A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of Jaime King, her boo and her new baby boy James Knight. Topher Grace and Jessica Alba were also in the photo because they have received the honor of being the baby’s godparents.
While there are some religious undertones to the role of a godparent, the secular definition, according to Wikipedia, states that a godparent is “an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child’s upbringing and personal development.”
This got me thinking about other celebrity babies and their godparents. Here are three celebrity godparents that made me say no way, oh wow or that seems odd.
The King of Pop and Nicole Richie
Yes, Michael Jackson is Nicole’s godparent, but that is not the most shocking thing I learned. Did you know that Lionel Richie is not Nicole’s biological father! When Nicole’s biological parents could no longer provide for her, Lionel was kind enough to take Nicole in. That makes me feel so pro-Lionel, that I will link to one (and only) Lionel jam I love.
Drew Barrymore and Frances Bean
I never really thought to put Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain and Drew Barrymore in the same social group. Now that think back, Drew used to party her face off and Courtney still does so it’s only natural that these two collided at one point.
Believe it or not, they were actually besties a few lifetimes ago. Back in 2007, Drew stated, ”Courtney and I have not seen each other in a while, so I haven’t had the pleasure of being in Frances’s life for a few years. That’s a great loss for me, and I hope to reconnect with her.”
Frances, give Drew a call!
Jake Gyllenhall and Jamie Lee Curtis
I would have never thought to put these two together. Jamie Lee is a close friends of Gyllenhall’s parents so it makes sense. Hey, at least these two hang out!
If you have some other surprising god parents, please share!
Today, the Encore channel made my day and decided to show the classic film From Justin to Kelly. This 2003 musical romcom stars Kelly Clarkson (aka America’s Idol) and Justin Guarini (America’s runner up Idol) and it tells the tale of two spring breakers who are into each other, but obstacles keep popping up and block their love. It’s literally frustrating.
Don’t remember this spring break classic? The trailer will surely refresh your memory:
In case that piqued your interested, the movie is roaming around on the web just waiting to be watched for free! But before you type that in on Google, I’ll be honest, From Justin to Kelly didn’t do so well at the box office. The movie only grossed $4,922,166 to be exact. The critics considered this movie a total fail and it’s considered one of the worst movies of all time.
Now, I’d like to note that American Idol‘s legal team made Kelly and Justin go through with this. I’m hoping they had a blast and partied like they were on spring break…because some parts of this movie are a bit awkward. It’s totally clear that Kelly and Justin were not into each other in a romantical way whatsoever. But there is one good part to this movie…all the great musical numbers!
Here is my favorite jam from the movie’s soundtrack. It’s called Timeless and this clip is the duo performing it live!
I’d like to note that I’m not completely delusional. I know this movie isn’t the greatest, but can’t we all just sit down and enjoy it for what it is? You can’t blame Kelly either…it’s not like she tried out for an acting show, I mean Kelly Clarkson was on American Idol. Girl knows her strengths.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where this movie is on the TV, I’d recommend creating your very own drinking game. You can get real wild and enjoy America’s Idol.
P.S. If you want to know how I really feel about American Idol, please read my post! It really is all Seacrest’s fault.
No, not the holiday you creep…the Kate Winslet film!
Every time a Kate Winslet movie comes out, I feel it’s my duty as a woman to haul ass to the nearest theatre and see it. I feel like that’s my time to catch up with Kate and see what’s new in her life.
Well, that time has come again. Kate Winslet is starring in a new movie called Labor Day, which also stars Josh Brolin (get it, Kate). The film takes place over Labor Day weekend in 1987 and somehow Kate gets involved in some type of reverse hostage situation with Josh Brolin. The trailer explains it better:
Even though I’m typically a fan of anything Kate Winslet, I’m really excited for this film because I can see myself getting into a reverse hostage situation and falling in love with the dude who commandeers my home.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie and it does have its tense moments. It also delves into Kate and Josh’s traumatic pasts and the flashbacks made me feel sad While the film definitely caters to the ladies, it does have its man moments. For example, Josh Brolin fixes the family car and shows Kate’s movie son (Gattlin Griffith) how to play baseball! All things dudes love, right?
I do have to hand it to Kate. She used her lady powers and managed to get with Josh Brolin within a matter of 24 hours. I’m so impressed I gave this sentence its own line.
Alas, not every film is perfect and Labor Day did have one awful, awful part. To my unhappy surprise, James Van Der Beek makes a cameo. Was there no one else on planet Earth to play a police officer?! Was everyone busy?! Ugh.
Anywho, I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say it’s not as tragic as that other movie Kate was in. I think it was called Titanic. With that being said…go see Labor Day and support Kate and Josh. I mean, Kate just did have a baby and Josh is going through a divorce. Give them both a little boost.
I am declaring a new holiday. Well, not exactly new but I’m posting it on my blog so that makes it official.
Wednesdays are so busy for me. Along with being Non-Demeaning to Women Wednesday…this Wednesday and all other Wednesdays will now be pantless. I’m going to have to buy a lot more tights….While I typically feel that every day should be pantless, this particular blog post was inspired by H&Ms Super Bowl advertisement starring David Beckham.
