Thursday, March 28, 2013

Review of the book A Matter of Trust by Lis Wiehl

This book was another murder mystery book. This book is about a woman who hears her friend being shot on the phone and heard her die and they try to figure out how who did this. And there is alot of twists and turns because I thought I had the killer all figured out but I was wrong.  I like books like this and I read it in about 2 days, the second day I read for about 3 hours because I couldn't put it down. This book was another murder mystery book.I think I would freak out if I was on the phone with a friend and heard her die. I would be scared that the killer would come after me next and wonder why my friend was killed. I am fascinated by killers like Lizzie Borden because I see why she did what she did, she had good reasons and I support her even though people either wanted her dead or in jail. I like watching her on tv and movies, even though they are violent, I resonant with that. Most people think that watching that stuff is going to an extreme but I disagree. I enjoy what I enjoy and I don't need people's permission to do something. We all like different things so lets just let others be how they want. I actually bought the Lizzie Borden movies because I want to re watch it and just enjoy it. I like that I can get into her head and see why she does what she does.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Monday, March 25, 2013

Kim Kardashian Talks Baby Names, Weight Rumors and Cravings

“Extra’s” Maria Menounos caught up with pregnant Kim Kardashian at the junket for her new film “Temptation,” where they talked about potential baby names, the weight gain rumors, her cravings and her role in the Tyler Perry drama.

The Internet was buzzing last week over whether Kim and boyfriend Kayne West would name their baby North or stick with a K name, like many of the Kardashians.

Kim explained, “I think it would be really cute cause Kanye and I are both K’s… but half the names on our list aren't K’s… we still have time, whatever feels right… Kanye being the father wants something that’s unique.”

She also addressed those weight gain rumors and tabloid magazine covers. “There are maybe two or three covers just this week that say I am 200 pounds. I'm like, ‘You are 60 pounds off here’… It wouldn't even bother me if I gained all the weight. And I have the biggest sweet tooth and I love junk food. Being pregnant I don't like any of it.” 

The reality star said she is eating a lot of carrots and celery with ranch and wishes she wanted to indulge more, saying, “I'm waiting for the moments when someone's like let's go to McDonald's and Taco Bell -- that's not happening for me and I'm kind of sad about it.”

Kardashian revealed that the pregnancy hasn’t always been easy, but now she’s really enjoying it. “I'm not going to lie and be like, ‘Oh, it's been amazing and I've adjusted great,’” she said. “At the beginning it was tough for me when your body changes so much… but once you kind of grasp that and embrace it... it's amazing.”

How does she handle such a busy schedule? Kim said, “I kind of split up my days. I'll do half a day of work and then I'll do half day of really just resting and taking care of myself, but I haven't been tired at all.” 

Kim shot “Temptation” just after her split form Kris Humphries and said it was a welcome distraction, “And kind of ironic. I'm playing a wedding counselor.” Kim said. “For my first big film I wanted to do something that was not exactly not who I am in real life, but close enough to where it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for me.”

“Temptation” opens in theaters Friday.”


Friday, March 22, 2013

Review of the book Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

I really enjoyed this book. It was a murder/suspense book plot. This book was well worth the wait considering it took a month to get my book because they had some delays in it.

This book was about a husband who was divorced from his wife and didn't have custody of his son and barely saw his son but was accused of killing his wife. The wife had been found shot to death in the shower with all her clothes on. The husband had claimed that the wife had wrote him an email that day asking him to come over and work things out and that when he got there that day, a person in a clown suit was leaving the house. So when the police came they thought he had done it and did not believe the clown story. Turns out the boys uncle had killed the woman because he had wanted the inheritance he was owed. Well the end of the book ends with the rightful man out of jail and the uncle in jail for all the caused. All in all it was a very good book and I read it in 3 days . I like reading books like this because its hard to figure out who did it, police consider everyone suspect because anyone can commit a sin and lie about it and they have to figure out who was telling the truth and who is not and its hard to know sometimes. And its hard to see who is lying sometimes. .

