My Life Trip

My thoughts on . . . well, pretty much everything.

Clay Aiken Confirms He’s Gay . . . September 23, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,Pop Culture,That ish is funny to me! — jden723 @ 9:54 pm

DUH!!!!  See what happens when your career is faltering.  You start fathering babies with old chicks and “admiting” the obvious.

It would be hard to come out in a more public way than new dad Clay Aiken has chosen to.

Clay Aiken is finally confirming what many people already knew: He’s gay.

The cover of the latest People magazine shows Aiken holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: “Yes, I’m Gay.” The cover also has the quote: “I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things.”

The magazine has an interview with Aiken and confirmed that he was on the cover but refused to release the article to The Associated Press until Wednesday.

The baby’s mother is Aiken’s friend and record producer Jaymes Foster.

Aiken, who gained fame as the runner-up on “American Idol” in 2003, rarely addressed the frequent rumors about his sexuality. In an interview with The Associated Press two years ago, he said: “I don’t really feel like I have anybody to answer to but myself and God and the people I love.”

The multiplatinum singer recently released the CD “On My Way Here” and made his Broadway debut this spring in “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”

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ANTM Cycle 10 . . . September 10, 2008

Filed under: Pop Culture,That ish is funny to me!,TV — jden723 @ 8:33 pm

is not getting better with time.  LOL!

 

Here’s my view of the top 13:

Isis – Deep fried hot mess on a stick.  Of course you have issues with her face Miss J . . . “She’s a dude.”    I have no problem with her being a dude if she was hot.  But she is not.  So whatever point Tyra is trying to prove is loss in the sauce with this one.   I’ve seen better on Maury.

 

Analeigh – She’s aight in a “I work at Sonic”  kind of way.

 

Samantha – Hooters girl.

 

Hannah – Did she present herself in a way that legitimately caused others to view her as prejudiced?  Of course she did.  Did she pull the typical move that every white girl I have ever encountered that made prejudice remarks pull?  The crying, “OMG, they are horrible for thinking that of me,” move.  Of course she did and of course that discussion took place with other white women who don’t get it because it doesn’t effect them.  (Ok JDen, pull-up you are having flashbacks to being one of only a handful of black girls in your high school and living in college dorms where you were also one of few.)  Stepping off soap box.  I don’t find her very interesting to look at. 

 

 

Nakeisha – Ok, now come on.  I thought the big wannabe Grace Jones lookin’ chick with the bad teeth (Marveta maybe) from a couple of seasons ago was bad, but this girl is  . . . seriously. 

 

Lauren – I find her look weird.  They think she’s hot, guess we’ll be seeing her around for a while.

 

Niki – I love that comment, “Love child of Poisin Ivy and the Joker.”  So true.

 

Clark – Face is very angular. 

 

Marjorie – Just weird.  I guess her picture was cool.

 

Elina – One of my faves.  She does favor Angelina Jolie in her picks.

 

Sheena – The hoochie thing is just funny.  The whole fake boob thing – even funnier.

 

Brittany – She’s beautiful.  Not sure if she is gonna stick around.  Tyra doesn’t seem to like the pretty ones.  I mean the woman actually said she has proven she can make a million $ a year doing catalogs but not top model.  WTF!  That’s probably more than every contestant in every cycle combined.  None of them become TOP models.  Again, she has issues with the pretty ones.

 

Joslyn – Very attractive as well.  The weird baby talking is aggravating.

 

Overall favorites: Elina and Brittany.

 

You know you want it . . . September 8, 2008

Filed under: Pop Culture,That ish is funny to me!,TV — jden723 @ 3:34 pm

My America’s Next Top Model contestant new season review!  I will post it asap.  I am writing it as we speak.  I started out speechless looking at this latest batch of  . . .  well, you’ll see.  Stay tuned.

 

“Jungle Red” gets repainted by Hollywood circa 2008 . . . September 4, 2008

Filed under: ME,Pop Culture — jden723 @ 10:26 pm

and I am not sure I am happy about this.

