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Friday, November 27, 2009

Sesame Street

Today I was watching Sesame Street because I still think it is awesome. It changed so much! They took out Snuffleuffagus, and now there's Abby Kadabby, and so now there's Abby's Flying Fairy School, and they took out the count and replaced him with Murray, and now there's this thing called Murray Had a Little Lamb and his little lamb speaks Spanish and they go take classes like tap dance and that kind of things, and Rosita isn't there anymore, and there's no Oscar the grouch and it's so much worse! it was better with Snuffleuffagus and The Count and Rosita!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kanye West's Terrible Moments!

So, I did a little research on Kanye West, because of his terrible moment at the VMA'S and found this article about how he had burst up on stage much more than once! I did copy this... but still.

West has had several controversies throughout his career. On September 2, 2005, during a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief on NBC, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, West was a featured speaker. Controversy arose when West was presenting, as he deviated from the prepared script. Actor Mike Myers, with whom West was paired to present, spoke next and continued to read the script. Once it was West's turn to speak again, he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people." At this point, telethon producer Rick Kaplan cut off the microphone and then cut away to Chris Tucker, who was unaware of the cut for a few seconds. Still, West's comment reached much of the United States.
In January 2006, West again sparked controversy when he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in the image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
Later in 2006, West had his first of a number of incidents involving music award events. After the 2006 Grammy nominations were released, West said he would "really have a problem" if he did not win the Album of the Year, saying, "I don't care what I do, I don't care how much I stunt — you can never take away from the amount of work I put into it. I don't want to hear all of that politically correct stuff." On November 2, 2006, when his "Touch the Sky" failed to win Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards, West went onto the stage as the award was being presented to Justice and Simian for "We Are Your Friends" and argued that he should have won the award instead. Hundreds of news outlets worldwide criticized the outburst. On November 7, 2006, West apologized for this outburst publicly during his performance as support act for U2 for their Vertigo concert in Brisbane, Australia. He later spoofed the incident in the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. On September 9, 2007, West suggested that his race had to do with his being overlooked for opening the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) in favor of Britney Spears; he claimed, "Maybe my skin’s not right." West was performing at the event; that night, he lost all 5 awards that he was nominated for, including Best Male Artist and Video of the Year. After the show, he was visibly upset that he had lost at the VMAs two years in a row, stating that he would not come back to MTV ever again. He also appeared on several radio stations saying that when he made the song "Stronger" that it was his dream to open the VMAs with it. He has also stated that Spears hasn't had a hit in a long period of time and that MTV exploited her for ratings.
On September 13, 2009, during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards while Taylor Swift was accepting her award for Best Female Video, West went on stage and grabbed the microphone to proclaim that Beyoncé's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated for the same award, was "one of the best videos of all time". He was subsequently removed from the remainder of the show for his actions. When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech. West was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst, and by U.S. President Barack Obama, who called West a "jackass" in an "off the record" comment. In addition, West's VMA disruption originated a large amount of Internet photo meme with blogs, forums and tweets with the "Let you finish" photo-jokes. He posted two apologies for the outburst on his blog, one the night of the incident and the other the same day he appeared on The Jay Leno Show, on September 14, 2009, where he apologized again. After Swift appeared on The View two days after the outburst, partly to discuss the matter, West called her to apologize personally. Swift said she accepted his apology.

Isn't that amazing!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Isobel wrote a post on Lady Gaga, so I'm doing one on Oprah. I got this information from academyofachievement.org but I wrote the actual text myself.

Oprah Winfrey as born in Kosciusko, Mississipi until she turned six. It was at this farm that she "began her broadcasting career" by learning to read and perform recitations.She learned to do this at the age of three. When she was six, she moved to Milaukee to live with her mother. At the age of thirteen, she ran away after suffering abuse and molestation. She was then sent to a juvenile detention home, but they had no room for her so she was sent back to her mother. Her mother then decided that there had to be something to do with her daughter, so she sent Oprah to live with her very strict father. Vernon Winfrey immediately gave his daughter a midnight curfew. He also required her to read a book and write a report every week. Oprah later said about this time, "As strict as he as, he had some concerns about me making the best of my life, and would not accept anything less than hat he thought was my best."

Her broadcasting career started at the age of seventeen. She was hired by WVOL radio in Nashville as an anchor. She then majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts at Tennessee State University.

IN 1976 she became co-anchor for WJZ-TV news in Baltimore. Then, two years later, she discovered her talent for talk show hosting when she became the co-host of the same channel's, "People Are Talking," but continued to work as an anchor and news reporter.

Much later, in 1984, Oprah moved to Chicago to host WLS-TV's "AM Chicago," which as a local talk show. In less than one year after her first appearance, "AM Chicago"became the most popular show in the city. Because of this, they expanded the show to one hour, and then in 1985, they even renamed it "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Seen nationally since September 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" became the number one talk show in national syndication in less than a year. In 1987, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" got three Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Host, Outstanding Talk/Service Program and Outstanding Direction. In 1988, "The Oprah Winfrey Show got it's second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Talk/Service Program, and later Oprah herself got the Internation Radio and Television Society's "Broadcaster of the Year" Award. She was the youngest person and only the fifth woman to ever receive the honor in IRT's 25-year history.

Before everyone began to love Oprah Winfrey the talk show host, she captured the nation's attention with her poignant portrayal of Sofia in Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Her performance got her nominations for an Oscar and Golden Globe Award as best supporting actress. Another movie the critics loved her in was Native Son, a movie based on a book by Richard Wright.

