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Bethenny Frankel Is A Branding Genius! @Bethenny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bethenny Frankel: Skinnygirl

Bethenny Frankel: Skinnygirl

Skinnygirl Margarita

Skinnygirl Margarita

A Place of Yes

A Place of Yes

Skinnygirl Dish

Skinnygirl Dish

Naturally Thin

Naturally Thin

Body By Bethenny (DVD)

Body By Bethenny (DVD)

The Hoppy Family

The Hoppy Family

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The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,

The RealHousewives of New York City

Bethenny Getting Married?

Bethenny Ever After

Skating With The Stars

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I Have A Swollen Lymph Node…..

OMG!   It’s the last day of February and I have not done a new blog entry at all this month and by the time I post this one it will already be March 1st!  I am so sorry to all of my readers.  I don’t want to make any excuses, life just threw me a strange curve ball this month and I fell a little off of my blogging A-Game, okay I fell completely off of my blogging A-Game and really it’s probably more of a B-Game to begin with anyway.

To make a long blog longer, this is what happened.  The beginning of February I was in Colorado with my family visiting my in-laws.  Then when we got back from Colorado to L.A, I discovered a lump on the right side of my neck, it was a swollen lymph node to be exact.

So of course this scared the living crap out of me so I spent days waiting for the swelling to go down, but I had absolutely no luck.  Therefore, I went to go see the doctor, but the doctor wasn’t there, so I saw a nurse practitioner instead, and she ran blood work on me.  My blood work came back great and I have no family history of Cancer, so I’m told to wait a week to see if the swelling goes down.

I spend the week drinking shots of apple cider vinegar, which is absolutely disgusting just so you all know, but it’s supposed to detox your body and bring down the swelling in your lymph nodes, but guess what I still had a swollen lymph node.  So my doctor orders me to go see a Radiologist to get an ultrasound.  At this point I’m thinking, “Oh my God, I have Lymphoma Cancer and I have a 2 year old daughter, why is this happening to me?”

I go and get my ultrasound and they send the results right away to my doctor.  I speak to  my doctor who says that the ultrasound is showing that there appears to be an infection and inflammation in the lymph nodes on the right side of my neck and that other lymph nodes on the right side of my neck are beginning to elevate as well, although we can’t see them or feel them yet.  I of course ask my doctor the most obvious question at this point which is, “So you’re telling me that this is not Cancer?”  The doctor responds to me by saying that only a biopsy can rule out Cancer 100%, but that the chances are very, very, very, slim that it is.

After getting this news I’m much more relieved, however, my doctor wants me to go see a surgeon about doing a possible biopsy, so I did.

The surgeon reviews my ultrasound and blood work, and goes over a series of health questions with me and then feels my neck for the swollen lymph node.

The surgeon then goes on to tell me that it’s not Lymphoma Cancer and explains all the reasons why it is not.  However, he orders a CT scan on me because he says it will tell him more than an ultrasound will and he is not fully convinced that I have an infection present.  He says it might just be inflammation and drainage.

He explains to me that a biopsy on a lymph node is evasive and that would mean I would need surgery and he doesn’t want to do surgery unless I actually do have an infection present and actually need it, and so my CT Scan is scheduled for later on today at 1:00pm.

So that is where I leave my story as of now, but thank God all signs point to it not being Cancer. However, as of today I still have a swollen lymph node.

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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

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

‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ Holiday Money Saving Tips!

‘Mommyhood to Hollywood’ Holiday Money Saving Tips!

