Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Glee Report: Season 2 Finale - "New York"

Today's post comes from "Glee" enthusiast, Sexy Trash follower, and close friend, Sweet Porcelain. Beginning this week and continuing next season of "Glee," he will be doing a weekly "Glee" report, containing all of his thoughts on the current episode. In most cases, we agree with all he says. On the off chance we don't, we'll include our opinion in the review, as well.

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I just basically sit and watch Glee with a notepad and jot down all my thoughts. It’s not so much a report as a reflection essay with no punctuation. I’m full of opinions, which of course, are the RIGHT ONES. Try and keep up.

Opening the show, entitled “New York” with “Rhapsody in Blue” was perfect. So quintessential New York. If anything, I wish it was more elaborate and Mike Chang could have had a crazy dance number..just saying.

And Dear Extras, NO ONE JOGS IN Times Square. C’mon. Also, I know everyone hates on it, but I liked that rendition of “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat” from the pilot.

Neither Kurt nor Rachel knew that CATS was closed? Really?

Mr. Schue should win an award for being the worse chaperone/coach ever! First off they came to NY without songs being done?! Secondly, you just abandoned 13 teenagers in New York, directly after catching two of them trying to buy alcohol? What did you think was going to get accomplished?

Meanwhile I refuse to believe “CrossRhodes: The April Rhodes Story” is on Broadway. Off Broadway, most certainly- but it ain’t exactly headlining the Imperial.


On another note about chaperones: Why was Schue by himself? None of those parents wanted to go? Including Rachel Barry’s two dads? AND WHY HAVEN'T WE MET THEM YET? They could be full of the conventional wisdom and stereotypical hijinks that make the gays entertainment gold. I digress.

 “My Cup” is NOT as good as “My Headband.” (SEXY TRASH DISAGREES.)

I did like the fun tribute “I Love New York” song (even though the filming of these scenes obviously was the reason I couldn’t cross Washington Sq Park a few weeks back, and at the time it was VERY frustrating). They are forgiven.


In last week’s report I asked for more Boys Club (Sam, Puck, Mike, Artie) and that’s exactly what I got! I love it when they sing, I love it when they don’t sing. Just keep it coming. Sam as hot dork completes my life. He can come live with me.

Matthew Morrison singing a song from his own album? Ohhh poor form, everybody. Shameless self-promotion. We get it, Matt Morr is talented. We get it Mr.Schue is supposed to be wasted talent. Ugh.

Did anyone else notice them playing Gershwin when Rachel and Finn met on the bridge? I love Gershwin, and it’s very appropriate for this episode –in fact they should have had more Gershwin. Gershwin all around, Gershwin for everybody. I loved how they looked like they were in “An Affair to Remember” and it was AWESOME- like if it were its own movie, I’d wanna watch that.

Some people (probably Bernadette loyalists) (OR SEXY TRASH) don’t like Patti Lapone. Well you’re missing out. And her cameo was great. And duh she was in show choir in highschool, she’s Patti freakin Lapone.

Remember Boys Club? Remember when they made your heart swoon by singing romantic ballads? KEEP IT COMING! “Bella Notte”- on a secret note - I hope it opens the Disney flood gates, although, to be honest, when I first heard a Lady and the Tramp song was coming, I hoped it would be “He’s a Tramp”. Don’t worry Glee, there’s still time, you can cover it later. Wait, is Puck playing the accordion?! Yup! That’s totally happening.

I am in full support of Rachel and Kurt as friends. They are like two halves of Audrey Hepburn coming together as one. So I’m okay with it. They WALKED from Tiffany’s to the Gershwin?! in those shoes (yes I’m talking about both of them)!? Pa-lease. Although it’s like I always say… ‘sometimes you gotta bleed for it’.


Thumbs up to dream-encouraging security guards in this episode. It’s a two-fer! Their sage-like ways and quirky mannerisms might just yet replace the role of the sassy gay friend. Hell, I may even go as one for Halloween.

