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No Golden Globes Means No Red Carpet

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Roll up the red carpet…the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced yesterday that the 65th Annual Golden Globes are cancelled. Instead, the winners will be revealed during a mind-numbingly boring, hour-long press conference – covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13.

gg No Golden Globes Means No Red CarpetFaced with the reality of nominees’ nonattendance and mobs of picketing writers outside of the The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, the HFPA had no choice but to pull the proverbial plug on the awards show. So no red carpet, swag bags, obligatory ‘kiss the award’ photo ops, or swanky after-parties this year. Which also means no E! Fashion Police recaps re-played ten times a day for a month following the ceremony.

While I applaud the actors’ solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, I’m bummed that the pomp and circumstance has been stripped away, and replaced with a clinical reading of winners’ names. I wanted to see some purty dresses and Spring makeup trends…how about you?

And you know that there are some ticked off nominees, wondering why their year was the year of the strike. I wonder if they’ll just chill out at home, pop some Paul Newman, and celebrate with close friends and family. Or maybe George Clooney will send out an Evite or post a message on his Myspace page, and everyone will head over there.

rumer willis No Golden Globes Means No Red CarpetBut you know who’s probably the pissiest about this whole mess? Miss Golden Globes 2008, herself – Rumer Willis. That girl just can’t catch a break.

All I know is that they’d better settle this nonsense by the time the Oscars roll around. I’m not playin’.

Waxed

Y’all know I love me anything celebrity-related; my husband thinks it’s hilarious that I refer to The Daily 10 as “the news” – he’s probably a little embarassed too.

Anyway, I recently visited TMZ, and came across this gallery of celebrity wax figures. Some of them are pretty good (Leo and Jessica) – some, not so much (Xtina). And how funny/creepy is it that James Brown’s wax double is sweating?

For more photos, visit TMZ.com.

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xtina Waxed

orlando Waxed

leo Waxed

justin Waxed

hillary Waxed

jessica Waxed

james Waxed

Happy 2008 – Luv, Spoiled Pretty

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Happy New Year, Spoiled Pretty enthusiasts!

Thanks for doing your part to make 2007 such a memorable and special year for me. I appreciate your support of this blog more than I can articulate. So please accept my most sincere thanks.

The last five months have been fun, but the next twelve are going to be fierce. I’m just getting warmed up! If there’s any way I can enhance your reading experience, don’t hesitate to let me know. I welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Be sure to come back and visit me regularly – I so enjoy your company. Bookmark the site, or subscribe to receive updates in your email – so you can get spoiled every day! And don’t forget to tell your friends and family…I guarantee you all know a beauty addict who would also enjoy this site.

I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and pretty 2008. Make a resolution to live every day to its fullest!

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Guess Who: 12.27.07

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I was shocked when I came across this picture of a certain celeb. I’d never seen her without her signature red lips – let alone, barefaced. Can you guess her identity?

Deviated Septum Deception

 Deviated Septum Deception
It so irks me when celebs try to ‘outwit’ us regular folks. Every time I turn around, some superstar (or superstar wannabe) is playing the ‘deviated septum card’ to trade in their honker for a more sculpted schnoz.

What ticks me off even more is when they have the nerve to tell other women to be comfortable in their own skin and love themselves – then they sneak off to have elective surgery. I mean, if you’re not comfortable addressing it in the media – don’t discuss it. Or be completely honest about it and say, ‘I hated my old nose, so I got a new one” or “I’ll get a lot more work with this less ethnic nose.” But don’t insult my intelligence.

Image courtesy of ABC News

Guess Who: 12.08.07

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I love makeup more than most people. But sometimes, less is more.

Can you guess the identity of this “celebrity” (and I use the term loosely)? Usually, she piles on the products – so it’s nice to see that there’s actually some natural beauty hiding beneath those layers of makeup.

Thank You

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In mid-August, I started this blog on a whim…out of boredom and a love for all things beauty. Now – just a few months later – I am really encouraged by the number of visitors that visit this site every day, and the amount of positive feedback I receive from proletarians and professionals alike. It’s the greatest thing to pursue your passion and to be appreciated for it…so I just wanted to thank you!

I’m "It"

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I’ve been tagged by Diva In A Carry On. Now that I’m “it,” I have to write 7 random facts about myself, then tag 7 other bloggers. So without further pomp and circumstance, here’s a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ you probably didn’t know about your resident beauty know-it-all:

1) Besides Philly, my favorite city is Madrid, Spain. I had my purse stolen there, but who can hold a grudge against a place with such fantastic shopping, architecture, food, and culture? Sometimes, during an especially tiring day, I take a mental siesta and imagine that I’m at a tapas bar eating gambas al ajillo and red wine sangria.

2) My favorite television show is Project Runway (I’ve seen every episode at least 10 times). My favorite movie? It’s a tie between The Sound of Music and Pulp Fiction…yes, I know I’m weird.

3) I memorized the Hail Mary, in French, when I was in the first grade – and I can still recite it to this day.

4) My dream job would be to perform on Broadway. In undergrad, I majored in Communications and Theater – and I wrote my senior thesis on the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.

5) My favorite musicians are Jeff Buckley and Otis Redding.

6) Although I work in marketing and public relations, I attended law school – where I met my husband, on the first day of orientation.

7) My favorite word is facetious (did you know that facetiously is one of only two English words with all five vowels and the semivowel y in alphabetical order?)

I’ve tagged the following blogs; check them out and learn a little more about the divas behind some of your fav daily diaries.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic
Yummy 411
Beauty Banter
Makeup Loves Me
Southern Sugar
Miss M Does Fashion
Hot and Cheap

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