01 Dec 2018
2018 was the year for Awkwafina after starring in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. She is still my favorite part about Crazy Rich Asians and I tell everyone that. Now, the young Asian-American actress is getting her own show on Comedy Central in which she’ll star in, write for, and produce. The 10-episode scripted series is a play on her own life – a 20 something living in Queens with her family.
“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina about the show. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”
No premiere date has been slated yet for the series, but we can’t wait to hear more!
18 Nov 2018
It has been months and we’re still not done with being obsessed with this movie. The funny part of this is that if you’ve ever followed Noah on Instagram, you’d discover that he’s a complete weirdo. I’m assuming that this is probably his most authentic self and while I find it endearing, we like to pretend he’s just Peter Kavinsky 24/7
15 Nov 2018
When my parents granted our family home with cable, I knew my life would be changed forever once I had MTV. It was the channel that would essentially show me how my life was going to look as I grew up. I remember being in 8th grade and telling my history teacher that I aspired to be on Real World. Back then, it wasn’t actually the shitty show it became eight years ago. The cast members had jobs and they were tackling real life cultural issues. Shout out to the Seattle and San Diego season.
Even though I knew I’d have to lie to my parents if I wanted to go, Spring Break was the place I had to go. But let’s be real, that’s no place for a pre-teenager. Naturally, we tried to grow up way faster than we should have. I shared the news of Spring Break returning to the guys today and the first thing I asked was, “Are we too old for this?” The answer is yes. I didn’t think it would be possible, but yes, you can outgrow television shows and the culture that surrounds them.
The network announced today that it would be rebooting this program which will be the cause of all FOMO I’m sure. The next season of Spring Break will take place at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun Mexico from March 19-21st. Has it always been this short? Probably, but MTV stretched this out for weeks in repeats! Here’s what you can expect: themed specials like before, celebrity guest appearances and of course everyone’s favorite – musical performances. Get ready to feel incredibly old watching this program this upcoming season.
Will this crash and burn like the revival of TRL or will this actually thrive? Guess we’ll know soon enough!
15 Nov 2018
I might have laughed at this a little bit harder than I expected to. This is both ridiculous and entertaining at the same time. Do they do the exact same thing that DJ Khaled does, but in a less annoying way?
13 Nov 2018
Pete Davidson is having a year, isn’t he? It’s amazing how every week he either a) manages to say something wrong or b) something unfortunate kind of happens to him. We will always be team Ari forever, but I do like seeing someone who has done wrong get in front of the camera and apologize.
11 Nov 2018
How much do we love her? After releasing her song, “thank u, next” 30 minutes before the premiere of Saturday Night Live last weekend, she went on the following week to give it its first performance on Ellen. I’ve never seen First Wives Club, but the performance didn’t disappoint. It’s impossible to not root for Ari after the year that she has had and we can’t wait to see what she does next with her upcoming album. Should we be buying tickets for her tour now?
10 Nov 2018
Every year, I post about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and those that read my post seem divided. Others, like me, are fascinated by the entire thing. There’s a few things to look forward to: the themes, the performances, the Fantasy Bra. Then there are those that are strongly against the show. They don’t believe in what it stands for, that it cuts down women, sexualizes them, makes others feel bad about themselves. I understand this point of view, of course. There’s a part of me though that understands that the women in these shows have worked hard for their bodies and that not everyone that is super thin has an unhealthy relationship with food.
I wanted to try and better understand this from a different side this year especially being someone that has had an issue with food. I follow a few of the models on Instagram: Taylor Hill, Kelsey Merritt, and Jasmine Tookes. The training that they do in preparation for these shows and the audition is year round. It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. I started working out more regularly this year by going to CorePower and don’t worry, I’m not going to become a fitness blogger by any means, but this shit ain’t easy. I’ll go to these classes, but there are probably a cumulative five minutes at least where I give up on my mat.
For myself, I have a lot of admiration and respect for models. My pet peeve is when people comment on their personal social media telling them to eat a burger. You don’t know them and it’s none of your business what they eat. Maybe I’m offended for them because I’ve had this told to me. It’s hard enough for me to make a decision about what to eat every day and how I’m going to eat, but now I have to consider what I eat so that it makes other people happy? Do you see how crazy that sounds? Let’s let people live and accept this show for what it is no matter what it may mean to each individual watching.
Getting off my soapbox slowly now… here are my favorite looks from this year. The show will change networks and air on ABC on December 2nd.
UPDATE: Executive Ed Razek made inappropriate comments this week directed at the transgender community and we don’t stand by it. He has since apologized, but we won’t forget. That being said this post has nothing to do with him at all and more on the models as people and individuals.
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10 Nov 2018
I had a chat with a student from my alma mater yesterday who was interested in working in the music industry. While I didn’t take that path myself, having that conversation alone really took me back. Talking about music and that time in my life felt easy. It’s as if six years haven’t gone by already and that I haven’t been in my actual career for that long. In reality, six years is a long time though. I told him that while I miss music sometimes and often wonder if I had gone down that path, there are still ways to keep that part of my life active. I try to go to concerts every once in awhile though it’s not once a week like it was when I was a teenager. Keeping up with new music and new artists and bands is easier with Spotify. On top of that, I get to use Yow Yow! as my music outlet for things that I find interesting and writing about it even if it’s not a constant in my life.
Here’s a piece tonight from VICE that I found quite interesting. I have always listened to Post Malone, but couldn’t figure out why I even liked him and why he was intriguing to me in the first place. This gave me the answer I was basically looking for.
27 Oct 2018
After a weekend of many visitors in town, I thought I’d take a weekend off for myself. I’m also taking care of some home stuff, which is keeping me closer. It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on some new Netflix releases including a documentary that I’ve been looking forward to, “Shirkers” and the new series, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Both are quite different, but it’s nice to shake things up a bit.
In my own words, “Shirkers” is a documentary about three young teenagers who set out to make a film back in 1992. They enlist Georges Cardona who is their mentor to help them with it. In the process, he seemingly disappears and essentially ghosts the three of them. He vanishes along with all of the footage. The thrilling part of this documentary is getting to know who he is and the mystery that surrounds him. The best part is seeing three friends with an imagination and creating something from nothing.
On the other hand, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” – though about the same character – is nothing like “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” This is no TGIF! The show is produced by the same people who did Riverdale so if that gives you the scaries, this will too. I never watched Kiernan Shipka on “Mad Men,” but it’s refreshing to see her grow into her stardom. She’s a likable character, a woman wise beyond her teenage years who is a feminist and stands up for herself, her friends, and what is right.