Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Twitter meltdown and Tinder CEO fired

There was a time when CEOs used to be older, more polished, and hopefully smart men. But all of that has changed in the digital age. The CEO's are still mostly male but they are much younger and lets just say, not quite as sophisticated as their older counterparts. Tinder, the dating app for those who may be still living in the age of dinosaurs, was so upset with a story by Vanity Fair, criticizing the dating site that someone from Tinder went on a rampage.  There ere thirty tweets posted in less than an hour in response to the article entitled  "Tinder and the Dawn of the Dating Apocalypse" Now we don't know for sure if the Twitter meltdown had anything to do with the CEO Chris Payne or his removal from the position. However, just a few days after the Twitter rant, the CEO has been replaced. According to Tinder director Matt Cohler, it was a greed that it was agreed mutually, that it wasn't the right long term fit.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What happened to Country's Power couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorce

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What happened to Country's Power couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Divorce. They were my favorite celebrity couple so what happened? Was it infidelity, jealousy, a little too much drinking as Blake is known to brag about? READ MORE

Friday, July 10, 2015

Omar Sharif dead at 83

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Omar Sharif has passed away at age 83. He was an iconic actor in the 1960's best known for his role in Dr Zhivago READ MORE

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Who is surprised? Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck divorcing

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Ever since Ben Affleck thanked his wife Jennifer Garner at the Oscars for "working on their marriage", we knew that all was not well with  the seemingly happy couple. After all, you work on a marriage to keep it together and it was clear in the days to follow that Jennifer was not happy with Ben's loose lips. The couple are parents to three children ages 9, 6 and 3. Apparently the couple has been living apart for several months. The paparazzi has to do a  better job of informing us about these celebrity happenings.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke found guilty

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been found guilty by a Los Angeles jury of copying Marvin's Gaye song to create the mega 2013 hit Blurred Lines. The pair must pay the Gaye family over 7 million dollars. This is not good for Pharrell Williams, the music mogul and The Voice judge who won several Grammy Awards. Robin Thicke, on the other hand had already said in court that he was drunk or on drugs when he co-wrote the song.
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The duo was accused by the family of Marvin Gaye, of copying his 1970 music, "Got to give it up". This is not the first time for a copying lawsuit in the music industry and it could be a deliberate act or not. Pharrell Williams said that while he knew Marvin's Gaye's song as a youth, he did not copy any of it in Blurred Lines. The jury disagreed. Here are the two songs. I don't really see the similarities but then I am no expert in these things. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dancing with the stars season 20 cast line up

It promises to be an interesting season on Dancing With the Stars. I have a love hate relationship with this show - I watch some seasons and some I ignore. But I did watch last season and what makes me watch a season is the cast line up. I need to know at least 4 person in the cast who I like ans whose name I recognize. I will be watching this season and here is the cast line up.

Patti LaBelle Grammy award winning singer (why I am watching)
 Nastia Liukin Gymnast
Charlotte McKinney , Model/actress
Willow Shields, Hunger Games star
Suzanne Somers Actress and other things (why I am watching)
 Rumer Willis, actress but best known as Bruce Willis daughter(Why I am watching, I don't know her but I love Bruce and if she is on the show he may turn up from time to time)
Noah Galloway, combat veteran
Robert Herjavec, Shark tank dragon's den(Why I am watching)
 RedFoo, singer
Riker Lynch, actor/singer
Michael Sam, NFL player

There is one more cast member to be revealed. Most of the cast I don't know by name but probably will when I see them live. Will you be watching DWTS season
Here is a throwback to the the 1980's video with Patti Labelle singing Stir it Up from the Beverley Hills soundtrack. It sure gets you into the dancing mood.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rosie O'donnell on the run again

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Rosie O'donnell is on the run again - from the View. Many of us knew it, felt it, said it. It as a bad decision to rehire Rosie O'donnell for the View and was bound to end in disaster. The View has been driven to desperation lately with the Talk on their heels and somehow felt that by brining back Rosie who had left the show, under dubious circumstances, would have brought some needed life-giving infusion to the show. Rosie said a low key goodbye to The View again, yesterday. Her reason for leaving this time is to focus on her 5 children after the break up of her second marriage, this one to Michelle Rounds.

 Rosie O'donnell was hired in September 2014 however, the show has experienced a ratings slide from last season. The hoped for spike in ratings with a new panel did not happen. We do know that there were instances of Rosie and Whoopi locking horns on several issues resulting in what I would describe as a shouting matches this time around. And if you believe the media reports, Whoopi and Rosie were fighting over anything seating arrangements even before the show aired.

Rosie's staying power on previous assignments should have provided The View's hierarchy with clues. She quit her magazine Rosie which was launched in 2000 less than 2 years later due to a dispute over editorial control. She was first hired as moderator of The View in 2006 creating some famous controversies resulting in her contract being mutually cancelled the following year . The show did see a ratings jump in 2007 but this could be due to timing in a heated pre-election period. Her Rosie talk show on Own had its debut in 2011 but was cancelled in 2012 for low ratings.

Things to consider before hiring or re-hiring a talk show host. Does he or she play nice in the sandbox? Are they popular with the viewing audience? Rosie was named the most Annoying Celebrity of 2007 by PARADE reader's poll. How are their interpersonal skills? How successful have they been in similar venues?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Should Mark Wahlberg be pardoned for his racist attacks?

Mark Wahlberg is asking to be  pardoned  for his convictions of racially motivated
attacks on African Americans   two Vietnamese men when he was a teenager Would you agree he should he be pardoned? Read More
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hackers reveal Celebrities aliases


The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is it pornographic?

I sometimes  wonder what is the purpose of having a Victoria Secret Fashion show on live Prime time network TV READ MORE