I confess that I am not one of the 111 million people who watched the super bowl. I hate football, and despite my father’s accusatory verbal tirades about “not trying,” I just don’t understand the game. But yesterday, in the midst of talking to my guy friend about very inappropriate topics, he said, “the Super Bowl halftime show was horrible. You would have loved it.” I laughed so hard that I decided to catch it — and he’s right. I loved it. Put a bunch of people in glow-in-the-dark unitards, and you’ve got me hooked.
You know what’s worse than going through a divorce in public? It’s going through a public divorce and taking shots at your ex in the press. The war between Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry gets more horrible by the second, and now Halle’s camp is claiming that Aubry used to call her the N-word, and he often became enraged when others would refer to their child as black. First of all, if it’s true that Gabriel Aubry is racist (which I doubt), I’m more confused about Halle Berry’s poor judgment. Who has a child with a racist man? Second, I find the timing of this battle curious, especially since the exes traveled together for Halle Berry’s most recent movie after they had already broken up. Aubry recently filed for a custody arrangement in court, which is when the shit hit the fan. And lastly, what on earth is wrong with these people? Must you use the press to launch grenades about your personal life? If it’s not in court and a matter of public record, then it’s no one’s business. No wonder they say everyone in the business is crazy. Grow up.
Unless there is some sort of language barrier I’m unaware of, there is no excuse for Gisele Bundchen’s behavior. Her most recent idiocy occurred at the launch of her own organic skin care line, when she said that she doesn’t use sunscreen, because she won’t “put that poison on her skin.” This marks the third time Gisele has gotten herself into trouble while speaking, and I suggest she stop talking altogether. She once said that all mothers should be legally required to breast feed their babies. She also said she didn’t need an epidural while giving birth, and instead opted for “yoga and meditation.” I’ll call my mother and ask what she opted for during childbirth, considering I turned out so incredible. I’m guessing she didn’t meditate.
Alright. I’m going to take a moment to explain to the stars of Glee why it is inappropriate to pose on the covers of sex-based magazines in shirts with plunging necklines. My problem is not that I’m prude (even though I am). The issue is that Glee is meant to appeal to kids, and the actors need to uphold the brand. I’d make the same argument if the star of a popular Kids comedy appeared as a guest star in Dexter. It hurts the brand. Sure, actors are real people with a career to maintain. They want life after Glee, and they are starting the transition process early. But it doesn’t matter. While getting paid your hefty episodic fee, keep your clothes on, and think twice before you make appearances that contradict the character you portray on television.
Lauren Conrad sure knows how to bite the hand that feeds her. MTV isn’t moving forward with her show and Conrad responded to the news, saying, “MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.” May I just say that it’s extremely unprofessional for someone in the business to insult a network for not picking up a show? Good luck getting another deal with MTV, Conrad. I’d also like to point out that MTV probably let Conrad down easy by saying it was too “high brow.” I imagine that if they said what they really meant, the conversation would have ended at, “Lauren, you’re a little too boring for our network, so we’ve nixed you.”