“For Good” is one of the BEST duets in Wicked. I was very pleased they brought it and that these two in particular performed it. I will say this: the simplecut version for TV was damaging to the over-all tone of the song. Sometimes they do this for time constraints, and I wish they’d devote the time to full versions of some songs, even if it meant editing out another song somewhere else. AND WILL EVERYONE PLEASE STOP F*KING CRYING IN THEIR GOD DAMN BALLADS?!?!?! I used to be so anti-Kurt, but he’s really starting to grow on me. And I think it’ a direct correlation to him getting less and less crazy.

MEANWHILE, when the HELL did Quinn go all chicken-killer on everybody? Where is the humanizing we saw in the sweet young face of Loosey Caboosy? P.S. her chicken-killer hair cut looks really cute though. Thank God for the power of a plot-point make-over.

Remember how I said we need more Boys Club? We also need more Cheerios reunion. These three came in as friends, they should go out as friends.

Did anyone else notice the blatant subtext of homoeroticism in the Goolsby-Schuester interactions?

Sunshine needs to go home. It’s not that I don’t like her, cuz I do. And it’s not that I don’t think that she’s talented, cuz she is. But that’s the problem. She’s too likeable, too talented. Rachel would get dwarfed by her. Sorry. (SEXY TRASH DOESN'T THINK SO. WE HATE HER SMUSHED FACE.)

I liked the duet Finn and Rachel performed at nationals. I also liked the other song. I’m kinda over them doing original songs though. It was cute and fun while it lasted. But the time is over now. Let’s go back to covers, it’s what Glee is all about. Well… that... And acceptance.

P.S. Jesse/Blaine was right. That kiss was totes unprofessional and cost them nationals.

Where was Sue btw? Where was Beiste? Where has she been? UNLEASH THE BEISTE!!!!

Saw the Mercedes-Sam thing coming a mile-away. Already bored with it. (SEXY TRASH ISN'T. SAMCEDES > FINNCHEL) My theory is everyone knows and nobody cares enough to say anything. BUT, How is nobody else noticing this? They should take Kurt’s gay-card away. Maybe if he was a NY theater security guard with a ‘I’ve seen everything’ attitude he would pick up on it.

Also, “Pip-Pip Hooray: The Musical” sounds pretty spectacular. (SEXY TRASH THINKS SO, TOO. WE'RE ALREADY WORKING ON IT.)

For my final notes: Heather Morris: who knew she was such a little triple-threat?! I find myself constantly impressed with her acting abilities.

And to Chris: You betta werk for that Emmy gurl.

Finally I’d like to say that they dismissed Jesse too early. The ending of this season was too happy (especially for a show they knew was getting renewed). People don’t like Happy, they don’t like stable relationships –except for in the gays for we are the chosen people-. Happy reminds us of Endings. And that’s what occurred here, it felt like the show was ending. Give us the drama that we crave.

P.P.S. It wouldn’t kill Glee, in the off-season. To maybe do a Webseries called "Fondue-For-Two." Throwing it out there. I’m just an ideas guy.  (SEXY TRASH AGREES. WE SAID THE SAME THING AS SOON AS THE FIRST DRUM BEAT OF THE F-F-T THEME PLAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME A FEW WEEKS AGO.)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

FALL TV 2011: What We'll Be Watching

Well, the Upfronts are officially over and we've watched (and rewatched) all of the trailers that were released for the Fall lineup. After watching them, we picked 14 shows that we're going to give a chance. They won't all last - they never do. But we have to at least say we gave some crappy shows a try and we were the first to know it wouil miserably (sorry, My Generation!) The 14 we picked are by no means the 14 critics will love or the 14 that won't get cancelled - no, we're sure there's some suckfests in here... but there's the 14 we think we will enjoy. Other shows are premiering about prisons or rivers or something... but that's not our cup of tea. So sit back, hate your teenage daughter and plan revenge on good christian belles who live in apartment 23.

