Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Brawling Justin Beiber video

Justin Bieber has been caught on video in yet another brawl. I guess we are still waiting for Justin Bieber to grow up. The word is till out on who got the better of the punches exchanged.  According to reports the fight broke out after a Caves - Warriors game. MORE

Friday, May 27, 2016

Amber Heard claims repeated physical abuse from Johnny Depp - Granted restraining Order

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp' wife claims repeated domestic abuse and was granted a temporary restraining order
Amber Heard appeared in a Los Angeles court on Friday with a black eye and claiming domestic abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp. Heard's lawyer submitted photos of other bruises to support the claim   that this was not the first time Amber has suffered abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp. This incident comes on the heels of a   statement made on Thursday by Johnny Depp after the couple filed for divorce to end their 15 month marriage. Amber Heard claimed in court documents that she endured excessive verbal and physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp for the duration of their short marriage.  According to Amber, she got the black eye when Depp threw a cell phone at her during an argument.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in sex tape suit against Gawker

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After all the embarrassment of a trial and having to admit he did not have a ten inch you know what, Hulk Hogan won his case against Gawker. There were visible tears from the ex- wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea, when the verdict was announced. Hulk Hogan had sued Gawker for violation in privacy for posting a segment of Hulk Hogan's sex tape. The court has yet to decide on punitive damages which could increase the amount awarded.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Heidi Klum's underwear commercial - Too little, too late?

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I love Heidi Klum, let me get that out of the way. I like that she has moved on, at least so I thought, from just being a super model to a grown up woman, mother and successful businesswoman. But her recent Macy's underwear commercials have given me cause to pause.  I look up to Heidi as a former model who has successfully branched out into other areas. And while I don't think one's age should determine when they  retire from being a super model -  the underwear commercials I find a tad uncomfortable. There is really no need for  a forty something woman who has made a name for herself, to be prancing around on TV in underwear. I find nothing attractive about any grown woman doing the same. Let someone else do the modelling while you take care of business. Too little clothes, too late?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Reporter Hallie Jackson's nose drip video goes viral

Reporter's nose drip video goes viral - What could she have done?
It's all over the internet and the video has gone viral. An accomplished political reporter was caught on camera with a long nose drip while reporting. It doesn't appear as if she felt it or made any attempt to stop it and the question is why? The reporter is Hallie Jackson an NBC and the mishap occurred during a live broadcast from Tennessee. 

The introduction of HD TV must have been the biggest fear of  TV personalities and celebrities. Many of these celebrities and anchors must have made an enormous investment in BOTOX . We all know what effect botox has on your face. While it removes the lines your face is in a state of rigor mortis. My take on the nose drip that goes unchecked is that it may be to blame on BOTOX. You can't stop what you can't feel. Just a thought.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend choose baby's sex

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend choose baby's sex; the wonders of technology. I recall not even being told the sex of my first and second child after an ultra sound because they didn't want to unintentionally mislead the expectant parents just in case they were wrong. However, we have gone far beyond that - choosing the sex of a baby. Chrissy Teigen is defending her and her husband John Legend's choice of a girl but there is something troubling about anyone's ability to do so.

When China instituted it's One Child Policy, female babies were routinely aborted in preference of boys, reportedly. At lease in Chrissy and John's case the girl wins at the expense of the boy. I imagine pouring over a bunch of fertilized eggs and deciding which to pick. Of course I am not sure how it is done but I wonder what happens to the discards?

It is of course Chrissy Teigan and John Legend's decision to make and they will be able to say to their daughter that she was chosen long before she was viable. This is also possible with the advances in technology but I can't help feeling uneasy about what next?  Can you determine ahead of time if the child will be smart or beautiful? Maybe we can already do that. Best wishes to the expectant couple.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck break-up - The babysitter didn't do it.

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Jennifer Garner has finally put to rest rumors that their young and gorgeous babysitter caused their break up.  In so doing, however, she has confirmed it would appear, that Ben Affleck did have an affair with the babysitter even though not while they were together. Soon after their separation was announced there were rumors linking Ben Affleck to Christine Ouzounian, the nanny. While Ben’s people denied the rumors, Garner has just revealed that  Ben's affair with the nanny was not the cause of their break up. 

So the nanny did not cause the break up but Jennifer Garner seemed to give credibility to the rumored affair by telling Vanity Fair that it was bad judgement and not great that the nanny disappeared from the kids life. Anyone reading this would assume that there was indeed an affair, it just didn't cause the breakup but it did rob the kids of their nanny. Then again, how does anyone know when the affair started? As the saying goes, "the wife is always the last to know" The question that always boggles my mind is why would any clear thinking woman hire a young beautiful babysitter?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Did Kesha lie about being assaulted by Dr. Luke?

Did Kesha lie about being assaulted by Dr. Luke? According to a report by TMZ, they have uncovered a video where in a deposition made in 2011, Kesha flatly denied that she was a sexually assaulted by Dr Luke. However, fast forward to 2016 and she is accusing Dr Ken of drugging and raping her. It is possible that Kesha was afraid to admit to this at the time, after all whe was in the prime of her career and if the incidents did occur, they didn't seem to bother her then.
image Kesha credit Eskimo Jo Wikimedia Commons

The question I have is why not make a formal police report of sexual assault by Dr Ken? Afterll Bill Cosby is before the courts right now for alleged assault that occurred a decade ago. I don't know the answer. Maybe she was raped and drugged maybe she wasn't. The only way to get to the bottom of these allegations is in a court of law dealing with te specific issue and not as a side isse to getting out of a contract.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Oscars so white a reflection of society?

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Is the   "Oscars so white" a reflection of society? Will Smith seems to think so and I am sure many will agree. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Will Smith sees the "Oscars whitewashing" as a microcosm  of American society. He pointed out that in the past he has been nominated twice and never lost an Oscar to a white actor.  The issue he sees as a "regression" reflecting a social regression occurring in America. The all white actors nominated for Oscars this year has led to the resurgence of the "Oscar so white" twitter protest movement.

Friday, January 29, 2016

A child for Tyra Banks - Finally!

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Supermodel and talk show host Tyra Banks has her "miracle baby" as she calls it. Born via a surrogate, Tyra Banks was more than thrilled at the birth of her first child - a son wirh her photographer partner Erik Asia. Tyra made no secret about her problems with infertility. She made the announcemnet on her instagram page welcoming York Banks Asla. Congratulations to the new parents