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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

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!

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!

The Birth of ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’….Michelle Shares Her Personal Quest

I have given birth again, but this time it didn’t hurt!  As many of you know I have been growing a little brand of mine called, ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood.’  Many of you have come out to support me by following me on Twitter, joining me on the ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ Facebook page, by visiting this blog, or by simply checking out my official website.  For doing those things, which take precious time out of your day, I really do thank every single one of you.

Several of you don’t really understand what I am doing too, but even with that I am still being supported by you.  That is so kind, so I want to explain to everyone my personal quest with ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood,’ what exactly it is that I am doing, and share my hopes and dreams for it with all of you.

For several years in my life I spent time as a singer/songwriter and performer.  I loved this passionately….you know the way a 23 year old loves their boyfriend or girlfriend passionately…it’s usually a clueless and blinding love, but yet you throw yourself into it wholeheartedly anyway.  Well that was me.  However, after years of performing, almost getting signed to major record labels, and then being absolutely disappointed by the biz, just like you get disappointed by that relationship in your 20’s, I decided to move on with my life.  So I broke up with the music business.  Now I still love music and singing, but I am just not as interested in being in the business of it anymore, that’s all.

Anyhow, I have always been interested in television, in reporting and TV Hosting specifically, and so although I already had a BA degree in English Education, I decided to go back to school to get another degree in Film and Television with my option being in Broadcast Journalism.  After I graduated, I got my first job in Denver as a Production Assistant at a sports network.  I hate sports.  Ha! Ha!  But I tried my best to like it while I was there.  However, I did manage to find the one entertainment/lifestyle TV show this network had and I assisted on it for awhile and then eventually got the opportunity to report on the show.  This was a great first reporting experience for me and it became even more great when I won an Emmy Award for it!  WAIT!  REWIND…

Before I won the Emmy two major things happened to me in my life: First the network canceled the show I won the Emmy for, and second, I found out I was pregnant.  OK!  FAST-FORWARD….

At the Emmy Awards I was almost 5 months pregnant and I had won the Emmy for ‘On-Air Talent Rookie of the Year.’  It was awesome.  My mom said that if I had a girl I should name her Emmy because she was my good luck charm during the Emmy Awards.  So I did end up having a girl, and yes she is my good luck charm, and no I did not name her Emmy.

When I had my baby girl I fell absolutely in love with her of course, and I really enjoy being a mom.  Yes being a mommy does have its challenges like anything else worthwhile doing in life, but you quickly learn how to deal with those challenges and for me it made me start looking at a lot of things in my life in a different perspective.

First off, I hated my job, especially since I was no longer getting the opportunity to do on-air work there, second I missed my family and friends in California, and third I missed California too.  I missed the entertainment world and to me that world was specifically in Southern California.  I knew I had to get back there as soon as I could, so when my daughter was 8 months old we moved back.

Since I’ve been back in Cali I’ve been a stay-at-home mom.  It seemed to make the most sense for our family, but it was always meant to be a temporary situation.  It’s been a blessing to be at home with my little one, but just because I’m a mom doesn’t mean my passion for entertainment or my dream of continuing a career on television has died.  Therefore, I was itching to get back into it again.  I also had this nagging feeling to write again, to be creative.  I used to always keep a journal and  write songs, so I was racking my brain about possibly writing a book or creating a blog, but about what?

In March of 2010, I decided to take Marki Costello’s ‘Become A Host’ bootcamp.   I had no idea of what to expect from it, but I was ready for it though…..or so I thought. For those of you who don’t know who Marki Costello is, she is the granddaughter to the comedy legend Lou Costello of AbbottCostello. However, besides that interesting fact,  Marki is also one of the leading casting directors in the television industry, as well as considered to be one of the top talent managers for TV Hosts as well.  In addition she runs this TV Host Academy, ‘Become A Host.’   The weekend bootcamp that I participated in was jam packed with TV Hosting exercises and I was so out of practice that in my opinion I sucked, BIG TIME!

Also, Marki pushed the importance of finding your brand and I was unsure of what my brand was.  I knew I loved entertainment/lifestyle television, but that was too broad and too common, so basically I was clueless. Then at the end of the weekend I kept thinking, “I’m a mommy who loves entertainment and celebrity/pop culture” and then the phrase ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ kept running through my mind.

Finally, the last day of bootcamp, Marki said she wanted us to write a 30 second show open that demonstrated our brand and then she wanted us to perform it in front of her.  This would be the audition to see if we would be invited by Marki to join her host academy.

