Girl Talk With Sabrina C.- The Advantages of Having an Older Brother.

Hi, It’s Me Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood News. My new contribution will be Girl Talk at least once a month.  We hope you enjoy it.


I have been blessed with having a brother who is 11 months older than me, Yes, I know, I have heard all the jokes already. I was unplanned but still loved, yes you can get pregnant while nursing,  Surprise it’s a girl!!
I have decided to share some of the life lessons I have learned by having a brother so close in age. No only is he my older brother but my best friend in the entire world.
I recently asked my brother some questions I want to share his answers with you.

Me: Why do you only start dating someone new during the summer.
Drake: Make up
Me: Excuse me? Make up? what does that have to do with anything.
Drake: Girls have it made. You see a guy and immediately you know he is cute or not. Us guys we see a beautiful girl across the room and have no clue what she really looks like.
Me: Ok what does that have to do with makeup.?
Drake: One of my first dates with someone new is boating, tubing and swimming.  If the makeup survives all that she has something serious she is hiding. I want to be able to want to look at someone without make up on and still think they are cute.
Me: That is pretty shallow Drake.
Drake: Not at all.  You see some of the cutest girls I have dated really look better without make up on.  I love freckles and think they are adorable. Why cover them up? I can see if they have some disfiguring birth mark or big patch of discolored skin wanting to even out the skin tones but I don’t want some one who is going to cost me half my pay check at the cosmetics counter later in life.
Me: What if they refuse to go out on the water with you.?
Drake: Its not a deal breaker but it does limit the dates. I live on the water. I love the water so of course that is where I am going to want someone to want to spend time with me.
Me: What if they make up washes off and they are seriously ugly?
Drake: (Laughs) now who is being shallow
Me: Well you said you want to see them without makeup on.
Drake: I am not sure that is what I said but what I meant was I want to see them in their natural look. I want to be aware of their natural beauty. That includes how they smile, how they laugh, how they make me feel.  You know me, what you see is what you get. I want a girl to be the same way with me. Don’t pretend to be a way one day and then in  few weeks or months turn into the bride of Chucky.
Me: So you want to see what she looks like without make up so you trick her into going swimming? You want her to make you laugh? Is that about right?
Drake:  Looks are not everything sis. She has to have confidence, she has to like herself and not always be putting herself down fishing for compliments, she has to have ambitions and know what she wants to do in her life and she has to be a good person. Looks are the last thing on the  list unless she wears tons of make up. That is a deal breaker.
Me: Do you just not like makeup?
Drake: are you trying to be difficult. I never said I did not like makeup. I don’t like it when you can see it standing off the face. I don’t like it caked on and I sure don’t like it when someone puts their head on my shoulder and I have to pretreat my shirt for two hours to get all their make up out.
Me: I see so it is safe to say you are picky.
Drake: I am not picky and you are just being annoying now. Go ask someone else I am done.
Me: I love you
Drake:  I will get back to you with my answer later.

We both laugh because that is our standard reply for when one of us annoys the other.  I am thinking my brother doesn’t know what he likes. Either you do or you don’t like make up.
I have seen plenty of guys out in public in LA with make up on and have to admit I thought they looked nuts but if that was what they wanted to do then so be it.  But make up and females just go hand in hand. It is a right of passage. It is what being a woman is about. You want to look the best you can. Besides what else do teen girls do on boring sleep overs if they don’t do each other’s make up?


