Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review of the book Cruel Harvet by Fran Elizabeth Grubb

This book was a book that made me cry. This woman talks about how her entire childhood she was beaten by her father and how her father beat up her siblings and mother as well and how it took the courage to run away and stay with other family members in the end that saved her. I like that in the end she ended up getting married and found someone who would treat her right and not abuse her. I read the book in about 2 hours because I wanted to be able to read another book right after. I liked when the author said on page 241 "I had asked God for a man I could pray with who would read the bible and go to church with me. More than anything, I desired to pray together with my mate-to be with someone who was not ashamed to pray in public." This is what a good marriage partner does is pray with you and read the bible with you, etc. When two people invite GOD into their marriage, it is blessed and happy and cannot be pulled apart. Sometimes people who are supposed to be their for you end up hurting you. I saw this video on youtube about a woman who was being abused by her husband which gave her a black eye and she was hurting and he didn't even care, said it was her fault and she was a phys co. That is bullshit. She was not the one at fault for this.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mariah Carey Will Make $18 Million on American Idol

The newest face at the judges' table is taking home the biggest paycheck.

Mariah Carey, who has officially signed on to join American Idol, will reportedly earn about $18 million for the season.

"Her deal is rumored to be just under $18 million for one year with an option to renew," a source familiar with the negotiation tells PEOPLE.

Carey, 42, will reportedly be the highest paid judge on any reality show.

With Lopez – whose exit had nothing to do with dollar signs, said a source – Steven Tyler and potentially Randy Jackson out of the mix, Carey's panel companions (and their pay rates) have yet to be confirmed.

"It's gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol," Carey Tweeted Monday when her new gig was made official. "As a singer-songwriter, I'm excited to help find and nurture new talent."

And Carey isn't the only one who pulls in serious pay on reality TV. According to reports, Christina Aguilera will make about $10 million on the third season of The Voice. Howard Stern's turn as a judge on America's Got Talent came with a $15 million paycheck.

Money aside, Carey is "totally elated," adds the source. "She's in the studio, and she's getting ready to record the video for her new single, "Triumphant" – certainly an appropriate title, and it was written before the deal."

Source: People

Monday, July 23, 2012

Jessica Simpson Is Taking Her Time And ‘Losing Weight

New mom Jessica Simpson is signed on to get rid of her pregnancy pounds as a Weight Watchers spokesperson and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she isn’t planning to kill herself with drastic measures and is taking a healthy approach to slimming down.

“Jessica is losing weight slowly,” a friend close to Maxwell Drew Johnson’s mom told RadarOnline.com.

“She’s not trying to drop 10 pounds a week or anything crazy like that. She wants to do it at her own pace and make sure she’s healthy.”

Jessica hits the gym frequently with celebrity trainer Harley Paternak, and she’s a dedicated student, according to the source.

“Her goal right now is to lose one pound a week and Harley’s training program is keeping her on that schedule,” the friend said.

“Jessica is trying to work out as much as she can, but she is loving every minute of being a mom and never wants to leave her daughter.”

Her plan to slowly drop the weight might not be the typical way a Hollywood star does things, but Jessica is doing it this way for her own reasons.

“Jessica wants to be healthy for life, not just get super skinny quickly. She knows that she isn’t going to fit in size 0 jeans right away, she wants to be healthy for her daughter, her fiance and even any kids she might have in the future!”

Source: radar online

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

John Cena Makes Peace In Divorce War

John Cena's divorce nightmare has come to an end ... in fact, the two sides have agreed to bury the hatchet ... TMZ has learned.

As we previously reported, Elizabeth Huberdeau felt like she was blindsided when Cena unexpectedly filed to end their 3-year marriage back in May.

Things got nasty ... quickly ... with Liz making moves to challenge the couple's prenup. Liz also said she believed Cena was messing around with other women behind her back.

But now, Liz's attorney, Raymond Rafool, tells TMZ the two have managed to work things out privately ... saying, "All matters [in the divorce] have been settled and resolved amicably.”

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

So far, no comment from Cena's camp.

Source: TMZ

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick Welcome a Baby Girl! And Her Name Is...

Look out, world: there's an adorable new Kardashian to keep up with now!

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have welcomed their second child—and first daughter—E! News has exclusively learned.

The baby girl was born early Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and joins big brother Mason in the ever-expanding Kardashian-Disick household. So how did the birth go down? And, most importantly, what's the cutie pie's name?

