Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dating Rules From My Future Self - Season Finale - January 31, 2012

If you aren't checking out the new web series, Dating Rules From My Future Self, you're really missing out. The full season one is now available to view which is nine episodes. The series follows Lucy as she struggles through her dating life. However, she has a little help with that. Her future self. Her future self is sending her texts through an app giving her dating advice and trying to help both of their lives whether it is current and in the future. The show is a lot of fun and the cast is great. It has definitely developed a strong following online and people are talking about it. I've really enjoyed it. You can find out more about the show at Facebook.com/DatingRules or of course search for the show on You Tube. I have not been able to find any kind of word when we will get a season two but until then, here is the season finale of this current season. Enjoy!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dominique Moceanu Set To Release Autobiography, Off Balance, In June - January 30, 2012

1996 Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu is set to release a new autobiography this summer. Dominique was a member of the incredible Magnificent Seven women's gymnastics team that won gold in 1996 in Atlanta. Dominique has a very storied career in the world of gymnastics whether it is team or individual. Here is the official write up preview for her book.
"An unflinchingly honest memoir from Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu that reveals the often dark underbelly of Olympic gymnastics as only an insider can—and the secrets she learned about the past that nearly tore apart her family.At fourteen years old, Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastic team, the first and only American women’s team to take gold at the Olympics. Her pixie-like appearance, passion for the sport, and ferocious competitive drive quickly earned her the status of media darling. But behind the fame, the flawless floor routines, and the million-dollar smile, her life was a series of challenges and hardships.

From her stubborn father and long-suffering mother, to her acclaimed Svengali-like coach, Bela Karolyi, Off Balance reveals how each of the dominating characters contributed to Moceanu’s rise to the top. Here, Moceanu finally shares the haunting stories of competition, her years of hiding injuries and pain out of fear of retribution from her coaches, and how she hit rock bottom after being publicly scorned by her father.

But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life, just as she reclaims the love of the sport that had defined so much of her life.

A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of gymnastics and sport, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.

I am really looking forward to reading this book. Off Balance will be released in June and that is just in time for this year's summer Olympics. Dominique was great to do a Q&A for this website back in August of 2008. If you want to check out the Wrap Up Q&A with Dominique, click here. For more info and ordering information on the book, head over to Dominique's official website at: http://www.dominique-moceanu.com/

Ferris Bueller Returns In New Super Bowl Ad - January 30, 2012

I have been excited to see this commercial since I heard about it. Matthew Broderick has reprised his role as Ferris Bueller in a new Super Bowl ad for Honda. If you're a fan of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, you are going to love a lot of the things in this commercial whether it is the lines, the art gallery shots, or whatever else. A really fun play off of the movie and fun to see Matthew in the role again. Want to see the commercial? Here it is.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Goodbye and Thank You Chuck - January 27, 2012

