Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Ballerinas and Baby Mamas: They’re not bad, they’re just drawn that way

By Maddie Drake

April 5, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Another day, another whiny blog post. Let’s dive right into things, shall we? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been hearing a lot about some sort of ruckus concerning the legitimacy behind the whole body-double situation in “Black Swan.” Natalie...

Best songs to roadtrip to

By Ashley Berger

April 5, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

As the weather gets warmer and we are getting antsy on the UMass campus, what perfect way to mix up the monotony of Amherst than to head out to see some buddies at other schools or some sights around the Valley? Worried about what tunes you’ll listen to? Here’s ...

Did Natalie Portman deserve the Oscar?

By Kim Giordano

March 30, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

  (Courtesy of the LA Times)Natalie Portman should feel on top of the world right now. Her Academy Award- nominated movie is came out on DVD yesterday, she just won her first Oscar and she is engaged to her choreographer and pregnant with th...

Highs and Lows of “Jersey Shore”

By Ashley Berger

March 30, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

At the close of an unforgettable "Jersey Shore" summer, the cast has left us with some memorable moments and some moments that we would all like to forget. This recap takes us through a summer of laughs, fights, new lingo,...

Monday Motivation: Calorie Burners

By Emily McLaughlin

March 29, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Looking for some motivation this week? I know I am. This monday morning I sat down with the latest issue of "Self" magazine, turning the pages for a pick-me-up. What I found in their Drop10 section were calculations for ho...

“Cricket Power” has too much power

By Reggie Kwok

March 29, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Today, I’m going to review “Cricket Power,” a 3-D Sci-Fi game with bugs shooting at each other! Wait, that’s not it. “Cricket Power” is a browser-based cricket sports game developed by Mindstorm Studios and pu...

Celebrity Gossip:Shaken, Not Stirred-The Antics of Huckabee and Brown

By Maddie Drake

March 29, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Back for more of my deeply addictive prose? Don’t expect too much; my writing’s been a little jilted these days as a result of the unhealthy amount of class-skipping in which I have been allowing myself to indulge. It’s ou...

Pretty Little Liars: The Finale Was Only the Beginning

By Naychelle Lucas

March 28, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

When I first heard that Sara Shepard's "Pretty Little Liars" book series was being adapted as a television show, I was incredibly excited. I came across the "Pretty Little Liars" novels by accident while I was perusing my ...

The G.O.A.T. of Rap: The Notorious B.I.G.

By Rafael Canton

March 9, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Blogs, Entertainment, Music

Some rappers wish to have a hit song, some rappers wish to be celebrities, some rappers wish to be the best, Biggie just wanted to rap and make music. While it is a sad day for some because March 9th marks the 14...

Is “Friday Night Lights” The Best Show On Television?

By Naychelle Lucas

March 8, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Often when reading articles, blog posts or listening to podcasts by some of the best and most knowledgeable television critics, they are presented with and forced to answer the question everyone seems to want the answer to: if you could recommend one television show I should be watch...

Best and Worst Dressed: Oscars Edition

By Kim Giordano

March 7, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Despite James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s lackluster performance as this year’s hosts of the Academy Awards, the nominees managed to really bring it on the red carpet. I found myself loving almost every outfit choice, which...

Are you goo goo for Gaga?

By Jasmine West

March 7, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Last week, Lady Gaga premiered her video for her hit single “Born This Way.” Gaga's known for creating buzz and did just that with this song after her amazing Grammy performance. “Born This Way,” which debuted at...