Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pickler packed her bags

So Pickler was cast out of the American Idol fmaily last night, but I think she saw it coming. She had two pretty bad performances in a row, and not even her backwoods charm could get her out of this one. I predicted the bottom two to be her and Paris. Not that Paris can't sing. She's an amazing talent. But she lacks personality. My money is on her to be the next one gone.

This is the part of the competition where it gets really tough. You get down to a handful of peeps, and suddenly you can't choose the worst, you can only choose the best.

It's no surprise that my top picks (in no particular order) are:
Chris
Elliott
Taylor
Katharine

This is where I'm screwed, because once they get rid of Paris (sorry Jesses, it's coming) anyone that they will kick off is going to be someone that I'm rooting for. I really like Elliott, but I feel like the public doesn't get it as much as they should. Apparntly Paula does though. Did you see her bawling like a little baby last night about how much he moved her. And after Chris' performace where she practically on her chair and just kept yelling "love you, love you, love you!" I swear, she's lost her mind. Simon actually looks scared. There were moments in the show last night that you could see her in the background, when she didn't know she was on camera, and she was acting in a very bizarre manner. Come on Paula, get it together!

Ok, so who do YOU think will take home the title? Who's going to win this whole competition? And no, you can't vote for Bucky.
Who do you think is going to be our next American Idol?
Taylor Hicks
Chris Daughtry
Elliot Yamin
Katharine Mcphee
Paris Bennet
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Project Runway Returns


I'm happy to bring you the good news. Project Runway is coming back for a third season. I wonder what type of people they will cast this time? Could it ever be as good as Santino with his dead on impressions (where's Andre?)

If you have never seen this little gem of a show, can you please set your TiVo now? You don't want to feel left out when Jesse and I are gagging over something stupid one of the newbies did and doing impressions of Santino doing impressions of Tim (Andre, let's go to Red Lobster!) Tim Gunn, by the way, is the real star of this show. Check out his blog here.

The fun starts on July 12th! Carry on!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Welcome to the Jungle

With Nicky's arrival around the corner, Dimitri got his room all finished. How kick ass is this room? Dimitri worked hard on it and my Dad hepled out too. I can hardly believe that my Newphew is only days away! Courtney is already dialated one centimeter, so I think she'll have the baby by this time next week. Her due date is May 12th, but I don't think Nicky is going to wait that long.

Have you seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?" It cracks me up because that movie is so my life. Without the hideous wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, of course. But I'm marrying my own Ian Miller, a guy that isn't Greek has kind of been jumped into to the whole lifestyle and culture. And just like the movie, he has embraced it. Marcus likes to call Matt "E-an Mee-la" because it's so true. I rememember the first time my parents met Matts parents. I was kind of nervous that they would be overwhelmed and freaked out at how loud and boistrous my family and I can be when we're together, especially Lexie and I. But they totally went with it, and everything meshed.

Do you remember the part when they were introducing the family and it was "This is my father Nick, and his brother Nick, and my cousin Nick and my newphew Nick Nick." Hello, my Dad's name is Nick, and my soon to be here newphew is Nicolas.

Does this mean I should name my son Nick too? I really had my heart set on "Pretzel." Hey, if Paltrow can use Apple...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Another Baby for Brit

Well, it looks like one K-Fed baby wasn't enough. Britney is preggers yet again. How could she do this to herself? Her husband is a wanna be rapper that doesn't understand the purpose of a belt, or a condom for that matter. This will be his FOURTH child and he's only 28. Their first baby, Sean, has already been dropped on his head twice. For some reason, I don't think they're ready for another kid. I guess I can stop holding my breath for a Britney come back tour.

Charlie has lost his damn mind!


Wow! I never thought I'd be posting about Denise Richards for two days in a row, but it seems things are getting down right nasty between her and Charlie Sheen. In a recent court appearance, she claims that Sheen visits pornographic websites that appears to have underage boys ans girls on it. Woah woah woah! If you're going to throw around words like that, you better have some solid proof to back it up. She also claims that Sheen is still heavily involved in gambling, prostitutes and has a very violent temper, both physically and verbally.

This thing is serious. She says that he threatened to kill her and she tried to file restraining orders, but he threatened to harm her if she did. Charlie, Charlie, Charlie..this is not good.

