(Khloe with Lamar and his two children far left–Lamar Jr. and Destiny–second from left: source)
What about LIZA MORALES, the woman that Lamar had three children with (their son, Jaden, died of SIDS) but NEVER MARRIED?
“I just want to correct you. I’m sorry. We had three kids. Two are still with us,” Liza Morales in the youtube clip to an interviewer.
The former couple’s deceased son was named Jayden and he was born on December 15, 2005. According to an interview done with Liza on christianpost.com, Liza and her mother found the then 6 month-old Jayden dead in his crib due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
(Khloe and Lamar with his children Destiny and Lamar Jr. at the airport: source)
I can’t imagine how hard it would have been for the couple to stay connected during that time, and first and foremost, to attempt to deal with the loss of a child without totally giving up on life. But, I hope that Lamar never viewed Liza are sub-par in comparison to Khloe, because if you’re going to have children with a person you should be able to view the person that’s your BABY MAMA in the most positive and loving manner possible, in my opinion.
If Lamar didn’t believe in marriage altogether I would be a heck of a lot less suspicious that he’s an asshole. The fact that Lamar could be with a woman through three children and the loss of one child and not feel drawn enough to Liza to want to take on the commitment of marriage–while later illustrating through his marriage to Khloe that he supports the “sanctity” of marriage by feeling a strong enough connection to get married after a grand total of 30 days of knowing Khloe–makes me view him as a scummy bastard who may be a continual cheater.
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian-Odom: source)
Was he marrying Khloe for her entire self–if that is even possible for someone to do that–or was Lamar locking Khloe down with the commitment of marriage because he worried that he’d lose the hottest piece of ass he could ever get if he didn’t do what she wanted? Disclaimer: after watching Liza on TLC’s reality show “Starter Wives Confidential” I now view her as equally as gorgeous as the sexy Kardashian, though at first Liza’s lack of familiarity in comparison to the hilarious and well-known KoKo (what her nephew Mason calls her) made me see Khloe as more beautiful than Liza.
(Here’s Liza, 3rd from right, with her “Starter Wives Confidential” costars–only 3 episodes aired: source)
Here’s what Liza says about Lamar’s reasoning as to why they needed to wait on getting married during their relationship:
“We talked about marriage a lot during those days but Lamar would always tell me that NBA marriages never lasted. He’d point to Shaquille O’Neal’s marriage ending or Dwayne Wade’s marriage ending as examples of why we should wait until he retired to tie the knot. He told me he wanted to leave the game early and then the timing would be perfect for us. I listened to the many reasons why we weren’t married yet and believed them, knowing deep inside something wasn’t right.”
CLICK HERE for the link to the entire interview on dailybeast.com where Liza Morales apparently (assuming interview is accurate) explains her perspective on her past and present relationship with Lamar and her concerns for Khloe in the future.
(Mason Disick and his auntie Khloe: source)
Therefore, there are a lot of legitimate or logical reasons as to why Lamar and Liza grew apart and he moved on with Khloe after Liza and his ROMANTIC relationship was already severed (the relationship itself will never disappear altogether when people have children together).
(Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian: source)
But it may be that Lamar doesn’t respect WOMEN as an entire group of individuals enough to value motherhood above a female’s sexuality…and if that is the case, then it seems like Khloe may have some pain ahead in the future.
Why? Well, it not only seems that Khloe is unable to get pregnant–she’s openly expressed on her family’s show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, that she would love to be a mother, but it Lamar’s unwillingness to commit to his baby mama may be a sign that he doesn’t believe in commitment aka monogamy because men are equal to women, but he values creating an illusion of monogamy to ensure a female like Khloe Kardashian will stay with him.
(Khloe and Lamar showcasing their love: source)
But maybe it would have been too much pain for Liza Morales to bear if Khloe got to have a baby with Lamar, all after marrying him after knowing him for a mere 30 days–which would not be enough time to really grasp or understand how Lamar treated his baby mama and why his baby mama can’t be referred to as his ex-wife (a.k.a. What is so special about Khloe that she’s worth marrying? And, if the pussay was what got Lamar to sign on the dotted line, does he still bag side chicks on the down-low?
I’m wondering if the lack of concern Khloe and Lamar had for Liza for making their love official after 30 days with full knowledge that Lamar never wanted to make it official even after three beautiful children were born with the same woman is something that can be unlearned/changed/left behind as a pattern of behaviour.
(Liza Morales–bottom left corner, and Liza centre with Lamar Jr. and Destiny: source)
I definitely wonder the past history, including the death of a child, that Lamar has shared with Liza is in some way making it more challenging for Lamar and Khloe to have a baby together NOW.
(Destiny-left, Lamar Jr.-centre, and Khloe-right: source)
Not that Lamar and Khloe will never have a child together. But maybe Lamar and Khloe both need to learn more about what should be valued in females before they are ready to have an infant…is Khloe cursed when it comes to getting pregnant because she stepped too quickly into the role Liza felt she’d earned after 3 children and countless years spent dedicated to Lamar?
Or, am I just evil and cruel for even suggesting the universe would deny Khloe a child simply because Lamar and Liza’s baby Jayden died and more healing needs to take place before it will be an ideal situation (maybe in terms of how Lamar’s kids would feel towards a new baby sibling after having lost their baby brother)?
I have no real clue, but clearly I’m exerting some judgment here about the scenario and about possibilities that might explain why Khloe can’t get pregnant.
