Ghost-riding the whip has been a huge trend on the Internet these days so we decided to commemorate our favourite videos. If you don’t know, ghost-riding is when a person gets out of their moving vehicle (the whip) and dances beside and around it. While it’s been around for years it became really popular with the 2006 song “Tell Me When to Go” by E-40 and “Ghost Ride It” by Mistah F.A.B. The song references actor Patrick Swayze in Ghost, sparking Internet references to ghost riding as “Going Swayze.”
The trend had its heyday roughly five years ago, but we thought we’d open the vault and have a look at some of our faves.
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By Jasmine Williams
We’re down to the final eight dancers and the finale is so close, you can practically smell it. My GBFF Jesse Tyler Ferguson was on the panel last night, so everything is going to be 35.6 percent better than the average episode. Yes, I made that statistic up but the sentiment is totally valid.
Here are my favourite moments from this week’s episode:
1. Witney and Twitch’s Hip Hop
Although I wasn’t a fan of Witney’s puffy sleeves meets droopy pants concoction of a costume, I have to give props to Luther Brown (from SYTYCD Canada, what what!) for this hard-hitting East Coast hip hop routine. It was all kinds of stupid, and I mean that in the best possible way. Twitch can do no wrong and Witney brought just the right amount of sassy girl power to their paring. But what I loved most was that there was no crazy storyline, no awkward props, just straight up hip hop, and I loved it. Take notes, Christopher Scott.
2. Eliana and Ryan’s Quickstep
I don’t think a week has gone by where Eliana hasn’t been one of my favorites. Even dancing the “dreaded” quickstep, this girl shines. She was playing the role of a forgotten housewife, but she completely turned the tables on this routine, turning this somewhat stiff dance into something truly unforgettable. Even Mary Murphy, who always has some criticism for the ballroom routines, praised her form in this piece. Give this girl a first-class ticket to the finals!
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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.
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Why so blue Drake? Just like how
Posh Spice Victoria Beckham perfected The Pout in the Spice Girls’ era, so too has Drake perfect The Mope. It’s like his trademark look. Is Drake unhappy or is moping the new way to keep up his tough guy credibility in the industry? Even Playboy Bunnies don’t do the job for him. [Source]
Mopey with the Bunnies
Where is he driving to that’s so foreboding?
He must be losing ping pong. Read more…
By: Cassandra Gallo
I have to admit that I’m inexplicably intrigued by Kim Kardashian’s life. Don’t give me that look! I know there are a ton of you out there, considering she now has more Twitter followers than President Obama.
At the same time, I don’t know why we’re drawn to such sadistic drama. Even The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence backs me up on this. She recently commented on how we see Kim’s life as entertainment: “I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that’s a tragedy for anyone,” Lawrence told Parade. “But they’re using it for entertainment, and we’re watching it.”
Kim is a leading lady in the media so it’s no surprise that if a celebrity utters one good or bad word against her, it’s blown out of proportion. Those “battles” are like wildfires — one quote is misinterpreted and all of Hollywood goes a blazing!
Here’s the running tally:
1) We all heard about Jon Hamm slamming the Kims and Paris Hiltons out there. But when Kim slammed Hamm right back by calling him careless, instead of apologizing the Mad Men actor stood by his original burn and said on The Today Show: “It’s a part of our culture that I certainly don’t identify with, and I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car crash sensibility. And it’s not something that I partake in or enjoy, but it is what is and here we are.” He also said: “There are a lot of channels on the dials and those channels need to be filled up with things… Its different strokes for different folks” If this feud continues it might become bigger than Kim’s booty!
2) Tough guy actor Jason Statham recently jumped on the bandwagon of insults. During his most recent interview with Details magazine he was asked if he considers himself a brand… his response was “Fahk ‘em. Kim Kardashian’s a brand.”
3) Kris Humphries’ made his first public dig about Kim to Life & Style on March 20. He told the magazine: “I am a genuine person who says it like it is,” he told the mag on March 20. “I only like to be involved with things I truly believe in. It’s the kind of person I am. A lot of people do things just for money, but that’s not for me.” That kind of seems like a dig at workaholic Kim.
Wow divorce really does bring out the best in people!
