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I’ve Never Supported the Notion of a Woman Simply Being Seen & Not Heard…Until Now!

27 Jul

While I don’t necessarily find her sound “rousing” no, I’m not talking about Keri Hilson’s singing.  What I am talking about however, is her recent “I-really-should-be-utilizing-the-services-of-my-publicist” twitter moment.

Often characterized as a sensual and empowered entertainer, “Miss Keri Baby” earned the labels cruel, insensitive and rude when she posted a tweet about the late Amy Winehouse that rubbed many of her fans the wrong way over the weekend.

While out partying in New York, the singer came across a young woman who was so eerily done up (in Hilson’s opinion) that she had to speak (and twitpic) about it:

“*gasp* Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance)”

But after the maelstrom of reproach and censure ensued, Hilson tried to make amends with a few clean-up tweets.  Unfortunately to me many, her apology seemed more defensive than contrite:

“Come on, I mean no harm. All due respect. But really the resemblance freaked me out. This was simply the best tribute ever. #RIPAMYWINEHOUSE”

And then:

“Bedtime. I apologize 2 anyone who might’ve taken it the wrong way. As a fan, I thought it was cool that she dressed up to honor Amy.  I had no ill intent, but I understand how it appears insensitive…my bad twitterville. For real. Good night :)”

Now in reality, I am sure that most reasonable people understood that although a piss poor attempt at humor, Keri Hilson didn’t mean to be so uncouth, and that after she realized her gaffe, she likely cringed at her tactlessness.  Honestly though, for Keri to imply that some people might have taken what she tweeted the wrong way as opposed to simply acknowledging her own faux pas, it made her regret seem quite disingenuous.

Maybe as the ultimate act of contrition, it’s not too late for her to take a page from her collaborating buddy Chris Brown and delete her twitter account altogether (or release an apology video in a horrendous vermillion button down shirt).


Representatives Gone Wild: Social Media & the New York Congressmen Who Should Avoid Them

31 May

Obviously, I’m nothing more than a depraved mind, cloaked beneath the façade of the cultured and well-rounded Christian woman I pretend to be on the daily, because this Anthony Weiner story had me tickled pink (snickers) for most of the weekend and again, much of today. As reported by People.com:

A New York congressman says a lewd photo sent to a college student from his Twitter account was posted by a hacker – and he’s hired a lawyer to investigate, his office said Tuesday.

The kerfuffle, which some tabloid press is calling “Weinergate,” kicked off Friday when a photo of a man’s bulging crotch in boxer briefs appeared in Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter stream.

The Tweet was addressed to college student Gennette Cordova, 21, of Seattle – but the image was visible to all of Weiner’s 40,000 followers.

The post was swiftly deleted, and the New York Democrat soon Tweeted that his account had been hacked. “More Weiner Jokes for all my guests,” he Tweeted.

Cordova denied that she had ever met Weiner, much less had a relationship with him as some bloggers intimated. (The photo was first reported by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart’s biggovernment.com.)

“I have never met Congressman Weiner, though I am a fan,” she told the New York Daily News over the weekend. “I’ve never been to New York or to D.C.”

Cordova also addressed the fact she once Tweeted, “I wonder what my boyfriend @RepWeiner is up to,” explaining that it was a joke.

“I have seen myself labeled as the ‘Femme Fatale of Weinergate,’ ‘Anthony Weiner’s 21-year-old coed mistress’ and ‘the self-proclaimed girlfriend of Anthony Weiner,'” she told the Daily News in the statement. “All of this is so outlandish that I don’t know whether to be pissed off or amused.”

Frankly (giggles), I’m pretty sure this is a total non-story, and likely some perv’s idea of a humorous prank to play on a United States Congressman with an equally humorous last name; OR…it could very well be the GOP’s riposte to the Christopher Lee (also a Congressman from New York) Craigslist conundrum…Hmm.

At any rate, although through no fault of his own, I’d hope that with a last name like Weiner, Anthony will do everything in his power going forward to keep his privates (or reprobate privates disguised as his) out of the press!

I’m also going to need his twitter handlers to be more vigilant!  Sheesh.

How to Negate Cheating Husband Rumors: Bikini Shots

7 Sep

Okay, I’ll admit it; I’ve long been an admirer of cougar-extraordinaire Demi Moore, who’s been the premiere representative for hot and fit moms across the country for the past several years.  Mother of three and wife of Hollywood super cub Ashton Kutcher, Moore has made balancing motherhood, having a successful career and aging (gracefully) traits that women half her age could only hope to replicate.

So news of what can only be described as Demi’s recent self-esteem boosting twitpics last week seem especially out of character for the seemingly “got-it-together” starlet.

Another celebrity Twitter casualty, Demi Moore tweeted, then deleted a couple of steamy bikini self-portraits on September 1 after (smut-rag) Star Magazine reported that a “source” had confirmed seeing Ashton Kutcher compromisingly cozy with an unknown blonde in a Los Angeles restaurant.

Like any “victimized” star, Kutcher quickly and angrily took to Twitter in his own defense:

“I think Star Magazine calling me a ‘cheater’ qualifies as defamation of character. I hope my lawyer agrees.”

 “Star Magazine – you don’t get to stand behind ‘freedom of the press’ when you are writing fiction.”

Oh Snap!

And although Moore obviously agreed with her hubby and dismissed Star’s claims (“Excellent point my love!” she tweeted in response to her beau’s mini-rant), it clearly did not stop her from vamping it up for a Twitter bathroom photo session a few tweets later to give all of her followers an eyeful of…her shades.

Um, Demi?  If I may be so bold as to impart these 3 nuggets:

  1.  Everyone on the planet knows that (aside from Heidi Klum) you have the best post-baby body ever (re)created!  Do scanty potty shots really make you feel more secure about yourself and your marriage?  I mean really, when you have ever cared what the media had to say about you (you starred in Striptease for Pete’s sake). 
  2. You didn’t have to counter Star Magazine’s infidelity claims with a “why would he cheat when he has this at home” social media pictorial spread.  You are better than that Mrs. Kutcher, and you know it; the fact that you deleted the pictures says as much.  The paparazzi are always going to have something to say, and nine times out of ten, it’ll probably be a snifter full of lies. 
  3. Stop getting so caught up in what we spectators-of-your life think, and instead, just live your life for YOU…oh yeah, and please delete your twitter account!
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