Saturday, August 9, 2008

Current Events

Oh there is just so much going on right now that we really need to chat about kiddos. I swear I do other things besides watching TV. Or perhaps I do other things while I am watching TV. Whatever. Details.

So first... How upset were you to learn that John Edwards had an affair? OMG I was crushed to read his statement on Friday! I don't care if you are an Obama-ite or you think GWB is doing a super duper job with our country, I'm guessing you thought Edwards was a good guy. A good southern boy who doted on his adorable wife and sweet family. When he was running for President I would often say that while I was not personally placing my vote with him, I would love to be his neighbor and sit on the back porch chatting with him over a turkey burger and sweet tea. And wow, I love Elizabeth Edwards! For whatever it's worth, I hope that baby is not his and I hope that he and his family truly have mended ways. Not that I believe everyone needs to stay with a partner who cheats. But sometimes it can work. I guess. I can't imagine being that big of a person myself. But then again, I am not Elizabeth.

Am I alone in loving the feud between Anderson Cooper and Dina Lohan? That is just crazy funny! I've seen bits of the show here and there and totally agree with Anderson. I love that Dina is all upset though. Because here's what annoys me about celebrities/famous people who do nothing but are famous... They love hearing that they are fabulous. They are all about the glory. But they can't take the flip side of praise. Which is criticism. Did Dina think that her crazy ass show was going to garner her an Emmy? Someone needs to pop fewer crazy pills! Anderson is brilliant and will win a well thought out and educated war of words any day Dina Lohan. Then again, she would claw him with her fake nails and strangle him with her icky fake hair in a skinny minute. Let's hope for AC's sake that this throw down never gets physical!

Did anyone watch the Larry King interview with Steven Curtis Chapman and his family on Thursday night? I don't know all that much about Chapman's music- though I do like his song Cinderella. But their incredible story is absolutely heart breaking. I was so moved during the interview listening to the family speak about the brother Will (who accidentally ran over and killed his baby sister Maria Sue). I love how they are surrounding Will with love and support and encouragement. They don't have any ill-will towards him and know that it truly was a horrible accident. It's actually a fairly common accident, as I just recently learned. I hope that they are able to find peace and healing. And I hope that Will is able to forgive himself. Their family strength and belief in God moved me to tears (which is not all that shocking- I cry a lot- at good things and bad things and scary things and well....pretty much everything). Truly an inspirational family!

What's going on with Katie Holmes? I mean, we all know she got a little coo-coo when she hooked up with her Scientology front man hub, Tom Cruise. And in my totally un-humble opinion, she lost waaaay too much weight and became scary skinny. But in every picture lately she is wearing sweaters and long sleeves. It's summer. It's hot. She looks ridiculous. You know, in case she is one of my blog readers and is wondering whether or not to take off her sweater in 90 degree weather. Yes Katie, remove the sweater. In summer we wear sundresses and capri pants and pretty much anything other than sweaters. Don't even get me started on celebrities in Hollywood wearing Uggs in July and August with shorts!

Way to go China! I was beyond impressed with your jaw-dropping Opening Ceremony last night. It. Was. Incredible!! Amazing!! Creative in ways I never knew possible!! The synchronicity took my breath away. That little girl flying the kite in the air- what a brave little kid! The people running all over that globe- stunning! Your country has all sorts of messy issues. But then again, who's country doesn't? Last night was truly mesmerizing!! It really set the tone for what promises to be an amazing Olympics! And what for many Americans will be a mini vaca from the Presidential race. Oh sure, we all care about the race. But isn't it nice to have something, anything, else to focus on for a solid week? We'll see if I actually accomplish anything this week as I am glued to (and screaming at and jumping up and down in front of) the Olympics on TV. That Michael Phelps is such a cutie!

Have a fabu Olympic-filled weekend everyone! And don't forget to enter my fun give-away before noon on Monday!


Gracie Beth said...

I too was shocked and appalled by the whole John Edward's affair, because I love his wife. Elizabeth Edwards is such and inspiration to women everywhere, her strength amazes me. I think Katie Holmes is dressing all weird because she is trying to hide a baby bump. Thank you for such a fun post, I really enjoyed reading it :)

The Pink Owl said...

And what is with Katie wearing those pegged jeans (with the cardigans and longs sleeves, no less)?!?

Beyond disgusted with John Edwards.

Opening Ceremony was AMAZING, and don't even get me started on Big you watch it?

God, I love TV! ;)

Kate said...

Katie does look so weird in those sweaters and pants! My only theory is that she is working somewhere with a lot of AC. But still-bring along a sweater, don't wear it!!

BpVetGirl said...

Ditto on the Katie Holmes dress code. I could completely understand it if she lived in Ireland as we've had nothing but rain for 3 weeks but shes in NYC baby.

Mama's the Boss said...

OMG--I almost threw up when I turned on CNN Friday & heard about John Edwards. I really did think he was a good guy who doted on his family.

I agree that the feud between Anderson Cooper & Dina Lohan is too funny. Go Anderson!!!!

I used to think Katie Holmes was great, but now not so much. What do you think of her new pixie cut??

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Hehehe - Well I actually like her cute short hair but I think that's because I too have short hair. And Hollywood always insults girls with short hair so I feel slightly better when someone (in)famous rocks the short hair too. But I'm guessing most dislike her hair bc trust me- all the mags love to say negative things about girls with short hair. Like I loved Natalie Portman's pixie cut a few years ago- I thought she pulled that off beautifully.

But back to Katie- she's just getting stranger and stranger as the months go on. And I want to rip that bottle from Suri's hands every time I see her holding one. She's way too old for a bottle!

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

I totally agree with you about John Edwards, so sad for Elizabeth. I was wishing it was all a lie. Your blog really updated me on current events. Thanks so much!

Pink Flamingo said...

Kudos to PPC on a *well said* post…I LOVE it! I could not agree with you more! :)

Lauren @ Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

I was extremely dissapointed with John Edwards after hearing about his affair. Infidelity is bad under any circumstances, but the fact that it happened while Elizabthe was battling cancer makes it that much worse.

I hope you had a nice weekend!

Preppy Mama said...

KK I love your current events! I am laughing as I read along.
I was totally shocked about John Edwards. I so wanted to like him. Katie Holmes sold her soul to L.Ron Hubbard! I liked her better on Dawson's Creek!!!

Julie said...

Poor Elizabeth Edwards. As one of my best girl friends put it "I don't blame her for not wanting to spend some of her last days/years divorcing him. I'd just spend the HELL out of his money while i had the time and energy to do so!"

Katie has no body fat and therefor must cover up her skeletore body that is always cold. Or maybe she is preggars with triplets and is trying to hide it. Who knows. What I do not understand is how someone goes from being so precious to so crazy?!!

I looooove me some Anderson Cooper even if he is gay. He isn't in my dreams! Plus he is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and she made some rockin hot jeans in my tween years!

Muffy said...

The Edwards thing IS shocking! His poor wife! Battling cancer, and now THIS! I can't believe the media knew about this when he was running for president! SO SHOCKING!

Buford Betty said...

Yep Katie is covering up b/c she's got no padding. I like her hair too, bestest - you're not alone there. But yeah, total freakin' weirdo.

Honestly the affair thing with John Edwards didn't shock me too much since there were rumors about it for so long. And where there's rumors, well... just more shocking to me that he actually lied about it. Dude, it's gonna come out.

Hope you had a good weekend... miss ya!

Anonymous said...

I was so shocked about the John Edwards thing. What is this world coming to???


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