Posts Tagged ‘bummer’

Screech Powers Bums Out Kelly Kapowski

Posted by KAT in Saved By the Bell

October 22nd, 2009, 10:36 AM

So you know how Dustin Diamond bums us all out?  Guess what!  He has the same affect on former Saved By the Bell castmate Tiffani Thiessen!

Saved By the Bell: Kelly KapowskiSaved By the Bell: Screech Powers

Here’s what Kelly Kapowski had to say about Screech Powers in a recent interview with TV Guide:

“I feel so sad for him. I dont think he’s had the right direction. We’re all working and he’s not. I think people can see that, and that’s what’s sad about it.”

Aw.  She’s totally right.  Dustin Diamond isn’t as marketable as the other cast members (read: unattractive), so he’s clearly having a tough time finding jobs.  In fact, has he ever played a character other than Screech or himself?

My advice to Dustin: quit acting/being a douche and become a real-life nerd already!  Child actresses Mayim Bialik and Danica McKeller, for example, both dropped acting for some time to become crazy smart.  If you’re gonna look helluv dorky, you might as well be helluv smart, too.

Though it may be too late for Dustin Diamond.  This dude’s dumb as bricks.

[Source: Perez]

So You Think You Can Dance 5: Top 8 Elimination

Posted by ERIN in So You Think You Can Dance

July 23rd, 2009, 11:05 PM

janette manrara so you think you can dance picJason Glover so you think you can dance picUh, okaaaay… So, hey America, how do I put this gently?

You’re whiggity-whack on criggity-crack.

Why are you keeping jackarses on So You Think You Can Dance when it’s past their due date?

Tonight’s Bottom 2 guys and gals? Ridonkulous! Evan and Melissa definitely should’ve been there - they’re the weakest of the eight (and trust me, I like Melissa a lot!).

Recap and videos (by MJ) of tonight’s 100th episode and bummer elimination show…NOW:

GROUP DANCE: Choreographed by Mia Michaels - “One” from A Chorus Line, Original Broadway Cast - That’s right, Mia made that dance, not Tyce DiOrio. Very traditional Broadway-style dancing for this song (except with broken mirrors - ooooh, how edgy!). It’s a weird choice to open this celebratory 100th episode of SYTYCD because I recall that “One” is actually a bittersweet number that represents how dancers put blood, sweat and tears into their passion, but they usually just end up as a dot in a mass-ensemble of dancers. No love, no recognition. Way to open up the show with that message! *sad trombone* VIDEO

We see that a lot of SYTYCD alumni are in the audience (particularly from Season 4), so it’s a bummer that they didn’t all get to perform tonight, hmph. The judges reminisce (Ellen isn’t back tonight) about the show’s impact and Nigel again talks about last night’s breast cancer dance by Melissa & Ade - specifically that Olivia Newton-John contacted him about how she (as a survivor) was so moved by it. VIDEO

Cue sentimental montage of past five season highlights. VIDEO

Enough mushy stuff, it’s time to find out which girls are in the Bottom 2! Melissa is safe, which is KINDA unfair because she at least should’ve been in the Bottom 2 based on last night’s terrible Cha-Cha. But I like her, so I’m sorta glad. I’m so torn! Jeanine is safe, which means that two perfectly strong ladies, Kayla and Janette, are in the Bottom 2. Laaaame! It will be a loss tonight no matter who goes home. VIDEO

We take a stroll down Memory Lane and re-watch Season 3’s “The Hummingbird and the Flower” dance (choreographed by Wade Robson) featuring Jamie Goodwin and Hok Konishi. Oh yay! At least they brought them back to perform it live! Wow, this dance reminds me that this season sorta STANKS compared to past years. VIDEO

The lads are lined up to find out who’s in the Bottom. I’m mentally crossing my fingers, squeezing my eyes shut and chanting, “Let it be Evan, let it be Evan!” But that mofo is SAFE and not even in the Bottom 2! Truly outrageous! Ade is also safe, which means Jason and Brandon are in trouble tonight. REALLY? Brandon in the Bottom over Evan? Last time I checked, Brandon = power, passion, strength in every genre and Evan = doughy, hit-or-miss, bland performances beyond his genre. ARGH.  VIDEO

