Anne Hathaway is my new hero

I just love this woman.

When I saw The Dark Knight Rises, I was mostly disappointed with the movie—save for the Anne Hathaway moments.  She was delightful in both character and dialogue, and I am chagrined to admit that I questioned whether or not she would be a suitable Catwoman. As much as I loved Pfeiffer’s portrayal, Hathaway’s more subdued yet calculated one was pretty stellar.

But that’s not why she’s my new hero. I’ve always enjoyed her in movies—especially her teen ones that I grew up with—but after her unfortunate “wardrobe malfunction” that everyone is trying to take advantage of and exploit, she has remained graceful and poised as ever.

Take her interview with Matt Lauer, for example. In his traditional clunky, insensitive fashion, Lauer asked her what she “learned” from the incident, as if she is some child who needs to learn from her “mistakes” and not that the paparazzi needs to learn how to be decent to human beings—not to mention his own pond scum tactic of bringing it up in the first place. She was actually on the show to promote her role in Les Miserables, which I hear was amazing—I am so looking forward to seeing it!—and brought her answer full circle back to it:

 

“Well, it was obviously an unfortunate incident. Um, I think— It kinda made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and, rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, because that’s what my character is—she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child, because she has nothing and there's no social safety net. And I— Yeah, so, um, so let's get back to Les Mis.”

Wow, right? Doesn’t that response jut give you goose bumps? If women start acting like this every time some idiot asks about their clothes or makeup or how much weight they had to lose for a role—which Ms. Hathaway also elegantly addresses during her interview with this nitwit—just think of the way the media, the way society, could change—in fact, the way it could be changing right now as actresses like Hathaway and Emma Stone and Scarlett Johansson and others refused to be boxed in by their gender.

Interviewers—that should have quotation marks in these cases, shouldn’t it?—will have to stop asking stupid questions fueled by their own sexist assumptions or erections and start asking them based on interesting concepts that actually pertain to these actors’ works. Better get those brains cranking out some real questions, folks—or go back to college for a few basic journalism courses, because I honestly don’t remember covering the panties of a subject in the classes I took as an undergraduate.

And contrary to popular belief, I honestly do think the public is more interested in the questions with substance. So why not try it out?

And keep rocking it, Anne. You are an inspiration to women everywhere.

Is Bobbi Kristina Engaged to Her "Adopted" Brother?

What Do You Think?

Speculation is in the air that Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, is dating and possibly even engaged to her "adopted" brother, Nick Gordon.  Nick lived with Whitney and Kristina for approximately 10 years.  Whitney took him in when he was 12 years old because he had an awful home life.  She raised him and Bobbi Kristina together like "brother and sister". 

Sources are confirming that Bobbi Kristina and Nick are close to making their way to the altar.  She has been sporting what appears to be an engagement ring, but her nor Nick have confirmed anything for sure.  Her family disapproves of this relationship and calls it "incestuous".  They feel as though Nick is taking advantage of a grieving young woman who lost the most important person in her life.  They feel like she needs to slow down before she makes any rash decisions, as he could be looking to cash in on her new fortune.

Although Bobbi does not realize it, her family has her best interest in mind.  She on the other hand, does not buy it.  She believes that Nick is there for her and that their relationship is not incestuous since they are not in fact blood related.  She feels like Nick is the only person who truly has her best interest at heart since he knows her the best.

I wonder what Bobby Brown has to say about this?  I know that she is a grown adult, but do you think that her daddy needs to step in and make sure she is not about to jump into something that could change her entire life?  Come on Bobby, do your daughter a favor and let her know you are there. 

Does Angie Need a Burger?

Are we Skinny Shaming Her?

Angelina Jolie's weight has long been a topic of controversy.  There are times in which she has been slightly curvier, but she has always been a thin woman.  Recently she was seen at the Oscars looking extra thin, prompting whispers among Hollywood and on the Internet.  People are saying everything from, "She needs to eat a cheeseburger" to "she showed leg to distract attention away from the rest of her skinny body".  Either way, tongues are wagging.

It is common for people in Hollywood and the world that most of us live in to "fat shame", which is to constantly bring attention to the issue of being fat or obese to get people to lose weight or avoid gaining.  However, are we "skinny shaming" Angelina and other celebs who are naturally tiny, like Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan?

