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Alexis Bellino of Real Housewives of Orange County And Her Couture Dress Mess!

Did anyone else cringe tonight when they saw Alexis Bellino cut the sleeve off from that dress that her poor designing partner Tal had so intricately made?  Yes I understand it is technically Alexis’ dress line, but we all know she relies heavily on her designing partner’s skills and so you would think she would show more respect towards her.  Let’s face it, Alexis herself is not actually a designer and she won’t even go near a sewing machine as she herself said on tonight’s episode.  Alexis couldn’t even define the word couture when that’s what her dress line is supposed to be!   So are we really supposed to take Alexis seriously as a designer?  Maybe Alexis should respect the craft behind designing, which sewing plays a significant part of, instead of just playing Tyrant Barbie who just likes to dress up in the designs and then put her name and picture on the heart label.  To be honest though, I don’t even really mind the fact that she is not the actual dress maker, but I do mind how she behaved towards the dress maker/designer Tal.

I was actually mortified at Alexis’ egotistical, power tripping, non-Christian behavior (as she always claims to be so Christian) when she cut the sleeve off of that dress simply to show that she was the boss and that what she says goes.  Alexis couldn’t you have just asked Tal to make a version of the dress without the sleeves or to come up with a sketch of that version instead?  Tal put her heart into making that dress and then you just stabbed it with scissors as easily as you have your face stabbed with Botox.

Alexis said on tonight’s episode that she’s always right, well Alexis this behavior was not right and if you were always right wouldn’t that make you God?  I wonder what our Savior would think of that?

Alexis Bellino

Alexis Bellino

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Bethenny Frankel Is A Branding Genius! @Bethenny

From one mom who is building her brand to another mom who has already conquered hers, Bethenny Frankel is a savvy business woman and momtrepreneur that I truly admire.

The press, as well as many bloggers like to focus on the controversy surrounding the she said/she said war of words between Bethenny and her mom Bernadette Parisella.  Or they like to put the focus on the very public falling out between Bethenny and her former bestie Jill Zarin.  However, I believe that Bethenny needs a little more attention paid to the brilliant ‘Skinnygirl’ Brand in which she is currently turning into an Empire.

From Bethenny’s popular ‘Skinnygirl’ Margarita to her ‘Skinnygirl’ Daily , to the natural food chef’s workout DVD, five successful reality shows, and New York Times Best Selling books, all I can say is, “Go Bethenny!  On top of all the tremendous success Bethenny is having, she has also managed to become a new wife and mother as well.

Bethenny is a savvy business woman.  She understands how branding works.  She knows how to work hard, create, promote, and market herself and her brand as a uniformed package that is tied up in a pretty ‘skinny’ bow.  She is extremely media savvy too.  For instance, pay attention to how she pushes her new book, “A Place of Yes,” during her current show ‘Bethenny Ever After.’  She’s constantly saying during her interviews how she comes from a place of yes.  Do you honestly think this is a coincidence?  I think not, it’s just another brilliant way that she plants the seed for her audience to buy her book.  Some people may call this being calculating, but I call it being genius and believe me when I say, I’m taking notes Bethenny.

Bethenny also understands the power of using social media as a marketing tool and trust me, she tweets with a purpose.  Bethenny also has something else going for her, no not her big boobs!  It’s her likeability factor.  She’s very brash and in-your-face, but she also has a very sweet vulnerability about her that I believe makes her very relatable to people.  Let’s face it, she was the favorite ‘Real Housewife of New York’ (and she wasn’t even technically a housewife yet) and her popularity is the reason why Bravo gave Bethenny her own spinoff show.

It’s difficult to believe that only 6 years ago Bethenny was struggling to make ends meet and now she is on top of the world.  She is an inspiration to entrepreneurial women everywhere.

Update:  Bethenny recently closed a $120 million dollar distribution deal for Skinnygirl.  Go Bethenny!

