Friday, October 09, 2009

Abandonblog

Big news! After many years and posts here on Blogger, I am officially moving on over to Wordpress. calhountribune.wordpress.com is my new home! i'm still setting up the extra pages, jazzy links, et cetera and so on, but all my existing posts are over there and that's where all the new posts will be from now on! Update your bookmarks, change your RSS feeds, and rejoice!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Spotted: Dan de Fleurette

Best part of this episode? Forget Tyra and Hilary Duff. For me it was Jenny Humphrey reading The Torn Skirt by Rebecca Godfrey. One of my favorite books of all time. This book made me lose my mind in the best way possible, and J would love it. (I know, I know, it was hardly visible, but it was there.)

To recap: Eric VDW dyed his hair; the GG creators continue to push their love for the Mets with Olivia Burke in a vintage Mets T (Dorota, Nate, and Cyrus's mother are also fans); and Scott was (mercifully) barely in the episode. 

Highlight Reel!
  • Blair not realizing the Masters of the Universe Society was all about He-Man.
  • Rufus's impression of Lily!
  • The perfectly styled Jenny knock-off girls at Constance.
  • The Return of Lily! And finally someone mentions that most people, Serena, go to college to find themself. And! that most people don't even know who they are!
  • "By the way, sandals are not shoes."
  • The evil publicist calling Serena a "diva whisperer."
  • Two words: Tyra's.hair.
  • "Szybko!" Blair scolding Dorota and in Polish!
  • Anyone else get creeped out when Chuck sized up Jenny? Yup. Still creepy.
  • The Chuck Pep Talk to Blair was the most hilariously self-centered speech I have ever heard. And it totally made sense.
Next week: "Rufus Getting Married" — Georgina returns and tries to eff things up! Exciting!

And if you don't mind slightly spoilery photos: here's a still of Blair and Chuck from an upcoming episode (the one after next week's, "Enough About Eve"): Leighton Meester couldn't look more stunning or like Bette Davis. Aaaamazing.

Very Cherry Mystery Solved


I knew Erica's dress looked familiar! The cherry-print dress that Erica Strange wore in the season 2 premiere of Being Erica is none other than Nanette Lepore's Very Cherry dress! Which Blair Waldorf wore waaay back in "Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (as per page 318 of my book!). Makes sense that the clothes on Being Erica this season look way better and they're taking fashion cues from the best-dressed show on television.


Fashion mystery solved! Too bad I still can't afford to buy this beauty.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Gossip Girl Gets Fierce

In honour of tomorrow's Gossip Girl Goes Hollywood episode — guest stars Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks make their debuts in "Dan de Fleurette" — let's revisit some highlights of H.Duff's and TyTy's careers:

Hilary's "Reach Out," a remake of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," was both sacrilegious and awesome. It's the only song of hers I've ever properly liked and the video? A declaration that she's no longer Lizzie McGuire.

Of course, if I'm at karaoke, the Duff song I'm signing up is "So Yesterday." (I'm just a bird that's already flown away!)

Remember when Tyra was in John Singleton's Higher Learning? Girl can act, even if her performances on America's Next Top Model go so far over the top that the very fabric of the universe is altered. Here's hoping she can rein it in and recollect how to act on non-modeling TV shows. Like the good old days when she was Jackie on Fresh Prince! The last four seconds of this clip are genius:


Both Tyra and Hilary play star actresses on Gossip Girl (Ursula Nyquist and Olivia Burke) whose film Fleur — check the website — brings the Gossip Gang together for some Hollywood glitz. And it looks like Dan Humphrey is totes done hooking up with Georgina! After the jump, three preview clips of tomorrow's ep and TyTy talks about working with "Miss Serena"!