As I was scrolling thru some cheesy entertainment “news” this morning I came across the following photo:
Now, y’all should know that I love me some Drew Barrymore. She’s my favorite famous person. And this photo cracks me up. I love it.
Maybe it’s because I laugh like a hyena and make similar such faces or maybe it’s because Drew is such a personality and doesn’t give a shit that this picture was posted in said cheesy entertainment “news”…but I love this pic (and her!) and the humor it’s brought me this morning.
A BROKEN HEART IS A BROKEN HEART
Yesterday Blair and I took Emma-Roo to see The Katy Perry Movie: Part of Me.
Now, to be completely honest, I had no desire to see this film. I like Katy Perry and all – she’s fun and her songs are usually upbeat and poppy (great for working out to) – but I really didn’t want to spend money on this little documentary. But, Emma is 15 and it’s something she wanted to see, so off we went.
It was a good little show. We got some history on Katy and her family and their background and her music career and struggles to get to where she is. For the most part it was fun and poppy and upbeat. But this movie made me sad. And I’m going to, once again, be completely honest…I cried.
Oh my goodness, I cried. My heart aches now thinking about that poor girl. See, she married silly Russell Brand and of course when that happened everyone rolled their eyes and said “yeah, that won’t last long.” And it was the truth. But now that I’ve had some insight I feel bad for being one of those people.
From what I could see in the film, Katy was completely in love with Russell. She thought that he was the one. She did all that she could do to make their marriage work while working and being on tour. And when the relationship failed and the marriage ended, Katy, like any other person, was devastated. Her depression and her sadness and her tears were all felt thru me because, regardless of her celebrity stature, a broken heart is a broken heart. And Lord knows I’ve been there.
So to Ms. Perry, I say this:
Know this…you are strong and beautiful and celebrated but love doesn’t always work out the way we had hoped it would. People let us down, hearts get broken and love sometimes gets lost. Maybe he was the one for you, maybe not. Maybe the time just isn’t right now. Don’t give up. Love will find you again and it will be so incredible that it will make you weep. In the meantime, have fun, enjoy your blessed life and hold dear that, although it’s not the same love you’ve recently lost, you have a bazillion fans, friends and family who love you and your music and are thankful for sharing such a personal part of your life.
Your honesty has touched me in a way that I wasn’t expecting and I’m not sure how I feel about being the only person in the theater sobbing. I felt your pain. I’m still feeling it. I’ve felt it before. My heart still aches for your pain and your loss of love and loss of your fairy tale. But, as I said and as you know, you are blessed. Be thankful for all you have experienced and stay bright and shiny. You are a firework!
#23 – My Celebrity Crush:
Ahhh….celebrity crushes. We all have them. They’re wonderful little slips on reality and let us drift off to the land of glamour.
I have had a massive celebrity crush on Cole Hauser since I was 15 when I saw him in School Ties. He’s one of those actors who doesn’t get nearly enough recognition or appreciation. He’s so good in everything he does. And he is the reason I originally boycotted Friends back in the day (his show High Incident was on opposite of Friends and couldn’t compete with the ratings of Must See TV and after two superb seasons it was cancelled). He’s been in tons of movies and several tv shows, yet, not nearly enough people know who he is. So I’m telling you: COLE HAUSER IS THE SHIT!!!!
Scott Caan – I’ve already talked about his Bromance on Hawaii Five-0 and his Golden Globe nomination. He’s so adorable. I enjoy Monday nights with him.
Harrison Ford – Hello!! He is THE MAN. I grew up watching everything Harrison Ford – from Star Wars to Indiana Jones to Hollywood Homicide (*yawn*). He is the King of Hollywood. I love him. He will forever be referred to as “my future husband” (as is how I referred to him in high school and beyond).
Jim Cuddy – The man with the rich voice. I can remember, vividly, the first time I heard Blue Rodeo’s Try. I was 11. It was a song that stopped me in my tracks. I had no idea people could sing like that. And Pull Me Through reignited that flame. I was lucky enough to meet him a few years ago and he was so funny and gracious. I even bought the man a glass of wine. Definitely a highlight of my pathetic little life. 🙂