(Khloe and Lamar sharing some tongue-action with us fans: source)
Whenever it seems like someone steps into something too easily, and without having to deal with any of the pain and consequences of what they are helping to co-create (i.e. Khloe must have known on some level that she was crushing Liza’s dreams of becoming Lamar’s wife…because any female who dreams of becoming a mom can imagine how painful it would be to have a man think you’re worth giving birth to his children but not committing too in a formal way through marriage), I get angry because I feel like the world is unfair.
(Sandra Bullock and her ex-husband who cheated on her–and who seems to dislike being alone, as he just got married for the 4th time– Jesse James: source)
As a single female who can’t seem to get a date it is pretty damn frustrating to consider that Jesse James is so much more loveable than I am, even though I don’t cheat and lie when I am having sex with someone, that he’s getting married for the fourth time while I’m lonely.
Seeing this guy find his “happily ever after” doesn’t make me happy at all…but I should stop myself and remember that the chances of this marriage unfolding like a fairtytale is highly unlikely based on his past behaviour (though this formula of using past events to predict the future does not always lead to accurate predictions–surprise).
(Jesse James and his newest wife, Alexis DeJoria ,who happens to be LOADED–
Here’s a youtube video of Alexis discussing how she got the nickname “LA WOMAN” and describing her love of cars…(ooh, she’s got something in common with the man who put a ring on it):
(and James: source)
Here’s Jesse James sharing an interesting perspective on why he’s happy to be out of the Hollywood limelight…while being interviewed by Piers Morgan:
(Alexis DeJoria and new hubby Jesse James: source)
(Mia Claman-left and Jody Claman-right on season 1 of RHOV: source)
During episode 6 of season 2 of RHOV the drama really started to heat-up: Jody’s low blows reached an all-time high (i.e. death wish). Mary enjoyed Jody’s melt-down with that smug, yet permanently sweet-looking smile across her face, because Zilba (thanks, Ioulia for that one: Zil-bahhhh) knew she had gotten a reaction from Jody that would ultimately re-confirm Jody’s ultimate bi-otch status.
As they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words (Jody’s expressions kill me–in a good way): source
(My only interaction with the infamous Jody Claman was when I saw her in an SUV in front of the restaurant Joe Forte’s downtown. Jody was picking up a 40-ish blonde female. Hannah was in the back of Jody’s black Cadillac Escalade. While Jody’s friend was getting into the vehicle, I shouted, “I love you, Jody” and she was kind and shouted thank-you back.)
(Amanda during her b-day episode: source)
Finally, while at the home of the creepy Hef-wannabe plastic surgeon, Jody goes off on Mary. To me, based on his TV persona, I was grossed-out by him, but in real-life I’m going to guess that the plastic surgeon, Domenic Serafino—-who Amanda’s older (I’m assuming she’s older) sister, Denise, works for—is an incredibly kind and giving individual.
Domenic is also the owner of Venus Concepts (a.k.a. Penis Concepts according to Jody). Domenic was the gracious host of a poolside party that all of the women attend…along with his apparently very easy-going and not-at-all jealous wife, for his wife was outwardly OK—or the incentive to control herself is worth it to her ($$$) for her to pretend it’s OK—with her husband’s constant, and loudly expressed, obsession with Amanda’s very round and well-done breasts.
(RHOV season 2 castmates: Amanda Hansen-left and Robin Reichman-right: source)
Amanda’s boobs were definitely taking centre stage during the poolside late-night soiree. The RHOV twin sistas’ from a surrogate parent called plastic–Amanda’s boobs–were burning holes into my soul. I know I shouldn’t be transfixed by them, but her boobs were very highlighted by her outfit and they appeared perfect–according to plastic surgery standards/my personal opinion in terms of partially human-created breasts (Philosophical break: Aren’t we all entirely human-created?…I just want to keep my boobs human-created by my parents choice to have a kid, not due to a surgeon’s intervention).
Amanda acknowledges her boobs aren’t “real” on slice.ca in an exclusive “Plastic Makes Perfect”: source.
In the short 1 min 27 sec clip, we see Amanda say, “I decided to have my breasts done”. Also, Ronnie admits, “Sometimes you’re better off leaving well-enough alone,” when it comes to the work she’s had done.
(Mary Zilba: source)
Anyways, yeah, so Mary’s passive aggression tweaks Jody’s anger-level to the point where she gives-into her dark-side and insinuates that if Mary continues to be as manipulative as she appears to be (a.k.a. full of b.s.) then Mary’ll die. Saying to another person (as Jody did to Mary), “You’re going to have an aneurysm and die if you keep up your BULLSHIT,” is an undeniably bitchy and long-term-embarrassing thing to say.
After Jody uttered that death threat you could see the satisfaction in Mary: point 120…are we still counting?…for the cherub-faced Mary Zilba.
(Amanda, Robin, Ronnie, Jody, Ioulia, and Mary of RHOV Season 2: source)
It is a negative to have the intention to reveal a person’s supposed bad side–I highly doubt it’s pure good in us humans when it comes to unveiling–what we perceive to be–another’s true colours.
(LOVE the pic of l-r Amanda, Ioulia, Mia and Jody looking GENUINELY HAPPY)
But of course–for those who will start getting bothered thinking of a world where nobody ever made judgments about other’s i.e. murderers running free–NOT IDEAL–I think that some judgment can be beneficial–for example when it comes to making people aware of a child molester in their neighbourhood.
