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Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8) Has Joined The Twitterverse!

So where have I been?  Apparently Kate Gosselin has joined the Twitter world.  Yes she has a full fledged Verified Twitter account now!  She’s already sent out 2,000 tweets to the Twitterverse and already has over 13,000 followers too! So once again, as ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood,’ where was I when this happened?

Reportedly, Kate also has a Twitter stalker already, yeah welcome to Twitter Kate.  Just click “block,” that’s what I do to those disgusting creeps.

So if you’re interested in following the mom of eight on Twitter go to @Kateplusmy8.

Kate's Twitter Pic As Of Now

Kate's Twitter Pic As Of Now

The Real Housewives of Malibu?!? @BravoAndy @Bravotv @BravoPR

On May 12th a casting call on Craigslist went out saying that Producers of a ‘Malibu Housewives’ show are looking for Malibu women to join their cast.  They described the show as an ultra stylish docu-soap.  Hmm, could this be the next set of “Real Housewives” to join the popular Bravo franchise?  Or is another network trying to compete with Bravo’s gold mine idea?  My bet is that there will be a ‘Real Housewives of Malibu’  introduced to the world by next year.  Perhaps this is the replacement for ‘The Real Housewives of DC’ which was cancelled after just one season.

If you’re a Malibu housewife you can apply here!  I’m sure the ad will be removed after the deadline, so get on it Malibu Barbie!  http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tfr/2377243369.html

Happy Mother’s Day! My Gift To You…More Money!

With the popularity of the hit TLC TV show ‘Extreme Couponing,’ my Mother’s Day gift to all of you is to bring on guest blogger April Krantz, a.k.a “The Crazy Coupon Queen!” April is sharing all of her tips and tricks to getting the most out of your shopping experience.  

Also remember to visit the new online boutique at http://mommyhoodtohollywood.com to get fantastic deals on every baby/children’s and mom products you can think of.  It’s all about giving your little ones the A-List Life Without Paying the A-List price.  So with that in mind, here’s “The Crazy Coupon Queen” April Krantz:

Never thought you could get paid to go shopping? Well that’s what happens when you shop with coupons in hand! As long as you can master the tricks of the trade, it is very possible for one to save as much as 90% off their food bill!  Yes, I did say 90%! I can’t lie, it can be a difficult feat, but once you get acquainted with all the “rules” that follow with couponing, you’re on your way to banking!  In this blog, I will touch base on how to get started, what to look out for, and ways to beat the system and be a smart consumer!

First and foremost, you must get familiar with your local stores and their rules and regulations as far as accepting coupons.  Many states will allow the doubling and tripling of coupons.  This means that the store itself will double or triple the value stated on the coupon, but beware; many will cap it to no more than .50 cents to $1.00.

Being organized is always key when holding onto those coupons!  Treat coupons as if they were money, after all isn’t that what’s going to be left in your wallet after you use them!?  I recommend getting a binder or a coupon organizer wallet. Many will attach to your cart for easier access.  I have found that with a binder, it can be opened and laid out for easier viewing.  It may take more room, but with all coupons facing you, it will be that much easier to spot all the necessary ones for that particular product!

With a coupon wallet, people are faced with going through each and every coupon trying to find the one that they need for a desired product!  This can be difficult, but with a binder, all it takes is a page protector often used for trading cards, and then a solid page protector at the back to place all needed coupons that will be used at the end of the transaction.  Choosing to not use anything to hold and organize your coupons may result in dropping and/or losing them in those aisles!  Therefore, use that binder, each slot is a perfect size to place those cherished coupons in with a clear view!

Next up is getting those coupons!  Newspapers have been on the forefront for getting all the coupons so stock up on getting more than one paper.  Also with today’s day and age, the Internet has become a couponer’s best friend for snagging those golden tickets!  There are endless sites that help you find and print coupons, or you can just type in the exact product that you are looking for in you search engine, and often times you will find dozens of sites with coupons for that specific merchandise.

Another tip to grabbing those desired coupons is signing up with the manufacturer on their official website, following them on twitter, or even “liking” them on facebook!  They will often times mail and/or email you coupons along with alerting you with advance notices on important sales or giveaways!

