Posted by Ilana Angel
This morning I am going to meet Wendy Williams, and I am really looking forward to it. I blogged last week about how much I love her, and her show. The producers saw my blog, and invited to meet her while she is here in L.A. this week.
I feel like I am going to meet a girlfriend. She feels familiar somehow. We view things the same way, we are almost the same age, we both have one son, we are both occasionally misunderstood, and we are both girly girls, with huge balls. I’m a fan, she is an inspiration, and today will be special.
Darryl Strawberry is a quitter. It’s not that shocking really. He has ducked out on child support, been arrested for soliciting sex from an undercover policewoman who was posing as a prostitute, and been in and out of drug rehab. He is a professional star, and a personal mess.
He is a hero. He is a great baseball player. He is a legend, and he is beloved by many who love the game, and praise his talent. It is because of his professional accomplishments, that his quitting Celebrity Apprentice is so shocking.
He caved, and bailed on not only his team, but also his charity. He was not going to be fired, it would have been Michael Johnson. Strawberry just wasn’t into it. At one point he stood outside, and smoked. It was sad. To see a star athlete, standing on the street with a cigarette, was depressing.
I didn’t really know who he was before Celebrity Apprentice. I knew his name, but was not aware of his legacy. It’s such a shame that when given an opportunity to shine, and raise money for something important to him, he was just a quitter. Shame on you Darryl Strawberry.
Richard “Rick” Castle, is a fictional character portrayed by Nathan Fillion in the ABC crime series Castle. I love this show. It does not have the highest ratings, but it should. A friend of mine recently went to the set, and met Nathan. He was fantastic to her. Charming, sincere, and kind. It’s so nice when a fan, gets to meet a celebrity, and has a wonderful experience.
Richard Castle is a mystery novelist who is called in to help the NYPD solve a copycat murder, based on his novel. Detective Kate Beckett, is the detective he is assigned to, and he uses her as the model for the main character of his next book series. It’s funny and smart, and if you have not watched, you should.
Shannen Doherty got the boot last night on Dancing With The Stars, and I must say I am quite surprised. One could argue that she left because not enough viewers remember who she is. When you think about how far Tori, Jenny and Ian got, that makes no sense.
She was totally not the worse dancer, and should have stayed a little longer. It could have been because she pulled the sympathy card too soon, or because she went from shy to cocky in a week. In the end, I think Shannen didn’t get enough votes, because people hated Brenda.
I have never watched an entire episode of The Simpsons. I’ve see chucks of a episode, know who some of the characters are, recognize the theme music, and could probably name a few of the actors. That said, I have never watched an episode from start to finish. Until now.
Yesterday, my son and I watched the episode where The Simpsons go to Israel. Actually, he started to watch it on the dvr, and I was working in the same room, so I started listening more than watching, but I was quickly hooked. I thought it was hilarious.
I’m not sure I will ever watch another episode, and by not sure, of course I mean I will never watch it again, but it sure was funny. I love Israel and it’s a great spot to visit, Jewish or not. I have not been back in almost 25 years, but my son went a couple of years ago on a school trip.
It is a beautiful country. I still have a lot of family there, from my mother’s side. My mom goes every year on holiday, and I’m not really sure why I have not been back. My dream would be to go with my son, and see it through his eyes. Will we, like the Simpsons, go together one day? I’m keeping the faith.
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March 30, 2010 | 8:31 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
Last night, as I was heading to my Seder, I wiped out on the stairs going to the car. I twisted my ankle badly, and still cannot believe how much it hurt, or how big the bruise on my bum is! I toppled down a full flight, in what felt like slow motion, and it was not graceful.
I was heartbroken to not make it to the Seder. Instead of celebrating with my fantastic Rabbi and friends, at our Temple Seder, I settled in for the night with a bottle of wine, a box of matzo, a bottle of ibuprofen, and the magic that is Dancing With The Stars.
Tom Bergeron is brilliant, and truly a master at live television. He is so fast on his feet, that it again begs the question, why has this man not won an Emmy? Stop with the Probst monopoly already. Jeff does not deserve an Emmy as host. Tom hosting live, trumps Jeff being edited.
