Simon Cowell is Going to be a Father?!

This morning I learned that 53 year old grouch Simon Cowell, X Factor judge and former American Idol judge, is going to be a father.

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And that’s not the best part.

The mother of his child is his friend Andrew Silverman’s estranged wife, Lauren Silverman.

Yes. You read correctly. Simon Cowell got his friend’s wife pregnant.

The two have been hanging out quite a bit over the past two years.

Real estate developer Andrew Silverman and 36 year old New York socialite Lauren Silverman “have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorce has been in the works for a while,” a source says. “As their marriage deteriorated, she and Simon became close.”

Lauren Silverman plans to leave her husband to be with Cowell. She’s ten weeks along in her pregnancy.

I’m not sure how to react to this news.

First there’s the fact that he’s having a child with a woman who is married to another man.

Another man who he happens to call his “mate.”

Isn’t this a violation of bro code? I mean, I know that Andrew and Lauren have been separated for a while but Jesus! That doesn’t give him permission to swoop in and impregnate the woman!

Then there’s the terrible reality that this is Simon Cowell we’re talking about here. The man we love to hate.

Back in 2009 he said, “God, no. I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. With kids, you’ve got a routine you can’t escape from. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen. When all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

His feelings on being a father changed last year, as he stated in an interview with AOL Music, “I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids. I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”

This year he claims, “If I knew I could be – how do I put this delicately – faithful, I would. I do like kids, I’m just not sure I’d be any good for the first six months. I don’t think I’d adopt because I’d rather have my own. I’d have to say I’d like a little girl.”

I wouldn’t exactly trust him to babysit a child, much less be the parent or guardian of one. He’s just not the type of guy you can picture cradling a child in his arms.

No matter how hard I try I just can’t do it!

I hope Simon Cowell treats the youngster better than he treats the contestants on The X Factor.

I really do.

Amanda Bynes Sets Fire to Elderly Woman’s Driveway

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Amanda Bynes has graduated from calling people ugly and throwing bongs out of windows.

She is now an arsonist.

Amanda Bynes is being detained for setting an elderly woman’s driveway on fire in a Thousand Oaks, California retirement community.

A neighbor saw what was going on and called the cops.

Bynes was spotted with a red gas tank and burns on her clothing. After giving the police some crazy responses as to what she was doing, they decided to put her on 5150 psychiatric hold.

Her dog was also drenched in gasoline.

This means Amanda will be held for 72 hours for evaluation. Almost 24 hours have already passed. If endangering the life of an elderly woman and a dog isn’t enough to get this girl some help, I don’t know what will.

TMZ interviewed the woman who’s driveway was set on fire. Apparently she had no idea what was going on until the police officers knocked on her door.

They asked her if she knew Amanda Bynes, or if she would have any reasonable motive to want to harm the woman. She answered no to both questions.

The woman is still not sure if she wants to press charges.

This is not the first time Amanda Bynes has caused trouble in this Thousand Oaks retirement community.

This passed Sunday she was accused of trespassing on a old couple’s lawn. She was drunk and trying to get into their house. The retirement community called her a cab which she had no money to pay for. The driver kicked her out, causing her to walk back to the retirement community. The community then decided to call the cops.

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that Amanda Bynes was able to pay a $9,000 bill at the Ritz Carleton last week and now she doesn’t have enough money to pay a cab.

HOW?!

I really hope they find reason to keep her in psychiatric care for a while. She doesn’t seem stable and we really don’t want her to end up hurting herself—or these old people.

A Sad Au Revoir to ‘Bunheads’

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The wait is over. ABC Family has decided to cancel Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Bunheads.

I cannot believe that after being in limbo for five months they’ve decided to drop the series.

With all the new shows being added to the lineup on the network, there really isn’t a spot for Bunheads. ABC Family has chosen to pick up shows such as The Fosters, Twisted, and the new Ravenswood this fall.

This isn’t the first time ABC Family dropped a show I’d grown attached to. Last year they dropped Jane by Design, a show about a high school girl named Jane who got a job as an assistant to fashion designer Grey Chandler. The only reason she was hired for the position was because she was mistaken for an adult.

I can see how a plot line for a show like that would fizzle out, but Bunheads? No. Bunheads was special.

