So, I know I say this a lot, but goddamn, are the weeks just flying the by for anyone else?! Every time I sit down to do this column I think, holy f*ckballs, how is it the end of the week already? Time, how does it work?
I have to admit, I really couldn’t get into True Detective’s first season. I like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson alright, but I just found it so slow, and not in a slow burn type of way, but just a ‘boring as hell’ one. Apparently it got way better if you were able to hang on for the first six episodes, but sorry, I’m not willing to give anything more than half its run just to get good.
That being said, I’m definitely on board for season 2. Rachel McAdams is the lead this time around, with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch also starring. The first teaser trailer was released on Thursday, but it doesn’t really give us too much of a hint of what to expect, other than guns, police, crime and a shit ton of violence.
Will you be tuning in for the second season of True Detective? Do you think it’ll be as boring as the first (or did you think the first was great)?
The Kardashian family is currently over in Armenia, where they actually met with the Armenian president and… I’m not sure what else. Kanye is there with Kim, and they actually brought their daughter North West along, and I have to say, she looks like she’s having a pretty great time.
There’s no real story here, other than that North is absolutely adorable. Regardless of what you think of Kim and Kanye, that child is so cute – and innocent/unaware of her parents’ fuckery, on top of that. Let’s let her enjoy her cuteness while it lasts, shall we?
Here’s a bizarre story for your Friday morning: Alyssa Milano, who is the mother of two children, one of whom she only gave birth to back in September, was traveling through London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday when her breast milk was confiscated for not following the 3.4 ounce rules, and she wasn’t happy about it.
(1 of 2) @HeathrowAirport just took my pumped breast milk away. 10 ounces. Gone. Not okay.
I’m not sure where her baby was, because if the baby wasn’t with her, why did she need the breast milk? Obviously if she is generally breastfeeding I’d imagine that she would need to pump regardless of whether or not she was feeding, but if she was keeping the milk, that tells me the baby was somewhere close by or she was about to be with him? Am I missing something?
Admittedly, the second season of Orange is the New Black sorta lost me a bit. It wasn’t as good as the first season, and OITNB without Laura Prepon is not as good (and certainly not as sexy), so I sorta fell off the wagon. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not super excited to hear that the third season is debuting on Netflix in June!
The first trailer hit the internet on Thursday, and I have to say, it looks pretty good. Of course, Prepon is back, meaning Alex and Piper are going to be reunited, and it seems like all hell’s going to break loose (as per usual).
Do any of you watch the show? What are you hoping happens in season 3?
Taylor Swift is known for having a great relationship with her fans, and is always interacting with them on social networks like Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. Because she’s built up such a wonderful relationship with them, it was with a heavy heart that she shared some bad news on her Tumblr page on Thursday, announcing that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer.
I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.
For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine. She agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.
The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.
She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.
Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you.
I hope and pray that you never get news like this.
Aw, man. That’s so sad! Of course, we don’t know where the cancer is and how far it is along, so there’s every chance that they caught it early enough for Taylor’s mom to get great treatment and make a full recovery. I hope that’s the case. As someone who has had way too many family members deal with cancer – as I’m sure we all have at this point – I know what an awful disease it is.
I feel like when I was a kid back in the ’80s, it wasn’t really a “thing” to bring celebrities to Sesame Street – at least not as commonplace as it is these days. It’s kind of cool, though, and a reflection of modern times and how kids learn. After all, from the time children are toddlers, they’re bombarded with pop culture from every angle, so seeing familiar famous faces is going to make them more likely to pick up on the lessons being taught, I suppose.
In any case, enough waxing poetic. Let’s just enjoy Ed Sheeran sing a song called ‘Two Different Worlds’ with a bunch of puppets, because it’s pretty great: