Archive for May, 2011

Some very interested news for Criminal Minds fans!

We know from the season finale from last week that AJ Cook was back on board the show for next season, but not only that – it has been revealed that Paget Brewster, despite ‘exiting’ the show this season, has inked a new deal to return next season. And as expected, Paget’s reprisal of her character as Emily Prentis means newcomer Rachel Nichols is out. Unfortunately for Nichols, I doubt many Criminal Minds fans will be upset about her parting the show as many saw her character as a replacement for the other two women. That being said, Nichols has the blockbuster Conan the Barbarian with co stars Rose McGowan and Jason Mamoa coming out shortly, and her departure from the show leaves her to carry on what I expect to be a pretty successful movie career.

As for Criminal Minds, well I think you’d be hard pushed to find anyone who is unhappy to see Paget and AJ return! Last season sort of feels like a bad dream, one I’m sure we’ll all forget when the gangs all back together!

Paget Brewster and AJ Cook with co-star (it feels so good to be able to say that again!) Kristen Vangness


Apparently, Cheryl Cole has been replaced by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger as judge on the ‘X Factor’ USA. Despite having already featured in a X Factor promo, with fellow Brit Steve Jones, producers of the show have axed the geordie singer in favour of current host Scherzinger. Reports suggest that the producers were worried about US viewers not being able to understand Cheryl’s strong accent, and also felt that she shared zero chemistry with fellow judge Paula Abdul. She has already started auditions however, and they didn’t get off to the best of starts – with Cheryl being booed for her opinions, and also recieveing backlash for sitting between Simon and fellow judge Abdul. 

If this is true, well there are a hundred initial questions that come to mind. Firstly, about just how livid Cheryl is right now. More than anything, this is humiliating. She gave up a lot here in the UK to do the US show, and received a lot of criticism from fans for ‘abandoning’ them. Furthermore, would this then mean that Cheryl would return and to the original X Factor show. Quite frankly, I’m betting her agent is urging her too, but she probably just wants to be rid of the whole X Factor charade altogether. Will she now move back to the UK and try and continue her solo career, or will she bomb now that she doesn’t have the X Factor’s publicity to lean on…? All puzzling questions my friend, needless to say she’s having a shitty day!

One thing we can be sure on – I foresee a big fallout with Simon Cowell!

I personally, am not her biggest fan. Her handling of Cher Lloyd in X Factor last year pushed me to the bloody edge, and the lack of help of the lovely Rebecca Ferguson just made things worse – seriously I still maintain that Rebecca would have won with the right nurturing. But this, I wouldn’t wish on her. She’s been hyped up, both in the media here, and over there. The producers have tried to get the American public to learn more about her. Allegedly they even told her to break up with boyfriend friend Derek Hough. And now, they drop her so fast her head must be spinning. It’s humiliating. She’s going to basically have to come back here with her tail between her legs, and hope that the British public forgive her for ditching them for a better offer.

I can’t help thinking though that this whole scenario was going to end in tears. She was always more likely to bomb in America, then to be a huge hit. Because if there is one thing you need to succeed in the US, it’s undeniable, massive, superstar talent. And I’m sorry to say, her gorgeous looks, dancing prowess and Geordie charm can’t hide her 2nd rate vocals. Sorry. 

If you’ve read my post yesterday you’d have saw I was having some trouble with a misogynist on youtube who was calling all women sluts. Nice… I know. Anyway, I thought the argument was done and dusted, but it seems he can’t seem to leave it. And he eventually took things too far…

After bringing up Liverpool, my home city, he went on to say how much of a dump it is, how I’m clearly poor and how I should read the sun. I told him to not tell Scousers to read the sun for obvious reasons, and he replied:

oh the hillsborough a disgrace event? How about the munich air disaster? Im sure everyone deserved to die on that day too. Karma is a bitch, you throw some, you get some.

Children died that day. What a horrible human being. Its hard to be a good person when there is such hateful people like him in the world. Needless to say, I blocked him.

I’ve said it before – good horror films are rare. But my favourite isn’t necessarily a classic yet the first time I saw it, it scared the bejesus out of me! Yes its… The Decent! 

