Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The ESC Is Team Willam

If you're a fan of RuPaul's Drag Race then you've probably heard about last night's "shocking" elimination. Just when we thought that we were either going to lose our beloved Sharon Needles or finally be rid of the nasty negative toxic and horrible Phi Phi O'Hara, RuPaul announced that instead it would be challenge winner Willam going home for "breaking the rules".

They never explained exactly what happened, and apparently we have to wait until the reunion special to get more details. Honestly, we don't even really care that much, we're just pissed that Willam's gone. Yes, she could be obnoxious at times, but for us that was part of her charm, and we think she's hilarious and entertaining. Now that Willam's gone, we're team Sharon Needles for the win.

We've developed a three step process to deal with our Willam withdrawal, so if you have a lot of feelings about this like we do maybe it will help you too:

1. Vote for Willam for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: VOTE! (You can vote once per day so you can get in some votes for some of your other faves too.)

2. Vote for Willam as Most Addictive Reality Star in the NewNowNext Awards: VOTE!

3. Check out Willam's new song Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A), a hilarious collaboration with Detox and Vicky Vox. As Willam explains, it's the last endorsement that the conservative Christian chicken chain would ever want:
How did that come about?
Well, I wasn’t a big Chick-fil-A fan, I guess, I never really knew about them because I’m from Philly and they don’t have them there. I was eating there with my girlfriends and they were telling me how [they support anti-gay organizations]. I was like, “Oh that sucks about the gay thing.” And then, I got diarrhea from it, so I was like, “F— this, I’m gonna write a song.” The fact that they come after gay people, let me come for you. The worst endorsement for a Christian chicken eatery is three drag queens. So it’s like, “Alright, alright, boo.” In reality, I just wanted to wear a bobbed wig. [EW.com]

We feel better already.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Vampire Diaries: What Romantic Pairings Haven't They Tried Yet?

One of the problems of a teenage television drama is that in order to keep the story moving, you have to keep creating new relationship pairings. That requires either adding new characters or just re-mixing the original characters. Obviously the latter is easier (and ultimately cheaper) so most of the fictional groups of friends on TV today end up being pretty incestuous.

We were watching The Vampire Diaries the other day and started thinking about how - aside from the show's eternal love triangle of Elena and the Salvatore brothers - the rest of the characters have been swapped around so many times, that it's getting hard to keep track.

So here's a little visual aid to remind everyone just how desperate the writers have been to keep some romantic tension alive on the show...

It seems like they're running out of ideas for pairings. When we saw the flirtation between Klaus and Caroline a few episodes ago, we decided that the writers were starting to get a little desperate. So what's next? Bonnie and Matt? Elena and Tyler? Rebekah and Alaric? Elijah and Dr. Meredith Fell? Yeah... we hope not.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Respectfully, we love Amber Tamblyn

We've said it before and we will say it again. We fucking love Amber Tamblyn.

We thought it was hilarious enough that when Tyrese Gibson mistook her email address for that of Amber Rose, she went with it instead of correcting him. But the "Awareness Raps" that were the result were total genius.

So just when we didn't think we could possible love her any more, she re-released downloadable mp3s of the songs, including an even more awesome, extended version of "All In Favor".

And in case that wasn't cool enough, she is donating 100% of the songs' proceeds to The Respect Project (a brand new fund of the 501c3 non-profit Write Now Poetry Society which will disburse grants to organizations who run creative writing workshops for women and girls and those working to end violence against women, such as The Safe Zone Foundation).

So what are you waiting for? "All In Favor" is our new jam, don't you want to get your own copy ASAP? This one goes out to all the sluts!