Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
From Rueters Life!:
Manilow was scheduled to appear on the ABC morning show Tuesday, the same day his new album, "The Greatest Songs of the Seventies" hits stores. But those plans fell through because of his issues with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war.
"I had made a request that I be interviewed by (co-hosts) Joy (Behar), Barbara (Walters) or Whoopi (Goldberg), but not Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Unfortunately, the show was not willing to accommodate this simple request so I bowed out," he said in a statement on his Web site (http://www.manilow.com).
"It's really too bad because I've always been a big supporter of the show, but I cannot compromise my beliefs."
In an earlier statement to the news Web site TMZ.com, which broke the news, Manilow said Hasselbeck was "dangerous" and "offensive."
But a source close to "The View" said "we canceled him," because producers refused to comply with Manilow's "completely disrespectful" demands.
Barry Manilow hasn't had a hit since before Generation X graduated from High School... Pleez. Dear Barry, you are an entertainer (in theory)- not a candidate for President.
We doubt there will be lost audience because of his refusal to be "compromise ". This will probably be the first time Dear Barry has cracked the entertainment news in 15 years without a payoff somewhere. Pathetic really... hmmm... maybe sad is the more operative word.Poor aged 70's pop star... maybe Oprah will want him.
Friday, September 14, 2007
We thought that after the first round of nude, and other compromising pictures came out of Vanessa, it would stop there...clearly, Disney did not do it's background check very thoroughly.
A new round of less physically revealing but certainly more morally suggestive pictures have reared their ugly heads... this batch has dear Vanessa tongue to tongue with another girlfriend and in other suggestive poses with her chums... need we go on?
Miss Hudgens.... where is your mother?!!!! Or anyone for that matter who would be able to guide you in your decision making? Geez!
If you ever thought that poor, dear Vanessa and Zac were really an item... We think now it is clear ... that is not the case.
Our children love "Gabriella".. however, with Miss Hudgens lapses in judgement this early on in fame ... who needs another LiLo or Britt? Disney is sure failing in their choices for positive "girl" images.
Monday, September 10, 2007
As we watched dear Britney's ill fated Video Music Awards (MTV) opening act of "Gimme More", we felt plain sorry for the poor Mommy of 2 mistakes. Between her wig and her less than bikini ready body... we thought... "geez, her performance was like a really bad American Idol audition in the first round!"
Our opinion, which we will of course give whether you like it or not...
Britbrit needs to focus on becoming a real person instead of creating a "purpose in life to serve as a warning to others" (despair.com)
Maybe a ballad with more clothing... maybe she is just destined to never be Coco...
Friday, September 7, 2007
Everyone knew that Halle Berry really wanted to experience motherhood.
Now-it appears she will have her chance... at age 41, she and her boyfriend of almost 2 years Gabriel Aubry, are expecting!
Oh, the excitement!
However, the conventional role of marriage to the baby daddy in this case seems to be "out". We love Halle!.... she is a lovely, lovely girl.. sadly, a bad personal decision maker (her unfortunate 2 failed marriages).
Miss Berry's star status may excuse creating a family without the benefit of marriage... in Hollywood. However, for we Coco Moms who live in the real world...we see that traditional relationships benefit the children most.
Think of the joys Matilda Rose - love child of Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger - will have... now that her parents, who met on the set of Brokeback Mountain....
conceived sweet Matilda ...
were engaged but never married...
have broken up.
It never ceases to amaze we, Coco Moms, who work so diligently for the success of our children ... how careless "artist" are when entering the realm of parenting. The poor darlings...
So... these two are reportedly an item??? How very convenient... High School Musical 2 premieres and the first photos of this hot romance appears.
We don't buy it. It is great for the darlings living for anything that is HMS... but there is no spark and way too much media implication.
It seems even more odd that the romance was underwraps soooo much that the paparazzi never even got wind of it... pleez...
Our guess is that the sweet children (Hudgens and Efron) are friends and being directed by a big studio to help increase visibility of this mega million machine called High School Musical.
.... Dear Miss Hudgens, however, needs to watch the image she is putting out... between the racy video of her first solo single (many Coco Moms complained) and now the nude photo... High School Musical 3 may just be about how "Troy Bolton" has to find a new girlfriend due to "Gabriella's" sudden departure...
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Lord of the Flies is back! Welcome to Kid Nation! CocoScene is after all, celebrity news for moms. I am sure loads of mothers will be watching this gem from CBS!
CBS is taking a beating on this fall reality series about 40 real life children left in a desert ghost town with the job of creating their own society and government.
Apparently, safety was not a factor. Children suffered burns and at least four drank bleach by accident! And it gets better as children as young as 8 were required to clean outhouses, find food and allegedly left unsupervised for days at a time!
But don't worry! CBS (Children's Broadcast Service - don' think so!) had the children's best interest at heart!
In addition, CBS insisted in its statement that the show was "extraordinary" in its "behind-the-scenes support structure." That included "...an animal safety expert and a child psychologist, not to mention a roster of producers assigned to monitor the kids' behavior," the network said.
Well, it's good to know that an "animal safety expert" was on hand as well as the "roster of producers". We wonder what CBS describes as monitoring kids' bleach intake?
But... we admit... our darlings will very likely get to watch a little of this show... after all.. nothing is better than when you sweet children suddenly realize how lucky they are that you are their parent... and not some fame hungry, irresponsible "would be adult" who would sell their children off for their fifteen minutes media spotlight.
We remember from the movie years ago, Parenthood:
"You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any bu**-reaming a**h*l* be a father. "
We think this can apply to many that call themselves parents....
We know, not every Mom can be Coco....
Those poor darling children!!!