I haven’t done a Magazine Day post in forever, but this quiet Sunday morning seems like the perfect time for one. So here goes.
Jenny was so excited that William and Kate are having a baby, even though it’s just one of those things they say on the cover, based on nothing at all. We explained there would be no baby for Christmas, since she’s not even pregnant. But maybe they’ll announce a pregnancy some time soon – I can’t wait for it!
Aren’t they such a gross couple? I’d already seen these pictures of Mary Kate and her French guy on buzzfeed, but I couldn’t resist posting it again because they crack me up.
Don’t you think it looks like Ethan Hawke has no idea who Selena is or why she’s on his back?
Do you think they thought they were being funny with this headline? Rihanna Flies “High”? Because isn’t she always high? I’m sick of her.
You know how Leo looks different pretty much every single day? Well here I think he looks pretty much exactly like Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler for people who for some reason failed to love Friday Night Lights). Don’t you think?
Lee and I read Us Weekly together. Here’s how our conversation went on this page when Lee glanced over and saw Thor.
Lee: Oh, there’s Thor. Really Thor. (Said like this because he usually calls this Hemsworth Thor & the other Hemsworth Baby Thor, no matter how they’re dressed)
Me: Yeah, he’s actually Thorring it up. (Those were my words. “Thorring it up.”)
I’m pretty sure we win.
I don’t dislike Katherine Heigl as much as I did before I watched all of the Grey’s Anatomy this summer, but I don’t understand why she always has to look so grumpy. Or how these TWO carts full of groceries are considered “bread and other staples.”
We finally figured out the whole Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart thing the other night, if you were wondering. We’ve noticed so many pictures of the two of them plus Taylor Lautner where Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are looking at each other over Kristen’s head. Fondly. So we’ve decided they’re the real couple – Taylor and Rob – and Kristen and Rob have just been the cover, which explains why she “cheated” on him and why they don’t even really care. Makes sense, right?
That’s it for this week! I’m planning to post some fun Christmas shopping ideas over the next few days, but will hopefully do a better job of squeezing in some fun Magazine Day posts more often!
I managed to grab my Us Weekly and take a few pictures to share my thoughts on this week’s issue before Jenny took it to cut out pictures for her first big school project.
This week’s cover:
My thoughts on this week’s cover stories? I’m fine with fun, single Harry having some fun. And I still love the royal family. So that’s fine. Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson? I’d be fine with that. Did you watch his interview with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show? It was so cute. Rihanna and Rob Kardashian? Both gross. Must Watch Fall TV Guide? I’m so ready for shows to come back for the fall.
A few mentioned in here that I plan to watch:
I love Tami Taylor, so I’ll give this show a try, even though I don’t really love Hayden Panettiere.
And I’ll try this one because it’s Chandler. Jenny and Reagan really want to see it too. Friends forever!
I had a slight problem with Grey’s Anatomy addiction this summer when I watched it all on Netflix for the first time. So I’m definitely ready for its return. And I’m still so sad about Lexie. (Related: should I watch Private Practice? Or not bother?)
Up All Night was probably the only show we all managed to watch as a family last year. Let me recap for you the reasons this show was meant for our family. He’s a stay at home dad and she’s a working mom. Her first name is Reagan, and you know, we have a Reagan. This one really gets us – their last name is Brinkley, like Brinkley. And, the obvious – they have a baby and so do we. We’ll be tuning in again.
Also related to TV:
I’m all for Dylan and Kelly getting together in real life. He seems much better than Peter Facinelli. Also, they’ve aged really well.
I fondly remember the days of watching Hannah Montana with my girls and even going to a Miley concert. Now? No, Miley. Just no.
And in other news:
Do you think it was hard for Viv to catch that big break and get a movie role? I don’t.
They fell in love because of the music, you guys.
I know this is mean, but when I looked at this picture, my first thought was that Colin Farrell looks like he’s trying to figure out how to read that magazine and not having any more luck than his cute little boy.
This has really been bothering me. I honestly can’t understand that this is supposed to be Amanda Bynes. She looks nothing like she used to. Are we sure this is her?
I love both of these quotes. Anna Kendrick’s is such a perfect description of how teenagers feel. I’m not ready. And Kristen Bell’s quote – it’s kind of hard to read here, so I’ll type it out:
“I was like, ‘Please, just hold this basket of bread and put this bandage on your arm for me. You’ve just got to be Peeta!’” On begging fiance Dax Shepard to dress up for her Hunger Games birthday party
That’s it for this week! Happy long weekend for those of you who don’t have to work on Monday like I do.Read More
Things started out innocently with this week’s Us Weekly.
