by Cheri on November 05, 2013 | Comments Off
If the latest issue of Star magazine is to be believed, then Eddie Cibrian has had his fair share of LeAnn Rimes’ crap and has decided to divorce her. Can you believe that? If that’s true, then we’re sure that Brandi Glanville is having a field day with that news!
The magazine screams, “She’s a total psycho!”
Of course she’s a psycho, who else wants to pose with another woman’s children and pretend like they’re her own? In addition to that, she was the result of an affair, so basically it is only a matter of time before he cheats again, isn’t it?
The tabloid also reports that “troubled LeAnn gets drunk and hides in her closet.”
COME ON OUT OF THE CLOSET LEANN!
by Sarah on November 05, 2013 | Comments Off
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is shown on the cover of last week’s issue of OK! magazine and it states that she is pregnant with her second child with rapper Kanye West. It feels like they are just throwing stuff at the wall, hoping that something is bound to stick.
According to the report from the magazine, Kanye has demanded a son — after Kim has already given him a daughter, North West. The magazine also states that her first pregnancy almost destroyed her, so perhaps the second one will fully take her out? It could happen, folks.
Do you think Kim can survive another pregnancy? They say that every pregnancy is different, so we will see if she can get through another one — that is, if the rumors are true.
Did that butt-tastic selfie she put on Twitter motivate Kanye to put another baby in her? What do you think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
by Cheri on November 03, 2013 | Comments Off
Sky lanterns have been made in Asia for centuries, Though originally used in warfare, sky lanterns have now become a common symbol of Asian culture and have formed part of ceremonies and festivals of light and harvest.
Sky lantern festivals have become popular all over the world and form part of many festivities . They are a common alternative to fireworks at large events and more commonly used at celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and seasonal events such as Christmas and Halloween. People have also recently started using sky lanterns to remember loved ones who have passed away.
The Mid-Autumn festival in China is held to celebrate the harvest, taking place around the time of the autumn full moon (usually August or September).
Indeed, the moon is an integral part of the celebrations, with traditional ‘mooncakes’ – small pastries filled with fruit or bean paste – usually baked on the night and shared with others as part of the celebration.
Lanterns form an integral part of the celebrations, with brightly coloured paper lanterns hung from houses and pagodas a common sight during the festival. Larger decorative lanterns usually form part of parades, usually involving the well-known lion dancers, while fisherman would also decorate their boats as part of the celebrations.
In the ancient city of Chaing Mai in northern Thailand, the Lanna people celebrate the Yi Peng festival. Usually held during a full moon, the Yi Peng festival sees many decorate their houses with colourful lanterns, but the most famous part of the festivities sees the release of thousands of sky lanterns simultaneously.
Yi Peng coincides with the Loi Krathong festival, another popular traditional festival in Thailand. While Yi Peng involves the creation of and release of lanterns to the sky, Loi Krathong focuses on creating and floating small decorative floats.
Traditionally made using the leaves of banana plants, these intricately crafted rafts are then decorated with flowers, incense and candles, sometimes with a small offering of food inside them. The rafts are then let go onto rivers and ponds, making a wish as they release them, and floated away as offerings to water spirits
The annual lantern festival in the rural Pingxi District in New Taipei city in Taiwan attracts tourists to the region to see large numbers of sky lanterns released. People write their wishes and aspirations, a common trait during sky lantern festivals, on the lanterns before sending them skywards.
Central and South America:
As part of the traditional celebration of Festa Juninas (June Festival), a winter holiday in central and South America, large and brightly decorated sky lanterns are released. These lanterns are often modified to suit certain festivals, including the traditional Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).
As you can see, Sky Lanterns are used in festivals all around the world. My favourite festival has to be the Yi Peng festival, where there are many videos on YouTube showing the fantastic views of thousands of Sky Lanterns being launched at the same time. This view is really breathtaking and I hope to be able to experience this at some point in my life.
