Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall

Posted in Uncategorized by blogwing on 01/25/2010

We love Lady Gaga and are proud to be part of her legion of “little monsters.”  We attended what was supposed to be her last engagement on her current North American tour.  That honor now belongs to Indianapolis as she had to cancel a concert due to illness.  While in New York everyone from Madonna, to Janet Jackson to Alicia Keyes has stopped in to witness what is one of the best concert experiences we have ever had.

Lady Gaga gives a rollicking show that is full of personal anectdotes and shout outs to her fans.  Our crowd included:  Gillian Hearst and Christian Simonds, Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone,  Cheyenne Jackson (currently on 30 Rock), and Mercy’s Michelle Trachtenberg.   Our seats were amazing (Thank you to MSG’s Lesley DiPietro!) but we are not quite professional concert photographers-as you can tell, but you get to see the many Gaga faces.  Finally all proceeds from the concert last night, her vendor sales at the concert and all sales from her website went to the victims of Haiti.  We are Gaga forever!

Betty White brings down the house at the SAG awards

Posted in Uncategorized by blogwing on 01/25/2010

The SAG awards (Screen Actor’s Guild) has always been the bastard stepchild of the Oscars, Emmy’s and Golden Globes. We still watch it because it usually doesn’t give its presenters uncomfortable, unfunny dialogue to read, which is a plus. It’s more laid back than other awards shows and features both television and film actors. The awards are also only for actors so no boring speeches by sound guys and what not. The award is voted on by its 120,000 members so it is basically an award for actors by actors. Which leads us to its unfortunate nickname. The Academy Awards is nicknamed the Oscars, for television it’s the Emmy, for music it’s the Grammy. For SAG is called the ACTOR. As in, the ACTOR goes to fill in the blank. That just bugs us.

Anyway Betty White was awarded the lifetime achievement award in what was one of the most touching award show moments we’ve seen in a while. Forget Drew Barrymore’s faux dithering about how she didn’t prepare a speech. This was the real deal. The audience stayed on its collective feet for about 5 minutes. White was presented the award by her recent co-star in the Proposal, Sandra Bullock. After the audience finally sat down Betty quipped on how heartening it was to see such a plain girl like Sandra do so well!

If you only know Betty White from “Golden Girls,” (we know how you queens are) you should really widen your horizons. Betty’s career has spanned 6 decades and we personally like her better in The Mary Tyler Moore show, where she played resident slut and food show hostess, Sue Anne Nivens. Her bitchy comments are classic, and the episode where she kicks an oven door closed with her knee, after she discovers her souffle has fallen, belongs in the television hall of fame.

Quoteworthy Snooki of Jersey Shore…

Posted in Uncategorized by blogwing on 01/25/2010

Snooki said she was hiring a bodyguard to keep fans at bay. The 22-year-old “Princess of Poughkeepsie” explained, “When we try to go to TGI Friday’s or Applebee’s, we can’t eat because people go crazy.”  We love that she eats at TGIF’s and Applebee’s, they probably save Red Lobster for really, really special occasions. We wonder how long she will continue to frequent such places when she is now getting a reported $10,000 a night for club appearances, is going to the Grammy’s with Ellen Degeneres and is commanding upwards of $10,000 per episode for season 2 of Jersey Shore?