Wednesday, May 28, 2008

If I were a Gladiator - Gina Fights Back

American Gladiator fever has struck my household, so much that my little sister has decided on an American Gladiator themed birthday party, featuring a 'come as your favorite Gladiator' dress up. Currently, Crush is being fought over tooth and nail, because, quite simply, she is awesome.

Which you would already know if you were watching American Gladiators this season. The MMA fighter is as yet undefeated on one on one events, and the girl is getting a hell of a work out. Last episode she trounced a former military cop on the pyramid (losing her helmet in the process) and then proceeded to be hit on by a trophy wife (revealing a blush), before pounding the crap out of both trophy girl and army cop, celebrating with a booty dance.

Of course, she may need the exercise. Her upcoming fight with Kaitlin Young is now this weekend, and Kaitlin Young, a fierce Muay Thai girl herself, will pull no punches.

Now that the Gladiator season is done filming, Gina Carano has taken to promoting and training for her sport, and luckily, this much hyped fight is happy to provide training footage.

Will she make weight? Will the lack of training time affect her? Will she kick ass?

No clue.

Of course there's more to the Gladiators than Crush. While there's no sign of Siren, the red-headed vixen, word is out that she had to sit out the first five days due to an injury. Titan continues to dominate the joust, and Wolf is getting better on Hang Tough. The female gladiators have kicked it up a notch. First season champion Monica aka Jet is getting her feel for the arena, but newcomer Pheonix is scarily good at kicking ass, and Venom continues to be the most consistently solid underrated female gladiator.

Hellga continues to be useless.

But your mileage may vary.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gina Carano on ESPN's E: 60

American Gladiators premiered last night with a two hour revised version of the S1 revamp. There were new Gladiators, including S1 Contestants Evan and Monica, and new events, and of course, the return of some old favorites, including MMA Fighter Gina Carano, aka Crush, who remains undefeated in her events: Pyramid and Joust.

The microscope will be even more focused on her, as she returns to her roots: a fight on MAY 31st against fellow Muay Thai fighter Kaitlin Young, to be broadcast on CBS.

Should be interesting, as she is still filming American Gladiators and has to now train for both.

ESPN is catching the CRUSH Fever, particularly in light of this pretty important fight (how often do you see Women's MMA get the attention that it's getting because of Carano?), and she was featured in ESPN's show E:60. Interesting look, particularly through the eyes of fellow fighter and dissenter Tara LaRosa, aruably the number one female fighter in the world.

Take a look.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thalia the Chihuahua

Thalia the Chihuahua, originally uploaded by Mistiec_Flores.

My dog does forties glamour. All she needs is a black and white shading and a bunch of feathers.

Thalia, you're so vain. You probably think this blog is about you.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Girl Can't Help It: Crush Cracks Up

Despite the complete cheesiness of the NBC 'All American Summer' promo campaign, there is something quite hilarious that's come out of it - Crush's completely inability to hold a straight face. This commercial aired after 30 Rock last week.

Can Gina Carano be any more lethally adorable?

For more proof, check out this 'taste' test on