September 30, 2009

USB Drives for Douchebags

9/30/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , 1 comment
So you're at the office. You fill up your plastic up with some Ed Hardy Bottled Water, high-five someone from accounting on the way to your desk, and then clean your hands off with Ed Hardy Hand Sanitzer. It's time to get down to work- but where will you save all your computer files? On an Ed Hardy USB Drive. So let your douche flag fly at the office or local library where you're still surfing Myspace, and don't forget to bring your Pretty Ricky MP3 files everywhere you go with these USB drives. How did it take me so long to find these gems?




Disclaimer: Not all people who wear Ed Hardy are douchebags. I just hate the style. My apologies if you are reading this blog and own Ed Hardy clothes and are offended. I'm just expressing my opinion

September 28, 2009

Serving of the Week

9/28/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , No comments

Name: Jenny Slate, Saturday Night Live castmember
SERVED: You know on your first day of work when you get embarassed because you forgot someone's name or have to ask for directions to the bathroom? Well pretty sure your first day couldn't be as humiliating as the newest SNL castmember Jenny Slate's. Near the end of the episode, Jenny got to be the lead in a skit about biker chicks who overuse the word "frickin." Unfortunately, there's only so many times you can say "frickin" before the real f-bomb gets dropped and indeed it happened. On live TV. SERVED! We'll see what happens and if the wrath of Lorne Michaels will rain down upon her, but talk about getting SERVED on the job.

Runner Up: The Beautiful Life: TBL on the CW, the first series of the fall 2009 season to get the axe. I'll blame it on their insistence of adding an abbreviated moniker to the title. And Mischa Barton.

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September 27, 2009

Movie Scene Sunday: Fame

9/27/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served 2 comments
This week, a remake of Fame was released and no I will not see it. I saw the original Fame when I was really young, probably younger than I should have. This movie is about the true grit, emotion, and pain it takes to achieve fame. I would guess this remake is just about hookups, Youtube, and trying hard to be the next Zac Efron. I decided to share my personal favorite scene from the real Fame (that I could find). Enjoy the audition scene where this crazy chick Shirley brings her friend Leroy to tag along with her, and then we realize she's a hot mess that someday probably bombed at American Idol auditions and Leroy is a dancing genius. If only this clip also contained Shirley's post-audition flip-out, my true favorite moment. And if you're wondering what is Leroy's genre of dance? WICKED. Try not to get too turned on from his moves this Sunday.

September 25, 2009

Fall Jam: Tardy for the Party

9/25/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , No comments
I have to admit, I've been a bit sluggish in my viewing of this season's Real Housewives of Atlanta, but I keep up with the happs of the show. One of the star's of the show, Kim, has made a dream come true for herself. After the singing mess of last season, Kim has rebounded with the help of new housewife Candi (and some good production values), Kim has party anthem on her hands now with the irresistibly catchy "Tardy for the Party." Listen, live it, love it, get it stuck in your head. I can't stop singing this anthem. This shizz is the fall jam. It's going to be such a sensation every person will name their latest Facebook photo album "Tardy for the Party" and the stock price of white wine will soar through the roof, single-handedly saving the economy. Take that, "Party in the USA"!

Reality Rundown: Sweep the Leg, Ben!

The Biggest LoserTop ChefProject RunwaySurvivor


The Biggest Loser - It's the dreaded week 2, where weight loss tanks and contestants start crying. Host Alison Sweeney poses a challenge: if all the contestants combined weight loss is 150lbs, then no one goes home this week. Fail and 2 people go home. So of course panic sets it and Bob and Jillian know they're screwed. B&J ultimately make the decision to push them really hard this week, knowing in week 3 the contestants will most likely lose less weight. Everyone is working really hard to avoid elimination, except Julio who was saved last week. He seems to be this season's prerequisite lazy guy. Not Joelle lazy, luckily. Oh, and Tracey, the woman who passed out last week and went to the hospital, is back, alive, and ready to drop some weight.

Even the producers knew 150lbs is probably impossible week 2, so there are a couple challenges to help the contestants bring down the amount of weight they have to lose. There's trivia about calories and cooking healthy, then a balance beam task where phone calls from home are also won (yawn! you've been gone like a week) After working as a team to complete these challenges, the losers are able to lower the total weight loss needed down to 115lbs. At the weigh-in, everyone is dropping lots of lbs (even lazy Julio, who likely will think doing no exercise will give him big numbers again). The contestants easily pass the 115lb mark and even pass original 150lb goal. Everyone is ecstatic that no one goes home and gets another week on the ranch. Let's see if week 3 becomes the new hell week on campus.

