American Music Awards: the Shortest Recap Ever

So, I live for an award show (click top right corner of this page and find the category “Award Shows”). At least I used to until a tiny human took away all my TV & Twitter time (not that I’m complaining). I watched as much of last night’s AMAs as my baby boy would allow and I have some thoughts ….

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I am not here to promote hate or start rumors; I LOVE Selena, but something was off, right? First, her voice & pitch on “Lose You to Love Me” was painful, then when the beat sped up, the only thing I thought of was …

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What did you think? Was she really out of it or was it just me? I certainly hope she’s okay…

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Anyway, moving on.

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Meh, not here for Ciara, but I did love that braid. 

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Lizzo is the Adele for the Gen Z era. She can belt (Adele), but is also extra and over the top (like Gen Zers). 

Ummm, what else happened? Billy Eilish won something and was super awkward accepting it, as did/was Post Malone. I seem to be saying this more & more each year I watch music award shows, but am I too old? I either don’t know the person or I don’t get them.

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However, I do know the JoBros and was excited to watch them perform, but was disappointed that it was at one of their concerts. Kind of a let down. Then there was Camilla Cabello, who sang with my favorite youngster, Shawn Mendes. I just don’t like her, or them together, which I’ve said before. Fans on Twitter said he snubbed her for a kiss when they won an award for “Senorita” … anyone else think so? I’m still not sold that their relationship is real.

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More happened: Green Day, Toni Braxton, awards, blah.  That’s my recap.

Now on to my Taylor Swift TedTalk ….

Her performance?

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Everything. Everything. Everything.

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Artist of the Decade. Since her performance last night I’ve been thinking quite a bit about that title and how long a decade is; how long Tay Tay has been around and at the top of her game. A decade ago I was in college. I remember sitting in my sorority sister’s car, blaring “You Belong With Me” & screaming it at the top of our lungs. Ten years doesn’t seem that long, but when you think of where you were a decade ago, how much you’ve changed yourself, think: Taylor hasn’t only been around that entire time, she’s been a superstar ever since then as well. When I say “she’s everything” it’s because she is.

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Currently, I’m reading Demi Moore’s biography and listening to a Marilyn Monroe podcast (I may be a new mom, but I still need my celebrity fix). Both women faced addiction and unwanted male attention as their stars rose. I mentioned earlier that Selena’s performance gave me 2007 Britney vibes. All of this led me to think about the many artists who faced scandal after scandal in their celebrity journey, but what scandal has Taylor Swift had? The fact that she’s boy crazy and wrote poems about it? Name one friend you know who didn’t (or perhaps it was you). Taylor has never had a violent moment, substance problem, or sexcapade. Rather she stands up for what she believes in and gives back where it counts. Was the worst she ever did play the victim in a misunderstanding regarding the Kardashians? Yeah, because they’re the picture perfect example of a scandal free celeb.

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Taylor is 100% the role model, artist, musician, songwriter, storyteller, wonderful human of the decade, and once I watched her performance, I shut off the AMAs …

Until next year or at least another baby free moment…

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32 Thoughts From the 2019 Emmys

Two of my favorites: award shows & television!

  • Critic’s predictions (if you care…)
  • Red Carpet tiiiiime!
  • Okay, so I missed a majority of the Red Carpet due to a fussy baby, but here are my takeaways…
    • Fox’s interviews were so awkward (sorry Jenny & Kelly …)
    • Everyone looked incredibly uncomfortable due to the heat, especially the makeup jobs. Plus the entire carpet seemed super congested and packed.
    • However, my favorite looks included Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, RuPaul, and Annie Murphy!

Showtime!

  • Why didn’t we just start with Walter White? This is really great! I didn’t get the Homer Simpson or Anthony Anderson bit.
  • A Mrs. Maisel win! I bet we will be seeing many of those tonight 🎭
  • Told you (Best Supporting Actor & Actress)!
  • Fox pushing their shows haaaaard!! (No one wants a second season of The Masked Singer …)
  • WTF is on Nick Cannon’s head?
  • Omg this show is going to go on for.ev.er if they continue to do stupid bits before each award. I’m really not liking this on Fox.
  • Love Phoebe Wallet-Bridge’s dress!

  • What is Fleabag?
  • I was convinced I watched a majority of the shows nominated …. in this first hour, I am being proven wrong.
  • Yeeeeeah! I don’t watch Barry, but I loved Bill Hader on SNL!
  • Did you hear the screams for Catherine O’Hara?? Robbed!!

