Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

American Idol Returns For Season 8


Up first , Phoenix where 100,000 people turned out to audition for season 8 and meet the new judge Kara DioGuardi.

I laughed, I cried… no just kidding, but I did wonder if some of these people have sang in front of anyone besides themselves in the mirror. Their friends and families should be ashamed for letting them go on national TV believing they have any talent. A few performers were very impressive, 27 people were given the golden ticket-on to Hollywood.

The panel of four judges, newcomer Kara DioGuardi, who joins Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson were in agreement for most of their discussions. Until bikini girl showed up, then the votes were split down gender lines. Looks like another exciting season and maybe the birth of a new star.


Seraphina Garner Affleck!!

According to US Magazine, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have named their second daughter Seraphina.

Seraphina was born on January 6th.

I looked up the meaning of Seraphina and found this explanation on Babynamewizard:

Origin of the name Seraphina:
Derived from the Hebrew sĕrāphīm (burning ones), a name used in the Bible for the heavenly winged angels surrounding the throne of God.

What do you think – do you like the name Seraphina??

Miley Cyrus Destined to Marry Leonardo DiCaprio



Or so she says!!

Miley Cyrus was talking to Ryan Seacrest of the E! Show at the Golden Globe Awards when she said,

“I saw my husband, Leonardo DiCaprio. I didn’t meet him. He doesn’t know I’m his wife but I will be one day,”

All I have to say is You Never Know. Katie Holmes used to say that she was going to marry Tom Cruise and look what  happened. Watch Out Leo!!

Ali Larter Has Had Her Heart Broken


When I read about a beautiful actress having her heart broken I always find it hard to believe (even if they were 15 when it happened). In February’s issue of Cosmopolitan, Ali Larter talks about her search for love.

“Since I was 15 years old, all I wanted was to find the guy I was going to marry. My heart got broken so many times because I put so much pressure on it.”

Things changed for Ali when she met her fiance, actor Hayes MacArthur.

Ali added,

“And then I got blindsided. [Hayes] showed me the way, and all was right. This is how it’s supposed to be.”

When it comes time to plan her wedding, Larter has stated,

“I’m a big fan of glamour. It’s something I don’t think there’s enough of in Hollywood anymore. I enjoy putting on a sexy dress and heels. I want to work it.”

After reading about Ali’s dream wedding it reminded me of a new show I recently saw on Lifetime Television, Get Married. They also have a great website called GetMarried.com. Get Married is hosted by Colin Cowie and Deanna Pappas. Both GetMarried.com and Get Married’s show on Lifetime provide brides and wedding professionals with inspiring ideas, quality connections and great goods to create a personalized and memorable wedding.

I think Ali Larter should use Colin Cowie and GetMarried.com to achieve the glamour of old Hollywood. Colin would do an awesome job at planning exactly what Ali is looking for to make her wedding a dream come true.

Another Restraining Order – Jennifer Love Hewitt is Being Stalked


According to Contact Music,  actress JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT  has been granted a restraining order against an alleged 62-year-old stalker.

Jennifer, the star of The Ghost Whisperer, filed a petition against David Nolte in December ’08 at Los Angeles Superior Court stating she feared for her physical safety after he turned up at her mother’s house bearing letters and flowers.

According to court documents, Jennifer received letters from Nolte describing “delusional and violent fantasies about having sexual relations with Ms. Hewitt…marring her, impaling her and envisioning her fiancé with his head blown off.”

She also allegedly received plane tickets to Australia from Nolte, as well an itinerary for a trip he had planned for the two of them.

The restraining order, issued on Monday (12Jan09), orders Nolte to stay away from the star, her mother and former fiance Ross MCCall for three years.

How scary is that??  Stalkers are becoming way too common in Hollywood.  In the last few months, Jennifer Garner and Kirstin Dunst also received restraining orders.

The Bachelor – So Many Girls – So Little Time!!

So many girls – so little time!!  How else would you explain an episode of the Bachelor where 15 girls are vying for 1 man’s attention. 

I would say poor Jason, but I think lucky Jason is more like it.  Or maybe confused Jason would be a better choice of words.

Jason surprised the Bachelorettes by paying them a poolside visit.  Jason seems to really be enjoying himself – he was flirting with Jillian and getting back rubs from Shannon.

A rose was delivered to the girls house for Jason to hand out for a romantic date.    And the winner was………….  Jillian.  They definitely seemed to have a connection when they were chatting – so I am not surprised.  What was a surprise was Natalie breaking down in tears.  I have such a hard time understanding the tears at this point in the show.  My opinion is that the tears are out of frustration.  As a competitive person – I can understand how stressful the whole situation must be for the girls.

The romantic date was at Disney Hall, with a private performance by Robin Thicke.  Jillian is definitely a girl who likes to have fun.  And as Jason said,

“She is fun, exciting and easy to talk to.”

The next one on one date went to Melissa.   Jason’s type is Melissa ,

“She is fun, gets people going, she walks in the room and everyone is looking at her.”

 Since that hasn’t worked for Jason in the past – I have no idea why he would pursue that “type” of person.

The next date was Jason and 8 woman.  He took them on a shopping spree.   From there they went to the Le Petit Hotel – lots of drinking and fighting.   Jason gave a rose to Molly,  bringing Naomi to tears.

Lisa left the show to go home since her mother has terminal breast cancer.

Who did Jason send home:  Raquel and Sharon (she quit her job to go on the show – that really stinks!!)

 Surprising facts from this episode:

Nikki only kissed 1 person in her life, her ex-boyfriend of 11 years.

Stephanie is a widow.

Next week – Stephanie goes on a date with Jason and gets a visit from her young daughter, Natalie gets the date of a lifetime and lots more bickering between the women.