Top Chef - Quickfire! The cheftestants need to create a duo of dishes that portray the angel and devil of being a chef. Sort of like the stupid vice challenge, but now it's 2 dishes. Old Robin, who is loathed by everyone and considered the weakest, ends up winning the Quickfire and immunity for a salad and apple crisp inspired by her battle with cancer and wanting to eat sugar but needing to be healthy. The other chefs are pissed.

For the elimination challenge, the chefs draw knives of classic dishes that they will need to deconstruct. For those of us non-foodies, deconstruction is where you take the dish apart and serve parts of the dish separately; after eating the dish, it should feel like you ate the full dish. Yeah, kinda confusing but I'm still hungry. And the guest judges this week: Penn and Teller. Oy-vey- here comes the unfunny. And it turns out, basically everyone sucks at deconstruction. Ginger-beard Kevin wins this week with his take on chicken mole and wins a set of Caphalon pans to reward him- wahoo, product placement! The bottom 3 clunkers are: Ash who apparently never read a recipe for shepherd's pie, Laurine for overcooked fish and no chips, and perennial bottom-placer Ron who really didn't understand the concept of deconstruction with his paella. Snarky British judge Toby Young is back and doesn't appreciate anyone f'ing up shepherd's pie, but it's Ron's last chance at failure and he's sent packing.

Project Runway - The designers get to dabble into what Hollywood is known for: costumes. Each design pulls a card with a film genre which they will need to design a costume for. Althea, Louise, and Irina are film noir, Ra'mon and Nicholas pick Sci Fi, Carol Hannah and Logan are action/adverture, and Christopher and Gordana take period piece. Poor Epperson and Shirin don't even get to pick and are stuck with Western.

Sci-fi fanatic Ra'mon's original design is a horrible bodysuit hot mess, so he ditches his design with only 2 hours left in the night and makes a lizard outfit- it's awful and the hot mess Tim Gunn said it could possibly become. Nicholas finally makes a winner with this stunning white space/ice queen look- from head to toe, his model looks like a movie character. Epperson, who got the stinkiest genre, makes this fantastic dress of denim that truly looks like old west, but refreshingly new. I still don't get the Christopher love, but his period piece was nice I suppose. Gordana's flapper dress is again called boring and unmemorable, while Louise is finally onstage in the bottom 3 for her even duller look. The bottom 2 comes down to Louise and Ra'mon and the hot mess that is the lizard queen is auf'd.

Survivor - Evil's Russell's ego hits an all-time high because he finds the immunity idol without ever receiving a clue. I guess kudos are deserved, however, thumbs down to whatever crew member hit the idol since it was in the most obvious tree-with-a-hiding-space ever. So Russell decides to confide in Jaison that he has the idol to gain his trust. Not trusting Russell is old lady cop Betsey who is onto Russell and has now become his new #1 target.

The reward/immunity challenge is a mixed between basketball and cage fighting. The survivors have to fight for 3 balls and try to make shots. Well the game gets violet fast. Probst warns that the next contestant to take a cheap shot will be the first survivor ever to be ejected from a challenge. So insane Ben from Foa Foa decides to sweep the leg ala Karate Kid on good Russell from Galu and is kicked out of the game (Get him a body bag!). Galu wins immunity and the reward (fishing gear), but there's a new twist. Exile Island is gone; now the tribe leader has to send a member from his own tribe to spend the day at the losing tribe's camp and that person gets to also attend Tribal Council and see what shizz goes down. I'm loving this twist. Russell decides to send Yasmin.

Post-challenge, Foa Foa's resident old guy, Mike, has to get checked out by medical. He's in pretty bad shape and his blood pressure drops extremely low. Medical decides this isn't healthy and Mike must be removed from the game. Good bye guy I forgot about!

