Saturday, September 28, 2013

Miley Cyrus: Your Kids Used to Love This Girl. Now She Advocates Drug Use and Twerking On Married Men.

MyCy (Get it? Short for Miley Cyrus?) was once a beloved Disney star. She starred as the sugary-sweet Hannah Montana on the show of the same name. She made millions of fans - and dollars - through her on screen persona. And now, she's twerking on Robin Thicke and advocating heavy drug use...but not coke, because that's gross, y'all!

That's right. Miley Cyrus has some strong opinions on drugs, and she really wants to share them with all of the youths that used to idolize her as Hannah Montana.

In case you were curious, here's where Miss Miley stands on her drug types:

Coke is gross. Why? Because it's gross and dark and from the 90s. So coke is bad. Okay, that's cool. The reasoning's a bit off but alright, I'll take it.

Here's where we go astray, per UsWeekly:

In new outtakes from her recent Rolling Stone interview (which accompanied her topless cover shoot), the ex-child star raves that "weed is the best drug on earth," especially compared to cocaine. MDMA -- a.k.a. Molly -- also gets a big thumbs up from the former Hannah Montana actress.
"One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon," Cyrus tells Rolling Stone contributing editor Josh Eells. "Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly, too. Those are happy drugs -- social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You're out in the open. You're not in a bathroom."

So...here's where Miley draws the line - if you're doing drugs in the bathroom, they're bad. But if you do them in public, they're A-okay! I like, totally get it now. Oh, wait, no, no I don't. But nice try.

Also, Miley's song We Can't Stop, which is openly about doing drugs (remember how she claimed the lyrics were 'dancing with Miley' but changed her tune once her song got radio airplay that it was really 'dancing with Molly'?) references lining up in the bathroom...so at that time, she must have been into bathroom drugs as well, right?

I can't claim that Miley truly has an obligation to be a role model for her former Hannah Montana fans because she really doesn't, but wouldn't it be nice if she would be? I'm not saying she should be 100% wholesome, because really, nobody is, but it would be cool if she could continue to show teenagers that they can be anything they want to be in a positive way. Create your edgy music, push the envelope with your dancing...but do it in a classy and creative way that'll make you a positive icon for everyday people and future performers alike.

Also in the drug-loving Us Weekly article, Miley says her latest music video (Wrecking Ball) is inspired by Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U video, and she hopes that one day someone will be inspired by her video and use that to create their own. I kind of seriously hope not, being that I'm clearly not the biggest Miley fan, and we shouldn't be rewarding someone who so openly supports negative decisions.

Farrah Abraham Continues to Keep It Classy (Sarcasm)...With a Sex Toy Line

Farrah Abraham sure knows how to make her mother - and daughter - proud.

First, she got pregnant at 16 and starred on MTV's 16 and Pregnant.
Then, she continued her search for fame on Teen Mom, in which she acted like a brat.
After that, there was a DUI and a porno (not so cleverly disguised as a sex tape with a porn star).

And now, Farrah fans, you too can have sex with a fake Farrah. That's right, our favorite Teen Mom trainwreck is now designing a line of sex toys...modeled after herself.

Per RealityTea:

In a recent video, titled Farrah Abraham: She's Now A Sex Toy, Farrah shared she's designing her own line of sex toys, including replicas of her own lady bits.
"I think I'm taking sex symbol to a whole new level today," explained Farrah. "I'm at Topco, which is the fourth biggest in the nation adult sales manufacturer. So, now I'm going to have a whole sex line. People are going to jack off to me." 

Wow. Just, wow.  I'm pretty sure Farrah couldn't have figured out a less classy way to phrase that if she tried. And if she really wants to be a sex symbol, maybe she could do something a little classier than making plastic versions of her boobs, butt and vag. (And yes, all 3 will be molded for the pleasure of others.)

Possibly the most confusing part of this is Farrah saying she can talk about her naughty bits out loud because she's a mom. Wait, what? So...if you're not a mom you can't do these things? And how the (bleep) does you being a mother make any of this MORE acceptable? If anything, wouldn't you not want to do these things so you set a good example for your daughter?

I mean, I don't have kids, so maybe I just don't understand these things, but I'm pretty sure having given birth doesn't mean you should make molds of your most intimate parts.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Melissa Gorga's New Book Love Italian Style Is Ruffling Some Feathers

Melissa Gorga's book Love Italian Style isn't doing so well in terms of positive reviews.
 First and foremost, the reviews of Love Italian Style: Secrets to My Hot and Happy Marriage on Amazon.com leave something to be desired. With an overall review of two out of five stars, readers aren't thrilled. It seems that people aren't buying the secrets shared in Love Italian Style and aren't afraid to share that.

