Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nothing New Here

I'm not talking about the story of my life (if I had nothing new, you wouldn't have a stream of random/pointless blog posts to read). I'm talking about something that Julie recently brought to my attention: album covers that seem awfully similar. Ever since she told me about it, I can't help noticing the similarities every time these come up on my iPod.

Broken Stuff

Sitting In A Chair

I See Cats

Old Pictures
And this group can't get enough of the nature scenes

The fact that my favorite groups/artists tend to like the same types of images won't keep me from buying their music. It does make me do a double take.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I Feel Better!

I haven't been under the weather (not that I know of, anyway - unless there are obvious signs of mental illness. Are there? Please send me a list!). I have often been criticized for my ridiculously long list of shows to which I dedicate my DVR - and late nights and weekends. But after watching most of last night's Emmy Awards (I had to quit to watch Mad Men), I feel slightly vindicated.

Take a look at the winners:

  • Best Series, Drama: Mad Men
  • Best Series, Comedy: Modern Family
  • Best Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Best Actress, Drama: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
  • Best Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Best Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Best Supporting Actor, Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Best Supporting Actor, Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
  • Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy: The Daily Show
  • Outstanding Reality Program: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: Top Chef
  • Outstanding Host for Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst, Survivor
  • Guest Actress, Drama: Ann Margaret, Law and Order: SVU
  • Guest Actor,  Drama: John Lithgow, Dexter
  • Guest Actress, Comedy: Betty White, Saturday Night Live
  • Guest Actor, Comedy: Neil Patrick Harris, Glee
  • Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Temple Grandin
  • Outstanding Miniseries: The Pacific
  • Outstanding Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
  • Outstanding Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
The winners in bold are from shows/series/movies I watched and loved! Like my rotating list of shows I watch (yes, it's a long list, but these shows aren't on year-round, so I get a break - sometimes a very long one - between series), I've watched a LOT of winners!

So, between my random reality show marathons that I blame on Bravo, I do watch some good TV! I also have to thank my dear friend, Denise, for turning me on to Dexter as I don't have Showtime and watch the whole season in a weekend courtesy of Netflix.

If you've been looking for something to watch, I recommend you check out those winners. Many of them are on DVD now, so you can watch them even if you don't have cable!

And please stop judging me for my love of television. Not all of it is rotting my brain!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Footloose & In The Danger Zone

Before I get started, let me just say that if this blog was written in 1985, it would be super cool. Instead, it's 2010 and it's a bit silly.

Last night, I went to see Kenny Loggins in concert.


Kenny Loggins.
I have such great love for his music - really, I do! Back in the day, you couldn't watch a movie without hearing one of his songs. As corny as some people think of it now, I know that it's great fun and always makes me happy. So, when I found out he was coming to San Antonio, I knew that I wanted to see him.

Looking around the venue, I noticed a few things: mullets and people who were old enough to be my parents. This made me feel good. Two things I love: mullet hunting and being one of the younger people in the room (that becomes more of a challenge each year). Then, came the music.

It was Kenny, a bassist, guitar player, drummer and keyboard guy. That's it. Away he went, playing his biggest hits (and, thankfully, just one new song). But this one got most of the Baby Boomers (and myself) out of their seats:

Such a good time! If he comes to your town, check him out. The show only lasted about an hour and a half - no opening act.

Now, I really want to write a screenplay about his life just for the soundtrack!

PS - I know the video doesn't look great, but it was really dark in there! I'm kind of sad my photos didn't come out. Thanks for playing, Julie!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Week In Pop Culture

While I think John Mayer is a douche bag, I do like his response to the "reporting" at Huffington Post.

It only took 20 years for Julio Iglesias to marry his girlfriend (so, um, hang in there, ladies?).

How can Macaulay Culkin be 30?

I think this is a sign Heidi Montag must be mourning her plastic surgeon.

No more of those "MacGruber" sketches on SNL.

See? Women really can't like each other when they work together.

Looks like we'll be seeing a whole lotta John Hamm at the Emmy's Sunday (and I am SO OK with that)!

Note to self: Don't piss off Drew Barrymore.

I haven't loved an Adam Sandler film in a while, but I can already tell I won't like this one.

Hey, y'all! Britney Spears is back to wearing a bikini!

Hide your booze and cocaine! Lindsay's loose!

I wish I never read this story about Bozo The Clown.

George Michael is the perfect candidate for the next "Celebrity Rehab."

I believe Cindy Crawford (who's 44, BTW) sold her soul to the devil.
Ever wanted to see Beyonce in a high-waisted bikini? POOF! Wish granted!

