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So, uh, there's this thing called the Purple Bracelet project ... [You'll have to forgive me, the only interesting thing that happened this weekend was Jamie Lynn Spears going to Wal-Mart with her baby daddy — they bought a dog bed.]
Anyway, in case you haven't heard of it, the Purple Bracelet project is a "complaint-free" initiative started by a pastor from a Kansas City church. The idea is this, you wear a rubber purple bracelet on your wrist and if you complain, gossip or whine, you take off the freaking bracelet and put it on the opposite freaking wrist as a reminder of your bad freaking behavior.
Out today is the new horror film "The Ruins." No it wasn't screened early for critics, so it's hard to say which way it's gonna go. What's interesting about this one though is that the author of the book by the same name, Scott B. Smith, is the screenwriter. The book was popular, so maybe it will translate to film in a good way. The story though follows a group of vacationing teens who venture to a remote part of Mexico and run into trouble that soon leaves them wishing they had gone somewhere else. Verdict? Could be a good one. I'm there.
Ah, the miracle of science. Without it there'd be no penicillin. No electricity. No Big Mac.
And no pregnant transgendered man blurring the lines between "How lovely" and "What the -."
Today on Oprah, the world will be introduced to Thomas Beatie, a natural-born woman who underwent gender reassignment surgery 10 years ago and is now pregnant with his first child (I think my head just exploded).
I think the war and high oil prices are finally getting to me - I can't wait for the New Kids on the Block to perform on the Today show Friday. It. Is. Going. To. Be. Wicked. And guess what! Then they're going to tour!!! This is almost more exciting than the promise of Britney's horrorfest performance at the MTV music awards last fall. This is way more exciting than the presidential election (sorry, it is) and it's loads more important than anything I'll be doing that day (except breathing, but that's debatable).
Out today is the comedy, "Run, Fat Boy, Run." The movie stars Simon Pegg as Dennis Doyle who years ago left his pregnant fiancee, Libby (Thandie Newton), at the altar due to cold feet, and through the course of 5 years has struggled with trying to get a new life for himself. Upon hearing that Libby has a new guy in her life, Whit (Hank Azaria), Dennis realizes that he's made a huge mistake and fears that if he doesn't act fast he will lose Libby and their son Jake forever.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society has done its part to get out the vote by announcing that presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are related to pretty much everyone currently famous or somehow important to history.
It doesn't mean much, mind you. When it comes down to it, we're all related to each other in some way (except you, sir, you are not related to ANY of us). Nor does it mention any of the less desirable cousins they were sure to have had (though Obama is said to be related to Dick Cheney, which should really worry him since heart disease is genetic and also because Cheney hates all things that rhyme with Osama).
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They're Baaack: The new Remy's will be Ground Zero for another Hilton Head 1970s Reunion Party on Sept. 27, 2008.
The first big reunion of people who lived or worked on Hilton Head Island in the 1970s was held in 2006.
Sarah Jessica Parker recently admitted that her feelings were hurt when Maxim magazine proclaimed her to be the unsexiest woman alive back in October. It's no wonder she feels bad - she beat out Amy Winehouse (barf), Sandra Oh (whoa, not cool), Madonna (OK. She is getting creepier looking) and Britney Spears (now, now) for the dishonor.
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