Could the DiPietro contract haunt the Islanders for the next 18 years?

Keyword: new york islanders, rick diepierto, contract

 

 

News that rang across the internet Friday that New York Islanders goalie, Rick DiPietro will be removed from the teams injured reserve list more than likely made fans ecstatic in more ways then one.  Is this a sign of whats to come for the re-building of team that was once dominant years ago?  Could this move of having him 100% healthy before this possible lockout have an underlying motive behind it?

 

 

I am going to say yes, I think that it does.  If in the event that the NHL has a lockout this season and Rick DiPietro is still on injured reserve, the Islanders are on the hook for his blood-sucking contract.  So, smart move on the front office on getting this guy healthy so they do not have to shell out big time bucks in the off-season.  The other black cloud that floats over their heads says they want to buy him out of the  final nine years of his 15-year, $67.5 million contract. It would leave then at two-thirds of the amount remaining, putting them on the hook for $27 million, which would represent a savings of $13.5 million over the life of the contract.

 

 

Yes sounds great doesn’t it, cut your losses get him off the team and move forward right? Wrong. With salary cap stipulations that have never hurt the Islanders int he past, this is where this contract will follow them and they will need to absorb $1.5 million for the next 18 years which will bring them well into the 2029-2030 NHL season.

 

 

Great Job Ricky boy.  You have  unintentionally dragged your team through the mud because some big wig tycoon fell for your shit of you being the next messiah for Long Island, and you’re getting paid millions to run youth goalie camps.  Sweet deal, I would love to hire your agent to run my life, I’ll be sitting pretty.




Nicki Minaj has a clothing line in the works!

Keywords: nicki minaj, clothing line, anna wintour

Nicki Minaj is unstoppable! Not only is she an extremely talented rapper, singer, performer, and songwriter, but she seems to be working her way to be a fashion and beauty icon for our generation. First she wowed us with her Pink Friday lipstick via her MAC collaboration and most recently she has dazzled us with her  line of nail polished for OPI. (check out weSTYLE.com for some fabulous beauty tips and information on lipsticks, nail polishes, and much, much more!) Now, as reported by the fabulous Perez Hilton, Nicki Minaj’s manager Cortez Bryant says that negotiating a deal with a fashion house will be a top priority for Nicki this year. Apparently at Fashion Week Nicki became acquainted with the lovely Anna Wintour, perhaps she will mentor Ms. Minaj? Either way, I am sure we are in for a fun and colorful surprise, and I can’t wait to see what Nicki has in store for us!




Such great products

Keyword: covergirl, natureluxe, lip balm

Recently I made a trip to CVS where I randomly picked up some of CoverGirls Natureluxe gloss balm.  I am officially obsessed.  It’s like a cross between a chapstick and a gloss with a hint of color. They seem to be very natural looking when you use them. They made my lips feel very smooth too!

 

Whats the best part about it? It has spf !5 in it!! Remember, your lips need to be protected too, so why not protect them in a way that they can still look good?  I am a big chapstick wearer.  i switch between Sofftlips and Mary Kay’s silk lips stuff, but I just might have to add CG’s Natureluxe to this list as well!




Okay, well her face does at least!

Keyword: Teri Hatcher, make-up, botox, celebrities

Keeping with the last botox article, I thought I’d post something that would lift women’s spritis a bit! Sometime back in May Teri Hatcher posted on her FB wall photos of herself coming right out of the shower.  She wanted to prove to the world that you can be beautiful without make-up, surgery, implants, or botox! Watch as she expresses her face to prove she has not been pricked with a needle.

 

In an album titled,’Oy with Botox’ Hatcher wrote in part:

‘Out of the bath getting ready for bed. Thought about all those damn critics of my face. Love it or hate it, my face that is, no surgery, no implants, no matter what “they” say. Decided I’d shoot myself in to reveal some truths about “beauty” and hope it makes you all easier on yourself.’

‘Did I every toy with fillers or Botox over the years? yes. Tell me does this look Botoxed to you?’

