Friday, November 28, 2008


-- This week Oprah aired her "Favorite Things" episode (same day I announced mine, I might add!), except this time she listed all items that cost next to nothing in order to keep up with these lean times. I would kill to see the raw footage from in between segments when the audience revolted, knowing they weren't going to walk away with thousands of dollars worth of swag; they must have felt gypped!

-- Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother might be pregnant. Or her character might be. Or both of them. Or none of them. The "announcement" was quite fuzzy, and really I think Cobie was just sick of being one of two female leads who gets less press time than the Special Guest Stars. Also, she lost a lot of weight recently, so the bump in her stomach may have just been the pre-Thanksgiving cheesecake. Or is that just my tradition?

-- People Magazine released their "Sexiest Man Alive" issue, and Hugh Jackman took the top prize (and the cover), but the real story was that the issue came complete with "Scratch N Sniff" hunks. Christopher Meloni, Chace Crawford, Taye Diggs, and Michael Phelps all offered their favorite "sexy" scents, and People built a sample right into the page. And Taye's was truly yummy: vanilla, chocolate, and sandalwood musk. I wore out that page!

-- Kanye West released "808s & Heartbreak" this past week, displaying a different side to himself through slightly more techno beats and autotuned vocals. Even his lyrics are softer, and the album doesn't even come with the "explicit" option. The first single, "Love Lockdown," is catchy to the point of derangement, but upon closer inspection, it seems to sample "Viva La Vogue," which you may remember from the fashion show scene in Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, which just makes it more awesome than it ever could have been on its own.

-- Did you know Ann Coulter broke her jaw? That might be old news, but I just found out about it this week, and while it does give me a sick little pleasure to know she can't promote her new book in time for the holiday season, or even enjoy the holiday feasts in all their non-puree glory, but it also explains why it has been so peaceful since the election.

-- Oh yeah, and "teams played sports."

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