Here's Miss Universe.
She's Mexican, so I fully expect her to negotiate new immigration laws in the U.S.

Paris Hilton tweeted about a guy armed with knives breaking into her home.

Elizabeth Hurley says they're real. She does not say if they're spectacular.

Must. Go. To. Australia.

Do they say being a douche bag doesn't pay? Because this says it does.

Those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are returning to the big screen. What's the opposite of awesome - besides this movie?

This won't get me to watch "Cougar Town."

If you didn't already think Rachel Uchitel was a whore, this should seal the deal.

Oh, Elin finally got that divorce.

This couple also split up.

Maybe Mariah Carey isn't sucking it in?

Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks could star in a movie that sounds like a tearfest.

Fantasia says her overdose was no accident.

The real Emmy Awards are this weekend, but two of my faves got a jump start by winning a few last weekend.

Jay Leno is going to try to be funny this weekend for a Gulf Coast benefit.

Dolly Parton is returning to the big screen and I already can't wait to not see this movie!

Another weekend, another celebrity wedding.

The Beckhams really have it all - money (more now that they've cut expenses) and amazing bodies.
I could totally hate them.

This sounds too good to be true: Madonna getting a deal to do shows in Vegas.

Here's Drew Barrymore looking a bit unstable and wearing Cousin Itt for a wrap.

Ladies, this might be how Justin Timberlake wants you to smell.

OMG! Shakira has stretch marks!

Wyclef Jean won't be President of Haiti any time soon.

R.I.P., Nancy Dolman (wife of Martin Short).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Moment of Sweetness

While I don't love romantic comedies, I do love a good love story. What makes it even sweeter: a true story animated. See for yourself.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.
Now, if that doesn't melt your cold heart, I don't know what will! Please check out the rest of the stories here.

PS - a special thanks to The Frisky for sharing this!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I think the DVR is one of the best inventions! I love not watching commercials - plus, with my super long list of shows I watch (see the column at the right) I feel like I'm more efficient with the TV viewing. I mean, I can watch an hour-long show in 40 minutes!

When I go to the movies, I get extremely frustrated being forced to sit through the commercials. Is it not enough that I'm paying $20 for a ticket, soda and popcorn? You really need me to sit through these ads?

Fruit singing about underwear. Great.

I love lemonade! I hate sharks! So if this was supposed to convince me to pack lemonade on my next boating trip, I'll pass. I'm not doing anything that will bring sharks near me - even if they'll be so happy they'll do flips in the air.

Really? First of all, showing this ad in a theater that does not sell Coke Zero kind of makes me angry. Then, if you're going to have a time machine, don't use it to avoid making mistakes - GO PLACES! SEE THINGS! I guess this guy is too much of a screw up to use the time machine for good. Not a ringing endorsement of Coke Zero (even though it's my favorite soda).

I've seen these ads in four theaters in the last week. They're not part of the same chain. I suppose it's a coincidence/my bad luck that I've been forced to sit through these commercials. I say more previews, less ads! You're already making plenty of money off me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh No They Didn't!

My friend, Julie, has become an unknowing participant on this blog. Since she hasn't written an entry on her blog in nearly a year (ask her why), I'm pretty sure she rarely reads blogs. OOOOH - the things I could write... But I won't. Instead, I'm adding this photo as my latest entry in a series I'm calling "Personalized License Plates - I Don't Get 'Em."



The car isn't that hot, so I can kind of understand doing something for attention. But who drives that? And what is he or she thinking? It's a lady, right? Probably one who vajazzles. Or is it a gynecologist? You know, like that episode of Seinfeld where the proctologist's car said, "ASSMAN."

There's a part of me that wants to track down the person behind this plate. The other part of me - you know, the one with the gag reflex - says, "let it go."

Previous License Plates Spotted:
[You can see Julie's original picture here]

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rolling With The Tide

I don't love all household chores, but I do love laundry. There's something about starting with a heap of dirty things, tossing them in a machine and having them come out clean and smelling fresh. I choose my laundry detergent based on smell - I love a soap scent! Because it always smells good, even days or weeks after a wash, I love Tide.

So when my favorite detergent started making it easy to help people in need, I made sure my purchase was for a cause.
The story goes like this: for every bottle of this "Loads of Hope" Tide you buy, $1 goes help people in disaster areas get their laundry clean. I have no idea of how many bottles of this detergent I've bought over the last year, but only this weekend did I read the fine print.

