Monday, February 13, 2012

Someone Like You

Last night, it was no surprise to the music or general world population that Adele swept the awards. As 60 Minutes has stated plainly 2011 was the year of Adele.

I, of course, am an Adele fan (I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who is not at this point), but I must confess that while her music is spectacular I find myself more and more enamored with the women who sings the anthems to our lives.

If you haven't seen the 60 Minutes interview you can watch it here.

It was pointed out to me during last nights broadcast that Adele is almost exactly 25 months older than me), and I have to say, I really appreciate the name that Adele is giving to young women everywhere.

Adele has a strong powerful voice, backed by incredible lyrics, written by the artist. Not only that, but the woman herself has a strong beautiful, confident presence. As she says in the interview, she stands and sings. No gimmicks, no dancers, a woman and her voice. The girl has worked almost non-stop for the past 4 years on her music, worked and worked hard! Willing and committed to creating a future so much so that she worked in a record store after she won two Grammy's to stay in touch with music.

As a young woman who is approaching a major leap into real world life, I appreciate the image of a woman confident in her personality and in her appearance. One who rejects a preconceived concept of how a woman in her early twenties should look and behave, in favor of representing her own truths, making her seem, to me, like the perfect representation of a young woman.

Photo's Courtesy of Just Jared

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Seizures in Paris

WARNING: Above video could cause seizures... it is, after all, a Kanye production.

Let me start out with the facts. I love this song. I know every single word to this song and I am proud of it. I hate the new music video for this song.

All I want and need for this music video is their live performance, because it's AMAZING! It's truly fantastic. YouTube their live performance, I'm attaching one below for you to see, and there are plenty more (they performed it 168 times over 34 concert dates).

I mean, you want to be there, right? You want to throw your hands up every single time Jay-Z says, "Again!" It kills me that I wasn't at their Chicago date, when they did it 9 times. 9!

This music video is so disappointing because the great shots of them live on stage are incredible... and then they cut it with weird ass shots of girls gyrating, in double, on screen. Such a disappointment.

Also, how much do you love that Kanye is basically wearing a dress? So much right?

Naomi Watts to Play Princess Di.

Not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I am so excited about this movie- way overdue. The bio pic is called "Caught in Flight" and yes, she has been officially cast. The movie will focus on the last two years of her life, after she divorced Charles and reinvented herself as a humanitarian apart from the royal family. My favorite! Who wants to see the People's Princess sad and trapped in a loveless marriage? Not I.

While I do have mixed feelings about Naomi Watts, it is mostly because I am so blah about her. I have no distinct idea of her as an actress. She's Oscar nominated actress, but I have no idea for what. I just keep telling myself "The Painted Veil". Amazing movie she made with Edward Norton. If she can do that again, I am on board.

Photo courtesy of US.

She's Australian however, I'm sure the Brits will have a problem with that.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What Does That Even Mean?

I want to end our Super Bowl coverage with this piece from Team Coco.

Just watch and re-watch. Tweet your favorite lines to us, @popYEAHofficial!

Spanish Teacher

Ricky Martin guest starred on this weeks episode of Glee.

Let me first start out by saying that if any of my grade school Spanish teachers looked like Ricky Martin, I would know more than half of the Spanish alphabet.

Glee and I have a love/hate relationship. As in I hate it, but continue to watch because every once in a while those jerks produce something I actually like (see "Smooth Criminal" cover). This weeks episode was a must watch because of Ricky!

Ricky Martin has only gotten better with age, and with his new fatherly status. There is no question in my mind about this. I mean, Ricky Martin holding twin baby boys, it does not get better! Except for maybe the amount of fan-girling he gets on the episode itself.

Frankly, Ricky is the only person who could convince me to like a cover of LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It".

Life is so much better with Ricky Martin in it. -CE

Photo Courtesy of Just Jared

ESPN Really Needs to Work on Their Skills with the Ladies.

If this were a college party, ESPN would be alone in the corner talking about fantasy football. The dorks on "The Big Bang Theory" know how to talk to a lady compared to these guys. Every few years a huge gaffe or sex scandal- they just can't get it right when it comes to women.

That aside, ouch. That hurts ESPN. What have women commentators ever done to you, besides trying to succeed? Oh wait. That's it.

Either way, big mess up for the network.

So basically, until Tuesday ESPN had a place on their website where views could go to complain about their female commentators.

Megan Soisson, a University of Pennsylvania student, and Sports Editor for their paper The Daily Pennsylvanian discovered the option when she was looking into why a major basketball game against Harvard would not be shown. She was directed to this content page.

