$200,000 party for Beyonce’s baby

Blue Ivy won’t even remember her $95,000 roses.

Jay-Z and Beyonce spent $200,000 on their daughter’s first birthday party. Most parents will tell you that this is a party that babies will not remember, so really, they spent the money on themselves.

A whopping $95,000 on pink and white roses turns my stomach, since this is more than my husband and I have made in the past two years together—and costs more than a house in our price range. I’m all about being grateful for what we have, but that’s just ridiculous.

So is the $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie they bought the baby. Um, can you say choking hazard?

My BFF and I had a disagreement a while back about the benefits of growing up poor—something we both did. We can provide better for our children than our parents did for us (most of the time), mostly because our parents had three children and we both only have one.

That said, she thinks that she would rather her child grow up in luxury than poverty, having tasted the latter, and I say that my poverty gave me character that luxury never would have. “I don’t want her to go hungry,” I argued, “but she’s not getting the latest gadgets and gizmos until she’s old enough to appreciate them.”

I don’t want my child to go without, but I’m really, really glad that I don’t buy her diamond Barbies.

Channing's Wife's Pants

Pants only MC Hammer could admire

 

From People: Channing Tatum and his Wife Will be Dancing Off on the Xbox Kinect for   Christmas. 

The Good: Great idea and tons of fun.

The Bad: Tremendous amounts of concern about what the pair will wear. 

Channing Tatum, People’s Sexiest Man alive, has got to get going and give his hot wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, some fashion advice. She’s ok on the beauty front, but if she doesn’t get her style-game on, she’ll probably have some steep competition from all of the rest of the women in the world who would like to be Channing Tatum’s main squeeze.

 

I can’t be the only one who doesn’t think that this is a good look for Jenna Dewan-Tatum. I really, really can’t. 

 

Look at these Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s fricking pants. The fashionista, and I do use the term with a hint of sarcasm, is wearing pants that MC Hammer might have worn had he been into sickly peach colors favored by upper middle class women in their 80s. Did she get in a paint war before going out and get splattered in peach  and green paint? 

 

I don’t know which friend or stylist bought Mrs. Channing the pants, but they add 20 pounds to her petite frame (unless she’s knocked up, which would then make an incredible amount of sense.)

 

And the peach top is just peachy keen. I love how the perfectly peach top blouses out and isn’t even tucked in right. Mrs. Tatum’s gorgeous and I am highly doubtful that peach is her favorite color. Shouldn’t she get her colors done?

 

 

And what was People magazine thinking by publishing this picture? Didn’t they have a better picture of her? She’s going to feel embarrassed and humiliated. Her husband’s in a tacky gray suit and she’s in peach. Does Channing Tatum think he’s in the mob and does Jenna Dewan-Tatum think she’s auditioning for a role in Miami Vice? 

 

I wouldn’t be so hard on the beautiful couple if Channing Tatum hadn’t just been voted the Sexiest Man Alive. Fashion standards get harder for those with higher incomes. And the saddest thing about the whole debacle is the pair is supposedly going to have a dance-off with the Xbox Kinect 4 Dance Central 3 for Christmas. I happen to like Microsoft and hope that the couple does not wear that ensemble for their video-game dance off on Christmas. 

 

What do you think Channing and Jenna should wear for their Christmas Kinect dance-off? (Which is incidentally a great idea.)

 

 

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20654338,00.html

Clarifications and sincere apologies

Clarifications from the blogger.


         Clarifications

 

I, the blogger, would like to clarify a few things and would like to apologize for certain posts that I may have written.

 

Rudeness to Celebrities:

 

I would not be as rude if I was famous enough to meet any of them in person so I have to be a bit snarky to get attention. 

 

A Regrettable Remark about Justin Bieber

 

 

We as a people do not want someone as cute as Justin Bieber to die to die and it was inappropriate to joke about that when someone reported that he died. And there is a lesson for me here, do not offend the Bieber fans. Who seriously RULE. 

 

Rudeness to Sarah Palin and Adoration of Levi Johnston

I may have overplayed the Levi Johnston aspect of the story a bit much. And, since, he is a hick and not a former rightful resident of the governor’s mansion, he’s probably not an ass hole that I would be attracted to. Unless of course I was forced to play naked quarters with him. 

 

Negative Comments about Victoria Beckham

 

Extremely difficult to retract given her uppity ways. 

 

 

 

Religion:

 

When I’ve written about the Religious Right and Sarah Palin, I am not factoring in all of the nice people I know who happen to be Christian. I also appreciate all of the good work many, but not all, Christian and other religious organizations do to provide for their communities. If you know of a good Church that can save my Heathen soul, please let me know. 

