This Week In Pop Culture 1/24

PicMonkey CollageWe have a lot to cover this week, don’t we?  This week we have some spill-over from “actual” news, because really, nowadays the line is a bit blurry, doncha think?

On that note, I suppose we should start with the Inauguration.


And of course the story of the Inauguration was not, in fact, about the President.  Imagine that.  It WAS, however, about Beyonce..and whether or not she lip synched the National Anthem.

130122-beyonce-national-anthem-lip-sync-gifHere are my thoughts on this very important matter…WHO  CARES?!

Honestly I like Beyonce…and certainly if made to choose sides, I think she should have sang live.  She gets paid millions of dollars for being a why not sing for real?  I mean Kelly Clarkson did it.  BUT should there really be this much focus on it?  Um no.  It’s ridiculous.

I heard she was so busy gearing up for her Super Bowl half-time show that she didn’t have a lot of time to prepare the National Anthem.  If that’s true, it sure says a lot about the times we live in, you think?


And also while we’re on the Inauguration…the celebrities…ughhhh…why are they all there???  I mean if you can explain to me why Katy Perry was partying with First Lady Obama I will certainly listen.  It all seems very odd.  I would have rather seen Tareq and Michaele Salahi there over John Mayer..I mean really.


Next up, are you sick of hearing about Lance Armstrong yet?

Well, his interview with Oprah was definitely interesting.  Not thinking it helped his situation any…thoughts?

Lance Armstrong speaking with Oprah Winfrey in Austin

Speaking of more news I am over hearing about…Manti Te’o…

1358459599_manti-te-o-467Was he Catfished?  Is he telling the truth?  Honestly, I have no idea.. the story is way too weird and confusing.  And I have no idea why people are so interested.

In other happier news, US Weekly is reporting that Kelly Osbourne is engaged!  Good for her!

1358899502_kelly-osbourne-matthew-mosshart-467I hope she ditches the purple hair for her wedding.

And now, because I want to make you gag…our least favorite Housewife of Beverly Hills, Adrienne Maloof, 51 is reportedly dating Rod Stewart’s son Sean Stewart, 32.  Look, the age difference is not the issue here.  I could care how old either of them are.  But GROSSSSSSSSSSS.  YUCKKKKKKKKK.  EWWWWWWWW.

1358893519_adrienne-maloof-sean-stewart-467I cannot let my mind linger on this too long for fear of implosion.

There are no good movies coming out this week at the box office.  Save your money.  Unless you are really dying to see a modern day horror version of Hansel and Gretel…


Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters takes place 15 years after the siblings’ incident at the gingerbread house. The two are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set. ~ Movie Insider

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  1. 1
    Amy says:

    I hope you’re kidding about the Kelly Osborne pic :/ Kelly Clarkson is a beauty & posting the wrong pic, I’d be insulted if I was her ;) ;)

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    Oops, you meam Kelly Osbourne… :-)

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    In your defense, I am pretty sure Kelly Clarkson got engaged recently too so you were just trying to give us double news. :)

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    Emily says:

    I’m a singer and it’s not that hard to prepare the National Anthem. Unless she’s a terrible musician. In my opinion she’s good enough that preparing for 2 big gigs shouldn’t be an issue. I think that the quality control in a live situation is always an issue and the producers of the “show” probably wanted to know exactly how things would proceed. That being said, I agree, who cares?!

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      Marie M.C. says:

      Ditto on the “who cares”. I did hear that the weather was 40 degrees F. I’m not a singer so even if the weather was 65 degrees F I’d be booed off the stage. One of the newscasters said he applauded her ability to lip-synck. Me? I applaud her ability to do a great job on the world’s most difficult to sing National Anthem. I vote for “God Bless America” as our National Anthem. Beautiful, short, easy to sing.

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    Melissa says:

    I don’t care if she lip synced, it was cold! She still has an amazing voice, and I’m still a fan. As far as Te’o in my opinion he is gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that. And lance Armstrong just makes me sad and I want my donation back- just kidding…

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    kim says:

    From the smaller composite picture the one of Maloof and Stewart kind of looks like Kathy Lee Gifford and James Van der Beek. And I was thinking WTF… I guess that still applies. :)

    How did Manti not ever Skype/Fase Time with the fictitious GF? Maybe he did…

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    Rescie says:

    Adrienne Maloof was anymore botoxed and even if you didn’t look at her neck she would look like Sean’s mother.

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