By Jasmine Williams
After a two-week hiatus for another popular televised competition (wink wink), So You Think You Can Dance is finally back! And following on the heels of the USA’s stellar performance in said competition, the pressure is certainly on for the Top 14 to deliver.
This week, the dancers are faced with the monumentally nerve-wracking task this week of recreating Emmy-winning choreographer/resident goddess Mia Michael’s routines from previous seasons while keeping in mind the fact that four of them will be going home almost immediately afterward. You can’t see it, but I’m sympathy-sweating right now. But, the SYTYCD-geek in me can’t wait to see those old routines!
Here are my favourite moments from this week’s episode:
1. Michael Nunn and Billy TrevittWhile I love a celebrity guest judge, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson is my new BFF (though he doesn’t know it yet), I love it even more when they bring in the professionals. The “Ballet Boys” had some really enlightening comments and added a nice balance to the campiness of Mary’s shouting and Nigel’s slightly-lecherous old man commentary. Who else cringed when he mentioned “Fifty Shades of Grey”? Also, I thought it was adorable (albeit slightly pretentious) how they didn’t know any of the routines or who SYTYCD alum
Titch Twitch was.
2. Holy props, Batman
Mia Michaels’ group performance had everything: rope climbing, roses, girls in hoop skirts, and a single, stolen kiss. While it was almost overwhelming at times, the dancers’ pulled it off flawlessly, swinging from those ropes like Gothic Victorian Tarzans. Yes, that’s a thing. Well, now it is.
3. Janelle and Dareian’s Bed routine Read more…
What we took away from this anti-drug PSA: Don’t do drugs or else your dad will go cray and bust your television with a baseball bat. Instead of listing out the serious dangers and consequences of doing drugs, Drugfree.org created a confusing PSA that seems to come across more as a commercial for Anger Management classes.
Another option: Dad, sit down (sans baseball bat) and TALK TO YOUR SON LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. The tagline is “Sometimes what you want to do isn’t what you should do.” In this case, we’re confused at whether it’s directed at the kid or the parent… In either case, it’s badvertising.
It started off innocent at first. You heard it on your shower radio and started to bop your head along with the beat. Then you memorized the chorus and sang along to it in the car, rolling down all your windows. All of a sudden, “Call Me Maybe” was stuck in your head 24/7 and the lyrics become more than a cute story — they were an affirmation.
Your friends and family started to get worried when you began rip ingyour denim jeans to show your skin. Eventually your boss fired you for your refusal to use standard business cards. The only option left was for your friends to hold an intervention.
Written by Eric Slatken, this PSA showcases the dangers of addiction to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Get some help people.
We already saw five teens who are saving themselves for One Direction, but what happens when they’re let out on the street? Total mayhem. Running. Confusion. Tears streaking black mascara.
I diagnose all these ladies with One Direction Hysteria, an addiction that can only be reversed through intervention and intense rehab. If you or someone you know is showing one of these symptoms, contact a hypothetical boy band doctor immediately.
1) The unquestioned confidence that you can convince four 1D members to be in a polygamous marriage, because one isn’t enough.
2) Constantly looking at the sky and asking “Why? Why are they SO BEAUTIFUL?”
3) Losing balance and toppling to the ground in a fit of sobs. Wearing a green superhero cape and carrying One Direction paraphernalia will not ward off symptoms like garlic. In fact, it will make it worse.
4) Extreme happiness that results in methodical crying and running mascara.
5) Creating pacts/alliances so you and your groupies have a better chance of finding 1D, getting their autographs or in extreme cases, locks of hair.
I actually can’t watch this entire clip without shielding my eyes so I’m in awe if you can make it through the whole thing.
Ayanna, from My Strange Addiction, is addicted to growing her toenails and fingernails. From what I gather (I listened to the audio), the addiction started when she was 24 and she calls her toenails her babies. “I will fiercely protect them at all costs,” she says.
Unfortunately day to day activities are impossible, she even has to walk sideways on the stairs. She also can’t wear shoes or socks or play sports with her grand kids.
A documentary is currently being made by one of his Lil’ Wayne’s friends where Wayne admits he had an addiction to Sizzurp. Sizzurp is a codeine-based drink.
Wayne says he started drinking it because his idol Pimp C would rap about it. However, as Wayne became more famous he became dependent on the drink to deal with the pressure.
In the video, Wayne says he doesn’t use the stuff anymore because,”I’m not sick anymore.”