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham arrested for DUI hours after tweeting fans asking for them to send her beer

Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham was arrested for driving under the influence in Nebraska just hours after tweeting fans asking them to send her beer.

The 21-year-old, who describes herself as a best selling author, public figure and chef, was allegedly caught driving erratically in Omaha at 1am on Monday morning - even nearly hitting a police car.

Police gave chase and the star, who first appeared in the hit show in 2009, reportedly failed a roadside sobriety test and blew .147 on a breathalyser.

TMZ reported the star's arrest and added her four-year-old daughter Sophia was not in the car with her.

Farrah, who is in an online relationship with spring actor and model Carson Underwood, didn't mention her alleged offence on her Twitter account on Monday, bizarrely writing 'HAVING THE BEST DAY EVER!! :) #Love #LIFE.'

Just hours earlier on Sunday, which was St Patrick's Day, the reality star and author of My Teenage Dream Ended, tweeted: '#WHERE ya gettin your #CornBeef today !!!!????? && That #Lucky #Irish #Beer! Send it my way!!!!'

Farrah is not the first Teen Mom to get in trouble with the law.

Teen Mom 2 star Adam Lind was arrested in May last year, Weston Gosa, was busted by police in Georgia on the 4th of July 2012 and reality favorite Jenelle Evans has also been caught on the wrong side of the tracks.

Farrah, whose daughter's father Derek Underwood died in a motorcycle accident two months before her daughter was born, met her new love on the internet.

Farrah has been single after splitting with Daniel Alvarez, and decided to join some online dating sites along with her best friend.

'I tried online dating her for the second time because one of my girlfriends is doing it, so I wanted to do it together,” Farrah wrote on Twitter.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lil Wayne Released from Hospital

Lil Wayne said ICU later to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood ... because TMZ has learned he was just released.

Wayne spent 6 days in the hospital -- most of it in the Intensive Care Unit -- after suffering what appears to be a drug OD that triggered a series of massive seizures.

Sources connected with the rapper tell us ... Wayne is feeling weak but he's a lot better. He plans on laying low until he makes a full recovery.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review of the book Invisible by Ginny L Yttrup

This book was a book about this woman who owns a resturant and is the main chef there and how she falls in love with this one guy and they end up getting married and how she gets close to these 2 girls and they become best friends as well.

I liked the characters in the book, my only compliant was that I got confused because in each chapter a different character was sharing their experience so other than that I enjoyed the book. I liked the characters because they all had real problems that we all face today. Such as hating our body images, how we use food to solve our problems and that we sometimes eat ourselves sick because we are not really hungry but are eating to fill the void in our pain. All in all I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read another one. I read this book in 2 hours 30 min while sitting on the couch and got carried away with the book and lost track of time.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lil Wayne In Critical Condition at Hospital; Induced Coma May Have Followed Sizzurp Use

Lil Wayne has been hospitalized in critical condition following more seizures, reports TMZ.

The 30-year-old rapper's condition is so serious that the gossip site reported that he was being prepared for his last rites. They've since removed that update, and stress that decisions about his continued care will be made once his mother arrives at Cedars-Sinai Hospital — reportedly, she is on a plane en route to Los Angeles.

Lil Wayne's first public bout with seizures came back in October during a flight on his private jet, which had to be grounded so that he could receive assistance. On Tuesday following a video shoot, he experienced a similar incident that sent him to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Both times, however, he was released fairly quickly.

But hours after his last discharge, one of his bodyguards discovered Wayne lying on the floor of his hotel room unconscious. He was rushed back to the hospital but did not stabilize, and so went on to ICU. He had to be placed in restraints because he was shaking so intensely, says TMZ, who also learned that he has been put into an induced coma, which has him breathing through tubes, and is currently "unstable."

Sadly, the gossip site is reporting that drugs could have been the culprit. Unnamed sources say that the hospital found a great deal of codeine in his system. Doctors apparently had to pump his stomach three times in order to get the intoxicants out of his system. We will update as soon as we hear anything more.

