Macy’s v. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia war wages on, in spite of the fact that last week a judge very clearly spoke his piece about how Martha’s pretty clearly in the wrong here. In any case, Martha took the stand today to defend her right to open a store-within-a-store at JCPenny, in spite of her exclusive contract to sell her products at Macy’s. (The contract does allow MSLO to open stand-alone stores, hence her JCP kiosk argument.) As the judge said (we’re paraphrasing), “Yeah right.”
Martha’s already taking flack for her court appearance, and it may have something to do with the fact that she basically scoffed her way through the entire line of questioning, ignoring the many paparazzi cameras aimed at her face the whole time. She also turned the tables on the paparazzi outside the courthouse, flashing a little white camera of her own back at the faces of her not-so-adoring crowd.
Stewart made an appearance on
The Today Show this morning to talk about the case, and respond to the critics of those photos. Check out the clip below.
Meanwhile, over on
Good Morning America, where Martha was decidedly not making an appearance (nor was she making Josh Elliott meatloaf sammies like she was for Matt Lauer). They had a pretty good time covering the trial at her expense, pointing out how “sharp-elbowed” and “unrelatable” she came off, while she “chided” paparazzi.
And finally, here’s that gallery of her best snark faces.
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Best Dance Song (Norway: Tooji- Stay)
Norway is usually one of the nations committing the cardinal Eurovision sin of sending in a ballad (nothing is quite as boring as a Eurovision ballad), but perhaps noticing that they never win, they decided to change their pace and send something more along the lines of what one would expect from Greece or Turkey-- a Middle Eastern-tinged proper disco song that wouldn't be out of place at any New York club.
Worst Dance Song (San Marino: Valentina Monetta- The Social Network Song
To answer your question: yes, San Marino is a country. It's locked inside Italy. Now that that's out of the way, this video about casual sex on Facebook is the worst thing you will see all day, and that includes every stale talking about about
Cory Booker's non-gaffe on President Obama the DNC is assembly-lining into cable news as we speak. It's impossible to pick a worst part of this video-- the fact that this lady is a bit too old to be so enthralled in Facebook, the creepy middle-aged guy saying "me piace" once in a while with no relation to the beat of the song, perhaps the fact they didn't even want to pay for copyright privileges so they don't call it Facebook despite it being quite obvious what social network they're talking about. This is a travesty.
Best Political Video (Hungary: Compact Disco- Sound of Our Hearts
One of the few unironically good songs at Eurovision 2012, Compact Disco's "Sound of Our Hearts" is a commentary on income inequality, from one of the least damaged economies in Europe.
Worst Political Video (Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus- Euro Neuro
is this?" You ask yourself, horrified, with the indignation of someone who has never heard of Nicki Minaj before. This is Montenegro's biggest "rapper with a political consciousness," a fellow by the name of Rambo Amadeus. He is concerned about the decline of the Euro. He enjoys "cyclism, liberalism, tourism, nudism, optimism" and he's got "only one rule: always stay cool like a swimming pool." Just watch it for yourself-- there's no way this makes it to the final.
Worst Hair-- Again (Ireland: Jedward- Waterline)
About this time last year, President Obama stopped by the Republic of Ireland and was treated to a concert by the island's biggest act, Jedward. At the time, Greg Gutfeld called this an "
Act of War," which is a good way of summing up what one feels while watching Jedward. Their entry at last year's Eurovision, "Lipstick," was a bit more creative for my tastes, but "Waterline" is as obnoxious and wonderful as ever, and the hair appears intact, so this was probably a good choice on Ireland's part. Better than the turkey, at least.
Best Hair/Worst Everything Else (Georgia: Anri Jokhadze- I'm a Joker)
The fishbowls with "Evil" written in lipstick on them; the unnecessary all-white magician's outfit; the ridiculous lyrics; running the gamut from opera to rapping: what is there not to love about Georgia's entry? My favorite "joke" in Anri Jokhadze's anthem to, uh, something is when he tells the crowd "I'm a womanizer."
Best Old People Video (UK: Engelbert Humperdinck- Love Will Set You Free)
If you don't know who Engelbert Humperdinck is, just ask your grandma and watch her eyes glaze over in romantic admiration. He is a legendary voice, something of a Tom Jones or Wayne Newton character, and the world will be shocked if he doesn't win this thing, just for being Engelbert Humperdinck. Who is going to vote against
Engelbert Humperdinck (except France)?
Worst Old People Video (Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki - Party for Everybody)
Russia gave up.
Deserves To Win (Italy: Nina Zilli- L'Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love))
It is difficult to pick a best choice before the live performances air (that's where
all the fun happens), but this video has it all: a great voice, a Bond Girl aesthetic, bilingual lyrics, multiple hair colors!
Will Probably Win (Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou- Aphrodisiac)
The Greek entry is mediocre at best, especially considering the nation has sent over megastars Sakis Rouvas and Elena Paparizou before, but I suppose this isn't the only way one can say Greece has seen better days. Nonetheless, a victory for Greece will mean Athens gets to host Eurovision next year, likely after dropping the Euro, and they need all the tourism help they can get. Plus, all the other nations facing horrific economic woes-- Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Italy-- will vote in solidarity for it, while Germany, France, Albania and Turkey are likely candidates to vote against.