As I grind my teeth, we watch Season 2’s “The Park Bench” dance (choreographed by Mia Michaels…again) featuring Travis Wall and Heidi Groskreutz. Why do these dances seem so much more powerful than this year’s? Maybe earlier seasons had the privilege of showcasing unique dance styles and choreographers to America before we got spoiled and started to expect it (although there were some awesome routines as recently as last season, too)… VIDEO

SOLO DANCES: Kayla, Jason, Janette and Brandon DANCE FOR NO REASON, re-doing their solos from last night. Brandon is just…wow - he needs to be in the Top 4. Kayla’s solo is more interesting than Janette’s slowed-down ballroom one, but not by much. VIDEO

Ok, people liked last night’s zombie dance by Kayla & Jason, but the original, awwwesome SYTYCD zombie dance was Season 2’s “Ramalama (Bang Bang)” number (choreographed by Wade Robson…again). Tonight we see it again with lots of alums and Wade himself. It’s so fun to watch. Sensational performances! Question though, why are we only watching dances by Wade, Mia and Tyce tonight? Can we get a little diversity up in this special? Sheeeesh! VIDEO

Speaking of, here’s another freaking Tyce dance. It’s the much-plugged (pre-taped) dance by Tom Cruise’s wife– I mean, Suri Cruise’s mom– I mean, Katie Holmes. She does a song-and-dance to “Get Happy” as a Judy Garland tribute. She sings it in a thin voice and y’know- whatever. Kinda the usual Broadway dance that makes me glaze over. VIDEO

ELIMINATED: Janette Manrara and Jason Glover. Royal bummer to see Janette go, although I probably would’ve been equally down if Kayla left. Both ladies are really talented - Janette just has a tiny bit more of a spark in her personality. Cat makes it no secret that she thought Kayla was going home because she won’t stop kissing Janette, tearing up or saying how shocked she is about her elimination (sucks to be Kayla, don’t it?). The judges agree - they all loved Janette. Too little, too late! They should’ve pimped her way earlier. Oh yeah, Jason leaves too, but y’all know I wasn’t never a fan of his, so better him than Brandon. VIDEO

And then the show just sorta ends. A let-down for the big 100, if you ask me! Wonder who the new couples will be next week. If the producers want to mix it up again, it’ll be: Kayla & Brandon, Melissa & Evan and Jeanine & Ade.

Next week: Top 6, So You Think You Can Dance, be there or be Square (Eyes?).

So You Think You Can Dance 5: Top 8 Perform!

Posted by ERIN in So You Think You Can Dance

July 22nd, 2009, 11:29 PM

Tonight our Top 8 dance-dance-DANCED for us on So You Think You Can Dance. We got Mia Michaels as a guest judge along with “who invited her to the party?” talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres. K, I like her, but just cuz Ellen does goofy dancing on her show doesn’t mean she’s an expert for the panel. Sers! We got new couples and the judges all refused to use adverbs proper(LY), but let’s move on to the dancing.

Each pair did two numbers and then all 8 dancers did a solo. Videos (from MJ) and recaps below:

MY BOTTOM GUY & GIRL: Evan Kasprzak & Melissa Sandvig (she’s actually one of my faves but I’m being objective here)

GROUP ROUTINE: Choreographed by Travis Wall - “Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolph ft. Lil Wayne (VIDEO): The dancers are all doing some hippity Contemporary to this rock/Hip Hop song, wearing Lite Brites and glowing Geordi LaForge visors in the dark. It was aight, can’t complain.

janette manrara and evan kasprzak so you think you can dance jazzJanette Manrara & Evan Kasprzak - Jazz by Sonya Tayeh  - “Move” by CSS (VIDEO): For me, it’s Evan’s time to go home this week. He just doesn’t bring enough passion and ownership of the dances compared to the other three guys. He has the “aw shucks”, shrugged shoulders attitude which may work for old fashioned Broadway style dancing, but makes his other performances so pedestrian. I was focused on Janette during most of this number cuz she hit the moves like boom, boom, pow(!), and Evan, well, he was there in the background…

