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?
Yes it does live on because the fans keep flaming the fires. Is there even a rivalry at all? Do the girls not speak to each other? All these experts who live with these girls daily or so it seems think they know it all. I am calling publicity on this one-Written by: Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood Reporter
Taylor Swift and Katie Perry started a new trend going that seems the fans of Dance Moms have decided needed to be used to boost their favorite girl on the show. For years we have heard how Chloe is jealous of Maddie, How Maddie is jealous of Chloe. Are they? I don’t think so. These two girls walk such different paths in Hollywood it is likely they never even cross paths unless they are at the same events. And that is not likely to happen often unless it is something like Nia’s birthday party.
Maddie fans immediately took to social media and said that Chloe left because Maddie was there and some of the click bait rag mags picked up on it and ran with it. If you take the time to examine things you might be wondering who left first? You see there is a photo (that is worth a thousand words) of Chloe being interviewed outside. Look behind her . There is Maddie exiting the building. Was she leaving? If people wanted to start unfounded rumors against Maddie they could say well here is proof that Maddie is leaving and not Chloe. Also they say Chloe refused to have pictures taken with Maddie.
How about this. Nia is a friend of both girls. Out of respect for their friendship with Nia all the girls showed up. Chloe looked amazing because she was on her way to another event and stopped to show respect to Nia. She was already gone when the group pictures were taken. Maddie had been at Radix all week end and came straight from there still in her dance clothes. When have you ever seen Maddie not look her best at any event? Come on. Think. Stop making assumptions. They stopped by out of respect for their friendship for Nia.
Why must fans tear these girls down to build up the other one. It is not building the other one up at all. It makes them look bad to hiring agents who do not want hate filled groups jinxing their projects. BOTH girls. Leave them alone and if you like what they are doing support it. If you don’t then don’t support it. simple fix. But no one has a right to go on social media 24/7 and slander either of these girls. They did nothing to deserve it and if this is how you honor them giving up their lives to entertain you then you my friend are not a fan. You are a troll.
Maddie fans say she is better because she has done this, that or the other with Sia. Yes she has. Who else has she danced in videos for? If Sia stopped using her tomorrow who would she dance for or has she been labeled mini Sia? Think about things logically. Why hasn’t she danced in other videos? Chloe has danced for several artist in videos but Maddie fans tear that down and say she is not dancing for big stars. She does not work with big stars like Maddie did in the book of Henry.
Excuse me? Have you never heard of Bailee Madison, Nicole Muñoz ,Peter Gallagher , or the host of stars in Center Stage on Pointe.
Maddie fans even went so far as to put bad reviews on the two movies Chloe did calling out Chloe as the only bad actor in the films. Anyone reading those reviews immediately know those are the hate filled Maddie fans doing that.
Yes, we did not like the Book of Henry. Not because Maddie as in it but because she was not in it enough and the story line just did not mesh. The story is about Henry and Christina. Henry dies in the beginning and Christina is barely seen in the movie. What was that? We felt let down that she did not have a bigger role especially considering the price of a movie ticket for her fans who supported this movie buying tickets to barely see her.
My point is both girls are working with famous people. Both girls are doing what they want to do. If one happens to be dancing more and the other is acting more then that is what they want to do.
Maddie fans say that Chloe doesn’t deserve dance awards because she is not even dancing. How many of you live with her? stalk her? what ever that you know whether she is taking dance lessons or not? You follow these dance moms accounts who all swear they have an insider telling them every thing. A few of us do have someone inside and a few of us out of respect do not post things until the girls publicist or they themselves release it. Because it is not about scooping anyone else. It is about telling the fans what they are doing in a respectful manner.
But the majority of these accounts spend their lives on their computers stalking others accounts so they can hurry and publish what they see others post. Whether it is verified or not.
To be honest I can not verify if Maddie and Chloe hate the sight of each other or not. I don’t think it is my place to because only Maddie and Chloe can do that. Have the two fandoms ever considered these two girls do not want to be seen together because they might lose fans over it? The hatred in the fandoms is so strong they know some of their fans will turn on them if they are friends. Imagine that. You the fan are keeping them apart not any stupid non existent rivalry over some fake competitions on a fake reality show.
Some insiders have even hinted that some of the most hateful fans are on payroll and encouraged to keep the rivalry going to keep the girls in the limelight. I have no proof of this just like others putting the rivalry in writing have any proof there is one. But it sure sounds possible.
How about this both fandoms kill the hate and let these girls enjoy their careers, their own circles of friends, possibly get more work because the fandoms wont be attacking and take off with amazing careers. And if one or both say look I want to take a year off and just be a normal teen and go to school, prom, graduate with my friends I grew up with and start college then support that decision because at the end of the day you truthfully have no say in their lives.
If you can not be a true supportive fan without tearing down other girls on the show then maybe your fandom would be more appreciated at WWE where everyone talks smack about each other.
I know I am tired of the insanity that full grown adults have perpetrated on this show and am sure others are as well. Spend time with your family instead of sitting on line calling these girls mothers names and trying to think you have some control over their lives. Try to imagine how your child would feel if people were saying the same things about you. Either grow up or move on please, just give these girls respect they deserve. Both of them have amazing careers if they decide this is what they want. If they don’t then back off and let them live their own lives.
News from the Cast of Lifetime TV’s hit show Dance moms from the Biggest fan on staff- Dawn Vallarta
No, It is not Christmas morning but being a huge fan of the show Dance Moms on lifetime TV I am just like a kid waiting for Christmas.
