Texas Love Advice
Plus Some Occasional Comments on the
State of the Popular Culture
L-R: Michael Mazocco, Wendy
R. Williams, Armistead Johnson
Photo Credit: Stephen Mosher
Ball Chairwoman Pamela Joyner
( wearing Zang Toi)
with White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers
of American Ballet Winter Ball
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen
Dear Miss Wendy,
So, what do you think about how
the Obama's are performing in their roles as the
New First Family? Do you have any style pointers?
None. So far the Obamas have not
missed a trick. There have made many spot-on choices
such as planting a White House vegatable garden,
greening the White House, Michelle Obama's wearing
designs from new American designers, and giving
Queen Elizabeth II an Ipod loaded with a video of
her last Washington visit (as the kids would say:
How cool was that?). Some of the credit for implementing
the Obama style of "class with a smidgen of
sass" goes to the new White House Social Secretary
Desiree Rogers. (See Newsweek).
Congratulations too all for a
classy first three months in office.
It is bad enough that we have to listen to hours
of TV commercials for laxatives, but now foods are
being advertised (dare I say tooted?) for their
purgative powers. Yes, Jamie Lee Curtis, you are
still as cute as always, but those Activia commercials
with the descending hand gestures are just too much.
Now even breakfast cereals are being promoted for
their contribution to "digestive health."
In my opinion, the only way to
truly enjoy food is to pretend that the inevitable
result does not inevitably result. Let's just stay
in denial. How are restaurants to stay in business
if we are constantly bombarded with information
about which foods will move through your innards
in the most efficient matter. Will we soon see ads
like, "Eat at Ginny's Soup and Salad! Soon
you'll sing the bathroom ballad."
it goes on and on: Baby-carriage-chasing
attorney Gloria Allred has jumped squarely into
the middle of the Octomom newsfest. Allred got into
the door by representing a group of volunteer nurses,
Angels in Waiting (see MSNBC.com).
Allred now claims that the Octomom, Nadya Suleman,
cares more for cameras than for babies and Allred
is a world expert on caring for cameras having never
seen a camera that she did not like.
Quick advice to anyone who is approaching their
15 minutes of fame and wishes to survive:
Avoid the following
Doctor Phil (he brokered the Angels in Waiting deal)
may appear charming and caring when first met, but
they are the Antichrist.
Check out this photo
of Amy Winehouse. This is exactly what an unmade
bed would look like if it had piercings and could
Lara Torres Design
Lisbon Fashion Week
Rui M. Leal / PR Photos
Check out this
look from the Lisbon Fashion Week HeartCore Winter
2010 Collection. The designer is Lara Torres and
she showed her collection on March 14, 2009.
Hmm! To carry
off this look, you would need a Popemobile and a
Former President George
Janet Mayer / PR Photos
There is good news
on the employment front: Former President George
W. Bush has signed a deal to write a book about
his Presidency titled, Decision Points
The book is being published by Crown Publishing
Group, which will now need an army of new copy editors.
Now that's one good example of a Republican creating
Do you want to be
a celebrity for a day? Well, according to an article
you can do just that by hiring a pack of paparazzi
to follow you everywhere. Comedian Kathy Griffin
did just that on her show, My Life on the D
List. Except Griffin went even further and
hired Adnan Ghalib (Britney Spears shutterbug former
beau) to hit the hot spots (and make out in public)
So go ahead and enjoy, but do
follow Miss Wendy's advice and avoid convenience
stores and be careful to not run over Adnan Ghalib's
Photo Credit Adam Bielawski / PR Photos
There is some good
news from the celebrity front. It seems that Rihanna
did NOT make a new duet with Chris Brown (I am talking
about the singing type of duet, not the other kind).
So now is the time for her managers/record company
to sit down with her and have the same talk that
Jennifer Lopez's managers had with JLo about Puff
Daddy (now P Diddy) and the Royal Family of England
had with Princess Margaret about her plan to marry
a divorced man, Captain Peter Townsend.
Message: You cannot be a princess if you insist
on kissing frogs.
P. S. Jennifer
Lopez's "people" did not make her break
it off with Puffy until after he was acquitted so
it would not look like she was kicking a man when
he was down. But then again, Puffy was never accused
of kicking JLo when she was down.
It seems that Bristol
Palin has broken up with her boyfriend/babydaddy,
Levi Johnson. This is very good news. It not that
there was anything wrong with either of them; they
are just kids. And if you are kid with a kid, the
last thing you need in your life is another kid.
The best marriages
take place when both partners have "fully evolved"
and know who they are. And since Bristol first began
"dating" Levi, her world has changed drastically.
She has flown around in campaign planes, sat backstage
while her Mom went on Saturday Night Live,
shopped till she dropped at Neimans and Saks and
been interviewed by CNN's Greta Van Sustern. And
the whole time she was traveling around the country,
she heard a lot of (misguided, granted) political
talk from the political pols of the Republican Party.
And you know that old ditty about now being able
to keep them on the farm after they've seen the
gay Paree. Bristol is a little Alaska girl who can
now fantasize about living in the OC, the land where
good Republicans women go to get their boobs done.
As we trek through
the ruins of our suffering economy, here is something
that should cheer us up with a bit of fantasy: An
article in MSNBC.com about Sweden's
luxurious Ice Hotel. And remember, wherever
you are today, you won't be there tomorrow. And
that homily is supposed to create hope.
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