Daily Links 9/16

September 16th, 2013 | 9 Comments | Posted in Daily Links

Going into the weekend, we were looking at one of the greatest sports weekends ever. A&M/Alabama, Mayweather/Alvarez, the Manning Bowl, Niners/Seahawks in primetime Sunday night, Yanks/Sox with Mariano’s last appearance at Fenway, of course, WWE Night of Champions. Unfortunately, only A&M/Alabama lived up to the hype, no matter who you were rooting for. And for those that are anti-Manziel, I hope you realize that he set the record on Saturday for most yards ever by an SEC player against the nation’s alleged top defense. Ever. In the history of the storied SEC conference, no one player has ever accumulated more yards in a single game than Manziel did this past Saturday. Two costly interceptions definitely hurt, but there’s no way they’re even in the game if he’s not on the field. Mayweather/Alvarez turned out to be a snoozer, the Manning Bowl was a dud, Niners/Seahawks was a blowout with a 1 hr lightning delay, and there’s probably 5 rivalries in baseball right now more intriguing than Yanks/Sox. Yet, I pretty much watched parts, if not all, of all of them. And oh yeah, it was all topped off by Miss America crowning Miss NY for the second year in a row. Miss USA and Miss America have become must-see-TV for me. They are a train wreck waiting to be dissected. Hope you followed along with my live tweets. About the only two shows I’ll ever live tweet.

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-With Seth Meyers set to leave the SNL Update Desk once his talk show begins after the Winter Olympics, made sense they’d have to find a replacement. Although it’s interesting that they’re still considering Seth to do it since he’ll be working in the same building, and he’s off on Fridays.

-SNL made official today what’s been speculated for weeks, confirming their six new cast members. I think the best one is that guy from AT&T commercials with all the little kids, Beck Bennett. Has anyone who’d had that much run nationally ever turned that into an SNL spot before? Usually it’s people that are more “underground” then use SNL to get big.

-If “Million Second Quiz” wasn’t nauseating enough (I gave up watching after two episodes), now comes word they were considering bringing in the greatest game show contestant ever? People don’t want to see the rich get richer. And judging by those questions, Ken Jennings would’ve destroyed on that show.

-Every time I see a story about someone dropping F-bombs on air, I always start to wonder how much longer it will be before this won’t be news and it’ll become acceptable. Same with nudity. It’s inevitable right? I say within 10 years.

-Britney’s new single “Work Bitch” leaked online a day early over the weekend. Expect to hear this song to be played at every night club for the rest of your life.

-In case you weren’t following along with tweets last night, Miss NY won Miss America for the second year in a row. She personally would’ve finished 5th in my top 5, but hey, who am I?

-Three people gave their opinions on Miley’s recent behavior: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, and Lady Gaga. Real shocker to see who’s defending her.

-As for Miley herself, hey y’all, she’s thinking of new and creative ways to justify her behavior. Ohhhhh, totally get it now. Since you didn’t have a normal childhood, just blame it on that. Genius.

-You know it’s 2013 when a news story consists of someone stops following someone else on Twitter. In this case, Miley stopped following her fiancé. Probably doesn’t bode well for their engagement.

-You know what I’ve been asking myself the last seven years? “Man, when is the ‘Today’ show gonna get a new new set design? And wouldn’t you know, they unveiled it this morning. How very “Today” show of them. It’s just as bland as their cast.

-I’m behind on my movie watching. It’s been at least two months since I’ve seen a movie, so I have no idea what’s out. To show what I know, “Insidious 2″ was this weekend’s top box office draw with $41 million. I don’t think I ever knew there was a movie called “Insidious” let alone a sequel.

-You know, because matching tattoos is always a brilliant idea when you’re 21 years old with a child from someone else and have been arrested more times that I can remember.

-The “Dancing with the Stars” creator talks about changes to the upcoming season which begins tonight.

-What number is higher: Kendall Jenner’s age, or the number of surgeries her mother Kris has had? Holy crap.

-Nobody puts Andrea Zuckerman in a corner. Hey, at least she’s doing SOMETHING , right?

-Sure, the A&M/Alabama game was the story of the weekend in sports, however, doesn’t Floyd Mayweather lose street cred for having Justin Bieber escort him to the ring for the biggest fight of his career?

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9 thoughts on “Daily Links 9/16

  1. As the new kid, I feel as though I shouldn’t comment first, but I guess I’ll just make myself feel at home. Is it okay if I kick my shoes off and put my feet up on the couch?

    The A&M game was amazing. I would have preferred an Aggie win, but at least they showed their merit. For sure Johnny did! (Whoop!)

