Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Singular vs. Plural

Although slang is popular, in addition to sounding dreadful it doesn't read well.  Because this clip refers to two people, "was" shouldn't have been used.
New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire and Amber Rose was spotted together at Lebron James “One of A Kind” event last night at 1Oak. [source]

Replace "was" with "were."

Here is a rule of thumb to follow:
When speaking of more than one person use "were." (plural)
When speaking of one person use "was." (singular)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Present Or Absent

Jillian Michaels may be taking a leave of absence, but it looks as if the author of this piece wasn't present when they wrote this.

The 36-year-old Michaels announced that she’s taking an indefinite leave of absense from the hit weight-loss reality show to start a family. [source]

 The correct spelling is absence.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pointing Out Others Peculiarities

Gibson's character is depicted brooding his way through some kind of existential funk that seriously strains the emotional health of his family. Things only worsen when he happens upon a ratty plush toy in the garbage and gives it a voice. Soon his idiosyncracy becomes his only way of expressing himself to loved ones. Given how much we've all heard the Oscar-winning 'Braveheart' star expressing himself regarding family matters, it's a bizarre string of scene snippets, to say the least.  [source]

The correct spelling is idiosyncrasy.
I wonder if misspelling words is one the author's idiosyncrasies.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Keeping Them Honest

Surely Anderson Cooper wouldn't approve. If you watch Anderson Cooper 360 you will understand.

Cooper told The Insider that when he hung out with the Grammy-winning provacateur in England to shoot their Q&A, she had her own ideas about how to make the interview more relaxing. [source]

The correct spelling is provocateur.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Is This A Proud Moment Too

Spell check anyone?

In what probably was a very proud moment in her career, Christina Aguilera unveilved her Hollywood Walk of Fame star earlier today (Mon. Nov 15) in Hollywood, CA.
The multi-talented entertainer was accompanied by her inseparable mother Shelly Kearns and her brother Michael at the ceremony.  The co-star in the upcoming movie “Burlesque” with Cher looked radiantly happy wearing a white dress and her signature red lipstick. [source]

The correct spelling is unveiled.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Is The Flame Flaming

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Is this irony?

A dude named Jordan Monroe claims that he was NEGOTIATING with rapper Flocka's management to have him apear in a PRONO MOVIE. And not just any porno. One with Wacka and THREE DUDES.[source]

1. Waka
2. Appear
3. Porno
4. Fragment

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Happier Happiest

This mistake was a simple one that should have been caught. The correct spelling is happiest.

Friday, November 12, 2010

How Quickly They Forget

How quickly they forget.

Tina Fey cracks me up!   Two years ago Tina Few as Sarah Palin took the world by a storm. and on last night’s David Letterman, she decided to dig her claws into Sarah Palin once more.    Tina said that she was trying to remember how to do the impression of Sarah but is looks like she did not forget. …[source]

It looks like someone forgot and it wasn't TIna. It's Fey not Few. Also, the word "and" should be capitalized.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Smells Like Errors

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I hope Mariah isn't relying on this snippet to get the word out about her fragrance.

        Mariah Carey recently visisted Lopez Tonight, and she chatted it up about her pregnancy, amongst other things. Some of those hightlights are below.
         Mariah will launch a line on HSN on November 29th, and will be selling jewelry which will feature some pieces inspired by butterflies, of course. She will also sell shoes and an limited edition version of her fragrence, Lucscious Pink [source]

Here is the correct spelling: visited, highlights, fragrance, luscious

Was There Money Involved

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I'm guessing they meant free.

Lil Wayne is a fee man and one of his first orders of business is to throw down an epic party at Miami’s King of Diamonds gentleman’s club. [source]

Lil Wayne is a free man, right?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

If It's Not A Review What Is It

When giving a review please follow through.

BEP’s first single is called “The Time (The Dirty Bit)” and you can check it out below. Sorry I can’t give you a desription, because I shut that mess off after 27 seconds. Enjoy [source]

There have been times when I’m at a loss for words. But when I find the right word I can spell it correctly. I  wish the author had been able to give a description.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Tip

Stop using "like" as an adverb. Unless you're Alicia Silverstone who played Cher in Clueless, it's not becoming.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Remembering Fabulosity


Take a look at the lead in to this story and how the outlet blatantly misspelled Kimora’s name.
You're Starting To See Kimura's DAUGHTER'S PERSONAL STYLE Now . . . One's A GIRLY GIRL . . . And The Other Is More Of A FUNKY GAL!!! [source]

There are certain names you don't misspell, and Kimora Lee Simmons, who trademarked the term Fabulosity, is one of them

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Grammar vs. Grammer

Such carelessness is appalling.

