Amanda Bynes 4.8.2013
Today, my friends and I were at planet fitness on 27th and 7th and as we were working out on machines saw a raggedy haired, clearly under the influence Amanda Bynes. First off, PLANET FITNESS? Does the girl really have a membership at the $10 a month gym? Kudos to her if she does but my guess is that she didn’t come to work out. She was sitting on a machine, with huge sunglasses, UGGs, phone in hand (constantly on Twitter) and wasn’t even working out. When she took her sunglasses off, her eyes were bloodshot/red and she had huge bags under her eyes, with a glazed over look as if she was in another world. She also was mumbling to herself.
At first my friend and I were being super giggly about it, seeing celebrities out of their element is always a treat. But after observing her for some time, it was obvious that this girl was lost, and had nobody to protect her.
Child stars have always been known for going south once they reach their late teens and twenties. We have seen this with Macaulay Caulkin, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, and plenty of others. It is sad to hear about and it and especially sad to see it first hand. Although it is slightly humorous to read Amanda Bynes’ tweets knowing how troubled she is, is extremely upsetting. Amanda was my childhood idol. She was incredibly talented and funny. I only hope good things for her and that she will get better soon!
Photo of Grace Helbig from the YouTube channel DailyGrace
My last blog was a bit too serious so this week I wanted to write about something that would at least be a bit more cheerful. Grace Helbig is a comedian who has a channel on YouTube under the username DailyGrace. Her videos are addicting which is why one of her most sold t-shirts says “it’s a trap!” and I can very well testify to that. Here is a video of her doing a One Direction inspired manicure. Have a look and see how hilarious she is.
DailyGrace vlogs five days a week and every day she has a set format/theme. Although her videos follow a particular pattern every week, her videos are so entertaining that you can’t seem to get enough of them. The reason why her viewers love her so much is because she is genuine and her videos have just the right amount of inappropriate comedy. I guess its refreshing for viewers to see a woman who isn’t trying so hard to be the way everyone would expect her to be. The fact that she is very relatable, intelligent and funny makes her stand out from the crowd of many YouTubers.
Lastly, I would like to end this blog with one of her most popular segments in which she interacts with her viewers and replies back to their comments while hazing them. Enjoy
When I was in high school I really loved movies and rock music. Shortly after high school I moved on to some new frontiers in film and music: television and hip-hop. Over the past few years my love for movies has really dwindled. I still try to watch them but most times I find them recycled, predicable, and forgettable. Most of the films I like are artistic, obscure, and extravagant which is something that’s hard to come by in a world of remakes and reboots. Every once in awhile though I get very happy when I stumble upon a great movie that I know I’ll love for a long time to come. The most recent film that I have hope for is Ted. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in what appears to at first be a typical romantic comedy. Soon though Wahlberg’s childhood teddy bear, Ted, reveals himself and the true nature of the movie. The trailer is certainly intriguing but doesn’t reveal much about the plot of the movie. Either way I know I’ll be waiting for it’s release.