Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ugh, I drank too much coffee!

Oh my god, I think I have a coffee hangover! How is that possible? That's the last time I drink about 5 cups of coffee before I go to bed. I couldn't sleep at all last night, and now my tummy feels a little funky. Why did I drink so much coffee? Well, I was helping out a friend doing a blind coffee tasting. I hate coffee on a good day, the only good cup of coffee I've ever had in my life was in Venice. So this morning, I had to drink tea, because I just couldn't face a cup of joe.

I turn on the computer this morning and people are still debating the Miley Cyrus photos in Vanity Fair. All I have to say is that her parents and her handlers were with her on the shoot, they all looked at the photos as they were being shot. The only reason they are backtracking now is because there was a hue and cry about them looking like child pornography. If anyone had been praising the photos, Disney and Miley would be crowing about how brilliant Annie Leibowitz is (and she is brilliant). Don't blame Vanity Fair or Annie Leibowitz. Let's face it, its a coup that they wanted Miley on the cover and its not even the July or January issues which are usually the ones where they put untried celebrities. They didn't take advantage of poor, little Miley. That girl is as tough as old boots. This isn't the first time she's had to explain herself for racy photos. The other times, the photos were taken by her and her friends.

She's clearly a teenage girl, testing her boundaries, only this time on the cover of a major publication. The photos are no more racy then anything Britney did for her first album. Remember the picture of her on the cover of Rolling Stone, in her little skimpy bra and panties? When teenagers starlets/singers have to start posing so provacatively? I don't remember this happening with Connie Francis and Sandra Dee, not to mention Marie Osmond. Even Hilary Duff was smarter and savvier but then was Vanity Fair and Annie Leibowitz calling?

On to more fun stuff, next week, my friend Leanna Renee Heiber will be visiting the blog to celebrate her new release Dark Nest from Crescent Moon Press. So stay tuned for her interview on Monday.

Thanks for reading,



Laurie Likes Books said...

To be honest, I don't understand the big deal. She's not "topless," she's covered by a sheet and nothing shows. Not long ago there was a Southpark about Britney Spears. Essentially, the episode was about how the media gloms onto SOMEBODY and hounds them to death. Now, I've not no sympathy with Britney, but I thought they made their point well. Interestingly, after Britney died in the episode, who did the media next latch on to? Miley Cyrus.

This seems much ado about absolutely nothing at all. It's only because SOMEBODY decided to make an issue of it that Cyrus and her handlers had to come in and try to do damage control. Had this happened ten years ago, I don't think anyone would have cared. Can you imagine the big to-do people would make today over the original Demi Moore cover? I think today she would have been tagged an unfit parent, with Gloria Alred defending her. ;)

TTFN, Laurie Likes Books

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I totally agree with you Laurie. I think someone at Disney got upset about the photo shoot and made Miley backtrack on it. Her parents were totally there on the shoot, in fact she even posed with Billy Ray, so if they were okay with the pictures what is the big whoop? I hate the fact that she's been forced to apologize for beautiful pictures. I mean its Annie Leibowitz who took them not some Joe Schmoe!