Archive for September, 2009
Rhett & Link have been live on the internet for quite awhile. This intertainment duo brings us fun videos and catchy tunes about pop culture. With songs about Alka Seltzer to Facebook, Rhett & Link are still going strong and in a recent video they’re going to the dogs.
Check out “Live on the Internet” via USTREAM starring Rhett & Link, Shibu Inu puppies, internet personalities and Snoop Dogg. I’m a bit disappointed they didn’t ask for a cameo from the Housewife in Hollywood but there’s always next time.
Remember The 5 on Friday I devoted to Rhett & Link last year?
Stop by and take a look again. http://housewifeinhollywood.com/5-links-featuring-rhett-link/
I went to the hair salon last weekend wanting a drastic change. I’m a natural blond that needs artificial help going from Dishwater to Dazzling Blond. Every few years I get the urge to do something different. I’ve had long hair, short hair, brown hair, and during my Tori Amos phase in the mid 90’s I tried out being a redhead.
With my drastic change attitude the stylist suggested adding black to my blond color for a two-toned fun effect.
After seeing my hair a few friends mentioned others that share similar Two-Toned Do’s. Let’s look at 5 in pop culture.
Deborah Harry, the lead singer of the pop rock group Blondie expressed her unique style with two-toned locks more than a few times.
Check out the cover of Parallel Lines from Blondie. You can purchase this CD via Amazon, click here.
Cruella de Vil
Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil, if she doesn’t scare you no evil thing will. This villain has a nasty obsession with the spots of 101 Dalmatians. She also has radical black and white hair.
It would be easy to spot the lead singer from Berlin while “Riding on a Metro”. She’d be the one with the cute hat and Two-Toned do.
Artwork by Krayel Art Studio http://krayel.com/
Click here for the video of “You Don’t Know” by Berlin.
Comic book fans and X-Men enthusiasts will know this character. Rogue is a young woman that can’t touch another without sucking out their life force. Speaking of sucking, the actress that played Rogue in the movie X-Men has a cute boyfriend that’s been sucking blood for decades. Anna Paquin played Rogue and now she plays Sookie Stackhouse in one of my favorite TV shows True Blood. Sookie’s hair is one nice shade of blond.
Speaking of True Blood how about a video by Depeche Mode:
This month, Drew Barrymore made her feature directorial debut with the film Whip It at the Toronto International Film Festival. The debut of her Two-Toned hairstyle on the red carpet had the internet a buzz with Hate it or Love it polls.
Check out this footage from Red Carpet Diary:
Opening October 2nd, this film will be a must see. Based on the novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, Whip It stars Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Andrew Wilson and Ellen Page, sounds good doesn’t it?
Click here for the official Whip It site.
Thanks to @greggrunberg for his tweet about the birth of Jim Henson and the death of Dr. Seuss, 9/24.
James Maury “Jim” Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)
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While on my internet travels this weekend I stumbled across the trailer to a documentary in theaters now. I find documentaries fascinating and this one appeals to me because it’s about Walt Disney. The film, Walt & El Grupo, tells a story about Walt that I know little about.
I’ve always had an interest in Walt Disney. From early childhood to my teenage years, and up to my early adulthood I was thrilled each time I found a bit of Disney trivia. It toned down when my JDOCD (Johnny Depp Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) flared up but I realize I’ll always have an interest in the man that built a pop culture empire out of imagination.
Walt Disney & El Grupo explores the 10 week period in 1941 when 39 year old Walt, along with his wife, and sixteen colleagues from his studio visited nations in Latina America to collect ideas for South American themed films. This was not only a trip to gather stories for films like Saludos Amigos but also a diplomatic mission for inter-American friendship.
Told with the help of Latin music, 16mm home movie clips and personal accounts, this interesting story will transport us back to the “Golden Age” of Hollywood in Latin American style.
Click here to see the trailer.
For more information and to find out where you can see this film visit http://www.waltandelgrupo.com/
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and many of you may not be feeling too piratey yet. No worries! Here are 5 piratical things to help get you in the mood.
1. Pirate Attire
Some of you might want to wear your best Captain hat, while others want to go “modern day pirate” by adding just a wee bit of pirate flair. From belt buckles to pirate inspired swimwear, you can find lots of options at piratemerch.com
2. Pirate Ringtones
Nothing says I’ve changed me life for the day like a new ringtone. Check out these pirate ringtones for your cell, or midi files for your computer by clicking here.
3. Pirate Music
If you’re looking for pirate music, no need to look further than The Pirates Charles. They call themselves pirate rock specialists and I couldn’t agree more. I’ve seen these minstrels live and in person, they really rocked the ship with their pirate presence. Here’s a fan video of The Pirates Charles. If this doesn’t make you kick up yer heels and raise your whiskey high, then you haven’t an ounce of pirate soul.
4. Pirate Drinks
Pirates love to have a bottle in hand while they Arrr and Aye-Five their other mates.
For those of you that drink, please drink responsibly. Don’t drink, and board your ship unless a designated driver is behind the helm.
5. Pirate Lingo Lessons
Of course you need some pirate lessons so you can Talk Like a Pirate without being thrown overboard. Take a lesson or two from Cap’n Slappy and Ol Chumbucket, the creators of this international event by going to talklikeapirate.com .
In true Hollywood style we’ll end with these two mates, singing their own pirate tune Savvy! Savvy?
Thanks to my social media friend Audrey Brown for posting this high quality video from Orlando Attractions of the real Captain Jack Sparrow.
Find your heading and mark your calendars for September 11, 2011! Pirates of the Caribbean-On Stranger Tides will wash ashore for our viewing pleasure.
Today is 999. September 9th, 2009. Many are blogging about 9 the movie in theaters today, from producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
There’s also the release of “The Beatles: Rock Band” video game and The Beatles digitally remastered CD. Visit the official site for details about both: http://www.thebeatles.com/
Besides the 9-9-9 special releases today the first thing that comes into my mind is 99 Luftballoons. Okay so that’s missing 900 balloons, I know!
Here’s the more modern version:
So what’s on your 999 agenda? Do you follow numerology or do you hear the tune from Oingo Boingo in your head…”Just Another Day”?
Photo by William Henry Jackson, 1900
I was contemplating a post for Labor Day but just wasn’t feeling anything until I went on a search for some Labor Day history. Turns out the first Labor Day in the United States was celebrated in 1882. That got me thinking about one of my favorite jobs working at the Hotel Del Coronado. This beachfront luxury hotel opened in 1888. Do you see the Pop Culture synapse? Labor Day- 1882, Hotel Del-1887… anyway let’s move on to my story about working at the Del.
Local residents of the beautiful peninsula known as Coronado Island call the resort The Del. Like I said it opened in 1888 so it’s loaded with historical, vintage wonder. I took more than a few breaks each day just so I could sneak away and wander The Del grounds. I’d go up and down the old bird cage elevator and take a stroll through the workers areas hidden behind, under and around the resort. On my way back to work I’d take the outdoor route and watch the sunset over the ocean while listening to the Mariachi band. Of course I always made a stop to say hello to my favorite bartender and get a fountain Coke or a virgin Pina Colada.
Most of my time at The Del, I worked in the Crown Room restaurant as a hostess. The best thing about this job was “a hostess” was part of management and management could order their “lunch” off the menu. Another perk was the hand dipped chocolate strawberries. One of my duties was getting the silver platter full of these decadent treats from the hotel candy shop downstairs. You know I had to be sure they tasted alright.
Besides taste testing sweets and eating Shrimp Scampi on my lunch break I had the splendor of the historic Crown Room to behold all night long. I could feel the history coming out of the walls in that room. Standing and walking for 8 hours wasn’t always a piece of the Hotel Del’s bakery cake but the beauty of the dining room made each night a thrill.
I could go on and on with Hotel Del stories but I’ll save those for a future post. I would like to say I met more than a few celebrities while working at The Del. Some I was introduced to and others I met by chance. There was also a few I just looked at in passing. Dustin Hoffman spent days playing tennis, Luke Perry was surrounded by 90210 fans, and Jim Carrey came in looking for a window table. Loni Anderson liked frequenting The Del in style. I would never have recognized a dressed down Richard Gere if it wasn’t for a waitress almost passing out at the sight of him. Bowzer from Sha Na Na gave me a 5 dollar tip after giving his family a window seat and I felt bad telling the star of Doogie Howzer there was an hour wait. It seemed like every day there was another story or celeb encounter.
Not only do celebs frequent the Hotel Del Coronado but it’s also quite famous for being a film location. The Flying Fleet was filmed at The Del in 1927 & according to Wikipedia at least 12 more films have been shot there.
Remember the movie Some Like it Hot? It was filmed at the Hotel Del Coronado. Check out the trailer with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & one of my favorites, Jack Lemmon.
Have you been to The Del? Any fun stories to tell?
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I found out last week that I had a rib slightly out of place. According to my doctor this is more common than most people think. I’ve always thought my ribs protruded too much compared to the average gal but a rib out of place? Who knew? Well the doc could tell right away and he did some chiropractic maneuvers to help the issue. I might have to go back for another adjustment, put an emphasis on stretching, and limit my belly dancing moves for awhile but other than that it should be daily life as usual.
One thing I realized after the diagnosis is my interest in trying corsetry may not be a good idea. I’ve wanted to try wearing a corset for years now and maybe even purchase a couple of my own. I know pirate costuming friends that have more corsets in their closet than one wench could count.
Many pin-up dressing woman have taken on corset wearing as a daily ritual. Dita Von Teese, the famous pin up model and burlesque entertainer, has helped bring back this Victorian practice. Here she is talking about her love for corset wearing:
The origin of the corset seems to be a bit of a mystery. It’s an ever changing “unmentionable”, going from a waist reducing under garment to an erotic accessory to a fashion statement.
Listen while singer Fran Warren tells us “A Corset Can Do A Lot For A Lady”.
I’m interested in hearing what both guys and gals have to say about this historical and at times controversial practice. What do you think, to corset or not to corset? Are you a corset wearing gal or have one in your life?
Are they sexy or barbaric?
Let us know what you think.
Visit http://www.antiquecorsetgallery.com for a guided tour through the last 250 years of corsetry and undersupports.
To purchase your very own corset, get your smelling salts ready and check out these sites:
Browse custom corsets at http://foxtailfashions.com
Find corsets for every occasion at http://corsetheaven.com
For corset style with a modern day twist, click here for Hot Topic.