Janette & Evan - 2nd Dance - Rumba by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin - “Heartless” by Kris Allen (VIDEO): Wow, this song sounded way better when Kris “Monkey Jaw” Allen sang it on American Idol. Again, Janette stole the spotlight and I thought I saw Evan falter in the beginning and at the end on some steps, but the judges didn’t mention it so maybe I’m cuhrazeh? I preferred Melissa & Ade’s Rumba from a few weeks ago to this one. A little dark and empty for me.

Jeanine Mason & Brandon Bryant - Waltz by Hunter Johnson - “May It Be” by Hayley Westenra (VIDEO): Wow, SNOOZE CRUISE alert! Poor Jeanine got stuck wearing this totally unflattering canary yellow dress. The judges weren’t too pleased with this Waltz and neither was I. It was so uninteresting, especially coming from two of the strongest dancers of the season. I thought these two would be a dream couple, but this Waltz did them ZERO favors. Yeech. Skip it!jeanine mason and brandon bryant so you think you can dance pop jazz

Jeanine & Brandon - 2nd Dance - Pop Jazz by Laurieann Gibson - “Battlefield” by Jordin Sparks (VIDEO): This dance was a big improvement, but I was NOT feeling it as much as the cracked out judges. Nigel was suddenly raving like a mad man about how much he loved it, and he sort of peer pressured Mary into Hot Tamale Train-ing the dance. What I liked was the energy and strength, but I had problems with the fact that Jeanine was slightly ahead of Brandon’s moves in parts of the dance! Right? Who else caught that? They definitely weren’t that together so I was distracted - it was like the “boot camp” rehearsals with Laurieann effed with Jeanine’s head so she was overcompensating to keep up with her partner. Still, they got the judges’ love and methinks America loves them too - should be safe tomorrow.

Melissa Sandvig & Ade Obayomi - Cha-Cha by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin - “Yeah (Como Goza Mi Morena)” by Chino Espinoza Y Los Dueños Del Sol (VIDEO): I was so happy to see Melissa & Ade reunite, but yikes, this dance wasn’t good at all. Love her old ass as I do, Melissa was really weak in the Cha-Cha. She didn’t possess much fire or hip action and looked uncomfortable attempting to do so and that was all I could focus on. Unfortunately, because this was one of the weakest dances, I think Melissa may be going home tomorrow. The other three gals are just incredibly strong and deserve to stay longer. The only highlight was Ellen’s tongue-in-cheek comment, mocking the terrible puns that usually come from Mary and Nigel, “Are you two carpenters? …Cuz you NAILED it!” (Note: Ellen didn’t have anything bad/constructive to say about any dance tonight, so her reviews don’t really count).
Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi so you think you can dance breast cancer dance
Melissa & Ade - 2nd Dance - Contemporary by Tyce DiOrio - “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell (VIDEO): So this emotional dance about breast cancer had every judge on the panel in absolute tears (except Ellen). Yes, that means Nigel was choked up and crying, Mary’s tears left tracks in her make-up and Mia was absolutely sobbing during her critique. I love this song, I love this couple, I loved the emotion Melissa brought to it, I loved Ade’s sweet strength, but I was honestly more moved by the judges’ reactions than by the dance itself. Maybe I just had really high expectations because I’d heard rumors that it was so powerful… but I’m not sure I agree with Nigel that this is one for the SYTYCD history books. I’ll remember it for breaking down the judges, but the dance itself wasn’t too memorable for me.