Bethenny Frankel: Skinnygirl

Bethenny Frankel: Skinnygirl

Skinnygirl Margarita

Skinnygirl Margarita

A Place of Yes

A Place of Yes

Skinnygirl Dish

Skinnygirl Dish

Naturally Thin

Naturally Thin

Body By Bethenny (DVD)

Body By Bethenny (DVD)

The Hoppy Family

The Hoppy Family

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The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,

The RealHousewives of New York City

Bethenny Getting Married?

Bethenny Ever After

Skating With The Stars

Pregnancy Goes Viral In Hollywood?

It’s being called the “Hollywood Baby Boom,” but in my opinion it’s the “Hollywood Baby Explosion!”  Is there something in the Cristal because it seems like pregnancy has gone viral in Hollywood?

Today a celebrity baby bump is all the rage and announcing your preggers when you’re a celebrity is a lot bigger (pardon the pun) than announcing your latest movie project.

2011 has barely begun and People Magazine has already featured 23 celebrities who are expecting babies and 2010 wasn’t lacking in the baby mill either!  It kind of makes you wonder, is having a baby a more chic accessory than a Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Handbag?  I know that’s terrible, a baby is NOT an accessory, but you can’t deny this growing trend in Hollywood.

At first the road to Hollywood Parenthood seemed to be all about adopting babies from out of the country, but that is so Angelina Jolie 2007!  Now it really doesn’t matter how you have a baby in Hollywood: adoption, surrogate, or just the good ole’ fashion way of getting “knocked up.” Anyone else out there not like this term, but absolutely loves that movie?

Okay, I digress, like I was saying it doesn’t matter how you have a baby in Hollywood, all that matters is the sweet bundle of joy that comes in the end, and that you’ll get to pose with he or she on the cover of some celebrity magazine once they have finally arrived.  So anyhow, with all this said, it really is quite amazing how many celebrities are actually coming up pregnant today in Hollywood.

Now I was joking earlier about Hollywood babies being a chic accessory, however, in harsh reality there are people who believe that this is exactly why celebrities are having babies.  Those people are skeptical to why such a large number of celebrities are turning up pregnant all at once.  Is it really just the fashionable thing to do in Hollywood and a great way to get some publicity?  Or is it just a mere coincidence?

I have a difficult time believing a celebrity would have a baby just to get some publicity, especially when so many of them are A-List celebrities and they don’t even need the publicity.  However, isn’t that part of the reason why Joan Crawford adopted her children in ‘Mommie Dearest?’…And perhaps I am naive to say that an A-List celebrity does not need the publicity, when really publicity is what keeps their careers thriving.  Regardless though, I still don’t think this is why so many celebs are having babies right now.

So here is my theory on why I think so many celebrities are getting pregnant in Hollywood.  I think it’s because a lot of celebrities are having unprotected sex, that’s why.  Duh! Were you expecting something deeper or more complicated?

We all know that some of these Hollywood pregnancies were planned, while others were not.  So perhaps in some of the cases of those that were not planned, there was something in the Cristal that contributed to them getting pregnant after all…

It’s called alcohol.

Mariah Carey w/Husband Nick Cannon Having Twins!

Mariah Carey w/Husband Nick Cannon Having Twins!

Kate Hudson Expecting 2nd Child

Kate Hudson Expecting 2nd Child

Penelope Cruz w/Javier Bardem

Penelope Cruz w/Javier Bardem

Christina Applegate Expecting Her First Baby!

Christina Applegate Expecting Her First Baby!

Jane Krakowski Looking Fabulous On The Red Carpet, Baby Bump And All!

Jane Krakowski Looking Fabulous On The Red Carpet, Baby Bump And All!
Ivanka Trump Recently Announced She's Pregnant On Twitter!

Ivanka Trump Recently Announced She's Pregnant On Twitter!

Victoria and David Beckham Expecting Their 4th Child....Maybe they'll have a baby girl this time!

Victoria and David Beckham Expecting Their 4th Child....Maybe they'll have a baby girl this time!

Actor Kevin James w/Gorgeous Wife And Baby Bump.

Actor Kevin James w/Gorgeous Wife And Baby Bump.

