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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

So Ashlee Thinks We’re Setting A Bad Example

Ashlee Simpson took to her blog yesterday to defend her sister’s weight gain.

I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight. A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.

All women come in different shapes, sizes, and forms and just because you’re a celebrity, there shouldn’t be a different standard.

Is this something you would say to your wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, or even a friend?

I seriously doubt it.

How can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves in an environment where we criticize a size 2 figure?

Now can we focus on the things that really matter.


So Ashlee wonders “how can we expect teenage girls to love and respect themselves”.  Yes this is coming from the mouth of nose job and soon to be a size zero again Ashlee Simpson.  It also doesn’t help that she is claiming Jessica is a US size 2, UK 6 when she clearly isn’t.  She may be petite but she is no size 2. 

before and after
before and after

When Ashlee first hit the seen in her show ‘The Ashlee Simpson Show’ we all loved her alternative style, the way she was curvy and normal looking and how she tried to separate herself from Jessica.  Then a few years into the fame she decided she needed to lose weight, go blond again and have a nose job. 

It seems to me that Ashlee is one of the biggest hypercrites out there, first there was the miming incident on SNL then her saying that she never normally mimed when in fact every performance she did in the UK comprised of her miming, then there’s the whole nose job thing.  Ashlee has clearly had a nose job yet she has never admitted it hence giving these young teenage girls she cares so much about impossible goals to achieve.
Ashlee I kind of like the music but keep your views to yourself, they’re not valid anymore.

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Health, Showbiz | , , , | Leave a comment

You Don’t Look Young..

…  You look good for your age.

I’m getting so bored of the stories about Demi Moore, Madonna and Courtney Cox and the gang looking so young.  I agree these ladies look great for their ages but in no stretch of the imagination do they look like they’re in their twenties or even early to mid thirties, they look late thirties/forties… Madonna looks fifty. 

She Looks Good... for her age

She Looks Good... for her age

Ages are so hard to pin point now anyway especially with botox being all the rage and so much plastic surgery going on but these women do look their ages.  Most of them we know how they looked like when they were in their twenties, when they had the fuller softer faces and looked young, no amount of botox can take away the life you’ve lived and these women look harder now and their faces are thinner which happens with AGE. 

People who look older, like the ones you get on ‘Extreme Makeover’ or ’10 years Younger’ don’t represent the average person anymore because we are all becoming obsessed with skincare.  We all look bloody good for our ages and at 24 I am always being asked for identification when trying to buy booze.

That’s how things are now it’s no big deal… we all look great for our age, get over it.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Showbiz | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diet update

Check out how I’m doing on my diet challenge, lost 8lbs this week. woohoo.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Diet Challenge

Check out my trials and tribulations on the Maple Syrup Diet in Diet Challenge a page dedicated to my goal to lose 20lbs

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Gives Birth

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz have welcomed their first child into the world. 

Brand new arrival

Brand new arrival

It is being reported that Ashlee gave birth late on Thursday, to a rumoured baby boy named Bronx Mowgli Wentz, lets hipe for the boys sake that name’s not true.  Jessica Simpson let slip earlier in the year that the soon to be parents had been told the baby’s sex but wanted to keep that little nugget of information strictly private.

The news of Ashlee giving birth now means for us ladies that any excess weight we wanted to lose to feel good about ourselves needs to be lost now as in about 6 weeks time Ashlee will be showing up skinnier than ever.

Congratulations to Pete and Ashlee

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes They Diet

Just like me you may be sick of these skinny celebrities always denying they diet.  Well this will come as great news to you all.  On a recent visit to London Kate Hudson went to dinner with a friend of mine and surprise surprise Kate wasn’t eating. 

Fasts to keep weight off and DeTox

Fasts to keep weight off and DeTox

When asked why she wasn’t eating Kate replied that she was on her quarterly fast.  Kate’s version of fasting has nothing to do with religion it is pure vanity and proves to us non celebs that you aren’t naturally that thin it takes hard work.  Justice is served.

Click here to read my diet challenge

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | 1 Comment