Only time and repeat viewings (not recommended) will tell:

So, this looks somewhat promising…in that she bothered to show up for rehearsal. To be honest, I care less about what our newly toned chicken nugget’s going to do than about how many random SAT words VMA host and vocabulary expert Russell Brand will throw out to a confused audience members. Fatuous. Histrionic. Inscrutable. Viscous. They could all apply! Intemperate. Okay, maybe not.

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