Maybe pink for Pink!  On Ellen she said the doc thought maybe a girl although it was still a little soon to tell.

Maybe pink for Pink! On Ellen she said the doc thought maybe a girl although it was still a little soon to tell.

Alicia Silverstone keeping up her healthy lifestyle while pregnant.

Alicia Silverstone keeping up her healthy lifestyle while pregnant.

Jennifer Connelly Glowing!

Jennifer Connelly Glowing

Beautiful Laila Ali

Beautiful Laila Ali

Natalie Portman Wins The Golden Globe And Looks Stunning Expecting Her 1st Baby!

Natalie Portman Wins The Golden Globe And Looks Stunning Expecting Her 1st Baby!

Click Below For Full Celebrity Baby Gallery at People.com:

http://www.people.com/people/celebritybabies/gallery/0,,20458970,00.html

E! Host Giuliana Rancic Pregnant!? (Maybe A Baby?)

Okay this may be a long shot because as of now there are absolutely NO rumors out about this and absolutely NO sources which have confirmed it either, however I believe that E! News Host Giuliana Rancic is pregnant.

Call it wishful thinking on my part because I have followed her inspirational story about her struggle to get pregnant; and like all of her fans I was heartbroken for her when she finally did get pregnant, but then miscarried at 8 weeks back in September.

However, tonight as I watched E! News I gasped when I saw Giuliana.  No she didn’t look like she had put on any weight, but there was something about her that did look pregnant to me, call it a glow perhaps or maybe a premonition I was having…who knows?

Giuliana has confirmed on her Style show ‘Giuliana and Bill,’ and in the media that she is undergoing IVF treatment again in order to try and get pregnant.  She has also expressed what a daunting task on her body the process is, as it does involve over 60 shots a month!

The couple has been through an emotional roller-coaster indeed and I commend them for being so open about their whole personal struggle.

Once again, there has been no confirmation that Giuliana Rancic is actually pregnant, however, my instincts are telling me that a formal announcement will be made once Giuliana safely completes her first Trimester of pregnancy, perhaps February or March.

Regardless if Giuliana is actually pregnant or not or ever will be, I do believe the couple will have children someday, whether it’s through a surrogate or adoption.

Giuliana and Bill in my opinion will be fantastic parents and I wish them nothing, but positivity in attaining this personal goal of theirs. So therefore, I will continue to send out this wishful thinking into the Universe for them, in hopes that this wish or prediction will or has come true.

Giuliana and Bill Rancic's Wedding Day!

Giuliana and Bill Rancic's Wedding Day!

Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Shares Her and Bill's Devastating News

Giuliana Shares Her and Bill's Devastating News

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted At Moorpark High School Together: Is it Young Love?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted tonight at Moorpark High School watching the Oaks Christian vs. Moorpark High School Football Game!  They were with Will Smith and his family, who were there cheering on Will Smith’s son Trey who plays for Oaks Christian High School.

Apparently, sources say that Justin and Selena were close as Selena hung on his back at one point in the game.  Justin Bieber tweeted, “Friday Night Lights”, and then went on in another tweet, “Great time tonight with some great friends. thanks to all the people I met. Everyone was real nice and thanks for letting me feel normal.”

A fan of Justin who was in attendance at the game whose Twitter profile is @BieberSoCal tweeted, “It was Moorpark vs. Oaks Christain. He (Justin) was there with Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Willow Smith, and Selena Gomez.”

The fan then tweeted Justin, “@justinbieber I’m not even kidding, it’s kinda weird how we happened to be in the same place. Small world?”

Justin tweeted his fan back , “@BieberSoCal wow that was your highschool. You are Everywhere. We had fun. Thanks.”

Justin’s fan responded, “@justinbieber goodnight! I think we both had really good days today 🙂 thank you, but you really should have been cheering for Moorpark.. 😉

Back to Justin and Selena though, reports have  surfaced in the past that the young starlets seem to get together as often as they can.  Also, Justin has admitted to thinking Selena is cute too.  Being that they are only 2 years apart in age, Selena Gomez being the older woman at 18 years old, it’s not that far fetch to think that young love could be blooming for The Biebs and Miss Gomez.

