Friday, February 29, 2008

Hottie Friday: Kate Walsh

Kate Ive got a question 4 u. Well, I think I'll let Prince ask it for me and add everything else that I wanna say. So here goes....

Could u be the most beautiful girl in the world?

It's plain 2 see ure the reason that God made a girl

When the day turns into the last day of all time
I can say I hope u are in these arms of mine

And when the night falls before that day I will cry
I will cry tears of joy cuz after u all one can do is die, oh

Could u be the most beautiful girl in the world?
Could u be?

It's plain 2 see ure the reason that God made a girl
Oh, yes u are

How can I get through days when I cant get through hours?
I can try but when I do I see u and I'm devoured, oh yes

Whod allow, whod allow a face 2 be soft as a flower? oh

I could bow (bow down) and feel proud in the light of this power
Oh yes, oh

Could u be (could u be) the most beautiful girl in the world?
Could u be?

It's plain 2 see ure the reason that God made a girl
Oh, yes u are

And if the stars ever fell one by one from the sky
I know mars could not be, uh, 2 far behind

Cuz baby, this kind of beauty has got no reason 2 ever be shy

Cuz honey, this kind of beauty is the kind that comes from inside

Could u be (could u be) the most beautiful girl in the world?

So beautiful, beautiful

It's plain 2 see (plain 2 see) ure the reason that God made a girl

Kate, You Rock!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Timeless Thursday: Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is a gem. Yep precious, valuable, beautiful, stunning, glimmering and all else that goes along with it. She's a mom (two adopted kids - daugther Dexter Jan. 1996 and son Duke Dec. 2000), a talented actress who has withstood the test of time, a sister, a director as well as a producer.

Academy and BAFTA Award winner for Best Actress in the movie Annie Hall (1977) and Golden Globe Award winner for Best Actress - Motion Picture/Comedy 1978 and 2004 for Annie Hall and Something's Gotta Give respectively.

I think she possesses exceptional comedic timing and wit. This is proven over and over again in the roles that she plays (Father of the Bride, Because I Said So, Something's Gotta Give, Hanging Up).

When she takes on serious roles, you can bet your lifesavers that she delivers as well. She's just got an adorable quirkiness about her that's irresistable. Of all her movies, my favorite is The First Wives Club (of course Goldie Hawn being in the same movie made it all the more appealing for me and Bette Midler was a bonus). Second would be Something's Gotta Give.

There are so many things that I admire about her. She doesn't believe in plastic surgery. How fucking cool is that? In her own words back in 2004, this is what Ms. Keaton had to say during an interview with More magazine, "I'm stuck in this idea that I need to be authentic ... My face needs to look the way I feel." And I say, "You go girl! Work that!"

Being as cool as she is, it's no wonder she hangs out with so cool people.

This woman can rock white, especially a suit, like nobody's business!

There are only two other people who come to mind who can rock white as well and those two people are Ellen Degeneres and Barbara Streisand. Keaton shines in white.

She should wear it more often.

And the highlights in her hair, luv luv luv it.
She, like so many other beautiful women who I admire (Tina Turner, Phylicia Rashad, Meryl Streep, Glen Close to name a few), have found that fountain of youth, or at least that fountain that bestows the ability to get better, more beautiful and graceful with age.

And all I have to say to that is "Don't be selfish; do share. Damn it! I can keep I secret too. I really can. Believe me I can." You'll tell Mandy Moore but you won't tell me huh. Guess I'll just have to get close to Mandy then. I still luvz u just the same anyway.

I have not been out as yet to see her latest movie Mad Money, but believe me I will. I would not be able to live with myself if I didn't.

Im with you Diane. What can I say? I think you're all that and a bag of chips.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I Just Don't Get It

Just in case anyone hadn't noticed, I'm an avid lover of music. I love all music as long as it's good (by my standard of course). Be it country, discso, pop, RnB, soul, classical, gospel or whatever, as long as it's good, I love it.

So in case you haven't figured it out as yet, when I turn on the TV, 90% of the times I go directly to the music channels - VH1, VH1 Soul (most times), BET, etc. Lately though, I've got to thinking (yes I do think sometimes) about music that try as I might, I just can't get into. Music/artists you just couldn't pay me enough money or bribe me in any other way to invest time or money in.

