Cheers & Jeers

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.


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Hell yes to ignorant sheep being hidden. I was never a hider and I've been hiding a lot of people.

I saw Tammy. It was not her finest, but it didn't really focus on her being the fat girl. It had more sads than I expected. Some more hokies too. It was weird to see Susan Sarandon as a grandma. No lines on your face, grandma!

I watched the Robin Thicke video with mouth wide open. It made me feel weird. Too personal!

Jen K said...

I love how I get so much juicy celebrity news from your blog! Thanks friend :) You should write for Perez.

Kristine said...

Mmmm Joe when he was on OTH. Man, I miss that show.

Micah said...

I so agree on the Zac and Michelle thing. Who cares? Yeah, he's hot and I'd like him for myself, but since that's not going to happen, get it Michelle.

Also agree on the Robin Thicke and Britney items. Britney actually looks slightly better than I do when I'm walking out of the gym. Go her!

And also, on being the bigger person. Yep. I've had to do that recently too. Yay us.

Karen M. Peterson said...

One Tree Hill! That's why he looks so familiar!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

OMG I just laughed out loud. It's like I wrote this blog post!!! Oh wow. Totally agree about McCarthy. Loved her in GG, and in many other roles just not in this one. The trailer didn't even make me interested. She needs to get back into her "normal funny" roles - can't stand the gross, filthy and trashy roles she's been playing. :(
Zac Efron is my freaking hero. Always liked him (eehhhm loved him), so who cares who he is dating. If it works it works. If not, he will find someone else. My guy is younger and we've been doing well. So I don't get people being grossed out by them two.
ANd yes, Joe FINALLY got the recognition. I clearly remember him from OTH, and I watch True Blood, and have seen him in other roles...so finally finally finally! Ahhh, sigh. Plus, if that Sofia girlfriend rumor is true...then kudos!! HOT couple!

Susan S. said...

I'm disappointed with McCarthy as well. I was so hopeful! We need some strong ladies in comedy.

And with the last comment about social media- I agree. It's really created a strange reality. I now know the poetical and social opinions of people I didn't really need to know that about. And I find myself making judgements that I really don't want to make. Sigh. It's hard. I don't know about this muting thing, but I would like to know more. ;)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

What to say, what to say, I laughed I scratched my head and though what to say

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Zac and Michelle seem totally miss matched but to each his/her own. I didn't realized she's 9 years old... holy hell GO GIRL! Bottom line if I wasn't married I'd be more angry then again I'm almost probably 20 years older ;) haha

I can't blame T Swift for wanting to always look put together - I can't relate to it but I get it. I'm totally more Britt for sure.

OK am I allowed to be pissed about Joe and Sofia... ugh can't stand her. I hope she's more mellow in real life. He's very... very... um... going to behave now.

PS Just start watching One Tree Hill and was so happy when he showed up!

I don't "get" the appeal of Robin Thicke maybe it's because I only see his dad and to me it's like his dad was my TV dad growing up. I think Robin is HILARIOUS on the Real House Husbands on BET, he's a riot, but I don't care for his music and singing - I didn't know he and Paula split but again, I'm clearly behind the times with my celeb gossip so thank you for keeping me on point!

I love Melissa but I totally agree with you - I need to see her in a smart comedy... Something with guts, and heart and like you said show her as a woman who's put together to at least trying to be. I'm all for fart joke style and gross out comedy, I love it, but I also know she's so much more than just a funny punchline kind of actress :)

Social Media I believe will be our downfall as a society - mark my words.

I started thinking about all this the other day when watching The Untouchables. There is a scene where the mom is listening to a radio show and laughing... how great that bliss must have been. YES it's nice to have a cell phone at all times for safety and last minute calls - think about all the romantic comedies and love stories and movies that just wouldn't work NOW that we have cell phones. "He's not calling... I'll wait by the phone." well now you can still do that but you can go anywhere while waiting... awesome freedom so that's a plus but at the same time it NEVER gets turned off.

I made a rule this AM - I will NOT check my social media in the morning anymore... it makes me late EVERY damn day! I will wait until I have a break at work (what I'm doing now) and check stuff.

I feel you girl!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Don't be an ignorant sheep. Oh so perfect! I couldn't agree more.

Joe Manganiello is so ridiculously good looking. I think I need to watch One Tree Hill.

Love that Phelps may be back. Hate that Melissa McCarthy complains about not wanting to be typecast, but she's honestly doing it to herself. And now I miss Gilmore Girls. Netflix really needs to get on that.