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  • Kim tripped huh? And were people booing her & Kendall?? (Edit: apparently it was laughter)
  • GOT babiesssss …. and a retelling of Season 8 …. and the cast on stage!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Here come the categories I don’t know & don’t care about …
  • ZANDAYA!🔥🔥🔥
  • I thought Chernobyl was a documentary ….

Bedtime!

If you’re a follower of the blog or a friend in life, you probably know we had a baby in July (Oh [Baby] Boy! Reality Check!!!) & this was my first award show to watch with him. So, I didn’t get to view it all live (bedtime was about 9pm); baby boy & I will stay off Twitter, wake up early, & finish the show in the morning … obviously commenting on anything maje!

Monday morning …

and all my favorite categories: Drama!

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  • Beyond happy for Peter Dinklage; him as Tyrion Lannister this season was the best performance of the show!
  • Ughhh, still so many annoying bits too!
  • YASSSSS Julia Garner! Obviously I was rooting for a GOT win, but if you watch Ozark, (which you should be!), you’d know how amazing and convincing she is as Ruth.
  • Billy Porter, from Pose, won Best Actor Drama. I’m glad for him and his amazing hat on this historic win, however, Pose was the only show nominated in this category I don’t watch, thus I was basically rooting for anyone, but Billy Porter. Still though, congrats!
  • Jason Bateman won for directing an episode of Ozark; I guess if he can’t win Best Actor, this works for me!
  • Jodie Comer wins for Best Actress and once again Mandy Moore is robbed of an Emmy for playing one woman at every phase of life (but childhood, I guess, if you want to get specific🙄).
  • Did Schitts Creek really not win anything, after finally getting respect & being nominated?

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  •  Game of Thrones wins for Best Drama! Duh.

My final thought is a quote shared during the show from Chairman & CEO of the Television Academy, Frank Scherma, who, no one knows or cares about …. BUT! what he said stuck with me deeply because I feel it totally explains my blog, love of television, & why I watch so much content … he said:

“When someone says ‘You’ve got to see this,’ what they’re saying is ‘I want to share this experience with you'”

and that could not be MORE TRUE! He also went on to talk about instead of saying “hi” as a greeting, we now ask “What are you watching?” Television, movies, pop culture, etc. brings us together, helps us find common ground, and can build bonds. Hence, my love for it💖

VMAs: a GIF story & a Pocket-Sized Post

How old I feel watching MTV:

especially the VMAs

How I feel when everyone is discussing the VMAs:

As I’ve pondered numerous times, I think I’m too old for anything MTV, especially the VMAs. For that reason, I didn’t plan to recap or blog the show, however, after watching and scrolling and hearing so much about the big moments, I obviously felt I, too, had to comment.

The opener was T Swizzle & obviously one of the main reasons we were all there. During “You Need to Calm Down,” I was all …

… but then during “Lover,” I was all …

I lived for her blinged purple jacket and her guitar playing!!

Another performance I was SO PUMPED for was the JoBros! I was a little upset that it wasn’t live, but their performance (and Joe’s Canadian Tuxedo) made me …

I just love them so much!

But. The most EPIC performance of the night was Queen Lizzo!


Between her outfit, dancers, the giant inflated booty, and her singing “Good as Hell,” her performance had me like …

I may be a little late to the Lizzo hype, but I’m all in on her now! Her self acceptance and message of positivity is what the world needs more of and I’m here for her success!

Miley, Normani, Lil Nas, and many people I didn’t know also performed, along with Shawn Mendes …

… then Shawn Mendes round two with Camila Cabello …

I still don’t believe they’re actually dating. Nor, do I want to believe it. Because, while I unhealthily stan Shawn Mendes, I despise Camila Cabello (RIP Fifth Harmony), and want better for him.

In closing, the show was fun to watch, albeit a little too long for this 30 something mama, but again, always fun.

Until next year ya’ll!!

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35 Thoughts During the 91st Academy Awards

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The day we all have been waiting for finally arrived!!

No host? No problem! I’m here to give you a play by play of what went down, what will be talked about, and what I thought of it all!

  • JT’s opening of the Oscars was way better.

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  • A movie montage gets me every time! I’ll take one over a host; I forgot how many fantastic movies came out this year!
  • Having Maya, Tina, and Amy open the show is the smartest move ever!
  • “God is good all the time!” Congrats Regina! (I wasn’t really pulling for anyone here, so yay her!).
  • Obviously Vice deserves to win for Makeup and Hairstyling! Christian Bale was UNRECOGNIZABLE!
  • Sam Rockwell’s face at Melissa McCarthy’s presenting is me … although the bunnies are funny.
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Not the exact face from the show … but you get the idea.