14. I Hate My Teenage Daughter (FOX, Wednesdays at 9:30 pm)

We love Jaime Pressley enough to give this a chance. We probably won't watch it for long, but we'll see her shit talk her teenage daughter for an episode or two.


13. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (NBC, Midseason)

Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea... we love your stand-up, we love your talk show, we LOVE your books. But we're not sure we love your show. Chelsea Handler (playing her sister, Sloane) is the best part of the trailer... so here's an idea: instead of having an actress play you, why not play yourself? It worked for Roseanne...

12. The Secret Circle (The CW, Thursdays at 9 pm)

If it's on the CW, we'll always give it a shot. It's "The Vampire Diaries" but with mostly girls. Sure, why not?

11. Hart of Dixie (The CW, Mondays at 9 pm)

We loved Rachel Bilson since "The OC" and it's good to see her back home on The CW. It's not really anything we haven't seen before, but at least it's better than "One Tree Hill."

10. Up All Night (NBC, Wednesdays at 8 pm)

Maya Rudolph and Christina Applegate? In a sitcom? Sold.

9. Charlie's Angels (ABC, Thursdays at 8 pm)

We love Minka Kelly and we love Charlie's Angels. What we don't love is Charlie's voice. Where's the guy from the movie? Maybe we'll just watch his parts on mute...

8. Grimm (NBC, Fridays at 8 pm)

We love love love love fairy tales in all forms - retelling, re-imaging, whatever. So we LOVE the idea of a crime show with familiar fairy tales. If they make each tale one episode, we're nervous about what will happen when they run out of fairy tales... but we'll worry about that when the time comes.

7. Good Christian Belles (ABC, Midseason)

Manipulation. Backstabbing. Bitches. It's everything we love about the CW and Desperate Housewives, but with Kristen Chenoweth and pageant moms. We've been waiting for this day.

6. Revenge (ABC, Wednesdays at 10 pm)

The Hamptons & revenge. Two of our favorite things.

5. Ringer (The CW, Tuesdays at 9 pm)

Welcome home, Sarah Michelle!!! The CW missed you. And now we have two of you. Although one of the twins commits suicide in the first episode, we can pray for Flashbacks so we can see SMG Parenttrap her way through an hour-long drama. We doubt this show will last long, but until it's cancelled, we'll be DVR'ing every episode.

4. 2 Broke Girls (CBS, Mondays at 8:30)

The story of our lives. This looks fresh and fun and we love Kat Denning.

3. New Girl (FOX, Tuesdays at 9 pm)

Zooey on TV. Zooey on TV. Zooey on TV.
In something that actually looks good.
Our dreams are answered.

2. Apartment 23 (ABC, Midseason)

The cute red haired girl from Gossip Girl on a show with Dawson Leery & the baseball coach's daughter from season 2 of Veronica Mars?! Yes, from the cast list alone, we wanted to love this show. But then we saw the preview. And laughed out loud - a lot. Apartment 23, where's our lease? We're ready to sign.

1. Smash (NBC, Midseason)

Glee, eat your heart out. It's everything we love about "Glee" but with better plotlines, more character development and stars that don't need to be auto-tuned. We can't wait.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Run The World

We're well aware that we are the only ones on this planet that like Beyonce's new single, "Run The World." All we hear from Facebook statuses, radio DJs and nay-saying gays is how "whack" this song is.

1. This isn't 1992 - Update your slang.
2. Get over yourself. While not her best single, it's still a great track to whip your hair to and drop it low.

But the song itself is old news. The video is where it's at.

The beginning looks like a scene from a movie about the rapture. And can we be honest? If this is what the end of the world looks like, bring it on. Beyonce is fierce in this video and we found ourselves giggling in delight numerous times. Our favorite moment? Clearly when she drops to the ground and crawls between that gentleman's legs... (We can't wait to try that in the clubs.)