A reviewer on Amazon, who gave the book a one star review, had this to say:
This book was painful. Shame on whoever told Melissa Gorga she could write. Not to mention that her "secrets" are from another century. I've been married nearly 30 years. We still got it. And it has nothing to do with being my husband's servant. It has to do with love and respect. Too bad the author of this drivel doesn't know that.
Others question how this book actually gives any advice and talk about the bad grammar and logic. A commenter noted that Melissa's narcissism shines through her words and the commenter wishes she could give a negative review, because one star just isn't cutting it. Ouch.

Secondly, critics are saying this book supports marital rape because Melissa Gorga claims that women want to be dominated and should give their husbands sex whenever they want it. It also supports the fact that Melissa is happy to be a second class citizen to her husband and thinks other women should follow her lead. Per Jezebel.com:

The amount of sexism, gender essentialism, and caveman logic within its pages is so appalling that it's difficult to believe that her book is anything but a cry for help.

It's very clear—from her anecdotes, observations, and tips—that she's married to a controlling asshole that barely views her as human, let alone an equal. He won't "allow" her to go on overnight trips without him, he has a say in the clothes she wears, didn't want her to get a job (even before she became a mother), and he has gotten violent when Melissa does things that he doesn't like.
I'm not saying, by any means, that women don't ever want to try things in the bedroom or a woman shouldn't consider her husband's desires and feelings, but this takes it to an extreme. Sure, if a woman wants a man's opinion on her clothing, that's one thing, but a man shouldn't have the final say on her wardrobe if she really wants to wear something, both parties feelings should always be considered and violence should never be condoned.


Thirdly, is anyone kind of not calling BS on this book being Melissa's true life? Sure, we've all got happy moments, but we also have lots of struggles, and being on TV certainly doesn't help that. Between Teresa Giudice drama, rumors of Melissa being a stripper and stories of the Gorgas being flat out broke, does anyone really believe that Melissa and Joe's marriage truly is blissful?


Friday, September 20, 2013

Mama-Drama-Rama: James Deen Says That Working With Farrah Abraham Was Ridiculously Dramatic

What are some words you should never say in conjunction with Farrah Abraham? If 'I'll work with her as long as it doesn't become a media circus' are the words you guessed, then awesome...and tell James Deen he's crazy for saying those words.

Porn star James Deen is no stranger to drama. He starred in The Canyons alongside Lindsay Lohan. But his sex tape with Teen Mom's Farrah Abraham brought the drama to a whole new level.

Per Us Weekly, James did an interview with Playboy Magazine to set the record straight about the sex tape which Farrah first claimed was personal and not staged, then turned around and sold to Vivid Entertainment for six figures. Per Us Weekly, James said:

"I got a call, and they asked if I wanted to do a celebrity sex tape with Farrah. They said, 'We'll set it up so it looks like you guys are dating, and then TMZ will find out and it'll be all over the TV,'" he recalled. "I said, 'No, I don't want to do that. Hire somebody else.' But they promised me the media wouldn't be involved. I made sure they knew I was going to tell the truth if anybody asked me about it."

And tell the truth, he did. When a paparazzo asked what he was doing with Farrah, he said "shooting a porno," and that's when madness broke loose.

James shared one other, non-Farrah related thought - he won't have sex with you if you're dressed like a clown. He's done it and it was creepy. So don't get any ideas with him.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tough Love Co-Ed - 9/18/13

This week on Tough Love, Steve tested the guys and girls' communication skills - he put them on dates and only let them talk via a voice synthesizer that made them sound like robots. There was another twist - the contestants won't even meet their dates - and the dates were told to ask questions that would test the Boot Campers.

Christopher didn't even try with his date, and Judy was shocked by her date - although she was open and honest. Chris screwed up - he said he didn't want to date a woman with kids, and then his date said she had two kids. Kyle did great - she opened up and was honest about her relationship, but didn't over-communicate. Paj came off sounding shady. Porsche ended her date early with a bad attitude, and Steve told her she failed.

Steve told the contestants that they'd be doing a charity auction, where they'd be offering themselves up for dates. While Steve would handle the bidding, the contestants had to sell their positive qualities to make people bid for dates. There would be new people, and people they'd already dated.

Judy received a call from home and found out she'd lost her grandmother. Everyone gathered around her to support her. She'd be leaving in a few days to go see her family.

Porsche was first, and she began by saying her name is real and not her stripper name. She emphasized that both her mind and outward appearance are important. Her ending bid was $40. Other bids were between $30 and $100, with Sariya taking a high bid for talking about her cooking skills. Rusty, Kyle's former date, bid on and won the date with her. Three guys were willing to pay $100 to date Judy, and she had to choose one, and she chose a second date with date Darius, a guy she'd dated in a previous episode.

