Month: June 2010

Kara DioGuardi Just Can’t Make Up Her Mind

She just can’t make up her mind!!! First she says Bret Michaels and now this.

I guess if they chose her to replace Paula Abdul, they made the right choice of filling the void of CRAZY.

Image Credit: Parade

Kara DioGuardi is now hinting that Harry Connick Jr. would be a good replacement for Simon Cowell.

Harry who?!?!?

According to MSN

The crooner jumped to the top of the favorites list after he mentored the finalists for an episode on the latest season of the show — and songwriter DioGuardi insists he’d be the perfect for the role.

She says, “The way that he worked with the contestants, he really cared about them. I thought he was really, really great.”

I just lost interest in American Idol, especially the last one, and I am not sure I am familiar with who he is but from DioGuardi’s words, she is not on the look out for the next reality tv asshole villain.

On that note, I wonder if Whitney Houston is tapped for this post. I heard she bitches a lot.

Right, Australia???

How To Spot A Gucci Addict???

I was on a weekend trip to Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia a couple of weeks ago. Since Brunei is pretty much dead for shopping or (at least for me), I splurged a little bit.

Ok, I will go right out and say that this is a fake ok? But I have to admit that this is quite nice. :)

I bought this Gucci Sticker the size of a paper. I think they use it for arts and craft. It is dark brown and it is made of felt…sort of like furry and carpet-y (same words u would describe genitals, but whatever). I saw in the instructions that u are supposed to cut it up and paste it on boxes or pens or whatever it is that u want to look expensive.

My Gucci Sticker

I didn’t want to the arts and craft shit since I am not artistic at all. Hell, I would even ask someone to cut paper for me because I can’t cut it straight. I know fake stuff makes me want to hurl and this should count so to make up for it, I just decided to paste it on something expensive. I tried to paste a portion of it first to see if it will leave a mark and it didn’t so…

…BEHOLD!!!

My Gucci Laptop

I saw online that Gucci made a phone (or at least a case for Nokia) and why they haven’t thought of it is beyond me.

I suppose Gucci Gods still have mercy on my meek bank account.

ALLELUIA!!!

Let’s Celebrate!!!

I am sure that most of u are unaware because most of u got ur salaries while I haven’t (hence me sitting in front of my laptop, sadly), but today is the last day is the end of the first half of the year.

CONFETTI, PLEASE!!!

It has been a while since I posted something personal here and I cannot say this enough but a big thank you is in order.

T-H-A-N-K U!!! (Just imagine that chanted and spelled using my body!)

This Is A Letter "K"

I started blogging last March and my blog has grown a lot since then. Actively blogging in May and got over 2,000 hits in a month. In June, I more than doubled that.

For those four months, I have received a total of 6,907 hits…wayyy more than what I would’ve expected for myself.

Hence, I opened a can of beer to celebrate. :)

I have nothing else to say but a big thank u for all of u visiting my site.

I have to admit. Things have been quite shitty in my life and changes are in order but I can confess that blogging has opened a new door for me to explore and just like my last thank u note, I am still exploring ways of improving my IQ posts for your reading pleasure.

In case u are not aware, this I have adopted a new domain courtesy of EmbunWeb (thanks, Kevin) and a new domain.

I hope u likey!!!

Keep ’em coming and I promise to promote world peace have more in store for u.

I may have sleepless nights, but ur hits are all worth it. I SWEAR!!!

HAIL THE BIMBO!!!

Megan Fox Marries Longtime Boyfriend in Hawaii

I have no desire for her whatsoever and I believe I have never posted anything about her but this might be of interest to some of the testosterone-driven readers of mine out there…if there are any.

Image Credit: AP

Megan Fox, start of The Transformers Franchise, weds her long time (read: on and off) boyfriend Brian Austin Green in Hawaii.

According to Yahoo News…

Fox and Green, 36, have been dating for several years. It’s the first marriage for both.

Fox’s film credits include “Transformers” and “Jonah Hex,” which opened earlier this month. Green was a star of of the 1990s TV hit, “Beverly Hills 90210.”

Always knew that that Brian looked familiar. Darn!

By the way, my interest in Megan Fox goes as far as the length of this entry.

Katie Holmes Plays Jackie Kennedy

Gone are the days of the creek.

Image Credit: Splash News Online

That baby bump is for the role of Jackie Kennedy for the upcoming mini series in the History Channel “The Kennedys”.

According to People

Coiffed in the famously chic first lady’s signature Camelot-era bouffant, the star was spotted on the Ontario, Canada set in a robin’s egg-blue shift, paired with pearls, a rhinestone circle pin–and a prosthetic belly–evoking Jackie’s classic polished look, even while in maternity clothes. Holmes, a trendsetter in her own right as well as a burgeoning designer, will no doubt feel right at home playing dress up as one of America’s seminal fashion plates.

Didn’t know that the History Channel made mini series that involved Hollywood Celebrities.

Here is to hoping she won’t suck.

Diabetes Pill Increases Heart Risks, According to Studies

My Dad and my Grandpa are diabetic. I hear that it runs in the family although my aunt told me that this is not exactly the case. Chances of it to be passed on to children because of the lifestyle (e.g. whatever parents’ eat, kids eat). Anyway, I am very cautious of becoming diabetic so I try to eat healthy and exercise as often as I can except today when I missed the gym and ate two pieces of that hot and spicy crispy chicken.

Anyway, the diabetes pill of GlaxoSmithKline called “Avandia” is being debated whether to sustain its supply in the market. Three studies were conducted on the medication and while the third turns out to be negative, the first two studies show that it can cause heart risks.