As for Brooke Burke, she is a million times better than Samantha Harris. Samantha “quitting”, is the best thing to happen to DWTS. I just wish Brooke would stand up straight, and stop slouching. She is gorgeous, and her body rocks, but she is always hunched over like an old lady.
As Jews across the world searched for freedom from that which enslaves us, spray painted celebrities, searching for redemption, and another ride on the merry-go-round that is Hollywood, danced up a storm, and delivered an excellent evening of television.
Shannen Doherty: The first time she danced, she was nervous and pulled the “doing it for my sick dad” sympathy card. There is a generation of people who love her, and she should have just chilled, and saved her milking for later. Last night we saw Brenda, not Shannen, and it was fabulous. She got her confidence back and it showed.
Aiden Turner: He is partnered with Edyta, who quite simply has the greatest body on television. While he is great to look at, I think he should go. He is not a great dancer, which is why Edyta elbowed him in the face. Twice. He tried to look vulnerable, but looked like an unattractive crybaby instead. A pretty face is not enough to be attractive.
Evan Lysacek: He is charming, sweet, and just lovely. I think he is a great dancer, and will be there until the end. He is a tall, dark, and handsome drink of water, and a pleasure to watch. His partner is forgettable, which makes him shine brighter. One thing, get an updated haircut Evan.
Niecy Nash: I was really not expecting to like her, because she is a little over the top. It turns out I really don’t like her, I love her. She is adorable, and I want her to do well. She is trying so hard, and looks beautiful. Last night she was fabulous and I voted for her. Rock on Niecy!
Jake Pavelka: Really? Who would have thought that white toast, boring Bachelor Jake, would be so fantastic? He is completely shining on this show, and I find myself really liking him. He is more attractive here, than he ever was on The Bachelor. Don’t tell, but I voted for him too.
Buzz Aldrin: How can you vote out a hero? It’s sad because I wanted him to do well. He can walk away proud of having done it, and showing that 80 is a state of mind. It was cute to watch him last week, a new generation discovered him, but now I’m done. Bless you Buzz.
Nicole Scherzinger: She is beautiful, funny, skinny, charming, and a fantastic dancer. She has nothing to worry about, and will stay in until the very end. For her it’s a popularity contest, not a dancing competition. She is doing an amazing job, and should celebrate by eating a sandwich.
Erin Andrews: She is the most annoying contestant ever. She was on the Bonnie Hunt Show this week with Maxim, and they have no chemistry, and there is clearly no love lost there. I think they can’t stand each other, and it shows. I really, really, really, want her to go home first.
Pamela Anderson: I can’t quite figure out what it is about her, but she is insanely appealing. She is stunning, funny, sexy, yet the girl next door, and you feel like you could be her friend. She is my favorite, and I want her to win. Who knew that she would be so loveable?
Chad Ochocinco: He is yummy. I had never heard of him before this show, and came into it with favorites picked, based on who I knew. That I am pulling for him, with no knowledge of who he is, says a lot about how great he is. The judges slammed him, so we’ll see if he sticks around.
Kate Gosselin: This is a bossy lady. I thought she emasculated her ex-husband, and you can see it creeping in here. When she told Tony that a lot of people quit on her in life, I was done. I tried to like her, but it’s just too hard. She is a victim, I’m over her, and she sucks as a dancer.
It was another great week, and tonight is the first elimination show. Buzz, Kate, Aiden, and Erin all have my vote to go home! Pam is a fresh baked challah, and Kate is an old piece of matzo. As for America getting it right, and sending the right person home? I’m keeping the faith.
March 29, 2010 | 1:31 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
The season has only just begun, and I’m already dreading the day it will come to an end. These chicks are fantastic television.
Bethany and Jason are together, and she is complaining about the other ladies, which is all she seems to do this season. Jason tells her they need to find a place to live together and she says okay. He says that before they move in together, “there will be a commitment from me”.
Bethany says it was so sweet and loving for him to say. Really? Did he ask her to marry him and I missed it? Since when is simply saying that there “will be” a commitment, a romantic gesture? We all know they got married this weekend, but still, promising a commitment is not romantic.
Kelly and LuAnn are at a fashion show and it’s like watching a scene from Dumb and Dumber. Bethany joins, and the gloves are off. Lisa Rinna is there, and chatting with the ladies. Sidebar: I think LuAnn tries to get her hair to look like Lisa’s, but it’s never quite there.