The show Bunheads is about a Las Vegas showgirl named Michelle Simms (Sutton Foster) who gets swept off her feet by Hubbell Flowers, an admirer who frequents her shows. She marries and moves with him to Paradise, California where he dies in a car accident hours after the reception. Michelle is left with Hubbell’s mother, Madam Fanny and her ballet dance studio. Since Michelle was a former bunhead (ballerina) she ends up helping to teach the classes.

I’m really going to miss Michelle. She had a very sarcastic and witty sense of humor that will turn any bad day upside down.

I’ll also miss the students from Madam Fanny’s class, especially Ginny and Boo.

Also seeing one of my favorite contestants from So You Think You Can Dance, Jeanine Mason as Cozette, was very refreshing. I didn’t even know she could act. It’s great to see that her career is taking off.

However, this is the end. No more quirky ballerinas. No more Michelle’s hot surfer dude boyfriend with a PhD. No more cute Carl and Boo romance. No more ridiculous barista at the town coffee shop.

The saddest part is that the season 1 finale (now the series finale) ended with Ginny crying on Michelle’s shoulder. Now I’m crying with Ginny!

I hope the actors of Bunheads get picked up for other shows. I’ll be looking out for them.

And now for a few of the amazing ballet dance routines from Bunheads:

Episode Review: ‘Devious Maids’ 1×5 “Taking Out the Trash”

Devious_Maids_logoIt’s been five episodes and I am most definitely hooked!

Last nights episode of Devious Maids titled “Taking Out the Trash” was full of drama. Between hitting people over the head with prosthetic legs and catfights with Remi’s high school ex-girlfriend, I could not help but stare at the screen with my jaw dropped as it all went down.

One of the biggest jaw droppers of this episode is learning that Carmen is married.

Yes, she is still tied to the man who tried to stop her from making her dreams become a reality.

Her husband Oscar finds out where she is working as a maid, and takes a trip out to see her. Sam and Odessa convince her to face him and let him know she doesn’t want to be married anymore.

However, Oscar has other plans, including returning her wedding band and trying to lure her back into his life with a gig at his friend’s restaurant.

Carmen refuses and things get violent. Oscar begins to forcefully grab Carmen and leave the house with her. Sam tries to take him on but gets knocked out and onto the bird cage, accidentally setting Alejandro Rubio’s bird free.

As much as Odessa wants to ruin Carmen’s life, she doesn’t want to give Oscar the pleasure of doing it for her, so she hits him over the head with her prosthetic leg.

That was the best fight I’ve seen in a while!

Other interesting events in this episode:

1. Valentina finds Remi’s high school ex girlfriend in his bed wearing red lingerie. When Remi leaves for an appointment with his college adviser, she gives Valentina a hard time, resulting in a cat fight between the two. (Side note: Pretty Little Liars fans, if you’re wondering where a Jason Dilaurentis went, he’s on Devious Maids! Remi Delatour is played by Drew Van Acker!)

2. When Peri Westmore leaves for work, Spence Westmore decides to swoop Rosie in for a kiss. She tells him no, and when he persists she threatens to hit him over the head with a pan. Peri returns to grab her keys and Rosie keeps her promise, leaving Spence on the floor just as Peri walks into the kitchen. Ooops. Blame it on the waxed floors!

3. Eddie had proposed to Flora a few months before her death. This case isn’t looking up for this kid.

4. Every year, Evelyn and Adrian Powell celebrate their dead son’s birthday. I just find it odd that they go the whole nine yards with a cake, candles AND a gift for him. He’s not alive to eat the cake, blow out the candles or even wear the wonderful cashmere blouse Evelyn got him! A simple memorial would have been fine but this is just too much! I hope they donate those gifts to a nice charity every year.

As with every week, I can never believe the episode is already over when it ends. Can’t wait for next week!

 

A Glimpse into ‘Ravenswood’

In last night’s Pretty Little Liars episode titled “Under the Gun,” viewers get a sneak peek at Ravenswood, the town where the spinoff series of the same name is to take place.

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Ravenswood is set to air this October on ABC Family, and boy does it look creepy.

As soon as Spencer Hastings and Toby Cavanaugh (Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen) enter the fictional town in Pennsylvania, one notices the colors are a bit off.

And not in a good way.

The color is drained from literally everything in the town. The asphalt on the streets of Ravenswood are not black. No, no. They’re gray.

