Jan 13, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012


Yep, your eyes aren't deceiving you. This is me doing a Friday Newsflash for the first time in like a jillion years (since Nov. 18, to be exact). I'm committed to gettin' this thing back up and running and boy, does it feel good. These are circling around my brain space this week...

1. Beyonce and JayZ's baby was born!!!!!!


Old news by now, I'm aware, but this whole thing has me fascinated. This baby might be the most badass genius baby in the history of babies. I'm a HUGE fan of the couple. Little Blue Ivy was born this weekend in NYC. They supposedly shut down the whole floor of the hospital for B and it was kind of a swinging party. Ridiculous. Jay Z came out with a rap shortly after her birth:


Not only does this little piece of greatness reference he and B's attempts to have a baby before, it has little Blue's cries in it at the end. The tracked debuted #74 on the Billboard charts this week, making little Blue the youngest to ever make the list. Ridiculous. I have a feeling this is just the beginning. YES!
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2. Nicotine might be good for you?!!? This is a weird story. According to a new study, senior patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to Alzheimer's were given nicotine patches, others were given a placebo patch. "The patches helped patients do better on cognitive tests for 'attention memory, speed of processing and consistency of processing.' After 6 months of treatment, the nicotine group regained 46 percent of normal longterm memory for their age. The placebo group got 26 percent worse." WOW. I feel like we're so programmed to think the worst of "nicotine", but this study had nothing to do with the carcinogenic side effects of cigarettes. I have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. Cognitive impairment is a thing both sides of my family seem to be prone to. Should we all start slamming Nicorette gum now? VERY interesting.
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3. Quotes of the Week:
"I'm just that asshole who really wants everyone to like me, and it's a ridiculous goal and it's an impossible goal. But I think if I just keep pushing forward and showing myself through and through, they will see me again for what I really am and not what has been sort of spun about me." -- Katherine Heigl to Elle magazine

Thanks. She's finally admitting that she's kind of a jerk. I've always thought that. By "showing myself through and through" does she means she's going to continue to be a shameless chain-smoking diva who quits one of the best shows on T.V. to make shitty movies? Ok, I'll admit, I don't like her.

"I wasn't really into the Hollywood thing," she says. "After that, I just realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home." -- Bristol Palin to In Touch
Hallelujah. And it took this long for her to give up on fame because why?  Exhibit A:

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4. They FINALLY declared Natalee Holloway dead. Just now. Yesterday, a judge in Birmingham, AL declared the teen legally dead. YESTERDAY. She went missing in Aruba in 2005 and her parents seem to have finally given up. NO evidence has been found as to her whereabouts. I've always followed this story closely. Natalee was my age and what happened to her could have happened to me or anyone I know. I miss the days when we could go to tropical isles and just get drunk on spring break without a care in the world. No more. The whole thing is such a sad tale, but what I can't believe is that the parents have taken this long to begin to move forward.  I hope this brings them all peace, but really, I find it mostly weird.
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5. I can't comment too much on this one and keep it classy, but a friend alerted me to a news story about a English woman, Hazel Jones, who has two sets of lady parts. Two vaginas. Two Uteruses. Two cervixes:


She had no idea until her boyfriend alerted her that something was up down there. WHOA. Let's just meditate on what this means: Two periods. Double cramps. Double pelvic exams. Double pap smears. Also, she lost her virginity TWICE. The good news is she's healthy and it's not that big of a deal, but bless her little heart, right? Maybe she can give her spares to a sweet tranny in need. My mind is blown.
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6. Khloe Kardashian might not be a Kardashian. Shocker, right?  The rumor mill is saying that Khloe might have a different daddy than Kourtney, Kim and Robert. Two of Robert Kardashian Sr.'s ex wives have claimed that she has another father because Kris was having affairs and the two weren't sleeping together at that point in their marriage. I can't say I'm too surprised. She looks way different....


... seems to have her head on much straighter and, let's just face it, is by far the most normal. I'm sorry that their family may be all effed up, but I kind of hope she isn't one of them. PS: who else is excited for Khloe and Lamar's show to come to Dallas??! I'm pumped.
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7. Red wine isn't good for you. Shit. Scientists came out with some science back in 2007 that red wine (more specifically grapes) has antioxidants with strong anti-aging quality. Apparently that's not true. The researchers involved in those findings are being charged with 145 acts of data falsification and fabrication. The real heartbreaker for me is the wine thing. I guess I'm just going to have to go back to drinking it in the name of merriment, rather than my health. Balls.



That felt good. I hope you're all having a magical Friday and have a super weekend planned! Hearts!

8 comments:

  1. That article about the nicotine patch is really interesting! My grandma has Alzheimer's and there's some more of it further back in the family, too. Will be interesting to see if more research is done on this.
    Dang about the wine. Like, double dang.

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  2. I find the nicotine very interesting as well - my husband is a smoker and switched to electronic cigarettes - which is basically just nicotine liquid. Nicotine itself isn't nearly as harmful as the carcinogens, tar, and everything else found in cigarettes. I think it's been compared to caffeine at some point - they have similar effects and both are addictive substances.

    I find the Khloe thing to be sad. I don't think it's true and I find it pretty awful that she is always the one getting the grunt of all the jokes and insults :(

    I'm not a huge fan of Beyonce or Jay-Z or Katherine Heigl.

    And that is very sad about Natalie Holloway :(

    So excited Newsflash is back :))

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  3. Whoah! Twice the lady parts?! No, thank you! One period is enough for me!

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  4. The Khloa Kardashian story was my fave. On the one hand kinda redic, but on the other hand, you def have valid points :)

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  5. So glad news flash is back! And the wine news may be the most tragic thing ever.

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  6. Well, your post isn't correct on the wine.

    The thing with the wine is that, in the article, the guy was trying to show the health benefits were true for the flesh of the grapes IN ADDITION to the skins.

    The skins are well known to contain high amounts of the beneficial ingredients (Resveratrol), and while there is still active research to all of its effects, it's not like it's blown out to be bad.

    TLDR: It's not in the flesh of the grapes nearly as much. But it's still in the skin, which is still in the wine. Keep drinking it! I know I'm gonna!

    Also, on the nicotine, I'm not surprised. I know a couple math / physics GENIUSES who run on cigarettes like it's fuel. The mental effects of nicotine are pretty well known; I just wish cigarettes didn't make your mouth feel full of paste.

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  7. I don’t like Katherine either. It was hard for me to come to that conclusion because I loved Izzie so much. But yeah. She’s kind of a brat. I hope Khloe isn’t a Kardash. She’s the only one that doesn’t annoy me.

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