Daily Links 12/11

December 11th, 2013 | 3 Comments | Posted in Daily Links

I finally got around to watching the special on Heidi and Spencer that aired on E! Monday night. For those that were big fans of the whole MTV/Laguna Beach/Hills shows back in the day, you should probably take the time to watch the special. Sure, it’s all about them, but they talked A LOT about how fake the show really was. I wish they would’ve dove a little deeper into exactly what these two are doing right now, you know, to actually earn a living but they didn’t. I sat there the whole time wondering what it is they actually do to make money. By my guess, they are still living off what little money they have left from the millions they made when they were “Speidi.” But even that was confusing because it sounded like Spencer was saying they made up the whole story about how they were bankrupt so they could cash another paycheck from the tabloids. Whatever the case, I found it interesting in the sense that they explained how they got caught up in the hype of Hollywood and are now paying the price. Never did I ever think Spencer Pratt would ever say anything that could be used as a great advice before, but he did last night. In talking about their “celebrity status” Spencer essentially said (I’m paraphrasing here), “If you aren’t signed in to a current running television show, or aren’t in a movie, then you are not famous. The second our show was over, nobody cared about us anymore.” I wish some of the “Bachelor” contestants would heed the advice of one Spencer Pratt.

Juan Pablo’s conference call with the media about his season is happening at 12:00pm EST time today. Some sites will have up portions of his answers on their site later today or tomorrow. I will link out to anything I see.

And of course, be sure to check out the “Bachelor” Juan Pablo’s episode-by-episode spoilers.

Daily Links

-This Demi Lovato interview is fascinating. We all knew she had it bad a couple years ago with the drugs, the drinking, the cutting, the rehab, but until yesterday, I don’t think we realized really how bad it was. She was smuggling cocaine onto planes because she couldn’t go longer than an hour without it? Yikes. I’d say that’s quite an addiction she had. Safe to say if she didn’t clean herself up, she most certainly would’ve been dead by now. Good for her.

-Justin Bieber continues to be one of this world’s most upstanding young citizens. The latest is that he allegedly called a fat person a “beached whale” and told her she should go on “Biggest Loser.” I know he’s a prepubescent little punk, but at what point would he ever think that’s acceptable to say to someone overweight? Like, even if you’re drunk you could probably stay away from dropping that on someone.

-New report out on Hollywood’s most overpaid actors and actresses. This shouldn’t surprise too many people who’s at the top of this list. Although, it seems like Katherine Heigl hasn’t made a movie in like 3 years, so I guessed I was surprised at how she was even on it. She must’ve made another movie last year that I had no interest in seeing. Or hearing about for that matter.

-You know what I’ve always thought to myself? Man, I’ve always liked “Oops, I Did It Again,” but you know who I want to hear cover it? Britney’s sister. Ask and you shall receive:

-I’m gonna give you a scenario, and if you haven’t seen this story yet, I’m guessing you can still guess what the result was. Ready. “There’s a picture of Lorde with her older, Asian boyfriend in the water at the beach.” Yep, you guessed it. The twitter trolls had a field day with this one. I don’t have the time to go look at the Twitter accounts of all these people who dropped racial bombs at these two, but I’m guessing the combined followers they have is probably a 100. Words of advice: If the amount of tweets you send is 10 times or more over the amount of followers you have, just stop. No one cares. For those mathematically challenged, if you have 50 followers and have sent out something ridiculous like 2,500 tweets, you’re insane. And if most of those tweets are to celebrities just to get a retweet, then you should probably just institutionalize yourself and save your family the embarrassment from doing it themselves.

-Decorating your house and setting music to your light show has become kinda trendy in the last few years during Christmas season. Honestly, I’m still not sure where I stand on these light shows. I can’t figure out if I find them incredibly annoying or fun to watch. I’ll say this, I certainly wouldn’t want to live next to these people.

