I Heart Pop Culture Tuesdays on a Thursday. {Sandra Bullock and Celebrity Wronged Women.}

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This week's "I Heart Pop Culture Tuesday" wasn't able to make it up until today due to a particularly crazy week. For all (four) of you who might care, I hope you can forgive me. :) So, for this week only, welcome to "I Heart Pop Culture Thursday!" What's on my mind this week? Sandra Bullock, my fury at Jesse James and wronged celebrity women.

Now, let me just put it out there, we've all done crazy things for love or what we thought was love. Most of us have been the Jennifer AND the Angelina at different points in our life and we've all made mistakes. However, I think it's safe to say that sleeping with married men and/or men with pregnant girlfriends aint cool. Can I get an amen? Also, and this is just to Jesse James, cheating on your wife with a woman with a tattoo across her forehead, well, that's just offensive. Now that I have that off my chest, let's have at it.

- Sandra Bullock

When I was at my mom's a couple of weeks ago, I woke up one morning and hell had officially frozen over. My mother, the same woman who thinks celebrity gossip is both trashy and a waste of time (she must love my new blog series, huh?), almost cried telling me about how Jesse James cheated on our Sandra. First of all, I couldn't - and still can't - believe my mom was breaking celeb news (yes, it's considered news in my world) to me and, second, that she cared. I think that just goes to show how much everybody loves Sandy. Oh, and those acceptance speeches she gave gushing about her husband? They brought tears to my eyes and broke my heart, especially in retrospect. (You can check out two particularly poignant speeches here and here, but you might want to have some tissues nearby.)

I think the thing that hurts the most about the whole Sandra/Jesse heartbreak (and yes, it does hurt) is how happy she seemed. The photo above of her beaming at her husband is how I think we all want to look at the man we love. During her Golden Globes speech, she thanked Jesse for being the first person to have her back. If that doesn't make us all want to start our own club whose sole purpose is to hunt him down, I don't know what will.

- Jennifer Aniston

I don't think I need to say anything on this one. I've said it all before. How do I feel about the demise of America's sweethearts? Read this. I'm pretty sure we're all on the same page. Although I obviously can't move on, let's give it a try...

- Debbie Reynolds

Debbie was the original Jennifer Aniston. Eddie Fisher was her Brad and Elizabeth Taylor was Angelina Jolie. From then on, women fell into two categories: The Debbies and the Elizabeths. Think about it. Jennifers and Angelinas. Bettys and Veronicas. The list goes on and on.

- Sienna Miller

I realize this is a controversial one, but who doesn't need a little controversy to spice up their Tuesday (or Thursday)? Sienna was the young ingenue madly in love with the dashing leading man. When they became engaged, it seemed like a bohemian Hollywood fairytale. Then he had to bang the nanny. (I know, I can't believe I wrote "bang" either.) Not only did Jude ruin his relationship, but he tarnished the occupation I had for ten plus years - Mary Poppins - and I still take offense. Fast forward a few years, and Sienna was busy making out topless with a married Balthazar Getty, Jude is pretty much bald and now they're supposedly back together. Maybe they're caught in a bad romance. I don't know, but it looks like these two might just be perfect for each other. Hope it works out this time, guys.

- Mary Louise Parker

This one really makes me mad. Billy and Mary Louise were together seven years and she was eight months pregnant. EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT. He runs off with Claire Danes and dumps the gorgeous Ms. Parker. In the end, Claire married Hugh Dancy, Mary Louise has two adorable children, a rockin' body and is the star of one of my favorite shows and Billy... I don't know what he's up to and I don't care.

- Elizabeth Edwards

If the last one made me mad, this one makes me want to punch myself in the effing face. Honestly, John? Honestly?! We all loved you. You seemed like such a good man, but you lied to us and you lied to your wife and I'm guessing you lied to yourself. After 30+ years of marriage, the loss of your son and your wife's incurable cancer, you choose to have an affair with this woman.

Even she seems shocked.

At the end of the day, John, all I have to say to you is that you're a disgrace to Democrats everywhere and I would like to ask you to switch parties. Thanks.

There you have it. My little list. There are more Hollywood wronged women, of course, but to make a list any longer than this would just be depressing. Tell me, which celebrity cheating scandal affected you most? Oh, and I promise that next week's "I Heart Pop Culture Tuesday" will be less of a downer. :)

Until then, let's stick together, ladies. Happy Thursday!


  1. i love being the first comment! well this is a sad but true example of "the price of fame" to have your news aired in such a brutal way and everyone to know your business. I think that the most horrifying example was the Edwards story. I was fooled that he was a good guy, and to think that I voted for him!

  2. Elizabeth Edwards really affected me personally. Living in the DC area we run into politician and significant other frequently. Many of them as such jerks because they are political celebrities but not Elizabeth. She is always incredibly nice to all who encounter her. When the news broke we were all calling John Edwards a mega-jerk for pulling the shenanigan while she's going through chemo.

    Another one I'd like to add is how about Mark and Jenny Sanford of SC? Oh the fact that he can't shut up about his affairs is almost like flaunting to her face. so.friggin.wrong.

  3. Yes, the Mary Louise Parker and Billy Crudup story makes me terribly angry. I love Mary Louise and can't believe anyone could be so cruel {ahem, billy}.

  4. Oh man let me give this post one big, resounding AMEN!

    Now, I have definitely made my share of mistakes in the love department but I am a firm believer in monogamy and human decency. Why is it that the nice ones always get hurt?! I need to quit before I start getting angry at the opposite sex in general... again...

  5. This is all so sad. I don't know if I can pick the worst one - I mean, the Edwards, that's bad. And poor Mary Louise! And Sandra. Ugh. I just don't understand how people {men} can be so cruel.

    Love your face!

  6. Umm, I absolutely LOVE Mary Louise. I am sad she is no longer with Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

    I just commented about Jesse and Sandra on my blog, too! I think this one affected me most because it came right on the heels of her big win, just as America was falling in love with her all over again!

  7. Didn't Jude Law cheat on Sadie Frost to be with Sienna Miller?!? No mention of that, huh? This post makes me depressed. Dudes that can't keep it in their pants enrage me. Um, love ya BFF...

  8. Did you leave out Tiger on purpose? Because if you did, good call. The man doesn't even deserve mention in a blog post, let alone a blog as amazing as yours. Pshh.

  9. Carina, you know I love you, but I don't think Sienna broke up Jude's first marriage. I could be wrong, but my research says no.

    Ali, hell yeah, I left out Tiger on purpose. When you're well into the double digits, I don't think it counts as cheating. Instead, we should call it calculated, pre-meditated murder of your wife's spirit - and your integrity - in the first degree. No?

  10. That is one big old list of scumbags!

  11. I feel SO bad for sandra. so sad. I think everyone wants to hunt him down!

  12. These all hurt, those guys were such skeezes. I think Brad and Jen was the worst, they seemed like the PERFECT couple. Poor ladies :( esp. Sandra, she seemed so happy.

  13. gosh, it seems like cheating scandals are all the rage these days, and the media goes into a frenzy over it. the one that most personally affected me, and that i recall the most, is jennifer & brad. that one was sad to me, although maybe it did work out for the best. btw i'm so glad i'm finally here reading your blog! i've been following you on twitter for awhile :)

  14. Poor Sandra. I felt completely horrible for her, and ready to just tear that Jesse James apart. What a jerk!
    I still vividly remember Brad and Jennifer and Angelina, very upsetting. Jennifer Aniston seems to get the short end of the stick an awful lot.

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