Chloe Lukasiak has a new Web Series coming on the Lifetime You Tube Channel called Chloe Does it. She released a sneak peak showing some of the things she will be doing including dancing on top the Empire State Building, Visiting the zoo with family and a sleep over with Kendall Vertes another of my favorites from Dance Moms.
They say they are going live on Monday and Wednesday only problem is they have already been taped but no fears if you have classes and miss them they will run them again pre dance moms shows beginning August 8
I like that Chloe asked her fans what she should do and allowed them to be part of her process on deciding which one she would do. Chloe is always keeping her fans feelings in mind and striving to be a good role model to young girls everywhere.
Chloe has a lot going on this year and I am excited for all of it because like most I am watching the calendar. I fully expect Chloe to leave the public life once it is time for her to go to College and just enjoy that part of her life. She gave up so much for her fans by not returning to her school and friends and come back to the fans. I know that had to be a hard decision for her as much as she always loved School and her friends. I am glad she did continue to share but would completely support her decision if she decided she wanted to go back to high school and graduate with her friends I would be the first one to cheer her on. We all love Chloe and only want what makes her the happiest.
Make sure to tune in and support yet another adventure in Chloe’s life she is sharing with us and keep your eyes open for her new clothing line coming out. I know I am holding off buying any new clothes right now because I want to have the entire Chloe Collection!!
Chloe is also featured on the August issue of Girls life magazine. They did a very nice write up about her with pictures. It is on stands now and you know I already bought it the day it came out. Go get yours.
And don’t forget to preorder Chloe’s book on Amazon Girl on Pointe, See I told you the girl has a lot going on.
Keep Going Chloe, The world is yours!!
Music writer for the Junior Hollywood Reporter Alexis Rodriquez picks Carly and Martina for her stars of the day because they are realist. They live in the real world and do not expect or demand fans send their new music to number one over night. I mean face it everyone knows when that happens something wanky is going on with fans pushing a song ahead of others by downloading them one behind the other. Plus an MP3 song is nice but most of us like to have that CD in hand to play . Carly and Martina are taking their time and building their career the way it should be built. They write and perform songs others can relate to and are clear and easy to understand what they are singing.
Carly and Martina are 15 year-old twin singer songwriters from Chicago Ill, who have performed at venues across the US delivering powerful vocals and harmonies. They perform their originals as well as songs spanning from The Beatles to modern-day pop. Carly and Martina’s music career started with one song — Make Me Happy. They wrote Make Me Happy one day after being bullied at school. Later that summer, Carly and Martina enrolled in a songwriting camp at The Evanston School of Rock and all of the students liked Carly and Martina’s song so they decided to record it at Delmark Records.
You might wonder why I chose two fifteen year olds as my star of the day choice but to me stars are more than those you see on the screen. Stars are those who excel at their craft and 15 year old Carly and Martina Spiro do that. They started writing songs when they were 11 years old. They estimate they have written about 50 songs and have about 150 unfinished songs. Can you imagine if they finish all of those this summer? Better watch out because they are coming for the music industry with a bang.
With all these girls have accomplished at such a young age the one thing they learned that others their age forget to do is stay humble with their fans and thank them for support. Yes, they sell CDs and Merchandise but they don’t post I have this and you need to go buy it. They say thank you for your support and we would appreciate you listening to our new music and tell us what you think. They want to know that the fans like what they are doing or if they need to change things up so the fans will continue to like it. A humble and appreciative celebrity keeps a loyal fan base forever. Those who get big heads and demand you buy their things start to lose fans interest. These girls somehow have me convinced no matter how big they get they will always be humble and have a loyal fan base.
You can follow Carly and Martina on all social media outlets and check their webpage online for free. You do not have to join a membership to see them or follow them. Which is what real stars do. So get to know this dynamic Duo and follow their career. Some of us can actually grow up with them keeping them always relevant to us by what they are singing about.
Sofia Wylie our Star pick of the Day by: Sabrina Culpepper for Junior Hollywood Reporter.
Sofia Wylie is currently playing the role of Buffy on the Disney Channels Andi Mack Show. She is vivacious, funny, cute and brings a lot to the show with her character of Buffy. As Andi’s best friend Sofia keeps things interesting.
The beautiful young actress is more than just a pretty face though. Check out her you tube channel and watch her dance:
Sofia has been featured in music videos, appeared in Kidz Bop commercials, and performed on the stage of Radio City Music Hall for an America’s Got Talent live show. . She became a brand ambassador for Sadie Jane Dancewear and Kurveshop Dancewear. She made an appearance in a season two episode of the Nickelodeon series School of Rock and earned a recurring role as the character June on the series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. Sofia has appeared on national commercials showcasing her triple threat abilities in dancing, singing and acting! She has performed on stage with Justin Bieber on his World Tour. And all of this by the age of 13 year old.
Sofia loves to dance and is happy to have a good balance between acting and dancing. When on break from the show she loves going home to Arizona and hanging out with her dance friends while brushing up on her dancing skills. She is hoping that Buffy gets to do some dancing on the show. So do we Sofia. So Do we.
Check out Sofia’s role as Buffy on Disney Channels Andi Mack show. The show is something different from what Disney normally produces and has become one of our favorite shows to watch together. It more accurately portrays real life challenges of tweens and teens today with a touch of innocence and bold statements at the same time. It also does not shadow real life problems but puts it right out there and shows Sofia helping her friend deal with them. We are hoping this show is the gateway to Disney doing more real life shows in the future for kids, tweens and teens. The world is changing and we are happy to see Disney changing with it with this break out show of Andi Mack and showcasing this wonderful cast of young talent.
Sophia on the red carpet with Chloe Lukasiak
Fans of all ages love her
With Andi Mack cast mates
Yes she is and we are happy she is a Disney Kid now.