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Week Four

OMIGOD you guys, two girls got sent home this week!?! Illegally Brunette here with week four in the Search for the New Elle woods – we are half- way there! Thank goodness. Snap it out girls! As the remaining “Elle’s” waited it out in the apartment to see who would be returning you could see a confrontation was brewing. As Lauren, Emma, and Celina walked in the girls seemed truly sad to see Lindsey was gone. Instead of dishing what went down in the casting office, Celina decided it was finally time to call Cassie on her actions. I was shocked Cassie seemed so flabbergasted by their revelations – I thought she knew all this, hence why she threw them under the bus. It was laughable her shrugging it all off as she doesn’t have any girlfriends so she doesn’t know how to act. Oh, Cassie…On the call sheet in the morning (side note: why are they always so shocked when it says dress casual and comfortable? It’s the same every week!) the girls are ... read more

"Betrayal"

Tonight’s episode was focused on Captain Ross when an old friend’s (and former flame) younger husband goes missing. Goren and Eames are still not speaking as they are put on this case which shows nothing has been resolved with that or the rat.The young husband of Kathy a crime writer and ex-cop goes missing, and is suspected to have been the victim of a carjacking. We see that Woody was not alone and was running away with a girl his age named Avery – who also happened to be married and to an older man named Roy. This whole episode I found kind of lacking, and in the end predictable. For a minute there in the middle I thought it was Roy that had something to do with it, but then when Kathy was wiring the money to Mexico- I knew something was up. So Kathy had murdered her second husband and now Woody because they had cheated on her and all these years has been using the Captain as her ally in the police department. In the end you did feel for the Captain- especially whe... read more

Week Three

OMIGOD my ears! Illegally Brunette here back for week three in the Search for the New Elle Woods – who said these girls could sing? Wow, this week was some painful viewing – for the ears that is- as the girls got some serious vocally training with the ever-delightful Seth Rudetsky.Our Elle’s were given vocal lessons while exercising – and they did not handle it well. You would think they were asked to walk, talk, and chew gum at the same time. Ha! But as Seth and host Haylie pointed out, this show – like many – is all about the stamina. Laura Bell Bundy, I mean Elle Woods, doesn’t have a second in this show to relax and is going full force throughout. Our new Woods, Elle has to find their way and masterfully handle the demands of this role. I was slightly impressed with Lauren’s vocals while on the bike – but later on in the audition she disappointed. Emma – the ex-smoker (well of 2 weeks) actually got through her vocal solo while pe... read more

"Contract"

Not to fret CI fans, I didn’t get a chance to see Wheeler’s return last night; however I will put a recap up as soon as I can this week. In the meantime, please use this space to voice your thoughts on the new episode. read more

Week Two

OMIGOD you guys, Illegally Brunette here back with your week two recap for the search for the new Elle Woods! This week the top ten Elle wannabes moved into their pink palace and once again seemed more enthusiastic over a non-competition thing than anything else. On their activity calendar for week two was acting. The girls took part in an acting workshop that host Haylie Duff described as “nothing no one on Broadway has experienced before” – Um, ok! In the workshop, the girls ran lines with “Emmett” and where judged by Associate Director of Legally Blonde, Marc Bruni. Bailey seemed to be getting the brunt of it this week – first getting scolding at for wearing heels to a comfortable attire rehearsal, then for her southern accent. Lauren, our Spears look-a-like, informed us she is not here to make friends and is here for the competition. Our resident Legally Blonde guest this week was (former) Brooke Wyndham – Nikki Snelson who definitely had her... read more

"Purgatory"

Law & Order: CI is finally back after the strike, and it seems like we didn’t miss much while the show was away. Detective Goren has been on suspension – aka purgatory- now for 5 months after going “nuts” back in January after his unofficial undercover work in a prison. We find Goren in his neighbor bar when he is approached by Mike Stoat, a former cop who is also on suspension for six months for drug use while undercover. Stoat offers Goren a job for extra money while on suspension, and gives him a gun while he ponders over accepting it. Umm, not the smartest thing ya think to give Goren a gun?!Meanwhile in the precinct, Eames is assigned a triple murder case linked to a drug lord, John Testarossa. Captain Ross allocates Eames a temporary partner Detective Daniels to help solve the crime. Throughout the episode we see Eames trying to get into contact with Goren but is ignored. She even runs into him on the street finally – and Goren totally gives her t... read more

Week One

OMIGOD you guys! Illegally Brunette here, I may have a major ‘chip on my shoulder’ to confess- I cannot imagine Legally Blonde the Musical without the knock out talent of the charming Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods. I have been lucky enough to have seen this show on Broadway four times; once without the resident B and it just was not the same show. Laura Bell Bundy owns that role, but I must give mad props to anyone who attempts to fill those shoes.MTV is making that journey in just eight weeks to fill those pink stilettos of Elle Woods, and the road looks like it will be overflowing with drama – judging by those previews. Lucky for us, getting down to the top 10 girls was a short and somewhat painless process – as the start of the show kicked off with taking the top 50 from the open call auditions across the country and narrowing it down to 15 girls to fight out for this week’s top 10. Overseeing the show is Legally Blonde director and choreographer, Jer... read more

Week One

OMIGOD you guys! Illegally Brunette here, I may have a major ‘chip on my shoulder’ to confess- I cannot imagine Legally Blonde the Musical without the knock out talent of the charming Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods. I have been lucky enough to have seen this show on Broadway four times; once without the resident B and it just was not the same show. Laura Bell Bundy owns that role, but I must give mad props to anyone who attempts to fill those shoes.MTV is making that journey in just eight weeks to fill those pink stilettos of Elle Woods, and the road looks like it will be overflowing with drama – judging by those previews. Lucky for us, getting down to the top 10 girls was a short and somewhat painless process – as the start of the show kicked off with taking the top 50 from the open call auditions across the country and narrowing it down to 15 girls to fight out for this week’s top 10. Overseeing the show is Legally Blonde director and choreographer, Jer... read more

"Senseless"

In this last episode of 2007 we start off in flashbacks in 1995 of two young boys in a Barber shop. As we flash forward through the years we see two boys and a girl in a playground throughout the years. When we get to present day; things are not looking good for the now teenage year friends. They are gunned down in the park by three suspecting gang members, but why? Major Case sends Logan and Falacci to try and make sense of this truly senseless crime of three bright college freshmen. The two boys did not make it, the twin sister of one of the boys, Naomi, is barely hanging on after being shot in the stomach. After 48 hours on the case, the detectives still have nothing much to report, but they catch a break when Naomi wakes up in the hospital and is able to give a description of the three boys that were involved.The police sketches bring the case back to the two boys from the Barber Shop – Hector and Paco. Paco, the younger brother who is an honor student, is the first one bro... read more

"Untethered"

What a riveting episode all about Bobby Goren tonight. Vincent D'Onofrio gave an Emmy worthy performance tonight.On her way to work Eames finds Goren’s brother Frank waiting for her – he needs her help to get to Goren. It seems he has a son who is doing time at Tate’s Correction facility where a young inmate just suspiciously died. Goren not being able to turn his back on the nephew he never knew he had, agreed to look into the case.It appears Donny was set-up by a friend from college who was a drug dealer, who asked Donny to ride along with him. Both boys were arrested but the other boy had connections with the judge and pleaded out for turning Donny in – Donny got one year. Serving his time in Tate, Donny has noticed strange happenings in the mental ward he was put in. Inmates get taken to a room known as “Heaven” and are put in restraints and tortured – some do not come out alive.Captain Ross tells Eames and Goren there is nothing they can do... read more

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