1. Use Social Media and Technology To Your Advantage!
Do you know that many of your favorite stores have Facebook pages and that if you “LIKE” those pages they will offer you discounts on products they carry? That’s right, the world of finding deals has changed, so sign on to your Facebook page, you probably are there already anyway, and plug in some store names and see what deals you can find. Start with this one for Sears! http://www.facebook.com/sears
Foursquare is partnering up with Sports Authority on Black Friday to give away gift cards and discounts.  Also get coupons by checking into American Eagle (15% off through 12/31/2010), Hollister (20% through 11/25/2010), Zales (get $50 toward purchases of $300 or more through 12/31/2010), or JC Penney (get $10 towards purchases of $50 or more).  Now for all you anti-Twitter people, you’re missing out because there are deals to be found!  Follow your favorite stores on Twitter because many of them are offering deals.  Also follow @BFads and @BlackFriday for updates on all your favorite retailers as well!  Another fab place for deals is http://www.groupon.com.
Now here’s something else you can do to save money… I’m sure many of you have heard that expression, “There’s an app for that!”  Doesn’t there seem to be an app for everything these days, well here are some more and these can help you save money this holiday shopping season!  The first one is called the ‘Red Laser’ and of course it’s an app by Apple and it’s FREE!  The ‘Red Laser’ basically scans items’ barcodes and then searches the web to find you the place where you can get that item for the lowest price.  Pretty cool, huh!  The other money saving apps are by eBay and Amazon.  eBay’s app is called the ‘EBay App’ (how creative) and Amazon’s is called the ‘Price Check App.’ Both of these apps use the iPhone or iPod Touch camera to check the price of an item against the price of the same product on the company’s respective websites.  Oh yes, comparison shopping has become so futuristic!
2. Buy Your Holiday Decor Close To The Holidays or After The Holidays!
Let’s face it, the closer to the holidays we get, the more desperate retailers are wanting to get rid of their holiday decorations.  If you shop for your decor close to the holidays or after the holidays are over (to get stocked up for the following year), then you will find slashed prices or even better, clearance prices!
3. Don’t Send Out Holiday Cards or Send Out E-Greeting Cards Instead!
I love sending out holiday cards too, but trust me when I say that if you skip a year in sending them out, especially in these difficult financial times, your family and friends will understand. If you don’t want to skip it, then E-Greetings are a great alternative to traditional holiday cards.  You can get them and send them out for free.  If you absolutely have the need to send out those traditional holiday cards via snail mail instead, then wait to buy them in December because that’s when they go on sale, or send out New Years cards instead!
4. Practice Smart Gift Buying and Gift Giving!
A) Start your holiday shopping early, really early, like 6 months early!  You’re probably thinking, “Are you crazy?”  Well maybe, but in doing this you can buy slowly and not have to worry about spending large sums of money all at once.  Also, imagine not having the stress of buying a bunch of gifts during the month of December, while you’re also trying to decorate, give parties, travel or host tons of family at the same time.
B) If you don’t want to shop early and you can tolerate crowded malls and packed parking lots (unlike me), then take advantage of Black Friday.  There will always be great deals on this day, so why not take advantage of them if you can handle the crowds.
C) Don’t shop for your friends with children, just buy their children a gift, or better yet, buy one gift that the whole family can enjoy!
D) Don’t buy couples individual gifts, buy them a “couple” gift instead.
E) Big families should consider picking a name out of a hat for gift exchange or consider doing a Secret Santa instead.
F) Shop online!  You’d be amazed at the comparison shopping and deals you can find online.  Many times you can even go to a store and find a price on an item that is high, but then if you go to that stores’ website, they have that same item at a much lower price!
G) Make a gift!  Some people may think this is an old fashion idea, but a homemade gift is usually the most thoughtful one.

5. Scrapping the Expensive Wrapping!
Instead of buying expensive wrapping paper, use recycled wrapping paper instead. Always hold on to left over wrapping paper and gift bags, so that you can use them later.  If you don’t have left over holiday wrapping paper, then take any type of wrapping paper you may have, flip it over to the plain side and use that side instead.  You or your kids can decorate that side to make it look festive. Also, instead of buying pricey bows, look around your house to see what you already have.  You will be surprised by what beautiful items you can find around your home to decorate your gifts with.  Or take advantage of what’s outside and see what beautiful decor nature has to offer for your gift or your house (pine cones, leaves, etc).  Here’s another idea!  Buy inexpensive large reams of packing paper and use that as wrapping paper.  You can decorate it yourself or make it a creative art project for your kids to do.  You can also use newspapers or magazines to wrap gifts!
6. Grocery Shop With A Purpose!
When you go grocery shopping make sure you have a shopping list.  That way you don’t end up shopping for things you don’t need.  Also take advantage of coupons, you can find them online at places like www.coupons.com andwww.couponmom.com. Also check out local deals from the newspaper or just pick up a free ad flyer from the market. In addition, make sure to take advantage of the deals that the grocery stores may have to offer, they have these especially during the holiday season.  Here’s another tip, ditch the name brand snobbery. Don’t be so stuck on name brands because sometimes the store brand item is just as good as the name brand item, but at a much lower price!
7. Entertain In Town, Not Downtown!
During the holidays it’s always great to be able to take in a nice show downtown, but this can be extremely pricey, so here are some alternatives.  Take in a holiday show at a local high school, college, or church instead.  They are much less in price and the ticket sales go right back to the school and/or church. Sometimes these shows are even free!  Here are also some other free entertaining activities you can do with your family.  Join a school or church caroling group, or make your own caroling group with your family and friends! Have a holiday cookie baking party and exchange recipes and cookies at the end of it.  You will leave with an assortment of holiday cookies to eat and share. Here’s another favorite thing I love to do for the holidays that’s free…Take your kids for a drive to a nearby neighborhood or town to see holiday lights.  It’s a festive activity that will put almost anybody in the holiday spirit!
Mommyhood to Hollywood

Mommyhood to Hollywood


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!

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?

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!

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