Or maybe innocently isn’t quite right since Kristen Stewart cheating on Rob Pattinson isn’t the most innocent thing. We’ve been pretty into that story in this house because Lee loves her for being such a…Kristen Stewart. And we’ve been staying up-to-date on all the happenings with regular reads of The Superficial. So it’s all old news when we read about it in Us Weekly.
But what I wasn’t expecting is the appearance of several celebrities turning into zombies in this week’s issue. Some may say there were just printing errors, but I say it’s pretty clear what’s happening. I turned to this page and noticed some problems:
The Royals are turning into zombies! Can’t tell? Let me zoom in for you:
This next one really got me. I’m not sure Justin Timberlake was even aware he was turning! I added some arrows to help you see his zombie-ness.
Poor Monica and her daughter couldn’t escape zombie-ness (or the rain) either.
And last zombie celebrity? Charlize Theron. You can see it coming in the eyes.
And in non-zombie related news: I can only say, “Oh, Miley. What are you ever wearing?”
If you’re wondering, our favorite Olympian so far this year is Missy Franklin. She just seems so fun and happy, and she was our favorite in the Call Me Maybe video.
Not our favorite? Rihanna. She’s pretty gross all around. And I don’t understand this. I know that I don’t wear makeup, so I’m far from an expert on these matters, but why would you need to apply lipstick while you’re in the ocean, snorkeling or whatever it is she’s doing? (Also, I initially read this as Aquatic Pimping, which made me even more confused.)
And one more informational item: Rachel Bilson is really advertising these Magnum ice cream bars. I tried them this week, and they were good, but not nearly as heavenly as I thought they would be from her ads.Read More
I told Jenny she could help me with a long overdue Magazine Day post this week, in celebration of her upcoming 11th birthday (it’s Wednesday; feel free to send gifts, please). Jenny enjoys our magazines possibly even more than I do, so she’s certainly qualified to share her opinions, too.
Dumb people. I don’t like them. Don’t care about them. From what I read, I think she should have escaped a long time ago and shouldn’t have gotten involved with him at all. It seems like she was planning this for a long time, so why did she get involved with him in the first place.
That is a terrible dress. I like Jennifer Lawrence, so she wore it best. That is the truth. 64% of the population are bogus because they voted for Kim Kardashian.
I like Adam Levine. He should not have a beard. It is weird and unnatural because it is a fake beard which makes it even more unnatural and weird. My thoughts exactly are done.
Out of all the characters in Buffy, you would not have ever thought Willow and Wesley would be together because Willow is gay and Wesley had a crush on Cordelia, and then he liked Fred, and then he died. But they have cute children. That’s my opinion.
I think her hair is actually gray and that she wants to hide it so bad that she dies it so many colors that it ends up so thin, messed up, and ugly. Also, when you’re in a bathing suit, why would you apply makeup? It’s just going to wash straight off.
First of all, what’s weird is my friend was going to get a pig and name it Penelope Porkers so I think it’s a weird name now. Also, why would they put so many toys in the nursery cause it’s just going to distract the baby and keep it from sleeping?
I don’t actually like him. I think that he is a little full of himself for thinking he can just go as fast as he wants just because he’s famous. And I think that is a bad character trait to have. And I think he’s lucky to have Selena Gomez, even though she’s about to be in a movie that is inappropriate and is going to be bad for her publicity with all the kids who know her from Wizards of Waverly Place. They’re going to want to see Spring Breakers because it has Selena Gomez in it, and it’s rated R.
First of all, she’s just wearing a bra with that. That’s all. But I thought it was a crop top. That’s a really ugly outfit, and it’s inappropriate, and I read this article that said she’s more famous than Liam Hemsworth, and right now considering that she’s doing absolutely anything, except a movie apparently called LOL with Demi Moore, so I think he’s about to be way more famous than her or he already is, so I think he should be the one holding the ring because he’s the one that gave it to her.
In honor of my daddy, I have to say Kristen Stewart Face. Also, if they think Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are going to steal the best kiss award, they are wrong. Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence are going to beat their butts because Josh Hutcherson rocks and Jennifer Lawrence is okay because she’s with Josh Hutcherson in the movie. In conclusion, Hunger Games is going to win. Twilight is going to lose.