David Collins is a freelance content writer who has been working with Night Sky Lanterns to write this article. David enjoys travelling, seeing more of the world and learning about different cultures.
by Cheri on November 01, 2013 | Comments Off
Southend is well known for its fun summer activities and, as a seaside town, it’s not hard to see why. But what do we do to entertain the kids (and the adults) once the sun has one away and winter has descended? Southend on Sea bouncy castle hire can provide an answer to this common predicament, providing a foolproof way of entertaining the kids during school holidays that can work equally well inside as it can outside during the warmer months of the year.
After all, there are more reasons to celebrate during the winter months than at any other time in the year, with Halloween, bonfire night and Christmas all giving us reasons to go out and have fun. Why not make your child’s birthday party much more special by hiring a hall or indoor area large enough to house a bouncy castle. You can include it in an entirely fairground or inflatable themed party, or just as something to occupy the kids at a family party – it doesn’t matter.
British winter weather is no reason not to consider Southend on Sea bouncy castle hire for your next event, and you can even hire one that all ages can use at a family gathering or even a work event. You may not have considered doing this before but, if the festive party period isn’t the time to be silly and get back to our childhood innocence, then when is? Include a bouncy castle in your next event and let yourself be reminded of that joy you used to feel whenever inflatables were around.
It’s also true that, because business tends to slow down during winter, many Southend on Sea bouncy castle hire companies are offering discounts and special deals during winter. This can be used to your advantage, and deciding on a bouncy castle for your event in the latter half of the year can actually save you a significant amount of money. You’ll need to do your research and make sure you get the best deal possible. Companies will be eager for your business, so you have to be careful not to make a decision before properly investigating.
There are so many parties going on during the winter months, pretty much just to give people something to do other than huddle around the heating or shuffle around packed shopping centres, and hiring a bouncy castle can really set your event apart from all the others. Whether it’s for the children in attendance or a fun activity for everyone to enjoy, you can’t really go wrong with a bouncy castle. In fact, it might be the only thing you can do to get away and wrap the Christmas presents undisturbed!
When planning your next birthday party, or a way to entertain the children throughout the festive period, consider Southend on Sea bouncy castle hire and watch everyone have a fantastic time. Summer isn’t the only season when you can have fun – bring the joy of bouncy castles to an otherwise dark and gloomy time of year!
Mega Leisure is an Essex based company specialising in bouncy castle hire, offering an extensive range of high quality bouncy castles and related products.
by Cheri on October 26, 2013 | Comments Off
Did you hear the recent shrieking and moaning coming from superhero fandom? Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman, and the fans are not happy. Not happy at all. Die-hard fans have taken to high speed internet to voice their opinions about Affleck being cast as Batman. Some are good, but majority are bad.
“He’s not intimidating enough for the role of Batman,” wrote John Roden in his Change.org petition to Warner Bros. Studio to have Affleck removed from the role. “Batman is someone that strikes fear in the hearts of men.” The petition has over 92,000 supporters.
Briefly, there was a similar petition to the White House. Although the government has no say in film casting choices, some were hopeful that President Obama would somehow be able to intervene. Clearly, many people are very disappointed with Warner Bros. choice to cast Affleck as Batman opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the untitled sequel to “Man of Steel,” which is set to premiere in July 2015.
The Hue and Outcry
Affleck joins a prominent list of actors who have played the caped crusader since the 1940s, including Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney and most recently, Christian Bale.
Perhaps because there have been 16 who came before Affleck, moviegoers and comic book geeks alike have had time (decades, in fact) to develop a sense in their minds of how the quintessential Batman should look and behave. Critics are convinced that Affleck isn’t it. The White House petition, before it was removed, handily summed up fans’ concerns. “We are concerned Americans, who care about our fictional heroes, often more than ones that actually existed. I am sure Mr. Affleck is a nice enough guy, but he has a history of ruining films that he doesn’t star, direct, produce, and cater all by himself.”
What is it specifically about Affleck as Batman that fans don’t like?
It starts with “Daredevil“, a 2003 about a superhero blinded by an accident that pushed his other senses to superhuman levels. Critics were split on their perceptions of the film’s quality. Some praised the “high-powered cast,” while others found it dull. Its paltry 45 percent overall rating on Rotten Tomatoes confirms this. Affleck himself later admitted he was not pleased with the overall outcome of “Daredevil.”
