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American Idol’s Antonella Barba – Sent Home at Last

Friday, March 9th, 2007

I was really surprised that Antonella Barba was sent home from American Idol last night.  She seems like a nice enough young woman.  However, her voice just wasn’t strong.  It was wavery and weak.  Despite her lack of a strong singing voice, though, I truly expected her to stay around for another week or two because of the notoriety she gained from the porn photos that were reported to be her.   I saw the pictures, and I hope they’re not of her.  But if they’re not of her, they ARE of some other young woman, and it is sad that a young woman – Antonella or not – was being sexually exploited in such a way.

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O.J. throws his sperm. . .er I mean HAT into the ring of potential fathers of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This story gets weirder and weirder.  According to O.J. Simpson, he may have impregnated Anna Nicole Smith.  I guess he just hasn’t gotten enough publicity lately, and since Anna Nicole is dead and can’t dispute it, he may as well jump into the ring, too. 

The former American footballer has allegedly told documentary film maker Norman Pardo that he was ‘throwing his hat into the ring’ in the ongoing custody battle.

Pardo told the New York Post: ‘He (OJ) said he knew Anna Nicole pretty well, and he said he had slow-moving sperm, and he might be the father.’

SLOW-MOVING SPERM?  I guess he characterizes his sperm as slow-moving since a long period of time had passed since he allegedly had sex with ANS.  Or maybe that is his way of explaining how s-l-o-w-m-o-v-i-n-g he was in recognizing the opportunity to gain a little publicity and maybe even money via Anna Nicole’s untimely death.

Pardo also claims O J said: ‘I hope they don’t do a DNA test on Anna Nicole’s baby. If they find out Dannielynn is mine, I don’t want Fred Goldman trying to seize her money – or the baby herself.’

Now isn’t THAT the epitomy of absolute lack of class?  He’s like that other sleaze-ball (one of the Gabor sisters’ husband) who piped up about possibly fathering Dannielyn.

Simpson starred with the Playboy model in ‘Naked Gun 331/3: The Final Insult’ in 1994 and Pardo filmed with him from 2000 to 2005.

You know, I just wonder how Simpson found time to be with Anna Nicole Smith – when he was supposedly spending all his time looking for the murderer of his wife, Nicole – searching all those golf courses and bars – when DID he find time for ANS?

 Tiara tip to Linda.

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American Idol – Kellie Pickler looks like she’s in her 40’s

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Did anyone else think that Kellie Pickler’s new haircut (and boob job?) made her look practically middle-aged when she sang at last night’s American Idol show?  She’s such a pretty young woman, but she looked awful last night.  The photograph above actually looks better than she did. 

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Izzie won’t return to Grey’s Anatomy?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

According to this story, Katherin Heigl, may not return to Grey’s Anatomy. To me, her character is the least believable character on the show. Really – would it be possible to have a more unrealistic character? Plus, her whole attitude seems rather petulant.

Katherine Heigl has dropped out of contract talks with Grey’s Anatomy over salary, a well-placed source tells PEOPLE.

“Katie is disappointed and hurt that (producer) Touchstone doesn’t value her as much as her other costars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington,” the source says.

Heigl plays Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens on the ABC hit medical drama.

A rep for ABC Touchstone TV had no comment.

I sure won’t cry if she leaves the show. She seems to have an overblown sense of self-importance.

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Britney Spears reminds me of Anna Nicole Smith – and I wish I had prayed for her

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

A couple weeks ago, immediately after hearing of Anna Nicole Smith’s death, I read a thoughtful post by Baldilocks in which she writes about someone who said that after hearing the sad news of her death, they wished they had prayed for Anna Nicole.  One could see her world spiraling out of control.  The loss of her son immediately after the birth of her daughter, all the people clamoring for a piece of her celebrity and money.  Was there anyone who loved her for herself and not for what they could get from her?

The recent news about Britney Spears – her panty-less flashing of press cameras, shaving her head, hard partying with friends, questionable parenting skills, and rapid-fire in and out of rehab – have left me feeling the same way about Britney.  She appears to be out of control, and it looks like nothing short of something drastic will bring her back to common sense.  She’s just a kid – thrust into a 24/7 spotlight of attention.  I sure hope she finds her way back to integrity, humility and care for her children.