At Foa Foa's camp, Yasmin tries to give them advice who to get rid of so it's a fair fight and not like "taking candy from a baby." This infuriates Russell, but what doesn't? Yasmin then decides to confront Ben for his cheap shot but mainly because Ben tackled her and other women in the challenge, rather than going after guys. Ben tries to defend himself with a weak argument and shows his colors when he says he wants Yasmin to go away and "eat ketchup sandwiches and drink Kool Aid." Oh brother. Yasmin also received a clue to find the immunity idol at Foa Foa's camp but good thing she didn't waste time searching- it's taken! The tribe is now divided on who to send home: weak, old Betsey or the a'hole of the tribe.

At Tribal Council, where Yasmin observes, Ben calls her "ghetto trash" and I really thought for a minute he finally dug his grave. He also says he has no regrets for his poor sportsmanship in the challenge, while Betsey openly wonders why she's the only one who brought her bag and Ben isn't ever a consideration for elimination. After a delightful rendition of the Cops theme song when she casts her vote to eliminate Ben, lady cop Betsey is the next torch snuffed.

September 21, 2009

Serving of the Week

9/21/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served No comments

Name: Neil Patrick Harris, Host and Nominee of the 2009 Emmy Awards
SERVED: It is with a heavy heart that I must SERVE NPH. When the nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series was announced and there was no Piven, the industry (and me) knew this was the year for NPH to finally get his Emmy. Last night, apparently people who hate comedy voted because the award went to Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men. SERVED. To top it off, he had to keep up the happy face the entire time, because he was the host of the whole event! While he was a good sport, it must've been hard to host after getting SERVED by Duckie.

Even worse? A talented star like NPH had to host what had to has to have been the worst written show since this past week's All My Children. This guy got nominated for a comedy award, but has to deliver some of the worst intros ever. The writers totally SERVED him. I mean, he rolled with the punches and tried to turn shit into shinola, but c'mon the writing needs to be up to par with the talent. NPH did a great job, but sadly had to deliver some crappy dialogue (yet I hear others thought the show was great, so differing opinions I suppose). Poor NPH just couldn't catch a break on Emmy night!

Honorable Mention: My Emmy picks- SERVED.

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September 20, 2009

2009 Emmys: Predicting the Winners (Updated)

9/20/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , , 1 comment
While you know how much I enjoy reality shows, you'd be blown away with the amount of scripted TV I watch as well. Personally, I enjoy TV more than movies, which is why my favorite award show is the Emmys. And because I watch and love so many shows, picking the winners is bittersweet and tough- how can I choose between Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock and Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory? After some deep thought (ok, maybe 10 minutes of gut reactions) I've made my picks of who will win the 2009 Emmy Awards (let me add, it's who I think will win, not necessarily my favorite). To add another opinion, I've also included my brother's picks (and let the records show, he is routing for Generation Kill to win anything it is nominated for). So any with an M is me, any with A is my brother.

UPDATED: All winners are bold and highlighted. As you'll see, I got SERVED with my picks. The same old won again, and I guess for Supporting Actor (Comedy), they decided to vote for the 2nd least funniest show (Entourage being the worst). And don't get me started on Cherry Jones winning for 24, since I considered her the worst president that show has ever had (yes, even worse than Wayne Palmer).

So to wrap up, 7/12 for me,
4/12 for my brother.

Best Drama Series
Big Love
Breaking Bad
A
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men
M

Best Comedy Series

Entourage
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
30 Rock
M A
Weeds

Best Actor (Drama)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad A
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House M
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Best Actor (Comedy)

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carrell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock M A
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Actress (Drama)
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Kyra Sedwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages M A
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Best Actress (Comedy)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
Tina Fey, 30 Rock M A
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad A
William Hurt, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost M
John Slattery, Mad Men

Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Track Morgan, 30 Rock
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother M A
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
Cherry Jones, 24
Rose Byrne, Damages
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment M A
Hope Davis, In Treatment

Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock A
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live M
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race M
American Idol A
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef


Host for Reality or Reality Competition

Padma Laski & Tom Colicchio, Top Chef
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Jeff Probst, Survivor M
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Movie Scene Sunday: Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

9/20/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served No comments
Patrick Swayze passed away this week, which is a total bummer. While I wasn't a big Dirty Dancing fan like most girls, my personal favorite Swayze character will always be his amazing transformation into drag queen Vida Boheme in To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. Swayze was so convincing as a woman it blew my mind; like when I was a kid, I think I was shocked to discover that was indeed a man- he's that good. While there were so many movies I could've chosen to honor Swayze (WOLVERINES!), let's watch Swayze battle John Lequizamo's Chi Chi Rodriguez and then kick an abusive husband's ass.

