Monthly Archives: July 2010
The one thing that I’ve been noticing is that YouTubers seem to be gathering at the most random events now. For example the San Diego Comic-Con. The following are videos from YouTubers on their time at Comic-Con. Most of these will be vlogs, but some try to be official and do q & a’s. Either way it’s cool to get a different look at the convention
So Crush Girl of the Week was gone long enough for it to be unbearable. But never fear, your patience will be rewarded, Crush Girl is back and it’s a super special one for this week, the lovely Olivia Wilde…
- Full Name: Olivia Jane Cockburn (I can see why she adopted a stage name)
- Birthday: March 10th
- Birthplace: New York City
- Parents: Andrew and Leslie Cockburn (an Irish journalist and a 60 minute producer)
- Siblings: Chloe (older)
- Notable Schooling: Georgetown Day School, Phillips Academy, The Gaiety School of Acting
- High School Stereotype I Believed Olivia Was: School Paper Writer
- Her earliest TV role was on failed soap opera Skin, she had the lead role as Jewel
- She had a supporting role on the popular teen drama The O.C. as Alex Kelly (psss, she played the bisexual chick)
- Her earliest film role was in the teen comedy The Girl Next Door as Kellie (I really need to watch this again, don’t I?)
- She appeared in a couple of films afterwards: Turistas, Conversations with Other Women, and Alpha Dog
- 2007, she had another large role on the shortlived TV show The Black Donnellys as Jenny Reilly
- Olivia was in two music videos: Dashboard Confessional’s Stolen and French Kick’s So Far We Are
- In the Fall of ’07, Olivia joins the cast of House as internist Dr. Remy Hadley aka Thirteen
- Olivia has done couple of small films and one major film of Year One alongside Jack Black and Michael Cera
- Her stage name Wilde comes from author Oscar Wilde (I should’ve known!)
- Been married to husband Tao Ruspoli since 2003, he is an Italian prince (damn it, she’s taken)
- An environmentalist and a vegan, coexecutive director of Artists for Peace and Justice (She’s hot and good for the world!)
- Maxim Hot 100 Record: ’05 #61, ’08 #97, ’09 #1 (woot!)
- her dog Paco is the mascot for Old Navy (oh really now?)
- a dual citizen in both U.S. and Ireland
- naturally a blonde
- won a pancake eating contest (awesomeness)
Coming Soon to…
- The Next Three Days (crime drama, theaters, release in Australia in Nov ’10/America 2011)
- TRON: Legacy (sci-fi, theaters, Dec. 17)
- Cowboy & Aliens (sci-fi western, theaters, Jul. 29, 2011)
- Butter (comedy, theaters, 2011)
- House (season 7, Fox, Fall)
I was not going to let it be two weeks gone without a Top Ten Countdown. There ended up being a lot more music videos this time and a much better selection of songs this week then there has been in awhile. So it’s one day off, but the countdown has returned…
10. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
The title track off of Katy Perry’s new album was released this week as a digital single. At best I think the song is alright. The one problem I had with it was the song doesn’t really have a hook. It just keeps building up and leveling off. Oh yeah this is 2 for 2 on new Katy Perry songs about her wearing sexy clothing.
9. End Love by OK Go
The song has a 80′s robotic pop sound to it and it’s kind of interesting. More interesting however is the music video with their play on time lapse videos (speed ups and slow downs). OK Go and MGMT seem to be reliable on making awesome music videos.
8. I Don’t Wanna Dance by Hey Monday
The Paramore wannabes are back with a new single this week. This one moves away from their original Paramore-like music and now is more Cobra Starship/Cash Cash sounding now. It’s not anything new, but it’s still pretty good. If a new album is coming soon I definitely want to hear some more.
7. Champagne Life by Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo I admit is one of the better R&B songwriters in the business. Beautiful Monster was a definite letdown for me. Champagne Life was better. This song is much smoother and proves once again that Ne-Yo is the gentleman of R&B.
6. Impossible by Anberlin
Anberlin is getting ready to release a new album after their sucessful New Surrender. This is the preview track for it and so far it sounds pretty good. It isn’t as good as Feel Good Drag, but still has good guitar riffs and they continue to have great vocals.
5. Hot-n-Fun by N.E.R.D ft. Nelly Furtado
Whoo! New N.E.R.D! There’s just something awesome of Chad Hugo’s bassline and then throwing in Pharrell Williams’s vocals and Shay Haley breaking it down. Nelly Furtado joins the trio on the chorus line and makes this one a fun track for the summer.
