Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Chapter 74: Celebrity Big Brother 2015

So this year I have started getting into Celebrity  Big Brother. Now I have been a fan of Big Brother ever since it aired when I was in Year 6 on Channel 4 with Davina McCall presenting -  "This is Big Brother, you are Live on Channel 4. Please do not swear." Since then it has moved to Channel 5 and is presented by Birmingham's very own, Emma Willis.

The idea of it seems pretty normal, something that everyone everywhere has to face on a daily occurrence. 10-12 people are required to be in the same environment with each other for a certain amount of time and they have to work together get get luxuries like food and alcohol for the house. Well here are some similar scenarios:
  • House sharing
  • Going to a new school
  • Going to University
  • Starting a new job
  • Going on a group holiday
  • Travelling
So, you would think a show like this might be a bit mundane? However this isn't how Big Brother works. They put the most annoying, loud, quiet, controversial, polar opposite characters in there, so that the biggest amount of friction, awkwardness and arguments occur on a day to day basis. You know what's even better? When they're all celebrities... And I don't mean any celebrity... I mean shit celebrities. Celebrities who we either don't know, or are just not sure what they have achieved to become a Z lister. Here's the celebrity line up for this year:

A couple of singers, a couple of actors, some models and internet trolls. Yes that's  right, you can become famous these days by being a nasty bitch about everyone else and claim self greatness. In case you didn't know, I'm on about Katie Hopkins (who detests ginger and obese people - hardly an oil painting love) and Perez Hilton........  I have nothing to say about Perez Hilton. I have to say Calum Best and Patsy Kensit are my favourites so far... I don't think either will win, but I love how highly Calum speaks of his late, great Father, George Best. As for Patsy, I love how she just rocked up to the house and chilled out instantly. She doesn't take anything too seriously, but she genuinely cares for the others and isn't afraid to show her emotions.

As you can see above, Jeremy Jackson (a child star who made his debut on Baywatch) and Ken Morley (previous actor on Coronation Street) have been ejected. Not due to public vote, but due to the uproar they have caused. Jeremy was ejected for drunkenly pulling down Chloe Goodman's (reality star and pin up girl) robe in the bathroom. Everyone in the house and who I have spoke to about it can see both sides of the coin, he was drunk but he shouldn't have done it and as a woman, I can understand how shook up Chloe was about the whole situation. She knew herself he didn't mean any harm as he was heavily under the influence, but still, it was completely unacceptable. He was extremely remorseful for his actions, but Big Brother still chose to eject him.

As for Ken Morley, well, if Jeremy was ejected for his actions, Ken should have been long before. Racist and sexist/sexual remarks are the only things that seem to exit Ken's gob. All of the housemates have been extremely upset and mortified over this and when confronted by Nadia Sawalha about why he was acting the way he was, he saw no problem with anything he said.

Such as life really, everyone is different with how they deal with certain situations. Is it to do with how they have been brought up? Maybe. Is it to do with who they have socialised with? Also maybe. Is it to do with their generation? Again, maybe. But if you're living in this day and age, racism and sexism is NOT acceptable, no matter how old you are, how you have been brought up or who you hang around with - rant over!

Hopefully I have persuaded you to keep up with the rest of CBB as it is by far the most shocking one I have EVER watched. It's on every night at 9pm on Channel 5... don't miss out!

Have a great week guys, let us know your thoughts if you do decide to watch! Gotta leave you with Paul Oakenfold after this...

Big Love.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Chapter 73: Resolution? What Resolution?

Yo peeps,

This week, in my first blog 2015, I want to discuss New Year's resolutions. Now, I know I noted down some of the resolutions I want to stick to this year, but if I'm completely honest, I can't remember what my resolutions were last year? Therefore, I'm not entirely sure I stuck to what I said I would do last year...

Let's face it, they are all quite typical and boring and it is very rare that ANYONE sticks to them. Here are a list of typical ones:

  • I want to lose weight
  • I want to drink less alcohol
  • I want to join a gym
  • I want to learn an instrument
  • I want to save X amount every month
If you stick to these for the entire year, great. If you stick to it for a week, forget it. You have NO New Years resolutions. What exactly is a resolution? And how many more times can I say this word in this blog without annoying you all?

Cambridge Dictionary:
'A promise you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year; "Have you made any New Year's resolutions?" "Yes, I'm going to eat more healthily and give up smoking."

Why do we need it to be a New Year in order to make a promise to ourselves? How can we ensure that we keep this promise? Why can't it just be another day that we suddenly wake up and think, "Yep, I'm gonna go to the gym at 6am before work every week day morning. And no, I'm not going to fail, because I have will power and ALL of this is mind over matter." Easier said than done, I know. But it IS possible. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it (as cheesy as that sounds). Maybe everyone who didn't keep their promises last ear can all make the same promise this year; have some will power. That way, we can ALL egg each other on to stick to what we are going to do! Not a bad thought, right?

Take a look at this Buzzfeed video on "If We Were Honest  About New Years Resolutions".

Let's not use a New Year as an excuse to make a positive change to our lifestyles. Although it's a nice notion, anything could happen at any point of the year that can make you want to change your life for the better.

What are your New Years Resolutions? Did you accomplish last year's? Are this year's realistic or do you feel you don't need to make any changes?

Let us know on the back of this blog, visit my Facebook or tweet me @triciabaxter.

Have a great week guys. I'll leave you with Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger. Might help the motivation!

Big love.