Dec 4, 2012

Royal Baby

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It finally happened. The moment we've all been waiting for since the wedding. Will and Kate are having a baby.

Let's be honest for a minute. I know you're just as excited as I am over the royal baby. Sure, you might not give interviews confessing your love for the royal couple and their unborn child, but not all of us can be true Will and Kate fans. Did you wake up at 4:30 am to watch the royal wedding? I did.

Now I'll be eagerly awaiting the royal baby for the next seven to eight months. Welcome to my life.

Want more? Of course you do. Check out my quotes in this CBC article and this Canadian Press piece.

Oct 14, 2012

Pitch Perfect


I have yet to find a top forty's mash-up I don't like.

I've been listening to these ones from Pitch Perfect all weekend.

If you haven't seen it yet, go. Trust me.

Oct 2, 2012

Hello Giggles: Maude Apatow and Rebel Wilson


I die for Maude Apatow and Rebel Wilson. Seriously, die. 

Now, who wants to see Pitch Perfect with me? 

Sep 23, 2012

TV Thumb

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Everyone's favourite female roommate, Zooey Deschanel, was walking on air in her ethereal Reem Acra gown at the Emmys. But better than her dress was her nail polish. That's one seriously talented manicurist she has.
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Like A Fine Wine...

...James Van Der Beek only gets better with age. Don't you wish Dawson looked like this?

Pre-Teen Perfection

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Eat your heart out, Suri Cruise.

Kiernan Shipka is pre-teen perfection at the Emmys. 

Peggy and Don

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Donald Draper and Peggy Olson circa 2012. 

How could you not fall in love with that smile? I did - this summer during my Mad Men marathon.


A Leg Up

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What divorce drama? Heidi Klum stuns on the Emmy red carpet - and shows ex-husband Seal what he's missing.

No wonder those legs are insured...

Sep 20, 2012

RHOBH Season Three


The drama is back!

Say hello to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, season three. 

Sep 19, 2012

BSB Does Old Navy


The Backstreet Boys jumped on the Old Navy gravy train. 

Hoping to reignite the ON-flame for children of the '80s, Old Navy has hired hasbeens to star in their new ad campaigns. I, for one, love these ads because I'm a fan of anything nostalgia. Backstreet Boys, Beverly Hills 90210 - sign me up. The general population, on the other hand? Not so much. 

Enjoy, everybody

Oh, Maxwell

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Maxwell Drew Johnson certainly inherited the best of both her parents' genes.

Credit: Jessica Simpson/Twitter
The adorable four-month-old was the star of mom Jessica Simpson's Twitter account earlier today. The twosome were celebrating dad Eric Johnson's birthday, and obviously Jessica couldn't resist sharing photos of her daughter. If I have a baby as cute as Maxwell one day, I'll be doing the same thing.

How Much Privacy Can A Royal Expect?

The royal family can't catch a break.

On the heels of Price Harry's nude photo debacle, the always-perfect Kate Middleton is at the center of a topless brouhaha. The Duchess of Cambridge was caught on camera - sunbathing topless, no less - by a photographer with a super long lens. The paparazzi also mentioned to snap some shots of William delicately applying sunscreen to Kate's thonged-behind.

The royal family is rightfully angry. Actually, angry doesn't begin to describe it. They used the D-word (Diana) in a media statement they released once the photos went public. "The incident is reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, and all the more upsetting to the Duke and Duchess for being so," said a palace spokesperson. If the Queen's people are bringing up Diana, then you know it's serious.

My take: the Harry and Kate situations are very different. Harry invited in this controversy, similar to other scenarios (or PR nightmares) that the spare heir is often plagued with. Kate's nude scandal is different. This was a clear invasion of her privacy as she was on private property, in the backyard of a secluded family home, when the photographer creepily snapped her photo. It's a breach of privacy. She's not a celebrity - or a reality star - she's the future Queen.

For more on what I think, check out this CBC article I'm quoted in.

We Are Never Getting Back Together


This is better than MMMbop. Thanks Hanson - and Taylor Swift for the breakup anthem of the year. 

Aug 9, 2012

Old Navy Goes 90210


The Brandon-Kelly-Dylan love triangle lives on.

