The guilty pleasures are things you enjoy even though you feel guilty about enjoying it. It’s like a donut mixed with a croissant that will make your pores oily and your weight fluctuate. Or a book about a scandalous love affair between a college student and a masochistic guy with leather fetishes that soccer moms love to read. What will be the new “Fifty Shades of Grey?” Some might say that pizza is a guilty pleasure because of all of the unhealthy cheese. But pizza is more like a way of life. It’s practically a vegetable. Check out who is giving into their temptation.
Speaking of pizza, Jennifer Garner loves nothing more than a nice slice. Steve Carell was at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards when he introduced her by saying what food she loves. “I wasn’t eating pizza when I was dressed in lingerie was I?” said Garner. She and Carell were in the movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” The mystery is whether she likes deep dish or thin crust better.
Betty White loves to indulge in her guilty pleasure of hot dogs, Red Vines licorice, potato chips and french fries. That’s not so bad! If you put them all in one bowl, that could cause a tummy ache. In 2013, she was awarded a Guinness World Record for having the longest television career of a female entertainer. Maybe there’s something to those hot dogs and licorice! It’s the base for a long-lasting career.
Kim Kardashian likes Pinkberry frozen yogurt and that’s good news for them. Imagine if there was a “Break the Internet” flavor. Or a “Khloe and Kourtney Take The Hamptons” flavor. “I have such a sweet tooth but I know I have to watch this and make some changes,” she tweeted. It seems she was also interested in a documentary about sugar called “Fed Up.” Those documentaries can mess with your mind!
Players gonna play, play, play. Taylor Swift is going to shake, shake, shake it off unless it’s her guilty pleasure of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. She comes home to her luxury apartment in Manhattan after a long day’s work at the concert hall. She opens the cereal box with her cats staring at her. The Tim McGraw playlist is playing. She eats the cereal and the guilt arrives. It’s okay because she’ll just shake it off.
People getting knocked over by crazy obstacles is a popular sport. Rico Rodriguez from “Modern Family” admitted to liking the show “Wipeout.” It’s a show about contestants going through the world’s largest obstacle course. The show went on its seventh season in 2014 and is currently on hiatus. So this is like “The Hunger Games” except there’s not as much hunger or violence! And there’s no Woody Harrelson. Sad face.
Alyson Hannigan probably likes the adventures of Nene Leakes. Why else would she admit to watching “The Real Housewives” series? “So I’d say my guilty pleasure would be bad television, crappy reality television, like ‘Real Housewives.’ Not all of the ‘Housewives,’ but a couple of them, I have to confess. It’s shameful to admit,” said Hannigan. What’s so shameful about a successful series? You’re indulging in a popular hobby!
Anyone who has taken the Times Square/Grand Central shuttle in New York in early 2014 would know about the show “Vikings” because they plastered every single subway train with wallpaper of the cast! The director Cary Fukunaga is a fan as well. “I feel like it would be an insult to any TV show I called guilty! I was in Africa for five months and I loved the ‘Vikings’ Show,” said Fukunaga.
Emmy Rossum loves the taste of gluten-free whoopie pies. These are not pies that make a “whoopie.” They were believed to have been a Pennsylvanian Amish tradition. They are made by sandwiching a fluffy white filling between two soft cookies. They were originally made with leftover batter. Children used to shout “Whoopie!” when their parents gave them whoopie pies in their lunch bags. These are not your grandmother’s pies, unless she’s Amish.
She’s addicted to Skor bars, don’t you know that you’re toxic? Britney Spears loves chocolate and Skor bars are on her list. You know, it’s the bar near all of those other candies at CVS. But they’re not really toxic. They’re just slabs of butter toffee covered in milk chocolate. Skor is Swedish for shoes and the logo of the bar has the Swedish national emblem in it. First, there was Swedish House Mafia and now there’s Swedish bars!
Lorraine Toussaint is on “Orange is the New Black.” But she doesn’t binge on episodes of that hit show. Instead, she watches another sinister series with drama and suspense from across the pond. “I did this season watch all of ‘Downton Abbey.’ Oh my god. I totally binged. My daughter, it was one of the things that I allowed her to watch with me,” said Toussaint. Anything with Maggie Smith is bound to be good.
What does Tyra Banks have to do with revenge? Nick Wechsler plays Jack Porter on the show “Revenge” and he loves to watch her show! “One of my guilty pleasures, and I’ve said this a bunch of times which is insane that I even put this out there, is ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I love it.” Nothing’s wrong with you! We all want to relive the moment Tyra said, “We were all rooting for you!”
Just a small town girl, living in a vegan world! She took the midnight train going to get some Smart Water ever since she became a vegan. Lea Michele is fan of vegan cupcakes and Smart Water. Her mother used to make vegan lasagna just for her. Maybe her vegan thing served her well since she has been posting bikini pictures on her Instagram. Make the Gleeks jealous and show off them curves!
On a very special episode of “Catfish,” there was a girl who had been chatting with a guy she met online for eight years. They never met in real life until the guys from “Catfish” persuaded them to and the guy turned out to be exactly who he said he was! Noah Matthews from “True Blood” watches intensely. “I’m sitting, cringing, waiting, like ‘Oh god, what’s going to happen,'” said Matthews.
Julie Bowen is a mom on “Modern Family” but is she guilty of indulging in a guilty pleasure? “My guilty pleasure is probably a combination that involves my couch, it involves maybe ‘Project Runway’ and Nilla Wafers, and that’s that. My guiltiest pleasure is when I’m lying still, watching something that requires very little thought and eating sugar,” said Bowen. Nuh uh, Julie, you still have to think about which contestant you root for!
Don’t you wish your dried tuna was hot like hers? Don’t you wish your kalua pig was a freak like hers? Nicole Scherzinger is from Hawaii and loves dried tuna dipped in soy sauce and kalua pig. It is a pig cooked over mesquite wood and a rock pit. It’s a tourist attration at many luaus! Scherzinger was lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and made her West End debut in the musical “Cats.”
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.