Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Phew! I made it through the first cuts. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, at least for the next few days.
The auditions went great . You could see how much everyone wanted to make the first cut because they really brought their A-game. When I first arrived at the convention center Saturday morning I received my number, 38, so I was pretty close to the middle of the group.
read the rest of the blog entry from Natalie and Lisa at http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Jills-Cheerleader-first-cuts-Blog-3/0c8fa13b-2e32-4680-bfd9-cc9e344ade01
Also, check out some video highlights of tryouts taken by 97Rock at http://www.97rock.com/Article.asp?id=1742241&spid=21993 and don't forget Christie Weber's report on Skunkpost at http://skunkpost.com/news.sp?newsId=1928
Sunday, March 21, 2010
A nerve-wracking process reached its summit Saturday at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls as a crop of nearly 100 hopefuls looked to join Omarlla, Eileen, Christina, Keisha, and Amanda as members of the 2010 Buffalo Jills. Ambassadors were brought onstage to show off their physique and answer some questions from 97Rock's own DJ Jickster and dancers performed a routine they learned in the last week to 1 of 3 random songs. It was the same routine no matter the song but the girls didn't know beforehand which of the 3 preselected songs they'd perform to. Family members, friends, and fans came to root on their favorite girls and a number of girls, including some rookies, got big reactions from the fans in the audience as they finished their routines. Unfortunately, the whole process is about making some tough choices on who to keep and who not to and the group of girls was narrowed down to 51 hopefuls, a group that will be cut down even further over the next week and a half until the final roster is selected.
See the photos and a lot of videos of the tryouts at http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/buffalojills2005/2010/1st%20cuts/ and don't miss the photos of Brian Garman, the official Jills Photographer, at http://www.97rock.com/Article.asp?id=1740135 where he has a number of photos from Thursday's voluntary workshop as well as 1st cuts.
Also, a reminder to the girls on the remaining tryout dates. Tuesday's tryouts are for dancers only at Fusion Dance Studio on Kenmore Ave at 7pm...arrive early. Thursday's cuts are for non-vets...an interview session (business attire). The vets completed their interviews previously so alumni are included in this session...it's not a case where only rookies get interviewed. These interviews will take place at Citadel Studios at 50 James E Casey Dr in Buffalo at 6:30pm. Final Cuts are still March 30 at Citadel Studios in interview/business attire. The final team will be selected then. Good luck to all vets, alumni, and rookies alike the rest of the way.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The final workshop is over and now it is time for first cuts! There were some new faces last night to learn the routine but over-all, everyone was looking strong and confident in the dance.
Last night was a great opportunity for everyone to get to perform in front of people and really get the routine memorized which will hopefully ease some of the nervous on Saturday. The next 24 hours are going to feel like a lifetime but no matter what happens at the end of the day tomorrow, this has been such an amazing experience and I have met some awesome people along the way.
read the rest of Natalie's blog post as well as thoughts from Lisa and Steph at http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Jills-Cheerleader-auditions-Blog-2/7cfdea01-65d9-49a3-a635-81f174670c09
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
During the next two weeks, a couple of Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders will team up with Director Stephanie M to go behind-the-scenes and provide their insight to the Jills Cheerleader audition process. In today’s first installment on BuffaloBills.com, Lisa, prospective rookie Natalie, and Steph share their experiences, thoughts and expectations during the Jills tryout process.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We have 3 things to cover here and with tryouts being such a big story, I'll lead off with that. As many already know, Brian Garman has taken over as the Jills' official photographer this year. He hasn't exactly been a stranger as his photos of the Jills, select events around WNY, and the Rock Girls of 103.3 The Edge have been showing up on 97Rock and 103.3 The Edge's websites for the last couple of years now. His latest set of photos was taken at Sunday's workshop and can be found at http://www.97rock.com/Article.asp?id=1733573&spid=21993
Speaking of 97Rock, Jickster has his NCBB (Buffalo Babes) Tournament in full swing right now and there's even a few former Jills in the mix. To no one's surprise, the 2009-2010 Jills Calendar Covergirl Katy advanced to the 2nd rd last week. This week, Danielle S (2006-09), Kristin B (2008-09), and Rachael (2005-07) join the mix in the hunt for a slot in the 2nd rd. View all the matchups and how to vote at http://www.97rock.com/Article.asp?id=1729726&spid=21994
Last, but certainly not least, is an update on our Hollywood Buffalo Jill, Amanda P. Yoga and acting classes have been her main focus the past week or so as she's been dealing with her nerves on delivering her first monologue. Be sure to check out Amanda's video logs at http://www.hulu.com/if-i-can-dream/amanda Included is some info on a play that she and Ben (from Hamburg, NY) are working on learning called The Key Exchange.
Also, here's a look at the latest episode from the cast. New episodes like this go up on Hulu every Tuesday. If you're on Twitter, be sure to keep up with what's going on by following Amanda at http://twitter.com/amanda_phill and the whole group at http://twitter.com/ificandream
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
This time of year is both exciting and nerve-racking for young ladies across the nation as NFL cheerleader tryouts are in full swing. In Western NY, the Buffalo Jills tryouts started today with their Open Workshop at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls. One thing for us to look forward to with this is a first look at what vets are thinking about coming back, who our prospective rookies are, and even get to see some alumni who are thinking of coming back as well. In addition, a trio of last year's ambassadors are giving dance a shot. All totaled, we had 6 alumni show up for this workshop in which dancers learned a routine set to 3 different songs. At tryouts in the past, the primary routine that dancers learned was performed to one song. Something learned last year when the public attended tryouts for the 1st time in years was that a whole day of listening to one song can be a bit much for the average fan. This year, renowned choreographer Kelli Wagner devised a routine that works with 3 songs equally well. A part of the reason for this is that, on gamedays, the Jills will be performing sideline routines that are virtually identical to various songs all season long. They might as well learn sooner rather than later.