  • Forty minutes in and I’m bored … can you give me a performance or another montage or something?
  • Is Roma going to win everything tonight? I don’t want to watch it and only will if it wins Best Picture.
  • “If you ever want to borrow the dragons, ring me!” XOXO Emilia Clarke!
  • Love Jennifer Hudson; hated the performance.

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  • Crying all over again hearing “I’ll Never Love Again.”

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody wins for sound editing and sound mixing; too obvious that a film about music would win all the sound awards?
  • Wait a minute! Roma is nominated for Best Foreign Language AND Best Picture?? Can you do that? Someone less lazy than me research this.
  • Is Bette Midler in Mary Poppins Returns? I’m not upset to see her; just curious as to why she’s singing this song.Image result for bette midler singing oscars 2019
  • The songs seem to be getting cut short; Bradley and Gaga BETTER NOT get cut off.
  • CONGRATS MAHERSHALA! I am OBSESSED with him! I loved Green Book and I love the current season of True Detective, but I don’t think I would have enjoyed them as much as I did if not for Mahershala Ali. Then he goes and dedicates his award to his grandmother, thanks his wife and daughter?? HE IS THE BEST!!!
  • I don’t really care that a Spiderman movie won, but I did hear many kids loved it, so cool.
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which this country couuuuuntrrrrry song is from, was surprisingly entertaining. Sad, but entertaining. Try it out one night.
  • I’ve never seen Wayne’s World; am I a pop culture failure?

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  • Cue the Awkwaina and John Mulaney for host next year tweets! So funny! “They gave us one of the big ones!”
  • “I can’t believe a film about ministration just won an Oscar!” Do I need to watch??
  • First Man wins for visual effects; too obvious that a film about space would win the visual award?
  • NO INTRODUCTION NEEDED FOR THIS!!!
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LITERALLY EV-ERY-THINGGGGG!!

  • Wow. I’m shocked to see Green Book win for Best Screenplay, only because there was so much controversy around the story. BUT, I loved the movie and I think it’s so awesome the main character’s real life son wrote it, and now won an Oscar for it!
  • Wow! Congrats Spike Lee on your first Academy Award!
  • I play different movie scores while my students do independent work. Some of my favorites to hear include Forrest Gump & La La Land. The students get so excited when the Star Wars score comes on. The presenters were exactly right; a certain movie score takes you to a particular feeling you had when watching a film.
  • Gaga on her way to an EGOT!
  • Also I had no idea about her necklace! It’s Over 100 carrots and Audrey Hepburn has been the only other star to wear it. QUEEN! (Fact check this, though)
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  • If you’ve seen A Star is Born than you know Bradley Cooper deserved Best Actor more than any others nominated … but congrats Rami Malek anyway (sigh).
  • Oh gosh I didn’t realize Rami is dating his costar from Bohemian Rhapsody !!! I had no idea that was her!
  • Yay Olivia Colman, I guess? I wanted Gaga, but figured Glen Close would win, so meh, whatever.
  • Okay, I take it back. Colman just provided us with one of those great Oscar moments with her speech; a rare occasion when an actor proves to be a actual person with real emotions.
  • JULIAAAAA! That pink!! I’m deceased!
  • In a shocking turn of events …. Green Book wins! Now we don’t have to watch Roma.Image result for green book gif

In closing this award season, I realized nothing makes me happier than sitting with my husband, cuddling with my puppies, and watching a good ass movie. I love a well told story & I love when a film brings people together. Regardless of the snobbery and stuffiness of Hollywood, I will always appreciate the Academy Awards for celebrating each year of great films.

“And the Golden Globe Goes to …”

I’ll never understand people who don’t love award shows. I have been staying up past my bedtime on the Sunday nights of award season since I was a little girl to see what beautiful gowns the actresses would wear and what movies everyone would be talking about. I remember in the 4th game, once a month we would play a current events Jeopardy-like game. I was always picked to answer any movie question, especially if one had recently one an award!

I mean we all want a peek into Hollywood, and award shows are the closest Hollywood parties for us regular folk to be invited to.  If you need further explanation, you can read my thoughts on last year’s Globes (75 Years of the Golden Globes!!). Anywhoooo, welcome to the 2019 Award Season!! Let’s GO!

