Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Twitter Accounts

By Alicia Sparks

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You might be one of the few people who doesn’t bounce back and forth between Twitter and some other important daily event like work or taking care of your child, and if you are, good for you.

The rest of us need a little break every now and then, and most times we want those breaks to be hilarious.

For us, I’ve compiled a list of the absolute the Top 10 Funniest Celebrity Twitter Accounts!

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Sharon Stone On Confidence, Aging Gracefully, and Today’s Beauty Standards

By Alicia Sparks

Basic Instinct put her on the map, and 20+ years later her attitude toward confidence, aging gracefully, and society’s standards of beauty have kept her there.

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NBA Player Jason Collins Makes Even MORE History in the Game

By Alicia Sparks

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Nearly a year ago, NBA player Jason Collins did something no other male professional athlete for a major American sport had done before: he came out as an openly gay man.

Now, the 35-year-old center has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and made history again last night (Sunday, February 23, 2014) by playing in the first NBA game with an openly gay player on the court: the Brooklyn Nets vs. the L.A. Lakers.

(The Nets won, by the way.)

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Aerie Launches Spring 2014 Campaign: Unretouched Models

By Alicia Sparks
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Aerie has launched its Spring 2014 campaign and guess what’s grabbing the spotlight?

I mean, besides the cheeky panties and push-up bras, that is.

Photos of unretouched models.

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Kings of Leon “Mechanical Bull” Tour: Worth the Tickets?

By Alicia Sparks

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Guess which blogger has two thumbs and went to see Kings of Leon this past weekend?

That’s right: this girl.

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Take Note Ladies: Lauren Conrad Reveals Her Favorite Position

By Alicia Sparks

So, how much do we love Lauren Conrad right now?

I know, I know, I never thought I’d hear myself say that either (not that I have anything against Conrad; I’ve just never had anything for her, either), but her response during a Sway in the Morning interview with former MTV VJ Sway Calloway has taken the Internet by storm — in a damn good way.

(Just so you know, the interview was from October 2012; that it’s resurfaced and gained so much attention now shows you just how awesome was her answer.)

During the interview, former Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad pulled three questions from a hat. She answered the first two fairly quickly, but when the third piece of paper asked her the age-old “What’s your favorite position?”, the Paper Crown designer and best-selling author clearly was taken aback — for just a hot minute, before answering, “CEO.”

BOOM!

Ladies, Lauren Conrad has shown us whether it’s mother, wife, teacher, counselor, or CEO, your favorite position doesn’t have to be — or outright isn’t — what brings you the most joy and satisfaction in bed.

It’s what brings you the most joy and satisfaction in life.

You can see the full clip over at Us Weekly, but if you want to skip to the good stuff it starts around 6:15.

Whether you’re a fan or not, what’d you think of Conrad’s response?



3 Reasons Why We Love Jennifer Lawrence

By Alicia Sparks

Is it just me, or has America (and possibly the globe) gone wild for Jennifer Lawrence lately?

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I like her. A lot, even. She’s a great actress and seems to be a pretty down-to-earth person.

However, lately?

We really, really love us some Jennifer Lawrence.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46; Police Suspect Drug Overdose

By Alicia Sparks

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(UPDATE 2/5/14: Four individuals have been arrested in relation to Hoffman’s drug overdose, according to The New York Daily News and CNN. Authorities found more than 350 bags of heroin in three different apartments. (Upon further investigation, 70 bags of heroin were found in Hoffman’s apartment. Currently, police aren’t certain whether those four individuals sold the heroin to Hoffman or if they’re part of a larger drug ring.)

(UPDATE 2/3/14: CNN reports Hoffman failed to pick up his children Sunday, as was scheduled, and law enforcement found Hoffman surrounded by eight empty bags, the type of which generally contain heroin. The bags were labeled “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts.” Both are known street names for heroin.)

Celebrity Psychings has sad news to report today: actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died.

The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actor, famous for his roles as Truman Capote in Capote and Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, was found dead in his New York City apartment at noon (February 2, 2014).

At the time of this post, a cause of death is unknown or has not been released; however, police do suspect a drug overdose due to a needle in his arm:

The official cause of death is still unknown at this point, however, the police confirm to “The Insider With Yahoo” that he may have died of a suspected overdose, as he was found with a needle in his arm.

