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Has American Idol Jumped The Shark?

With Simon Cowell’s departure from American Idol many people wondered if the show could go on without him?  However, in showbiz, “the show must go on,” especially when the show makes billions of dollars in revenue.  Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, you did just read BILLIONS, not millions of dollars, that American Idol has made….And yes there is an “s” at the end of that word (“Billion”) as well.

Now the most recent stats that I could find in regards to American Idol’s money making machine is from an article entitled, ‘Idol Riches,’ which was in Portfolio.com in April of 2009.  It was also an article that the L.A. Times referenced to.  This article was written after the completion of eight years of American Idol and the dinero was broken down into something like this:  Overall TV Revenue was at $6.4 billion dollars, summer tours were estimated at $30 million dollars a year, CD and music sales were at $600 million, license deals were at $400 million and spin-offs, these are shows that basically copied American Idol’s concept was at $715 million dollars.

So let’s just think about this for a minute, these stats were after eight years of American Idol.  Therefore, can you imagine how much money American Idol has made by now?  Let’s just say that everyone behind A.I. (Fremantle Media and FOX) was not about to give up this show just because the bitchy Brit who everyone loved to hate left it.  No way!  Instead of taking their success and billions of dollars and retiring the show in all its glory, they decided to revamp it, like any other self respecting, money hungry production company and TV network would do.  C’mon let’s be real, as real as we can be anyway when in regards to talking about show business.  This industry is about making money, just like any other industry, and that’s the bottom line, well at least that’s the bottom line for them.  However, maybe that’s not the bottom line for you, the fans of American Idol.

Many fans have said that the essence of American Idol (a.k.a the biting, smug, blunt honesty that is Simon Cowell’s judging style) is what sets it apart from other TV talent shows.  Many fans believe that absolutely no judge will be able to take his place and that the show just won’t be as good without him.  So of course this all leads to my question, “Has American Idol jumped the shark by going on without Simon?”  I guess we will find out when the season comes to an end and we can compare the ratings to other seasons.

However, there is one thing that is for sure with the premiere of the new season of American Idol, it looks like the two new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are definitely more on the sugary sweet side that was Paula Abdul, rather than on the biting side that was Simon Cowell.  Some people might find this refreshing, while die hard fans might find this to be boring.

I did watch the show tonight and I was pleasantly surprised at how likeable all the judges were and how well their chemistry seemed to work together.  Unfortunately, there was nobody on the judging panel to hate and not really any cunning remarks to laugh at, like in the good ole’ Simon days of American Idol.  There was also really no Good Cop, Bad Cop, which led to less controversy on the judging table.  As a matter of fact, the judging table was pretty soft in my opinion and Randy came off to be the toughest judge of all three of them.  I know, Randy is the nice one though! Exactly my point, they’re all nice this year.

I did tweet the question of what everyone thought of the American Idol premiere tonight and here are some of the responses I received:

@GoodMommyhood said: “I was entertained…but very different, missed his cut-throat approach to judging!”
@Normmy33 said: “It sucks.”
@SocialSideMedia said: “Pleasantly Surprised.”
@snackygirl said: I recorded it but haven’t watched it yet. I’m not that excited.
So there you have it, some of the mixed reviews from this season’s American Idol premiere.
Now for those of you who are missing those mean comments from Simon Cowell, well perhaps there is a chance that Randy Jackson might be able to be mean as well. Randy recently told Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show that he would give Jennifer Lopez a seven on a scale from one to ten on her singing ability. Ouch! I wonder what Jenny from the block thought about that?
American Idol Then

American Idol Then

American Idol Now

American Idol Now

The Power Of Bieber Fever And His Fans Like @BieberSoCal Who Helped Bring Him There!

Bieber Fever, have you caught it yet?

It seems to have become an epidemic amongst teenage girls everywhere!  However, teenage girls are not the only Justin Bieber fans out there in the world.  As a matter of fact, Johnny Depp has recently been reported as contracting Bieber Fever, when he was photographed backstage of a Justin Bieber concert with singer Avery on Saturday, December 18th in Miami, Florida.   Apparently the A-List actor had a song request too, so while Justin was on stage he reportedly said, “Johnny Depp wants to hear ‘Baby’,” and so of course he sang it.