The Smoking Gun has the court transcript, including shocking phone messages that Charlie left Denise, and all I can say is, does he kiss his Mother with that mouth? It's jaw dropping. I can hardly believe it. It's pretty bad, in fact, it's REALLY bad.

Check out all the drama here and get ready to be totally blown away by the madness!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Hussie in the house

When Denise Richards was going through her divorce with Charlie Sheen, her BFF, Heather Locklear was there to hold her hand and get her through it. That's what your girlfriends do. They help you through the rough stuff and help you get out of the funk by taking you out, having some fun.

As I'm sure you've heard, Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora are getting a divorce after 11 years together. It's a bummer because I always thought these two were pretty solid. Anyway, because they're good friends, and because Heather was there for Denise, it's only natural that Denise will now be there for Heather, right?


Well, not exactly. It seems as if Denise has decided to be a little skank and betray her girl. Word in the street is that she's been hooking up with Richie and these photos are concrete proof that she's a whorezilla and needs to be schooled on the rules.


As if divorcing her hubby isn't painful enough, poor Heather has to deal with this shit. Some friend Denise turned out to be. What a biatch! And she's just crusing around Hollywood, not a shameful head hung in sight. She's evil. And he's just as bad. Richie...I expected more from you. Really. You're both shameful and slutty!!

Seriously, doesn't she know that you never date your BFF's ex? So cold. She doesn't look like she feels very bad about it.

What a little skank!



And Richie....dare I say it? Yes, you give love...a bad name!

Friday night fun

Friday night Scott, Claudia, Matt and I headed over to Shane and Fiona's for a little karaoke revolution. Have you ever played this game? They have it on Xbox and Playstation and we first got hooked in Arizona b/c the McCools have it. It's the best game ever and once you start, you're hooked.

It has this mode where 2 players both sing, going back and forth on the lines. The game rates you and you get scored. That's where is gets super competitive. One of the cool things is you get to design your character. You pick everything from the clothes, the shoes, the hair, eye, legwarmers etc. You can even choose the type of body you character has.

The song selection they have is awesome, something for everyone. Shane and I did a little "crazy in love" by beyonce, which Shane killed me on by the way! That boys is good! They also have Queen, A-Ha, Blondie, Papa Roach, Rolling Stones, Billie Joel, Madonna, Men at Work, Aerosmith etc. You think "yea, ok I guess I'll sing a song" and before you know it, it's 2 am and you're fighting over who's next. It's like Karaoke cocaine!

We were also celebrating Fiona and Claudia's birthday so of course we had to have Jauger Bombs! The boys stuck with tequila and tried to keep up with us! We had an awesome time and partied until the wee hours of the morning.

The inspiration for this photo was "you just found out Bucky won American Idol!" As you can see, Fi and I are confused and kinda pissed off. Matt looks like he was secretly calling in his votes.

For more fun and mayhem, check out the album on clubphoto.

Baby Nicky is almost here!

Any day now...


....we're all on alert...








My nephew/Godson will be here very very soon....we're all so excited! Look how HOT my sister Courtney is! She's about to go into labor at any moment, but she's still a rocking the pigtails and baseball tee like the hot mama that she is.

I love you Court!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Picking sides

Access Hollywood reports on the crappy way American Idol put Taylor in a very awkard postion on Wednesday. Incase you didn't catch it, Ryan Seacrest asked him to join the group he thought would be safe. Taylor pretended to join one group but then faked them out, joining the correct “safe” group instead. Here's what they had to say:

"Don’t think Taylor picking the 'safe' group was of his own accord. During the commercial break, Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, filled Taylor in on the fake-out handshake to Chris Daughtry and which group to choose. It turns out Nigel doesn’t know who is going to be eliminated. He is kept in the dark until the very end. The only thing he knows is which three contestants are in the bottom three."

What a totally crappy thing to do. Man, AI has these contestants by the balls (so to speak.) Is it all really worth it? Besides Kelly Clarkson, who has really made it? I guess Carrie Underwood is doing well in the country market, but I'm not a fan of country, so I can't confirm that.

