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.