Hello people of the internet!!! We talk about so many amazing YouTubers that are all incredible and unique in their own way. There is one thing that all of these YouTubers have in common, if you like the channel, then you subscribe to it so you don’t miss a thing. Well what if you could subscribe to YouTube? Yup you heard me right! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about YouTube’s recent announcement that they will begin their 1st subscription service on October 28th. This is definitely a very new move for the website, so keep reading to see how this could affect you. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
Ok now that I’ve officially freaked you out, let’s break down the details of this news. At an event in Los Angeles earlier today, YouTube released it’s new subscriptions service called ‘YouTube Red’, which allows subscribers to pay $9.99 a month in exchange for some really cool benefits. These benefits include: the ability to watch unlimited YouTube videos completely ad free, the ability to save videos to watch offline when you don’t have a connection to the internet, the ability to continue watching videos while running other apps, unlimited streaming of Google Play Music, and exclusive content from top YouTube creators that you won’t have access to without this subscription. YouTube has said that you will be able to watch a lot of the same content for free, but you won’t have access to any of the bonuses listed above. Needless to say this is a BIG step for a website that is now a huge part of our everyday lives. So what do y’all think of this change? Will you subscribe to ‘YouTube Red’? One thing is for sure, starting October 28th, the way we watch YouTube will be changed forever. Let me know below what you think, and check out this video from theverge.com that explains all of the new changes in greater detail.
Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to talk about something that we all go through. Whether it involves a band, actor, book, or song, we are all fangirls (and fanboys…don’t think I’m leaving the guys out of this one). Whether you keep your fangirling to yourself, or you have a twitter account completely dedicated to the loves of your life, we all usually have one thing in common…eventually our ships sink. However, thanks to the internet one very lucky little 3 year old girl named Mila got to meet her celebrity crush face to face. Now I know that you have all heard about this one, but honestly this story was so sweet I just couldn’t resist sharing it with y’all (and you know you wanna watch it again).
In an interview a few days ago with Ellen DeGeneres, Mila’s mother explained that she told Mila about Adam getting married in a grocery store, and immediately changed the subject when Mila freaked out (didn’t we all), but then she decided to tell Mila again and film it (again I think we all would have done this). Ellen invited Mila on to her show so they could talk about love, Mila’s relationship with Adam, their wedding plans, etc., you know typical girl stuff. After receiving a really cool Adam themed outfit (yeah Ellen I’m gonna need to know where I can get one of those), Mila actually got to meet Adam. Unfortunately for Adam, Mila seemed to be over the relationship, but she did keep the rose he brought her (good girl!). It is such a cute video that y’all all have to check out. So now that Mila has successfully lived out every fangirl’s dream, what will she do next? Blockbuster Hollywood movie? Walk the runways at the next Fashion Week? MIla for president in 2016? Whatever she does, Mila will always be an inspirations to fangirls everywhere!
Hello people of the internet!!! I thought that since it’s back to school time, we should dedicate this week’s ‘Monday Memos’ to that time of the year that we all dread. But, instead of listing the many reasons why you don’t want school to start again, we are going to discuss the 5 reasons why you SHOULD be looking forward to school this year. Now I want to tell y’all ahead of time that this blog is meant to be funny, and you should definitely NOT do a lot of the things I will be suggesting. As much as we may not like it, we actually do have to try heard at school, because if you have no education then you won’t have a job, then who is going to buy your pizza and pay for your Netflix subscription. Exactly! Ok, let’s dive into the list.
Let’s face it; there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done right? I mean you have Twitter stalker, Instagram stalking, Facebook stalking, watching YouTube, reading http://celindareyesblog.com/ (hint, hint), eating. So basically since your day is so booked, how are you expected to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep every day. Well let’s use our brain and think about it. Ready? Ok, School is 8 hours; the recommended amount of sleep you’re suppose to get daily is 8 hours…coincidence? I think not! Just make sure that you don’t sleep through lunch, and have someone to warn you when the bell rings.
4) People Watching
We all know that it’s easy to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram stalk someone (and you know you have), but one wrong move and you end up liking a picture or post from months ago (so embarrassing…at least that’s what I’ve heard…ok, moving on). Anyway, people watching is a much safer hobby, because you can admire that special someone from afar, and not be in danger of embarrassing yourself. See everybody wins! And who knows, maybe one day you’ll even talk to them…yeah maybe not, but that works too.
Now these are usually the only classes in school that we can actually stand. Whether you like music, art, gym, or anything in between, electives can usually be a lot of fun. Of course there are those teachers that actually take these classes seriously (c’mon we take Art class to pretend like we’re not in school, not to draw fruit 100 times). Instead of electives, can’t we just have free time to watch YouTube or listen to the radio (btw, I HIGHLY suggest that you check out 103.7 KVIL, they are AMAZING!).