If you missed the free workshop, and I know a number of vets who are leaning towards returning did, there is another workshop on Thursday the 18th at the Gold's Gym in Williamsville. The fee for this workshop is $10 for ambassadors and $20 for dancers. Full details can be found at http://buffalojills.net/appearances/details.php?recordID=80
First cuts, the only portion of tryouts open to the public, take place on Saturday at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls at 10am. There is a $5 charge for fans at the door and as for those trying out, please arrive early for check-in and warming up. Details for prospective Jills can be found at http://buffalojills.net/appearances/details.php?recordID=81
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
First up, we bring the spotlight to 2005-07 beauty Amanda P. She's now been in Hollywood for a little over a week and will be starting up her acting classes this Friday. Since the If I Can Dream experience went live, she's definitely picked up her share of fans for her sense of humor as well as her beauty. One of the big things they've been doing to interact with the fans is scheduled tweet sessions on Twitter. What happens is all the housemates converge on the living room while fans tweet in with the show's producers selecting a number of tweets to be shown to the houseguests. Sometimes, they'll have a specific topic they want to focus on while other times, it's mostly general stuff. Simply log onto Twitter and follow @ificandream to get all the instructions and @iicdhouse to see which tweets go through to the houseguests. While you're at it, send your support to Amanda on Twitter via @amanda_phillHere's her latest Video Log from Tuesday morning.
The other Jills alumnus we have some news about is someone who actually is only just becoming a "former Jill" as, despite our trying to convince her otherwise, Jills Swimsuit Calendar Covergirl Katy is moving on. As she's retiring from the Jills, she's got herself involved in a contest on 97Rock called Jickster's Tournament of Buffalo Babes. Check out http://97rock.com/Article.asp?id=1721286&spid=21994 for the details and be quick about it. The 1st round of voting in the Smokin Hot Region is over tomorrow. A fitting region for the beautiful Katy to be a part of.
Monday, March 8, 2010
2 years ago, 97Rock and 103.3 The Edge helped put on the 1st Buffalo Men's Show at the Hamburg Agri-Center and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. This year, the venue was the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The venue was the only major change as the place was packed from start to finish. Attendees got to check out a large number of different booths including one from Zoladz Limousine. At the Zoladz booth, people slammed a hammer onto one of those carnival-style bells to get a chance to win a tailgate party with some of the Jills for the Bills Home Opener this fall. Kristen did a good job convincing people to try their luck, which should be no surprise. Who could say no to that smile and the positive energy she has?
In addition to the booths from the vendors, various celebrities were on hand to sign autographs including Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Ruben Brown, and Mark Steenhuis. Ruben stayed off the stage area and hung around his own booth promoting his motorcycle run coming up on June 12 in Atlantic City. Considering he got to pose with Jills 3rd year vet Angelina, who can blame him for hanging around his booth? Get all the details on that at http://rubensrun.com/
Obviously the big feature was the Buffalo Jills who signed autographs, sold calendars, and posed for pictures before a big dance performance on stage.
See all the Jills photos at http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/buffalojills2005/2009/Mens%20Show/
For more on the Men's Show, be sure to check out our friends at Skunkpost where Christie Weber has a video up from the event http://www.skunkpost.com/news.sp?newsId=1800
Coming up, Jills tryouts are in full swing starting on March 14 as the Jills hold their Open Workshop for all prospective 2010 Jills at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls. This Workshop is closed to the public but 1st cuts, also at the Conference Center, will be open to the public on March 20th at 10am. Get all the details at http://buffalojills.net/auditions/index.php
Sunday, March 7, 2010
With a 2-6 start, the Bandits have a lot of work to do to have any hope of making the playoffs but made their first step in returning to the playoff hunt with a 12-10 victory over the visiting Orlando Titans in HSBC Arena. Fan favorite Mark Steenhus contributed 6 goals and 4 assists to the home team effort.
The Bandettes, meanwhile, helped keep the excitement level high with high energy performances and routines including a halftime performance with 4 tumblers! Amanda and Ashley were joined on that performance in tumbling by Lauren S and Chelsea. After the win, a few of the girls joined in the celebration at Pearl Street's postgame party before they called it a night. After the Jr Bandettes clinic that morning and with most of the girls on other appearances Sunday morning, an early night was definitely a must for these hard-working young ladies.
The Bandettes have a few weeks off from games as the Bandits' next home game is April 3 when they play host to the Colorado Mammoth.
See it all at http://skunkpost.com/news.sp?newsId=1783
Also, Christie was at last weekend's Adult Comedy Show and besides a few clips of what happened onstage, she interviewed headliner Jocko Alston. You can find out more about Jocko at http://www.jockoalston.com/
Warning: video is NSFW with adult language
See it all at http://skunkpost.com/news.sp?newsId=1737
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
As we previously reported, there's a new reality show starting up called If I Can Dream and 1 of the inaugural season's 5 stars is former Buffalo Jill Amanda P (2005-07).Beginning on March 2nd, If I Can Dream will let you be a part of the lives of 5 talented young people as they pursue their dreams in Hollywood. Living together in a house in the hills, their every struggle and triumph is streamed online, in real time.
YOU can watch, interact, and participate along the way, taking the journey with Amanda, Ben, Giglianne, Justin and Kara before they become stars.
See every triumph. See every setback. See every minute:
LIVE Streaming 24/7 at IfICanDream.com
New EPISODES each Tuesday on Hulu. http://iicd.tv/HULU