    As for Miley…I think she’s acting like a jackass and if she was my kid, I would lock her in a closet until she straightened up. However, when it comes to the music industry (in particular), I am relatively supportive of “artists” behaving any way they choose. That’s entertainment, folks. And if every 20-something female pop-star was like Taylor Swift or Selena Gomez…it would be a LAME world to live in.

  2. I agree on Miley. I had made the comment that Miley was looking for attention and separation from Hannah Montana…. In the same way as Brittney did when she tongue kissed Madonna. For Brittney, it worked…. And my guess is that it will also work for Miley. Having kids about her age myself, I realize that parents don’t have control over their kids brain dead actions. But we should not ever give in to showing support for being a moron. So I give Billy Ray a pass on having any control of his daughter…. A daughter who is more than paying her own bills…. But he should never have weighed in except to say ” that’s not how I raised her, but she’s an adult and can do what she pleases even though I strongly disagree with it”.

  3. Perfecta- kick your shoes off, and socks, put on your jammies and stay for a while.. a long while ;)

    I don’t watch football, so I have nothing to contribute to that, but I agree with both you and Rob on Miley. As an artist, I feel she has the right to express herself in anyway she chooses, as odd as it may seem to the rest of us watching, she’s making a very bold choice to prove to the world she is no longer the sweet, innocent, 10 year old Hannah Montana, and I cant fault her for that. I might not want to watch it, but she is coming into her own, and she’s going to make mistakes and, yes, look like a jackass along the way at times.. it happens.
    Like Rob said, it happens to all relatively successful childhood stars that evolve into adult entertainers- heck, it happens to most teens, but it just isn’t in the forefront of the public eye.

    As a parent, seeing my precious daughter act in that manner would break my “achy breaky heart,” but holding on too tightly can have its consequences, too. All we can do is watch her grow and hope she comes to realize she doesn’t need shock value to entertain.. she is talented, and as she matures, she will probably look back and wonder what the heck she was doing, but until then, there isn’t much that can be done. And hopefully society learned their lesson with the Britney fiasco.

    In the meantime, as long as she keeps her tongue in her mouth, I think people should back off of her.. just a little. And just my 2 cents, for what it’s worth.

  4. Rob and Kasey…I think another thing is that if Miley had just hit the scene acting the way she currently is (without having grown up in the public eye), most of us wouldn’t even raise our eyebrows. Think about Gaga, Ke$ha, Rihanna, etc, and how sexualized they were from the outset…and none of them were much older than Miley when they arrived on the scene (Rihanna was actually a teenager). I think it’s ridiculous to hold different people to different standards just because we think we know them.

  5. … and Britney, Christina Aguilera.. it’s just hard for parents to wrap their minds around the fact that the little girl they used to watch with their children is grown up and doing these things. Guess what? Their children are now grown up, too, and are doing the same. And, no, it isn’t because they see Miley twerking on stage.

    With that said, I would hope most of these parents would have an honest dialogue with their teens about her, and other artist’s behavior. You can like their music, you can listen to their music, you can appreciate them as artists, but they are performers, not role models. I have this problem with my younger sister who is obsessed with Taylor Swift- in her eyes, she could do no wrong.

  6. I agree with all of you regarding an artist’s right to express themselves, but as a stepparent to two impressionable teenage girls, it makes me cringe to see Miley acting so ridiculous and having zero self respect for herself by behaving that way in her video.

    Kasey- one of my stepdaughters loves both Taylor Swift AND Miley. She loves Miley’s new video. Hard to understand that one but I guess maybe if we could clone Miley and Taylor, maybe the result would be someone less boring but someone that at the very least keeps her clothes on. lol

  7. It’s possible to like Miley and Taylor? I’ll have to let my sister know.. both can be dangerous, actually. I feel there is just as much harm to idealize someone who portrays herself to be this “perfect” innocent as it is to idealize the other. I like Taylor Swift’s music, too, but this holier than thou crap needs to stop. It can rub off on impressionable teens in a negative way, as well.

    Many artists have undressed in their videos. I remember “Slave for you” by Britney, and my parents were disgusted by that video, while I loved it at 16. But times have changed, and today that would be considered “normal,” just as our parents’ parents disapproved of Elvis. One of Rihanna’s best songs has her in no clothes. Hopefully teens can differentiate between what’s acceptable behavior by an artist who is “performing” and what is unacceptable to a person in their every day lives. Obviously we don’t want teens walking around naked, but we also don’t want them to be naïve, gullible, think the world is butterflies and rainbows, and feel entitled or better than others either.

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