my Snark

Pop Culture . . . whatever

I finally found a reason to blog about Lady Gaga

I first heard about this story while driving home from work. My usual political personality was talking about Jerry Seinfeld calling Lady GaGa a Jerk. One thing I should tell you about this radio personality, he uses Lady Gaga music as his bumper (every hour, in fact, for the rest of my life I will always think of Karel when I hear that song) and is “a big old homo.” (his words). His opinion about this was a bit different than some of the mainstream medias view. I think Lady Gaga is trying too hard to be Madonna. In my opinion, she has more talent than Madonna but maybe she could tone it down at a sporting event. She seems to insist on being the center-of-attention every where she goes.


Jerry Seinfeld Calls Lady Gaga A ‘Jerk’ After Mets Game Behavior

Jerry Seinfeld is calling out Lady Gaga for her crude conduct at a New York Mets game after the diva took refuge from paparazzi in his private box at Citi Field.

Gaga stirred up headlines when she appeared at the June 10 baseball game in a befuddling outfit (a leather jacket draped over a black bikini) and held court from her front-row seat. When fans and photogs noticed her presence, they began snapping shots of the pop star. Gaga was not in a pic-taking mood, however, and started giving the flashbulbs the finger and moved to a private box to escape the attention. Turns out, the box belongs to Seinfeld.

“You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now?” Seinfeld sounded off in an interview with WFAN radio, the New York Post reports. reports. “This woman is a jerk. I hate her. I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for.”

Seinfeld also added that he didn’t know that the pop star usurped his box until he showed up later on for a night game.

“I don’t know what these young people think or how they promote their careers,” said Seinfeld, slamming the diva’s rowdy antics. “I’m not one of these all-publicity-is-good people. People talk about ‘You need exposure’ — you could die of exposure.”

While she hasn’t responded to Seinfeld’s scolding just yet, Gaga did take to her Twitter page a day after the public got wind of her rambunctious behavior. “A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I’d die for my fans.”


June 23, 2010 Posted by | Jerry Seinfeld, Lady Gaga | Comments Off on I finally found a reason to blog about Lady Gaga

Breaking Bad Season 3 Finale: “Full Measures”

Great recap from AlanSepinwall.
Thank you to Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul for another amazing season of Breaking Bad. This show takes my breath away.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Aaron Paul, Alan Sepinwall, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, Drugs, Greed, TV Drama | Comments Off on Breaking Bad Season 3 Finale: “Full Measures”

EXCLUSIVE: GFTG reveals the big secret!!

Money Can’t Buy You Class … But Did It Buy You A Sex Change Operation?

Dear Countess – oops, I mean LuAnn de Lesseps: I know that money can buy YOU hair extensions, a reality show on Bravo, and even a new badly sung dance single, but I’ve had a realization about something else that you may have bought.

After watching your video I realized that you look and, more importantly, sound like the world’s most believable drag queen. I mean, it is just eerie how I never put it together until now.

Click here for more of GFTG hysterical investigation:

June 10, 2010 Posted by | Divorce, Fame, Housewives | Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: GFTG reveals the big secret!!

Real Housewives of NJ Season 2- ep. 6 Spoilers and Recap

Teresa is pretty sure Gia is going to be a star. She takes her in for some acting coaching and while in the waiting room we are treated to some fun. I don’t think Teresa understands what a stage mother is and honestly, I don’t think SHE is one. Stage moms are usually very driven and put their own needs/wants/intentions first. I don’t see Teresa like that. She sees her child as one of the most beautiful and talented beings to ever grace the planet and she is proud to show her off. I can’t even fault her for that. It’s really sweet.

