Friday, March 30, 2012

Week In Pop Culture

SO many ladies can be just like Christy Turlington! Wait. Is that mustache NOT real?
A Twins sequel? Sounds awful.

Sorry, geeks. There won't be any more Star Wars movies.

I don't like this story about Anne Hathaway.

Claudia Schiffer is making me remember 1989 again (you know, when she first modeled for Guess?).
I will totally watch this Bravo series.

Here's news about a boy band reunion tour.

Justin Bieber is selling his own wig collection.

Jerry Lee Lewis married for the seventh time.

FX is adding more original programming to its lineup.

This Judy Garland biopic sounds interesting.

Here's Victoria Beckham wearing your grandma's underwear.
I'm beginning to like Glee a little less.

Anchorman 2 is actually happening.

Dennis Rodman has some REAL problems.

Eva Longoria is behind a new TV dating show. ZZZZ.

Robin Gibb's health problems aren't over.

The casting of this Butler movie is really interesting.

I want Beyonce's baby carrier to haul my dog around.
Whoopi Goldberg has some Glee.

I don't know why there's a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but there is.

Charlize Theron stepped out with her baby.

I'm not at all surprised by this story about Jeremy Piven.

I'm not judging Alicia Silverstone for her mothering. In fact, I think it's nice to see a celebrity being so hands-on with her kid. I'm judging her because I find this gross even when birds do it.

Here's a new star couple.

I think paparazzi should give new moms a little time before they snap their pictures.

That's Katie Holmes underneath that hair.
Andrea Bocelli has a new baby girl.

I'm no expert, but I don't think it's a good idea for two people who have had substance abuse problems to hang out (or whatever they're doing).

The guy who wrote Fight Club was in an accident so crazy it could come from one of his books.

Bobby Brown was arrested again.

I like when a reality TV star is honest.

This alleged new couple seems pretty random.

January Jones makes my stomach hurt.

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the Emmy Awards.

Uma Thurman is pregnant.
Some lady broke into Simon Cowell's home.

Stop, Madonna!

Donny Osmond can't sing for a while.

Alyssa Milano is joining the cast of a remake of a BBC soap I like. (So I expect this show to be awful and be canceled in four episodes or less)

Another actress has adopted a baby.

I don't buy Kim Kardashian's flour bombing as a crime.

I am rooting for Mindy Kaling's proposed new sitcom!

Tori Spelling is expecting baby number four.

Rest in peace, Earl Scruggs.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I Knew It!

A while back, I suspected those mascara ads were fakes. To borrow from Clueless, you could say those ads were full-on Monets - all pretty lashes from afar, but when you look closely you can see they're not the spokesmodel's actual lashes. If you're too lazy to click my link detailing it, look here:
Taylor Swift's gorgeous lashes are simply too good to be true. I'm not the only one who thinks so. The National Advertising Division (that's apparently a REAL thing) has banned that CoverGirl ad. They have more power than yours truly to say, "ENOUGH!" That's a relief because I'm tired of buying tube after tube of mascara hoping to come close to full, long lashes promised by each company. I'm stuck with what I have.

But that may not be the case with hair color. I have never really trusted those celebrity do-it-at-home hair color ads. Am I to believe that some multi-million dollar earning lady is putting on an old t-shirt, slopping on hair color out of a box and getting the perfectly-toned and subtly highlighted hair? NO! Because I can't get that out of a box. So imagine my disappointment when my (imagined) big sister Tina Fey showed up on my TV like this:

Note: apologies for the poor quality of video but it's the best I could find.

She's definitely sassy enough for a commercial like this, but let's take a look at her in the "wild" (AKA on the red carpet) recently:
Notice how the hair isn't all one color (like you get out of a box no matter how many "highlights" they promise you'll get from one application of a single process color)? I'll even concede that she has some extensions to make that poof a little fancier.

Now, look at her in the commercial:
Not only is there no way that's her hair (look at those bangs), I have NEVER seen Tina with hair that long. Even this Google image search couldn't find a picture of Tina with long hair that was not from these Garnier commercials!

