Archive for December, 2007

Jamie Lynn Spears Never Had a Chance

Posted in Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears, Lynne Spears, Pregnancy with tags , , , on December 20, 2007 by Lela Davidson

Surely we are not surprised to hear the news that 16-year-old Zoey 101 star, sister of Britney, and daughter of parenting expert Lynne Spears is pregnant.  It’s not out of the ordinary for teenagers to become pregnant.  The shocking part may be that we know at all.  Why should any of us know that this young girl is 12 weeks pregnant?  Who would alert the press?

Hmmm… makes you wonder what kind of motives are at work in that family.  Maybe Lynne Spears will enlighten us in her new book on parenting.  I can’t wait to learn what advice she gives for becoming a fabulous mom.  Is it all about the press?  Remember when Britney was marketed as America’s last teenage virgin?  You can’t blame Lynne for wanting to forge her own identity.  I mean Jamie Lynn. 

Besides, the whole role model thing didn’t work out for Britney.  Maybe her sister just wants to get the scandal out of the way up front and then pull a transformation act, thank her Lord and Savior, and then cash in on the growing market for Christian Everything.

Based on her name alone, poor Jamie Lynn never had a chance.  And I don’t mean Spears.  Check out that first name.  Her parents – Jamie and Lynne – were either completely without imagination or just a wee bit self-absorbed.  Or maybe they just couldn’t be bothered with naming baby. 


Will Lily Allen Do Lullabies?

Posted in Lily Allen, Music with tags , , , on December 19, 2007 by Lela Davidson

The Associated Press reported today that singer Lily Allen is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simmons.  My only question is what music will this talented musician play for baby?  My husband introduced me to Allen last year and I got hooked quickly to her fun melodies and beat.  However I had to quick-finger the eject button before my kids deciphered what her ex had been doing to the girl next door.  I know there is enough good music to go around, but sometimes it just stinks to have to ban artists like Allen and Pink for a little crass language.  Listening to music should be fun for parents too.  I’m dying to hear the KidzBop version….

So where do you draw the line? 


Crowned Gives Us Mothers in Tiaras

Posted in Reality Television with tags , , , , on December 13, 2007 by Lela Davidson

For all you moms out there whose daughter doesn’t have a successful film career, don’t worry – you can still become a train wreck together.  Crowned:  The Mother of All Pageants premiered tonight on the CW.  In theory, the mothers and daughters compete as a team, but we are all familiar with the reality of reality TV.  No drama no ratings.  And what’s more dramatic than the mother-daughter relationship?  Throw in some jealousy and maybe a lost lipstick and you’ve got the formula for a hit.  Runny mascara and all. 

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the mothers and daughters are not veteran pageant contestants.  They are regular girls that have signed up for an unhealthy dose of humiliation.  Let’s see if the mothers can behave as such instead of getting sucked up into the fantasy that they can recapture their daughters’ youth.


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