This Week in Pop Culture
John Mayer, meet Karma. John Mayer threw himself a pity party in this week’s issue of Rolling Stone, telling the mag that he was “really humiliated” by Taylor Swift’s song written about him entitled “Dear John.” (As a side note, this song was released on her album Speak Now, which came out in 2010, so I have no idea why he thinks June of 2012 is the perfect time to comment on it.)
Mayer says Swift did him dirty and her take of him in the song is unfair. "I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do." He also complained that she never called or emailed him to warn him about the song, which really caught him off-guard: “I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting.”
Umm, hello! Have you ever heard a Fleetwood Mac or Alanis Morissette song? Or even one of Swift’s other songs?! Some of the biggest jams of all time are written about relationships, good, bad, or otherwise. Get with the program, Johnny. This is what you get for telling the world Jessica Simpson was ‘sexual napalm’ and saying your dick is like a white supremacist. What a douchelord.
Mazel to Miley, ya’ll. Former Disney sweetheart Miley Cyrus announced her engagement at the ripe old age of 19 this week. On-again-off-again Australian beau Liam Hemsworth (22) popped the question with a 3.5-carat diamond ring from jeweler to the stars, Neil Lane after three years of sometimes dating. Hemsworth and Cyrus’s love affair originally began on the set of The Last Song in 2009. No wedding date has been set.
Who else thinks this is ridiculous? We know she’s no stranger to salvia (yeah, right) and a bong, but the girl can’t even legally drink yet! If you know you love someone and will be together for the long haul, what’s the rush with getting engaged/married/pregnant? I don’t think I’ll ever understand the rush to get down the aisle, celebrity or otherwise.
Teen Moms know whatsup. I’m failing to understand what kind of example Teen Mom’s Amber Portwood (22) is trying to set for teenage girls and her toddler Leah (3) these days. First it was: get pregnant, get on MTV, get famous. Then it was: stay on MTV, beat up my baby-daddy, attempt suicide, use MTV’s money and go to rehab. Now it’s: violate my probation, skip my court dates, and go to jail for five years. This all seems like logical, good decision-making for a (once) teen mom, right?
I feel sorry for the girl. What if MTV never came along and cast her on the original 16 and Pregnant? Where would her life be now? Better? Worse? I think it’d be better. It’s one thing being knocked up as a teenager with a loosey-goosey baby-daddy in a small town with dissociated parents of your own; it’s another when cameras are on you 24/7 with all that happening and the world is watching, not to mention judging.
Live, and learn, and don’t get caught. Ah, celebrities, they’re just like us! I’ve known a few friends to get caught with fake IDs back in college, but none of them were stupid enough to give said fake to a cop! If only Scout Willis (20), daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, had proper fake ID etiquette, she wouldn’t have been arrested in Union Square in NYC and charged with two misdemeanor counts Monday night.
A source close to the family says Scout’s arrest was very uncharacteristic of her, a straight-A student at Brown University: “She's always been the responsible one. She has been mothering Demi for years.” Scout and her lawyers have rejected a prosecutor’s offer to plead guilty and will fight the charges to maintain a clean record. Good luck, lady.
Celebrity Quote of the Week: “I’ve not dated girls because of their feet, just the length of certain toes and the shape of where things should be and they’re not. Hammertoes are bad. And the second toe being too long? That’s bad, too.” – Charlie Sheen on a not ‘winning’ lady.
Throwback Video of the Week: My Son is Gay? (John Roberts)
See It: Prometheus [R] – Ridley Scott’s new mythical sci-fi flick about a group of explorers deciphering clues explaining how mankind came to be on Earth. What they discover is not what they expected though, and they have to battle it out to save the human race. And Charlize Theron’s in it.
See It or Skip It: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted [PG] – See it if you have kids or are babysitting. Skip it if you would rather be outside day-drinking.
Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Anderson Cooper (45), Angelina Jolie (37), Russel Brand (37), Mark Wahlberg (41), Kenny G (56), Brian McKnight (43), Pete Wentz (33), Prince (54), Michael Cera (24), Anna Kournikova (31), Kanye West (35), Joan Rivers (79), Johnny Depp (49), Natalie Portman (31), Michael J. Fox (51), Dick Vitale (73).
Have a great weekend!