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Kell on Earth: Week 3

Once again I loved the episode, almost as much as last week’s & the first week’s.  Again, so many reoccurring themes, such as the importance of attention to detail and it’s hard to please someone when they don’t know what they want and have unclear (or unrealistic) expectations.  Seems obvious….but it’s not always so easy, right?

My key take-aways from today’s show can be best-expressed in quote form:

  1. “If you can’t figure out who the top 126 most important people are then maybe you shouldn’t work here.” -Emily
  2. “What are you guys doing – you guys are scaring the f*ck out of me.”    -Kelly
  3. “I’m the boss, I give you a paycheck & you’re suppose to give me work.      -Kelly
  4. “NYC: where the girls are mean but oh-so-pretty.”  -Kelly

AGAIN with the labels!!  Poor Stephanie V. can’t catch a break.  She doesn’t pay attention to details.  Looks like it might be “peace out” for her.

Anyone else watching this?  Am I the only one who thinks this show is so fantastic? :)


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Kell on Earth: Week 2

Episode 2 started with Kelly’s team updating a seating chart 2 hours before a Chado show.  They were dealing with of a nightmare not being able to have printed lists.  The seating chart wouldn’t print correctly from their computer, so their list was 1/2 on the computer, 1/2 hand-written.

15 minutes before the show, the lobby is still packed.  People were trying to take other people’s seats, lying about who they were, etc.  Chaos.  BUT It looked like they got everyone who was invites and suppose to be seated.  Kelly: “Mistakes happen that are out of our control.” True.  The show went really well, they got fabulous reviews but didn’t end up being featured in Women’s Wear Daily.

Result: They got fired.

Next they worked on a show for Genetic Denim.  A mini-crisis arose when someone used $0.61 stamps instead of $0.44 stamps.  A bigger crisis arose when interns put editor gifts into white paper bags with addresses written in Sharpie.  Oops.  Not exactly professional. Continue reading

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Kell on Earth: Episode 1's Kell on Earth

I was DYING to see Kell on Earth to see what they show about the PR world.

Here are some of my key take-aways from the first show:

  1. Is so much swearing necessary?  I really think you can get your point across without swearing at people.
  2. The flip side?  I think Kelly really loves her staff.  Er…maybe it’s a love/hate relationship.
  3. She makes a really good point: “America is going through a really hard time right now” & you have to protect your business.  Yes.  Completely agree.  With budgets being cut – and marketing and PR often being in the first things to get the boot.
  4. Robin: “It’s all based on details”
  5. LOVE how they talk about real designers.  Love that.  I guess I don’t know what I was expecting – but I love that they walked us through fashion week with real designers.
  6. WHOA WHOA WHOA – Kelly Cutrone is friends with Ashley Dupre, the woman who slept with former NY Governor Elliot Spitzer????  WHOA.
  7. (two seconds later…) SHE WAS ON THE SHOW???
  8. Kelly’s assistant annoys me…his hair is too long (I don’t like long hair on guys…) & he’s kind of annoying…at this that’s my first impression
  9. I DO love how she tells it how it is with media.  At one point, she kicks out a photographer before a show.  he comes afterwards, and she says “you get this shot, put it up on your Web site & we’re all good.”  Fantastic.
  10. Kelly & Robin live in the same building as work?  That would make it impossible to have a life apart from work (I would think).  However, I think it’s fantastic it’s a live/work building since Kelly’s daughter lives with her in the building given her hours.
  11. Good point: “You have to know the ins & outs of every detail.”
  12. Another good point: “Just because you delegated something doesn’t mean it’s going to get done.”

The verdict?  I love it.

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Golden Globes Fashions

Soooo I’m (of course) watching the Golden Globes red carpet.  Trends?  Favs?  Fails??

I was also tweeting while watching the red carpet coverage.  I saw Rent the Runway tweeting about renting specific dresses – which is so cool!  It seems like an obvious thing forthem to do – I don’t know why it surprised me.  Randi being Randi Zuckerberg.

Rent the Runway (I think) was referring to this dress:

This is an Ani Lee dress but not what she wore all night – I’m sure the other dresses she wore were also from RTR.  Oddly enough, I went to the RTR site & they didn’t call out which Golden Globes dresses were available on their site.  They sent out the tweet & I had to go hunting.  You’d think they’d make it easy!