TMZ reports the film is called ”Growing Defiant” — which takes “a hard look at the social pressures that can lead a kid in the wrong direction.” Does this sound familiar????
And Dina thinks she can potentially get an all-star cast. Her business plan says potential actors include Dakota Fanning, Selena Gomez, Michael Cera, James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Tina Fey,Amanda Seyfried, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Stone, and Mila Kunis … oh, and Michael Lohan, Jr. in the starring role of a heroin addict.
With all do respect Dina, we wouldn’t trust you to make a sex video, nevermind a Hollywood movie.
Mayer told Rolling Stone, “I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore.”
As for why? Mayer says, “I was a tweetaholic.” Hey, admitting it is the first step!
Mayer explains, “I had four million Twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using Twitter as an outlet and I started using Twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song.”
Now that he is recovered, Mayer has a new approach to his music. ”Here are the rules for recording this record: No drum machines, no loops, no keyboards to start out with, no excuses, no breaks, no laptops, no nothing.”
Drew says Amy was looking for advice on how to deal with addiction, and he was hoping to help her.
“Believe it or not she was trying to contact me,” he told KROQ L.A. radio hosts Kevin Ryder and Gene ‘Bean’ Baxter. “We could have maybe gotten her over here to someplace really good.”
He was also asked whether more people will look for help with their addiction after seeing what happened to Amy.
“That’s the craziness of addiction – the denial of addiction and the stinking thinking of addiction serves addiction nearly always,” he lamented.
Even if it is true that Amy reached out to him, isn’t a little tasteless bringing it up now. It’s more than obvious he is using this alleged conversation for his own personal gain. He looks like a bigger douche than before – just when you thought that wasn’t possible.
Michael Lohan will be part of next season’s Celebrity Rehab, Radar Online has learned.
Dr. Drew Pinsky’s VH1 reality show will also feature ‘celebrities’ such as actress Bai Ling and Jeremy Jackson from Baywatch.
“I am at Celebrity Rehab and participating in the show to deal with the issues of codependency, to stop getting involved with and living through people who have addictions, who exhibit negative behavior and to avoid living vicariously thru them,” Lohan wrote. “I am looking to give my life the balance.”
So basically, Michael is saying he’s going to rehab so he’ll stop meddling with his daughter Lindsay’s life. As we all know, Lindsay Lohan has just come out of rehab and is slowly on her way to recovery. Props to her, she’s on the right path. But her path has been a bumpy one as Michael insists on telling the media every single detail of her life. And Dina? Well, Dina is the one who needs rehab the most, but we won’t get into that.
And now her father is going into rehab for ‘balance’? I mean, come on. The man obviously has bigger problems than what he says he does, and I think he needs to go to rehab for more serious things. And maybe he should do so, say, not on a TV show for the whole world to see. Fame whoring is what he’s addicted to, and that’s pretty much what he says he’s getting treated for. So good luck with that.
I don’t think his talking to the media will stop anytime soon. As long as Lindsay is involved in some sort of scandal, Michael will be there. Talking, blaming, and talking some more. But at the end of the day, I wish he would realize he is causing the biggest problems in his family. Just keep your mouth shut, don’t get television deals, and be a father. I bet you Dr. Drew doesn’t have that kind of advice.
“He’s an extraordinary man,” Martin says of his son to Sky News, “He’s doing well, we pray for him. If he had cancer, how would you treat him? This disease of addiction is a form of cancer. You have to have an equal measure of concern and love and lift him up.”
With all do respect to Martin, we wouldn’t call Charlie’s disease the equivalent of cancer. The guy brought this on himself because of an addiction to sluts, booze and drugs. Not exactly the equivalent of cells growing out of control in your body.
Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen has been doing very well since starting his round of in-home rehab, according to TMZ. Apparently he’s passed two separate drug tests – one taken yesterday and one taken a week ago – with flying colours.
Sheen has been working with team of nationally known addiction specialists that report Sheen’s progress directly to Warner Bros. and CBS so that it can be determined when Sheen’s show can go back into production.
Sheen himself has been reportedly feeling much better and is “itching to get back to work as soon as possible” according to one source.
Hmm, spent too much money on eight-balls, perhaps?
Get well soon, Charlie! Our grandmas will get upset if they miss too many episodes of your show.
Lindsay has been spending a lot of time with “Inception” star Tom Hardy recently, especially after her stint in rehab. Tom is supposedly teaching her about sober living after rehab in a world full of temptations and triggers.
