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Important News Stories

August 20th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Good morning!

I’m always fascinated by what stories make the news cycle.  Many times stories about the Kardashians or another celebrity of the week make the headlines more than stories that really matter.

Here are some stories that caught my eye that need more attention:

1. Missing Nazi Treasure: Two treasure hunters in Poland think they have found a train that went missing at the end of world war II. It may have been filled with gold and bombs.

2. The country of Kazakhstan lost a quarter of its currency’s value.

3. South Korea exchanged fire with North Korea.

4.  It is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

5. Finally, Kelly Clarkson is pregnant again!

(Hey, I had to slip one in there!)

 

There have been so many interesting news stories this week and last.  I wanted to mention a few and give my two cents.

1. Bill Cosby. This story continues to fascinate and disappoint the country.  A man who was a legendary figure in entertainment falls farther than any entertainment figure has ever fallen.  No one was more powerful than Bill Cosby in the 70s, 80s and 90s in entertainment.  He has done it all!  Now, he looks toward a future with no work and a reputation that is in tatters.  The lesson is be honest.

2. Confederate flag: South Carolina voted to take down their confederate flag today. What about Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, etc?  It is a part of history but it seems weird to have waited this long.  Do we need to have a tragedy to make us have common sense?

3. Trump:  What can I say?  He is saying what many are thinking but he lacks the class, style and intellect to become president.  Next.

4. Now, in news that doesn’t matter:  Kourtney and Scott.  They broke up… for the moment.  My thoughts? Wow, Kourtney finally woke up to the truth.  Scott has been a thorn in her side for years.

5. Lastly, The Minions are out in the theaters! I’m there!

What is News Part II

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

As I write this the trees are swinging to the breeze in my backyard.  Also, I’m waiting for 70 degrees this evening!

I’m continuing my blog about news.  I find it hard to believe that Madonna dating Tupac is news!  Sounds like an interesting pairing but front page worthy?

So what is news?  Is news measured based on how many people click on a story or is it based on how relevant that story is to an area?  How about if the story affects a tremendous amount of people?  The answer is different to everyone.

We have had an interest in celebrity since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks got married but at least they had talent.  Why are we obsessed with Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Bobbi Kristina Brown, or even the Royals?  Is it the money?  The fame?  The fact that they are related to someone talented?

I’m not sure.

What I do know is that these stories need more attention:

Hubble telescope spots ocean on Jupiter moon Ganymede: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/03/12/jupiter-moon-ganymede-ocean-nasa/70203402/

Millions of Children Trapped by War: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/syria-war-children_n_6854612.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Loved this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordyn-holman/why-you-probably-wont-finish-reading-this-article_b_6850042.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books

Good Morning!

I’m excited to be blogging and talking about all things pop culture.
I realized my comment section was turned off.  It’s now on, so feel free to comment.
Now on to the fun stuff!

For months I have been confused about something that everyone seems to understand.
Why do we care about celebrity pregnancies?

Every day there is a new celebrity baby bump alert.  This month it has been Halle Berry,  Fergie, and Kim Kardashian.

My opinion is simple.  It’s a pregnancy!  Women get pregnant every day.  It don’t understand why when a celebrity gets pregnant, it’s news.

In the past, Hollywood tried to hide it.  Movie stars were not supposed to let the public know they were human.  Studios did everything possible to avoid it. They placed props in front of the stomach and hid it under layers of clothing.

Now celebrities make the bump more prominent.

I don’t have an issue with that but a pregnancy should make news for one day and then be done with it.
Why do you think we are fascinated?

Next, why do we care about celebrity babies?

This is an issue that makes me very angry.  Once celebrities have their babies, they profit based on selling images of the child to gossip magazines like People and US Weekly.  The purpose is supposed to be a tactic to deflect the media.   However, in my opinion, celebrity babies like Shiloh Pitt-Jolie, Brooklyn Beckham, and Suri Cruise become instantly famous when on covers of these magazines.   Magazines like Us Weekly even have sections for “Who Wore it Best” for celebrity babies.

Although celebrities wish to shield their children from paparazzi, they seem to want their children to be encouraging them to become famous by developing fashion lines, photo layouts and musical careers.
There are some celebrities who keep their children out of the public eye.  For example, Christian Bale never released the name of his daughter to the public.

I’m not saying nepotism is not valid.  Children of celebrities have talent: Mia Farrow, Drew Barrymore, and Jamie Lee Curtis are positive examples of nepotism.   However, each earned their fame without their parents’ involvement.

Let’s put down the stories about celebrity nonsense and consider what is important in our everyday lives.
Give me your Pop Op!

Sara