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Posted Feb 2, 2012 @ 11:31 PM

Kathy Griffin posted this on Facebook today. Apparently Madonna wore the exact same thing Kathy wore on New years.

As the blog said, "bitch stole her look, I hope Joan Rivers sees this!"!!

Wow, heads will role... does Madonna rely on a stylist or does she just get direct hookups from designers? Either way, someone screwed up big time. And that the dress would be worn (and photographed) with Anderson the first time is just too good!

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 12:11 AM

ok, so Who Wore it Better ?

I thought Madonna looked stiff in the leather dress. She didn't look comfortable. Perhaps, this dress is not meant for sitting.

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 12:38 AM

ok, so Who Wore it Better ?

I thought Madonna looked stiff in the leather dress. She didn't look comfortable. Perhaps, this dress is not meant for sitting.

I'd have to see more photos (or film) of Kathy, but often the first seen in something (unless they look hideous) wins. I admit to loving the dress a bit, and I don't know if it was meant for sitting, but it certainly wasn't meant to have its leather bow next to the microphone--though I think that goes for a leather dress in general!

Interesting interview for sure. She was quite relatable during the first part and then became more affected when Anderson went up into the audience. The actress there was odd I thought, possibly Madonna's match in terms of affect? I actually was feeling quite hopeful about the film/movie until they showed the clip with dialogue and I was struck by 1)how much the actress' voice sounded like Madonna's (an odd coincidence? I sort of doubt it...!) and 2)it struck a false note in terms of being overly theatrical, and the movement/acting/dialogue felt forced and took me out of the story immediately. So, I'm left feeling a bit sorry for Madonna. Perhaps the movie will be better than what I saw, but why can't she let enough of the other people she's working with into the process so that she can get past her deficits?

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 1:41 AM

I thought Madonna looked stiff in the leather dress. She didn't look comfortable. Perhaps, this dress is not meant for sitting.

We enjoyed the "deep squeak, squeak, squeak" sounds of the dress later in the show. Microphone on leather? Nope.
I've never been a Madonna fan (I'm probably too old), but I think she's very talented. After seeing the clips and more of the story, I'm interested in seeing the film. Half-time at Super Bowl? Probably not.

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 10:23 PM

Kathy G & Madonna are friends through Rosie; I wonder if Kathy persuaded Madonna to wear the same outfit to mess with Anderson! She does like to make him giggle..

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Posted Feb 3, 2012 @ 11:32 PM

Remember when she dissed him for his suit ?

He could have retorted or made some quip about seeing the black leather dress somewhere......

But I think he probably didn't even realize. Wasn't even on his radar.

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Posted Feb 4, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

Remember when she dissed him for his suit ?

It was quite something to follow Madonna with Drew, it really does make one wonder where Madonna gets all her bitchery and anger from.

How odd was it that Drew didn't get the whole show, and then they brought out JFK Jr.'s assistant for like the last ten minutes? I had actually been thinking that perhaps someone with brains had spoken up and he was starting something new with an hour with Madonna and an hour with Drew the next day, solidifying two good shows and maybe setting a new precedent. Not so I guess.

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Posted Feb 4, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

Kathy Griffin posted this on Facebook today. Apparently Madonna wore the exact same thing Kathy wore on New years. "Bitch stole my look."


It's actually the other way around, since Madonna taped the Anderson appearance December 15, (hence vague mentions of her new song and the Super Bowl plans). I could see Kathy wearing the same dress that to see if Anderson would notice.

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Posted Feb 4, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

Microphone on leather? Nope.

Yeah, that audio was distracting. Sound people, producers and directors should have never let her wear that suit.

Speaking of producers, in the last couple of months, there have been a lot of changes behind the scenes at Anderson. Lisa Morin, former producer for Oprah and hired as EP of Anderson, left the show along with several others.

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Posted Feb 4, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

The staffers probably suggested and or hinted at her not wearing the leather fabric. In fact, they most likely even asked if she had alternate wardrobe choices that would sound 'technically' better.

I am under the impression, that you just simply don't tell Madonna what to do. She was very aware of the bow interacting with the mic as she even stated from the start about her and the adjustments whe would be displaying throughout the interview for noises.

She is a Diva and I was trying my best to see if that flower arrangement had any hydrangeas. Note to staff she hates them !

Thank you above for clarifying the time line of this interview. I recently saw her on Leno and I found her face odd. Rather puffy and obviously injected with fillers, collagen and botox. Either I got used to it rather quickly, but on Anderson, I felt her look was smoother.