For those of you who are fans, you already know I am talking about “The Woman.”  This is one of my all time favorite movies.  A classic Hollywood black and white full of big-shouldered broads and no men.  The original movie “The Women” was made in 1939 and starred Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, and Joan Crawford as the tramp who stole Mary’s husband.  You could get the scoop on Mary’s business from the manicurist at the salon while she painted your nails “jungle red.”  LOL!   I love everything about it, the clothes, the cast, the dialogue that moves at a pace so rapid, you have no choice but to watch it twice just to understand them.  And of course the catty friends stirring up mess the whole time.

Several years ago a stage version that stuck true to the original, right down to the time period was done starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Tilly and the grand dame of Jennifer’s –  Jennifer Coolidge.  It was awesome. 

But this, I am just not sure.  They modernized it, they changed it to “fit the times.”  I am going to go see it because I just love the original, but I am not happy about it dammit!

 

Diddy and Aubrey . . . August 27, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,Pop Culture,TV — jden723 @ 4:04 pm

artistic differences or lover’s quarrel?

I think the latter.  Once again, I think his behavior lends itself to the rumors.  When you look at how Diddy has handled his other woman problems: JLo, LaurieAnn, now Aubrey, its more like scroned high school girl than business man.

Just my 2 cents.  What’s yours?

BTW Aubrey is hot mess on a stick for real.

 

(Update) New Dancing With The Stars Cast . . . Seriously August 25, 2008

Filed under: Celebrities,My social commentary,Pop Culture,TV — jden723 @ 10:52 pm

Are they trying to kill the show.  Check out this list of cows, crows, who’s?, what’s?, and huh’s?

Cloris Leachman – Ok, aside from the fact that she is 82.  She might be one of the only two that I kinda like.  You go Phyllis!

Susan Lucci – The only other one I like.  It makes sense.  Erica Kane on Dancing With The Stars.  Of course!

Lance Bass – Well, after the space debacle, he is the only one that really has no job.  At least the weird little bearded dude is “Goin’ Country.”  Not sure if this will get him anywhere like it did for Joey.  He constantly looks surprised which just weirds me out.  If you can’t get a big career boost from being the gay N Sync guy . . .

Tony Braxton – Can we say Vivica Fox.  I am so not looking forward to the vampy, throaty, half naked, don’t I look hot thing.  Unless she is EXTRAORDINARY (and we have seen her dance –  she would have to make the transformation that Janet did between Dreamstreet and Control) America probably won’t buy it because too many people don’t know who she is and those who do know who she is watch but don’t vote.

Misty May-Traynor – Beach Vollyball olympian.  Again, seriously?

Maurice Green – Track and Field Sydney and Athens.  Hot body but really.  Wasn’t he the one everyone couldn’t stand because he was an arrogant azz who spent time licking his tongue and acting an azz on the medal stands?  I ask again . . . seriously?  He is a brother, maybe he has rhythm.  America was fooled by Emmit Smith’s non-dancing azz.  Yes, I am still bitter about America’s obsession with sports figures taking over my dance shows.  And yes, Jerry Rice and that Taylor dude from last year sucked too.

Cody Linley from Hannah Montana.  Let’s face it, he’s not even Hannah Montana.  People love the Cheetah Girls and that little girl was off the hook and she got the boot.

Kim Kardashian (obviously the “cow” in my opening) – Ok, now this is just wrong.  She is not even a Star.  And can you imagine her making a big deal out of showcasing her booty in those gowns?  Good grief.  She has already cut her toe and has to get special shoes made according to her publicist.  Let’s hope by the time the show starts the producers come to their senses and cut HER.  No matter, it will take care of itself.  Unless she is amazing the older crowd will ignore her and be put off by her shameless trashiness and I can’t imagine anyone else voting for her any more than they would for Paris Hilton.

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Brooke Burke – Well, I guess when you need a job, you need a job.  It could be worse.  Yeah, Brooke Hogan would definitely be worse.  Yet anothe rperson that will have middle America going “Who?”

Rocco Dispirito – Ok, now I am going “Who?”  And I don’t take that lightly, you know how I loooove my pop culture.  At least he has a real day job.

Ted McGinley – Is there any ABC show they don’t put him on?  They must have him on speed dial.  I still won’t forgive him for what he did to the nerd in “rEvenge of the Nerds.”  Ok, I won’t forgive him for Happy Days and Married With Children either.  He is the Guttenberg of the cast.

