‘NSYNC at Coachella (a Pocket-Sized Post …)

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Yet, that is what we are here to discuss right now: boy bands. Being thirty years old, I proudly admit I’m an early 2000’s boy band fan. I was 12 years old when ‘NSYNC’s No Strings Attached album was released, and at the time, nothing else mattered in my life but their music.

Yet, ‘NSYNC dissolved and everyone blames Justin. Well, what can I say, I’m a #JTDayOne as shown in the following evidence: Top 5 Celebs … who made your list?Super Bowl Half Time Show — I Can’t Take It Anymore, and my cellphone wallpaper. I’ve seen him solo twice now, and he forever will do no wrong in my eyes.

But before there was Justin, there was ‘NSYNC . While I love love love to see them back in the news, back on stage, anything to get them relevant again, the reunion at Coachella with Ariana didn’t sit well with me for a few reasons. Let’s dive deeper …

a) First and foremost, I hate the fact that all this shade is being thrown at JT because he wasn’t there; he was just coming off of his final show for the Man of the Woods Tour (115 shows people!). When the rumors started that the guys may be reuniting, I about 95% knew Justin wouldn’t be there, yet I held out some hope because …

b) ‘NSYNC is not ‘NSYNC if they aren’t all together. Did they sound amazing, especially with Ari’s backup? HELL YES! But it just seemed broken, and to me, ‘NSYNC was always always always be a cut above the rest. However, with it only being four of them, it seemed sad and fractured (as does any band that reunites without full members).

c) Lastly, they’re old and I get this. I’m old. Shoot, even Justin is old. He slipped and hurt his knee, plus had bruised vocal cords during this last tour. But seeing a young Ariana Grande grinding on old man JC, and then on Joey, who has a teenage daughter, was too awkward to watch.

But let’s get to the main point of all of this …

Deep down, it kills me that ‘NSYNC is no longer together and is no longer on top. I hate that the media has to pit them against Justin, even if there really isn’t bad blood (he posted a congrats to them on his IG!!). I hate that they’re old men, even if they can still sing the shiz out of songs. You guys, for me, with ‘NSYNC … ??

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And I will never be over the fact that the era of this huge, precious, musical impact on my life is not the same as it was when I first experienced it. But, what kills me most of all? THIS has taken their place ….

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which I refuse to understand.

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RIP

Movie of the Week: Life-Size 2 (pocket-sized post)

Nostalgia and Christmas …

can warm even this cynic’s heart. One of my besties came over to watch it, we gorged on pizza, honestly, it was just what I needed to end a treacherous Monday. The movie was not great (what, like you expected it to be?), but there were so many great moments, that the film in it’s entirety is excused.

Tyra

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Straight up, girlfriend is, gor -gina! I looked up pictures from the first movie and she’s stunning then, but 18 years later? No wrinkles in sight, flaw – less !! Not only did she look just like a doll, she acted just like the character from the first movie. Plus, she was funny; she had so many laugh out loud moments. Honestly I would have preferred an entire movie just of Tyra.

References

I’m a sucker for anything late 90s/early 2000s, aka my childhood (Movie of the Week: Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie … hello??). The Parent Trap and Life-Size inspiiiired me to be Lindsay Lohan (who really is having a moment without being seen, what, with this reboot, and Ari’s “Thank You, Next” video). There was a brief reference to her character in this version, but what I liked most was how Lindsay’s Eve doll gave the 2018 Eve doll a pep talk. Also, who caught the ANTM reference??

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If you’ve seen the first movie, watch this one. If you like sappy, Hallmark Christmas movies, watch this one. It’s not completely terrible. The main character is terrible, but Tyra makes up for it. Plus, the guy in it is pretty hot. And, if not for all of that … not only do you get an original version performance of “Be a Star” in the film … you get this one too!

The Hacker is Here: BB20 Post (Veto Ceremony)

Welcome back Mr. Peck-tacular & goodbye Bayleigh??

Wednesday’s Veto

Going into tonight’s episode, I couldn’t be happier that Tyler was on the block; don’t get me wrong, I love Tyler and I think he’s playing the best. I was just happy Haleigh finally figured out his snakey ways. However, I also knew he’d probably get himself off the block because he is a beast in competitions.

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I have never ever seen someone in this type of competition who finishes second to last actually claim the Veto. I still haven’t decided if it was a good or bad move by Tyler. The plan to put up Bayleigh doesn’t really surprise or upset me; she went on an insane power trip last week. Yet, I am not an Angela fan at all! She did her girl Rachel dirty and I’m just not here for bitchy females. What I would love to see happen is all the girls banding together to get the boys out. I can’t wait to watch tomorrow to see Bayleigh absolutely flip her shizzzz!! (Spoiler … there is an intense house meeting) !!!!!

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#RHONY: I Can’t Even!

“Everyone knows Bethenny can be a nightmare! So what! She’s your friend!” 

I had planned to wait and blog about the Real Housewives of New York next week … you know, the boat ride we all can’t wait to watch? However, I’m currently six minutes into last night’s episode and I can’t stay quiet any longer!