I realize these cosmetic adjustments and features take time to settle and work through.

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Posted Feb 4, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

I hadn't heard Lisa Morin left in Dec. I wonder what happened there. I know some of Oprah's producers have left Rosie's show too. Maybe Oprah just spoiled them, or her style of working was so different from anyone else's that they can't cope in these new situations.

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Posted Feb 7, 2012 @ 8:42 PM

Wow. No reaction re the OCD girl on his show today? She was really deep into her disorder and, consequently was a thoroughly unpleasant person. She agreed to go to rehab and checked herself out after only 24 hours. It is worrisome, as she had a severe problem, knows it, and prays to die. Her situation is awful and she is resistant to help. I wonder what will happen to her and to the folks who care about her.

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Posted Feb 8, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

Poor girl....and poor family. She had to know what would be proposed though. She can see she's ill. I wonder if she was kinda like the pro-ana folks and wanted to explain but not get treated.

I sent a pitch to Anderson...I am camera-shy but I think he'd put people at ease. And maybe I could get a Valium first.

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Posted Feb 8, 2012 @ 8:12 PM

I'm sorry to see the woman with OCD didn't stay in the program. She had a great opportunity there to get some help but I had a feeling she felt pressured to say yes because she was on camera.

I wish somehow they could have done it privately with the dr and her mom and friend without that pressure and the time to let her process a little before she agreed.

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Posted Feb 8, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

Just want to make a comment to the Bitch Stole My Look & Who Wore it Better black leather bow dress. Jennifer Lopez is wearing tonight on American Idol.

That dress sure is getting around.

I think the family and friends would have had a private intervention with OCD girl in order to get her to the AC show. I can only imagine the behind the scenes of the struggle to get her to commit to the taping. I don't think they used a bait and switch tactic but then again I am not sure. So very disfunctional and painful.

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Posted Feb 9, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

Wow. No reaction re the OCD girl on his show today?

I'm running behind on Anderson shows, and just deleted one without watching earlier this week. I finally saw the first half today, and she is a very serious case. She does have that iron will of severe anorexics/exercise bulimics where it's essentially impossible to help. It seems there is a "bottom" she needs to hit herself and possibly her mother's/other's concern is helping to keep her ill. I don't mean to say that it's an attention thing at all, just that she is able to carry on with such illness whereas, without any help, it would be clear outside help is completely necessary. I'm a believer that part of the feedback loop with OCD is "fed" by a lack of proper nutrition and nutrients, many people's (when they begin eating and stop exercising to an unhealthy degree) brains actually start functioning again. Oh, I see the psych doc/therapist is addressing some of this right now... On a not-as-serious note, I'm oddly fascinated and interested in her storage and methodology behind the freezer sundaes. It seems like there is a component of anger toward her mother or unresolved trauma driving her illness and she appears unwilling or unable to look at any of those feelings. I'm not sure if I'll stay tuned for Howie, his story is pretty well known by now and Anderson doesn't really reach for greater depths on this show.

I am still so befuddled by yesterday's show that not a lot is computing... First, it makes very little sense to me that they followed the father-turning-to-mother story with the prostitution/mistress "expert"/wives-with-cheating-husbands panel. Talk about incongruity! It really reached new heights. Which producer is behind this nonsense? And another example of Anderson being or acting clueless and, again, attempting to have his views "win" out. I'm not sure why many people actually come to the show? And man oh man was it depressing to watch yesterday's wife sitting their, clearly desperately miserable, hanging onto a relationship that has not been working for some time, but claiming that her faith gets her through, and/or that it's about keeping her family together. I'm not sure how co-parenting would be less of a family atmosphere than the stone-faced/asexual/strained partnership they have going. Back to the infidelity stuff: I recall the "former mistress" as an Oprah guest, but she certainly didn't get the respect she got there with Anderson (no opinion on if she should have...), and the legal prostitute was not a disaster, but man were her Sharpie "eyebrows" such a hot mess that I don't recall much else.

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Posted Feb 9, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

I just saw the OCD show as well. How odd to pair that sick woman with a flash mob proposal. It's almost as disconcerting as the AC 360 podcast, which normally goes from horribly sad stories like the ongoing killings in Syria straight to the Ridiculist.

I know someone in a similar situation to the OCD woman, and I wondered why there was no mention of medication along with intensive therapy. It is my understanding that there are some medications that really help control OCD behavior. You still need the therapy to get to the root cause and change the mindset, but the medication can help break the cycle.

