonce’s shoes….cute!!!! I am trying to think back to a time when Beyonce performed in something other than a swimsuit. I think it has been years since she’s worn pants or longer bottoms…lol. What? I’m just saying…we could be her gynocologists at this point. We’ve seen her crotch from every angle. And then she decides to do a song off her new album called The End of Time. Didnt I already tell you how I feel about performing new songs. Thanks camera man for being in her crotch…. I told you! Ummm… why was the black girl in the suidence singin along? Ummm is this out yet? But I do like this song…. so she gets a pass.

The commercial came back saing “In Loving Memory of John Cossette: 1957-2011”. I am going to do some research to figure that out.

Also, Kevin brought Chris Brown out to address the whole Viewer’s Choice Award issue. Chris did win the award and Tiffany and the tablet were correct.  Chris also won the Fandamonium award. Now, if Kev falls off this segway I am laughing my ass off. And where did they et this bike for Chris from?  And why does Kev have a helmet on? hahahaha funny. Okay, this show had its funny moments but kev was the funniest host. Je can come back.

SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 2

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 23 June 2011 at 9:34 pm

Episode 1: Auditions (UT & NY)

Episode 2: Auditions 2nd Day (Los Angeles, CA )

Episode 3: HELL WEEK

Episode 4: Top 20 or Bust!

Episode 5: Starter Up!

Episode 6: America Has Spoken 1

Episode 7: Dance for Your Life

Episode 8: America Has Spoken 2

Last night we saw an array of wonderful performances that made you stand in your livingroom and applaud. Unfortunately, tonight…. America has to choose which 2 guys and which 2 girls will be going home. If you remember, last week Nigel saved everyone…. so this week will be the end of the road for thos not chosen by home voters.

On to lighter notes, dont forget to go to the website to view the 3 videos for National Dance Day, July 30th!!!!!

 Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #SYTYCD ?

Nina Simone’s Sinnerman pops out of the speakers as they all look eerily close to Charlie Chaplin. It is funny to me hop you can point out a mistake easier the minute that you dress everyone the same. Now, I just want to know who put the Beyoncé “Uh oh” pop in the clap section in the middle…lo. This is a simple, yet complex piece in that everyone must stick to the 1 & 2 beats only….if that makes sense to my non-dancers. lol. Cute. Okay, so that was the genius of Dave Scott…..cute!

I love this dress that Cat has on…this semi-greek inspired draping, single shoulder, fitted dress. I need to pay attention to see who designed this dress. CUTE!!!

Once again the judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and the legendary Debbie Reynolds.

I heard that the Rage Crew and LMFAO backed by QUEST, as well as Hawk & Ryan…..great performances


First 3 Couples: Missy/Wadi danced the Jean-Marc Genereux Cha Cha to Ke$ha’s Cannibal and they will be the first group in the elimination round. Caitlyn/Mitchell danced the Stacey Tookey Contemporary routine to Adele’s Turning Tables ….and I will preface by saying that I will QUIT WATCHING THIS SHOW if they are nominated to be in the bottom. Also, I voted for them. So……AMERICA AND I KEPT THEM SAFE!!!!!! Sasha/Alexander danced a tear-evoking Nappy Tab Hip Hop routine to Dirty Money’s I’m Coming Home…..and they were the SECOND team that I voted for……. SO no worries, I already know that my vote counted. TOLD YOU SO!!!!! They’re moved on to the next week.

Nigel mentions that the winner of SYTYCD will receive $250,000 and talked about how Gatorade has the G-Series Fit  and now recognizes dancers as athletes. So the winner will get an opportunity to be apart of the G-Series ad campaign.(like Lauren and tWitch). So you will need to check out the Gatorade

Second 3 Couples: Miranda/Robert did the Nappy Tab “woodpecker” inspired Hip Hop routine to Busta Rhymes’ Break Ya Neck. Melanie/Marko performed a Mandy Moore Jazz routine to DKS’ Sing With a Swing . It was the one that confused me with the clashing outfits. But no matter how I felt about the outfit…. Miranda, Robert,Melanie, and Marko are ALL safe until next week!!!! Jordan/Tadd did a Viennese Watlz choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux to David Cook’s Fade Into Me. I am still torn on it…..but the rest of America kept them safe.  Iveta/Nick performed a high paced Nakul dev Mahajan Bollywood piece to Luck By Chance’s Baawire. Twitter was going HARD on how Nick looked out of place…..and those tweeters and their comments may be the reason why Iveta and Nick are in the elimination round. 

Third 3 Couples: Ashely/Chris did the Spencer Liff jailhouse inspired Broadway routine to Rachel Swift’s Please,Mr. Jailer. Hot as it was, America is keeping them around for another week! Ryan/Rickey performed a Mandy Moore Jazz piece to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. Janet Jackson inspired wardrobe malfunctions and all, America has suggested that they dance for their lives. Clarice/Jess hit the stage with a Stacey Tookey Contemporary piece performed to Jump Little Children’s Cathedrals. As awkward as it was to watch them as a couple America thinks that they should be saved and dance another day.

RAGE CREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiffany Burton Rowhouse choreographed to Colton B featuring Mauli B’s Party Like This. The outfits are phenomenal. I am even glad to see that even the younger girls are able to express their athletic skills. The little black girl in the front with the Afro is stealing the cameras attention. How old can she be? 9? My only thing would be is to but the younger girls in tank top versions of the swim suit, bra-like tops. And some of the moves did make the younger girls look a little mature, but the energy was high, the technique was there….and they knew how to pull the crowd in. I would not be surprised if in a few years a few of them will be on the stage performing for their own spotlight on the show. That was great.

Elimination Round:

I must be completely honest with you…… this group in the elimination round scares me. It is the combination of people that will make it tough for others. Like….. Wadi and Missy may be sacrificed to keep Iveta and Nick. (I am writing this during the second commercial so I have NO clue what will happen and I pray that I am wrong). Despite what I think, two guys and 2 girls will be going home today. So I guess I will keep all of my anxiety until they announce the 3rd couple.