In my opinion, I think they would make a cute couple, although Justin’s female fans may not agree.  What do you all think?  Young love or just Good Friends?

I say Kim Kardashian look out, Justin may have his eyes set on a new woman.

Here are some Twitpics from the game!  Enjoy!

For those of you who care about the almost non-existent sports aspect to this story, Oaks Christian won the game.

Justin Bieber with Jaden Smith at Moorpark High

Justin Bieber at Moorpark High School

Justin Bieber with Selena Gomez to the right of him (side shot of Selena)

Justin Bieber with Selena Gomez to the right of him (side shot of Selena), Will Smith above Selena.

Rumor Has It There Was Bieber Fever Spread like Wildfire Once All the Kids Found Out He Was There!

Rumor Has It There Was Bieber Fever That Spread like Wildfire Once All the Kids Found Out He Was There!

Love Connection?

Love Connection?

Selena Gomez with Justin-Bieber: They are Adorable!

Selena Gomez with Justin-Bieber: They are Adorable!

What are The Kardashians Famous For?

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

The other day I was standing in line at the supermarket check out when I overheard two guys talking about the Kardashians who were on the cover of some magazine (surprise, surprise).  These guys were asking one another, “What are the Kardashians famous for anyway?”  One guy joked, “I don’t know, for being born I guess.”

The thing is that this is a question that a lot of people have asked, one being my husband, who absolutely can not stand the fact that I watch, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ and that I love the show.  He absolutely 100% believes that they are unworthy of having their own show and that they are famous for absolutely nothing. Yes, I’m married to a Kardashian “Hater” as some people may say.

Now, I am a fan of the show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ because I like the family dynamic and the closeness that they seem to share and I find their antics to be entertaining.  However with all this said, the question still remains, what are they famous for?

It used to be that people would become famous based on an exceptional talent that they had, but this just isn’t the case anymore.  Today we live in an over-saturated reality show based society where the average Joe can become famous based upon an exceptional circumstance that they’re in, such as Kate Gosselin or The Octomom, who have both become famous because of their huge families they have had due to giving birth to multiples.

Or the average Joe can become famous based on having an over-the top personality that’s put into an exceptional living situation such as the kids from ‘The Jersey Shore.’

However, there are those reality shows that actually do have talented people on them, but these are usually competition reality shows, like Top Chef, but that’s a category all on its own.

Now the Kardashians are an interesting breed because their family is not from “The Average Joe” even if their talents are.  The Kardashians are the priviledged children of Robert George Kardashian who was a successful and affluent attorney best known for assisting OJ Simpson and his “Dream Team”  during the OJ Simpson Trial in the 1990s.

The Kardashians are also the children of Kris Jenner who divorced Robert when the Kardashian children were still young.  Kris remarried Bruce Jenner who was a Gold Medalist at the 1976 Summer Olympics, setting a world record of 8,634 points.  He has been referred to as “The World’s Greatest Athlete.”

So as you all see The Kardashians came from a family of power and money.  This means that they grew up in the circles of other affluent families with power and money, especially those in the Hollywood circles.  Now we all know that there are other affluent rich people who don’t have fame though, so still, what are the Kardashians famous for?

Well let’s not forget that although they hate each other now, at one time Kim Kardashian was B.F.F’s with another socialite who was famous for absolutely nothing and that was Paris Hilton.  Therefore, Kim was out and about the town with Paris and of course getting noticed by the media and paparazzi because let’s be real, Kim Kardashian is gorgeous.  So between Kim’s exotic good looks, her family money, and her connections, she already had all the necessary ingredients to be catapulted into major stardom.

She was also connected to some celebrity men as well, such as Nick Lachey, Ray J, Nick Cannon, and R & B producer Damon Thomas who she was married to from 2000-2004. However, it was her sex tape with now ex-boyfriend Ray J that caused a media frenzy around Kim, and we all know what happens with controversy like this. Well, if you don’t know, then let me fill you in, controversy like this surrounding a socialite such as Kim, usually is followed by a big fat reality show deal, which is exactly what happened to Kim and the rest of the Kardashian family.  This basically shot them all to fame.