Old Navy's back-to-school campaign tries to tie some of our favourite Beverly Hills 90210 characters into an ad for their new 'famous' jeans. 

Nostalgic for me, sad for the 'stars.'

Team Dylan! 

Aug 8, 2012

Penelope Scotland

In typical Kardashian fashion, Penelope Scotland Disick made her public debut on the cover of a tabloid. It's not very Suri Cruise of her, but not all 'celebrity' offspring can be revealed through Annie Leibovitz's exquisite lens.

Back to Penelope. The one-month-old has a new family initial (P, duh) but has one thing in common with her infamous clan: she's already weary of her father. Just look at the way Penelope glares at Scott. It's like she knows he's a douchelord (Khloe's word, not mine). Baby P also looks a bit frazzled by her tabloid debut. Think she'll vie to live her life out of the spotlight? Doubtful, but you never know.


Jul 10, 2012

So Share It, Maybe



They're a bit a late to join the Call Me Maybe craze, but Sesame Street nailed it.

Share it, maybe? 

Jun 26, 2012

Ryan's Got Talent



It's pretty good for an 11-year-old, but I hope Ryan Gosling has since improved his serenading skills.

Eva Mendes is one lucky lady. 

Sellebrity

The new film Sellebrity offers a look at how mass media influences entertainment


It's interesting to see how we build people up only to tear them down. I do it - you probably do too. That's what our culture is like now. It's hard to escape the celebrity world, especially now that pop culture influences our news cycle so drastically. Social media allows for instantaneous sharing of information. The world is changing. Get onboard.


Viva Forever!


Posh looks miserable, but this Viva Forever! video from the Spice Girls makes me so happy. 

Jun 3, 2012

Current Mood: Payphone



Royal Red

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The royal family has never been so loved. Riding high on the publicity from Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 2011 nuptials, the royals are back in the spotlight to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee. 

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While Will and Kate are still arguably the stars of the show, the other royals have still had their time to shine during the celebrations. From Charles and Camilla's Canadian visit to Prince Harry's royal tour, everyone has been doing their best to put the spotlight back on the Queen. 

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Today, the entire royal clan took part in the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames in London, England. While the Queen looked quite pleased with the turnout, it was still her granddaughter-in-law who stole the show. Kate looked regal in her red Alexander McQueen dress, Sylvia Fletcher hat and signature LK Bennet nude pumps. 

While the Queen may not be thrilled that Kate's stealing the show, she has a lot to thank her for. Kate's helped revitalize the royal family - she's thrust them back into the spotlight and has helped contribute to their reformed image. The royals would be smart to continue to let Kate shine - she's their golden girl. All hail Princess Kate!

May 30, 2012

Graceful Response



Kathie Lee Gifford needs to do her homework. The TODAY show host was interviewing comedian Martin Short, who is promoting his new movie Madagascar 3, and mistakenly asked about his marriage. What Kathie Lee failed to remember was that Martin's wife, Nancy Dolman died in 2003 after battling ovarian cancer. Martin handled the situation beautifully, but I hope his PR people teach Kathie Lee a lesson. 

Les Miserables

May 23, 2012

DJ Royal-C


Prince Charles showed the world that he knows how to have a good time.

In Canada as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the future king visited UforChange, a youth partnership in Toronto, and tried his hand at DJing during a workshop.

What do you think Prince Charles' DJ name should be?

Camilla's Royal Transformation

Another day, another royal. I was quoted in a third CBC article - this time commenting on Camilla's royal transformation and how PR played an integral role in the change. Check it out here.

May 20, 2012

Charles and Camilla Come to Canada


Prince Charles and Camilla arrived in Canada to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. New Brunswick is the first stop on the royal tour, and I had something to say about their route. Check out this CBC article I was quoted in.

Happy royal watching!

May 10, 2012

Lisa Turtle


This is what happened to Lisa Turtle. It's sad.

Dress Lady

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She runs uber-successful clothing lines, but Mary-Kate Olsen is incapable of dressing herself.

The pint-sized child actor cum fashion powerhouse ditched her usual dress code of sunglasses and large handbags for this. To clarify, this is a Victorian-inspired, high-neck black silk gown. It looks like the dress ate her. Really - it's worse than her usual attire.

