Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Downton Abbey

Friday, February 17th, 2012

After all the constant fuss and hype and buzz, I finally decided to give the TV series Downton Abbey a try. Unfortunately, I still don’t understand why it’s supposed to be so great. I couldn’t even sit through the entire first episode!! I watched for about 30 minutes before just turning the damn thing off. None of the characters interested me and there was NOTHING going on!

People always seem to pump up British television shows as superior to American fare, but honestly… I just don’t get it. I guess I’m too stoooopid to understand the point!

Finally saw Amelie

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I just finished watching Amelie on a friend’s recommendation, and I loved it! It was such a cute story and a fun movie overall. Now I really, REALLY want to buy a garden gnome so I can send it around the world and have people take silly photographs of it!! Actually, I guess to be true to the film, I’d have to steal the gnome, but I’m not about to do that!

All in all, this was a good movie that’s highly recommended!

Justin Bieber paternity suit

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

So have you heard that Justin Bieber has been slapped with a paternity suit??? Some fan claims she had sex with the singer last year after meeting him backstage at a concert last year, and after trying to reach Bieber to no avail through his representatives, had “no choice” but to file suit.

Yeah, right. While I personally don’t believe the kid is as squeaky clean as his public image would lead us to believe, I highly doubt that there’s anything at all to this allegation. It’s probably some fan who is SOOO deranged/intent on being in the same (court)room as Bieber that she figured this was the way to go.

Guess we’ll know the answer soon enough!

Jim Henson Google Doodle

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I meant to post this a couple days ago, but was so busy that I didn’t get a chance. Anyway, Saturday (Sept.24) would have been Jim Henson’s 75th birthday had he not died at the way too young age of 53. In honor of his legacy, Google showcased an animated doodle featuring some of Henson’s Muppet creations. I didn’t watch the Muppets much when I was a kid, but obviously that show and those puppets had a big influence on many generations of children, so the tribute is certainly well deserved.

This is news?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

So Kristin Cavallari was a trending topic on Google today, which made me click a few links to find out why. Turns out her wedding gift registry “leaked,” so people are buzzing about the fact that she asked for various kitchen goodies such as muffin tins or whatever. Seriously??

Honestly, I didn’t realize that Cavallari was such a star that this kind of thing would light up the Internet. I know much more about her husband-to-be Jay Cutler because I’m a Bears fan, but know next to nothing about Kristin — except that she formerly dated Matt Leinart, another NFL quarterback. Was The Hills really that big of a deal????

Miss USA Crowned

Monday, June 20th, 2011

So they still have beauty pageants? I thought these things were considered demeaning to women or something. Isn’t “beauty queen” used more in a derogatory sense than anything else these days? At any rate, Alyssa Campanella, aka Miss California, was crowned Miss USA 2011 yesterday in Las Vegas. Campanella, who is 21 years old, plans to continue modeling for the foreseeable future.

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Leo DiCaprio and Blake Lively?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Wow, I guess Leo likes ‘em young. after breaking up with 25-year-old Bar Rafaeli, whom he dated for 5 or 6 years, DiCaprio is now being mentioned in the same breath as 23-year-old Blake Lively. He’s 36, by the way, which isn’t terribly old, but if his girlfriends keep getting younger, the age gap is eventually going to become way creepy. C’mon Leo, time to settle down with someone your own age!!

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Have you ever seen any of those drug rehab shows? Surprisingly enough, there’s more than one out there. Who knew there would be such a big audience for this kind of thing? At any rate, I think the celebrity one with Dr. Drew is the best rehab show of the bunch. At least Dr. Drew seems like a truly knowledgeable and caring counselor, and is a very likable TV personality. It’s oddly fascinating watching these celebrities reveal how their lives have unraveled because of various addictions, but in the end, you really do want them to get better. I don’t watch with regularity, but if I flip the channel and Celebrity Rehab is on, I drop the remote immediately.