Thank you Chuck. A little over five years ago, I got to watch a sneak preview of the pilot episode of Chuck. I loved it immediately. All these years later, I was sitting glued to tonight's series finale. This episode had everything that I've always loved about the show especially the last twenty minutes. We really went full circle with this finale. Sarah losing her memories thanks to the intersect. Chuck having to try and win her back. We really saw a lot of what Sarah was like at the beginning of the show where it was just a job for Sarah. No emotional connection. Yet, they would show us every so often tonight that maybe those memories and the person that she became was still in there. Not only were we seeing retro Sarah but we got a lot of retro Chuck too. Seeing a lot of what he was like in the beginning but yet seeing the person that he grew into. Lots of fun retro moments with the locations that they ended up at. They were able to prevail after saving Beckman from the bomb with a little help from Jeffster who saved the day. Ellie's plan for using the intersect glasses one more time had a change of plans. It could either be used for the intersect or for it to be a way to put memories back in Sarah's head to see if it would help her out. However, the bomb had to be stopped so Chuck had to take the intersect to make the save so he could stop the bomb. Sarah's suggestion on the virus to stop the bomb again gave us a clue that maybe those memories of hers were coming back. Linda Hamilton returning for the finale as Chuck's mom was great. When I saw the scene with Jeff and Lester saying that they were going to help and then cut to the orchestra, I was thinking this has to be a Jeffster farewell for us. It was awesome and I now have yet another 80's song that I will always associate to this show which is "Take On Me". LOL. And, that is a good thing for sure. So, what happened with everyone? Well, Casey had his farewell which included a hug for Chuck. I definitely teared up on that one cause that was a big moment after the rollercoaster ride those two have had for the full series. Casey was off to find his love from all indications with Gertrude. Morgan and Alex told Casey that they were moving in together. That was no surprise to Casey as he already figured it out. Jeffster were picked up by an international recording company. I guess Big Mike stays at the Buy More cause that is really all we saw there. However, we did see that Subway was coming in which was fitting. Subway has been a huge part of this show's history and were a big help. Awesome and Ellie were recruited for new jobs in Chicago. So, what about Chuck and Sarah? Well, we got left on a cliffhanger there of sorts. They met on the beach at the end which was a retro moment. Sarah knew it was a special place for them which shows that she still is getting some of her memories back. She asked Chuck to tell her their story which he did including a lot of clips thrown in. The series ended with Chuck mentioning Morgan's idea. A kiss would bring all her memories back. Sarah said to kiss her which he did. The kiss was how it ended. So, did it bring her memories back? Will he have to win her all over again? I guess we won't find that out but it was a great ending. I'm thankful that we got to have a farewell season as it was a lot of fun. This season had a little bit of everything and we got to see a lot of twists with the intersect. So, we say goodbye to Chuck after five seasons. One of the most fan friendly cast and crews I've ever seen. This show is so great to its fans whether it is online, Comic Con, Chuckfest, or whatever else. They care about their fans and go out of their way to interact with them. I wish more shows would look at this show and take notes of that. The fans have been a huge part of this show. Fan campaigns to keep it going. The Subway campaigns. Down to the wire on being renewed while the fans fight, fight, and fight to keep it going. All these years later of fighting, we got five great seasons. Tonight's finale did what the show has always done. It gave us every emotion. All of us Chuck fans loved this show. Loved these characters. Loved this cast. Loved this crew. To that, all of us Chuck fans say thank you to everyone involved in this great show. Thank you for the great ride over the last five years. We're going to miss this show badly. Thank You Chuck. Here is a video that fans put together and showed to the cast and crew at Chuckfest. Amazing tribute from fans all around the world!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Carrie Underwood Announces New Single, "Good Girl" - January 25, 2012

Carrie Underwood left fans with a good wake up call this morning. Carrie announced the news that her new single will be released soon. The title of it is "Good Girl". This will be the first single off of her upcoming fourth album. "Good Girl" will be going to radio on February 23rd. This is just the first of what should be a bunch of big announcements in the upcoming weeks and months. No release date on the album as of yet. We should also be expecting tour news sometime soon too as she has said recently that she will be on the road a lot in 2012. There was also an announcement a few days ago about the newest CMT Crossroads special which will have Carrie involved. She will team up with Steven Tyler on February 4th live on CMT. This will be taking place from Super Bowl weekend and will be the night before the Super Bowl. Based on what we heard a while back with this pair teaming up, this special should be amazing. There are a lot of songs from Steven Tyler that I would love to hear Carrie belt out so that should be exciting to watch. Meanwhile, here is the video announcement from Carrie this morning on the new single.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Big Bang Theory Turns 100 - January 19, 2012

The Big Bang Theory has hit the big 100. 100 episodes that is! When I first saw the previews of the pilot episode for this show, I knew it had potential to be funny, very funny. I watched the first episode and have been hooked ever since. This show is so great at taking the smallest of things and making them into a full fledged meltdown deal among these characters. The show has added some cast members along the way that have brought a lot to the show and evolved the original characters into what they've become. I laugh at this show more than anything on TV and really how can you not laugh at the shouting matches between Howard and his mom? Come to think of it, how can you not laugh at Bernadette now being in the middle of those shouting matches? How can you not laugh at Penny's facial expressions when dealing with her favorite neighbors? I've cheered for Leonard and Penny since episode one of wanting them to get together and the story of those two has given us many seasons of entertainment so far. The Big Bang Theory premiered back in 2007 and had a fan following immediately. Now, it is one of the biggest TV shows in the world. Great cast, crew, and writers. CBS has put together this video of the best moments in the show's first 99 episodes. Only thing missing is Will Wheaton and Soft Kitty. Fun trip down memory lane.