Lindsay has been “seriously listening” to the stories of Tom’s former addiction and trying to learn from them, according to Perez Hilton. And there’s no better person to get rehab advice from than a man who’s been successfully sober for eight years!
Hey, there’s no harm in having a little sober fun, right Lindsay?
Radar Online reports that Davie boy spent New Years Eve partying it up at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a friend, something that is not really a good idea for a recovering addict.
Arquette, who surprised the pants off of the general population after announcing his split from former Friends star Courteney Cox, checked himself into the center this weekend. It’s unclear what he’s been admitted for, but we’re guessing it’s pretty serious stuff, especially after a major New Year’s binge!
Would we be horrible people if we said we’re not surprised?
Lindsay Lohan was lucky earlier this afternoon and didn’t get any jail time, however she was ordered by a judge to check back into rehab until January 3, 2011, reports TMZ.
After she’s released from the rehab program in January, she’ll have to remain clean and sober at least until her next scheduled court date on February 25th, where she could be rewarded with unsupervised probation. All she has to do is not test positive for any drugs or alcohol between January 3rd and the February court date, but if her past is any indication, that might be a hard thing to accomplish.
The D.A. had recommended that Lohan spend 180 days in jail, but the judge thought it would be more important for Lindsay to stay in rehab.
The judge commented to Lindsay, “You are an addict. I hope you understand that,” continuing “I don’t want another train wreck.”
We’ll just have to wait and see if Lindsay can actually recover or not.
TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan will be treated for addiction to methamphethamine and bipolar disorder during her 90 day rehab stint.
Lindsay’s drug of choice is apparently methamphethamines, which is also referred to as crystal meth. This drug is very addictive and often have more of a downer effect.
Morningside Recovery, the facility which Lohan will be treated, specializes in addictions to methamphethamine. She will begin her treatment after she is done her sentence at Lynwood Correctional Facility.
28-year-old actress Jodie Sweetin is working on a Full House of her own. People.com reports that Sweetin is pregnant again and due sometime later this year. The father is her boyfriend of one year, Morty Coyle.
Sweetin already has one child – a daughter, Zoie, with her ex-husband, Cody Herpin.
Although the actress has struggled with addiction in the past, as People.com reports, her rep says that Sweetin is “in a good place” and is “looking forward to moving on with her life and she’s just happy to be a mom.”
She’s just got to pop out a few more and she’ll be well on her way to recreating the Tanner household.
Tonight may be the last episode Charlie Sheen films for his hit show “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen told PEOPLE in a statement about his decision to call it quits.
“Much speculation and rumor has arisen from my current status surrounding Two and a Half Men,” Sheen tells PEOPLE in a statement that addresses recent reports on the star’s alleged 11th-hour salary negotiations, his willingness to walk away from the show and his life after the series.
“All of the numbers reported in the press are false. Claims from ‘inside sources’ regarding offers from the studio as well as my salary, on their best day, are without merit. Approaching the start of the current season and as far back as June ‘09, I submitted my terms for season eight to Warner Bros. and CBS respectfully.
“Both parties have known the score for over a year. In no way, has this been a hasty or negligent eleventh hour surprise. I offer this information out of love and respect to my crew, my on-set family, my writers, executive staff, as well as my real family, my dear friends and my loyal fans. We tape the final episode of the season this evening.
“If tonight’s show is the end for me as Charlie Harper, so be it. Another journey has begun. I take from the experience 161 shows filled with a kaleidoscope of amazing experiences, memories, friendships and gratitude. I remain humbly inspired. – C. Sheen”
TMZ is reporting that Sandra Bullock is currently caring for Jesse James’ three kids.
Sunny, Chandler and Jesse, Jr are all staying with Sandra has her husband deals with his addiction and PR nightmare.
One source very familiar with the situation tells TMZ, “It’s a positive sign about Sandra’s relationship with Jesse.” The source would not elaborate.
However as andPOP reported earlier, Sandra has made it clear that she will not adopt Jesse’s kids once their divorce is finalized.
It’s no secret that Eminem’s lyrics often times are anti-gay, so that’s what makes this combination so odd. Elton John is reportedly helping Eminem overcome his addiction to prescription drugs. “I’ve been helping Eminem over the last 18 months and he’s doing brilliantly,” John told BBC Radio
John has been helping the rapper as he also once suffered from a drug problem. Elton had a notorious addiction to alcohol and drugs throughout the 1980′s. He has been sober ever since, and let’s hope he can do the same for Eminem.