Classiccc! The thing I love about the Decent, is it is the normal level of scary before you know there is monsters down there. The shear level of claustrophobia is enough to make you never make the ‘decent’ yourself. But half way through, the whole game changes when the rather unpleasant ‘crawlers’ come out to play. The movie is a statement about female friendship, and about how enduring the worst things through life, can ultimately give you a stronger sense of survival. It’s honestly the best British Horror flick made in years.

Big news in TV land today, as NBC reveal that long standing cast member, Chris Meloni – who plays Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU has decided not to come back for another season. The news comes off the back of the reduced contract taken on by co-star Mariska Hargitay. Rumour has it that Meloni was offered a contract yet he still turned it down – so it looks like he already set his mind on leaving.

I’m a big fan of the Law and Order franchise, especially the mother show, which was cancelled last year to make way for the awful spin off – Law and Order: LA. That has also recently been cancelled, so it is impossible not to think about SVU’s chances of renewal in the 2012/2013 line up after practically losing the shows stars. Rumoured to replace Mariska (after her character Olivia Benson is promoted) is actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. And since the news broke about Meloni, its been revealed that NBC are looking for a huge star to replace him, and bring the viewers in. I can’t help thinking to myself, that any actor or actress would be insane to do it. The show would need a miracle to survive another series, and any person who decides to take the roles is pretty much destined to fail no matter who they are.

Remember Dani Beck? Played by Connie Neilson? She replaced Hargitay when she was on maternity leave. Now she’s not exactly an inexperienced actress, starring in blockbusters like Gladiator and the Devils Advocate. Yet she pretty much bombed. Not because she didn’t do a good job, but because we all hated Dani Beck – because she wasn’t Olivia Benson. Those Mariska shaped shoes were pretty impossible to fill. And I am in no doubt that whoever replaces Chris will have a similar fate.

The way things stand, it looks to be the end of an era, the end of a franchise and the end of Law and Order: SVU.

I’m in desperate need of lightening the mood after all that. So I thought I’d continue the 30 day movie challenge. Although I may have let a few days lap – ahem… erm or a few months *cough*, I am now ready and raring to go!

Right so, favourite action. Well due to the idiots over there at movie challenge (is it even like a company…? Meh) not including the best of all genres – SCI-FI (?! – I know right?!) I have had to make some changes and have decided my favourite action can only be one thing. It’s my favourite Sci-Fi of all time, and my favourite action, James Cameron’s incredible – Aliens.

I love this movie. It’s actually even better than the first alien movie (although that is also a masterpiece), and it cements Sigourney Weaver as not only a serious bad ass but the Queen of science fiction. The above quote is even my favourite line in a movie ever and Ripley is just so likeable and strong its just impossible not to travel through the movie with her. You can see all the similarities of Avatar when you watch Aliens as well, which makes me wonder what a film it would have been if it had have been made today. If you haven’t seen this movie, what the hell have you been doing?! No I’m kidding of course. Seriously, get out there and see it. Even if your not a Sci-Fi fan, its a movie that anyone can appreciate.

Sigourney Weaver is like nerd mecca – we shine our replica light sabres in her direction at least once a day 😉

Edit: Haha I just realised how that sounds… I wasn’t trying to be dirty in any way! Honest!

‘Rather be mental’ has turned into a feminist rant page the last couple of days. Its not exactly what I intended, yet here we go again…

As you probably already know, Ryan Giggs has been exposed as the footballer behind the Imogen Thomas/The Sun (Don’t get me started on them…) injunction scandal. I personally knew it was him weeks ago, after a Spanish sport website published his name – the wonders of google chrome translator hey?. So I was innocently browsing youtube, when I came across an ITN video reporting the case. Now I’ve always been someone who likes to have my say (you can probably tell that by my blog) so as usual I was writing my take on the case in the comments section and looking at others. What did I find? Well the long and short of it is – people hate Imogen (unsurprisingly) and some individuals still have a very narrow backwards view of women. One of these individuals however, took things too far, and I could help but stand up for my sex. Heres how it went –

Original misogynistic post: this world is full of sluts. I dont blame giggs, I blame the slut. It saddens me to see the world that we live at the moment and see so many fucking sluts that is just out there to break people’s marriages. Hope karma will bite them back in the ass

Me: It saddens me that small minded sexist people like you exist. I pity you.

Misogynist: (this person can’t seem to speak properly)

is not sexist is the truth. So is fine and go and hitting to married man? Man, I feel outmost pity to whoever you are going out with.