So now that we are on the subject of A-List celebrities, and teenage girls who are fans of The Beebs, Selena Gomez was once again caught with Justin Bieber, this time at an IHop in Miami, Florida.  Yes this was during the same time he had his December 18th concert in which Johnny Depp was spotted.  Supposedly shots were taken of Selena and Justin holding hands!  I have included the pics of this, so you can be the judge.

Now the most recent rumor surrounding Justin and Selena about their trip to Miami is a bit juicier than a little date at the IHop, well sort of anyways.  According to America’s Life & Style magazine, while Justin was staying at the Gansevoort hotel in Miami he actually ordered room service for both him and Selena.  This certainly has many people wondering, “Could this be young love?”  It’s so reminiscent of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, isn’t it?  Sorry, I think I’m showing my age and digressing all at the same time.  Anyhow, both Justin and Selena have maintained that they are only good friends, so all I can say is, we will see.

Back to Beiber Fever though, he really is the Breakout Artist of 2010.  At first I didn’t get it, but then I saw the kid perform on Ellen and then I fully got it.  I understood it 100%!  He is a talented kid, he can sing, he can dance, he’s cute, and he has that great hair that he’s always tossing back and forth, which just makes me want to cut it, so he’ll stop doing that, but once again I get the appeal of it all though.

Also, he’s not scary to parents, so they are cool about their tween and teen girls gushing over him.  They are even willing to buy their girls concert tickets to go see him perform, and you know what, moms are getting in on the fun and gushing over him too, while they use their kids as an excuse to go see him in concert.

Let’s face it, when Kim Kardashian flirts with the idea of having an innocent crush on Justin Bieber (and we all know he had a real crush on her at one time), then perhaps no woman is safe from Bieber Fever.

With all this hype around Justin Bieber you have to recognize his faithful fans for supporting his talent.  Honestly, without fans it doesn’t matter how talented you are, they are the ones who truly fuel the fire, or in this case raise the temperature that has now become known as Bieber Fever.

The great thing is that I think Justin realizes this and appreciates his fans, as well as reaches out to them.  One standout fan group that absolutely amazes me and truly demonstrates the power of Bieber Fever is the Twitter profile @BieberSoCal.  This Justin Bieber Twitter Fan page appears to be run by two friends Saisha and Jennifer who are 100% devoted to Justin Bieber, but they are not the only ones devoted to him. @BieberSoCal has over 64,000 Twitter followers who are also equally devoted to The Beebs!  Now if that doesn’t show the power of Bieber Fever, then I don’t know what does.

I mean this is not Justin Bieber’s Verified Twitter account I am talking about, this is simply a fan Twitter account, and yet look at how many of his fans are following it! And why? Because they all share one very important common denominator, and that is their love and pride of Justin Bieber.  It’s Bieber Fever at its finest.

Therefore, if you haven’t caught Bieber Fever yet, don’t be surprised if you do.  I believe Justin’s talent will surpass just being another teen idol and that his star is on a continuous rise.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Holding Hands?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Holding Hands?

What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

Johnny Depp With Avery At Justin Bieber's Concert

Johnny Depp With Avery At Justin Bieber's Concert

Bieber Fever

Bieber Fever

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

Shame On You @Amazon! Even if you did remove the book!

Tonight I sang my 22 month old baby girl her favorite story book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?’  She cuddled with me in her footsie pajamas and when I got to the part where I sing, “Mother, Mother what do you see,” my baby girl gave me a sweet smile like she always does when I get to this part and she nuzzled me.  My heart melted and all I could think was, “God bless my little girl and please don’t ever let anything bad happen to her.”   It’s so easy as a parent to pray and wish that nothing bad ever happens to our children, especially with all the craziness in this world.  We all know that when our children hurt, we hurt, and a mother’s worst nightmare is to know that her child was hurt by something or worse by someone.

For me the fear of my child getting hurt especially haunts me because when I was a child someone hurt me.  See around six years old I was molested by a man who was close to our family who we should have been able to trust, but obviously this was not the case.

