Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Myspace and MTV are joining forces!

ast night Myspace.com and MTV brought Arizona senator John McCain to Southern New Hampshire University to talk about his place in the 2008 presidential election. Now when many teens and American's think of the election the candidates running through their minds most likely are Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and possibly even Rudy Giuliani. Although John McCain is now the name on millions of voters mind's after his appearance on MTV/MySpace Presidential Dialogue which took place on December 3, 2007.

Senator John McCain was the first republican to be on the show. Before him two other candidates appeared on the show which were Barack Obama, and John Edwards. The event was broadcast live on MTV, MySpace, ChooseOrLose.com and on mobile devices via MTV Mobile; and translated live into Spanish via ImpreMedia's LaVibra.. Finally these companies are doing something to make a difference in our lives. In the previous years many Americans did not know very much about the candidates they were voting for, now they are able to know more information about what they plan to do. John McCain came opened the show with some laughter and jokes that he TRIED to present. McCain joked that he is “older than dirt” with “more scars than Frankenstein.” This loosened up the tough crown before him. McCain expressed that the questions from the young college students were "quality questions" this being said they students are becoming more aware of the issues in American and through out the world.

If interviews like this continue airing many of us Americans will be ready to vote for the right president, not the president that be hear more about or read more about. But the one who will be able to put America in the right direction!

To watch the presidential dialogue follow the link: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1575664&vid=193237

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Gray's Anatomy!

While Grey's anatomy is rising up in the rating for television shows, so is the color gray! The new black of the season is heading toward the clean color of gray. The color freshens up the traditional fall wardrobe full of blacks and browns. It's flattering on any complexion and as a neutral, it works with almost every color of clothing or accessory, even yellow gold. Designers all over the world are putting gray into their season collection. Gray is the color to buy now. If you take a walk down Madison or fifth avenue an look into the store windows the manikin's are dressed in gray from head to toe. Gray is even making its may to cosmetics and nail polish colors. Millions of people are running to the stores this season to buy out limited edition collections of silver/gray cosmetics. Not only will people be dressing in gray suits for work but also in gray for a Sunday afternoon or even a Friday night out!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trouble for the Mogul!

Kimora Lee Simmons is being sued by Macy's department store. So overcharging Macy’s for her beauty products and then refused to pay back the extra profit, according manhattan Supreme Court. In September 2006, four months after Simmons separated from her multimillionaire husband, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons, she signed an agreement to provide Macy’s with her line of cosmetics. But then she allegedly jacked up the price of her beauty products. Simmons declined comment. Kimora is now not only facing a lawsuit from Macy's but is now also having to deal with her husband Russell Simmons' new girlfriend Porschla Coleman. The mother of two little girls Ming Lee and Aoki Lee is said to be dating Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou. Hope all goes well with the lawsuit.

Make a Difference

During this Christmas there are many children and families without presents, warm clothes, and even a Christmas tree. Instead of spending time and money on unnecessary things we all should try to take time and notice these people without. Think about what problems, diseases and mental issues they are going through each and everyday. Just this past weekend I walked into a group of students selling toys and asking for money for the children in the local hospital that will be spending their Christmas alone and sick. The toys they were selling were for toddlers and the money went straight to the hospital. Since the toys were not to my interest I brought the toy for seventeen dollars and donated it to the hospital. Little things that don't seem to matter really can make a difference.

It's mandatory for all resident students to have a meal plan with $1,300.00 and having it is the end of November I find myself with a lot of money left over on my storm card. So instead of letting the money be returned to the school what I think I may do is give it to shelters. Buy canned foods and other food for the poor and donate it to the Red Cross or even the campus ministry.

Pregnant Again!

