American Boy

Look around you? Have you noticed lately how grown men are dressing? Everyone seems to have taken style tips from Charlie Sheen's character on Two and a Half Men; a man who is specifically dressed to look like he is a man/boy. But it seems to, unfortunately, be a common trend. I was in a mall parking lot in Palm Beach a few weeks ago and looked at the men around me. Shorts, t-shirts, socks and sneakers were typical.What's next, going out in your boxer shorts and bedslippers?


Gold digger express

It's probably the dream of every half-way attractive, relatively sexy girl/woman around the world to hook up with, even marry a huge movie star, athlete or musician if they can snag him and hold his interest for more than 2 minutes. But the recent exposure of the ugliness behind the relationship and breakup of Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva proves how far south these shallow relationships can go.

Women forget that the man they're with probably has nothing to do with the well crafted, carefully managed image we see in public. Behind his wealth and fame, a celebrity is just a man, usually with immense flaws and an even bigger ego. The now infamous Gibson/Grigorieva tapes put it all in perspective. Tiger Woods, Larry King, David Letterman, Charlie Sheen, etc., etc., blah, blah. Just men with the money and recognition to get anything and anyone they want without need for the consideration of others. So ladies, if you want one of these guys, just think of what you're in for on a daily basis, not just the glitter and glam of walking a red carpet every once in a while. Make your own money and fame... and be nice to everyone.


I don't have a picture to show you but....

Why does Ann Curry's hair bother me so much? For the past few weeks, the Today Show news reader has been wearing her hair in an updo that is reminiscent of great grandmothers from the 1800s. Is she growing it out? Is something wrong with her health that viewers have not been informed of? I guess in today's world of cougars and 40 is the new 20, I wonder why this attractive 53-year-old is, in my mind, deliberately making herself look old and fuddy-duddy. I don't get it. Although I love the Today Show I'll admit I'm not a big Ann Curry fan, and this new hairstyle has pushed me over the top. Call me shallow if you want, but news readers, anchors and hosts are there to be looked at; I didn't set the standards. The entertainment industry and society have. So unless Ann Curry is going through undisclosed personal issues, why make this choice? It smacks of a lack of complete self-awareness. Ann, honey, don't try to look 73 before your time. Life goes by fast enough as it is.


Why does Maggie Gyllenhaal look so awkward and uncomfortable? She just does not look confident in this gown. Maybe because she realizes that not every trend (the tie-dyeish look) is for every one. I wonder if left to her own devices and choices, what she would have really liked to wear to the Oscars? Maybe next year, if she's back, she and every other woman who attends will have to courage to follow their guts and not those of their stylists.

So over the top, but hey, that's Jen for you. Nuff said.

Oh my God, this gown looks like it's trying to gobble up Vera Farmiga. I love her work and believe it or not, she is one of the prettiest and sexiest actresses working right now, but between her hair and the gown, she's definitely channeling her grandmother here. Vera, lighten up. Ye Gads!

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