It's worth noting that Wayne's camp have been telling a different story. Young Money rapper Mack Maine went straight to Twitter to let followers know, "Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon." And then, "We will be releasing an official statement shortly but dont believe the nonsense about comas and tubes to breathe...that's false!!"


Underwood Honored by Country Music Association of Australia

Gary Overton, CEO & Chairman, Sony Music Nashville; Carrie Underwood; and, Rachel Fontenot, Associate Director, Marketing, Sony Music Nashville.

Just prior to Carrie Underwood taking her “Blown Away Tour” to London, Dublin and Belfast and then various dates in Canada, Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman and CEO Gary Overton christened her international bon voyage with a surprise presentation.

Recently, Carrie was awarded the “Top-Selling International Album of the Year” for Blown Away by the Country Music Association of Australia; but, she was unable to personally receive her “Golden Guitar” trophy at the ceremony in Tamworth, Australia.

Credit – Music Row

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Moonshiners star charged with public intoxication

DANVILLE, Va. – A star of the TV show Moonshiners has been charged with public intoxication.

According to WDBJ, police in Danville announced Tuesday they had arrested Steven Ray Tickle, who goes by Tickle on the show, at a convenience store last Thursday.

Police received a report of a man sitting in the parking lot of Charley’s Stop and Shop drinking, and they saw Tickle with an open container and smelling of alcohol.

The 35-year-old Tickle was released from the Danville City Jail later that day. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. A spokesman for Discovery Channel, which airs the show, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

“Moonshiners” follows people making the illegal brew. The show’s website describes Tickle as “a hard working still hand who loves moonshine.”


Kim Kardashian Is "Eating for Two," Focusing on "Well-Balanced" Pregnancy Diet

Pickles and ice cream? Not for this mom-to-be! Pregnancy cravings can be hard to resist, but where there's a will, there's a way -- and Kim Kardashian definitely has the will. In fact, now that she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Kanye West in July, she's more focused than ever on choosing good, nutritious foods for herself and her baby.

"Keeping a healthy lifestyle has always been important to me," the 32-year-old reality star says of her pregnancy diet in a new "mommy blog" post on her website. "And now it's even more important because I am looking out for someone else's well being other than just my own."

"I've been researching recipes and healthy eating tricks to make sure that I get the right nutrition now that I'm eating for two!" she continues. "For me it's about maintaining a well-balanced eating and fitness plan."

To that end, the Kourtney & Kim Take Miami star is seeking help from outside sources. "My friend Harley Pasternak sent me this book and I am so excited to read it!" she says, referring to the celeb trainer's Body Reset Diet tome. "[It] will give you the tools you need to restart the way you are eating and boost your metabolism. I love his recipes and I know you guys will too!" (Pasternak has worked with several other Hollywood moms including Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox, and Hilary Duff.)

Taking care of herself and her baby is a priority for the mom-to-be, especially following last week's minor pregnancy scare. "She's been working a lot, and with a divorce and the move and everything else she has going on, she just needs to take a little rest," a source told Us Weekly.

Added Kardashian herself on Twitter: "Thanks for all the well wishes, I'm doing fine! Just resting...have a good weekend. Love you guys!"


Thursday, March 07, 2013

Breaking News: Kelly Osbourne Rushed to Hospital After Seizure‏

ET has exclusively learned that Kelly Osbourne has had a seizure while filming her E! show, Fashion Police, and has been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital.

It all started when Kelly wasn't feeling well during the taping. Her co-host Melissa Rivers recognized the symptoms of a seizure and Kelly was placed on the floor in front of the studio audience. The seizure lasted for approximately 30 harrowing seconds. Melissa and crew members, as well as an EMT who happened to be in the audience, all rushed to Kelly's side to help. She awoke on the floor, and was shielded by blankets on her way out of the studio to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Melissa comforted her during the experience, telling her that everything was going to be okay. Her Fashion Police colleague Joan Rivers was also on set at the time that the seizure occurred at the end of a one-hour taping, and observed the whole thing.