Kayla Radomski & Jason Glover
- Broadway by Tyce DiOrio - “Mr. Monotony” from Jerome Robbins Broadway by Kim Criswell (VIDEO): This was a swanky, smooth number. I appreciated Kayla’s dancing tonight more than the other girls - she has grace, style and performs really well as each “character”. Her personality off the dance floor? Well, that’s another story (a.k.a. bor-ring!). Grandpappy Radomski was back in the audience just splitting at the seams with pride and, as I always say, he’s the real reason why I like watching Kayla dance.

kayla radomski and jason glover so you think you can dance zombie hip hopKayla & Jason - 2nd Dance - Hip Hop by Shane Sparks - “They’re Everywhere” by Izza Kizza (VIDEO): After his previous Hip Hop numbers failed this season, I’m sure Mr. Sparks was out for redemption. Luckily, he had strong dancers as a resource and made a Michael Jackson Thriller-esque zombie dance. It was very entertaining and Kayla & Jason have good chemistry together. I do wonder how Tabitha & Napoleon felt after hearing Nigel say he’d been disappointed in the Hip Hop this season? Back-stabbed!

SOLOS

Kayla Radomski’s solo - “The Moment I Said It” by Imogen Heap (VIDEO): One of Kayla’s better solos in the past weeks. She showed a lot of control, really breathed into her movements and hit some beautiful lines.

Jason Glover’s solo - “…Slowdance On The Inside” by Taking Back Sunday (VIDEO) - Pretty boring, actually. Just lots of split leaps and stuff.

Janette Manrara’s solo - “Seduces Me” by Celine Dion (VIDEO) - She slowed it down and I really missed her quick, hot Salsa solos. It was okay, but not much of a stand-out for me.

Ade Obayomi’s solo - “Hater” by Various Artists Production (VIDEO) - A much, much improved solo from last week’s. His musicality was way stronger on this number and he was unique, a little odd, and did some powerful leaps and spins - please keep Ade, America! How can you resist that cheshire cat smile?

Melissa Sandvig’s solo
- “Headless” by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (VIDEO) - Totally more interesting than last week’s slooow ballet solo. It came off a bit 80’s and Flashdance-y, but that’s not really a bad thing. I just don’t know if it’s enough to save her. Waaah.

Evan Kasprazak’s solo - “Old Devil Moon” by Jamie Cullum (VIDEO) - He dropped his prop hat and had crazy armpit sweat stains, but I thought he was charming and loved the flip he did. (That doesn’t change the fact that I want him to go home already.)

Jeanine Mason’s solo - “Let the Drummer Kick” by Citizen Cope (VIDEO): Vewy intewesting. Man, Jeanine is thick, isn’t she? It’s sorta distracting, but that’s not to say she isn’t very talented. Nice song selection on her part, and was one of the best girls’ solos of the night.

Brandon Bryant’s solo - performed to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band (VIDEO): Brandon is a pack of dynamite. I could watch him dance for hours. Keep this mofo around, even if he’s kinda annoying in rehearsal footage.

Tomorrow night is the big, FAT 100th So You Think You Can Dance episode EXTRAVAGANZA! We’ll be graced with Wade Robson, famous routines from past seasons (I hope they’ll be re-danced by previous contestants, but I won’t hold my breath) and Katie Holmes dances a tribute to Judy Garland. Plus, we find out which guy and gal get sent home - it’s getting tough to predict… Be sure to tune in!

Jon Minus Kate & 8 Plus Hailey… in St. Tropez!

Posted by KAT in Jon & Kate Plus 8

July 13th, 2009, 10:09 AM

Barf!  Photos have surfaced this morning of Jon & Kate Plus 8’s Jon Gosselin traipsing about in St.Tropez, hand-in-hand with new girlfriend Hailey Glassman.

Glassman is supposedly the daughter of Kate Gosselin’s former plastic surgeon.  She’ll be helping Gosselin with the children’s clothing line he’s working on with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, who they were meeting with in St. Tropez.

Here’s a picture of the happy couple:

Hailey Glassman & Jon Gosselin

Grody!  The cigarettes, the Ed Hardy, the wrap-around shades, the extramaritalness… I think they’re def in the running for world’s trashiest couple.

And think of the children!

Gosselin will be back home on Tuesday to start filming new episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8, which returns on TLC August 3rd.

[Source: People]

The Fate of Jon & Kate: DIVORCE!