The couples spent time together, and Steve gave Kyle an earpiece to help her succeed. Steve hoped to steer Kyle to deeper topics than she usually discusses. It worked. She explored new topics and felt like she took charge of her date.

Steve invited some of the dates back to the house later. Rusty came for Kyle and they spent time cuddling by the fire pit. Cassie showed up for Christopher. Darius arrived next, and Judy was asked if there's room for Darius in her life along with her late husband. Unfortunately, Judy spilled her guts a bit too much to Darius and got an attitude.

Cassie was invited to the group session to give Christopher feedback about their date. She said that Christopher's energy may be too much for her. She felt tired at the end of their date.

Porsche was told that she was too abrupt in her voice-only date and she said she'd try to improve.

Judy found herself in the hot seat because she's still not over her late husband. She kept referencing her (late) husband on her date. Steve told Judy that she needs to compartmentalize the past and move on. Then, Judy left to be with her family, but not before Steve encouraged her to come back after she mourned her loss.

Child Beauty Pageants Banned In France

Don't expect Toddlers and Tiaras Paris anytime soon, because child beauty pageants may soon be illegal in France. Why? They sexualize kids, and France wants to put an end to that.

Image from Toddlers and Tiaras
The senate approved the bill to eliminate beauty pageants for those under 16, and if other votes go through, this could mean the end for the kids' beauty competitions.

Those who support the bill state that brains, not beauty, should be what's important, and we shouldn't tell a child that her beauty is what matters.

According to the New York Times, those who oppose the bill think the punishments listed within are harsh: up to two years in prison and a $40,000 fine for anyone who “helps, encourages or tolerates” children’s participation in the contests. Yeah, that's pretty serious.

Whether or not you support the bill, it's important to note that French beauty pageants tend to show more restraint than their American counterparts - girls in advertisements are dressed as fairy tale princesses, not in sexy, mature outfits, and bathing suit competitions are often excluded.

This bill, which stemmed from an ad featuring kids dressed in adult clothing, makeup and heels, was approved, but the bill recommending that nobody under 16 can model products meant for grown-ups was shot down, due in part to France's large fashion industry.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Hey, Miss America Haters - Chill!

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, took home the Miss America crown in yesterday's pageant. While the winner usually earns congratulations from people, this Miss America was faced with unfair criticism...regarding her ethnic background.

Image from EOnline.com
Nina Davuluri is of Indian descent. She is also an American, just like any other American. She lives here, she studies here, she works here. She's done great things and some probably not so great things - all here in the United States.

So why did people freak out when she won Miss America? It isn't right, that's for sure. Some of it must have been lack of knowledge, like calling Ms. Davulari a Muslim or an Arab. (Which, by the way, should not be used as an insult either, but that's not the point here.) Some of it was that people think Miss America should fit the perfect cookie cutter image. (But haven't we fought against that as we've claimed that beauty pageants favor the stereotypical, traditional American beauty standard, rendering them unfair?) And some of it was probably because of the media stir around Theresa Vail, the tattoo-clad blonde who serves in the US Army, who became a fan favorite and won the viewer's poll.

The point is, it's not fair to ruin Miss New York's victory with unfair criticism. She clearly was a strong candidate for the crown, and her Bollywood dance displayed her natural talent. Just because something is unfamiliar to you or not your style doesn't make it bad. Even if you're not into her particular style of music or dance, you can still see her talent. Would it really be fair to make her do something that she's not as great at just because it's more comfortable for viewers? That wouldn't be right. And as we've seen throughout the years, some Miss America contestants sing, dance or twirl to more typical American stylings, and it doesn't always turn out well.

Besides, ff we didn't give cultures other than the 'typical' American style things a chance, we'd miss out on so much. We'd lose sushi, Zumba, the chance to learn multiple languages, certain styles of ballroom dance and so much more. These are things we love that are engrained in our culture, because our culture contains a mixture of wonderful things.

That aside, Nina Davuluri being Indian shouldn't even be an issue. We should focus on how she's a smart, great representative of the United States and how she'll represent us in positive ways. We shouldn't focus on the negative.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Five Wives: TLC's Newest Polygamist Reality Show

My Five Wives premiered tonight on TLC. I liked it! It brought a fresh perspective to the polygamist lifestyle; it's very different than the Sister Wives experience.

My Five Wives features Brady Williams and his wives named Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie, and Rhonda, plus their 24 kids. What makes this show different than Sister Wives is that it feels much more genuine, right off the bat. We learn right away about the pain, jealousy and challenges faced by the wives - there's no pretense that their polygamous family life is easy.