You have to register a code from the container in order for that dollar to reach this charity.
I have to haul that container to my computer, put in a code so that dollar can get to the people who need it?

It seems like the folks at Tide, who are owned by Procter & Gamble - a super-sized company - could keep tabs of how many bottles of the special Tide are made, then track how many are sold. Otherwise, it seems misleading to advertise that charitable donation which really doesn't kick in until the code is registered.

I wonder how many others have bought that detergent thinking just having a cashier scan it at the checkout register would be enough to do some good? Instead, it's up to the consumer to take that extra step or Tide keeps that dollar. Because they do have a notice on the front of the bottle telling you to register the code, what they're doing is not dishonest. It sure is sneaky.

So, friends, if you've bought this special Tide, please register the code so that dollar reaches the people who could use clean clothes and the comfort of something that smells nice when life stinks.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I remember seeing this book in the store, long before Oprah dedicated an entire show to it. I was intrigued by the cover, but when I picked it up, I swear people looked at me as if to say, "Oh, look at that sad lady. She could probably use a few more self-help books." I put it down and walked away. But every time I passed it, I stared at it for a few seconds, wondering if I should read it. Then, I saw Elizabeth Gilbert on Oprah's show. I watched the whole hour. I realized I didn't need the book. And when I discussed it with fellow book-lover Bernice, I had no idea it would incite a rant instead of a rave! When she said she quickly threw it out (presumably before she got to the pray or love sections), I decided it was smart of me not to have even attempted to read it.

The premise, that a woman took a year from her unhappy life - which, in all honesty, didn't seem that bad - to travel the world to "find herself," just seemed selfish, whiny and more than a bit unfair. I mean, who wouldn't check out of life's tough times if they could financially afford it? But, embraced by Oprah (and her many moms who no doubt could use a break), Hollywood came calling and turned it into a movie.
I have loved Julia Roberts for (can it be?) decades. I decided to give this a chance for the following reasons:

  1. Um, hello, Julia!
  2. I was hoping the eat section would embrace the food much like "Julie/Julia" and make me crave Italian food - not hard to do.
  3. I was on vacation and not traveling the world. This would be my escape!
  4. I realized if I waited until Friday, I could see it for just $5 (a local theater offers that deal Friday-Sunday for films that start before noon).
Rosenda agreed to meet me at the movie, so I lowered my expectations, not expecting to love it or hate it. And it delivered. My spoiler alerts follow, so stop reading now if you don't want to know (but please come back after you see the movie and tell me how right/wrong I am).

I wanted to punch Julia's Elizabeth before she started her journey. How could she not know her husband could not commit to a career before they got married? Was she blinded by love or what? That's something you either embrace or get real about before planning that wedding. Side note: ladies, that character quirk you find endearing in a man will only annoy you over time. And don't think you can change a man! If he dedicates an entire weekend to football, you will not get him out of a jersey and away from the television during the season. Surrender or walk away now. Noooo. She became annoyed by it. Prayed about it. Decided divorce was best. He still loved her. She might as well have given him the middle finger and walked away. Ugh. It was at this point that Rosenda and I started asking, "When does she eat?" while we picked at our candy. She tells her publisher friend that she's leaving the country for some self-healing/discovery. I sighed and rolled my eyes.

First stop: Rome! I was super excited about this. BRING ON THE PASTA AND PIZZA! Sadly, every time she sat down to eat, it was less about the food and more about her feelings. I wanted long, sweet shots of every meal - no matter how big or small! Disappointing quick shots left me wanting more - and not just food. I realized, it was all about seeing how slowly this Elizabeth was finding herself - seeming to be kind of happy alone. I did say at least once, "I want that - not just the pizza, but the trip." That's right. I had vacation envy. :(

Next stop: India. She lives at an ashram. I loved everything about that - the colors, the peace, the happiness. Then, I realized it would be hot there. As it's been 100° or hotter for the last week, I knew I would not enjoy that.

Next stop: Bali. Oh, surprise. We're now talking about a woman who has not had one bit of sex - not even a make out session - during this whole journey. Meet cute young boy. Thankfully, Elizabeth is not a cougar, but she somehow leaves him naked on a beach at night (saying, "I dated you 10 years ago" or something to that effect, I wasn't taking notes). Then, she agrees to go out with a Brazilian man who nearly killed her while she was riding her bike. Long story short, she realizes she loves him. Sail off into the sunset - well, on a motor boat, not a sailboat, but that's the end.

I was irritated. I did not hate this movie. I did not love it. I wanted more. I felt like I deserved it. 