While waiting with the other parents she makes conversation….or she tries to. She casually says that Gia is trying out for a Christian Slater movie and asks if anyone else is going for that. The woman next to her takes an appropriate stage mom stance; eyes buldge, nostrils flare, leans slightly toward Teresa before she says “Yeah, we are.” with the slightlest bit of a threat laced in there…somewhere. Teresa senses the danger but she is confused by it. Usually when a woman acts like this it is because they are protecting their man. Teresa is out of her comfort zone so she dismisses it and begins to talk to the room in general and to no one really. She tells everyone that Gia doesn’t need prepping and she memorized her lines quickly. It was really bragging because Teresa just thought this was information that other parents of aspiring stars might relate to. She goes on to share her child’s interests and mesmerizes the room with amazing details. She then says she is not a stage mom, which I happen to agree with. I don’t think she is. I really believe that if Gia said ‘I don’t want to do this fashion show’ then she wouldn’t do it. Teresa worst mothering trait is to allow her children to dictate far too much.

We see a bit of Gia’s lesson. She is a cute kid and in the right role I think she would be great.

Chris was given a promotion at the Brownstone. Anyone can see that this family has worked hard to make this business a success. They might have a lot of money but they earned it. I like that the family works together and shares in the fruit of their labor. The kids are being trained to work and will likely have a role in the business someday. What’s not to like about that?

Danielle’s scene last week not only served to show her as a complete ASS and that NO ONE is out to get her. Nothing happened to her at the Brownstone! NOTHING.

Jacqueline went to the Salon and of course Kim G (nice lady) appeared at the same time. I am sure Bravo had nothing to do with the timing. It was just a coincidence. Right? Kim wants to talk about Danielle and says she is SO DRAINED- then the baby interrupted. Jacqueline doesn’t want to talk about it but Kim G insisted. Finally J opens up and says a few things that are all pretty accurate. Kim G is far too sane to hang in Danielle and not see how NUTS she is. For some reason she ends the conversation saying that she still wants to give her a chance. WHY? Is she in a Bravo contract? How much is dignity worth these days?

Kim G throws a birthday party for Danielle. They have professional make up artists getting them dolled up. Kim begins to criticize Danny for calling Chris a “faggot” and says that Danielle could have made a better choice for an escort. Danielle informs us that she is a GAY ADVOCATE. Stop right there. What the heck is a gay advocate? An advocate that happens to be gay? Is Danielle gay? No, I don’t think so….so??? Danielle then explains that it’s ok to call someone a FAGGOT if they are not really gay? **checking my name calling handbook** Nope, nothing in there about that loop hole. She then tells us in her personal interview that she was offended when he used the term but she was being “protected at that moment and was in the LIONS DEN.” Protected from WHAT? From not having a choice table to sit at during a charity event? Did Danny protect her from DONATING at the event because she sure didn’t do that. Did Danny protect her from making an ass out of herself? No, he didn’t.

Kim calmly says that Chris is her son’s best friend and she expresses her disapproval for Danny’s actions. Pause…then Danielle comes up with a whole new angle: Shame on his mother and father for not being out there, knowing that I was arriving and he has to deal with that on his own. Shame on them.”….Wow…Does she hear herself? They knew SHE was coming and should have done…what? They let their son do his job and they are wrong for that? THEY should have been there to greet her? Can you imagine her response if the Manzo’s HAD been there? She proceeds to rant about the Manzo’s and warns Kim to watch her “legancies”….Kim changes the subject and says they need to get to the party.

At the party Kim G’s mother-in-law hugs Danielle and then takes her outside to talk. Kim G and the MIL try to talk to her. This is the first time I am realizing that Kim G is wearing a fur vest. Wasn’t Danielle wearing that last week? Maybe they each have one or maybe Danielle is borrowing Kim’s clothes? Ok…sorry…back to important things. The ladies are tryign to talk some sense into Danielle who feels the timing was wrong and they should not have brought it up at HER birthday party…the one that THEY paid for. On another side note: who are these guests? Kim G wants Danielle to GET OVER IT. We all do. Danielle says she IS over it but she doesn’t want anyone that loves HER to defend THEM. Danielle says tearfully that the “they” will be happy to hear that at her birthday party they were bringing this up. Both nice ladies tell her that she shouldn’t care and that she cares too much about them. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEM, Danielle insists…just because she stalks them and talks about them endlessly does not mean that she cares about them. Not at all.