The My Five Wives Family
For example, Rosemary struggles with her weight, and therefore struggles to feel as beautiful as her thinner sister wives. Brady's talk with her about it was beautiful - like a man, he kind of screwed it up by insinuating that he wasn't attracted to Rosemary (not true), but he cleared it up and made her realize she was special. I think a benefit for this show is that Brady comes off as more likeable and reasonable than Kody Brown in the recent seasons of Sister Wives. That's nothing against Kody - he's clearly under a lot of stress from being on TV that hasn't hit this family yet - but somehow Brady seems more genuine and kind. (Maybe it's because he doesn't have that weird Kody hair...just maybe.)

The family is more relatable in ways we can all understand - like when it comes to money and having kids. The family, like millions of others, was hurt by the recession, and the family isn't afraid to talk about it. For example, Nonie, one of the wives, talked about having another kid and if the family could financially handle it.

Brady's also realistic about his time - he admitted that he's stretched thin giving his wives and kids attention. He also makes decisions into family decisions, like when Rhonda brought up the idea of adoption. He suggested that Rhonda bring it up in a family meeting. While Rhonda admitted she'd be devastated if a sister wife shot down her idea, it was a good way to bring the whole family into the choice and not just put the power in Brady's hands.

I liked that the family is honest about their jealousy and the wives are open about their feelings. They have jealousy - strongly - but they work through issues together and keep their jealousy under control. They're also realistic - when discussing adoption, the family discussed emotional, legal and financial implications.

My thoughts on My Five Wives? Watch the show. It's nice to take a look at a polygamous family besides the Browns. As far as I'm aware, the show isn't picking up where there's major drama coming up (like Kody marrying Robyn); it's showing the day-to-day life of the family. I'm not sure if I'll burn out on this show like I did with Sister Wives, but I'm going to give it a try and find out!

Note: the family is no longer Mormon. Interesting, right?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Award-winning web series bringing you new travel adventures each week

Let's Roam, Travelocity's award-winning web series that launched in May is premiering new wepisodes of great travel destinations each and every week on Wednesdays at 11am ET. The websodes are available at Travelocity.com/LetsRoamTV and through Travelocity’s YouTube Channel.

The web series is hosted by Courtney Scott who spends a day in different destinations, introducing you the hidden cultural gems, spectacular views, fun activities, great local people and she's also volunteering in local organizations.

“The magic of travel isn’t just getting from point A to point B, it’s all of the uncharted moments that happen in between,” Scott said. “I’m a roamer by nature, and when I travel, I’m searching for the stories that bring to life the heart, soul and local flavor of a place beyond the tourist spots.”

Some of the new webisodes reveal the hidden gems in Curacao as well as the U.S. Virgina Islands. The very latest webisode takes you to Courtney's grand adventure in magical Colombia where she roams through the sleepy town of Salento as well as the wax palm fields of the Cocora Valley.
See the spectacular scenes together with her. Discover her, and who knows, maybe also your, new favorite hot beverage called Canelazo. Tourist places where she's seems to be the only tourist in town and more.


You can expect new webisodes with Courtney Scott and her fellow traveller, The Travelocity Roaming Gnome, every Wednesday at 11am ET.

Disclosure: This post was requested by an advertiser.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kutting Konnections to Kardashians - Kris Humphries to Auction Off Engagement Ring Given to Kim Kardashian

Christie's auction house in NYC will have the honor (well, that's debatable, but whatever) of auctioning off the engagement ring that Kris Humphries gave to Kim Kardashian in anticipation of their 72 day union.

Kris Humphries is expected to net between $300,000 - $500,000 for the finger bling, which is less than the $2 million that it cost. Fortunately for Humphries, it's all profit, because Kim Kardashian was rumored to have paid for it on her own.

While Christie's didn't officially confirm that the ring was offered up by Humphries, it was confirmed that it was provided by 'a gentleman', and it looks exactly like Kim's 20 karat sparkler.

And my personal clue as to why it's Kris who's auctioning off the oversized jewelry? You can't spell Kardashian without Kash In, and that's exactly what Kris intends to do.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Too Young To Marry: A Recap & Review

Too Young To Marry is a four part special on Oxygen. Last night, the first episode premiered.

We met Bradley and Shanice, a young couple. Neither of their mothers supported their union. Shanice wanted her mother, Sharon, to attend the wedding, but she was opposed because of the pair's youth, so throughout the episode, it looked like that might not happen.

Bradley secretly transferred colleges to be with Shanice. Because someone needed to know where he'd be, he told sister Marie, who he's not close with. She was not supportive at all. She said she'd "laugh her a** off when he got a divorce from that stupid b****." Then she slapped him. WHAT? WHAT? While I understand Marie not liking Shanice for personal reasons, that kind of reaction and violence are not warranted. I wonder if Marie's embarrassed now that the episode aired.

