Friday, September 12, 2008

Snap, crackle and random pop culture

Hey kiddos, sorry for neglecting my space here, work keeps getting in the way of my social life, both real and virtual. Post-Labor Day may be back to school for us Northern Hemisphere types, but for me it is also the kick-off to our busiest event season of the year. My posts may become a bit sporadic at times; bear with me.

So here's a few random pop culture bits that have made it through the fog of my brain these days. First, Victoria Beckham got a new haircut. Now here's a celeb who is famous (currently) just for being famous (and fashionable). But a haircut as news? Hmph. I admit I watched the one and only episode of her "Posh and Becks come to the US" reality show. It was a fascinating train wreck, I couldn't look away. Far more entertaining than most of the reality drivel on tv.

{Gosh Posh, keep your head girl. photo from UK Telegraph}

Her head is just not connected to her body. Note how the pasty English girl is more tan than the hot Latino girl. And she is just too skinny. Posh, a grape is not lunch, go eat a hamburger for cryin' out loud.

Who watched Fringe the other night?





Kind of "Lost" meets "X Files", courtesy of "Lost" creator JJ Abrams (early X Files, when it was about aliens and creepy, not later X Files when it got all weird and paranoid). Interestingly, the music sounds like they are using the same composer and/or some of the same music as Lost. There's even a big menacing corporation performing its own experiments. Yes, there was a kind of superhero-finds-the-antidote-in-the-lab moment, complete with swelling brass orchestral theme. Which was preceded by a rooftop chase scene a la Bourne Ultimatum. The ending was also a bit too tidy; let's see what the next episodes bring.

{Project Runway Season 4 Finale, from Bravotv.com}

Lastly, Remember the Fab Assistant Kelly? One of her college gal pals is photog Stephen Meisel's neice (I know! How cool is that?) and gets to work backstage as some kind of assistant at the Project Runway fashion show today (I know! How cool is that?). So she (and the rest of the anointed ones) will know who the final four are (they always let the 4th one show, to keep the real final three a mystery), even though on last night's episode they were down to only the final six. I'm a bit jealous...

PS - "The Women" opens today. Between the long version of the trailer and advance reviews I'm a bit concerned that it may not live up to my expectations. Let's hope it was the victim of a tired and bored studio marketing exec (as so many movie trailers are) and that it's not as trite as it seems. The original 1939 version was not exactly deep, mind you, but I fear this version may be too shallow....

10 comments:

Raina said...

I get it about six weeks before Victoria Beckham gets extensions. What's your guesstimate, Robin?

only a movie said...

Thanks for the Fringe review. We watch Lost on DVD (so we haven't seen Season 4 yet)(and can hardly wait until Season 4). Looking forward to another!
:-)

ladiesinwaiting said...

I looove her haircut. Her haircut has made me interested in her. I am aware of what that says about me.

I am very jealous of Kelly's friend. We adored Project Runway, back in the day when we had Bravo. It's moving next season, though, right? And I believe to a channel we cheap-os get?

Marie Louise said...

I like Victoria's new do but she can more than afford to find a foundation that matches her skin tone. She is too young to have all that make-up on. It doesn't help to be sitting next to J-Lo who is looking so timeless, beautiful and happy.

Hooked on Houses said...

I don't think Victoria B got the memo that fake orange tans are out. Like you said, even J Lo has a more natural skin tone than she does! I think her short hair is kinda cute, though. Like Halle Berry's old 'do.

I'm already tired of the commercials for "The Women." It looks like one of those "women bonding by shrieking at each other" films that I can never really identify with. But I'll have to rent it when it comes out on DVD just to compare it to the original.

Have a great weekend, Robin! -Julia :-)

A-M said...

Oh we are so 'yesterday' down here. Always the last...... to hear that Posh cut her hair..... Fringe hasn't arrived yet but they're plugging it like mad and 'The Women'?..... Christmas! A-M xx

Jul said...

Victoria Beckham is neurotic, unstable, etc...from what I understand....and she's famous for nothing. However, saying that - I think she's interesting, basically because she has nothing going on in her life aside from her clothes and hair. It's like an alien life form.

Thanks for the update!

Mumsie said...

I think I will rent the original "The Women" and later on the remake.
As far as Victoria is concerned, "and this too will pass."

Kathleen said...

I saw "The Women" at a special event last week - it was Quite Trite, & even then, not well down - an amazing waste of acting talent on a poorly put together mess.

Teal Chic said...

I think I'm one of the only people that thinks Posh looked better with her chin length hair. I'm not crazy about the short do. But than again, it's her choice, and she has a hot husband too!