Saturday, June 27, 2009

MJ Videos

My favorite Jackson 5 song:

The birth of the Moonwalk:

1988 Grammy Awards (The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror):

1993 Superbowl Halftime Show:

We are the World:

Many of his videos can't be embedded by YouTube, so click the links. These are some of my favorites:
Smooth Criminal
Billie Jean
Beat It
Heal the World
Black or White

Some of these came from the People collection of Jackson's Most Memorable Performances. Check out the full collection here!


While I understand the reasons people may have reservations about celebrating Michael Jackson, I don't believe it is possible for me to overlook the achievements of his career. What Elvis Presley and The Beatles were to country and rock-and-roll, Michael Jackson was to pop music and pop culture. He is THE pop culture icon. His influence spans all pop music stars who have come after him, from Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake to Chris Brown and Usher. He paved the way for what is now one of the most popular forms of music in our country (hence "pop music").
  • His record "Thriller" is the 2nd biggest selling record of all time - (trailing a greatest hits compilation of The Eagles)
  • "Thriller" stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 37 weeks - the only non-soundtrack album to do so
  • He has the most number 1 hits in the 1980's
  • He has sold over 100 million singles and albums
  • He is the first person in the history of the Billboard charts to enter in at No. 1 with "You Are Not Alone."
  • He has the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard "Hot 100" of any male artist
  • He has won more awards than any other artist
  • Jackson 5 were the first group to have 4 consecutive No. 1 singles
  • He is the only artist to have 5 No. 1 hits from one album - "Bad" (Bad, Dirty Diana, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror, I Just Can't Stop Loving You)
  • Throughout his life, he donated more than $300 million to various organizations.
Now, I'm not saying that I applaud his personal life, but I also don't believe I am in a position to judge his personal life. I mourn the loss of a pop culture icon whose music I can remember through every stage of my almost 25 years. I have been a Michael Jackson fan my entire life - as have my mom and dad. Also, coincidentally, we share the same birthday.

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind."
-John Donne

Paul McCartney: "I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones."

Justin Timberlake: “I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael’s passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only pop music but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him onstage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.”

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump: "I feel like John Lennon got shot. This is sad like 'On the Waterfront,' sad like 'Raging Bull,' sad like 'The Wrestler.' Music rarely gets hits like this; this is almost unparalleled. Even people who didn't enjoy his music have to acknowledge his influences. He was to pop what Davis and Coltrane were to bop. He was to R&B what Neil Armstrong was to the moon: an explorer who discovered a whole world unto itself. He was the Nikola Tesla of dance moves."

More musicians react to his death.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chosen Design

When Lewis' band went on tour a couple of years ago, we stayed with a family and their friends in Sonora, California. Nina and Ryan were the couple that Lewis and I stayed with. They were absolutely amazing. They were and are such an encouragement to know! They are now my friends on Facebook and I saw that Nina started a shop on Etsy called Chosen Design. She makes adorable - and super cool - onesies!! Check them out here! I definitely plan on buying at least one if not more! I think they're awesome!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fall Premiere Dates!

Thursday, September 8
8:00pm 90210 (CW)
9:00pm Melrose Place (CW)

Wednesday, September 9
8:00pm America's Next Top Model (CW)

Thursday, September 10
8:00pm The Vampire Diaries (CW)
9:00pm Supernatural (CW)

Monday, September 14
8:00pm One Tree Hill (CW)
9:00pm Gossip Girl (CW)

Wednesday, September 16
9:00pm Glee (FOX)
9:00pm The Beautiful Life (CW)

Thursday, September 17
8:00pm Bones (FOX)
8:30pm Parks & Recreation (NBC)
9:00pm The Office (NBC)
9:00pm Fringe (FOX)

Friday, September 18
9:00pm Dollhouse (FOX)

Monday, September 21
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
8:00pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
8:00pm Heroes (NBC)
8:00pm House (FOX)
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Tuesday, September 22
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Wednesday, September 23
8:00pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
9:00pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
9:30pm Cougar Town (ABC)

Thursday, September 24
9:00pm Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Friday, September 25
8:00pm Smallville (CW)
9:00pm Southland (NBC)

Saturday, September 26
11:30pm Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Sunday, September 27
9:00pm Desperate Housewives (ABC)

Monday, September 28
9:00pm Lie to Me (FOX)

Friday, October 9
8:00pm Ugly Betty (ABC)

Thursday, October 15
8:30pm 30 Rock (NBC)

Also, for those of you who are interested, I've been researching and I think Big Love Season 4 begins filming in August.

New Alice in Wonderland Pics!

I am sooo excited about this movie!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buffy Shuts Down Edward Cullen

I laughed a lot when I watched this. Hope the Buffy fans enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Trailer: The Time Travelers Wife

I read this book last summer and I absolutely loved it. It is one of my favorite books and I've been looking forward to the movie coming out! I don't think they could have picked two people more perfect for those roles. I'm just very excited! If you read - and even if you don't - please read the book first. It is fabulous.

The Time Travelers Wife

Sherlock Holmes Posters

These are hot! I'm excited!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Trailer: Fame

Did you see the original version of this? I did. I'm all about dancing/performing arts movies. I love it!! I'll definitely see this, too.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Trailer: Love Happens

Starring Jennifer Aniston & Aaron Eckhart, you can pretty much just bet on the fact that I'm going to see this. I see everything with Jennifer Aniston. I love her!!

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

(This is us about 10 years ago.)

My little brother is 22 years old today!

Yay! Happy Birthday!

(This is us about 10 months ago.)