On the other hand–and I’m literally playing devil’s advocate here—maybe the social-outcast/evil person status placed on convicted child sex offenders leads to an even stronger desire to molest and do disgusting things that re-affirm our societal view since permanent judgment has already occurred…
(This pic makes the dislike I feel towards Mary dissipate a bit…and her son, Cole (in above pic with his Mom), appeared to be a really genuinely kind and patient person when on RHOV S 1–Mary has 3 sons: source)
BUT I lean in greater support of the first option—which is that JUDGMENT CAN BE A GOOD THING DEPENDING ON THE CONTEXT—I initially offered in regards to the question of whether or not it is beneficial to our society as a whole to work to reveal and prove things about people who are perceived to have bad traits so severe that it places others at a great risk.
(The cast of RHOV S 2: source)
Do I think the drama between Jody and Mary is a situation where what they say about the other is a beneficial type of judgment intended to truly help out the rest of society? No.
Do I think either Mary or Jody should reveal bad stuff (i.e. apparently Mary hooked up with a young pro hockey player…maybe it is trashy, but it’s no big deal really) because society is at risk if they weren’t made aware of Mary and Jody’s apparent evilness? A great big N-O is my answer for that one.
(Mary giving an interview with an Ohio paper during her Miss Ohio reign: source)
I think it is worthwhile to point out that I personally have a huge ego (i.e. the slightest compliment can get blown up in my head and the slightest insult will ruminate in my brain for way too long). I create arguments in my head critiquing others all the time. My judgment is not only directed towards others. I spend a lot of time critiquing myself to an often unhealthy point (Do I need plastic surgery? Am I disgusting? Why don’t I have a boyfriend?–thankfully, I’ll include that I’m now seeing a psychologist to get over these mental problems/lingering self-esteem issues)…
BUT as much as I’m quick to judge, a part of me KNOWS that all of the negative feelings I have towards others is derived from pure silliness (misinterpretation/being overly-sensitive) and ego the vast majority of the time. I have included this info to show you that I am NOT claiming to be superior, or better, than Jody and Mary.
(Jody with her RHOV-camera-shy husband Eran Friedlander: source)
Instead, it is our similarities that lead me to believe that these women’s arguments are primarily due to their own selfish–not selfless–reasons. For example, one hates that the other trashes their ALL-IMPORTANT image.
Jody uses the business aspect of Mary’s “trash-talking” to lend legitimacy to her anger towards, and vendetta against, Mary.
Yet, I still think if Jody wasn’t so overly concerned with how she appears to others, then Jody would have been able to brush Mary’s dirt off her shoulders (thanks Jay).
If it weren’t for Jody’s arrogance, that I think comes from her self-designated “business woman” status, she could have realized that her customers trust her and the quality and new-ness of her items based on their personal experiences at the Glass House.
Mary’s decision to spew out false info would bear no weight if Jody didn’t already see herself as more hard-working, down-to-earth, and more deserving of success than Mary.
(Mary Zilba is finally getting some peace: source)
I believe Jody thinks that Mary has been able to skate by in life on her looks and flirting skills. For example, Jody calls Mary a “hooker” in another episode. Taking it to the furthest extreme of possibilities, what if Mary does have to sell her “love” or “sex” for cash-o-la?
What job could be worse than opening your legs to a man, or men, that you’re not in love with? I never get why people think being a whore is somehow an easy, care-free life.
Maybe what Jody claims is true of Mary’s life is accurate, but I highly doubt Jody’s claims are based in truth. I really have no clue (I’m sure Mary has access to alimony and song dividends). I’m sure there’s lots about Mary that we don’t know about and might be pleasantly surprised by.
Anyways, the saying that there’s no such thing as bad press applies here. I’d guess that after the airing of this show, Jody’s clothing store has only continued to sell more merchandise. Assuming Jody’s store has experienced more success, I’d say the continued, or increased, success is partly due to the attention given to the store because of Mary’s insults and the feud that ensued after Zilba’s “second-hand” comments.
(Mary Zilba: source)
(BACK STORY for newer RHOV viewers: Mary was at the receiving end of Jody’s verbal insults, and Mary was almost sued by Jody, because she called Jody and Mia’s boutique Glass House a second-hand shop…AANNNNDD this would be a problem in hipster-saturated (case-in-point the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore) Vancouver because, why? I’d love to hear Jody’s answer to my question.)
Therefore, you do not have to call someone a mean name to be cruel or vindictive.
(Mary Zilba, Jody Claman, and Ronnie Seterdahl Negus: source)
Jody is mean: there’s no denying that. Mary may also be just as mean as Jody.
If Mary does little minor behaviours (silence can be one of the behaviours that has a negative intention behind it) and makes comments with the hope that these behaviours and comments will cause Jody to freak-out and act negatively, then Mary’s also taking part in a BITCH FIGHT.
(Mary Zilba: source)
Let’s assume karma is real (every experience I have pushes me a little bit closer to accepting physics laws as truth–what you put out you get back/you get what you give).
If Mary has put her own energy into creating a negative situation that makes Jody look bad (even if the energy Mary puts forth/contributes is not as obvious as Jody’s expression of negative energy), then Mary will also experience the “payback” or return negativity that comes from her own original intentions.
(“Bullied” Mary Zilba and Jody spreading “gossip” to Robin:
Things aren’t always as they seem?: source)
So, if there’s anyone out there who feels like they’re surrounded by negative people who are out to get them—while viewing themselves as free of negativity—it might be beneficial to seriously consider what you’re really craving in terms of your interactions with those around you.
Since I’m always the person who has cruel jabs and likes to yell, I’ve never had to look too far to identify my own regretful behaviour. The key is for me to stop repeating the regretful behaviour, which I haven’t mastered yet.