I still think Taylor is going to go a long way in this competition. I think his crazy dancing and Joe Cocker-esque vibe is refreshing and from the heart. I'm glad Ace is gone...I'm sorry, but it was time. He was all fluff and no stuff. I hate to say it, but I think Elliot might be next. I really like him, but I don't think he's ready for it all. Chris is still one of my favorties and I have to admit, I do kinda have the Mcphever.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy 420 Fifo!


Today is a very special day! It's Fiona's birthday! Being born on 4/20, there are many people celebrating along with her, and she also shares her birthday with my new sister Courtney!

If you don't know Fi, you have no idea what you're missing. She's such a kick ass chick and I'm so lucky to have her in my life. Happy Birthday Fifo!!! This post is for your viewing pleasure since it's your special day. Here are a few things that I hope will bring you as much happiness and warm fuzzies as you bring all the people in your life! I love you (for realsie). Anam Cara. Peace Sign!

Last Words

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I can pass this guy."

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Suri Cruise in the house


TomKat finally deliver!

Lil ole Katie has given birth to a healthy, bouncing baby girl. She's 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches long. They have named her Suri which in Hebrew means "princess." Anyone that can snap a photo of the new addition will be livin large for quite a while. It's rumored that one photo could bring $5 million! I feel an adventure coming on. Who wants to casually hang out outside TomKat's pad and casually peer over the walls and casually dress up like the cable guy in hoped of maybe snagging a photo? We'll split the profit, and imagine the shinanigans!

I wonder if Katie was silent like she was brainwashed..er...I mean asked to do. Maybe she totally freaked out and just screamed the whole time, just to get a rise outta Tom.

There are still rumors swirling that this is actually Chris Kleins (Katies ex) baby and that she made an agreement with Tom to make out like it's his. There were also rumors that she actually gave birth 6 months ago and this was all a cover up.

Is there hope that this kid will have a normal life or will she be jumping couches by age 3? Your predictions?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Easter

I can hardly believe that it's the 3rd week in May 2006. Where did the time go? It seems like the older I get, the faster it all whizzes by.

Yesterday Matt and I spent a lovely day at his parents home in Beaumont. We had a delicious meal and enjoyed spending some time together. His family is so great and I love that we all get along so well. This photo was taken before we ate. And surprisingly, before we opened the wine.

I wore my hot pink shoes.
Don't they look pretty against the green grass?







My Easter (Greek Orthodox) isn't until next Sunday, so I have to "fast" this week. For us, this means no meat for an entire week. Um, just incase you don't get it, that's hard. We're Greek. Meat is like air to us. But of course it's a symbolic gesture and I'm happy to do it. But once Sunday, April 23rd is here, I can look forward to our annual "Easter Sunday Bar-B-Que." This is where my Dad bar-b-ques up some delicious ribs, lamb, chicken etc and my Mom makes amazing dishes to go with it. Our family gathers together and has a fun afternoon/evening of eating, smashing red eggs, drinking wine/beer and of course celebrating Easter.

Until then, I will be eating a lot of Pasta Bravo and greek salads from "The Whole Pita" over by South Coast Plaza. Have you eaten there? It's on Bristol and Sunflower next to Red Robin and Carls Jr. It's run by a Greek family and their food is pretty good. It doesn' hold a candle to my Mom and Dads cooking, but then again, what could? I recommend the chicken souvlaki combo with salad and balsamic vinegarette dressing. That dressing keeps me up at night it's so good. Ask for Nick and tell him I sent you.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Abra Cadabra

Have you ever caught any of David Blaine's specials on tv? He does incredible tricks that consistently blow peoples minds. I get the feeling you either love him or you hate him. I think he's great and always amazes me with his talent.

Sounds like he's up to a new trick:

"David Blaine intends to sleep with the fishes - but only for a week, and in full public view. The 33-year-old magician will perform his latest stunt by living underwater for seven days and nights in a human aquarium in front of New York's Lincoln Center.
He will conclude by attempting to hold his breath underwater longer than the record of eight minutes, 58 seconds.
The finale of his latest stunt will air live in a two-hour ABC special on May 8 (8 p.m. EDT).
The human aquarium in which Blaine will float is a specially built 2.5-metre acrylic sphere. He will receive liquid nutrition through a tube and the water will be kept at a balanced temperature to help keep his core temperature close to 37 degrees C. Passersby will be able to touch the aquarium, take pictures with Blaine and communicate with him. He will enter the sphere on May 1.
To prepare for the challenge, Blaine trained with U.S. Navy Seals and a world class free-diving team. An inside look at his training will be shown on the ABC special, which is titled, David Blaine: Drowned Alive

I guess sawing a woman in half can get kind of old.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

It's dirty on stage


The West End is the theater district in London, and it's a great place to be. Growing up in London, I was lucky enough to see numerous plays and I loved them all. My favorite as a kid was definitely Annie. I saw it so many time that I lost count. My Mom's best friend was "in the business" and so I always got to go backstage and meet her and her dog. I remember it was such a thrill.

