As a guy who gets to talk with a good amount of people...those in blissful relationships, those going through divorces, and those who have yet to "Love", I hear a LOT about this "Unconditional Love" thing.
Now, also as a man who knows LOVE...Loves Love...and shares it however he can, if there is one thing I have learned about "Unconditional Love" from each of these folks it is this:
It's what present and involved parents have for your kids, it's what your parents (if present and involved) had for you, and what God (if you choose to believe) has for everyone...even crack-heads...
But for everyone else who is not the almighty creator...it comes WITH CONDITIONS. This is not negative, this is not a downer, this is reality.
Lets say you were in love with someone...and day in and day out, they came home, punched you in the mouth, cleaned out your bank account, and slept with your friends...if you truly loved them "Unconditionally", you'd be cool with that...correct? You'd just laugh it off as a quirk, kiss em on the cheek, and call it a night with an ice-pack.
Therefore, unless given factors present..ALL LOVE COMES WITH CONDITION OF RESPECT...EVEN BEFORE TRUST...RESPECT is the fertile soil in which love's seeds grow!
So, while the concept of "Unconditional Love" is a great one...I think the world needs to take another look at this one...because...well...out of respect comes honesty...and honesty, trust....and I respect someone enough to say unless there is mutual respect...it comes with a condition.
Chuck and Woo, Please DO NOT use my name or post my email address. I have a big issue at my office. My boss is a female pitbull. She's horribly controlling, talks down to ALL of us, she's verbally abusive and just a terrible person to work for. She has no emotion but anger. Working for her is miserable but it pays the bills. I work with about 20 other employees who ALL feel the same but nobody will say anything to her. Nobody will put their foot down to say 'HEY - You can't treat us like this'. I am willing to speak up. My husband said that it is a bad idea & will only end in me losing my job. I feel like if I talk to her and tell her that we all HATE her, she might soften up. Right? I can only hope. Maybe she doesn't know how rude & demeaning she is? I'm over it. What should I do? Will this backfire?
HERE'S YOUR PINK SLIP...The Stone Temple Pilots fired founder and lead-singer Scott Weiland yesterday. How did he find out he was fired? He read about it on Facebook. OUCH! They have not said why he was fired, but Scott said he's focusing on his solo tour, which kicks off Friday.
'American Idol' recap: Zoanette survives into the semifinals
Moving on to the American Idol semifinalists round: Zoanette Johnson, Candice Glover, Janelle Arthur, Breanna Steer & Aubrey Cleland. Tonight, the men get their shot. Last night, Zoanette delivered a dramatic, polarizing performance of The Lion King's Circle of Life.
Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Is A Dad
Congrats to the ORIGINAL GOSSIP BLOGGER! Perez Hilton has become a dad. Mario Lavandeira, Jr. announced the baby news in a post on his website PerezHilton.com Wednesday. He included a photo of himself cradling the unnamed baby boy - who was born earlier this month. Congrats!!
Tom Cruise jets Suri to London for five-day stay
FLYING IN STYLE...at 6 years old. WOW! Actor Tom Cruise hired a private jet to take daughter Suri from New York to stay with him in London. He is filming a sci-fi movie called 'All You Need is Kill'. Producers allowed him time off so they could spend time together. Paparazzi snapped pics of Suri boarding the jet...blankie in hand. AWWW!!
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian moving to Paris
ADIOS KIM-YE! Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly moving to Paris. He is planning to move there for 2 months to work on his clothing line and new album. She is expected to join him. The rapper performed an intimate gig in the French capital earlier this week.
Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' No. 1 for Fifth Week
Congrats to POINT artist Mumford & Son's!!! Mumford & Sons' "Babel" remains at No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week. "Babel" marks the longest run at No. 1 for an album by a duo or group since 2004. The last group to reign for more than 5 weeks at No. 1 was Creed, with "Weathered" in late 2001 and early 2002.
Tina Fey says she won't host Oscars in 2014
It's a big fat NO! Actress Tina Fey says she won't serve as host of next year's Oscars. Fey and Amy Poehler earned rave reviews when they headed up the Golden Globes telecast last month. Oscars host Seth McFarlane recommended them for next year. Tina says “the gig is just too hard.”
The HollyWooWoo Report Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
High risk: Andy Dick to compete on DWTS
The new cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' was revealed this morning on GMA! So who is hitting the ballroom? Here's a hint : Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman, Jacoby Jones, Sean Lowe, Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Lisa Vanderpump and D.L. Hughley. 1st of all I LOVE Lisa Vanderpump. I adore her!!! And 2nd of all...Andy Dick is a LIABILITY for that show! OMG! That guy is a train wreck. He's been in and out of re-hab so many times. I wonder if he is sober now? Let's hope so! ABC will debut Season 16 of DWTS Monday March 18.
