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Posts Tagged ‘Dixie Chicks’

Ladies’ Night: Grammys Were About the Chicks … Except For One

carriebored.jpgGrammys night was ladies’ night, with Mary J. Blige and the Dixie Chicks, giving stunning performances and heartfelt acceptance speeches.

But some of the female artists looked like they were just waiting for the night to end so they could slink back into their sweat pants. (We’re looking at you, Carrie Underwood.)

Beyonce sings her heart out, and Carrie Underwood looks bored. Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder get an award — that Stevie dedicates to his dead mom — and Carrie Underwood looks bored. The camera pans to Prince, who is sitting right in front of Carrie Underwood, and she smiles. And then looks bored. (Good thing the camera didn’t cut to her during that interminably boring John Mayer/Corrine Bailey Rae/John Legend act).

Even when she took the stage to accept her own awards and perform those purdy country songs, Carrie Underwood looked bored. Jesus, take the wheel; Carrie’s too bored to drive.

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Grammy Gossip Fest

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Saturday night found everyone but a hung-over indisposed Justin Timberlake at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash, Jennifer Hudson was in full voice, as were The Blackeyed Peas and Smokey Robinson. Davis, known for speechifying to the max, dedicated the evening to Ahmet Ertegun.

Maria Villar, the other resident of Franklin Avenue, was nominated for a Grammy for her design of Rhino’s boxed set, Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found. She didn’t win, but she looked hot.

Marc Malkin thinks Jessica Simpson and John Mayer are an item. Ryan Seacrest asked Mayer directly, and got an answer in Japanese. Or maybe an order for Nobu to go.

The Envelope’s Jeff Miller sorts best, worst and who cares? moments. In no particular order: Police reunite, Joan Baez compares Dixie Chicks to Woody Guthrie and Carrie Underwood thanks Simon Cowell after her folks and the supreme deity.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

dixiechicks.jpgAnother “Thumping” For Bush: Don’t get us wrong, the Dixie Chicks totally deserved their wins. But we doubt they would have cleaned up the way they did if Grammy presenter Al Gore (officially) won back in 2000.

pornsector.jpgBlu-ray and HD DVD Does Dallas: The makers of competing technologies are discreetly courting the porn industry.

As the orgasm goes, so goes the nation.

24scene.jpgReady To Make Nice? Military officials and human rights activists met with the creators of 24 to beg the show’s producers to stop glorifying torture. Kiefer Sutherland responded by shooting them each in the knees.