After all this, and a long talk with Rosenda, I have decided I want that journey. Not exactly her path - but I want to go away for a year or so. I am planning to go for at least two weeks before I'm 40 (how's that for planning - I HAVE TIME, PEOPLE! Also, what's sadder than a 40-year-old woman walking alone in some foreign country?). I have set the goal because I'm hoping to beat it - not just before the big 4-0, but also the duration. I just need to not feel guilty. Oh, and there's that whole thing about being able to afford it. I will save but secretly hope I win the lottery so I can just go wherever I want whenever I want (yes, I know this is the least likely option, but a girl can dream). I would love to go eat fantastic food and pray that it doesn't wreck my digestive system while I attempt to sleep!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Week In Pop Culture

Is it just me, or does it look really uncomfortable to see Mariah Carey constantly sucking it in? She either needs to breathe or get some Spanx.

Speaking of letting it all hang out... get a look at Scarlett Johansson.

I do not support the idea of a non-gray Anderson Cooper.

Guess who's hosting a totally irrelevant (but sometimes entertaining) awards show?

Orlando Bloom is going to be a daddy.

Jennifer Aniston uses that word that got Rahm Emanuel in trouble. See it around the 2 minute mark.

Best criminal charge ever. If only ignorance was a crime...

You may not love this song, but check out Katy Perry's man candy!

A scammer stole thousands from some famous ladies.

Hey, y'all! Britney Spears got her hair did for "Glee!"

It appears Kristen Bell isn't one of those actresses who just sits around dreaming about eating.

Lady GaGa's tour is earning a gazillion dollars.

This story may/may not have information on future Paramount projects.

When they say Lindsay Lohan will earn a $1 million check for her first interview in the free world, I wonder if she gets that in cash or blow?

I love this lady on "Mad Men" but have been lukewarm about her everywhere else. This does not inspire me to see her on the big screen.

Nothing screams, "Look at me! No, really, LOOK AT ME!" like this.

I don't know what was happening in that house when Brittany Murphy was still alive, but what was allegedly happening after her death is creepy.

If the folks at "American Idol" want to appeal to baby boomers, they win.

Here's a celeb-penned book that I'll definitely read.

Super hot.

I wouldn't say Alec Baldwin has put on weight (definitely not to his face - he could crush me), but I would say his shirt is awfully snug.

Paris Hilton may be getting into the family business (treatment for STDs may/may not be included in the rate).

Juliette Lewis totally stole my next hair color!

After learning what Sherri Shepherd makes on "The View," I am now on a mission to get a spot at the table with the ladies. On a related note: have you ever seen her eat on the view? It's like Godzilla scooping up edibles and shoveling them into his mouth.

The doctor who created Heidi Montag's "new look" died.

Here's one more thing I didn't know (or really want to know) about Kim Kardashian.

For the ladies (and the guys who like guys) - here's Johnny Depp.

GASP! A 30-something celeb has stretch marks! Her career (whatever it is) is kaput.

Michael Douglas is being treated for a tumor.

Mel Gibson had a car crash - symbolic since his life and career seem to be one big train wreck.

The Millionaire Matchmaker has split from her fiance. My confidence in her is gone.

Jenny McCarthy might be having a mid-mid-life crisis.

That Tila Tequila creature will go anywhere/do anything for attention. On a related note: I think Adrianne Curry is her long lost fame whoring sister.

It looks like Zsa Zsa is preparing for the end. Sad.

This is what happens when Kanye, John Legend and Estelle rock the house.

This Is Rosewood: Starring Kanye West & John Legend from the.LIFE Files on Vimeo.

Madonna's facial work seems to have settled just in time for her birthday.

Hilary Duff (who I think is still technically an actress) is married. And she signed a pre-nup.

My beloved Neil Patrick Harris is going to be a daddy!

I guess being the youngest kid of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis makes it OK to wear a shirt as a dress?

This celebrity couple is calling it quits.

This divorce news makes me a little sad.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Brown, Brown Wine

Doesn't quite have the same ring as that song by UB40 that I liked back in the day. However, it did get my attention while shopping today.

That's ChocoVine. The label says it has "the taste of dutch chocolate and fine red wine." It looks like Yoo-Hoo. I don't like Yoo-Hoo. I'd rather have chocolate milk. Seeing that bottle in the wine section grossed me out. I mean, look, I have lush tendencies. I'll try just about anything. But this? I guess I'm just not daring enough. Instead, I snapped a picture and kept shopping.

