The “Hairspray” star quit the social networking site last year but has since rejoined and regularly uploads revealing comments about her personal life. (San Francisco Chronicle)
By Paul M. Banks
-Internet weirdoes and perverts, at the beginning of the month I regretted to inform you that your Blake Lively nude pics are fake. (The Superficial) She’s back in the news again for her plea to help protect the giant killing machines at the very top of the ocean’s food chain: great white sharks. She recently went cage diving with great whites during the shoot of her last film.
“It was scary but it was also a beautiful thing. They were just as afraid of us as we are of them. We villainise (sic) them. Great white sharks are nearly extinct. There”s less than 1,000 of them (left). They are finned. (People) cut off the fins and then they throw them back in the ocean so they just drown. It”s a horrible thing that”s happening,” said Lively.
”The Town” actress braved her fears and took the plunge to come face-to-face with the great white sharks in South Africa, which are widely believed to be the most deadly creatures in the ocean. (MSN)
-”Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart does Chris Wallace (no, he’s not Biggie Smalls) show on Fox News. It gets FUN! and heated, as you would expect. But very educational, and if you want to hear the best, fair-handed critique of the mainstream media and everything that’s wrong with it’s laziness and default to base instincts, watch the whole thing (New York magazine)
-This past week, the CEO of The Sports Bank left the home office to visit Minnesota and @peterchristian. Of the many topics we discussed, were how BORING so many sports journalists we follow are on Twitter. Many of them are de facto PR flaks, and they’re just as dry and milquetoast as an official team account. Yawn.
I follow all the sideline princesses in order to get a jump on news pertaining to bikini models/cheerleaders with microphones, and let me tell you it’s about as exciting as watching paint dry. Jenn Brown and Charissa Thompson never say anything even remotely interesting, and Erin Andrews uses her account to do nothing but try and be friends with everyone. So a ton of people in sports media are much like a seven year old, everything’s always awesome and never a word that isn’t obnoxiously positive about anything.
Here’s a post version of our discussion, except about musicians.(Chicago Now- Music Mom)
Britney Spears (@britneyspears) – Brit is approximately 90% about promoting herself and is afflicted by Lady Gaga’s belief that people’s days are made when she posts a new video. Every now and then, however, she posts a cute pic of her kids and reminds us that she’s also a mommy. To be fair, that is also probably self promotion as she may never work off the bad reputation she got during The Crazy Years
Snoop Dogg (@snoopdogg) – Okay, Snoop is an unabashed pothead, but is there any other dimension to him? Apparently he has declared every Tuesday as #puffpuffpasstuesday and it’s literally all he tweets and retweets about. He seems to have liberated an otherwise drug-free America to bake away their Tuesdays.
Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) – I don’t even know why/how I started following her and am only loosely classifying her as a musician. She’s exactly as uninteresting as you’d expect- and very random. Some of her tweets are inspirational, some celebrating whatever city she’s in, some retweets from Dolly Parton. (Chicago Now- Music Mom)
-John Wall “threw out the first pitch” before a Nationals-Orioles game at Nationals Park. Video Link here. It was by far the worst attempt at a first ball we’ve ever seen. Really, my eyes hurt from this bounce pass. (Nationals Enquirer)
-Quantified and ranked, yes all 345 Team Positions for the 30 active MLB teams are rated for their all-time performance as compared to league average for that position and then ranked in order. Every Team Position has its own page, listing the starters for every season as well as showing the ratings for each season, the last 5 seasons through each season and all-time cumulative performances as of each season. You can see these on (Baseball by Position)
-SheROX has “waves” of participants grouped by age, but also allows family members and close friends to be grouped together. There was a special cancer survivors wave as well. It was truly inspiring to see this group of women, having overcome such incredible circumstances, healthy and there to compete. (Chicago Now- “Gladly Gluten Free)
-The Truth About The Economy In 2 Minutes. Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is about as insider as it gets. He’s no fringe player. Watch this video to understand the why and how of the current economic situation (i.e. the second great depression) http://t.co/nkioGMn