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My 4-Day Late #Emmys Recap: Brought to you by MomSmack, Spellbinders and Champagne

Yes. This Emmy wrap-up report is being published a good four days post Emmys. 

I'm good like that. HipMamaB is ALL about what's CURRENT. 

And apparently I'm losing my edge. 

Here's my story. It's been a busy few weeks, so Sunday I slept. A lot. I had grand plans of getting up and writing all the posts that I need to write, hitting up the Dailey Method and then coming home to enjoy the Emmy's with my girl Nicole IRL and the MomSmack mamas on Twitter. But in the end a massive wave of exhaustion overtook me and I barely made it to the grocery store to buy milk. 

My favorite part of any award show is the red carpet, and I was really disappointed to find only one channel covering it. Don't get me wrong, I love the E! coverage, but I need to be able to flip back and forth when they are talking to some boring MAN about their suit rather than a woman analyzing her dress. Sexist? A little. 

I love the clothes. I love the dresses and all the sparkles. 

This year I think my nods to best dressed go to Tina Fey (on trend in BLUE), Taylor Shilling in goldish/white/pearl and even though she needs to eat a hamburger (or 20. With fries.), Claire Danes' dress was stunning. 

And? My favorite moments from the show in GIFs.

Best. Speech. Ever.

The Veep

The photobomb

And pretty much Amy and Tina just need to host everything, together, forever the end. 

I had tons of fun sharing my random opinions and thoughts with MomSmack crew and I want to send a HUGE shout out to SPELLBINDERS for the bracelet that they sent me that was actually a piece IN THE EMMY SWAG BAG! 

This bracelet is by Spellbinders which is a family-owned and run craft business founded on the principles of inspiring beauty and creativity in all. Their passion for style, glamour and elegance drives everything they do and, along with A Gilded Life to create the bracelet you see here.


*disclosure: I was compensated for this post, and for participation in the MomSmack twitter party during the Emmys. 

Twitter: It made the VMAs worth watching

I used to "live blog" award shows. Oh, those were the good old days before micro-blogging was invented... I have to say that for all the people that STILL proclaim that they "Don't get Twitter," I respond with "I don't get how you can sit down and watch an award show for 3+ hours without it".

Over here on the left coast (if you are lucky enough to have ATT U-verse) we had to wait until 9PM to see the hot mess that was the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. But that didn't mean we didn't get to share in the controversy and "WTF's?" with the rest of the country. The Twittersphere was ablaze with comments on Lady Gaga in drag, Niki Manaj's stuffed animal chained to her leg, Katy Perry's Cheesehead hat and all the questions about "who the girl singing in the chair" was.

In fact, according to this article by Mashable, the single most Tweeted moment EVER to this point was when the lovely Beyonce flashed her belly pooch to the world, confirmed the much speculated rumor that the singer is indeed with child. 

According to Twitter’s Global PR team, Beyonce’s baby reveal at 10:35pm ET gave Twitter a record bump of 8,868 tweets per second. That means that Beyonce’s VMA moment received more mentions per-second than the Women’s World Cup, Japan’s New Year or Osama bin Laden’s death.

The baby bump heard 'round the worldA pregnant Beyonce got more tweets than the death of public enemy #1. 

Insanity. But? OHMYGOD, how sweet was that?! #SQUEE. 

There has been lots of controversy about the VMAs and the fact that MTV even still hosts them considering they no longer actually play music videos. (You can check out Stef's coverage on Adam Levine's VMA tweet here, and my counterpoint here.) But you must admit it's always good for laugh. The silly musicians trying harder and harder to outdo each other in ridiculousness (love the sugical mask trend this year) but watching with 5k friends makes it that much better.


Additional stats include:

  • Best VMA day ever on MTV.com with 1.9m visitors on Sunday August 28, 2011.
  • More than 1.2m live streams were served across MTV.com and on iOS and Android.
  • Social media traffic was up 76% from 2010. Twitter referral traffic to MTV.com was at its highest level ever.

I started thinking about it: when you open your Internet browser, or check your iPhone/Droid/Blackberry, where do you go first, Twitter or Facebook? I threw the question out to my Tweeps and the majority of them said Twitter. So now the next question really is why? Do we love the quick checks? Do you want to see what people in your stream are up to? Or is it all about you and your latest 140 character thought?

Also, did you tweet or follow along with the VMAs last night? If so, who was your favorite person to see updates from? 

The 2009 Gold Globes

Welcome! Welcome to my coverage of the 2009 red carpet Gloden Globes..

5:20.. no apparent decent coverage. So far, we have a woman sitting there with goat placenta on her face. The woman looks like she is trying very hard not to yak on Ashlign's yellow dress.

5:25 - Debbie Metawhatsherface is licking that woman's face.

5:30 - I need one of those baby play yards (ie cages)

5:33 - Fug or Fab - really, is this 2006? The Fug Girls need to sue.

5:35 - Is this Jay from Queer Eye or Jay from ANTM - or are they the same?

5:40 - Have spent the last 5 minutes moving Zoe away from either the computer or the TV. She's turned into a freaking monster. BABY CAGE. I'm getting one tomorrow.

5:41 - realized people on Twitter are already talking about who won actual awards, therefore, they know what is being worn. I feel bit like Paul Rudd when he hosted SNL..

5:48 - I'm bored already.

5:49 - cute pic of my kids from yesterday

5:57 - Huh, didn't know Jason Stackhouse was from AU.

6:00 - Far away shot of someone in fushia poof. Never a good idea.

6:01 - E! A better technology would be broadcasting in high-def over the 'star tracker' useless thing

6:05 - Lucas is apparently feeling better

6:08 - Rickey Gervais' wife invested in a Bumptis

6:11 - Wow, the people are all running a bit late tonight, huh?

