The Return of Trashy Friday

So Reese and Ryan have split? That makes me so sad for some reason. Even though they married young, they were so cute together and really “appeared” to have a pretty mature outlook on marriage and some kind of normalcy. Well, apparently not, but I hate being deceived by appearances.

Madonna is on the “Adopt a Baby from a Foreign Country” bandwagon. I just have one thought on this… we have lots of babies in this country that need homes. They may not be trendy or cute or come from exotic places, and many of them are special needs babies who need parents with the resources (cold, hard cash) to care for them, how about picking up one of those in the Baby Shopping Cart next time you’re looking? I know lots of people who have adopted from abroad, and this isn’t a slam at all… just a comment on the burgeoning movement amongst celebrities for the newest Foreign Goodie Bag.

Nicole Richie first reunites with her old buddy Paris, and now she’s allegedly in treatment for “why she can’t gain weight”? Hmmm…. These two things are probably not related in the least, but it’s fun to speculate about what it could mean, which is basically nothing.

I have to say, this television season so far is greeaaaaat! With “Heroes” and “The Nine” on the tube, I’m actually back watching some network television beyond “Lost” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” If you aren’t watching “Heroes,” do yourself a favor and watch it. It is the single best series television that’s been out there in a couple of decades, if not ever. It moves slow, but stays compelling, so you have plenty of time to catch up, and iTunes has the back episodes available to download for a small fee, so there’s no excuse for not watching. Pay tribute to something imaginative and innovative and entertaining. It’s that good. I’m a huge lover of television (I know, we’re not supposed to admit to that, but I lurve TeeVee!!!), but have found it to be a wasteland for so long, and to have four great series on at the same time has been a treat.

Have a great weekend everyone!

  • Cheezwiz says:

    Eh… the whole Reese & Ryan thing didn’t surprise me. I think it’s been a long time coming. Methinks his less than stellar career has him floundering & resentful. I think she’s also probably a demanding perfectionist. Of course, I know these people personally, so I have deep insight -heh.

    I have to agree with you on the Madonna bashing. I think it’s wonderful that there are people out there that want to open their homes & hearts to a child, you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned “shopping cart”. That’s exactly the reaction I had: a fashionable display of largesse, with the trendy twist of adopting an “exotic” child. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    I would feel differently if she had a long-time connection to the country she adopted from, and had spent a great deal of time with the people there, but it seems a very recent and calculated whim. Just a prize to add to her collection.

    I wish I could like Madge, ’cause you know she’s maintained a lengthy career and all, but I’ve never been able to warm up to her. Everything she does feels like a publicity stunt.

  • Cait says:

    Maybe I won’t have to get cable to see these shows? 😕

  • Leopoldo says:

    I’m sad about Reese and Ryan too… even if he slapped her rear fender (all guys can be jerks). I’ve been following ‘Lost’ but have discovered that series 3 will not make it to terrestrial or digital here, but air on rupert Murdoch’s Sky 1. I ain’t lining his coffers so have decided to watch bootlegs online. I’m up to episode 4 – what a mindblower. and ‘Heroes’ isn’t airing here yet as far as I know, but i’ve found that online too. Might just watch the first e[pisode now… So much for the work I’ve been postponing for most of the day.

  • violetnoir says:

    Yep, I agree–I work in foster care, and there are just too many kids here in our country who need loving homes. But wherever a child is from, it’s good to give him or her a second chance at a stable home environment, so “right on!” Madge!!

    You have a great weekend, too, darling!


  • March says:

    Patty — see, you think I’m lying when I say I watch no TV. (I don’t read online gossip either, except yours). Nicole Ritchie could have a sex change and I’d never know it unless you told me.

  • March says:

    Elle — that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, that age rule!:-w First of all, over 40 is the pt at which many potential parents can’t spawn on their own… second, they have the money and are settled down enough to finance an adopted child. I’ve also heard that U.S. agencies are wary about adopting across certain racial lines.

  • IrisLA says:

    You’ve named my two new favorite shows this season! I liked “Smith” also, but it wasn’t able to capture a big audience so it’s cancelled. 🙁

  • Marina says:

    The perfectness of Reese and Ryan has never deceived me. I guess I thought they were TOO perfect to be true. I like her very much, but there is something in him that I always felt meh about…it’s like I knew! :d

  • Patty says:

    No, elle, I think you’re right, and I forgot about the age thing. Now I have to take back my Madonna bashing, drat! 🙂

  • Patty says:

    March, where have you been? Reese and Ryan blew up early this week, I was just summarizing the gossip. 🙂 You crack me up.

  • Patty says:

    Kayliana, I missed that one, but it still makes me sad!!!

  • Elle says:

    It cracked me up that NR’s spokesperson said she wasn’t being treated for an eating disorder – just an inability to gain weight. Huh?
    Maybe adoption rules have changed, but I have several friends who have adopted from abroad because the requirements for US adoption were so stringent (one being that the parents be under 40) and the process often took so long. My SIL adopted from Guatemala a couple of years ago since she was a single parent and over 40 and was shut out in the US.

  • March says:

    Reese and Ryan?!?! Nooo!!! They’re so cute! But Kayliana has a point — he was All That for however long, and now he’s Mr. Reese. That fanny-slap is just … ick.

    Babies: the new swag. Gad, that’s depressing.

  • Kayliana says:

    Did you see the Golden Globes when Reese won for best actress? Did you see the way Ryan slapped her on the ass for all the world to see? I would have filed the day after just for that! That was horrible! He did say later in an interview that he was wasted at the time. My bet is he gets wasted alot to forget about how much his career sucks compared to his wifes! C’est la vie! Who do you think she’ll get with next? Probably her next co-star!!