Alot of people like to say, Kim Kardashian is famous for her sex tape and that’s the only reason why she’s famous.  I don’t agree with this though, because basically think of it this way, if you made a sex tape and it leaked to the public, do you think you would be as famous as Kim Kardashian or the Kardashian family?  No offense, but probably not.  I mean let’s face it Dustin Diamond who was Screech from ‘Saved By The Bell’ had a sex tape that leaked too and people were just grossed out by it.  It catapulted his career into the abyss of nothingness.  In other words it takes more than having a sex tape leak out to the public to gain the notoriety that Kim Kardashian and her family has gained.  Whether people want to admit this or not the sex tape alone is not what Kim or the Kardashians are famous for.

Kim Kardashian is a beautiful woman who luckily was born into an affluent family who had all the right connections.  She surrounded herself with the right people and there was already a media buzz around Kim due to her friendships or relationships she had with other famous people, even before her sex tape leaked. When her sex tape was released it did help to create a media frenzy around Kim, which of course attributed to her and her family landing a reality show deal.  However, it wasn’t the sex tape alone that created this frenzy.  The frenzy was created because of the beautiful socialite who was in it.

Now as a result of the reality show all The Kardashians have benefited from this controversy and now all of them are famous too.  I wonder if Kim has ever received a thank you from her family for this?

So what are The Kardashians famous for then?  I would say they are famous for nepotism, for fortunate circumstance, for good looks, and for having a stage mom like Kris Jenner who has brilliantly orchestrated it all (along with Ryan Seacrest) into a career for herself and for her whole family.  So in a way, that guy in the supermarket checkout line was right, the Kardashians are famous for just being born….into the right family that is. We should all be so lucky.

The Kardashian Family

The Kardashian Family

Kardashian Sisters As Kids

Kardashian Sisters As Kids

Kim With Her Dad Robert kardashian

Kim With Her Dad Robert kardashian

Robert Kardashian with Son Rob Kardashian

Robert Kardashian with Son Rob Kardashian

Robert Kardashian During OJ Simpson Trial 1995

Robert Kardashian During OJ Simpson Trial 1995

Kris Jenner Remarried With Bruce Jenner

Kris Jenner Remarried With Bruce Jenner

The Kardashians 'Get Bikini Glam'

The Kardashians 'Get Bikini Glam'

Kim

Kim

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian

Kardashians On South Park

Kardashians On South Park

Kris Jenner With Her Kardashian Girls

Kris Jenner With Her Kardashian Girls

Kardashians With Kourtney Preggers

Kardashians With Kourtney Preggers
Kardashians in Lingerie w/Kourtney Pregnant

Kardashians in Lingerie w/Kourtney Pregnant

Khloe and Lamar Odom

Khloe and Lamar Odom

Khloe and Lamar's Wedding Day

Khloe and Lamar’s Wedding Day
Kourtney and Her Boyfriend "Baby Daddy" Scott

Kourtney and Her Boyfriend "Baby Daddy" Scott With Baby Mason Dash

Kourtney with Adorable Baby Mason

Kourtney with Adorable Baby Mason

Kris Jenner: She has a lot to smile about...

Kris Jenner: She has a lot to smile about...

Kate Gosselin and The Mystery Behind Her Boobs.

Kate Gosselin, dare I say it….A “M.I.L.F!”  I actually dislike that expression, but I have read articles where she has been regarded to as just this.  Now we all know she’s had a little help as we were all witness to her tummy tuck, her teeth whitening, and even her hair extensions, but there is one thing the public has not been privy to in regards to Kate Gosselin, and that’s her two very perky full bosoms she suddenly has!  Now Kate says these two additions are all hers and she credits “a good bra” for how they look now….But the last time I checked, a triangle string bikini top, like the one she wore on last week’s People Magazine Cover does not qualify as “a good bra.”

