February Favorites: Avocado Proposals & Amy Schumer’s Wedding


The Month of Love was quite lovely, and I’m so sad it ended so quickly. Ugh, why does February have to be so short?!

Pop culture brought us a few really insane/cute romantic news stories and some eargasmic tunes (my ears are still ringing well into March 2018, guys).

Let’s take a look at my favorites for February 2018:

Favorite News Articles

1. People are proposing out of avocados. They’re calling them avoboxes. (WHY.)

2. The Obamas revealed their portraits. Simply stunning. Also, is anyone else seeing Sasha when they look at Michelle’s?

3. That awks moment when Bekah from The Bachelor supposedly went missing. My parents would probably file a missing person’s report too if I didn’t answer their calls and texts within 24 hours, tbh.

Favorite Music

1. “Midnight Summer Jam” by Justin Timberlake. Basically the “Let the Groove Get In” equivalent on this new album. I cannot get enough!

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January Favorites: Bathroom Wedding & Jonas Brothers Reunion?

 

January 2018 was rough.

I feel as though a lot of the music that came out in January was very nostalgic, more so than usual. It’s as if everyone is longing to go back to a simpler time. Thankfully we can, just not for longer than the length of your favorite nostalgic tunes (and the stretch of your imagination).

Let’s take a look at some of the things in pop culture and entertainment that made January 2018 a little less rough:

Favorite News Articles

1. A New Jersey couple got married in a bathroom. Because the show wedding must go on.

2. There might be a Jonas Brothers reunion?! Be still my 13-year-old fangirling, beating heart.

3. CVS bans makeup brands from Photoshopping makeup ads. I love it when CVS takes initiative on things like this.

4. The A train is finally getting a revamp. Thank you, MTA, for finally rewarding this tri-borough train with a well deserved new look. I think some other trains are also getting upgraded…

5. RIP Rosie the Riveter. You will be missed, but never forgotten as a symbol for fierce, hard-working women.

Favorite Music

1. “Song for You” by Rhye. I am a new fan. Perfect track for Valentine’s Day this month.

2. “Stay Here” by Henry Green. He always knows how to break me down with those somber melodies, man.

3. “The Good Side” by Troye Sivan. Troye went all folk on us!

4. Cause for Concern, De Lux. Loving the old-school Beetles-esque vibes on this track.

5. “Tension (Interlude)” by BØRNSBlue Madonna as a whole is a great album, but this interlude definitely made it for me.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Viola Davis getting all done up for Jimmy Kimmel. I love her hair like this so much!

2. Lupita Nyong’o at the Black Panther premiere. SLAY.

3. Chrissy Teigen on a girls weekend in Upstate New York. Look at that baby bump ❤

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Girls weekend – Quaker Hill, NY – 2018

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4. JLo modeling some socks. Forget the socks, man. Look at that sweater and that hair!

Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Good Doctor, “Islands Pt. 2”That kiss was well waited for, and now I have to wait until they write a trip to see Lea into the show sometime in the (hopefully) near future.

2. grown-ish, “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.” At what point did her thumbs decide not to tell her brain that she was sending waayyyyy too many text messages?!

3. Alone Together, “Pilot”. I love how awkward Esther is. It’s so cute it’s painful.

4. Bob’s Burgers, “V is for Valentine-detta”. Gotta love the way this episode begins. Also, Louise’s makeover had me screaming throughout the whole thing.

Favorite YouTube Videos
1. Nick Jonas on BBC Radio 1’s Heart Rate Monitor. Teenage me remembers that Selena Gomez incident. So cringey. Ugh.

2. Bath With Liza. Just when you thought she couldn’t act anymore crazy…

3. Maddie Ziegler does a clothing line haul. If I were a bit younger, I’d totally look into buying some of these.

The month of lovey-dovey is here.

Fan Art Fridays: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (Miam)

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This morning I saw an article in my BlinkFeed reporting that a source said Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are planning to get married in Australia this summer.

Jaw. Drop.

OMJ this is major.

I am so freaking happy for them! I really hope they make it down the aisle together, and I look forward to seeing them all cute and lovey-dovey in photos all over the tabloids this summer.

I also can’t wait to see what Miley’s dress will look like!

Enjoy this Miam cartoon fan art by Jorge Luis on Instagram!

#KimyeWedding: The Details of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding Weekend

Celebrities At The Lakers GameKim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially married!