LuAnn says to Bethany that she has seen her at a lot of fashion shows. Bethany loses her mind, and accuses LuAnn of taking more digs at her. She then goes off and calls her a snake, tells her that Jill has been telling everyone that she sleeps around, and cannot be trusted. Meow!
Sidebar: Bethany has been saying for years that she wants to have a man, career, child, and friends. She got the career, the man, and has a baby on the way, but she is blowing off all of her friends. She cannot handle having everything, and has forgotten who was there for her when she had nothing. It’s sad to see her change so much.
To be clear, LuAnn is allowed to sleep with whomever she wants, as often as she wants. Her husband left her, and even before he left, he was sleeping around. Who cares? She is a grown up, and the Count was openly seeing other women, and if her sleeping with someone made her feel better, then rock on sister.
LuAnn and Bethany sit with Kelly, and LuAnn starts recapping to Kelly. But Bethany is sitting with them, and can hear what she is saying. She tells Kelly that Bethany called her a skank, Bethany corrects her and says she called her a snake, to which LuAnn responds, same thing.
Bethany tells her to stop talking about her, and LuAnn says she was not talking about her. Really? There are cameras on you “Countess”, and we all just heard you talking about her, including Bethany, who is sitting with you! If you’re going to lie, do it without millions of witnesses.
To clarify my darling LuAnn, snake and skank are not the same thing. It’s probably better to be a snake, not a skank. Bethany called you a snake, and you decided to promote yourself to skank. Try to listen more carefully because that’s not a great move Countess.
The best part of the whole scene, is that even in the midst of name calling, yelling and horrible meanness to each other, they stop to have their picture taken together, and stop in the middle of an insult to say hello and air kiss people, then right back to the cat fight. Classy.
Another fashion show, this time with Kelly, Ramona, and her daughter Avery. Kelly stirs the pot by asking why she was not invited to Ramona’s Labor Day party. She starts a scene in front of Ramona’s kid. These ladies belong on the yard of a women’s maximum security prison.
Kelly is bailing early to go to another party, and Ramona is pissed she was not invited, so Kelly invites her. Ramona puts her kid in a cab and sends her home. They share a special night of her first fashion show, then kicks the kid to the curb, literally, and sends her off in a taxi on her own.
Kelly says she is not pleased with how Avery was sent home. Really? Kelly is going to talk about the do’s and don’ts of parenting? Maybe she can write an article for Playboy about how to properly parent your young children? Ramona is crazy, Kelly is a loon, and I can’t stop watching.
Kelly, Ramona and Jill are now together, and Kelly says she is going to “fill them in” on what happened the day before. Translation: I am going to be a gossiping hag. Then Jill takes over, and starts to tell the story, which is fascinating since Kelly was there, and Jill was not.
Bethany is whoring out her Skinny Girl margarita at an event, and Alex and Kelly show up. Bethany is not friends with Alex, but the moment Alex walks in, Bethany starts gossiping. These girls are high school. Not the popular girls you wanted to be, but the mean girls that scared you.
Surprise, surprise, Jill is writing a book. Seriously, we don’t care. We like to watch the train wreck that is your interactions together, but do we need another housewife book? I get that they are riding their 15 minutes to the very last second, but enough already with the books.
Ramona and Bethany get together for a drink, and Bethany is gossiping again. She will talk to anyone who will listen, and Ramona just wants to listen to everyone, so she can whip out nuggets at her convenience. If you feel like listening Ramona, listen to this: WEAR A BRA!
Here comes the good stuff! Ramona is about to lose her mind, in a big ugly mess, all over everyone. She shows up, quite saggy, and the games begin. She starts by trashing Jill’s apartment, and dress, then telling us Jill is blacklisted from Sacks, for returning too many things.
LuAnn is talking to Alex and Simon, when Ramona comes in, and thinks they are talking about her, and her letchy husband. She tells Alex and Simon that LuAnn did not want them to be invited to her Labor Day party. She doesn’t understand why LuAnn is nice in person, but mean behind their backs.