 

 

Barbie:

 

I apologize deeply to Barbie for my intense jealousy to her for her beautiful clothes and her lovely, lovely house that she built herself. I just hope she and Ken can figure things out. 

 

Sexist Comments:

 

 

I did say that Usher was sexy or something along those lines and have the slight impression that some men with less than fabulous abs might be offended by my comments. I’m not worried about offending them. 

 

If I offended Usher with my comments, I would like the opportunity to apologize to Usher in person. 

 

Bacon Comments:

 

I do not want more fat people eating more bacon just because they think it is cool. Buy Bacon Lube or Bacon lip gloss instead. 

 

Sex:

When I wrote previously about being attracted to people that I shouldn’t be attracted to, I meant men that were ass holes. I did not mean any of the gutter-like things that you may or may not be imagining based on your knowledge of Cup Chicks, the Stranger, and old Playboy issues. 

 

Not that it is really entirely any of your business. But since you, whoever you may be, are so incredibly fascinated with people who have sexual attractions to others, that’s my big confession. Should I do penance for that? 

 

I don’t think so. I’m not even Catholic.

 

I’m actually incredibly good at NOT sleeping with ass holes. It’s seriously been years since I’ve knowingly slept with an ass hole. I just don’t like them. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t attractive or that they aren’t charming or that they are Evil with a capital “E.”

 

The bad part, as I apparently should have clarified AT THE TIME I wrote about my sexual attractions, is that sometimes I want to sleep with guys who are douche bags. Which doesn’t necessarily give me a warm happy feeling at all. 

 

I know that in one of the sex capitals of the world--well, sort of--Las Vegas still rules--I’m definitely a Prude. We do have Dan Savage living here after all and he for sure ups the sex street cred ante of our little city by quite a bit. And there are tons of people with open marriages and blah, blah, blah, blah. 

 

But I’ve never even had a threesome. And, unfortunately for the curious, I’m not going to publicly share my fantasies or any of yours in writing. That’s your business. What you do, or have done, is your your own business. Unless you want it not to be. 

 

I'm not a Justin Bieber Fan...really

Do you like Justin Bieber? Don't hide out in his trash can.

I’m not a Justin Bieber fan. Really, I’m not. He’s a little too young. But I did like this video of Justin Bieber and his dancers singing his hit “Boyfriend” to seemingly trampy girls in short shorts. 

I hate to say it, but doesn’t he seem kind of like a mockumentary of himself in the video? Isn't he kind of copying Ben Stiller's imaginary dance interpretation (interpretive dance) of Justin Bieber if there was one? Are the teenagers really like this these days? Seriously, I think I saw him grab his crotch a few times and his hip hop dance moves aren’t fooling anyone. I don’t think that it’s just the bad sound on my Apple speakers that is making him sound bad--he’s just not that good.

 

And I can read the replies already--don’t be a hater. The young girls will all tell me not to pick on Justin. But I know that those girls are just worried that I’ll steal him because I’m a supposed cougar that has nothing better to do than make fun of Justin Bieber in order to entice him. Which is half true, but it’s only because I like to make fun of his hair. (Actually, it’s not true at all. I like my life and don’t want to fight Justin Bieber’s bajillion Twitter fans.)

Of course, when I talk about Justin Bieber, I’m just jealous of his status as a super-cool super-hot Christian pop star with hair that isn’t quite as good as everyone says it is. It’s just gel and maybe even aerosol hairspray which is super bad for the environment. Or so I’m told. 

 

But anyway, I digress. Justin Bieber actually did help out Beyonce with a charity gig for Humanitarian Day. I’m not sure exactly which humans Justin Bieber specifically helped by lending his voice and dance moves, but I’m not about to underestimate him just because he’s a pop star and not yet of legal age, even in Canada. 

 

But I do have to admit that “Boyfriend” is kind of catchy as far as the teeny-bopper songs go. Don’t you think? Watch the video and promise, promise, promise me that you’ll listen on better speakers so you can tell me if you think it is a good song or not. And when I mean you, I mean all of you people who actually like Justin Bieber like my friend Sarah. 

 

Also, for his real fans. Please don't hide out in Justin Bieber's trash can. I'm sure you know it because the news is four days old already, but he doesn't like that at all. 

 

 

 

The Olympics Closing Ceremony: Meh

Was Canada's closing ceremony better?

Did you watch the Olympics this year? And, most importantly, what did you think about the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXX Olympiad? Were the opening and closing ceremonies as good as they were in Beijing? Were the ceremonies even as close as they were to being in Beijing?

I know that the Olympics is supposed to be an international event, but does anyone really think that England can compete with either China or the United States in terms of the flair and style?

