JLaw Falls

Her career defining moment was not career defining. Jennifer Lawerence, star of Silver Linings Playbook, has been lucky when it comes to winning awards. Not so much when it comes to accepting them.

Lawerence won the biggest award of the night, the Oscar for the Best Actress in A Leading Role. As she was walking up the steps, JLaw tripped over her dress and stumbled. Laughing it off in good spirits, she joked about it during her acceptance speech. See the fall below:

Stars Who Are Better Off Single

It's Valentine's Day, love is in the air. But for some starts out there, love isn't on the list. A quick rundown of notable celebrities who are better off single anyways:

  • Taylor Swift (Clearly, not so lucky when it comes to love)
  • Britney Spears (Too many meltdowns with boyfriends to keep love straight)
  • Selena Gomez (Of course, the former Disney princess had to be on the list)
  • Justin Bieber (Bieber has a million girls in love with him, he doesn't need another)
  • George Clooney (There's a reason why the man never marries)
  • Johnny Depp (Newly split, Depp should take a break)
  • Rihanna (She may be in a relationship but it won't end well)
  • John Mayer (He seems happy enough now but is at his best when alone)
  • Tiger Woods (Rumors about Lindsey Vonn may throw the golfer off his game, again)
  • Demi Moore (Love may not be in the cards for her)
  • Madonna (Can she ever keep a man?)
Feel free to add many more!

American Idol Reviewed

As an avid American Idol fan, I didn't expect this season to be fantastic. AI has been spiraling downwards for three years now, and I was worried that this year would be the year it blew up. The auditions revolved around drama between the judges. Hollywood Week, things changed.

Reality TV was created so that people at home could get a glimpse of what it's like to rise to fame and be in the spotlight. If two superstars aren't able to take the focus off of their drama and give the spotlight back to the "real" people, then it's not Reality TV, it's an overpaid show. And the auditions were just that. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj disagreed on almost everything, just for the sake of disagreeing. The show that released so many stars was starting to implode, unable to handle the star power behind a table that called themselves judges.
Image credit to mlive.com

Hollywood Week has long been mocked for the unnecessary tears and contestants' drama. But it was a much needed, refreshing change. And for once in almost three years, the aspiring hopefuls had a reason to cry. The X Factor equivalent would be Brittney Spears. Simon Cowell used to be Idol's bad guy, pointing out mistakes. Nicki Minaj, like Spears, was signed to hurt people, to break them. But, unlike during X Factor, Minaj was anything but boring.

I was doubtful. She was a relatively new rapper, harassed by people daily for saying she has no talent. But, in the first episode of Hollywood Week, she was fierce. She attacked, she made people cry, she was honest, brutal and rightfully so. For once since Simon Cowell, I saw a future for Idol and I saw them being the reigning number one singing competition.

Review: Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has one of the best voices in the music business. I loved that she was able to sing the National Anthem because I knew she could do so much to make it her own and make it soulful. She exceeded all of my expectations with her performance.

Playing the piano for the first time since Billy Joel did, I already knew Keys would be original. As usual, her vocals were stellar. She hit every note, transforming The Star Spangled Banner into a song of soul and heart. The only complaint I had, like many others, was time. The pre-game for the Super Bowl is my least favorite part. There's so much anticipation to the game, it creates suspense. Any act before it has the pressure to live up to the expectations and not waste time. Keys made SB history by singing the longest rendition of the anthem, 156 seconds.

While time was my biggest concern, I did enjoy her song. I got a little antsy towards the end, but Keys did justice to the song, performing it like it was meant to be.

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Beyonce's SB Performance

At first, I was unsure whether Super Bowl XLVII would be Beyonce's biggest audience, or whether Beyonce would draw the SB's biggest crowd. She's agile, she has amazing vocals, is a great dancer and an overall amazing performer. With all the rumors about a Destiny's Child reunion, people didn't even think about what Bey could do.

Starting with Jay-Z's intro to Crazy In Love, Beyonce thundered, clearly singing live. I was expecting Jay to come on stage anytime to join her, but admittedly was a little disappointing when he didn't. Where there's Beyonce, there has to be Jay-Z, but the Super Bowl Halftime Show was all hers.

After what I called an awkward phase of her dancing with songs that did not properly highlight her career, the moment I had been waiting for came. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Bey in a Destiny's Child reunion, in what was an expected surprise. They stayed for about a song and a half, even singing Single Ladies. Not the song I would've chosen, considering Queen B is happily married, and it doesn't showcase the DC that was the super hit girl group of the 90s.

While the middle section of her performance exhibited Bey's amazing dance skills, flexibility and uncanny ability to do anything on stage, the beginning and end was pure vocal. Ending with one of the best performances of Halo I've ever seen, Beyonce shut down any critics that were still steaming over her lip-sync controversy.

Overall, Beyonce drew the biggest SB crowd ever, and it was evident in her beautiful vocals, her dance moves and her energy. She got the crowd involved, better than last year's Madonna could do. She was one of the best in SB history.
Rating: 4 stars.

Odd Jeopardy Question

Baseball star Bryce Harper answered a bad question in a way that would soon become extremely famous and overused. But no one ever expected it to reach the game show Jeopardy. Having politicians using your catchphrase "That's a clown question, bro" is one thing. But having that statement as a category on Jeopardy is a totally different, surprising fact.

The category involved clowns rather than the media or budding MLB stars. Harper seems to be in good spirits for the whole thing, trademarking the phrase and even dressing up as a clown for Halloween.