The two tied the knot yesterday, May 24th, after knowing each other for about 10 years.

Kim and Kanye got engaged in October of 2013. Since then, speculations on how extravagant the wedding would be flew left and right.

Now that the wedding is over, here are all the things you might be wondering about what went down:

1. The wedding took place in Florence, Italy at Forte di Belvedere on Saturday, May 24th.

2. The pre-wedding celebration happened in Paris, France at the Palace of Versailles on Friday, May 23rd. (Horse-carriages and fireworks included).

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Pre-wedding party pic

3. Lana del Rey sang at the pre-wedding celebration. That may or may not have cost about $2.8 million, according to DailyMail.

4. Wedding guests you may know: (besides Kris, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, Bruce, and Scott)

– Brandon and Leah Jenner
– John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
– Lana del Rey
– Andrea Bocelli (sang “Con te Partiro” and “Ave Maria” as Kim walked down the aisle)
– Jaden Smith (supposedly made out with Kylie Jenner at the wedding)

– David Blaine
– Serena Williams
– Lala and Carmelo Anthony
– Steve McQueen
– Lorraine Schwartz

5. Beyoncé and Jay Z were not in attendance. Queen Bey sent her congrats via Instagram afterward.

6. Jay Z thinks the wedding was being blown way out of proportion.

7. Rob Kardashian was not in attendance.

8. Kanye was worried that he would bawl his eyes out during the wedding ceremony.

9. The bride wore Givenchy! Custom. Made. Givenchy. Haute. Couture. Gown. (I cannot believe the modesty of her dress of choice!)

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10. The wedding cake: (top left corner of photo)

Kris Jenner and Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani with the wedding cake in the background

11. In and interview with E! News, Mama Kardashian claimed that she left all the wedding planning to Kim and Kanye.  

12. Remember that wall of flowers Kanye bought Kim for Mother’s Day? Well, they flew that wall all the way to Italy and got married in front of it.

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And for the love of North West, please stay married for longer that 72 days!

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Episode Review: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 2 Premiere (2×1) “All My Problems Solved Forever…”

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I don’t know how I survived for so long without my weekly dose of Dr. Mindy Lahiri.

The season 2 premiere of FOX’s The Mindy Project was full of awkward and hilarious moments. Just the way I like it!

The episode begins with a proposal by none other than our favorite New York City pastor, Casey.

Of course, right before the proposal, Mindy begins to realize there are ants in the tree they’re sitting in.

“Not exactly the segway I was looking for…,” Casey says as he digs for the ring and Mindy picks at the ants.

After he pulls out the ring Mindy gasps, saying, “Are you kidding?! I need to Vine this!”

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Mind you they’re sitting in a tree in the middle of nowhere in Haiti.

That’s Mindy for ya.

This episode’s pleasant surprise was special guest James Franco, or, as they would call him at the practice, Dr. Paul Leotard.

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James Franco as OBGYN Dr. Paul Leotard

Besides taking over Mindy’s position as OBGYN while she was away in Haiti, he also added something else to his job description:

Sex Therapist.

Need I say more?

I shall.

Dr. Castellano and his ex-wife seek sex therapy from Dr. Leotard in this episode.

Let’s just say it ended in a public announcement of Danny Castellano’s porn addiction and a laptop broken in half.

Yeah.

Other episode highlights include:

1. Dr. Jeremy Reed’s weight gain. The British bloke kept stealing the peanut butter bars from Mindy’s care packages. Needless to say, it all went to his stomach.

2. Mindy’s hair. It’s still short. I don’t like it. I’m glad they’re postponing the wedding so that it has time to grow in a bit.

3. When Casey accidentally pees on Mindy’s wedding dress. You’ll just have to see what happens after that yourself.

4. When Casey says to Mindy after she’s already halfway down the aisle, “I don’t want to marry you anymore.” Heart attacks. Heart attacks everywhere.

5. When Dr. Leotard (James Franco) sneaks up on Mindy. How does he tread so lightly? “I’m part Cherokee,” he says. Okay, then.

6. When Mindy decides not to go back to Haiti with Casey, and both Mindy and Dr. Leotard ask each other “Well, where you gonna work?”

I cannot wait to see what shenanigans Mindy will get herself into for next week’s episode!

Hulu Plus users, catch the episode here!

Brangelina Wedding Guest List Concerns

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Like any bride, Angelina Jolie wants her wedding to be perfect.