After Kelly was rushed to the hospital, her mother Sharon was seen arriving at the medical center, speaking on a cell phone and appearing concerned.

This isn’t the first health issue for the Osbourne family. Kelly’s brother Jack was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year, while her mom Sharon successfully battled colon cancer about ten years ago, and underwent a double mastectomy when it was determined that she carried the gene for breast cancer.


Report: Kim Kardashian Rushed to Doctor in Miscarriage Scare

Kim Kardashian was rushed to a doctor in tears Tuesday night, after fearing she was having a miscarriage on a flight from Paris to Los Angeles, a source told the New York Post.

The source told the paper, “Kim started feeling ill on the plane from Paris, and called friends as soon as she landed. She was rushed to her doctor Tuesday night in tears. She thought she was having a miscarriage.”

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star and her baby are doing fine and she was sent home at 12:30 AM, but doctors have ordered the jet-setting beauty to get more rest.

Kardashian had flown to Paris on Sunday to meet up with boyfriend Kanye West. The two were spotted at a Givenchy show and A-list dinner with Frank Ocean and designer Riccardo Tisci.


Jessica Simpson Having a Boy: Pregnant Star Accidentally Confirms Baby-to-Be's Gender

And baby boy Johnson makes four! Pregnant Jessica Simpson accidentally broke news of her baby-to-be's gender on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, March 6 -- in trademark Jessica fashion! The expectant 32-year-old designer and singer chatted with host Jimmy Kimmel about the morning sickness that's accompanied her second pregnancy and rattled off an off-color joke. "The crazy thing is I never knew a wiener could make me nauseous," the Fashion Star mentor quipped.

Instantly realizing what she revealed, Simpson laughed and added, "Well, I guess I just told the world that I'm having a boy!" The style mogul's son-to-be will join big sister Maxwell, whom Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed last May. "I can't believe I just did that, that was not planned," Simpson insisted of the gaffe. "I just did it so crude, I feel awful!"

And the nausea thing is no joke. "It's a totally different pregnancy. I just feel awful, I've been vomiting," Simpson said.

As Us Weekly previously reported, that little could very well go by an unconventional name: Ace. Simpson demurred when Kimmel asked about that potential moniker. "Well, let's hope it's a boy!" she quipped.

As for Simpson's back-to-back pregnancies -- and resultant stalled weddings with NFL pro Johnson -- the former reality star offered another off-color joke. "Maybe I should go back to when I was younger," she mused. "I was a virgin before I was married [to Nick Lachey], so maybe I should just completely reverse and just stop having sex all together until Eric and I actually say 'I do.'"

After the taping, Simpson acknowledge the hilarious boo-boo via Twitter, writing, "Accidental announcement tonight on @jimmykimmel!"


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Snooki Loses 42 Pounds, Debuts Post-Baby Bod in Bikini

There's a little bit less of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to go around these days -- 42 pounds' worth! The former Jersey Shore party girl, 25, has experienced a complete life makeover since last year, thanks to her engagement to boyfriend Jionni LaValle, her first-ever pregnancy, and the August birth of her adorable baby boy Lorenzo.

 "When you have a baby, everything changes," the 4-foot-9 star says in the new issue of Us Weekly. Part of Snooki's transformation? She's shed an astounding 42 pounds since giving birth, weighing in at a 102 pounds and revealing the sexy results for Us in body-revealing bikinis.

"I lost it for me," she tells Us, "but I also wanted Jionni to know that I can be hot as a mom." For more exclusive shots of Snooki's amazing post-baby body, how she dropped the weight (including fitness and diet tips) and her new life with her boys, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday!


Sunday, March 03, 2013

Britney Spears’ Little Sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, Is Engaged

Jamie Lynn Spears is off the market.

Britney’s little sister, 21, who, just like her sister has had a rocky relationship history, finally found a man to put a ring on it. She announced her engagement to the same-named Jamie Watson last night on Instagram.

“Guesssss what??????” she wrote on her Instagram page.

She followed it up right away with a close-up shot of her engagement ring. “☺ #hedidgood” she wrote.