A look back:
Relationship expert Misogynist Snoop Dogg gave Chris Humphries advice on how to deal with Kim in a recent online video. He said Kim’s “cold-blooded, I’m pretty sure she’ll have a book in a month talking about all the n****s that she got and how she played them.” He also added “so, my advice is you can’t make a ho a housewife. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.” While I want to think the best of Snoop I wonder if Kim formerly rejected the rapper’s come-ons. In “Drop It Like It’s Hot” he raps: ”See I specialize in making all the girls get naked,” but maybe he wasn’t hot enough for Kim.
5) Barbara Walters did not hold back when she interviewed the Kardashians for her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 segment. Walters grilled the girls throughout the interview and then
implied outright said that she is talentless. “’You don’t really act; you don’t sing; you don’t dance,’ Walters said. ‘You don’t have any – forgive me – any talent!” It’s not really a feud if she’s just stating the facts right? But why is it inappropriate for Jason or Jon to say something similar?
In andPOP’s new weekly “top five” column, Cassandra Gallo will rank everything from obscure song lyrics to the best worst movies. This week she went the totally outrageous route by listing five pieces of motherly wisdom Snooki will probably instill in her child.
Nicole Polizzi has admitted over and over again that she’s not a role model. From GTL to spending a night in jail, this Poughkeepsie Princess doesn’t censor anything.
So how will this self proclaimed Guidette handle motherhood? We can only imagine the rules she’ll allow her child to live by.
Baby Guidette will inevitably choose a modest diet of pickles over seafood. Snooki once said on Jersey Shore: “I hate the ocean. It’s whale sperm…everybody Google it. That’s why I don’t eat lobster and stuff. Because they’re alive when you kill them.” That’s true; the ‘screams’ of lobsters going into boiling water is enough to put anyone off seafood.
It’s also likely that Baby Guidette’s first word will be Guido and his/her first official movement will be the fist pump.
Here are the top five pieces of advice Snooki might teach her meatball:
1) If it’s a girl, her baby bag will probably be armed with bronzer, a tease comb, and makeup brushes, so that Baby Snooki can reach the ultimate Guidette status. Snooki advises girls everywhere in her book Confessions of a Guidette, “the tanner you are, the hotter you are. You don’t want to look like a pale vampire. I don’t care how hot everyone thinks Edward Cullen is, the boy could use a tan. And I don’t care if you’re tan from a spray bottle or whether you’re brown or oompa loompa status, just be friggin’ tan!”
2) Snooki lives by the rule: mix don’t match. She claims, “Less is not more. More is more if you can’t be spotted ten miles away from a helicopter with a blind pilot add some metallic” Her child’s style will be mix of Snooki’s signature animal print, metallic leggings and furry boots.
3) When it comes to handling boys you best be sure that Snooki’s child will know the difference between a Guido juicehead and gorilla juicehead. “ A Guido juicehead is into his tan, his hair, his style and dancing to house music. A gorilla juicehead is into the gym, tanning, his muscle, and himself.”
4) Her child will definitely know what a “true friend” is. Snooki advises in her book: “Don’t let your girls drunk drive, drunk dial, leave a club with random guys, or run around drunk on a beach like a frickin idiot.”
5) Finally, we know when this meatball grows up he/she be smushing material because just like Snooki they’ll moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. On Jersey Shore she constantly says “ you need to lotion everyday and if you’re going to “smush” you need lotion on your butt. So that your butt will be softer than a babies bottom”.
Though Snooki may or may not advise her child to follow these guidelines, she’ll probably want the meatball to release his/her inner Poughkeepsie diva and become the boss of the world.
5. Summer Lovin’ – Grease
Call me nostalgic, but admit that this upbeat shoe-tapper from the epic movie is irreplaceable. I’ve yet to meet a person that doesn’t know the chorus from this song, let along the funky dance actions to accompany the lyrics. This throw-back is guaranteed to get some hips twisting and some put you in the mood to throw on those tight leather pants that used to fit so perfectly.
4. Summer Breeze – Jason Mraz
This representation of Mraz’s remarkable voice is better than Xanax on a particularly tough day. It’s laid back lyrics and acoustic guitar combine to weave a relaxing melody that anyone can enjoy. When it’s time to lay out in the sun with accompanying music, “Summer Breeze” is a quintessential fit.
3. Don’t Trust Me – 3OH!3
Okay, I’ll admit that this seems completely irrelevant to the whole summer thing. Yet, the first time I heard this catchy alternative tune, I happened to be driving down a teeming street in the throes of road rage. As song as I heard “Don’t Trust Me” come on the radio, all anger dissipated, the window rolled down, and the head started bobbing to maximum volume. What better way to introduce summer?