Spoiler alert: The Bachelor's Sean Lowe Reveals Final Two
DON'T READ IF YOU TIVO'D THE BACHELOR LAST NIGHT!!! After 3 incredible dates in Thailand with the remaining women, The Bachelor's Sean Lowe said goodbye to early favorite AshLee. BYE BYE Ash!!! She was very visibly upset - she left Sean's side without saying goodbye. She refused to be walked to the car. And the exit interview was AWKWARD!!! Oh it was bad. Catherine & Lindsay are the Final 2...my money is on Lindsay. Love her!
Oscars memorial tribute leaves off notable names
Lots of angry relatives in LA this morning! And it's not just because they were left out of Ben Affleck's speech. Nope. Some notable stars were left out of the memorial tribute at the Oscars Sunday night. Missing from the list were Andy Griffith, director Gore Vidal, actor Sherman Hemsley, athlete-turned-actor Alex Karras, and actor Conrad Bain!! The Academy has yet to issue a statement or an apology.
Jennifer Lawrence propositioned by Jack Nicholson
Well this would make an awkaward pairing!!! But in Hollywoood...older men LOVE the younger ladies. So here's what happened...Actress Jennifer Lawrence was shocked when Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson hit on her following her Oscar win. He compared her to a former girlfriend and told her he would be ''waiting'' for her. FOR REAL!!! HA HA! He is 75. She is 22. Her face was pricless when he approached her! It was awesome!
Chris Brown parties without Rihanna at Oscars bash
Where was RiRi? Hip Hop star Chris Brown showed up at Elton John's Academy Awards viewing party Sunday night in LA without a date...that's right, his girlfriend Rihanna was NOT by his side. However - they are NOT breaking up. She was busy working on her new album, so he hit the town...no pun intended...alone. HA! Last week, he and Rihanna enjoyed a romantic vacation in Hawaii for her 25th birthday. BALLA! Must be nice...
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Pose For Steamy Magazine Cover
While they continue to spread their love all over the world...Rio, Paris & LA - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have posed for the cover of a French magazine. He’s topless, while she grips her man. It is a very racy photo!! Google it. It’s their first joint magazine shoot since they began dating early last year...and it prob won't be their last. Rumor has it baby photos of their 1st child could fetch up to $10 million from PEOPLE Magazine. WOW! Can I have a baby with Kanye? HA!
Janet Jackson says she married Al Mana last year
THE SECRET IS OUT! Janet Jackson knows how to keep a secret: Her rep has confirmed she and Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana were married last year. LAST YEAR?! She went 365 days without one peep. WOW! She is a good secret keeper. This is her 3rd marriage...and 2nd top secret trip down the aisle. JJ secretly married Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991. They separated in 1999. Her 1984 marriage to James Debarge lasted 3 months.
Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom get engaged
She musta liked his you know what in a box!! Sorry - I had to sya it. Actor and SNL comedian Andy Samberg is engaged to musician and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom, his girlfriend of 5 years! CONGRATS! No word yet on a wedding date. The couple attended Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. Andy served as host of the event.
"My co-workers and I recently attended a charity bachelor auction that one of our MAJOR clients produced. I bid on some of the guys just for fun and won a date with a potential client. Awkward - yes, but it was kinda part of the job. And my boss is ecstatic and he's pushing for me to close the deal on this "date". However - my boyfriend is outraged and says the bid and date are cheating and if the tables were turned I would be furious!! I'm trying to convince him that it's just for work. This guy means nothing and I am obligated to go out with this man. What do you guys think? ~Sarah"
Michelle Obama reveals 'Argo' as best-picture from White House
Mr Affleck is waking up a HAPPY man this morning!!! Actor turned Director Ben Affleck's "Argo" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. "Argo" won 3 trophies, but "Life of Pi" led with 4. From the White House, first lady Michelle Obama opened the envelope & read the winner...which I thought it was random she was there. I also thought Seth MacFarlane as a host was...ODD. But I will keep the rest of my thoughts to my-self. All in all - the Oscars were fun. Just a bit too long!
Kristen Stewart cuts foot on glass, but shows up anyway
Kristen Stewart got the sympathy award at the Oscars last night...she also forgot to brush her hair. HA! KSTEW said she cut her foot on glass Friday and showed up on crutches. She literally hobbled up the stage to present an award with actor Daniel Radcliff.
Jennifer Lawrence trips and falls as she climbs the steps
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was fell in her gorgeous DIOR dress after tripping up the steps on her way to accept her Best Actress award. She was still adorable during her speech & smiled through it all! She is my new FAVE actress. I adore her! She is a breath of fresh air, right?