After his talk with Marie, Bradley's mom, who he hadn't seen in years, called and said she'd be coming in to see him. June's goal was to stop the wedding. While her presentation wasn't good, her intention seemed to be - she'd gotten married at 19 and she'd gotten divorced 9 years later.

Bradley's mom told him that in Mississippi, you have to be 21 to get married. If you're not, you need parental consent. June said she wouldn't be signing.

Their story did not end on this episode, but it looks like the pair tried to get married but Bradley's mom started trouble at the wedding.

We also met Angel and Kevin. Angel's mother Mariluz, a born again Christian, as completely opposed to their relationship because they're gay. She seemed to think being gay is a phase, and her lack of acceptance seemed to really hurt both Angel and Kevin.

I fully support relationships of all kind, as long as the participants live morally and ethically, but this pair had fundamental differences, like when it comes to spending money. Angel thinks Kevin should splurge on things like wedding rings, and Kevin's more conservative. Kevin seems to be more conservative on many issues than his partner.

The pair had a fight after shopping for wedding rings, and Angel couldn't get in touch with Kevin. It turns out that Kevin wasn't reachable for a big reason - he'd gotten drunk in his anger and gotten intimate with another man, and he'd previously been a virgin. Angel did not take it well and broke off the wedding.

Angel met his mom to tell her what happened because he needed a shoulder to cry on. He didn't get that - his mom told him he's too young to know what to want and that God didn't make gay people. Angel told his mom he has anger, and his mom asked if it was from his father leaving - and Angel said no, it was from her. She refused to hear it. His mom always wanted things her way, and Angel thought that those actions may be why he's so controlling with Kevin.

Angel and Kevin met to talk. Kevin shared his concerns, which mainly circled around Angel's controlling nature, which made him spin out of control. Things seemed to improve. Later, Kevin left a box on Angel's doorstep. It had his favorite aromatherapy stuff and a note to find another gift. The second gift asked Angel to meet him at Central Park. Kevin presented a new ring to Angel and said, "Will you marry me someday?" Angel said yes.

Two months later, the pair broke up, got back together and broke up again.

My review:

Too Young To Marry is okay. It's a bit drawn out and overdramatic, and it's frustrating to watch because really, the couples are too young to marry. But it is mildly entertaining in the mind numbing, turn your brain off reality TV kind of way.

Is it worth watching? If you've got some spare time while folding laundry, sure. But I wouldn't go out of my way if I didn't have DVR so I can watch it while I do other things.

If You Are Going to Lie, Don't Go On TV. Specifically, Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Mark McGuire of Franklin Lakes, NJ is the latest of those associated with The Real Housewives of New Jersey to find themselves in legal trouble.

At this point, it's harder to think of a RHONJ cast member / associate that isn't in legal trouble than one who is!

Anyway, Mark McGuire stood by Jacqueline Laurita and Christopher Laurita during their police interrogation and claimed to be their lawyer. The problem? He's not a lawyer. And it's illegal to pretend to be a lawyer when you're not.

Awesome.

So now the guy who claims he's a lawyer is going to need a lawyer as he finds himself in court defending his absolutely ridiculous actions.

Jacqueline took to Twitter to deny that Mark McGuire was ever her lawyer, although he was with her and her hubby during their police interview. So they clearly know each other...and something's a little shady.

Well, Mark McGuire, if you were looking for 15 minutes of fame, I guess you got it...RHONJ style. (And by that I mean you associated yourself with the show and it got you arrested. That's how they roll on RHONJ.)


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Catfish - Alicia and Aaliyah

Aaliyah, an 18 year old high school student from Oakland, CA who works at a non-profit, and her girlfriend Alicia live 70 blocks apart and have been dating for more than 10 months...only they've never met. Alicia says she doesn't want to be seen in public because she's not out of the closet. The pair have talked on the phone and connected, yet Alicia always has an excuse not to meet.

Aaliyah's had a tough life - her mom became disabled and Aaliyah was diagnosed with ADD. Aaliyah's mom had a choice - lose her house or get Aaliyah a good education. And she chose the education.

Aaliyah and Alicia had an argument at one point. Alicia's phone broke and Alicia got upset when Aaliyah wouldn't get her a new one. Eventually, Aaliyah had an iPhone sent to her. She's also sent around $600 throughout their relationship.

Hello, warning signs!

The pair did talk a lot, and Alicia posted a lot of pictures on Facebook, but the relationship still seemed questionable.

Nev and Max took some of Alicia's photos and put them through an image search and found no matches. And Alicia has plenty of friends on Facebook. So Nev and Max sent messages to some of them...and noticed that some of the guys seemed to be flirting with Alicia on Facebook.

Kennette, one of the girls the guys messaged, called them back. Kennette said Alicia dated her brother for a couple years. She had positive things to say about Alicia. Cortez also called Nev and Max. It turns out he's another ex of Alicia's. He also had nice things to say, and noted that Alicia doesn't have money problems.

