They Had To Throw Out His Spitting Case
Probably my favorite pop culture story of the week was that Justin Bieber VS. the Great Wall of China situation. I mean… I have never read/seen/heard of anything so ridiculous in my life. Bieber getting carried like a baby up the Great Wall by his bodyguards, and actually sharing this news with the world?! LMAO! I couldn’t deal. But the best part of the whole thing was PITNBr Liz‘s comment about how– true story– her grandmother climbed the wall (sans bodyguards) at age 65. Madness. And shouts-out to Grandma Liz :) So we all know Justin Bieber is… um… a bit immature to say the least. And now the LA County District Attorney is publicly saying the same, even though they ultimately couldn’t charge him with spitting on his neighbor or reckless driving. Click inside for more.
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Why Am I So Excited?
Okay, you know how some guys just look like they smell good? Like, they always look super-clean and put-together, and like they take really good care of their skin and wear fancy oils from the river Nile? LMAO… yes. That’s how I feel about Pharrell. He’s an amazing musical talent (with a new solo project in the works), but he’s also a staple in the fashion world. He may be getting ready to branch out into some other ventures, and I’m seriously excited to see what’s next for this guy. Pharrell is rumored to be working on a fragrance, and ummm yeah. Yespleasemorethankyou. Click inside for more!
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The Judge rules that Same-Sex Marriages will be allowed in 30 days
Great news coming out of the Garden State today. The New York Times has just reported that a state judge in New Jersey has ruled that the state must allow same-sex marriage starting next month. Citing the Supreme Court‘s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, judge Mary C. Jacobsen ruled that the state of NJ must allow same-sex couples to marry so that they can “obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution“. Wow! This is the first state ruling legalizing same-sex marriage since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA back in June. Woot!! More »
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He Was 43 Years Old
Extremely sad news to pass along today. You’ve probably seen Norm Oosterbroek in about a million pictures, without realizing it. He was bodyguard to Jay Z, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and countless other celebrities over the years. At 6 feet, 5 inches and 280 pounds he’d been aptly nicknamed the Dutch Giant. The Miami Herald is reporting that on Monday night the bodyguard to the stars met a ‘bizarre end’ when he showed up at a neighbor’s house, completely naked (and reportedly high) and began fighting with the residents. Click inside for more.
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On Wednesday we got our first look at the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover that critics maintain glamorizes Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a “dreamy teen idol rock star”. In response to Rolling Stone‘s decision to portray the bombing suspect in this way, a Boston Police Sergeant has released photos that he took of Tsarnaev on the night he was arrested for the deadly bombing. Sergeant Sean Murphy, the man who took and released the photos, tells Boston magazine that these photos show “the real Boston Bomber” and have been released in an effort to refute the alleged contention by Rolling Stone that Tsarnaev is a “fluffed and buffed” magazine coverstar. Boston Police, tho, want it known that they did NOT authorize the release of the photos, they will not be releasing the photos officially and they have relieved Sergeant Murphy from duty for one day with a full internal investigation to follow. Clearly this Rolling Stone magazine cover has affected a lot of people in very emotional ways. Click below to see the photos and learn more about Sergeant Murphy‘s decision to release the photos. More »
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev = Teen Idol?
Wow. Rolling Stone magazine has released the cover of their next issue and as you can see below it features the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. As soon as the magazine coverphoto was revealed, a backlash of outrage exploded on social media condemning the magazine for seeming to paint Tsarnaev in a confusing light. Because Rolling Stone has a long history of featuring young, attractive, teen idol type rock stars on their magazine covers, it seems unconscionable that they would choose to publish a photo of the alleged Boston Bomber in the same light … but here you have it. Click below to see the RS coverphoto in full and see what you think about it. It may be a bit jarring for those of you who are still affected by the events that took place when the Boston Marathon was bombed back in April … but, I’m assuming, that is the effect that Rolling Stone is going for by publishing this coverphoto. More »
'Our men, women, and children are not human targets'
Yesterday was a pretty sucky day in general, between the news of Cory Monteith‘s passing, and the announcement of George Zimmerman acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. I really appreciate everyone’s comments on my post about the outcome of the case, and I’m happy to say that people everywhere (celebrities included) are speaking out about the society we live in– where an innocent young man’s life can be taken and it is not deemed a crime. We learned that Beyoncé spoke out in her own way about Zimmerman‘s acquittal, and her sister Solange also held a peaceful protest at Borough Hall in Brooklyn. Check out the gallery to see the many people who came out in support of the late Trayvon Martin.
[Photo Credit: Wenn]
There's Just Nothing Else To Talk About Right Now
I have a huge problem. I’m supposed to be working, and I can’t. You saw that Miley Cyrus post I tried to pull off– fail. But since one of my many jobs is to share my thoughts on goings-ons in the world I’ve decided to blog about this moment. Normally, when something like this happens I take a few minutes to let myself take it all in, to research facts, and to write something kinda smart and focused and not overly emotional. I love blogging, but I don’t confuse it with journaling and I don’t want to make this moment about me and how it makes me feel. However, I literally cannot stop thinking about what happened to Trayvon Martin and what didn’t happen to George Zimmerman when he was acquitted of murdering the 17 year-old boy. I also cannot stop reading all of these articles and the comments that are going along with: E!, Jezebel, The New Yorker, etc. Click inside for more.
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He Allegedly Went On A Rampage In Her Condo
Well, this is not good. 50 Cent has basically been charged with bustin’ the windows out of his ex-girlfriend’s car… and worse. The rapper went on some kind of rampage at his babymama’s house; breaking ish and even kicking the young woman when he finally broke down the bathroom door… because that’s where she was hiding from him. Sigh. Will people ever get tired of terrorizing other people they “love”/used to love? Probably not. Click inside for more.
Sarah "Sassoon" Guyard Tragically Fell To Her Death Saturday Night
We have some really sad news to pass along today. Cirque du Soleil is one of the most loved and most respected performance experiences out there, and although I haven’t been to a show myself yet I’ve heard great things. Sadly, the show experienced its first tragedy on Saturday night when one of its performers Sarah “Sassoon” Guyard fell 50 feet to her death. This happened in Las Vegas, during MGM Grand‘s Ka show. Click inside to learn more.
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