June 5th, 2007

Scorpio

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Since I know there are at least a couple of people on my F-list who'd like to see Eli Roth severely beaten, this may satisfy in its Not Safe For Work way.

And in much different linkage, AICN contributor Merrick shares his somewhat complicated relationship with two great films that debuted the same day in June 1982: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and Poltergeist, complete with vintage photos of vintage movie theaters. Yep: that looks like the early '80s. I was there, I can say that.
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In which I admit to watching reality TV. Well, some.

I won't try too hard to explain or justify it, but I'm getting a guilty pleasure vibe from Celebrity Fit Club: Men Vs. Women.

And some of that guilty pleasure is this: One of the participants is former teen pop singer Tiffany.

Who got curvy and hot. (Edited To Add: Hey, here's a better shot.)

I didn't even recognize her at first, beyond a vague Where do I know her from...? thing. And what's her last name?, I thought, missing the point; she'd come from (to borrow Gilbert Gottfried's term) The Land of the One-Named People, back when she was performing concerts in shopping malls and covering "I Think We're Alone Now" and The Beatles. I didn't pay as much attention to her back then as I did similar popster Debbie (now Deborah) Gibson; apparently I hadn't developed my thing for redheads yet, plus I actually liked Gibson's songs (I can still remember "Electric Youth"!) whereas Tiffany's stuff was just kind of there, in the background of my Top-40 music experience. That was 1987.

Jump to 2007, and I run into her on cable, and she has an appeal I didn't really see 20 years ago. Maybe that appeal comes from co-starring with infamous charisma vacuum Dustin "Screech" Diamond, who is certainly succeeding at being the show's person you want to hate (not even "love to hate," just hate; God, he's unappealing), and she shines brighter in comparison. But she seems genuinely to be trying to get into healthier shape (willingly showing body flaws that she'd like to reduce); she seems likeable; she hasn't plastic-surgery'd herself into oblivion; and, honestly, her curves look good on her.

If it's OK for me to borrow supremegoddess1's terminology, she could get it.

That is all.