So let’s take a quick look at the evolution of Kate Gosselin and her boobs before we continue this conversation and you all let me know what you think?

Jon and Kate With Their Twins!

Jon and Kate With Their Twins!

Kate Gosselin Before Fame

Kate Gosselin Before Fame

Kate Gosselin After Her 1st Make Over: Tummy Tuck and New Hair Style!

Kate Gosselin After Her 1st Make Over: Tummy Tuck and New Hair Style!

Jon and Kate Promoting Their Show

Jon and Kate Promoting Their Show

In Hawaii Renewing Wedding Vows Only Months Before Their Separation:  This was literally the beginning of the end of Jon and Kate Gosselin.

In Hawaii Renewing Wedding Vows Only Months Before Their Separation: This was literally the beginning of the end of Jon and Kate Gosselin.

Kate Gosselin After Separation: Allegedly With New Boobs!

Kate Gosselin After Separation: Allegedly With New Boobs!

Kate Gosselin Never Wore A Bikini On Camera When Married to Jon!

Kate Gosselin Never Wore A Bikini On Camera When Married to Jon!

Kate Gosselin: Divorce Finalized w/New Hair Extentions On 'Dancing With the Stars.

Kate Gosselin: Divorce Finalized w/New Hair Extentions On 'Dancing With the Stars.

Kate Gosselin Is All Cleavage!

Kate Gosselin Is All Cleavage! March 1, 2010.

Kate Gosselin Summer of 2010

Kate Gosselin Summer of 2010!

Kate Gosselin Shows Off The Abs and Hits The Gym!

Kate Gosselin Shows Off The Abs and Hits The Gym!

Kate's In Shape! Check out the guns!

Kate's In Shape! Check out the guns!

Kate Gosselin in last week's 'People Magazine' Cover!!!  No Underwire There!

Kate Gosselin in last week's 'People Magazine' Cover!!! No Underwire There!

So what do you all think?  Fake or just a ‘Real’ “Good Bra?”

Kate Gosselin: The Before and After!

Kate Gosselin: The Before and After!

Here’s what I think.  I believe she’s had breast augmentation and I think she looks great!  She didn’t get them too big, she doesn’t look like a Porn star, but my problem with Kate is why is she lying about it?  Okay “allegedly” lying about it.

C’mon Kate you’ve had 8 babies, do you really expect us all to believe that your breasts are still naturally that full and perky….And we all witnessed your interest in breast augmentation during your ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ Tummy Tuck Episode, so why don’t you just own up to it?  It doesn’t take away from the fact that you have been working out hard in the gym and on your runs .  Kate should just be honest and say “Hey, I’m a mom of 8 kids whose body has changed, just like every other woman’s body changes after they’ve  had a baby, let alone 8 babies! I just wanted to restore my breasts and my body back to the way I looked pre-pregnancy!”  Would that be so terrible for her to say?  Some of you might say yes!  Maybe it’s none of our business to know the truth, while others might say maybe she is telling the truth!  Well I absolutely do not believe that she is and so I think she is lying. Do you?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Attack Heard Around The Reality World! And The Nasty Rumored Backstory Behind It!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion certainly did not let down fans one bit. The cat claws were out within the first minute of the show.  However, it was one particular moment during the reunion that has everyone talking.  Accusations flew and so did poor Bravo Host Andy Cohen when Teresa Giudice knocked him over in an angry attack against Danielle Staub!  Danielle accused Teresa of not acknowledging her own nephew.  To say that Teresa flew off the handle is an understatement.  However, this accusation and attack has left many fans asking, “Who the f**k is Teresa’s nephew?”  Sorry to be so blunt about it, but really it’s like it came out of nowhere.  He’s never been featured on the show, so why and how in the world did this particular topic come up in the reunion?  And the even bigger question is, why in the world did it spark such a violent reaction from Teresa?