Unfortunately during this time I was in need of a male figure in my life.  This damaging and life changing series of molestations took place after my mom and father divorced, but before my mom and step-dad (who I adore) met and married.  So being that my father was in New York, while my mom and I were relocated in California, I was the perfect target for a male Pedophile.  I was a little girl in need of a man’s attention and so this man gave me his attention, doted on me as if I was his little girl, and made me feel special.  That’s what Pedophile’s do, they “seduce” their targets by making them feel special, by making that particular child trust them, it’s all a very well thought out sick plan for them.

This is the reason why I am absolutely beside myself that Amazon.com would allow the sale of “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure,” an electronic book written and published by Phillip R. Greaves.   I’m even more beside myself that Amazon decided to defend it’s decision to allow for the sale of this book, rather than apologize for it and remove it right away.

In an emailed statement Amazon said, “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable.” Amazon then went on to say that “Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.”

These pathetic statements Amazon made absolutely disgusted me to the core. Amazon you most certainly did support and promote hatred and criminal acts as you allowed this “author” to have a forum to sell and promote this product, this hideous book geared towards the victimization of innocent children since October!  SHAME ON YOU AMAZON.COM!!!!!

My question to you Amazon is that you say you support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions, but how come you didn’t support the right of every individual child to be protected?!!!!?  Every child has the right to be safe, but every child is not safe and having products or books that perpetuate the problems and disorders of society such as pedophilia does not promote the well being of children anywhere.  SHAME ON YOU AMAZON!!!!!

The author Greaves argues in “The Pedophile’s Guide” that pedophiles are misunderstood, as the word literally means to love a child.  The author also said that it is only a crime to act on sexual impulses toward children, and offers advice that purportedly allows pedophiles to abide by the law.

All I can say to that is give me an F’n Break!  Amazon.com should have never allowed this book to be on their website!  And if they were unaware at first, then it should have been removed as soon as they were made aware of it.

I’m disappointed that they put out those ridiculous statements about censorship instead of apologizing and removing the book right away.  Even the child online-safety advocacy group Enough is Enough said that although they’re not surprised that someone would publish such a book, they said that Amazon should have removed it because selling the book lends the impression that child abuse is normal.

Unfortunately, this story gets much worse.  Even though Amazon has finally removed the book, since this story broke yesterday morning, sales of this self-published e-book went up by 101,000%!

So this is what I want to know now, why did we have to ask Amazon to remove this book in the first place?  Were they too dumb to not know that selling this book was wrong to begin with?  Once again SHAME ON YOU AMAZON!!!

When I look back on my childhood to those brief months that felt like a lifetime, when a grown man was touching me inappropriately and making me feel ashamed…I realize now as an adult woman how he robbed me of my innocence, of how he brought the world that I had seen before him, with such sunshine and light, into a place of confusion and darkness for me instead.  And yet I stand here today feeling like I was one of the lucky ones because the abuse did stop, because I was only touched and not raped.  However, I can’t help but wonder about those children who weren’t and aren’t so lucky?  What kind of “rights” did this book serve them?

I have a wonderful mom and a wonderful step-dad who I adore and they gave me a great life despite the fact that a man, not even a man, a monster, entered my life for a brief period of time and made an impression on it, in such a way that a child should never have to imagine.

And even to this day, I have carried the secret around.  I did tell my mom about it when I was 11 years old and of course she was devastated by it.  However, I made her promise not to tell my step-dad because I didn’t think he would be able to emotionally handle it…..And still, I’m not even sure if my mom ever told him or not.  At that time she said she wouldn’t tell him and so it is my belief that the secret was kept.

With all this, I did go to counseling though and I have opened up to my best friends about it  as well…And of course my husband knows about it too. Yet, this is the first time I have ever really gone public with it, but this Amazon story just made me want to come out with my story though.

I just feel that I’m a grown woman now and I shouldn’t have to feel like this is my dirty little secret to keep anymore, because it’s not mine to keep.  It’s that child molester’s dirty little secret to keep, he has ownership over the shame now, not me anymore.

Also I want Amazon to know, and I want everyone to know that roughly 33% of girls and 14% of boys are molested before the age of 18, according to the U.S. Justice Department. However, what’s scarier is that these statistics are only based on reported cases and unfortunately most cases of child molestation goes unreported.  It is estimated that only 35% of sexual abuse is reported.  Most children are just too scared, ashamed, and embarrassed to say anything.  I know I was.