‘Oh look I can raise my eyebrows and wrinkles show up on my forehead.’

‘I can look both ways too.So I guess I”m safe to cross the street then’

‘Yes I am alone in my bathroom naked in a towel on behalf of women everywhere trying to make a point. Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL’

‘I can be mad, or confused or sad and tired. Julia Roberts had that same vein in her forehead in Eat Pray Love. Proud of Julia for being a real woman on a real journey.’

‘Hope you learned something. You create your own paradise or prison. Being happy inside is all that matters. Find that in whatever way works for you. See something in the mirror you love every day.’

 

Teri, you are my new hero! I have always said that I am going to allow myself to age gracefully!  I know in Hollywood it’s probably not that easy. I almost feel like I need to bow down to her for keeping her cool all these years!  She is a stunning woman and at 45, I will feel proud to look half as good as she does!




The mom’s are done with Ellen and are going after Archie, Veronica, and their gay friends!

Keywords: archie, gay, toys r us, one million moms

 

In November, the comic book Archie made history when it had a same-sex (male) military couple get married. Kevin Keller married his finance Clay in an adorable ceremony. All was good in Riverdale….until the “mom’s” struck. Sigh.

 

The conservative One Million Mom’s group (which actually only has about 30,000 members on Facebook) caused quite a stir last month when they called for the boycott of JC Penny for hiring Ellen DeGEneres as their new spokesperson. The community outraged, Ellen addressed them eloquently and JC Penny stuck to it’s guns. Ellen was the star of their Superbowl commercials!

 

Now the mom’s are calling for a boycott of the Archie comic book and also Toys R Us, the major chair toy retailer. The mom’s don’t think that people shopping in a toy store should be allowed to witness such gay-ness, calling it “uncommon and unnecessary” exposure to children.  Toys R Us is yet to comment, but the comics CEO John Goldwater quickly issued a retort, saying, in part:

 

“As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version ofAmericathat will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.”

I think we should all go out and by this comic – and show Toys R Us your support – i’ll keep you up on the story as more emerges!




What’s going on in this world?

Keyword: Zombie, eating people, zombie makeup

In keeping with the current Zombie trend going around right now, I was inspired to post some of my favorite zombieness. (I know my girl from weEATny will love the photo above.  Check out her article on eating faces!) While I love zombies, I do not condone eating peoples faces or ripping out others hearts. It is super creepy and weird.  But nonetheless, I still love zombies…

 

Where can you go to get a pair of awesome Zombie shoes? www.ironfistclothing.com carried all sorts of zombie apparel. I own everything from shoes, to wallets, to bathing suits from them…and I can’t get enough! I am thoroughly obsessed.

 

 

Now these are some brains that are okay to eat!! Yummy brain cupcakes!  Can I have these from my wedding??  Haha, can you imagine? They do look delicious though!  And how fitting that they are red velevet!

 

 

Of course I can’t write this article and not post about awesome zombie makeup!  Here is Greg Nicotero working on my favorite zombie from the AMC series, The Walking Dead.  I cannot say enough how much I love this show and how much I love his work!!  He is like my zombie making idol!!!

 

Now let’s stop with all these crazy drugs that are making these people do awful things!  Zombies are cool…but only on tv!




Potential damage to your hair

 

Keyword: twirling, damage, bald

It’s a nervous habit that almost all of us have been guilty of at one point in our lives, but if you make twirling your hair an every day occurrence, it could seriously damage your hair! Too much handling of your hair in this manner can actually begin to break your hair and you run the risk of it not growing back! I actually have a client who is guilty of this and if she reads this, she knows this is about her ;)  She has beautiful hair down to her waist, but one small section where she has been twirling so much, that she now only has about 5 inches of growth. I’ve been trying to break her habit by scaring her that it is only going to get worse, but unfortunately I am not a therapist (even though clients seem to tell me everything lol). So if you find that you are making it too much of a habit, try to get yourself help to quit it before you ruin your beautiful locks!