“I was really shocked about it and upset because I’m a female sportswriter, so it’s like one of my dreams to be a sideline reporter — and to see there was a specific area to comment against female reporters was upsetting,” Soisson told Mashable in an interview.

Friends Again.

Aww Chelsea, you shouldn't have!

I used to love Chelsea, back when she had a show literally called "The Chelsea Handler Show" that quickly got cancelled- I think it was skits, or something? Then she got "Chelsea Lately" and I loved it. Total girl crush.

Then as usually happens with girl crushes, we had a falling out. I started finding her annoying, all the usual girl stuff.

NOW I LOVE HER. All over again. We're totally second honeymooning. I love her "After Lately" show, I love the way she makes fun of celebrities (Hilary Duff, poor thing, the hardest. Which just makes Hilly try harder) and they love her for it. I mean, I go to an all girls school, that shit is my bread and butter. She's my Obi Wan.

Anyways, she's on the cover of Redbook, heavily photoshopped, but love her quotes from the mag:

On sharing the spotlight: “I read this cheesy quote once: ‘Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make your glow brighter.’ We women have to stick together. People ask me why I’m so hard on men. It’s because they’ve gotten a really easy ride. And it’s not that I think women should take over the world. But I do think it should be 50/50. I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter. I like having a fraternity. I like girls and boys together, misfits and underdogs – I love underdogs.” 
On her BFFs: “I mean, Jennifer Aniston one of the most down to earth, low-key people I know. She’s just a regular girl. And Reese is the same way. I mean, you can’t have friendships that aren’t based on realness. I’m not going to treat them any differently than I would any other of my friends. I mean, Jen and Justin came to my house for Thanksgiving with 18 of my staff members. And so what?
Also, I'm just going to say it. That "Are You There, Chelsea?" show is NOT BAD. I was shocked too. I actually legit watch it. It's cheesy and obvious, but I like it. Plus that hot guy from Greek who played Evan is on it. Jack McDormand or something? Check it out.

Photo courtesy of JJ.

This Is Not Okay.

For years, I've been telling my friends how I want my proposal to go down; ring, setting, mood, situation. I'm not even close to a ring of any sort, but it's best to have these plans made already or you'll end up as this girl. 

After winning the Super Bowl, Giants linebacker Greg Jones proposed to his girlfriend, Whats Herface. In not so shocking news, I have issues with this as a girl and a sports fan. Honestly, these photos should actually be used as a What Not To Do Guideline for me. 

Girl Reasons: lack of intimacy and a general abundance of strangers (sporting events are a no!), lack of attention on me - I want my own moment (holiday and sunday engagements are a no!), he probably reeks

Fan Reasons: I know the Giants won but he probably should have been more focused on the game

The best part of this engagement is Mama Jones, the black woman wearing #53 in the background. Based on the sour look on her face she and I are on the same page. 

Photos Courtesy of ESPN

Girls' Day Out

Harper and Victoria Beckham were out and about in NYC yesterday. I can't even comment on how adorable H7B and her mum look matching in their plaid. Suri Cruise is probably fuming somewhere. Anyways, there's a classic Victoria Beckham quote that has always stuck with me:
"I like little girls to look like little girls."
Question, what do you think Miley Cyrus wore as a baby? Backless onesies?

Photo Courtesy of JJ

Where is Miley Going?

Lets play a fun game.

It's called, where is Miley Cyrus going?

Lets observe the outfit. She's wearing stockings with you know, the holder things, that- and pardon the faux pas if I am wrong on this- you are not supposed to see. Nonetheless, there they are.

Don't hate me, I actually enjoy her boots. I've very proudly identified them as the Frye Harness boot which I have been lusting after for months (years?) so basically, I can't hate them, no matter whose skanky feet are in them.

And I don't hate this outfit so much, compared to what she usually has on. I mean, hey, if you want to look like you're avoiding the draft, this is IT.

So lets guess- she is going to: A concert. Coffee run. Underground cool people meeting. In a true Breaking Bad move, there's actually illegal drugs in that cup.

Nope. She was...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dear Men, You Seriously Want This?

At approximately 11:30 this morning a group of my friends were split over the apparent love that men have for Zooey Deschanel. All of the fuss was created over this photo.

In case you're confused as to why this would be unsettling for people, take a good hard look at her bag. Because guess what folks, it's a leather bag... in the shape of a bunny. A BUNNY!

Do I even need to explain to you why this is upsetting?

