Since I eat, sleep and breathe pop culture — not just teen television — and my friend Joanna does the same, we launched our own podcast series three weeks ago. If I may tout my own horn — and I will! — it’s getting pretty good.
Photo from our days at the MH News!
If you haven’t listened yet, you can find episodes of The Ally and Joanna Show right here. If you’re all caught up or only care about what’s happened this week, check out our latest episode, out today!
We talk about puppet matrimony, Jersey Shore losing its luster, the future of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and so much more!
"What's that Joanna? Why, yes! I DO think The Philadelphia Story deserves a sequel!" (Me, Lisa Turtle, in our Ally and Joanna offices)
So if you like listening to two uber feminist, Degrassi-watching friends talk about pop culture, give us a try! (Yes, I just pimped out my personal podcast project on my blog. It’s technically called, “synergy.”) Also, follow our daily pop culture antics via tumblr and twitter.
Perez Hilton really made me stop and think the other day. He posted a story called, “Is Gossip Girl Glamourizing An Abusive Relationship?” After reading this and watching last week’s episode, my love for Chuck Bass is gone. While this is TV – and it’s not real — I think I got so caught up in the alternate reality of Gossip Girl that I never stopped and thought “Wait, why do Chuck and Blair belong together again?”After all, isn’t he the worst boyfriend ever?
Is "Chuck and Blair: The Couple" a good idea anymore? Photo: Idsnews
GG Producer Josh Safran said, “They have a volatile relationship, they always have, but I do not believe—or I should say we do not believe—that it is abuse when it’s the two of them. Chuck does not try to hurt Blair. He punches the glass because he has rage, but he has never, and will never, hurt Blair.”
Hasn’t he though? He’s emotionally tortured her for years! He’s manipulated her, sold her, embarrassed her, forced himself on her and stopped her from dating other people. Perez Hilton points out the following: Continue reading
Yesterday was Thursday, which can mean only one thing: Jersey Shore! Sadly, last night’s Jersey Shore stunk like the cheese in Mike’s bed.
Though the Sammi-Ron drama was getting to be too much, I missed it last night when the most exciting thing to happen was rubbing cream cheese on a mattress. But we won’t hold it against them because the first lady of the Shore gave us something to talk about with her new cover of Rolling Stone.
Snooki, is that a silver rocket between your legs? Photo: Rolling Stone/Mark Seliger
SNOOKI, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WEARING/RIDING?! Do I spy a silver rocket — running amuck with phallic symbolism — between your legs? Doesn’t it look like part of the Tin Man? Is it blasting off? Into the atmosphere? And you decided to wear white cut-offs, a white top and white cowboy boots for this occasion, instead of, I don’t know, some kind of protective gear?! Also, why do you have a lasso?! What do Jersey girls know about lassos?!
The cover girl shares how The Shore house is, “just like prison,” how she wants to brand herself like Jessica Simpson, oh and there was also this gift from Snooks: Continue reading