(Jody (not picture above) and her daughter, Mia (above left) have a lot in common: source)
Let’s rewind back and think about what occurred right before Jody says to Mary, “You’re going to have an aneurysm and die if you keep up your BULLSHIT”.
Immediately prior to Jody’s disturbing comment, Mary was telling Jody to protect her super-drunk daughter, Mia, from falling into the pool. I can’t prove Mary was trying to provoke Jody, only Mary could prove that to be the case by acknowledging her true intentions in making those comments.
(In ep. 5 Jody & Mia showing some enthusiasm about Jody’s upcoming appearance on Top Chef Canada while in T.O.: source)
But, Mary has two keys pieces of info based on other altercations with Jody: 1) Jody says–in the harshest terms possible–everything that she feels and 2) Jody is most-sensitive, and likely-to-erupt, when people criticize her children, even if Mia is an adult age-wise.
(Old school: Mary during her much talked-about Miss Ohio reign: source)
Therefore, it is not surprising Mary choose to negatively criticize Mia in order to contribute to the chances Jody was going to turn venomous.
It’s bad to look for negative info about others, but after Jody referenced this article during Amanda’s b-day party, I wanted to read the original and here it is in case you’re just as nosey as I am…
I feel that it is essential for me to point out that I am not writing from a perspective of superiority when I claim that Mary and Jody both have negative intentions towards one another.
Sometimes, I’m just as out-of-control as these ladies…but watching the show reminds me that even after you behave in ways that are shameful, you have to pick yourself-up, acknowledge your role in the wrongdoing and hopefully repair what issues caused you to act poorly in the first place.
(Picture will make sense once you keep reading: source)
Almost 5 months ago, I threw a tantrum by crying and getting very angry with the hairdresser after I felt–at the time–that she chopped my hair off without considering whether or not the cut flattered me. My own insecurities about my nose, and looking less-feminine than I’d like to, were included in my hair-salon tirade.
Of course it would be easier to only focus on Jody and Mary and ignore my own life. It’s embarrassing and I feel ashamed of my over-reaction–but I am definitely not sitting on a high-horse of perfection. Just so you know, I’m a little crazy, too.
(I don’t want to be on the receiving end of those looks: source)
A lot of factors contributed to why I got so emotional and irrational in the hair salon. For example, I was choosing, at the time, (I haven’t gotten laid—I’d never say that aloud in reference to myself, but it’s fun to type—in over 4 months) to have sex with a guy who constantly told me I looked bad (“Your nose is crooked” or “You smell bad”) and kept ditching me to have sex with other “hotter” girls.
Without a doubt, our dysfunctional relationship contributed to why I got so emotional and why I felt hideous after the haircut. But, nothing justifies how I acted…and the worst part of all…the part that I desperately want to leave out and erase, is that I initially demanded to pay for the cut. No, that in and of itself is not what I’m most ashamed of.
(There is no similarity between my haircut and Anne Hathaway’s ‘do in the film “Rachel Getting Married…but, I was being as self-centred and immature as the character of Rachel in this incredible film: source)
After paying, I went and sat in my jeep. While continuing to cry and take some pics of the haircut, pics that I thought confirmed how bad I looked, I got up and went back inside and demanded a refund. I must admit that I still don’t fully believe the hipster-hairstylist gave a crap about whether or not I’d look good with her “creative” hair design.
(I’m hoping this is true…because I think a lot of scary thoughts: source)
These beliefs may be a reflection of the work still left for me to do, because I am attempting to excuse my own behaviour with the claim of the stylist’s impure intentions towards me. Remember that I’m a work-in-progress!
It was only my second time going to this hairstylist. While I was having my haircut the second time, the stylist criticized two of my co-workers/friends who had had their hair done by her before. One of my co-workers is a kind and friendly mom of three.
The hairstylist labeled my co-worker as “aggressive”, because the co-worker went up to the hairstylist in a coffee shop and used expressive arm-gestures while complimenting the stylist on how much she liked her hair after the stylist did her hair on her wedding day.
(Maybe the hairstylist has just as many insecurities as I do…: source)
The fact that the stylist was criticizing the people I know and care about in negative ways, while I was entrusting her to cut my hair, didn’t put me at ease at all. I still think the stylist ignored my initial request for as little off as possible…
BUT, nevertheless, I SHOULD have paid, and NOT cried, and NOT asked the woman who did my hair, “Can you honestly tell me you think this looks good?” in a desperate manner. When I came back inside the salon–for my undeserved refund–the hairstylist was crying in the back staff area of the salon.
(More appropriately–SHAME ON ME: source)
Yes, I am a bad person…hopefully change is possible through self-reflection though. I will re-iterate this fact: Yep, I am occasionally a really terrible human being.
Therefore, while it is interesting to think about Mary contesting her loss in the beauty portion of the Miss America, it is primarily comforting for me to know that people all make errors in their lives and occasionally let their egos take-over.
That is why I live for reality TV: I get comfort in knowing that I’m not alone in making poor choices (some of the time–hopefully, I’ve made some positive choices along the way, too).
Anyways, I’ll move on from that sojourn that was intended to illustrate that I watch RHOV not only for entertainment purposes. I also watch because the show is a comforting reminder that generally good and decent people often behave in pathetic and incredibly negative ways. I would bet Jody and Mary are caring and loving mothers, who occasionally get really petty when it comes to their “enemies”.