Honestly, Angelina Jolie has always been a skinny woman, which makes me not think that her weight at the Oscars is a concern.  It would be a concern if she were heavier then suddenly made an appearance looking the way she did, or if she showed up looking as frail as Macaulay Culkin has in recent weeks.  I believe that she has probably been under a great deal of stress taking care of her 6 children and making movies.  I am a mom of 2 who stays at home, and it is stressful for me, so I can only imagine how tough it is for her.  Sometimes I forget a meal just because I am always on the go,  so who is to say the same has not happened to her?  Either way, I am sure she is not concerned with what all of us in the media and public think.  She is probably laughing at us, all of the way to the bank. 

Snooki IS Pregnant

What is in Store for the Jersey Shore Now?

Last month, Snooki adamantly denied pregnancy rumors by going as far as stating that the rumors were hurtful because they suggested that she had a pregnant belly.  However, this week, sources have confirmed that it is in fact true that Snooki is with child.  Her and her longtime boyfriend, Jionni Lavalle are apparently over the moon with the expected new addition.  She is supposedly about 3 months along and waiting to publicly confirm the news.  While TMZ reported that she was withholding the information from the public due to superstition, Perez Hilton reported that she was waiting for the right magazine offer to come along, as Kourtney Kardashian did with her second pregnancy.

Now that the secret is out, what will happen to the Jersey Shore?  Snooki is known to be the party animal that brings much entertainment and drama to the show.  She certainly cannot party it up at Karma while pregnant, right? Maybe she can, since she has said before that she does not have to drink to have a good time.  She has also started filming a new reality show with fellow cast mate Jenny Farley (JWoww).  The show is being filmed in Hoboken and was said to center around their relationships with their boyfriends and taking the next step.  However, several media outlets have suggested that the focus of the show is going to switch to Snooki's pregnancy.  The producers have apparently already contacted a baby store in Jersey City and requested permission to film scenes in their store.  While they were hesitant, they ultimately agreed.

So, can the notoriously sloppy party girl pull it together and still entertain us while being responsible?  I hope so.  I am personally a fan of Snooki.  While I do not think that her entire persona is an act, I do think that some of it is exaggerated for the sake of entertainment.  In my opinion, her and her crazy antics are the reason why people watch Jersey Shore.  Without her, it would honestly be boring. 

Good luck to Snooki and her boyfriend.  I cannot wait to hear the official announcement and see their baby.  I am sure it will be absolutely beautiful.

Macaulay, Is That You?

Should We Be Concerned?

Last week, Entertainment Tonight showed a very scary photo of Macaulay Culkin.  Culkin looks frail and sickly in the photo, which has many fans and non-fans concerned.  Everyone was talking about this photo, speculating everything from serious illness, drug abuse to anorexia.  Apparently, his rep said that he is in "perfect health", but do we really believe that?

Culkin has had a tough ride through Hollywood.  He was a child star, who is still known as "the kid from Home Alone'".  Let's face it, we all know what tends to happen to child stars once their run is up.  He has had a tough time with his career; however, he has found a couple of hits, such as The Good Son, and Party Monster, since his Home Alone days.  Aside from his small career, he also lost Michael Jackson, who was a dear friend to him for practically his entire life. Him and long-time girlfriend Mila Kunis broke up in the last year, which I am sure also has taken a toll on him mentally and emotionally.  Could these big losses and lack of success triggered a downward spiral?  That is what many are thinking after seeing this shocking photo of the usually good looking Macaulay Culkin.

It was reported that he has a role starring in a new film about a British army general, so perhaps the substantial weight loss is for the movie role?  Although the curse of the child star is prevalent in Hollywood, I am hoping that their is a solid reason that explains this look he was seen sporting.  I would hate to think that a star that I grew up loving is headed down a scary road. Good luck to you Macaulay, but do us a favor and put on a few pounds, please?  We do not enjoy seeing you looking like an old homeless man. 

Feeling Sorry for Leah Messer

Experiencing Ups and Downs in the Public Eye

Most of us know who Leah Messer is, and we either love her or hate her.  She has had a rough time since she got pregnant by Corey Simms.  Not only did they have whirlwind romance that consisted of breaking-up, getting back together, getting married and then divorced, but they also had to deal with health complications of one of their twin daughters.  We were able to watch them struggle to find answers about their daughter. It appeared to be a long road, and we are still without definite answers as we watch this current season of Teen Mom 2.  However, she is lucky that her daughter does not have any problems with her brain and does not appear to have any serious genetic conditions which are causing her delays. 

