Friday, December 11, 2009

Top 10 Real Life Celebrity Couples

Another list. I just love lists. Anyways, these are my top 10 real life celebrity couples. They're all married, (except for one, but don't get me started. NOH8) and are all beautiful wonderful people. I believe they all love their spouses equally, so this isn't a who is most in love competition. It's simply who I like to read articles about or see pictures of. So on to the list!

10. Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prince Jr.
Together for: 9 years
Children: They just had a baby girl named Charlotte Grace
Why I love them: They're just adorable. They've been together since they filmed a teenage slasher flick. How adorable is that gonna be to tell your daughter? I just love that they've stayed together, they're never in the tabloids EVER, and they seem great.

9. Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner
Together for: 5 years
Children: Two girls, Violet and Seraphina
Why I love them: They so vehemently denied their relationship until there was hard proof of it, which I always find hilarious when you're exposed to the press. But I love the privacy and respect they demand from the media. And I love that Victor Garber officiated at their wedding. That's amazing. And their children are freaking beautiful. And they seem like a beautiful family and a loving couple.

8. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Together for: 4 years
Children: One daughter named Sunday Rose
Why I love them: A little under 5 months after they got married, Keith checked himself into rehab. Everyone expected Nicole to leave him. I mean, they had no kids, they just got married, they'd only dated for 2ish years before they got married, most people wouldn't stay. But not Nicole. She stayed by him and supported him, and he successfully completed rehab. He credits his success to her love, and he wrote her the following song, which would be enough reason to have them on this list all on its own.

7. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Together for: 13 years
Children: 3 daughters, Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey
Why I love them: Easily the most stable, supportive, normal couple in the music industry. They have such a beautiful family and are such a strong team. It was difficult to find a picture of the two of them that wasn't them performing! They have so much respect for each other and they only do love duets with each other. They've produced a million hits together, but the following video and song is one of the most amazing, intimate things I've ever seen and really perfectly showcases their love.

6. Seal and Heidi Klum
Together for: 5 years
Children: 4 kids, Leni (adopted by Seal), Henry, Johan, and daughter Lou
Why I love them: My favorite thing about Seal and Heidi, (besides their gaggle of children and the fact that Seal so easily accepted Leni as his own despite the fact that he's not his biological father) is how playful they are with each other. They've been together for 5 years and yet they still seem like newlyweds. They're so supportive of each other and are so open about their relationship and their love. For how famous they both are, they seem very down to earth and appear to have their priorities in the right order.

5. Jenny Garth and Peter Facinelli
Together for: 13 years
Children: 3 girls, Luca, Lola, and Fiona
Why I love them: They have the most beautiful family. I know I've said that for all of them but this one takes the cake. They are so adorable, they're kids are gorgeous, and they're such devoted parents. They're in the spotlight now thanks to a little vampire movie, but its very obvious that their family is their life. I think its an amazing thing to see something like that in Hollywood.

4. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtker
Together for: 5 years
Children: Not yet... ; )
Why I love them: Unfortunately for every gay man ever, when Neil came out in 2007, he came out saying he was already taken. These two are so freaking adorable. They're silly and loving and fun and they're just the best of friends. Quiet and unobtrusive, they're committed to each other and allow their normal and amazing relationship to speak for itself as a symbol for gay rights. Neil constantly refers to David as his better half. Precious.

3. Beyonce and Jay-Z
Together for: 7 years
Children: Nope, but Bey's said she wants to be a mother
Why I love them: I love how intensely private they are about their relationship. It's something thats very personal to Beyonce, not to mention that they intensity of both of their fame levels makes a relationship very difficult. They take it seriously, they love and support each other, and they keep their private life private. All of this and of course, how freaking powerful they are. They're like the ultimate power couple. Amazing.

2. Victoria and David Beckham
Together for: 12 years
Children: 3 boys, Brooklyn, Cruz, and Romeo
Why I love them: This may seem like a surprising choice for me, but I can't help it, I adore the Beckhams. They are the most fabulous couple. Fabulous marriage, fabulous children, fabulous looks, fabulous ad campaigns (Armani underwear, together??), fabulous life. They are so glamorous! And all of this superficial stuff aside, they have been together for 12 years, they have beautiful children that they're really involved with, and they really seem to love each other. Plus, they're Posh and Becks. C'mon.

1. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi
Together for: 5 years
Children: None
Why I love them: I think Ellen and Portia have the most amazing love story. Here it is if you don't know it. When they met, Portia was not openly gay. She wasn't ready to be an openly gay actress in hollywood. She says that when she saw Ellen for the first time, she felt an instant pull to her, and she just wanted to know her. They saw each other every now and again for the next 3 years. Portia was in love with her, but Ellen was the most famous lesbian in America and she was afraid. Finally, after 3 years, she decided that she had to tell her how she felt, because she couldn't stand to be without her anymore. She says that their love overpowered her fear. So they start dating, and after 2 years Ellen proposes to her with a pink diamond ring. Portia of course says yes, and the set the date for August of 2008. Then a month before their already scheduled ceremony, the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in California. So they have a legal marriage, completely by chance. Its so magical and romantic. They're just crazy about each other and I love them both so much.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Top 7 Pop Songs

Yay, another list!! I haven't made a list in a really long time and I missed it! This one has been sitting on my blackberry for a while so I decided to blog it. This is my top 7 (because I couldn't come up with 10) pop songs!

7. Demi Lovato - Here We Go Again
I know Demi is really new to the pop scene and as a disney girl, it's hard to take her seriously, but this girl has quite a voice and I really enjoy her music, especially this song. I don't even want to think about how many times I've played it. It's a perfect pop song: adorable, bouncy, easy to sing to, and happy. I smile every time I hear it!

6. Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna is one of the original pop stars, doing scandalous and edgy before Lady Gaga even knew what that meant. This song is such a classic and I've always loved it.

5. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Gaga is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites, although she wasn't always. I started out hating her and that annoying as hell song "Just Dance." Then she released "Poker Face" and damnit if I wasn't singing this to myself all the freaking time. That's what a good pop song does, it gets under your skin and into your head! This isn't my favorite of her songs, but I think it might be her best pop song.

4. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
I adore Leona's voice and this song is just so freaking good. It got me completely hooked on her when it first came out and I listened to it on repeat for weeks. Beautiful melody, adorable lyrics, catchy and fun. Love this song.

3. Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
Kelly will always be my #1 idol (don't tell Carrie) and this had to be one of my favorite songs she ever released. So so great, just everything a pop song/just a song in general should be. I sang this for weeks. Hell, I'm still singing it. Never got old.

2. Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
No pop list is complete without the Queen herself, Britney Spears. I thought long and hard about which of her many hits to name her best, and being a bit sentimental, I picked the one that threw her onto the national stage. This song set the framework for her career and it's still one of the best pop songs ever.

1. Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
If you know me, you'll be shocked that Mariah is my #1 seeing as I hate her. Except that this is, in my opinion, the best pop song ever recorded. It's everything a pop song should be and it has always been my favorite, and probably the only Mariah song I ever truly loved. Back in the day, she had endless amounts of potential and this song just showcases everything she was and could have been. Oh well, its still the best and my pick for Best Pop Song Ever.

That's it! Thoughts? Do you disagree or agree with my choices?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Supernatural and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Because I'm an English major and I couldn't stop myself:

So I got an update from about a casting call for Supernatural 5x15, called "My Bloody Valentine." The title itself promises awesomeness, (unlike Jensen Ackles movie of the same name, lol), so here's the call:

[FAMINE] 50 to 80 years old... He is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He is withered, weak, raspy. This character is a creepy and destructive old man filled with a voracious hunger...GUEST STAR (29)

[CUPID] 30s to 40s, doughy, out of shape, naked, his humorously loving character greets everyone with enormous bear hugs that almost break their ribs. He is overflowing with love and positivity to an almost humorous and narcotic degree (think Will Farrell in "ELF" sptv050769)...GUEST STAR (17)

So I read that and was like, "Yay, cupid! That'll be so funny! And omg yay, another horsemen! Exciting! Wait, Famine? I didn't know that was one. What was the first one again?" And so I was like okay, I'll just look them up really quick! So I went to wikipedia and I found so much, I don't even know where to begin.

Okay, so the first one we met was War, which I remember now. His horse is red and his equipment is a sword. His power is said to be "To take peace from the earth, and make men kill each other. To kill with the sword." Ouch. That sucks.

The second one we've sort of kind of met was Death. His horse is pale or pale green, and his equipment is a scythe. His job is: "Followed by Hades kills with the scythe, with famine, disease, and the beasts of the earth. " Which explains why we haven't seen him yet because dang, that sounds scary and awesome and the kind of reveal you want to save for it's own episode. Anyways, the only question I had about that is whether or not Hades is the same as Lucifer. Apparently christian theology isn't exactly clear on that. I don't think so because Lucifer is already there, and he's released later in Revelations if I remember correctly. Also, apparently Hades is often substituted with Death or the Abode of Death, so I'm thinking Hades basically just means Hell.