'Jaws' music silences long-winded Oscar winners
How about the 'EXIT' music for long speeches last night at the Oscar's? HA! That was almost funnier than Seth. The theme music from 1975’s “Jaws” was used twice last night to wrap-up long acceptance speeches. The music was used when "Life of Pi" won for best visual effects and again when "Searching for Sugar Man" won for best documentary feature.
'Dancing with the Stars' announces football player Jacoby Jones for Season 16
The "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 cast announcement is tomorrow morning!! I am soo excited!!! AGH! I do love this show very much. ABC announced during the Oscars that Baltimore Ravens’ football stud Jacoby Jones will be on the dance floor this spring. Other rumored names: Sean Lowe, Emily Maynard, and singer Kellie Pickler.
Christina Applegate Weds For Second Time
Congrats to XTINA!! Christina Applegate is a married woman after exchanging vows with fiance Martyn Lenoble over the weekend. The couple wed in front of family and friends at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday. They began dating in 2008. They share a 2-year-old daughter, Sadie.
MC Hammer facing resisting arrest charge
Rapper MC Hammer was arrested outside a mall in Dublin, California last Thursday. He was booked and released. He vented on Twitter Saturday, claiming a mall cop verbally abused him as he sat in his car. He described the cop as a "chubby elvis-looking dude."
"My best friend and her husband have been married 3 years and are talking about having a baby soon. I have 2 very active boys - 5 and 8. My boys are awesome! Love them. My BF told me the other day that she and her husband want to get a puppy to "train them" on how to be a parent. Because the puppy will make them "less selfish" with their time. I lost it. I was fuming! A puppy is NOT the same thing as a baby. AT ALL! I mean - What an obnoxious remark, right?! We got in a big fight. She said I was rude & I owe her an apology and blah blah blah. I just think it's ignorant to think you can raise a puppy and have allll the knowledge on how to be parent. Nothing can prepare you. And if she gets a dog and then has a baby - the dog will be 2nd. That's just not fair. I refuse to apologize. Am I right ??! Thanks for reading."
The HollyWooWooReport Wednesday February 20th, 2013
Mario Lopez's wife is pregnant
Congrats to AC Slater!! Actor turned TV host Mario Lopez is gonna be a Daddy again! His wife Courtney Mazza is pregnant with their 2nd child! She is due at the end of summer. Their daughter Gia Francesca is 2. PS: Do you remember when Mario was gonna marry the DORITOS girl Ali Landry?!? But literally the day of the wedding...they called it off?! Cause he cheated. UGH! I totally remember that.
Khloe Kardashian dropped from 'X Factor'? Not so fast ...
SHE'S OUTTA HEEEEEEERE!!! But - was Khloé Kardashian Odom really fired from "The X Factor"? All signs point to Y E S... but her sister Kim flat-out denied it to TMZ yesterday. She claims Khloe WUIT and was NOT fired. Mario Lopez will remain a host. No word if they will replace Khloe.
Brandi Glanville made $18,000 for 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'
She's the most controversial on the show & she is also the least paid!! This is cray-cray. She needs a lawyer to re-negotiate her contract ASAP!! Real Housewife star Brandi Glanville has revealed she made just $18,000 for appearing on BRAVO's “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The other women were paid $250,000 per season...Lisa, Kyle, Camille, etc. CRAZY!.
Matthew McConaughey launches clothing line for Dillards
He's dead sexy - but I don't think I would buy his clothes!!! Actor Matthew McConaughey is venturing into the clothing business and designing a line of "active-inspired sportswear" named JKL, after his charity, the Just Keep Livin Foundation. JKL will be available exclusively in 150 Dillard's stores next month. I don't see my-self racing out to buy anything. Sorry Dude.
Music Executive Clive Davis reveals in memoir that he's bisexual
SHOCKER ALERT!!!! The COO of SONY music & a mega mega record executive Clive Davis says he's bisexual. WHAT THE WHAT?! He was married. And has kids! His new memoir, "The Soundtrack of My Life," is out today & he writes he's been in a relationship with a man for the last seven years. WOWZER!
Paul McCartney & Tom Petty To Headline Bonnaroo Festival
Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons will headline this summer's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. The eclectic line-up will also include Bjork, ZZ Top, The Lumineers, Nas, Billy Idol, and R. Kelly. The four-day festival is June 13-16.
Miley Cyrus Posts Picture of Herself Smoking Marijuana
Miley Cyrus posted what appeared to be a picture of herself smoking a large marijuana joint on her Instagram account. She is now 20. On her 19th birthday, her friends gave her a Bob Marley birthday cake. She & a friend were later seen in a medical marijuana facility in C