There was quite a bit happening in EPISODE 6 OF SEASON 2 of REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER when all of the ladies take a trip to Toronto. I’m from Hamilton, Ontario (big-ups to steel factories!), which is less than an hour away from Toronto, so it was fun to see some familiar Toronto places in the episode.
So I’ll eventually analyze the rest of the drama in an article entitled, “RHOV SEASON 2 EP 6 RECAP PART 2: What About Amanda, Ioulia, Robin, and Ronnie?”.
(Robin-right and Amanda-left on Real Housewives of Vancouver season 2: source)
While I’m not completely in Love with a capital L with Amanda Hansen of season 2 “RHOV”, I’m definitely growing more attached to this woman/character/both at the same time.
And then I came across this “Web Exclusive” in the process of writing this article. Now I can say that thanks to Amanda’s honesty and sense of humour I now LOVE Amanda Hansen. You go girlfraaaannd! Haha…yeah I went there.
Click on bolded link to below to be directed to slice.ca to watch video of hilarious new cast-member Amanda:
But one thing is clear about Amanda, and that is that someone didn’t listen to her enough as a child, or at least that’s my guess, so now she desperately needs another’s agreement in order to believe strongly in her own cause.
(Amanda with her oldest child, 10 year-old Elleah: source)
I agree that alcoholism should be treated and viewed as a disease, but there’s a lot of people who don’t agree with me on that…but in order to not drink (which at this point in time I haven’t done for over 4 years…but yes, I’m taking it “one day at a time”) I must tune-out–NOT argue to the deaths with–people who don’t choose to view alcoholism as an illness.
(Amanda’s boyfriend, Kyle, who lives in Seattle (left)…Amanda and Kyle met in rehab and Amanda-right: source)
I have to be compassionate for others who’ve never had the internal pain/bodily reaction that craves more and more alcohol once the drinking begins, because I can see how it would be frustrating to pretend that an alcoholic has no control over alcohol…when it is an alcoholic’s decision and control when it comes to not drinking entirely that keeps them sober.
I think a person like Robin, the new and Texan cast-member of RHOV S2, gets frustrated with why a person is praised for stopping drinking, because of the self-control that requires, yet she cannot comprehend how that self-control cannot be applied while the person is drinking.
But, Robin seems to provide a genuine and sincere apology for her own lack of personal experience with alcoholism (unless she is a closeted alcoholic and her defensiveness stems from a personal issue of her own–but I’ve seen no evidence whatsoever of this based on Robin’s representation of herself on the show…but anything is possible).
(Robin Reichman…how very feline like: source)
Therefore, Robin shows that being willing to admit when you were unaware of something beyond a stereotype, a.k.a. Robin tells Amanda that she doesn’t look like an alcoholic because she doesn’t have a big red nose and Amanda’s too young, will go a long way.
Robin’s approach is much better than Jody’s general technique of becoming more argumentative when she chooses to attack another person for how they are as a person. But maybe my own similarities to Jody are what make me lean in the favour of Robin, because I wish I could be more diplomatic when I realize I’ve made an unfair judgment of another person.
(Amanda Hansen, one of the new housewives on season 2 of RHOV: source)
I’ve been re-watching episode 3, “Catwalks and Catfights”, and it is interesting to see that as physically-ideal–definitely in terms of Barbie-doll-replica standards–and beautiful as Amanda is, her tilted-down head, is a reflection of a lingering lack of self-confidence in Amanda.
I constantly struggle with having the confidence to act like I have %100 faith in who I am as a person, so it is comforting to see that even people who look perfect from the outside-in have insecurities too.
I agreed with the guy who was telling Amanda to tilt her head up, but he was being judgmental of her low-confidence in the way he was talking to her about her low self-confidence, so if I was Amanda looking into his eyes I would have ended up feeling more pressure and shamed for not loving myself enough.
(Amanda Hansen on “Real Housewives of Vancouver” season 2: source)
Amanda says Ioulia “dominated” the bathing suit try-out session in preparation for the runway. Ioulia feels understandably offended that Amanda is laying out this clearly negative interpretation of Ioulia’s behaviour. “Barbie doll dipped in orange juice” is Ioulia’s bitchy response…Amanda: “pasty white Russian girl” about Ioulia for skipping out on spray-tan session being held on Ioulia’s balcony.
Then Amanda meets up with Ronnie and Jody’s at Jody’s condo and lets this doozie of a jab out about 26 year-old Ioulia, who is married to a wealthy 55 year-old man:
“She [Ioulia] obviously knows how to go for things that are going to have a HIGH RETURN FOR HER, right? Like old, rich husband equal Gucci, Prada shoes?”
(Ioulia being honest and up-front about her bare-bones level of involvement with her husband’s children with his ex-wife or ex-partner: source)
Yes, I’m sure Ioulia is aware of the benefits of marrying a man with money.
Ioulia is also hilarious and has an incredible accent that, coupled with her deep voice, make her sound much older than her 26 years…though the Russian-born Ioulia is youthful and sexy-looking!
But, of course, Amanda’s comments only drew my attention to Amanda’s life: doesn’t Amanda acknowledge in the first episode that she lives off of alimony payments from her ex-husband? Amanda would probably claim that her scenario is entirely different because she has 3 children to take care of, and therefore she needs the money from her ex, whereas Ioulia doesn’t have any children to raise.
BUT…like Ioulia’s attraction to her own hubby, Amanda might have been drawn to her ex-husband in part because he had a lot of money, or she saw in him the potential to make a lot of money. Money and power are intertwined, and it is impossible to determine exactly what makes a male attractive…the money, what it took to get the money, or the stability and freedom money can often buy. Therefore, I thought Amanda threw herself under the bus by trying to paint Ioulia as a gold-digger.
