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This is great!
October 22, 2006, 3:01 pm
Filed under: Magazines, Science, Technology, Weird

World’s Most Beautiful 2006 – According to People
April 26, 2006, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Magazines

Did any of you catch the cover of People magazine's annual "Most Beautiful People" issue on Good Morning America?  I have to admit, I was kind of bored.  Angelina is on the cover (I know she does a lot of humanitarian work which makes her gorgeous inside and out, but it was such a predictable, tired choice, and I am just so over her) and it was so dull I actually yawned.  Search as might, I couldn't find a picture of it for you, so you'll just have to imagine Angelina in a black shirt on a white background.  And then you can be as bored as I am.

Interestingly, though, the magazine has increased its number of beautiful from 50 to 100.

Click on the thumbsnails below for some more of People's most beautiful.  James Blunt?  Really?





Jessica Alba's hair is so "I just stuck my finger in the electrical outlet" chic!  Sadly, even on her worst day (and with that hair) she's still more beautiful than most people could ever hope to be.

Scott Stapp to Braided Beards: The 50 Worst Things to Happen to Music.
April 21, 2006, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Magazines, Music

blender.JPGBlender magazine has detailed the 50 worst things to ever happen to music.  Number 43, in particular, is right on the money. 

Confidential to all my horny guy friends:  I told you so!

Jessica keeps her mouth shut…for now.
April 21, 2006, 3:12 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Magazines

simpson.jpgThere have been reports that Jessica Simpson turned down the cover of Vanity Fair magazine because she would have been required to talk about her split from Nick Lachey.  Given his tell-all interview to Rolling Stone, these latest rumors make it seem that Simpson is the classier of the two.  However, I see this less as taking the moral high road and more of a timing-isn't-right situation.  Let's not forget who her pimp…er, father is!  I'm confident that Papa Joe is going to push this story a week before Simpson's album is released.  In the music industry, timing is everything…and publicizing her side of the story right before her album drops would practially guarantee huge sales.  Can't wait to hear what she has to say!

Nick Lachey opens up.
April 20, 2006, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Magazines, Music

In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on newsstands now), Nick Lachey finally tells the world about the end of his marriage to Jessica Simpson.

"It breaks my heart that I couldn't make Jessica happy," he mumbles, his chin pressed into his chest. "I wanted to be everything to my wife. I wanted her to look at me with love in her eyes, the way she did at the beginning, and have her feel like I was the most wonderful, awe-inspiring man on the planet. And when that stopped, it was the worst feeling in the world."

He wipes his face, eyes to nose to chin.

"I'd marry her all over again," he says softly. "Because I still love her. It would be a lot easier to walk away if I didn't."

And then the tears start again.

Jeez…Nick Lachey, I'll marry you, you sensitive hunk!  Anything to turn that frown upside down! (Like I could actually do that…haha.)

I know it's really none of my business, but the interview – which is incredibly well written, by the way (any writer who can incorporate the phrase "shit chute" into an interview and make it sound intelligent is a winner in my book) – convinces me more than ever that Simpson was the reason their marriage went down the tubes.  Refusing marriage counseling?  Come on!

I'm not sure how classy it is to tell America about the end of your marriage just as your album's about to drop…but whatevs.  Papa Joe pulled stunts like this all the time during their marriage!  Nick comes across as very genuinely; this is not going to help Simpson's career at all.  Can't wait to see what spin control Papa Joe comes up with!  I'm sure we'll be hearing Simpson's side of the story when her record is released later this year.

Mandy Moore on the cover of Cosmo
April 14, 2006, 7:37 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Magazines

cosmo.JPGI love Mandy Moore.  I think she's beautiful and talented and she's dating Zach Braff, and we all know I basically love everything he's attached to.  (Although I loved Mandy long before I loved the Braff.)

However…I hate this month's cover of Cosmo.  Mandy is still gorgeous; I don't think anything could change that.  But she just looks like she's 30.  And she's only 22!  (Technically 21 in this photo shoot, since they typically take place a few months before the magazine is out on the newstands.)

The rest of the pics inside the mag are great and I'm totally coveting Mandy's hair.  And yeah, that's about it.

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An open letter to Tom Cruise (and GQ excerpts)
April 13, 2006, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Magazines

tomkat.jpgDear Tom Cruise:

I used to think you were hot. Smokin’ hot. I wanted to have your little daredevil, we-do-our-own-stunts-and-love-to-dance-in-our-tighty-whities babies. I loved you so much that when Julia and I started the Celebrity Exchange Program (CEP)* I chose you, even though you were married to Nicole Kidman and technically it was against the rules to have a married celebrity in the program, but it just was after Mission: Impossible II came out and you were so damn hot with your longish hair and ripped body and how could I resist?

But then you had go ruin it for me. You had to go all crazy with your weirdass religion and hatred for psychiatric drugs and couch-jumping. I was totally against all of this and totally against you, so I vowed never to see any of your movies ever again! And now I’m pissed, cause Mission Impossible: III has lots of explosions and I like explosions so I’d kind of like to see it, but I can’t, cause I’m pretty sure my $10 would go towards getting the aliens souls out of people’s bodies, and I’m just not cool with that. I hate you, Tom Cruise. I hate you. Why couldn’t you have kept your mouth shut?

Yours truly,


Here are some excerpts from Cruise’s interview with GQ magazine:

What is Katie craving these days?  “She loves cupcakes, okay? I mean, the girl loves cupcakes.” (Apparently, Katie Holmes and I have something in common. And please, please, PLEASE let that be the only thing we have in common.)

How did he know she was pregnant?  “I looked at her. And I went, ‘You’re gonna tell me if you’re pregnant, aren’t you?’ It was a moment where… It was one of those things. And I knew at that moment she was pregnant. ’Cuz I notice things in people.”

Did she take a home pregnancy test?  “Yeah, she did the whole stick test; I think she just touched the box and they all turned blue.” (Oh, gross.)

“Kate” is:  “just cool. She’s kind, she’s smart, she’s fun. She’s a woman who’s not afraid to be a woman.”

Please, let’s not talk about sex.  “Sex for me is about the connection. Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship where you really have communication.”

On Brooke and that pesky post-partum depression:  “I actually really care about Brooke.  The first film I ever did [Endless Love] was hers, and I remember when I was growing up, and not even being in the industry yet, thinking how talented and beautiful she is. And she’s a lovely girl. It’s not her fault; she’s a victim in this situation. A doctor told her to go on Paxil while she was breast-feeding. Paxil is a vicious drug. Here’s someone I deeply care about.”

On Xenu and Scientology’s creation story: “You say this stuff to me and it’s insulting. That’s why I’m not even going to dignify what you’re saying. There’s always a lot of misinformation out there. I’m doing pretty good. Look at the things that have helped me in my life. You hear this other stuff—come on, it’s crap!”

Tom Cruise can get you off heroin in three days:  “I have to say, I’ve always found the ‘if it makes me feel better, it’s okay’ rationale a little suspect. I think it’s appalling that people have to live a life of drug addiction when I have personally helped people get off drugs.”

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*Yes, we were high school seniors with active imaginations, a love of celebrities and sailboats, and a whole lot of time on our hands.  You wish you were that cool.