Allyi asked Nev and Max to call her. It turns out Allyi is Alicia's sister and roommate. It also turns out that Alicia doesn't have a job and her sister thinks she's trying to find herself. She also said Alicia has a boyfriend that she's been with for over a year. When Nev and Max said a girl might be in love with Alicia, Allyi said she's never displayed interest in females and the family wouldn't approve if she was.

When Nev and Max said Aaliyah had a boyfriend and has for a year and a half, Alicia thought it was her...until Nev and Max said he'd been over to Alicia and Allyi's home. Then she wanted anwers.

Nev and Max got Alicia on the phone. Alicia said she knew about the show Catfish, and when told that Aaliyah wants to meet her, she said "What if I don't want to meet her?" She told Nev and Max that things were none of their business and inquired about whether the call was being filmed. She then said because Aaliyah went through all of the trouble to meet her, she owes her something.

Nev, Max and Aaliyah arrived at Alicia's house. Alicia, who seemed quite guarded, came outside. She was silent until Aaliyah prompted her to talk. She said that if she'd wanted to meet Aaliyah, she would have made it happen, and she has a boyfriend. She said there's nothing between them.

When asked about her job, Alicia said Aaliyah was her job. Alicia was just plain awful. So guarded, so mean, so spiteful. And worst of all, it kind of seemed like she was putting up a front and lying to hide who she really is. As Aaliyah cried from devastation, Alicia reiterated that she just doesn't care.

When Alicia asked why she agreed to meet Aaliyah, she said she wanted this to be over. She said she also talks to others as a job. So, essentially, she's conning people for money.

When Max pressed further and said that he thinks that Alicia really does care about Aaliyah, and at that point, she walked away. When Max got her again, she admitted that she does enjoy Aaliyah's friendship and it wasn't really about the money and the iPhone.

When Aaliyah was told the latest information, she said she'd pray for Alicia because she needs it - and I had so much respect for her at that moment. Why did I gain respect for her? Because it takes a big person to forgive someone and say positive things in relation to that person, rather than simply hating her.

The next day, Nev and Max picked Aaliyah up to go see Alicia. Alicia apologized for leading Aaliyah on and said she's not a lesbian and has no interest in being in a relationship with her, although she did enjoy the friendship.

When the discussion continued, Alicia said that every time someone loves her, she hurts them. She also said someone had done that to her in the past. She seemed genuinely upset about what she did and said she needs to figure out what's wrong with her.

Aaliyah, who's such a sweet girl, told Alicia to keep the iPhone after she offered to give it back. In the end, the girls hugged and smiled at each other. It was such a mix of happiness and sadness - sadness for Aaliyah, but happiness that Aaliyah had the heart to forgive Alicia.

At the end of the episode, we learned that Alicia was no longer using people online, and she's reached out to Aaliyah, although she's remained unreceptive because she needs to heal. Aaliyah was getting over Alicia, but was looking at the positive, like going to college.

Mario Lopez and Wife Courtney Welcome A Baby With a Normal Name!

That's right, ladies and gentlemen! Mario Lopez and Courtney gave birth to a son who they've given a normal name! Not the name of a fruit or an object or whatever a Fifi Trixibelle is - a son named Dominic Lopez!

That was pretty much all I wanted to say after the elation of reading this article tell us the good news.

Congratulations on your good, quality naming skills, Mario and Courtney!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Anna Wintour Takes A Stand Against Miley Cyrus

See this picture of Miley Cyrus twerking? Don't do that if you don't want to get on Vogue's Anna Wintour's bad side.

Courtesy of EOnline.com
Anna Wintour, a hugely powerful name in the fashion world, had pegged Miley Cyrus as a fashion icon and had pegged her for the cover of Vogue magazine this coming December. However, after seeing Miley's VMA twerk-fest with Robin Thicke on the VMAs, Anna's taken the honor away from the former Disney star.

Reportedly, like Liam Hemsworth (Miley's former fiance), Anna wants to distance herself from Miley because she found the performance distasteful. Because, you know, it was.

Not only that, but Anna's impeccable fashion sense probably told her that the ill-fitting, skin toned bikini pieces were hardly attractive on Miley, and someone just can't do something as classy as Vogue after wearing something so unappealing. And Miley's hardly a role model - her song We Can't Stop is chock full of drug references. You don't want impressionable readers thinking that Vogue condones such behaviors.