The bottom line is finances can play a role in any person’s attraction to their mate, so just make sure you’re with the person you’re with for love…and assume that if the person is with their mate for cash instead of love, than it must suck to be with someone you don’t truly enjoy.
(Amanda Hansen making a face that should be unflattering…but since she’s gorgeous, she still looks good: source)
During the scene at Ronnie’s party for Remy, Ioulia gets Amanda to clarify that it is Amanda’s ex who was a stockbroker, not Amanda, which indicates that Amanda has followed a similar path to Ioulia. Isn’t this a case of the pot calling the kettle black?
I’m guessing Amanda is insecure about her own finances and past choices in men, or otherwise she wouldn’t feel the need to attack Ioulia for the decisions she’s made in her own life.
Me (Christina Travis)–I’m on the left next to the one-and-only MS. OPRAH WINFREY!
OPRAH SPOKE IN VANCOUVER LAST NIGHT (January 24th), and seeing her live exceeded my already-high expectations.
Due to how kind, friendly, and open she was (for the approximately 20 seconds I interacted with her for), I am now EVEN MORE IN LOVE with Oprah.
Zen O haha and the jewels: source.
Choose the craziest (in a good way) thing you could imagine happening to you? Well, the craziest thing I could imagine happening has now happened, because I met my hero Oprah Winfrey.
My worst fear was that if I saw Oprah she would refuse to look in my direction or connect with me in anyway. But I was gleefully happy to discover that an insanely busy woman such as the great Oprah was willing to pose for a photo with me.
Oh, then to top-it-all-off, I accidentally met the very nice and easy-to-approach Stroumboulopoulos–who did a well-informed and interesting Q and A at the end of the talk Oprah gave about her life. He was willing to pose for two photos with me. George is 40. I still think he’s looking pretty good!
And YES, I did get kicked out of my own hotel lobby in the process of trying to meet Oprah
(I was allowed to re-enter…will explain more later).
I have no shame when it comes to anything Oprah-related.
Here’s a video of the wonderful and enchanting Paul Simon song that was Oprah’s theme song for the 10 year anniversary season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
Gary Zukav’s book, “Seat of the Soul”, was introduced to me through Oprah’s show. I first read–and I have re-read many a time since then–Zukav’s book 10 years ago, when I was 19 years old (I met Oprah approximately half an hour before it was officially my 29th b-day–Jan.25th, it’s officially Oprah’s 59th b-day as I write this post–Jan.29th). The video below hopefully illustrates the incredible power of Oprah and the knowledge Zukav shares:
I have been obsessed with Oprah for at least 18 years (I first remember her show becoming a daily part of my school week Monday-Friday in grade 6 when I was 11 years old, but I might have started watching the show at an earlier point, because I definitely knew who Oprah was before that age).
The image below is of Oprah making her “lion” face, which exemplifies why I am such a huge Oprah fan–despite having her serious moments–I still don’t think she takes things most things in life too seriously. Oprah seemed so spontaneous and in-the-moment during her speech in Vancouver:
Oprah Winfrey being goofy with her fans…would J. Lo show a face as silly as this to her fans? I think not: source.
Therefore, it truly is the culmination of so many hours spent watching this amazing lady and all of the empowering and impactful messages she was able to use the format of her television talk show to convey to her massive audience that have brought me to where I am today, which is much happier and more hopeful than I have been at past points in my life.
Stedman greeting Oprah onstage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on January 24th, 2013: source.
Does my Oprah-obsession mean my life is free of problems and things I undoubtedly need to improve upon and change in order to increase the happiness and love I feel in the future? NO WAY! I am far from perfect, or “enlightened”, as a result of watching so much Oprah.
What I am most thankful for is the tools Oprah’s show provide me with that–WHEN APPLIED THROUGH MY OWN ACTIONS–to challenging scenarios have helped me eventually make better choices in my life (a.k.a. I haven’t drank alcohol for over 4 years, and it is impossible to explain in any numerical or word form how much more enjoyment I get out of life due to that decision).
Because of the strong influence Oprah has had on my life I was already in disbelief over the fact that I would finally get to see her speak live. She was hilarious and the crowd went wild for her.
Stedman, Oprah’s longtime boyfrend, introduced Oprah to the audience and he was funny and endearing as well.
Stedman Graham-left, one of Oprah’s now-deceased cocker spaniels, Solomon (Sophie was Oprah’s other cocker spaniel)-middle, and Oprah-right: source.
This clip is a tribute to Sophie the producers of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” made:
January Jones and Jason Sudeikis on August 29th, 2010 at the Emmy Awards: source
There are a lot of IFs when it comes to this story…
…of course, January might not even care to have a man be the father to her child, maybe she doesn’t know who the father is. OR, at the time she released her statement acknowledging her pregnancy (“January Jones is happy to announce that she is expecting her first child this fall. She’s really looking forward to this new chapter in her life as a SINGLE MOM.”–January’s rep made this official statement on APRIL 28, 2011) she didn’t know who helped create her baby, or she had already had enough discussions with the father to know that she wanted to be a single mom and didn’t have any desire to name a birth father for her child on his birth certificate…SIDENOTE: On “Inside the Actors Studio” with the Mad Men cast, January says “douchebag” is her favourite swear word.
(January Jones and Jason Sudeikis: source)
All that I’m doing here is imagining a scenario that may be completely false. In fact, on this same site I’ve thrown shade at Claudia Schiffer’s husband, British director Matthew Vaughn, for my earlier hypothesis that he was da baby daddy.