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First Up: The Glam

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These four right here were my best dressed!  Sandra epitomized Hollywood glam on the red carpet, especially with that hair! Constance Wu can never do wrong for me, but she especially glowed in her feminine, cream dress with the burst of color red bow. I can only hope to age as well as Julia Roberts (and I always love me a well done pants outfit on the red carpet). And finally, Lupita Nyong’o POPPED in that blue, and had the perfect hourglass shape!

I loved Nicole Kidman’s maroon number, as well as Taraji P. Henson’s velvet dress. A few celebs (I feel) didn’t hit the fashion mark this year included Lucy Lu, Lili Reinhart, Amber Heard (ugh, especially her hair!) , and Lady Gaga (you can look up their dresses to see the awfulness). However, I did learn Lady Gaga payed homage to Judy Garland (visit my Instagram to see the comparison), and if so, then she gets a pass!

Next: The Hosts

I love the both of them, so I was already rooting for Sandra and Andy to win … and I think they did! My favorite bit was the mocking of Lady Gaga’s “100 people may be in a room … 99 may not believe in you…” because, unless you lived under a rock, you saw an interview where she said that quote. I also really liked the fake roast of celebs, the flu shots, and the mini montage to themselves! Finally, I just appreciated how genuine they both seemed, truly happy to be hosting, while not forcing jokes either. Bring them back next year!!

The Winners

**Please note:  A majority of this post was written after the Globes aired, while predictions and hopes below were written prior to the awards airing.**  Image result for happy face

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

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Prediction: Black Panther … I’m actually torn here because the film did so insanely well, but did it do well enough to earn a superhero movie its first ever major award?
What I hope wins: A Star is Born (find my review here: Movie of the Week: A Star is Born)…it was also the only movie nominated that I saw ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Actual winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Nicole Kidman … she wins everything!
Who I hope wins: Lady Gaga (Can we please talk about Lady Gaga?)

Actual winner: Glenn Close

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Rami Malek or John David Washington
Who I hope wins: Bradley Cooper …while I may have not viewed the other noms’ films … Bradley Cooper was out. of. this. world. with his transformative performance of the troubled singer, Jack!

Actual winner: Rami Malek

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BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Prediction: I think any film except Mary Poppins or Crazy Rich Asians could take this one!
What I hope wins: Crazy Rich Asians and once again, please check out another review by your girl: Movie of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians

Actual winner: Green Book

Are you noticing a trend? 

I seem to only want the winners to be films I’ve blogged about. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As far as others I’d like to see win, the list includes:

  • Constance Wu
  • Claire Foy
  • Timothee Chalamet
  • “Shallow”
  • Jason Bateman

However, actual winners included:

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  • Richard Madden for Bodyguard … I have an episode and a half left of this; I really didn’t think he’d have a chance to win, but I’m so glad justice for Rob Stark was finally served!
  • Patricia Arquette won for some limited series, where I really would have liked to see Amy Adams for Sharp Objects or Connie Britton for Dirty John
  • “Shallow” –> yaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!
  • That Sandra Oh win!! Gah the entire night was her night and I was HERE FOR IT!
  • Christian Bale and Glenn Close … Bravo! Brava!

Final Thoughts on the Show

I’m a bit disappointed in myself on my lack of preparation this year. I had to heavily research the movies nominated, and last year I had watched all but one of the television shows nominated for Best Drama (and I watched The Crown twice!); this year the total was zero. I did start Bodyguard … maybe I’ll find some motivation to finish it (especially since Richard Madden won Best Actor). Plus, my husband does like to start watching the Oscar nominated movies … so I’m sure we’ll start that list soon.

As far as the overall show, I was entertained, even if I didn’t know a majority of the nominees (I do have a homework list now!). I love love loved the Carol Burnett award, that we saw a montage of her show, and that this now brilliant award, named for her, will be passed on to television actors of my generation, who I grew up with and continue to watch!

Congratulations to all the winners! I definitely have a list of binge-worthy shows, and many new movies I can’t wait to watch, then review for you! As always, always, go find me on Twitter for even MORE fun, honest, real, brilliant, and hilarious thoughts on another great Golden Globes! (@myhollywoodh)

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American Music Awards 2018 Recap

I don’t even know why I decided to watch this award show. I don’t know any of the performers or winners besides Taylor, Mariah, and Jennifer. I mean, the AMAs I grew up obsessing over brought me moments like these …

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Seriously, the only thing I listen to is a rotation of Taylor, Justin, and Sam Smith (with some Shawn Mendes thrown in there; I LOVE HIS NEW ALBUM!). Other than that, I only listen to podcasts. Snobby much? But, I live for an award show or possible pop culture moment, so let’s get into it!

