Archive for July, 2009

Flashback Friday! (3-5-7-Wild N’ Loose)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

oaktown357Tabitha “Terrible T” King and DJuana “Sweet L.D.” Johnican started out as backup dancers for MC Hammer back in the late 80’s early 90’s but they soon ventured out on their own to form Oaktown 3-5-7. Their biggest hit was “Juicy Gotcha Krazy”, but my favorite was “Wild & Loose”. I mean, what’s not to like about the video? There’s a little bit of everything: spandex, Hammer pants, tigers, bubble baths, beauty salons, bumpin’ n grindin’, Gumby fades, the list goes on. Maybe Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is a fan too? Did you see the silhouettes against neon colors throughout the video?

I remember watching this on Soul Beat (“TV Network number ooooonnnnnnneeeeeee!!!!”) and breaking a sweat trying to mimic their dance moves. These ladies were in shape!

Check out Big Man blowin’ at around the 3:20 mark.

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LGBT Group To Compete On America’s Best Dance Crew 4

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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I’m a little late on this one, but when I saw the audition for the LGBT group Vogue Evolution I had to stop and look at the fabooshness that was happening. And who did I see but one of my favorite ballroom divas Miss Leyomi Mizrahi?

Not only will they be the first openly gay dance troupe competing on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Leyomi will be the first trans-person as well on the show.

From their MySpace page:
“Vogue Evolution has since moved beyond just a dance company to become an envoy that stands committed to effectively changing the lives of the LGBT community through the art of dance. Vogue Evolution works to empower Black and Latino gay youth around self-value, while educating the community on HIV/AIDS awareness, and encouraging the importance of getting tested now. Vogue Evolution takes responsibility for the cultural evolution in and out of the “ballroom scene” creating powerful results in the world.”

I will be glued to my set when season 4 starts next month. Hopefully, the voting public won’t be ignorant and keep them around if they indeed do a fabulous job.

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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Willem Dafoe And Reese Witherspoon

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, Movies with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

willemdafoereesewitherspoonMy boyfriend doesn’t see it but as we were watching “The Last Temptation of Christ”, for the first time, I commented that the younger blonder Willem Dafoe looked like “Legally Blonde” actress Reese Witherspoon. Maybe it’s the face shape or slight underbite? Do you see a resemblence?

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Brad Pitt Plays Servant to Sumo

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Television, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

pittyokozunaA while back there were photos circulating the interwebs of Brad Pitt filming a commercial for Japanese cellphone company SoftBank. The clip was just released and in it we see Brad Pitt playing personal servant to famous Polynesian sumo wrestler Yokozuna Musashimaru (given name Fiamalu Penitani).

Ain’t it cute?

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Japanese Rebellion Is New British Fashion Fad

Posted in Fashion, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

18-year-olds Eilish (l) and Declan (r) experiment with Manba

British teens Eilish (l) and Declan (r) experiment with Manba

Manba is a form of the Ganguro or Yamanba style that became popular with twenty-something Japanese women in the early 1990’s as a form of rebellion against the more traditional view of beauty in the east of a porcelain skin doll. The most shocking of this statement is the heavily tanned skin, white lips, and neon colored hair followers sport. For them it is a form of expression.

Now that message has been picked up by a growing number of British people fascinated with Japanese culture and how they express individuality. The BBC interviewed two British teenagers, Eilish and Declan, to find out what got them started with this trend.

“Declan and Eilish say they have been accused of racism for darkening their skin in this way, but they say this could not be further from the truth.

Eilish insists that she is ‘not mocking anybody’ and Declan asks, ‘what black person looks like this?’

Another member of the group says that she does not like her white skin and covers up if she is unable to get a spray tan.

‘I just think it looks good – nowadays it’s more popular to be tanned,’ Declan adds.”

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Celebrity Doppelgaengers – Rick James And Tim Curry

Posted in Celebrity Doppelgaengers, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Television with tags , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

rickjamestimcurryCall me crazy but I always thought Rick James and Tim Curry looked alike. Maybe it was the sleepy eyes? Or could it have been the flamboyancy?

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Panic At The Disco Break Up – Well Sort Of

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Spot The Poly with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
l - r: Smith, Ross, Walker, Urie

l - r: Smith, Ross, Walker, Urie

For those Panic at the Disco fans – no need to start pulling your eyelashes out. According to their official website, it appears lead singer Brenden Urie (he’s Hawaiian on his mother’s side. Go figure!) and co-founder/drummer Spencer Smith are still members while co-founder/guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker are venturing off to do their own thing.

“Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.”


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