Wednesday, June 28, 2017

So, Anfisa and Jorge...What Now?!?

I watched the season premiere of 90 Day Fiance, where we caught up with Jorge and Anfisa. (And also Paola's amazing hair, but that's another topic altogether.) Anyway, Jorge is clearly still smitten with Anfisa, and she gives just about every warning sign that she's only into his money and has one foot out the door.

So, in this episode, Jorge talks about loving being with Anfisa and she threatens to leave. This is par for the course. Late in the episode, though, things get interesting. Jorge admits to Anfisa that he's not a millionaire and he's actually in debt. Anfisa looks rattled to the core and accuses Jorge of lying to her. She then asks for a postnuptual agreement because she doesn't want to be responsible for Jorge's debt.

I'm trying to wrap my head around who's wrong in this situation. Or who's more wrong, rather.

Is Jorge in the wrong for lying about his finances? Or is Anfisa just wrong because she's obviously interested in Jorge's money? For the love of goodness, she straight up told him that nobody wants a poor man and she wanted him to buy her bunches of things like he promised.

Are they both wrong here, and this is just a ridiculous and totally screwed up situation? I think this is the best explanation.

Some other small notes about the episode:

  • I LOVE that Danielle is getting herself together and refused to help Mohamed when he ran out of gas. I don't want to see anyone suffer, but well, he lied to her a ton!
  • Paola's hair...amazing! I know I talked about this in the intro, but it's fantastic. And I love how she stood up for her relationship with Russ to her friends.
  • Is Alexei still upset about the bachelor party? It's time to get over it. For real.

I'm so glad the show is back!!!

Louis Van Amstel & the La Blast Fitness Class

As you may know, Louis Van Amstel of Dancing With The Stars fame is currently out teaching master classes to promote his La Blast fitness format. Fans of his will be happy to know, both he and the class are awesome.

Louis signs an autograph.
I snagged a front row spot in one of Louis' packed master classes. His energy when teaching was amazing, even though it was far from his first class of the day. He radiates stage presence and personality, and really sold his fitness format - it's a great way to get involved with ballroom dance, minus the partner drama and crazy expense typically associated with the sport.

La Blast incorporates many mainstream ballroom dances: rumba, tango, jive, Viennese Waltz and more into an easy to dance fitness format. Some songs are super intense and others are calmer, creating a great intermittent training class that's sure to appeal to those who like dance, Zumba and/or cardio.

What was really cool was Louis went to all sides of the room to lead songs. So even though some us got front row spots, he made sure everyone felt included. He even danced with a student having trouble with a step. I'm not going to lie, I was a little jealous.

I'm not here to write to an infomercial, though. I wanted to share that Louis is a really cool, down to earth person. I only spoke with him briefly, but he was kind and happy to interact with, and take pictures with, his students. Notably, when someone snagged him between songs to take a selfie, he was totally down for it.

I give Louis a lot of credit. When people get famous, they can get attitudes or act as if they're better than others. Talking to Louis was like talking to a friend - casual, chill and a completely normal guy.

Friday, June 23, 2017

ABC's Boy Band: It's Like American Idol With a Sugar High

I decided to watch ABC's new show Boy Band, as boy bands are a part of my memory and I was curious about how the network would bring the concept back to life. The show follows the American Idol format, but is super sweet and positive because the contestants are as young as fourteen.

The show, hosted by Rita Ora, had a two hour season premiere. All of the participants auditioned, then some were cut, although quite kindly. Even the judges critiques were kind. Timbaland was the voice of reason, Emma Bunton (Baby Spice from the Spice Girls) was super happy and enamored with the young talent and Nick Carter was just happy to have a job. (I kid, I kid - he's there as the one with the most experience with an actual boy band and the knowledge of the singing and dancing abilities needed to succeed.)

Some guys were cut, leaving 18 to continue the competition. The remaining guys were divided into three groups, called Six Track, Reverb and Uplift. Some awkward dancing followed, which is to be expected. Following that, Uplift performed on the show. They did surprisingly well for a new boy band.

The judges, called architects on this show, had to decide which member of Uplift would be going home. Cameron was the first of the final group to be cut, but they did it nicely - Timbaland said he wants to see him solo.

Overall, the show was nice. Fluffy, fun, kind and family friendly. The two hour season premiere was excessively long, but if future episodes aren't as long, this is a decent show to watch. Plus, I think we'll be hearing a lot of these guys on the radio in the near future.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

90 Day Fiance's Anfisa Has a Video on PornHub!

So, as if Jorge and Anfisa's relationship on 90 Day Fiance wasn't weird enough, it just got even crazier. Apparently, Anfisa made a solo video for PornHub!

This article states that the video was made before Jorge and Anfisa were an item, but Jorge was aware of Anfisa's previous career path. In fact, it reports that the pair met on a cam girl site, not on Facebook as we were led to believe. And to be honest, I believe that - Jorge saw a sexy model and Anfisa saw an opportunity, which led us to where we are today.

While it's not verified that the woman in the video is Anfisa, the images (see the first linked article, which has all naughty bits covered up) are pretty convincing.

Jorge can't be happy about this, as people have been openly critical of his relationship with Anfisa, and this isn't going to help.