It's not her best video, it's not the best video that's out right now, but it is a fun song with a great video to go along with it. With her new album dropping June 28, this video wets our taste buds for what's to come... and it's good news. (Unless you're a facebook status, radio DJ or nay-saying gay)




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Movie Round-Up: Going To The Chapel!

We've been invited to more weddings this spring than the past few years combined. And we've had more fun at the past few weddings than some we've attended in the past... It makes us feel some type of way, however, that all the weddings we've been going to this month have been on the big screen.

Don't get us wrong - we loved "Something Borrowed," "Bridesmaids," and "Jumping the Broom" - but if you're getting married, invite us. They don't call us "The Fun Alcoholic at Weddings" for nothing. We know how to tear up a dance floor. And we make a bangin' guest book attendant. Just sayin.

But moving on... Instead of posting three separate reviews for these movies, we decided to give a quick run-down of all three in a short wedding themed post.

"Something Borrowed"

This movie manages to fall into both the "something old" and "something new" categories of wedding movies. Sure, we've seen Kate Hudson play the entitled friend who is kind of a bitch before and we've seen the always cute Ginnfer Goodwin play the quiet girl, unlucky in love who people seem to walk all over. So we're just taking their roles from previous films and making them best friends.

However, when Rachel (Goodwin) sleeps with Darcy (Hudson)'s fiance...and keeps sleeping with him... we're left wondering what Rachel will choose - friendship or love. Because let's face it, bitch - you're not getting both. This movie literally gave us anxiety as we waited for the big "reveal" scene that all chick flicks have. And when it finally arrived, it did not disappoint.

 Again, the plot is really nothing new. We've seen love triangles before. We've seen the formulaic chick flicks before. But yet there's something about this movie, "something new" if you will, that makes it fresh. It's a lot better than we thought it was going to be. While we don't enjoy "The Office," it's John Krasinski who steals the show as Rachel & Darcy's childhood friend who has a secret of his own.

"Bridesmaids"

The best comedy of the year, and possibly the best wedding movie ever, "Bridesmaids" takes the (wedding) cake in the list of "Must See Movies" this spring.

The funniest parts of the movie are easily the scenes where Kristen Wiig plays big screen versions of characters she plays on SNL, but we're still in love. There's something about her awkward, quiet high pitch voice that translates well to both the small screen and a theater's big screen. She's the best comedienne we've seen in a long time (sorry, Tina Fey...) and we love her in anything she's in. We're just glad she's finally getting the chance to show the world she can play leading lady material.

While previews don't really show what the movie is about, the film follows Annie (Wiig), as she plans her best friend (Maya Rudolph)'s wedding. Things go majorly wrong, as always, and Annie is left more lonely and depressed than ever before. It's a comedy with heart, back story and character development that still makes you laugh out loud.

"Jumping The Broom"

If we didn't love black men before (we did...), this movie would have certainly changed our mind. Pooch Hall, Romeo... get.in.my.belly.

Anyone else in the mood for hot chocolate?

Besides the eye candy during the shirtless football scene, this movie also has enough backstabbing, lies, drama, comedy and heart to keep you entertained for two hours. Like "Something Borrowed," it's nothing new on the wedding movie front - two very different families must learn to accept each other to make a wedding work - it's certainly better than some of the other wedding movies that have followed this plot.

Sabrina (Paula Patton) comes from a wealthy black family while Jason (Laz Alonzo) comes from a blue collar family in Brooklyn. However, their love surpasses their backgrounds and they quickly get engaged although they've never met each other's families. Wedding planning takes only a month, and when their wedding occurs in Martha's Vineyard, family drama threatens to tear the two apart. Does it? We're not saying... But we will say this movie is one that should not be missed.

Plus Tyler Perry is nowhere to be found in the guestbook. So it's an automatic A in our book.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Sister Act: The Musical"

We don't do a good job hiding the fact that "Legally Blonde" is one of our favorite Broadway shows. And "Hairspray" makes our list, as well. It's just a simple equation. Good movies make good musicals. Our fingers are still crossed that "Mean Girls" and "Jennifer's Body" will one day see the spotlight, but as years pass, our hopes become less and less.