Inside we see a toast ..or something…being given by Danielle at her own party. Kim G is holding a GIANT glass of wine. Ahhh…..that explains all this. Kim G is drunk and doesn’t realize this is not a dream. Wait till she sobors up and finds out that she befriended a crazy woman while on a bender….

Dina is planning an event for Project Lady Bug and I admire her work for that. She has to talk about Danielle. AGAIN. This whole season has been a on track record for her. Is there nothing else on her mind?

The acting school/agent wants Gia to lose her Jersey accent. This confuses both mother and child. I wish Teresa would take her child and run. Leave her accent ALONE.

Danielle is ranting in her kitchen. ALONE. To her credit she is aware that she is talking to herself. Kim G comes to visit….why? It was in the script. Danielle says that Ashley has been setting up hate pages about her on Facebook and that it’s ‘highly terroristic”…most 50 yr old women would be upset if an 18 year set up a Facebook page against them. Right? She is says “it’s nothing short of the KKK” to her. REALLY? She says she feels threatened by Ashley’s behavior and actions and underlying messages….which we all know Danielle is capable of reading since she is so level headed. Kim G tells her to go to the police and deal with it. In truth I think Kim G just wanted her to talk to anyone other than HER…the police, the FBI, the guy at the deli counter, the greeter at Walmart….anyone other than her. I joined that Facebook page during the episode and read through it. Ashley did not set it up.

Jacquie and Teresa meet at a nice restaurant where T shares that Danielle and her daughter are getting into a Facebook war and text messages have been exchanged. Ashley is called to come join them. Danielle is spreading a rumor that Ashley threatened her life and she is calling the police to get a restraining order. Ashley explains what she said to her in the text and it is possible that a crazy woman could twist it to mean she was threatened. Texting “When you die you will go to Hell” could mean “I am going to kill you”….if you are insane you might read it that way.

Danielle takes Danny to a store to try on clothes. It appears she nor he are BUYING anything and I feel bad that the store has to waste their time dressing up a felon. Danielle has that fur vest on again. Dina calls her for a meeting. Danny and Danielle put their brilliant minds together and decide that this must be a meeting to apologize for ‘what happened the other night’…yeah, that makes sense. She wants Danny to be ‘available” to make her feel more at ease….because Dina might do….WHAT? She is paranoid and crazy beyond description.

Ashley posted on Facebook that Danielle put a warrant out for her arrest. Her mother and her boyfriend both tell her that it was a wrong and that baffles Ashley. I bet Ashley will be embarassed by all this in 10 years when she sees the tapes. Her boyfriend, who is older, assures her that she will go to jail if she does anything to Danielle. According to some reports online Ashley ended up pulling out some of Danielle’s extensions and the police were involved. I guess she decided not to listen. Kids these days.

Caroline has most of the family over for dinner. I love how she is with her family. They laugh, they have fun, they are nice to each other. Somethings can’t be faked and their interaction is one of them. Italian families rock.

Dina is going off to meet Danielle to tell her that she doesn’t want to see her again. I guess they are breaking up? No amount of Bravo writing will make this meeting valid. You don’t need to see someone that you never see to tell them that you don’t want to see them again. Read that again, I promise it makes sense.

Back at the family dinner Ashley brings up what happened with Danielle and the text messages. Caroline is listening intently. She is trying to find the way to address this but she is not sure how to proceed. She likes her motivations, to protect the family, but she doesn’t like the delivery.

They talk for a while about Danny calling Chris a faggot. Does everyone remember that Danny spent time in prision and he might have some…issues…with….never mind. The family is trying to decide if they are offended and I think they voted YES.

Meeting time with Dina and Danielle. Danny is waiting in the parking lot to “protect” Danielle. It’s amazing those two found each other. Neither one notices how whacked the other is. Perfect combo….and frightening at the same time. They should only be allowed to talk while supervised.

Chakra ‘s sign got a nice shot and plug. Wonder what kind of deal was worked out.