If you want a look at tonight's episode 100, here is a sneak peek of it.

Idol Ratings Down, Survivor One World Cast Announced - January 19, 2012

Is American Idol getting lost in the mix? That is a lot of the big talk during the last week as the season premiere of Idol got closer and closer. Then, this morning came the news that the ratings were down fairly significantly from the previous season for last night's premiere. 24% drop last year but it should still be pointed out that the show still had over 21 million viewers last night. I didn't watch it. I do have it DVR'd but I'm not sure if I'll take the time to watch it. I guess it just depends on what else there is to watch or do. With Idol now sharing time with The X Factor and The Voice, there is a lot of music competition shows out there taking up TV time. A LOT of TV time. I spoke earlier that I really liked The X Factor but the episodes were just too long to commit to every week. Something that kind of run me out with Idol in recent years was where we were getting one hour results shows when we really didn't need it and felt like a ratings grab. I just haven't been able to get interested in Idol in recent years and that is way down from when I was glued to it years ago. The Voice will have its second season premiere following the Super Bowl. I do plan on tuning into that. The audition format was something so fun and unique with that show that it hooked me. Plus, a lot of good talent on there to go along with the fun format. It will be interesting to see where fans of this genre of TV put their viewership on these shows. Will it be to all of them, some of them, or one of them?

Survivor released its cast list for the new season. One World is the theme this year with the castaways being in two tribes but living on the same island. Redemption Island is also gone for this season which is a good thing probably. It was an interesting twist but I think another season of it would get kind of boring. It was starting to get to the borderline of boring toward the end of last season. One thing I like about Survivor is that they are on top of things when to do and not do something. It appears that we have no returning cast members this season and have a fresh cast. So, what about the cast? Here we go.

Nina Acosta - 51 - retired LA policewoman.
Jay Byars - 25 - model.
Christina Cha - 29 - career consultant.
Monica Culpepper - 41 - wife of a retired NFL player.
Colton Cumbie - 21 - college student.
Kat Edorsson - 22 - timeshare rep.
Michael Jefferson - 30 - banker.
Leif Manson - 27 - phlebotomist.
Chelsea Meissner - 26 - medical sales.
Kourtney Moon - 29 - motorcycle repair.
Jonas Otsuji - 37 - sushi chef.
Bill Posley - 28 - stand up comedian.
Matt Quinian - 33 - attorney.
Alicia Rose - 25 - special ed teacher.
Troy Robertson - 50 - swimsuit photographer.
Greg Smith - 64 - plastic surgeon.
Kim Spradlin - 29 - bridal shop owner.
Sabrina Thompson - 33 - highs school teacher.

Here is a peek at Survivor One World.

Jana Kramer Finishes One Tree Hill and Already Setting Records With Her Music Career - January 19, 2012

Jana Kramer wrapped up her time on One Tree Hill with Tuesday night's episode. Life imitated art for Jana just like it did for her character, Alex Dupre. Alex was written off the rest of the season as she pursued her music dream leaving her romance with Chase behind. The tour was set up by none other than Chris Keller. Disappointing that we won't get any more scenes with the characters of Alex and Chris because they were gold on just two episodes. Actually, it was gold in just the first episode. Now, Jana Kramer is following her real life music career dream. Her songs have been featured on the show over the last several months and gotten a lot of buzz. Fitting that on the day of her last show airing, the news came out that she set a record with her single, "Why You Wanna", becoming the most added new country artist to radio since the start of the Country Air/MediaCheck chart was started. I like the song more everytime I hear it with how catchy it is. Definitely a very radio friendly song. Her songs are available to download on iTunes and doing very well. Jana will have her debut album released later this year from Warner Music Nashville. Haven't heard her new song "What I Love About Your Love"? Well, here you go with the music video debut.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Favorite One Tree Hill Episodes Over The Years - January 11, 2012

One Tree Hill begins its farewell season tonight on The CW. It should be a roller coaster ride of emotions for all of us fans. It will be exciting thought. Also, be sure to check out Jana Kramer's new song, "What I Love About Your Love" on tonight's episode. It is also already available for purchase on iTunes as well.