Alex tells Ramona that she has a bone to pick with Jill, and decides to do it in the middle of her party. Choo Choo darlings, the trains are about to wreck. Alex tells Jill she is hurt by her attacking her children, Jill says she is sorry but it was LuAnn, who comes over and takes responsibility, but not before Alex cries.
Honestly. It’s exhausting watching these women. I’m not a big fan of Alex, but when she cried because she felt Jill was being unkind to her kids. I felt for her. I would have reacted the same. Say what you want about me, but don’t ever say anything about my kid. It’s a deal breaker.
Dinner is served, to 50 women and Simon. Jill orders an entire bottle of wine for Ramona. LuAnn tells Ramona her divorce is final, and Ramona tells her how sorry she is. She just attacked her, and threw her under the bus, but now they’re BFF’s. Does Pinot Grigio translate into Bi-Polar?
Ramona moves onto Kelly, and asks her if she got her boobs done for Playboy. Sidebar: Since when is being asked to pose for Playboy an honor? They ask everyone to pose for Playboy. Ramona proceeds to use her hands, to show the direction Kelly’s boobs go, which is not flattering.
Kelly laughs it off, but then gets mad. She says Ramona is out of control, and they are not on the same planet. Kelly is not on the same planet as Ramona? Pot, listen up, the kettle is calling you black. Now Ramona and Kelly are yelling across the table, for all to hear, about Kelly’s boobs.
Kelly gets up to leave, and tells Ramona that if she were Ramona’s daughter, she would be embarrassed. Kelly leaves in a tizzy, and we wrap up yet another week in New York City. Unless they bring in some new ladies, which I understand they are, these chicks are about to implode.
The fighting, jealously and childishness is out of control. At the end of the day, it’s good television, but these ladies may want to take a moment to think about their kids. When they are older, and watch this show, they are going to be mortified that these were their mothers.
Enjoy your kids ladies, because they may not be talking to you for much longer. Just Saying. I love you Andy Cohen for bringing these loons together. The unreal ladies of Beverly Hills are going to need to bring it because the bar has been set high. Have a drink girls, and keep the faith.
March 27, 2010 | 12:57 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Someone asked me this morning what my favorite reality show was, and I couldn’t answer. I love so many of them, that it’s hard to pick just one. I was able to say however, with complete conviction, that when it comes to reality television, no one does it better than Bravo.
I watch all of their reality shows. Some are good, some are great, and some are so bad, you can’t turn away. Andy Cohen is a genius, and I want to send him a message. Mr. Cohen, should you wake up one day, and discover that you are in fact not gay, call me. I seriously love you man. Seriously. Love. You.
Here is my take on some of the current shows of Bravo:
Kell on Earth: Kelly Cutrone is fabulous. Her balls are huge, and she can be brutal, but she also has a nurturing side that I appreciate. Her two partners however, Emily and Robyn, not so much. They are both Kelly wannabes, who are going to wake up one day, realize they are old, with poached eggs, no love life, alone, and will be even more bitter and unappealing, than they are now.
Skinner needs to be careful to not follow too closely in their footsteps. Andrew is fantastic and I would totally hang out with this kid. He is perfection, and a huge addition to the show. It’s an interesting look into the fashion industry, and I’m hooked. The finale is next week, and I hope it comes back for another season.
Shear Genius: I want to know who the genius was that thought Camila Alves could host a television show in English. This show is painful to watch because of Alves. Her accent, and the way she annunciates her words, are enough to make me pull out all my hair, one strand at a time. She is pretty I guess, and has nice hair, but just because your boyfriend is famous, and you’re his baby mamma, does not mean you should be hosting a show.
I have always taught my son to not stare at people who look different. I encourage him to ask questions, but to not stare, because it’s rude, and can be hurtful. Apparently I’m not good at following my own advice, because whenever I see Jonathan Antin and Kim Vo, I can’t stop staring. I want see them up close, then poke and prod at their faces. Bravo to Bravo for not discriminating, and hiring people who are made out of plastic.
The Millionaire Matchmaker: I was trying to find a nice way to call the “star” of this show a skanky, disgusting, horrific mess, but couldn’t figure it out. I am so turned off by this woman, that I actually find myself drifting off into a daydream when I watch her, where I actually get to scream at her. She is an embarrassment to women, Jews, matchmakers, and reality television. I find it hard to watch her, which is fascinating because I love a good reality train wreck, but I just can’t figure out how it is that this chick has a show.
