Friday, February 26, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: Jenny Sanford

Ya'll already know the story about Jenny and Mark Sanford... according to the 'NET:

"First South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was born. Later, he pretended to be hiking the Appalachian Trail when in fact schtupping the Argentinian woman. Then his wife wrote a disparaging book. Now their divorce proceedings will be on TV."

I know, I know... sounds like the usual Reality TV, fame-hogging crap. But I, for one, support Jenny Sanford in moving on from Mark's behavior. So she wants to write a book -- who wouldn't want such an opportunity to turn her personal tragedy into triumph? Jenny's still a celeb Rebel Deb based on her past work as a Wall Streeter (in the 80's, no less, when that particular Street was nearly female-free!) and her refusal to stand by her lyin', cheatin' man.

Check out Marie Claire's recent interview with the former SC Governor-ess and decide for yourself.

Rebel Deb

Friday, February 19, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: Ivanka Trump

From a chipmunk-cheeked teen with a typical "I wanna be a SUPERMODEL, daddy!!" dream (haven't we all had this at one time? C'mon, admit it!)... to a (while admittedly still very chipmunk-cheeked) young lady with a degree from Wharton (wonder if her Daddy helped her with that one, too?) under her belt and a business-savvy mind... Ivanka Trump, like her brilliant mother before her, captures the essence of a well-rounded, go-getter Rebel Deb. And we salute her. :)

Rebel Deb

Friday, February 12, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: Mia Hamm

From Soccer-Rocker...

To Super-Mommy...

This U.S. Olympic soccer player went to UNC Chapel Hill and lead our nation's team to victory in THREE CONSECUTIVE Olympics. Once touted as "The Michael Jordan of Soccer," during the height of her career, Mia was considered one of the most talented women in sports... and the epitome of a Rebel Debutante. Today, she balances a quiet home life with a stellar career in sports promotion. Overall, she earns this Rebel Deb's utmost respect. Here's to you, Mia! You've shown us, once again, that women can succeed both within and without the home.

Rebel Deb

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

American Psycho... The Musical?

That's right, folks. The story of an uptight, button-down, 1980's Wall Street-er so desperate to escape his repressed, workaholic, cocaine-infused lifestyle that he starts murdering all those around him... starting with co-workers, then friends, then an ex (haven't we all wanted to do this? Okay, maybe TMI...) and then finally round after round of hookers, until he finally confesses his misdeeds to a guy at an office party... who doesn't believe him. Why? Because one of the co-workers Michael Bateman (Christian Bale's character) has just confessed to killing is ALIVE and in the NEXT ROOM. How could this be, you might ask? Well, I'll tell you. It's because the author -- Bret Easton Ellis -- is a genius. And because IT NEVER HAPPENED. Bateman concocted the entire reality simply to escape his unhappy, greed-fueled existence. He never actually killed anybody... though he may have wanted to.

And now, dear Reb Debs, Michael is leaping down from the big screen to the stage. Not sure if I'll actually go see a wannabe psychopathic killer's rampage set to Sondheim, but I'm sure -- for those who do choose to partake -- it'll be a *killer* time. (Okay, corny, I know -- give me a break! What am I, a theatre reviewer?)

Rebel Deb

Monday, February 8, 2010

According to, I Have the Best Name *EVER*

I think that the following definition applies not only to me, but to all Rebel Debs in general... especially the parts in bold...

ANNA: The subject of the Arthur Alexander song as well as the remake by The Beatles.The best "Annas" come from the South. Anna is a unique name that can be spelled the same forwards & backwards; Anna - annA. See? The name is simple & elegant, which is a good description of females named Anna. Elegant & exciting. Simple & undefined. Traditional & radical.

- "Hi. What's your name?"
- "Anna"
- "Anna?!?!?!"
- "Yes... Anna."
- "Oh my goodness that is the most awesome name I've ever heard in my LIFE!"
- "Why thank you."
- "NO! Thank YOU! For allowing me to meet you, Anna!"

Rebel Deb

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jax the Saints Fan

Check out how my dog, Jax, reacted to my exuberant "GO COLTS!" today...

Black Lab: 1
Rebel Deb: 0

Rebel Deb

Why I Won't Go to Banfield Pet Hospital... and You Shouldn't, Either.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine took her dog to Banfield Pet Hospital at her local PetSmart. She dropped off her puppy, happy and playful, for a round of shots. A few hours later, when she came to pick him up, she noticed her puppy's eyes were bloodshot and strained, and that he looked shocked -- almost terrified -- when leaving the vet's office.

Alarmed, she took her dog to an emergency veterinarian, who told her that her beloved dog had been STRANGLED. Repeatedly. The vet even showed her the human fingernail marks, still embedded in her poor puppy's neck skin.

That's right, folks... Banfield STRANGLES dogs. And my friend is by no means the only person I've heard complain about these pet doctors of death. So, if you have a choice in the matter, BEWARE! Stay clear of PetSmart's Banfield Hospital, and all its affiliates! You (and your pet) will be glad you did.

Rebel Deb

The Best Valentine I've Ever Received!

Friday, February 5, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: Katie "Cougar" Couric

Normally, I'm not a big fan of Katie's... especially after her *uber* rude behavior towards Michael Moore during the premier of his healthcare documentary, "Sickos." After blasting him apart, Michael graciously (and without a touch of sarcasm) asked her to coffee with him to further discuss their opinions about the pros and cons of HMO's... and instead of smiling and either 1) taking the joke, or 2) politely refusing, she instead decided to say something along the lines of "um... yeah. No thanks!" followed by a smirk and a chuckle. Wtf, Katie? Where is your "journalistic integrity?" Get the whole story here.


Now good ole Katie's been labeled a "Cougar" (a term I find totally sexist -- I mean, hello? When Jack Nicholson, who's old enough to be my grandfather, dates a 25-year-old, people think he's "cool." But Katie and Demi do it, and they're suddenly comparable to carnivorous animals? Double-standard, much?). Needless to say, she's fighting her title. Check it out:

"I just find it stupid, you know?" the CBS Evening News anchor, 53, says in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar when asked about the label... and her 33-year-old boyfriend. "I think it also surmises that the older woman is always the pursuer. That's not necessarily true. I always say that maybe the older woman is the prey and someone else is the predator. It's just silly."

Right on, Katie-cakes. The Rebel Debs of the world salute and (until you pull some more unprofessional bullsh*t) embrace you!

Rebel Deb

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Confession: I *Love* Mae West

Mary Jane (aka Mae) West was The Ultimate, early 20th-century BadAss. One of my (many) favorite quotes...

Apparently, she was born in Brooklyn, NY, into a family of Vaudevillians (and if you don't know what Vaudeville is... well, I have no words for you.) and prize-fighters. Pretty cool, huh?

She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested (for "corrupting the morals of youths").

According to the Net... "Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night (1932), her scene has become famous. A coat check girl exclaims, "Goodness! What lovely diamonds!", after seeing Mae's jewelry. Mae replies, 'Goodness had nothing to do with it'."

MEEEE-OOOOWW, Ms. West. You friggin' ROCK. I hope I'm still this cool, 30 years after I die.

Rebel Deb