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!
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.
The interweb is filled with many great things. Today, I found this wonderful video of a beautiful Italian man practicing yoga with his pet Chihuahua. This is a perfect video for me…it’s filled with all things I love!
Anywho, this got me thinking about others that practice yoga and by others, I mean celebrities.
Yes, Jen Lindley likes to get zen every once in a while. Actually, Michelle Williams told Marie Claire magazine that practicing yoga made her a better person, mom and helped her cope with Heath Ledger’s passing.
Michelle took her love for yoga a bit further and even co-founded the Yoga for Single Mothers project with two close friends. Michelle noticed that it can be somewhat hard to make it to a yoga class while taking care of a baby. This project offers child care and yoga classes free for single moms who want to practice. Get it, Michelle.
Could he be any more desirable? Adam told Men’s Health magazine, “I have a hard time sitting still. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.” And makes him super sculpted.
Being HBIC, the head of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits and making sure Bill’s GPS tracker is charged is a lot on one lady’s plate. Hillary needs a relaxing outlet and she has chosen yoga to help her mentally and physically.
Rumor has it that Hillary even convinced Bill to join her in yoga classes back when they were attending law school. Bill was even quoted saying “I was the only man in the class for a long time, and it was really fun.” Typical.
For those that haven’t heard the glorious news, Lindsay Lohan has begun writing a tell-all book! Not only is it a tell-all book that will include all the drugs, parties and blackouts we weren’t invited to, it is reported that LiLo started writing while she was in rehab! I’m mostly excited about the fact that she started penning her memoir in rehab because I’m 85% sure she was sober while there.
After hearing this news, I got to thinking about other celebrities who I would like to write their personal stories in book form. Obviously it is my duty to share these thoughts with my fan base.
Now this one would fly right up the best sellers list and help support Suri’s fashion addiction.
Who wouldn’t want to read about Katie and Tom Cruise’s marriage life, how Suri was conceived and the details of the covert plan to divorce Tom?! These thoughts keep me up at night.
I’m imagining Katie writing a truthful tale starting from how she met Tom, leading up to her life as a divorcee. Did Tom pick Katie out of a list of already selected brides or did they actually meet and fall in love? I heard that Jessica Alba said no and Katie was next on the list. If I was Katie, I’d be pissed I wasn’t number one.
I want to hear about the day-to-day, did Tom have someone babysitting Katie from the Scientologist camp, what’s it like to be a Scientologist, and IS TOM A GAY!? Jeez Tom, even Ricky Martin came out of the closet.
Some more questions I’d like the answers to include:
- Did Tom make Katie slouch in pictures because she towered over him? This is clearly a yes.
- On a scale of 1 to 10, how ridiculous was the couch jumping scene on Oprah? Hopefully an 11.
- Did Katie really get with Jamie Foxx? I sure hope so because I accidentally stumbled upon his birthday suit photos (thank you Internet) and I will definitely award Katie a point on that one.
I have always believed in Katie Holmes and I have always imagined her getting that role that will lead her down the path to Oscar gold. I’m so glad Tom is out of the picture. Now is her time to shine and get with some much younger dudes.
Don’t worry, I’ll get to part II eventually.
While I’m sure everyone is focused on the Emmys, I felt the need to write about Rebel Wilson instead. I think it was divine intervention or something like that.
The reason I have decided to write about Rebel is because she has a new show premiering Wednesday, October 2nd on ABC. It’s called Super Fun Night and just by the title alone, I know it’s going to be full of hilariousness. How do I know that, because I Loled at the trailer and I’m pretty sure you will too. If you don’t, I have no words left for you.
Along with plugging Rebel’s new show, I want to discuss the things that made me fall in love with this wild woman.
Free Tattoo and a Mexican Drinking Worm
Rebel was a supporting character in Bridesmaids, but she really made an impact on me with her complete ridiculousness. I mean, who would say yes to a free tattoo from a guy in a van?! Ok, depending on the day, I might say yes too.
Shot by a Mexican Burrito
In Pitch Perfect, Rebel showed us she not only has acting skills, but she can really belt out a tune. In this clip, Rebel’s character is just trying to pump some gas, when an opposing a cappella team member throws a burrito at her. When I first saw this scene, I laughed so hard I missed the next 12 minutes of the movie.
Rebel’s Fashion Choices
I wish I could walk out of the house in half the outfits Rebel has rocked. Below is my absolute favorite, yet practical outfit she has ever worn.
Rebel – Can you let me know where you purchased your kola bear jumpsuit? I need something to spice up my Sunday afternoons.
It seems I blipped off the radar these last few days – I apologize. You can blame my cat, she was sitting on my computer. See below:
Anywho, on this fine Sunday evening, I’d like to write about one of my favorite topics…lady singers. It’s true, I love pop divas, including Cher, Xtina and B. Spears – just to name a few. With this blog series, I’d like to share some new favorites of mine for us to enjoy together.
Lana Del Rey
I hope you and your ears have had the pleasure of hearing Lana and her redic lyrics. If you haven’t, get ready to listen to a lady who says exactly what’s on her mind. For example, she sings about Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice, a dude’s python and drugs, lots of drugs.