Her cast is even more confusing, so I’m not even going to try to be nice. Chelsea is empty, Rachel is forgettable, and Destin is completely out of his element. If I were a millionaire, would I hand over my hard earned cash to this group of misfits? I don’t think so. Stanger is crude, rude, abrasive and annoying. This show is painful, and the only good thing about it, are my daydreams, where I get to rip Patti a new one. Worth watching for that alone.
The Real Housewives of Orange County: What can I say about the real housewives franchise, other than the fact that regardless of the city, it is perfection. Beverly Hills is coming up, and I cannot wait. I seriously love this show. Partially because it’s a non-stop train wreck, and partially because it was this show, that allowed me to meet my new boyfriend, Andy Cohen.
Vicki: I would totally be friends with her, then talk about her behind her back, when she stabbed me in mine. Tamra: I’m sorry for her and her kids that they are going through a divorce, but happy for her that she is free of her controlling husband. Alexis: This chick is everything I hope my son will never marry. She is a stepford, botoxed, freak show.
Gretchen: Dear Lord. I could write an entire blog about this chick. I think I like her, but I’m not sure. She is beyond messed up. Slade is disgusting and if she marries him, then she is disgusting by association. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid Gretchen! Lynn: How is it possible that this woman functions so well on lithium? I don’t get her, don’t like her, and feel bad for her kids.
The Real Housewives of New York City: This is my favorite housewife group. I think they are a fun bunch, and the most interesting. We all know women who remind us of this group, and can imagine being their friends. Maybe it’s New York City that is so attractive here, but regardless of the ladies, or the city, this show is fabulous.
LuAnn: I think this chick is a whack job that is so caught up in being a Countess, she does not get that the title is still not enough for us to find her interesting. Kelly: this chick is a skank, and I would not hang out with her. She is the most unappealing housewife, from any city. Maybe it’s because she is a tranny, not a real housewife, that is so troubling.
Alex: Kudos to her for marrying a gay man, embracing their love together, and flaunting it for all to see. Her kids need to be taught some manners, and she needs a new make-up artist. Preferably one who has use of their eyes. Ramona: Kooky. This chick is insane. Regardless of her crazy eyes, her letch of a husband, and her daughter being mortified by her, I love her, and she makes great television.
Jill: Of all the women, on all the shows, Jill is the one I like the most. She is opinionated and ballsy, but not mean. She is a regular girl, all things considered, and I would hang with her. Bethany: She used to be my favorite, but has become a total and complete bitch. The more successful she becomes, personally and professionally, the more unattractive she is. She is burning bridges, and needs to watch her back, because karma is a bitch.
Bravo Bravo. If you decide to do a reality show about a straight woman, who falls in love with a gay man, and they meet, and he loves her too, and they gat married, well then send me Andy Cohen’s phone number. Ilana and Andy Cohen? I’m keeping the faith.
March 26, 2010 | 7:03 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I have discovered that I love Wendy Williams, and when we meet, she and I will be fast friends. Her talk show is on here in Los Angeles on Fox, weekdays at 4 pm. I’m not sure how many people watch her in L.A., because she is opposite Ellen, but I must tell you, you should give her a shot. She is adorable, and her show is entertaining.
The enchanting Ms. Williams started her career in radio. She was a NYC radio star for years, before making the transition to television. Even though she was labeled a “shock jock”, I don’t really think she was, just as I don’t think Howard Stern is a shock jock. Either.
What Wendy and Howard are, is honest. Honesty is what allows them to speak their mind, and be brave enough to say, and ask, what we are too afraid to. By “we” being afraid to say something, of course I mean not me, because I’m not afraid to say anything, which is why I dig her.
Wendy is quite accomplished, and has won “Radio Personality Of The Year” awards, from both Billboard and Radio & Records magazines. She was named “Most Guiltiest Pleasure” at the 2009 NewNowNext Awards, and in 2009, was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. This lady is no slouch. She works hard on her career, as well as being a wife, and mother.