With tonight's premiere, I thought it might be fun to look back on some of my favorite episodes over the years. These are in no order at all. These are just some of my favorite episodes and doesn't necessarily have to revolve around a major happening in the show. Plus, maybe I'll pick some that don't get as much attention. Although I'm noticing I have a lot of the more popular ones on this list.

Season One - The Pilot. I wrote about this in another article but One Tree Hill was a show that I knew I needed to check out at the time of the premiere. I checked out the premiere and got hooked into the story immediately. The build of these characters throughout the series premiere led us to the river court for the big showdown with Lucas and Nathan. The showdown had so much drama around it. When Lucas nailed that turnaround jumper against Nathan to win the shot as "Rest In Pieces" played in the background, I was immediately a fan. It was the perfect ending to that episode. One of One Tree Hill's strong points has always been music and the right song can take a scene to a whole different level. This scene set the stage for Lucas joining the basketball team, getting noticed by Peyton, and Nathan getting his reality shaken quite a bit by his brother.

Season Two - I Will Dare. The new troublemaker in town, Felix, gets a dare night going for the Tree Hill crew. This puts many in awkward situations but provides a lot of laughs too. How about that karaoke session with Mouth and Skillz? LOL. Lucas meets Anna which we later get the big twist of learning it is Felix's sister. Peyton makes a big admission. One of those episodes that I still remember years later with a lot of memorable moments.

Season Four - Some Your Give Away. The center of this episode is obviously on the state championship game and the drama surrounding it. Nathan is stuck with a tough decision on his hands with the betting drama. He agrees to throw the game which means he gets frozen out by his teammates when word gets out over what is going on. Nathan's mind is changed and the Ravens go for the win. Lucas has the big game moment which brings the house down with cheers. Whitey gets his big moment as well. Then, we get the moment of Lucas and Peyton getting back together that was replayed for seasons after that. Triumph turns to tragedy quickly as Nathan's decision effects his wife. Haley is hit by Daunte's car leaving her and the baby in serious condition. In typical One Tree Hill drama fashion, as Lucas is checking on her, down he goes with a heart problem. I remember watching this thinking you have got to be kidding me, they are both down!! LOL. Dan takes the fall for Nathan after Nathan ends up finishing off Daunte for what he did. A LOT happened in this episode and had your emotions all over the place. When I think big episodes, this is one that always comes to mind.

Season Four - It Gets The Worst At Night. I love this episode for several reasons. The biggest is the tie in with the town that got to host the show for this episode, Honey Grove, TX. If you haven't seen the extra on the season four DVD set, you really need to check it out as there is a great featurette about the making of this episode and how the town of Honey Grove welcomed them in. The story of the episode is that Mouth is in jail and the gang takes off to go help him after getting a hilarious text. They end up getting a retake of their high school prom after things didn't go so well at Tree Hill with their original prom night. It also provides a funny return for Chris Keller. LOL. That is a lot of fun and just the overall atmosphere of taking the show on the road and including the local fans in it was a lot of fun.

Season Four - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The end of the high school era for the Tree Hill gang. We finally have the birth of Jamie Scott. Lily is born. Dan turns himself in after a season full of guilt. A farewell party ensues with a lot of closure happening among the gang followed by a farewell at the river court. One of the best moments of the episode is Mouth doing what he has wanted to do for years and that is go and kiss Brooke Davis. Hilarious stuff especially with her shocked reaction to it.