If you missed the commercial, don’t fret, that’s what I’m here for. See below:
There’s really not much more to say other than…#GoPantless.
Yes, before Beyoncé was Beyoncé.
Growing up, Lil’ Kim was the first celebrity I thought was a boss before I even knew what the word boss meant (Sorry, Brit). I did idolize Lil’ Kim for a number of reasons, mostly because she did whateverrr she wanted and pulled it off.
I believe it was last year’s VMAs when Lil’ Kim came out of hiding to present. I was beyond pumped. The words Lil’ Kim is backkkkkkkkk was scrolling through my brain. After Queen Bee stepped off stage…I felt sad. She just was the same baddest bitch that I remember.
In order to relive the good old days, listed below are my three most memorable baddest bitch moments.
3. Spending Some Quality Time in the Slammer
You don’t get to be a bad bitch without having a stint in jail…just ask Lindsay. Back in 2005, Lil’ Kim was sentenced to a year and a day in jail and fined $50,000 for lying in regards to a shootout outside a radio station in Manhattan.
Allegedly Lil’ Kim lied about whether two members of her entourage were at the scene of the shootout. I say allegedly because I know Queen Bee would never lie like that! Check out her comeback at the 2006 VMAs.
2. Putting the Range in Da Rover
This song never gets old. I also think it’s one of Kim’s most well-known jams. The jam, which can be found on La Bella Mafia, was produced by Timberland and features a Mr. Cheeks.
This song includes a number of controversial lyrics, including one about a Sprite can…but my favorite lyric of all time is: I’m the one that put the “Range” in the “Rover.” It has become my mantra.
1. Purple Pasty
Ah yes. You all know what I’m referring to. Let’s go back, back to the 1999 VMA Awards. Lil’ Kim rolls onto the red carpet with basically an entire breast exposed…I think she was going for that mermaid look. That outfit choice took a lot of guts and I’m still wondering what kind of glue she used.
This outfit is not only memorable for the whole boob exposed thing, but also for the fact that Lil’ Kim was felt up by the one and only Diana Ross. Can’t remember? Don’t worry, here’s the video.
Ok, so there are my most memorable Lil’ Kim moments. Please share your favs…let’s relive the glory days together.
I’d like to think that I don’t take part in the bandwagon effect, but then I start thinking back to all the fads I participated in and realized I’m the definition of jumping on the bandwagon. I even took the time to make a list.
Kari’s Bandwagon List:
- I raised a Furby
- I #killedit in my jean jacket with patches
- Begged my mom to travel the state with me for every single beanie baby ever made
These are only 3 of the many, many fads I found myself involved in and that’s before I turned 15!
Anywho, as I’m sure you’ve heard, Justin Bieber was arrested a few days ago in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence of some beer, pot and prescription pills. I also heard that the Bieb’s dad was setting up the drag race course and the Biebs scooped the pills from his mom. Ruh oh. It was inevitable that JB was going to have an arrest under his belt and I’m actually surprised it took this long. Even though I don’t condone what he did, I do love a good celebrity mug shot!
So with this post, I would like to share the Bieb’s mug shot (only to boost my click thru rate) and my fav celeb mug shots of all time. Well, so far.
I only choose Reese because of the redic things she said to the police office when her and her husband got pulled over for driving a little wild.
Reese hollered the following at an officer of the law:
- “Do you know my name, sir?”
- “I’m a U.S. citizen. I’m allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question.”
- “You’re harassing me as an American citizen. You better not arrest me.”
Who knew Reese was such a fan of America?
Remember that time Mel Gibson was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving? Mel’s mood took a hard right turn straight to hell and when he laid his eyes on a female officer he asked, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?”
Clearly, I don’t agree with what Mel said, but how unexpected was that question? At what point does your brain say, “Hey, these two words work well together.” Apparently this phrase really impacted pop culture because someone took the time to manufacture a t-shirt.
And the winner is…
Keep your eyes on the news…I’m sure once Sunday hits, there will be another beautiful celeb mugshot!
Did you ever listen to a song and picture what the person looked like in your mind before you saw what they actually looked like? I tend to do that a lot since I listen to Spotify for almost 8 hours a day. What else am I supposed to do at work?! Oops, can’t say that.
One song that I have caught myself listening to over and over again is “Love Me Again” by John Newman. When I first heard this song, I picture John Newman as a more fit Zac Brown. Well, I must say I was totally wrong. When I actually saw what John Newman looked like, I got a slight case of whiplash.
In case you haven’t heard this jam, please watch this video where you can’t see what John Newman looks like. See below:
So do you have a mental picture of what John Newman looks like? Ok, I’m about ready to blow your mind:
Now tell me that wasn’t what you expected to see! I’m still in disbelief that this man is actually singing this song.
Since we are already talking about John Newman, here are some fun facts in order to help you get to know John a bit better:
- He is 23 years old and from the UK.
- John has woken up in a jail cell before (into it). He was arrested for cruising mopeds on other people’s property. I was hoping for indecent exposure or something real wild.
- He worked as a glass collector (unsure if this is what I think it means) and a bartender before venturing to music.
As for his relationship status, sorry ladies, John has a significant other. In the words of Regina George…boo you whore.