I saw this movie today! It is very good, but it can make you cry. And that costume is at the beginning of the tour, and she’s holding the microphone and has to fake smile because she’s about to cry because of problems with Russell Brand. Also, the music was really good and I heard some songs that I didn’t know happened because she was signed to her second label that she didn’t stay with the year I was born, so obviously I missed out on a couple songs. There was one called The Box. It’s good, but it doesn’t make sense. There was one called Peacock that is inappropriate, but it’s catchy. Overall it was a very good movie, and you should see it. But the surprising thing was it’s called “Katy Perry: Part of Me” but it doesn’t play that song at all. It plays the tune without her saying anything.
She’s not wearing any pants. It’s inappropriate and it’s the worst outfit ever!
The person in the corner looks like a cat person with a cape, and Katy Perry looks very happy there, so I think that’s recently because I think she’s gotten over Russell Brand. Also, I don’t really like the whole outfit. It’s a little inappropriate. But personally the bottom one is too sparkly and there’s too much of it on her if you’re gonna have to do something like that. But the top one I think is a good example if you have to do something like that.
Stay tuned for a post about Jenny’s fashion and gift ideas tomorrow as we celebrate her birthday week!Read More
Jenny, clearly my daughter, created a game last week that she finally convinced us to play the other night. And I’m totally willing to brag and say that I won, every time. (Jenny didn’t play in the game since she knew all the answers.)
She cut various celebrity faces out of Us Weekly and People magazines (I also think this explains where last week’s missing Us Weekly went, but she’s still denying that) and then folded them up and placed them in a bag. How does the game work? Each player pulls out a face, unfolds it, and names the celebrity. If you can’t name the celebrity, the next player gets to guess. You keep the ones you guessed correctly and tally them up at the end.
Here’s Jenny and her friend who was spending the night (and a dog). She was pretty excited we were willing to play her game.
And here are some of my correctly guessed game pieces.
Can you name them all? It definitely leaned towards celebrities she likes. And we all had fun laughing at my husband’s names for celebrities. He knows their real names, but prefers to stick with either character names, like Thor, Doogie, or Hermione. Or his own nicknames like Anvil-Chin (Reese Witherspoon) and Baby Thor (Liam Hemsworth).
Jenny has since cut out more and more pictures so we can keep playing this game because she’s cool like that. And maybe a little bored during summer break.
Linking up (late!) for #iPPP with Julie and Greta:
For what feels like the millionth time, I slacked off on my magazine day posts, but they’re always fun, so I’m just going to pretend there’s been no break and get back to it, sharing my views on last week’s Us Weekly before the new one comes out in a couple days. (I did explain last week why I’d be such a slacker for a couple weeks or so at least.)
Well, my comeback magazine day post is for the hot bodies issue, and I’m not going to include any of the hot bodies article, but I’ll at least show you the cover. A lot of celebrities have hot bodies, and personal trainers, and all that stuff. Blah blah blah. Boring.
Let’s just look at the random amusing things from this issue instead, okay?
Now we love Thor, but I have to say that he does not look like he wants anybody to meet his girl. More like, “Stay away from my baby.”
Sometimes it’s so funny that we let our girls read Us Weekly. Especially when they read it before us. One of them (and I know it’s a little terrible that I can’t remember which one) came and told me that she saw in Us Weekly that Angelina’s pregnant again! Apparently it was based on this page. Because they look through the pictures and don’t read. I think it was Reagan because that’s how she does it. Jenny actually does read it and believes every single word.
I’m including this page because Kristen Stewart’s is one of Lee’s favorite girls. She’s pretty terrible, but what we call Kristen-Stewart-face cracks us up in all of her pictures. I’m totally cool with her tennis-shoes-wearing habit though.
Oh, this page. There’s Miley in that special outfit. And Bobbi Kristina looking exactly like Bobby Brown, including the gap in the teeth. And whatever that pose is Justin Bieber has going on. Katy Perry just looks normal, which is kind of strange.
Look at Ashley Olsen! Without weird clothes or makeup, she so looks like little Michelle from Full House.
Don’t you just have to love Schmidt? His face just makes you smile.
This article had Jenny so worried about Britney. Really, do you know how stressed out Britney is about being on this show?
I mean, do you see what she did to her fingernails? That’s what really got to Jenny.
I forgot. I did include one picture from the Hot Bodies section. And I’m going to apologize in advance for sounding a little mean, but I was so distracted in all these pictures of Kelly Rowland because her belly button is such a big crater. Why did she have to show it off? I would never show anyone my belly button, and I firmly believe that belly buttons are gross. Especially after you have kids. Or maybe this is just all about me. I’m sorry for being rude, Kelly Rowland.