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January 30, 2010

Under The Weather


I felt a little under the weather on Thursday so I didn't go to work. The kids and I hung out in bed most of the day.

On Friday, I didn't have to go to work due to snow and ice. The Hero was home so the four of us hung out in bed most of the day.

It's Saturday now. The Hero's back at the station. The kids are playing. I'm watching Sunshine Cleaning, catching up on blogs and willing my sore throat and headache to go away.

January 29, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Drinking & Farting

Ben Affleck may be off the wagon. He reportedly knocked a few drinks back with Tommy Lee Jones at an after party for their new movie, The Company Men. I hope this isn't true, Ben. We don't need another Mel Gibson.


Chelsea Handler broke up with her boyfriend and boss, Ted Harbert. Ted, please don't fire her. Little Bit gets so excited when Chelsea Lately comes on. I don't know why, but she loves the theme song.


Diddy's son turned 16 last week. For his birthday, Diddy bought him a $360,000 car. No offense, Diddy, but this makes you look like an asshole.


After visiting Tiger Woods in sex rehab, Elin Woods is considering calling off her divorce. What kind of magical sex rehab is this? You cheat on your wife repeatedly, don't use protection and get caught. Somehow, your wife still wants you back. Oh, right... you're stinking rich.


Are Brad and Angie breaking up? Their rep says no. Multiple news outlets say yes. I hope not. I love them together.


According to Us Weekly, Jessica Simpson farted in a room full of executives recently. If there's one thing Jessica's good for, it's a laugh.


James Cameron has officially topped James Cameron. Avatar has beat out Titanic as the highest grossing film of all time. Have you seen it? I didn't want to like it, but I did.



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January 27, 2010

I'm a master of blogging and friendship, but not karate. Sorry, Ross!

The lovely ladies at Letters from Valentine gave me an award. No offense to my other followers, but this award takes the cake. See?


This award is all about recognizing friendships that have been made while blogging.

The Rules:
1. List 6 things you are a master in.
2. Pass it on to 6 bloggers you think are masters at friendship, and make blogging so awesome.

My Six Things
1. I'm a master under pressure. I procrastinate until the last minute. I juggle ten things at a time. When I'm done, it's awesome. The end.

2. I'm a master tv watcher. My DVR and I are friends 'til the end.

3. I'm a master of sarcasm and snark. Personally, I think they go hand in hand. Just like your mom and the UPS guy. *badum ching*

4. I'm a master of Mystic Tan. I worked at a tanning salon for five years so I seriously know what I'm doing. I don't come out orange like Lindsay Lohan. My hands and feet don't get too dark. There are no streaks. My tan is even, photographs well and makes you jealous.

5. Although I'm not a master of photography, I am a master picture taker. I know how to remove red eyes, not cut off your head, find your good side, properly use a flash, get your kid to smile, and share on Facebook for your Aunt Linda to see.

6. I'm a master of celebrity gossip and news. Duh!

I'm going to break the rules and nominate 12 bloggers instead of 6. Here they are in no particular order.

salt says

raising brats

living in france

the mother load

a real housewife

ed's funny pages

the seattle smiths

the anti-journalist

random ramblings

(flash) pasteurized

dezzy lou where are you

the bottom of the ironing basket

January 26, 2010

iLove Tuesday Tunes; Young and Beautiful

This week's featured song is Young and Beautiful by Elvis Presley. Growing up, my dad listened to a lot of Elvis. I also happen to live in the city where Elvis lived most of his life. To say this is an Elvis town would be a huge understatement. I love Elvis. I've seen all of his movies. Every year during the weeks of his birth and death, there are Elvis movie marathons. I would go to sleep early only to have my dad sneak me out of bed a couple of hours later. We'd stay up all night watching Elvis movies. Sadly, I've been estranged from my father since the age of six. Regardless of all that's happened, I have some wonderful memories of him.

My favorite Elvis movie is Jailhouse Rock. I still get chills every time I see the part in the movie where he starts to sing this song.





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January 25, 2010

Things You May Not Know, Part III

I don't eat lettuce or tomatoes. Tacos and burgers are always ordered with meat and cheese only. Yes, this means I don't eat salad.


I had a boyfriend in high school with a horrible first name. He had a nickname, so I always called him that instead. He actually called me out on it once. "Why don't you ever call me Bob?" (His name wasn't Bob, but you get the point.)


I don't like John Mayer at all.


I dressed up as Cookie Monster two years in a row for Halloween when I was a kid. Man, I loved me some Cookie Monster.


I have two tattoos. One's in between my shoulder blades. The other is... You can figure it out. Don't trip. It was 1999!


