Everybody needs a Rosie

Sophia Grace and Rosie on Ellen / Image rights - warnerbros.com

Have you seen Sophia, the little 8 year old Nicki Minaj wanna-be sensation? And her quiet little back-up-dancer-cousin Rosie (age 5)?

Cutest little tiara-wearing-tutu-sporting-sprites ever. Sophia is hard to miss, but how ’bout that Rosie?

Aren’t we all Rosies? The ones in the background, the back-up singers, adding a little more umph to the show, helping the Sophia’s of the world really shine?  Without Rosie, Sophia wouldn’t be as confident, perhaps. Rosie is very likely the voice of reason, in fact at one point she tries to settle Sophia down, perhaps in a quiet whisper saying, “Easy cousin. Tone it down. We’re on ELLEN!!”

Adorable.

Go out there and have a great day blog readers. Be a Sophia today, or a Rosie. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

Tennis balls gone bad

Mattek-Sands / Image rights Getty Images

Mmmmm, this is so wrong.

Thirty-first ranked Bethanie Mattek-Sands wore this get-up at a Wimbledon player’s party. The dress is designed by Lady Gaga’s designer, Alex Noble.

Do you think that Noble ever laughs at his creations? Laughs at the fact that people are willing to pay for them?

In this case below, I don’t know what’s worse. Her dress, or his pants … or shirt … or shoes … or jacket.

Mattek-Sands / Image rights Getty Images

Dear First Lady

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of Michele Obama. And I can appreciate a beautiful purse. In fact, I’d just about sell my beloved dog Penny for this beautiful purse, but with the economy at an all time low, and some people struggling to just put food on the table, I think flaunting a $990 Michelle Reed Krakoff tote is in poor taste.

Perhaps I’m making too much of it. What do you think?

A Royal Wedding

William and Kate / Image rights - Getty Images

This will be fun to follow, the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They’re a beautiful couple. It’s hard to believe that it’ll be 30 years next summer that Charles and Diana were married. Do you remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding? Watching her spill out of the horse-drawn carriage with all that dress! The train that went on forever. The music. The stiff, forced smile and uncomfortable waves from the balcony. It was obvious then that it was too much for the girl. (Big sigh.)

But this one will be fun to follow with my girls. The dress, the opulence, the paparazzi. It’s Say Yes to the Dress with the Royals!!

Happy birthday to me

It’s birthday week and so I’ve been busy celebrating and haven’t had a chance to post much here. However, upon seeing this below, I just had to pop in to celebrate as a very proud over-40’er.

Just when you start to worry about getting old, about the years just flying by, the new wrinkles, and new aches & pains, the universe hands you a gift.

Over 40 celebrities that are not only aging beautifully but gracing the covers of big magazines and OUTSELLING their 20 and 30-something, botox-injected, face-lifted, boob-enhanced, and lipo-sucked celebrity sistahs.

Take that you young punks!!

Julia Roberts, Elle Magazine, September 2010:

“I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.” — Julia Roberts

(Amen girlfriend)

Jennifer Aniston, cover of Bazaar magazine, September 2010

Jennifer Aniston / Image rights - Bazaar Magazine, September 2010

Halle Berry, cover of Vogue magazine, September 2010

Halle Berry / Image rights - Vogue Magazine, September 2010

This 43 year old is enjoying this beautiful, crazy, wrinkled, lumpy and bumpy ride, and God-willing, will continue to for many more years to come.