Maybe we all should be praying for her – before, God forbid, she ends up like ANS.

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Anna Nicole Smith – “I wish I had prayed for her”

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith died yesterday, and I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve thought about it.  When her son died last September, my heart broke for her.  I hoped that maybe she would get the paternity of her new daughter straightened out and go on to form some positive relationships.  Unfortunately, that’s not what happened.

I’ve read several posts about Anna Nicole’s death, and found one that was particularly good.  At least it expressed what I wish I could express.

Baldilocks is an insightful writer, and I’ve enjoyed reading her since I first started blogging in the fall of 2005.  Yesterday she wrote about Anna Nicole Smith.  I hope you’ll read it – it’ll be worth the click.

Tiara-tip to Beth.

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Barack Obama and Will Smith – Separated at birth?

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Will Smith — I’m No Barack!

Will Smith spoke today at the Motion Picture Association of America in Washington D.C. Mr. Smith told the crowd a hilarious story.

It happened this morning on his way to the event. An older couple approached Smith and said, “We love what you’re doing. You’re so great for the country!”

In true Hollywood fashion, Smith said, “Thank you!”

As the star walked away, the old man said, “And we’ll be sure to vote for you.”

Come to think of it, Will and Barack have never been seen together. Coincidence?

I don’t see the resemblance, do you?  One of the commenters to the article above said that maybe it had to do with their ears.  I think it takes more than similarly large ears to make people look alike.  Maybe it’s because they both look so “clean.”  Another commenter said that the story was made up – just something to get a laugh at the beginning of a program.   Then again, maybe this story is part of Will’s strategy to play Obama in a movie.

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Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman offer marriage advice in two words: Naked Sunday

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Newlyweds (if people are still “newlywed” after one year of marriage) Christina Aguilera and her husband, Jordan Bratman, have apparently found the secret to a happy marriage: Naked Sunday.  In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Christina told all about it:

By Stephen M. Silverman

Christina Aguilera and her music exec husband Jordan Bratman have a sexy secret for keeping their marriage exciting – getting naked on Sundays.

“We claim ourselves to be coziest couple ever,” the 26-year-old Grammy nominee (for her Back to Basics album) tells Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Wednesday. “We have something called naked Sundays.”

“Excuse me?” DeGeneres asks. “Did you say naked Sundays?”

“You have to keep marriage alive, spice it up,” says Aguilera, admitting that some added heat is required even though the two have only been married for “a big whole year.”

“[In November] we just celebrated our first anniversary, and on Sundays we just do everything in the house, and we’re just cozy and laid back,” she says. “We don’t need to go anywhere, we’re just with each other.” We do everything naked. We cook naked.”

DeGeneres suggests there is one thing they should avoid during their nude time: “Nothing with grease – that could splatter.”

But Aguilera isn’t deterred, saying: “Well, unless you want the grease.”

You know, I really appreciate it when enlightened Hollywood folks who know so much about real life can help us regular people out.  I remember those young newlywed days, and they WERE quite thrilling.  They don’t last, and that’s a GOOD thing because they can be replaced with days that are even better.  Different but better.

But, oh Christina honey, I could tell you a thing or two about marriage.  It takes a lot  more than Naked Sundays to keep a marriage alive, to spice up a relationship and to make people happy.

But I have a feeling you’ll learn for yourself about what makes a real marriage – someday. 

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The Patriotic Terrorist

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

At The Huffington Post, Greg Gutfeld has written a thoughtful post that is generating quite a stir among leftwingers.  Reading the comments to his post is almost more fun than reading the post.  Leftwingers never cease to confirm that they can be the most venomous and vile commenters. 

Here’s what Gutfeld’s wrote:

Whenever I visit this lovely blog, I usually run into someone – a “leftist,” if you will – who finds pleasure in things that make our country or the President look bad. I suppose I could say these angry types are no better than cheerleaders for terrorism. After all, both entities – the left and terrorists – seem to share the same desire: to put the US, humiliatingly, in its place.