Alright fans, I’m going to give you the skinny on the nasty rumor that is surrounding this situation. Supposedly, Teresa’s “nephew” is really a love child that her husband Jo Giudice had.  Therefore, the gossip is that this is the real reason why Teresa’s anger was so wildly out of control when Danielle made this comment.  However, in my opinion I think this rumor is a bunch of bullshit.

I was raised in an Italian and Puerto Rican household and let me tell you, we are fiery and passionate people, especially when it comes to our families.  Therefore, I believe that Teresa was just pissed that Danielle was dragging her family into a situation that they had nothing to do with….And I believe her Italian temper got the best of her.  Of course these are all just my opinions.  What do you all think?

Due to the copyright on the show I can not upload the video directly on my blog, but here is a link to Bravo where you can see the explosive video for yourself.  It’s about 2-3 minutes into the video:

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/season-2/videos/teresa-attacks

Andy Cohen Gets Knocked Down By Teresa!

Andy Cohen Gets Knocked Down By Teresa!

Danielle Gets Up To Run Off!

Danielle Gets Up To Run Off!

A Bedtime Story: Mel Gibson…A Cautionary Tale

Hello Friends!  Thank you for visiting again and I must apologize for it taking me a whole month to get around to writing a new blog!  Hopefully, you linked into this blog entry through my relaunched website http://www.michellerivera.net, a.k.a. ‘Mommyhood To Hollywood!’  If you haven’t seen the site yet, then please stop by and check it out.

Things have been crazy busy in my life, hence this delayed blog entry.  During this last month I shot a new hosting reel, relaunched my website, continued my hosting classes, and started preparing for a TV Hosting Industry Showcase audition that will be coming up next week. On top of all that I managed to squeeze in a trip to Seattle, plan my niece’s 13th birthday party, and I started a parent-toddler pre-school program with my 18 month old daughter….woah I’m exhausted just thinking about it all.  But I’m back now and I hope you forgive me for the neglect, especially since something very big happened to my blog while I was away.

Turns out that during all this activity that was going on in my life, there was also major activity going on in my blog as well, as it received about 1100 hits this month, which I was completely unaware of!  I started my blog in April of 2010 and I remember that when I got 30 hits in one month that made me ecstatic and so my little blog is starting to be discovered by readers and I have all of you to thank for that!  So THANK YOU from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head!  xoxoxox. Now I promised you a bedtime story and so here I go……..

Once upon a time in a far away land came a dashing talented American.

Yet he grew up in Australia and became their chosen one, of course I’m talking about the actor/director Mel Gibson.

He rose to stardom with films like Mad Max and he was all the buzz and that was a fact.

He won prestigious awards for ‘Tim’ and ‘Gallipoli.’  He had talent, good looks, and charisma…Holy Moly!

Then came Lethal Weapon a big hit in the 80’s and if he really wanted he could have had all the ladies.

However, not this star cause he was a good Christian man, and so he took a wife, Robyn Moore and instead had seven children.

He continued into the 90s with his career on top, acting and directing, he couldn’t be stopped!

Critical praise for ‘Hamlet’, but this was only the start because then he won two Oscars for his phenomenal film ‘Braveheart.’

He had many box office hits like ‘The Patriot’ and ‘Ransom’ and women continued to swoon because he was so darn handsome.

You couldn’t help but love him in ‘What Women Want,’ yes Mel had it all, he had plenty to flaunt.

Then in 2004 things started to change, controversy started to follow the Mel Gibson name.

It all began with a film he directed, produced, and wrote, ‘The Passion of the Christ’ was definitely not a small career note.

It was praised by the Catholics as being a great Christian Muse, but it was ridiculed for being anti-semitic by the Jews.

Then in 2006 Mel was hit with a blow when he was arrested for drunk driving, but that was not the lowest of the low.

The low point came when he started to engage in an anti-semitic rage with the arresting officer that day.

Unfortunately, this began the bottom spiral to the end, of our formerly loved and now hated Mel Gibson.

Alcoholism was what he said was to blame and so Mel checked into rehab, but still things were never the same.

As a matter of fact things went from bad to much worse and suddenly Mel Gibson seemed to be cursed.