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The fact that Dorinda and Carole have zero sympathy for Bethenny, when she clearly is going through something is mind boggling to me. For Dorinda to basically say Bethenny has burned all her bridges, that’s why no one is comforting her …. ? WHAT! Bethenny may be Bethenny, but if someone is your friend, and they are clearly hurting, you help them, support them, be there for them! 

Sonja seems to be the only one to care for Bethenny right now and Dorinda is even mocking that! I’m actually really glad Sonja is telling B everything the women have said; she is winning this season for me!

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The OGs

The divide between the ladies could not be more real and seeing Ramona, Sonja, Bethenny, and Luann reminiscing together at lunch is great, great, great! I didn’t know I needed it as much as Bethenny needed it!

Dinner

Let’s just jump right in, shall we? So first, there’s Sonja talking to Bethenny, about Carole asking about Bethenny, while sitting between Carole and Bethenny.

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Oh wait, maybe Sonja is sitting next to Tinsley, not Carole? I’m so confused at this point, I mean Carole is smoking and wearing two feather earrings tonight instead of one, how can I not be confused? One thing that I’m not getting confused about … Dorinda spiraling. Her critiques of Luann in my opinion is not something their relationship can come back from. I wouldn’t forgive her if I was Lu.

Final Thoughts

I am not just Team Bethenny because she needs support with all the shit going on in her life, but because I completely agree with her analysis of Carole. Carole is “too cool for school” and has changed. She’s like that one girl at your job or in a friend group you just can’t connect with because you never feel like you’re good enough by her standards. Honestly, writer girl,  good riddance on your departure from the show after this season!

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As far as Dorinda’s behavior goes, have you ever drank too much and instantly had morning regrets the next day as you were eating a Pedalyte pop? After the Puerto Rico trip with B, how could she do this again? Does she not get insanely embarrassed? I mean, first Luann, then the finger raising comes out at Ramona. Quit throwing stones while living in a glass house Dorinda!

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With Lu going back into rehab and all the news about Demi right now, I’m disgusted with Dorinda’s behavior at dinner. If someone is going to get that upset about a friend making a comment like “Oh here she goes …” when being served another drink, maaaaybe the person drinking has the problem.

In the words of many great housewives, “At the end of the day” we all have our issues, these women just put theirs on television for our entertainment. This week’s RHONY was epic and next week’s is going to be even more so …

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Until then friends … !!! 

The Bachelorette: Let’s Rank the Remaining Men! (Pocket-Sized Post)

Dream Rankings

Gold Medal, aka who deserves Becca’s heart:

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Blake is my favorite, and my front runner. While bringing a horse out on After the Final Rose & riding in on a bull night one were both lame, Blake has grown on me. He seems the most real. Saying that falling in love with her was fun, but staying in love with her would be even more fun –> SWOON CITY!! Plus she loves him too!  Omg and his dance moves!!  Image result for fire emoji Watch out for Blake … he’s here to take it all!!

Silver Medal, aka the first loser, but still special to me:

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Jason came out as a dark horse last week, and it was so sweet that Becca brought his friends to their date. I don’t think he did anything special or memorable on the group date, but he made such a strong impression last week I totally ship him and Becca!

Bronze Medal, aka possibly the next Bach?

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Noooo … he won’t be the next Bachelor; he has too much controversy tied to him. He’s in third place because while I do think they care about each other, I just can’t get over the fact he had a two month marriage. Plus he seems kind of childish to me … he did tell Becca he felt immature in choosing to get married so young, right?  I still feel that immaturity from him now.

Needs to leave next week …

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Do we really all believe this man right here is a virgin?! Okaaaayyy, so I shouldn’t judge people based on their personal decisions, but I just can’t help think Colton is an opportunist –> I refuse to let the Tia drama go (she’s back next week too whaaaat!?).

Reality Rankings

I can hope, dream, wish, & predict all I want, however, this is what I think Becca will actually do…

1st: Garrett
2nd: Blake
3rd: Colton
(Fantasy Suite just to take that V Card)
4th: Jason

Here’s to finding out what happens!!

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Tia vs. Colton: A Bachelorette Pocket-Sized Post

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Thank you Tanner for saying what I’m thinking and what I wish more people would think! I have a bit of time to type this up since The Bachelorette got interrupted due to politics. I want to discuss what I was most looking forward to on tonight’s episode: the Colton and Tia reunion.

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If you don’t know the backstory, Colton hung out with Tia for a weekend before the Bachelorette was announced (back in Jan I believe?). My thought, like so many others’ including Tia, was that Colton thought Tia would be the next Bachelorette, so he figured, hook up with her to gain an advantage. I guess in Colton’s defense, he didn’t know for sure he would be going on the show. Regardless of what his true intentions were or are, I think the whole Colton/Tia/Becca triangle is shady (on his part).

Back to the episode, so Becca brings Colton on the group date with all the girls from Arie’s season, including Tia. If you have ever been in an awkward situation, you know exactly what the looks on their faces mean, especially Colton. It’s the look of a fight or flight situation, where the only option is flight.  I even felt awkward for them, and their reunion was the only thing I was anticipating this week.

