Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brad and Angelina-they just rule

Something major happened FIVE days ago in Pop Culture (which is like five years in real, less dramatic time)-Brangelina got married. Secretly!!!!! Not one leak, not one word, not one clue. For five days. They are the biggest super couple on the planet and they managed to get married in secret. How crazy is that???? THEY are the ones who announced it. On their terms. Which is why they are the super stars that they are-they are two of the very few who are able to control their press. They give us drops when THEY want to. They let us know things when THEY want to. They have a circle so tight that they can be married for almost a week and not one of their people would leak it. It's pretty phenomenal, especially in this day and age. I know I'm probably in the minority but I've always like Le Jolie. I never really got the whole Jennifer Aniston/America's sweetheart thing. So when Brad got with Angelina, I felt like they were pretty well matched. Both are humanitarians, both clearly love children and they both are so physically perfect in polar opposite ways that they just made sense to me. He's blonde, warm, fun-she's cool, got street cred and intense. To me, they balance each other out well. I am all for this union and I applaud/deeply respect how they went about getting married on the down low, on their own terms. Pop Culture Kelly approves of this marriage (they asked, they care!) and I wish them nothing but further success and happiness in the future. And more gorgeous babies if they so choose- because that is one freakin good looking family!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A sad day for Pop Culture Kelly-RIP Robin Williams

This is a blog I never thought I would have to write-the passing of Robin Williams. From my Facebook and Twitter feeds, it seems to have sucker-punched a lot of people and has made such a sad impact. We first got to know him as "Mork" on "Mork and Mindy". I used to watch that with my sister and parents growing up and it was one of our favorites. He was so funny and crazy-he made us laugh and I know we looked forward to watching it together as a family.And when he shifted into movies, he continued to make us laugh-then cry with his more dramatic roles. The standouts to me are as follows: Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Dead's Poet Society. Aladdin is my favorite because it's the first Disney movie I watched with my son and it's one that we still love to watch today. Good Will Hunting is my second favorite because, for me, he was just incredible playing a character that could have been so different if not acted by him. He was tough, funny, sweet, hurt, bereaved but most off (and in all of his movies) he was kind. He had the kindest eyes of any actor. He could deliver a line meant to be crass but there was always a kindness in his delivery and a twinkle in his eye. He just made things better. And I'm truly sad and sorry he's gone.

Depression and mental health issues have to be addressed more, they just have to be. From personal experience, I know the depths of depression and how isolating it can feel. It feels like your drowning with no hope of getting out of it. There IS hope if you allow there to be. This man, that I didn't know but for watching him act in movies, has deeply saddened me because he thought the only way out of his despair was to kill himself. It's never the way. There is ALWAYS hope. There is ALWAYS one person out there who loves you, cares for you and will never be the same without you around, that will throw you the life saver you need if you allow them to.

I will end this blog with one of my favorite movie monologues: Robin Williams as Sean Maguire. RIP kind sir. You've left us with great memories. <3

So if I asked you about art you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo? You know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientation, the whole works, right? But I bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. Seen that. If I asked you about women you’d probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You’re a tough kid. I ask you about war, and you’d probably, uh, throw Shakespeare at me, right? “Once more into the breach, dear friends.” But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap and watched him gasp his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love you probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone could level you with her eyes. Feeling like! God put an angel on earth just for you…who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel and to have that love for her to be there forever. Through anything. Through cancer. You wouldn’t know about sleeping sitting’ up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term visiting hours don’t apply to you. You don’t know about real loss, because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself. I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much. I look at you; I don’t see an intelligent, confident man; I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you’re a genius, Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine and you ripped my fuckin’ life apart. You’re an orphan right? Do you think I’d know the first thing about how hard ! your life has been, how you feel, who you are because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally, I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what? I can’t learn anything from you I can’t read in some fuckin’ book. Unless you wanna talk about you, who you are. And I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t wanna do that, do you, sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.

Friday, August 8, 2014

True Blood is getting back to good...with only a few episodes left t =(

The last recap I put up about True Blood, I was complaining about the lack of soul that the show used to be about. Welp peoples, color Pop Culture Kelly surprised because it's as if the writers listened and we're back on True Blood track! Plots are moving forward without complete character destruction, there is the trademark Eric and Pam humor (thankfully!!) and the redemption of poor, sick, put upon Bill. Sookie is still Sookie, though she at least did mourn Alcide for an episode, so that was nice. But other characters that  have been tossed aside like Arlene, Holly, Ginger, Hoyt, and Lafayette are getting to be front and center which is great because it's characters like these are what made True Blood so unique. They are true, southern, down home folk who happen to have vampires and werewolves as neighbors and are trying to deal with that reality. It's a lot to deal with yo.