Spoiler Alert: Lana Del Rey isn’t her real name, it’s Elizabeth Woolridge Grant and she’s 27 years young. Lana was discovered by uploading her songs to YouTube. Because of that, she got herself a real record deal! Her first single was “Video Games,” which was on her second studio album “Born to Die.”
While the critics have mixed feelings about Lana’s talent, more specifically a past appearance on SNL, I’m into her music – it speaks to me. Here are a few of my favorite Lana jams:
Lana channels Jackie O and A$AP Rocky takes on the role of JFK. Odd, but in an awesome way. Lyrics to listen up for: Um, do you think you’ll buy me lots of diamonds?
Lyrics to listen up for: Promise you’ll remember that you’re mine/Baby can you see through the tears/Love you more/Than those bitches before
“Off to the Races”
Lyrics to listen up for: Swimming pool glimmering darling/White bikini off with my red nail polish/Watch me in the swimming pool bright blue ripples you/Sitting sipping on your black Cristal
And the final reason as to why you should listen to Lana…she can teach you how to be a boss. See below:
Lana – Thank you and keep it classy.
There are many times throughout any given day where I think to myself, “I would like to be so and so for a day.” More times than I’d like to admit, I usually pick Britney. If I could pick a particular era, you know I’m heading straight back to 2007 to find out the real deal and then write a tell-all book.
Enough about Britney. If I could be any celebrity today, I would pick Katniss. I know she’s not an actual celebrity in this scenario, but she’s so damn cool. She’s got a sweet hair braid, a bow and arrow and can wear leather and not look ridiculous…all dreams of mine.
Lately, Katniss has been on my mind for several reasons:
- I keep seeing the “Catching Fire” trailer.
- Usually on Tuesdays, I think about what I would do if the “Hunger Games” broke out in my office. Step 1 – Monopolize the water cooler.
- I’m currently reading the third book in the “Hunger Games” saga because it’s a free borrow from the Kindle Library. Thanks Amazon!
So now that you know who/why I would pick, the next question is what would I do for the day.
Well, first things first, I would braid my hair. After that, I would put on some leather pants, grab my bow and arrow and hit the concrete jungle known as Philadelphia. I’d probably go to a dangerous part of the city and try to catch criminals while yelling “I’m Katniss” every time I shoot an arrow. Then I would head to the office and show my coworkers how good I look in leather and whip my braid back and forth.
It doesn’t sound like I’m really living it up as Katniss, but if you know me, you know this is living it up in my book.
Start prepping yourself for November 21st, that’s when “Catching Fire” hits theaters. Look for me and my braid at the movies!
Spoiler Alert! Here is an article explaining some differences from the “Catching Fire” book and movie.
I know, I know. It has been a long time. When I considered re-upping my blog, I was trying to think of some excuses as to why I stopped posting. Here is what I came up with:
1. I forgot my password.
2. I was in a year-long blackout.
That’s all I got. To be honest, the reason I chose today of all days is because my roommate is away and both the cats are sleeping. I have no one to talk to…so here we are.
This post is very important…it is my comeback post. Because of that, now is the time for me to discuss a few of the greatest celebrity comebacks.
3. Robert Downey Jr.
We all know about Downey’s struggles with drugs, prison, etc. I mean he did start acting when he was five years old, we should have seen this coming. He has since gotten his shit together, claiming that his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu helped him rise back to the top. Downey claims he has been drug-free since 2003…that sentence has campaign slogan written all over it and would get my vote. I’m into it.
2. Drew Barrymore
Another child star going down the wrong path. Doesn’t anyone see a pattern here? (I’m talking to you, Bieber). Anywho, Drew really hit the big time with her role as Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As her star rose, shit got real. Drew revealed that she was a regular at Studio 54 where she smoked cigs, drank and ingested a boatload of drugs, all before she was technically a teenager. This led her to two stints in rehab and a bunch of embarrassing moments. After a bumpy ride back and an awkward marriage to Tom Green, Drew is now a new mom to Olive and married to Will Kopelman! You go girl.
1. Britney Spears
If you know me at all, you had to see this one coming. We all know about Brit’s trial and tribulations. Especially in the year 2007…when she was in a continuous blackout for that entire year. I don’t like to relive the pain she (and I) was in during that time. All I have to say is…God, she looks great and I’m mentally and physically prepping for Album #8.
but it has finally happened!
First of all…#TeamKatie
Don’t worry…I have a theory as to why TomKat’s marriage lasted as long as it did. While I’m gathering my thoughts and data and putting them into the idea machine, I wanted to leave you with this photo.
P.S. Matt Lauer…you’re next!
Sorry I have been missing in action these past few days. I’ve been in the process of finishing up my master’s degree! Don’t believe me? I have the cap and gown to prove it : )
We will be back to our regular scheduled programming on Monday. Thank you all for being a friend.
And Britney…If you’re reading this…The graduation party will continue in the wee hours of the morning. Call me, I know you’re dying to get out.