A Legend Already: Bailee Madison

A lot of things have changed over the years with Bailee Madison but one thing remains the same. That face and smile.  She could not hide in a crowd of a million people because she has a certain look to her no one can replicate.
We asked some of Bailee’s fans recently what is it about her that keeps them interested and just about everyone said the same things. Talent. This girl is overloaded with talent.  Some said the innocent appearance she has, the fact that she has remained true to herself and did not feel like she had to be a Hollywood sell out like most girls who by the age of 12 are trying to be sex sirens for roles.
I will go as far as saying Bailee Madison can play everything from a Nun to a Serial killer and make you believe that is what she is.  Bailee Madison is extremely talented and we think she will be a Hollywood Legacy in her lifetime .That is a lot to say for someone so young.
Bailee currently stars on The Good Witch along with Catherine Bell and James Denton on the Hallmark Channel. I don’t know about you guys but to me Hallmark is right up there With Disney. You make it big on either channel and you are set for life.  One has to wonder when does this girl rest. She is in one thing after the other it seems.
Bailee starred with Natalie Portman in the movie Brothers and had everyone so engrossed in her acting it is no wonder she has been in high demand. She delivers with each and every performance.  The list of things she has done go on forever and I imagine by the time she is ready to retire it will be one of the longest in Hollywood history.
Bailee is also now trying her hand at directing.
She is currently filming The Strangers 2 and we cant wait to see it.
We have followed several of Bailee’s fans on social media and by far the best source of information is @BaileeFanofCACV  on twitter. They are devoted to Bailee’s career and many times post things before the media does.  Don’t ask me how these people get info but it is super cool to see such dedicated fans supporting this young actress.
We recently did a give away of A Cowgirls story on Twitter and to date it was our best contest.  This was Bailee’s movie and an excellent cast  made this video a stand out winner.
We know in her near future we will see Bailee Madison taking the stage at all the awards shows because she is young, determined and talented beyond belief. She will last a long time in this industry and remain true to who she is doing it.

I met Irma. Not Hurricane Irma but 92 year old Hurricane Survivor Irma.