These are artists that come to mind:

Kanye West:

I have a co-worker who swears that Kanye is the most talented rapper/artist in the world today. He's really passionate about this and once embarked on a quest to convince me of the same. Boy was he frustrated at the end of it all. All of Kanye's music just sounds the same to me; the beat, the lyrics, the everything. It's like you hear one of his songs and you've heard them all. I couldn't get into his music even if you threw all of the sexiest women in the world at me (and we all know how I feel about beautiful sexy women and the effect they have on me). If I'm gonna endorse versatile and talented rappers then I'd nominate Nas, (I won't even mention Tu-Pac), Twista, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Ludacris to mention a few.

Lenny Kravitz:

For years I have heard people I know and the media rave about Lenny Kravitz's music. All I can do is just shake my head at it all. I'm not knocking it that much because unlike Kanye (my colleague provided me with every album in an effort to convince/convert me), I haven't been able to subject myself to listening to even more muchof his (Kravitz's) songs. I honestly tried but I couldn't do it. Now throw some Maxwell, D'Angelo, Eric Benet, (I'd mention Prince here but no one even comes close; he's reigns supreme in a class all his own) my way and I'm cool with that.

John Legend:

The guy has got a unique voice and he is talented. His voice reminds me of singers like Teddy Pendergrass, Ray Charles... it's just got that type of soulful feel to it. Despite this, all I want to do is fall off to sleep when he opens his mouth. And that song... what's the name again... ah Ordinary People.. that's the one, that he won grammys for and just got so overplayed; that shit nearly drove me crazy. Everywhere you turned there it was. Still trying to find the greatness in it all. I mean I do get the lyrics; I'm not that dense but the appeal I just didn't and don't get.

Jennifer Lopez:

She's got songs that I shake my ass to. She's got songs that I bellow along with. She's got songs that I bop my head to. But alas, despite it all, I wouldn't go out and buy one of her albums. Those songs are just too few and far between.


When she opens her mouth I want to throw myself on the couch, pull the biggest cushion over my head, cover my ears with my palms and go 'la la la la la... I can't hear you'. Seriously, the girl just can't sing. She reminds me very much of when Mary J. Blige started her career. One of the panelists on one of those VH1 specials made a remark about Mary that went something like this: when Mary J started singing she just had a knack for hitting the right notes wrong. Believe me that's exactly how I felt about Mary then and feel about Ashanti now. If anyone reading this has followed my blog they would know that I now hold Mary in high regard. Her voice still isn't all that impressive but she's always (even from the beginning) performed songs that worked with her voice. And over the years, she has gotten better. Plus I give credit where credit is due. But I digress, this is about Ashanti not Mary.

Jay Z:

If you ever want to give me a CD as a gift, please don't let it be one of Jay Z's. I just can't get into his music at all. All of his songs just sound the same and I find the lyrics truly lacking. I admit that he's got some nice collaborations out there but that's about it. (Sorry B, no disrespect intended. I hope this doesn't affect our wedding plans).

These are just a few that come to mind after a long and tedious day. When the brain has relaxed, I'm sure more will come and I will update this or post a part two or something. (I'm throwing this one in just because I can)

Feel free to share yours.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Taxi, Please

I've read a few pieces on badass chick-flicks and I feel the need to get this off my chest. Why is it that Taxi is not considered a badass chick-flick?

No, seriously now. Set It Off gets mentioned quite a few times and it's deserving, i'll admit to that. But how is it that a movie that centers on 4 (super sexy super hot) super bad female bank robbers:

Gisele Bündchen

Ana Cristina de Oliveira

Ingrid Vandebosch

and Magali Amadei

who are being pursued by one pissed off irritated badass female taxi driver (Queen Latifah) accompanied by a male officer (Jimmy Fallon) who is misunderstood by his peers not considered bad-ass?

What's wrong with me/them/us? Doesn't this qualify? Really now! Throw in another badass female lieutenant (Jennifer Esposito) and my goodness, I just can't fathom the whole damn thing. I'm utterly beside myself with disbelief! How much more badass can you get?

These chicks drive fast cars; no make that - these chicks drive fast cars really fast. They zig in and out of traffic, they burn rubber, they outrun cops.

I could even throw in the fact there are a few lebianish moments in the middle of it all.

This gives a perfect demonstration of how to cop a feel.. I mean search a cop for weapons. You feel me?

Shit that's a humdinger! A no-brainer if you ask me - B-A-D A-S-S!