I'm not shaking a finger (or even a fist) at Tina. I didn't even fault the likes of Beyonce or Sarah Jessica Parker for trying to trick me into buying hair color so I could be just like them. I'm just saying there should be some disclosure (and REAL hair) used in these ads! Why don't they use their actual colorists in these ads? They could show ladies how to achieve star-quality hair out of a box - even if it takes more than one box or product to do it? That'd be real. It'd be helpful. And it might just keep me from shouting, "LIES!" at the TV. My dog would really appreciate that.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Week In Pop Culture

Maybe Cameron Diaz should cool it with the arm exercises?
I don't know how much of this story about the Brangelina clan I believe.

Kim Kardashian was flour bombed.

Kristen Chenoweth has a strange addiction.

Hillary Duff has a new baby boy.

I'm already excited about another live episode of 30 Rock!

Ricky Martin's boys are SO cute!
Rockers don't like Rihanna.

Carnie Wilson had weight loss surgery again.

Richard Gere doesn't get it.

El Debarge was arrested.

Josh Brolin will host SNL.

Celebrities should NOT make faces like this when there are cameras around.
Celine Dion is recording another album.

Zsa Zsa's daughter is trying to help her mother.

Here's Hugh Jackman in Les Mis.

Joan Rivers got a tattoo in a place no lady (especially one her age) should get it.

If you have A LOT of money, you can buy the place Alicia Keys used to call home.

Kathy Bates kept one big health secret.

Seann William Scott is engaged. His American Pie costars are pranksters.

Katy Perry might be trying to pick a fight with Beyonce.

Ashton Kutcher is spacebound.

Reese Witherspoon is pregnant.

Does Mischa Barton know her top is see-through?
Movie companies should hire me to decide on projects. Unlike Disney, I knew John Carter would be a bomb.

Even with this cast, I'm not so sure I can support a remake of Steel Magnolias.

Jennifer Aniston says she does NOT spend a fortune on her beauty routine.

A Modern Family star has a new addition to his family.

Charlize Theron is not subtle.

Kate Hudson is probably married.

Stories like this make me think Kristen Stewart isn't very clean.

Here's 66-year-old Bette Midler in a bathing suit.
Gwyneth Paltrow says she wrote her own cookbook, thankyouverymuch.

Must all things Kardashian annoy me?

Rosie O'Donnell's talk show has been cancelled.

I am not a fan of Fergie's shoes.

Neve Campbell is having a baby.

George Clooney was arrested.

Russell Brand is working on his rap sheet.

Jessica Simpson is still SUPER pregnant.
Lady Gaga wants to be called "mama" - A LOT.

Ashley Judd says plastic surgery isn't to blame for her recently puffy face.

Gallagher has been seriously ill.

Fresh from her divorce filings, Jennie Garth is starring in a reality show.

I will totally check out the Dallas reboot!

I'll probably check out this movie with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Last year, I was sick on St. Patrick's Day. Not a pre-holiday green beer binge, but the good ol' fashioned stomach flu. In my weakened state, I was slightly entertained with Twitter (didn't have to move much to read). I came across these green facts from the smartest guy I follow on Twitter - no offense to the rest of you but this guy is SERIOUSLY smart. So, I saved them just for this day. Here are Neil deGrasse Tyson's green truths:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Week In Pop Culture

Hello, Simon Baker!
Gerard Depardieu is kind of a jerk.

Ali Landry saved herself for her second husband.

Someone save Bobbi Kristina!

Elle Macpherson is 47.
Nicki Minaj also likes bikinis.

This movie sounds like a horrible idea.

Freddie Prinze, Jr., is returning to TV.

Jeremy Sisto has a new baby boy.

Horse deaths are especially bad for a show called Luck that's about horse racing.

Jeremy Renner's dog died.

Salma Hayek may be wearing pajamas n public.
There's already a rumor Jennifer Lopez is getting remarried. But it's not true.

Jessica Simpson knows how to eat a dessert.

Yep. Still love Jon Hamm.

The cast of Jimmy Fallon's new sitcom sounds like fun.

Madonna is designing shoes.

Clint Eastwood's wife will be on a reality show.

Charlize Theron has a new baby boy.

James Van Der Beek has a new baby boy.

These cute mouse shoes belong to Beyonce's baby.
Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again.

Russell Brand was a wee bit ragey. And it landed him in jail.

Here's a Hollywood breakup that made me sad.

DAMMIT. A Flinstones reboot. AND another National Lampoon's Vacation movie. AND another Garbage Pail Kids movie.

