Ah, finally some Miley Cyrus news that I can agree with. Sixteen year old Miley has been named the 2009 Worst Celebrity Influence. To make it worse for Miss Miley, this was not a poll taken by adults that would be turned off by her choices, outfits, and dance moves. No, no, this poll is strictly for tweens- kids between the ages of 9-15. So why is her fan base suddenly turning against her? Why did 42% vote for Miley Cyrus, while Britney Spears only received 27% and Kayne West 19% of votes? My take would be that Brittney and Kayne don’t claim to be role models for tweens. They are adults; they make mature videos, sing about mature topics, that’s what adults do. But why is a sixteen year old dancing on a pole and making a music video where viewers can almost completely see up her shorts? I can only hope that people are realizing what a mess Miley Cyrus is, and can only imagine it is going to get worse before getting any better. I agree completely with this poll, taking by JSYK.com (Just So You Know), an AOL pop culture blog.
On the other side of the poll, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, and Justin Bieber were named “Best Celeb Influence.” Way to go kids.
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Colin Farrell and his girlfriend Alicja Bachleda welcomed a son on October 7th in Los Angeles, People.com has reported. Henry Tadeusz Farrell is the first child for Alicja, and the second for Farrell, who has son James, 6, with model Kim Bordenave. The pregnancy was first reported in September.
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Nicole Richie was successfully granted a temporary restraining order against two photographers, approved by a Los Angeles judge on Friday. Eduardo Arrivebene and Ivon Miguel are also ordered to stay at least 100 hundred yards away from Richie’s two young children, Harlow, 21 months, and Sparrow, 6 weeks.
In the filing, reported by People.com, Richie states that Arrivebene and Migeul “stalk” Richie and her family, and that they “sit outside my house, waiting for me to leave.” These are the same photographers that rear-ended Richie earlier in the month, causing her to need to medical attention after the accident. Richie made this statement, “I am fearful that [their] continued presence may cause yet another accident, this time with my infant children in the vehicle.”
Arrivebene was behind the wheel during the crash, and was arrested for driving without a license. He was later released after posting $1,125 bail. There has been a hearing set for November 16 to determine if the restraining order should be extended.
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Despite blogs buzzing about a possible baby bump showing on Pam Anderson, friend and fashion designer Richie Rich are saying they are not true. He told Usmagazine that Anderson is not pregnant, nor broke, another rumor that was spread earlier that Anderson was severely in debt. He also said she doesn’t comment on the rumors because they are simply not true, instead focusing her energy on two children and being the best mom to them. Kudos Pam.
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Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief. Josh Duhamel did not cheat on wife Fergie with a stripper. Whew. The National Enquirer published a story that the 36 year old actor was unfaithful with a blonde Atlanta stripper who goes by the stage name ‘Delilah.’ Duhamel’s rep told Usmagazine that the story was absolutely false; also saying that it seems this stripper was paid a large sum of money to report the false accusations. The couple were married January 10, 2009.
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You may be as surprised as I am to be reading that Marc Jacobs is crowning the one and only Lady Gaga as Accessories Stylemaker at the 13th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards. It is true that Lady Gaga is quite….unique…when it comes to style. Anyone else remember her red getup at this year’s VMA’s with fabric covering her face? Congratulations though to Lady Gaga and the other honorees, which include Diane von Furstenberg, Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta and Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s Shoes. The event will be taking place next Monday in New York.
My senior year of high school I went into my regular doctor for my physical and had routine blood work done. My cholesterol levels came back alarmingly high for an eighteen year old female. My doctor immediately hauled me back into the office to discuss ways to get that number lowered. He informed me about working out and how exercise can be an excellent way to get healthier, and that my diet needed to change. I ate fast food probably five days a week or so my senior year, blaming the lack of good meals on being so busy and not being home enough. I am happy to report that after finding a love for fitness and keeping better track of what I eat, my cholesterol is now at a healthy level.
MSN put out a list of 6 foods that can actually help lower one’s cholesterol. Foods to avoid are ones that are high in saturated fat, such as red meat, butter, and cheese. Also steer clear of fried foods and ones that contain high levels of trans fat. Enough of what you shouldn’t eat, here are some foods that you should put on your grocery list:
- Oranges. These fruits contain pectin, which forms a gooey mass in the stomach, trapping cholesterol before it can clog arteries. Oranges are also full of other nutrients, such as vitamin C, folate, and potassium. But you need to eat whole oranges in order to get the benefits.
- 2. Oats. Oatmeal is especially good to help lower cholesterol, but oat flour can also do the same. Oat flour can be substituted for regular flour, which can produce healthier foods when baking.
- Beans and Lentils. These legumes are high in soluble fiber, which is incredibly healthy for your heart. They can also be substituted for animal protein, which is usually high in saturated fat.
- Sardines. These are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to dramatically reduce blood levels of artery-clogging triglycerides.
- Pistachio Nuts. These are filled with phytosterols, natural plant compounds that block absorption of dietary cholesterol. Also good for your heart health are monosaturated fats, fiber, and antioxidants, which can all be found in pistachio nuts. Keep in mind that while they are healthy, they can also be full of calories, so eat in moderation.
- Chocolate. Yes! The one thing on this list that I actually enjoy! Dark chocolate has been shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce the risk of getting blood clots. It is advised to stay away from chocolates that contain partially hydrogenated oil, palm-kernel oil, and other unhealthy additives.
*You can also go to http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100246097 for healthy recipe suggestions!*
If you are like me and have a hard time fitting in the six foods listed above, do not give up! Find other healthy substitutions, such as I did when I found I had high cholesterol levels. I switched my milk from whole to skim, cut way back on my unhealthy habit of eating fast food, and found other products that help cut back on cholesterol, such as Cheerios and plain bagels.
And don’t forget working out! This is so important to help get healthier on all levels, not just limited to cholesterol. Especially try to get at least thirty minutes of cardiovascular activity about three days of week. Put all these tips together, and stay healthy this winter!
Once again, we can’t believe the tabloids. There have been stories reporting Mary-Kate Olsen is engaged and/or designing her pre-nup, which are inaccurate, Olsen’s rep told People. The 23 year old actress and designer has been dating Nate Lowman since being introduced by mutual friends in 2008. They were most recently seen together at Paris Fashion Week. Olsen’s next acting gig will be along Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Hudgens in Beastly.
It’s a girl! Mark Wahlberg confirmed to People at GQ‘s The Gentleman’s Ball at New York’s Edison Ballroom on Wednesday the gender of his next child. The 38 year old actor and his wife, Rhea Durham, already have three children together: Ella Rae, 6, Michael, 3 ½, and Brendan Joseph, 13 months. Wahlberg was quoted as saying he believes four is enough, but is leaving the family planning up to his wife, a former model. The couple has not given a due date yet for their fourth child.
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Looks like Miley Cyrus’s younger sister is following in her footsteps. Noah Cyrus, who is nine years old, dressed as- well it looks to be a dominatrix at the 2009 Dream Halloween event in Los Angeles. I am not sure why a nine year old thinks they need to dress this way, or why the parents would allow her to step foot out of the house looking like that. The internet is abuzz with backlash over this too mature costume, and I agree with every post. First we have to see sixteen year old Miley grind on a stripper pole at the Teen Choice Awards, now we get to deal with her younger siblings dressing way too sexy. All I wonder when I see this is why does Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus think this is okay? Are they that hungry to get their picture taken and make sure their family is in the news that they will subject their daughters to the media scrutiny that they had to have known was going to follow? What a shame.
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