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Guess Who Got Married?

Posted by thelanetrain on November 25, 2008

That’s right, kids.  Everyone’s favorite power couple/douchebag collective/braindead idiots Heidi and Spencer got fucking married.  Yup.  All that fighting, drama, catfightting, and bitchery that seems to pervade their forever engagedness on The Hills was for nought.  Accoring to Newsday, the two eloped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Wow, really?  I guess that’s slightly better than getting married at Senor Frogs in Cancun) and tied the knot in a private ultra secret ceremony.  Not even Heidi’s folks were there!  And what’s worse, Spencer even told Heidi, “You complete me”.  See, not even Spencer can write his own wedding vows.

Also, get excited, Hills fans.  NANA PRATT IS THROWING DOWN NEXT WEEK!  OHHHH SHITTTTTTTTT!  Clearly I wish I had more of a source than watching next week’s trailer.

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President Barack Obama

Posted by thelanetrain on November 5, 2008

Well, it happened.  In the race between a young Illinois senator and his foot-in-mouth running mate versus the old man and the hot lady, Barack Obama pulled out a landslide victory to win the 2008 Presidential Election and become the President-elect, setting him up to be our great nation’s 44th president.  All this while breaking racial barriers and becoming our nation’s first Black president in the country’s more than 230 year-old history.

The election of Senator Obama is not just a cultural milestone.  It represents the voice of a people, tired of fighting a neverending war in the Middle East, tired of conservative politics and fear-driven tactics, and tired of the Bush presidency and party.  We have certainly heard over and over again in his speeches that Mr. Obama wants to bring change to Washington and America, and that he hopes to restore our nation’s good name to the rest of the world.  I don’t know how much of his word he can live up to, but I certainly hope that Obama can deliver.

In his victory speech last night in Chicago’s Grant Park, standing with the people, he urged Americans that he needed their support, not only from those who already support him, but from those who didn’t vote for him.  American needs to unify, to come together, and Obama called to end the division of “red states” and “blue states”.  It was certainly a stirring moment, and thankfully, the election was decided by the end of the evening.

Click here to see an electoral map to see exactly how Obama soundly defeated McCain.  He even got a bunch of swing states to go his way.

CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA!

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Heidi Montag Faces Actual, Like Totally Serious, Consequences

Posted by thelanetrain on November 4, 2008

So it turns out that everyone’s favorite actress and fashion plate Heidi Montag like, totally got her ass handed to her last night on The Hills.  You see, Heidi works worked at a promotions company that was basically her dream job: open up and promote exclusive nightspots in Los Angeles.  Novel.  So last night when she was supposed to be the dutiful event coordinator of the exclusive trashy “new” lounge Fourteen (actually reads “XIV”), she not only brought along her assclown of a fiancé, but proceded to get “totally wasted”.  She downed half a bottle of tequila in full view of her coworkers and went around screaming “Woooo!  I’m like totally wasted!”  But as it turns out, her boss found out about her rampant drinking and quickly canned her.  Poor unemployed Heidi.  Now she’ll have to…be a reality star full-time.  What a shame.

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Tonight on TV: The Barack Obama Smile Time Variety Half-Hour Spectacular!

Posted by thelanetrain on October 29, 2008

It’s the can’t miss event tonight on Primetime.  Actually it’ll be on three of the major four networks so you can’t miss it (unless you really like Pushing Daisies).  Barack Obama’s half-hour ad is attempting to appeal to the entire nation, not just a bunch of swing dates and districts.  By airing nationally, he will try to show that we are all united, as one nation in throwing our vote and support towards him.  And he’ll probably say a lot about spreading the wealth, change, hope, etc… you know the damn drill already.

Although I wish it was more like this.

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Has The Hills Gone…Downhill?

Posted by thelanetrain on October 24, 2008

It’s still the number one show on MTV, but chances are, you’ve probably been skipping The Hills to watch actual scripted teenage drama.  Yes, there are definite signs that the juggernaut of all reality shows is slowly backsliding like the folks on Celebrity Rehab.  In this post, I’ll try to explain some of the unsettling omens that the fantasy playworld of Lauren, Whitney, Heidi and Audrina may soon cease to exist.

