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Is Summer Here?

Wow, what is this orb that I see in the sky?

Could it be?

Can I believe it?

Oh yes, it is the SUN!!!!!!!

At last, I am a bit unsure as to whether to get the Summer wardrobe out and put the Winter wardrobe in the loft,  I did this a few weeks ago, all pleased that I was saying goodbye to my polo necks, chunky jumpers etc away until next Winter, what a fool I was!

You would think I and the rest of Great Britain would be aware that we cannot rely on our weather, but each year, I forget!

So, I am going to believe that this weather is now here to stay as I am a glass half full kind of girl!

Happy Summer to each and every one of you

EastEnders – A Plot too Far?

Unless you live in a bubble, or are outside of the UK, you cannot have missed the fall out that has followed the cot death storyline in EastEnders.

The soap’s current storyline follows Ronnie Branning following the death of her newborn son, sneaking into the pub and replacing her dead child with Kat’s baby. Had EastEnders just stopped at the cot death and handled this well, this could have been an excellent way to educate those who know little or nothing about the condition, but instead, they have turned it into something else completely.

The BBC have received just short of 3,500 complaints so far, their response? “While the BBC appreciates that this is a challenging storyline, and have taken care to ensure viewers were aware of the content in advance of transmission”, oh right, sorry, my mistake, that’s alright then!!!!!!!

EastEnders enlisted the help of the the Foundation of Studies for Infant Deaths (FSID) to ensure that the cot death storyline would be dealt with sensitively and correctly, but they have been quick to state on its website that “The FSID had no involvement in the planning or adoption of the baby swap plot. The behaviour and actions of Ronnie Branning are in no way endorsed by FSID as a typical, or even likely reaction of a bereaved parent”.

Today, it seems the character played by Samantha Womack had resigned in response to the storyline, she is said to have handed bosses a handwritten letter of resignation when she was first told of the storyline.

So, what are your thoughts? I have switched off, have you?

Joaquin Phoenix Film Spoof

Joaquin Phoenix returned to The Dave Letterman Late Show this week to apologise for his appearance on the show eighteen months after his distracted, shaggy, bearded apperance where he mumbled through an excruciating appearance.

Eighteen months ago, Phoenix announced he was retiring from acting in order to pursue a career as a rapper. He made a series of inept performances, where he was booed off the stage at many, with one resulting in him trying to attack a heckler.

Casey Affleck, Phoenix’s brother in law confirmed last week that the film, I’m Still Here, which is a documentary about the bad effects of wealth and celebrity on a now drug addicted actor who had been in the acting game since he was a child, was in fact a spoof.

So, thankfully Phoenix has returned to his day job having not had the break down that we were led to believe that he was having, however, is it right for Affleck and Phoenix to have duped so many and made millions of people concerned about the downfall of Phoenix, especially in light of what happened to River Phoenix?

Katy Perry dropped from Sesame Street after Protests from Parents

On Monday a clip of Katy Perry singing her song, Hot n Cold and begging Elmo to “play” with her was leaked onto the Internet. Parents were outraged by Perry’s low cut dress and proceeded to protest on various web forums, with one comment stating, “You are going to have to rename Sesame Street, Cleavage Avenue”.

In light of these protests, producers on Sesame Street have decided not to use the segment, instead putting out a statement:

“In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or caregiver. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents.”

With Perry responding with:

“Kayy enjoyed working with Sesame Street and playing dress up with Elmo.”

All publicity is good publicity so they say, so this escapade will probably not do Perry any harm, after all, the You Tube site received a couple of millions hits, but her PR team could probably have thought a little bit harder on what she should wear on a children’s show.

What do you think?

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