Monday, March 31

THE Couch

I nearly fainted when I spotted this couch. I seriously would sacrifice something in order to own this. Like one of my senses, but not my eyesight because that would defeat the purpose of owning the couch.

Go Tribe!

Tribe wins on opening day. Wahoo!

I've Been Tagged

My friend Sarah A Whole Lotta Nothin tagged me to describe myself in a 17 syllable synopsis. Here goes....


I tag Kimber, Julie, Dan, Sara, & Lola

Friday, March 28

Is This Legal?

So... my cat has this "special" relationship with a dog bone pillow. It all began innocently enough. We bought him a cute little pet bed and with it was an attached pillow in the shape of a dog bone. Within days we started hearing some very unusual noises eminating from the cat. Yep, there he was, having cat sex with a fucking dog pillow. This now has gone on for years. It's kinda disturbing, really. I figure we'll bury the bone when the cat dies. If he can't score any ladies in the afterlife, at least he'll have his dog bone pillow.

Family Jewels

Is anybody watching Gene Simmons' Family Jewels? I absolutely love that show. It's hysterical and even if it's edited to make it seem like all these various mishaps are actually happening in succession, I could care less. It's damn funny.

This week's episode made me pee my pants I was laughing so hard. I'm pretty sure you can't make this shit up. Tune in Tuesdays at 10:30 on A&E.

Gibson Sues Over Guitar Hero

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Thursday, March 27

I Can Haz Soda

Jones Soda has teamed up with LOL CATS

Friday, March 21

Blog Notes

Please note that I've made a few changes to ol' Media Sluts. I added my Twitter feed to the right-hand column and also a feed from Entertainment Weekly so you get all the latest Lost stuff ASAP. I'll still post Lost spoilers (and hopefully my Twitter friend Lola will, too!)

Feel free to send money or alcohol... it doesn't take much to keep me happy.

Lost Recap

Click Here to read the latest Lost recap

Thursday, March 20

Here's How You Do It

When there are a jillion different programs on TV and you want to watch them all, this is how it's done. Rookies... take note:

Program the Tivo for Moment of Truth while watching Survivor live. Immediately after you finish watching Survivor, begin watching MOT. Whiz thru boring parts and commercials. You will be done before Idol is finished airing, at which point, flip the channel to AI and see who gets the boot.

Ta da! Mission accomplished. If you don't own Tivo or have a DVR, you suck.

Don't Eat This Crap

Worst Fast Food Meal: McDonald's Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips with creamy ranch sauce. Chicken sounds healthy, but not at 870 calories.

Worst Drink: Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo'd Power Smoothie. With 166 grams of sugar, you could have had eight servings of Ben & Jerry's.

Worst Supermarket Meal: Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie. One pie packs 64 grams of fat.

Worst "Healthy" Burger: Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger. With 1,145 calories, not a very healthy choice.

Worst Airport Snack: Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll. Packed with 813 hot gooey calories and 5 grams of trans fats.

Worst Kids' Meal: Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni 'n Cheese. With 62 fat grams, it's the equivalent of 1.5 full boxes of Kraft Mac 'n Cheese.

Worst Salad: On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef. A salad with 102 grams of fat and 2,410 mg of sodium.

Worst Dessert: Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream. At 1,600 calories, it's like eating the caloric equivalent of three Big Macs.

Wednesday, March 19

Idol Thoughts?

Anyone watching? Anyone care? I've been kinda, sorta paying attention. My pick for bottom dwellers tonight: Ramiele, Kristy Lee, Jason.

Note to Idol producers: PLEASE don't make the bottom dwellers sing again. Isn't the whole idea behind them being in the bottom is because we don't want to keep hearing them? Why not feature repeat performances of the top vote getters instead?

Van Halen Update

Newly rescheduled tour dates:

Van Halen's spring tour dates:
Apr 19: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
Apr 22: Cincinnati (U.S. Bank Arena)
Apr 24: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Apr 26: St Louis (Scottrade Center)
Apr 28: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Apr 30: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
May 02: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
May 05: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center)
May 07: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
May 09: Atlantic City, (N.J. Boardwalk Hall)
May 11: Duluth, Ga. (Gwinnett Arena)
May 13: East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
May 15: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
May 18: Hershey, Pa. (Giant Center)
May 20: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
May 23: New York (Madison Square Garden)
May 25: Providence, R.I. (Dunkin Donuts Center)
May 28: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
May 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
June 2: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)

Pickler Alert

Kelly Pickler is performing on Idol tonight. Just thought y'all should know.

