George Clooney a Free Man? Today 4:35 PM PDT by NATALIE FINN
George Clooney has taken his eligible-bachelor status out of storage.
The Oscar winner has reportedly split up with Sarah Larson, his envy-of-many girlfriend of about a year.
Clooney's publicist, Stan Rosenfeld, would only tell E! News, "I do not comment on George's personal life."But sources close to the situation have been saying the duo are no more.
They were last photographed together at the 47th-birthday bash Giorgio Armani threw for Clooney May 6 in New York.
The Michael Clayton star was spotted just this weekend, however, soaking up the sun with an all-male crew in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
He and Larson originally met in Las Vegas at Whiskey Bar, where she was working as a cocktail waitress, about four years ago, but things didn't get serious until they saw each other for the second time last June, also in Sin City.
Since then, Larson's connection with Clooney has translated into an appearance in People's 100 Most Beautiful issue, a trip to the Oscars in February (the first time Clooney ever took a girlfriend) and countless red carpet appearances. ********************************
Buh-bye Sarah......Hey, I hear they're casting for next season's "Survivor", "Big Brother" and "The Bachelor".
Chin up toots......what with winning "Fear Factor" and all -- you definitely have the chops to take on Hollywood. You're bound to find something to keep your name in the papers.
(Hmmm.....but the stuff you're gonna have to eat now, may make those bugs on "Fear Factor" look like chocolate!)
And on a happier note............
Yo George, have your peeps call my peeps about that internet talk show idea I told ya about a few weeks ago.
"Live with Kelly & Clooney"
You, me....a camera. (And celebrity guests, of course!)
We could even film it on Lake Como. Whatever's easiest for you Georgie. Seriously.
(FYI --I've sprinkled a few favorite sample cards throughout this post.)
This is a funny, wacky, silly, naughty and mostly politically IN-correct site where you can easily send e-cards to those you like, love or merely want to annoy.
(We all know some of those people.....right?)
Guess what else?
It's completely FREE! (and surprisingly EASY)
No crazy registration......just fill out the sender's name and email and the recipient's name and email......and add a short message if you wish.
Then hit send.
It's that simple.
Word of warning.......as I mentioned above, many of the cards are humorously politically IN-correct -- if you get my drift. More than a few contain sexual innuendo and/or the "F-word" (but most are quite funny while doing so). I'm just sayin'..........
Some people may be offended, but I feel the funny outweighs the nasty.......so I surf the site periodically, especially when I need to laugh out loud.
There's just something about the simple, retro drawings.....accompanied by the snarky comments. It's quite a combination.
They have cards for every possible category: Thank You, Sympathy, Friendship, Movie-Related, Holidays, Birthdays, Graduation.....and one of my favorite categories to surf -- Breakup (very funny stuff).
OK, so that's my funny site recommendation for today. Why not check it out the next time you have a few free moments on your hands?
Hey, I'd love to receive a someecard from any of y'all......if you're so inclined. (They areFREE, remember!)
Hmmm......I just found a new favorite, now I gotta figure out who to send it to:
So, as you might have guessed -- I went to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this weekend.
I'm sorry, but that's definitely a movie that you have to see on opening weekend.....no self-respecting movie geek would have it any other way.
Of course.....it's always much more fun to see a flick like that with a big group -- so I invited a bunch of good friends who were willing to join me in a field trip to the multiplex.
A little something I like to call:
"Kelly's Movie Kamp"
Kampers for this flick included fab friends and neighbors Paul and LoisKolada, Jamie and Liz Taylor (No, not that Liz Taylor.....this one is way cooler, has only been married once -- and doesn't hang out with Michael Jackson).....and of course, the hubs -- Michael, and me.....Kelly, your friendly Head Kamp Counselor.
(Oh yeah--some big, beefy green guy jumped into our Kamp Photo)
He seemed to have a bit of a temper...........
......so I just let him hang with us and stay in the picture.
(What the heck....I did however, make him promise not to sit in front of me during the show.)
Oh yeah, I almost forgot.....one of the best parts of Movie Kamp? Dinner, drinks and discussion afterward.
For this session, we headed on over to Don Pablo's....for a little mexican and margaritas.
And a toast to Indy's return.
I'm thinkin' this weekend may call for another Movie Kamp -- those lovely ladies of New York.....you know, the ones with all the clothes and what not....
Sex and The City opens Friday, May 30th.
(Even if you've never seen the show....I've heard the movie is fun -- and a flick like that, always more fun in a group.)
So I'm thinkin' : Cosmos and Cap City Diner.
New Kampers are always welcome. Just contact the Head Counselor if you're interested.
