Cheers to Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez! The internet FREAKED OUT after pictures of the love birds kissing on a yacht in Italy were shared early this week. Too many articles were written and too many tweets were tweeted, all talking about how disgusting it is. Why exactly? Because she's nine years older than he is? Because she very recently broke up with her girlfriend, Cara Delevingne? Because Zac isn't allowed to date anyone, ever? Who even knows if it's a real relationship or a little fling. People are seriously invested in this. I'm Zac's biggest fan and I'm into it. She's hot. They're having fun. Get it, girl.
P.S. Here's a list of other celeb relationships people had major opinions about.
Cheers to Michael Phelps! A few weeks ago Phelps competed at a swim meet in Santa Clara. He tied for first in the 100 fly, took second place (to Nathan Adrian) in the 100 free, second in the 200 free, and third in the 200 individual medley. I didn't even realize he was back to swimming! I honestly believed him when he said he was retiring in his post-Olympics interview. But that meet in California was his third of the year. He's also competing in Georgia tomorrow along with Ryan Lochte (who's been out for a while due to an injury), Tyler Clary, Cullen Jones, and Conner Dwyer. Phelps still won't comment about the Rio Olympics, but this little bit of news has got me very excited!
Cheers to Britney! This Buzzfeed article about Taylor Swift looking perfect every time she leaves the gym is hilarious! They compared her to regular human Britney Spears, who's always keepin' it real. I just love Britney.
Cheers to Joe Manganiello! He's doing very well for himself these days. People Magazine named him Hollywood's Hottest Bachelor. La Bare, the documentary he directed and produced (about the history, lives, and culture of the most popular male strip club in the world) hit theaters last month. And rumor has it he's snagged himself a girlfriend in Sofia Vergara. It's about time he got some real recognition! I've been a fan of his since his little stint on One Tree Hill.
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Jeers to Robin Thicke. Just when I say I don't understand people's fascination with Zac Efron's relationship, I'm weighing in on Robin and Paula's. It's my blog, I can be hypocritical if I want to. But it's also because Robin is involving all of us in his attempt to win her back. His concept album, Paula, is a little creepy and pathetic, using lyrics and videos to grovel to the wife he cheated on. It's awkward. It's also not doing very well in sales. Last year Blurred Lines sold 177,000 copies in it's first week and spawned the biggest hit of the summer. Paula is only expected to sell a measly 25,000 copies. Apparently I'm not the only one who's grossed out. I actually like Get Her Back but because I know so much about him, I just can't get into it.
Jeers to Tammy. Melissa McCarthy is a comedic genius. I was floored when I found out she co-wrote the movie Tammy with her equally talented husband Ben Falcone, who also directed it. I haven't seen the movie, but it looks terrible and I don't understand why she wrote this character for herself. This clumsy, foul-mouthed, trashy, gross out, fat lady crap has got to stop. She was cheesy, but delightful in Gilmore Girls and while the gross out factor was there in Bridesmaids, she had heart. She was fine in The Heat, but it wasn't much of a stretch from her Bridesmaids and Identity Thief roles. She's just so much more than a fat lady and I wish she wrote a story to show that side. The cast of Tammy is filled with people I love: Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Duplass, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette, and Sandra Oh. I'm betting they all signed on because they also love Melissa and Ben. Get it together, McCarthy!
Jeers to being the bigger person. Over the past few weeks I've hid a ton of people on Facebook, unfollowed blogs, and muted friends and certain words on Twitter. I've also been biting my tongue. A lot. Social media lets everyone shoot their mouth off and it's really hard to read, especially when they don't know what they're talking about. I'm afraid that I'm going to stop liking people I genuinely care about because of the stupid stuff they post, share, and comment on. I miss the days of ignorant bliss. Back then you read a news story, formed some opinions, discussed them face-to-face with your closest friends and family members, and moved on. I'm not at all saying I have to agree with everything everyone says. I just wish people learned how to express themselves thoughtfully and knew when to stop. I'm careful to only type out things I'd say in a room full of people. Also, a quick Google search will let you know if those memes you keep sharing are true or not. Don't be an ignorant sheep.