What Mary-Kate really needs is a stylist. Think Ashley's available?

MET 2012: Rose and Thorn

The MET Gala is known for its avant-garde style. This is the one event that celebrities can wear their most out-there couture for the sake of art. It's a beautiful thing. Stunning designs and bold colours help the stars' personalities shine through. Some stars excel at the unique dress code; others don't.

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Rose: Ginnifer Goodwin lit up the room in a beaded orange Monique Lhuillier gown with H.Stern jewels and Brian Atwood pumps.

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Thorn: At 23, Lily Collins can pull everything off - except this. The Mirror Mirror actress donned a lace Valentino Haute Couture gown that aged her terribly. For such a beautiful girl, it's a shame her stylist can't pick more flattering gowns.

Trolleys Go Up, Up, Up



My favourite youngest Brits are back.

Sophia Grace and Rosie are back on The Ellen Show and are continuing to "pink" the place up.

Their Target comments are beyond. Just beyond. 

Apr 30, 2012

50 Shades of Casting


The internet has been buzzing over who should play the famed Christian Grey ever since Universal picked up the rights to the hit erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. I have no idea how the director will manage to get all those kinky sex scenes in the film, but if Twilight can figure out how to give birth to a vampire baby then anything is possible.

Back to Fifty Shades. Everyone has been naming possible lead actors. Ian Somerhalder threw his name into the ring, Ryan Gosling has been suggested, but I found the ultimate Mr. Grey.

Meet Colin Egglesfield. He's perfect. He's exactly how I pictured Christian Grey when I read the books. Ah, Colin. This role was made for you.

Now, who should play Anastasia? My picks: Emmy Rossum, Elizabeth Olsen, Lily Collins or Amanda Seyfried

Tea Time with Hugh Grant



My third and fourth favourite Brits are back in America. YouTube sensations Sophia Grace and Rosie made another appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Between singing new Nicki Minaj songs and cracking up the audience, Sophia Grace and Rosie found some time to have tea with Hugh Grant. Watch out for Rosie's joke - it's pretty awesome. 

Apr 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary to my favourite royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William and Kate Middleton stole my heart years ago. From their whirlwind engagement announcement to the out-of-this-world wedding, the dream honeymoon and the public appearances, it's impossible to ignore these two.

I was recently interviewed by CBC.ca on Kate's image and her public persona. You can check out the article here.

Apr 25, 2012

Royal Anniversary (Almost)

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I still have royal wedding fever. It was nearly one year ago that I woke up in the wee hours to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton. With her perfect wedding dress, perfect hair and too-swollen knuckles, Kate was radiant as she finally became a princess.

Fast-forward a year and it's clear that Kate was made for the royal life. She's comfortable in front of the camera with a constant smile on her face, she has hair that was made for a princess and she has a killer - yet affordable - wardrobe. Even better? She's accessible. It feels like she could be my best friend. Confession: I have a supersize Will and Kate cardboard cutout at my desk at work. Don't judge. 


My royal wedding fever finally had an outlet as I was interviewed by CBC.ca yesterday for an upcoming article on the Duchess of Cambridge. Stay tuned for the link!

Apr 24, 2012

All About Schmidt



The secret to the New Girl's success is Schmidt. Played by Max Greenfield, the young professional is eager to climb the social ladder and cement his status as a lady's man. His one-liners are the sole reason I watch the show. Schmidt is the whole trifecta: funny, cute and Jewish. Don't believe me? Watch these videos, then put a dollar in the douchebag jar. 


You know what happens. Schmidt happens. 

Apr 17, 2012

Tupac is Back



Technology really is a beautiful thing.

Tupac Shakur rose from the dead (well, kind of) at this year's Coachella music festival. Using state-of-the-art technology, a Tupac holograph took the stage with Snoop Dogg.

Watch it. I promise - it's worth it. 

Apr 11, 2012

Bar Mitzvah Boy



Drake gets called to the Torah in his new music video.

Hell yeah fu*king right.

Apr 3, 2012

Lady Marmalade: K Edition



I don't think most families prance around their house singing Lady Marmalade, but it works for reality television's first family. The Kardashian ladies strutted their stuff for the cameras (duh!) and came with... this. 