By: Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood Reporter

When my brother came to me all excited about a college elective we could take and would be able to volunteer in the forest and state parks and learn so much I was skeptical. First of all my brother does not always research things completely.  Second of all my brother does not know the concept if it sounds to good to be true it probably is.
The more I looked into it the more I thought well this doesn’t sound to bad.  The only concern I had and still have is taking the rest of our classes online for this semester.  It is hard. very hard.
Our parents were all for it. No Freshman partying for us. Oh no sir not going to happen.
August in Florida is hot. It is really hot. And buggy. I can honestly say I learned how to identify a lot of bugs. No see ems suck. You can not see them but they have teeth like shark on them that bite to the bone. Love bugs? Who named them that? I don’t care why. No one loves them.
In August We had nice cabins with screened porches, fire pits in the yard and surrounded by beautiful nature. We learned to identify a lot of plants and animals, I saw my first alligator that was not captive.  We went to a lot of great places on our days off and learned so much of the history of the area.
September arrived and we moved to our permanent place until the end of Dec.  Holy Mary mother of Jesus. What have I got myself into????  We are now in RVs in the middle of no where in the middle of the woods that takes four miles to get out of. Irma decided to visit.  We are evacuating, No we are not, yes we are. no we are not. GET OUT GET OUT NOW!!! What the heck???
The bus cant get to us because the interstate is grid locked. We have one vehicle shared by six volunteers.  Then it was decided to move us to a parking lot in the RV’s. Hello did you hear the words hurricane is coming?
I am not one to complain a lot (Regardless of what my brother says) But you put six young adults ages 18-22 in three RVs and park them up against a building when a Hurricane is coming and you have mass panic.  Luckily I am doing this adventure with my brother and one other good friend and don’t think for one minute my brother has not heard more times than he can count what a bad idea this was.
The first night of Parking lot camping we sat outside all night in camping chairs getting eaten alive by bugs watching the trees shift in the wind. It was not strong wind but none the less it was a forewarning wind.
We finally go to sleep around 5 am and by 6 am we are wide awake with banging on our RV door and rain beating down so hard it sounds like the roof will come in on us at any second. The people from the first and last RV have decided ours in the middle is the safest and we will all ride it out in this one.  Yea ok had nothing to do with them being scared and not wanting to be alone at all.
So now six of us are crowded into one RV with the rains and winds rocking us but honestly we can see out the windows and were constantly gasping at how bad the first one was rocking. We rocked a few times but nothing bad.
We had food and water and were not worried about how long we had to stay in the first few hours. After four hours of the rain beating down on us we were done. Get us out of here. The shopping center stores were all closed and no plans to reopen for several days so we could not get inside any of the buildings.   We had not seen hide nor hair of those who moved us here.  We were in this together for better or worse.
We survived four days in a parking lot waiting for it to arrive, going through it and waiting for word that it was safe to return. Finally on the fourth day word arrived we could return and drivers were coming to get us. Ok you figured it out didn’t you? We were not so sure we wanted to return.
Once we got there we got a huge surprise. No electricity. None. Not a drop.  We had to run off generators. And were told to cut them off at night when we went to sleep. don’t run them non stop because Gas was in short supply.  Have I mentioned this is in Florida heat?  Cutting them off means this tin can has no AC and it gets very hot in there. Oh open the windows. Good idea and let in some more hot air.  We were absolutely miserable.
Our second day back we were told to be at the end of the road (Four Miles) at 8 am the next morning we were going to go help with clean up.  This is when my attitude changed.
Our discomfort was temporary and we would survive it but I met families who live in Fla all year long with barely anything. And what little they did have was destroyed during the storm.  I met people who had more than they will ever need and do you know what they were doing with it? Loading it in the back of trucks and trailers and giving it to those who had nothing. I met people who just drove up and started handing out bottles of water and snacks from their cars to anyone they saw that might need it.
And then I met her. I met Irma.  Yes I did and she changed my life forever. Not Hurricane Irma but 92 year old Irma.  She was tired, hot and saddened that her little shack of a house lost most of its windows and porch but she smiled when we pulled up. She was sitting in a folding chair under a tree in her yard wiping her face with a damn cloth.  I did not realize until much later that the dampness likely was her own sweat.
I told her how sorry I was for her and she smiled and said honey don’t be sad for me. I have so much more than others have. I still have a roof over my head even if I don’t have windows.  I still have a home that is mine and paid for and my garden has been good to me this year so I have food.  I learned that Irma actually has five acres. She lets neighbors garden and can most of the land in return they tend her crops and can her food for her now that she cant do as much as she used to.
Irma was thrilled we were there and told us stories of her life while we worked to clean her area up. She was thrilled to have us there and cooked a pot of soup over a fire. Yes, hot as it was she made soup in a big cast iron pot over an open flame. She said she cooks this way most of the year to keep from heating her house because she only has one window AC unit she runs in her bedroom at night some nights.  Not all nights only some when it is just to hot to get comfortable.
Irma told us about her husband who died 20 years ago and what a wonderful man he was. He was a great husband and father. She told us about her son and grandson who both died in wars. She told us about her daughter who moved to New York and is a success now. She told us she used to see more of her than she does now but she knows she is busy with her own life and she is so proud of her. After all her daughter is up in age now and traveling is hard on both of them.
Irma told us about how she loves the lord and knows that when he is ready to take her home she will go home. Not until. But what was really funny was Irma said she had watched the TV and knew Irma the hurricane was very bad and she wished they had named it Imogene because she knew an Imogene when she was a girl and Imogene was much Meaner than Irma could ever be. I believed her.
Miss Irma made me realize we were together in an RV during the Hurricane and scared beyond reasoning.  There were six of us together and still we were terrified. Miss Irma was a 92 year old woman with faith in God that she would not go until her time and she was all alone and never once was she scared.  She knew if she took her chair and went and sat under the tree in the shade that friends and neighbors and yes, even strangers would come along and help her clean up and make repairs she needed to her home. While we were there two truck loads of men from her church arrived with windows to replace hers that had broken and wood to repair her porch and even though sweat was dripping off all of us she dipped out a cup of soup for every one who showed up even if they were only there to check on her and see what she needed.  She was giving more than she was receiving but I don’t think she knew that. Or maybe she did. You see Miss Irma woke hearts that day. Every time I am afraid or think I have something to complain about I will think with a happy heart about the 92 year old Miss Irma thankful for just a wave from a passing car on the road each day. Someone to acknowledge they see her and know she is still there.
Miss Irma taught me much this day but the best thing is she invited us to come back. She is going to teach us how to cook over a fire, but we have to split wood to learn it. That’s ok there is still plenty of trees laying around waiting for us to come back and cut them up for her. Now instead of dreading our days off with no where to go and nothing to do we will hike the six miles through the woods to Miss Irma’s house and spend our day off with her learning more than they could ever teach us in this class.
Don’t tell my brother I said this but I am now very happy he found out about this program and looking forward to every day I get to spend with Miss Irma learning and listening to her stories.

Big Brother #19 Full of Twist or Boring? #BB19 @CBSBigBrother

This season of Big Brother has been an epic season of people learning to scream new words at the TV including yours truly.  By: Carlos Rodriguez for Junior Hollywood Reporter.

This season started out looking pretty good until someone took a temptation. Who was that again? Oh yea that shady looking old dude named Kevin.   Look at the camera dude the big brother house is not a witness protection home.  He just creeps me out.
a Yea this guy.