Hour 1:

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The beginning of the whole show was my favorite part for many reasons: a) I was still awake for it b) Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor c) the Shawn Mendas performance (la la la la love him!), d) that Ella Mai song (!!) which is now my new jam! e) seeing Mariah (note that I didn’t type “enjoying” Mariah).

As far as everything else, I’m a little peeved Justin Timberlake wasn’t nominated for favorite pop male artist, but whatever, I get that the awards are for mainly mainstream music. I’m a lot peeved by Tracee Ellis Ross; can she be more annoying and thirsty? I don’t watch Blackish, so maybe that’s why I don’t get her. I mean, she danced well and made a few funny comments … buuuut, well, I guess I’ll just stop there. Give me more Taylor.

Hour 2:

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The middle of the show started strong with Cardi B performing, again, don’t particularly love her like everyone else, but I really think it’s just me not being in tune because I’m an old lady. I still listen to music that was popular twenty years ago and I won’t change. Anyway, I was really really happy to see Shawn Mendas win an award (but for adult comtempory waaah??), could have totes skipped the Halsey performance, and while I adore JLo so much, I didn’t necessarily enjoy the song she sang and felt it was a little too plug worthy (she looked a-maze-ing though!)

Hour 3:

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I turned it off. It really had nothing to do with the show, but more so with the book I’m currently reading and wanted to finish, The Dark Matter. Oh gosh, am I officially really old? The only thing I wanted to see that I missed was the Aretha tribute (which I caught on Twitter the next day).

I find that these feelings of not enjoying music award shows increases with each one I watch. I skipped the VMAs this year, the Grammys were boring, and here we are with me shutting off with the AMAs before the show was even over. If you know anything about MHH, I live for an award show (any kind), I mean click up in the right hand of this page and see all the posts written about awards shows from the past year and half. But, I think music award shows are slowly fading into the background for me, mostly because I choose the music I listen to; I don’t let award shows or the charts decide for me.

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Plus, Tracee Ross Ellis is so damn annoying!

Emmy Recap

Yesterday and all day today, every time I scroll Instagram, E! shares another photo from Monday’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. So I thought, I’ll write a recap, and here we are.

What I learned from watching the Emmys is that I clearly don’t watch as much TV as I thought I did … or I just don’t watch what is important. I was so beyond bored as I sat through all the Comedy and Limited Series awards. I don’t watch a single one of those shows. I get my comedy from Real Housewives and a Parks & Recs Netflix binge … the only limited series I watched this year was Waco, which I saw was nominated like once and lost.

Soooooo, what I’m getting at is … you were looking for my thoughts on the first two hours of awards?

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One thing we can discuss? Fashion!! Some of my favorite looks included Emilia Clarke, Sandra Oh, and Ellie Kemper.Image result for emilia clarke emmys 2018Image result for sandra oh emmysImage result for ellie kemper emmys 2018

My favorite couple looks were ScarJo & Colin … and obviously Jessica & Justin! Which, now that I see them side by side, maybe they were my favs because they were so similar??

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As for bad fashion? I was NOT here for Regina King as a highlighter, Tracee Ellis Ross as a teen girl’s comforter, or Chrissy Ty-ginn’s high neck chain gang look. Not posting pics because they were truly heinous (name that movie!).

Side bar: Why did I spell CT’s name like that? Haven’t you heard?? We’ve been saying it wrong all these years … along with Ariana Grande’s name! Plus, Burt and Ernie are gay together, and Kylie Jenner just tried milk in her cereal for the first time … LIKE, WHAT IS THE WORLD WE LIVE IN AND THE BULLS*** THAT MAKES THE NEWS?! That I then must report on …      Image result for side smile gif

Moving on … I don’t know if it was the wine I was drinking, but I thought Colin and Michael were really funny, although some jokes and skits didn’t land (especially Maya Rudolph & Fred Armisen). In fact, much of the show felt like SNL skits … but honestly, I didn’t mind because I love Saturday Night Live. Clearly I have good taste because it won it’s 65th Emmy during the award show (at least, google said it was the show’s 65th award).

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It wasn’t until about two & a half hours in that I started getting excited. That was about the time Darren Criss won for American Crime Story and John Mulaney won for his stand-up! And if those two awards didn’t wake you up …… did the unexpected proposal??? You can read the whole story here! As cynical as I usually am, I thought it was super sweet!

