Like many traditions and gurus of old, Ms. Walters time of relevancy just may be up. If one looks across the comment-sphere on this - and believe us, there is no shortage of chatter on this subject - we see what we are calling a very "leaderful" approach. (see editor-in-chief's book "Rise of the SmartPower Class"). This is not about those at the "top" telling the masses who is or isn't "fascinating" any longer. They'll decide for themselves, thank you - or, at best, this is about collaborating in the effort. Further, the "decider" is then even ridiculed and questioned, further indicating the bottom-up shift in culture. If all this is accurate, you better get ready for an interesting ride that will surely be fascinating for 2013. Saddle up!
Legacy journalist Barbara Walters came out with her top 10 Most Fascinating People list yet again this year and on the top of it was none other than Gen. David Petraeus. Other notable mentions were Olympic Gold-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas, the British boy band One Direction, actor Ben Affleck, and multi-hyphenate Seth Macfarlane. Walters' stated that she picked Petraeus to for the number one position for different reasons this time than when she picked him for the same spot in 2010. She claimed the story behind the infamous Petraeus love triangle was irresistible to the public, with new facts and secrets being uncovered all the time. However, lots of people do not agree with her on this pick . Let's jump into the soup.
Basically, see our post analysis on Jennifer Aniston getting engaged; Kristen Stewart cheating; and you'll have the story on this one as well. As roles change in our society, we wonder if any type of traditional ideas of relationship are possible and/or appropriate. We discuss across digital comments, in many cases. Lucky for celebs, we get to work this out culturally through them as metaphors - LOL. The comment-sphere loves a good relationship discussion because everyone is working out what the new standards will be, from "50 Shades of Grey" concepts and more. We'll be reporting on sizzle as it happens.
Soccer star David Beckham and opera singer Katherine Jenkins are denying that they ever had an affair. Jenkins first responded to rumors that no one seemed to know from what source they originated. She tweeted several messages saying she has seen Beckham only twice and never alone. The soccer players only said he was not commenting on the false rumors. His wife, former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham is reportedly very upset that such rumors even made the news because two of her sons are old enough and have easy access to the Internet where they can read anything about their famous parents. Jenkins had reportedly received threats via Twitter over the alleged affair.
... No woman would ever fully trust her husband again after already cheating on her. ... I would think unfortunately for Victoria, she will never have the luxury of being in a completely honest and trustworthy relationship because David ruined all that when he went behind her back. I hope he wasn't with Katherine Jenkins and understand why she did what she did on Twitter but there will always be an element of doubt ...
A mis-step for Stewart or a move that will place her even further into the spotlight? Well USC sociologist Dr. Karen Sternheimer has said that Emile Durkheim (regarded as the father of sociology) was quite interested in the concept of social order and examined the glue was that held us altogether. She says that infidelity fits into this because "the collective disgust and outrage people express about high-profile cheaters serves to reaffirm a central societal value of fidelity." Interesting, huh? And in an increasing diverse and divided society, there are fewer and fewer shared values; hence stronger voice when a shared one comes up. But is the critique also, in an era where nearly everyone is his/her own paparazzi; a way to democratize celebrity too? Could be. Thing is, Hollywood is probably calculating loss or gain of DVD sales on the flick based on this now more than anything else. Gotta love it.
After pictures appeared online of actress Kristen Stewart kissing the director of her new movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” Rupert Sanders, Stewart issued an apology regretting this “momentary indiscretion.” She also apologized to “the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob.” Stewart and her co-star boyfriend Robert Pattinson met in 2008 on the set of the first movie of “The Twilight Saga.” Neither has publicly confirmed the relationship until now. Sanders also issued a statement saying he was ‘utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family.” Let's check in with her fans and nay-sayers.
I'm guessing Pattinson will come out of the closet soon and clear this all up. … Note to Kristen Stewart: You sleep with the director old enough to be your dad BEFORE you make your millions. … Sleeping her way to the bottom. How novel. … She's not so white snow after all. … The poor girl can't act her way out of a paper bag.
've never liked Rob and Kristen together and I sincerely hope he realizes how much better he can do and dumps her. … I feel bad for Rupert Sander's wife. I mean, he cheated on her with Kristen "no emotion" Stewart. … It's his children I feel sorry for most, so irresponsible! … Rob should be like "I will forgive you, but I want to forget you."
She's acting just like a guy - go girl! … For a not-so-great-looking woman, she sure gets around. … Once a cheater always a cheater. … not surprised. She had a long-term, live-in boyfriend when she and Pattinson started seeing each other. … The interesting thing here is that Robert Pattinson's career will get a boost as people talk about how that horrible girl screwed him over.