I can understand Kevin taking the money in the beginning. He thought it was the only chance he had of winning any money In the game. I am not going to drag his family because if you watch the show you already know his story.  But his taking the money bought this guy back into the game:
giphy No Duck this season.  It was the only thing that made Paul interesting.

So I am sorry Kevin but you just made yourself public enemy number one of the viewers for unleashing the twist that let this guy back in the house.  One season of Paul was enough. Really. It was .
Immediately the line was drawn in the sand for Cody. He wanted Paul out first Paul wanted to work with Cody.  Cody knew immediately he could never be Paul’s Victor and like the guy or not you had to respect his game play of not wanting to be any part of the Paul puppet show.
codypaul1 Really the best move should have happened. But it did not.  So here we are how ever many weeks later still watching the puppets be led by Paul and Cody is in the Jury House.
Yes Boo Boo Really? Aren’t you watching your honey play. Oh I guess with your job you work nights right? Jess is a cutie but lets be honest this duo ruined their own games by confusing games and thinking they were supposed to be rabbits the rest of the season with no game play.
b Yep Even Josh is still in the house.  Come on Big Brother where did you get these guys this season. Was anyone else having to get your buddies to help you get your jaw off the floor when this guy said he had a degree in Business and was very smart?  Cudos to you Josh you play the dummy very well.
Really Cody? Really? You threw away your game for romance? I sure hope it works for you guys outside and if you and Jess go on Amazing race remember you have to come out of your room to run.  I will be cheering for you because I really want to see if you are not an introvert after all.

Are you confused yet?   Well hang on it gets better.  No one is playing a game to win this season except Cody, Jessica and Paul. The rest I swear to God say they just want to make it to Jury. The house is  open and there are two people there waiting for you. Run boys and girls run. Get over there and lets pull the plug on this nightmare.

Then comes a special addition of Friday night big brother and what do we get. This guy:
thSZAED585Really Big Brother? Really?  This was the only former player you could get to come back. But Thank God it was not Nicole.
so smart
I would have to stop watching at this point.

This season of BB has been the worst in history and has the fans wondering will there be a season 20.
This season is supposed to be all about twist and turns. Julie announced this is the end of them a few weeks ago. I guess CBS Forgot because here we go with a new one this week.
Temptation Twists: Apple Powers
Second Veto
Eliminate 2 Eviction Votes
Bounty On Your Head
Can’t Play In Next HoH
Save A Friend


The only good thing about this season of big brother has been all the extra napping we are getting in while the show is on.  Don’t believe me just ask the pros. Can we just stop it now and call a truce?

Fans are speculating that BB screwed up royally last season when everyone heard the conversations in the house that production told everyone to work with Nicole and let her win it.  So are they bringing Paul back to let him win and everyone knows to roll over and play dead? I want to hold onto a little faith it is not rigged otherwise they would have brought this guy back instead.
untitled There would have been no showmances at all this season because all the girls would want to be with Victor and well there is only one of him.

So with a hopeful heart I say lets wait and see what happens if we can all stay awake to actually see someone on the house stop drinking the Kool Aid and wake up and decide to play the game.

A Project Turns on the Haters

Hi guys. Drake Culpepper here. We have had some attacks on Social Media lately and decided to clean up a few things. You can believe me or not. But if you don’t just move on and spread your hate somewhere else. There is to much hate in the world today for me to even imagine engaging with the haters.

