Friday, August 06, 2010

Jersey Shore: Guilty Pleasure by: Nikky Raney

Jersey Shore's episode last night (Thursday, August 5) was extremely entertaining. It is easy to see why this show is such a guilty pleasure.

So many moments last night were memorable. The beginning has Ronnie waking up from his hangover claiming not to remember the three-way kiss he participated in the night before. His way of dealing with this is to "deny, deny, deny." Ronnie mentioned Saved By The Bell saying he and Sammi are not "Zack and Kelly."

Snooki goes out shopping with JWoww and Sammi, and she buys the infamous sunglasses for a little under $400. She was photographed wearing those sunglasses months ago. The sunglasses look like a five year old glued a bunch of random gems on it, and Snooki claims she can barely see while she is wearing them.

Sammi finds the number of Ronnie's ex-girlfriend in his phonebook. Ronnie explains that the ex-girlfriend said that he should be giving Sammi another chance.

Snooki opens the fridge and a chicken falls out. She has a lot of difficulty cleaning up the mess.

Ronnie and Sammi have a heartwarming conversation about how they both still love each other, and then Sammi accompanies Ronnie and holds his hand while he gets a tattoo. She tells him, "I'll always be here for you, even if we hate each other."

Angelina continues to annoy the females in the house. The phone rings off the hook constantly for her and Snooki gets frustrated with this. When a man calls the house and asks, "May I speak with Angelina please?" Snooki answers, "No, she died." That moment was quoted on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. It was a moment that made viewers laugh. The man calls back and Angelina picks up. He says, "Angelina died? How did it happen?" Angelina responds, "No, I didn't die."

Angelina's only friends in the house become annoyed with her when she "cock blocks" them at the club that night. Pauly D is subjected to Angelina's drunken speech on how much she loves him as a friend and that she's looking out for him. Then Angelina decides to smack him. He tells Angelina that from now on, they're no longer friends: "You don't have me, and you don't have Situation. So who do you have? No one!"

The previews for next week's episode shows Ronnie dancing with some other girls, The Situation in the hot tub with "grenades," and Vinny waking up in bed to Snooki.

HEAT: Oakland Hip Hop dance show August 14th at Oakland Metro

New Style Motherlode Dance Studio, the creation of Skyline High School graduate Corey Action and Teela Shine-Ross, produces this must-see Hip Hop dance event on August 14th at 6:30 PM at Oakland Metro, 630 3rd Street, Oakland, CA.

It's called HEAT, and the show raises money for the kids dance programs at the New Style Motherlode Dance Studio at 5451 College Ave (between Kales Ave & Taft Ave).

Amy Larson, a Skyline High classmate of this blogger, talks about the upcoming New Style Motherlode show:

New Style Motherlode Dance Studio has received great reviews on Yelp. Here's a sample of them:

Stephanie H. - I've known Corey and Teela since way back when they taught at the then Alice Arts Center and they've really created an amazing dance studio and following! Pretty much every single class is taught by a kick ass instructor that really has the chops to teach. There is nothing worse then going to a dance class feeling like you know more then the teacher. On the flip side, most classes unless otherwise noted are mixed level and very welcoming to beginners.

George R. - Great for Hip-Hop

Mel H. - Cardio hip hop is pure, undeniable fun; whether you've never taken a dance class before or confess to hours of imitating music videos back in the day, you'll love the classes at New Style Motherlode. You will SWEAT. You will ENJOY yourself. You will both dread and thrill as Corey or Jennifer speeds up the music to get your heart rate up (except for JJ Fad's "Supersonic"...that's already fast...).

And here's a video from one of New Style Motherlode's past shows:

Catch HEAT, Oakland Hip Hop dance show August 14th at Oakland Metro, 630 3rd Street, Oakland, CA. Admission is $15 advance or $20 at the door, general admission, and it's tax deductible. For more information, call 510 597 1056.

On Michaele Salahi, Whoopi Goldberg, Real Housewives of DC, and Showbiz Tonight

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HLN's Showbiz Tonight's really over-sensationalizing the Michaele Salahi v. Whoopi Goldberg story, but we'll get to that in a little bit.

The latest version of the story now has White House Party Crasher Michaele Salahi saying that she didn't say that Whoopi Goldberg hit her. And all of this just so happened to occur just before the day, Thursday, that The Real Housewives of DC aired, starring, you guessed it, Michaele Salahi.

And it's clear that the other stars of The Real Housewives of DC don't like Michaele Salahi, especially Linda Erkiletian, who attacked Michaele Salahi for her eating disorder. Check out this Associated Press YouTube Video:

The premier show focuses on a birthday bash for Michaele Salahi!

So all of this is about attention for Michaele Salahi and her show The Real Housewives of DC. But the issue with Whoopi Goldberg is unfortunately not planned, all too real, and says nothing good about either Michaele or Tareq Salahi.

It's seems, from a global perspective, that the Salahi's generate negative energy relationships which they then use to gain publicity for themselves. That's a dangerous pattern that, unless it's halted, could lead to unforeseen, bad scenarios.

The Salahi's, to use a street term, need to check themselves before they wreck themselves.

HLN's Showbiz Tonight's over the top on this

HLN's Showbiz Tonight's going really too far in describing this story, making it sound as if Michaele Salahi v. Whoopi Goldberg had an actual fight. Thursday's segment of Showbiz Tonight made it initially sound as if Whoopi came out from back stage specifically to go after Michaele Salahi.

That's not what happened. Whoopi Goldberg was trying to redirect the conversation back to the subject of The White House. Showbiz Tonight, in my view should apologize to Whoopi for mischaracterizing her actions. In a way, Showbiz Tonight is adding to the idea that Whoopi hit, or touched, or assaulted (whatever) Michaele Salahi, when its obvious that was not the case.

In this weird but white-hot story that has gotten more attention than it deserves, the last thing we need is a Hollywood gossip show fanning the flames of controversy even more.