Season Five - For Tonight You're Only Here To Know. The gang returns to Tree Hill High for the first high school basketball game. Some familiar faces coaching the Ravens. Mouth goes back to his roots for getting his media savvy self going. The girls end up back in the library….for longer than they had planned after the door locks them inside. This brings back Tim as the pizza delivery guy who was supposed to be their ticket out of the library. Instead, he gets to take part in the reunion. After revealing that he knew how to have opened the door at any time, he says that nobody would have stayed and hung out if he had opened the door which I thought was a fitting end to that episode. The drama and heat between Lindsey and Peyton comes to a head as their boiling point is reached and Peyton reveals that they had been proposed to with the very same ring. I also thought this episode was an even bigger launching pad for Mia. It got her involved with the crew and showed her as a major part of the new post high school era.

Season Five - Hundred. These weddings at Tree Hill never go well. LOL. You just cringe waiting for something to go wrong. Well, not all of them go bad as we saw last season with Brooke and Julian but history was not on their side. This episode had a little bit of everything. Lindsey leaves Lucas at the altar. Jamie gets kidnapped by nanny Carrie. Dan ends up being the hero….and later gets beaten up for it. LOL. I loved the shot and reaction of Jamie returning back to his family after Dan saved him. Perfection with how it was done. We also saw a lot of familiar faces return for the wedding.

Season Six - Forever and Almost Always. The wedding day finally arrives for Lucas and Peyton. Haley ends up being brought in as the substitute minister which was a fun moment with the best friend getting to marry Lucas and Peyton. Julian getting punched by Nick Lachey after saying it's hot and must be 98 degrees in there was hilarious. The whole back and forth with jealousy being played between Brooke and Julian was funny throughout. I love the stuff with Jamie being on a leash hooked to Skillz after what happened at the last wedding. Just thought that was hilarious.

Season Eight - Darkness On The Edge of Town. This was one of the most thrill riding hours of TV that I've ever seen. A storm hits Tree Hill and it fits the mood all around. Brooke ends up in a life threatening situation with Jamie as Julian saves the day. Katie returns to face off with Quinn in a stress filled sequence throughout the show. I felt like I even needed to go take a breath after watching this episode. LOL. Just one of the most on the edge of your seat episodes of the whole series run.

Season Eight - This Is My House, This Is My Home. This very well could have served as a great series finale if it had ended up being that. A lot of time is covered in this episode and a lot happens. Brooke and Julian ended up getting more than they bargained for as they end up with not just one baby but two. Haley and Brooke reopen Karen's Cafe. Chase goes off to the Air Force leaving Alex but also Chuck. Chase and Alex reunite at the end and let me just say that I am a huge Jana Kramer fan. I think she is great on this show and that character of Alex has evolved so much over the last few seasons. This episode which showed a year of events was so well done. The ending sequence showing Jamie Scott dribbling that basketball over that bridge could not have been more perfect. It made me think how I demand that they do that shot again for the series finale. I also wondered how do you top that full circle moment for the last shot of the series? I guess we'll have to wait and see what they came up with for the end of the show.

Just some of my many favorite episodes. So many of my favorites that can't even fit in a list. This show has provided so many great memories over the years and tonight begins the farewell. It is definitely this feeling among fans that we have grown up with these characters and are now waiting to see what happens with their lives. Have fun watching the premiere tonight! Take care and God bless!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dating Rules From My Future Self Premieres - January 9, 2012

I always love hearing news about a web series getting going. Something good about where you can just launch it online and bypass the networks all together. Keep your control of it and you don't have to worry about the network suddenly just pulling the rug out from under you. The latest web series that is being buzzed about is "Dating Rules From My Future Self" and is produced by Alloy Entertainment. The show stars Shiri Appleby of Life Unexpected and Roswell fame. She plays 29 year old Lucy who finds herself about to take a huge step in her dating life and starts to get text messages from her future self. Her future self is ten years down the line. The texts are advice on things to do or not do to help her change her dating life. The show debuts today online and the first episode is already available. I really enjoyed it! A lot gets accomplished in just the first episode and with under ten minutes. The set up of the story is good. I like the casting and production of it. Shiri is great as always. I'm curious to see where the story goes from here. Clever way to tie the dating world into the technological world. I think this show hits on something that we all think about. What if we could go back and tell ourselves something that we learned along the way? What if you could prevent a mistake from happening? Especially in the dating world. Really impressed with it and I'm already a fan. You can get more info on the show at Facebook.com/DatingRules. Here is the video of the first episode.

