Archive for November, 2011

DBSA 2011 Facing Us Video Contest Winners Announced

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I love starting the week off on a happy note!

Remember when I told you about the 2011 Facing Us Video Contest held by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)?

Your chance to step in front of the camera and share your personal story regarding mental illness?

Well, the DBSA has announced the winners!

Weekend Reading: Kate Hudson’s Dad Releases Tell-All

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Bill Hudson has penned a tell-all.

If that doesn’t mean much to you (because I understand not everybody has the same interest as I do), let’s backtrack a second and introduce the man: Bill Hudson is a former member of the 70’s music group The Hudson Brothers and, perhaps more notably, current biological father of Kate Hudson.

Now that we’re up to speed, in his memoir, Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, Hudson reportedly claims:

  • His ex-wife Goldie Hawn was unfaithful.
  • His daughter Kate Hudson is a “spoiled brat” who has “done stuff which is just awful.”
  • He’s suffered some serious parental alienation over the years.

Rather than a “Hollywood tell-all,” though, Hudson (or, at least his book’s jacket copywriters) claims the book is instead:

[…] an emotional outreach to those who have been in or are in the same situations Bill saw.

The Older You Get, The Wiser You Get: Lessons With Age

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

2011 is a big year for The Big 3-0.

Not only is 2011 the year celebs like Beyonce Knowles, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Paris Hilton, and Alicia Keys turn 30 this year, but it’s also the year Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, and Britney Spears turn 30.

Even MTV turns 30 in 2011!

As if that weren’t enough, yours truly turned 30 this year, too; last month, actually.

(I guess I’ve known how to keep interesting company since the womb.)

30 is such a milestone birthday – positive for some, negative for others. Fortunately, I fall on the positive side of that spectrum, and I’m often walking around with question marks floating around my head when I hear my friends bemoan their 30th birthdays.

During a recent interview with the Associated Press, Britney Spears (yes, Britney Spears) summed up in once sentence what I’m getting ready to tell you in 30 parts:

I hear the older you get, the wiser you get and the more you know what you want – so hopefully it’ll be a good year.


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