However, we were fortunate enough to see "Sister Act" this week and there's no surprise that it was fantastic. Heavenly, even. Okay, that was lame...

Truth be told, we were hesitant at first. What works with "Legally Blonde," "Elf," "Hairspray," etc. is that new songs and choreography just added to what were already great films that had yet to incorporate music. But with "Sister Act," we are already familiar with the movie's soundtrack. We can't hear "My Guy" or "I Will Follow Him" without thinking immediately of Whoopi and her crew of offbeat nuns.

So when we heard the musical would feature all new music, we were nervous. We prayed to the Broadway gods that even though our favorite "Sister Act" tunes were not going to be heard, that we'd still be pleased.

And gurllllllllll. Were. We. Ever.


Patina Miller, who originated the role of Delores Van Cartier in London, is back in the habit, filling Whoopi's shoes. And she is great. Sure, we'll never have anyone like Whoopi... but much like Laura Bell Bundy to Reese Witherspoon, it's a new Delores. We're not going to choose with Delores or Elle we like better because they are different. And we love that.



Sarah Bolt and Marla Mindelle as Mary Patrick and Mary Robert, however, play their roles as if they were pulled directly from our worn-out "Sister Act" VHS tape and do it wonderfully.

The jokes are funny, the music is catchy, and the plot - while still following the movie, has some fresh twists. Plus, they move the action from Vegas to Philadelphia, so there's a lot of jokes that Philly natives (such as ourselves...) will get that may go over other theater-goers heads. And we enjoy being part of the in-joke. Sorry, New Yorkers - maybe next time...

A final note? We're definitely seeing it again. People that know us well know that sometimes we get a little carried away when we like something. And we may have spent all day yesterday pretending we were Delores Van Cartier... may have.

Super Bass: Super Video

With all of our favorite ladies releasing videos this week, you'd think it be tough to pick our favorite. It isn't. While we love Gaga's controversial video about betrayal and Taylor's anthem to bullies, its Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" that warms us up the most.

There's no deep, controversial plot or symbolism. It's not a song to make those picked on feel better about themselves. It's just a fun, poppy song with an even more fun, even poppier video. Hot pink, hotter guys and black girls in black light. Nothing says "Bring on the summer!" better.

We're glad Nicki is wearing her hair down again - our girl looks sick in this video. The Bride of Frankenstein hair was fun, but this is the Nicki we know and love. From now on, we're only buying bathing suits if we have matching heels and matching wigs. And yes, we found our Halloween costume for this year... those denim booty shorts and crimped pink wig is calling our name.

This video really makes us excited for pool parties, sexy men and nice weather. We want to find a boy with a booming system, top down, AC with the cooler system so we can blast this song as we drive down the highway together.

If any of our fans know of a man that matches this description, please send him our way. Or if you know a tasty chocolate man we can swim in a pink pool with, we'll settle for him, as well.

Someday I'll Be Living in a Big Old City and All You'll Ever Gonna Be is MEAN

In the video to "Mean," her ode to Perez Hilton/her other haters, Taylor Swift doesn't so much focus on only those that hate on her, but instead turns the video into a story about bullying in general. And we love it.

We'd be lying if we said we didn't tear up. Sure, the video may be nothing new - everyone seems to have a "Don't care what other people say" video/song these days, but instead of being preachy, Taylor manages to still make her spin on it fun and fresh.

Whether or not you like the video, there's one thing that is not debateable. And that's her beauty in this video. Perfecting her classic beauty, Taylor she manages to pull off a plain-Jane look in the banjo segments but also shows us how flawless she looks when she's all glammed up.

This was a great pick for a single, and we can only pray that "Better Than Revenge" is her next.

