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February 28, 2010

Naps, Hockey & Shutter Island

The kids are napping. I'm catching up on blogs, working on posts for the week and watching hockey. I'm not a hockey fan, but didn't want to miss Team USA vs Team Canada. Is it too terribly wrong of me for wanting Canada to win?

My mom watched the kids last night. The Hero and I had dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant then went to see Shutter Island. I liked the eventual path of the storyline, but didn't like how long it took to get there. I think I need to see it again when I'm not so tired. Who am I kidding? I'm always tired.



If you've seen Shutter Island, what did you think of it?

February 25, 2010

It's why they call it retail therapy.

When I have a bad day or get angry, I buy things.

Today was one of those days.

Look what I bought!



dress & necklace from Francesca's

February 23, 2010

Currently; Out of Town

Current Book
I'm about to hop in bed with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. A lot of you recommended it. I hope I love it.

Current Albums
La Roux, La Roux
Sex Therapy, Robin Thicke

Current Songs
Colourless Colour, La Roux
Shakin' It 4 Daddy, Robin Thicke

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure
being alone in my hotel room with the internet, a flat screen tv and lots of pillows

Current Drink
Sprite

Current Favorite Blog
living in france

Current Outfit
navy Fudpucker's t-shirt with grey sweats (SEXY!)


Seth Wescott

Current Bane of My Existence
I miss my family.

Current Indulgence
I miss my family, but I'm enjoying the peace and quiet while it lasts.

Current Mood
relaxed

Current Excitement
spring

Current Picture


Current Quote
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create." -- Albert Einstein

February 22, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Crack is Whack

Angelina Jolie and her father, Jon Voight, were photographed together in Venice over the weekend. The two are said to have reconciled early last year. Quick, Angie, ask him to babysit!


Kourtney Kardashian dumped her baby daddy, Scott Disick. I don't watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians so I don't know anything about Scott. If I had to guess, I'd say he's a wannabe actor, celebrity DJ or underwear model. Am I close?


After two years of dating, Hilary Duff is engaged. Boyfriend and hockey player, Mike Comrie, proposed over the weekend in Hawaii.


Interestingly enough, Nicole Richie told David Letterman she's engaged to Joel Madden. The two have actually been engaged for a while, but only acknowledged it publicly this week. Joel is Duff's ex.


Charlie Sheen's wife is reportedly back in rehab for a crack addiction. Brooke, didn't you know? Crack is whack!


Jesse James' dog went missing over three weeks ago. After several false alarms, Cinnabun was safely returned home. A pit bull named Cinnabun? Jesse, you're killing me with the preciousness.


Tiger Woods publicly admitted his transgressions on Friday. His heartfelt scripted apology made me weep vomit a little in my mouth.



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February 20, 2010

She spins until she falls down.

It's been a long and strenuous week. I've been up late every night. Winter Olympics, I wish I knew how to quit you. I've been stressed to get things done at work. I'm going to Massachusetts for a conference tomorrow. I'll be back Wednesday night. I haven't flown in almost three years. I'm mostly looking forward to it. I've already bought snacks, glossy magazines and a few good reads. I will miss my family, but plan to spend my nights enjoying the peace and quiet of my hotel room.

February 18, 2010

Britney Spears Pic(s) of the Week; Candie's Girl


Britney Spears is working with Candie's again. Here are some shots from the new campaign. Doesn't she look great?








I love her hair like this. This makes me wonder. What exactly does Britney do when she leaves a photo shoot? Does she rip the extensions out as soon as she gets in the car? Why doesn't her hair stay like this?

PS - I want those shoes.

February 16, 2010

iLove Tuesday Tunes; Secret Garden

This is one of my favorite love songs. If you've seen Jerry Maguire, you'll recognize it.

