Mar
21
2012

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

The very first time I met Erica Ehm I made it very clear to her that I wanted to be on TV. I've always been a bit of an attention seeker—I have strong opinions and I never really shied away from sharing them, and I've never met a camera I didn't like.  I'm not very shy after all. And even knowing all of that Erica took a chance on me and let me start writing this blog even though I was loud, had strong opinions, and had never written anything before.

It has been almost 3 years since I started writing here about my obsession with celebrity and pop culture and I have loved every single minute of it.  But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and as much as I hate to do it it's time for me to hang up my Scene and Heard title and move on.

When I started writing this blog I was a stay at home mom of 4 kids between the ages of 7 and 1. This blog allowed me to explore what I really wanted to do—which just happened to be to write about the lives of the rich, beautiful and famous, and possibly work on TV. Over the course of the last 3 years I have attended red carpet events, met reality stars, hung out with former boy banders and almost—almost landed myself a hosting gig on television

Now that my kids are a bit older life is getting increasingly busy around here.  I started my own blog where I get to indulge my celebrity obsession every day and I have also started to do the occasional guest appearance on my local morning television show as well as on various radio shows. And I love it so, so much.

But something had to give. 

It is bittersweet that this will be my last post as The Pop Culture Mummy, but if I hadn't had the experiences of these 3 years I wouldn't be half the person I am today.  And I won't be gone completely—I'll still post the occasional article when I feel the need to rant about some crazy celebrity—but life has just gotten too busy for me to be able to post here as often as you deserve to read.

Thank you to Erica for taking a chance on me, to my fellow bloggers for being the most amazing team mates a girl could have, and thank you to all of you who read my words. This really has been the most incredible experience.

I would love it if you would come to visit me sometime over at kellidaisy.com or chat with me on twitter at @kellidaisy. Until we meet again.

Scene and Heard

Confessions of a Pop Culture Mummy

Mar
07
2012

Snooki Is Pregnant

Can She Rehabilitate Her Image And Win Over The 'Mom' Market?

Snooki Is Pregnant

So today Snooki finally confirmed what had been rumoured for many weeks—that she was indeed pregnant with her first child.  And even though the rumours have been pretty rampant it’s still had to believe that the hard-partying reality star is actually knocked up.  But the big question now is will she be able to re-market herself to the ‘Mom’ audience.

Let’s face it—for the past few years Snooki has basically been the poster child for reckless living.  Drinking to excess nightly, having casual sex, assuming zero responsibility even at her job. I mean, not really the kind of girl who you would picture ready to settle down and become a mother. But that’s exactly what has happened with Snooki confirming her pregnancy on the cover of Us Weekly.

So now what? Clearly this pregnancy was a surprise. Snooki so much as said so in the interview when she spoke about how drunk she got on New Year’s and then realizing she was pregnant at the time. No big deal really—I was 8-weeks pregnant with my 4th before I realized it.  But Snooki is also filming a spin-off to Jersey Shore—the show that made her famous—called Snooki and JWoww Vs. The World in which one would assume we would get to follow the drunken exploits of Snooki and JWoww and JWoww’s boobs.  So what will become of this show?  I can’t assume the producers are too thrilled with this recent turn of events.  And what will become of Snooki?

I think it’s safe to say that Snooki is desperately going to try to appeal to the mom market now. You know, for those of you who desperately want leopard print onesies with ‘juicehead gorilla’ printed on them and baby safe spray tan.  Fortunately I think I know the mom market pretty well, and I have a hard believing that she’ll be able to transform from party girl poster child to mom of the year poster child, thanks in part to the fact that on any given Thursday night you can tune into Jersey Shore and watch her either falling-down drunk, urinating outside, chain smoking or hitting up the tanning booth.  Not exactly the type of image even the best marketer can sell to the mommy crowd.

My advice to Snooki would be to take the money now, while she can get it.  Sell the baby pictures for whatever she can get for them and be thankful that her fianc√© looks like he’s actually interested in working a real job instead of capitalizing on her 15 minutes of fame.  Deena will probably take her place in the reality show with JWoww, and Snooki can go on with her business of being a mother.  She can try to rehabilitate her image, but I have a feeling that there will be a new reality starlet on the block by the time that can happen.  After all, there was a time when Heidi and Spencer from The Hills covered every single entertainment magazine week after week.  Remember them?  Yeah, me neither. 

Scene and Heard

Confessions of a Pop Culture Mummy