But I got to thinking about it. I Googled it. I found ChocoVine's website. I read about it. It won the Tastings.com prize. I love chocolate and I love wine, but drinking them together? Even the site says it's been tried before and hasn't worked out. But, according to the site, this time the combination been perfected! Allegedly.

Maybe if I'm feeling a little more daring, I'll pick up a bottle. If I'm really brave, I'll get video of myself trying it. Have you seen this or tried it? Would you? I don't know why but I get a tummy ache just thinking about it - like those Jones Sodas that roll out around the holidays (who wants to drink mashed potatoes?). 

Then again, it could be my new favorite cocktail.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Going To The Sperm Bank

Well, I'm not going, but it seems that screenwriters have decided sperm banks are a breeding ground [horrible pun intended] for movies. This week, I've seen two such films. Note: spoiler alerts follow, so consider yourself warned!

The first one I saw was "The Switch." Now, I saw this one for free - it was a sneak screening. While I said earlier this month I would not see this one, I figured not paying for it (and the fact that Jason Bateman co-stars) would be my pass. Let me first say, I am a bit curious of single, straight women who decide to take this path. I might want kids that don't have fur/litter boxes/walk on leashes some day, but taking on child rearing solo? I don't think I could do that. I watch "Teen Mom" and I cringe - not because these kids are SOOO not fit to be parents, but because I see how hard their lives are (reality paycheck aside). When you are a single parent and you want to do it right, you have no choice but to work twice as hard. I'm not just talking about that job that gives you a paycheck every two weeks. I'm talking about being mother and father. Perhaps this is the conservative bit in me speaking, but I really do believe kids need both. I don't believe in sheltering kids from the cold, cruel world. But kids who have just one parent feel like they're missing something - even if that one parent is busting his/her butt to give that kid the world.

So, when I watched this movie (which I knew was a full-fledged romantic comedy), I tried very hard not to roll my eyes at the "I love you as my best guy friend" vibe from Jennifer Aniston's character and the "I love you as much more than my friend and will sabotage your relationships until you feel the same" vibe from Bateman. Then, despite his drunken status, seeing Bateman play with that little container of sperm - ick! So, he spills the container and decides to fill the empty container with his own. Look, I warned you about spoilers AND this is in the trailer - if you didn't know that much about the film, you weren't going to see it anyway. Bateman forgets he does this and it's not until he sees the kid years later that he realizes what happened. The rest of this story is totally predictable.

Lesson from this one: if you're going to have an insemination party, don't leave your donor's goodies where anyone can tamper with them. Also, maybe you should just save us all an hour and a half - or years if it's real life and not a movie - and just make a pact with your slightly neurotic friend to co-parent? PLEASE?

"The Kids Are All Right" was the second spermy film I watched. The story here: two lesbians (played by Julianne Moore and Annette Bening) each used the sperm from one donor to have a baby. When the kids turn 18, the sperm bank will allow them to make contact with the donor if he (played by Mark Ruffalo) agrees. He does. He likes the kids. The kids like him. All seems well until one of the lesbians takes out her frustration with her partner with the donor.

Lesson: Not all sperm donors are stand-up guys who want to meet the kids that share their DNA. Don't believe it will work out like that.

I totally get the lesbians who are in stable relationships wanting to have a biological child. But I don't understand the average single lady thinking that's an option. It almost seems like giving up on finding someone to love you, so you'll pay for some sperm to have a baby and - POOF! - instant love. I'm probably wrong about that, but because I just can't see that as an option for me (and this is my blog so I'll say what I want to), I don't get it.

But, as you can see, I will watch it on the big screen. It's entertaining. In real life - *no way!

*I reserve the right to change my position.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


If you want to buy one of those shirts, click here.

Ten Things

I love to learn new things - even if they don't really make me smarter. So when Trevor said my next Twittercapade should feature this girl, I decided to humor him (and try hard not to make gagging noises so I don't wake the cat).

Here goes:

And a bonus tweet:
There you go! If you want me to learn a few things about another celebrity Tweeter, let me know. I'm up for the challenge!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Enough With The Humidity!

My curls can barely handle the super humidity we've had all summer! And, so it seems, my house is trying to wring out the moisture, too.

Take a look at what has been sprouting every now and then on my front doormat.
Little mushrooms! I was a little grossed out when I nearly stepped on them, but I think they're kind of cute - thriving in the moisture and that straw mat. I thought dirt was the only thing that mat could hold!