I started this project because I am in my first year of College studying to be a journalist. My family does not normally take this path of chosen career but it is what I had a passion for and wanted to explore it.  Not just a journalist but one that did good for people . My sister and some friends and I decided we would start out supporting upcoming stars and help them get exposure. We had no idea how hard it is to build a following but then again we had no idea we would be lied on either.
One of the popular Dance Moms supporters started telling everyone that we are fake.  We are not who we say we are.  We are an old grandma.  We are none of these things.   And we are not a popular troll we were  accused of being either.(Sorry forgot the name)  You see the reason they are undermining us is because they shared info with us they wanted us to print.  Negative info about some of the cast members. Only problem is we verify things before we print it. We do not take someone word for it and print it to get sensationalism because we are not trying to build a rag mag here but a reputable source of information. if something can not be verified we just store it away and have no intention of every printing dirty laundry unless we clean it up first.  We don’t care which stars or reality people are having affairs, getting divorced, gay, bi, or what ever. We care if they are doing something that deserves attention that other sources are not giving them because they are not yet A listers.
If one of the Dance Moms or anyone else  told us they wanted us to do a story on their child of course we would be happy to do it. We would ask them to provide pictures of the event  they wanted used and write what they want us to tell.  If some fan sends us a picture and says you need to out this person as being bisexual, then we have no interest because that is their business and when they want it known they will tell it.
Then we have a pretty popular Hallmark star as well as a Disney star that clearly has ticked off some fans who constantly inbox us to tell this or that. We have no proof this happened because they cant prove it to us.  Why would we print it.
It is nothing for us to get over 250 mailings or messages a day.  Some we breeze through and say yea not doing that.  Nope, not interested, or are they kidding?
So believe who you want, believe what you want, we could not change your mind and have no intention of trying. Nor do we plan on going away just because you don’t like that we are here.
Yes this world is full of free speech and freedom of information acts and all that good stuff and yes, some things we were able to verify but who would it benefit to print smut? Not us for sure because that is not the label we want attached to us. Nor do we want to out anyone or inflict pain on anyone’s family.
We have a right to say we are not fans of someone and just because you are that does not mean we have to be.
Today I got a lengthy message from someone demanding we take down our account on all Social media.  A. We are not even on Facebook and have no plans of going on there any time soon but apparently we may want to because someone is afraid we will find out something.  B. Yes, we did have sources in groups for various shows on Facebook for awhile. They were there to gather data and find out what the fans wanted.  We did our work and we worked hard to find out what interest is out there. Who is hot now.
Just because we do not cover your favorite reality show star that does not mean we hate them it just means when they do something worth covering we will cover it if we feel it is appropriate for a young age group.  If not we will continue to not cover them.
Because several of us are doing volunteer work this summer we are accused of not being who we say we are.  Seriously? For volunteering and exploring things of interest to us. No one said this is what we want to do we just like being involved and learning new things. We have lives outside of this project and have no intention of allowing it to consume all our time.
So we have decided last night to break things up. As of Today we will all still work on our articles and who ever has the time will write them up.  Sabrina, my sister will cover Twitter and Instagram. Dawn will do our You Tube and reviews.  Carlos has to remain our gossip person because well honestly no one else can do it like he does. And Alexis our youngest member will fill in for all of us when we are just to busy doing things that will help our futures and don’t have the time to post on  Social Media.
I hope this clears up any misconception some of you may have and remember I can call you an elephant but that does not make you one. Accept the project for what it is, some people trying to help D listers move up the ladder and cover them more than we do the A listers who everyone and their brother already covers.  That doesn’t mean we will never cover the established stars, yes we have been called out for doing that as well.  Sometimes I just sit back and shake my head at the comments we get.   Get off the computers people and go out and live life. Stop living everyone else life but your own.

The Lukasiak Girls Grace Dance Moms again. By: Dawn V.

Last night Dance moms went back to it’s roots.  Christi Lukasiak and her daughter Chloe returned to Dance Moms,  We even saw appearances by the youngest Lukasiak Girl Clara.   Only thing missing to make it a new show would be for Dad to make an appearance. I still think this family needs a show all to themselves.

As most of our fans know we were late to the Dance Moms scene. We had to catch up on DVD and reruns.  Let me just say that I know why the show got boring for us now.  Christi Lukasiak just brings the drama. Her and Jill Vertes together are better than a three ring circus and then Bless Holly Frazier for trying to bring some logic to this show.  Give up Holly, it is not there. Nothing logical at all about women screaming “Fame Whore” At anyone, Moms starting fights and then saying “Are you happy now, are you happy, you made my daughter cry” I kinda think that was you mom. You started the fight with opening your mouth. You walked in there with a chip on your shoulder. But then again that is why you are still on the show. Because you and your mouth bring the drama the producers want and make the show interesting.
Last night was pretty funny with the facial affects of Dance Mom Holly Frazier. Sorry Holly but be prepared you just gave the world tons of new memes last night.
tumblr_lwkcw4ihwe1r8xf2bo1_500 Yes Girl you will go down in history for your facial expressions on this show.