Miley - didn't you branch out enough with Can't Be Tamed? I understand you want to break out of your Disney persona (I mean, Hannah Montana was squeaky clean) but your name really is Destiny Hope, so I hope you follow a destiny that will give you a long, positive career, not the trainwreck you're going towards. Learn from your co-star Mitchel Musso and his underage DUI case - learn from your mistakes. Get yourself together and become a positive role model, even if you want to have a wild side to go with it.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Latest Real Housewives of New Jersey Court Updates

Teresa and Joe Giudice's fraud trial has been pushed back to February 2014. Why? Because Joe's trial for using a fake driver's license begins in October, and that's when his fraud trial was originally set to take place.

Per RealityTea:

Joe is charged with "wrongfully using identifying information of another person, a second-degree crime carrying 10 years in prison, and forgery, a fourth-degree crime that carries an 18-month maximum prison sentence. He is currently free on $50,000 bail." 

I'm pretty sure, on top of that, that Joe and Teresa aren't allowed to leave the NJ / NY area because of their fraud trial. So because their trial date was extended, the pair won't be taking any vacations in the near future. Although if Joe gets deported (he claimed he didn't know he was a citizen...because that makes sense) they might be taking a forever vacation to Italy. Real Housewives of Italy, anyone?

The pair have plead not guilty to their fraud charges (see them all here) and Teresa's main defense seems to be that she didn't know what was going on - she just did what Joe told her.


Jacqueline Laurita, Chris Laurita and Joe Gorga also have more time to think before they go to trial. Their case stems from an assault at Kim D's new salon. NorthJersey.com reports:


The assault and terroristic threat complaints against “Housewives” star Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes; her husband, Christopher; and Joe Gorga of Montville have been adjourned.

The cases will now proceed in Ridgewood’s Municipal Court on Sept. 26.

The charges stem from a fracas at the grand opening of a salon in Ridgewood.

The charges had been referred in April to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration, which returned the matter to Ridgewood for resolution last month.


Being that she's accused of attacking a man with a stiletto, I wonder if Jacqueline will consider wearing sensible shoes to her trial. It might be a smart idea.

The assault and terroristic threat complaints against “Housewives” star Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes; her husband, Christopher; and Joe Gorga of Montville have been adjourned.
The cases will now proceed in Ridgewood’s Municipal Court on Sept. 26.
The charges stem from a fracas at the grand opening of a salon in Ridgewood.
The charges had been referred in April to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration, which returned the matter to Ridgewood for resolution last month.
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/Real_Housewives_Ridgewood_assault_case_put_off_until_later_this_month.html#sthash.3AGAOw7i.dpuf
The assault and terroristic threat complaints against “Housewives” star Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes; her husband, Christopher; and Joe Gorga of Montville have been adjourned.
The cases will now proceed in Ridgewood’s Municipal Court on Sept. 26.
The charges stem from a fracas at the grand opening of a salon in Ridgewood.
The charges had been referred in April to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration, which returned the matter to Ridgewood for resolution last month.
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/Real_Housewives_Ridgewood_assault_case_put_off_until_later_this_month.html#sthash.3AGAOw7i.dpuf
The assault and terroristic threat complaints against “Housewives” star Jacqueline Laurita of Franklin Lakes; her husband, Christopher; and Joe Gorga of Montville have been adjourned.
The cases will now proceed in Ridgewood’s Municipal Court on Sept. 26.
The charges stem from a fracas at the grand opening of a salon in Ridgewood.
The charges had been referred in April to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for grand jury consideration, which returned the matter to Ridgewood for resolution last month.
- See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/Real_Housewives_Ridgewood_assault_case_put_off_until_later_this_month.html#sthash.3AGAOw7i.dpuf

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kris Jenner's Talk Show Crew Not Upset That Her Show Was Canceled...And Other Kardashian News

Kris Jenner's talk show crew is happy that her reign of terror has come to an end.

Per RadarOnline.com:

A new report from Star claims Kris would show up the set hungover, was annoying to the staff and overall unbearable.

Per RadarOnline, Kris Jenner would hoard all the leftovers from the extras and goodies that were given away to the audience. She'd give them to her family, rather than the crew.

Not only that, but the show got terrible ratings and advertisers weren't thrilled about it. How can I blame them? They, like many people, probably don't want to support the Kardashian empire!

A separate news report from Radar Online stated that the Kardashians seem to be turning against Lamar Odom and urging Khloe to stay away from him...but if he writes a tell all book, things could get nasty because he knows the family secrets, including the truth about Khloe's paternity.

Not to get all preachy, but you know the expression "things happen for a reason"? I think that's what happened with Khloe's failure to get pregnant. She really wanted a baby but it just wasn't happening, which is probably for the best, in retrospect. I mean, Lamar Odom recently got arrested for a DUI, and he's reportedly cheating and doing drugs. It's not an ideal situation for parenting. So Khloe may have dodged a very unfortunate situation.

I'm Having Their Baby: Where Are They Now Episode

This episode of I'm Having Their Baby featured moms from previous episodes visiting the kids they gave up for adoption.