As January Jones’ adorable son, Xander, continues to grow (he was recently photographed taking his first steps with his ever-present mommy–at least based on the pictures I see of this child–”Mad Men” actress January) the question continues for all of us outside observers who feel a connection to this child we’ve never even met: who is the father?
(January Jones with her son, Xander: source)
Imagining that Jason Sudeikis is the child’s birth father makes me dislike him just a tad.
Especially since he’s been so traditional, public, and official with his current fiancé, the gorgeous actress Olivia Wilde. Yet, if we refer back to baby Xander’s birth certificate, January chose to be rather non-traditional by not listing a father whatsoever on her son’s official birth document (click here for his birth certificate).
(Jason Sudeikis and his current fiancé, Olivia Wilde: source)
My own bias is that I can never imagine having a child without wanting the birth father to at least publicly acknowledge, and occasionally spend time with, the child.
Sudeikis has been attached-at-the-hip to new paramour Olivia, so I wish that he would extend the same love and attention to Xander Jones, if this boy is in fact his biological child.
Also, the thing I find most shocking is that a woman as beautiful (in my opinion, January embodies a lot of physical beauty plus the attributes such as blonde hair and blue eyes, that are usually considered to be the most “ideal”) as January did not have a man step-up to the plate when she was pregnant.
(January Jones pre-baby: source)
I still have this insane belief–as a story such as this one seems to disprove–which is that if I only looked better, I would have a dedicated boyfriend who only has eyes for me.
So, it is somewhat comforting to see that even though January’s exterior is highly attractive, it seems like there has to be something more there (i.e. respect and love) to make a relationship successful or predominantly positive.
(January on the cover of GQ magazine pre-baby: source)
January Jones looks like the bad-ass, who I bet is winning over a lot more female fans than she already had for her famous Mad Men role as “Betty Draper”, because of her smart choice to remain silent in naming a father when she did not want him involved or he choose not to be involved…or any other option as well.
January has not said anything negative or slanderous about any other male, and therefore her son will be able to respect her for never choosing to publicly add fuel-to-the-fire during his early days.
I suspect that Xander Dane Jones may one day end-up feeling curious as to who the man who fertilized the egg he eventually grew from. That is natural to want to learn one’s origins. Also, if the child continues to be overly focused-on by the public and paparazzi as a result of this scandal, Xander may resent a man who bowed out when acknowledging him from birth could have avoided a lot of unnecessary attention.
People are curious. People want to know. We love to look inside the lives of the people that we admire and are entertained by. Therefore, when you’re famous, it is wise to claim any and all children you’ve created, because people will do everything in their power to find out the mystery. Yes, fans, myself included, will stoop to using your life to create a dramatic, potentially true, situation.
(The lovely couple on their first day of everlasting wedded bliss: source)
If I were bulimic, I’d definitely use Jessica Biel (soon to be Timberlake) as a trigger to get things rolling, because she seriously makes me gag every time she opens her mouth about her life a.k.a. Justin Timberlake ultimate fandom. Enjoy that life sentence Mrs. Timberlittledick.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel married on Friday in southern Italy. Rumours are swirling that the entire wedding cost $6.5 million. I know I’m a spoiled person, but c’mon that is JUST RIDICULOUS (if true).
So, this is mostly going to be about JESSICA BIEL. There’s a lot I could say about Justin, but he is a big ego and to be honest, Biel is more interesting to me than he is.
If he did actually cheat on her (strongest rumour is that he cheated on Biel with Olivia Munn), then she is probably the only one in the relationship who has had to withstand public shame and judgment in order to continue the relationship. Justin just gets to sit pretty and look like he locked-down one of the most beautiful women in the world (my opinion, but I’m sure Justin shares it with me).
I think the thing that makes me the saddest about Jessica Biel is that I feel like I never saw her smile like this prior to her getting engaged to Justin Timberlake. She really seemed to start shining, and “accepting” herself–through a public show of her engagement ring, in addition to a certain “glow” of happiness–only after he popped the question. Prior to that she always had perma-bitchface in front of the paps.
Case in point:
From here on in I’m going to speak EXCLUSIVELY IN HYPOTHETICALS, NOT PROVEN TRUTHS. I judge Biel as a woman who married and committed to a man who cheated on her. This article is written from that assumption, which is not necessarily a truth.
I will never really know whether or not Justin Timberlake has cheated on Jessica Biel one or more times.
I will never know whether or not Jessica Biel even knows Justin cheated on her, if Justin did cheat.
But, let’s temporarily imagine that Justin Timberlake did cheat on a girl as physically-beautiful as Jessica Biel.
And then he gets rewarded for it by getting her to settle down and marry him (she once rode the back of a motorcycle with Gerard Butler…livin’ on the edge).
What would that mean to the rest of us women out there?
Or, why would it make me scared for my own chances of ever finding a guy that I’m really attracted to who won’t cheat on me, if JT boned another girl while pretending to be true to Jessica AND he still gets her in the end?
CLICK HERE to watch a video of Jessica discussing her own “binge” eating habits…AND a hilarious female comedian, SARAH MILLICAN, steals Biel’s spotlight by one-upping times-a-million Jessica’s own story of overindulgence.
It is so rare to see a woman as gorgeous as Jessica have the attention stolen away by a woman who is overweight and less physically-attractive, but ultimately, MORE ENTERTAINING (oh yeah, Jessica Biel is in the entertainment industry).