Sources tell us that public most notorious is PREGNANT again! Britney Spears is a mother of two children with ex husband Kevin Federline aka "K-FED". Media and celeb gossips queens are having a field day with Ms. Spears lately. First she marries a back up dancer who was once before her ex Justin Timberlake's dancer. Britney then has two children with K-Fed, she then ends things with him and begins to go downhill. People say when she hung out with heiress Paris Hilton she began becoming this monster and not focusing on the important things in her life. She lost all connection with her mother, and then shaves all her hair off her head. She is accused of drug use and now cannot even have full custody of her sons.

So are we to now about to buy all the magazines that have her on the cover. Or do we not buy anything supporting this star, and let the paparazzi realize to let her be and live her own life with media. I say if she is expecting leave her alone and allow her to take full responsibility of her own life.

And the Winner is???

And the winners are??? That is what over 20 million viewers have been waiting to hear for months now. Dancing with the Stars, season finale aired live in Hollywood last night. Several months of sweat and tears came down to this one spectacular night. Producers of the show even invited Celine Dione to perform at last's night’s show.

MARIE OSMOND, HELIO CASTRONEVES, and MELANIE BROWN "Mel B", were the three competitors left in the season finale.

Many may know Marie Osmond from co-host of the popular variety program, The Donny & Marie Show. Co-hosted Ripley's Believe It or Not, achieved success as a recording artist, performed on Broadway, made the New York Times bestselling authors list, and established herself as an entrepreneur with her highly successful Marie Osmond Collectible Doll line. She is also the co-founder and co-host of the Children's Miracle Network.

Helio Castroneves is the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion began the celebratory tradition of climbing the racetrack fence in 2001, racing for Team Penske. A native of Brazil, Castroneves is partner and owner of the NasrCastroneves racing team, which competes in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Championship. He has amassed twelve wins and forty-nine top five finishes during his IndyCar career.

Last but not least there was MELANIE BROWN - "Mel B.," a.k.a. "Scary Spice," is best known as a member of the Spice Girls, the hit British music group that put "girl power" on the map and took the world by storm in 1996. For the first time in six years, she reunites with her four band mates to embark on a world tour this December. Brown is also a mother, entrepreneur and actress who starred in Rent as Mimi on Broadway, in The Vagina Monologues in London, and hosted the British TV series this is My Moment.

Some of the other competitors that were competing in the show were Wayne Newton, Sabrina Bryan, Mark Cuban, Jennie Garth, Josie Maran, Cameron Mathison, Floyd Mayweather, Albert Reed, and Jane Seymour.

So the winner was Helio Castroneves and his partner professional dancer Julianne Hough. Julianne has only been in the series show twice and won both times. Last year her partner was Apollo. Congratulations HELIO and JULIANNE!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

American Gangster an American Classic

Last Friday November 2nd was the premier of American Gangster. The following night November 3rd I went to the Battery Park movie theater to see the movie. Denzel Washington, Russell Crow, hip hop superstar Common, and TI are just a few of the amazing actors in American Ganger. In my opinion this is the best movie Denzel Washington has acted in ever! Although I wish I can say the same for Russell Crow. Russell Crow will still be known for his outstanding performance in Gladiator, and Cinderella Man. I have to say this is one of the movies to buy and collect when it’s released on DVD. I enjoying watching a “mobster” movie based on African Americans instead of Italians for once. I give this movie 4 star out of 5. Go see this movie ASAP.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Saw IV!!

This past Thursday night at 12 o’clock I went to go see the movie Saw IV. I am not a scary movie fan. I am always dragged by my friends to go to these scary movies with them. Although many movies scare the heck out of me, Saw IV always was a great thrill to me. I have to admit that during the first Saw, I was in the movie theater and had to leave the theater because I has terrified. After leaving that movie I realized I needed to go back and continue watching the rest.

This movie Saw IV was one of the most gruesome movies ever!! Critics loved the movie although many viewers did not think it was all that. I do recommend everyone to watch all four Saw movies. I have to warn you though you may need to cover your eyes during some scences.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A New Hit for New York!!