Corinthia: Corinthia, from DC, was traveling with her kids to Utah to meet Quinnah, who she gave up for adoption. Corinthia, who gave birth in February 2013, was especially sensitive to adoption because her grandmother raised her. Adoption was hard for her, but she knew she was doing the right thing. Still, after the adoption, she got depressed and got pregnant again. She planned to ask Quinnah's adoptive parents to adopt the new child as well.

The visit went well - Quinnah seemed to bond with her birth mom, which gave Corinthia hope that she'll one day understand her decision. The kids enjoyed the visit as well. Plus, Corinthia realized that Quinnah's adoptive family will be great for her - Quinnah has advantages that Corinthia couldn't offer her.

Corinthia sat down with the adoptive parents and asked them if they'd like to adopt Corinthia's soon-to-be-born sibling. Unfortunately, the answer was "We'll talk." The two would have two babies, ten months apart.

Later, the families visited a children's museum. The adoptive parents brought up the topic about adopting the second baby again - and they said YES! They were so happy about the gift Corinthia was giving them. And how awesome is that for baby Quinnah? She'd have a full sibling living with her! It was awesome.

Megan: Megan, 25, from Katy, Texas, put baby Parker up for adoption two and a half months before this episode was filmed (Parker was born in February 2013). She was very emotional knowing she'd have to say goodbye to her baby again. Megan's situation was tough - she and her boyfriend Jacob got pregnant right in the beginning of their relationship. Her parents were unsupportive and she didn't have a good job. Megan had a lot of dread about handing her baby over to the adoptive parents.

Adoptive parents Holly and Cullin invited Megan and Jacob to visit for the weekend. During the visit, Megan did well - she felt warm and joy spending time with Parker. Still, it was hard for Megan to leave. Jacob, who'd abandoned Megan during her pregnancy, said this situation helped him grow up and find his goals.

Tory: Tory, already mother to a son, decided to give her child up for adoption. Seven months prior, she had to make that decision. Tory's boyfriend Mike didn't like the idea of giving his daughter up for adoption, but Tory wasn't ready for another child. Tory chose adoptive parents, and the adoptive mother had a hysterectomy because she was sure that Tory would be giving them the baby. The potential adoptive parents, Sarah and Joe, decided to back away from the adoption. Tory chose new adoptive parents, but then decided to keep the baby.

Since this occurred, Tory and Mike got engaged and Tory got a new job as a nurse's assistant. Keeping the baby made everyone into a family, and Tory is happy with the outcome.

Tory still talks to Sarah and Joe once in a while, and she thinks the adoption wouldn't have worked because they were too close. Fortunately, Sarah and Joe were able to adopt another little boy named Ezra. This allowed them to accept that Tory made the right decision.

Alexa: Alexa, who placed her baby up for adoption two months before the episode, got a visit from her child's adoptive parents Courtney and Brian. Alexa, a virgin before she had sex with a friend on her last day of high school, got pregnant the first time she had sex. Alexa had concerns that she may not see her baby as much as she wanted because open adoptions are not legally binding.

Alexa had a very hard labor. Enslie Marie was born in March, 2013. Alexa loved her right away. She didn't realize how many emotions she'd have. Ultimately, she realized she made the right decision because she maintained her ability to be a teenager.

Alexa was happy with the open adoption - she got to see the baby just as she'd imagined. Alexa and the adoptive parents meet and talk over Face Time. The situation works for everyone because Alexa views Courtney and Brian, not herself, as the parents. Courtney and Brian like to see the similarities between Alexa and Enslie.

That was it for today's episode. Everyone seemed happy with the outcomes of the adoptions, or lack of. It was nice to see that everyone's doing well and happy with their lives.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Look out Kody Brown, A New Polygamist Family's in Town. I Mean, On TLC.

TLC is bringing us a new show about a polygamist family called My Five Wives. It features a man named Brady Williams and his wives named Paulie, Robyn, Rosemary, Nonie, and Rhonda, plus their 24 kids.

The Utah based family (I guess it's safe to live there now that Sister Wives did all the dirty work making sure the family won't be arrested for publicizing their polygamous lifestyle) seems normal and functional, which is probably why TLC wanted them after the Brown family began looking like a hot mess.

The wives seem to have roles in the family and have steady jobs, which is more than can be said for Kody Brown and his clan. Plus, the women all look put together and happy, which is not an insult to Meri, Janelle, Christine or Robyn, but is a stark comparison to their seemingly tormented lifestyle at this time.

It will be interesting to see this family's lifestyle as compared to what we've seen with the Browns and the Darger family. I think we'll see a much more Darger-like clan than a Brown-style dynamic, but I could be wrong. I'm excited to find out!