Not everyone likes Wendy Williams, which is interesting. People bash her for being crass, obnoxious, or rude, which I don’t think she is. Could it be that people see parts of themselves in her, and it’s a part of their personalities that they don’t embrace, so they attack her?
I think people love her, but in private. Williams is far less offensive than Kathy Griffin, yet people are meaner to my Wendy. Why? It’s time for people to come out of the I Love Wendy Williams closet, and embrace her, and her show, out loud. This chick is a hoot, and her show is like hanging out with a girlfriend.
She is not a guilty pleasure for me, because I like her. She is funny, and ballsy. I’ve read a lot of things about her, and I think that rather than attacking her, she should be applauded for being honest and open. In the world of entertainment, she is not blowing smoke up anyone’s ass.
Every gorgeous, opinionated, and unfiltered, television talk show goddess, needs a cute, funny, and brave Jewish chick as a BFF. I know you are coming to LA next week, so let’s make a plan. I’ll come to your hotel, and we’ll hang out. I can borrow your stuff, try on your wigs, gossip, and talk about all the Jewish guys you want to set me up with.
I think people are afraid of things that make them uncomfortable, and perhaps what makes them uncomfortable, are traits they won’t admit they have. Wendy Williams says, what we all think. I do that, so I am not afraid of her, because we both embrace that part of who we are. I love you Wendy Williams, and am not afraid to say so.
So Wendy, how you doing? I think you are fabulous my darling, and this blog is really a fan letter. I love the hair, the clothes, the accent, the balls, the show, love it all. It will be a sincere pleasure to meet you Ms. Williams. Will you call? I’m keeping the faith!
March 25, 2010 | 6:19 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
This morning I blogged about Wendy Williams. I wrote that I loved her, and her show, and wanted to meet her. Well, you’ll never guess who called a mere 4 hours after my posting. The Wendy Williams Show! They called because they saw the blog, and Ms. Williams would like to meet me when she is in Los Angeles next week.
How fabulous is that? You are classy Wendy, and I’m thrilled that you found the blog, dug it, and want to meet me. It could have gone either way I guess. I could have been labeled a stalker and quickly dismissed, but no. She saw the love, appreciated my blog, and respected the Jewish Journal.
I am beyond excited to meet Wendy, and will try to stay composed. That said, it’s not everyday you get to meet your new BFF, so I might be totally not cool, and cry. My son and I are going to hang out with her on Wednesday. Why take my son you ask? Because he knows how excited I am, and he will get joy, from seeing my joy.
How many opportunities do we, as mothers, get to show our children that wishes come true? As wonderful as it will be to meet her, it will be even more special to share it with my son. My life as a mother is about making him happy, so for him to see me be school girl giddy, is a blessing, and I can’t wait to show him off to Ms. Williams.
There has been a huge uproar around Sarah Palin this week. It’s fascinating how many people have written to demand that I shove her under the bus for her statements about the health care bill, and those who voted for it. I’m not sure how it is possible that my singles blog, has somehow been sucked in all this political drama.
I appreciate that people care about my opinion, and are so invested in what I have to say. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, but I don’t really have anything to say about it. I suppose I could say, I think her posting targets on her Facebook page, over the locations of the politicians who abandoned the Republican Party, and voted with the Democrats, was disgusting.
I could say that her statement about lock and load, or whatever she said, were deplorable. I could say that people completely overreacted, and are villianizing her because of who she is, and everyone needs to chill. I could say that people need to worry about real things like obesity of urban children, and hunger of rural children in America, and leave her alone.
Yup, I could say all of it, but I won’t. What I will say is that I am a supporter of President Obama, and the health care bill. I will say that I was a huge fan of Teddy Kennedy, and he would be pleased with the bill. I will say that Elisabeth Hasselbeck annoys the crap out of me.
At the end of the day, it does not matter what I say. Liberals will think I needed to be harsher, and call her out for being dangerous. Conservatives, will be disappointed that I bought into the propaganda about who she is, and what she believes. I will let Sarah Palin fight her own battles, and I will simply be quiet, and support OUR President.
Just a quick reminder to all of my readers: to those of you who read daily, and those who find me by accident and decide to come back, I am not a political blogger. I write about being single, over 40, a single mother, and my search for love. I leave political discussions to the politicians, and you should send your political comments to political bloggers.