Finally, just as I was about to turn the show off, I started to hear Game of Thrones, Westworld, This is Us, and The Crown. My category has arrived!

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Seriously, I was like a proud momma seeing Peter Dinklage, Thandie Newton, and Claire Foy win! Then … Game of Thrones taking Best Drama Series?!

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I mean, I hoped, but you don’t take over a year, almost two, off and still win do you? YOU DO! I’m currently reading the second book in the series in prep for 2019 and just so I still have some GOT in my life (I also play the theme at any jukebox bar I can find!). Bend the knee, it’s still the best on TV!

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I live tweeted the show; always go check me out on Twitter (find links when you scroll alllllll the way to the bottom of the blog –> IG is there too!). On deck this week is #RHOC & #RHOD, plus the hubs and I started watching Mayans M.C., the Sons spin off, and I plan to watch Sierra Burgess soon too! If you want to stay updated with MHH, click in the top right and enter your email to get a notification for each post! Happy reading, happy watching, happy discussing all the ridiculousness pop culture offers us!

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Spring Break Updates

Tomorrow the hubs and I set off to beautiful Florida because it’s my …

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I’ve been so behind on shows, plus have had way too many hours of Bachelor to watch and Oscar movies to catch up on (we finally saw Three Billboards!), so I haven’t had time to sit and pour my thoughts out on it all. Now, we’re about to leave for a week’s vacation (much needed mind you, but I will miss my lazy tv days). However, before we leave I have a few highlights from my week in entertainment I just have to share …

Morning Breath Drama

Image result for the morning breathSERIOUS justice for Claudia and Jackie. If you don’t know the story, simply google “Girl With No Job scandal.”  I’m not going to dive deep into it, but I will say this: you can’t help who your parents are or the crazy thoughts they may put into your head while raising you, AND as an adult, you can’t change the very stupid things you said as a teenager. The Oshry sisters are some of the funniest, social media millennial influencers, SO BRING BACK THE BREATH!


RHONY Trailer

Image result for real housewives of new york trailerThe Real Housewives of New York return in April and the show looks AMAZING! While many of us have been speculating what would be shown, we found out Bravo will be including Bobby Zarin’s death and Luann’s arrest. We’ll also see Dorinda drunk slurring like always, Bethenny going off, and the trailer didn’t even get to the dramatic boat ride! Overall, I feel confident to say this season is going to bring. it! (RHOP trailer dropped during the writing of this post; it looks pretty awesome as well!!)

Oscars 

@shalexandej tweeted: “Something you might hear us filmheads saying today is that “The Oscars are like my super bowl!!” and that’s only because we love film so much”

Showing I agree with @shalexandej must be why I sat through 3 and 1/2 hours of the award show Sunday night (plus the Red Carpet) to see which films were awarded this year. For my FULL recap, please go follow me on Twitter: @myhollywoodh (I live tweeted the entire thing!) My favorite moment from the 90th Academy Awards was all the movie montages because beyond the speeches, dresses, & any controversies, it’s about THE MOVIES (just as @shalexandej said)! I was SUPER happy to see Jordan Peele win, and utterly shocked that a movie about a love affair between a deaf girl and sea monster could win Best Picture! But, I have yet to see it. Who knows, it may be the next movie I watch on repeat to help curb my hangovers (the movie that currently holds this spot is Bring It On) !!

Bach Finale

Image result for bachelor finaleI probably should dedicate an entire post (or two) to discuss all my thoughts on what went down this week in Bachelor Nation. Sadly, we don’t have the time. (As always, you can see all my thoughts on Twitter; I live tweeted this event too!)

Here is what I saved into my notes on my phone as I watched the Becca breakup: “This is making me sick to my stomach and I KNEW it was coming the whole time (I read spoilers). I can’t FATHOM FOR THE LIFE of me why ABC would show this! Why is it being filmed in the first place, like did Arie contact production and say ‘Hey I’m feeling this way?’ and they’re like ‘You can only feel this way if we can film it?!'” (I did read somewhere that apparently Arie broke up with her on camera because he thought it would give Becca a better chance at being the Bachelorette?? For f***’s sake!)

Then came Tuesday and I continued saving notes to my phone saying, “Why did Arie propose to Becca in the first place; we could ALL see he was obsessed with Lauren the whole time! I mean, I thought it was going to be Lauren as he was narrowing down the women, so why not just FREAKING PROPOSE TO HER IN THE FIRST PLACE?!” Ugh and then to do it on After the Final Rose?!