Here’s also an imperative tip about the printing process in regards to snagging those much needed coupons.  It is the fact that many sites will only allow you to print up to 3 of the coupons that you need from that specific product. So with that being said, many savvy shoppers will print from different computers within their own homes, in order to walk away with more coupons.  However, always make sure to check the barcode on those printed coupons.  This is because if you purchase many of the same products and use the same printed coupon for each, numerous stores will not allow you to use that printed coupon due to the fact that it has the same barcode on each one.

Now it is time to put those coupons into good use!  Many stores will take competitor coupons and others won’t.  Some may also state that all competitor coupons must have a UPC barcode to scan.  Other merchants may price match other competitors ads, but may not allow the use of a coupon for that product they have just price matched.  Therefore, weigh your options and choose which way will get you the better deal.

Often times, food chains will allow you to use more than one coupon to a product. This is known as “stacking” your coupons.  Many retailers will circulate their own coupon. With this in hand, you are allowed to use a manufacturer coupon so you can benefit from the savings.  A good example of this is when I purchase my baby formula.  Similac sends me coupons allowing me to save $5.00 off any of their products.  A local drug store I often visit will display a coupon that allows you to save $1.00 off the purchase of two Similac products.  When a bottle of liquid Similac formula retails for $5.99 and I purchase two at $11.98, I use two Similac manufacturer coupons adding up to a $10.00 savings and then I stack my $1.00 off drug store coupon.  I now just got 2 bottles of formula for free!  I am very proud to say that my daughter is 4 ½ months old and I have yet to pay for any formula!

Also keep in mind that many stores will not allow you to use more coupons than products purchased.  This especially comes into play when using your store and manufacturer coupons together!

Another good tip is never leave out a coupon for an item that you don’t think you will use. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve clipped a coupon that I thought was unnecessary only to be able to use it on a product that I am willing to try, but not willing to spend money on, let alone pay full price on.

Also be on the look out for “store dollars.”  Many times drugstores will reward you with “store dollars” to be used on future purchases.  On a recent buy, a local drugstore was advertising a brand new stain fighting detergent.  It retailed for $5.69, but with a sale price being listed at $3.99.  They were also advertising $3.00 in reward dollars with the purchase of three.  I had 3 coupons for $3.00 of the listed item.  So when I used them I paid .99 cents each for the 3 detergents with the return of $3.00 in reward money.  I essentially got the 3 detergents for free because I was able to turn around and use those “$3.00” in rewards for something else!

Get familiar with your store’s sales trends.  Many retailers will put the same item on sale every few weeks.  A box of cereal may normally retail for $3.69, but during a sale will have a price of 2 for $5.00.  So always be on the lookout.  Many of these staples will include cleaning products, dry goods, and canned foods.

Another key selling point is the advertised “Buy One, Get One Free” sale!  With the purchase of those two products, you are able to use 2 coupons, even though you’re essentially only paying for one!  Also pay close attention to the fine print!  Many coupons will state exact sizes that it can and cannot be used for.  The picture will also show an exact item, but the print may say “for any of the name brand product”.

Also, you may think trial size products are useless, but if you have a coupon that is .75 cents off of a tube of toothpaste for example, and it does not state “excluding trial sizes” you can apply that savings off that trial size toothpaste instead and pay less than .25 cents for that item or even get it for free!

Don’t limit yourself to just grocery staples either.  Often times, department stores as well as toy stores will market their own coupons.  Using this method, I was able to apply a $5.00 off manufacturer coupon at a major toy store chain when they were advertising a buy one get one free toy event!   A learning toy that retailed for $25.00 was listed in the BOGO free event and allowed me to get two toys for $20.00 after applying my $5.00 off coupon, this gave me a savings of $30.00!

Many retailers will also send out general savings coupons.  These coupons compose of $5.00 off of a purchase of $30.00 or more or even upwards of $10.00 off of a purchase of $20.00.  As long as you can stick with the mindset of keeping your spending to that limit, you will get the most out of your savings.  Never forget, it is the retailers purpose to get you into their stores and use your coupons, but spend more than what you intended, so be disciplined and don’t get sucked into this.