September 18, 2009

Reality Rundown: Please Pack Your Neckerchief and Go

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Big Brother - Finale, finally! Julie Chen is wearing what can only be described as a silk Snuggie. So while I was gone, Kevin and Jordan won the 1st 2 parts of the final HOH competition, so the live final competition is held during the finale. But first, we go to the Jury House, where Michelle turns up making Jessie very happy, Jeff wants to know if Nat's fiance is a tool, and then they all bicker about who deserves to win. Clearly, the jury is leaning towards Kevin or Jordan, calling Natalie a tag-along who did nothing. In the final HOH competition, Jordan beats Kevin in a tie breaker/number-guessing-crapshoot and decides to take Natalie to the final 2 knowing she would not be able to beat Kevin, who won competitions and played a good strategic game.

The jury questions the finalists, and Jordan's main argument is that while she latched onto Jeff, in the end she won competitions by herself and earned her slot in the final 2- she didn't need anyone else. Natalie's side is that she aligned herself with the strongest players (Chima, Jessie) and didn't have to win anything. The jury members cast their vote, but first, the 4 HGs evicted pre-jury return to give their opinion, which included Natalie was the biggest liar, Jeff got SERVED by Kevin/Nat, and that Chima's ejection was a slap in the face. In the end, by a vote of 5-2, Jordan wins Big Brother 11 (and she even got Jessie's vote- suck it, Natalie!) Jeff wins the America's choice of $25k and the showmance is victorious all around. See you next summer, Big Brother!

New! The Biggest Loser - They're back and fatter than ever! This season includes the heaviest contestant of all time, a 479lb woman, along with a lot of contestants over 400lbs. But the one who tugs my heart strings most is Abby, who lost her husband, 5 year old daughter, and 2 week old baby in a car crash a couple of years ago- boy, I got verklempt. Dan, the youngest and heaviest contestant from last season's orange team, is granted a 2nd chance and returns to finish his weight loss journey. The 1st task is for them to complete a mile walk across the PCH, which sends 1 woman to the hospital after collapsing. Since they are all strangers this season, they each have to select a partner to choose to take this journey with, but they will be eliminated as solo, not pairs. Trainers Bob and Jillian are back and not taking crap from anyone, but this time they will train the contestants together, rather than competing teams (which I like).

Big numbers up on the scale this week, which is pretty standard for the 1st week. Someone loses 24lbs which is awesome, while the poor pink team girl who was America's pick only drops 6. But she's also the lightest contestant, so 6 seems respectable to me. Julio and Alexandra, the black team, are the team to fall below the yellow line (Julio, a really big guy, didn't pull big numbers like the other men, which was surprising). The players have a hard choice to make, but sadly in the end, young, cute, hard-working Alexandra is sent home, with the other contestants knowing she can take on this task at home. This should be a good season!

Top Chef - Another high stakes Quickfire has the contestants creating succulent dishes out of cactus. I guess you can cook with cactus- who knew? Mike Isabella (the loud guy) learns to cook this week and wins the Quickfire/$15k. Elimination challenge: they will be cooking an upscale meal outside in the desert for cowboys (they will also be camping in teepees and watching Ron do voodoo to keep out snakes). Outdoor cooking translates into fish for basically everyone, which I thought was surprising- how about a good steak?

Brother Brian wins his 3rd elimination challenge, deeming him officially a force to be reckoned with. Ron makes a good dish but serves the nastiest coconut mojito known to mankind, but hey, the voodoo snake repellent worked. Old Robin is able to make shrimp taste like chlorine, and French Mattin fails at 3 attempts on ceviche yet maintains his dish tastes good. Clearly he didn't learn from Preeti's past mistake, and Mattin and his red neckerchief is told to pack up his knives and go.

Project Runway - Last week, the models were the clients and the designers made outfits for them to wear to an industry party; Qristyl and her weird name were sent home for making old people clothes. Chico's- call her!

