I’m sorry, but Politics is just so exhausting lately. Health Care Reform, Reconciliation, Sarah Palin on Leno… what a hot mess! I can’t TAKE IT ANYMORE! AAAAAHHHHHH! *Pulls at hair”
…Phew. That’s better. Anyway, my point is, politics is so exhausting that I think I’m just going to dish celeb gossip today. Oh, except for this news article:
After the coup and the death of Allende, Pinochet and his Chicago Boys did their best to dismantle Chile’s public sphere, auctioning off state enterprises and slashing financial and trade regulations. Enormous wealth was created in this period but at a terrible cost: by the early eighties, Pinochet’s Friedman-prescribed policies had caused rapid de-industrialization, a ten-fold increase in unemployment and an explosion of distinctly unstable shantytowns. They also led to a crisis of corruption and debt so severe that, in 1982, Pinochet was forced to fire his key Chicago Boy advisors and nationalize several of the large deregulated financial institutions. (Sound familiar?)
But as I was saying!
Item Number One. I’m sorry, but I just can’t seem to be able to stop talking about Tiger Woods. Well, not him per say. I’m more interested in the sex angle. As in, give me a break. Tiger Woods is not a Sex Addict:
Say you have a guy pal, a handsome, charming, thirty-something, athletic, well-to-do gentlemen who does well with the ladies. In a little over a year he sleeps with 14 women. He occasionally forgets to use condoms. Perhaps you might sit down with your buddy and remind him that sex without protection is risky behavior. But would you go so far as to stage an intervention and have him committed to a rehab clinic — or does that seem a little extreme?
Now say that same gentleman is a famous billionaire golfer with a wife and two young kids. Suddenly the guy needs to call a press conference, issue a public apology, and enter treatment for sex addiction. Based on what has been reported about Tiger Woods’ behavior, if he weren’t married, he wouldn’t be considered a sex addict. An expert tells BettyConfidential that Tiger has joined a group of celebrities and regular people who grossly overuse the term “sex addict” as an excuse for behavior that may actually be caused by deeper underlying issues.
I hate being right all of the time. If you want me to be honest (you do) I don’t even think there is such thing as a “sex addiction.” The legit sex addicts mentioned in this article are also drug addicts. If you’re addicted to drugs, why care about anything else other than having sex? Your life is all ready messed up as it is, why fix what ain’t broke?
Is Hugh Jackman the World’s Best Dad?
He has said that “being with my family, definitely, without a doubt” makes him happiest, and that was crystal clear to all the bowlers who saw Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness and their two children living it up at New York’s Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge on February 26. “They were really happy, so normal and friendly,” an eyewitness tells BettyConfidential.
James Cameron is actively pursuing the Environmental Message in Avatar:
If you have seen Avatar — and really, who hasn’t at this point — you probably couldn’t help but notice the beautifully captured yet surprisingly direct environmental message in the film. While the Navi people inhabit Pandora rather than Earth, the message director James Cameron delivered in the film was crystal clear: it’s imperative to protect whatever planet you’re on.Directors often shy away from actively promoting a cause like environmentalism in their films — likely concerned it might alienate potential movie-goers — but with record-breaking box-office numbers, Cameron certainly has the freedom to share his passionate message about saving the Earth, and how that message translated into a film that’s considered a front-runner at this weekend’s Academy Awards.
Megan Fox claims she has only had two sexual partners:
“I’ve only been with two men my entire life. My childhood sweetheart and Brian. I can never have sex with someone that I don’t love, ever. The idea makes me sick. I’ve never even come close to having a one-night stand.”
Its funny because I actually kind of like Megan Fox, but unlike most people, I think she is attractive but I’m not attracted to her.
Um… Can I just say that I love Lady G SO MUCH?
Lady Gaga has made an art form of skimpy outfits, but at the moment it’s all for show. The pop star says she is currently single and celibate.
“I haven’t got time to spend on the road to get to know anyone,” she told reporters Monday at MAC cosmetics’ Viva Glam event in London, reports the U.K.’s Mirror. “Even Lady Gaga can be celibate. You don’t have to have sex to be loved.”
“Sex should be fun, beautiful and colorful, but women get the short end of the stick,” she says. “We’re just receivers. We can’t talk about sex, we can’t sing about sex.”
To keep the loneliness at bay while on tour, she takes strength from her fans, whom she calls her “roommates.”
“When I see my beautiful fans I feel how much they protect and mean to me,” she says. “It would be irresponsible if I didn’t protect them and teach young people to be self-expressive, to love yourself.”
*Throws Lady Gaga to the Floor*
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