Dina starts to talk and she tells Danielle that she is done with her. In the ONLY moment of clarity we have ever seen Danielle tells us “You called me and ASKED me to come to tell me that you don’t want to be around me? Who does that?” Now I see what Bravo was doing. They picked up a book on how to interact with crazy people and created a scene that Danielle would finally GET. I am glad Dina played along. Danielle wants to bring the rest of the family into it. Dina does a good job at keeping the conversation on track for the most part….and then it starts to spiral down…..

and we are left with: TO BE CONTINUED

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Reality TV | Comments Off on Real Housewives of NJ Season 2- ep. 6 Spoilers and Recap

Real Housewives of NJ- Danielle’s big moment?

Teresa and Joe brought home their pile of pink fluff with a small person inside.   On the way Joe commented they needed a bigger Cadillac for their family and implied there would be a few more kids.  She asked him to get snipped because she is all done with having babies.  Joe is usually very sensitive so I was surprised when he said NO.  He told her to enjoy how active they were because it would slow down some day.  She told him she would find a younger man.  I think she was joking but I am not sure.  I don’t think Joe is too worried.  He knows he is prince charming and no other man could woo a woman with the skills he has.

For some reason Teresa thought it was a good idea to wake the sleeping 3 year old to see her baby sister’s outfit.   They have their priorities!  No one better miss a cute outfit.  Wake up kid!

Danielle is visiting with the lady lucky enough to be labeled her “friend” for this episode.  This is the same lady she called out at the luncheon asking her if she was Caroline’s friend.   I don’t know why this soul is agreeing to play along.  Her son is best friends with Caroline’s son, Chris.   The topic is the upcoming benefit to be held at the Brownstone for a baby that is sick with cancer.  For some strange reason, Danielle was invited to attend and she is working on gathering troops to go with her.

Danielle is wearing some strange fur vest thing and a diamond bracelet.  The bracelet is kind of  smallish looking…in my opinion.  The script demanded that the nice lady compliment Danielle on it so she could brag that it cost a lot of money.  It could easily be a CZ from Kmart but I am not going to question it.

The friend, Kim, tells us that she has a beautiful home but she doesn’t brag about it.   I guess bragging about it would be if she said she had she had a super-duper amazing beautiful home.  Got it. She agrees to attend the benefit at the Brownstone with Danielle because there will be nothing on Tv that night and…actually she doesn’t say WHY she is willing to do that and I can’t figure it out.  The nice lady promises to have Danielle’s back.  Maybe Danielle is going to give the nice lady her bracelet?  Maybe the nice lady is hoping to get a reputation? Maybe she wants to be a Bravo TV star?

Chris’s friend, John, comes to visit and hugs everyone. This is the nice lady’s son.  I smell…BRAVO SET UP.  Caroline tells us that you can’t be friends with all her kids parents.  Aint that the truth?  My kid’s friend had the most annoying mother I ever met.  I steer clear of her in Walmart to this day.  Back to matters at hand.  Caroline explains that John’s mother invited her to lunch and she turned it down because the nice lady is friends with Danielle.  She doesn’t want to mess up things with the boy’s friendship.  I guess I agree with her.  I think it’s good that she didn’t try to change the nice ladies’ opinion of Danielle before Bravo could get all the scenes shot.  I am working hard to pretend that I think this scene was needed for some reason and I didn’t just waste 6 minutes of my life.

Dina comes to see Teresa and the new baby.  I wonder why the normally perfectly dressed Teresa is wearing such an awful, tight outfit.  She just had a baby, where are her cute sweat pants?   They chat about Danielle.  Yawn.   Is she pyscho or a sociopath?  Who cares?

Albie, the up and coming Godfather, is meeting Ashley, his step-cousin, and her much older boyfriend for dinner.  He is ready to bust heads and takes names…or something like that.  Lauren is there to assist with the interrogation.  Ashley is living with her boyfriend but she assures us it’s ok because she is on birth control and everything.  I don’t want to know about the everything….kids these days.  Sheeesh.  I have to say that I love how much Albie is concerned and he is very sweet to involve himself.  I love Italian families.  They are in everybody’s business but that is just love.

Jacqueline comes to visit Derek’s mom.  (That’s Ashley’s boyfriend)  Ashley is living there with the boyfriend.  It seems that either J didn’t get the memo that vests were out of style or I didn’t get the memo that they were in.  I am leaning toward the latter.  They have a nice chat, some wine, and before we know it they are lounging on the couch together giggling.  They express love for each other…I need to know the name of the wine they are drinking.