Posted by KAT in Jon & Kate Plus 8

June 23rd, 2009, 11:54 AM

No surprise here: the big announcement that Jon and Kate Gosselin had to make last night on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 was that they are in fact separating.  Take a look at this bummer of a segment:

The pair then went on to put out a couple o’ statements to the press.  Sheesh:

From Kate:
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”

From Jon:
“This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that…This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania. In terms of my marriage, it’s no secret that the past six months or so have been very difficult for Kate and me. We are no different than other couples and parents who are facing a crossroads in their marriage. I am of course deeply saddened that we are divorcing.”

Things are sounding pretty terrible, no?  Props to Jon for taking the high road and not bad-mouthing Kate.  Really, Kate?!  Was it really necessary to cite “Jon’s activities” as the source of the problems?  Keep it classy next time, girl.

A retrospective of Jon and Kate’s 10-year marriage will air June 29th, but after that, Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be on hiatus until August 3, to give the family some time off, and for TLC to figure out how the heck they’re gonna continue on with the hit series.

I suspect we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Nanny & Kate Plus 8 with a dash of daddy visits.  Eek.

All the best to those poor babies from Square Eyes!

‘Jon & Kate’ Separate? Divorce Rumors Bum Us Out

Posted by ERIN in Jon & Kate Plus 8

June 19th, 2009, 08:54 AM

Sigh. There’s much ado about something on the Jon & Kate Plus 8 front. TLC has released a teaser ad where Kate Gosselin announces the couple has “made a some life-changing decisions” that will hopefully bring everyone some “peace”. They’ll (naturally) announce this news in a “very special” 1-hour episode this coming Monday.

The obvious rumors and gossip from RadarOnline are that the parents of the cutest little brood of sextuplets and twins are finally getting a divorce. Whoop-a-dee-doo?

Are we supposed to be salivating over this scandalous episode while eating popcorn on our couches? I’ve been a fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8 for many seasons, but this is just becoming depressing. I hate to jump on the cliched “Think of the children!” bandwagon, but seriously, think of the children and how handling their parents’ divorce (even speculated) in the public eye will affect them. TLC is getting pretty low, milking this for everything it’s worth. Too bad the Gosselins can’t just unplug from the show and find this “peace” in private - away from the cameras.

So the dilemna: will you watch the episode on Monday or have you had enough?

Welcome Back, Danza: Tony to Star in Reality Show

Posted by KAT in Welcome Back Kotter, Who's The Boss?

May 13th, 2009, 12:30 PM

What the fudge?  Do we need this?  Do I love this or hate this? So many questions came to mind when I heard the news.

Tony DanzaDig this: A&E is developing a new reality series starring Tony Danza.  Billed as a “real-life Welcome Back, Kotter,” the show will follow Danza as he spends a year teaching 10th grade English at a New York City school.

Huh?  Am I missing something?

Yeah!  Apparently Danza, perhaps best known for his role on Who’s the Boss?, earned a degree in history education from the University of Dubuque before launching his acting career.  So I guess he might be qualified?

Eh, probs not.  I wouldn’t want my kids learning English from that guy.  He can’t even pronounce “th” sounds.  Da Grapes of Wrafff?  NO THANK YOU!

So anyway, here’s what Big T has to say about all this:

“I’m trying to do what I call ‘responsible reality.’  I don’t want to do that other [reality] stuff and I don’t want to do a game show and nobody’s knocking down my door for acting jobs.”

BUZZKILL!  He’s basically saying “Eh, this is the best I can do.”

Which reminds me!  Did y’all see the time Tony got rough on a local newswoman?  If not, you’ve GOTTA watch this:

Eh oh!  Oh eh!  The Danze-man is bummed on himself.  Hopefully teaching a roomful of pimplefaces cheers him up.

As if!

A Final Square Eyes Tribute to Bea Arthur

Posted by KAT in Maude, Sex and the City, The Golden Girls

April 27th, 2009, 05:10 PM

Bea Arthur

As you all probably know, all of us here at Square Eyes HQ have been mourning Bea Arthur like nobody’s business.  It’s been heartwarming to watch all the Bea tributes rolling in all over the Internets, but it also serves to bum this lady out a bit.  Ms. Bea will truly be missed.