6:14 - Are you drinking? If so, what's in your glass?

6:15 - Let's talk statement making jewelry. Do you personally have something? I don't but I want.

6:16 - Gawd, I'm boring. Arnt you glad you are wasting your precious time reading this instead of doing important things like bathing your kids or wiping off the counters?

6:20 - I like this Taraji girl's earrings.

6:20 - The house girl's dress is stunning. I love that blue.

6:30 - Angela from the Office is very obviously breastfeeding

6:31 - There has been nothing, a faraway shot of someone, then more nothing, commercial. WTF?! I want Joan back

6:35 _ "Rumor Willis, what have you done to prepare for Miss Golden Globe" "Well, Ryan. About $600,000 worth of plastic surgery.."

6:37 - Wow, the questions these people ask are amazingly ridiculous.

6:45 - 8 minutes and I have nothing to say. E! YOU FAIL. FAIL. You said it Baldwin - there are some STOOPID questions being asked. And great, now I have to watch the Velveeta commercial again. Maybe I need to finish off my cans of champagne.

6:51 - Guess Eva Longoria isn't pregnant!

6:54 - So, who was going to point out to me that we still have another hour till the show starts? Woah Nelly, its been a very long day.

6:56 - Christina Applegate's hair looks one of Gma's friends in Boca did it. In the "pre-cap", Jay was making fun of her hair in GG pasts.. she wasn't listening.


7:02 - No Jay, we don't want to talk about the men

7:03 - Debra Messing. Meh. Not sure why? The bottom is pretty, the top is awkward.The hair is a bit poufy.

7:06 - Here we go...the stars have arriving... Guess I cold have started this now..

7:07 - OH HELL. What the F happened to Nancy O'Dell? Someone needs to do a hair extension intervention. Heh. An extension intervention..

7:08 - Jason asks "Why is Nancy O'Dell dressed like Helen of Troy?"


7:10 - Miley.. looking cute and age appro. She doesn't look like a 18 YO hooker. GOOD stylist, good..

7:11 - Every woman who has ever had a baby wants to throw rocks at Brooke Burke. I'm sure of it.

7:12 - Peter Gabriel is looking a bit .. old.. is "will you be in my heart" nominated again?

7:13 - Anna Paquin looks pretty. I love that plum color..

7:15 - Christina Applegate apparently was dressed by the costume designer from Mad Men

7:15 - "Her name Bubbles.."

7:15 - Elizabeth Banks is pretty.. I'm liking the blush color on her.

7:17 - maybe E! has the right idea to not move into HD? NBC is scaring me

7:18 - Amanda Seyfried from Mama Mia is STUNNING. AMAZING. Perfect. I want to look like her.

7:19 - If Jason and I ever got to go to one of these things I would make him wear a pocket square

7:20 - Eva Mendes is look a bit emmaciated. That amazing necklace is the only thing stopping her from floating away into nothingness.

7:24 - A lot of big hair. Drew .. a little too big..

7:26 - Blake Lively is so pretty also. Young Hollywood is definately looking good. It's my age group that is looking a bit tired tonight. Then again, of course they are.. they are my age

7:29 - Miley looks nice, but Miley's mom needs to add about a foot to her dress. Miley doesnt look like a hooker, but her mom sure does!


7:31 - I just confused Dennis Leary with Aaron Eckhart. I was saying I didn't realize Aaron Eckheart was old enough to have 2 big kids.. when I realized it was Dennis Leary I was proud that he's with his original wife!

7:36 - PIV - hope they are not serving sushi tonight!

7:38 - Kate Winslet will always look beautiful, but she could have done better. The black dress is nice, but it lacks umph

7:39 - Anne Hathaway also had her dress and hair chosen by my Boca Grandma. You are 24 girl! Look your age!

7:40 - The power couple has arrived.

7:43 - Colin Ferral looking old. Another one from my age group looking a bit worn..

7:44 - Amy Poehler - Love your necklaces! And love that you are wearing a loose dress and not back immediately into a perfect size 2

7:45 - Tina Fey was supposed to be the "woman of the night" and NBC glossed right over her!

7:46 - MOMENT OF THE NIGHT - Security pushing Ryan Seacrest away from trying to get an interview with Bradgelina. HI-LARIOUS. What? Are they too good to do interviews? BULLSHIT. Santa Angelina my ass.. get over yourselves.

 7:49 - P Cruz - fabulous, but the color washes you out.

7:51 - When did Sting become a crazy homeless man? Or as Jason said, Robin Williams

7:52 - RDJ - off the wagon?

7:53 - Marissa Tomei - HIRE a stylist. Please. Rachel Zoe - please intervene

7:57 - Megan Fox, the ONLY woman tonight really able to pull off the slicked back hair. She is Bananas.

7:59 - Really? Bradgelina didn't even stop?


So, the accessory of the night? Parents! Everyone brought their mom and/or dads with them tonight. Mermaid cuts and trains were in..as is hopefully the assistants keeping them from drinking too much and others back 10 ft. It's too bad to hear that almost everyone made a point to say they are sober and don't drink, too bad just because what will happen to all that delicious Moet they are serving up inside?

A lot of people skipped the interviews, which come, just sucks. Thier business relies on people like us spending too much $ on tickets to see their movies.. stop and let us see what you are wearing and how you are looking. That is how you keep us interested - that is how you keep your friggin' jobs. (oh, mid-rant, I love Amy Adams earrings!)

Okay, thanks for reading my random streams of thoughts. I have one more Sophia left...

I think I may be back around here more often.. I'm thinking of some new ideas for this blog, with weekly features and more of a photographic focus.. so check back soon! XOXO