OK, so now for my "Indy" review.......
Also known as:
"Kelly's Movie Kamp ReKap"
It's great to have Indy back. Spielberg and Lucas, too. The story isn't a WOW, it's a Wow. The story isn't important. It's the big picture. It's.....Indiana Jones. It's fun. It's supposed to be fun. It's kinda retro, in a good way. It makes you smile and remember the first one. The first time you met Indy. Remember? In the jungle, running..... and snakes. In the desert, fist-fighting and car chases. Outsmarting the bad guys. Then: Nazis Now: Ruskies Harrison looks older, but wiser. A little rough and worn, but good. The hat.....it's all about the hat. Oh yeah, and the whip. (Spoiler Alert) Shia is good as Indy's young sidekick/son. A greaser on a cycle, his name is Mutt. So good to see Marion Ravenwood again. Karen Allen looks great, what a smile. She's 56.....an age-appropriate match for Indy. Loved Indy's line to Marion: "They all had the same problem, they weren't you." Sigh. True love survives and wins......full circle. Must mention Cate Blanchett as the villain. Evil Ruskie Irina Spalko. Such a character, Boris and Natasha -- rolled into one. The Kampers didn't recognize her. Loved her line: "Dos Vadanya, Dr. Jones" She makes zhoo vant to tock vit a Rooshian akcent. Quite the chameleon, that Cate. So....the flick. I wanted to like it. I liked it. I'm glad they finally made it. Worth the wait? Yes. If you loved the others, you'll like it. So just go see it. I'm bettin' there's another one. I'm sure we'll hear soon. This one just made $126 million..... In 4 days. (Just in the USA) Add in overseas.... Already up to $311 million. In less than a week. Yep -- They're preppin' Shia to take over, I'm sure. Cute kid. Young blood. Fresh meat. Mutt tried to put on the hat. He bent over, he picked it up..... But Indy took it and put it back on. For now.
.....And maybe even bring a tear to your eye (I know it did to me!).
OK, I know I'm a little soft for this one because my lovely 14-year-old daughter Kate --
-- just finished her freshman season on the Bexley High School varsity softball team.
Bexley doesn't have enough girls for a JV team, so the underclassmen play varsity.
About mid-way through the season, Kate began to really focus on pitching (she had only done it a few times in middle school). She was eventually brought in to pitch the final innings for a few games.
Unlike her mother, who gets quite nervous as she steps on the mound.....Kate is cool as a cucumber, with nerves of steel and a big smile on her face. She says she actually enjoys it.
So 2 weeks ago, we had a home game and the starting pitcher was ill. Kate was asked to pitch.....her very first start, and she pitched 5 innings. She did a great job, struck a few girls out and even managed to catch a line drive that headed straight for her face (and threatened to ruin A LOT of very expensive orthodontia!).
I must say.....I'm a very proud mama. (Hey, what good is having a blog -- if you can't share stuff like that?)
What fun it has been to see her enjoy playing the game this season and bonding with her teammates. Seeing Kate's name listed in the box scores in the paper the next morning was a hoot as well.
Unfortunately, their season ended last night with a 3 to 0 loss in the first round of the district tourney. The girls were sad, but they know they had a fun season (a building year in which they didn't have many wins, but definitely learned a lot).
OK, here is the real feel-good part of this post........
One of Kate's coaches, a great young gal named Nell who used to play softball for Bexley, played in college and has a younger sis on Kate's team.......sent the team a link today to the very inspiring short video story that I have embedded below.
She thanked the girls for a great season and thought that they might enjoy this ESPN video about a very special college softball game a few weeks ago.
Some of you may have already heard about it, but I thought it was worth sharing here.
It was a game played in Washington state to decide who would win a conference championship.....but it turned out to be so much more.
The video is about 5 minutes long, and I will warn you.....it definitely brought a tear to my eye.
Possibly because I have a daughter who now plays high school softball.
Yes, that's possible.
I'm more apt to believe it touched me (and so many others), because we're sick and tired of the media always talking about "Mean Girls" and constantly reinforcing the idea of competition and cattiness among high school and college-age women.
These gals were definitely competitors that day, but what happened on that ball field transcends anything they could have ever accomplished with a mere ball and bat.
This took compassion, courage, character.....and a whole lot of heart.
So I hope you enjoy the feel-good video story below.
Shed a tear perhaps (a happy one) -- and smile at the thought of those very special young women. I truly think there are many more of them out there than we honestly know.
Actual, real-life young women and role models that my daughter Kate can look up to, unlike some of the more unfortunate stereotypes promoted in the media today.
Yep, I believe it's that thought that brought the tear to my eye.