Women are complaining that men are dishonest and what the term ‘player’ where breaking other girls heart but the real crook in the very beginning that destroy that guys heart was from a women. Great and legendary men like alexander the great, hitler and so on destroyed by women.

I just hope this bitch get her karma back. What goes around comes around

Me: Your response is LAUGHABLE. First off, it is sexist to call a woman a slut, and not lay any blame or responsibility at all on the man. Slut is a hateful derogatory sexist term. Imogen didn’t know Gigg’s wife, she didn’t know his kids. Whereas he was supposed to care and love them, instead he was calculating an affair for months with another woman. He must have lied to them a hundred times. 

And what on earth are you on about that women are crooks who destroy mens hearts?! A generalisation like that IS sexist for a start. So no man is responsible for his actions? And lets look at the three examples you give – Alexander the Great was the worlds most famous homosexual, and no woman destroyed him. And HITLER?! He was a sociopath who murdered millions of people. How on earth are you blaming that on a woman?!

What is wrong with you?! Have you ever met a woman?!

Misogynist:  your knowledge of history astonishing me greatly. Please do your own research before posting as really it just made you look like an ignorant human being. I wont comment on any of those matter cause clearly will be no point with someone whom lack common knowledge. I could tell the moment “alexander was homo”.

Yeah most women are sluts. They seek other people marriages and gaining something out of it to their own benefit. So what do you called that? Perfect women? GIrl of my dreams? 

And yeah ive met tons of women, and most women really are just interested in my wealth rather than anything. The moment they saw a maserati parking by, their legs just open widely and keep on hitting me without doing anything.

Its a sad world we live in. Great women getting rarer these days. Is fine going after peoples marriages and breaking them apart, is fine to cheat with other men. Sigh, this even strengthen my opinion regards the community we live in the moment. A trully sad day.

Me: You called Hitler a great man, and I’m the one that’s ignorant? Again, laughable. What I said wasn’t even wrong actually, Alexander is widely thought to have been sleeping with Hephaestion, his closest friend and advisor for years. And you haven’t said what supposed woman destroyed him? ‘Most women are sluts’? I am amazed that backwards, small minded people like you still exist. I’d rather gauge my eyes out than come near you and your maserati so you really are deluding yourselfAnd I can’t imagine any woman who would?! The only truly sad day is the day I started this pointless conversation with you. I’m not gonna get anywhere. Do yourself a favour, stop generalising. Especially about women. I’m a women. I’m not a so called ‘slut’. And I don’t know anyone who is. I dread to think of the way you treat your own mother with those views.

Misogynist: Again, I wouldnt comment in regards hitler cause please do your research beforehand. Hopefully you are from what I called uneducated group cause if you did, is really a sad day in a UK educations system. I knew they were some ignorant people but yet common basics knowledge in regards of history as claiming to know everything and yet truth to be told knows nothing. Im probably thinking that youre one of that assumes UK is in great shape financially and Japan is a rich country as well. and thats the funny part isnt it? I didnt say ALL, ive said most girls are slut. Ryan giggs wiffe is a lady whom I have outmost respect and yet you think imogen wasnt a slut.. I really wonder what do you called those type of girls if she wasnt a slut? Perfect catch? one in a million? Giggs is lucky to have her? Man, I dont even know if you knew the correction of slut. Btw my mum wasnt trying to destroy other peoples marriages and opening her legs to anyone easily. I dont know whether you are one or you are not, I couldnt care less really. If youre not, great more girls should be like you but the fact they are not and they will always be more easy girls whether you are included or not. Is just a sad world we live in having sluts trying to destroy other peoples marriages.

Me: Not that its your business, but I am educated. Clearly, you are not. Ask the 18 million Jews in the world if they think Hitler was ‘great’. He murdered people – 11 million people, probably more. I don’t know what your definition of great is, but its seriously perverse. Saying most is still extremely insulting to women! I didn’t say Imogen was not in the wrong, I said Giggs is equally to blame. And that it was wrong to blame all this on Imogen. At the end of the day, he was the one lying to his family day in day out, not her. Your not exactly being kind to men here either. By your definition, men can’t help themselves. Your making them sound like if a woman comes on to them, they have to act on it. That’s not true at all! Giggs didn’t have to have an affair with her. If he truly cared about his family more than he cared about himself he wouldn’t have slept with her.