2Does any one remember this?  Wasn’t so long ago the girls were happy to see Chloe. Last night all they wanted to see was the back of her head leaving.  Abby lee Miller stated “none of them wanted the Lukasiaks back on the show. They had to tape that scene 8 times to get the result they wanted” One of the dance moms said this is not true and they had remained friends with the Lukasiak through the years.  I don’t know a lot about filming but I think if I had been held up for 8 tapings I would be crying too at the end. But of all the moms on this show the one who told us that statement was false we believe.
Last nights show was full of tears and emotions
First Nia has us in tears with talking about how badly Abby treated her, Then we have Kendall crying and that face is just to pretty to ever cry. And Chloe crying just tore me up. “I don’t do chants, I do hands, I want to dance with my family” Yes, baby girl we want you to dance with your family too.
Did they bring Christi back because her and Jill are the only ones who can keep this show funny?  I Mean come on this show has been as dry as  the Sahara until last night and Jill went to work on Christi.
And the fireworks never stopped all night.  You know it was set up. Sorry moms but everyone knows that Chloe could not go back to ALDC as long as there was a chance of Abby walking into her own studio. So the fighting while funny was not believable last night. But it does lead up to wondering what it will be like when Christi joins the team. We already know how some moms feel about it. Hello, Ashlee? Anyone see Ashlee or Brynn?  They bailed on the elites and went to the Mini’s.  But they were there last night. We did see Brynn professionally licking and chewing on her hot chocolate cup. Someone buy the girl a refill.
The funniest line on the show last night was Christi yelling at new mom whose name we do not even know because, well, she just is not a stand out to us.  Christi said Kate Goslin wanted her hair back. Oh Christi you missed it but we do know why you do not like the woman wearing the JoJo Bow Bow every week.
tumblr_n2jtffW8VP1reh41so1_500 Sorry Mom you picked the wrong hairstyle for this show and while it has not hit the moms yet who you remind them of this might help them some. You maybe should start packing now. Yes Cathy we miss you. But hey look we have a copy cat.
th1OH MY GAWD!! That’s it!! I knew she reminded me of someone!!

Can we just talk about this lady right here.
Laurieann-Gibson-Dance-Moms-Lifetime-620x375Lauriann Gibson is amazing!! Lifetime should have hired her from the beginning. I found it hysterical that she said on twitter she had never watched the show until the moms called her.
Gibson was trained at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company before becoming a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color and choreographing the 2003 film Honey (she also played Katrina, Jessica Alba’s dance nemesis).
Lauriann is so kind to the girls and knows exactly what to say to them to build them up. I would love to see her take Nia under her wings and mentor her like Sia has with Maddie. That girl would be a superstar in no time at all with Lauriann in her corner.
thYea, wish I had thought of that about 12 years ago.

Last nights show was fun but not sure I am going to like this new format of them showing 15 minutes of the next show and we don’t see the dances at all. I know, I know, it is dance moms not dance girls but you know we all tune in to see the girls dance so show it.
A lot of the haters are saying that Christi and Chloe back on the show will be the death of the show. I have to disagree and think the producers knew what was happening to the show.
th89EYIXSC Ratings dropped when the lukasiaks left the show. They fell again when the Zeiglers left the show.  Bringing back Chloe and Christi might just breath new life into how many seasons Lifetime wants to milk it for.  I don’t think it will be many. Because the girls all are going in different paths now.
Kalani is modeling and has several clothing lines going plus doing some acting, Kendall announced live on Instagram last night she has two movies she is filming, Chloe is doing movies, writing books, has a clothing line she is working on and a web show called Chloe Does it, Nia is acting and doing a lot with her singing now as well as making videos for her you tube channel and making appearances.  Nia and Kendall both said in the past 48 hours they are back in school now. Keep in mind the teen years are very stressful and with all these girls have going for them I don’t see how they will have time to do a series. And So many fans say if they only have the mini’s they would not watch because they do not want to start over and get invested in a new team of girls. I love Lilly K but cant stand Yolanda to look at, hear, or see so she would keep me from watching a season with just Mini girls.
And Jill just for the sake of  fighting would you please repeat after me:

“That’s right girl. You are not an original but I am and I am back bitches”

False Advertising

I have listened for years to my parents and grandparents complain about crappy products and thought Geez get over it already and go buy something else.  Now it is my money and I have to say I apologize for those thoughts and yes, I am calling out names  By: Dawn V. For Junior Hollywood Reporter