This week, the models go on a field trip to the LA Times. No fabric this week, they'll have to create with newspapers. Johnny makes this origami-inspired dress, but Tim Gunn completely pans it. Johnny decides to trash the dress and make a new one, but instead of admitting failures concocts a story that steam from the iron is the culprit for ruining the dress. Tim Heidecker, I mean Nicholas, can't take Johnny's crap, but he's too busy also designing a crappy dress allegedly inspired by punk rock. Irina, who has been sucky thus far, makes a pretty good trench coat, simulating a fur collar with scrunched paper; she is this week's winner (I loved Althea's dress more). But here's a riddle to lead into the elimination: What's black and white and a hot mess all over? Johnny's dress- auf wiedersehen!

New! Survivor - Survivor is back for Samoa! Get it? Like "some more" cause this season takes place in Samoa. So the castaways arrive already split into 2 tribes, Galu (purple) and Foa Foa (yellow). This season's twist starts immediately: the every sexy Jeff Probst informs them that each tribe will need to elect a leader, who will make all decisions. This allows everyone to potentially write stereotypes to identify people, but they seem to take the classy route. Russell Swan, or as he was most often identified "dread lock man" is the leader of Galu, while Mick in the "tan coat" (or as they probably wanted to say, young, strong, good looking guy) becomes Foa Foa's leader and he is not pleased. The leader is always target number 1. And those 1st impressions don't stop there, because now there's a reward challenge! The leaders have to pick members of their tribe to compete, needing a swimmer, strong person, smart person, and agile person. Foa Foa pulls the 1st victory for fire, with Asian Liz on the puzzle who didn't like being stereotyped.

The tribes head to camp, where this meathead Russell H decides to start scheming at Foa Foa. He makes individual alliances with all the young cute girls and calls these his "dumbass girl alliance" and then alligns himself with the old lady (at least she's smart enough to not trust him). Then, he decides his best strategy is to completely lie about himself: he claims he's a firefighter from New Orleans whose German Shepherd died in Hurrican Katrina. Oh wait, I'm not done: Russell continues his shitheadness by dumping out all the water canteens and burns someone's socks in the fire while everyone sleeps. He claims by making everyone miserable he can control them. So it's like 30 minutes into this episode and I can already tell, this man is going to be torture this season.

The immunity challenge is another physical/puzzle combo, and Foa Foa is already cocky- so of course they lose immunity. Foa Foa heads to Tribal Council and has to choose who to send home, and it seems that some chick Ashley is deemed the weakest. Until another chick Marisa stupidly tells Russell H she doesn't trust him, so of course he makes her the target. After the votes are cast 7-3, Marisa is the 1st getting her torch snuffed, making Russell's ego even bigger.

September 10, 2009

We Interrupt this Mel Got Served Broadcast

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Hello readers! I'm heading off on vacation to what has been deemed the happiest place on earth: Disney World! Unfortunately there won't be any updates to Mel Got Served until next week. I'll see you next week for the end of Big Brother, the beginning of fall TV season, and hopefully a tan (I need it).

September 9, 2009

Reality Rundown: Please Let These 2 Shows End Now

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America's Best Dance Crew - This week the crews are assigned a dance craze to include- oh, and they also have to incorporate a trampoline. Sigh. So lame, so stupid. And these "dance crazes" are so unknown to me, but I guess maybe some know them- like the Ricky Bobby? I just don't care. Massive Monkees are the best crew, which isn't saying much as I still think they are sub-par. My brother thinks the Monkees and Afroborike will be final 2- we'll see. The bottom 2 are We Are Heroes and the sassy Vogue Evolution. After their dances, it's clear We Are Heroes killed it and finally fan-favorite Vogue Evolution is made to walk it out. And to think, we thought they'd win the whole thing. But I have to agree: while they had a great energy, a lot of their dancing was sloppy. Next week: final 4, which means closer to this show finally ending. (Image from MTV.com)

Big Brother - The nightmare continues. Natalie is HOH and decides to try and fool the house into thinking her and Kevin aren't aligned so plans to nominate him. Kevin is not pleased, and Jordan is still mourning the loss of Jeff. Natalie gets her HOH room and we see a picture of her infamous boyfriend, who looks way older. The HGs comment on this, but no one seems to bring up that he's much older than an "18 year old." Also, the HG play in a luxury competition for clothes- fast forward.