Now y’all know we had to discuss fashion. Honestly how many times have you spent days or even weeks trying to find that perfect 1st day of school (c’mon you know you have…don’t worry we all have). Honestly sometimes the hallways seem more like runways, but if we didn’t take so much time with back to school fashion, then we might actually have to do homework (scary thought right!?!). Luckily school is the perfect place to try out outfit, hair, and makeup looks, so you can perfect them for the days of the week that actually count…the weekends!
No not those friends
Yes you can see your friends during the summer, but with jobs, vacations, “family time” (whether forced or not), and of course your weekly dates with Netflix (Hello seeing Zac Efron and Channing Tatum on demand, yes of course you’re going to make time for that). With so much going on, it’s nice to have 8 hours a day spending time with your friends. I mean classes were intended for texting. Right?
Hello people of the internet, on today’s ‘Monday Memos’, we are going to discuss what happened on the ‘Golden Globes’ this past Sunday (January 12, 2014). This show kicks off award season, and honors excellence in TV, mini-series, and TV movies. So are y’all ready!?! Well then let’s begin!
Opening Monologue: The hilarious comedy duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey once again hosted the show this year, and the two definitely made the show fun to watch. The two started their monologue by making fun of their own hosting skills with their comment that “in Hollywood, if something kind of works, then they keep doing it until you get sick of it”. They then began making fun of a lot of the celebrities that were in attendance such as: Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Matt Damon (who they also made fun of later, when actress Melissa McCarthy presented an award, but supposedly got amnesia backstage, and now believed that she was Matt Damon), and numerous others. Amy and Tina also had a running joke with veteran actress Julia Louise-Dreyfus (who at first pretended to be “too good” to sit in the TV section of the auditorium due to Julia’s first Golden Globe film nomination, and then she later sat in the TV section, and Tina and Amy made fun of her). Finally, Tina and Amy made fun of George Clooney by saying that he “would rather float away in space, then spend time with a woman his age” (in reference to the hit film ‘Gravity’ that George did with Sandra Bullock).
Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie:
Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge)
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)
Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama):
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Best TV Series (Drama):
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Best Original Score in a Motion Picture:
Alex Ebert (All is Lost)
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture:
Ordinary Love (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Mini-Series, or TV Movie:
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Best Actress in a TV Series (Drama):
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Motion Picture Screenplay:
Spike Jones (Her)
Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy, or Musical):
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Michael Douglass (Behind the Candelabra)
Best Animated Feature Film:
Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy):
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Cecil B. DeMillie Award: (The Golden Globe’s Lifetime Achievement Award)
Best Director in a Motion Picture:
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Best TV Series (Comedy):
Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical):
Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama):
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama:
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Motion Picture Drama:
12 years a slave
All in all, I believe that the Golden Globes were in a huge success in terms of who won, and which projects came out on top. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made an unstoppable comedic duo, and I can certainly see them continuing this for many years to come. The show truly displayed those who’s talent, dedication, and hard work soared this year, and it left me excited for next year. I believe that this was an excellent and fun start to the award season!
Hello people of the internet!!! With Disney Channel’s announcement of their newest show ‘Girl Meets World’ (a spin-off show of the popular 90s hit ‘Boy Meets World’), I began to think about the “spin-off” trend in television. First in 2003 Nickelodeon premiered its spin-off of the beloved children’s show ‘Rugrats’, which was entitled ‘All Grown Up’ and remained on air until 2008. Then, in 2008 The CW premiered a new version of the 90s teen phenomenon ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’, with a new cast of characters (however some of the actors from the original show guest stared on 90210). So, it’s apparent that “spin-off fever” has become very prevalent in Hollywood over the past few years. I think that this is because we become very emotionally invested in the characters from our favorite TV shows, that we begin to subconsciously think of them as real people, and thus we want to know all about their past and future (oh you know you start thinking of them as real people, don’t pretend like I’m the only one…I thought so). Although many great shows have had spin-offs (and occasionally prequels), I have made a list of 10 shows that I think deserve a chance to live again. If I’ve missed any shows, please let me know in the comments below!
10) Sister Sister
The thing that I always liked about this comedy, was how the characters dealt with real life issues, along with the primary storyline of two twin sisters who meet unexpectedly after being separated at birth. This show catapulted Tia & Tamera Mowry into superstardom, which led them to star in numerous other projects both separately and together. I think that it would be very interesting to see how the characters developed as they grew up, and how they ended up relating to one another as adults.
From 2001-2004, the world was reintroduced to country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, as the kind hearted and wise doctor ‘Clint Cassidy’ on ‘Doc’. On the show, Cyrus’ character dealt with personal, moral, and ethical issues; as well as the common politics found in the professional world. The show was full of complex relationships, interesting twists, and very relatable characters, so I think that it would be really interesting to see where their lives led them.