During the last episode, we got to watch Leah and Corey's relationship fall apart.  We were left knowing what was going to happen next....divorce.  Now, since her story has been plastered all over the gossip magazines and websites, we already know that they did, in fact, get divorced and that she has already moved on. 

In recent months, we found out that Leah was pregnant again.  It was unbelievable to most.  Did she not learn a lesson from getting pregnant the first time around?  However, it became public knowledge that she was using an IUD that failed.  I know plenty of people who have had this happen to them.  We also learned that she became engaged to a new man who would be the father to her new baby. 

If that was not enough, America was shocked to find out that Leah was pregnant with twins AGAIN!  The girl must be programmed to have twins!  In a way, I felt sorry for her because she was so young and about to have 4 kids in a relationship with a guy who seems to be fairly new.  I hate to judge so quickly, but when you are that young, relationships typically do not last for the long haul.  After the world became aware of Leah's business and left her well wishes and support, as well as much criticism, we found out that she lost the pregnancy.  I felt awful about this because no matter how young you are or what your circumstances are, it is not easy to lose a pregnancy, especially if you have already become attached.  In her case, she was already invested and excited to have twins again.  I am sure that it is extra difficult, having to cope with this in the public eye as well.

This morning, as I was reading Perez Hilton, I read that she tweeted about cheating on Corey before their wedding.  I remember seeing the preview for next week's Teen Mom 2, in which she reveals that she cheated.  This puts me off a bit, but I still feel sorry for her.  Everyone who reads the gossip websites and magazines or even watches Teen Mom 2, is going to find out and judge her, while people cheat every day and never suffer a consequence.  It is so much for a young girl to deal with; however, she brought it on herself when signed on to do these shows on MTV.  I hope that she is able to keep herself grounded and learn a lesson from these mistakes and remain one of the favorites from Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2.

Demi Moore is Having One Bad Week

Why She Went to the Hospital and More

Demi Moore and her emergency trip to the hospital this week has been the hottest topic on the Internet.  What really happened the night her friend called 9-1-1?  What could have caused her to sabotage herself and her career with childish antics? 

More and more information seems to come out about the night 9-1-1 was called to Demi's house.  The first reports suggested that she was doing whip-its, which is inhaling the nitrous oxide out of whipped cream cans.  This is a cheap high that is typically used among teenagers who cannot get their hands on "real" drugs.  After that, it came out that she was popping Adderall, which is an ADHD drug.  This drug is commonly abused by college students who need assistance staying up or those who view it as an alternative to "harder "stuff.  Then, the media reported that Demi has been addicted to Red Bull for 10 years.  She apparently has a deal with Red Bull, and they deliver cases to her home.  It gets crazier, because people from her inner circle are suggesting that she has been drinking red bull as a meal replacement, which is an explanation for the unusually frail frame she has been sporting since before her split with Ashton Kutcher.  The final report that came out last night is directly from the 9-1-1 tape.  The person on the phone says that Demi smoked something similar to incense.  An expert who specializes in drug abuse said that the mystery substance she smoked sounds like K2, which is responsible for suicides, anxiety, impairment and ER trips for various reasons.  On the tape, the caller say that Demi was having convulsions and burning up.

So, the question is, why would she do this to herself? Why would she use drugs commonly abused by teens?  She just landed a role in Lovelace, which could have been pretty big for her career. Things actually appeared to be promising for her.  Of course, her split from Ashton must not have been easy.  He had been having an affair with a girl his own age.  This, I am sure made her feel insecure and depressed. This could be why she resorted to such juvenile drugs.  Perhaps she wanted to be younger, so she partied like a teen.  Other reports suggest that she has had a hard time since her AA sponsor died.  At a party, Demi introduced her sponsor and referred to her as her mother.  This was one person who could help her through anything, especially struggles with personal turmoil and struggles with sobriety.

Personally, I like Demi Moore.  I wish her good luck and hope that she gets the help she needs, as well as support from her friends and family.  It is always sad to see someone spiral out of control and get to this point.

Keep Nick Cannon in Your Prayers

Wife, Mariah Carey Discusses his Slight Kidney Failure

Recently, Mariah Carey began asking her fans to spare a thought and prayer for her husband Nick Cannon, who was hospitalized in Aspen.

Carey revealed the news on Twitter, where she then posted a picture of her husband in a hospital bed showing off her loving bedside manner. She’s holding a sippy cup with a pink straw next to him as he looks quite disgusted and ill.

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure #mybraveman,” she tweeted prior to elaborating on the “serious moment” in a blog post, according to an article in E! Entertainment.

