Since my friends aren’t 12-year-old girls with a tsunami of hormones coursing through their bodies, it took me a full week to con someone into being my “plus one” at a screening of the new One Direction documentary, This Is Us. I tried the “Morgan Spurlock directed it and he’s cool!” tactic. Didn’t work. Then I went the “It’ll be fun!” route, which wasn’t super creative but I was having a tough time finding legit reasons to see this movie when there were so many more interesting things you could be doing with your time, like watching Orange Is the New Black or ironing your socks. Finally, I resorted to [...]
O-Town is reforming! Re-forming? The original Making the Band alums, known for their hit "All Or Nothing," are giving it another shot, although Ashley Parker-Angel, the blonde one, who ended up getting that reality show about an impending marriage that never happened, a fatherhood that did (his son's name is…Lyric) and a kind of solo career, has refused to come back into the fold, even after the other four members spent a year trying to get him to come back. What is he doing instead? More important, will it be made into a reality show? No? That's OK. Really, it is. [Via]
"Sorry, we went with another candidate."
I briefly considered putting this on my tombstone, but then I realized the better idea would be to get cremated and have a trusted friend blow my ashes into the eyes of job fair recruiters. If I were to die this instant, that is. You don't want to hire me? Too late, I fired myself from being alive.
"You'll get something,” my mom assures me. "How is your writing going?"
I spend all my extra money on a video player for the TV. It's small and compact enough that I could probably lose it if it didn't have wires attached. I [...]
Yesterday was the official release date for Midnight Memories, One Direction’s third studio album. Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Yessss!! No? Am I talking to the right demographic? It doesn’t matter. I’m here to talk to you about the important stuff, which is the music.
The music: holy smokes.
Our boys are still the same boys, even if they're now boys-verging-on-men, and they even helped write almost all the tracks on the new album. Let that sink in: it’s their very own words coming from their very own souls into my very own earphones.
Let's do this: track-by-track, first-but-not-final impressions.
(And if anyone can correctly list them in [...]
"New kidney on the block: Woman finds organ donor via 80's singer Donnie Wahlberg and Twitter" —Either this is a headline for a real news story OR it is the winning entry in a contest to create the most ridiculous boy band-inspired pun of all time. You decide.