 

The Olympics should alternate between China and the United States, with a grand prize being given for the opening and closing ceremonies. England had Russell Brand Willie Wonka and Sir Elton John (who is supposedly fuming at Madonna.)

But I don’t think that England could really compete very well with either China or the United States in terms of the sheer awesomeness of the Beijing Olympic ceremonies or even the halftime show of the Superbowls in the United States. And yes, I understand that the Brits are proud of the show; according to Michael Billington, a columnist at the Guardian, described the show’s creators as having done: 

 

“a tremendous job in lending what might have been orthodox Olympic rituals a blast of theatrical vitality.” 

 

The Hollywood Reporter also loved the closing ceremony of the XXX Olympiad and called the closing ceremony a “Brit pop orgy” because of the wide array of British pop acts featured in the show with musical talents and songs ranging from The Who to the Spice Girls represented in the ceremonies. 

 

So why was I disappointed? What was wrong with the ceremony? Was it any worse than Canada’s? 

 

While I wasn’t cringing in embarrassment for London for their closing or opening ceremonies, I expected more than a Broadway musical with pop divas. I wanted more lights; I wanted beautiful stadiums, I wanted to oooh and awww.

 

Instead, I bopped my head in tune to the music a bit, and noted my favorite performers. I was embarrassed to discover that I was, in fact, a fan of the Spice Girls, and more impressed by Russell Brand than I thought I would be. 

But overall, I was left disappointed. What did you think about the closing ceremonies? Please feel free to politely disagree with me in the comments section. 

 

 

‘General Hospital’ rumors: Will Robin escape?

If Robin escapes, will she find she isn’t the only prisoner?

“General Hospital” is known for its twists and turns. Since the new head writer and former head writer of “One Life To Live” has taken over the reins, the show has become hotter than ever. This week, there have been many rumors circulating about what will occur on this better than ever soap drama they include the following storylines.

First, nobody should ever think that Robin Scorpio Drake is down for the count. It will take more than a little electric shock therapy to stop her. After all, she is the daughter of ex-spies Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio.  This means that fighting bad guys such as the ones paid by Jerry Jax is in her DNA code. This week she tries to escape, again. This time she may find that she isn’t the only one being held prisoner. Who else could be with her?

While Robin is busy trying to escape, rumor also has it that mother Ana and Luke Spencer heads to Switzerland. They are there to look for Robin. Instead of finding her, they find their own danger.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Trey is still busy working on Daddy’s plan. He asks Kristina to marry him and wants to elope to Atlantic City. Will the impulsive Mob Princess agree to along with his plan?

Yet, the biggest rumor of all is that Jerry and Joe Jr. will become allies. Yes, Joe Jr. has been busy while he has been behind bars in Atlantic City. His goal is to take down Sonny and reclaim the fortune, as well as the power that once was his father’s. Now it seems like he may have an ally to help him do it, since Johnny refused to help him.

“General Hospital” is known for its twists and turns. Since the new head writer and former head writer of “One Life To Live” has taken over the reins, the show has become hotter than ever. This week, there have been many rumors circulating about what will occur on this better than ever soap drama they include the following storylines.

First, nobody should ever think that Robin Scorpio Drake is down for the count. It will take more than a little electric shock therapy to stop her. After all, she is the daughter of ex-spies Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio.  This means that fighting bad guys such as the ones paid by Jerry Jax is in her DNA code. This week she tries to escape, again. This time she may find that she isn’t the only one being held prisoner. Who else could be with her?

While Robin is busy trying to escape, rumor also has it that mother Ana and Luke Spencer heads to Switzerland. They are there to look for Robin. Instead of finding her, they find their own danger.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Trey is still busy working on Daddy’s plan. He asks Kristina to marry him and wants to elope to Atlantic City. Will the impulsive Mob Princess agree to along with his plan?

Yet, the biggest rumor of all is that Jerry and Joe Jr. will become allies. Yes, Joe Jr. has been busy while he has been behind bars in Atlantic City. His goal is to take down Sonny and reclaim the fortune, as well as the power that once was his father’s. Now it seems like he may have an ally to help him do it, since Johnny refused to help him.

 

LeAnn Rimes Made Child’s Wish Come True

These days, the tabloids and other media sources are all over the stories and scandals of obnoxious and wasteful celebrities.  It kind of makes you think that the rich and famous are only concerned with their own well-being, and never really give much thought to anyone else.  So it is pretty nice to read about celebrities doing good deeds every so often.

Recently, country singer LeAnn Rimes was able to do a good deed.  She had heard about a little girl by the name of Cadence Cogs who was in the midst of losing her sight due to some of the disorders that she was suffering from.  Cadence Cogs is only six years of age.

