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5 Shows After Dark: "These Are Just My Tuesday Face Jewels, Saturday's Are Really Elaborate"

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 30, 2013 | Comments ()


Fox Sports Special: World Series Game #6 on Fox at 7:30pm ET. The Sox could clinch the series tonight, which is probably something that is important to some of you? I mean, how important can it be, they broke the curse back in 2004 so now they’re just like any other really good baseball team.

American Horror Story on FX at 10:00pm ET.

Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life on MTV at 10:30pm ET. Second season premiere. I adore Ke$ha. I probably still won’t watch this show, because the only thing I enjoy less than reality TV is watching poker, but I enjoy Ke$ha as a person and as a concept. Mostly because I’m sad my life doesn’t offer me more opportunities to wear sequins and glitter and envy that she seems to have made a whole career out of that.

Key & Peele on Comedy Central at 10:30pm ET.

Watch What Happens: Live on Bravo at 11:00pm ET. The guests this week are Christina Hendricks and Dylan McDermott. I think some of you might be interested in this. Or at least your lions might be interested in this.

Genevieve Burgess wishes Washington DC was more open to glitter and bright colors.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • bleujayone

    Is it just me, or does that header pic make her look unnaturally haggard and old for someone claiming to be a mere 26 years of age? Christ, I look like a baby compared to that picture and I'm got more than a decade on her. Either she's being a little less than honest about her actual age, or she's had some hard highway miles racked up the past few years.

  • Genevieve - You should show up at work one day dressed like she is on the header picture and do your best to carry it off like it's completely normal. Just completely blank on people who say anything about it. "What? I don't know what you're talking about."

    You do it right and you might could make them think they're the one seeing things. Or at least give them a little bit of existential doubt.

  • Guest

    Misfits on E4 @ 10! (or whatever internet TV link / download site you probably get this show from if you're not in the UK).

  • NateMan

    Personally, I'd rather watch poker than reality tv any day of the week. Poker at least takes skill.

    Also, I don't let my lions watch tv. I don't approve of the pro-herbivore messages.

  • e jerry powell


  • emmelemm

    That lion is extremely moist.

  • e jerry powell

    It's how I like my lions.

  • lowercase_ryan

    My favorite Ke$ha line remains:

    Ke$ha makes Paris Hilton look genuine.

    and yes I just quoted myself.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Ke$ha barfed in Paris Hilton's closet, did a song with Alice Cooper, and scored a 1500 on her SATs. I'm not sure what your definition of "genuine" entails, but you might have to adjust it if you think Paris Hilton is higher on the scale than Ke$ha.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I believe: every single thing she does is planned. She has spent years painstakingly constructing her image. Everything about her is an act. That's what I believe. I applaud her if she got a 1500 on her SAT's, but I really don't care beyond that.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I love self-aware pop stars. Ke$ha, LMFAO, Lady Gaga, all of them. I don't see how deciding "I'm going to be a pop-star with this specific personality to my image" is any different than grooming yourself for a career in any other industry, and it means they've put more thought into it than people who are swept up by the machine and turned into whatever their managers think they should be. Britney Spears touched on that a bit in the interview recently, that there were ways she was being portrayed that she wasn't totally comfortable with, and I hate that it happens to her. Charlotte Church wrote some about it too recently (link below). I think Ke$ha likes what she does and believes in putting out a good product in terms of her music and concerts, and I can't ask any more of her.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I understand, and I can't say you're wrong. But if you're smart then what's wrong with presenting that to the world? Why do you have to drink your pee and generally try to shock people? I actually think her music is good gym music too, I'm not a complete hater. She has some talent. I just think she adopted this persona as a means to get famous and that rubs me the wrong way. Although I'm not sure what bugs me more, that she did it or that she knew doing it would be successful.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I think some of the weirdness is for real, she comes off a little batty in some interviews. And I understand your misgivings, but I like knowing that the person stripping down and covering herself in glitter is the one in control of the decision to do that and not just being stage directed by other people looking to make money off her naked, glittery body.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I admit I hadn't thought of it that way. That does change my perception a little, thinking of her in the driver's seat. Well done you!

  • Leland Eidson

    Now just to be clear is it Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney?

  • emmalita

    It really depends where in Washington, DC you go.

  • John W

    Is Ke$ha's music any good?

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Depends on your metric for "good." I happen to enjoy dancey pop music sometimes and don't mind lyrics that speak more to having a good time than to the human condition, so there are songs of hers that I enjoy. "Tik Tok" is fun, as is "We R Who We R" and her collaboration with 3Oh!3 "My First Kiss." There's other songs I like beyond that, but if you try one or two of those and really can't stand them, then I probably won't be able to sell you on "Cannibal" or "Thinking of You" but if you're into slower, more heartfelt songs then "The Harold Song" might be more up your alley. I should probably stop before someone shows up to punch me in the face and take back my Master of Music degree.

  • John W

    I'll have to go to you tube and listen to some of her stuff. Thanks.

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