Friday, February 22, 2008

Mmmmmm...tastes like, poison!! @#$%!!!!

Okay, so I understand Starbucks' desire to market drinks to the weight watching crowd, which I unfortunately have been a part of for most of my entire existance. Starbucks introduced a line of "skinny" or low calorie beverages back in December. These drinks are made with with nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. Ok, so the non-fat milk I can handle. It's the sugar-free syrup that makes me want to hurl and run for a bottle of Listerine. Other zero-calorie syrup flavors include: Vanilla, Hazelnut, Caramel, and Cinnamon Dolce--all of which taste like, well, poison to me. I would rather spend another 20 minutes on the treadmill and keep some junk in my trunk than drink this. Really, it's where I draw the line--especially when it comes to my coffee.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pink gets the divorce party started...

Well, this is no surprise to me. They haven't been photographed together is months. I'm not sure how long it's officially been over, but the on-again, off-again couple Pink and motocross racing hubby Carey Hart have decided to call it quits after two years of marriage.
"This decision was made by best friends with a huge amount of love and respect for one another," Pink's representative, Michele Schweitzer, said Tuesday in a statement. "While the marriage is over, their friendship has never been stronger."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hey, remember Mrs. Garrett??

This is what The Facts of Life actress Charlotte Rae looks like now! I have to admit, I respect her for not cowering to a series of bad plastic surgeries like Joan Rivers. And, at least she's wearing a Burberry jacket!

Pitbull is one tough dawg...

Miami rapper Pitbull is a real G. During a recent performance at a club in San Antonio, some idiot threw a beer bottle at the rapper's head halfway through his second song. He was bleeding and later required stiches. But a fan at the show said 10 minutes later he was back on the stage with blood dripping from his head, holding a blood-soaked towel requesting the guy who hit him to "bring his ass up here so i can whoop his ass." Then Pit broke tore into his latest single, "The Anthem." Never one to want to disappoint his fans, Pitbull is a real trooper and professional performer. Kickass Pit!

Brooke Hogan is coming back to the M.I.A.!

Hulk Hogan's little girl, Brooke, who's now 19, will be moving back to Miami, but this time on her own! Hogan Knows Best will be airing its 5th season on VH1 starting this month. She'll be moving into a penthouse at the Mosaic on Miami Beach. The show will follow the 5-foot-11, ironed body singer around Miami as she goes out on her own without mom, dad and Nick this time.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Every night I hope and pray, a dream lover will come my way. Wake up little Snoozy! Smell the smellin' salts.

You have gotta love Bill Clinton. I mean, anybody that is willing to take this guy seriously at this point has got to be a jackass themselves. While wifey was off battling Obama, Billy boy opened his pie hole again before a packed Sunday service at one of the largest black churches in Washington, D.C. He offered an apology of sorts for racially tinged comments he made about Obama and his candidacy that have triggered a backlash in the black community and among many other Democrats.

Clinton invoked his "worship of a God of second chances." Well if anyone's been given second chances, it's certainly him.

Clinton had been criticized for asserting that Obama's characterization of his position on the Iraq war is a "fairy tale" and for comparing Obama's resounding victory in South Carolina to failed presidential candidate Jesse Jackson's wins there in the '80s.

He also recently fell asleep and had a dream during a January church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK day. The service took place at the Covenant Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem. That's cause the dude is trolling on My Space all night long. Oh, Bill. You are so...predictable.

Art Attack: Robbers steal $163m in art from Zurich

Three armed men in ski masks stole four paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth $163.2 million from a Zurich, Switzerland museum in one of Europe's largest ever art heists, police said earlier today. Ok, this is basically the Ocean's Eleven of art heists. This is horrible. But it does pose an even more incredible question. Can you imagine creating something that's worth more than $160 million bucks??? That is just awesome.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Who's that gal?

Since I'm always on the sacred quest for faking at least eight hours of sleep on my stressed out skin, I love making myself a guinea pig for the latest beauty products. I have been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics for the last 10 years. The packaging is the most adorable on the market and the products work well. I am convinced there's a vintage-loving rockabilly chick deep inside my heart and this line appeals to her. But I recently purchased Benefit's "That gal" brightening face primer ($27; because I have been reading about it in pretty much every fashion magazine for the past few months. It's a face brightening serum you apply underneath your foundation to give your skin an illuminated, fresher look. I must admit, I was skeptical at first. But I was feeling adventurous, like I wanted to give it a shot. So I did and I am thrilled with this product. My skin is glowing and this was way cheaper than taking a vacation, which also gets my skin glowing...

My latest obsession: The Tory Burch Reva Flat

Ok, this shoe has been out for over a year, but as a 6-foot-tall woman, I have had a kung-fu grip on the flats trend for most of my life. For a while, I lusted after Chanel's two-tone ballet flats, but never purchased a pair. Then Tory Burch came out with the Reva flat and it was love at first sight. I bought one solid black pair with a black leather medallion on top for my birthday back in August. And now, I have decided to treat myself to another pair in leopard. I have really been holding back on shopping lately, but I decided it was time to treat myself to one big splurge. I had seen this photo of Katherine Heigl wearing the shoes and I found them in my size at Aventura Mall this week, so I had to go for it.

Friday, February 1, 2008

"My heart is broken..."

Michelle Williams, Heath Ledger's ex-fiance and the mother of his child, says "her heart is broken" over losing Ledger.

"Please respect our need to grieve privately," she recently said in a statement. "My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day.

"His family and I watch Matilda as she whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still," Williams said. "She will be brought up in the best memories of him."

This is so tragic and sad. Matilda Rose is lucky to have such a strong, brave mother.