Do me a favor, if you know me, don’t act weird around me after you read this because I’m still the same person.  Please just be aware that these atrocities towards children can happen to anyone, to the happiest, and most stable of homes.

On my website http://www.mommyhoodtohollywood.com, I have a page called, ‘Mommy’s Hood’ where I refer moms to places where they can find deals on products.  Amazon is one of those places I often refer moms to.  I put out a statement yesterday that if Amazon did not remove this book from their website, then I would remove the products I have from them off of my site instead.  Well, Amazon has removed the book, but yet I still find myself feeling weird about referring moms to their site now.

At this point, I would like to ask Amazon if they can donate or create a program that is geared towards helping victims of child molestation.  I think that could help rectify the situation a bit.  Everyone let’s just remember that we need to start protecting the children and not the predators.

Phillip R. Greaves:  Seriously Who Is This Guy?

Phillip R. Greaves: Seriously Who Is This Guy?

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!

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?

Video of Emmy Opening, List of Emmy Winners, Favorite Emmy Moment, and Hot Mommas Red Carpet Styles!

So what did you all think of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards?  I thought the opening was fantastic, although I can’t get over the fact that Kate Gosselin was privileged and given the honor of sharing the stage with REAL TV stars, not REALITY TV stars.  All I have to say is that Kate has managed to stretch her 15 minutes of fame to a good few hours of it!  I guess it was funny to include her in the opening, and she was a good sport to make fun of herself for her horrific past ‘Dancing With The Stars’ performances.  However, come on…who wouldn’t make fun of themselves for the chance to be part of the Primetime Emmy Awards opening number?  Moving on, now below you will find the complete list of winners just in case you missed  out on the show.  Then after that I’ll tell you what was my favorite Emmy moment and I’ll also show you some pics of Hot Momma fashions on the 2010 Emmy Red Carpet!  See Emmy Opening Number Video Here!

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards

COMPLETE LIST OF EMMY WINNERS

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Modern Family

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch (Glee)

OUSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Betty White (SNL)

OUSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A COMEDY
Ryan Murphy (Glee)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY
Christopher Lloyd and Stephen Levitan (Modern Family)
DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA
Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Lithgow (Dexter)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Ann Margaret (Law & Order: SVU)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A DRAMA
Steve Shill (Dexter)
VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Bucky Gunts (The Winter Olympics)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY SHOW
Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg (The 2010 Tony Awards)
TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

TV MOVIE
Temple Grandin (HBO)

MINISERIES
The Pacific (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Claire Danes (Temple Gradin)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SUPORTING ROLE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SUPORTING ROLE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Julia Ormand (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Adam Mazer (You Don’t know Jack)

BOB HOPE HUMANITARIAN AWARD
George Clooney

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
Top Chef

Mommies On The Emmy Red Carpet

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Kyra Sedgewick

Kyra Sedgewick

Amy Poehler 3 weeks Post Baby!

Amy Poehler 3 weeks Post Baby!

Keri Russell

Keri Russell

Julianna Marguliesin in a L'Wren Scott

Julianna Marguliesin in a L'Wren Scott

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin

Congratulations to Jimmy Fallon for doing a job well done hosting the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards!

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

My Favorite Emmy Moment actually happened during the red carpet coverage on E! Entertainment pre-Emmy Awards.  It was when Kristin Dos Santos from ‘Watch With Kristin’ gave a Spoiler Alert!   People, including myself were already tweeting about it before she gave the news, but Kristin announced live from the Emmy Awards that she was pregnant with her second baby!  It was so great seeing eveyones’ reactions.  However, it was surprising too because both Catt Sadler and Giuliana Rancic seemed genuinely and happily surprised by Kristin’s news.  I thought for sure they had to have known because Kristin is already showing a baby bump (at least in my opinion she is).  She looks beautiful, but apparently they really didn’t know.  I tweeted to Kristin the following: @KristinDSantos Did the E! girls really not know u were preggers? Well you are glowing and beautiful!  She re-tweeted back to me: No one knew! @CattSadler, @GiulianaRancic thx for being good sports! RT @MichelleRivera5: Did the E! girls really not know u were preggers?  It was very nice of her to answer my question.  It’s not like she had to, so I think that says something about her personality, she strikes me as very down-to-earth.   Anyhow, congratulations to Kristin Dos Santos on her joyous and blessed news!  Here are two photos of Kristin.  The one in the red dress is from last night’s Emmy Awards, so that everyone can see the glowing momma that she is!

