Without it really being intentional, TLC has managed to raise the IQ level of their channel at least a little bit by cancelling the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” series. Was it ratings? Was it that the star had grown up? Nope. They cancelled the show because the mom on the show, Mama June is dating a convicted child molester. Oh wait, it gets better… he’s convicted of molesting one of her daughters! TMZ has been all over the story of Mark McDaniel. Seems that Mama June kicked her long time boyfriends (and maybe baby daddy Sugar Bear) to the curb and was involved in a bit of an affair – with McDaniels. He has just gotten out of prison on Child Molestation charges, and June’s oldest daugher, now an adult herself, came out and revealed that she was the one he molested. Well, TLC may be a money hungry corporation like the rest, but even they are smart enough to see this isn’t going to work out. So not only have they cancelled the show, not only are the offering to pay for counseling and help for the kids (including Honey Boo Boo), but they are also taking an entire unreleased season and shoving it into the bin as well. Oh, and they are in the process as I checked to remove the show entirely from their website, the page is still up but all links to it removed, and all of the videos and other content are also gone. This is similar to what happened with Sons of Guns on Discovery, that show literally disappeared overnight. With some hope, TLC will also drop all repeats of the Honey Boo Boo series as well, and thus increase the intelligence level every so slightly. Yup, I feel bad for the kids (Child molester in your life, and losing your way out of hell money), but I feel proud of TLC for very quickly standing up and dealing with the situation.
A couple of years back, teen star turned nutty adult Amanda Bynes was officially locked up on a 5150 psych hold after she pretty much went batsh*t crazy, after a really weird incident with fire, her dog, and some gasoline. While locked up, she was put into a conservatorship run by parents, diagnosed as bipolar, given the right meds, and finally brought back to the real world. She even started to go to fashion school to “learn a trade” or something like that. She seemed to be going good until it was revealed that conservator status had expired a couple of months ago, that she was off her meds, back to apparently self-medicating with weed, and generally heading back to batsh*t crazy town. That town is apparently New York, where she is now hanging out and getting into all sorts of weirdness, including apparently not realizing she needs to pay for things in stores, wandering around talking to herself, and generally being weird. TMZ has her on full stake out, because they know it’s only a matter of time before she does something that will get her locked up. The hope is that it’s nothing too tragic, but you never know with this girl.
One of the truly horrible things about the world of Reality TV shows is that many of them either spawn celebrities or try to create them. Case in point is the reasonably ignored show Shahs of Sunset. Wikipedia says the shows “follows a group of Iranian American friends living in Beverly Hills (and the greater area known as “Tehrangeles”), who are trying to juggle their active social lives and up-and-coming careers while balancing the demands of their families and traditions”. In true reality TV tradition of course, there has to be faces that the public can relate to. When you fail that, really big bazooms and cleavage usually win out.
Mercedes Javid (MJ) has been just that. She started out a bit on the heavy side, but that didn’t stop her from this absolutely mind numbing bikini pose:
I mean, wow. Brave, I guess. Mercedes Javid seriously well built thought, and after losing quite a bit of weight, she has re-appeared washing her SUV (even though there is a drought and you are not suppose to), allowing the paparazzi (mostly TMZ, I gather) the chance to shoot pics and videos of her in a truly skimpy bathing suit. It’s desperation for attention I guess, a way to market the show, but wow… it’s sort of sad to see what level we all will sink to for a little attention.
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A couple of months back, I mentioned that Lady Gaga Is Trying Too Hard to get attention, and it seems that she hasn’t stopped. Given a sort of new chance at life by getting a prime performing spot at SXSW (South By South West), she couldn’t help herself and decided to do something that would get everyone talking. During her performance (as it were) she got a girl who is a known regurgitation “artist” to throw up on her one stage. Yeah, you read that right, the girl puked on Lady Gaga with special glowing green goo. Considering that Lady Gaga and bulimia are apparently well connected, it seems more than a little odd. Not surprisingly, there was plenty of outage, especially some notable venom from recovering bulimic Demi Lovato, who pretty much went off the hook. Yes Stefani Germanotta, you got people talking about you again. Sadly for you, it’s not about your music, it’s not about your (somewhat suspect) skills as a performer, but rather once again it’s about the stupid stuff that you do for attention. Posting up these “you can’t see anything but I am nude” pictures on her little monsters site is all about getting people to talk. Too bad few can remember a single song of her last album. It’s quality putaface acts like near nude pics and Lady Gaga puke shows that signal the and of a career that for some can’t end fast enough!
You never really know why people suddenly decide to come out of the closet (it must be a freaking big closet, because so many performers seem to be gay these days), but Ellen Page decided to do it in a big way, getting up in front of an audience and saying “I am here today because I am gay … and because maybe I can make a difference.”. Well, I have to applaud her for having the guts to come out and get it over with, but at the same time I find it interesting for a number of reasons. First off, how does this effect her career. Obviously she has done well and she is going to be in the upcoming X-Men movie, but at the same time, will it be harder for us to take her seriously if she gets that “romantic interest” role in a future film? Moreover, I find it interesting as well because the shock value appears to have worn off, there is barely any ripples from her announcement, rather just a sort of bland “whatever” shrug which suggests that if coming out is a putaface move at all, it’s certainly losing it’s punch!
Okay, as a general policy I tend to talk about FEMALE stars on this blog, they make better putafaces and have way more luck at seducing the camera, but I do make exceptions for anyone making a complete and total a-hole out of themselves. Well, that and many people consider Justin Beiber to be a bit of a girl anyway, right? Well, this Canadian singing sensation got himself a whole lot of publicity in the last two days, which culminated in his arrest for drunk / intoxicated driving, drag racing, and resisting an officer. This silly putaface was drag racing, on a public street, with his stealthy bright yellow Lamborghini – against an equally well hidden bright red Ferrari. Oh, and Justin’s people (including reportedly his father!) blocked the street off to let the race happen, in the Miami area. Police stopped him, and let’s say Just Beiber apparently didn’t do very good on the field sobriety test, and moreover didn’t cooperate with the authorities. This is a perfect end to his little Miami get away that included Justin Beiber in a strip club making it rain on the girls with $75,000 of 1 dollar bills. He’s now got a great mugshot to show the world, and if the egging episode on California runs it’s course, he might have a second mugshot in very short order. Justin Beiber has gone from young and rich to apparently young, rich, and very stupid. Not to wish anything bad, but I am betting a few people have added Justin Beiber on their dead pool.