Kelsey Grammer appeared to be a happily married man of 13 years when his now ex-wife Camille Grammer signed on to be appear on the reality hit Real Housewives of Bevery Hills.

However when the show was filiming this July Kelsey, 55, decided to divorce Camille. Now only that, she was quickly replaced by 29-year old Katye Walsh. A flight attendant.
Now Camille believes that Kelsey insisted she appear on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in order to pursue a relationship with Walsh. [source]

This was so poorly written that if I missed something I wouldn't be surprised.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's All About Britney


This piece was titled “Kevin Federline’s Grocery Guys” but seemed to focus more on Britney Spears and her new album.

Producer Sean Garrett, who's been working with the Toxic singer, says, "I totally respect Britney's privacy, so I have to keep it low ... But I'm in a total creative zone, and I'm all about creating the hits. I'm producing some serious bombs. It's going to be a hot *ss album." [source]
They meant hot ass album, right?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Purple Haze

Even though a great deal of entertainment news comes from blogs, attention to detail is vital. Try to find the definition of beem, let me know what it means when you find it. The following is a snippet about Prince's upcoming tour.
"Dates haven’t beem announced just yet, but according to US Magazine, the music legend will bring along Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and more, as supporting acts for the tour, dubbed the “Welcome 2 America” Tour."  [source}

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halle In Red

The word highlighted in red is a feeble attempt to describe the relationship between Halle Berry, and her love interest Olivier Martinez.

The Oscar winner dazzled in a red Yves Saint Laurent, and the "inspearable" pair -- who co-star in the upcoming film 'Dark Tide' -- were smiling and clearly "smitten," according to Us. A witness near their dinner table says Berry's new boyfriend was "constantly leaning in and whispering in Halle's ear, making her laugh.[source]

The Merriam–Webster Dictionary defines inseparable as incapable of being separated. We will have to wait and see if that is the case with Halle’s new romance.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Perverted Gleeks

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I like Glee and Lea Michele as much as the next Gleek, but this piece threw me off.

Call me a prev, but I like these Glee school girls photos. Leah Michelle in a school locker room spread eagle. The geniuses at GQ and Terry Richardson all deserve a raise. Glee chicks in their panties. Way to go Fox 5. Fire Bill O and you’ll have a fan. But then again I think its safe to day local Fox stuff Awesome. Fox News… The Devil. [source]


1.     “Perv” not “prev” (Perv is short for pervert)
2.     Girls should be singular. (Girl)
3.    The proper spelling is Lea Michele not Leah Michelle
4.    If the sentence about the panties had to be included, it should have been placed immediately after the sentence about Lea being spread eagle.
5.    The last sentence should read: It’s safe to say local Fox programming is awesome.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Small Words Add Up To A Big Mistake

Was the person that wrote this in a rush? Though there are less than fifty words several mistakes were made. Remember, it only takes a minute to proofread..

Melyssa Ford might of retired from the music videos but she still is active in magazine photo shoots and her must up to date work is the upcoming 2011 Winter King Magazine. Check out a excerpt from her interview with King magazine.

1. Replace "of" with "have"
2. Remove "the"
3. "Is" should replace "still" and vice versa.
4. "Most" should replace "must"
5. Run-on sentence

Did I miss anything? 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dallas Who

Things must be pretty bad at this media outlet. The second word is misspelled, and that happens to be the name of the team. 

"Dallas Maerick's SUPERSTAR Dirk Nowiski loves himself some sisters. It figures . . . he's originally from GERMANY . . . and you know how they GETS DOWN!!! [source]

The name of the team is Dallas Mavericks. Isn't the correct spelling of the team important?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Giving Credit When None Is Due

Whenever a media outlet breaks a story, they want to take credit. My question is why would you want credit for poor publishing?  

MediaTakeOut is known for using this disclaimer : Members of the press are REQUIRED to credit MediaTakeOut.com for this ORIGINAL report. Failure to do so constitutes PLAGIARISM

The correct spelling is photoed and yesterday. Though this story did not have a disclaimer, it should have had a proofreader.