Onto the good stuff: Pandora's Box is back! Natalie receives a note saying that for the 1st time ever, a loved one is allowed in the house, but if she accepts, she can't play in the next POV competition. Natalie thinks to herself, "Screw Kevin," opens the door and is greeted by her boyfriend. Since they only have 5 minutes, he immediately gets down on one knee and proposes. Wahoo. Natalie is offered 15 more minutes with her b/f if she agrees to annoy the house, so of course she does. The remaining HGs are plagued by a giant baby, a little person dressed as a cat, and a giant bug. Natalie of course uses her time with her b/f to chat about life at home, and discuss how she'll need to lie about what happened. I'm sure her fiance is pleased. And does Natalie ever take a break from lying?

So after Pandora's Box, Natalie comes up with the worst lie ever, saying that there's a new twist called Final 2 Reversal and if she gets to the final 2, whatever votes are cast get swapped. It's maybe the worst lie ever, and they aren't buying it. Kevin eventually tells her it's BS and in no way would someone take Natalie to the finals knowing this, so she fesses up. But she has to be an a'hole so tells them "You got got by an 18 year old" and then tells them she got engaged, etc. But they think she's a liar! HA! Ever read Peter and the Wolf, Natalie? At nominations, Natalie continues her reign as an asshole by showing up in the HOH robe, crown, septar, and sunglasses. She looks like Flavor Flav. She nominates Kevin for strategy and Michelle for strictly personal reasons. I wish Pandora's Box magically evicted Natalie on the spot.

Tuesday episode: POV competition, live ceremony, live eviction and part 1 of the final HOH competition (there are 3 parts). This episode spends a lot of time with Natalie constantly saying she wants Michelle out, while Kevin considers his options. Hopefully he's telling the truth in the DR, cause he said he wants Natalie gone next. Let's skip all the filler and get to the important stuff: Kevin wins the POV and saves himself from eviction. Jordan is put up as the replacement nominee, and despite Michelle's speech (while wearing devil horns) that explains she'd lose in the final 2, Kevin evicts her.

The episode ends with Kevin, Natalie, and Jordan holding onto a key while walking on a rotating log in fake in climate weather; whoever wins this is one step closer to the finals. One week left, and I can't wait for this season to end. (Images from CBS.com & RealityDaze.com)

September 7, 2009

Serving of the Week

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Name: Mitchell, Project Runway
SERVED: Usually on any reality show, when you work in pairs, you win and are eliminated as a pair. Well this week on Project Runway, they broke the mold. Mitchell and Ra'mon were a team and ended up being deemed best of the week; until Mitchell opened his mouth. He admitted he really didn't do anything and it was all Ra'mon's work. Stupid! Despite being on the winning team, the judges didn't like his doing nothing at all and so Heidi SERVED him! "Three strikes and you're out" Heidi said and with that, Mitchell got SERVED. After 3 weeks of bad design, it was about time he got SERVED, but getting SERVED for doing absolutely nothing? Even better. (Original image from MyLifetime.com)


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September 6, 2009

Movie Scene Sunday: Mary Poppins

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I'm merely days away from the World. I can't wait. I just want to ride It's A Small World and The Carousel of Progress until they throw me out of the park. So I'll conclude my run of Disney themed Movie Scene Sundays with the best live action movie Disney's released: Mary Poppins. The special effects were state of the art then, and to this day I really wish I could just snap my fingers a few times to fold laundry and make my bed. And the medicine Jane and Michael take looks really tasty.

September 4, 2009

Summer Movie Wrap-Up

9/04/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served 3 comments
September is here, and that's when the summer movie season comes to a close and the studios release their crappy films that don't cut the mustard. Looking back, this summer has some quality and some crap. So here's a recap of the summer movies I enjoyed and 1 that I still would like an $11 refund for.

Favorite Movie of the Summer

Drag Me to Hell

Hands down, my favorite movie of the summer, which really surprises me. I thought this would be good times, but I've spent the whole summer raving about it, telling everyone to see it. I don't remember a time in my life where I went to the theater and found myself jumping/leaping out of my chair, yelling, wanting to puke, and laughing at the same time. So awesome. I must see this again- so should you.