I couldn't eat fried cheese either time I was pregnant. Just thinking about fried cheese made me want to vomit.


I met The Hero in an online chat room.


I don't do enclosed spaces. I don't do crowds.



Things You May Not Know, Part II
Things You May Not Know, Part I

January 24, 2010

The SAG Awards; Best Dressed

The dress. The hair. The jewels. The red lipstick. It's all perfect.


Diane Kruger

The SAG Awards; The Boys

Quentin Tarantino wore a simple tux. I'm surprised.
I love Michael C. Hall.
Jeremy Irons should have gone with a different tie.
William Baldwin is a babe.
Justin Timberlake should have gone with a different tux. Ew.


Quentin Tarantino


Michael C. Hall


Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci


Alec & William Baldwin, Justin Timberlake & Matthew Morrison


Jeff & Sue Bridges, Chris O'Donnell

The SAG Awards; The Other Dresses

Meryl Streep looks underdressed.
Anna Paquin always picks the wrong shoes.
Christina Applegate looks lovely.
I don't think I've ever seen Helen Mirren look bad. I hope I age that well.


Meryl Streep


Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin, Monique & Sidney Hicks


Deborah Ann Woll, Toni Collette, Christina Applegate


Hellen Mirren, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michelle Monaghan


Julianna Marguiles

The SAG Awards; Blah Blah Black

If you're going to wear black, you've got to wear black.
These are all so boring.
I adore Sandra Bullock, but her dress is horrible.


Penelope Cruz


Sandra Bullock


Holly Hunter, Sigourney Weaver

The SAG Awards; Colors of the Rainbow

Lea Michele is gorgeous.
I like Drew's dress. It's different without being too weird.
Drew's hair is another story.
Betty White's rocking it at 88.
Tina Fey's dress looks like it cost $69.95 at Macy's.
It's a relief. Anna Kendrick doesn't look like her grandmother.
I like Julie Benz's dress.
The rest bore me.


Patricia Arquette, Lea Michele


Drew Barrymore


Clockwise: Cheryl Hines, Betty White, Jenna Fischer, Gabourey Sidibe


Clockwise: Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Anna Kendrick, Julie Benz

The SAG Awards; Red's Never Dead

Carey Mulligan chose well. She looks great in red.
Joan Allen should have left the necklace(s) at home.
Edie Falco's arms and dress look amazing.
I give Mariah Carey two thumbs up for covering her boobs.


Carey Mulligan, Joan Allen


Sofia Vergara, Mariana Klaveno


Edie Falco, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

The SAG Awards; White Hot

White definitely seems to be a popular color this awards season.
Marion Cotillard's dress would look better without those hooker shoes.
Kate and Kyra look great. I love their dresses.


Katrina Bowden


Marion Cotillard, Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter


Kate Hudson


Clockwise: Kyra Sedgwick, Dianna Agron, Jane Krakowski, Paula Patton

January 22, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Gloves & Exits

Jennie Garth and Rob Estes will be leaving 90210 soon. Both are said to be ok with the split. Jennie wants to use her free time to focus on the children's book she's writing with husband, Peter Facinelli.


Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have signed on to voice characters for Happy Feet 2. The 3D film will be released November 18, 2011. It's great for the kids and all, but I'd rather see a film where they're both shirtless.


John Mayer talks about Jennifer Aniston, his sex life and Tiger Woods in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. He compares breaking up with Jennifer Aniston to burning the American flag.


Speaking of Jennifer Aniston, CNN thinks she's a dating fraud. They think it's awfully coincidental that her relationships tend to revolve around the release dates of her films. It might be true, but she doesn't seem to care. And, have you seen Gerard Butler?






Rob Lowe is leaving Brother & Sisters at the end of this season. He asked to be released from his contract because he feels his character is underutilized. If you have lines in every episode, I don't think you're underutilized.


The fourth installment in the Pirates series will begin filming in Hawaii this summer. The film is expected to generate $85 million for the state which has been struggling due to the economy. A release date has been set for 2011.


Britney Spears has been using her bodyguard's credit card to get around the spending limits set by her father. Britney recently visited Steve Madden, purchased two pairs of boots and signed her name to the credit card receipt. Brit, don't you know not to sign your own name when using someone else's card? Duh!


Madonna, 51, is said to be talking with her doctors about getting pregnant. Her Brazilian model boyfriend, Jesus, wants to be a father. She'll definitely need Jesus if she wants to conceive.


A reporter tried to grab David Beckham's package during an interview outside a hotel this week. She wore yellow rubber gloves. I don't know why she wore gloves unless she didn't want to touch where Victoria Beckham's been.



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