4. Right Girl by The Maine
Took me awhile to figure out, but this song sounds like Taylor Swift’s music, but with a lot more mentioning of alcohol and sex. The Maine definitely went through a major change in their music with their new album Black and White. Before they were a generic pop punk band but now they are more of an alternative band with country influences in their sound. Some of it works like with this one, but for the most part it passes me by.
3. Little Girl by Dangermouse and Sparklehorse ft. Julian Casablancas
This one is the only returning song from the previous countdown. No music video for it, so nothing new to say.
2. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
The man behind the chorus lines to Billionaire and Nothin’ on You decided to release a song of his own last week. It proves once again that the dude has a remarkable voice, though its just your traditional pop love song. I predict this one should get more radio play in the near future.
1. Brielle by Sky Sailing
Good job Adam Young, you made one of the most beautiful songs ever. Brielle at its core has the same sound as the Owl City music, but removing the upbeat electronica and replacing it with melodic acoustic and pianos does wonders for the sound. You just have to listen to this one yourself, it’s fantastic.
So through the power of the interwebs, I found out about two incredibly annoying films that Nickelodeon plans to release in the future. You’ll know exactly why once I tell you so here it goes…
Fred: The Movie
Yes, Fred the 2nd most subscribed of all time on YouTube is getting his own movie. Why does this make me rage? Well I never found the appeal of Fred Figglehorn character created by “actor” Lucas Cruikshank. He basically plays this super whiny character who’s voice is modified to given a way higher pitch than normal. The character usually just goes around crying and screaming about something random, but with the modified voice is super annoying and usually ends up giving me a headache. Now imagine all of that, but for 90 minutes. The movie will have a bizarre cast of wrestler John Cena playing Fred’s father, British pop star teen Pixie Lott in her acting debut as Judy, small time actor Jake Weary, Nickelodeon’s iCarly star Jennette McCurdy, long time actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Oscar from The Office Oscar Nunez. The film is also produced by the man behind the films Norbit and Meet Dave and many other films that doesn’t give him a good reputation in the film industry. There’s a reason why this film was denied theatrical release, but if you must see it, it will premiere on September 19th on Nickelodeon.
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
OK, if you’ve ever seen The Fairly Odd Parents cartoon on Nickelodeon, then you know there’s something drastically wrong with the above image. I really hate it when they make a live action version of a cartoon, it’s just freaky and then usually end up doing it drastically wrong (see Dragon Ball Evolution & The Last Airbender). So apparently the story line is Timmy Turner is now 23 and convinces himself to never “grow up” so he can’t lose his fairy godparents. But when the Tootie character returns but is now a complete hottie. So he has to decide to grow up or stay a kid forever, something along that line. So I guess this brings closure to the cartoon, but in a really weird and disturbing way. I feel bad for Drake Bell, who gets to play Timmy Turner, he really can’t stop being Nickelodeon’s bitch. He’s been with them since The Amanda Show and hasn’t really left them since. Anyways, this one doesn’t have a release date yet, but is expected to be out next year.
Only Amadeus Cho would roofie a Goddess (Heroic Age – Prince of Power #3)
One of the few Heroic Age titles that is actually fun to read. Amadeus Cho is just an awesome character and they way he solves some problems is just ridiculous. Though he currently is getting pwn’d by Vali Halfling.
Great, Now The Sky is on Fire (New Avengers #2)
New Avengers is the best Heroic Age Avengers title that is currently out (Avengers doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, Secret Avengers is kind of weird, Avengers Academy has unlikeable characters). Though New Avengers seems to keep dealing to with the magic aspects of the Marvel U, can’t wait to see what happens next.
Well, that’s not fair (Supergirl #54)
Supergirl has been kind of whiny ever since the end of the War of Supermen. Hopefully fighting her bizarro doppleganger will snap her out of it. That reverse x-ray vision (makes things solid) is kind of cheap though.
Love it or Hate it, another 7 Soldier enters the DCU (Justice Society of America #41)
This JLA/JSA crossover has some potential. A bunch of new characters on both fronts and the JLA is slowly forming the second generation ranks. One of them is third version of Mister Miracle.
Well, Answer the Man! (Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour)
6 Volumes and the series finally comes to a close. There were a bunch of hilarious moments, this is just one of them.
Moment of the Week…
WTF! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO HER! (Brightest Day #6)
Why does it seem that nothing good is going to happen in Brightest Day? One of the new Teen Titans that I actually like Miss Martian, is laid out all bloody on the final panel of this month’s issue.
Must Read of the Week…
Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2 #5
The Ultimate Comics universe is still trying to get on a role ever since the epic fail saga Ultimatum. This was worth it just for the Ultimate Ghost Rider vs. Ultimate Vengeance battle. That’s all.