So perfect that she would ban some of Brad Pitt’s friends from the wedding.

Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino, and Philip Seymour Hoffman are among the people she wants to ban.

George Clooney is getting a warning next to his name.

A source told The Sun that “Angelina wants the whole affair to be very civilised and is concerned about the habits of some of Brad’s more raucous friends. She thinks that if Jonah and Quentin come, they’ll hit the bar early on and cause a commotion.”

I don’t blame the woman. She probably doesn’t want her wedding to end up like The Hangover movies. Completely understandable.

I don’t think that’s going to fly very well with Brad, though.

I’m shocked at George Clooney’s warning. George doesn’t strike me as the type who would cause a commotion, which is probably why he’s just a red flag and not completely banned.

But then again, I don’t know him personally.

Maybe instead of banning them altogether, she could just make sure they are not allowed more than three drinks that night.

However, I’m not sure how well that would work.

I just hope that whatever happens, the two walk down the aisle happily, without any gripes pertaining to this issue.

Jane Lynch and Lara Embry Getting Divorced

When I saw the news on my Twitter feed this morning I was in such shock that my retainer broke in my mouth when I gasped.

At least I think that’s why it broke…

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The lesbian couple of three years, Glee actress Jane Lynch and clinical psychologist Lara Embry, are getting divorced. Lynch announced the sad news yesterday, June 10th.

Say it ain’t so!

Lynch and Embry met at a fundraiser back in 2009.

“We actually have a picture of the moment we met,” Jane Lynch said three years ago. How romantic!

“I said, ‘I want my picture taken with her,’ ” Dr. Lara Embry remembered. “I thought she was cute.”

They got married in Sunderland, Massachusetts at the Blue Heron Restauran back in May 2010, and now they’re calling it quits.

I guess the cute didn’t last very long.

Sigh.

52 year old Lynch stated that the decision to divorce was a difficult one for the couple. I wonder if their age difference played a role in this (Embry is 44).

I guess Nelly Furtado is right when she sings “all good things come to an end.”

My heart goes out to their two girls, Chase and Haden.

May this divorce be a  stress free and tranquil one for the family.

Prince William and Kate’s Second Anniversary

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I remember Will and Kate’s wedding on April 29, 2011 at Westminister Abbey. I was a first year student at Bard Early College Queens at the time. I woke up at 6am to watch a portion of the wedding on ABC 7, then took a shower and watched some more as I ate my breakfast.

It was 7:25am—five minutes after I was supposed to have left for school.

But they hadn’t kissed yet.

So, naturally, I wanted to skip school. But my mother wasn’t having it.

I proceeded to grab my school bag and rush through the door. Then I realized I had forgotten my keys.

I ran back to get them, ran across the street and then remembered I left my retainer.

That was a pretty hectic spring morning for me.

Nonetheless, I made it to school on time. With 15 minutes to spare!

When I got home I saw pictures of the kiss, so it was all good.

Prince William and Kate celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 26th with a private dinner in London.

How cute!

The six months pregnant Kate Middleton will be ready to blossom in no time!

I cannot wait to see their lovely offspring this summer!

These two are my model couple. Even though my dad thinks it’s stupid, I have a photo of them on my dresser drawer, along with LIGHTS (Valerie Poxleitner), Demi Lovato, and a my best friend at graduation.

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I love them as a couple, and I hope one day I can share a romance like their’s with the one that I love.

Take a trip down memory lane with a few highlights from the royal wedding: http://eonli.ne/187uUdN

Happy Anniversary Will and Kate!

Movie Review: ‘Lovestruck: The Musical’

So last night I spent some time sitting on the couch in front of my beloved flat screen to watch Lovestruck: The Musical on ABC Family.

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The movie looked promising, featuring actors like Drew Seeley, Chelsea Kane (known as Chelsea Staub pre-2008; still not sure why she changed her stage name) and Jane Seymour.

This film contains high levels of singing, dancing, romance, and beautiful scenery. Those ingredients are all I need to be glued to the television screen for two hours!

The movie starts out with Mirabella (Sara Paxton) rushing to dance class to break the news to her mother, Harper (Jane Seymour), about her decision to quit the show in order to live in Italy with her husband-to-be, Marco. Harper trips on stage during the opening number, “Just Dance”, originally by Lady Gaga, due to her bad knee. She then sends her dancers to find her some aspirin as she goes off to the back room to deal with her daughter.