She'll lead you down a path
There'll be tenderness in the air
She'll let you come just far enough
So you know she's really there
She'll look at you and smile
And her eyes will say
She's got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away






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February 14, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Vagina Valentine

Sources are saying Barbara Walters is shacking up with rumored beau, Frank Langella. Why is this news? Well, ol' Frank is Whoopi Goldberg's ex. Don't the ladies on The View have enough drama without sharing men?

I think Barbara should be scared. Whoopi will cut a bitch.


Sheryl Crow has signed on for a major recurring role on ABC's Cougar Town. Since she won't actually be playing a cougar, I don't have anything to say.


Sandra Bullock decided to do something special for her man on Valentine's Day.
"I decided for Valentine's Day I would do a special hair thing. I wanted to try to create a pink heart shape with my lower hair. It was painful. You had to bleach it first. There's something about bleach that feels like acid. Then I had to shave it. I was in so much pain, but I kept going and put the pink dye on and it went the wrong color."
Sandra, I hope it grows back.


John Mayer made an ass of himself in a recent Playboy interview. He said Jessica Simpson is like sexual napalm, Jennifer Aniston is afraid of technology and his penis only sleeps with white chicks. After being ripped in the media for his remarks, John broke down in tears at one of his concerts. Like Justin Timberlake says, "Cry me a river."


Valentine's Day was the number one movie at the box office this weekend. The chick flick made $54.2 million. It's a good thing. If they paid Julia Roberts $3 million for six minutes, I can only imagine what the other stars made.


Director Chris Nolan has confirmed it. A third Batman film is in development, and could be released as early as 2011. Yes!


Robert Pattinson was recently photographed with nude women for Details Magazine. When asked about the photoshoot, he said...
"I really hate vaginas. I'm allergic to vagina. I had no idea what to say to these girls. Thank God I was hungover."
I'm not even kidding. Look it up.



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February 12, 2010

Have patience, my blogging buddies.

I've decided to move The Talk of Tinseltown to Mondays. In the past, I've waited until the last minute to put my post together, so I could bring you the latest celebrity news. I've come to the realization that Thursday nights are too busy for me. Whose bright idea was it to put The Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Mentalist, and Project Runway on the same night anyway? Once Friday morning rolls around, I feel rushed. So, from now on, I'll spend the weekend preparing The Talk of Tinseltown.



Mondays just got a little bit brighter. You're welcome.

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.



I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am,
and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and
never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you



That's more than a dress. That's an Audrey Hepburn movie.



So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?

She rescues him right back.



It was an improbable romance. He was a country boy. She was from the city.
She had the world at her feet, while he didn't have two dimes to rub together.



I can't turn away without knowing that you're going to be alright.

It's not up to you to save me, Jack.

You're right. Only you can do that.



My head is saying "fool, forget him"
My heart is saying "don't let go"
Hold on to the end, that's what I intend to do
I'm hopelessly devoted to you



About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him, and I didn’t know how potent that part might be,
that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.



I love somebody. All the time I've been... I've been looking for someone to love me.
And now I love somebody. And it's so easy. Why is it easy now?



You used to be so... audacious, bold. People would stop in the street and watch you walk.
You think you've lost it, but I can still see it.

February 11, 2010

The Angels Did Sing

Ladies, it's official. Taylor Lautner is legal.

Happy Birthday, hot stuff.

February 09, 2010

How to Mystic Tan Like a Pro

Ross: I went to the tanning place your wife suggested.
Chandler: Was that place the sun?



Remember when I said I was a master of Mystic Tan? Several of you wanted to know more, so here are a few tips for the palefaces.

1. Shower, shave and exfoliate.
2. Do not moisturize. (Use lotion only on extremely dry knees and elbows.)
3. Wear loose clothing.
4. Once inside the machine, stand with your arms out like the girl pictured below. Remember to separate your fingers though. (Think, jazz hands!)


