lately i have been noticing some headlines that catch my eye and then annoy me...without even reading the story. i feel like the media will do a story about ANYTHING these days. the three headlines that really stick out in my mind are the following:
1) us weekly's cover story this week was a "jon and kate exclusive." apparently, jon was "caught with other woman" this story i actually did read. now, please know that i am no huge fan of jon and kate. i used to love them when they both had jobs outside the home and a house that was too small and they actually had to struggle and deal with issues that the rest of us do. now, however, they have a gigantic home with acres of land and they both are home, as jon works from home as a consultant. plus, all of their vacations and stuff are paid for. there's no real challenge there. as far as i'm concerned they totally jumped the shark when they went to "day out with thomas" and did not have to wait in line AND were given a private train car. how tough was that? i would take my five if it was going to be that easy, too. anywhoo...i don't really care either way if they break up or not. sure it would be crazy hard for kate then and sad for the kid, but it does not affect my life in any way whatsoever. however, that said...this article was crazy stupid. it showed pictures of jon obviously intoxicated getting into a car with a "mystery woman." a quote from the magazine actually said "at 2 am 'he could barely walk' as he exited the bar..." now, call me cray, but isn't it better that he WAS getting into a car with a "mystery woman" rather than driving himself home? he could barely walk, should he be driving?!?! totally annoying article. i have been trying to find a phone number to cancel my us weekly subscription because of the sheer stupidity of the articles, lately.
2) i can not even believe i am going to write about the next person, but here goes. octomom. i actually have a passionate dislike for this woman. i hate everything that she has done, i hate hearing about all of the free stuff she is given, i hate it all. i'm even a little irrational when it comes to octomom (in my defense, i have five children and i feel like they NEVER receive one on one attention from my hsuband and i, and then this jackass goes and has 14 children, not naturally, with no husband. i think she is a total a-hole). (again)however...i saw a headline that said "octomom's son photographed with black eye." really?!!? this is news? she has 14 kids!! of course one of them is going to show up with a black eye once in a while! come on, people! their freakin' kids...kids get black eyes for crissake! i didn't even read that article because...a) the headline annoyed me so bad and b) i refuse to read anything about nadya suleman in my own little protest of her. i really don't like that whole situation. she is actually the NUMBER 1 reason for my desire to cancel us weekly, with "speidi" being an extremely close #2.
3) "actress loses 60 pounds without exercising" is the third headline that i've read this week. super impressive that someone could lose 60 pounds with no exercise, right? this one i thought i might read, so i clicked on the article and up popped a picture of the actress. it was rebecca romijn stamos o'connell. hmmm...somewhat less impressive, considering she recently gave birth to twins. it would have been far more surprising had she not lost the 60 pounds at all. it's great that she didn't have to exercise, but come on! everyone loses weight after giving birth! she's a freakin' model for crissake! she's genetically engineered to be thin. i did not read that article either, as i was so annoyed to see that they were talking about her. stupid, stupid, stupid.
well, i am glad to have gotten my little rant off of my chest now. do you think maybe, just maybe, i should give up tabloid news coverage? i wonder how annoyed i would get at real news coverage? ha...who am i kidding? i would probably be the same. i'll stick with just reading fiction and be done with it!