Okay so now in episode 15 apparently we're meeting Famine. His horse is black and his equipment is a balancing scale. His power is "To bring famine. To kill with hunger." Which holy CRAP, also really really sucks!

So I am straight up freaking out because all I can think is how the HELL are we supposed to beat all these?? And I haven't even read the fourth one! Then I read it. And oh boy.

The fourth horsemen is Pestilience, also known as Conquest. He rides a white horse and his equipment is a crown and a bow. He's also apparently the first one out of the gate when they're released by the Lamb after the Seven Seals are broken. He's said to "To go forth in conquest, and to conquer." Ummmm, is it just me, or does that sound like not scary or evil at all? So then I kept reading and apparently, I'm observant, because there's a whole debate about whether or not this horsemen is evil or righteous.

Argument for evil: The other three horsemen represent evil, destructive forces, and given the unified way in which all four are introduced and described, it may be most likely that the first horseman is correspondingly evil. The German Stuttgarter Erklärungsbibelcasts him as civil war and internal strife. One interpretation--which was held by evangelist Billy Graham--casts the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist, or a representation of false prophets, citing differences between the white horse in Revelation 6 and Jesus on the white Horse in Revelation 19. Revelation 19 Jesus has many crowns, but in Revelation 6 the rider has one.

Argument for good: Irenaeus, an influential Christian theologian of the second century, was among the first to interpret this horseman as Christ himself, his white horse representing the successful spread of the gospel. Various scholars have since supported this theory, citing the later appearance, in Revelation 19, of Christ mounted on a white horse, appearing as The Word of God. Furthermore, earlier in the New Testament, the Book of Mark indicates that the advance of the gospel may indeed precede and foretell the apocalypse. The color white also tends to represent righteousness in the Bible, and Christ is in other instances portrayed as a conqueror. However, opposing interpretations argue that the first of the four horsemen is probably not the horseman of Revelation 19. They are described in significantly different ways, and Christ's role as the Lamb who opens the seven seals makes it unlikely that he would also be one of the forces released by the seals.

Besides Christ, the horseman could represent the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was understood to have come upon the Apostles at Pentecost after Jesus' departure from earth. The appearance of the Lamb in Revelation 5 shows the triumphant arrival of Jesus in heaven, and the white horseman could represent the sending of the Holy Spirit by Jesus and the advance of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

SO RIGHT?!?! How cool is all that??? I'm just so excited, I feel like this could be so freaking epic. I don't know what's going to happen but I have to say that I feel like there's a lot of bad right now on the show, and Sam and Dean could use someone on their side. This sounds like a perfect opportunity for that.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Where the H have I been?

I know, I completely disappeared from my blog. It's really so sad, I used to love this thing so freaking much, but then I found my tumblr and it became so much more convenient to just post little things instead of my big wonderful full blogs. But I really miss this so I think I'm going to try and start being more consistent with my posts again. I don't really have much to say right now honestly. I've been in kind of a funky place, not really very entertaining, but I'm hoping Thanksgiving break and then the end of the quarter will help snap me out of that. I'm not going to bother updating everyone on my life. You all know me so you should know what I've been up to, and if you don't know me then why are you even reading this? I mean you're certainly welcome to but I feel like my life story would bore a stranger to tears. Anyways, this is basically just to announce that I am in fact bloggin again (woohoo!) and I'm going to try to be better about updating frequently. I'm working on a blog about the New Moon Premiere so keep your eyes peeled for that.

The Look: Male Vulnerability

It's really late, I can't sleep, I haven't blogged in a while, and this is the result of that.

A very long time ago I posted a blog about the 3 types of man crying seen on television and in movies. I've been thinking about another post similar to that one, except this one is about the look. The look is a commonly used facial expression for men on tv. They give the look to the woman they are romantically involved with, usually during a time of suffering, grief, confusion, or general unhappiness. It's my favorite look ever. Allow me to explain.

The look tells the woman that her man is seriously trippin. It's so romantic. It says in just a look that he is lost and alone, that he needs someone to understand, and that she is the only thing keeping him from disappearing completely. It says I know I'm stupid sometimes, but right now I just need you so badly. Please be there for me. And let me tell you, it works. It doesn't matter what the couples official "status" is, she is for sure going to comfort him. They could be fighting, they could be broken up, they could honest to god hate each other, but the second she sees the look nothing else matters.

I've provided three examples from different tv shows to help illustrate.

