This Week in Pop Culture ~ 11/15

While the last few weeks have been a little Pop Culture-light, this week was chalk-full of interesting occurrences in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.


Let’s begin with, clearly, the most important topic of the week…People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

While I don’t know if I can completely get on board with this decision, it is certainly a very “of-the-moment” choice by People.

And any lady out there who has seen Magic Mike will understand the allure of the Chan-Man. (sorry)

Personally I am still waiting for Mr. Gosling to have a place on the cover of the year’s guiltiest pleasure, but there’s always 2013, yes?

And if you’re in agreement with me, you must read THIS.  Hilarious.


Next up, I read online this week that Cheryl Burke from Dancing With the Stars is in talks of becoming our next Bachelorette…

I’m not so sure I would love that…




All the young ladies in the world can rejoice this week.  It was announced that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber called it quits.

While neither have commented on the reason for the split, the night after it was announced Justin went on stage and sang “Cry Me A River”, the song Justin Timberlake allegedly wrote about the cheating and break-up of his relationship with Britney Spears.  Coincidence?

Either way, they are both young and will be just fine.


Moving on.

Matthew McConaughey or Skeletor?


Eat a cheeseburger, man!  We get that you’re an “artist” and are losing weight for “your craft” but can I just say…not worth it, brother.



Another scary-need-to-cover-my-eyes moment of the week…

SOMEBODY HELP MARY KATE!!!  She is being smothered by an older French gentleman!!

Oh wait, that’s her boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy…who is (I think)16 years older than she.  But in this picture she looks like she is 12 years old and petrified.

Good for them?



In other “good for you” news, let’s take a look at Jessica Simpson…

She looks amazing.  The media gives this girl such a hard time about her weight, which is ridiculous.

I am happy to see that she looks happy and healthy.  People need to leave her alone!



In some sad news, I read online this morning that Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter allegedly OD’d on heroin at her college the morning of November 14th. I truly hope this isn’t true, and if it is, I certainly hope that she gets the help she needs.  I adore JBJ and really am hoping that this all works out.


It would also be remiss of me to not mention the General Petraeus scandal…

I certainly won’t get political on you, but what are your thoughts on him stepping down as the Director of the CIA?  Necessary?


Talking about scandals…should we discuss Guy Fieri’s NYTimes restaurant review?

Here’s the or hate Guy Fieri, and love or hate his style of cooking…this review was absolutely bananas.

I don’t know much about the restaurant business, only waiting table in a BBQ joint in Texas for a few years during college…BUT I DO know that restaurants must have growing pains.  Especially one of the scale of his Times Square location.

Unfortunately, the review backfired in my case.  I honestly want to eat there more than ever.  Ever.

What IS Donkey Sauce? I feel like I need to know.


This weekend at the movies will surely be a fun one.

Hello…Breaking Dawn fans!  DO we still care about this?  Well, the box office numbers will tell soon enough.  And honestly I can’t watch anymore super awkward interviews with Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart. I frankly don’t care if they are together or apart.  Too muchhhhh.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 is rated PG-13.

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster The Twilight Saga, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant, and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle.


The Silver Linings Playbook comes out his weekend too.  This is one that looks interesting to me.  It’s Rated R and stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro.

Pat Peoples (Bradley Cooper) is a man always trying to look on the bright side of life – the title of the story takes it’s name from the expression that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Released from the hospital after losing his wife to another man, Pat believes this age-old adage is just the ticket to trying to win her back and get his life on track. Trying to remain resolutely undiscouraged, Pat moves back in with his parents and devotes himself entirely to becoming the man his wife always wanted him to be. But it’s an uphill battle. Until Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a beautiful young woman whose life also has not turned out the way she wanted. Together, the couple will try and navigate through their lives and stay true to who they are, always just one adventure away from a unique friendship, and possibly even love.

Another one this weekend is Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightly, Rated R.  Couldn’t get through the book, maybe the movie will be better?

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her.



There are obviously a few things I didn’t hit on this week…umm, Elmo?  Hope Solo?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the week’s most pressing news :)

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  1. 1
    Erin says:

    When my 9 year old daughter heard about the break up, she said she wanted to tell Selena Gomez “You go girl!!” Haha. One of the only young girls who doesn’t like the Biebs! Selena Gomez is her favorite person in the world though…. Totally agree about Ryan getting snubbed again. Not cool. How about Selena & Ryan?… I am so confused about the General’s affair thing. Each new piece of info just gets crazier…

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    I am ON BOARD with the “leave Jessica alone!” mantra. That poor girl. She is beautiful and real and has effing great shoes. So there.

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    Victoria V says:

    I think the fact that my first introduction to Channing Tatum was in Step Up ruined him for me. I don’t see the allure. I don’t get it, but congrats to him, I guess? I, too, am waiting for Mr. Gosling to finally get the crown he deserves. ;) And that link you posted was HILARIOUS.

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    katriel says:

    I didn’t even recognize Matthew McConaughey in that picture at all!! What’s going on with that?

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    Kristen says:

    Unfortunately, Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter did od on heroin. She goes to Hamilton College, which is near where I live, and it was in our local paper.

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