I'm going to sum up the past two episodes for my Kim who has missed them. They won't be lengthy and specific but it should catch you up so we can get back to normal and watch together again! #missed you.

Lafayette threw a party the day after Alcide's death. Alcide's father and step mother were involved, as was the entire town. It would be a "Celebration of life" party, the way Alcide would have wanted it. A reluctant Sookie decided to just go with it as she really had little choice. At the party, Bill arrived with flowers and a ton of boring, sepia colored flashbacks. Basically he was a good man who wants to go back to being that. #redemption.  Arlene, little miss "no-vamp, now way" has been having feelings for a very HOT vampire Keith. And he has taken a liking to her as well. She has a VERY hot and heavy dream about him but she knows that cannot be a reality. The sweetest part of the show was when he and Arlene were together at the bar and they were the only two there. Arlene told him that as much as she wants him, she's infected with Hep V and they can't be together that way. He looked at her and said "That's ok. We'll just dance instead". She put her head on his shoulder and it was just the sweetest thing. Arlene truly deserves happiness. Sookie did grieve that night, but now her grief has turned into helping Bill as he is getting sicker from the Hep V. Sookie and Bill hook up again (#shocker).

Sam is still trying to decide whether or not to leave town as per Nicole's ultimatum. That's been his storyline. So....yeah. Poor Sam.

Hoyt is in town to bury his dead mother. He has no memory of Jason but Jason is eyeing Hoyt's very attractive girlfriend that he brought to town with him. Jason cannot help being Jason! Jessica is trying to track down Holly's son and Andy's daughter Adeline. They are the Cersei and Jamie of True Blood (not really but will be step-siblings soon!). They are trapped in a Fifty Shades of Grey nightmare hosted by Jason's now ex-girlfriend Violet. You see, Violet is a bit...territorial. And she doesn't take kindly to her man sleeping with other girls-or vampires. Named Jessica. So Violet is now on a mission to destroy Jessica and she is starting with someone she knows is very connected to Jess-Adeline. This will not end well. At all.

Eric and Pam are on a mission to kill Sarah Newlin. Eric ALMOST does it-twice-but gets thwarted by those pesky Japanese peeps. Eric and Pam meet Sarah's sister, who is a Hep V infected vamp. It turns out Sarah is the cure for Hep V! She drank it whilst fleeing from the Hep V factory and can now save all Hep V infected vamps. It's what keeps her sister from killing her, though her sister ended up getting killed by Eric anyway. Eric, Pam and the Japanese men have Sarah in their sights...we find out this Sunday if they let her live and heal the infected or kill her dead. #True dead.

I think that about sums it up! Kim, we have to watch the rest of the episodes and finish this series out. I'm going to be sad when it's over...now that it's getting back to good!


Friday, August 1, 2014

The featherweight battle of the stars...

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom. Didn't think you'd ever read about these two being together, never mind having a fight, right??? Me either! But it happened. In Ibiza Spain (of course). I've got all the info from super secret spies...ok, just reading tabloids but whatevs. So here's the back-story as this has been heating up for quite a while now:

A few years back, Justin was rumored to have had an affair with Orlando's then wife Miranda Kerr. They were spotted canoodling at a Victoria's Secret runway show. A few months later, Orlando and Miranda announced their divorce. To add to this little triangle, a few months back Orlando was spotted with Justin's ex Selena Gomez, with whom Justin is very much on and off with. To say there is bad blood there is probably an understatement. They were bound to run into each other somewhere, and this somewhere happened to be in Spain. Because, why not. So apparently what happened is that the two parties were dining separately at Cipriani's. As they were leaving, Justin said something rude about Miranda (I'm guessing it was along the lines of "I had her and what?!?!?") and Orlando went to punch him. Justin ducked and that's when Justin's security team got involved and broke up the fight. So there wasn't any actual contact but still...it's enough to cause this blog! Look, I'm not a fan of Justin but he's a punk kid who has waaaaaaaaay too much money and time on his hands. Someone needs to put him in check, like a parent or a rehab counselor. As a human girl, I like Orlando (hello Will Turner!) but I feel that he could have just walked away and not gotten dragged in to Justin's drama. But alas, he did. Miranda is said to be "embarrassed" by the whole fight, but what she SHOULD be embarrassed about is cheating on Legolas with a child. Just sayin.

I will keep you all posted as this situation develops. I hope it doesn't go the way of the Beyonce/Jay-Z/Salonge drama and just fizzle...because that's just boring. Happy Friday y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!