at 8:55AM on Dec 9
Of course we live in the real world lol.
at 7:45AM on Dec 9
Easily said…but not realistic. The girl needs work…and to get work you have to NETwork. And networking happens at parties. I’m with you though, if I was trying to straighten up, maybe I’d set up meetings rather than beatings.
at 6:29AM on Dec 9
If Sarah Bareilles wins best album my faith in humanity may be restored. MOST.UNDERRATED.ARTIST.EVER!!!!!
at 6:23AM on Dec 9
Everything is set up for her to fail. Oprah, please intervene!
at 1:43PM on Dec 6
Well, I’m at a bit of a cross-roads with all of it Shannon. I’m doing a bit of looking in and I’m starting to wonder “Am I a part of the solution or am I a part of the problem?” The truth is that while we’d like to believe that men are mostly the ones trying to “put us in our place” I keep finding more and more that women are decidedly worse. If Miley Cyrus wants to act the way she’s acting she has every right, and while I loathe what she’s doing and the reasons she’s doing it because I believe it not only demeans her but demeans my gender, I can’t hate her for what she’s done, and for the success she’s had doing it, even though it might be distasteful to me. But to be honest I’m not sure how to love her through it as a woman…because I’m starting to see that I have been conditioned to be harsh on my own gender. I have learned how to love women by the women I’ve met. I have learned how to judge them and how to “put them in their place”. But I am fed up of the hate. I can’t do it anymore. There are hundreds of thousands of video’s on youtube of preteen girls just asking the world to judge them on their looks alone and this is just part of the crisis we face in the age of social media. When 5-10 year old girls face an existential crisis they turn to the world because that is what they know. What they face out there is the anger of nameless crowds of hateful people, willing to try to destroy them simply for wanting to be pretty or popular or accepted. And the worst part is that we’ve created the problem. We have glorified Vogue and Vanity Fair and America’s next top model and an industry that says one thing is beauty, one thing is acceptable. Flat tummy by Thanksgiving. Reduce the look of pores in 3 treatments. Whiten teeth. Even your skin tone. Shoes we can hardly get on our feet because of the pitch to them. Nylons we have to the hokey pokey just to get into. Bikini’s that barely cover our nipples. Yoga pants that only come in 5 sizes, all well below the size of the average North American woman. Plus sized models wearing a size 8, three sizes smaller than the average sized woman. $700 shoes we need for no other reason than that we are willing to give up enough money to clothe and educate a young girl for a year in Africa…just for trademark red soles. And the #1 question preteen girls are putting to the world is “Am I pretty or am I ugly? Leave your comments below”. It’s no wonder young girls are killing themselves. And I’m part of the problem because I want to look the part. Even though I know the girls in the magazines have enough money for surgeries and treatments and the editors have the pictures of gorgeous women photoshopped to make them even more unattainably…pretty. We diet and date and trade our dignity for the hope of being considered beautiful. And I’m part of the problem…and I’m not sure how to become part of the solution. That’s the worst part.
at 10:13AM on Dec 5
That’s what I was thinking. It is nice to see her kid wears normal kid PJ’s though.
at 11:47AM on Dec 4
How terrible. I guess you’re right, Trent. We knew when the original report said “fiery crash” but it’s just horrible to read the truth is that he burned alive. God it’s even hard to say it. I think you’re “punch to the gut” really explained it best.
at 2:04PM on Dec 3
Sorry…what is this article about? I’m having a hard time reading and not looking at the picture. lol.
at 9:53AM on Dec 3
This was one of my favourite songs off of Paradise Valley. John usually doesn’t have many guest artists on his albums and when I saw her name on there I kept an open mind and was okay with it. It’s catchy and truthful. I like it.