It looks like the best movie of 1987 will be alive and well pretty soon. The stage version of Dirty Dancing has become the fastest selling show in West End history. They are sold out for the first two months, and the craziest part? The show doesn't even open for another SIX months!!!

I hope this production comes to Los Angeles. I love me some Dirty Dancing and watched the movie a ridiculous amount of times in high school. There's a bit of everything for everyone I this flick. Romance when Jennifer Grey (pre nose job) and Patrick Swayze start spending a lot of time together, drama when Penny gets knocked up and can't compete, bitchiness when, well, whenever the sister opened her mouth to say anything, the "hell yea!" moment when Johnny tells Dr. Houseman "no one puts Baby in the corner." You'd be lying if you said that you didn't get a head change from the pure euphoria of that moment. Every time I watch this movie, I. Have. The time of my life.

The same but different


Does this before and after freak anyone else out? Hilary Duff looks like a completely different person. Her face isn't even the same shape. Is she Asian now? Check out those veeners and thinned out nose job. Her whole face looks longer. I had no idea plastic surgery could actually make your face longer. Neat.

Another one bites the dust

There have been whispers of Carmen and Dave having trouble in the marriage department, and DirtyMascot has the official scoop. It breaks my heart to say even say it. Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro are officially dunzo.

I'm not sure why I'm so bummed about this. I guess I got myself emotionally invested when I watched their show "Til death do us part" on MTV. I really thought they were perfect together and loved how normal they were. Well, except for the whole wedding invitation being a photo of them in the morgue.

But I guess it just wasn't in the cards for them. Dammit!

"According to a close personal friend of Carmen, 'They have completely bypassed the separation process and headed straight to divorce'. This comes as no surprise to anyone who was present at Carmen's recent birthday party. Both Carmen and Dave appeared to be cold and kept distant the entire party, prompting Dave to leave hours before Carmen. The same friend goes on to explain that the couple will keep up appearances for all of Carmen's current 'Scary Movie 4' press requirements. Shortly after that, within a month, all the papers will be finalized and Carmen and Dave will be officially divorced. Carmen's friend went on to say 'They really were better friends than lovers...they still remain supportive of each other."

So, any guesses on who they're going to hook up with next? I think Carmen will go for Lenny Kravitz (bitch, get your hands off my man!) and Dave will go for Anthony Keides. Again.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pick a lane


I can't stand when people do this. Why do you have to be an asshole and take up two spaces? Especially when you're parking in a busy lot like this at the Irvine Spectrum.

Check out the note that was left on the car.

Spot the difference

Ever since Kenny Rogers appearance on American Idol, it's been slightly bugging me what was so different about him. There was something definitly off and I just couldn't put my finger on it. Well, mystery is finally solved. It's his beard! He doesn't have those hairy chops anymore. Whew, I can' finally get a good night sleep!

oops, she did it again


Here's some breaking news from Star Magazine:

"On April 7, when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline" realized that their baby, Sean Preston, had been sleeping more than usual, panic bells went off.

Just six days earlier, the 7-month-old had taken a major fall from his high chair, a tumble that had his parents worried that he might have been critically injured. After rushing Sean to a nearby hospital, they discovered he had a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a "scalp fracture" in babies), and a blood clot.

The following day, the Department of Children and Family Services began looking into the incident.On April 8, L.A. sheriff's deputies arrived at Britney's Malibu home to investigate a child-abuse claim against Britney and Kevin in relation to the head injury."