Mar 29, 2012

S Club 7



For those of you who haven't heard the news, S Club 7 is reuniting.

The seven-pack rose to fame in 1999 when their television show debuted on BBC. The original reality stars went on to release four studio albums and had numerous top ten songs.

Like all musicians, their rise to fame was just as fast as their downfall. S Club 7 fizzled in 2007, but their pop-tastic songs continued to pop up on radio stations and wayback playback playlists around the world.

Now, they're reuniting. This will be nothing like the Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys reunion, but it's always fun to feel like a tween again. So, what was your favourite song? 

Mar 22, 2012

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II


I'm alive, but Bella is not. My blogging hiatus will hopefully be ending soon. Between work, wedding planning and socializing, I've been slacking on The A List. I promise to return soon, just as Edward promise to turn Bella into a vampire. Enjoy your first look at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II.

Mar 8, 2012

Royal Besties

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When Will's away, Kate will play. The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, on her first appearance for her Diamond Jubilee tour in the U.K. Wearing a stylish L.K. Bennett teal suit, the slender princess looked at ease with the notoriously icy queen. Think they were sharing style tips? 

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Mar 1, 2012

Fan in a Box



This is amazing. Happy birthday Bieber!

Feb 29, 2012

Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie

I should really just rename this blog The Sophie Grace and Rosie List. 

Feb 28, 2012

Princess Swagger


I die for Rosie these days.



Sophia Grace and Rosie are at it again with Princess Swagger. Dying!

Feb 27, 2012

Movie: The Movie


You kill me, Jimmy Kimmel. 

Feb 26, 2012

Embroidered McQueen

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This is not a dress I would ever pick for myself, but this strapless Alexander McQueen looks beautiful on Jessica Chastain. The best actress nominee has already been put on a few best dressed lists, but we'll have to wait for tomorrow for the full lists. What do you think of the dress?

Oscar Photobomb

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Octavia Spencer got photobombed by some PR person's awkward legs. But in all seriousness, Octavia looked stunning in her Tadashi Shoji gown. Love you, Minnie Jackson!

Cape-tastic

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Gwyneth Paltrow looked white hot in her Tom Ford gown and cape. I'm totally in love with this look. It might be the bride-to-be in me talking, but I love it. A lot.

Natalie Got Her Groove Back

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Natalie Portman finally got her fashion groove back in red polka dot vintage Dior. I really need to find out who made that stunning diamond necklace. I want the jeweler to loan it to me for my wedding. Hint, hint.

Va-Va-Voom

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I'm speechless. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did it again in Tom Ford for him and black velvet Atelier Versace for her. I just don't have the right words to describe how absolutely stunning they look. Wow.

Feb 25, 2012

Head of Hair

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So Blue Ivy Carter and I share more than just a birthday - we also share new baby hair. Come on - it's pretty cute.

Feb 21, 2012

Bridesmaids: Glee Edition

My bridesmaids are lucky - they won't be dressed like this!

Nice recreation though, Glee ladies.

Feb 20, 2012

Rihanna and Chris Brown: The Remix



Apparently Rihanna is quick to forgive the man who infamously beat her.

Following the 2009 abuse scandal, Rihanna and Chris Brown have reunited - musically, at least. Rumors of a romantic reunion have been rampant, but thus far the only proof we have of a reconciliation is two new remixed tracks. 

Chris Brown's Turn Up the Music and Rihanna's Birthday Cake were both re-released today and feature the not-so-better halves. If you listen closely, Rihanna sings "I love you baby" on Chris' song while Chris sings to Rihanna "Girl I wanna fuck you right now. Been a long time, I've been missing your body."

These two are deadly together. Let's hope their reconciliation doesn't go farther than the studio.

Sophia Grace and Rosie's Moment


Sophia Grace and Rosie are at it again, singing Nicki Minaj's Moment for Life on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Check out Rosie's new moves! She's to die for.

Feb 13, 2012

Too Much

David Beckham and baby Harper hit the fashionable streets of NYC looking like this

Tell me your heart isn't melting... 

Feb 12, 2012

Umm...

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And the Grammy for the most awkward photo goes to...

Paul McCartney and Lady Gaga!

Sack of Potatoes



...and a teeny weeny mouse

Whitney

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A light has been dimmed on the music community with the death of Whitney Houston.