The woman in the situation I know is a decade older than this woman, but still relies on her parents for financial assistance. She's on disability, but has never really held a job, so this woman might be better off. Although she's had apartments in the past, she's living at home and basically has the run of the house. The similarity with the parents is striking. I'm guessing this woman's mother never told her no either. The issue with anorexia and OCD is that once the patient is over 18, they can sign themselves out. This woman with her petulant 'if I can't exercise then I won't eat' is acting like a child and there should be a way she can be treated as a child for the purposes of medical attention.

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Posted Feb 11, 2012 @ 12:21 PM

I felt terrible for the women afflicted with the Tourette's-like tics. It must be horrible for them and for their families. I hope they find a cure.

The strange addiction people were interesting. The guy who was in love with his car (seriously?) was definitely odd. When Anderson mentioned that he (the addicted guy) had sex with his car, I laughed out loud and it looked as if Anderson was having some difficulty keeping a straight face. I guess I should feel sorry for addicted guy, but having sex with your car is just OTT. I wonder if he has a bumper sticker that says "if this car is rockin', don't come a-knockin.'"

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Posted Feb 11, 2012 @ 5:08 PM

Anderson is WAY too addicted to reality TV. I am as well, but I refuse to watch the strange addiction show. Those people were batshit nuts, and should not have had a spot on a TV talk show.

I want so badly to like this show, but I hate it. I almost want a natural disaster to strike so my old Anderson might come back (probably not though now that he has this fricken trainwreck reality TV obsessed show).

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Posted Feb 11, 2012 @ 5:17 PM

I wonder if he has a bumper sticker that says "if this car is rockin', don't come a-knockin.'"

In this case (looking as how he seemed to be 'pleasuring' the car while underneath it), it seems like "they need a room" (or garage).

That entire episode was yet another example of disjointed-hot-mess. Anderson seemed to have a little bias in terms of the NY teens, as he only brought two specialists on who couldn't really explain the difference between psychiatric and neurological. Having one environmental person from the law team, but not really taking the environmental-cause possibility seriously was strange. The more I see him cover news on the talk show, the less respect I have for his news coverage.

Anyway, whose idea was it to follow up a non-epileptic seizure with a guy who is having a (literal) love affair with his car? And then he moves on to a woman addicted to mothballs--but Anderson doesn't bother to go into the specifics of the danger to her kids with naphthalene in their carpets, vases, clothes and sprinkled liberally everywhere else. I mean, that really was worth getting into the specifics.

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Posted Feb 11, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

. I want so badly to like this show, but I hate it. I almost want a natural disaster to strike so my old Anderson might come back (probably not though now that he has this fricken trainwreck reality TV obsessed show).


I catch a couple Anderson eps a week and find, more so than any other talk-style show, it really is hit-or-miss for me. I think he's stellar with the right topic but almost worse than others on the fluff. I suppose that means I like him but not his producers since I imagine the stories are more their choosing (esp ones like the women-who-sleep-with-married-men episode)

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Posted Feb 12, 2012 @ 2:32 PM

I really like Anderson's personality, so I tape this every day and FF through the cringe-y stuff. The combination of the topics is weird, so it's like a grab bag. I watched the people with tics (and good for Anderson for getting Erin Brockovich as someone who can come on and talk about responsibilities on a semi-regular basis), but I had to FF and then delete during the creepy/obsessive love part.

I don't like freak shows, and I don't watch when Anderson features them.

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Posted Feb 17, 2012 @ 8:05 PM

I don't watch the show regularly but he does seem to have a fascination with reality TV. Maybe it's because most of the people on those shows crave attention and are willing to show up on any TV show. I see the Duggars are going to be on next week.

Those Toddler and Tiara mothers are an entire separate bunch of crazy.

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Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

I wonder what their husbands do that these hotshot mamas can afford to spend 15, 20, 25 grand or more on their kids' hair, makeup, dresses, coaches, etc., money better saved in a college fund? How do their other kids feel to see so much time and energy spent on one child (and don't tell me all the kids do pageants, either). I felt bad for L'il Hyper Hoochie Boo-Boo, or whatever she called herself, because she's going to be as big as her mother in a few years, and kids deserve better.

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Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 12:51 AM

Ugh - just stop with the pageant people already! They didn't even do what they promised - I don't think any mother was wearing fake hair, got spray tanned or waxed to simulate the torturous processes they put their daughters through.