Sofia Vergara may save her eggs. Yes. THOSE EGGS.

This wasn't necessary, Jamie Foxx.

Here's one more reason Jennifer Love Hewitt is that single girl.

Is it too late to tell Rihanna we can see her nipples?
One of the Glee kids had her cell phone "hacked" (TRANSLATION: her naked photos are out there).

I have my fingers crossed that Sofia Vergara will be a good SNL host.

Marie Osmond peed her pants on stage.

Halle Berry is engaged.

If you've got the money, you can buy Judy Garland's home.

Madonna likes to share.

What happened to Axl Rose?
Michael Madsen was arrested.

Dick Van Dyke married a lady young enough to be his granddaughter.

I don't support this remake of The Blue Lagoon.

I'm a little excited about Anthony Edwards's return to TV.

John Mayer won't be able to tour any time soon.

Dennis Quaid is getting divorced again.

Rest in peace, Michael Hossack.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How I Spent A Rainy Saturday

I decided not to spend the entire cold, wet Saturday they way I usually would - curled up on the sofa reading a book or watching a movie. I decided to do more than just "like" or "repin" pictures from Pinterest.

I made this.
I consider it a crafty project because I started with this.
I put a layer of rocks at the bottom.
Then, I put in a pretty layer of green moss.
Then, some nice, messy dirt.
I carefully placed the succulents.

I didn't plan to write about this, so I didn't document the names of the plants. I basically just chose them for their color and shape. I'm hoping I can keep them alive (and also keep the cat's giant head out of the container). Even those the plants were only $3 each, I don't want to keep replacing them. 
They're just pretty!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Week In Pop Culture

Is it me or is Nicole Kidman's face starting to look a wee bit natural?
Jessica Biel's engagement ring has been revealed.

Knowing a major character on Desperate Housewives will die, I still won't watch the remaining episodes.

Here's one more reason I love Jon Hamm.

Eva Longoria is single.

Rihanna's dad sounds like a jerk.

That Lone Ranger movie is happening.

Whitney Houston's will doesn't include Bobby Brown.

January Jones took her boy out.
One of the Olsen twins is not acting anymore.

If you want to live like Carrie Bradshaw, you better have a LOT of money.

Kristen Johnson is lucky to be alive.

Here's a possible new couple.

Elisabeth Moss doesn't seem to want to talk about her ex.

Jennifer Love Hewitt makes me feel a little sad for her - like she's seen a few too many rom-coms.

I think there was a lot of retouching on this cover photo.
Mariah Carey looks good after her weight loss, but she might be a tad too old to wear this.

Sarah Jessica Parker is also too old for this look.

David Arquette is single.

Cher says she means it when she says her farewell tour will be her last.

Despite Katherine Heigl's begging, she won't be returning to Grey's Anatomy.

Tina Fey managed to not make it to Lindsay Lohan's SNL.

Speaking of Lindsay, she might be going out with a guy who could be her dad.

Here's Tom Hanks's son.
A Muppets sequel without Jason Segel doesn't sound fun.

Elizabeth Berkley is pregnant.

This celeb email mixup is pretty funny.

REALLY Jermaine Jackson?

Dick Clark's Malibu home sounds like a steal.

A Backstreet Boy's jewels were stolen.

I don't understand how Coco's booty works.

Amy Poehler's boy is super cute!
This is exactly why no one (including Christina Hendricks and Olivia Munn) should take pictures of themselves in varying states of undress.

LOVE Tina Fey, but I'm not so sure about this.

Ruben Studdard has tax troubles again.

Some rapper was shot.

Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey are expecting a baby.

David Hasselhoff should not do this. EVER.

Kirk Cameron has completely turned me off (not that he cares).

Anderson Cooper is selling his apartment.

Not Queen Latifah's best here.
Vanity Fair's Oscar party looked like fun!

Kirsten Dunst's crush is douchey.

The main guy on Hawaii 5-O is in rehab.

Lindsay Lohan's return to SNL was only a hit for the person holding cue cards.

So, Olivia Wilde...
Ghostbusters 3 without Bill Murray? No, thank you.

Demi Moore is out of rehab.

A Big Bang Theory actress is no longer engaged.

Oh, good. ANOTHER remake of Psycho.

Rest in peace Jimmy Ellis.