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The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females. (source: www.anad.org)

The media portrays views that women [and men] should look, dress, and talk a certain way in order to be accepted by the “general public.” What people fail to realize is that the way the media makes people look is only attained through dieting, surgery, and eating disorders; minus those 5% who naturally became such. Why is it then that so many aspire to be that way? It is not healthy. Dieting is not bad. Surgery is not bad. But once a person crosses the line of improving their health to obsessing over their looks.. a problem has begun.

Many people go through life unsatisfied with who they are and they make changes to fix that feeling. However, in most cases, people lose sight of their own personal goals and suddenly they are trying to please everyone else. So they change their hair, their style of clothing, lose weight (most times by developing an eating disorder), the crowd they hang with (while leaving “true friends” behind), and the list continues. Although the media will not change overnight, it has become the duty of parents, educators, role models to step in and affect change. Youth look up to those whom they wish to be like. If those idols have drug habits, eating disorders, or life altering changes that damage their reputation, it is accounted for. The old saying “even when you think no one’s looking, someone always is” is certainly in effect. It doesn’t matter if you are a rock star, public figure, parent, teacher, older sibling or whatever, someone is always watching you and learning from the things you do and the decisions you make.

It is very important to realize that you can’t force someone to “do the right thing.” The right thing for them may be completely different from what was right for you. However, there are things that are wrong across the board.. common sense. Developing drug/alcohol habits clearly doesn’t lead to a positive outcome. Eating disorders challenge people’s mental state and can ultimately take their lives. Crime also falls along that line. Setting a good example is really the push that anyone needs. Showing support whether you agree with their aspirations or not is also VERY important. If you’re a doctor, scientist, or lawyer and you have a child who wants to pursue theater, music or dance, don’t discourage them. That’s the fastest way to push them in the wrong direction. They might very well find someone else who is a great example and will support them but are willing to take a chance that they might get in with the wrong crowd?

If you’re someone who hasn’t had a good influence, you’re struggling with an eating disorder or drug/alcohol related addiction, you feel like you’ve  never been “good enough”… know that there are people out there with similar problems and people out there who will help you. But you have to want to do better FOR YOURSELF first. The media will always be there looking for the dirtiest story but it’s up to US to affect change.

Be a good influence. Support your loved ones. Do the “right thing.”


The inspiration for this piece came from watching this video by recording artist, Pink called “F**kin Perfect”. Check it out!

I ENCOURAGE EVERY LOCAL ARTIST.. WHETHER SINGER, DANCER, RAPPER.. TO GET DOWN THERE NOVEMBER 20th AND PUT YOUR TALENT OUT THERE.

NO MORE TIME TO SLACK OFF.. IF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS WHERE YOUR PASSION LIES.. GET TO WORK!!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THOSE WHO MAKE IT OUT THERE FOR THE AUDITION!


Our dearest Rihanna has definitely taken some risks this year.. and for her newest single “Te Amo” I must say is definitely a risk well taken.

A woman falls in love with Rihanna in this video yet she handles it well.  Just take a look and listen to the words.. Nice job Rih!

Miley Cyrus is no longer little Hannah Montana, folks! Just like Lindsay Lohan grew up from her role in The Parent Trap… girls grow up.. their clothes change.. and you have to adapt. She can’t always be Disney’s Hannah Montana.. yet her performance at the Teen’s Choice Awards raises eyebrows and uproar. Short shorts and body rolling doesn’t make these girls look like sluts — it makes them normal teenage girls! Normal teenage girls wear short shorts and dance like this (sometimes worse, lol) so why is she being ridiculed??

Some say she was pole dancing… I’ve never been to a strip club before but I’m sure her one dip while holding the pole won’t qualify her a job at Deja Vu.. lol.. I’m laughing because I think it’s ridiculous how people can make such huge notions of something so little. She was holding onto the pole while standing on a cart that was being pushed around to hold her balance. When her moves get provocative and she really comes close to wearing nothing, then we’ll talk.. lol. Let her grow up!

So of course we had to pay tribute to the remarkable artist and entertainer, Michael Jackson. Whether he was disliked or loved.. his message was simple: Spread Love. Producer, Ken Ehrlich told ET’s Kevin Frazier,

“The people that we picked to perform this 3D version of ‘Earth Song’ are the people that I really feel Michael would have wanted to be there — Celine Dion, who was always one of Michael’s favorites. Carrie Underwood, who we talked about the night that I met with him. Usher, who we know he loved. Smokey Robinson, his mentor. And Jennifer Hudson, who performed at the memorial service that we did, but was also someone that Michael really admired a lot.”

Lady Gaga with her heel-less heels and outrageous wardrobe presents “Pokerface” with a following performance with Elton John as they melded her song “Speechless” and his classic “Your Song” together in a performance that featured dueling pianos, and glitter-painted faces. This chick stands out for sure with her many many outfits… but the world loves her music regardless. Lady Gaga won two Grammys during the pre-televised ceremony but “didn’t get a chance to show her multitude of outrageous dresses during the primetime show, losing out on record, song and album of the year.”

Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake and Travis Barker on the drums performing “Drop the World” and “Forever”

And finally, Beyonce. {smile}

performing Grammy night where she collected six trophies, including song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” Beyonce collected 5 Grammys in 2004 on her album “Dangerously in Love” and this year reached that milestone. She is the first to hit that mark twice. Congrats B! I thought her performance was amazing… a little bit too much at the end with the head banging lol.. but awesome nevertheless. She really put her all into this one and it was probably one of her best live performances in her career thus far. Check it out.. if you missed it.

Melody Thorton and Rihanna are seen here sporting some very feminine, lingerie inspired styles. Could this be a new fashion for 2010? Let’s see as the year progresses…