Image Credit: Autism Campaign

According to The Post Chronicle

The conflicting results were released on Monday, two weeks before an advisory panel meets to sort through a vast amount of data and help decide Avandia’s future. The medicine was Glaxo’s second-biggest drug but is much smaller after a safety controversy erupted three years ago.

One analysis of 56 clinical trials found Avandia increased the chances of a heart attack by 28 percent to 39 percent, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio said in an update to a 2007 study that sparked debate about the drug.

Dr. Steven Nissen, the lead author and an outspoken Avandia critic, said the results from more than 35,000 patients gave a more complete picture that reinforced his earlier concerns.

“A drug that increases the risk of heart attack by a third or more in diabetics represents a huge public health burden,” Nissen, the Cleveland Clinic’s head of cardiology, said in an interview. He said the drug should come off the market.

I say get these off the market. I don’t know what the debate is for when it seems to pose a serious risk to its users.

I would normally try to be funny at each of my posts but I know how difficult it is to have diabetes from seeing my dad. Wounds heal slower, u lose ur sensation on ur laterals and general health just spirals down.

Be sure to check with ur doctor and be aware of the risks involved in all medications u are prescripted.

If unsure, there is always the internet. :)

Nikki Blonsky Embraces Her Curves

Nikki Blonsky is best known for her appearing in the 2007 movie “Hairspray” .

To me, she is better known as the girl who had a fight with Bianca Golden (of America’s Next Top Model) in the airport lounge.

Image Credit: DimeWars

Anyway, she has always been full-figured (duh!) and she has no choice but to accept it embracing it.

According to the DimeWars, Miss Blonsky says…

“I’m just comfortable and confident in my body. I could care less that the world is seeing me in a bathing suit right now,” Nikki Blonsky told UsMagazine. “I think they finally know what I look like in a bathing suit, if they were wondering. I play a character called Willhelmina. She’s awesome, she’s totally against the grain, She doesn’t want to lose weight. She thinks fitness camp is stupid and that’s why I love her, because she doesn’t want to do anything that the camp wants her to do. I feel awesome, I think there’s nothing better than just showing by confidence and showing that I love my body. Why not share it with L.A., New York, everywhere?”

Wonder if there will be any paparazzi shots turning up soon…maybe in the beach frolicking in a bikini, perhaps???

I do have to say though that I should learn from her. I should embrace my own body. Though I will only do that if I get a single digit percentage for my body fat.

Sigh!

Oprah Regains No 1 Spot in Forbes’ Celebrity Power List

So everything in the world is back in order.

Oprah Winfrey regains the No 1 spot in the annual Forbes Celebrity Power 100  List. Angelina Jolie was in her place last year and now fell only in the 18th spot. She earned a total of US$315M and this is the fourth time she has topped the said list.

Rounding off the top ten…

  1. Oprah Winfrey – $315M
  2. Beyonce Knowles – $87M
  3. James Cameron – $210M
  4. Lady Gaga – $62M
  5. Tiger Woods – $105M
  6. Britney Spears – $64M
  7. U2 – $130M
  8. Sandra Bullock – $56M
  9. Johnny Depp – $75M
  10. Madonna – $58M

Quite a huge difference in how much money Oprah made compared to Beyonce at no 2. Had to check how they are ranked and according to the National Post

The rankings are based on income over the past 12 months, as well as web references, press clippings, broadcast mentions and major magazine covers devoted to the celebrity, Forbes said.

Lady Gaga also made her first appearance at No 4 while Madonna barely hanging in the top 10.
I would love to see Oprah Winfrey interview Lady Gaga. Wonder how that would turn out…or has it happened already???

Lauryn Hill Sounds Off…Finally!

With the silence that is her career, it is nice to know that she is still alive. This is let known to us by an interview she recently gave in to NPR Music in Harmony Festival.

Highlights of the interview, according to Rap Up

On why she stopped putting out music: “There were a number of different reasons. But partly, the support system that I needed was not necessarily in place. There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it. In fact, as musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment—and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the [music] industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society, or at least some aspect of society. And it’s important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely. And then that sound radiates.”

On wanting to sing more: “I’m trying to open up my range and really sing more. With The Fugees initially, and even with Miseducation, it was very hip-hop—always a singing over beats. I don’t think people have really heard me sing out. So if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context. Where people can hear a bit more.”

On why she started to perform again: “I don’t know if you know this, but I have five children. The youngest is 2 now, so she’s old enough that I can leave her for a period of time and know she’s going to be okay. That’s one reason. And I think it’s just time. I’m starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first. I think people might realize, you know, ‘We love the way she sounds, we love the music, but I think we just love how fearless she is. How boundless she is, when it comes to what she wants to do.’ And I think that can be infectious.”

On staying healthy: “I think if I was created with such power or an ability, then what’s also been put in me is the blueprint for the responsibility part, as well. I have to take care of myself in order to take care of this gift, which has affected so many. I don’t treat it lightly. It’s important to me to be healthy and to be whole.”

Glad to hear that she is also leaning towards singing than rapping (is that what u call it, these days?). My best reference on how well she sings is back in the Whoopi Goldberg Movie Sister Act 2 (yeah, I watched it and I liked it, I know u did, too!!!) and she sang “Eye Is On The Sparrow” and she was just amazing. I had it in my iPod and I like to make believe that I could sing like that at least in the privacy of my own car.

Oh and five children? Talk about miseducation, noh?

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