Dear Olive Garden:
When I walk into your restaurant and buy a buy one take one meal I expect to get what I buy. just because I could not finish my pasta in the restaurant that does not mean you can give me a fourth of a bowl to take home.  I had breadsticks, salad and appetizer also that is why  I could not finish the original bowl. Also I should be able to take one of what I bought not be told oh you cant have angel hair pasta because they are premade so you have to get this big chokeable pasta that is way under cooked and NOT Frozen in the first place so why cant I have what I bought?  Also when I dine in I would appreciate it if your staff does not fight right behind my table. I can stay home and eat and listen to people arguing if that is what I enjoyed with my meals. Thanks for leaving me hungry.
My wasted money

Dear Maybeline:
Love your Mascara guaranteed not to clump. Is that after I get all the clumps off the brush? Any secrets to how to get it off? explosives are not allowed in my neighborhood.
No Make up days are not for me

Dear Bomb Pop:

Where the heck is my ice pop? Did I unwrap it and say Oh Look how cute a mini pop? No, I opened it, looked at the box for wording that said I bought a mini pop and saw none . This is not a bomb pop it is barely a firecracker. Change the name to mini so those of us that can read will know what we are paying for.
Missing my explosion

Dear Teen Choice.
No, I did not pay for anything but my time and effort to get people the trophy they deserve or surf board what ever.  So what’s up with your rules? You suck. You mislead teens and that’s not right. Next year just say oh go vote and give us attention but read the rules. We pick who we want and you don’t count. You stupid teens been falling for this for years now so why change it.
A teen myself

Dear Bottled Tea Makers:
For the love of Tea take that crap off the shelf before it expires. Yes this goes out to the majority of you. I am sick and tired of grabbing an ice cold bottle of tea and taking a big gulp in the summer to gag on spoiled tea.  Stop bottling that stuff with shorter life spans than you print on the bottle. Stop shipping it in in air conditioned trucks. Do you know what happens to bottled tea that sits in the heat. IT TURNS TO PUKE TASTE. Stop it!!
I want my tea

Stay tuned more to come. Send me your complaints and I will get them heard.

Are Teen Choice Awards Real???

Teen choice says after 63 million twitter votes winners are announced. Yet their own web site says only votes on TeenChoice.Com count. They even go so far as to say they choose winners from the top four and the producer has the final say. YOUR VOTE COUNTS FOR NOTHING.  By Sabrina Culpepper.  For Junior Hollywood Reporter.


After 63 million Twitter votes from teens across the country, the winners of the 2017 Teen Choice Awards were announced at University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles during a live broadcast on Fox. But for the past few years many fans are calling fowl.  Many fandoms are saying that Teen Choice uses them to get advertising on social media while they clearly state on their own website winners are at their own discretion.  Why bother to have people vote at all? Same reason any others do. It is free advertising when fans send #TeenChoiceAwards trending with their post.
Last nights teen choice was by far the worst I have ever endured. It was not organized well and the entertainment took over the fact this is an awards show and most of the awards were never shown on air. Leaving fans to follow Teen choice on social media all night to see who won and then still having to search the internet to find answers.
One fandom, Shawn Mendes, were in total shock last night as were the recipients. Shawn Mendes was standing and ready to go on stage when they announced that Jake Paul had won??? What?  They had all of the winners sitting to the right of the stage to come up when announced and Shawn was standing there ready to go up.  Jake Seemed shocked when he was called and had nothing prepared to say.  He was not the only one stunned. Shawn’s face said it all.
Fans were wondering if they made this last minute change because they could not get a host this year and Jake Paul did it at the last minute after a big fall out on Social Media and not really that much of a hot commodity at the time.  It all seems odd to us.

Teen Choice states Clearly “Winners of Teen Choice awards were determined through voting on the teen choice website. The results of the voting were determined electronically by Teen Choice  and confirmed by a committee of Fox Representatives.”  Who are these Fox Representatives?  Why are fans voting at all if they are not picking the winners by fan votes? My vote is this is our last year following this so called awards show that is not determined by a fan base at all.
Teen choice also states “They have the right to determine the winner from the top four vote getters in each category” No, You do not have that right if you are telling fan bases that their votes count. Count for what? Top four? No, So you get to decide the person who came in fourth wins because they have worked on one of your shows? You also say that no employees of Fox are eligible but that did not stop you from handing the award to one last year.