Tia said all they did was kiss and it seemed like Becca didn’t care much because Colton got the group date rose. I just can’t even. Becca, you basically got your girlfriend’s sloppy seconds; am I the only one who thinks this? Becca (like the rest of America, including my mother) is blinded by Colton’s beautiful face, but I see the real him.

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Other Thoughts on Tonight’s Episode …

  • I can NOT with Chris; I really want to like him, and I did think their date was romantic, but when I look at him all I picture is Perez Hilton. Google it.
  • really don’t want to laugh at David because so. much. blood. buuuut he fell out of his bed?! (insert giggle gif)
  • Devastated to see Clay go, however, I’m glad he made the smart decision. He’ll find someone on Paradise I’m sure!
  • NO. FREAKING. ROSE. CEREMONY. Grrrrr

Also, never forget …

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Netflix’s Evil Genius: Bank Robber Terror (Pocket-Sized Post)

Picture this …

A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck, except the tellers can’t see the bomb. All they see is a huge bulge underneath his shirt. The tellers also don’t know his cane is a loaded gun, and they don’t know he’s there to rob the bank. That information is in the letter he hands them.

Can’t picture it? Well then here you go …

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This is the opening ten minutes of the new Netflix true-crime documentary, Evil Genius. Spoiler alert … the bomb goes off. Question is, was it still around the man’s neck? And who is this man anyway? Was he set up or in on the robbery? And why does the second episode not discuss the bank robbery, but rather a man’s body found in a freezer?

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It’s a true story that gets crazier the deeper you get into it. I couldn’t believe as I was watching that actual people were involved. I think someone in the documentary even mentions something along the lines of “Hollywood is not able to write a plot like this.”

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Making a Murderer or The Keepers, this is the show for you. It’s only four episodes, running around 45 minutes,  making it super easy to binge. The events take place in the early 2000’s, so it’s not an ancient retelling of events. Last, it’s creepy AF! Even my husband who is not easily creeped out (like me, as in go read What Scares You?) kept saying how freaky he thought the show was.

Trust.

Go watch. You won’t regret it … (or maybe you will, but I do guarantee you’ll be surprised by the real events in this story) !!

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“Holidazed & Confused” RHONY S10 E9

In this pocket- sized edition of Ra-hony, I want to cover four things…

  • the continuation of the Carole & Bethenny fight
  • Luann’s finding out about Tom (again)
  • Ramona yelling at Bethenny
  • “Next time on the Real Housewives of New York”

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Point 1: Am I the only one confused about this fight? Is it just because Bethenny called Adam an operator? Is it because Carole didn’t support Bethenny with Puerto Rico? Is there something deeper we are missing? OH! What about Carole dragging Luann into it (“You called Luann a loser!”) & Lu and B almost squaring off (which luckily they got over quick) ??? How funny was it though, when Carole and Bethenny started round two as the girls were partying downstairs LOL LOL LOL LOL !!!! And after all of it, I think they made up in the end? Does anyone know for sure? Oh well, B liked my tweet (see below), so I’m team Bethenny all the way!

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Point 2: “And he has some busted up, banged up girlfriend!” This whole scene could not have been better: the “keep quiet” head shake by Ramona, Bethenny’s use of the the terms ‘girl code’ & ‘uncool,’ and the ending with Lu calling him a dick, exclamation point … PRICELESS! What makes it even crazier is we all know this leads to what happens in Palm Springs over Christmas Eve, as Luann discussed taking her soon to be infamous trip.

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Point 3: First off, WHY IS HER DOG IN THE STREET? Maybe that wasn’t the first thing you noticed, perhaps instead it was Ramona answering, “This is Ramona” like, do you not have Bethenny saved in your phone? Per their conversation, Ramona totally enjoys when other people argue! (umm, who threw out the word “puppet” in regards to the Bethenny/Carole fight??) Ramona also immediately ran to Carole at the blood drive, spewing that Bethenny thinks Carole’s lonely & sad … but lastly, what might be most noteworthy here is the iconic Ra. mon. uh. yell. ing. at. some. one. sound. ing. like. a. type. write. rrrr. mom. ment! (Head tilt, head tilt, head tilt). “Oh. my. gosh. Beth. enny! You. do. not. su. pport. other. women!”

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Point 4: Thinking the episode was over, I looked forward to watching the “next time” moment, but quickly learned I was not ready;  I was left SHOOK!!! THE MOMENT HAS COME FOR LUANN’S ARREST AND BRAVO PLAYED A NEVER BEFORE SCENE PORTION OF THE FREAKING POLICE VIDEO ON THE NEXT TIME SEQUENCE!! THEN, the news footage was played, where you can clearly see she’s wasted; did you know the judge told her to stop drinking and to get a lawyer ? I didn’t. THEN, all the girls were gossiping gossiping gossiping. Next week’s episode is going to be TELEVISION CHANGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pit inducing!

RHONY is the gift that keeps on giving and has been the best franchise for a while now. If you disagree, @ me! No really! Please follow me on Twitter @myhollywoodh & Instagram at myhollywoodhangover !!!!

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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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