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Dream, Believe, Achieve

It has been quite a while since I last posted on here.  It’s now August and the last time I wrote something was April, I am completely useless and apologise.

In the last few months I have been living my normal mundane life, plodding on waiting for something to happen and yep something happened.  I’m not going to go into it as I by no means want to be one of those preachy people who tells you what to do but I have met some truly amazing people and lost one and have realised I don’t have to wait for the future I can make NOW amazing.

I completed my Diet Challenge and started Military training to keep fit… yes and I quit, but that’s expected.  I am also moving to Canada for a least a year in October and have realised I really can do anything I want to, we all can be whatever we want.  Every single one of us on this Earth has something unique and amazing to give, all we need to do is believe in ourselves.

Okay, I have definitely waffled a lot here and been a tad preachy but just wanted to get that out there into the Internet World.  I may not know all the fancy words or be the most intelligent person in a room and I could have definitely said this a lot better but at the end of the day the message remains the same.  DREAM –  BELIEVE – ACHIEVE

Normal service will resume shortly…

August 12, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Crazy Sentencing

Well we all heard the story of 21 year Aaron Billington, the pastry chef who vandalised Jamiroquai’s front man JayKay’s Ferrari Enzo right?  Well Mr Billington was sentanced today to 20 weeks jail time, he was punished for not answering bail, leaving a B&B without paying and inflicting £10,000 worth of damage to Jay Kay’s sports car.

The damaged motor

The damaged motor

It seems Aaron Billington isn’t that bright but that’s not the reason I’m writing this.  The reason is these unbalanced sentences being handed out as it seems if you damage someones property that carries a heftier punishment than if you were to damage an actual human being.  This is what I think is crazy, Aaron Billington probably would have been better off popping Jay Kay in the face than attacking his car… It’s crazy.  Also let me point out that in no way am I condoning violence I’m just making a point, I also rather like Jay Kay so wouldn’t want anyone hitting him anyway. 

The law definately seems to favour property over people and celebrity over the unknown.  Someone please tell me how this is fair?

April 16, 2009 Posted by | News | , , , , | 2 Comments

What ITV Genius Thought Fearne was a Good Choice?

Last week saw Fearne Cotton investigating “The Truth About Online Anorexia”.  Great cause and great to see this problem being focused on but Fearne Cotton telling us to be happy with our bodies and pretending how normal she eats, was she really the right person? 

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

This picture was found on a pro eating disorder site.

While Fearne was investigating what was actually online she came across a picture of herself as an anorexia role model, she was absolutely gobsmacked.  But what the hell did she expect, Fearne in the picture has the body of a 12 year old girl who is at that awkward puberty stage but was actually aged 20.  This was a little after Fearne started appearing regularly on our screens as a role model to young girls.  No matter how many times a girl or woman is told to be happy with your shape, if you watch any kind of TV or film all you see is skinny women running around looking fantastic and you want to achieve the same.  Some of us do it in a healthy fashion and some of us don’t.  It’s not something that can be fixed with one of these waif role models showing us how normal she is.  I mean they would have been better off going with Kate Moss, at least shes honest and we all know of her model diet of cocaine and cigarettes but Fearne Cotton?  ITV really didn’t think that through at all.

The message that everyone is trying to get across is that eating disorders are bad…  But then there’s also a strong message telling us that being fat is bad so which way do we go?  If like at the end of Fearne’s programme we see a skinny celeb eating a big roast dinner and insisting that she eats normally but then you know yourself that you also eat a healthy balanced diet but are 4 sizes bigger than Fearne maybe the only way you see fit to getting to the way you want to look is to not eat at all as eating healthily obviously isn’t working.   I know Fearne and all her skinny friends who insist they eat normally are trying to help but maybe them constantly insisting how normal they are are pushing the weaker less confident girls and women over the edge and pushing them into an eating disorder…  did anyone think of that?

April 13, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , | 2 Comments

Is Sarah Beeny Really the Answer?

It seems online dating isn’t as embarrassing as it used to be, people freely sign-up and aren’t even ashamed anymore.  So after being single for quite a while with the gentle nudge of a few friends I took the leap and went online.  There are plenty of sites out there but the one that seems to be kicking ass in London is My Single Friend, a site set up by property genius and TV presenter Sarah Beeny.

My single  Friendseems to be the most socially accepted dating sight in London and is full of professionals and media types looking for dates…  Some of them are even pretty hot, of course some are not. 

My friend Julia wrote a nice summary of me and I wanted it to be honest so had nothing to do with what she said, I don’t believe in selling serloin steak if you’re only rocking value burgers.  So with my profile and pictures all ready to go I was finally approved and in the online dating community.  Okay so  I wasn’t sure how the whole thing worked but the helpful welcome email gave me a few tips, so I happily went into the search options and began adding men into my favourites.  I found it quite weird having to judge people on the way they looked but of course this was the name of the game so I carried on. 