At the Brownstone Chris and his Dad have to talk about Danielle coming to an event there.  I don’t quite get it.  She is weird and annoying but is she worthy of a grand alert?

Gia is celebrating her 9th birthday and Teresa wants it to be the event to remember.  She is having a spa party complete with a pink limo.   Seems reasonable.  But wait, first she is getting her gift: a new four wheeler!  With no training or helmets Gia and her little sister take off in the driveway.  Mommy is worried…that they might get dirty.    They pile into the limo and head to the spa while Mommy comments on how unaware her kids are about how much they spend on birthday parties.  Teresa is on a mission to convince us that she is a total moron.  Mission accomplished Teresa.  You can stop now.

It’s the night of the benefit.  The nice lady comes to Danielle’s home to plan their invasion.  Danny arrives in his best black t-shirt, fresh out of the Hanes package, and his hair is styled perfectly if he is Shawn Cassidy.  He is excited that in 6 days he will be off probation.  Tense music.  Tense edits.  Good work Bravo.

Caroline is chatting with Jacqueline and Teresa and tells us that she shaves her entire face every day.  I am not 100% sure why she does this and it brings strange images to mind.  Have you ever seen those TLC shows with the people that have hair all over their faces?    The conversation switches to Danielle and the event she is attending at the Brownstone. Yawn.  With all this build up I hope it’s exciting.

Finally, it’s time for the event. Danielle, Probation Danny, and the nice lady are on their way.   Danielle is excited that she is going to have an entourage waiting for her. Danny had the head of the Hell’s angels and some ex-cons meet them so they could walk in together.  Apparently she wants to slip in unnoticed.   Danielle goes out of her way to shake Chris’s hand.  She tells us it was a psychological ‘F you’ which is bizarre.  He is a KID and has nothing to do with this drama.  She says “I’m walking in the door at YOUR second home, YOUR BUSINESS.”    Who is she talking to?   She is creepy.  The nice lady makes a point of greeting Caroline’s son and he tells her that she is in for a surprise.  He tells us in his personal interview that he is referring to the fact that the event is being run by a hunters groups and they were in effect over dressed.    Nutty  Danielle did not miss the opportunity to twist that around and tell us that he was “sadistic” and that “you knew whose son that was.”    She is so…..odd.

Danielle greets the family of the sick baby and says she brought a lot of people.  Their child is facing a possibly fatal illness and they want to hear about her drama?    The Drama is only starting.   There is no table set up for Danielle.  She showed up with an entourage of guests that did not pay.  “Is this the big surprise Chris was referring to?”     She is such an idiot.  The venue is scrambling to set up a table for the self-proclaimed guest of honor and her goons.  She doesn’t like where the table is placed.  She is still complaining.   Danny is freaking out and yelling at people for not making things happen.  Danielle now feels the need to tell the family of the sick child that  “they don’t want me here” and continues to display her crazy for all the world to see.   Danielle tells whoever will listen that she is leaving with dignity.  The nice lady gave the family a check.  In the foyer Probation Danny is forgetting himself and getting angry.  Danielle is smirking and warning everyone how dangerous her entourage is.  All of them are surprised that a group of convicts, a Hell’s Angel, a prostitute whore, and one nice lady were not accepted with open arms and treated as royalty.   Even the tension filled music doesn’t make any of it add up to me.  Danny seems to find himself to be a very threatening person.  It’s kind of cute….like how a tiny dog barks and thinks he is very scary.

Danielle tells us that she has a good grasp on reality.  I am not going to touch that statement.  It’s a stand alone piece that demonstrates her lunacy.  She is ranting and raving about how the Manzo’s treated her badly.  She doesn’t understand that none of the Manzo’s had anything to do with the event.  Never mind.  Her voices in her head are too loud for the real world to get a word in.  Wow.

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Real Housewives of New Jersey, Reality TV | Comments Off on Real Housewives of NJ- Danielle’s big moment?