Wadi: Wadi came out with a beat that all of us Hip Hop fans are familiar with Major Lazer featuring Vybz Kartel’s Pon De Floor. I just wished that he would have had just a little more technique, but the ending flip into a Indian-style seated position is great. Do they choreography their pieces because this appeared free-style. And you KNOW I am a Wadi fan… I just wished he did something a little more. Even Cat said, “Nice move at the END”.

Missy: CSS’ Move (Metronomony Rmx) is an interesting choice to dance for your life with on this show. If you’re going to do it… you better bring it; and she’s not bringing it. Her hair is distracting me as about as much as this outfit is. It was a lot of repetition and the outfit looked like a kindergarten dance recital. I don’t have much else to say about that. Oh, the leaps were beautiful!!! See, I found something nice to say.

Nick:  Performing to 3Oh 3 featuring Neon Hitch’s Follow Me Down he started out with a wonderful pirouette… and the way that he covered the stage and brought the crowd in was fabulous!!! I mean, I wish that he would have shown more technique than JUST tapping… but it was good.

Iveta: Performing to Gennaro’s Samba Rock, Iveta is HOTT!! And as usual…Iveta brings it! I mean… what else would you expect a champion to do. her outfit is on point,her moves are insatable….and her crowd appeal is off the charts. I have no doubt that she is staying. They can NOT send her home. I feel sorry for the other two girls now. I hate to say that, but it is true.

Rickey: Sleigh Bells’ Riot Rhythms . Yes, Rickey took the stage and made all of the hormones jump in the teenie-boppers.He brought it! I don’t know how to say it any other way than….that!He left his blood sweat and tears on that stage. I am proud of him. Now he can go home and hug himself with the Snuggie. Wait, is he the one with the zebra Snuggie? lol.

Ryan: Usher Moving Mountains I mean, she picked a power song, but she has this habit of smiling in the middle of ALL of her performances. I wish she would stop that. It is hard to focus on the emotion of the dance while it conflicts with emotion on the person’s face.Just saying. It could hurt her. *Sigh….* I think we maybe saying bye to her because Iveta KILLED it!

Okay.. LMFAO is up, and again this is not about the musical artist as this is about their dancers. I forgot what I was watching earlier this week when LMFAO performed this. And when she said that they would be backed by Quest… I didn’t know that she meant QUEST CREW from ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew)!!!! Those are my boys!!!! I love the move where one of them does a flip and gets pushed over three of the other crew members…. HOTT!!!!!

It somewhat sucks that LMFAO rocked the house so well only to have us sit in anticipation to hear bad news. Only ONE girl and ONE guy out of the six will get to stay and dance next week. If it were up to me…. It would be Iveta and a tie between Ricky and Wadi. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against Nick, I just think that Wadi and Ricky have the skill set to stay as well as the potential to grow and learn more. So in a way, I think that Nick is a fabulous dancer and has some things to learn but I dont think that he could grow as much as these two guys. Ugh… that sounds horrible… but I mean well. Okay, I feel like Simon Cowell and I swear that is not my attention. Ummm….shutting up now!

With the girls, the judges are unanimous. Nigel said that there was nothing in his dancing that he could find wrong. Iveta has graced the show with her talent and that we will always remember her. She deserves to be here. Ryan, Nigel doesnt think that she danced for her life. He thinks that there is more inside of her that we have yet to see and that she held back; that was NOT the best that she could do.

WHAT!!!!! Nigel is keeping RYAN RAMIREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I eat all of my words rather humbly! CONGRATULATIONS, RYAN!!! No commentary… I will let her have her moment.

 Now the guys: Nigel says that he doesn’t think that Wadi has had an opportunity to show us what he has inside and he doesn’t think that he danced for his life. Nick, is believed to be a star. He has great rhythm and a twinkle in his eye that he needs in this business. Ricky danced the BEST that they have ever seen him dance when he danced for his life; he laid himself on the line and that is why they are KEEPING RICKY ON THE SHOW!!!!!!

There are no words to say how I feel about that. Ricky was one of my picks… my heart just goes out to Wadi and Nick. I don’t think it is fair because their fate has been spoken, but they were NOT up for elimination last week and I don’t think that they would have been up for elimination this week if someone would have had to go home last week. I tip my hat off to both of them. I know that we will see them again.


 The TWO female contestants chosen to go home are: Missy Morelli & Iveta Lukosiute

The TWO male contestants chosen to go home are: Wadi Jones & Nick Young

We wish them well and I have no worried because I know that we will see them again in the near future. Many blessings to them. See you next week!

Here are your TOP 20 Dancers of SYTYCD Season 8!!!!!!!!!

Top 10 Males:

      1. Ricky Jamie
      2. Chris Cole
      3. Wadi JonesEliminated Week 2
      4. Tadd Gadduang
      5. Robert Taylor Jr.
      6. Marko Germar
      7. Jess Leprotto
      8. Nick YoungEliminated Week 2
      9. Mitchell Kelly
      10. Alexander Fost



Top 10 Female Dancers:

    1. Miranda Maleski
    2. Melanie Moore
    3. Sasha Mallory
    4. Iveta LukosiuteEliminated Week 2
    5. Clarice Ordaz
    6. Jordan Casanova
    7. Missy MorelliEliminated Week 2
    8. Caitlynn Lawson
    9. Ashley Rich
    10. Ryan Ramirez



~*My Mother’s Daughter*~


SYTYCD S:8~ Dance for Your Life

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 22 June 2011 at 10:15 pm

Episode 1: Auditions (UT & NY)

Episode 2: Auditions 2nd Day (Los Angeles, CA )

Episode 3: HELL WEEK

Episode 4: Top 20 or Bust!