New York has a baseball hero and fan favorite leaving. Alex Rodriquez has decided to end his 250 million dollar, 10 year contract with the New York Yankee’s. Many may believe this is because of manager Joe Torre leaving the Yankees. In this past month the Yankees let down New York and owners another year in losing in the playoffs. Yankee owner declared that Joe Torre would be let off if they lost. So instead of firing Joe they decided to lower his salary to 5 million instead of 7.5 million. A 2.5 million dollar decrease in salary!! Joe Torre did not take the new offer and passed it by, leaving the New York team. If this did not let down the fans of the Yankee’s then Alex Rodriquez leaving the Yankee’s surely will. Did A-Rod get discouraged by his teams ability to win any upcoming championships? Is there hope of the Yankee’s to come back around and become the champ’s once again? Maybe so, I mean ever since A-Rod came to the New York team the Yankee’s may have gained profits due to his good looks and sharp talent; but did they loss the ability to WIN?talent; but did they loss the ability to WIN?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Put Your Mouth Where the Money Is"


That is the slogan for McDonalds this October 2nd thru 29th. Monopoly is back at McDonalds, and more exciting than ever! Who is really the one’s more excited? Is it the millions of overweight people in America or the million dollar owners of McDonalds?

This is a serious health problem is occurring in McDonalds this month. Many people are eating McDonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! McDonalds states that you can find game pieces on:

· New! Big Mac
· New! McMuffin sandwiches
· Large French Fries
· Hash Browns
· Medium and Large drinks
· Premium Chicken Sandwiches
· 3- Piece and 5- piece Chicken Selects.

Why is that each of the above meal pieces range in the highest category in calories and dollars. What I believe is that McDonalds should post a new chart of information where to find game pieces similar to the below chart.

· New! Big Mac (540 cals)
· New! McMuffin sandwiches (300 cals)
· Large French Fries (570 cals)
· Hash Browns (140 cals)
· Medium and Large drinks (203/310 cals)
· Premium Chicken Sandwiches (420 cals)
· 3- Piece and 5- piece Chicken Selects. (382/635 cals)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today in USA TODAY, Paul Davidson wrote an article "Free TV shows may air on cellphones." The local television channels that we all love watch everyday, are about to come to cell phones. Usually these channels have high ratings in the evenings. Due to many home from work, and children home from school. This makes local channels to air their top rating "money making" seasons/ shows air after eight o'clock.

Now that the popular channels will be available to mobile phones, ipods, and in-car DVD players this may have an effect on the other companies that carry portable game players, and radios. Also a negative effect that his may have on society and law is since text messaging there has been many car accidents, television in cars will also increase the
number of accident.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Beauty is Pain!!

Is it really worth the pain? That's what millions of women say every morning before stepping outside on the high heels. Many want the look for high fashion, and trendy. Although it comes with blisters, and sores on feet. Designers do not make shoes based on comfort they make shoes based on the look. Some designers even make shoes as if they are a piece of art in the M.E.T.

Famous shoe designers such as Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Milano Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Tod's, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana all have exotic designs and styles. Although the shoe may be breath taking, the pain that comes along also may possibly be breath taking!! Heels are no longer like they use to be in the "stone ages" they are now 3-5 inch heels.

Companies such as Band Aid and Johnson Johnson are making millions off of these painful shoes. People need to care for their bruised and blistered feet.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Diddy Turned Into Daddy This Past Week!

The 37 year old brooklyn born hip-hop Mogul who owns his own clothing line, fragrance, company, record label, shes, and television shows goes by the name of Sean Combs. Mr. Combs aka Diddy and former wife Kim porter recently gave birth to twins Jessie James and D'Lila Star in December. Combs also has two other children Quincy and Christian whom is 8,with ex-girlfriend Kim. Justin 13 year old is Diddy's other son with ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim. Just when he thought five children were enough DNA proves that Diddy is the father to one year old Chance Chapman Combs, mother is known to be Sarah Chapman.

"At First, I wasn't sure if this was my child," he said. "Now that it has become clear she is, I will take care of her for the rest of her life." Sean Combs stated this after having knowledge of the DNA results. Hopefully Diddy is present in all SIX of his children's lives!

