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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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Just In Case You Were Wondering…

Posted by thelanetrain on October 3, 2008

Because the house passed the $700 billion bailout plan, it will cost the American taxpayer about $2,300 extra in taxes.  That’s roughly 1 Macbook Pro per person to help keep Wall Street running.

Isn’t this awesome?

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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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On Hiatus

Posted by thelanetrain on October 1, 2008

You’ve probably noticed the lack of posts recently.  Well, unfortunately this has nothing to do with the huge clusterfuck of a financial crisis we’re in right now, but it does have to do with other prevailing forces that are preventing me from working on the blog.  So until further notice, this blog is going to stay dormant for awhile until I can get a free moment to post.

Or better stated, this blog will no longer post daily, but probably weekly or biweekly.  At least until further notice.

Love,

The Lane Train

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This Person Will Probably Get Fired

Posted by thelanetrain on September 25, 2008

Just read this:

[Defamer]

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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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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Lehman, AIG To Be Investigated by FBI

Posted by thelanetrain on September 23, 2008

Reuters reported today that the FBI will be investigating Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Lehman Brothers, and AIG, including senior staff, to see if insiders within the companies provided misinformation to investors about the mortgage and credit crisis situations.  The FBI will also be on the lookout for any instances of corporate fraud within these companies.

Thank. The. Fucking. Gods.  There is justice in this cruel sick country of ours.

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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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Gawker Totally Pwns Palin Family

Posted by thelanetrain on September 18, 2008

If there was any doubt that the editors over at Gawker have an agenda in this political election, we clearly know who they’re rooting for (or rather, who they’re rooting against).  Aside from the daily headlines slamming McCain and the MILF, the NY-bassed Gossip and Media rag came out on the offensive against the Palin Clan, and in particular, their pleasantly pregnant daughter Bristol.  First, they reported that B-Pal (I love that name) smoked pot on camera while smiling (damn how I wish they had a funny video to go along with that) and was apparently dubbed “the makeout queen” of her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.  Then, they later got a hold of Bristol’s private voicemail greeting (not so scandalous, but more like, how the hell did they get that?).

But the big story?  Somebody hacked into Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo account and exposed all of her private emails.  Awesome.  Vultures need not be interested though, as the post contains mostly benign email messages, and silly pictures of family members being all goofy with Trig, the Downs Syndrome Baby.  Although the government did react violently and call the leak a huge breach of privacy, which I guess it is.  But you know what else is a huge breach of privacy?  This thing (which a lot of GOP members support, like this guy).  I mean, as long as she has nothing to hide, what does it matter.  She’s not a terrorist, right?  Right?

For all those still wondering, they changed her password like totes ASAP so nobody could read her private emails anymore.  I don’t know about you, but I’d be lookin’ out for her, Dubya.  She’s suspicious…

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TRL, Shoutouts to MAH GIRRRRL, SHANIQUA IN WEST PLAINFIELD!!! WOOOO!!!, to Cease in November

Posted by thelanetrain on September 16, 2008

 

No, it’s really true.  For reals yo.  As if today couldn’t get any worse, MTV announced that it would put TRL on hiatus on it’s tenth anniversary in November (producer Dave Sirulnick gives some sort of logical explanation to this, but like a facebook relationship, its complicated).  This makes me really sad, because I personally wanted to be among the throng of screaming high school kids making who shouted “wooooooo!” every time a camera passed by them.  But the show, which in all honesty was getting lackluster ratings and losing its popularity to other shows, needed to be put down like Old Yeller.  I think MTV got the message that nobody was watching TV after school anymore ever since sidekicks, texting, and crackblackberries started ruling the tween and teenage world.  Plus, if a pop act was going to make it big, a MySpace campaign or facebook group could do so much more than some two-bit TV appearance with this dude.

I just want to know: will we go all retro and see Carson Daly hosting with special guests Backstreet Boys and Eminem?  I hope so, yes.

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