Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. Photo: Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImageRight now, it seems the internet is a buzz with the news of Jesse James and Kat Von D's engagement. I was fairly surprised at the intense debate their announcement fueled, but then I got to thinking about second chances and leaving the past in the past. We all know what transpired between Jesse James and Sandra Bullock. America's sweetheart was left betrayed and left to adopt a son alone, so who wouldn't be on her side? Now there's Jesse, the resident bad boy now starting a new life with Kat Von D, who is about as opposite from a Sandra Bullock type as you can get. Same story, different couple.
The thing is, nobody really knows what goes on in a relationship, but the two people who are in it. Jesse James and Sandra Bullock are no more, but does that mean that Jesse doesn't deserve happiness with someone else? I'm not saying Jesse and Kat will last forever, but who can you really say that about, as nothing in
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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. Photo: Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImageRight now, it seems the internet is a buzz with the news of Jesse James and Kat Von D's engagement. I was fairly surprised at the intense debate their announcement fueled, but then I got to thinking about second chances and leaving the past in the past. We all know what transpired between Jesse James and Sandra Bullock. America's sweetheart was left betrayed and left to adopt a son alone, so who wouldn't be on her side? Now there's Jesse, the resident bad boy now starting a new life with Kat Von D, who is about as opposite from a Sandra Bullock type as you can get. Same story, different couple.Read More »from Even Jesse James Deserves a Second Chance
- Cupid's Pulse | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jan 26, 2011 4:58 PM EST
This week's episode of ABC's The Bachelor began with Michelle and her mysterious black eye. "Who wakes up with a black eye?" she asked. An attention-hoarder, that's who. And because of this, Michelle's automatically entitled to a one-on-one date with Brad Womack, right?
By Zabrinah of How Not To Fall In Love by Cupid's PulseRead More »from How to Have a Relationship with Yourself
Lindsay Lohan. Photo: Pool/Splash News OnlineMaybe you've never been to rehab and maybe you've never been accused of assault while in aforementioned rehab, but you must know what it's like to be in over your head. You know what it's like to nearly have a panic attack when things are going wrong. We've all made mistakes, and we've all grimaced at the fact that life is not turning out the way we wanted. Once you reach that point of regret and self-awareness, you'll hopefully come to one solid conclusion: before you can move on to your next relationship, you must work on yourself.
But how do you do it? There's no internal switch that makes you focus on personal development. You have to find the motivation within yourself! Perhaps your inspiration comes from the desire to be with someone special, but many of us aren't in the right place to meet that person, yet. If you don't have your most basic issues analyzed and set on the road to recovery, then how do you expect any
- Cupid's Pulse | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jan 19, 2011 10:32 PM EST
Looks like I spoke too soon in judging Madison, The Bachelor's resident fang girl. It turns out that yes, one of Brad Womack's 17 remaining bachelorettes left the mansion for good, and I must admit that after last night's episode, I wish that Madison had given herself a chance and stayed. But more on that later.
The first date card, which said, "Let's find our love song," went to Ashley S.. This date was crucial as Ashley S. received the first impression rose during the season premiere. Brad took her to Studio A of Capital Records, where they sang a terrible rendition of Seal's "Kiss From A Rose." And when I say terrible, I mean God-awful. However, the couple looked like they were having a blast and were completely relaxed in each other's company, despite the ear-splitting noise that was coming out of their mouths. "I picked the perfect girl to do this date with," said Brad.
But we all know that Brad (and the producers of ABC) always have a little trick up their sleeves, so phase two of Ashley's date was a serenade from Seal himself. Lucky! The couple canoodled in the corner while Seal reminded us why we're jealous of Heidi Klum. The date ended with a romantic dinner on the rooftop of Capital Records, where (surprise, surprise) Ashley S. opened up to Brad about her father, who died of a brain aneurysm. Ashley told Brad that she "felt like he was here tonight." With Brad being a new man and all, he loved that Ashley opened up to him and gave her the first rose of the night. In fact, he said afterward, "Ashley has far exceeded my expectations…she's the whole package." Is this a possible wife alert?
By Jessica DeRubbo for Cupid's PulseRead More »from MTVâ€™s Video Music Awards: What You Missed
Chelsea Handler. Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicWell, the MTV Video Music Awards have come and gone yet again, and the celebs in attendance this year didn't disappoint! Some of the more notable duos walking the white carpet this year were Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez, Usher & Justin Bieber, Jersey Shore's Ronnie & Vinnie and Stephanie Pratt & Lo Bosworth, according to Hollywood Life. And, of course, there was the much-anticipated awards show participants Taylor Swift and Kanye West. After last year's debacle where West barged on stage during Swift's acceptance speech, he was on his best behavior. The two stars separately sang two brand new songs addressing last year's event, "like a pair of dueling attorneys making closing statements in front of a jury," according to Tris McCall at the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
That's not to leave out the host of this year's VMA extravaganza. E!'s popular comedienne Chelsea Handler took the podium, and the question is: how did she measure up? Here are three
By Terry Hernon MacDonald of singlewomenrule.com for Cupid's PulseRead More »from Single Celebrities Who Rock (and Rule)!