Once an Enemy now a Hero!

The fans would always cheer against the #3 red sox center fielder Johnny Damon when at bat. He was notorious for his caveman features, long hair, full face beard, and awkward presence. The Yankee's and Red Sox never got along, fans and even cities hated each other. There was always competition between the two teams.

For Damon in 2005 he drafted to play for the Yankees. Now no one would have ever though for a second that this wold occur. Nor did they think they would be cheering for the notorious baseball player. Although if you heard about this past Monday night's baseball game you would know that New York fans were cheering and applauding the new Yank. Damon turned the game around in the fifth inning when he hit a three-run homer that gave the Yankees hope to continue off in the play-offs. The fans showed much respect and appreciation for the player. Damon stated "It felt great" and "I know the Red Sox are off waiting for the next team, and hopefully that team is us. But i enjoy playing here at Yankee Stadium. I enjoy being with these teammates here. I enjoy doing for the Yankees." This being said he not only won the respect from the fans but also the players like A-Rod he stated " He's the best lead off hitter in the last 10 years in my opinion. He's amazing. Like I say, the name is Johnny Damon and he is very special and i am glad he's on my team"

All i know is that i can not wait to see if the Yankees make it to play against the Red Sox's!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Is Reality TV Going Too Far?

Today in society many people do not have little values and morals. Many television channels have programs based on real people and their lives. VH1 is a cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division of Viacom.

This channel's programs are basically based on "old /one hit wonder" celebrities. Some of these celebrities reality shows are "Flavor of Love" based on hip hop group Public Enemies main MC rap superstar William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. aka "Flavor Flav". This show Flavor of Love was meant to be a dating game similar to The Bachelor. Although it was presented as a show were many women degraded themselves for this man. Even though it was meant to only have one season the show brought upon two new series called " I love New York 1and2" and also "Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School". These shows started the girls from the flavor flavs series.

Now although these shows have amazing ratings and are hilarious to watch, when are they going to show programs based on intelligent and educated people. Well VH1's new series's called "America's Smartest Model" in my opinion is still not going to cut it.

Gunman in small Wisconsin town

Ever wonder why stories about small town incidents never hit front page on the paper? Well i do! This past Sunday October 7th, 2007; a twenty year old full time Forest County deputy sheriff and a part time Crandon police office went on a shooting rampage. Killing six innocent citizens, and injuring others. What they thought would be just a gathering with pizza and movies turned into a tragedy.

Now my question is not only what mad this man kill these people, but why isn't this country more aware of gun control. We are hearing more and more stories about random gunman and shootings than ever before. I found this article in The New York Times. Not on the front cover but in the back of the paper. Why is it that these stories are not concerning the public? Why isn't the government and police doing something serious and effective about gun control?

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Exposing one's self

When one hears "facebook or myspace" the first thing that comes to their mind is a networking site, Correct? Wrong most think of children exposing to much personal information about themselves.

The New York Times recently issued an article about how investors and creditors are making fortune's out of these sites. Not only by making "applications and links" available but as a major advertising advantage. Companies try to sell items and slogans to these "children."

For example myspace says that their users must be at least 14 years of age to join MySpace. The new york state legal age is 21 years old. Myspace allows kids to join groups regarding alcohol.

I believe that the age to join myspace and facebook should be raised to at least 16 years old. This is still a young age to me, due to the fact that their are many older adults lying about their age on these sites. It is not a safe place for children under the age of 16 in my opinion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Change in Society!

Society, today has changed drastically within the past years. People dress, act, and present themselves in a different way today. Now of days people pay much more attention to, fashion and entertainment. In my opinion this is a great change. There are now, many talented people who are being credited for their outstanding work. Back then, the society was not obsessed with the media like today. Is this due to the lack of technology back then? Also do you think that the paparazzi today, need to give celebrities more respect and privacy?