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Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 1:06 AM

I wonder what their husbands do that these hotshot mamas can afford to spend 15, 20, 25 grand or more on their kids' hair, makeup, dresses, coaches, etc., money better saved in a college fund?

College probably isn't on the radar for many of these people; they may not even think it tragic if their daughters don't finish high school. The money they claim to spend is probably about half of what they really do spend. Some may exaggerate, but many have said their husbands don't know how much they really spend. Having the husbands interviewed about their jobs, income, education level...and their thoughts on the pageant business would make a good show, Mr. Cooper.

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Posted Feb 18, 2012 @ 4:08 AM

That "go-go juice" stuff blew my mind--laced with Red Bull?? Can you even give a kid under 10 Red Bull? That's just begging for a host of developmental problems down the line. Judging from Anderson's reaction and the audience member who stood up to say she couldn't stop drinking the go-go juice, that seemed like some serious shit.

I felt bad for L'il Hyper Hoochie Boo-Boo, or whatever she called herself

Yeah, there was nothing cute about her or her situation, that was just a tragedy in the making. In the footage of her without makeup, she looked absolutely ill (pale, lifeless, overweight, nutrient-deficient). If her mother is anything to judge by, her situation is hopeless. The idea that she just "invented" the "L'il Hyper Hoochie Boo-Boo" stuff like she's just a kid with moxie was the usual nonsense propagated by awful parents. Anderson should have had a few doctors or psychologists on to talk about what kids really pick up from their parents.

Having the husbands interviewed about their jobs, income, education level...and their thoughts on the pageant business would make a good show, Mr. Cooper.

Something tells me the dads are as clueless as the moms and probably passively participate in allowing their wives these "hobbies" because they have very little to do with their wives in general.

They didn't even do what they promised

No, they didn't. Those moms should have been put through a veritable car wash of prepping just like the kids, not to mention calorie control for a week or so prior! At the very least, the moms (using it) should have been forced to have only go-go juice for the 24-hour period.

The sleep deprivation, drilling the awful routines, constant sugar and shitty food as rewards for getting through the pageants seemed like a how-to guide for developing Type-2 diabetes.

Yesterday's show was really a hot mess. It was absolutely clear to me that the dealers of the memorabilia, or the guys who just collected--and spent their time trying to form relationships with serial killers--were living vicariously through the murderers. There was no empathy, again and again, and Anderson seemed to think that if he asked every 5 or 10 minutes, that it would surely kick in. Clearly there was no normal emotion or understanding displayed by these guys. Add to that the fascination and unconscious grinning every time a murderer or crime was brought up, and you have many of the hallmarks of sociopathy. The son/brother who spoke toward the end did an excellent job of calling those guys out. I'm not sure why he wasn't up on stage; he was fielding questions better and making more cogent points than Anderson.

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Posted Feb 20, 2012 @ 11:00 PM

Happy 100th shows !

Here's to the next one thousand.

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Posted Feb 23, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

I'm behind, but the guy w/Janet Jackson was so sweet. I loved his genuine reactions and that they continued with him and his nearly silent partners throughout the show. I have no idea what Janet was promoting besides her book in paperback that I hadn't even realized she had written (was it ever in hardcover?), but loved Anderson's Good Times memories. But how the hell was he a child when he was without knowing about Jackson 5?

I saw the beginning of the Courteney Cox show & am wondering how many days Anderson will ask guests about Whitney Houston. At least there was a photo of Whitney & Janet together-what was the Cox connection? I think they were the same age, but that's not enough of a reason in my opinion. Obviously these were recorded in the days immediately following Whitney's death, but I hope that's the end.

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Posted Feb 24, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

I agree with your entire post, braggtastic; my sentiments exactly. It was nice to see the Janet Jackson fan come off as such a sweet and gracious man. Oftentimes, these things just turn out awkward & weird for the celebrity and for the viewers but in this case, I genuinely enjoyed the entire thing and it appeared that Janet did, too.

Asking Courteney Cox about Whitney was random as hell but like you, I am hoping it was just because it was so recent and hopefully it won't continue to be a running theme question ..

I mostly spent that entire hour feeling sad for Courteney's former face and wondering what the hell it ever did to her to deserve such treatment? Her face is literally mask-like now and is incapable of showing any emotion; it just keeps the same exact expression no matter what she is saying and quite frankly, it was really creeping me out. *shudder*