Honorable Mentions: The Hangover, Up

Others I Saw and Enjoyed: Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Bruno, The Final Destination*

Worst Movie of the Summer

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I love the X-Men franchise, even the third one which put our friend John into an angered silence. Thinking the franchise was over after 3, I was intrigued by the idea of films based on the more popular characters like Wolverine and Magneto. And when I found out Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights joining the cast as legendary character Gambit, I thought this movie would be amazing. It was not. At. All. This movie was tedious to watch and I think I tried to block out the memories of it. I found this movie laugh out loud awful. So many cliches, horrible and confusing story. Seriously, if I could've asked for a refund, I would have.

Ones I planned to see but didn't: Orphan, Inglourious Basterds, Funny People, Julie & Julia

So what are your favorite/least flicks of the summer? Tell me in the comments!


*Disclaimer: While The Final Destination was technically a crappy movie, the 3D made it so enjoyable. Who doesn't love tires flying in your face or nails flying out at you? (Images from MoviePoster.com)

Reality Rundown: This Pasta Salad is Preeti, Preeti, Preeti Bad

9/04/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , , , No comments
Top ChefBig BrotherProject Runway

Top Chef - Po-ta-toes! The cheftestants are tasked to create a dish inspired by potatoes for the Quickfire challenge. I would've made sweet potato fries, but I'm sure that wouldn't make the cut. Tattoed Jesse again bombs with a really spicy soup; Cutthroat Bitch Jen is the victor again with some mussells and blue potato dish and wins immunity.

For the elimination challenge, they will make a buffet for 300 members of the Air Force with canned and dry goods and limited equipment. Since Cutthroat Bitch has immunity she is deemed executive chef, while the remaining chefs decide to pair up to create a dish. Jesse and Caribbean Ron look like destined for elimination, making clam chowder in 115 degree weather, but it's better than expected. The Cooler Brother and Ed Hardy-wearing Michael are the top pair, but Michael made a 2nd dish, a horrible shrimp salad, so is brought into both the judging panel for the best, but also for the worst and he is livid. I'd eliminate him just based on his fashion sense. Preeti and some other lady (we'll call her Unforgettable) made the dullest pasta salad ever; Unforgettable at least knows it sucked. Preeti keeps claiming it tasted great, if not better than the rest; her delusion sends her packing. (Hilarious image from Best Week Ever)

Big Brother - Live show! Jeff and Michelle propose an intriguing deal to Natalie: save Jeff and they will throw HOH to her, guaranteeing her a spot in the final. Another boring package video about Michelle's husband routing her on and defending her poor memory. We see Russell enter the jury house, and Lydia and Jessie dropping the bombshell that Natalie is lying about her age and surprisingly, this is actually pissing them off more. Apparently basing your entire time in the house on a big lie doesn't sit well with others.

Onto the vote: Jordan makes the same old speech, but Jeff decides to call out Natalie saying she promised to keep him safe and if her word and swearing on her family means something, she'll vote the way she promised. Natalie votes to evict Jeff and Michelle votes for Jordan. Kevin breaks the tie and sends Jeff out the door. Julie points out that Jeff was a total moron for trusting 2 people that he never spoke to until last week. And now the HOH competition. It's fact or fiction questions, and Michelle and Jordan are tied to win! Wahoo! But wait, Natalie catches up and in a tie breaker, Natalie wins HOH. Her first response is the nasty, vindictive bitch in her screaming this is vindication for Chima. Chima left the game on her own accord, GET OVER IT. My feeds shall be off this week. (Original image from CBS.com)

Project Runway - Cowbunga dude! This week the designers get paired up and have to create a surf/beach look (and we get to see Tim Gunn in flip flops!) Immediately, teammates Qristyl and Epperson butt heads on prints, and Ra'mon and crappy Mitchell aren't on the same page. Tim comes into the workroom with a note from Heidi: time to create a 2nd look, this time an avant garde look. 24 hours for 2 completely different looks? Everyone is stressed. Mitchell and Ra'mon shockingly are the top scorers, but Mitchell admits to the judges he did nothing and Ra'mon did both pieces- including a neon neoprene dress that the judges unanimously love (personally, not a fan). Ra'mon is named the winner, and the bottom 2 are Mitchell and Qristyl. Heidi says never in the history of PR never has the teammate of the winning designer been eliminated by three strike and you're out- auf wiedersehen Mitchell! Now a new little feature, my PR favorites of the week! (Image from MyLifetime.com)

Favorite Look: Althea and Vintage Chick's avant garde look with its beautifully detailed corset.

