Posts Tagged ‘Brad Pitt’

The Os Fly In Their Personal Trainer From Chicago Every Week, Feel The Burn After Reading

March 1, 2011

With a schedule as hectic as President Obama’s it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help — but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama’s fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. every week

 Mr. and Mrs. Obama both try to exercise for at least an hour every day, and Mr. McClellan says he usually sees them two to four times a week, depending on their schedules.

David Axelrod says he lost 25 pounds under McClellan’s watch, but that comes at a steep cost for those as environmentally minded as the Obamas: 50,000 lbs of carbon emissions. That’s how much carbon emissions are involved in McClellan’s flying back and forth every week for a year.

 Last July, Obama announced that he wanted federal workers to cut down on business travel and commuting by car in order to reduce emissions produced by the federal government: Even First Lady Michelle Obama’s support for locally produced food is steeped in environmental concerns.

 If you’re an average federal employee or your everyday taxpayer, stop driving and be careful of your carbon footprint. If you’re in the White House and you want some toned arms and a firm buttocks, fly your trainer out from Chicago every week.

Couldn’t they have just hired someone in D.C. to take over the training? The Yellow Pages provides over 56 entries under “Personal Fitness Trainers” alone, most of whom would have been able to reach the White House by bike.


Eye View Book Review, The Angelina Jolie Biography, Hold the Mountain Dew

July 31, 2010

The Unauthorized biography of Angelina Jolie is ready to hit the stands while readers are waiting for Eye View book review.

Here’s a roundup of just a few of the topics you might discuss, should you make “Angelina” the next selection. . Now discuss amongst yourselves..Bring plenty of Coca Cola and Pepsi’s to your book club..

Jolie’s virginity: According to USA Today, the book reports that Jolie lost her virginity at 14 and was assisted in her young sexual efforts by mother Marcheline Bertrand who previously abandoned her as an infant and who gave up the master bedroom so Jolie and her then-boyfriend could make good use of it.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Is it a good idea to allow one’s daughter to have sex in one’s own bed? How does the author use irony here to make an important point about gender politics and mother-daughter relationships? How does the abandonment symbolism compare with movie Wanted??

The Mountain Dew incident: As the Chicago Sun-Times notes, the biography also reports that Angelina Jolie once peed into an empty Mountain Dew bottle, chilled it in the refrigerator and gave the “beverage” to the then-mistress of her father, Jon Voight.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Do you agree that the appearance of urine symbolizes the fluidity of the relationship between Jolie and Voight? Also: Doesn’t Mountain Dew already kind of taste like pee? What about the calories??

Jolie’s hookup with Leonardo DiCaprio: Apparently Jolie and DiCaprio were set up by their agents in 1998 and semi-hooked up once, allegedly taking a shower together. Ultimately, though, they didn’t have any sexual chemistry.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: What is the significance of this encounter? Is this an effective use of foreshadowing that builds additional tension surrounding the box office battle between “Inception” and “Salt”? Was this a mountain dew shower?

The Billy Bob tattoo: The tat that Jolie once had scrawled on her nether regions in honor of now-ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton was written in Helvetica font.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: What does the boldness of that font choice say about Jolie’s feelings for Thornton? And why didn’t she go for something edgier, like Garamond or Century Gothic? Angelina does like to get her Goth on..

Naughty photos: Scandalous pictures of Jolie — largely naked save for nipple tape in one, and allegedly doing drugs in another — are printed in the book.

Eye View Book club discussion topic: Nothing to discuss here. Just pass those babies around.

Jennifer Aniston Changes Name of Her Fragrance, Last Minute Switch

July 23, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – Jennifer Aniston launched her first fragrance on Wednesday with a last-minute switch to a new  name.

Originally titled “Lolavie,” which meant “laughing at life,” the name of the perfume was abruptly changed to simply “Angelina Stinks”.

“It turned out as we were getting close to the launch, there was something out there that was very similar and it was just going to get very confusing in the marketplace,” the 41-year-old former “Friends” star told Reuters Television at the perfume’s launch at Harrod’s department store.

“And at such a late hour, I didn’t want to postpone the launch so the only thing we could really clear (in terms of rights to perfume titles) was the name.”

Branding Manager for Aniston said “she is very excited about promoting her Angelina Stinks fragrance world wide.” Asked by Women’s Wear Daily magazine at the time as to why she chose that name, the actress said: “It’s a long story and honestly it’s too personal to tell, but it has a special significance.”

Eye View Hollywood, Jennifer Aniston Adopts 33- Year Old African Man

July 22, 2010

Poor, poor Jennifer Aniston. She’s rich; she’s successful; she’s gorgeous. It’s TRAGIC. After all, she’s over 40 now, and with no boyfriend, well… tick tick tick. Obviously, her life is rapidly losing all meaning as she spirals toward barren spinsterhood. So terrible is the specter of Aniston’s fate that Babble recently devoted a slideshow to that unfulfilled crone and other “Celebrities with Aniston Syndrome.”

Wednesday that Aniston has one-upped Angelina Jolie and adopted Negasi, a 33-year-old boyfriend from Africa. Those days of trying “unsuccessfully to get a man the natural way” a thing of the past, the inevitably nicknamed Jenegasi are already succeeding at Aniston’s greatest life goal — driving Brad Pitt crazy. Celebrities: Aren’t they adorable when they conform exactly to our own tidy projected desires?

 Negasi noted that he really likes cougars..