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.
So Jessica Simpson finally had her baby. (Thanks, Amanda, for posting about it so quickly so I caught the news!)
I must say that I was quite surprised that the baby wasn’t bigger. I just told Lee last night during our weekly review of news at The Superficial that I was convinced she would have a 12 pound baby. Or at a minimum, a baby bigger than my last one.
So how big is her baby? 9 lbs. 13 oz. and 21 3/4 inches.
How big was Brinkley? 9 lbs. 14.7 oz. and 23 inches.
I know that’s not a huge difference, but still. I really thought her baby would be bigger than mine.
I’ll admit I was a large pregnant person. I don’t have many pictures of me at my largest, which is best for everyone. But here’s one from my baby shower, about 5 weeks before Brinkley was born. And seated, which doesn’t give the best view, but it’s all I could find. Keep in mind that I’m only 5’1″ so mostly I expand straight out when with child.
And here are a couple relatively recent pictures of pregnant Jessica Simpson:
I may be fooling myself because again, I know I was a giant pregnant person. But I swear I think she’s bigger than I was. She said last week that she’s gained 40 pounds. I’m kind of thinking more, as someone who gained more than 40 pounds with each pregnancy. It looks like more than 40 pounds to me.
At least I can say that I’m glad I didn’t go 10 days past my due date with Brinkley like Jessica did. He would have been even bigger than this:
If you’re bored and want to read the whole Brinkley birth story, it’s here.Read More
I’ve been a bit of a blogging slacker the last three weeks or so, which means it’s been a few weeks since my last Magazine Day post. But I’m trying to get back into the swing of things! I don’t think there was too much excitement in the couple US Weekly magazines I didn’t post about – so we’ll just get straight back to it with the most recent issue.
Beyonce lost her fake baby weight. I generally get annoyed by the celebrity weight loss secrets that are often mentioned in these magazines. I’m not saying they don’t work hard to lose weight – I think they work extremely hard to maintain their bodies. But I do think it’s easier when you have personal chefs and personal trainers to stay on track. If I failed to stick to my diet or exercise plans (that I haven’t made) yesterday? I just tell my husband and I suck and hope I’ll do better.
I could never wear shoes like this at any weight though. Though I suppose I would look taller. I’m not a high heel person, so maybe it’s just hard for me to understand, but I honestly can’t imagine wearing shoes like these. And carrying a baby.
I’m about 3 episodes behind on Gossip Girl. And now I’m a little worried that Dan’s going to look like this by the time I catch up.
I think Angelina looks like such a prim and proper lady in this picture. And Brad looks like…I’m not sure what. But it looks like the makings of a good romance novel.
This is just creepy to me. Tupac’s hologram performing with Dre and Snoop at Coachella? Creepy.
Gwyneth looks a bit old and mean in this picture. In my opinion.
Marky Mark is looking a bit, um, beefier than he did back in 1991.
This should not be shocking to anyone who watched That 70′s Show. Jackie and Kelso almost always got back together.
Sometimes (most of the time) I just want to say that no one wore it best. Because it’s ugly. This is one of those times. Also, LeAnn Rimes’ face. Is too much.
And finally, Jenny’s favorite part of this issue.
She usually reads my US Weekly before me because she refuses to obey the house rule that I read it first. She couldn’t wait for me to read it so she could ask if I saw her favorite part. Peeta’s a hero! And short. But she’s okay with that.Read More
It’s time for me to tell you what I thought about everything I saw in this week’s US Weekly in case you haven’t taken the time to look at it yourself. Or at least the things that mattered to me. The feature stories are rarely the things that interest me the most – have you noticed that? Anyway, let’s get started.
The cover. Michelle Williams doesn’t really interest me that much generally. But I am happy that she’s dating Jason Segel – I think they’re a cute couple. And I think it’s especially cool that they’ve known each other since her Dawson’s Creek days. Here’s how I make the connection if you want me to spell it out:
Michelle Williams = Jen on Dawson’s Creek
Busy Phillips (Michelle’s best friend) = Audrey on Dawson’s creek but also Kim on Freaks and Geeks and Kelly on Undeclared, so she knows…
Jason Segel (now known as Marshall to anyone who watches How I Met Your Mother) = Nick on Freaks and Geeks and Eric (one of the best characters ever) on Undeclared
Also on the cover. I just want to point this out even though I’m not a Kardashian fan because Lee and I both looked at it the same way. We thought the inset picture was Kim and how she lost the 10 pounds was she got rid of a baby? But it’s not.
Maybe she tried Posh’s diet?
That’s seriously one of this week’s little articles. “Posh Eats a Plate of Lettuce.” Wow.
In celebrity baby related news:
I like that Hilary Duff is out and about 10 days after she had a baby, looking like she actually had a baby 10 days ago. It’s cool.
This baby’s the same age as mine – and almost as cute!
Still my favorite couple, and the best couple to have recently had a baby. I like Ben Affleck’s hair, okay? Lee said that he thinks he won’t be able to believe in love any longer if they ever split up.
Awards show appearances this week:
Is she really cracking a smile? I don’t see it. It makes me think of this pin.
We actually watched the Kids Choice Awards last Saturday night. Because that’s how cool we are. And I have to say that it was hilarious when Justin Bieber was blasted with slime.
I don’t even have anything to say about Kelso and his stupid cowboy hat and jacket. Because I’m stuck starting at Taylor Swift’s face and wondering how she made herself look so old.
And in other news:
I love you, Prince Harry. That’s all.
I’ve never watched Bones, but I think I’d like it. The girls and I watched a few episodes of The New Girl this weekend so we’re getting caught up. A sign you shouldn’t watch The New Girl with your daughter: when she asks what a threesome is. And you don’t respond and just move on.
Then there’s this. Oh, James Franco. I really can’t believe it. And I can’t say anything about it that would sum it up better than The Superficial did. I think Spring Breakers is going to be the worst movie, and Lee thinks it’s going to be the best. I don’t know what that says about us.