Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Things Worth Talking About This Week

This week has been full of drama and madness, and I think it's important to share some of the news with my readers. We've got drama over Breaking Amish, Kris Jenner madness, Tom Cruise's Vanity Fair accusations and more.

TLC's Breaking Amish has created quite a controversy among formerly Amish people. The blog X Amish Atheist has collected info about the show and has evidence to disprove its authenticity. People that know Abe, Rebecca, Jeremiah, Sabrina and Kate have noted that they'd already left the faith and any shots of them leaving the faith for the first time are fake. Some allegations have gone as far as to say that Abe and Rebecca are together and have a child together.

Aside from falsifying the participants' personal stories, people aren't happy with how the Amish are being portrayed in general and the inconsistencies in the show. For example, a 'character' who lives in Ohio is dressed like an Amish person in Pennsylvania would dress. Kate shouldn't have been surprised when her grandfather slammed the door in her face - not because she was shunned - but because that's a disrespectful thing to do to anyone who doesn't want to be on camera.

I'm sure TLC is thrilled with this publicity, even though it's negative. All publicity is good publicity and TLC just hit the jackpot.

Speaking of TLC, Abby and Brittany continues to be an adorable show. If you aren't aware, Abby and Brittany Hensel are 22 year old conjoined twins who've been featured on reality specials as they've grown up. They now have a show that features their day-to-day successes. It's so uplifting to see the girls fight against the odds and become successful young adults. So few people display the courage that these girls do, and they face more challenges than many of us do. This week, the girls traveled to London, learned how to row, had high tea and saw the sights. The show was kind of boring because absolutely nothing dramatic happens, but it's still cute and uplifting.


The Vanity Fair article about how Tom Cruise and Scientology auditioned women to be his wife has taken the media by storm. If you aren't aware, Vanity Fair published an article detailing how actress Nazanin Boniadi was chosen by a Scientology council to be Tom Cruise's wife before he met Katie Holmes. When Tom determined that she wasn't good enough, Scientology staffers told Boniadi that she'd been dumped and sent her to the Scientology Celebrity Center. When she broke down and told a friend what she'd been through, the friend told, and Boniadi was made to scrub toilets with toothbrushes and dig ditches at night in retaliation. Of course, Scientology has responded saying that this is completely untrue and all quotes sources are angry ex-Scientologists with motive to harm the religion. This is a valid point on Scientology's part, to a point, but also invalid because no one in the church would openly speak out for fear of being forced to do the same menial tasks that Boniadi was forced to do.

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Teen Mom's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are planning their wedding. If you didn't watch the show, this was the most down-to-earth, strong couple featured on the MTV series. Their relationship's been nothing short of tumultuous, but the pair has stuck through and they deserve all the happiness in the world. Props, Catelynn and Tyler!

I'm still laughing about Kris Jenner insulting June Shannon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. While I can hardly say Ms. Shannon is a phenomenal role model, Kris Jenner has absolutely no right to say she's exploiting her children. I mean, Kris Jenner is the queen of child exploitation! I hardly think her ridiculous statement will help Jenner's already bad reputation. Speaking of, did you hear how a morning talk show kept Kris' interview running through a Sept. 11th moment of remembrance? Nobody cares about Kris Jenner's boob job in general (yes, that was the topic of conversation), but it's made even worse by having that override something that's important to our country.

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