Episode 5: Starter Up!

Episode 6: America Has Spoken 1

Episode 7: Dance for Your Life

I was taking a well-deserved and long overdue nap when my alarm woke me up to blog. Trust me when I tell you…….you all better read this entry and LOVE IT!!!

Ummmmmm….sooooo before we can begin, we must see the President address the nation in regards to his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Okay, so there is a 10 minute delay. SUCKS!!! I love events better than anyone…but isnt this is why we have the evening news? Why not do this at 7pm? Okay,I’ll stop complaining….part of this is that I just woke up and I am not stable enough to interpret politics. To prove this point…. every time the President says “Taliban” I start singing “Six Foot, Seven Foot…tally me banana…daylight come and me wan go home.” Yep, it’s that bad. He said “sovereign”…isnt that a word Bush couldn’t define? Okay…. I’ll stop my commentary… I have to type to stay awake though. But I am paying attention.

I just hope that SYTYCD isn’t already playing behind this. …..I would hate to miss a group. It wouldn’t be fair for America to judge on a group that we missed. What? I’m just saying. Well, at least my President still has a gangster walk.

Last week was out of this world! The contestants hit the ground running as if their lives depended on it. Now, this week…. they better do the same thing because for 2 guys and 2 girls… they will be going home tomorrow night. So, let’s see what they have in store for us tonight, shall we?

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #SYTYCD ?

It is a must that I make a comment on Cat’s dress, since she is an intricate part of this show as well. It looks so innocent. So does she wear the innocent dresses on Wednesdays and then the club dresses on Thursdays? lol

Jordan , Tadd, Clarice, Jess, Sasha, Alexander, Caitlynn, Mitchell, Missy, Wadi, Ashley, Chris, Ryan, Ricky, Iveta, Nick, Miranda, Robert, Melanie, and Marko are ALL BACK!!!!!!

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Debbie Reynolds are the judges for the night. Pause for a moment… DEBBIE REYNOLDS!!!! I havent seen her in ages!!!!!! And she’s wearing my favorite color. And I love this clip of her in Singing in the Rain!!!! I wish my mother was watching because we are musical theatre fanatics!

This week they were to find out a secret about their dance partners. This will be interesting to say the least! Let the good times roll.

Ryan & Ricky: Ryan’s leg hair grows really fast….lmbo! Ricky’s real name is Roderrick and he hates it.Together, they’ll be dancing a Jazz routine choreographed by Mandy Moore.  The whole point of the routine is that they must have some passion and sexual tension filled routine. Even Mandy said that they are a little young in their life’s experiences to  begin with. They are performing to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. Now, as the routine begins, I am loving the way that they look in these costumes. I don’t, however, think that the costumes go well with the song. I also wish that Ryan would stop smiling through the entire routine. I think that messed with the energy of the theme. It was supposed to be sexual. I mean, it was raunchy and teasing but it had moments where it paused and you were like ” did you forget something?”. And again, I’m not a judge so my opinion doesn’t count. I’m just glad that Ryan saved the “wardrobe malfunction”. lol. But they are very good dancers so I wish them the best! If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

 So, after the first set of dancers…… the trend seems to be that they are keeping the same groups that they had last week. This can either hurt or help people. But….its time to dance for their life. Also, on a rewind…. Ryan only had a snag in her stocking near the crotch region…but I dont get the “top” wardrobe malfunction reference. *Rewind again* I think I almost saw something pop out on one of her turns….but nope….no good. She’s safe!

MAN!!! I was typing and missed the flash mob commercial. I will have to rewind and get the info for you.*Rewind* Oh snap, I thought that it was about the SYTYCD flash mob routine but nope… it is a new Fox television show. If you have big news to tell and it can be done by a flash mob then go to FOX.com/mobbed. So… with that being said…dont forget to go to the SYTYCD site and choose from any of the 3 flash mob routines for National Dance Day!!!!

Caitlynn & Mitchell: Caitlynn wears some boots change her feet to this weird blue color. Okay, so Mitchell likes to wear a zebra print snuggie….lol. Stacy Tookey is choreographing a piece where the relationship is ending and Caitlynn is not ready for it to end. I am SOOOOO thankful that they are aware that they should be in tune with the emotion of the piece throughout. If you lose that emotion… we will not be there iw th you. They’re dancing to Adele’s Turning Tables. I am IN LOVE with this simple set design. Just brilliant.  The snatch and pull through that Mitchell did to Caitlynn was breathtaking. And the leap off the chair that Caitlynn did……. speechless. Okay. Someone is going to have to top this dance because it is my favorite one. The emotion is there and I LOVED IT!!!Yes, it is the second one… but I love this one. And the way that Mitchell turned off the light when he sat down at the end….. MAN!!!! That had the MOST amount of emotion in the tiniest bit of movement. And I am SOOOOO thankful that we got to see Mitchell dance this week,because he was missing due to an injury last week. And even though he just accidentally punched Caitlynn in the face during one of the moves, they had great chemistry. I’m going to have to rewind and see if I can find the moment where Caitlynn got hit.  They are performing to BLANK’s BLANK. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-02 (1-888-836-7602) or TEXT 2 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

I dont think you understand how odd it is to watch this show in real-time rather than fast forwarding on my DVR. lol. I have to type extremely fast. I mean, I’m a fast typer as it is…. but I only plan on watching this once…lol.  

