American Idol Season 12: First Impressions

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American Idol’s 12th season premiered last night, and while I hate to admit it, I continue to tune in every year. I usually get excited about the first rounds where the show alternates between the talented and the “singing’s not for you, dawg” contestants. Here are some first impressions.

  • I miss Steven Tyler
  • I want to hear less from Nicki Minaj and more from Mariah Carey
  • Who the hell is Keith Urban
  • Randy Jackson has great taste in eyeglasses

That’s all I have so far. It was a slow start, but we’re just one William Hung or Pants On The Ground away from having something interesting to talk about. What do you think?

That’s Why They Call It The Boob Tube

Hello out there, our lovely “A” from LA Snark’s T&A Do LA column has been swallowed by her job.

In the meantime, I, the “T” will share with you some observations I make about the entertainment we’re dished. To Tele & Film Universe (TOFU: Where you can get a side of estrogen with your entertainment) and beyond.

And yes, I know tofu only has plant estrogen, but go with it here.

This has been a busy week for discussions on “race” and “television” concerning women.

It’s not really letting up either. See Amanda Dobbins’ Vulture (New York Magazine) time line.

How did this all start? With a show, heralded as the greatest new thing for women, based in Brooklyn that is white washed.

I didn’t make this image. I snagged this from an old teacher of mine who is a Jewish man—>

There’s The Good Wife and the good Asian wife (in The Joy Luck Club) and then just the “good Asian”. I’m continuing my coverage of the diversity issue in recent entertainment because it’s been in the press a lot this week.

Just to let you know, I won’t be harping on this all the time, but will endeavor to provide more, ahem, diverse coverage of entertainment issues across different mediums. Next week I’m going to write about something I’m calling “Twit-Play” where people use Twitter pseudonyms. It’s like Cos-Play, but online and no capes and stuff.

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Two Female Characters, One TV Trope

Hello out there, our lovely “A” from LA Snark’s T&A Do LA column has been swallowed by her job.

In the meantime, I, the “T” will share with you some observations I make about the entertainment we’re dished. To Tele & Film Universe (TOFU: Where you can get a side of estrogen with your entertainment) and beyond.

And yes, I know tofu only has plant estrogen, but go with it here.

The Friendly Female Stalker Next Door Trope: Rose & Robin

Oh, the Masochism.

You’ve seen The Roommate or Single White Female, not fun. However on television, female stalkers are “cute” and “charming’ as explained by TV Tropes. I’m going to tell you about a couple of television stalkers and their shows, in regards to their character depiction and overall diversity.

I miss Rose who was wonderful portrayed by Melanie Lynskey.  I admit I don’t watch Two and a Half Men anymore. From commercials I see, the whole house looks different. I’m just not that into Ashton Kutcher. Charlie Sheen may be off his rocker, but he says it like it is and now has his own Fiat commercial. Hollywood is so forgiving of men. Is this weird that I have more overall respect for someone who is an overt unapologetic asshole than someone who has a good guy image?

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