Hearing about Seymour’s death is especially tragic because — less than one year ago — the actor had completed rehab and was on a seemingly strong road to recovery. He’d wrapped up his role in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and, at the time, was working on indie film God’s Pocket.

I’ll update as news becomes available.

In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to Hoffman’s three children Tallulah Hoffman, Cooper Alexander Hoffman, and Willa Hoffman, and his partner Mimi O’Donnell.



Celebrity Psychings: Officially Off Hiatus!

By Alicia Sparks

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Some of you might remember, my father was diagnosed with malignant ascites and, eventually, stage four colon cancer, this past fall.

During that time, and for a couple of months after his passing, I decided to take a break from Celebrity Psychings. It became to difficult to keep up with celebrity news and construct meaningful, mental health posts based on celebrity goings-on without coming across as gossipy or pageview-seeking.

(For example, I’m much more interested in writing pieces like 5 Mental Health Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities, 7 Celebrity Quotes On Getting Older, Wiser, and Better, and Wentworth Miller: The First Time I Tried to Kill Myself I was 15 than I am on, say, minute-by-minute updates on Justin Bieber and his inevitable DUI.

(Though I’m definitely not saying there’s not a lesson to be learned there!)

Fortunately, my good friend and founder of everyminute.org, Michael Corbin, stepped in and contributed a few posts for my readers.

(Have you checked out his piece Celebrity Recovery From a Person Perspective yet? Great article inspired by Richard Dreyfuss and his battles with bipolar disorder.)

Now that the dust has settled, so to speak, I’m ready to begin writing Celebrity Psychings again. So, basically I just wanted to take this post to explain my absence, thank Michael for stepping up when I needed him, and ask YOU, sweet readers, what you’d like to see in upcoming Celebrity Psychings posts?

Thanks for sticking around! It’s great to be back :)



The World According To, Me

By mcorbin

As an advocate, I have been given a chance to speak for those that have yet to be heard.  I have been given a chance to speak out through my own experience, good and bad, and understand that everyone deserves a chance to become anything they set out to be in life.  I also understand that choices have consequences.  Until you find it in yourself and put that aside in order to move on with your dreams, you will never succeed in yoM. Corbin everyminute.orgur ultimate goals in life. That is why I’m honored to have a forum that allows me the opportunity to “humanize” the issue of mental health. It has also come to my attention that I needed to give you, my audience, a bit more background about, me.

I don’t consider myself the greatest of writers and worse yet I have terrible time writing strictly about myself.  It comes naturally to insert my “background” into the relationship of other people’s issues as a means to identify empathy.  It comes      a little more naturally for me in a speaking forum where I can read the audience and answer any questions they might have     for further clarification of issues that I have either, already mentioned and need further elaboration, or discuss specific    issues that I may have unknowingly glossed over.

I’ll start out with some background info that is already written on the about page of my suicide awareness campaign everyminute.org.  Some of my proudest moments include speaking to the criminal justice community at the 2007 CIT International Conference with my then wife-to-be Lisa and making great friends with the Blacksburg VA. Police Dept.;  speaking at the TBI TIES Training Conference for law enforcement here in the State of Tennessee;  and being part of a university research study that measured the efficacy of knowledge-based contact for the reduction of stigma and improvement of mental health literacy in adolescents.  Just having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people nationwide while speaking and training other advocates in the art of public engagement has been the best part of being me.

I’ve also been absolutely blessed to have Gregory Montgomery on my team as a National Spokesperson.  Some of my other notable endeavors have been accompanying Blue October on their 2010 Pick Up The Phone suicide awareness tour and the Music 4 Mental Health tour with Tommy Edwards.  Oh, and who could ever forget presenting at the SAMHSA Voice Awards, which was absolutely nerve-wracking being one of my first “Big Venues” with a crowd of celeb’s and the head of every MH advocacy organization in the US.

Well, like it or not that’s me.  I’m excited to be getting back in the game and look forward to being a part of the mental health advocacy arena once again on a regular basis.  There aren’t too many people that can say when they wake up every morning that they actually enjoy the thought of “going to work”.  I truly consider myself blessed in every way.

Thanks for listening,

Michael Corbin



 
 

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