Pop Culture Update 4/21/06

Britney’s Motherhood Skills in Question; Meows for Ann Curry, Blind Item Fun, In Honor of Perky Katie, Strange Mental Disorders
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"We say, of course, that this will be the very last, very final, never-again, we're-not-kidding-this-time amnesty. The problem is that we say exactly the same thing with every new reform. And everyone knows it's phony."

- Columnist Charles Krauthammer

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What’s With Britney and Motherhood?

Recently, as written about in this post, Spears was pictured driving a car allegedly away from frenzied popaparazzi. Only she was driving with the baby in her lap while she drove!

Sure it was a violation of the law but the police, even with a drop-dead truthful pic, could not do a thing as they actually had to SEE the violation live.

So okay, the child was running from mad photographers and had no time to fasten the baby properly in the car seat required by law. Now we hear that Spears’ baby fell from a high chair because of a broken piece. With all of her money one would think Britney could afford a sturdy high chair but hey, this kind of things happens with babies.

Allegedly a physician was called to her home. The doctor pronounced the child in fine shape. Some time later the baby was taken to a hospital emergency room because someone, who knows it might even have been Britney herself, became concerned about the baby’s unusual sleeping habits.

This required a trip to the emergency room?

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The Department of Social Services paid an inspection visit to the Spears’ home as a likely result of a report required by emergency rooms when children show up with unexplained injuries. Spears’ attorney (why an attorney?) reports Spears has been cleared of any possible wrong-doing.

Hey, babies fall out of high chairs from time to time. Although please note the report charges that Spears’ Nanny dropped the baby. Blame the help if at all possible.

This is likely nothing but still Britney did drive with her baby held in her lap in a very dangerous manner. Back when I had a baby there was no requirement for special car seats but even then for sure anyone driving with a baby in the manner pictured would be stopped for breaking the law.

She says the photographers were chasing her and hey, somebody did take that picture. But what could be more important than the safety of your child?

From Reuters:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears and her husband were cleared of any wrongdoing by child welfare agents who visited their home in response to a hospital report of an injury to their infant son, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

The statement from attorney Martin Singer did not give details about the mishap that led to Saturday's house call by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, or DCSF.

But according to published accounts by the Los Angeles Times and People magazine, the Saturday visit to Spears' home in the beachfront enclave of Malibu came after her 6-month-old son, Sean Preston, fell from a high chair and hit his head.

People magazine said the baby slipped from his nanny's arms and fell to the floor as she was lifting him from the high chair and "something snapped in the chair."

Nothing Like a Good Meow on Occasion

What with perky Katie going to CBS as news anchor, speculation abounded as to Katie’s replacement on the vaunted Today show.

Meow. What’s with this intense dislike of Ann Curry?

From the NY
TV Watch
A 'Today' Moment of Nostalgia and Anxiety
Published: April 5, 2006

- "...please, Lord, let the next co-host not be Ann Curry..."

- "...customary cloying intensity..."

- "...Outside her isolation booth at the news desk, Ms. Curry is
downright unwatchable..."

Ann Curry might not be anchor/interviewer of the year but goodness, Katie Couric’s not exactly the epitome of gravitas.

Can’t Make It Up

Came across this compilation of strange mental disorders and couldn’t believe my eyes. From
Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13.

Adolf Hitler was triskaidekaphobic. A specific fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia. Tetraphobia is the fear of the number 4 in China, Japan, and Korea.

Exploding head syndrome: a loud noise in the head

It causes the sufferer to occasionally experience a tremendously loud noise as if from within his or her own head, usually described as an explosion or a roar. This usually occurs within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not the result of a dream.

Now we’ve heard of that number 13 thing. But loud noises in the head? Visit the web site because there’s more strange mental disorders that you ever believed could be.


From: NY Post Page 6-4/10/06
WHICH rocker is back on drugs? The supposedly clean singer has been hanging out in Hollywood clubs known for being dope dens - and with a
fast crowd that includes a photographer and a bimbo, all of whom snort
and shoot regularly . . .

Stephen Tyler? I sure hope not

From: NY Daily News 4/9/06

WHICH celebrity mom likes to partake in her daughter's pastimes? Not only will the mom do drugs with her offspring, she's got an eye for her men as well.


Dina Lohan makes sense, I see she is trying to get her younger
daughter going as well, maybe to get younger men LOL

Which perennial TV blond, recently linked in an unlikely romance, likes to get sozzled and make out with L.A. Four Seasons hotel barmen half her age? And not just the one, neither.


I'm thinking Heather Locklear. "Perennial TV blond fits." "Half her
age" would be possible because she's in her forties and the "unlikely
romance" would be the recent rumor of her hooking up with David Spade.

In Honor of Perky Katie’s Great Promotion
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