Posts Tagged ‘popular culture’

Don’t get me wrong, I was pumped for The Oscars as I always am, and by all means the nominees were all worthy contenders. But as I watched this years’ red carpet coverage, my attention couldn’t help but stray towards a more hilarious and brutally honest award show.

That’s why the 2010 Razzies have my attention, giving us the worst of the year in film is just way more entertaining. I think that anything that honors losers is a great thing. Besides, aren’t you sick of hearing how amazing Avatar is? (more…)

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There was a win across the world for women last night, Kathryn Bigelow won best director and was the first woman to do so! I didn’t see the The Hurt Locker but I’m happy for the win.

I thought it was great that Biglow sat right in front of James Cameron, fellow nominee and ex-husband. Maybe I was reading into things, but I felt some tension on the other side of the television screen. To know that your film was better than your ex-husband’s must have felt great, especially when said film is Avatar. (more…)

Claire Danes and Jared Leto had a reunion the other day at some celebrity schmoozefest in London.  This makes me happy.  Except for Leto’s hair.

Now I just hope Jimmy Fallon’s attempts at a Saved by the Bell reunion succeed.

No I don’t count the People Magazine shoot as a reunion.  Screech and Mr. Belding weren’t even there!

~Anne Pomeroy

Are the Winter Olympics responsible for my thinking that hockey is now hot, or have hockey players always been stealing the ladies off the market? When I usually think of hockey I think of smashed teeth, pucks flying, and beating people with sticks (a lot of fun where you can beat the shit out of people).

The men are the definition of tough men, so why not marry them? The only reason why I’m flabbergasted that these players are putting rings on beautiful celebs is because they aren’t in the news all the time and are extremely hot (or is it just because I don’t follow this sport?).

Here are 5 couples of  hot ladies and hockey players. Note: Most of the players’ names are Mike. Coincidence?

1. Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

Hilary Duff's Engagement Ring Revealed

They recently got engaged in Hawaii. Who knew that Hilary Duff was dating this guy for two years? It’s weird when the Disney actors/actresses act all grown up. And plus, Comrie is in his late 20s!

2. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

carrieandmike Carrie Underwood Engaged To Hockey Player Mike Fisher! This couple got engaged well before Christmas and I think it’s cute. Is it just me or has she only dated athletes? (more…)

Dave sure loves the ladies!

Dave sure loves the ladies!

The man who likes to criticize and make fun of everyone else’s foolish antics apparently has been the one acting foolishly all along. As most of you know, David Letterman, the late night talk show host, admitted to past sexual relations with female staff members. Robert “Joe” Halderman, allegedly extorted Letterman into airing his dirty laundry, for if Letterman didn’t confess to his flings on air, he allegedly would have to pay $2 million.

Honestly, I don’t care about this story. What he did was wrong and unprofessional, but personally, the story disinterests me. Yet, this week’s biggest pop culture headline did, of course, teach me a few valuable lessons.

Lesson One: If you’re out there cracking a joke at the dirty laundry of politicians and celebrities, you probably have some skeletons in your own closet.

In fact, Letterman jokes about other affairs so often (it is his job, after all) that when he announced his own affairs, his studio audience laughed at first. They thought he was joking!

Is there anything you want to say, Jay? (more…)

Okay, so I couldn’t resist the silly pun in the title. But really, the unfortunately popular MTV show The Hills is back, without Lauren Conrad (I sometimes still call her LC) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01156fadadaf970b-450wiand instead includes Kristin Cavallari. Season 6 premiered this past Tuesday at 10 p.m., but don’t worry if you missed it – MTV airs reruns constantly, so it’ll be impossible for you to avoid a glance at these Hollywood drama queens.

I’ve always leaned towards Team Kristin, so when I found out that she was coming to The Hills, I was “stoked.” I always liked how she was portrayed on Laguna Beach, mainly  because she was a man eater. (Kristin, if you’re reading this, you shouldn’t have ditched Stephen Colletti. Come on, girl!)

My roommate and I agree that she has this way of getting what she wants, even when other girls want it first. MTV has been using this bad girl, backstabbing-beyotch reputation of Kristin’s to advertise this new season, i.e. “The Bitch is Back,” and I think it’s working. (more…)

It’s a classic scenario. Boy meets girl, girl announces they’re dating and the next week tabloids announce that boy and girl are engaged. Girl then confirms the news that in a few days she’s getting married.

The happy and delusional couple.

The happy and delusional couple.

Wait, that hasn’t happened to you or your friends yet? Oh, right, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably not a “celebrity.” As Khloe Kardashian, 24, and her family taught me this week, in celebville, meeting someone and then marrying them four weeks later is “romantic” and completely normal (in order to boost your show’s ratings).

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