Susan Sarandon. Photo: Donald Bowers/GettyA happy marriage may be among life's greatest pleasures, but there's a lot to be said for living single. For too long, single men and women have been portrayed as unlovable, irresponsible, selfish, or childish. (The media tend to portray single celebs in their 20s as sexy, but once she - and in this case, it's usually a she - turns 30, the question, "Is there anyone special in your life?" comes with increasing frequency and feigned concern.)
It's time to celebrate two unmarried women who make single living desirable, and they're both well over 30. If you're not there yet, they'll give you plenty to aspire to; if you are, they'll give you reasons to be cheerful.
The young woman who played the grating but endearing Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Picture Show went on to draw acclaim for her performance in Atlantic City and ascended from there. She built a reputation for being the wise, sexy, and - later
By Jessica Downey of Chicago Now's All the Single Ladies for Cupid's PulseRead More »from Thoughts from a Single 30-Year-Old
Christina Aguilera. Photo: Michael Buckner/WireImageChristina Aguilera recently divorced Jordan Bratman, and she is about to turn 30 in December. I am at the opposite end of things - I just turned 30, and I have never been married (read that as I am totally and completely single).
When I was 20, I thought that I would be married or at least in a really serious relationship by the age of 30. And it's not that I think 30 is old by any means or that I had some sort of timeline but at that time, 30 just seemed so far away. I mean, 10 years is a pretty long time; plenty of time to meet a guy, fall in love and get married.
Obviously as I went into this year, I figured out that marriage probably wasn't going to happen. Technically, it didn't take me that long to figure it out, but I mean, you really never know what can happen. But as my birthday got closer and closer, I kind of liked the idea of having a boyfriend or at least a date by my side on that day.
By Royal Young of Interview Magazine for Cupid's PulseRead More »from My Love Relationship with Celebrities and Fame
Charlie Sheen's recent escort escapades are good for a raunchy laugh, but they are part of a trend in bad celebrity behavior that has poisoned my own ideas about passion. I have always chased fame - which never seemed to match up with love - despite the fact that my devoted parents have been together for almost 30 years. While I'm sure there are plenty of Hollywood homebodies with happy marriages, we are constantly bombarded with the burning Bentley car wreck of celebrity relationships.
Growing up as a reserved Jewish boy already predisposed to solitude who would only come alive when performing, I decided I would never need to use my heart. Spotlights were flirtatious, and applause was better than the attention I couldn't get from pretty girls my own age. I turned into a hungry ghost, too self-obsessed to want anything but vague, vacuous fame - at any cost.
I was raised on the Lower East Side in the '90s (before its multi-million
By Taylor Cast of The Urban Dater for Cupid's PulseRead More »from Dating: First Impressions â€“ Part I
Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Bauer-GriffinFirst impressions are incredibly important, and even more so when it comes to dating. People make a snap decision when they meet someone if that person is going to be a friend or potential date. Instant decisions are an innate process in us, and most of the time we don't change our mind. I have met men who in theory are exactly what I want, but they failed to impress, and I lost the urge to pursue dating them. Or men who in their dating profiles are good looking, they have great "stats," and then they misspell something. For example, the last guy to message me said in his profile that he is "very intelligant." Afraid not pal.
When we first meet a person we size them up, make judgments and decide if this person is going to get us naked. My roommate will not date a man who shows up with dirty shoes. So if his white sneakers have the slightest tinge of dirt on them, she is done with him. I eliminate men based on their literary
By Alex V. of The Urban Dater for Cupid's PulseRead More »from Dating: First Impressions â€“ Part II
Seth Rogen. Photo: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/LandovReality. If reality was an actual person, I'd probably punch it in the neck. Why? Sometimes, or most times (depending on how much baby Jesus thinks I suck) reality really is a jerk. Only sometimes, though.
I'm a dork, I gigantic geek bag! It's true. No, really, it is! I was a nerd before it was cool, dammit! However, there's just no helping a person's uninformed perception aka ignorance. You see, being a dork and an odd ball, dating women was often lost on me. No women wanted to date a geek like me, I thought.
You never heard about Dustin Diamond dating a hot girl, now did you? If you did, surely you chuckled at such a ridiculous rumor. However, the coolness of nerds and geeks has sky rocketed over the years, with shows like Beauty and the Geek and the rise to stardom of actors, like my hero, Seth Rogan.
Seeing that, the king of chubs and geeks, Seth Rogan was dating super-hottie Lauren Miller, for, at the time, four years, gave me