Bad TV Mondays: The Bachelor in Rome and House of Carters

Today was a bad TV Monday. Law and Order was a rerun on TNT, so I ended up watching the most mindnumbing shows ever invented: The Bachelor: Rome on ABC and House of Carters on E!

Ok, you totally need to watch at least 5 minutes of House of Carters, because it will be the most dysfunctional white trash yelling you will ever witness. That show is just a giant train wreck, and it was only the season premiere! All I saw was Nick Carter screaming and getting into a fight with Aaron Carter because Aaron was up late playing music and then all of a suddent Nick starts railing on Aaron for going out with Paris Hilton right after he told him [Aaron] that he broke up with her… Apparently he found a picture of Paris on Aaron’s phone–taken in HIS Cadillac!

Dude, I don’t know how all of that makes sense, or what that had to do with Aaron playing music loud, but it was a giant windstorm of CRAZY. And now I fully realize how bad Aaron Carter’s obsession with his brother is. I mean dating your brother’s ex is creepy once, but TWICE (and then proposing after 5 days–then breaking it off!!!!)? That is super insane.

Then Nick wouldn’t give money to his sister to fly and take care of their estranged mother, so she was yelling at him telling him he was a bad person. Seriously, it’s some of the most MESSED UP crap you will ever watch.

The Bachelor: Rome was pretty tame, but damn, them girls are annoying. Especially the one from TX who thinks she’s a princess or something. Now I know what those girls on My Super Sweet 16 grow up to be like.

Indie Rock or William Hung?: The Killers

I developed a phrase after seeing Okkervil River perform at Clinton Castle as part of the River to River festival this summer:

“There is a fine line between indie rock and William Hung.”

After watching The Killers’ performance on SNL from this weekend, I have to ask a related question, was that more indie rock or more William Hung? [Video link via the ‘Gum]

Project Runway Fashion Show Assessment

If you don’t want to know what any of the final four’s collections look like, do not proceed after the jump.

On a side note, I happen to be shopping in NoLita on Saturday and stopped by the EMC2 event where Tim Gunn was signing bobbleheads and the Project Runway former cast members were puttering around. The line was respectable around 12:30, but when I walked by about an hour later it was ridiculous! The Bravo cameras were also there filming for who knows what.

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Now to rip this year’s fashion show apart…

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Top Chef 2: Missing Resident Hottie?

Season 1 of Top Chef had resident hottie Harold Dieterle. But I just looked at this season’s cast and could not find the hottie. Will I have to default to the bespeckled Ilan D Hall, who is from Great Neck, Long Island? (Harold is from West Babylon.) Or will the emerging hottie be Sam Talbot of NC? Place your bets now on who will be the hottie-in-hiding of TC Season 2…starting Oct 18th on Bravo.

VMAs Strike NYC Next Week

And you can attend a free gig with All-American Rejects, Cartel, Rihanna, and New Found Glory at Battery City Park by snagging tickets tomorrow at noon at Tower Records locations and the MTV store at 1515 Broadway. Read on for more details. Link via Jason.

Also, if you’ve got a VMA-related party you know about (especially if it involves Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, or the Raconteurs) be so kind and drop a line: laura @ themodernage.org.

Here’s to resting up until next week…

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