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DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – Off the Rails Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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People are going crazy – or as one may say, “off the rails” – so let’s see if anyone gets stabby. Or plays with a gun and accidentally shoots themselves in the belly, setting into motion the ascent of Brian Austen Green. Dear Lord, let’s hope it is not number two.

This week, Silver goes full bore loopy, and Adrianna realizes she may not be terrible at this kid thing. Plus, Brandon is back… just behind the camera. Tease!

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American Idol Top 9 Roundtable Preview and Liveblog Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Hey, it’s Tuesday already. Whaddyaknow. If you’re here for the liveblog (the both of you) then it will be going live at 8pm. You can access it by clicking below:

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American Idol Roundtable – Top 13 Performance Show Recap Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Hello, all. I know that you’ve missed the roundtable with all of your hearts and souls, haven’t you? Did you join us for the impromptu live-blog last night? Of course not! Because we did it on a whim with no promotion! HUZZAH! Oh the quips and platitudes that you missed out on! Lucky for you, we’re back with the American Idol Roundtable this year and, like Idol itself, we’ve made some changes to the panel. We’d like to welcome long-time commenter and recent recapper DougOLis to the fold. HI DOUG! So, if you’re a masochist that likes things that go on too long (and since you watch Idol, you likely are) join us after the jump for the breakdown of the Top 13 Performance Show. (more…)

DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – By Accident Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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With promises of car crashes and broken relationships dancing in our heads, those of us hunkered down in long underwear and extra furry hats descend upon our televisions to revel in 90210 and tawdry goodness.

Join me, after the jump, to get DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 for Episode 14, “By Accident”

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Momma’s Boys: Episode 5 – The Irony of The Virgin Islands is Not Lost On Us Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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After an episode in which JoJo’s mom Mrs.B took helicopter parenting to a whole new level, each Boy is off to the Virgin Islands with his Momma and his top three girls (well, save for JoJo, since his Momma said no girl was good enough – he only gets two).

This week, NBC’s Promo Guy has hinted Erica will tell of her sordid past, Mrs.B will call it hell, and every mother will tell her son he is making a terrible choice. How will the son’s respond? Learn – after the jump…
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DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 – Hello, Goodbye, Amen Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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After returning to Everyone’s Favorite Zip Code (Copyright, All Rights Reserved by The CW’s Evilly Deceptive Promo Guy) in September, we’ve been away for about a month. A re-return post-holidays should find a new wave of drama, right?

Join me, after the jump, to get DeadOn’s 411 on 90210 for Episode 12, “Hello, Goodbye, Amen” (more…)

DeadOn’s 411 on 90210: Recap Sunday, January 4, 2009

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Let’s address this right away:

  • Yes, I am a man.
  • Yes, in the spirit of Mike Gundy, I am 31 years old.
  • Yes, I am straight.
  • Yes, I am addicted to the shows of the WB… er, the CW.

The big new show for the CW this season is 90210, touted as a return to everyone’s favorite zip code. I kept meaning to start this in the fall, but schedule conflicts prevented it. With those cleared, and the show returning on Tuesday, let’s get up to speed.

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The Hills – Season Finale ‘The Next Move is Yours’ Monday, May 12, 2008

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Here we are, season finale time. Lauren recaps the season up to this point in about 30 seconds. Audrina’s looking at lofts with JustinBobby. She talks out the pros and cons of moving, and saying she’s already kind of living by herself in the guest house. Well yeah. Its a separate house. JB asks if she’s told Lauren yet, she looks whistfully out the window and we get the theme song

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30 Rock 2.15: I Will Not Fail You, Rainbow Chicken Monday, May 12, 2008