And the ring is certainly nothing to scoff at. The diamond studded piece features a huge rock in the center, surrounded with what appears to be more smaller diamonds around the band.

So, just who is the lucky guy? Watson, 30, is Spears’ boyfriend of three years. Not too much is out there about him, besides that he’s a businessman and not involved in the entertainment industry.

Watson spoke with The New York Post's Page Six in January about the state of their relationship. He told the paper that their relationship, “is really going great.” He explained that while they’ve broken up before, “We’ve been back together for a while now.”

And they seem very much in love from the many pictures of them together littered throughout her Instagram – this is clearly a couple that has deep affection for each other.

Spears was previously engaged to high school boyfriend Casey Aldridge, with whom she shares a 4-year-old daughter, Maddie. The couple tried to make things work following her birth but never married, splitting for good in 2010. She made her entertainment industry debut in Britney’s 2002 movie “Crossroads,” playing a younger version of her sister. She went on to become the star of her own Nickelodeon show, “Zoey 101,” which lasted four seasons.

Spears reportedly splits her time between living in Britney’s Kentwood, Louisiana, mansion and Nashville, where she’s trying to launch a country music career. “I asked her the other night what the hell is taking so long,” Watson told the Post. “But she’s really particular about her stuff. She’s trying to do it right because she knows people will be watching.”

Friday, March 01, 2013

Tori Spelling Is Not Divorcing Dean McDermott, Slams Star Magazine

Tori Spelling is fighting for her family. In light of Star magazine's latest cover -- in which the tabloid claims the actress is on the brink of divorcing husband Dean McDermott, the father of her four children -- the Beverly Hills, 90210 star penned an open letter on Thursday, Feb. 28.

"This time I had to comment because this time I'm answering not as a celebrity but as a mom," Spelling, 39, explained. Though she typically ignores what's written about her, Spelling's 5-year-old son, Liam, happened to see the magazine cover in a local supermarket checkout line. "His proudest achievement so far in his young life is that he is learning to read," Spelling wrote. "Until now, when that pride turned to sorrow thanks to Star magazine."

Spelling continued, "He first spotted me on the cover, then Dad, and then a picture of himself and his three younger siblings. He was able to read two things out loud, the word DIVORCE (which he proudly sounded out) and the caption above his picture which read 'Who will get the kids?' He became terrified."

"I had to hurry him and his confused 4-year-old sister Stella out of the grocery store and into our car. By the time he was fastening himself into his car seat he was asking, 'Why is someone getting us? Where are you and Dad going?' He was anxiously biting his lower lip and his big blue eyes were filled with tears. My heart sank," the Mistle-Tones star wrote. "How would I explain to my children that what these three writers who have never even met us but who claim to know the ins and outs of our relationship and have proudly put their names on this article are flat out writing lies?"

The Oxygen reality star (and daughter of the late television producer Aaron Spelling) noted that "it's been almost 24 years since I became a public figure" and said she's grown accustomed to seeing her name in headlines. "I've built up a pretty thick skin to the lies and trash talking at this point," Spelling wrote. "But my children are another story. Keep them out of it!"

"Driving home I repeatedly told my children, 'That magazine doesn't know us. Daddy and I are very happy and in love. There will be no divorce and all of us will remain together as a family,'" Spelling said. "I'm lucky my two oldest are only 5 and 4 and couldn't read the fine details of the article where horrific claims were made against my husband, their Dad."

Spelling -- also mom to daughter Hattie, 16 months, and son Finn, 7 months -- pleaded with the tabloid magazine to leave her husband alone. "He has stood by me during the good times and held my hand through the darkest moments of my life. I'm so blessed to have him as my partner in life and love and he is the best father to our four children," she said of McDermott, 46. "I'm aware that all that matters is that we know our truth. It's just sad that our actual happiness would probably be deemed boring to Star magazine."


Furiously Happy by Jenna Lawson

This book flat out is simply freaking fantastic and amazing! I am so serious in everything! This author uses this book to talk about men...