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The 2012 VMA’s

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Music meets television. Thats what MTV stands for. Yet MTV probably only plays music once a year; during the MTV Video Music Awards. After tuning in for just a couple of minutes, the tone of the show was automatically understood; bland with a side of dull.

Year after year, the VMA’s do little to astonish and much to disappoint.  From horrible performances, terrible hosts with mediocre jokes, and far to many commercials, the VMA’s do not live up to their hype anymore.  What happened to the good old times of memorable performances and shocking moments? What happened to Britney performing “I’m a slave for you” with a snake wrapped around her body? Or Madonna kissing Britney and pretending that she never kissed Christina after? What happened to Beyonce encouraging all the single ladies to put a ring on it? For the love of god, where is the real slim shady? The minute even Lady Gaga disappears from the scene with her meat dress is when you know things are going terribly wrong in Hollywood. Really, not even the Biebs? Truthfully, where did all the artists go?? Besides for Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne, the rest of “Hollywood” was simply m.i.a.

To those of you that are old enough to remember the good VMA days, its safe to say that the opening act is suppose to leave a last impression. Rihanna’s performance of her new single, “Persuasion” and “We Found Love” did nothing but rehash every other performance she’s ever had. It was boring and it was predictable. Not even Calvin Harris could save this one. That seems to be the tone of this years awards show; predictable. There was nothing to really justify the two hours of my life that I had just wasted. Even Pink’s performance was a let down. Aside from her amazing vocals, I believe I’ve seen that performance once before. Maybe the last time you did acrobatics at the VMA’s??

Yes Kevin Hart, we all make mistakes. MTV’s biggest mistake was taking you on as a host.  After watching Kevin host, I’m debating picking up the phone and calling Russell Brand back to host next years show. MTV tried to tie in the presidential election as a way to get teens involved in voting, whcih was a good move, but when the whole idea of “my president is black” comes about, I start to question why everything comes down to race? I’m not one to get involved into racial topics, but it’s the elephant in the room. No one wants to sound “racist”but MTV blatantly emphasizes it and plays the racial card. It just isn’t necessary. In addition, none of the jokes were funny,  well maybe except the one about Kristen Stewart. That was kind of funny, but she really deserved it. Especially when she was one of the few cast mates not at the VMA’s promoting part 2 of “Breaking Dawn.” Yep, it just got funnier.

Amongst all the bad, it seems hard to find a silver lining. Aside from giving mad props to One Direction’s manager for scoring them two VMA’s and a performance (take that The Wanted), and wiping away our tears as Frank Ocean touched the depths of our souls,  this night was all about girl domination. Girl power, if you must. Alicia Keys previewed her new single, “Girl is on fire” proving that real music does still exist.  I’ll even give it Nicki Minaj, who actually embraced her rap side and strayed from her barbie doll persona for a minute to lay down some authentic rhymes. All of that was nicely topped off by Olympic gymnast Gaby, who strutted her stuff and proved that she is the reason for America’s success in the Olympics. Taylor Swift concluded the show with her very first finale performance. “We are never ever getting back together” was full on T.Swift in her natural habitat. Fun, girly, flirty and innocent. That’s really whats most charming about her,  no matter how much music changes, she is who she is. After all that, I still believe that there is just a smidgen of hope left for the VMA’s. Till next year!

 

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Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

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Liza takes on New York City after modeling for Infinitely 21 on 'Younger.'

Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.

On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.

But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.

We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.

Most Frustrating Thing About the Season

The love triangle.

We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.

The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.

 

Funniest Moment

There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.

Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.

But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant

 

Read the full post at TV Fanatic!

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Fall TV Preview: Riverdale Season 4 Trailer Reveals Jughead is Missing

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The Riverdale Season 4 Trailer is Here & Jughead is Missing

The Riverdale trailer for season 4 is equal parts sexy and mysterious (what the hell happened to Jughead?!)

The series creators promised the season would be more high-school oriented giving it a “season 1” vibe following a dark, twisted, and oftentimes, ridiculous (we still loved it) G&G/ The Farm storyline on season 3.

And while they’re making good on that promise — we see Cheryl and the like prancing around the halls of Riverdale High — the show still capitalizes on the darker undertones and secrets.

This is a town that thrives on murder, and that’s never going to change.

The teens grapple with a pretty daunting realization — they’re going to have to part ways after senior year.

“Isn’t it crazy? In just nine-months, life as we know it will be over,” Veronica (Camila Mendes) muses without realizing the statement is more ominous than she intended.

The trailer reveals that one favorite may not make it through their senior year alive as the whole town embarks on a search mission through the volatile woods of Riverdale.

Who are they looking for? Our very own Jughead Jones.

Fans expected a rocky season for Jug following the cliffhanger of season 3, which saw him missing as Betty, Veronica and Archie cleaned up the blood from their clothes, but this has us officially worried.

Later in the trailer, we hear Jughead’s screams as he begs for “help” and tries to break out of what sounds like a car trunk.

What happened to Jughead? And is his disappearance linked to whatever happened in the final episode?

Other major moments in the trailer include Betty getting clobbered over the head from behind by an unknown figure (she’s after the Farm so it could be Evelyn Evernever), crime scene photos that make Betty gasp “oh my god,” a scantily dressed Veronica performing some pussycat dolls-esque routine on stage as she assures that she’s “no stranger to scandal,” and a bunch of smokin’ sex scenes with our three favorite ships: Choni, Bughead, and Varchie.

Yep, sounds like senior year!

Not spotted in the video: Alice Cooper, who we found out is infiltrating The Farm, anyone from The Farm (Chad Michael Murray, where ya at?), Kevin, also with the damn Farm, and Betty’s real brother, Chic, who was introduced in the finale as an FBI agent working with Alice to take down The Farm.

Riverdale premies October 9th on The CW!

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Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted

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Camila Mendes is a survivor.

The Riverdale star graced the October issue of Women’s Health where she came forward as a survivor of sexual assault.

Mendes revealed that she was slipped a date rape drug known as a “roofie” while she was a freshman at New York’s University Tisch School of the Arts.

Mendes became visibly emotional while recalling the attack, but she didn’t disclose any details about her attacker or what happened.

This isn’t the first Riverdale star to speak up about sexual assault and harassment.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Mendes’ co-star, Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper on the hit series) took to Tumblr to reveal that a “significantly older” male co-worker tried to force himself on her while they were on a date.

She was a teenager at the time.

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During the interview, Mendes also dished about how moving frequently before the age of 18 was a traumatic experience for her growing up.

She said she moves almost 12 times due to her parents’ divorce and her dad’s career.

“You’re constantly saying goodbye to people, and you’re constantly being removed from your identity. When you start to feel like you’re connecting with a group of people, an environment, and a home — a physical home— it can be destabilizing when you’re uprooted and taken somewhere else,” she said.

Nowadays, Mendes loves to follow a routine that includes staying at the same hotels when she travels, visiting familiar cafes and yoga studios.

She also opened up about living with an eating disorder.

Read the full interview here! 

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