Missy & Wadi: Wad,i apparently, uses lady hair removal cream on his chest because he likes a smooth chest. Missy laughs in segments. WHat I mean is, her laugh is choppy and comes to an abrupt stop. Think more along the lines of a teen learning how to drive a stick and the car scoots forward and then stops. LMBO!!!! Jean-Marc is teaching them a great ballroom Cha-Cha routine. This Cha ha is supposedly the hardest that Jean-Marc Genereux has done for the show. LMBO! Jean-Marc told Wadi to sway his hips as if he is “selling the product” lol. Perfect! Ke$sha’s Cannibal fits the costume of the routine. Unfortunately…I have no clue if there is a theme to this routine other than the fact that it is a Cha Cha. And Yes, you can tell that Wadi is out of his element just a bit…. but what he lacks in foot technique he makes up in strength and lifts & attitude. The routine, overall, was pretty good.I give them a B for effort. Even Nigel agreed with mewhen it came to Technique versus strength. I know that Wadi will grow…he is a fast learner. Man, Nigel was hard on Wadi and praised Missy. I LOVE Debbie, she said that she will take Wadi home, because she could see that everyone was being hard on him. Like I said, he is teachable… I have faith in him. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-03 (1-888-836-7603) or TEXT 3 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Iveta & Nick:  Iveta talks to herself whenever she walks past a mirror. Nick always wears shorts. hahahah Iveta said that Nick Has chicken legs. Together, they will be dancing a Bollywood routine choreographed by Nakul dev Mahajan. Luck By Chance (soundtrack)’s Baawire pulls you in to the routine. I must say that I am LOVING Iveta’s energy for this routine. It is not really her style but she is bringing the sensual side of it. Nick is keeping up with Iveta. But Iveta is the star of this routine. She is gorgeous too. The horizontal pirouette combination that they did scared me because it looked like Nick didnt place his hands in the right place. But the overall routine was fabulous!It really was entertaining. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-04 (1-888-836-7604) or TEXT 4 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Miranda & Robert: Miranda She has a little crush on Tadd! PERFECT!!!!. Robert still thinks that he is a pro wrestler! hahahahaha . They will be performing a Nappy Tab ( @NappyTab if you’re on Twitter) Hip Hop routine. If you know ANYTHING about Nappy Tab, then you already know that this is about to be a HOT routine, one that will be right up Robert’s alley. So they are supposed to be woodpeckers and Robert is trying to teach Miranda how to fly. Do woodpeckers fly? Busta Rhymes’ Break Ya Neck fits the ENTIRE woodpecker theme so well. But of course I wouldn’t expect anything less from Nappy Tans.  Okay, like I said, this is right up Robert’s alley, but Miranda is having a little proooooooob….ummm. The lift with the foot kick didn’t read. Her backflip scared the mess out of me and made me think that she really was going to break her neck. And was the fall forward suppose to happen? Um. I am sooo confused. Like I said that it was for Robert, but not so much for Miranda. She did a good job, but she needs to grow. CLASSIC!!!! Debbie Reynolds did Woody Woodpecker!!!!!! But my hats off to Nappy Tabs, as usual. But I wouldn’t expect any less from them. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-05 (1-888-836-7605) or TEXT 5 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Clarice & Jess:  Clarice sleeps with her eyes open. Jess draws stick figured orchestra portraits…lol. They will be performing a Contemporary routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey. The theme is that Jess is a prince and Clarice is marrying into royalty. And these lifts have me praying for Clarice’s life!!! Jess needs to go to the gym with Wadi! lol. Jump Little Children’s Cathedrals is an amazing song. I think that I forgot to type because I was looking for these lifts. So far so good! The leap & catch was fabulous. unfortunately I don’t think that Jess’ costume looks like he is a prince….more like a security guard. I am confused.I cannot figure out if they pulled me in or if I was just watched because I wanted to see the lifts. Ahhhh ha! Nigel said it best, they didn’t look right as a couple. I, too, liked how they worked as individuals. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-06 (1-888-836-7606) or TEXT 6 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Jordan & Tadd: Jordan isnt the brightest crayon in the box. What? I didnt say it… Tadd said it. Tadd is rather OCD. How can a b-boy be OCD? The VIENNESE WALTZ!!!! SO this routine will be choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux.Do you all remember when twitch, from Season 4, got the Viennese Waltz with Kherrington?  He said something like, “I’ve never met the Viennese but I’m sure they’re very nice people.” bwahahahahaha. Every time I hear the Viennese Waltz I laugh because of that.  The PeeWee Playhouse word of the say is “SPACE”. lol.  David Cook’s Fade Into Me is a rather ironic song choice since there is supposed to be “space” between each other. lol. Umm… I am watching this and I am not sure that this is a safe genre for either of them. is that wrong of me to say? I really like the both of them, but it was not good. Okay… all of it didn’t bad, but it had its moments. I agree with Nigel, Jordan’s arabesque was fantastic and so was Tadd’s portabra.  But it was beautiful in the overall scheme of things. If you wish to vote for them you can call    1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7607) or TEXT 7 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Okay, this is random, but in all seriousness….at what point can you blame the choreographer for horrible choreography? Sometimes I see some of these routines and I go, “poor dancer…they set you up to fail.” lol.I dont always think that it is the dancer’s fault. At SOME point the choreographer has to take responsibility that their choice in movement didn’t translate well. Also,not all of these choreographers have themes.What’s upwith that? I am going to start a poll to see which routines do better, the ones with or without a known theme. That’s it…..just had to rant for a moment.

P.S. No one has convinced me to vote for them instead of Caitlynn and Mitchell. So…… with 3 teams left, that looks like who I may vote for.

Melanie & Marko:  Melanie has a BIG issue with people touching her ears. lol. Marko loves to read romance novels. Mandy Moore will spice up the TV with a Jazz routine. So they are supposed to be cool kids. And they have this hat and they are supposed to control the hat and not let the hat control them. One thing that I credit to Mandy is that she is the most DETAILED with her routines. You know what she wants and it comes DKS’s Sing with a Swing  is a fun song. I love Melanie’s look. She has this transformable look that allows her to fit into any genre of dance and I love it. I do, however think that there is a disconnect between Melanie and Marko’s outfits. The disco strobing effect is hurting myeyes.I didnt see the purpose of the hats other than the song & genre of dance…. but it was still fun to watch. Their technique was on point and so that was not a question. The Split leap & catch was fabulous. I love this team together. I think that the both of them will make it far in this competition.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-08 (1-888-836-7608) or TEXT 8 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Nope….. still sticking with Caitlynn & Mitchell. I think that last week was SOOOOOOO HOTTTTT that we got our hopes up and this week I think we expected more instead of realizing it is just the second week. Not to say that everyone is doing horribly… I just think that the combination of talent and choreographers made last week so much more energetic and this week’s show is filled with a strange combination of songs and genres. But….its just my opinion,right?