Is this for real? That poor baby. First Brit drives with him on her lap, endangering his life and breaking the law. And now this. Let's hope her and K-Fed can pull it together before they get their baby taken away from them.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Pink's not dead

Pink stopped by TRL yesterday to promote her new album, "I'm not dead" and talk to the kids. I saw her live once when she opened for Lenny Kravitz (I heart Lenny) and she can really sing. She wants to play Janis Joplin in the story of her life and I hope she gets it. She's a huge fan and I think she could really pull it off.


Anyone that knows Matty knows that he's a HUGE fan of Pink. When I say huge fan, I mean he thinks she's super hot. I dont know for sure that he likes her music, or even owns any of her CD's. But he thinks she's the shit and so this post is for him.


She's married to Carey Hart, a motorcross big shot and co-owner of "Hart and Huntington Tattoo" in Las Vegas. Carey is pretty aight himself. And by that I mean, he's hot! So since this is my blog, I'm posting some pictures for me too:)

This and That

Morning kids! I have a few things to share with you before I hope on a plane and leave for Arizona tonight. Matt and I are going out to see the McCool's and I can hardly contain myself!! But before I go, here's the dish:

Isn't the comparison between Tori Spelling and the Wayans brothers in "White Chicks" chilling? Maybe Tori is really a black due with 14 brothers and sisters? Have any of you caught her (or is it his?) new show "So noTORIous?" It's not great, but at the same time, it's not completely horrible. Well, maybe. I don't know. I'm confused. Her boobs are doing a Jedi mind trick on me. Speaking of which...with all the cash money this girl has, why does she have one of the worst boob jobs in Hollywood? It seems that she even got them enlarged again. Scary. I'm torn with her. She's cool. She bugs. I'm confused. Donna Martin graduates.

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Ok, I really don't have much to say about this because it's sheer madness. Mandisa got voted off American Idol last night. Bucky is still a contestant. Mandisa has no shot of winning the competition. Bucky could be your next American Idol. Does anyone else see the horror with that? Rocky, Buckys twin brother, must be burning up those phone lines. He prolly got the whole farm on staff. That being said, I don't call in and vote. I did that only on the first season when Fiona and I watched religiously. Now I just TiVo it and fast forward through the lame stuff. I've got the hour long show down to 25 mins!

To tell you the truth, Mandisa doesn't need this competition. She's got the skills and will do just fine without them. Too bad she signed her life away with the others and is stuck in a crazy contract that says AI owns her for about 6 years.

Oh, and by the way, Chris is going to win this whole thing. Because he's the shit.

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Ok, America's Next Top Model was Bananas! How the hell did sexy bitch Molly Sue get voted off but stuck up hag and instigator Jade stay??? What the hell are the judges smoking? They're pathetic! (Except Nigel. He's hot.) When they announced that MS was going home all I kept thinking was "oh shit, Jesse's gonna be piiiised!"

Molly was working the whole improv thing (brought back memories of the good ole days of Lanie and I doing improv nights in high school) but Jade failed miserably. She sucked. Just as she always does. She's not even cute. She's got that nappy ass hair and that U.G.L.Y. attitude. I bet they kept her around because she's a bitch and bitch = ratings. It really got under my skin when they showed them all at "The Groundlings" and she had the audacity to sit there with her feet kicked up in front of her on the seats. What a tramp! (Lanie, Erik & Jesse-weren't you so wanting Jim to come out from backstage and smack her up side the head. Give her one of those yelling spurts about how wrong and disrespectful it is!) And if I hear her say "if I had more direction" one more time....

My fav right now is Danielle. I think she's got a shot.

So, to recap: Molly Sue is gone, Jade is still there (WHY?) Futada (or whatever her name is) is still frighteningly skinny, Tyra faked her own death, Nnena wears the penis in her relationship, Joanie thinks she's Ice Cube and Miss J now has bangs. Yea, that sounds about right.

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After only 82 days of marriage, Em and his white trash princess have called it quits. Again. Are we surprised? No. Is it patheic. Absolutely. Thank goodness he had the common sense to have a pre nup.

I wonder what he was thinking when he decided to give it another shot. That all the horrific stuff he had said about her would be just water under the bridge? "yea honey, I know I was kinda harsh when I said I wanted to kill you and stuff you in the trunk of my car...but it's only because I love you baby!"

At least he'll have a bunch of new reasons to detest her and you know what that means. Number one single.