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No one cares you proposed again.

I could go on and on and on about this, but I’m tired of talking/hearing about it. As I said before, go read my Twitter to see ALL my thoughts. As for Becca being the Bachelorette? Couldn’t be happier for her and I’m sure I’ll discuss this more when the show airs in May!

Riverdale

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Riverdale returned this week after taking a few weeks off and honestly, I’m not excited about it. Let’s be clear; I LOVE this show, but it has had major suckage in it’s second season. Like, why was the janitor the Black Hood, and what does Betty have to do with it all? Where has Cheryl been this whole season and why is her mom a freaking harlot, who is also dating (??) Betty’s dad? Why the heck was this complete random druggie murdered by Betty’s mom, like where does that fit into the story line? And, Archie is now part of the Lodge’s “mob family?” I mean so what, Veronica and Archie are destined for marriage now even though they’re still in high school? RAN DOM plot lines make for not a good show right now!

UnREAL

Un-Real 2Speaking of an actual good show, if you are part of Bachelor Nation, you NEED to be watching UnReal on Lifetime. Even if you’re not part of Bachelor Nation, you need to be watching this show.  I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet started the new season (four hours of Oscars on Sunday & five hours of Bachelor Monday/Tuesday … I’ve been busy!) but I’m just so so excited it’s back! I’ve been waiting forever!

Before we part ways for a week (or two) I want to say, I appreciate ALL the support and people who click on my posts and read them. MHH is up to almost 50 subscribed followers (you can do this by entering your email in the right hand corner!!) and over 100 followers on Twitter. While they may not seem like much, it’s weird to me that even 5 people would be reading my words. Plus, I’ve met so many unique and fun people who love to share their thoughts and opinions with me on all the crazy shows we watch, and the celeb gossip that happens each day. So again, thank you! I hope if you’re having a Spring Break, you enjoy the hell out of it; you deserve it!

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“And the actor goes to …” 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Recap (Pocket-Sized)

“We are living in a watershed moment in time and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let’s make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race.” — Kristen Bell, 2018 SAG Awards Host

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Ahh yes, another award show where actors toot their own horns by giving awards out to one another. However, here I am watching, but if I must watch, then I must critique! Don’t worry though, my critiques won’t be too tiresome; this is only a small batch, pocket-sized post! First up is Kristen Bell. She’s quoted above because she hosted the award show and was actually the show’s first ever host.  I just love love love love, love her so much. For all her great moments from the show, click here!

What I Learned

The thing I like most about the SAG Awards is it’s actors recognizing and awarding actors, which has to be a huge compliment right? I can only imagine if I went to an award ceremony for teachers, with the awards being presented by fellow teachers. That would have to be an extremely large pill to swallow because teachers do not like to credit other teachers (not all, some, okay most, hopefully I’m not offending all my teacher readers right now; please don’t leave). But it’s easier, probably in any profession, to celebrate one’s own acheivements, rather than recognize others.

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“My students scored this score on the state test” or “Look at this wonderful email a parent sent me telling me what a great job I do.” I’m sure actors are the same: “My movie made this much money” or “Look at the great review my movie received.” So, I would imagine winning an SAG Award is a big deal because people who usually want to brag on themselves this time want to brag on you!

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Shout out to some of my favs on winning: This Is Us, Sterling K. Brown, Claire Foy, and Nicole Kidman!

What I Loved

Mother, freaking, girl power. I knew that Bell being the first ever host as a woman was a huge deal, and I knew the show was branded as “female-powered.” But, it wasn’t until the next day I realized, “Oh wow, only females presented!” It was really awesome to see; read more here!

What I Remembered

Still disappointed in myself as I have yet to see any of the films nominated this awards season; I’m such a failure.

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Fashion

I guess the “let’s all wear black” protest was over because there were many hues to found on the SAG red carpet. My picks for best dressed went to Kristen Bell (her red carpet look; she had quite a few wardrobe changes as host’s normally do, but actually looked amazing in all of them!), Nicole Kidman, Samara Weaving, and Yara Shahidi (pantsuit with a train for the WIN!)

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My favorite looks of the night!

 

 

I really hate to have a worst dressed list because I get it, “fashion is art” and shit but low and behold here they are. Millie, you may be thirteen, but you can’t wear your Chucks to an award show; sorry, you can’t. I don’t even have to explain why I hate Kate’s dress, I mean you have eyes right? Same with Kate Nash. Maybe it was an off night for girls named Kate. Ugh, and Lupita almost made my list for best dressed until the camera panned down to the bottom of her dress. #nope (Her body looked sick though!)