-SNL seems to have gained new life, even after broadcasting for the last 40 years. Can you believe that? A TV show that’s been on for 40 years at the same time every week. There are shows that get canned after two episodes nowadays and SNL has lasted 40 years. This season is getting rave reviews too, and I couldn’t agree more. As for this week, John Goodman hosts with musical guest Kings of Leon. John Goodman? I know this is his 13th time, but is it 1995?

-Khloe and Lamar both attended the Jay Z concert Monday night at Staples Center. One problem. They didn’t attend together. I don’t wanna sit here and play marriage counselor and all…but I will. Last time I checked, that’s probably not a great sign things are going swimmingly in your marriage. Call me crazy.

-You might think that I’m a fan of Emmy Rossum just because she decided to show off some major underboob for Esquire Magazine this month. And you may be right. Well, ok, you’re probably right. However, I will have you know that I first remember her “Mystic River” when she was young and, well, now she’s on the cover of Esquire half naked so I like her. There.

-Something about this movie just seems off. The trailer for “Bad Words” came out yesterday starring Jason Bateman. Here is the synopis:

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

Kind of a flimsy premise, no? An adult in a spelling bee based on a technicality? Really? A whole movie surrounding this? Ok, whatever. Then you see the NSFW trailer for it, and it leaves you scratching your head even more. Like, did this really need to be made and why did Jason Bateman attach himself to this?

-Angelina Jolie has just been dealt a terrible, terrible blow. The FAA is will not allow her to fly her personal plane anymore. O-M-G you guys. What is she gonna do now? How could you deprive such a woman of the importance of flying in her own plane? Christ, what is she gonna do now! This is a travesty. I hate it when gazillionaires get their toys taken away from them. Ugh. Hope she makes it through all this ok.

-Nene Leakes is now talking about her past as a stripper. Does she have to? You mean, she actually had customers and stuff? I’m all for E! doing an expose on a celebrity but ummmmm, yeah, I think I’ll be skipping this one. I don’t find her the least bit interesting.

-YouTube has come out with their list of top trending videos for 2013. Probably not hard to figure out which video took the top spot, is it? Enjoy having this stuck in your head the next 24 hours. You’re welcome:

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3 thoughts on “Daily Links 12/11

  1. Dear Steve,

    I joined Twitter because it keeps me abreast of news via CNN etc and I can follow celebrities that I find interesting or funny. I don’t follow you Steve.

    I also don’t use my full name and I don’t follow anyone I know. I don’t tweet out profound thoughts and I have no followers. Every time some random person trying to promote something tries to follow me, I just block them. Again, zero followers.

    I don’t hate tweet, but I’ve probably done it once or twice to some dope from a reality show….or you. I actually rarely tweet in response to anything.

    When you wax on about how many followers someone has like it’s a measure of character or popularity…..you sound, how shall I say…….very very young.

  2. I get what Steve’s saying, Bigfatwoman, but I don’t think you’re an example of the Twitter users that he’s making fun of. There are people on Twitter that are CONSTANTLY tweeting to celebs and Bachelor people multiple time a day, every day, following everyone you can imagine, and not having their own original tweets at all. I do think it’s weird to follow 500+ people and not actually interact with anyone.

    I used to make fun of Twitter but recently started using it more for my job. I only have about 50 followers, so maybe that makes me a Twitter loser in Steve’s eyes, but I’m using it to share info about the industry I’m in but I also use it for fun too by following news, a few of my fave shows, a couple of close friends that are on there, RS, etc. I’m following way more people than are following me, but I don’t care. I don’t use it to see how many followers I can get. I will say I like Twitter more than I originally thought I would when it was a corporate mandate that we start tweeting, as it is nice to have all the things I want to see right there in one spot when I feel like looking at it.

  3. Oh, and sorry for the word in all caps, wasn’t trying to sound like Juan Pablo. ha Then again my use of caps actually made sense in that case, whereas his never does.

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