The TV Guide
You know … I’ve thought long and hard about what my last post here on Pink is the new Blog might be like … and not just over the past few months when I was informed that I would no longer be writing the site. Way back in 2002, when I started writing my very first blog … I was convinced that I would tire of writing stuff daily on my “weblog” for an audience that didn’t exist. I was certain that I might keep up with the practice for a month … or a few months … but even as I was just starting to blog personally — for me — I was already thinking about what the end might be like. There is a wonderful freedom that comes from writing for one’s self. When you have a blank page that you can fill with whatever your heart’s desire and you have no fear of criticism or judgement from others — be they friend or foe — you learn things about yourself that you never knew existed. You are able to unleash a power within you that can allow you to be the best person you can be. When you find an audience that, over time, changes from this nebulous idea of “people” out there and into honest to goodness friends that you just haven’t met yet, well … you realize that something greater than yourself is at work. I have been beyond blessed to have lived the life I enjoyed for the past 10+ years with all of you. And it has been an honor and a privilege to provide this forum where we can all share fun, love, laughter and tears together. More »
BLAH! NOOOO :(
UGH! Very bummer news to pass along today which proves, once again, that love is DEAD!!! Funny people Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll have broken up after 2 years together … which is just so sad to consider when you think about how great both people are. When Amy split from hubby Will Arnett back in 2012, I was pretty much a mess about it (mostly because of what was going on in my life at the time) but I was really happy to learn that Amy found Nick and comedy love could live again. And now … this. UGH. Word is that the couple just couldn’t make their relationship work with their conflicting schedules, which is so wholly depressing, I can’t even tell you. Read on for all the sad reported deets about this break-up … or skip this post altogether, pretend it doesn’t exist and not have you day ruined. More »
Posted under: Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll
"It is with heavy heart ..."
Back in 2012, we learned the somewhat surprising news that pop star Avril Lavigne got herself engaged to be married to Nickelback (ugh) frontman and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger. And, in spite of his embarrassment, Chad and Avril eventually got themselves married. Today we learn from Avril herself that the couple’s marriage is over. Avril posted a photo from her wedding night on her official Instagram profile along with the news that she and Chad have decided to separate. Now, it’s possible that a separated married couple might find a way to salve their marriage and stay together but at present, it would be appropriate to declare that Chavril are dunzo. Sad. More »
Blink and you missed it
The normally social media reclusive rapper Jay Z jointed Instagram yesterday for the first time so that he could give a birthday shout out to the late Michael Jackson (who would’ve turned 57 years old yesterday on August 29). In honor of MJ‘s birthday, Jay shared a couple photos of the two of them back in the day, posing awkwardly. The caption that Jay shared with the photo suggested that his first Instagram post might be his last … which turned out to be true because after the post was online for about 14 hours, the entire Instagram account was deleted. Click below to see what you missed if you didn’t get the chance to see Jay Z‘s first/only Instagram post. More »
"Don't worry though"
Yesterday we learned of a horribly tragic report that made the bold claim that the members of the British boyband One Direction are planning to “separate” in order to take on individual solo projects after they release their next album next year. At the time of the reporting, the PR team for 1D offered suspicious “no comments” in response to the break-up claim. Today we are hearing from 2 members of One Direction who insist that the group is NOT breaking up for good and clarify that the group is merely “taking a break” from boybanding … which, I’m sure may agree, sounds an awful lot like a prelude to a break-up. BUT, a promise is a promise and Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson SWEAR that we shouldn’t “worry” because One Direction isn’t “going anywhere”. More »
"The break was planned 'with or without Zayn' Malik"
A new report out of the UK, from the British tabloid The Sun, is reporting today that the members of the hugely successful boy band One Direction are planning to “go their separate” ways and pursue solo careers after the release of their next (and final?) album next year. As you should be well aware, former 1D member Zayn Malik already left the group earlier this year to pursue his own solo career and this new report maintains that the rumored forthcoming 1D break-up has been in the works for some time now, before Zayn left on his own. At this point, this report should be considered rumor because there has been no official confirmation of the split BUT when reached for an official statement on this report, the PR team for One Direction gave an suspicious “no comment” rather than a flat out refusal. HMMMM. More »
Posted under: One Direction
After 5 years of marriage, 11 years overall
After 11 years together as a couple, almost 5 of those years as a married couple, actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have decided to formally separate. It turns out that the couple have been living separate lives for some time now and have finally decided to make the separation official (likely for legal reasons should the couple decide to move forward with a divorce). No real cause has been given for the split but a “source close to the couple” is talking to People magazine about the break-up. Click below to hear what this “friend” of the couple has to say about the seeming end of Megan and Brian‘s relationship in their own carefully crafted words. More »
"I am going to step away from the game at this time"
Michael Sam made sports history back in February of 2014 when he came out publicly as a gay man right before he was to be drafted to play professional football in the NFL here in the US … and a lot has happened since that time. In June of 2014, he signed a 4-year contract to play football for the St. Louis Rams … 2 months later, he was released from his contract and was cut from the team. In September of 2014, he was signed to play football for the Dallas Cowboys … 1 month later, he was cut from that team as well. In spite of all of this, Sam got engaged to his longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano in January of this year and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in March (he lost). In May it was announced that Michael Sam signed to play professional football in Canada and then in June, he ended his engagement/relationship with Vito. Today we learn from Sam himself that he has decided to quit playing football altogether due to mental health concerns. Without question, he has been through a lot in the past year and it looks like it has all caught up with him. More »
Posted under: Michael Sam
"Bullshit is everywhere"
After 16 years at the helm, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show last night and went out with the appropriate fun fanfare befitting the brilliant late night talk show host. The Daily Show may have started out as a joke but it ended up becoming an important resource for actual news to many people … people who are incredibly sad that Jon has decided to step down as host of The Daily Show. The final episode last night was jam-packed with guest stars and correspondents, people who have appeared on the show over the years, but for me … it was Jon‘s final monologue that was the big draw for me. As you can see and read below, “bullshit” was the major theme of Jon‘s final monologue on The Daily Show. In case you missed it or just want to watch/read it again, you can do so below. More »
After 13 years of marriage, she files for divorce
Bummer news to pass along today … after 13 years of marriage and 3 children, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to call it quits. The couple met way back in the ’90s when she was just the frontwoman for No Doubt and he was just the frontman for Bush. Since then, Gwen‘s star has been on a metoric rise with a successful solo career, a successful clothing line, a successful return as frontwoman of No Doubt, a successful career as a competitive reality TV show judge on The Voice and most recently a burgeoning successful career as a collaborator with Eminem. Gavin, well, I guess he’s only ever really been the frontman of Bush … but he has also been a seemingly doting husband and father to the couples 3 children Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock and Apollo Bowie Flynn. Citing “irreconcilable differences”, Gwen has filed divorce papers and the couple is now dunzo :( More »