I am all for women making money and creating their own jobs, which sometimes means really breaking out of the norm. Madam Walker, Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Vigée-LeBrun, Jane Austin, Louisa May Alcott, Mae West, Marie Laveau, Tori Spelling’s relentless round of lifestyle shows–the list of women who have found ways to survive, support themselves and their families, and build fortunes is endless and inspiring. But there is something really repulsive and poorly conceived about Wines by Wives.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday October 10, 2013 6:20 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday September 7, 2013 11:30 am|
The silence of the sheep? As we teeter on the brink of bombing Syria, there is a huge void, a vast emptiness, a vacuum. We have no hot air, no rousing speeches nor paparazzi photo ops. Celebrities are curiously absent from the “Bomb/Don’t Bomb Syria” dialogue.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 3, 2013 8:00 pm|
In 1997, metal music was pretty much over–grunge had killed it. But that year, Pat Boone released In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, his white bread covers of metal music. It was his first hit album in 35 years. It also pissed off a lot of people because metal was supposed to be the music of SATAN and Pat Boone was an evangelical with a television program on Trinity Broadcast Network, Gospel America. After an appearance wearing black leather and studs on the American Music Awards, clad in his metal garb, he was fired from Gospel America.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday August 7, 2013 8:00 pm|
An appearance on DWTS isn’t a guarantee for long-term success. Just ask Bristol Palin.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00 pm|
For the second year in a row, the Boy Scouts of America have banned Scouts with a body mass index of 40% from the annual National Scout Jamboree. A BMI of over 32% is considered obese, and 40% is considered morbidly obese by the Centers for Disease Control. For Boy Scouts whose BMI range from 32 and 39.9, the Jamboree’s medical staff requires health history, health data and a recommendation from a personal health care provider, according to the Boy Scouts’ website.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:20 pm|
The Pentagon has a well-documented history of seeking to influence entertainment that Hollywood produces so that negative portrayals of the United State military are not produced, but the NBC show “Stars Earn Stripes” takes the propagandistic efforts of the military-entertainment industrial complex to the next level.