First, I would like to take the time to celebrate today’s historical reverence and the hopeful effect it will have on our country.
As you are aware from my tireless blogging throughout the election cycle, I am more than excited about the Change that has come to Washington!
Secondly, I would encourage you to visit our new home at Spielster. Its up and running and many of you are still migrating to this site on a daily basis. I haven’t been lazy…I have been posting on my new domain.
Please visit me there to enjoy catching up on all the pop culture, music, movies, tv and political news one can handle. We have tweaked the format a bit and will be given you, our dear readers new and different content, guest contributors, first glimpses of movies and more and more pop culture goodies. We are expanding the brand, expanding our mission and hopefully expanding out readership in 2009. If you are a fan of the Spielster, help us out and spread the word to your friends and colleagues about us! Promotion and publicity have never hurt anyone. Also, if you have found yourself on Twitter, check out our feed: www.twitter.com/spielster.
Have a great new year, enjoy our day of Change and visit us at Spielster.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
In my attempt to broaden the image of The Spielster, I would invite you to check out my BETA site - Spielster.com. Actually it's not BETA, its the new and nearly improved with some functionality issues THE SPIELSTER.
And on December 15th, we will be introducing that site as the new and lovely SPIELSTER.
Please let me know what you think about it so far. While its been great here at Blogger, I felt that nearly a year and half of doing this, it was about time I got myself a domain, a fancy site and the possibility to track backs.
So pardon its appearance and love me dearly on THE SPIELSTER.
Posted by Danielle Johnsen at 1:47 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sometimes, I miss the Jack Black of yore. You know the one who would jump around and sing and dance with merry on "Mr. Show" and was only sort of famous back then. Well if you are like me and miss him very much, please check out "Prop 8: The Musical". As always, the bastards at FunnyOrDie.com have found a way to make a anti-civil rights law passing in California funny. Black, with the help of Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Rashida Jones, and others have brought humor and melody to a very state of affairs. ENJOY!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
So last night was the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show and it was a doozey. First, let’s say that much like Anderson Cooper, I am in love with Nene. She doesn’t take bull, is unimpressed with much of the hoopla these ladies find interesting and seems to have a grasp on what’s real. While I definitely know that this show is ridiculous in so many many ways, I can not help myself from watching the train wreck. I am not sure why they chose these particular five women to participate in this show, other then the obvious, but they do make relatively good TV. While the five ladies do not seem as close as say the bitches from the OC, they are pretending nicely for the camera that all they do is meet up and talk shit on one another, when they are not talking about their up and coming designing, singing, philanthropy careers. Kim, who has been ripped apart on the all the blogs for everything from her “singing voice” to her boyfriend, very much understands her role on the show and is not giving up on becoming a star. Unfortunately, the friendship that once was between Nene and Kim disappeared through the course of the show and as you can see from the clip below, there is a lot of love lost. I can not wait to see what goes down next season.
Since I will be away from a computer for the majority of the holiday weekend, I wanted to let you all know that posting will definitely be sporadic at best until December 1st.
Over the next few days though, there might be some posts about the new cast members on SNL, The Sexiest Man? and Holiday fun.
Also, next week The Spielster will have some interesting news for you readers, well interesting in my book. On that note, I leave you with some fierce dance moves.
Posted by Danielle Johnsen at 11:31 AM
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So Britney is apparently on her way to a comeback, for the thirty thousandth time. With her cover story on next week’s Rolling Stone, professing that “Yes She Can!” I am wondering what exactly are we waiting for her to do? The pop star, who first made her way onto the scene with suggestive song, “Oops I did it Again” and an even more suggestive Rolling Stone cover, ten years ago, has lived just a few lives at this point. She has been the poster child for Disney and puritanical BS only Southern celebs or those with Disney contracts sell to the public. She was Ms. Sexy, who found her strength in tighter and tighter outfits and making out with Madonna. We saw her as Mrs. Mom, when she made the abrupt decision to marry a no good back up dancer with a pregnant girlfriend and have two children with him. We saw her be the new woman after that marriage failed and emerge as if from some adult cocoon, attempting to convince the public she was a great mother and even more, a great woman. And then we saw her as Ms. Meltdown, just a year ago, where she was doing drugs, attacking paparazzi, shaving her head, dating photographers, having wild nights, being picked up by ambulances and losing ALL control over her daily life. The culmination of this mess was her “performance” at last year’s MTV Music Awards, which was the night I resigned to no longer discuss her or the once music network (I have failed on both accounts.) The one time dream girl of teenage boys all over America had become a car wreck and another in a long line of sad stories of child stars and successful female singers. Most people, me included, began the countdown clock on the expiration of Britney’s longevity in the business.
At this point, just one year later, it seems that Ms. Spears has gotten her act together and never too late to do so, for both her professional and personal lives. She will debut a new CD next week, and an MTV documentary, along with the Rolling Stone article, in which she will allow reporters to dig through the muck that has been her past few years and attempt to sell us as to why she really is “back for good”. While I mean no harm to Ms. Spears, but what exactly is she making a comeback with? Her albums, overly produced and written by virtual strangers to the singer, sound nothing like a person who has just spent 10 years soul searching and from previous interviews, I can’t imagine the depth of these. What I would love to see Britney do in her next incarnation is truly follow in Madonna’s foot steps, but even more so, gain a “self”. Madonna, while a magnet for controversy and contempt, she always made everything she did seem like it was honestly from her. Not a made up PR scheme or jumping on the newest trend, but something Madonna wanted to do, so she did it. Britney has yet to find that depth within herself or even her “career persona” to own what she has done or will do in the future. And for any “artist” seeking longevity, if you don’t have “self”, you have NOTHING. For now, I will keep an open mind as to the next part of her journey and technically her audiences. I know there are many people out there rooting for her, hoping there is not another crisis on the horizon for our pop star. I can honestly say that I do hope that the drama that has followed this girl around for years is far gone and now, she can hopefully create a career based on her talents and interests, as opposed to pleasing her handlers and the masses.
Monday, November 24, 2008
So it’s taken me a few days to wrap my head around the glory that was the season finale of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. “The Dayman Cometh” episode could have been one of the funniest programs I have ever seen in all of my TV watching history. And for those of you who have yet to check out this show, SHAME ON YOU! To say this is next level is bemoaning the true genius behind the above and beyond anti-PC laughter that is “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
In this season's finale, Charlie wrote a musical, which is basically a secret way to (SPOILER ALERT) finally get the Waitress to marry him, never mind that they have only dated ONCE. The musical, which had Sweet Dee, a princess who works in a coffee shop, Dennis as DayMan, Mac as Night Man and Frank as the hilarious Antonio the troll, focuses on the maturation of Dennis’ character through the creepiest methods ever to finally secure his love, the princess. Let’s just say the creepiest methods are most definitely some of the most outlandish stuff you have seen in the in the show. For some reason, Antonio being the name of the troll could have been one of the funniest things the show has ever done and I am not the only one who agrees. But the real star of the program was the ever mind-controlling and incredibly infectious “Dayman” song. While it premiered on the show in the third season, the musical version of the song has yet to leave my brain since watching the program last Friday! Here it is in all its glory. I can not wait until the fifth season!