Since I felt that I had sucked so bad during that weekend, all I wanted was just to do well in front of Marki and trust me when I say that she can seem quite intimidating when you first get to know her.  She is definitely a force to be reckoned with, but in a good way.  So I went in and performed my brand “Style Trial.”   Uh……WTF?  Yes, that’s what I came up with, I fully dropped my ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ idea and did something that was so NOT ME!  Okay, I went in and did my show open and I did pretty well and I was happy with my performance and yes I got invited into the program, but I was invited into the beginners class.  I didn’t care though, I was just relieved that I had gotten in, however, I knew ‘Style Trial’ was not my brand and you know what, I’m sure Marki knew that wasn’t my brand either.

During my first month of class ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ was still nagging me in my mind.  I talked about it with my husband Mark, but at first he didn’t seem to understand the concept.  He had a concern that I was at the risk of becoming an annoying TV Host who always talked about her kids.  He referenced the early days of Kathy Lee Gifford on Regis and Kathy Lee.  I didn’t really agree with him about his concern or about Kathy Lee!

Anyhow about 2 weeks passed after the conversation with the hubs and I attended my  first industry night.  This is a night where students have the opportunity to perform and leave their press kits with a big industry professional. Then that industry professional stays and chats with us afterwards about the business. That night a casting director Tara Flanagan was our guest.  She said that one of the performers that stood out most to her that evening was a mom (I did not perform, I just went to watch that night).  She then went on to say that there was a huge demographic in television for moms.  That’s when the light bulb went off in my head.  Ding! Ding! Ding!  Yes I heard a bell too. I thought to myself, “Why in the world have I been denying my ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ idea?”  The importance of a brand is that it is true to who you are.  A brand must be the authentic “You.”  I am a mommy! ….And not only am I a mommy, but I’m a mommy who has been a part of the entertainment industry for many years and is passionate about entertainment and celebrity/pop culture.  Thus, ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ made total sense for me.  So then it was on this night that ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ was born.

I wish Tara Flanagan knew how she changed my life that night.  I hope one day I’ll be able to tell her.

That night when I was driving home from industry night my blood was pumping with excitement and I could not wait to get home and talk to my hubby.  I had all these ideas running through my head of what I wanted to do.  I knew I wanted to dish about celebrities, but then I also knew that I wanted to get inside the lives of celebrity moms and their babies.

Then eventually the idea grew even bigger.  Look I am not a celebrity mom or anything, but I always want to try and give my daughter the best of everything the best way I can, like most moms do.  Therefore, the idea of giving your child the A-List life without paying those A-List prices seem to become a wonderful and practical philosophy I wanted to share with all moms, especially in today’s challenging economy.

Before I knew it I was blogging, tweeting, and developing my ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ website…..And it keeps growing!  I’m in the process of developing a ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ webisode and I’m developing a mommy resource page too!  It’s become such an exciting thing!

My hope someday is to have a TV show called, ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ so that I can reach moms by the millions!

As a quick side note, I have to say that Marki Costello knows her shit!  I have grown in so many ways as a host and as a business woman since joining ‘Become A Host.’

I also have to give my hubby Mark props too.  He has ended up loving the idea of ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ and has been in full support of it.  He even did the website for me.  I gave him all my ideas and he helped me bring them into fruition.

Some wonderful friends have helped me also, like my pal Craig K., thanks Craig!  I know all of you out there don’t know Craig, but trust me when I say he’s a great person to know.

Okay, done with the shout outs…..So there you have it my new baby ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ in a big nutshell.  Now my hope is that you will all join me on this new journey that I am on and continue to watch my baby business grow.

Recently I auditioned to be in an industry showcase and I made it in.  So now in about 2 weeks I will have the chance to present myself as a TV Host and also to present my brand to a bunch of television agents, casting directors and TV network executives.  It’s a very exciting and scary event all at once.  Maybe something great will come out of it or maybe nothing at all.  No matter what happens I will continue to nourish my baby ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ and I hope you will all continue along with me through this interesting, unknown road that I am running and sometimes tripping on.

So with all this I will leave you with some shameless plugs so that you can join me on ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood.’  The first one is to please subscribe to this blog, it’s free or I wouldn’t ask-lol!  The next is to follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/MichelleRivera5.  The last thing is to please join my ‘Mommyhood to Hollywood Facebook page at http://bit.ly/ckxelb.

Thank you so much again everyone.  I send you all love and positivity always!

 

Michelle Rivera is Mommyhood to Hollywood

Michelle Rivera is Mommyhood to Hollywood

 

 

Marki Costello of CMEG and 'Become A Host'

Marki Costello of CMEG and 'Become A Host'

 

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Michelle Rivera’s TV Hosting Reel:  

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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