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Our exterior shot suggests Jack is entering the OEOB, but our interior says “old West Wing set”. He’s on the phone with Liz, who’s eating her Sabor de Soledad at the kitchenette. She recalls the simpler time when Jack was still at GE, rather than this strange and terrifying world of one week hence. Jack will be working in Homeland Security, working on Extreme Weather Preparedness (like…tornadoes that go BASE jumping?) and the War on the Poor. “You mean the War on Poverty?” suggests Liz. Jack: “Yeah, OK. Let’s go with that.” Liz confirms with him that he’s never coming back. Jack: “I’m sorry, Lemon, but there’s nothing left for me at GE. Sure, Geiss could come out of the coma and say, ‘Jackie boy [FORESHADOWING], you’re the next CEO,’ but that’s not likely. The cryogenicists are already sharpening their head-saws.” He mocks her for eating the off-brand Mexican Cheetos, but she counters that she found a prize in them last week. She hopes. Jack cuts her off; it’s time for his Freedom Search. The security guard pulls on his rubber gloves and puts a penlight between his teeth. Yikes, I wonder what happens to a guy like Rahim.

Tracy asks Liz for input on character design for his porn video game. The worlds are so clear in his head, but the translation hasn’t been smooth. He does have a working title, Gorgasm: The Legend of Dongslayer. Frank apologizes: He’ll call the Korean animators. Tracy: “Yeah! You fixulate this! Liz Lemon, do you know what it’s like to be the only one who cares about your job? When everyone around is goofing off like a bunch of goof-offs?” Liz tearfully acknowledges that she does. Seeing this outbreak of emotions, Tracy wonders if Liz is having her “woman times”. Not getting slapped is the first confirmation, but Liz tells him, “I just had my woman times last…oh boy.” Dun dun CREDITS! (more…)

The Hills – ‘No Place Like Home’ Monday, May 5, 2008

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We start this week at Bolthouse, and Heidi comes into see Mr. Bolthouse and shuts the door (bosses hate this) She tells him she’s heard the company is expanding and she wants to continue to grow with the company and she’s willing to do what it takes including traveling and relocating if thats what he needs. He’s interested in continuing to grow the Hyde brand and mentions a casino in Vegas and Heidi says that sounds brilliant. Cue the Natasha and join me after the jump.

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Hi-Ho The Derry-O Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, I am JB* and I will be your guide for the next several weeks as we walk down the path towards what producers surely hope may lead to the CMT Reality Series, “My Big Redneck Wedding”. Joining me on the Big Brown Couch is Mrs.JB*, who will be adding scathing catty commentary along the way.

The premise of the show is your basic romantic comedy fare –
1. Allegedly hunky farmer (who looks like Christopher Titus with bigger ears) lives in small town (Portage Des Sioux, Missouri)
2. Titus wants to marry, but darn, there’s just no good catches here in this small town
3. Enter the fish out of water in the form of ten city girls on the farm
4. Oh, the hilarity ensues. Look at the princess get dirty! Hear her whine! See them kiss!
5. Profit!

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The Hills – ‘A Date With the Past?’ Monday, April 28, 2008

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Lauren, Audrina and Lo are house hunting, and the house is ridiculous, it has a guest house, which Audrina is going to live in.  Lo says its a perfect party house and Lauren says they have to have the best house warming party EVER!  Join me after the jump for the partay.  (more…)

The Hills – “A New Roommate” Monday, April 21, 2008

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Lauren and Whitney are working at People’s Revolution packing stuff in boxes.  Whitney asks about Audrina and says she hasn’t seen her in a while.  LC tells Whitney about Audrina and Heidi being friends now and that its weird that Heidi comes in their place.  Whitney says its so great to work with her again, and cue the Natasha Beddingfield and join me after the jump

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The Hills – “Girls Night Out” Monday, April 14, 2008

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Only one episode this week. Here We Go:

Heidi goes to visit Audrina at Epic music’s and they eat at the cafeteria. Heidi says its good to talk to her again, and they talk about how the Spencer/Lauren drama spread to everyone. Heidi wants to have a girls night and asks Audrina to come. And before she answers we cut to Natasha Beddingfield and the intro
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American Idol Roundtable – Top 8 Week Recap Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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Ok, so it wasn’t the treacly mess that I feared it would be. No one believed the children are the future, Jesus and gang pretty much hung out in the background, and there were a few honestly interesting song choices – I fully support anything that brings up the Hawaiian mountain of song that is Iz. Tonight is Idol Gives Back so there won’t be any eliminations tonight, but there might be some on Thursday. As always, our thoughts from last night (minus Matt_T, who was spared “inspiration night”) after the jump….

