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Let’s call this the Grammy Love edition.

  • Jennifer Hudson – She took home the first award of tonight’s telecast and she looked fabulous doing it. Later she performed her guts out and left the stage a little teary. She’s kinda owning the night so far. You go girl!
  • Adele – I’ve been rocking her CD for awhile and it’s A-MAZ-ING. Nice to see her win Best New Artist tonight. Her acceptance speech was genuine and sweet. She also sounded a lot like Kristen Wiig’s Penelope character.

And on the TV side of things:

  • Gaius Charles – A great episode of Friday Night Lights this week. Who didn’t shed a little tear? What a long journey. I get a little breathless just thinking about it.
  • The Office – What a good week for Office fans. Two absolutely wonderful episodes with some of my new favorite one-liners. “Would a liar bring mini Mounds bars?” I think not.

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sanjaya

I don’t dislike Sanjaya so much as I am bewildered by the folks who like him. Those super-fans managed to keep the little guy in contention on American Idol well past his time, and now, they’re a strong enough market to warrant a $100,000 payday for one of the show’s worst vocalists. Yep, Sanjaya raked in at least a $100,000 advance¬† for penning his memoir which seems a bit premature considering his first album well…was as good as could be expected.

How do you do it buddy? Better question: How did we let you do it?

You know who’s memoir I’m looking forward to? Jennifer Hudson’s. She’s experienced hardship, she won an Oscar, and she’s an amazing talent. That’s a story worth waiting for.

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So before we get to the HDU, anyone have thoughts on Idol? I wanted to put all of my eggs into Super Deep Voice Guy’s basket. He had the perfect combination of no skills, a gimmick, and complete delusion. I miss him already.¬† (I promise to find a clip for those of you who missed it!)

In terms of the contenders I liked the geeky kid from Studio City, Stevie Wright and Scott MacIntyre, the blind guy. The first two could sneak their way into a top 36 (24? Whatever it is these days) but I’m not holding my breath. Scott has a great voice but it could be an acquired taste. I look forward to seeing him sing an uptempo song.

Now on to the updates!

  • Prison Break is ending its run this season. How are they going to finally take down the company in six episodes? These final installments may be the best ones yet.
  • Speaking of Presidents, here’s what Barack’s cabinet would look like if it were filled with TV stars. (Thanks Adam!)
  • Guess who’s singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl? Jennifer Hudson! In case you’re counting, this is the second year in a row an American Idol alum’s been in charge of the anthem.
  • And finally my favorite non-TV related link of the week: White Whine – A New White Person Complaint Daily

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News just broke that Oscar winner, Obama darling, Dreamgirl, and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson is engaged to her boyfriend of less than a year, David Otunga. While Otunga may not sound too familiar, maybe the name “Punk” rings a bell. Yep, J-Hud’s fiance was a former contestant on I Love New York 2.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’s a nice guy and they probably have loads in common considering they’re both from Chicago and they’ve survived reality shows. But with an Academy Award on her mantle, a budding film career and a new album dropping soon, Jennifer Hudson seems poised for stardom and her future hubby well…doesn’t.

So let’s do our girl a favor and offer up some suggestions for potential mates. Sure she’s engaged, but like my man Michael Scott says, “BFD, engaged ain’t married.”

Here are my three picks for eligible fellas:

  • Kanye West: He’s from Chicago too! He may be kind of a short fuse but most genius’ are. Pros: He’s bright, has great clothes, brilliant artist (possibility for duets?) Cons: He’s always on tour, he’s an awful blogger and did we mention that short fuse?
  • Jason from The Bachelorette: If dating show rejects are J-Hud’s thing, then look no further than Jason. He was left down on one knee on the last season of The Bachelorette. Cue one giant case of the weepies. Pros: Adorable, great dad to that little son of his. Cons: Already committed to serve as next Bachelor…may be committing for his affections with 15 other ladies.
  • My brother Chris: He has ambition, he cooks, he owns a condo, and guess where he was born? Chi-Town! Pros: Marrying someone out of the spotlight could give her a nice repreive. Cons: I would never stop requesting that she sing songs from Dreamgirls.

Anyone else have some good suggestions? What’s that Prince William up to? That quarterback for USC was pretty hot yesterday when he trounced Ohio State. Someone fax his number to Hudson’s people…stat!

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So close to three months after everyone else, I finally saw the Sex and the City movie.

It was exactly what I expected: Witty, sad, heartwarming, girly and altogether fun.

Worth the hype? I’d say so. The whole thing just felt comfortable. It was like the ladies never left TV (Thanks to syndication I suppose they haven’t.) I slipped back into their relationships, patterns, and neuroses like an old pair of sneakers. Something about it just felt right.

That’s not to say the movie was perfect. They took Miranda and Steve into a weird place, I could’ve used a little more Jennifer Hudson and **SPOILER ALERT*** I’m a little sad to see that Carrie ended up with Big…again.

Ultimately though, Sex and the City is about a group of friends. And nothing made me happier than waiting the entire summer to see the movie for $3 with my oldest friend on the weekend before she heads back to school. Talk about comfortable.

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