Praise for Affleck
And yet, should a 10-year-old film, that critics and fans found generally acceptable but not great, be the catalyst to ensure Affleck never plays another superhero?
Not at all, according to Affleck’s long-time colleagues. Matt Damon, Affleck’s co-writer and actor in “Good Will Hunting” among other films, believes that the criticism falls far short of the mark.
“I just think it’s kind of funny,” he said. “You know, he’s not playing King Lear. … Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people.”
Damon has a point. So many actors have played Batman over the years, but they all have taken a similar approach to it. What could they have in mind? Surely not a resurrection of Adam West, perhaps the most iconic Batman actor of all time.
Others who know comic books and films have shown their support for Affleck.
Joss Whedon, director of films such as “The Avengers” and “Thor”, tweeted his affirmation saying, “He’s got the chops, he’s got the chin — just needs the material.”
While fans were weeping into their keyboards, actors who had also worn the cape and cowl were coming to Affleck’s aid. Val Kilmer, who was equally criticized for his portrayal of Batman, asked people to give Affleck a chance. West, ever enigmatic, noted the heat of the costume and encouraged Affleck to bring deodorant. But perhaps the highest praise comes from Kevin Smith, an idiosyncratic writer and director who cast Affleck in several of his films. Smith, in his most-recent Hollywood Babble-On podcast, said that Affleck as Batman would be the greatest thing that ever happened.
Possibly no comic book film character is more controversial than Batman. Ben Affleck is a controversial actor. The pairing could be an unmitigated disaster, or it could end up being a match made in heaven.
by Cheri on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off
New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski has recently returned to the lineup following off season arm surgery but his focus is clearly on more important things. That would be an upcoming ‘Women’s Football Clinic’ at Harvard which is more likely a ‘recruiting center’ for comely ladies to party with. If you are like many football fans who like to party every Sunday watching NFL with your bros, then you might want to take a look at week 8 NFL lines if you are thinking of betting.
For those not aware of the ongoing saga of Gronkowski—known by the masses as ‘Gronk’–we’ll bring you up to speed. He’s a perpetual frat boy minus any pretense of ‘higher education’. He shot to the top of the douchebag charts when he was spotted dancing shirtless following the Patriots’ 2012 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants. Since then, it’s been a hit parade of cringe worthy—though admittedly largely harmless—examples of bad behavior. That might not make the parents of a 16 year old that Gronk allegedly ‘hooked up’ with in Aruba feel any better even if the age of consent in the country make it legal. Then again, they might be Patriots’ fans and happy that they could ‘take one for the team’ by offering up their daughter.
The latest Gronk event borders on self parody. He’s teaching a ‘Women’s Football Clinic’ at Harvard open to all ladies looking to learn about the gridiron game. Actually, not all ladies—since booze is clearly a big part of the instructional process the ad for the event stresses in ALL CAPS that attendees “must be 21 or over”. In addition to three hours of ‘football instruction’ followed by ‘games and skill contests’ fans will get a t-shirt, an autographed picture and ‘access to beer, wine, Gronk-tinis and food’. Not sure we want to know what a ‘Gronk-tini’ consists of but no doubt it’ll be ‘shaken, not stirred’.
Gronk may be a bit of a loose cannon but we come to praise him, not to bury him. He’s on a short list of the best tight ends in pro football and although his frat boy antics could very quickly become Ben Roethlisberger creepy if he doesn’t watch himself he’s a breath of fresh air in a sports world obsessed with ‘political correctness.’ The event does take place during a Patriots’ bye week so there’s definitely worst things Gronk could do during his week off.
by Sarah on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off
Kelly Clarkson married her sweetheart Brandon Blackstock and their gorgeous wedding photo is featured on the cover of the new issue of People magazine. Aren’t they just so adorable together?
In addition to sharing her pretty photos of her wedding ceremony, she also shared a video with her many fans:
So cute, right?
We here at GossipSucker wish them nothing but the best for a happy life together! Congratulations to them!