The point that was generally being argued was that even after Zooey D has exhibited time after time that she enjoys acting and dressing like a 12 year old girl, men are still enamored with her. This is throughly confusing to me and to those women who were present this morning

Instead of acting like a grown women who plays a manic-pixie-dream-girl on a television show, she has become the epitome of hipster in her everyday life.

I can say, she is indeed gorgeous...

But why does she have to act like a small child to create a career? Or to attract men? Neither of these things is acceptable to me. I need more, and I think it's fair of all of us to expect more from a 32 year old woman than a leather bunny bag!

Photo's Courtesy of Huffington Post

Monday, February 6, 2012

Old Woman Gone Wild, the Music Video.

I just wanted to add to Theo's post below by regaling you all with the music video for the song. I thought the show was age appropriate in comparison to this.

Wow, I'd been avoid this video instinctually, now I can say that my gut was right. Can someone explain the 1:45 mark to me? What is she doing with that poor baby?


The Oldest Cheerleader Ever

Did you guys watch the Super Bowl last night? I actually watched the entire time with the intent of having it on as background noise for my homework. After the the first quarter, I gave up on those plans and watched for realsies.

I'd also planned on getting dinner during the halftime show. Seeing as how Madonna and her glove covered old lady hands make me sad, I don't like Nicki Minaj and didn't know who else would appear, it made sense. But, one text led to a tweet which ended with me sitting there when the performance began. Looking back, I should have gotten food instead.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


NICK LACHEY was at the UC Bearcats Basketball game vs. DePaul yesterday!! He sat court side with his, what I am assuming to be, security team. The moment I saw him I snapped this picture from where I was sitting and texted everyone I could think of telling. If you watched The Newlyweds, you should know that Nick is from Cincinnati and a huge fan of the Bearcats, Bengals and Reds (not easy tasks). Technically, this is his first game of the season. But, he was spotted earlier in the year at the Villanova game. 

Since, he was the only big head at the game, word spread pretty quickly. After the game, he even replied to a fan via twitter:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Client List, The Musical.

For those of you not lucky enough to have seen "The Client List" on Lifetime, you have the chance to experience it in a weekly dose of ridiculous. For your viewing pleasure, may I present The Client List...the TV show. We (the fans, of which I am one) have been waiting for this for forever, and to tide us over we have this commercial for the TV show.

Raunchy. For sure, I mean, prostitution is so much fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beauty and the Fine

Weeks before her SNL performance, Just Jared was posting about Lana Del Rey. Without fail, I would wonder 'who is this girl?' or 'did I miss something?'. My original assumption was that she was an internet star whose YouTube video had completely passed by me. But, thanks to Lorne Michaels, we've all been exposed to way too much of Ms. Rey (Del Rey?). I don't want to post the video, so here's a link to it. Let's just call it awful. It was the kind of bad that made me think it was a sketch.

Back to the reason I'm posting this, Rey is on the cover of next month's British Vogue. Say what you will about Anna Wintour, we all know she would never let this shit fly.

On the plus side, I get to make fun of the cover.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There is a Sloth Here [UPDATED]

UPDATE: I don't actually hate people, mom.

I know you've all seen the video by now. Kristen Bell's fiance Dax Shephard surprises her with a sloth for her birthday... You guys know me, I'm cynical. But, this, this I couldn't resist loving.

Reason 1: She looks great. I'm obsessed with nail polish and have now made it my personal mission to find/replicate that colour. Also, was I the only person surprised when she said 31?

Reason 2: Ugly cry. Do you think that Katherine Heigl and her baby would let us see her like that? No, no way. Not going to happen.

Reason 3: It reminded me of this youtube gem:

Two Years Later, Nothing's Changed

On January 17, Lindsay Lohan was back in court. This was a hearing regarding her probation. If you don't live under a rock, you know that she is required to work in a morgue, attend therapy and, basically, stay out of trouble. BUT, I think sobriety and bra-wearing should have been added to the conditions.

Good God, Lemon Lohan.

Put on a bra.

Don't Call It What It Is... A Comeback

The last time I blogged was on May 11, 2011. So, so, so long ago. Since then, Court and I have been periodically trying to restart the site and recommitting to our faithful followers (follower? Abby?).

It feels good to be back on popYEAH! discussing pressing issues. And, naturally, we'll be trying out different layouts. The thing is Courtney and I can never agree on anything and neither of us have the time to argue about background images for three hours. Because these arguments then lead to other arguments.

Nevertheless, I'm going to slowly start easing my way back into sharing my worthless opinion on things that really don't matter to anyone.