5. Tilt your head back at a slight angle so you get an even tan on your face and neck.
6. When it's time to turn around, hold your arms out the same way as before, but keep your hands in front of your body this time. (This prevents a double spray on your hands.)
7. When you get out, immediately wipe off your hands and feet. Your hands and feet will still hold some color. Wiping them off will prevent them from being too dark.


8. Lightly dab the rest of your body with a towel. Dabbing, not wiping, will prevent streaks and an uneven tan.
9. You'll want to avoid sweating and showering for the next 6 to 8 hours. (Personally, I spray tan at night. I wait until the next morning to shower.)
10. After your first shower, you can moisturize like normal.

*For me, a Mystic Tan typically lasts 7 days.
**If I'm trying to get tan for a special event, I will spray a second time 72 hours later.
***Chlorine and salt water will cause the tan to fade faster.
****Mystic Tan isn't right for everyone, but you won't know until you try.
*****Getting a great Mystic Tan takes time. If you don't get it right the first time, try again.

I hope these tips help you achieve the perfect Mystic Tan. If you end up looking like Lindsay Lohan, it's because you can't follow instructions. Don't blame me.

February 06, 2010

If I were...

If I were a month, I'd be September.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.
If I were a time of day, I’d be 1 pm.
If I were a planet, I’d be Venus.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a dolphin.
If I were a direction, I’d be southwest.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a bed.
If I were a liquid, I’d be an ice cold Coke.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be a diamond.
If I were a tree, I’d be a Douglas Fir.
If I were a tool, I’d be a screwdriver.
If I were a kind of weather, I'd be clear skies and a cool breeze.
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a guitar.
If I were a color, I’d be hot pink.
If I were an emotion, I’d be content.
If I were a mythical creature, I'd be a vampire.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a green apple.
If I were a sound, I’d be laughter.
If I were a car, I’d be a silver Volvo.
If I were a food, I’d be cheese dip.
If I were a place, I’d be home.
If I were a material, I’d be flannel.
If I were a taste, I’d be hot chocolate.
If I were a scent, I’d be smoke from a chimney.
If I were an object, I’d be a camera.
If I were a body part, I’d be a muscular bicep.
If I were a facial expression, I’d be a sarcastic one.
If I were a song, I’d be Bohemian Rhapsody.
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be platform heels.
If I were a flower, I'd be a daisy.

What would you be?

February 05, 2010

The Talk of Tinseltown; Fast Cars & Golden Girls

Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche on the Golden Girls, is currently in the hospital after suffering a stroke. Betty White sent her flowers with a personal note.

"I hope you die, so I can be the last Golden Girl!"

Oh, that Betty White is such a character.


Do you love Paul Walker and Vin Diesel as much as I do? I'm guessing not, but I don't care. They've both signed on for a fifth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. Laugh all you want, but I will be dragging The Hero to the theatre for this one. I love me some hot boys in fast cars.


The Los Angeles Police Department and District Attorney's office are currently arguing over whether or not to press charges against Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. If charged, Dr. Murray plans to surrender to police with a plea of not guilty. Yes, Michael Jackson had to know he was killing himself, but his doctor should be held accountable for his actions. He certainly shouldn't be allowed to practice medicine ever again.


The LAPD are currently searching for the individual who stole and crashed Charlie Sheen's car early this morning. Charlie received a call from OnStar alerting him to the crash. He told a reporter it was nice to have the police come to his house without having to leave with them. Charlie, I think it's a little too soon to be joking about pulling a knife on your wife.


An estimated 1.2 million copies of Michael Jackson's, This Is It, have been sold. This is believed to be a record for first-week sales of a music film. I totally bought a copy and made The Hero watch it with me.


Brittany Murphy's autopsy results were released to the public yesterday. The primary causes of death were pneumonia and severe anemia. She also had several legal drugs in her system which could have pushed her body to the brink. The coroner believes she would have lived had she seen a doctor.


Evangeline Lilly may retire from acting when Lost ends this season.

"Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it’s been an amazing experience, but I’m not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor."

Well, ok then.



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