But let the tributes continue, I say!  I thought I’d take this opportunity to share an awesome Bea moment, one that falls after both Maude and Golden Girls on the Bea timeline.

I’m talking about the Sex and the City parody, starring Bea Arthur as Carrie!  Take a look at these classic broads:

Genius, no?  You may recognize Sally Struthers as Samantha, Charlotte Rae (Mrs. Garrett from Facts of Life!) as Charlotte, and Katherine Helmond (Mona from Who’s the Boss?!) as Miranda.  Two kudos to Katherine Helmond for taking the tougher route and being typecast as a redhead rather than a slut.

Heck, why not throw in one more!  Here’s Bea on The Golden Girls in her signature role as Dorothy Zbornak, with the amazing Estelle Getty (RIP as well!) as Sopha “Ma” Petrillo, singing “I Got You Babe”:

So good!  Like Erin, I haven’t been cast as a Dorothy in the online quizzes (I’m a Blanche, okay? You don’t get Dorothy looking THIS good), but I’ve always been envious of that razor sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing.

Sigh.  I’ve gotta stop right there, all this nostalgia has got me doing one of these:

The Golden Girls: Dorothy Zbnorak

We love you, Bea!

Thank You for Bea-ing a Friend - R.I.P. Bea Arthur

Posted by ERIN in The Golden Girls

April 26th, 2009, 12:05 AM

Bea Arthur photo Don't you wish your girlfriend were hot like BeaKat and I are proud Golden Girls fans - we can muse and laugh about those four sassy senior ladies for hours and a day. You can guess that we were already depressed as hell when Estelle “Sophia Petrillo” Getty passed away last July, so today’s news of Bea “Dorothy Zbornak” Arthur leaving us at age 86 has resulted in countless frowny-faced smileys :(

My friends and numerous online quizzes tell me that I have a ‘Sophia’ personality, but I’ve always wished I were more like Dorothy Zbornak; IMO, the raddest of all the Golden Girls and a character brought to full-flavored, brassy dameness by the comedic talents of Bea Arthur. With those throaty zingers and that leveling, dead-pan stare, she could always crack me up something awful.

Bea Arthur, you will be sorely missed, but we’re grateful that your work lives on in those wonderful Lifetime marathons of the Golden Girls reruns.

Say hi to your Ma for us, Pussycat. And R.I.P.

IDOL: Save Our Moles! Giraud Survives Another Week

Posted by ERIN in American Idol

April 16th, 2009, 09:42 AM

Matt Giraud American Idol saved from elimination

Oh helllllllllll no!

Matt “forehead mole” Giraud got saved from American Idol elimination last night. Get ready for a rant, readers:

Season 8 of American Idol has been sub-par (so-so Top 36, scattered judges, crappy camera work, shabby musical accompanyment). One of the interesting things I’ve been holding out for was the addition of the new “Judges’ Save” (*cue dramatic muzac*).

The judges were given the power to save a contestant from elimination just once this season (until the Top 5). In theory, this would give a 2nd chance to a deserving-but-shafted contestant.

With all due respect to Señor “Dueling Pianos” Giraud, Matt hasn’t consistently sang well enough to be kept around for another week. Beyond his poor song choices, he does too much riffing over melodies and chokes a lot under pressure. With the exception of Lil Rounds, he just lacks the intuition and cajones to be “the Idol” over the other contestants. Plus, his “sing for your life” performance sucked last night!

The fact is Matt won’t get close to winning so why keep him around? If anything the judges should have reserved their Save for the horrible scenario that the far more crowd-pleasing Allison Iraheta or Kris Allen prematurely get the boot in the next weeks.

It’s nice that the contestants are tight and really wanted to keep Matt around, but c’monnnn. You kids will see him all summer long on your American Idol Concert Tour. Matt just ain’t all that and his save means next week, the bottom two contestants will definitely get eliminated (and it’s DISCO NIGHT, gross). If it’s anyone besides Matt and Lil, I will be pissed and I’ll take my anger to the streets!

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