While fans stay up day and night to monitor and vote like crazy for their favorites and are spamming peoples Instagram and Twitter feeds with votes because Teen choice is telling them this counts as votes their own rules proves that is a lie.  Only the top four vote getters on the website are considered and they decide which of those four they want to win. So why do they have fans going crazy on social media voting? Free advertisement that is why.
Then the last sentence is the clincher.  “Ultimate choice was determined soley by the producers of teen choice awards”  Not the fans who voted for weeks, not the fan base at all, it is ultimately decided by the producers.   So I guess the old saying of it is not what you know but who you know is alive and well at Teen Choice awards.

Some fan bases contacted us and those are the fans we are representing here today with this article. Shawn Mendes fans pointed out that he was the winner and Jake Pauls name was called. They told us to rewind and watch so we did that this morning and sure enough Shawn was prepared to go accept the award and Jake was stunned. Was a change made at the last minute?  Or was the wrong name called and they let it go to avoid a Steve Harvey minutes on the teen choice awards.  We do not know but we agree something went wrong there.
Then there is the created category of Choice Dancer.  The first year everyone assumed it was added to hand Maddie Zeigler this award. Maddie was even seated closest the stage but something happened I don’t think Even Teen Choice producers expected. Chloe Lukasiak fans flooded the voting and she won the first ever newly created Choice dancer award. She gave an inspirational speech and won the hearts of millions that night. Then year two rolled around and Fans were saying it was being stacked for Maddie to win. But how could she win. It clearly states employees of Fox can not compete.  And at the time Maddie was a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance on Fox.  But win she did. She was working for Fox and won??? So not only do the fans votes not count but Fox can also ignore their own rules.
This year fans of both sides were smart. I mean super smart and I am impressed. We were flooded with graphs, pie charts, statistics, etc of how the voting was going based on the tweets and Instagram post of who was voting for who.

Even Maddie fans were yelling that Chloe fans were stacking the votes But both side agree to one thing.  By the fans charts Chloe won it last year and this year also but Teen Choice decided not to allow the fan votes to count.  Then there is this.

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I have to wonder how these decisions are made when fans on both sides admit that Chloe won by the fan votes but was not given the award by Teen Choice standards.
Why do you want to be a part of something like this? Even the fans were not tweeting and celebrating many of the wins last night because they knew for sure this was not how the fans voted and are sick and tired of being used by others to get attention to their productions and line their pockets when they are not awarding the winners the fans voted for.
You have some saying well Chloe is not even dancing anymore.  She is not doing a music video for one person over and over.  She is not taking classes and paying to post videos of her dancing in classes.  But she is still working on her craft she just does not feel a need to post online her every move of every day because she is entitled to privacy and sees others burning out and chooses not to join them. Plus it does not matter if she never danced. It is supposed to be Teen Choice not Fox Employee committee choice.  So if the fans vote for someone that is the winner.  Not who Fox has on payroll and will bring attention to the next show they use the person on.
We are neither fans or haters of either girl. Yes we do feel Chloe is a great role model to young girls. We love how she stops and takes photos with fans instead of turn them away and tell them they are not allowed to take pictures of her.  Are we fans of her dancing, No, Are we fans of Maddies dancing, No.  Actually I guess if we have to fan any girl on the show we would have to say we are fans of Kalani’s and Lilly’s dancing.  They both dance with the grace and conviction that Chloe used to dance with. But Chloe is not dancing like she used to anymore so we can’t say we are fans of her dancing.

Some other things that were pointed out was everyone was saying this was the last year for teen choice and we assumed they meant the show. Then they said we will see you next year and we asked out informants why they thought it was the last year and were informed that it is the last year for fans.  A whopping number of people say they will no longer support this show because year after year they see the ones that are voted for with charts, graphics, etc to prove who gets the most votes are not awarded for the fans hard work.
So my suggestion to Teen Choice is just have a show, no voting, you invite who you want to hand the surf board to and call it a day because your credibility is seriously in doubt now. Better yet don’t even do the surf board because I understand if you cant make the show you never get your board anyway.
And fans stop spamming accounts with votes that will never count don’t buy into their hype and give them free advertising when they wont even honor your choice.
Check out some YouTube videos for yourself.

But as your look for more information you will find people have been saying for years the awards are rigged. Are they rigged or are you just being duped to drive traffic to a website with your votes. Decide for yourself. Keep fighting it out and having fun because you only get to be a teen and do stupid stuff for four short years of your life. I could care less one way or the other because there was not one act that performed on that show last night I would ever spend a dime on to listen to.  My choice and you have yours.