TV Shows + Reads of the Summer
The Simple Life: Til' Death Do Us Part on E! is hilarious! Even though they both push the envelope a bit too much, Nicole definetely is way more "OMIGOD I can't believe she did that!" than Paris. The show is about how the two girls go to different families every week, replacing the mom, and do stuff like throw a party for a 15 year old kid without the parents knowing and letting the "daughter" go to school for picture day in blue eyeshadow and fake boobs. It definetely is must-see TV!!
The Hills on MTV is like the mix of PR Girls (remember?) and Laguna Beach which I both loved so naturally, I love the Hills. In this show you see all the "struggles" Lauren goes through with trying to balance her internship in Teen Vogue and college. Through her you meet her air-headed room-mate who wants to be the quote: "fun, party girl" and finally gets to be an assistant in PR but finds out she is stacking papers and licking envelopes, not dancing the night away and planning parties (this is after she quit college). Then there is Audrina, the receptionist/wannabe model-actress and Heidi, the other intern in Teen Vogue. Overall, you'll find yourself tuning in every Wednesday to see ALL the drama!
Making the Band is back for its third season, where the 5 girls that Diddy hand-picked from the millions that tried out the first season to be in his alll-girl pop group are living together in a luxurious Soho loft. Here, the girls: Aubrey, Aundrea, Wanita, Dawn and Shannon have even a bigger challenge than proving to Diddy they have what it takes to be a pop star to go on tour and record an album: getting along with eachother.
In this show, MTV cameras record the daily life of a young 15 year-old girl trying to make it to the music industry. She travels in car from Dallas, Texas to L.A. living in motels until she finally gets there buys a home in California. You see that she is really an average teenage girl, she whines at how strict her parents are, is boy crazy, and can't wait until she gets her drivers license. But, what makes her different is that she is on the verge of becoming a rock star.
If you haven't yet read this New York Times Bestseller, it sure is time to do so. I really recommend reading the book and then watching the movie, not vice-versa. It really is one of the best books I've ever read, because you realy get an insight of the fashion business and what goes on. It's about this girl Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, that lands the job "a million girls would die for." Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn. She then finds herself in a decision between the ones she loves or her boss.
You really should read all of the A-List books, they are seriously addictive! They are all about an Upper East Side girl with a pedigree who moves to L.A. (living with her father) to find adventure. She meets a guy Ben who she is off/on with all the time, Sam her best friend in L.A. who is an aspiring Director but is very self-concsious with her body, Dee an airhead-ish spiritual yogi, Adam a truly nice guy who isn't L.A. at all, and Cammie who is definetely the "mean girl" of the books.
This book is about four friends since birth (their mothers were all in the same pregnancy aerobics class) Tibby, Lena, Bridget, and Carmen who have spent almost every summer together. And now, for the first time ever, everyone is headed in different directions. Artistic Lena will be in Greece with her grandparents, and Bridget is off to a soccer camp in Mexico. Carmen will finally have her father to herself for a whole summer in North Carolina, while Tibby will be stuck at home in Maryland, saving for a car by working at a drugstore and making a video with a girl who has leukemia (she doesn't know until the ending part). But a pair of jeans, dubbed the "Traveling Pants," transforms each of them. The power of these pants, sent from girl to girl, helps each of them through the trying experiences they go through that Summer.
These two definite must-reads for the Summer are about 5 girls from OCD academy in Westchester, New York who call themselves the Pretty Committee. There is Massie Block who with her designer wardrobe, bottomless bank account and witty comebacks is the queen bee of the Pretty Committee and the rest of the social scene at OCD. Alicia Rivera is Massie’s second in command and is as sneaky as she is beautiful. Dylan Marvil is a rich redhead that is always uncomfortable with her body because she is "fat". Kristen Gregory is blond, athletic and brainy. Which is why Kristen won the seventh grade scholarship to OCD, with her being middle-class. Claire Lyons, the new girl from Orlando is clearly not Pretty Committee material and Massie, Alicia, Dylan and Kristen have no problem letting everyone know it. But, Claire’s family is staying in the guest house on Massie’s family’s huge estate so their stuck with eachother.