A porn star affair became a huge scandal and then an affair with a Russian singer became too much for his wife to handle.

In 2009 Mel’s 30 year marriage came to an end and soon after that Mel Gibson became a dad again.

Guess the rumors were true about that Russian singer Oksana, because she became Mel Gibson’s new Baby Mama!

At first they claimed many things such as happiness and love, especially when they welcomed their baby girl from above.

But what seemed to feel like only an hour , we all witnessed the relationship go quickly sour.

As a result the couple decided to split, then came the custody battle, restraining orders, and accusations that Mel hit.

Mel cried “Extortionist!”  While Oksana claimed, “drunken abuser!”  However, public opinion seems to be that they are both kind of losers.

Then came the icing on the already messy cake, Radar Online released some embarrassing Mel tapes.

Mel Gibson appeared to be out of control, slowly burying his career into a deep, deep hole.

The tapes were filled with rage and racist remarks, so much hate in his voice created a spark….through the media and press, which couldn’t believe this display,     of abusive rants, putting everyone in dismay.

So Mel Gibson’s life is now a big PR Mess and everyday his career appears to be more under distress.

Many people wonder if his career can be saved, but honestly Mel you’ve gone too insane.

And who cares about his career when there is a baby stuck in the middle of these ridiculous people in this ridiculous riddle.

So boys and girls let this be a lesson for your life, don’t take up the booze, gold-diggers, and trade in your wife.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mel Gibson with Former Wife of 30 years Robin!

Mel Gibson with Former Wife of 30 years Robin!

Mel In Some Younger Days

Braveheart

Braveheart

BraveHeart Movie Poster

BraveHeart Movie Poster

What Women Want

What Women Want

Mel Directing 'Passion of the Christ'

Mel Directing 'Passion of the Christ'

Mel Gibson's in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People

Mel Gibson's in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People

DUI Arrest

DUI Arrest

Mel Gibson and Oksana

Mel Gibson and Oksana

What the Mel?

What the Mel?

Remembering Michael Jackson 1 Year After His Death….

Michael Jackson was a complex man to say the least.  Most agreed that he was a lonely soul, someone in constant search of a pure, unconditional love.  A love that was perhaps unintentionally lost in his childhood, a childhood which was full of so many demands and expectations from him.

He was both beloved and accused in his life, a life that ultimately became filled with spectacle and controversy.

Regardless of what you may or may not think of Michael Jackson or how you feel about him, the one thing that none of us can not take away from him is his legacy of music, song, and dance that he left behind. For simply that, the King of Pop will be missed.

I invite you to view the photo gallery below and leave any comments and/or Michael Jackson memories or stories you may have about him. Thank you.

Michael Jackson as a Toddler

Michael Jackson as a Toddler

Young Michael Jackson 1

Young Michael Jackson 1

Teen Michael

Teen Michael

Young Heart throb

Young Heart throb

The album 'Off The Wall' has been often acclaimed by critics and fans as Michael's most perfect album.

The album 'Off The Wall' has been often acclaimed by critics and fans as Michael's most perfect album.

The 'Thriller' album is my personal favorite.  It is connected to many happy childhood memories for me.

The 'Thriller' album is my personal favorite. It is connected to many happy childhood memories for me.

Whose Bad!

Whose Bad!

Many friends of Michael have described him as a gentle soul.

Many friends of Michael have described him as a gentle soul.

Michael was also described as a fierce performer!

Michael was also described as a fierce performer!

Where It all began: The Jackson Five

Where It all began: The Jackson Five

The Jackson 5 are often referred to as the original "boy band."

The Jackson 5 are often referred to as the original "boy band."

Michael with his beloved pal Bubbles. Bubbles now lives at a sanctuary.

Michael with his beloved pal Bubbles. Bubbles now lives at a sanctuary.

Michael Jackson with one of many awards in his career.

Michael Jackson with one of many awards in his career.

Pop King and Legend

Pop King and Legend

Thank you Michael Jackson for the 45 years of joy you brought to this world with your legendary performances through song and dance. R.I.P.

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