Mission Impossible 4 coming in 2011

It has been reported by a few reports now that Paramount has started development of Mission: Impossible 4. J.J. Abrams & Tom Cruise have not yet confirmed their involvement, but I guess we'll see. I am actually not that excited about this. While I did think MI3 was pretty awesome, I just think 4 installments in this series is pushing it. Maybe I'm wrong. What do you think?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Annoying YouTube on my blog

It annoys me how my YouTube videos cut stuff off in the right column on my blog. I could manually change the width and height each time, but I don't always take the time to do that. haha

Iran Election

I'm not sure how much you have been reading about or following the Iran Election. I haven't read about it as much as many people, I'm sure, and I don't claim to know everything about the situation, but I know enough to know that it is important that we show support for the Iranian people. My friend Peter posted about this and you can also follow the tweets on Twitter. I've added a gadget in the right column of my blog as well.

One Tree Hill on Twitter

Speaking of One Tree Hill, check out One Tree Hill on Twitter!


New One Tree Hill cast

Robert Buckley has been cast in Season 7 of One Tree Hill. He's supposed to be making up part of the loss of Lucas & Peyton. He'll be playing Nathan's agent.

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Supposedly Shantel VanSanten has been cast as Quinn, one of Haley's older sisters.

I'm not sure how I feel about the new characters. Really, it's not them. It's that I'm nervous about the fact that they're doing a 7th season in general. Of course I'll watch it no matter what. I won't even pretend that I'm not going to watch it. haha

Look of the Day

I don't usually do this, but I saw this picture and I thought she looked so stunning that I had to share!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Videos of the Day: Dancing Kids

So Britney Spears' sons are pretty cute dancing to Toxic...

Britney Spears' Sons Dance to Toxic (Part 1) from Britney Spears on Vimeo.

But this boy is my absolute favorite!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Uniform Project

Day 1

OMG she's so cute!!!! My friend Peter sent this link to me! I love it!! She is wearing the same dress everyday for a year (she actually has 7 different identical dresses) to demonstrate sustainable fashion. She can wear the dress forwards or backwards and she is accessorizing it differently each day with different items. Most of them are hand-made or vintage. I think she is absolutely adorable and I love this idea!!!! It'll give you lots of ideas for ways to dress up a wardrobe you already have without getting anything new! Check it out!!

The Uniform Project

Buffy Movie

I have purposefully not blogged about this yet, but I can't wait anymore.

I think it is flat out stupid & ridiculous that they would do a Buffy movie without Joss or any of the original people from the show (or even the first movie). Even Joss was involved as a writer on the original movie!!

I'm annoyed. I'm boycotting it.

10 Weeks

Hello world, meet my baby! 10 weeks in this picture! This is actually a picture I took with my iPhone of the actual ultrasound picture, so that's why it's even grittier looking than a normal ultrasound picture is. Oh well, you get the gist! There's a baby in there!! And they said everything looks great!! Yay!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mat Kearney: Closer to Love

I actually really like this song right now. It resonates with me for some reason. I think it's funny how certain songs take you by surprise. Like there's nothing particularly special about them to knock your socks off, but there's like one line that just hits you. For me it's when he says, "I guess we're all one phone call from our knees." I think that's so true.

(Watch the video here. I can't embed it.)

She got the call today
One out of the gray
And when the smoke cleared
It took her breath away
She said she didn't believe
It could happen to me
I guess we're all one phone call
from our knees
We're gonna get there soon

If every building falls
And all the stars fade
We'll still be singing this song
The one they can't take away
I'm gonna get there soon
She's gonna be there too
Cryin' in her room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your light
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now
From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Meet me once again
Down off Lake Michigan
Where we could feel the storm blowin
Down with the wind
And don't apologize
For all the tears you've cried
You've been way too strong now for all your life

I'm gonna get there soon
You're gonna be there too
Cryin' in your room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your light
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now
From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Cause you are all that I've waited for
All of my life
(We're gonna get there)
You are all that I've waited for
All of my life

You pull me closer to love hu huuh
Closer to love hu huuuh
Pull me closer to love
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love oh no
Closer to love
Closer to love

Pull me closer to love

Video of the Day: Joe Jonas

Brooke posted this on her blog. It's hilarious!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Attention Lexingtonians: Apartment for Rent!

If you live near Lexington and are interested, my friend Emily has an apartment for rent close to UK's campus! It's recently renovated, in a secure building with a pool. It's 1-bedroom with an open floor plan. Rent is $600 per month and the only utility is KU. It runs less than $30 per month. Some months it's like half that. Let me know if you're interested and I'll get you in touch with her! You can also check out her blog and comment to her there, too.

Buffy Video

Found through Buffyfest

New Movie & TV Casting

Freddie Prinze Jr will be joining the cast of 24 next season. I try to support their family because, you know, she was Buffy. So maybe I'll start watching next season again.

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Kevin Smith has a new movie in the works called A Couple of Dicks. It already had Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan signed on and now they've got Adam Brody & Seann William Scott. For me, Kevin Smith & Adam Brody are my biggest draws with this one.

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Zac Efron will appear in the new season of Entourage.

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Mary-Kate Olsen has been cast in Beastly, a modern day take on Beauty & The Beast set in New York. She's joining Vanessa Hudgens who was already cast as the lead role.

New Moon

Hopefully you all saw the New Moon trailer during the MTV Movie Awards. It definitely looks better than the first one, but I'm still nervous. I think I always will be with those movies because I just love the books so much that I know the movies will never measure up no matter how good they are. Oh well. Here's the trailer in case you haven't seen it yet:

I've also seen pictures from the new movie and pictures of Dakota Fanning as Jane. I'm not super crazy about that choice, but we'll see. I just didn't picture any of the Volturi that young. I pictured them in their early 20's. Maybe that's because I'm in my early 20's. How did you picture them??

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