Even if the stage is at a hotel convention center. We hung out with our buddy Rob yesterday (you may know him as Vanilla Ice). Because seriously, what’s a trip to Disney World* without Vanilla Ice (it’s basically the same as a Ninja Turtles movie). He was great! Totally down to earth, able to laugh at himself, and he even did the Running Man on stage. He’s been married for 15 years (which we thought was quite impressive for a man in his line of work), and he was talking to those of us in the TV biz about his show The Vanilla Ice Project. And yes, he still wears a baseball cap everywhere he goes.
*Yes, Disney World indeed. Just where every 29 year-old, single woman wants to go by herself in July.
Um, they were good. The Britney performance was a bit of a tease (waay too short), and emum said that the way Beyonce told the world she was pregnant would make her grandmother roll over in her grave (we think the exact quote was “First the Democrats and now the VMAs. I’m worried about our country”), but overall we were happy, happy, young pop lovers last night. Britney looked good as she accepted the lifetime achievement award (at 29, which is perhaps ancient in MTVland). Biebs is just stoic and growing up in front of our eyes. (Also, who in the world were the noms for best new artist?!? Only heard of one. Note to self: Renew subscription to TigerBeat asap). Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was Gaga. She was predictably unpredictable and dressed like a man. We loved her performance, but we were a little weirded out by how long the guise lasted. She must feel really comfortable in her own skin to do that on public television. Was it brilliant or creepy? Overall thoughts on the night?
We don’t really like the Kardashians. They were pretty entertaining when their show premiered, but then the show got so fake (anyone remember the episode with Kris (Jenner, that is) bought a chicken coop so they could have organic eggs?). However, anyone who has a $500,000 wedding complete with 3 Vera Wang dresses is going to get some attention from all of us at elaney. UGH! We don’t want to wait for the photos from People (although since the Humphries banked $2.5 mil for the photos, we imagine that they will be guarding them pretty closely). Here’s all we have for a photo so far (TMZ). (BTW, we hate princess ball gown silhouettes and think they are only appropriate for 19 year old brides). Also, what to we think about the headdress? (Actually, kinda like it…for someone like Kim. Not your typical roommate-in-college bride look). For more on how Kim turned her wedding into a business, read here.
It was fun. You really impressed us with the number of black bikinis you have. And how you aren’t afraid to play the piano while wearing a bikini. And of course, all the other things you did that emum probably wouldn’t want us writing about. We’ll drive out to the Gwinnett Arena for you anytime.
So, in the past few days, I’ve literally heard 4 of my short list of bffs say that they are completely obsessed with Kate Middleton and can’t get enough of her. I will not give away any of the identities, but a few sample comments: “I feel like I hate myself and everything about my life because I am not her.” ”I want to stop eating and start smoking to be more like her.” (BTW, last night Lady Gaga told us you don’t have to be thin to be beautiful – yet she’s definitely a size 0). This Kate M obsession sounds like the kind I might have before all I did was work all the time, but now that my Us Weeklys are backlogged and my daily rendevouz with e! news seems like a thing of the past, you have to help me understand….what is it about Kate Middleton that you love??
Sidebar: In reseaching this topic, we discovered that she’s allegedly designing her own dress. It will have an essence of the Renaissance period, and the reportedly ivory, satin and lace frock will include a “nod” to the Emanuel wedding dress donned by Princess Di along with pearl button detail and a 10-foot-train.
With all the “winning” that Sheen has been doing, Meyers took the opportunity to launch into a segment of “Winners/Losers.” Favorites: his comparing Denise Richards to someone who sold her house in 2007 and “parents of porn stars who aren’t living with Charlie Sheen” for having something to be proud of their daughters for.
Yes, elaney has rebranded and our new focus is…Charlie Sheen? What is the world coming to, but it cannot be overlooked how hilarious this whole “winning” hashtag epidemic is. Seems that it can be used interchangeably with the much beloved R & C Woolfolk’s “Is that pretty good?” However, you have to have an additional level of creatine-meathead-ish confidence to say it. So what’s the word? Anything you feel like you are #WINNING today? Or are you refusing to drink the tiger blood Kool-aid?