I just read that Bethany Frankel, from The Real Housewives of New York City, did not invite Jill Zarron to her wedding, which is happening tomorrow. Are you kidding me Bethany? That better be gossip, and not true. If you did in fact not invite her, it means you are a petty, selfish, and stupid girl. No matter what has happened between you, she should be there.
If I were Jill, I might choose to not come, but the decision needs to be hers, not yours. After everything you have been through together, and everything she did for you, especially when your life was falling apart, for you to not include her, is disgusting. Grow up, and call her. You need to beg her to come and share your day, or you will feel bad about it forever.
Dennis Hopper received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. He has pancreatic cancer, and looked so frail. To see him was shocking at first, but it quickly became lovely. I was so happy to see him get his star. That he was well enough to be there, to share it with his children, and have that moment with his friends and fans, was wonderful to see.
To be so ill, a moment like this might lift his spirits, and give him the strength, and motivation, to fight for one more day. One more day with his children, and that is magic. I don’t know what is going on in his house, but I read all the entertainment magazines, and to his soon to be ex-wife I want to say, really?
Let this man die in peace. You are behaving badly, and in the end, when your daughter is old enough to understand, she will see that you tormented her father when he was ill, and at the end of his life. Seriously, stop being so selfish, and give your daughter the gift of her father, for as long as she can have him.
It’s been a long week, and I am very thankful that it is Friday! My son is on Spring Break and I am thrilled to have him home. We are going to hang out, relax, chill with friends and enjoy ourselves. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Be kind to one another, pray for the troops to come home quickly, and love your kid. Shabbat Shalom, and keep the faith.
March 25, 2010 | 12:51 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Burbank sixth-grade teacher, Amy Beck, pleaded no-contest to having unlawful sex with a minor in a deal that will land her in jail for two years. She is 33, and slept with a boy who is 14, the same age as my son. This chick is disgusting, and I have an unwavering desire to slap her.
Beck entered a plea in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other charges against her. She also admitted to a new charge of committing lewd acts on a child under 16, which will require her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
How is it possible, that this woman can shatter a family, and damage a child, and only serve two years, which we all know will end up being one? I don’t get it. If my 14 year old son were to have sex with a 33 year old lady, who was his teacher, I would be mortified by this sentence. How dare she, abuse her position of power over this child.
I don’t care how mature you think a child is, a boy of 14 is never going to be able to handle the emotions that go with sleeping an adult. It is rape of a minor in my opinion, and I am pissed off by the sentence this chick is getting. It is a slap in the face of not only the boy, but also his parents. Imagine what all the kids must be thinking about her, the boy, and the school.
I don’t care that she is going to be listed as a registered sex offender. She should be, because she is. I want to pull my kid out of school, home school him, and never let him leave the house without me. Seriously! How are we supposed to raise our children in a world that is so scary?
I am not so naïve, as to think that boys of 14 are not becoming sexually active. I know it’s a time of experimentation, and trust me, I lose sleep over it. The thing is, this was not two kids maturing and discovering sex. It was an adult, abusing a child. It was an adult crossing a line.
My son is at his new high school today, spending the day shadowing a freshman, to get a feel for the school. When I dropped him off this morning he looked so old. I smiled, wished him well, gave him a quick hug, watched him turn the corner, and sent him off into the unknown. I got in the car, and starting crying.
I cried for a lot of reasons. I cried because I was so proud of him that he did so well in school, and got into one of the top high schools in the country. I cried because I could remember back to his first day of pre-school, and thinking that I would never survive not being with him all day, every day. I cried because I love this boy with all my heart, and he will always be my baby.
I am crying now, because it is unthinkable to me, that after all I have done to raise this little boy, someone could come along, and break what I handled with such care, for so long. To Amy Beck, I want you to know that you are truly horrible, and should be ashamed of yourself. Just because you admitted what you did, does not lessen what you have done.
I hope the boy, who was the victim of this piece of trash, will be okay. I am sending prayers to him, his parents, and his friends. When I pick up my son from school today, I am going to hold him a little tighter, for a little longer. May God bless us all, and watch over our children. For that I shall pray, and keep the faith.
March 25, 2010 | 3:33 am