Tuesday, March 18

Lost Scoop

From Ausiello:

So let's get started: An upcoming, post-strike episode will feature the same male character at different ages, described as "sweet, shy, tentative and smart" at 5 and "angry, a little nerdy, defiant and rebellious" at 16. Also, said male character has green eyes, a fact you might not find significant, unless you were this guy. The same episode also features a redheaded teenaged girl who is "emotional, prone to dramatic gestures, and passionately in love." Who are we talking about here?

The easy answer is: Duh, it's Ben and Annie, his childhood pal. But! Conflicting intel says these characters appear in a Locke-centric episode, which is confusing. To me, Locke's backstory seems pretty much wrapped up, after having had Sawyer off his organ-stealing daddy. I can't imagine that we're going to whoosh back into mini-Locke's childhood angst at this juncture.

So I have three theories, in descending order of probability:

Theory No. 1: My mole is wrong and we'll finally see the love story of Ben and Annie. When we last saw Annie, she was shaping up to be Joey to Ben's Dawson. After all, The Island is nothing more than an ominous, creepy Capeside, right? Since Annie no longer seems to be alive and kicking and/or on The Island, we'll find out what happened to her. Did she die in The Purge? Did she catch the first submarine away from Ben the first time he mentioned that she belonged to him? Did she find her Pacey? Did she — gasp! — get pregnant?

Theory No. 2: Locke's next ep is an island-based flashback, in which we'll see Locke's followers travel to The Temple to join the in-hiding Others (what the heck is The Temple anyway?). It's there that we'll meet these spunky teens, who will be the subjects of rigorous testing (cough, brainwashing). Remember Carl being "tested" for his response to vivid imagery and proselytizing in the infamous Room 23? Kinda like that. As for the boy's 5-year-old self, I'm going with an acid-flashback-within-a-narrative-flashback.

Theory No. 3: I'm totally wrong and we'll see a tiny, bald Locke as a child. Which I would totally hate.

What do you think? Who are these people? Which theory would you like to see come true? Or, if you have one of your own, sock it to me!

And in more scoop...
Episode 4.08: Meet Kevin Johnson (Michael-centric) [Last episode completed before the writers' strike]
Airdate: March 20, 2008

The current print edition of TV Guide (March 10-16) drops some spoilers regarding what's to come in Lost's late season: we may learn in the March 20 episode (4.08, Meet Kevin Johnson) whether Michael ever reached the mainland, if he's come back to rescue the other survivors, whether he went home.

Walt does appear in episode eight, but 100-percent-trustworthy sources tell me that during his blink-of-an-eye appearance, "He is exactly the size that a nine-year-old should be."

And a bit more...
Cuse and Lindelof reveal: Ben was telling a truth and a lie [about Widmore]. He is behind the freighter, but he is not there for the reason that Ben says he is. We'll know by the end of season four.

TV Guide drops some spoilers regarding what's to come in Lost's late season: we'll learn why Sayid is Ben's paid assassin, why Jack has descended into a tormented diet of pills and booze, this season ends with the O6 getting off the Island, the Jack-Kate situation remains unresolved and probably will be for a while, we haven't seen the last of Kate-Sawyer this season -- not by a long shot, it's about how many years elapsed between what we're watching on the Island and the FF's, there are some growth issues when you go on or off the island.

Monday, March 17

Stop It!

Can anyone explain to me why parents allow their pre-teen girls to parade around like they are 21 years old?

Yesterday I was shopping and these 2 girls, who couldn't have been more than 9, were sporting full faces of makeup (applied quite expertly, I must say... not like little girls playing dress-up), fancy velour warm-up suits with sparkly words printed across their little tushies, hair done up like they were going to homecoming and both texting and chatting on pink bejeweled cellphones.

What the fuck, people!!! Your CHILD is 9 years old. Why in the hell do they need to be wearing makeup and talking on cellphones? What in the world are you thinking? Stop it already! It's hard enough to install a sense of responsibility in your child as it is these days. Then you have these idiotic parents who think handing their 9 year old daughters a cellphone and letting them parade around like hussies is perfectly okay.