CMA Fest News, GAC Top 50 Of 2011 Countdown Results, X-Factor, The Kelly's, & More - January 6, 2012

Rolling into 2012, can you believe it? Praying that all of you have a great 2012 ahead of you. Just thought I'd post some random stuff on the site today.

It's January and CMA Fest news is already getting out. Well, it's actually been getting out for several weeks now but Carrie Underwood is the first name to be announced as appearing at LP Field at CMA Fest. The Band Perry has been announced since then along with Jason Aldean. If you haven't been to CMA Fest week, I highly recommend it. It is a lot of fun and a great atmosphere.

Sticking with the music thing today, GAC did their annual fan voted top videos of the year. It was hosted by one of my favorites, Lady Antebellum. Just thought I would run down their top 50 videos.
1. Blake Shelton - "God Gave Me You"
2. Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay"
3. Keith Urban - "Without You"
4. Jason Aldean - "Dirt Road Anthem"
5. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood - "Remind Me"
6. Blake Shelton - "Honey Bee"
7. Lady Antebellum - "Just A Kiss"
8. Alan Jackson - "Long Way To Go"
9. Scotty McCreery - "I Love You This Big"
10. Trace Adkins - "Just Fishin'"
11. Brad Paisley with Alabama - "Old Alabama"
12. Toby Keith - "Made In America"
13. Martina McBride - "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
14. Chris Young - "Tomorrow"
15. Taylor Swift - "Mean"
16. Brad Paisley - "This Is Country Music"
17. Blake Shelton - "Footloose"
18. Lady Antebellum - "We Owned The Night"
19. Keith Urban - "Long Hot Summer"
20. Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter - "You and Tequila"
21. Jason Aldean - "Tattoos On This Town"
22. Scotty McCreery - "The Trouble With Girls"
23. Taylor Swift - "Back To December"
24. Tim McGraw - "Felt Good On My Lips"
25. Taylor Swift - "Sparks Fly"
26. Shania Twain - "Today Is Your Day"
27. Kellie Pickler - "Tough"
28. Jake Owen - "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
29. Billy Currington - "Let Me Down Easy"
30. Lauren Alaina - "Like My Mother Does"
31. Justin Moore - "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away"
32. Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, & Miranda Lambert - "Coal Miner's Daughter"
33. Rascal Flatts - "I Won't Let Go"
34. Zac Brown Band - "Knee Deep"
35. Zac Brown Band - "Colder Weather"
36. Reba McEntire - "When Love Gets A Hold Of You"
37. Alison Krauss and Union Station - "Paper Airplane"
38. Reba McEntire - "Somebody's Chelsea"
39. Josh Turner - "I Wouldn't Be A Man"
40. Sugarland - "Tonight"
41. Billy Currington - "Love Done Gone"
42. Martina McBride - "Teenage Daughters"
43. Reba McEntire - "If I Were A Boy"
44. Ashton Shepherd - "Look It Up"
45. Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield - "Easy"
46. Pistol Annies - "H*** on Heels"
47. Gloriana - "Wanna Take You Home"
48. Luke Bryan - "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)"
49. Toby Keith - "Red Solo Cup"
50. The Band Perry - "You Lie"

I watched quite a bit of the X-Factor over the last few months. I stopped watching about midway through though mostly cause it was so hard to watch. I'm talking about length wise. These episodes were just way too long especially on a weekly basis that I just couldn't keep up. Finding the show to view if your DVR misses it was frustrating too. There were times when the show was bumped from its timeslot during the season cause of other programming. Not available to watch online at all. When I found it available to watch On Demand, there were two frustrations with it. One was the fact that every episode was only available for something like three days to watch which kept you limited especially if you wanted to view several to get caught up. Two was the fact that they wouldn't let you fast forward at all through the On Demand viewings. What frustrated me with that was that if I didn't watch all of an episode in one viewing, I couldn't fast forward it to where I left off. It does hold your spot for 24 hours or so but what if I'm not able to get back to it in 24 hours? I don't want to watch the same hour and a half that I just watched. So, I just finally gave up on trying to keep up with the show. I did enjoy it with what I saw of it and there was a lot of strong talent on there.