Sandra Bullock looked fabulous in a purple dress. I. Love. Her. And she donated $1 million to Haiti relief.  I think I would love her regardless of what she was wearing…but she does look spectacular.

Fergie also looked gorgeous in an elegant, flowing lilac dress – what a gorgeous color!  …maybe a purple theme I’m seeing?

More purple: Leona Lewis looking fabulous:

Tina Fey: while I love her, I”m not crazy about the dress – I don’t like the hoop skirt look!

It’s interesting Ryan Seacrest isn’t asking who people are wearing.  Why would that be??  Guliana Rancic did a better job of this… I think it’s a safe bet clothing and jewelry designers alike aren’t happy about this.

What do you think?  What were some of your favorites of the night?

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 – Big Announcement

I hope her book isn't how to keep your marriage strong...

I hope her book isn't how to keep your marriage strong...

I used to love this show and used to watch it all the time – before this season – which is ironic given the fact that ratings have been through the roof this season.  I couldn’t help but watch the much-hyped episode with Jon & Kate’s “big announcement” – which everyone speculated would be divorce.

Looks like everyone was right.

They announced that they are getting a divorce and that the kids will stay in the house and it will be the parents who switch – which I think is a really cool idea in a strange sort of way. I think this may work out in the beginning, but what about when each of the parents have new spouses?

The thing that shocks me is that they are STILL GOING TO DO THE SHOW….what???? Why would you keep doing the show??  Don’t you think this is going to be a challenging transition for your children and that they should have some time to deal with it without everyone watching??  They keep saying that everything is for their kids – but I think they can still give their kids rich and fulfilling lives without doing the show.  I understand that much of what they own is because of the show, but seriously.  I think they have allowed themselves to have a skewed sense of reality.  I think the best thing for the kids would be to quit the show.  Duh…

This should be proof that every family that sticks with reality TV shows breaks apart.

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Jon & Kate Season Premiere – Maybe the Last??

I’m a big Jon & Kate Plus 8 Fan. I love watching the whole family interact with each other and (of course) can’t resist the cuteness that is the kids. At the end of last season, it became clear that Jon was less than thrilled (putting it lightly) in doing the show. He expressed that he likes to be a private person and doesn’t feel as though he can be himself when he’s looped into what’s expected of him on the show. Seems fair enough.

The end of last season left us hanging as to the fate of the show itself, with Jon saying he is unhappy and Kate replying that she IS happy. So who wins? With the start of a new season, it seems as though Kate turned out to be the victor. Question: if Jon is unhappy doing the show, which undoubtedly is a lot of work and takes up a lot of time, should Kate let the show continue?

Both Kate and Jon have made it clear that everything they do is for their children (they don’t say for each other or for themselves – only for their children), but how can documenting their lives for their children be beneficial if it tears up their family? Jon & Kate both mentioned at different times that they want their children to see that they are in a healthy relationship – whether married or not – but why not avoid the idea of divorce and take some time off – away from the show – for each other?

Saddest season premiere ever.  Seriously.

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Caught in the Reality Show Trap

How do I get sucked into these things?  In theory, I don’t like “reality” shows, but in actuality, I can’t resist them!  HousewivesI “hated” the Real Housewives – until I watched it.  Now, with the addition of each new city, I always think it looks trashy and say I will never watch it.  Then, WHAM!  I get sucked in.  The only Housewives show I’ve managed to stay away from is RH of NJ…so far, so good.  Although, now that RH of NYC (team Jill!!) is done for the season, who knows what will happen when I happen to be bored on a random Tuesday night and channel surfing.  Speaking of Real Housewives…anyone see the reunion shows??  I love this show and, in general, love reunion shows almost even more, but there was so much bickering during the reunions that you couldn’t hear anyone speak!  It was draining.

Charm School and the millions of Rock of Love shows on VH1 are the same way.  I often don’t watch the first seasons, then caught an episode, and now WHAM.  I’m hooked.  The new Charm School season just started and I had the bf set his DVR (poor bf…).

But why is it that we get hooked?  Some of these shows are undoubtedly and indisputably trashy.  Is it the shock factor?  Most “reality” programming isn’t even reality (umm think The Hills…need I say more?), yet we accept it as such.  If The Hills wasn’t called reality, would we still watch it?  It’s human nature to be nosy.  What happened to regular programming??  Le sigh.


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