Sasha & Alexander:  Sasha sweats like a dude…..lmbo!!!! Alexander loves to look at himself in the mirror. lol. YES!!!! Nappy Tabs is choreographing a topical routine where Alexander is a soldier coming back from Afghanistan and seeing his wife for the first time. And with Napoleon having been in the military…they must connect to the emotion. Dirty Money’s I’m Coming Home is a perfect choice for this!!!!!!!! Yes, If you noticed….. I refuse to call them Diddy-Dirty Money…lol. This isnt Gladys Knight and the Pips! Back to the routine…. LOVING IT!!! And Alexander’s march at the beginning spoke volumes. Who knew that Hip Hop could bring forth that much emotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE NAPPY TAB and the talent of this team. I mean how poignant for them to do this and the President just spoke about bringing home 30 thousand troops from Afghanistan. I take back all of my comments I said about the address to the nation. I was tired… but the universe wanted to prepare us for this routine and I wasn’t awake yet to receive the message. I’m awake now. *STANDING OVATION* Fabulous. I think that they did a wonderful job. My only critique would be to omit the tap on the shoulder to signify that Alexander was behind Sasha; it telegraphed. I mean, this routine brought tears to me as well as the judges. I think that this should get an Emmy Nomination. I love it when Nigel says what I have already said….lol. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-09 (1-888-836-7609) or TEXT 9 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

I am sooooo torn I can vote for 2 teams, right? My vote, as of now, is for Caitlynn * Mitchell as well as Alexander *Sasha!!!! Thankfully, I have unlimited text messaging!!! lol. Also, I have discovered that Sasha’s twitter is @D8Sasha & SashaMallory.  & Nick’s is @D8Nick….. I think I see a trend…lol. Yep… put @D8 in front of anyone’s name and that is their temporary twitter name: ex…. @D8Ashley , @D8Jess , @D8Marko , etc.

Ashely & Chris:  When chris gets nervous he does this creepy smile. Ashley thinks that she has swag but she doesnt. lol.  Spencer Lift will be teaching them a Broadway number. Cool, they have to dance with bars between them. Supposedly, there is suppose to be sexual tension because I think that Chris is in jail. hahahaha. Chris said that Ashley is hot but Ashley said that she cant think of Chris as sexy….lol. Funny. Rachel Swift’s Please, Mr. Jailer is soooo apprpriate. Ashley’s red dress circa the 40s or 50s is soooooo HOTT!!! She looks beautiful. I mean, thankfully, the cameras can give us a panoramic view of the routine, but I dont think that the audience got a good shot at the routine like we at home did. I wish that it were on a rotating stage. But it drew me in and made me watch. I wish that it was something that the in-house crowd could have seen from every angle. CREEPY!!! Nigel said that “the next time the put me in prison he hopes that they let Ashely come and visit”. *Ummmm…side eye*. lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-10 (1-888-836-76010) or TEXT 10 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Well… that was it for tonight. America tune in and vote. YOU HAVE 2 HOURS TO VOTE!!!!!!! Then tune in tomorrow for the 2nd results show of the season.


Here are your TOP 20 Dancers of SYTYCD Season 8!!!!!!!!!

Top 10 Males:

  1. Ricky Jamie
  2. Chris Cole
  3. Wadi Jones
  4. Tadd Gadduang
  5. Robert Taylor Jr.
  6. Marko Germar
  7. Jess Leprotto
  8. Nick Young
  9. Mitchell Kelly
  10. Alexander Fost


Top 10 Female Dancers:

  1. Miranda Maleski
  2. Melanie Moore
  3. Sasha Mallory
  4. Iveta Lukosiute
  5. Clarice Ordaz
  6. Jordan Casanova
  7. Missy Morelli
  8. Caitlynn Lawson
  9. Ashley Rich
  10. Ryan Ramirez


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

Single Ladies~ A Lesson in Life

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 21 June 2011 at 12:10 am

Episode 1: Table for 1

Episode 2: Beginning of the End

Episode 3: “Southern” Cuisine

Episode 4: A Lesson in Life

Episode 5:

Episode 6:

Okay…. it should have better acting 3 episodes in, right?

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2 #PeachtreeStreetDivas

WAIT!  April is turning 25 years old? Is that how old I am supposed to believe that all of these women are?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Lamman Rucker just walked across the window of Val’s boutique and now he is in the shop with them!!!! THAT IS MY BABY DADDY!!!  Okay, so Lamman is playing Teddy. I remember when I met him at Howard’s Homecoming a few years back when he was launching his “LammanRucker.com” website…….*sigh*that is a fine, talented man, who smells good too. Now, back to the show. So Val walked out of the store all of a minute and managed to come back with a date from Teddy that she will haev to decline because she’s going out with the girls that night? I wish a trick would!!! I’d be with Teddy.

Okay, so Keisha got them all in an exclusive club called Majesty, which happens to be a cigar club for men with six figures. I wish I could remember the actor’s name who is playing Dr. Nolan Gifford, the man who caught Keisha’s attention and is quoting Homer.

YUMMY!!! Malcolm is laid up in bed with only a blanket covering his goodies as he hesitates and finally decides against texting Keisha. Good thing, because Keisha’s phone was busy doing a google search on Dr. Nolan Gifford. SMDH! That is just sad and tacky. I mean, to the point and good to do a background check for safety purposes but not for a financial purposes. The very sad thing is that women like this actually exist.