Cadence Cogs biggest wish was to be able to come to Disneyland and see the whole park while she still had her sight intact.  Upon reading about this on Twitter, LeAnn Rimes worked on getting the little girl’s dream to come true.  LeAnn Rimes worked with the foundation by the name of Wish Upon a Hero, and together they got Cadence Cogs and her family to California’s popular theme park.

Cadence Cogs and her family was arranged to stay at the Disneyland Theme Park for a whole week.  During that time, LeAnn Rimes and her husband stopped by Disneyland to be with Cadence Cogs for an hour.  Some people online have made the assumption that LeAnn Rimes only did this for publicity.  However, I like to believe that LeAnn Rimes was simply touched by the little girl’s story and wanted to help.  

Can Tom Cruise have on-screen chemistry with Beyonce in Eastwood movie?

Mission Impossible star could sign onto "A Star is Born."

Many people have been rumored as the prospective lead to co-star with Beyonce in the remake of the classic and much-revamped film "A Star is Born."  Prospective leading men have included Will Smith and Russell Crowe.

Never,  however, has one speculated leading man seemed so ill-cast as Mr. Tom Cruise.

Friday Variety and Deadline revealed that they have inside sources saying Tom Cruise is close to landing  the role in the film to be helmed by Clint Eastwood. These two industry mags are generally quite plugged into cinematic happenings, so their reports could prove reliable.

That makes me nauseous. Both Smith and Crowe would have been preferable to Cruise. I cannot see him connecting with Beyonce. Pardon me, but her version of womanhood is incredibly aggressive and dominant.  Cruise seems a little too  aw-shucks and delicate to be her on-scream flame. He's not wrestled with tigers as Crowe did in "Gladiator" and he hasn't sparred in a ring like Smith did for "Ali."

I love Tom Cruise; he's an amazing as an actor and could surely portray the role of a brooding, falling movie star. However, I just don't see him having chemistry with Beyonce. Furthermore, his acting style is intense and over-the-top; it would overwhelm and clash with the presence of Beyonce, who despite her high-octane music performances, is generic and forgettable as an onscreen. (for proof see "Obsessed" and "Dreamgirls.").

 

If this rumor turns out to be true, the only good thing that can come of this is that under Eastwood's deft directing and tutelage, Cruise may finally get his long deserved Oscar (and maybe, just maybe Beyonce can even learn how to act.)

 

X Factor’s New Judges

I watched the entire first season of The X Factor show, and I had mixed feelings about it.  There were quite a few contestants on the show that made it worthwhile for me to continue watching it week after week.  Plus I enjoyed Simon Cowell and LA Reid’s critiques on the show.  Also, I thought it was cool that a portion of the X Factor show was filmed at the judges’ houses.  I have always wondered what types of mansions people like Simon Cowell lived in.  So it was neat to see that.  By the way, if I ever win the lottery, I am so buying a mansion that is similar to Nicole Scherzinger’s.

So what was it that I didn’t like about the first season of X Factor?  It was the two female judges.  Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are beautiful women who both look really great on the television screen.  However, their style of judging on The X Factor did not cut it for me.  All of that crying had to go.  It was just so odd, and it got annoying really quickly for me.  I guess many other people agreed with that, and that is why neither of the ladies will be judging on the second season of The X Factor.

So who will be the ones to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul on The X Factor?  Nothing has been confirmed yet, but there is a lot of talk about Janet Jackson and Britney Spears being the ones.  Personally, I think they are decent choices for the show.

Nicollette Sheridan vs. Marc Cherry

As a longtime fan of Desperate Housewives, I am rather sad to see the show come to its final season.  I have gotten used to turning on the TV on Sunday night to watch the ladies get into a great variety of sticky situations during the course of an episode.  After so many years, I almost feel as if Gaby, Lynette, Susan, and Bree are all my friends from the neighborhood.  So it is going to feel strange not seeing them anymore after this season.

A couple of seasons ago, I had already said goodbye to the bad girl of Wisteria Lane, Edie.  Her death on the show was rather unexpected, and I did not like seeing her go like that.  I never did understand why she had to die.

According to Nicollete Sheridan, the actress who played Edie on Desperate Housewives, her death on the show was not just for the sake of the script.  She believed it was personal, and she is now fighting back with a lawsuit against the show’s creator—Marc Cherry.  Nicollete Sheridan and her team of lawyers believe that the actress had lost out on a minimum of twenty million dollars ever since her Edie character was killed off on the Desperate Housewives show. 

So was it wrongful termination for Nicollete Sheridan?  The verdict isn’t in yet.  However, I must say that if Marc Cherry really did let Nicollete Sheridan go because of her previous assault claim, the death of Edie on the TV show would make a lot more sense to me.  

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