*ED NOTE – Sorry for the lack of YMR, it’s been a busy couple of days – I’ll give you two songs tomorrow, promise…
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The Hills – When Spencer Finds Out… and Just Be Careful… Monday, April 7, 2008

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Two more episodes this week.

When Spencer finds out…

Lauren and ShePratt (and she’s looking rough) are leaving class and LC invites her to come out to dinner with her. ShePratt is kind of sketched out because ‘she’s Spencers sister’ but she’s not sure if she should. (Of course, she’s going to go we need the drama)

Spencer visits Heidi’s place and notices the painting job and she tells him to make sure to get all of his crap. He asks Heidi if they are dating, bc he’s met girls and he’s not sure if he’s single. She tells him to do whatever, but if he wants to see other people they should break up. He says that he thought they were. She says she should punch him in the face, and the rest of America agrees.
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The Hills – “Back to L.A.” and “An Unexpected Friend” Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Well we have two episodes tonight:

“Back to L.A.”

Lauren gets home, runs in and bear hugs Audrina (awww). She complains about her jet lag and tells Audrina about the trip. Wahhhhh. I really feel sorry for her getting a free trip to Paris. Quick recap of the trip for Audrina and cue the Natasha Beddingfield:

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The Hills – “Paris Changes Everything” Monday, March 24, 2008

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Hello Friends, I’ll be taking you through another season of my favorite, totally not scripted at all reality show.

Finally, Lauren has made it to Paris, she and Whitney arrive in the airport. Their driver for Teen Vogue picks them up and they butcher the name of one of the stores they are supposed to go to. They decide to go pick up their gowns rather than pick up shoes for the debutantes. I think this may end up being a bad decision. Cue the Natasha Beddingfield and join me and the gang after the jump.

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American Idol Roundtable – Top 11 Week…RECAP! Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Well gang, I found this week to be terribly dull and lacking in any really memorable performances. I was pretty happy to have started it an hour late so that I could fast-forward through all the non-performance parts – that’s really the way to go with this show. As always, the rest of the crew has plenty to say about this week’s show…to the jump!

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Tied to the 90s (Birthday Edition): 30 years, 30 songs–Part II Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s post continues what is perhaps the most self-indulgent effort I have ever made with Tied to the 90s, which I know is saying something. I warn you again, because, well, it’s what I do. I also want to warn you that after today’s column, I’ll be taking a month off. With school starting back up and college football season, my efforts will be needed elsewhere for a little while. Don’t worry, it’s just a hiatus, and I may still post some random other things as the month goes on. So, with all of that out of the way.

At the end of this month, I will turn 29 years old, meaning that I will have been on this earth for 30 distinct calendar years (OK, technically that happened at the beginning of the year, but just roll with me here.) I was struck by that notion and wanted to look at my favorite songs from each of those 30 years. Now, please note I said “favorite”. Not best, not most significant, not most influential, just my favorites. Why they’re favorites can be as simple as I just really like them to having good memories associated with them to something larger. It doesn’t matter. These are just my favorite songs from each of the last 30 years. Now, as always, I can never make this simple, but I did make the rule that once I had used an artist, I could not use them again. I based “year” off the year that the album from which it came was released, and beyond that, I went to town. There’s going to be some crossover from previous columns as you might expect, but I’m going to write all new material about each song, at least as best I can. I fully expect that you will disagree with many of my choices, but it just gives you something to discuss in the comments. So, with no further ado, part II of 30 Years, 30 Songs.
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