Kristin Dos Santos

Kristin Dos Santos

Krsitin Dos Santos 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards!  Baby due in February!

Krsitin Dos Santos 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards! Baby due in February!

One last note….Congrats to all the Emmy Nominees and Winners this year!

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.

Part 2: Heidi Montag’s Body Evolution and Mind Dissolution!

Has anyone watched ‘The Hills’ lately?  I used to really like this mindless show because it was just fun following around these spoiled rich kids.  I mean even though they were spoiled, they were still really likeable and somewhat still innocent when the show started.  However, now I literally find myself feeling depressed after watching an episode of ‘The Hills.’  It’s like I’ve witnessed all innocence lost and how Hollywood can truly corrupt those who are not emotionally and/or developmentally ready for it.

Heidi Montag of course is one of the main people on the show that I feel this corruption most applies to.  Heidi is someone on the show that at one point I was really rooting for. She was just a sweet girl from Colorado who was friends with Lauren Conrad, who obviously had big dreams for herself, although she seemed to be not as focused or studious as Lauren was. Nevertheless, she was still very endearing as L.C’s B.F.F.   However, Heidi is now a far cry from that girl we all once knew from Crested Butte, Colorado.  Heidi’s evolution has by far been the most shocking and drastic one to everybody who watches ‘The Hills’, myself included.

Heidi has been called everything from a plastic surgery addicted woman to a “media-whore,” but unfortunately Heidi Montag has brought this on to herself.  She does not behave like a person anymore, but instead like a characuture of herself.  I believe this makes the media forget that she’s actually a human being.

I do not dislike Heidi Montag.  As a mom, I look at Heidi Montag and I actually feel sorry for her.

I have a 16 month old baby girl and I have big hopes and dreams for her.  She is my life and once you become a mother you begin to realize that there is no greater love than the one you have for your children.  Now the reason why I am talking about the love of a mother for their child is because the latest media frenzy that surrounded Heidi Montag was when she recently called the cops on her mom for showing up to her house in the Hollywood Hills unannounced.

Heidi has actually been quoted as saying that she wants to put a restraining order on her mother.  Some of you may not know where this is all coming from on Heidi’s part because her mom and her used to be so close.  Well here’s the 411.

Heidi feels that she was humiliated and hurt by her mom on national TV during the shooting of ‘The Hills.’   Let’s just say that Heidi’s mom had a less than favorable response to the 10 cosmetic surgery procedures that Heidi had and  her mom’s negative reaction was all caught on camera for the “reality” show.

Now in Heidi’s defense some of the things that were said to her by her mom and her family did seem a bit harsh and of course us viewers only saw the edited version as well.  However, in her mother’s defense, she was not told about these 10 procedures ahead of time and I think she was shocked and very concerned for her daughter as to why she would do something so drastic. She also appeared to be concerned about the fact that Heidi put herself in danger undergoing such a long elected surgery.  As a mother myself, I know this situation would be a complete nightmare for me as well.  I absolutely don’t have anything against cosmetic surgery, but I do believe there is such a thing as going too far.  It’s disturbing.

I believe it’s very possible that Heidi suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder.  This is when a person obsesses over a perceived defect in his or her physical features.  Heidi denies these types of speculations though.  She says she is not addicted to cosmetic surgery.  However, she was quoted as saying in regards to her now Triple F breasts “I’m already planning my next surgery – I’m determined to get bigger ones! H (size) for Heidi.”  Thank goodness she wasn’t named Victoria or Zahara!

Now it appears that Heidi has cut ties with her family  and I can’t even imagine what her family, especially her mom, must be going through.  In a way she has lost her daughter.  It must feel as if Heidi has died to her .  Beyond the fact that Heidi is no longer in contact with her family, it also appears that Heidi is no longer in contact with reality.  It’s almost a little scary what kind of LA-LA Land she is living in, and no I don’t mean L.A.