Misogynist: This is exactly why I wouldnt want a daugther. If she was mine, Ive would died of embarrasement of regards my family name and reputation. I just hope that your do get a child and she turned out this way and comes back telling me that she isnt a slut, its just those guy keep fucking her day and night and those men who called her slut and easy is sexist. Here you are accusing me of being sexist where Imogen was at fault and trying to act as though she was innocent and the was the victim and not all fucking whore where cleary she is whom hitting on giggs in the first place and here you are defending her. Felt insulted? Too bad thats the truth. They are tons of these women around lying and waiting to gain for her own benefit and truth to be told I just hope she and most will rot in hell.

Me: I AM NOT DEFENDING HER! You either can’t read or you’re stupid. Like I’ve just said, I’m not saying Imogen isn’t in the wrong. She was. But so is Giggs! It takes two! The fact that he got the injunction in the first place shows he knew how wrong he was, as he knew if this got out his reputation would be in tatters. My issue with you is that you think all or most women are sluts. As a women that is insulting. And it is NOT the truth. It isn’t even fact. It’s your twisted opinion.You must be watching too much pornography, because that is not a real world realistic view of women. I’ve been in a relationship for 2 and a half yrs. I love my boyfriend. And I intend to marry him. In fact, all the women I know are the same or similar. I don’t know anyone who has lots of different men. And it saddens me that you think that women are like that. Either you’ve got misogynistic problems or your really hanging out with the wrong crowd. 

Misogynist: Maybe you live in a different city or what I wouldnt know but here I am in city of london working with morgan stanley and everytime if I park my car in the city a girl would just come by and trying hoping to score. Again the issue was I called imogen a slut and here I am being sexist. Truth is there are many and plenty of women whom are trying to destroy and if that wasnt the case, this would be the very first wouldnt it? If she wasnt a slut, then what is she? Answer the question. if you arent thats great, im hoping all girls turns out like you. The fact it would not. They are more girls who will be like Imogen than you and is a sad world that we live in. If you dont called imogen and other girls whom trying to score even without knowing me at all a slutI wouldnt know who would .The fact that I didn take advantage cause im respecting them even though they are not respecting themselves cause all they see ooo rich guy driving maserati and time to exploit my beauty.

Me: Clearly you work so hard over there at morgan stanley as you can have an argument with me at 20 to 2 in the afternoon. I couldn’t give a shit what you do, or you bloody car. You said (and I quote), “Yeah most women are sluts.” – that is the issue I have with you. I’m from liverpool, but I’ve been to London and I’m moving there full time next month. This fantastical image you have in your head about women is not true. Maybe your parking your car in the red light district? Silly man. Will you stop going on about the bloody car?! No ones impressed! How could you ever sleep with a woman – your too obsessed with that thing. I would never use the word slut to refer to anyone. I would call someone promiscuous – but I would never exclusively call a woman that, as men can be promiscuous too. ‘Time to exploit my beauty’? Seriously, how does your neck manage to support that huge head of yours

Misogynist: Btw none of your business but im overseas in china to be exact and there is a thing called time difference. Silly educated girl whom to knows about everything and yet couldnt tell a time difference. All I pray for you is the best and you do get married and get a daugther and she turns out to be exactly like Imogen and yeah do come back telling me she isnt a slut and and others are sexist for calling her a slut where guys fucking her day and night and proud to call her your kid.

Me: Er hello? Moron? You just told me you were in LONDON!!! Haha and I’m a silly little girl who doesn’t know about time difference. You don’t currently know what country your sitting in!

And that was the end of it. No response back after that. Not my finest moment I must say, my mum always taught me to rise above and walk away. But it so infuriates me when someone generalises, about anything, but especially women. And this guy wasn’t only sexist, he was racist. “Hitler was a great man.” – Is he for real? I hate that there are people in the world who are like this. I hate that they genuinely feel their is nothing wrong with the way they see the world, or women, or people of a different skin colour. I just don’t get it. I was raised to respect people, no matter who they are. But how can I respect someone who talks filth like this. It sickens me. I truly hope people like him are in their minority because all they spout is poison. He’s apparently praying for me to have a ‘slutty’ child, I pray that his children don’t have the same hatred in their heart.

NB. All the bad spelling – all him. If he’s going to call me uneducated, you’d think he’d at least try and speak in proper sentences.