Let's say hello to Penelope Scotland Disick.

"Scott and I are overjoyed to welcome our precious angel Penelope Scotland Disick into our lives. We are forever blessed. Mommy and baby are resting comfortably," Kourtney tells E! News.

The 33-year-old E! star had an all-natural birth, and her new mini-me tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

"It was a great. She had an easy delivery," matriarch Kris Jenner tells us. "[Penelope] is so cute. She looks just like Mason. She's so beautiful. We are so happy."

Source: e online

Tom Cruise's Lawyer: Suri Was Main Concern of Divorce Settlement

From buzz that Katie Holmes was being followed by the Church to speculation over the influence Tom Cruise's controversial religion had during the settlement negotiations, the role of Scientology in the couple's split has been followed just as closely as the beginnings of their separate new lives.

But according to Cruise lawyer Bert Fields, who flew to New York to negotiate their divorce settlement (which granted Holmes, 33, primary custody and Cruise, 50, generous visitation rights), the main concern was 6-year-old daughter Suri.

"Tom was always most interested in his child," Fields tells PEOPLE. "His concern was for Suri."

Adds the high-powered attorney: "He will have a meaningful relationship with Suri."

As for when Cruise will see his daughter, who has been clocking in time with her mom in New York – from trips to the zoo to the art museum – Fields could not reveal a specific time or date. (Cruise is currently filming Oblivion.)

"I don't know the details of his schedule, so I can't comment," he says. "My guess is he'll be seeing Suri very soon."

Regarding the role the actor's religion played in the settlement, Fields tells PEOPLE, "Somebody said the Scientologists were directing the negotiations, and that is absolute hogwash. There was no Scientologist present, I wasn't on the phone with Scientologists. Scientologists played no part of role in the negotiations between the lawyers."

Instead, he says, both teams "dealt rationally with the issues, hashed them all out and over a few days worked something out that was to the satisfaction of both sides."

Source: People

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Garth Brooks Death Hoax Hits the Web

Despite the rumors, Garth Brooks is not dead — so fans frantic to get a refund for tickets to his Las Vegas show can breathe a sigh of relief! Though word spread the country superstar passed in a tragic jet ski accident in the Turks and Caicos Islands today (July 16), the reports are completely fabricated.

In fact, they were made up by the source that first claimed Brooks had died while on nautical vacation.

According to Global Associated News:

“Preliminary reports from Turks and Caicos Police officials indicate that the musician struck a concrete boat slip in a marina on Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Garth Brooks was the only passenger on the personal watercraft at the time of the incident. Specific details are not yet available.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. (UTC/GMT -4 hours).

A simple scroll to the bottom of the page will dismiss any validity to the claims, with a disclaimer reading:

“FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment.

A very much alive Brooks will continue his Las Vegas residency soon, with the next show scheduled for July 19. The ‘More Than a Memory’ singer has dates scheduled at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort through the rest of the year.

Fans may remember that Reba McEntire too fell victim to a death hoax earlier this year, with claims made that she died while shooting a movie in Austria.

Source: tasteofcountry.com

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Got to try a razor from Bic Soleil Savvy

I was happy to try this for free and get to write a review on it. It was my first time trying this from this company I normally use Gillette. It managed to get my legs smooth but it took a couple tries to get my legs smooth compared to how Gillette got my legs smooth in one swipe. But it was still nice to try this for free and would give it 3 out of 5 stars.

I am a BzzAgent and need to disclose this to continue to be a member.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Kris Humphries Ex-Girlfriend: I'M PREGNANT!

Kris Humphries may not be the sharpest tool, but he sure is potent, because TMZ has learned his ex-girlfriend, Myla Sinanaj is PREGNANT.

Sources directly connected with Myla tell us Myla confirmed Monday that she's 3 months pregnant and says Kris is definitely the father.

This could be used in Kris' divorce with Kim Kardashian, because Kris has claimed he was devastated by the break-up and suffered emotionally. This development further cements the fact that Kris moved on quickly.

We're told Myla plans to have the baby but wants to raise it alone, because she believes Kris has betrayed her by talking crap about their relationship.

But here's the rub ... We're told for the past 3 weeks, Kris and Myla have been communicating regularly.

Oh yeah, here's the other rub -- she hasn't told Kris yet.

Source: TMZ

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