Have you ever licked soda off of a dirty floor? Or referred to your eating disorder as a "stress relief?" How about dry-heaving into a toilet while a stranger takes pictures? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then you have something in common with the contestants from this week's episode of "America's Next Top Model." If you answered yes to all of the questions, then you are my trashy twin and should maybe curb your drinking habits. But yes, after weeks of aimless creative fumbling, the "ANTM" machine has reverted to its delicious comfort zone: we're talking dumpster-diving, shade-tossing, anorexia-centric TV gold, and its crassness could not have come soon enough.
The ladies will be participating in a steampunk photo shoot! Laura, probably reading from a script, describes the genre as "Victorian style with 19th-century mechanics," but the most important thing about this concept is that MIKE RUIZ is shooting it!
Cheerleading, tears, and a melodramatic finale -- no, this isn't "Bring It On 3: All Or Nothing," it's the latest installment of "America's Next Top Model!"
This week's episode of America's Next Top Model ran the gamut in terms of genre, throwing us everything from mean girls to Tyler Perry to zombies. There's something for everyone!
My understanding of the models and their attributes is still very shallow, but the "ANTM" editing process is nothing if not transparent, so excuse me as I pass judgment on these girls and speculate on their assorted fates.
So what makes a great reality judge? Is it the ability to make solid judgments about the contestants? Is it expertise? Flair? An on-stage pet, Cee Lo Green style?
Let's change our definition of 'pretty' to what really matters. Maybe a pretty person is one who is authentic, self-respecting, and kind to others.
Here is a set of search stats, gleaned from Google's keyword tool -- the most popular eyes in modeling. The top five yields some interesting stats:
It's been said that there are six degrees of separation between every two individuals on the planet. This statement no longer holds true. With today's technology, the entire world is at our fingertips. And thank goodness for me as a manicurist, that's a lot of hands to be done.
I will shamefully admit that "America's Next Top Model" is my guilty pleasure. When Tyra announced that she was firing long-time "Top Model" personalities Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander, I was floored.
You don't have to suffer in silence.
If cryogenic freezing works and Larry King beats death, he's heading back to Bensonhurst. That's what he told us in a recent interview.
I'm not a big fan of adults, and I'm frankly beginning to doubt their ability to make our world a better place. Take Congress -- please. On the other hand, I've been heartened in recent weeks by working on The 2011 VH1 Do Something! Awards.
Here's a question that arises from the John Edwards case: How many other politicians have owed the kind of secret political debt that he did? It wasn't inevitable that Edwards' secret would come out. Other secrets haven't.
And when it comes to words that command attention, nothing can beat those that are phrased according to the figure of speech known as dehortatio, which Willard R. Espy once crisply defined as "dissuasive advice given with authority."