As a 26 year old new mom, it is essential for me to find ways to save so that I can apply my savings to better things, like my family!  Most essential items people shop for will not last forever, so why pay full price for them?   The money you will save will not only bring you a great deal of satisfaction, but will also provide you with excess funds that can be put towards more rewarding things in life like a nice vacation or better yet, a college education!  So don’t get caught up in the full price hype or be overwhelmed by how to get or use coupons.  With patience, knowledge, and a good pair of scissors, it IS possible to get a better bang for your buck!

-The Crazy Coupon Queen!-

"The Crazy Coupon Queen" herself April Krantz with her darling 4 month old baby girl!

"The Crazy Coupon Queen" herself April Krantz with her darling 4 month old baby girl!

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

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

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

(@TheEllenShow) Ellen DeGeneres: The Princess In Waiting.

With the arrival of 2011 something else has arrived upon us as well, and that is the much anticipated Oprah Winfrey Network, a.k.a. OWN.  Yes it has finally launched, and although “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will come to an end on September 9th, 2011, we all know that Ms. O is far from retiring her career as she has this new baby to tend to.

However, what will Oprah’s estimated 42 million viewers a week do without her popular syndicated TV talk show?  Oprah is undoubtedly the queen of daytime television and she is also one of the most influential and powerful people of our time, so what in the world or who in the world could possibly help to fill this void?

I here now declare that the princess in waiting is of course Ellen DeGeneres, and that it is she who is the soon-to-be queen of daytime television.

Now recently, someone argued with me that Ellen could not possibly be the new queen of daytime television, not because she wasn’t talented enough, or because she didn’t have the charisma or power to do so, but simply because she is gay.  That person said that “Middle America” is not ready to give her this title.

However, I don’t believe this to be entirely true.  I know that there are still ignorant people in this world; I’m not blind to this unfortunate fact.  However, when Oprah Winfrey’s show was nationally syndication in 1986, it was only 20 years after the Civil Rights Movement.  People could have easily argued that “Middle America” was not ready to accept an African-American WOMAN into their living rooms as well.  Especially since in the mid 1980s, day-time television was ruled by a Caucasian-Male TV talk show host Phil Donahue.

However, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” quickly surpassed “The Phil Donahue Show” and shot up to the #1 spot and then continued to be the highest-rated TV talk show for 23 consecutive seasons!  So is it really that difficult to believe that “Middle America” is ready to accept Ellen DeGeneres?

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” which is in its seventh season has some pretty impressive stats in my opinion.  The nationally syndicated TV talk show has already won 29 Daytime Emmy Awards. DeGeneres has also won five People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host and Favorite Funny Female Star four years in a row!  Ellen was also recently included in Forbes’ top five “Most Influential Women in Media” and the accolades do go on and on.  Moreover, Ellen estimates over 3 million viewers a day!

So let’s face it Ellen DeGeneres’ popularity is on the incline.  She is an extremely talented and hilarious TV talk show host, Executive Producer, and comedian who happens to also have a big heart.  Her anti-bullying campaign, countless charity contributions, and warm, infectious personality is only going to continue to win her over more viewers and fans alike.

So therefore, once again I do declare that Ellen DeGeneres will be the new reigning Queen of Daytime Television.  However, there might be one person who has a serious problem with this title, and that’s humble Ellen herself.  She was quoted on her show as saying, “I got a call from Oprah, and she told me that she is announcing that next year will be her last year.  It will be her 25th year, and she feels like it’s time for her to stop.  I don’t think I could be here without her.  I think she has blazed a trail. … She is an amazing woman. She will always be the queen of daytime television…”

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Beautiful Married Couple Ellen and Portia DeGeneres

Beautiful Married Couple Ellen and Portia DeGeneres

President Obama Dancing With Ellen On Her Show.

President Obama Dancing With Ellen On Her Show.

Guest of Ellen's Mariah Carey!

Guest of Ellen's Mariah Carey!

Ellen Busts A Move With Justin Timberlake!

Ellen Busts A Move With Justin Timberlake!

Ellen Wins The Emmy! (One of Many)

Ellen Wins The Emmy! (One of Many)
Ellen On The Cover of O Magazine With Oprah!

Ellen On The Cover of O Magazine With Oprah!

Ellen With Phil Donahue and His Wife Marlo Thomas.

Ellen With Phil Donahue and His Wife Marlo Thomas.

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

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