Dream Come True

Sheryl Crow says she'll soon be singing with Fleetwood Mac, a move sure to give new life to the classic rock band, which hasn't toured in several years.

"I don't want to make any official announcements, but I will say that we definitely have plans for collaborating in the future, and we'll see what happens," Crow told the AOL music Web site in a story posted Thursday. The 46-year-old singer didn't give a date, but said it could happen next year.

Friday, March 14

Lost 4.07 Recap

Courtesy of EW:
Read it here

Wednesday, March 12

Guitar Hero

When I grow up, this is what I want to achieve....

16-year-old Chris Chike scored a 97% on the Expert level "Guitar Hero III" in New York yesterday -- putting him into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Lost Preview & Tidbits

Episode 4.07: Ji Yeon (Sun/Jin-centric)
Airdate: March 13, 2008

Sun has only three weeks to get off the Island or she'll croak. And here's a curious thought: Is that three weeks in Island time or real-world time? We now know that time on the Island moves more slowly than elsewhere. So, is a Lost-island pregnancy still nine months? Or is it longer? Or could it even be shorter because her body is on real-world time even though her mind is perceiving Island time? [...] Did you hear there's a funeral this week?

Juliet is forced to reveal some startling news to Jin when Sun threatens to move to Locke's camp. Meanwhile, Sayid and Desmond begin to get an idea of the freighter crew's mission when they meet the ship's Captain.

spoiler goodies
I have it on good authority that Nestor Carbonell has inked a deal to reprise his role as ageless island dweller Richard in at least one of this season's final five episodes. In confirming the news, exec producer Carlton Cuse (i.e., the good authority I spoke of earlier) described the former Cane thesp as "a tremendous actor" whose "return will lead to some very interesting revelations."

I need to know who is on that boat!
Well, there’s Sayid and Desmond (1996 and 2004 editions) and the corpse of Fisher Stevens and some guy named Keamey… and I know that’s not who you mean, but the identity of Ben’s boat buddy is one scoop that Team Darlton is not letting slip, at least not until tomorrow night. In the meantime, try this Lost head-scratcher on for size: I have it on good authority that an upcoming, post-strike episode features both a pair of Arabic-speaking, horseback-riding Bedouins and a luxury doorman of British extraction. Without knowing whether it’s a flashback or flash-forward, whose episode could that be? I had an extra bowl of crazy this morning, so I’m going with a consciousness-imploding guess: Charles Widmore, who is: A) a shadowy figure who has been coming into focus in recent weeks, B) a rich British dude and C) perhaps interested in those polar bear skeletons Charlotte found in the deserts of Tunisia, no?

You know that series-regular death I alluded to a few weeks back? Well, tomorrow night's the night! But riddle me this, Lost fans: When is a death not a death, but a brand-new mystery all its own? Meanwhile, I was going to close this week's column by revealing the identity of the remaining members of Lost's super-cool clique, the Oceanic Six, but most of you seem to have it already figured out:
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Monday, March 10

Sums It Up

I think this picture sums things up rather well, don't you?

Thursday, March 6

LOST Preview 4.06

Episode 4.06: The Other Woman (Juliet-centric)
Airdate: March 6, 2008

The others have a therapist. And we find out she was married to Goodwin. Daniel and Charlotte have taken the gas masks and left everyone else to make their way to the new hatch.

Juliet's past comes back to haunt her (and a few others) when someone she would rather not see again resurfaces with orders to foil Charlotte and Faraday's mission. At the same time, Ben makes an intriguing offer to Locke that could spell even more trouble for the so-called rescue team.

Juliet's upcoming flashback is entirely located on the Island. And yet it guest stars Alan Dale as Charles Widmore. She's going on a little field trip to the Orchid Station. As in the station unveiled this summer at Comic-Con, with the "highly volatile and potentially dangerous" research-and them creepy numbered bunnies. I'm also hearing something about a field of skeletons... I'm told she's the one who initiates the kiss with Jack.

The flashback features a look at Juliet's history on the Island, including her reaction to the death of her lovah Goodwin at the hands of Ana-Lucia.

Saturday, March 1