And the leaves on the trees and the bushes? Not green. Black.

Spencer takes one look around and notices that there are no street signs. Huh.

Asking for directions? Well good luck with that, because there’s a 99.9% chance that the woman who just walked passed you with a child on each hand will pretend she didn’t hear you.

Not exactly the kind of town I’d like to be stuck in.

Then there’s that weird music that lures everyone to the angel statue in the graveyard at noon, almost like a sinister afternoon lullaby.

From the Pretty Little Liars Official Facebook Page

From the Pretty Little Liars Official Facebook Page

It doesn’t help that all the citizens of Ravenswood walk like zombies.

To top it off, there are ravens. Groups of ravens. But they look like crows. Do you know what they call a group of crows? A murder. Groups of ravens can be either a constable, a conspiracy, or unkindness.

I suspect this group is all three: an investigator of crime, an evil plan, and some sort of wicked scheme.

One of the ravens/crows hit the windshield of Spencer’s car as she was trying leave Ravenswood to follow Shana. It’s chest was ripped open, leaving behind a splatter of dark red blood.

If that’s what Ravenswood is going to look like all season, then I’m preparing myself for the nightmares.

Because I don’t do well with horror.

I don’t know about the rest of you Pretty Little Liars fans, but Ravenswood isn’t exactly my cup of tea.

However, I might only watch it for Caleb Rivers.

RIP Cory Monteith: 1982-2013

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May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013

I still can’t get over the shock.

This morning I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed when I stopped on a collage of photos from peoplemag. The photos were of Glee star Cory Monteith. I read the description to learn that they were posted in memory of him.

What? Cory Monteith is no longer with us? No. This can’t be happening, I said to myself.

I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was some sort of sick joke until I googled it. The reality started to sink in for sure when I saw #RIPCoryMonteith and #PrayforLea trending on Twitter. The top photos on the pray for Lea hashtag are tear inducing.

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith had been dating since early 2012.

I can only imagine the pain his parents and Lea Michele are experiencing at the time.

Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Saturday, July 13th.

He was supposed to check out of the hotel yesterday. After staff noticed he hadn’t, they went to his room to check on him. By then it was too late. Paramedics pronounced him dead.

Reports state he was alone when he died. His autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE: (7/16) Monteith died of a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol, British Columbia Coroners Service says.

Cory Monteith was only 31 years old.

Incredibly sad. He still had so much ahead of him.

The Canadian actor struggled with drug abuse and had checked into rehab back in March of this year. He completed his treatments in April and was reunited with his costar and girlfriend Lea Michele soon after.

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Couple both on and off screen: Cory Monteith and Lea Michele

Glee fans all over the world are grieving the loss of this awesome actor.

A statement was released early this morning on the Glee Facebook page:

Statement on behalf of: GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Lea Michele’s rep asks that we give her some privacy during this time.

In midst of all this, we remember that Finn Hudson, Monteith’s character on Glee, never wanted us to stop believing.

RIP CM

Check out how celebrities are responding to his death.

You will be missed, Cory Allan Michael Monteith. Rest in peace.

This Week in Music: Selena Gomez’s Leaked “Love Will Remember”

What’s life without a little bit of leaked music, eh?

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Yesterday, Selena Gomez’s song “Love Will Remember”, which will be released on the Stars Dance album on July 23rd, got leaked.

She doesn’t seem that upset about it either. She embraced it, posting a video to her YouTube sending fans to the song via Soundcloud link.

Yay?

The big hype about this song is the fact that the intro features a voicemail. Said voicemail might be a real voicemail from her ex Justin Bieber.

Well.

I will admit that it does sound like Bieber. And its a pretty sweet message.

Is it wrong that this little detail reminded me of that article I read on Hollyscoop about Justin Bieber (aka Bitter Bieber, haha) banning all Selena Gomez songs from his photoshoot?

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (Jelena)

I bet this song is at the very top of his banned list now!!

Selena Gomez admitted to InStyle that the song is about Bieber. “That’s the most personal track on the record, for sure. I think it’s a sweet way of releasing it. It’s not an aggressive approach to what people are probably expecting,” she said.

“Love Will Remember” is a ballady type song. It’s not too slow, but the tempo is light enough to evoke more of an appreciation for the lyrics.