Share your thoughts below! Don't like the video? That's okay... you're a liar. And pathetic. And alone in life. And mean.

Still in love with JUDAS, Baby...

Well... it's official. We're in love. We know the video didn't do much for everyone, but for us - it certainly did.

A little bit "Jesus Christ Super Star" with a little bit of classic Gaga, we're left with a great video that isn't so blasphemous to make us feel like we're packing for Hell by watching it but just blasphemous enough to keep conservatives bitching and us loving.

We weren't really a fan of the "Born This Way" video - it was just too weird for us. Even on Gaga standards. "Telephone" still remains our favorite video of hers - a great mix of dancing and plot, but "Judas" is definitely a close second.

Girlfriend has obviously been working on her dancing skills. While some people are critiquing the choreography, her moves are the best we've seen from her. Work that body, gurl. You're doing great. Also - this is the hottest you've ever looked. The Lady can pull off a bandana better than anyone we know. (And that's tough to write because we can sport a bandana like nobody's business...)

Plus... we know we're not supposed to view Jesus as a sex symbol, but this is by far the hottest Jesus we've ever seen. Good job at casting, Gags. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SN-Hell

This is the worst day of our lives. FIRST we got the news that everything wrong with the world was going to be on "Glee."

And now... practically the best part of "Saturday Night Live" is over. No, Kristen Wiig isn't leaving. Or this post would be written in our blood because we would be in the process of killing ourselves.

But she might as well be leaving... ugh.

Gilly & Penelope, we hardly knew ya. Our two favorite characters that Wiig plays are going into "retirement" for good. No matter what Lorne Michaels wants. Wiig aparently thinks she's a big enough star to make these decisions.

News flash, bitch. We love ya, but you're not.





Put on that curly black wig, kill some people, try to one-up everyone and call it a day.

Don't like it? Welllllllllllllll, we were the first person to ever like anything, sooooo really it doesn't matter if you like it.... In fact, Facebook got the word 'like' from us, soooooo..... "Sorry."

Patti LuNOOOOOOO-ne on Glee

Ugh. We knew it was coming. We were just hoping that it was long after "Glee" jumped the shark and our favorites graduated and we gave up on the show.... but no. Season 2 finale. It's going down.

The bane of our existence, our arch-nemisis, Patti LuPone, will be on "Glee."

Rachel and Finn meet her at Sardi's while in New York City for Nationals. Or something. We don't really care enough about the details to research them.

Hopefully nothing important happens in that scene because we plan on using it as a bathroom break.


At least Lea looks cute...


It's Tony Award Nomination Day!!!!

It's finally here! Tony Award Nomination Day!! Anyone that knows anything about us knows how much we love the Tony Awards... last year, our cable-less selves went on a ten hour date so we could go back to a non-Broadway lover's apartment and watch them. As part of the deal, we had to do many things we're not proud of... including (but not limited to) watching a "Real Housewives of NJ" marathon. Believe me...at the end of the date, we were ready to flip a table. But at least we got to see Lea Michele belt out "Don't Rain on My Parade" live as opposed to watching it on Youtube later.

This year we have friends, so we'll be able to watch the show (which airs June 12) with people we actually care about instead of a one night stand friend that didn't work out. Below are the official nominees, and we bolded who we think deserves each award.


Best Play

Good People
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
War Horse

Best Musical

The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Alex Timbers

The Book of Mormon
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone

The Scottsboro Boys
David Thompson

Sister Act
Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane


Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

The Book of Mormon
Music and Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone

The Scottsboro Boys
Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb

Sister Act
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek


Best Revival of a Play

Arcadia
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical

Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounte

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley, The Book of Mormon


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


Best Scenic Design of a Play

Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Rae Smith, War Horse
Ultz, Jerusalem
Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt, The Scottsboro Boys
Derek McLane, Anything Goes
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson


Best Costume Design of a Play

Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Mark Thompson, La Bête
Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Martin Pakledinaz, Anything Goes
Ann Roth, The Book of Mormon
Catherine Zuber, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice


Best Direction of a Musical

Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys


Best Choreography

Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys


Best Orchestrations

Doug Besterman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can

Monday, May 2, 2011

Movies We're Waiting For: MAY

Before we begin, be advised this is not a list of every movie coming out in May. It's a list of the ones we're excited for. So yes, there may be movies about long haired super heroes or demon-fighting priests (or something) that didn't make the cut, and yes - there may be Megan Fox movies that you've never even heard of on the list. Get over yourself. You came here for Sexy Trash, and that's exactly what you're getting.

MAY 6:

Something Borrowed
With each movie that she's in, Kate Hudson's characters become less and less likeable. But we like that she's willing to let us hate her in order for us to love the movies. Ginnfer Goodwin, however, is quickly jumping into our hearts... almost as quickly as this little slut jumps into bed with her bestie's fiance's bed. And we love that Colin Egglesfield ("Melrose Place") didn't let his failed television career stop him from chasing stardom on the big screen. And John Krasinski - we love you, but hate the office. Please stick with doing chick flicks so we can see more of you (a full-frontal would be nice...)

Passion Play

When Megan Fox is co-starring in a major blockbuster that's bound to rake in the big bucks (Transformers), we're underwhelmed. But put her in a movie that's bound to flop with some bizarre casting choices and weird plot, and we've already bought our tickets. It's like Jennifer's Body 2. But switch her teeth for wings.

Last Night

Sexy Trash does not condone adultery in real life... but let's be honest - in movies, we love it. Some of our favorite movies deal with the consequences of cheating: the lies, the manipulation, the scheming, the extreme jealousy. "Closer," "Match Point," "Chloe" - the list goes on. Cheating may not do good things for a relationship, but it does GREAT things for movie screens.

MAY 13:

Bridesmaids

Finally. A starring vehicle for Kristen Wiig. And a female buddy comedy. Movies have shown us over and over again, and we get it - guys hanging out with other guys can be funny: "American Pie," "The Hangover," "Knocked Up," "I Love You, Man." But now audiences will figure out what we've known from real life all along: that girls (and gays) hanging out with other girls are even funnier.

MAY 27:

The Hangover Part II


Here's your proof for "guys having fun with other guys can be funny." And unlike some sequels where you might find yourself saying "They are in the same situation again? Okay... I still love it, but this is a tad ridiculous..." ("Home Alone 2," we're talking to you...), we can assure you that things like this happen. You may say you're never drinking again... but then you wake up at a pizza place. Alone. At 8 am. With no one around except other sleeping hobos. (This is all hypothetical, of course...)

Tree of Life

We love intense previews where you can't tell what the F is happening. And this trailer doesn't disappoint.

Oxygen: A Breath of Fresh Air?

We're not exactly sure what Oxygen is, but just from billboards and ads taking over the city, we're pretty sure it's on its way to becoming one of our favorite new channels.

Beginning June 1, Paris Hilton is back on our screens! Finally! She "sanasaaaaaaaaaaa"'ed her way into our hearts in 2000 on "The Simple Life" with real life BFF, Nicole Richie, but after 5 seasons, we've been praying for a return. (Yes, we're aware of "My New BFF," but we're pretending that doesn't exist and so should you...) Normally we don't like documentary-style reality shows and prefer competition based shows instead, but there's always an exception ("Being Bobby Brown", "The Anna Nicole Show"). Here's hoping "The World According to Paris" is just as Hot as we're hoping.



On June 12, we're introduced to yet another singing-based reality competition this year. "American Idol" is back with new judges, "The Voice" premiered (shocking audiences with a freshness none of us were expecting), and "The X Factor" is on its way to Fox later this year. Oxygen is adding "The Glee Factor" to the list... but instead of these other shows where a contestant wins, only to be forgotten about by the same fickle fans who voted for you (Sorry, Kris Allen... we hope you appreciated our votes), the winner of this show gets a role on Glee. It's hard to be forgotten when you're on the most successful television show in America.