After 1 day online I began getting quite a few emails, some where even from guys I found attractive which was pretty cool and quite unexpected.  It’s really hard trying to judge and get to know people simply on emails but I gave it a go.  As time began to pass I did start to see why these people were single, online dating is definitely a niche market and there are quite a few “special” people signed up.  After 9 days I decided to delete my profile as the online dating thing definitely wasn’t for me but in those 9 days I had 3 dates lined up so even though it wasn’t for me it was definitely worth the £18.

Dating is a funny thing and I met 3 nice guys, but 2 of them were simply just nice and although you have never met me I need more than just nice.  I also found it odd that one of the guys when emailing and texting always mentioned he was off to the gym and when we met at our Liverpool Street rendezvous looked like he hadn’t seen a gym in years.  If’s funny as I just wouldn’t have mentioned it in the first place.

Online Dating Guru Sarah Beeny

Online Dating Guru Sarah Beeny

So if you’re a single guy or gal living in London is Sarah the answer?..  Well no, I think if you’re out having a coffee, in a bar or anywhere and someone catches your eye go up to them and say hello…  Seriously what is the worst that could happen?  London has become this hard rock where no one talks to each other and if you’re not in a certain group can be a very lonely and uninspiring place.  Talk, smile and take more risks and you’ll all see that Sarah Beeny although a help isn’t the answer to singledom.

What are my plans after the online dating experience?.. A night out on the townn with the girls where we will have fun and talk to anyone that takes our fancy.

April 13, 2009 Posted by | Dating, Entertainment | , , , , | 1 Comment

Sleaze Jack Tweed Convicted

Jade Goody’s new hubby Jack Tweed was convicted today of assaulting a 50 year old taxi driver.  Jack who is currently on probation for assaulting a 16 year old boy with a golf club will be sentenced later this month.  If this was any other normal defendant they would have been sent straight back inside to finish serving their term but as we all know stupid Jack Straw intervened and allowed Jack to not only be released early only but allowed him to have his tag removed for his wedding day. 

Local lout

Local lout

Jack is a common thug who threatened to stab a taxi driver for asking for the fare to be paid in advance, which is totally normal when taking visibly drunk passengers, Jack also tried to lift the handbrake while the care was in motion. 

Jack Tweed is currently riding the ‘my wife is dying’ bandwagon and using this as an excuse to get away with his crimes, why Jade married this idiot is beyond me but hopefully Jack won’t keep getting away with what his doing and he will finally have to face up to his actions.

Max Clifford waded in after Jacks guilty verdict and said Jade will be very upset by this news… stating the obvious there Max.

March 3, 2009 Posted by | News | , , | Leave a comment

Why It’s Hard To Be Sympathetic

Reality star Jade Goody is said to have only weeks to live and is currently gracing the front pages of British tabloids daily.  We are being smothered with stories of Jade’s heartache, strength, legacy, marriage, life, kids and so on which is fine but this bombardment is more annoying than tugging at my heart strings.

This weekend Jade was on the news as her neighbours are beginning to tire of the constant barrage of press outside their homes.  Jade was seen screaming “I’ll be dead in a month”.  These are the quotes we’ve been getting from Jade of late, “I’m ready for heaven”, “give me a pill or injection”, “kill me now”.  Why these quotes and why does she feel the need to spend every last second of her life in front of the press.

Many stars have had cancer or have it now and choose to spend what time they have with their loved ones, they concentrate on healing and trying to fight.  Think of Kylie, Anastasia or even poor Patrick Swayze now, these stars have and had their priorities straight.  Jade’s obsession with fame is sickening and somewhat pathetic.


Fading Star?

Fading Star?

Last week Miss Goody became Mrs Jack Tweed after marrying her felon Essex yob boyfriend, 21.  Jack was in prison for assault but was granted an early release to spend time with his dying girlfriend.  Jack was given a curfew of 7pm and fitted with an ankle tag which was then taken off so he could spend his wedding night with his wife.  Jade is now pleading with parole officers and government officials to have his tag taken off permanently so he can spend time with his dying wife. 

I may be coming across completely heartless to you all right now but I can only think of what I would be doing in this situation.  The press seem to be painting Jack Tweed in an angelic light, this is a person who assaulted a boy with a golf club… classy and who had cheated on Jade numerous times, does this 21 year old really have Jade’s interests at heart?  Well now that they’re married he is entitled to 50% of everything if indeed she does die.

I’m finding it incredibly hard to feel sorry for Jade as it seems she is still making the same poor choices that she has been making her whole life.  If she does only have weeks to live maybe it’s not the best idea to have camera’s following you 24/7 or constantly giving interviews, maybe time with your boys out of the spotlight would be a good idea.  Until Jade realises what’s important and shows she has evolved as a person I will reserve my sympathies for those who deserve it.

March 2, 2009 Posted by | General, News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Rihanna Really That Stupid?

People Magazine is reporting that Rihanna is back with her reported abusive partner Chris Brown, but is this true?  People Magazine often print false articles, although I’m sure this isn’t on purpose, but the thing with “a close source” is that this “source” could be talking a load of bull.  The thing with celebrity is that only they know the truth. 