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Sorry ladies, not my favorite.

Lastly, why was Morgan Freeman wearing a hat?!

Moving Forward.

We have Oscar nominations tomorrow and the Grammys on Sunday! I love awards season!

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75 Years of the Golden Globes!!

Before reading, please go check out the updated About Me Page — it’s SO 2018!

You. Guys. The Golden Globe Awards were basically the inspiration behind MHH. Okay, the Golden Globe Awards AND housewife reunions, but what I mean in this is I LIVE for the award show! It’s my very favorite time of the year and why wouldn’t it be the best award show? Not only do these awards support BOTH film and television, but the GG aren’t as stuffy as the Oscars but not as eccentric as the Grammys. PLUS, all the celebrities get endless bottles of champagne.

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First, the Awards:

Best Actor TV Drama:
Sterling K. Brown! His role as Randall is not only one of my favorites, Sterling is one of my favorites simply as a person. Seriously look up any interview he’s done; he’s a great human!

Best TV Series Drama:
I watch four out of five of these shows. Yet, the award goes to the one show I don’t watch. (roll eye emoji) I knoooow the premise of The Handmaid’s Tale is important in this time in our world and is also entertaining, but why couldn’t one of the other four win?

Best Actor & Best Actress Drama:
Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand winning these awards makes me want to see these two films that. much. more!

At the end of the day, congratulations goes out to ALL the winners!!

Second, the Flims:

I haven’t seen one movie nominated this year (I know, very unlike me); it’s probably because I watch so much television. However, my goal for the next two months is to see all the films nominated. I did want to just quickly comment on them based off the short clips shown on the Golden Globes.

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The Greatest Showman — I love musicals and I loved Hugh Jackman in Les Mis! Jackie and Claudia Oshry (my Morning Breath girls) say you HAVE to see this film!
The Post: — I love Hanks, Streep, & Spielberg, plus a good historical drama. I really want to see this film.
The Disaster Artist — So this is a true story? Wow this looks like the craziest role I’ve seen of Franco. I’m so intrigued by this; need to see.
The Shape of Water — My first thought, weeks back, on this film was, “Too weird!” But I’m intrigued seeing as it’s set in the past, plus is giving me major Stranger Things vibes.
I, Tonya — WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS YET, DAMNIT?!
Dunkirk — I originally wanted to see this for the same reason I’m sure you wanted to: Harry Styles. But, as I mentioned above, I enjoy historical films so yes I’ll be watching this.
Get Out — Oh, I guess I did see one nominated film and this is it! Get Out is so so so so so so complex, intriguing, thrilling, shocking, and good!
Lady Bird — One of my good friends can not say enough good things about this movie, so okay, T … I’ll check it out just for you!
Call Me By Your Name — Literally have never heard of this movie. Have you?
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri — Intriguing. Want to see.

Third, the Fashion:

Unless you were living under a rock watching the Golden Globes, you should have noticed all the black on the Red Carpet. This was part of the Time’s Up Movement and I thought it was really cool that Hollywood came together for it in the way they did.

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake got my vote for Best Dressed Couple (& no it’s not just because I’m obsessed with the both of them). The interviews they gave on the Red Carpet were so amazingly supportive of one another; they should be an inspiration to all Hollywood couples!

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Viola Davis’s hair and necklace!

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Overall, my favorite fashion moments go to Kerry Washington, Margot Robbie, Claire Foy, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

And finally, Final Thoughts:

  • “When my cheek is against yours everything else melts away and that is love” — Nicole to Keith; so sweet!
  • Allison Jennings recognizing Tonya Harding; so awkward (Tonha plotted to break her opponent’s knees!)
  • James Franco pushing Tommy Wiseau out of the way while giving his speech; so funny!
  • Almost every acceptance speech; so typical (ahem ahem preachy)!
  • Halle Berry’s long hair; so not here for it!
  • Oprah; I so miss her show! It was my favorite thing to watch everyday after school!
  • Oprah 2020!!!!
  • “It’s taken 25 years, give me a minute!” Yasss Guillermo del Toro!!
  • Looks like I really need to see Lady Bird!
  • Barbra for VP in 2020!

Once again, it was fun watching and tweeting the Globes. But this year, MHH was here to spread the Golden Globe love further! I’m off to watch some films before The Oscars! Until next time!

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