I was in trash TV heaven last night. Thank you VH1 and your “celebreality” nonsense. Thank you very much.
9pm: I Want to Work for Diddy – I was anticipating this tomfoolery
for weeks because it’s mainly Diddy’s antics in front of the camera that brings me back to shows like Making the Band. Make no mistake Danity Kane, Da Band and Day 26, the show is about Sean Combs. ALL about Sean Combs. (Aside: hmm, I just noticed they all start with “D”. Hey DIDDY, is this some weird subliminal way to keep your name in our heads?).
Anyway, the premise of the show is that 13 hopefuls will compete for a coveted position as Diddy’s personal assistant. They’ll endure crazy challenges to see if they can meet the demanding mogul’s expectations. The show did not disappoint. Not much Diddy, but enough crazy “characters” to tide me over until he starts making more frequent appearances. As Diddy’s former manager Phil Robinson said, the hopefuls have a long way to go before meeting Diddy, let alone working for him.
I will be keeping up with the show, and hopefully blogging about it more. Check out VH1’s site for a rundown of the cast, I’m too lazy to reproduce it here. I’m checking for the transgendered LaVerne (*snaps*), Bronx boy Mike and of course, the villain, Ms. Kim aka Poprah (*blank stare*). Before going to bed last night, I really tried to figure out how she got Poprah? Personal Assistant + Oprah? Why?
10pm: New York Goes to Hollywood – Tiffany Pollard, bka New York has ANOTHER show. Flavor Flav dissed her…twice. Then she got with Tailor Made, one of television’s most bitchassed (thanks Diddy) white boys ever and no one cared. Still managing to ride out her 15 minutes longer than Stretch Armstrong, Tiffany has a show all about her quest to become a legitimate actress, even though she admits she cannot act. Oh boy.
This is a show I think I’ll pass on for the most part. She’s uber annoying and just watching her try to “work out” was enough to turn me off. I think this woman is a joke and it’s not even that funny. I guess it was a good way to pass the time until Uncle Luke came on.
10:30pm: Luke’s Parental Advisory – WOW. I understood the Run’s House concept. Even Hogan Knows Best. Ok, I’ll stretch for Deion Sanders. But honestly, has VH1 gone too far in giving a “father knows best” type of show to Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke, the reason parental advisory stickers were invented? Mr. 2 Live Crew!
I’m going to say no, they have not. Look, I love a good Luke jam when it’s time to put on the “hydrolics” and drop it. But I couldn’t imagine that the man is like that 24/7. He has a family and no matter what a person does for a living, they usually have the same general outlook in regards to family. They want their kids to be well-adjusted, better off than they were, happy and healthy. Luke is no different. Sure, he’s still the booty shaking magnate he’s always been, with a career focused on adult entertainment. On the first episode, we meet his children and see him cautioning his daughter against dating too many guys (although on the flipside, he encourages his son to be a player). Later on he warns Luther Jr. about dating a 15 yo girl who already has kids and tells him not to have sex after finding a porno under his bed. It must be difficult to parent with a blatant “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy, especially when what you DO has been the subject of nationwide debate and made it to the Supreme Court!
I don’t know. Hugh Hefner’s daughter is totally fine. I don’t see why Luke couldn’t be a good dad. Different strokes, right. I will be watching.