Live With Kelly has been a lot of fun so far. I laugh at these articles that keep popping up about how it is down to a certain list of candidates. I don't think the show even knows who they are going to narrow it down to. We're still in the "dating" stage at this point cause it does feel like a dating game. LOL. Watching and looking for chemistry. The best so far though has been Neil Patrick Harris's week when he co-hosted. The two have a lot of chemistry together but Neil is of course locked down on another TV show so that isn't an option. If you didn't see the clip of Kelly, Neil, and Science Bob, well, you missed a lot! The most I've laughed at TV in a long time!

Since I'm talking about Kelly's, let's talk about another one. Kelly Clarkson. I'm currently listening to her new album and am loving it so far. This album is everything that I have loved about Kelly Clarkson over the years. Hopefully, I can do a full review of this album in the near future. If you haven't seen her video for "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)", check it out. It is a lot of fun including a flash mob.

Revenge has been one of the big hits of the new fall season. I didn't feel a lot of buzz about the new fall TV season overall this year but Revenge has been one of those shows that has broken out of the pack. I haven't seen it and can't comment on it but I wouldn't mind checking it out just for Emily Van Camp. I think she is a definite talent.

Is anyone else as glued to Friends reruns on Nick at Nite as I am? I can't turn them off once I get started. I've seen these episodes over and over again and I'm still laughing at the same jokes. One of my favorites aired the other night with the episode of the bet over Monica and Rachel's apartment. Just one of those feel good shows that you enjoy sitting down after a long day and watching and laughing at to finish the night.

Hope that you all are having a great 2012 so far!! Take care and God bless!!

One Tree Hill Approaches Its Final Season - January 6, 2012

Wednesday, January 11th will bring a night that is exciting but yet very bittersweet for One Tree Hill fans. That is the night that the final season begins. A countdown to goodbye if you will. I count myself in that category as well cause I am also a long time fan of the show. I still remember the fall of 2003 when I saw this show called One Tree Hill and gave it a view one night. At the time, I was missing Dawson's Creek as I was a huge fan of that show. Here comes One Tree Hill and it was ready to fill that niche and there was also the great thing of it filming in the same city in Wilmington. I was working nights by myself at my job. I tuned in to watch the pilot episode on the WB. The first episode laid the ground work of all of these great characters that we've ran a ton of different emotions with over the years. I was hooked the second that Lucas nailed that turn around fade away on Nathan as the crowd celebrated along with "Rest In Pieces" playing in the background. I still do remember that night of watching that show and around nine years later, it is this feeling of growing up with these characters. Some have moved on, some have stayed, and some have returned but they left a mark on One Tree Hill fans. Last night was the One Tree Hill event in Los Angeles and there were a lot of tears by all reports from the event coming from fans, the crew, and the cast. This show has left a mark on all of them. Just the fact that they would do an event like this says a lot about that group. One Tree Hill is truly one of the most fan friendly shows that I have ever seen. They interact with the fans. They seek input from the fans. They love the fans. So, the excitement level kicks in as we wait for this final season premiere next week. The show has wrapped as far as filming and you could feel the emotions from the cast just by reading the comments on Twitter from that week. What is going to happen this final season? Well, I haven't read any spoilers and nor do I want to. It's going to be a big one just based on the comments from the cast and crew last night in LA. Want a tease of this season? Well, here is a video that the CW has put out to promote it.

Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty Album Released

Album release day today for Carrie Underwood's new album, Cry Pretty! I love album release days! So much scrambling around trying to mak...