But I would be wrong to say such things. Very wrong. Of course, “dissent is patriotic,” and the left is only critical of America because it simply loves our country much more than I do.

That’s why calling them terrorists would be intolerant and pretty shameful.

But what about “patriotic terrorists?”

That’s kinda neat.

What is a patriotic terrorist?

It is an American who claims to love his or her country while enjoying the enemy’s success against said country. It is a person who gets deeply offended if you question their patriotism, while also appearing to share the same ideals of the more spirited folk who like to blow up innocent people.

Patriotic terrorists love America with so much intensity that it appears to the untrained eye that they hate it. But it’s actually the most powerful form of “tough love” known to man, woman and Rosie O’Donnell. Patriotic terrorists love America so much that they realize it needs an intervention – and real terror is the only way to enable that intervention. In fact, to keep a mammoth, arrogant superpower like America in check, terrorism is the only thing we’ve got. Noam Chomsky knew this from the start, making him a patriotic terrorist of the highest order.

This is why he gets the chicks.

Hey, I bet you’ve probably wondered why Al Qaeda hasn’t struck in the US since 9/11. They don’t have to. It has its own offshoot franchise here at work already. Patriotic Terrorists.

Think about how much both groups have in common!

-Both patriotic terrorists and Al Qaeda want the US to abandon Iraq, for that reveals Bush and America to be monstrous, laughable failures. It does not matter to either group that the withdrawal from Iraq will make post-Vietnam look like an afternoon at Ikea shopping for a Hoggbo innerspring mattress.

-For patriotic terrorists and real terrorists, car bombs going off is music to their ears. It proves that you can’t offer democracy to troubled countries, as long as you’ve got terrorists standing in your way. And that’s great news for everyone who believes in checks and balances between the haves and the have nots! (Note: “haves” means the US. “Have nots” means those who hate the US)

-Patriotic terrorists and the more committed terrorists both believe that infractions at Guantanamo Bay are far worse than anything a genocidal dictator could muster, and such horrors possess far more PR potential in denigrating the US than anything involving Ed Begley Jr.

-Both patriotic terrorists and Al Qaeda terrorists believe the US desires to control the Middle East, empower evil Israel and expand it’s power base at the expense of innocent Arab lives. But both groups also realize that the US is too stupid to achieve these goals – and that makes being a patriotic terrorist loads of fun!

Are you a patriotic terrorist?

If you are intensely critical of the US, while tolerating homicidal enemies who condemn everything you previously claimed you are for – human rights, voting rights, gay rights, women’s rights, porn – then you’re a patriotic terrorist.

If you talk about tolerance constantly – and hilariously tolerate genocide and suicide bombers because those actions undermine your more intimate opposition, the American right – then you’re a patriotic terrorist.

The only difference between a patriotic terrorist and a real one? Real terrorists are simply patriotic terrorists who’ve taken the extra step – choosing to actually die for their beliefs – rather than simply talking about them at Spago. If Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, and their ilk had real cojones, they’d all be wearing cute black vests – but stuffed with more than dog-eared copies of Deterring Democracy.

Hat tip Blue Star Chronicles.  Read more commentary there and also at Something…and a Half of Something.

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Mary-Kate Olsen – “My hair makes me look skinny”

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Apparently Mary-Kate Olsen is blaming her hair on making her look skinny.  Here’s part of the story:

Mary-Kate Olsen is angrily denying reports that she’s battling anorexia anew — and now she’s blaming her scary-skeletal look on … her hair.

MK raised some eyebrows at the Golden Globes with her ultra-thin physique, says Us Weekly, and now there are loud whispers that she’s struggling with the disease again. According to Us, Olsen, who was treated for the disease back in 2004, “still works with her therapist to keep her in line,” and struggles with the problem every day.

Her rep, however, says that the young millionaire isn’t losing weight and insists she’s healthy, and offers a whopper of an explanation for the bony look: “The blonde hair she has now makes her look skinny.”

I have blonde hair, and it’s not working for me. Does that mean if I only change my hair style or maybe go platinum blonde, I’ll look skinny, too?

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