Favorite Hot Mess: Nicholas aka Tim Heidecker's avant garde stripper gear with blue crotchless stockings.

September 2, 2009

Reality Rundown: Pandora's Box... of Cash!

9/02/2009 Posted by Mel Got Served , , No comments
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America's Best Dance Crew - OK, ABDC... you've redeemed yourself (kinda). This week was definitely an improvement over the last 2. The challenge this week is to incorporate Bollywood moves, and the crews did some good stuff. Rhythm City might be my favorite routine, because I said if I were dancing I'd end the routine with a pose like Vishnu with arms all over, and they did! Crowd favorite, Vogue Evolution, danced well but we learned of their backstage drama. It appears the face of the group, Laomi the transgender, is having some diva movements and making her crew uneasy. The bottom 2 crews are Beat Ya Feet Kings (and if you're a regular reader you know my feelings about them) and We Are Heroes (who creep me out a bit). We Are Heroes really brings it this week- it was a high energy, well done routine, though I think pulling their bras out of their shirts was sort of a no-no in terms of Bollywood. Beat Ya Feet Kings are commended for having heart, but I still agree with last week's comments: stop watching Youtube and do something original. Luckily, my viewing is saved and Beat Ya Feet Kings are sent walkin' it out back to DC. (Image from MTV.com)

Big Brother - Or as I call it, The Jordan and Jeff Hour. But first! The HOH competition continues from last week and once Natalie sees Kevin taking the lead, she gives up and decides to slip and fall, lose her cup, and be a jackass. Have I mentioned I can't stand her? Kevin ends up winning the coveted HOH, leaving Natalie relieved for the 1st time in 3 weeks. Kevin gets his HOH room, but I fast forwarded. Michelle feels totally alone in the house and spends some time crying by herself- pretty depressing! Natalie is so anti-Michelle (just because Michelle got Chima out), and at this point it's annoying and sad, but Kevin is kinda thinking maybe it would be better to go back on his deal with Jeff. Jeff tells Kevin that when he used the veto last week, it nullified his final 4 deal with Michelle and he wants Michelle out too. Kevin is now plagued with the decision of eliminating a hated HG and being in the good graces, or actually playing the game. (Image from BuddyTV)

In other BB house stuff: Jeff usually likes brunettes, Jordan wants to live with her mom for a long time, and Natalie is terrified of bugs. Can next week's HOH be an endurance in a tub of spiders? Kevin decides to nominate Michelle and Jeff, hoping Jeff won't win POV, cause if Jeff sticks around, Kevin's in big trouble.

Mystery revealed! Behind the secret HOH door is: Pandora's Box. The HOH has the option to enter a room and release $10k to the house, so Kevin decides why not. He enters the room, puts his hand into a giant box, and suddenly his wrist is grabbed and locked in. Outside, it is Pacman Jones' greatest dream: money flying from the sky. It's pretty funny to see them grabbing all the cash while Kevin is locked away and seeing it on a TV monitor. Kevin gets a clue on the TV screen that there is a key in the house to unlock him, so he screams for Natalie and Jeff. Natalie tells Kevin sure thing and heads downstairs... to collect more money! Greed changes everything! Jeff ends up finding the key, but holds onto it for a bit (eventhough Kevin lied and said that in order to keep the cash, Kevin has to be unlocked). Kevin is finally released and is able to scoop up $600, while the others grabbed thousands. Is this really all the box brings? Seems like a dull twist.

The HGs get some pretty sweet spacesuits for a late night veto competition: the infamous face blends. Each screen will show 2 HGs faces mashed together, along with an alien; correctly identify the mash-up and best time wins the veto and an entertainment center. Judging by the photos, Jessie and Laura would create a huge headed, horse toothed alien, while Jeff and Jordan would have weird lopsided eyes. Natalie decides to make an effort for once, but alas, too late: Michelle wins the veto! Jeff becomes a jerk now that he knows he's out the door. Michelle tries to come to Jeff's aid, making an excellent point to Kevin that if Natalie gets to the end, Natalie will win for sure; Michelle shows Kevin that bringing her to the final 2 would be a better scenario for him. Michelle smartly uses the veto on herself and Jordan is deemed the replacement nominee, planning to make sure she is the one evicted this week, not her BFF Jeff. (Screencap from RealityDaze)