UGH! Someone kill me! Darryl’s HORRIBLE acting during this marriage counseling session is enough to make me quit watching the entire show. Ugh that was so fake!

T.O is in the building!!! Another man who is cute from the neck down! Omar is hilarious in the club. Wait, this is Val’s boutique that is being rented out? I thought that this was a club. Soooo where are here clothes? Ummmm, wait, did Christina really just put Val in her place? And T.O is hitting on Val.  And who is Sebastian? This guy is off the damn chain!!!! So now Val has Teddy, T.O. and Sebastian wanting her number? GOOD SAVE, KEISHA! But Horrible advice. I mean, okay… yes a girl should date but she should be honest with all men. Because if you can’t be honest from the break, then you will have to continue to lie. Am I wrong in my thinking?

Yummy. That’s all that I can say when I see Lamman. I simply LOVE how he talks with his eyes!!! *heart melts* Ummm….yeh, right. Teddy is a chiropractor and he gets up and gives Val a neck adjustment while at the dinner table. And he gives her a kiss. Soooo this conversation on the phone where he has to go get his brother and niece seemed semi-genuine, but I hate how Val played him to answer a text from Sebastian. She told Sebastian to pick her up or meet her in 26 mins. Maybe I have bad eyes, but they should have put bigger font on that phone, especially if it is important to the plot. Just saying…..

And in walks T.O with flowers and earrings. Wow! Okay… but one thing about T.O….he has charm.

Okay, so Keisha sent Malcolm to voicemail and went to the opera to see Porgy and Bess with Dr. Gifford.  Ummm…okay. Why does Val bring dudes back to her house or go to theirs al of the time? Is that safe when you just met these dudes? Annnnnnnnnnnd Teddy doesnt live in the house by himself? She even invites the whole family to watch Blades of Glory with them. I have NEVER seen it. Will have to Netflix it.

WOW!!! So Keisha went to dinner with the Dr. and she became the subject of the conversation when they judged her for being a dancer in videos.  Boy does she feel out of her league. I mean, she put herself in that situation by trying to pretend that she was something that she was not. Now, I am NOT saying that people who did not attend college cannot mingle with people who have, but know your place and be able to hold an intelligent conversation on current events and you will be find. NO matter who you are, do not fake it. So, in that retrospect, I cannot feel bad for Keisha in this situation.  So much like Val and her dating situation, this is a lesson in life. Learn what you are capable of, know your limits, and work with what you have and do not become greedy.

Bwahahahahah did Teddy just tell his neice to “be good for Aunty Val”?  I’m soooo blown over that.

Iam LOVING this outfit that Keisha as on while walking with the professor, even thought I still cant get use to Lisa Raye in all of this damn color. WOW!!!! Did Dr. Gifford just check Keisha so rudely? Hmmm… but I am proud that she stood up for herself. And then she walked right past Malcolm and she didnt even see him.  And I am loving that Val is putting Teddy in his place about how he threw his family on her. I mean, they hadnt even extablished if the really liked each other before he started treating her like a fiancee.

This birthday party is so quaint and sweet. And Darryl showed up with a gift….DAMN!!!! He brought her divorce papers on her birthday. This shiesty bastard.. And then Darryl even mentioned that he wanted half of her trust fund? DAYUM!!!!!! That was shady. Ugh!

Next week look scandalous as well.  Stay Tuned….the acting isnt better but the plot is thickening.


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~



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Basketball Wives S:3~ Surprise….MORE MESS!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 21 June 2011 at 12:04 am

Episode 1: Jump-offs Return, Season 3

Episode 2: Telephone Game

Episode 3: And Fight

Episode 4: Surprise….MORE MESS!

Episode 5: Family Matters

Episode 6: Roaming Around Rome

Episode 7: When in Rome…

Episode 8:

So, the fight was whack… no one landed a punch worth speaking about but it happened. Tonight I am ready to see what can go down

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #BasketballBenchBitches

So Royce, Suzie and Ashley Walker meet at the News Cafe to talk about what happened at the “fight” meeting. And yes, I agree with Ashely, this time last year Royce was doing the SAME thing that Suzie is trying to do right now by trying to squash the drama. And yeh, Royce does not care whether she is friends with them or not. bwhahahaha. Royce brought up how Evelyn was giving up the Vickies on all of her first dates.

Evelyn & Jennifer met up at the Exhale day spa. And honey, Royce keeps a dude for LONGER periods of time than Evelyn ever has! And yes, I know I am going by the show and I don’t know their personal lives, but you signed up for the show knowing that you would be judged. So here Jennifer is trying to call Royce a hoe…honey, you can have different men as long as you don’t sleep with them. EVELYN SLEEPS WITH THESE DUDES!!! THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A HOE!!! And as Evelyn tries to get Jennifer to recover from her divorce, she keeps suggesting that she go and sleep with some random dudes just to get it out of her system. I would like a HOE for 500, Alec.

Okay, so now Suzie and Jennifer are going wine shopping and Suzie reveals to Jennifer that Eric, Jen’s ex-husband, is reaching out to her about business deals and such. So then Suzie mentions that she thinks that they should set Eric up….this chick right here. Bitch, just be real with Eric and tell him that you don’t want to meet with him and keep it moving. Why all of this extra stuff? You just want to be in the center of mess and you got defeated by Evelyn and so you know not to mess with the circle any more so you have to put your nose in this. Ugh…. I can’t stand her lisp having ass.

Shaniece, Evelyn’s daughter is graduating from high school and Ev wants to throw her a party. And this 17-year-old wants to wear a Herve dress with Christian Louboutin shoes….remind me that when I have kids they wont care about labels. Not judging, but just saying…..And even her daughter just say “all your men” when Evelyn mentioned the possibility of Antwan, Shaniece’s dad and Ocho showing up to the graduation.