Rihanna’s parents and friends are said to not have wanted the couple back together and after that police picture was leaked last week by TMZ this whole incident became real with not only those close to Rihanna but the general public also.  This story is being reported all over the world and domestic abuse victims are looking to Rihanna to maybe become the public face and bring this issue to the forefront.  Yes Rihanna didn’t choose to be in this role but sometimes you are put in positions and you just have to step up. 

Back together?

Back together?

So what impact will Rihanna getting back with Chris Brown have?  Well for him it could be the difference between career suicide, which is where he is now and salvaging a career with the possibility of still making records, which I’m guessing is where he wants to be.  Chris Brown’s career will never be the same after this but there is a chance he could still have one and one thing that would help this is Rihanna publicly forgiving him. 

But what about Rihanna, how will this affect her?  Well after the attack her album sales had a rise of 31% in the week following, this brought her album back into the top 30 on the Bilboard charts, Chris Brown’s failed to make the top 200.  Now top 30 may not seem that much but the album Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2007 and has already had 8 top 10 singles released from it so really it should be falling off the charts.  Rihanna will also be asked to do a lot of press and guest appearances and her worldwide profile is definitely on a major rise.  Also we are all waiting to see how she makes her move back into music following the attack and let’s face it if it’s a new single and video we will all be watching.  Getting back with Chris Brown however may be a not so good move for her career wise as it shows her as weak and makes the incident less spectacular, it definitely makes him look a lot better.

BUT… and there is a big but, People Magazine may have got the whole thing completely wrong which wouldn’t be a first and this whole Rihanna back with Chris thing t may come to nothing.  Chris Brown’s hearing is this Thursday 5th March so providing it isn’t pushed back we have to just wait and see how this story unfolds and I’m am sure there is still so much more to come.

February 28, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Showbiz | , , | 1 Comment

What’s the deal with Chris Brown?

So Chris Brown allegedly flipped out and beat Rihanna, the real question here is has he done it before?  For this to be so public and so out of control Chris would have had to have been on some serious drugs or this wasn’t the first time he’s attached her before. 

Chris Brown who has already had two hit albums and numerous sponsorship and commercial deals under his belt at just 19 years old is seeing his career crumble around him.  His squeaky clean image of no drink or drugs is coming back to bite him on the ass, lets face it no one would bat an eyelid if it was 50 cent in Chris’ place, but Chris Brown it’s just shocking.

Fallen star

Fallen star

Neither Chris or Rihanna have made statements and both are currently in hiding.  Chris is currently in hiding at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas and Rihanna is M.I.A. staying with friends.  The silence needs to be broken and one of them need to make an appearance soon because rumourville is getting out of hand.

February 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, News, Showbiz | , | Leave a comment

Paul Walker Verging on Immoral

Reports that Fast And The Furious star, Paul Walker, 35, was engaged to his long-term teenage girlfriend Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnall, 19, have been fiercely denied.

Although the couple are not engaged the story did highlight the fact that Paul has been dating unknown Jasmine for over 3 years, that means the pair started dating when Paul was 32 and Jasmine was 16.   Now is it just me or is this age difference verging on Peadophillic?  Jasmine was 16 when they announced they were dating but who’s to say they weren’t dating beforehand. 

Wrong, wrong, wrong

Wrong, wrong, wrong

I though Hayden Panetierre, 18, and Milo Ventimiglia, 31, was a bit wrong and Miley Cyrus, 15, and her model 20 year old boyfriend was also questionable, but Paul and Jasmine have won 1st prize in the sicko category.

I have just one question, what kind of parent lets their 16 year old daughter date a 32 year old?  Some folks have no shame, Paul you were hot but this is sick.   “Fast & Furious” the 4th instalment of the hit franchise hits movie theatres this summer and reunites original cast members cradle snatcher Paul Walker, Homo Hard-man Vin Diesel, Bad girl Michelle Rodriguez and has-been Jordanna Brewster.

Paul Walker take a long hard look at yourself man.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Film, Showbiz | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chris Brown Arrested for Assault

It seems music’s most stylish and sexy couple havecrash landed in dramaville.  On Saturday night at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys party, Rihanna and Chris Brown got into a huge blowout which resulted in the missus being hospitalized.

Turbulant Times

Turbulent Times

Apparently the fight erupted as the couple were leaving and getting into their car.  Rihanna was left with visible injuries and Chris Brown left the scene and Rihanna to call 911.  Rihanna’s car was seen parked outside LA’s Cedars Sinai Medical Centre at around 3am Sunday morning.

A warrent was issued for Chris Brown’s arrest Sunday morning and at 6.30pm yesterday Chris Brown turned himself in.

If this story is true and Chris Brown really is a woman beater, his career will be severely damaged.  Not only has he hit a woman but he hit Rihanna the biggest woman in music right now.  Let’s wait for the fallout.

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, News, Showbiz | , , , , , , | 1 Comment