Ok... so we guess 2 shows we're excited for doesn't constitute it as being our new favorite channel, but whatever. When a bitch doesn't have cable and has to stream everything online, 2 shows is a big deal. There's other shows, too - some Tori Spelling wedding show, Bad Girls Club dating games, etc. etc.... but let's just say - we're not as excited for them.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

White House Correspondent's Dinner

Today's post is from our FIRST GUEST BLOGGER - entertainment enthusiast and our close friend, Entertainment Mac. She's currently working on her own entertainment blog, which will be linked through us as soon as it's up and running! Be on the look out for more posts from one of our favorite people to talk all things entertainment with!!!

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The White House Correspondent's Dinner takes place on the last weekend in April. It's hosted by the White House Correspondent's Association. It's a chance for celebrities, socialites, politicians and journalists to mingle, dress up and meet the President. This year's dinner was no exception.


Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 2011 WHCD took place in the Hilton Hotel in Dupont Circle, Washington DC. It was attended by everyone from Sean Penn to Zach Galifianakis and from Cee Lo to Paula Abdul.

I was lucky enough to attend the reception that took place before the dinner. I had a two hour window to meet with some of my favorite celebs, who I had heard would be in attendance.

My two friends and I arrived on the red carpet in front of the Hilton (by feet since we took the metro and not a limo, so the paparazzi knew we were not anybody who needed their picture taken), one photographer mistakenly took our picture and that was just the beginning of a great night.

The receptions are all held in separate rooms by different correspondents and publications. Our tickets were for the Roll Call reception. It wasn't very crowded at first so we made our way to the open bar..after grabbing a drink we decided to hang out in the hall in front of all the receptions. And that is when we spotted Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family. Eric was with a beautiful woman, who he kept introducing as his girlfriend and Jesse was with his very handsome young boyfriend, Justin Mikita. Then I said hi to Maria Bello (History of Violence, Coyote Ugly) as she breezed by looking absolutely stunning, quickly followed by Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs, The Next Three Days).

We decided to make our way into what seemed to be the most popular party, the National Journal reception. As we pushed our way to the line, we passed Don Cheadle (Crash, Iron Man 2) and Morgan Fairchild (Friends, The Bold and the Beautiful). Once inside (thanks to a very nice woman who let us in without a ticket) we got some more drinks (liquid courage so I could finally ask the celebs I was seeing for some pictures) and spotted the cast from The Vampire Diaries. Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were two of the most beautiful people I have ever seen in person. Ian was passing me and I stopped him and he was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. He asked me for my name and I managed to blubber it out in the midst of my 'star-struckness.'


 My head was spinning at that point when I spotted Daniel Day Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O). My friend Steve asked if we could take a picture with him and he was nice enough to let us. You can really tell who just wants to say hi and who will chat and let you take a picture. Even though I only asked three of the stars, I was happy all three said yes.


At this point it was time for the dinner to start and everyone started making their way downstairs to the dinner. As as was being pushed up against the person in front of me I realized it was Shaun White. I grabbed his arm (many glasses of wine at this point!) and immediately introduced myself. My friends and I started a conversation with him about how much we love free drinks. He was very down to earth and had an amazing laugh. As we continued to make our way down the line we passed Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately), Cee Lo, Michael Stipe, and George Stephanopoulos.


Once down the escalator I spotted the two I've been waiting for all night. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer from True Blood. I completely blanked, forgot where I was, screamed 'Sookie' and ran after them. I ran onto the red carpet and heard, 'No no no' coming from security. I had to leave the red carpet and watch Anna and Stephen walk away. I didn't get to meet them, but I was so close!

By this point everyone was heading into the dinner and it was time to leave. I got to meet a lot of awesome people, both famous and not famous. Stay tuned... hopefully next year I'll be reporting from the actual dinner...