This show was a HUGE hit for Disney Channel in the early 2000s, and become a very successful franchise which included: clothing, fashion accessories, toys, a movie, and numerous other products, which became very profitable for the Disney Corporation. This show also launched the career of Hilary Duff, and quickly made the young girl a household name. The show ended at the end of the summer, right before the main characters where going to enter high school. The success of this show paved the way for numerous other young actresses to have successful careers in music, fashion, etc.
This long running family drama revolved around the lives of the Camden family. The Camden family was a typical middle class family, who dealt with real life issues and triumphs in the town of Glen Oak, California. The father character on the show Eric Camden, (who was portrayed by Stephen Collins) was a protestant minister, whose large heart often placed him and his family in interesting situations. This show explored various social, economical, and ethical themes, which evolved over the years to keep in tune with our ever changing society. I think that the plot lines and character development were so impressive, that a spin-off of this show would have success for a numerous amount of years, and would grow with a generation the way 7th Heaven did.
This show (which starred comedian/actor George Lopez), showed the reality of a middle-class Hispanic family living in California. As the majority of the shows on this list do, this show explored real-life issues however; it also explored the plight of what working class individuals go through, when they move up the cooperate ladder. Although this show was not extremely popular when it originally aired, its ratings have done extremely well in syndication. I believe that due to how popular the show has become since its original run ended, along with the growing popularity of George Lopez, (due to his involvement with the Disney ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ franchise), that this would be the perfect time for a spin-off to happen. George Lopez now has voice recognition credibility, so even if some people don’t know how he is, they will recognize his voice, and be attracted to the sitcom.
5) Home Improvement
‘Home Improvement’ was a family sitcom, (which starred actor Tim Allen), which revolved around the lives of a man named Tim (who was the host of a home improvement show, where he also sold tools for a fictional tool company called ‘Binford Tools’),his family, his best friend, and his neighbor. Tim was a very cocky man, whose pride often got his family into crazy situations. This sitcom made a large amount of the cast into household names, and led to numerous other projects during, and after the show originally aired. I think that a spin-off of this show would do very well, due to the original team’s excellent casting choices and witty scripts.
This long running situational comedy starred (and was co-created by) comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who portrayed a comedian named Jerry on the show (talk about life imitating art). Jerry had three close friends on the show: George ( his best friend, whose extreme penny pitching ways and jealously of others, often got him into extremely uncomfortable situations), Elaine (his ex-girlfriend who is often too honest for her own good), and Kramer (Jerry’s eccentric neighbor, who often slid through Jerry’s door as his way of entrance, and was very abrasive of Jerry’s personal space). I believe that this show was so popular, because it resonated with the general public due to its dry and subtle humor. This show presented a model of comedy that had not previously been explored, and thus opened a new market in television, that has continued to be used ever since.
This highly acclaimed show, consisted of an ensemble cast, who portrayed 6 friends living in New York City, who dealt with the ups and downs of adult life. The characters had numerous entanglements among each other, which often were the cause of several interesting situations. Ever since the show ended its original run, fans of the show have asked for its return, so I think that it’s easy to see why a spin-off of the show would be a huge success. This show also launched the careers of all of the cast members, although some have had more fruitful careers than others, all 6 members of the cast have had career opportunities because of the show’s popularity. Although this show did have a short lived spin-off, I believe that the show’s continued popularity, would make a second spin-off a profitable investment.
There is no question that this family comedy has had amazing success in syndication, and thus certainly warrants a spin-off. This show revolved around the life of single father Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), who asks for the aid of his best friend (Joey) and brother-in-law (Jesse) , in raising his three daughters, once his wife passes away. Joey and Jesse soon become pseudo fathers to the girls, and continue to become essential members of the family for the shows entire run. This show starred John Stamos and Bob Saget, who were already successful entertainers in their own right, and launched the careers of the various other cast members, most notably, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (who portrayed the youngest daughter Michelle).
1)The Cosby Show
Now we’ve reached #1 on our list!!! Although many of the other shows mentioned on this list could have easily been #1, I chose this show because of its ability to transcend through the decades, and remain relevant. This sitcom starred famous comedian and all around entertainer Bill Cosby, as a good natured New York doctor named Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable, who had a tendency to exaggerate, and tell tall tells. The cast was rounded out with Cliff’s wife Claire (a successful attorney), and his 5 children. The show dealt with more intense and difficult topics as the children on the show grew up however, the show was essentially a family sitcom, so the topics never got too out of control. The Cosby Show has continued to be a syndication success even though it has been two decades since the show went of air. Although this show has already had a spin-off (called ‘A Different World’, which aired form 1987-1993), I believe that the original show has been off air long enough to warrant a second spin-off. Additionally, this new spin-off would be much more successful than A Different World, because it would not be in direct competition with The Cosby Show, like A Different World was.
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