After The Jump: Evaluating The Hills post stardom

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Irksome

Posted by thelanetrain on October 20, 2008

 

Gawker reported today in its gossip roundup that the two were “whisper-fighting” on an Amtrak train to Washington, and while the brawl never escalated into a full-fledged fight, Lindsay was apparently talking smack about VP nominee Sarah Palin and advocating for herself rather than the couple.  The most troubling thing about this item?  The fact that Lindsay has to ride around the nation on a train than, say, in a private chauffered limo.  Ruh-oh…

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Friday Roundup

Posted by thelanetrain on October 17, 2008

Oh man, was this week killer or what?  So aside from learning all about some dude named Joe and how he lays pipe (heh heh) at the third presidential debate, there’s been nothing else to focus on, right?  Well, there’s this, but other than that, has anyone else been keeping tabs of anything not economy or election related?  Oh wait, I have.  Even though I haven’t updated in a while (I told you I was going on hiatus!), there’s actually a fair amount of big name news to report…after you click below at least!  I’ll dish on Oliver Stone’s new movie, a possible showdown on SNL, and Madonna’s divorce (for reals, not like that BS from the summer).

After The Jump: The Friday Rundown

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I Wish I Was Making This Up

Posted by thelanetrain on October 2, 2008

As if VH1 couldn’t milk the Surreal Life-Strange Love-Flavor of Love-I Love New York-Charm School train any more, it turns out that Chance and Real, the two brothers who were contestants on I Love New York (a reality show featuring a contestant from Flavor of Love), are now in a reality show of their own.  Yes, they will be the strapping young bachelors on their very own show called…wait for it…Real Chance of Love.

*BARF*

I seriously wish this was a joke, but it’s not.  VH1 is very excited to roll out this show.  And why wouldn’t they?  Because who doesn’t want to see a bunch of half-naked hoochies running around a Hollywood Hills home drunk off their ass while fighting, swearing, pulling off their clothes during a wrestling match, getting all down and dirty….

Ok, so there are some positive qualities, but I’m sick of the network rehashing the same exact formula for shitty reality shows.  In their press release, VH1 said:

America’s two favorite brothers Real and Chance tried to steal New York’s heart in the VH1’s hit series I Love New York but were both left broken-hearted. Now the Stallionaires are back and ready to find love in their own new 11-episode series. Real and Chance will get their much deserved, and much anticipated chance to find real love as 15 young ladies move into their Stallionaire ranch house and try to capture their hearts.

I’m sorry, but didn’t they just appear on a show to try and win a shitload of money because they weren’t looking for love?  Don’t they just want sweet cold cash instead?

Well, whatever VH1, I’m sure this show will make Flavor of Love will look like Roots, or at least, Oprah.

By the way, this makes me laugh.  We, as viewers, must be fucking retarded.

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This Just In: People Are Watching Gossip Girl

Posted by thelanetrain on September 23, 2008

Spotted: A surefire sign that Gossip Girl will be ruling the airwaves for a few more seasons.  Entertainment Weekly reported that the teen soap which runs on the CW reported a series high rating of 3.7 million viewers last week.  Not only that, but the show helped the CW become TV’s #1 network for women and adults aged 18-34 that night.

So what exactly has been happening on the juicy show that the kids can’t seem to stop talking about?  The kids are back for their senior year of high school, but not without some fun in the sun, Hamptons style.  We see Nate and some MILF playing around while toying with Vanessa’s emotions, Blair fawning over some rich Lord guy, and Dan and Serena on and off and on and off again.  Chuck is wallowing away in sorrow over his inability to keep Blair, Jenny’s been overworked at her internship with Blair’s mom and Lily is unhappy with her marriage to Bart Bass.  Oh, and Rufus has a new love?

Can’t wait to see what happens next week

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Clay Aiken Successfully Distracts America From Dying Economy

Posted by thelanetrain on September 23, 2008

Well America, we finally found a way to take our minds off of the second great depression.  In what could be described as the biggest “No shit, sherlock” moment of the year, Clay Aiken, the androgynous bespectacled runner-up from the second season of American Idol is totally gay.  Who knew, right?  Did anyone really not see this coming?  Even after this shocker from waaaay back?  The story, which will be carried by People Magazine (above) has generated a resounding “finally!” from all of the webernets, including fellow gay Perez Hilton, who merely said:

“Welcome to the gayborhood, daddy!”

We’re so proud of you, Clay.  Now if only that other really famous gay celebrity will follow your lead…

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