Saturday, July 14, 2007

Kathy vs Paula

We've had an opportunity for quite a few weeks to watch Kathy Griffin and Paula Abdul star in their very own Bravo shows. Kathy is with us for the third time. This season we have seen her reaction towards her divorce, the death of her father, and the incarcerated. The lady is funny, complex, straight forward, and a consummate professional (although frequently late.)

People either like Kathy or they don't, but when they do they love her. Jim, a coworker, can quote her funniest lines. He and I review each show with a fine tooth comb, laughing hysterically all over again. Only Kathy can get away with saying 'fisting' in front of a bunch of hardened criminals and get them to howl with laughter. Her friendship with her gays is wonderful to witness, and, even though she purports to dislike children, her performance for her nephew's classmates was designed to make him proud. And it did. One knows with an aunt like Kathy he will always get the girl.
Paula, who is joining the Bravo stable for the first time in the hope of boosting her popular American Idol image, enjoys no such adoration among my office companions. While an entire group of people discussed Idol when it aired, no one discusses Paula without making a face. 'Hey Paula' points out the reasons why: The woman is totally self-absorbed, lacks a sense of humor, is always late and moaning about lack of sleep, and she's downright surly at times. In fact, there are moments when Paula seems scarily certifiable. In telling my friend Jim that I watch 'Hey Paula', I had to clarify, 'For Bravissimo, of course.'

To point out the differences between the two women, I've created a little chart.

I think my comparison points out why Kathy is liked so much. She's confident of her talent but not her looks, which adds a sense of vulnerability. Her sense of humor saves her over and over again, and she has genuine empathy for others. Paula's show is one long series of whining, moaning, and me, myself, and I. Oh, Paula. How could you willingly have placed yourself in a bad light like this? I'm sure you are the fine, talented, and compassionate person you claim to be, but don't you see how you are coming across?

Posted by Ms. Place

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Live Top Chef Chat Tonight!

Live chat tonight on Blogging Top Chef! Come join them 10 PM EST through 10 PM Pacific Time.

And for more fun, check out the Tim Gunn post below.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tim Gunn

Word for Word Author Series: Project Runway’s Tim Gunn
Wednesday, July 25th. 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Tim Gunn with co-author Kate Moloney, Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style
Hosted by: Judy Licht, Full Frontal Fashion creator and on-air host
Talk & Booksigning

Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or a style neophyte, Project Runway’s Tim Gunn shows you how to dress for success, how to shop, or how to be your own best fashion designer.

The event is FREE and open to the public. For updates and additional information, please visit our website at

The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue:
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
555 Fifth Avenue (at 46th Street)

*A big THANK YOU to Jennifer for the information*
And while we are on the subject of Project Runway, check out Hedi & the kids here.


Posted by Brillke & TheHoInMO

Reality TV

Do you think that reality television has gone to far?
That they exploit people and or situations?
They are gross, disgusting or just plain stupid?
Then be glad that you don't watch
Dutch television.

That's way too much reality for me!


Posted by TheHoInMO

Monday, July 9, 2007

Kathy Griffin: The Gay Porn Awards

Watch a preview of the next show of Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List at 10 PM EST, Tuesday July 10th.

Click here to watch the clip.