Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rob Patz On People's 100 Most Beautiful List

No surprises here!

There are so many hot pictures of Rob, why was this one used?

Rob joins, Christina Applegate (who got the cover), Julianne Hough (she's hot), Halle Berry (is she ever not on this list?), Taylor Swift (my kids and I adore her) and more.

Check out Christina's transformation over the years here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rob Pattinson Takes The Lead

MTV is reporting that Rob has officially taken the lead role in “Remember Me.”

Pattinson will play the lead role in “Remember Me,” a story of a young couple whose burgeoning relationship is complicated by a succession of family tragedies that test their bond, according to The makers of the film, which had previously been titled “Memoirs,” have not yet settled on which actress who will play Pattinson’s love interest.

Emmy-winning director Allen Coulter (”The Sopranos,” “Damages”) will direct, and Jenny Lumet, who penned the script for last year’s critical darling “Rachel Getting Married,” is working on a draft of the screenplay.

After “New Moon” wraps in May, Pattinson will head to New York to shoot “Remember Me,” which will finish in time for the actor to begin filming the third “Twilight” movie, “Eclipse,” in August.

I'm all for more Rob DVD's for me to obsess over.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur Dead at 86

Bea Arthur has died, aged 86.

Spokesman Dan Watt said Bea had cancer, but did not offer any further details. Arthur passed away at home early this morning.

Arthur achieved success as the title character, Maude Findlay, on the 1970s sitcom Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. Arthur won an Emmy for each of those roles.

Arthur was married twice, first to Robert Alan Aurthur, a screenwriter, television, and film producer and director, whose surname she took and kept though with a modified spelling, and second to director Gene Saks from 1950 to 1979 with whom she adopted two sons, Matthew (born 14 July 1961), an actor, and Daniel (born 8 May 1964), a set designer.

I was sad to read that Bea Arthur had died today. The Golden Girls were a show that my roommates and I used to watch all the time. We joked about which one of us was which and how one day, we would all be married, divorce, lose husbands and end up together again just like the Golden Girls.

We quoted the show all the time too....

Here are some classics:

Dorothy: Oh c'mon, Blanche. Age is just a state of mind.
Blanche: Tell that to my thighs.

Rose: My mother always used to say: "The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana."

Dorothy: Blanche, are you sure you're pregnant?
Blanche: I just did a home pregnancy test - it's right here.
Rose: It looks like a perfume sample.
Dorothy: Put it behind your ears, Rose.

Blanche: You know what the worst part about getting older is?
Dorothy: Your face, Rose's hands?

Rose: Sophia, why are you in such a bad mood?
Sophia: Excuse me Rose, but I haven't had sex in fifteen years and its starting to get on my nerves.

Dorothy: Hi, ma. Where are you going?
Sophia: To the boardwalk. I like to watch the old guys rearrange themselves when they come out of the water.

Dorothy: Hi, ma. Where are you going?
Sophia: To the boardwalk. I like to watch the old guys rearrange themselves when they come out of the water.

Rose: Can I ask a dumb question?
Dorothy: Better than anyone I know.

Blanche: I treat my body like a temple.
Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night.

Blanche: Oh girls... I'm just in ecstasy. My body is tingling all over. You will never guess what just happened.
Sophia: We know what happened. Let us just guess what part of the Middle East he's from.

Rose: You don't understand. Everyone likes me-I'm the nice one! Dorothy is the smart one, Blanche is the sexy one, Sophia is the old one, and I'm the nice one! EVERYBODY likes me!
Sophia: The old one isn't so crazy about you.

And our personal favorite:

Sophia: Picture this Sicily, 1942 only we would change it to "picture this Jersey City 1982"

This show was classic and I think they were way ahead of their time. The jokes were funny. They were Sex In The City without the hot sex, beautiful clothes, and good looking chicks. Instead of cosmos at the bar they were drinking coffee with a pound cake around the Formica kitchen table. Loved it!

Rest in Peace Bea

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rob is OK Magazine's Most Eligible Male Celebrity?


Don't they know he's mine. Not eligible at all. Weep all you want but Rob's mine and you can't have him.

Yeah, I know...but we can all dream can't we? This is probably most Twilight fans dream right now.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Maria's Eye Candy - Taylor Kitsch

Two weeks ago, I started my Eye Candy Section up again with my current obsession, Rob Pattinson.

This time I am bringing to you hot pics of Taylor Kitsch. Don't know who he is...who cares...
Take a look at this.....