Even her tweets sometimes seem to be rambling and non-sensical.  Family and friends are allegedly concerned that Heidi may be losing her mind.  This had led to debates that Spencer Pratt, Heidi’s very hated and controversial husband may be to blame.

There have been rumored reports that Spencer Pratt is allegedly abusive and overly possessive of Heidi.  I sometimes wonder if this is true?  He may not necessarily be physically abusive, it could possibly be verbal and/or emotional abuse, but still, the damage either way can be deep.

Is it just me or does Heidi appear to be brainwashed?  She also seems to be isolated.  Spencer said something along the lines on ‘The Hills’ about how he doesn’t let Heidi watch TV or basically connect to things on the outside world (not quoting him exactly here).    I believe he said something along the lines of how Heidi has been “cut from the matrix.”   Well, I think most of us know that abuse is about control and a red flag to a potential abusive relationship is when the person being abused is isolated from family and friends.  Can this be Heidi?  Or is it something else?

Maybe we’re just being played by Heidi Montag?  Could she just be playing the part of the victim, but really be the Puppet Master? Could her and Spencer just be playing a role for publicity purposes only?  Afterall, if she’s really cut out of the matrix, then why does she still Tweet about puppy dogs and Transformers (Yes this is true)?  And why does she still Facebook?  She doesn’t appear to be cut out of the matrix.  As a matter of fact, Heidi has been accused by some people as being very manipulative. Could she just be a calculating “media whore”?  I know that sounds harsh, but really which one is it?  Victim or Victor?

Either way, I still do feel sorry for her because I know she is a human being with real emotions and feelings.  However, she just seems to be living life as a shell of a person.  She claims to be so happy and that she is “loving life”, but what I see is an insecure little girl who still needs her mommy and just doesn’t know it.

My hope for Heidi, is that her and her family, especially her mom, can repair their damaged relationship.  I’m sure Spencer’s family would like to reconnect with him as well.  I know a lot of people would like to just place the blame on Spencer for corrupting poor Heidi.  However, how fair is this really?  I think they are both possibly to blame for becoming such media spectacles.

Also, it takes both the dynamite and the match to cause the devastating explosion.  I think that having these two together was just not a good mix to begin with.  Their disfunction feeds upon one another and it has caused havoc not just to themselves, but to everyone closest to them.  The beginning of this destruction was when the friendship was severed between Heidi and Lauren.  That truly was the beginning of the end of the old Heidi that everyone loved.

As some of you may know, Heidi and Spencer’s new obsession is with crystals.  So what I want to know is, when Heidi started following me on Twitter, do you think she looked into a crystal ball that said, “Girl you better follow this bitch cause she’s gonna be talking some shit about you in her next blog.”   Maybe there is something to be said about crystals after all.

Heidi Montag Before Any Surgeries (B.S. "Before Spencer")

Heidi Montag Before Any Surgeries (B.S. "Before Spencer")

Heidi Montag After First Surgery (A.S. "After Spencer")

Heidi Montag After First Surgery (A.S. "After Spencer")

Heidi Montag Now (A.10.PSP. "After 10 Plastic Surgery Procedures")

Heidi Montag Now (A.10.PSP. "After 10 Plastic Surgery Procedures")

Heidi Montag "Perfect 10!"

Heidi Montag "Perfect 10!"

Heidi Montag's Boobs host a Las Vegas Party!

Heidi Montag's Boobs host a Las Vegas Party!

Heidi with her mom during happier times.

Heidi with her mom during happier times.

Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt celebrating the Holy Easter holiday together.  Everyone knows how "Christian" Heidi claims to be.

Heidi Montag and husband Spencer Pratt celebrating the Holy Easter holiday together. Everyone knows how "Christian" Heidi claims to be.

Heidi Montag's crying reaction of her mom's disapproval of her surgeries on 'The Hills.'  Heidi's face was literally in physical pain during this trip.  She couldn't even chew her food well due to jaw pain.

Heidi Montag's crying reaction of her mom's disapproval of her surgeries on 'The Hills.' Heidi's face was literally in physical pain during this trip. She couldn't even chew her food well due to jaw pain.

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