“Comedian” Jeff Ross – Clearly the Adam Corolla of the cast.

Warren Sapp – ABC’s determination to convince us that football players can ballroom dance continues . . .

 

My obsession continues . . .

Sorry I have been out of the loop folks.  A sista has been dealing with things for real. 

Oddly enough, my obsession with all things trash TV has continued.  LOL!

As they say on VH1, “Watch and Discuss” . . .

Gone Country 2 – Lovin’ It!  I mean really, this is CelebReality gold.  A drunk Sean Young, a bitter Irene Cara, a sad N Sync’er (what the hell is his name), Sebastian Bach, Makayla Gordon (if I wasn’t a faithful American Idol watcher, I would be saying “Who? as well), way past his prime Lorenzo Lamas, and last but certainly not least, the greasiest-headed Jackson of them all – Jermaine “I am so retarded I named my son Jermagesty” Jackson.  I mean really, how could this possibly be bad?  LOL!

Outsiders Inn – Lovin This Too!  Maureen McCormick a.k.a. Marcia Brady a.k.a. Batshyt Crazy has decided to lease a BnB.  She calls upon her friends Carnie “Reality Chunkster” Wilson and Bobby Brown to help her run the BnB.  Does any of this make any sense?  HELL TO THE NAW.  But its awesome.  Carnie is the cook.  Does knowing how to eat qualify you as a chef?  Okay.  Bobby Brown is the director of entertainment.  Now, for the record, I love me some him.  But really has Bobby actually “entertained” anyone other than with his problems since My Perogative?  Well, no matter, throw in this bag of mixed nuts, some moonshine a.k.a. Tater Water, some locals right out of Deliverance, some other C/D list celeb visitors and you’ve got real humdinger of a show.  YeeeHaaaaw!

Queen Bees:  Gold Stars all around!!!  I am a little late to the party on this one, but I am catching up on the episodes.  Think Bad Girls Club for high school girls with a live-in therapist where they take the top “Heather” from several areas and try to change them in to someone we can tolerate.  But they kick them off when they lose to many gold stars.  Last week they threw Peerez Hilton into the mix and one of them ended up being called a younger cracked out Whitney Houston.  Okay granted, even a blind man could see the girl’s weave was jacked, but dayum! 

I Love Money – Yes.  I am still watching.  Why?  I just can’t stop myself.  I need help, you haven’t figured that out by now.

I Wanna Work for Diddy? – Why?  He’s an azz.  I am trying not to watch, I really am.

 Making the Band 4 – Not sure if I will stick with this one.  One word – “Aubrey.”  If she gets hit in the face with an iron maybe.  First episode definitely confirmed to me that the rumors were true about Diddy and LaurieAnn.  Situation jumped off like a lover’s quarrel and seemed to resolve itself as one.  The relationship tension between the two was so obvious, they probably should have edited it better.  But then again him and Kim “that’s my baby daddy” Porter have broken up so he can flaunt his escapade with LaurieAnn without the nagging.  By the way, both bands are booty.  Donnie is worse.  Not sure what is worse than sounding like azz, but if you come up with something, let me know.

From G’s to Gents  – LOL!  Need I say more.

The Hills – I never have, just won’t do it.  Can’t make me even if my eyes are glued open. 

Bridezillas!  – Awesome, gets more awesome every season.  Of course nothing tops the one chick getting left at the alter.  But I am lovin this show.  My 18 month old now yells “Biiiiiidezilllas!”  I don’t know which one this season has been craziest: The bride who was trying to eat herself into a new dress; the bride who wants everyone to be miserable and have a no fun wedding; the bride who got the groom a personal trainer and ate donuts during his training (did I mention she was as big as a house); the bride who quit her job without telling the groom and drives a jaguar and lives in a nasty house that is the brick equivalent of a doublewide; or the bride who told the guests she was gonna put out a bucket for cash at the wedding to reimburse her for the rehearsal dinner.  Its crazy on top of crazy.

Big Brother 10 – Still watching it.  Say what you want, the joint was definitely more interesting with Libra in it.  Don’t know what Ollie is gonna do without April, he has been getting it on the regular the whole time in the house.  Now that his “cuddle” partner is gone, I fear he may just get with the Long Island Troll Doll.

More to come.  Any suggestions?