Here’s where the plot line becomes almost too predictable. Harper is now concerned (as most mothers would be) that her daughter is making a huge mistake. She therefore proceeds to threaten a lawsuit against Mirabella for deciding to quit the show. Mirabella then bans her mother from the wedding, and her mother decides to make it her business to show her that Marco is not the type of guy who will leave his “Playboy” lifestyle for her.

Meanwhile the dancers find Harper not only some aspirin, but a small bottle of Vitality Tonic as well.

We all know what happens next.

Harper gets on a flight to Italy, where the wedding is to take place, messed up knee and all, to then realize that she doesn’t have her aspirin. So what does she do? You guessed correctly: the woman resorts to drinking the Vitality Tonic. The potion turns Harper into her younger self (played by Chelsea Kane), and this gives her all the more advantage in seducing Marco.

The morning after successfully seducing Marco on the night of the bachelor and bachelorette parties, young Harper, who is at this point pretending to be a distant cousin so as not to blow her cover, goes to the bridal shop with Mirabella. After a while she notices that the potion is wearing off, so she rushes back to the house. On the way back, Harper overhears Marco telling his best man about the kiss he shared with her the night before. Unfortunately, Mirabella happens to be walking across the bridge as the conversation between Marco and his best man continues, and she is left to believe three things: her mother was right about Marco, she cannot marry Marco, and her maid of honor, Noelle (Adrienne Bailon), is the girl that turned her fiance unfaithful.

The events of this film are hilarious. The Vitality Tonic only lasts for a certain amount of time, and each time Harper takes a dose, her body reacts weirdly. The first time she drinks the stuff she faints, hyperventilates, and begins blowing into a little baggy, all while in the restroom at the airport in Italy.

I had a good laugh at this movie.

Ok. Now for the things I disliked about this movie:

1. When Mirabella sings “Like a Virgin” along with the rest of the bridesmaids during the bachelorette party, she sounds like a dying baby seal.  Did they forget to do the autotune or something for this girl’s voice?! Young Harper sings it again while seducing Marco and her voice was magical. My God. I don’t know what happened to Sara Paxton during that scene. The rest of her singing parts in other scenes were fantastic though. Just that one damn song! Ugh!

2. Speaking of young Harper seducing Marco, it all happened way too quickly for me. He was supposedly drunk, and just willingly went along with the whole kiss. It seemed a bit unreal.

3. There were not enough scenes where the Italian language was spoken. In fact, there was only one scene where the seamstress calls Mirabella back to have her dress fitted in Italian instead of English. I wanted to hear more of that beautiful language!

And now for the highlights of the film:

1. When Harper’s ex husband, Ryan, arrives, even though she is in younger form, he knows his ex wife is there because of the Chanel No. 5 perfume lingering in the halls. So romantic!

2. The moment I was waiting for: when Harper drugs Ryan with some of the Vitality Tonic so that he won’t blow her cover and he turns into young Ryan, played by Drew Seeley. I think my popcorn bowl was filled with drool at that point.

3. When Harper and Ryan dance to “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” (originally by Usher and Pitbull) at the rehearsal dinner! MUST SEE MOVIE MUSICAL MOMENT!

4. The scenery. Italy is just pure beauty. I totally want to visit one day, and this film reminded me how much I want to go there for my honeymoon when, and if, I get married someday.

And can we all pause for a second just to appreciate how amazing Jane Seymour looks with that blonde bob?!

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All in all, I think this movie was a crowd-pleaser. The music selection was okay. They could have picked some better pieces, but the dances were definitely well choreographed. Dancing with the Stars surely taught Chelsea Kane a thing or two!

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Download the soundtrack on iTunes!

I do wish that they had played up the concept of immortality at the end of the film. When Harper is faced with the decision to drink one last dosage of the Vitality Tonic, an action that would turn her into a young adult forever, I began to realize that sometimes the aging process is a part of life that you might not want to give away. Mirabella would never have happened had she chosen to take that third dosage, and this is something I wished were emphasized to a greater degree in the movie.

Best quote from the movie:

“I know that ass, I fell in love with that ass. In fact, I spent the better part of the 80s worshiping that ass.” – Ryan, Harper’s ex husband

Wondering who catches the bouquet? Well I guess you’ll have to watch the movie whenever it airs again on ABC Family to find out!
Enjoy this dance featurette!