This is Eric and Sookie from True Blood. They are not even a couple. In fact, Sook sort of hates Eric. But then Eric's maker died and she stayed with him. She was probably going to leave but then she saw the look and it was all over.

Finally there's Blair and Chuck from Gossip Girl. Chuck's dad had just died and he'd pushed away everyone who cared about him, including Blair. He showed up in Blair's room and she was about to send him away but then he turned around and gave her the look. Needless to say, she did not kick him out and instead spent the night comforting him.

The look is a beautiful thing. It allows male characters that are supposed to be tough and emotionless to have an extremely vulnerable moment without being sappy. It's not fake or manipulative, it's honest and raw, and their female counterparts are always just waiting for it. It's the moment when you see who is really the strong one in the relationship. I love it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

EPIC New Moon BTS Pictures!!!

So I'm sure everyone remembers those absolutely stunning pictures that the LA Times released last year of Twilight Behind The Scenes. They were so gorgeous. Well, these are the Hollywood Backlot photos from BTS of New Moon and they are just as amazing. We have the prettiest cast ever! Enjoy!

Kristen Stewart:

Taylor Lautner

Robert Pattinson


Filming a dream sequence?


Friday, September 18, 2009

My 15 Favorite Love Songs

This is an amazing list of my 15 favorite love songs ever. I think they're all amazing and wonderful and while some of them aren't about cookie cutter relationships, that's what makes them even better. And yes, the order matters. So these are my favorite love songs ever!

15. "Everyday" by Rascal Flatts
Sometimes I swear I don't know if I'm coming or going
but you always say something without even knowing
That I'm hanging onto your words with all of my might
And its alright, yea I'm alright, for one more night.

14. "Only You Can Love Me This Way" by Keith Urban
And you're always in my heart, you're always on my mind
And when it all becomes too much, you're never far behind
And there's no one that come close to you, could ever take your place
Cause only you can love me this way.

13. "Here You Come Again" by Carly Smithson (Orig. Dolly Parton)
All you gotta do is smile that smile and there go all my defenses
just leave it up to you and in a little while
You're messin up my mind and fillin up my senses

12. "If I'm Not In Love" by Faith Hill
(ignore the creepy old people from Days in the video.)
If its just infatuation then why is my heart aching
To hold you forever, give a part of me I thought I'd never
Give again to someone I could lose
If I'm not in love with you.

11. "Without You" by Mariah Carey
I can't live if living is without you
I can't give, I can't give anymore

10. "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston
Take my love, I'll never ask for too much
Just all that you are, and everything that you do

9. "I'll Still Be Me" by Martina McBride
I'll still be me, just a normal girl from small town nowhere
I'll still be the mommy of our babies
I'll still be me, if you can count on one thing, I'll be here
The same girl that you've known for centuries

8. "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles
You loved me cause I'm fragile
When I thought that I was strong
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone

7. "Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson
I miss the pull of your heart
I taste the sparks on your tongue
And I see Angels and Devils and God
When you come on, hold on

6. "Everything I Have" by Clay Aiken
I never dreamed I could ever feel the way I do
I hope and pray I will always be enough for you
I can only do my best
I have to trust you with the rest

5. "Making Memories Of Us" by Keith Urban
I wanna honor your mother and I wanna learn from your pa
And I wanna steal your attention like a bad outlaw
I wanna stand out in the crowd for you, a man among men
I wanna make your world better than its ever been

4. "When You Say Nothing At All" by Allison Kraus
All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near you drown out the crowd
Oh, Mr. Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

3. "More Than Words" by Extreme
What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real
What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn't make things new just by saying I love you

2. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Leona Lewis
And the first time ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the air
And last and last and last till the end of time my love
The first time ever I saw your face

1. "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
Make you happy, make your dreams come true
To make you feel my love

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Eclipse set photos

So I don't think I've ever posted Twilight set pictures before but I'm really excited about Eclipse sooo I felt like posting a few. Plus, I'm a little confused about this scene. I'm pretty sure I know what it is...pretty sure.

So here's Jake on his motorcycle at I think we all know what's going on here and I sort of love it. He looks perfect.
hahaha I love his tough guy stance. It's great.

Then we have Bella and Edward at school, looking great as usual.

But then they don't look too happy....uh oh....

Ok so then it gets weird. This is clearly a stunt girl for Bella, but why is she on the motorcycle with Jake?? Confusing!

Then more of Edward and Bella being very irritated with each other.

And Jake being hot. lol

So it's looking pretty good to me so far! Clearly this is the scene when Jake comes to Forks High and he and Edward almost fight. And I love it, it looks so good. K love you guys!