As we all know, while Jessica has been famous for just as long as Justin, she’s never achieved any “respect” for her craft. Whereas, Justin is an asshole, but because of his voice, dancing, and musical talent he is viewed as contributing something worthwhile to popular culture. I’ll agree that he’s contributed some great music. I’ll give him that.
But do I love myself anymore, like I do thanks to Oprah and Jay-z, due to Justin? Nope. Sorry, but JT doesn’t inspire me as a person.
What I’m saying is that while Justin is talented, he really shouldn’t view himself as so incredibly superior in comparison to Biel. Everything in me imagines that in during their private arguments, he somehow wins by throwing out that he is more respected, and therefore his opinion must be accurate.
I took to Jessica Biel’s twitter (@JessicaBiel, 188, 588 followers as of Nov.1/12, her first tweet was May 7, 2012) in order to try to learn more about how she wants to present herself to others (assuming she creates all of her own tweets…I think that she does).
I also wanted to look for clues that seep through what a practiced image-maker like Biel cannot even detect about WHO SHE IS as a person, and/or how she hopes to be validated in her own mind and the minds of others.
Clearly I’ve got some spare time on my hands, because I sifted through all of her tweets and I’ll now psychoanalyze a few for you.
What did Biel choose to introduce herself to us followers with on May 7, 2012:
“I can’t zip up my dress. Welcome to my world! #MetBall” (@JessicaBiel)
In one sense she’s trying to be relatable by letting us know she struggles to fit into clothes (SUBTEXT: I CAN BE JUST LIKE YOU…BUT WAIT, I’M NOT) but it’s also clear that she doesn’t appear to be too large to fit into the dress. And the dress she’s squeezing into is to be worn and shown off, along with the rest of Jessica’s beautiful outside exterior, at one of the most competitive-beauty-nights for female celebrities of the year: THE MET BALL.
Why? Actresses are put up alongside supermodels and regular-ass models, so it seems like the only actresses who’s photos get replicated steadily after that night are the ones that can compete with the freakish beauty of supermodels. Jessica Biel is one of those girls who can compete with the “top-tier” of what popular culture has defined physical beauty as being, and yet she’s pretending in her tweet like she is really having a fat moment.
If you actually feel fat you don’t have the confidence to walk down the red carpet and show off your look. You hide at home crying in the bathroom while looking at your puffy face in the mirror and shredding a “skinny” pairs of jeans with very sharp scissors.
On September 8th Jessica tweeted, “Just ate a Sprinkles cupcake for breakfast. #OFFTHEWAGON”.
Really? Sorry but it takes a whole shit load of a lot more food, to be “off the wagon” than one tiny sugary doughnut for breakfast.
If your stomach isn’t in intense pain from being stretched out like an about-to-burst-water-balloon, then you aren’t off the wagon, dah-ling. When you haven’t ever had muffin top, as Jessica Biel’s never been captured on camera with so much as one roll of fat, please don’t pretend like you’ve ever fell of the wagon with food.
She kissed her husband’s ass on July 11th when Biel tweeted, “Props to @RobBigger who killed it tonight, but I gotta say @jtimberlake was the dopest #ESPYS host ever”.
Stick that tongue of yours a little further up Justin’s asshole, Jessica…In fact, why not just stick your hold head into his anus and enjoy the sweet stench of his shit?
Isn’t that what you’re metaphorically expected to do with Justin anyways: you take his bull-shit and eat it up as if though it’s indisputable fact?
This girl thinks Justin is God’s one and only gift to the world.
Jessica tried to showcase her sense of humour through various different tweets where she replaces one word in a famous movie title with either the word “coochie” or “tittie”. According to Jessica’s tweets this sort of joke can entertain her endlessly.
For those of you who may not be an evolved-enough person to find this kind of humour entertaining—-I am one of those such “Debbie Downer” females who find this joke more stale than a piece of bread from Jesus’ time—the hilariosity APPARENTLY comes from the way in which the altered titles conjure images of a giant vagina. One of her examples was “Attack of the 50ft Coochies”.
(The happy couple appear to be bursting with joy when around one another: source)
“Raging Coochie” was another option Biel threw out there. Jessica might get to do some method acting in preparation for “Raging Coochie” (starring Jessica Biel as the Raging Coochie) after Justin sticks his pee-pee in another woman’s special place a.k.a. coochie.
The last prophetic tweet of Biel’s that I’ll leave you with is also from September 8th, “Tina(Biel’s dog)’s staring at me. Judging me”.
Actually it’s myself–NOT YOUR CLUELESS DOG–along with a large portion of your twitter “followers” who are not necessarily “fans”, that are judging you (of course it’s wrong, but until I stop judging Biel, it’s what I’m doing whether I write about it or not).
What I judge is the feeling I get from Justin and Jessica, which is that they think they are BETTER than me because of a whole variety of reasons, but mainly just because most things in their life currently reflect back to them the false idea that EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD gives two-flying-hoots about them and their relationship (as I also pay attention to them and their relationship–I’m a hypocrite).
The need on their part to sell their photos to PEOPLE magazine of their wedding kind of shows how delusional these two are that they think they should have the POWER to flick an ON-AND-OFF switch when it comes to their celebrity whenever they feel like. When these two get over their attitude with the paps and fans, I’ll like them again.
One true thing: Jessica Biel wants to be a good wife…whether or not she’ll ever be a good actress remains to be seen.
P.S. I’d fuck Britney’s fiance Jason Trawick over Justin any day. No joke. It takes a real man to be with a wild woman.
(Jason Trawick and the always beautiful Britney: source)