Thursday, April 29

In the News: Sandra Bullock (and Archie's new friend, and male fairies) Hooray!

For this week's News theme, I considered writing about the new gay character in Archie comics (yay! Meet Kevin, left) or Disney creating boy fairies for their online games (at the demand of kids who didn't get why there were only Tinkerbelles flying around Neverland).

So you can see, that although I do read the newspaper (at least on weekends, thankyouverymuch), my news is kind of pop culturey in nature. Which brings me to what I actually want to write about: Sandra Bullock!

It's a little weird how happy this PEOPLE cover made me. Of course she must be devastated over the terrible things her soon-to-be-ex-husband has done, but she's been working on adopting this baby, Louis Bardo Bullock, for four years (she brought him home in January) and now she's going forward with the adoption as a single mom.

She'll have teary nights and a lot of pain to work through over Jesse, but Sandy's choosing to be strong, move on and choose happiness. I'm inspired!

A question: Is it weird to be so affected by pop culture? I'm also finding myself upset over Jill and Bethenny's friend-fued on The Real Housewives of New York. Maybe I should get a hobby.


Erica Orloff said...

Loved the cover, too. Made me grin from ear to ear.

Shweta said...

That cover sure made me smile.

Yay for male fairies.High time they were properly acknowledged :)

Wendy Toliver said...

Sandra's baby news made me smile too, and as far as pop culture, let's just say that when Who Wants to be a Millionaire first came on, my aunt said she'd have me on her call-list for any pop culture type of questions. Of course, it's something you have to keep up with and I'm not as savvy as I used to be. So no, I don't think you're weird. Not too weird, anyway. :)

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with being interested in pop culture so long as it's not *all* you do or to the exclusion of real life. The day I hear you saying, "I'm sorry but I can't hang with my TFC sisters anymore because I'm too busy worrying about K-Fed" - or what-have-you - I'm going to bust through this screen, turn off your TV and cancel all your magazine subscriptions.

Melissa Walker said...

Fair is fair, Lauren! I appreciate you watching out for me.

Wendy Toliver said...

OMG, Lauren. You're hysterical. :)

Erica Orloff said...

But K-Fed is my life.


Amy Kathleen Ryan said...

Melissa, it's not weird at all to be affected by pop culture. Or, if it is, I'm weird too! I still can't forgive Brad and Angelina. And I'm positively indignant for Sandra Bullock. But who couldn't be happy looking at that beautiful picture of her with her new cutie pie? It's a good story. Someone getting kicked in the nards by life coming through it with a beautiful new beginning... that stuff is addictive.