And why, please tell me why, Suzie has the nerve to give Meeka advice abotu how not to get on anyone’s bad side. My head hurts watching these two dummies sit here and talk. COme on… only GROWN FOLKS know how to be friends with two people who are not friends. I dont tell my friends who they can and cannot be friends with. Just dont tell my business to them and I wont ask for theirs and that is how you roll. That is how GROWN FOLKS roll. But I cant wait to see how they show up to this event. Suzie will be going with Tammi and Royce and Meeka will go with Evelyn and Jennifer.

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Eric’s forehead and his crowded teeth!!!!! Ugh!!! And Eric lives in the building next to Jennifer? Just nasty!! Ugh! they showed a clip of Eric and Suzie conversing and I almost threw up a little in my mouth!

Okay, I am loving this all-black outfit that Suzie has on while meeting with Alien Teeth & Forehead. Okay, so Eric and his business partner Ernest ( who also needs to see a dentist) just pitched a movie idea to Suzie where they want her to get nude. The theme of the movie is about 5 women who get close to and then rob very successful business men. WOW!!! Eric just said that he got robbed for 10 years, the amount of time that he was married to Jennifer. But I loved how Eric called Suzie ont he fact that she had told Jen to cheat on him while they were married. Yeh, put her meddling ass in her place. But I am going to start calling Eric “scrunth teeth” from now on;so I guess something good did come from his scrunch-teeth ass cameo. lol.

Suzie invited Jen to lunch to update her on the meeting with Eric. Well, it is about Eric’s production company… why… who wrote this and why is a b-ball player interested in this. Wait… Suzie is Asian? I’m late…hahahahahaha.

Bwahahahaha, why is Royce putting a cup on her ass? lol. And Ashley Walker comes and shows off her engagement ring. CONGRATS!!!! Soooo who is Rayford? Rayford who? I’m late. Ohhhhh, Rafer Alston.

Okay, sooooo Meeka calls Jennifer and the way that she said she was down to go to Suzie’s party UNTIL she heard that Royce and Tammi would be in attendance is messy as hell. Meeka could have easily said,”Hey…wanna go to this party and I heard that Tammi and Royce would be there , just anf FYI”….and been done.

Umm… what does Royce have on? Boo, is that a bubble dress with a jean skirt underneath it? I’m confused.

I’m going to come back and write this battle word for word because a summary will not suffice.  But i do, however, find it hilarious that the two girls fighting are the only ones in a group rocking white halter dresses.

Bwahahahahahah Royce is right, Suzie did not have her back in the fight. And yes, even Evelyn understoof that the polo game was the wrong place to bring up drama. But noooooooooooooooo, Meeka had to jump in.  And then Meeka said that Tammi likes drama. BIIIIIIIG MISTAKE!  Then Meeka had the nerve to stand up…hahahahaha… Tammi told her that standing up was the wrong move. The way that Royce is gripping this pole to keep Tammi back is hilarious.Because if Tammi REALLY wanted to hit this chick…she would have pushed Royce’s small ass out of the way and got all up and through Meeka’s ass.  And then Tammi called out how Meeka is trying to be Evelyn’s clone…hahahahahaha. True, True, because Meeka doesnt have her own identity she is a morphing female. But I want to see how far this hatred affair will continue. SMDH!.

Next Show: Okay, so the “Non-motherfucking Factor” shirts are back in effect. And Tammi goes off on her kids…lol. Can’t wait.


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Drop Dead Diva S:3~ Amended Circumstances

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 20 June 2011 at 8:12 pm

Episode 1: Amended Circumstances

If there ever was a show that taught me the importance of watching a pilot and never judging a book by its cover…. then Drop Dead Diva would be that show.

I remember Season 1 like it was yesterday. I got to watch the vapid Deb Dobson (Brooke D

Orsay) as she modeled her dress for Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst) and was there as she was polishing her finger nails as she slammed/got hit by the truck. I witnessed her go to “heaven”, meet Fred (Ben Feldman), and hit the “back to earth”button and be transported into the body of Jane (Brooke Elliott). Subsequently, only her best friend, Stacy Barrett (April Bowlby), and her guardian angel, Fred, know that Jane is really Deb trapped inside of Jane’s body. Confusing, right? NOT!!! makes for great entertainment. I was there for it all and have not missed an episode yet! I saw the episode when her mother came to town, the episode where my elementary & college friend Justice Leak played the guy at the clothing boutique that discriminated against her because of her side, and the episode where the lawyer guy moved away. Yes… these were classic moments for me. And I almost wanted to quit watching the show when Grayson fell in love with the red-headed chick…..she deserves a name…but I refuse to give her one…lol. Can’t you tell how emotionally invested I am in this show? DONT JUDGE ME!!!…. unless you are Rosie O’Donnell playing the judge who is cool with Jane.

Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) needs to stop trying to be so hard, I love to hate her! Great acting. Parker (Josh Stamberg) is such the suave playboy…….classic. The array of guest actors never hurt the dynamic of the show…and I like that. Bravo!

Outside of the fact that a plus sized woman is the lead on a show and has had the opportunity to be the love interest……this show is full of wit and comedy.Brooke Elliot is a fabulous actress and I am so glad that she is the lead on this show. I cannot even fathom who else could rock this role so well. I just wished that I had been blogging when the show first started! Teri Lee ( Maragret Cho) is my FAVORITE legal assistant in the world….when I get rich I’m hiring her. I wont be able to stop her  brother or cousin from deported like Jane did…. but she would be entertaining to have around before the feds showed up. So, enough of my blabbing…. time to watch the season 3 premiere!

Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #DropDeadDiva

Show starts off with Jane running into the ER to see if Grayson has made it in from the accident where he was hit by a car. Now….this has GOT to be a dream. Jane asks the nurse at the desk for Grayson and the lady, rather nonchalantly, informs her that he didn’t make it. Ummm…Sign number one. Then, on cue better than Paris Hilton at the opening of a bad hair weave appointment, this random guy runs around the corner claiming to be Grayson who died, went up to heaven, and pressed the button and returned in another body. Yeh…. I have it on pause right now… because as soon as I release it, I want Jane to sit up in her bed with Stacy beside her telling her that everything will be okay. Frankly, because Grayson getting hit was semi her fault. What? You should have watched the season 2 finale. *Presses Play* Bwahahahahahaha! I told you!!! An older black man comes out of the room claiming to be Grayson and recanting the same story! hahahahaha I love this season already! ENOUGH! hahahahahah A Justin Bieber looking kid comes around the corner stating the same thing. THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT, PEOPLE!!!!

*Side eye* Did Jane just break out into song and dance in the hospital with the entire Saint Katherine’s Hospital staff? hahahahah The hunky guys in the wheelchair…this is soooo wrong! hahahahah She just turned Grayson into Lazarus in this dance number. Wait, where is Paul Abdul? Does she only show up in court musicals?

Oh snap! I forgot that Kim Kaswell quit the firm!!!! And she is working out of a coffee shop. Wait, Penny, the client, slept with her ex-husband and wants to technically sue him for a booty call. YOU CAN DO THAT? Like, no… seriously? If so, I COULD BE PAID!…in theory if this sort of thing were to ever happen to me, but since it hasnt we shall move on with this log. Shall we.

So, Jane & Stacy meet the actor, Tim Klein, at a bungalow at the Waverly Hotel when the Extra Extra cameras ambush him and she gets suckered into representing him in his hit and run trial. Wonder how this will turn out. Mmmmm Mario Lopez…*drools a little*.

Wowzers! Parker shouldnt have kissed Claire, but come on Kim… there are worst things that could have happened. Didnt Claire and Parker go to gether first? Okay, yeh… I would have been upset too…but not enough to quit my damn job…lol.  So, Kim is placing the “booty call” lawsuit under three causes of action: civil battery, negligent affliction of emotional distress, and general sexual misconduct. If this works….*tilts head*

Parker opening statement in the “booty call” lawsuit quotes Askew v. Askew, a real California Court of Appeals case, by stating, “The Judiciary should not attempt to regulate the human condition. Relationships begat complications which defy reason.” Okay, I am soooo hating this patterned skirt, red blouse, and odd colored blazer. Even though she is more than tacky in this ill coordinated apparel, Kim amended the complaint to add the claim of “false advertisement” as the judge deemed the case had no merit. With that change, the judge allowed it. I agree, a man saying he can do this and that and that he has changed when he knows that he has not is, in fact, false advertisement. Again….I could get paid if this is for real!!!

Speaking of outfits….As Stacy and Jane meet with Tim Klein and his manager/brother, Mark, The only people who appear to have changed outfits are the men. I swear Stacy had that SAME dress on during the first interview….hasn’t it been several days and a court appearance later since they’ve met, or did the costume designer forget to bring more clothes to this location? I’m a stickler for detail. WAIT!!!! Amy, the girl who was hit in the car accident just died and hour ago and the charges have been amended to Second Degree Murder?!!! Is this the amended case episode? Sucks for Tim!

THERE IS PAULA ABDUL!!! I talked her up! But to be in bed with Jane when she wakes up…priceless! lol. AHA!!! Paula on one side and Fred on the other to tell Jane that she needs to stop pinning over Grayson. She just needs to be a supportive frieeeeee……

HOLD UP!!! “How you doin’!” Wendy Williams is the guest judge to handle the “commercial” aspect of the definition of “false advertisement” in the “booty call” lawsuit? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!bwahahahahah I’m done! This episode is toping itself that the rest of the season will only get more outrageous or suck like hell because it couldn’t top this! But why does Wendy sound like she is damn near yelling.

Okay, now I know I am supposed to know the singer, I think she is a singer, who is playing Launa Klein, Tim Klein’s wife. Shoot me for her songs not being in my every day genre playlist on my mp3, but I recognize her face!

And the psychiatrist that is speaking on behalf of Penny’s ex-husband is soooo going to get this case ruled in Kim’s favor. The more things change the more things stay the same. He even called another chick a “3-Beer Betty”. Wowzers.

I am sooo afraid for Jane to have her back to the door as she confesses her love to Grayson in the hospital room. I have a feeling that Vanessa, Grayson’s fiancée, will pop in the door. WRONG!!! Jane confessed to Grayson that she is really Deb and BINGO he comes out of his coma, but she doesn’t even recognize Jane. Amnesia, while Jane is left alone in the room with him, is dangerous!! She could reprogram this man in her favor and it could come back to bite her in the butt!!!! So he has Retrograde Amnesia… hmmmm.

So, Judge Wendy ruled in favor of Penny and order her husband to buy a billboard warning females about dating him. hahahahah And she can do this because it was a commercial lawsuit. So, false advertisement it is.

Wait, Mark…Tim’s brother just walked into Jane’s office to confess that he was driving the car and killed the girl. Of course this happened right after Stacy noticed that the car seat was pushed up to the steering wheel and that wouldn’t have been the case if Tim, over 6 feet tall, were to have been the driver.  So, Stacy and Jane head over to the Police Impound to figure out who was the last person who drove the car. So……Launa, Tim’s wife, was driving the car!!!!! And the DA dropped all charges and will refile them against Launa Klein…..WIN!

And Parker still trying to get back into Kim’s good graces is wonderful. And Fred reminding Jane that Grayson asked to speak to Jane and not Deb was right on time.

Awwwww…. Grayson regained his memory, told Jane to come meet him just to announce that he wants her to be his best man and that he has moved his wedding to one month away! My heart hurts!


~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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