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…and speaking of old songs…

Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” mystery resurfaces, almost four decades later…and pegged to her new album coming out. Nice work, publicists, nice work.

[Two music posts in one day?! Wow, I must really love you guys.]

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2010 Winter Olympics round-up

image source: the new york times

When it comes to watching the Olympics, there are two groups of people. Group 1: those who are glued to their television/computer/smartphone for minute-to-minute coverage and probably own some kind of past/present Olympics’ memorabilia. Group 2: those who passively pay attention; wait for someone from Group 1 to fill them in, or just happen to catch a headline as they scroll for other news.

So, Group 2, I inform you that the Olympics are a little more than half over; here are some headlines from the past week:

  • Some sad news–there have been two deaths at the Olympics this year. [USA TODAY] [LA TIMES]

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’09 In Review: The unsexiest sex scandal*

It’s a tie between Letterman and Tiger…first of all, there is nothing sexy about either of these men. Sorry if I burst any bubbles out there. Secondly, the women they had sexual relations with turned out to be boring and not famous. See, that’s what makes for a better story, when another celebrity is involved. Just having extramarital sex because the women are there/around/available=yawn, OLD NEWS.

*Reports of sex scandals are becoming so common that I’m not so sure the word scandal can be attached anymore. I think we are going to have to start saying sex incidents or sex moments or something like that.

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’09 In Review: This year’s most annoying quasi-celebrities

Thanks to reality TV and dysfunctional families desperate for fame, quasi-celebs are everywhere and most of them are ridiculous and do idiotic things. Here is a list of the most annoying ones (in random order) from this year. PLEASE feel free to comment with additional honorable mentions.

  • Jon Gosselin–lover of Ed Hardy t-shirts, this very recently divorced dad from TLC’s hit series, Jon & Kate Plus 8 acts like he doesn’t want press attention, yet I can’t turn around without seeing his face somewhere…Kate’s over him, TLC’s over him, now we just need the tabloids to be over him.
  • The Kardashians–ugh, this family is beyond annoying. They only have a reality show on E! because their dad was a lawyer and someone is married to Bruce Jenner, and they like to shop and date football players. Hey, E!, thank you for Joel McHale and Chelsea Handler, but all your other “shows” can go, thanks.
  • Michael Lohan–also known as Lindsay Lohan’s dad.  This guy has proven to be a real a-hole time and time again, but this year, he topped even himself when he released very private taped conversations he had with his daughter and his ex-wife.
  • The Balloon Family–remember a few months back when there was breaking news that a little boy was believed to have been in a helium balloon somewhere over Colorado? And it turned out to be a hoax, all because of a scumbag father wanting to create drama and get a TV show out of it. Thanks reality TV, this is your legacy.
  • OctoMom–see the above, but swap out kid in helium balloon over Colorado hoax/scumbag father with deranged California woman who gave birth to eight babies.
  • Everyone on MTV’s The Jersey Shore–I’ll admit, I checked out this show just to see what all the buzz was about, and by the second episode I began to get dizzy and light-headed by all the hair and tanning-product fumes seeping from my TV set. Or maybe it was because my brain was slowly turning to mush. I’m not sure.
  • Spencer & Heidi Pratt–lucky for us, these two idiots have been laying low recently…maybe we should be worried, are they plotting some huge publicity event/photo op?

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So sad…

image source: entertainment weekly

I sat on this post for a day, as details were still coming out yesterday and this morning …anyway, most of you have probably heard by now that actress Brittany Murphy passed away Sunday morning. Reports range from that she went into cardiac arrest while in the shower, appears to have died of natural causes, and the latest is that she had flu-like symptoms just days before she died.

There is speculation out there that she had a drug problem or a possible eating-disorder, who knows if the rumors will ever be confirmed. Nonetheless, she was an incredibly gifted actress, who could be enchanting, comedic and hauntingly dramatic. I didn’t see every movie Ms. Murphy appeared in, but I was always rooting for her given her charming performance in Clueless and her unforgettable role in Girl, Interrupted.

Defamer.com has an interesting post on her, if you want to read it click here.

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I eat Pop Culture is back, let’s celebrate!

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…Sorry…I know, it’s been a few days…weeks…but now I’m back, and as a holiday gift to you, I’ve decided I’m going to spend the remainder of 2009 posting about the best and worst of this year. Get ready to reminisce with I eat Pop Culture’s  “Year in Review”—all the fun/madness/entertaining/WTF moments during the last 12 months…okay, okay, I’ll confess, I live for best of/worst of lists, especially when I’m in charge of them. So keep checking back, and Happy New Year!

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Greetings from Wally World…

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Hey there, thanks for stopping by! Just taking a few days off…relaxing and resting at my favorite amusement park, with America’s beloved moose. I’ll be back next week with all the latest pop culture tidbits and movie/TV commentary you could ever want.

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