Jan 14, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011 - NEW AND IMPROVED NEWSFLASH!!

Hip Hoppity Happy Friday all! I'm coming to you from a place of complete excitement/anticipation for a multitude of reasons. First of all, this weekend I'm headed to my happy place, Austin, TX, to visit two of my most favorite-est friends. There will be smiling, chatting and debauchery galore. I just gotta get through this work day! Second of all....today is the inaugural Friday Newsflash Blog Hop!!!! I've been thinking about this for a while. It's a new year, so I'm stepping things up here at Poodleism. Yay! I hope you'll participate! All the info is below the post....

1. Every famous person (well, almost) is pregnant, or just had a kid. But really, this week exploded with celebu-spawn news:
  • Owen Wilson knocked up his nonfamous girlfriend. The baby is due any day and will be born in Hawaii. This story bores me, except that he's sort of a weird dude and I'm curious what he names it; it will probably be something like "surfboard" or "blondehighlights" or "oceanmarijuana."
  • John Travolta and Kelly Preston (ages 56 and 48) debuted their new son, Ben, this week. (Side note: Isn't John Travolta a little bit above the People magazine baby debut thing?) I'm glad they're finding joy, but what is up with having babies so late? Does Scientology give you a super uterus? That might be worth looking into...
  • Jewel and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, are pregnant with their first baby. I smell a little country starlet in the works....I love a little talented, Texan being born into the world. Now, I must find the waiting list for the inevitable album of lullabys she releases.  
  • Kate Hudson is preggers again. The dad is her boyfriend, Matt Bellamy (front man of amazingsuper band, Muse). Her other kid's dad is Chris Robinson from The Black Crowes. I've called her a pathetic boyfriend seeker before, but I do admire her ability to shop for a gene pool. She has amazing choice in babydaddys. 
  • Miranda Kerr had her and Orlando Bloom's baby this week. Supermodels squeezing out whole infants seems unnatural to me. Interestingly, the baby was HUGE, weighing almost 10 lbs! I'm glad she made it out of the pregnancy healthily, but I do secretly wish she could never get back into her angels costume like most of the world who could never get into one.
2. This dress is made completely out of rubber bands:

No news, just total amazeballs. Read all about it here.

3. Gucci Mane got a weird-ass tattoo. It's an ice cream cone and it's across his whole freaking face:

What the heck?!? He was recently released from a mental hospital. He has legal troubles galore (rapper-like things such as assault and weapons ), so he was recently in court and said he could not "intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing" - whatever that means - so they threw him in a padded cell. Whether he's crazy or not, I think it's awesome, but decidedly un-gangsta.

4. People who drink heavily tend to exercise more. No, this isn't opposite day. A new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that:
"Drinking is associated with a 10.1 percentage point increase in the probability of exercising vigorously...heavy drinkers exercise about 10 more minutes per week than current moderate drinkers and about 20 more minutes per week than current abstainers...an extra episode of binge drinking increases the number of minutes of total and vigorous physical activity per week for both women and men."

This is a curious finding to me. Usually, I don't associate party animals with active lifestyles. But, on the other hand, if I've had a few beers, I guess I feel the need to work it out, too. This kind of reminds me of the Michelob Ultra commercials with super athletes in them, which I find ludicrous (Side note: Miller Lite actually has fewer Weight Watchers points than Michelob Ultra). Anyway, interesting finding. I read this and just think: VALIDATION.

5. One of my favorite blogs determined that Sex and the City 2 was the worst movie of 2010. They took a poll of movie critics and determined the Top 10 worst movies of the year. My sweet Rob Pattinson's Remember Me and the genius of Black Swan made the list. Those, I vehemently disagree with. But I must say, (and I love SATC), the sequel was terrible. This is a sampling of critics' quotes:
  • “A Manolo-hoofed monstrosity!” —Stephanie Zacharek, Movieline
  • “A deadly, brainless exercise in screeching self-delusion!” —Rex Reed, New York Observer 
  • “This is why the terrorists hate us!” —Nathan Rabin, AV Club
  • “Shrill, racist skankitude!” —Ed Gonzalez, Slant
  • “This movie's very existence lessens us all!” —Dana Stevens, Slate
  • “Camp's Gotterdammerung! —David Edelstein, New York
Wow. I hated the thing, but those are all pretty harsh. I must say the phrase "Manolo-hoofed monstrosity" is the kind of writing I should be doing professionally. The great news: another sequel could be in the works. YES!

6. The Snuggie just got lazier. Hello world, meet the "Forever Lazy":

Sorry, couldn't find a photo less crappy.

It's officially described as the "one piece, lie around, lounge around, full-body lazy wear." Essentially it's a one-piece sweatsuit. The best part: THERE IS A BUTTFLAP so you don't have to take if off to use the restroom. OMFG. Genius. They're officially called "zippered hatches" -- aka BUTTFLAP. Watch the stinking hilarious infomercial here. I'm enticed by the comfyness, but this seems like a recipe for obesity for me....

And now, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to get hoppin'! You too, can (and should) have your very own Friday Newsflash post. Here's how it works:

1. Become a follower of Poodleism.

2.  Write your own Friday Newsflash post on your blog. It can be about any silly (or serious) thing in the world. Write about something you heard recently, a news story that caught your eye or just an announcement you want to shout from the rooftops! It really can be anything! Also, add this sparkly (not really) button to your post:


3.  Join the link up below. It's open until Sunday at midnight.

4.  Sometime next week (I'm still trying to figure out all the particulars of this part) I'll go pick a favorite and give you a sweet shout out!

So, if you feel so inclined, get hoppin':

Thanks for playin'! Have a supersparkly, magical weekend!


  1. I would definitely put Remember Me and Black Swan in the BEST category. Whoever chose those as being bad movies obviously has issues. Love that you're opening up Friday Newsflash! If I can find some worthy news, I'm totally doing it.

  2. Your blog is so freakin cute- You have a new follower!!

    Kelly Ann~


Thanks for the comment! I"m sending you a big cuddly warm bearhug through the interwebs....



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