I think the lyrics are the best part of this song. Writers Antonina Armato, Desmond Child, David Jost and T. James did a mighty fine job of working with Selena to create such profound lyrics.

My favorite lyrics from the song are the first verse and the bridge. I especially like the part that goes:

Now’s all we got,
And time can’t be bought,
I know it inside my heart
Forever will forever be ours…

I also really like the bridge where Selena Gomez sings, “Somewhere in forever we’ll dance again.”

So romantic! Brings a tear to my eye!

I think the underlying “Oh”‘s in the chorus are a nice touch as well.

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t really like the song too much when I heard it the first time. It took three listens to really get into it.

Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album later this month!

Rockaway Beach

Now that the Fourth of July festivities are over, and I can actually stay awake long enough to edit pics and video, here’s a glimpse of how I spent my holiday.

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Yup. I hit the beach with my friends Kristell, Gina, and Niketa for Independence Day!!

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Photo Credit: Kristell Taylor
l-r: Niketa, Gina, and Me

Rockaway Beach is located in Far Rockaway. It’s not as nice as Miami Beach of course but its still pretty cool.

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Cotton candy mouth!!

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We expected the beach to be packed that day but surprisingly, at 12pm it wasn’t that full.

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We left at around 4pm, when the tide was pretty much forcing us to move our stuff off the sand.

The birds fly really low at Rockaway Beach. Thankfully the seagulls were respectful enough to not poop on us.

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The scariest part of the day was when a horseshoe crab got washed onto shore. The kids started playing with it and turning it over with sticks.

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Horseshoe Crab.

EW.

The shells at Rockaway Beach are really sharp, so be careful. The ones that are still in tact are quite lovely though.

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We all had a great time at the beach on July 4th, 2013. I even became a mermaid for a bit! Haha!!

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Gina and Kristell made me a mermaid. Fun.

As always I couldn’t forget you guys:

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Check out some of the footage I got at the beach!

I hope everyone had an awesome Fourth of July holiday!!

 

Songs to Celebrate Independence Day

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Today marks the 237th birthday of the United States.

It’s time to celebrate!

We’ve come a long way since 1776.

It’s a shame though, that the founding fathers didn’t have a soundtrack to go along with their signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Or did they?

In any case, here a few patriotic songs to listen to as you celebrate your independence in America, the land of the free.

1. The American Dream, Allstar Weekend: Because we all believe in the dream, don’t we? This song celebrates the fact that in America, it doesn’t matter who you are and where you’re from, you can make it in this world if you have the dream.

2. Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus: Every Fourth of July since 1776 has been a party, so let Miley remind you to live it up!

3. Made in the USA, Demi Lovato: Anything that has been fabricated here in the US has special meaning, so why not celebrate love as well as independence with this song from Demi’s new album?

4. Americano, Lady Gaga: Think about how hard the soldiers fought when Gaga sings “I will fight for, I have fought for how I love you.” And go a little gaga for America.

5. The Star-Spangled Banner, Frances Scott Key: At some point during the day, you’ve got to remember the national anthem. It’s only right.

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Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Ruben Studdard Resurfaces for ‘The Biggest Loser’

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Just a few months ago, a few college friends and I were commenting on the fact that Ruben Studdard basically disappeared from the Hollywood scene after his one hit “Sorry for 2004.”

That song is so old I don’t even remember the lyrics that well.

So much for winning American Idol in 2003.

Apparently Ruben Studdard, the “Velvety Teddy Bear”, is still alive and wants to lose some weight.

Since he didn’t do so well with winning on Idol, he has decided to lose on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. He will be appearing on the 15th installment of the show.

Ruben Studdard weighed as much as 450 lbs at his highest. It’s no wonder he wants to lose some pounds on the show, even if it means doing it publicly.

He began to gain weight again in 2012 after successfully shedding a few pounds in 2006 due to a divorce. I was not even aware that he was married, but apparently he was wed to Surata Zuri McCants in 2008.

Studdard told People magazine that “[He’s] never had an issue with [his] weight, [but his] family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues—things [he] didn’t have to deal with yet because [he’s] young. But [he doesn’t] want to be worried at 40, and if [he doesn’t] fix things now, [he] will be.”

I wish him all the best on his weight loss journey. Anyone who decides its time to get healthy should have all the support he needs.