Jan 11, 2013

Friday Newsflash

Happy Friday all! Today I'm relishing in another work week behind me and looking forward to a nice weekend at home in Houston to host a baby shower for one of my oldest friends. Since I can't handle the thought that we're old enough to be having babies and it genuinely makes me panic, I'm distracting myself with internet nonsense of the Friday Newflash variety... (I'll warn you, this week came in a little heavy on the entertainment news side)

1. Broadway news! Two things:
Aladdin is going to become a broadway musical! ("Tell me princess, when did you last let your heart decide?"). What a genius idea. How did Little Mermaid get broadway-ized before Aladdin?! Here's how I would cast the main characters: Joe Jonas as Aladdin (because we all need more Jonas), Lea Michele as Jasmine (though I cannot stand her, she's an amazing talent), Danny DeVito as the Sultan (duh), Robin Williams as the Genie (who could reprise it better?). I cannot wait to see it! When is this one coming to 3D, too? Need more Aladdin.

50 Shades! The Musical! A spoofy musical of 50 Shades of Gray is headed to NYC! It's not an on-stage porn, but rather a comedic look at the book and all the phenomena that has surrounded it. It pokes fun at the novel with 11 original songs and has been a big success in Chicago. Tour! Please!

2. Arrested Development is really, really coming back! The HILARIOUS and genius show has been encircled in rumors of return for years.

After some roadblocks, it's finally happening! 14 new episodes will be released on Netflix this May! Even better? All the episodes will be accessible at the same time! You can watch all 14 in a day if you want, which I've been known to do. If you haven't watched it, do. #tobiasfunke #nevernude. You'll get it when you watch. PSYCHED.

3. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday -- which I think is going to be wonderful.

Luckily for us, the sharp comediennes have invented a drinking game for us regular folks to stay as hammered as the famouses typically get at the show. Here are their rules:
  • Drink any time an actress cries in a speech.
  • Drink any time you see a person actively not listening to someone onstage.
  • Drink any time someone says, "I didn't prepare anything!"
  • Eat a meatball sub any time someone thanks Harvey Weinstein.
  • Take off an article of clothing any time they show Judi Dench.
  • Take off an article of clothing any time Maggie Smith wins.
I can't wait. I'm going to need some layers, lots of Malbec and at least 10 meatball subs. #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear

4. A precious labradoodle was mistaken for an escaped lion cub. Yes, that's true. The Norfolk, VA police got a call that a lion cub was on the loose in town, but the zoo didn't have one recorded as escaped. A little hysteria clearly ensued, only to determine it was a cuddly labradoodle with a lion-ish haircut:

I'm in love with this guy. He's shaved this way to be a tailgating mascot for the Old Dominion University. I share this story with you for two reasons: 1. My friend has been trying to get me to groom the price like crazy stuff for years, this kind of makes me want to do it. 2. I've been trying to convince the Ginger to get a labradoodle and this might just be the badass anecdote he needs.

5. There will be a new Desiny's Child album! YES!

To be released on January 29, the new album, Destiny's Child -- Love Songs, will be a compilation of their most romantical tracks, plus their first new song since 2004. Miracles do happen, people. As you might have guessed my love for the queen Bey (who is playing the Super Bowl half time show this year, btw) sprung out of my love for Destiny's Child. I cannot wait. All I'm saying is that Say My Name better be on that album.

6. Twilight rules the Razzies. That's the awards for the worst movies of the year. Honestly, eff those dudes.

My beloved Breaking Dawn was nominated in all 10 of the categories plus an extra nom for having two of the worst on-screen couples. The only silver lining is that poptart Kristen Stewart was nominated for Worst Actress for two of her movies of 2012. Bahahahaha.

Happy Happy Friday, friendies!


  1. I am loving so many things you posted about this week. First of all the lion dog..I love him. I think I could get my dog Dudley to look like him. Second, I am so excited about arrested development...one of the best shows ever. And I think you're right...the golden globes are gonna be awesome. Have a great weekend!

  2. I heard about the Lion Dog on the local news the other day--too freaking funny. I'm totally excited for the funny ladies to be hosting the Golden Globes!
    Also, you left out a big piece of news. JT is coming out with another album soon! Hollaaaa! :)

  3. That labradoodle might have convinced me to get one, but only if he's shaved like a lion the entire time. Also if we get a saddle and let chuy ride him, then I'm in.

  4. New Destiny's Child album? Hells yes! I have all their old school stuff.

  5. OMG love that game for the award show! Can't wait to watch those two together.

    Might have to go see Aladdin!

  6. We have tailgated at ODU games weekly for the past three years and have seen the Lion Dog each time! Yes, he resembles a lion, but hardly enough to get mistaken for one! Norfolk was also just voted the second most drunk city in the country, so maybe that explains it...
    BTW, welcome back to blogging. Your posts always make me laugh:)

  7. ooh aladdin the musical?? how cool!! and that lion dog is so cute but why would you have your dog shaved like a lion??

  8. I saw Aladdin preview here in Seattle! It was cute! It's my favorite Disney movie. 50 Shades musical sounds awesome!!! I am absolutely watching all 14 episodes of AD in one day. Tina and Amy were amazing hosts! I'm glad they "went there" with some of the jokes and didn't play it too safe. My favorite part was probably "Bill Rodham Clinton". Haha! I posted the new DC song on my blog yesterday. It's lame. :(


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