We know you, dear MamaPop readers, have lives. Places to go, things to do, jobs to keep and what-not. Which is why we now offer you a look back on the week that was on MamaPop by way of our most popular posts of the past seven days. Please to enjoy.
Well, well, well. Kim may have been the first girl that Chad Kroeger kissed—though nerves, it should be pointed out, almost made him miss (?)—but Avril Lavigne is gonna be the first girl ol’ Chad walks down the aisle.
That’s right, the Nickelback frontman is Avril’s new Skater Boy, as evidenced by the rocker’s August 8th proposal. Let’s just hope he doesn’t write the wedding vows lest the wedding guests be force fed yet another heaping helping of Kroeger’s heavy-handed sentimentality.
And I’m with Amalah on this one—they both bug. And now that they’ll be rock-and-roll royalty, I’m beyond frusTRATED. Because we’re gonna get a healthy dose of those clowns till divorce do they part. Which means by the time it’s all said and done with, I guarantee they’ll rank among the most annoying couples in pop culture history.
Here’s a peek at five other couples who evoked similar cringe factors.
With my three kids heading back to school next week (thank the good lord) we certainly have school on the brain around my neck of the woods. When I casually asked them what their favorite movies about school were, the answers I got were High School Musical, 17 Again, and Hairspray. And while I enjoy Zac Efron as much as the next girl (probably a wee bit more than the next girl…it’s shameful, really), it got me thinking that my kids were in desperate need of a must-see high school movie, um, education.
In an effort to not bore you all to death, I have narrowed my original list, which included at least 27 ridiculously worthy movies, to The 10 Best High School Movies of All Time, which range, of course, from the serious to the funny to the poignant to the absurd to the embarrassing. You know, like high school.
As stated before numerous times, MamaPop is a collective with many varied opinions and tastes, but there are some pop culture phenomena on which we reach near consensus. Like, for example, if you say “Nickelback,” to one of us, the response will be either something like, “GAAAH NO!” or “NEVAH AGAIN!”
Another thing most of us agree on is that American Horror Story was awesome. For me, it got less scary as you got to know the characters better—alive and dead—but despite that fact, it continued to be compelling, what with the Jessica Lange scenery chewing, the Dylan McDermott ass-baring, and the opportunities to see Tami Taylor eat brains and do the sex with a ghost in a patent leather gimp costume. When we heard that the upcoming second season would feature all new characters, a new location, and a mostly new cast, many of us were intrigued but nervous about what we could expect.
Legendary West Hollywood haunt, the Chateau Marmont Hotel, has banned actress Lindsay Lohan from the premises. Hotel management claims that Lohan owes $46,000 for room service, smokes, and mini-bar charges racked up during her June-July 2012 stay.
The news comes just days after news broke that the LAPD is investigating Lohan for the alleged theft of $100,000 of watches, sunglasses, and tableware (?) at the home of a millionaire pal.
Lohan is no stranger to the Marmont, having hunkered and huddled there through many-a scandal, essentially living at the Hotel for several stretches. This latest stay, though, was for an actual j-o-b. Lohan stayed at the Marmont while filming Liz & Dick, in which she plays the [kinda sorta mighta been] career-saving role of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor.
We’ve said it a bajillion times: every step backwards from Lindsay Lohan makes us uncomfortable and sad. She behaves like an addict and like someone constantly begging for attention, to be saved from herself (or someone who simply hasn’t flipped her Unbelievable Entitlement Switch to “Post-Herbie”). And as much fun as it is to snark, anyone this self-destructive is clearly ill and we’d all best be careful about piling on ill people.
Holy self-inflicted character assassination, Batman! While I feel like I can usually sniff out the loser/redemption/villain edits from a mile away, I admit I did NOT see Ven’s (horrid, inexcusable, loathsome) behavior coming. He seemed a touch stiff and pretentious at times, but he also seemed fairly…grounded? Serious about his craft and understanding of what’s salable and practical, including the fact that women larger than sample sizes would likely be his potential customers? (Especially after going on a show like Project Runway, which is absolutely watched by millions of “real women” who then look to buy the clothes IN OUR SIZE on freaking Piperlime or Bluefly or whatever?)
I don’t even know how to wring any humor out of the whole….Ven…thing (makes bitchy circular motion with wide-open hand), because I still feel so badly for his client, who is probably wishing the whole world would move on and shut up about it already. His treatment of her was terrible. His skirt was terrible. His blouse was even more terrible-er. She looks bigger than she actually is because he clearly refused to even ATTEMPT to accentuate the positives, probably because he refused to acknowledge that a plus-sized girl even HAS positives. (Hello! She’s curvy and busty with a cute little waist! You don’t put that in a satin tarp and a high-waisted tube!)