On the eve of the Grammy awards, 48-year-old Whitney was due to perform at music mogul and mentor Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Whitney was found unresponsive in her suite at 3:43 pm PST and was pronounced dead at 3:55 pm PST. Despite the fact that the Beverly Hills police say there's no obvious evidence of foul play or cause of death at this time, rumours suggest that the death is drug related.


Whitney's talent was constantly overshadowed by her struggles. With a volatile marriage to Bobby Brown and a storied history of substance abuse, Whitney received more publicity for her troubles than she did for her outstanding voice.

Whitney's untimely death is casting a greater shadow as the music industry gears up for today's Grammy awards. The singer was honored at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party last night, and Grammy producers confirmed that Jennifer Hudson will help memorialize Whitney during tonight's show. Police continue to investigate her death, but as the infamous saying goes, "the show must go on."

Feb 10, 2012

Hello Blue Ivy Carter

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Move over, Suri - there's a new baby in town. 

Beyonce and Jay-Z introduced their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in true social media style.

The four-week-old, who shares a birthday and engagement anniversary with yours truly (January 7), has her own official tumblr blog - helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com.

How's that for a superstar welcome? 

Feb 4, 2012

The Ultimate Halftime Show


As you A-Listers already know, the best part of the Superbowl is the halftime show.

Madonna is set to take the stage this year, but my favourite halftime show featured Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige.

You're welcome in advance for the trip down pop memory lane. 

Jan 31, 2012

Sloth Baby


Think you're emotional? Watch as Kristen Bell breaks down over a sloth on The Ellen Show

Jan 30, 2012

She Speaks


Sophia Grace and Rosie wish Ellen happy birthday.

Priceless. 

In Your Face

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Clearly Brad is the playful one in this relationship. 

A Divine Deal

Word has it Chuck has recently become chummy with Father Cavalia. Now an optimist would say that perhaps C is just trying to get closer to God. Or maybe is just getting some spiritual counseling. But let's be real, this is Chuck Bass we're talking about. He must be up to something. Because seriously, the guy's no saint.

Matthew's Day Off

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What do Matthew Broderick and I have in common? A Honda CR-V.

Go Ferris Bueller go!

Jan 29, 2012

Fuchsia Frenzy


So they're not all exactly fuchsia, but the title of this post is too good to give up. Modern Family's leading ladies opted for the same palette when picking their dresses tonight. Sofia Vergara was raspberry-hot in her pleated Marchesa gown, while Julie Bowen's fuchsia Temperley London dress added necessary curves. Glee darling Dianna Agron was glowing in her plunging raspberry gown.

So A-Listers, who wore it better?

(all photos via people.com)

The Couple

Move over Brad and Angie - there's a new couple in town.

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have officially cemented their status as Hollywood's latest it couple. After taking their romance public at the Toronto International Film Festival, Stacy has become George's best accessory and good luck charm. With Stacy by his side, George won accolades for his performances in The Descendants and Ides of March, and is already sweeping the competition at this season's awards shows. George doesn't have the best relationship track record, but I think this relationship has staying power.

Jan 22, 2012

Baby Time

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After rekindling their romance following their failed engagement, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are now expecting their first child. The couple told People that "it's an amazing time in our life" and they "can't wait to meet the new addition." Let's hope Kristin and Jay can keep it together for the baby. I bet Lauren Conrad is crying herself to sleep tonight...

Jan 17, 2012

Sorry Lana



Lana Del Ray's new it girl status may not last very long.

She makes Ashlee Simpson look good...


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Jan 16, 2012

The Body

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Move over Elle Macpherson - there's a new body in town.

Apparently Sophia Vergara hit the gym three times a day to look like this at the Golden Globes. Who has that much time on their hands?

Besties

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Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips are my favourite Hollywood besties. The two became close while starring together on Dawson's Creek and continue to rule the scene in LaLa Land. Rather than arrive on the red carpet solo, Michelle opts to bring her BFF Busy to red carpet events. Like a true friend, Busy never steals the spotlight and lets Michelle shine. How cute were they at the Weinstein Company Golden Globes afterparty? Seriously.

Jan 5, 2012

The A List Hits