Saturday, March 5, 2011
Yup! They just did. But it’s basically in Hong Kong, just yet.
Though it’s an accepted and understandable reality that many countries’ middle-class and/or upper middle-class people look down on McDonald’s that isn’t the case in Hong Kong.
The idea to hold wedding parties was brought about by a couple who held their wedding party at McDo’s Admiralty branch. Reasoning out that this was where they met and dated this would be where the culmination of their lives would be. Likewise McDonald’s in Hong Kong gets about 10 calls a month from people interested in throwing their wedding bash at McDonald’s.
Seeing “a business opportunity” McDonald’s Hong Kong director of corporate communications and relations Helen Cheung happily proposed this idea to McDonald’s higher powers and now Hong Kong would be the first city in the world to offer McDonald’s nuptial packages.
For $500 (as a starter) there would already be a ceremony, a reception, a wedding cake (made mainly of apples so it’s basically an apple pie) and, of course, catering for up to 100 people. The price might go up depending on what the guests order.
Decent enough of an idea in a country where the average monthly income of a household is around $2,250. It now seems quite a bizarre, stupid and out-of-this-world-idea for some of this generation’s Hong Kong people to spend the usual $29,200 for their wedding.
No alcoholic drinks are permitted so the traditional toast would have to be made with their softdrinks or sundaes. And yes, of course, the food would be filet-o-fish, chicken McNuggets or Big Mac.
Even if the couple’s bill totals to a few thousand Hong Kong dollars they would only get to have a section in the fast food chain.
McDonald’s: It’s where they met, they hanged out in and got married at.
Hmm…I guess that’s one marketing byline McDonald’s would still have to work out with.
Read more: http://socyberty.com/society/mcdonalds-launches-mcweddings/#ixzz1FmoJIY4O
Mad Men’s Betty Draper, January Jones, is slimming down for her role as the diamond shapeshifting mutant also called as White Queen or Emma Frost in the upcoming X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class.
Admitting that her character in one of the much-awaited films has an “unrealistic body” highlighted by a costume almost “painted on her” January said making the character physcially realistic is a “challenge”. Thus the 33-year-old reportedly turned to a strict juice diet.
Since X-Men: First Class had already started filming way back August 31st of last year the result of the juice diet had been very evident now showcased by her presence at the Golden Globe awards that she attended during the first month of this year.
Fashion House Versace even got hooked on her new figure and tapped January to do an ad for them. She was naked with nothing but heels and with a well-placed Versace handbag.
Juice dieting is a type of fasting and is even considered as a form of a detox diet wherein only fruit and vegetable juices are consumed. This type of diet can run for as short as two days to a week and warrants vitamin supplements along the way.
Though experts sneer and say that a glass of water would do by itself this form of dieting is a resort used because of religious reasons and even as a form of a crutch to those weaning themselves from unhealthy habits that may have had included consumption of unhealthy beverages and even overeating. However experts all agree that consultation with one’s doctor is a must before doing this form of diet because some illnesses might be aggravated.
January Jones’ day might be like:
½ lemon juice in a glass of warm water
Smoothie with pear, rice milk and rice protein powder
Apple juice thinned with water
Chunky vegetable soup
Salad with mixed greens, red peppers and artichokes with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
1 tbsp. of ground flaxseed in a glass of water
As to the real effect the juice diet had on January we’d see now on July 3, 2011 when X-Men: First Class is due for showing.
Read more: http://newsflavor.com/entertainment/january-jones-slims-down-from-size-10-to-size-six-due-to-juice-diet/#ixzz1Fm7G8T7y
Friday, March 4, 2011
Former Arkansas governor and 2012 U.S. presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee seemingly slammed Oscar winner Natalie Portman.
During his interview courtesy of radio host Michael Medved Huckabee mentioned how unfortunate society seems to pay attention, respect and even glamorize women having children out of wedlock. Adding explanation the only way he knows how, as a person who worked in the government, Huckabee said that since most single moms are very poor and uneducated the government takes responsibility over their kids providing them food and health care. This is what the public takes for granted nor even foresees. Huckabee also added the enormous financial struggles single mothers face on their predicament. He points out that not every single mother makes a million dollars a year appearing in movies.
These scorching statements were made after Medved mentioned the Oscars and Portman’s pregnancy. Since Huckabee’s interview is in relation with his book A Simple Government he became the politician he ought to be equipped with his values, textbook diplomacy and assertiveness on his beliefs that normally spells hatred from anyone ran over along the way.
Sparking media frenzy due to these comments Huckabee insisted in a later statement that he isn’t out attacking Portman and that his comments were only about “the statistical reality”.
Nice and intelligent Portman surely knows this.
Huckabee also added that he is happy Portman is going to marry the father of her baby.
To make sure all of his bases are covered Huckabee even took to Facebook to explain his side.
So far Portman’s camp hadn’t commented.
Many know that Huckabee isn’t hitting or attacking Portman. Huckabee just saw an opportunity for added attention, saw the facts presented to him having parallels in basic textbook knowledge and eventually gave his verdict. Anyone out for blood against Portman could easily use her religion, which she values so much, in opposition to her out-of-wedlock-pregnancy. That’s the easiest, surest and da_ning way to hit someone in Portman’s position.
Guess Huckabee was really not out to hurt anyone all along.
Read more: http://socyberty.com/politics/natalie-portman-glamorizes-pregnancy-out-of-wedlock/#ixzz1Fhm4iYv5
Not to make fun of but just plainly make everyone aware that sheer talent and a little past success sometimes just wouldn’t make the cut.
Well, maybe not, but it would be the case for the pathetic Lindsay Lohan who had nothing but herself and her parents to blameTroubles for the once most promising talent of her generation started when Lindsay moved out to LA on her own. Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s mom, reasoned that had two more younger children to take care of and thus had no choice but to let Lindsay live alone. Because of the badly selected lineage composed of the attention-loving Dina and trouble-magnet Michael, Lindsay’s father, troubles started as quickly than her mother could ask how Lindsay’s doing in L.A.
Still, Lindsay managed to borrow money from friends, be accused of stealing every now and then and still was able to find work and rub elbows with some of the elites in Hollywood.
Not so much so now that after being charged with stealing from a jewelry store a $2,500 worth of gold necklace did Hollywood turned its back on Lindsay.
Arriving at Madonna and Demi Moore’s private party at 11 pm the thick-skinned Lindsay turned up uninvited at the Beverly Hills house of talent agent Gus Oseary. Equipped with the mentality that usually comes with beautiful people she thought her (smeared) face and (ragged) name would get her through the door so much so when Gus works for Untitled Entertainment which represents her, Madonna and Demi.
Still she was turned away by the doormen.
When James Brolin, one of the actors of the movie True Grit, arrived and greeted Lindsay the ever unshakable Lohan asked Brolin if he could get her in.
Brolin tried and even his “She’s with me” excuse wasn’t enough to get Lindsay through the door.
When she left Lindsay was surprisingly heard saying how “embarassing” (really?) the situation had been.
Never to let her questionnable self-bought dress go to waste she went to Oscar host James Franco’s party at the Supperclub on Hollywood Boulevard which Franco famously didn’t attend.
Trying to save face and explain why she’s at the D-rated party Lindsay was quoted saying Franco personally invited her when they worked together sometime that week.
Read more: http://socyberty.com/people/lindsay-lohan-barred-from-madonna-and-demi-moores-oscar-after-party/#ixzz1FhSi35kx