They're not just a result of the humidity in the air. Ever since I had my air conditioner serviced (again), it's been doing a fantastic job of getting the humidity out of the house. The problem: the drain.
That drain is over my small front patio. While it's been insanely humid this summer (if you don't live in San Antonio, I can only describe it as coastal humidity - so soupy it might as well rain), it hasn't been crazy hot like it was last summer. But this is the first summer that this drain has noticed - and bugged - me. It doesn't hang right over the door, so I don't feel the drip when getting inside.

Take a look at the mess it makes.
My front door step is one giant puddle! That mat is drenched! It's like a sponge - soaking up every drop, passing some of it onto the patio, but holding onto as much water as it can.

I really wish the person who designed my home would have thought that through. Why not put that drain in some place where it wouldn't bother anyone - like the other side of the house? So strange. And what can I possibly do about this? Put a plant there to catch that water? Get rid of the mat?

Still, if this is the worst of my problems, I'll manage. Just know that if you come to my house, you'll have to dodge my moat. There's no fire-breathing dragon, but I do have plenty of lizards hanging around!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

There's A Blog For That

If you're reading this, you're probably wondering why. I get that these posts aren't always interesting. Because I don't make a living writing this blog (and it doesn't really matter to me how many people read this), I've decided to show you blogs that there is a blog out there for everyone.
I'm sure there are many more blogs that can entertain you. If I've left any out, please let me know. And while you're at it, please check out the blogs I follow!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Uh Oh

I have resisted Facebook games like Farmville and Mafia Wars (so, friends, please stop asking me to fight wars or buy sheep - NOT INTERESTED). But I came across this game and everything has changed!

I cannot believe I am playing this game from Popsugar. It's a totally mindless game, but I could win a designer bag!!!

And the kicker: the more people who play, the better the bag!

If you're playing this game, feel free to include me in your adventures.

PS - I'm not interested in other games, so please don't invite me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Week in Pop Culture

I'm kicking this off with a performance by Ellen and one of my favorite dancers.

I'm not the only one who's had a rant about Jennifer Aniston this week. I think mine was better.

Here's Hilary Swank in a bikini.

Get a look at Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban's NYC pad!

It appears Kelsey Grammer is a douche bag.

Pee-Wee Herman is sharing things.

Beyonce hopes this will get you to buy something from her new clothing line.

Pasty white people like me have company!

If he can't make music, George Michael can pass the time fighting criminal charges.

Paris Hilton is being sued because of her fake hair.

Zsa Zsa is back home.

Since she can't get work, I guess this is Mischa Barton's backup plan?

If you were only going to watch "American Idol" because Jennifer Lopez was going to be one of the judges, don't worry about setting the DVR.

Leonardo DiCaprio is making bank off "Inception."

This totally makes me want to see the new "Arthur."

Sofia Vergara tells the ladies what she really thinks.

Pause for a moment and look at Juliet Roberts' endless legs.

I have high expectations that this host will rock SNL.

This singer is pregnant.

Look, y'all! Paris Hilton is a tranny!

And what's up with the butt on her chest? Looks painful.

I really hope Kanye is prepared to be interrupted at the VMAs.

This has not been a good week for Fantasia.

Another slideshow of stars without makeup. I don't think I'll leave the house without makeup again.


I know three things about Eva Longoria: she shares a LOT of personal stuff online, she always seems to be chewing gum and she's very hands-on with her co-stars.

As for Teri Hatcher, she wants you to know her face is not (presently) full of Botox.

I am not on-board with the vampire diet.

John Travolta's hairpiece isn't so great.

I guess this is what it looks like when Britney Spears has a stylist.

This is a really dumb reason to fight.

They're married, so this makes sense.

Whitney lived to see 47!

LOOK! Celebrity in a bikini!

If the networks quit paying attention to this loser, he'll go away. DON'T DANGLE REALITY SHOWS IN FRONT OF HIM!

Holy man boobs!

Either Megan Fox is all Botoxed up or she's ironing her face.

I have never crowd surfed, but if I ever do, I will wear more than Lady GaGa.
Van Halen is recording a new album with David Lee Roth. Um, what year is it?

Speaking of old rockers ... this one is gonna be a dad - again.

 "Entourage" has just one more season left. I am totally OK with that.

When a reality TV "star" does this for his rocker girlfriend, I think it's definitely a relationship meant to last. Sarcasm. Choking on sarcasm.

This could be the world's most expensive/tackiest yard sale.

Great. A sequel to a movie that did not appeal to me the first time around.

A super funny couple welcomed their second baby boy.

R.I.P., Patricia Neal.