Funny to think that just a year ago the roles between the two were reversed. Mariah was hooked up to plenty of machines after having dembabies. Nick stuck by her side through it and now she’s trying to do just the same.

She later wrote, “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.”

Mariah wrote also later on that they are attempting to make the best out of the situation, but didn’t reveal the timeframe for Nick to be in the hospital, what kind of condition he was in, or if he was making any progress.

Carey attempted to also make light of the situation, but also said that it’s a serious matter, “We’re going OK but we’re ‘straaaaaanded in Aspen. #DramaticDivaPlace (I know, we could be in a lot worse places) but the truth is as long as we’re together, we’re OK. I’m not trying to make light out of this situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers.”

Well, Nick, from us to you, we hope that you’re feeling better soon. Let us know how the snow is in Aspen when you get a chance.

How Would You Describe Your Sex Life with a Movie Title?

Let's hope it's not "American Pie"!

Twitter Hash Tag of the Day: #describeyoursexlifewithamovietitle

How would you describe your sex life with a movie title? Don’t even bother to ask the question of why you would want to describe your sex life with a movie title; obviously, you are bored and want to impress your friends, family, and anonymous Twitter followers.



When I looked under that particular twitter hash tag, I expected to see some porns on the list: maybe a few old-school porns like “Debbie Does Dallas” or even “Little Oral Annie.” I didn’t expect to see “Adventures in Babysitting,” which left me slightly traumatized after I read it and I certainly did not expect to see “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”  or “Jaws” on the list. (Obviously certain individual Tweeters don’t take their Twitter hash tags seriously enough.)

A few Tweeters’ choices were more obvious: I wasn’t surprised to see that “Friends with Benefits” under the Twitter hash tag describeyoursexlifewithamovietitle and while I was surprised to see that “Free Willy” and “Gone in 60 Seconds” made the list, I definitely got the humor intended by the respective Tweeters.

A few of the Tweeters who responded to the call to Tweet about their sex lives were pretty original; I appreciated the uniqueness of “Harry Potter and the Tissue in His Hand” which I am almost sure is due out in theaters later in the year.

There were several “Mission Impossible” tweets under the hash tag; perhaps if the Tweeters spent more time off of the computer, their missions to have actual sex with a living, breathing human being truthfully wouldn’t be so impossible. I also saw a few “I am Legend” tweets, but I’m not certain whether they are referring to their own sexual prowess in the bedrooms or the feeling that they are the last men on Earth. (I’m feeling shy, so I’m not going to ask any of those Tweeters those specific questions either.)

Another favorite of mine was “No Country for Old Men”; I haven’t seen that particular movie, so am not sure if the Tweeter was talking about her own sexual preferences or something in the movie. I’m also not 100% positive that I understand “Inception” as a way to describe someone’s sex life--of course, I’m also not 100% sure that I understand the actual film “Inception” either, so maybe it’s not such a big problem.

How about you? Any big (or little) ideas on how you would describe your sex life with a movie title? https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23describeyoursexlifewithamovietitle

Lady Gaga Appears to Hold on too Tightly to her Money

She's Being Sued by Previous Assistant, Jennifer O'Neill

 

It seems that Lady Gaga has had her hands clutched too tight around her money vault, I mean seriously, it’s not like she has enough anyway as one of the most popular stars in the music industry. Recently, Gaga’s assistant came forward and is claiming that she is owed $400,000 in overtime pay after attending to Gaga’s every need for four weeks in 2009 and then throughout 2010 and into March of this year, according to an article in E! Entertainment. Jennifer L. O’Neill is now suing Lady Gaga for the money that she’s owed.

The plaintiff is claiming that she worked 7,168 hours of overtime during her employment with the star, meaning she was basically on duty 24/7 for all of Gaga’s needs. Her complaint states that she was paid $1,000 per week for her time in 2009, and then an annual salary of $75,000 for the rest.

According to the lawsuit, this is just the base salary and doesn’t account for the time that O’Neill spent attending to Gaga’s business ranging from in her home and travels for global concert tours, city to city throughout the world, locales including stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses. O’Neill was mainly just behind the scenes, but always at Gaga’s side.

A representative for Gaga is saying that O’Neill’s suit is completely without merit, which isn’t that surprising. However, O’Neill is still requesting to be paid at least $393,014, which encompasses the alleged unpaid overtime and fair compensation for working 10-hour days.

Pages