Monday, March 08, 2010

Mo'Nique Wins Based on Performance, Not Grooming

Mo'Nique didn't hold her tongue when she won her much-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of an abusive mother in "Precious." After causing quite a stir during the pre-Oscar "Push" for "Precious" by allegedly demanding more money and refusing to attend key film festivals to promote the film, Mo"Nique defiantly stated in her acceptance speech she was happy Hollywood honored her performance, and overlooked the politics.

If anyone else saw the comedian's interview on Barbara Walter's final Academy Award special, however, you know she also defiantly refuses to shave her legs. The Baltimore native explained to a visibly repulsed Babs that shaving is painful and that the one time she used a razor, her hair grew back thicker. Actually, I thought that was a myth and I have a nifty Gillette Venus razor she can borrow. But hey, whatever you say Mo'Nique. I'm just glad she wore that tasteful, gam-covering blue gown on Oscar night.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Looking For Splendicity and Hot Mama Daily?

As a friend once said to me, "it was fun while it lasted." On Friday, March 5th I received the unexpected news that Hot Mama Daily and the entire Splendicity beauty and style channel would no longer be, effective immediately. Lovely. Like it couldn't wait until after I added my two cents about tonight's Oscar fashion?

Since I wasn't given the opportunity to say goodbye on Hot Mama Daily, I'm hoping that a Google search will help some of my faithful readers find me here on my personal blog, Tracy's Pop & Shop. I had a blast writing and editing the blog for a year and a half, and I'm grateful for the experience. I'll miss all of your comments, contest entries, and constructive criticism.

But this isn't actually goodbye; it's simply see ya later. Stay tuned for the launch of my very own beauty/style/pop culture blog later this month. In the meantime, I will rant here on Tracy's Pop and Shop whenever I get the urge to dish on what's hot in bargain shopping and pop culture.