Oprah's love of acting is what inspired her to form HARPO, her production company. She did so in 1986. Nowadays, HARPO is an amazing force in film and television production. HARPO is over all in charge of producing The Oprah Winfrey Show, which makes her the first woman ever to own and produce her own talk show. The year after HARPO became in charge of Oprah, it made it's first television miniseries, The Women of Brewster Place, where Oprah starred and worked as Executive Producer. It was followed by the TV movies There Are No Children Here (1993,) and Before Women Had Wings (1997). She appeared in and produced both. Then, a year after Before Women Had Wings was made, she starred in Beloved, a movie based on a book written by Toni Morrison.

In 1991, Oprah was motivated by her memories of child abuse to initiate a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers, so she did. She testified before a US Senate Judicary Committee on behalf of a National Child Protection Act. President Clinton signed the "Oprah Bill" into law in 1993.

Oprah Winfrey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time magazine. In 1998 she recieved a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Oprah Book Club selections became instant bestsellers, and in 1999 she received the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors.

In 2003, Forbes Magazine declared Oprah Winfrey to be the very first African-American woman to have over a billion dollars.


Monologue Song (La La La)

So. On a SNL or Saturday Night Live Taylor Swift sang a hilarious song called Monologue Song (La La La)! She sang about three guys; Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, and Kanye West. If you don't know the stories about them, then we are about to tell you!

Joe Jonas
Joe Jonas is a JONAS BRO as you all must know!
He part of a band working for Disney Channel.
JONAS has a TV show, band and fame career.
Joe has dated many people and one of them
happens to be Taylor Swift. They were a great couple,
but one day he called he up and broke up with her...
ON THE PHONE! The whole world ended up knowing,
but Taylor got her short and sweet REVENGE, ON LIVE YOUTUBE!

This is her revenge!

Taylor Lautner
There is not much to tell about him.
He plays the werewolf in Twilight,
and everyone thinks he is extremely hot
(not including me, I think he is weird!)
Lately, there has been rumors of Taylor and Taylor...
It all started when a photo got out of them kissing,
and she started getting interviews!
Here it is!

Kanye West
He is now Americas most loathed man!
Kanye West is a singer, everyone used to love him,
until he did the thing only in nightmares,
the most terrible thing in history!
He bursted up at the VMA'S
while Taylor Swift was getting
her best video award!
He said this:
"I don't mean to be rude, but Beyonce had the best video in HISTORY!"
He took up her speech time,
and ruined the ceremony !
Here is the video:


This is the Monologue Song where she talks all three of them!
Isn't it Amazing!


Monday, November 9, 2009


You might not know this but I am obsessed with LADY GAGA! I decided to do a little research on her!

P.S I read a couple articles on her, but did not copy them, I wrote this all myself!

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ( better known as Lady Gaga) was born in Yonkers, New York on March 28, 1986 and is 23 years old. She was signed by Def Jam Records at the age of 19, and began performing in New York City's Lower East Side. She was also working (in that same period of time) at Interscope Records. Akon after hearing her sing convinced Jimmy lovine to sign a joint deal with Akon's Kon Live Distribution.

Fame Success
Her well known album The Fame, was released in August 2008, it had received mostly positive reviews , it topped the music list in 4 countries. The 2 famous songs on The Fame, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" have now become international number-one-hits, because of this she was inspired to go on her first headline tour , The Fame Ball Tour! The Fame peaked at number one in Austria, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, and at number four in Australia and the United States

Gaga is inspired by many glam rockers and pop singers such as David Bowie, Queen, Madonna and Michael Jackson. She is also inspired by fashion, which she says is a essential to her performance and songwriting!


At age 11 she was set to join Juilliard School in Manhattan, but instead attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Roman Catholic school. Playing piano by ear from the age of 4, she went on to write her first piano ballad at 13 and began performing at open mike nights by age 14. At age 17, she gained early admission to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. There, she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by composing essays and analytical papers focusing on topics such as art, religion and socio-political order. She later withdrew from the school to focus on her musical career.

Working with Other Stars

Lady Gaga joined Lady Starlight who helped her create her onstage outfits. The pair played gigs in downtown club areas. They were called "Lady Gaga and Starlight Revue". They were then invited to perform at music festival Lollapalooza. Gaga focused on avant-garde, electronic dance, and then pop melodies and vintage glam rock. She began writing for more artists including Akon, Fergie, Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears and New Kids on the Block. She started working on a new collection with new material such as electro-glam, David Bowie-esque, and Queen-inspired songs,but she wanted to mix her retro dance beats with urban melodies, a pop chorus and still retain a rock and roll edge. Akon worked with her along the way and their first song was "Boys Boys Boys"

Present Day

By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles, working closely with her record label to finalize her debut album The Fame. Gaga said that she combined a lot of different genres on the album, "from Def Leppard drums and handclaps to metal drums on urban tracks." She began to work with with a collective called the Haus of Gaga who helped her with her clothing, sets and basically onstage performance and ego. The Fame's first single "Just Dance" topped six countries charts and won a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. Te second single "Poker Face" reached number one in almost 20 COUNTRIES! Gaga was nominated for 9 awards at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Poker Face" and Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Special Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction for "Paparazzi. Gaga won "Best New Artist" and her song Paparazzi won "Best Art Direction" and "Best Special Effects"

Where she got her name
Rob Fusari nicknamed her Gaga after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga"

Here is a link to where I got most of my info:
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I supplied you with plenty of links to find out more about that subject!