Not much of a bio but Taylor is staring with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynold and Liev Schrieber in X-Men Origins Wolverine. Hot! Hughm Ryan and Taylor in the same movie? That's a lot of hot men ladies. Want to make your man happy...ask him if he wants to see X-Men Origins-Wolverine instead of some chick flick. It's a total guy movie with tons of action but loads of bare chest and Hugh's naked backside to keep you happy too!

Teen Choice 2007 (Appearing) 2007 TV Show Series
Friday Night Lights (Actor - Tim Riggins) 2006 TV Show Series
John Tucker Must Die (Actor - Justin) 2006 Movie
Snakes On A Plane (Actor - Kyle) 2006 Movie
The Covenant (Actor - Pogue Parry) 2006 Movie

What I know about Taylor: He's Canadian.

He was born in 1981 which makes him what 28?

His IMb bio says - Taylor is still a very humble guy and claims that he'd prefer to skip the whole tabloid craze. During his free time, he enjoys doing charity work and listening to music, especially those in the country genre. With all the success and a humble attitude, we're pretty sure that Taylor is going to be one of the 'Must Watch' stars for the coming years.

Whatever, he's hot and that is what this section is all about. Hot, eye candy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Things Happening Around the Web

My Current Giveaways listed on Maria's Space

Smart Poodle Publishing Announces Young Travel Writers and Artists Contest
Smart Poodle Publishing, publisher of The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: (remember my review on this here) Costa Rica, is pleased to announce its national children’s travel writing and art contest. Children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to submit original stories and artwork to the “I Love Costa Rica’s Rain Forest!” Contest, based upon a real or imaginary travel adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest.

A total of nine winners will be chosen. There will be First, Second and Third Place Winners in three grade categories: 5K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade and 4th-5th grade.

First Place Winners will each receive (Value listed):
- Rand McNally Personal Journeys World Pinable Wall Map ($84.99)
- Rand McNally Hard Bound World Atlas ($24.95)
- Kids' Travel Activity Bundle ($15.80)

Second Place Winners will each receive (Value listed):
- Rand McNally Traveler Series Kids Illustrated Wall Map ($64.99)
- Kids' Travel Activity Bundle ($15.80)

Third Place Winners will each receive (Value listed):
World Knowledge Bundle ($22.90)

This contest is free. No purchase necessary. The deadline to enter is September 30, 2009. Entries will be judged by a panel of travel and education experts. Winners will be announced on October 15, 2009. Winners’ stories will be published on as well as

For an entry form and complete contest rules, visit

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Maria's Eye Candy - Robert Pattinson

Back in the day on my blog I had something called Maria's Eye Candy Section (see my first post here). It was fun and I am dying to bring it back.

Robert Pattinson is the perfect person to do this with. (My cellphone wallpaper, taking my kids down after 6 years)

He has single handedly redefined what is good looking. Look at those smoldering eyes and strong jaw. Woot!

If you have been living in a cave or under a rock. Rob is the lead in the movie Twilight.

Rob is a mere baby of 23 year old born in 1986 in London England. This cougar would love to show this 6'1" hottie a thing or two or five.

Besides his obvious good looks, he is musically inclined (sexy) and plays the piano and the guitar. Who doesn't love a man who can make music?

I have been playing the piano for my entire life - since I was three or four. And the guitar - I used to play classical guitar from when I was about five to 12 years of age. Then I didn't play guitar for like years. About four or five years ago, I got out the guitar again and just started playing blues and stuff. I am not very good at the guitar, but I am all right. I am in a band in London as well.
He beat 3,000 people to play Edward in the movie 'Twilight'. Oh we are on the movie poster!

I have about 150 pictures of Rob on my computer and it was hard to choose pictures for this post. I chose this one because in most of them he is smoldering. In this one he is just adorable.

Some tidbits about Rob P:

Named as Yahoo's Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008.

Named as Rolling Stone Magazine's Hottest Actor of 2008

Named by Entertainment Tonight (ET) as their top hunk of 2008.

Named as one of the LA Times Breakout Stars of 2008.

Named as one of Forbes Breakout Stars of 2008.

His small, but would-have-been-memorable part in Vanity Fair (2004), was cut out in the final production.

Awarded Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Man Award of 2008.

Invited an obsessive fan out for dinner when he was having a bad day.

If you have someone you want considered for Eye Candy, please let me know.