What on earth is happening with media and entertainment these days? Growing up, it seemed to me that movies and television shows aimed at issues or stuck with their genre. Or maybe there was something more that I just didn’t notice, namely commercialization. I just saw an episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and I thought to myself, “Wow, they just threw a bunch of attractive people on the show and made a drama with the Terminator theme somewhat in the background.”

This rant of mine pretty much stems from the new vampire movie Twilight. What happened to vampire movies? Now everything is a damn love story with a war going on in the background, or vampires as an afterthought, or anything else you can imagine. What should be the central theme or premise for a movie often becomes little more than an excuse to make another stereotypical love story. If you’re going to make a vampire movie, put some vampires in it, dammit!

This is NOT a vampire:

Really, Hollywood? The perfect makeup and meticulously styled “bed hair”? For fuck’s sake, here is what a vampire should look like:

I don’t know about you guys, but I think Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys looks more like an evil, nocturnal bloodsucker than Robert Pattinson does in Twilight. If anything, Pattinson looks like he’s suffering from a serious iron deficiency. They might as well have put The Hills on and called them all vampires. I blame the WB and all those stupid shows they put on that reduced vampires, witches, and ghouls to nothing more than pretty faces with a slight prosthetic or two. I also blame shows like The OC, The Hills, and Laguna Beach which do nothing more than follow prissy teens around while they live out their drama, angst, and turmoil… all while looking clean-cut and gorgeous at all times – even after a fight! This drive to put pompous, pretty teens in every movie is tiresome. It’s like watching the same thing over and over again and trying to pretend it’s different.

Somewhere out there, I’m sure that a fan of mine dedicates this classic to me… and only me. 🙂

Hey all, yours truly had a total blast at the Blackberry Storm launch party last night. Saw the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age – awesome show! Saw the likes of Kat Von D, Joe Rogan, Seth Rogen, girls from the new 90210 series, one of the American Idol contestants from a few seasons back (Ryan Starr, I think?) and a host of other celebzzz. For more details, pics, and to see live blogging reports from yesterday, hit the link!

Via BoyGeniusReport

More sad news, folks: A body found in an SUV in Chicago is believed to be Jennifer Hudson’s nephew. In case you didn’t know, Hudson had been offering $100k for the return of her nephew. I can’t even imagine just how terrifying it must be to hear this news and wait for the police to confirm the identity of the body – especially when everything, including license plates matching the Amber alert, are pointing to only one possibility. Naturally, Jennifer and her sister, Julia Hudson, had been doing everything a worried, concerned, and frantic person would do in a horrible situation like this. Cash rewards had been offered, suspects have been sought out (Julia Hudson’s estranged husband, William Balfour, has been arrested but not yet charged), and any and all clues have been eagerly awaited for. Her newphew, 7-year-old Julian King, had been missing since Friday. If you know anything at all about this and happen to stumble across my blog, call the Chicago police. Until then, we await their results and findings on the body.

Jennifer Hudson is an award winning actress and singer. Hudson’s claim to fame was the third season of American Idol where she was a finalist. Her role in the movie Dreamgirls won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.