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Helena Bonham Crazy Pants

Helena Bonham Crazy-Pants


Please, just once Helena, can you just dress nice? I just want to see what you look like when you aren’t playing some Tim Burton crazy lady & when you’re wearing matching shoes.

Just once. Then you can go back to wearing your crazy pants. Just once.

Little Wayne thinks the bible is “deep”

Ah rappers.

Fresh out of the slammer, Little Wayne has told reporters (via SMH) that during his (eight) months behind bars he devoured plenty of books including biographies of fellow performers Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, and Anthony Kiedis. One addition to his library check-out though really blew him away. Yes, Lil’ Wayne kicked back in the big house with a copy of the bible.

When asked what he thought of the tome, the rapper said that while he thought it was “deep”, it also had some “cool” moments:

“It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.”

And with conjugal visits off the menu, he also had the chance to become a mad Uno player. So mad in fact that his fellow jailbirds would sneak off to play without him.

“They’d be like, ‘Oh, we thought you were asleep,’,” Wayne said. He would reply: “Like you can’t look inside my cell and see that I’m right there! We ain’t got no doors!”

“I’d bust a n—-‘s ass at Uno. We gamble for phone time. I’d take n—-‘s commissary: Lemme get them cookies, lemme get them chips, get that soup.”

Given Little Wayne’s time was served for gun offenses, hopefully he keeps using the Uno deck as his best weapon.

Ah rappers. Let this be a lesson kids: stay in school.

30 pounds of mac & cheese

So apparently Oprah did eat the whole wheel of cheese*. More specifically, she ate half an Olsen twin worth of mac & cheese when she started spiraling into depression years back. (Watch the interview snippet for more)

When it comes to comfort food, I’ve found that the best benefit comes from eating tasty goodness that has some nutritional qualities; ie, not plastic cheese-coated pasta.

Did you know brown rice is loaded with magnesium, a mineral which does wonders for ones mental health & anxiety levels? Or what about raising a sweat, upping your metabolism & getting some vitamin-boosting veggies into you with a chilli-laden stirfry?

If cheesy carbs assist you like nothing else to lift your mood or enable momentary wallowing though, try mashing potato (bonus points for using sweet potato!) with a whack of minced garlic, a good sprinkling of salt & pepper and a spoonful of ricotta – slightly cheesy goodtimes with a lot less regret than that which comes with 30 pounds of mac & cheese.

Honestly. Is that some kind of record? That’s a preschooler!

*Anchorman reference. You really should’ve known that already though. If you didn’t, get thee to blockbuster, stat.

Keep smiling


Marilyn art

Image via youngspotts.tumblr.com

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them – are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

-Marilyn Monroe

Seeking: Adventure


Since seeing RED (which, while it had the most ridiculous “plot” I’ve seen in a good while, was actually hilarious & awesome & involved Helen Mirren toting high-powered weaponry. Anyway, I digress. As you were.) I’ve been using “Guatemala” as my “Timbuktu”. You know, “I just want to throw out my phone & go volunteer in an orphanage in Timbuktu Guatemala.”

Unlike the stars of RED though (which I think were all drunk at an Oscar’s after party & thought it’d be hilarious if they all got together & made a crazy movie where they could dress up as retired CIA agents & relive the glory days) I knew nothing about Guatemala (let alone any top-secret mission that occurred there in the 70s). Until I saw this post by Tim Leffal on Tim Ferris’s blog: 8 Exotic Destinations You Can Afford.

I want to go to all of these places! How does one get paid to travel the world & take pictures & write about their experiences? That’s my dream. (Along with being a spy & being an actress.)

Words from the wise…

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

– Marilyn Monroe