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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Promoting the Abstinence Message Again

Not too long ago, the message of abstinence was everywhere in mainstream media. It was very common for celebrities to claim to be virgins who were dedicated to abstinence until marriage or similar commitment. There was this idea of abstinence being cool.

And then, it seemed that it was no longer 'cool' in the same way. Celebrities hardly mention it these days, it seems.

Read more here: Part 1.
Read more here: Part 2

Friday, July 25, 2014

Avril Lavigne Profile: I'm Confused, Actually

Avril Lavigne was actually the artist of the year for 2002 for me. And how far down she's come since then!

Her debut year was impressive: Complicated, Skater Boi and I'm With You were all hits I really liked. Sadly the quality of her work became so inconsistent, and her image - let's not go there.

There was also this thing about her being the 'anti-Britney' - I believed that for a while, but then I was 15, and she hadn't shown her 'true colours' yet. She is anything but anti-Britney, I think.

The question I still have is: would the real Avril please stand up?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Original and Cover: La La La

The original: Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith

The cover: Megan Nicole and Jason Chen

Cover beats original in my opinion. What do you think?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Demi Lovato Profile: The Last One Standing

Of the rising young stars of the late 00s, Demi Lovato stood out the least for me. At that time, Miley Cyrus was probably the standout, and Selena Gomez had plenty of success too. Both Miley and Selena had their respective Disney shows, which I didn't watch because I was certainly too old for it, but their music did register well. Miranda Cosgrove also released a few great hits that made quite an impression, even though I was really WAY too old to appreciate iCarly. Demi, on the other hand, never really hit my radar in any way.

Fast forward five years. Amongst her peers, Demi is now the one I most respect. This is especially true after Selena did Springbreakers and the 'new Miley' happened. She's the 'last one standing' of the three from Disney, really. But that's not the whole story. She's come through a tough time in life, and is now using her experience to help others. She's speaking out about the reality of drug addiction, whilst the rest of Hollywood just pretends that there isn't an issue about that. She's doing some important work out there, in other words.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Beyonce Knowles Most Powerful Star?

The latest Forbes Celebrity 100 has named Beyonce Knowles the most powerful star in the world.

I have to say that I am a bit surprised. She certainly isn't 'powerful' in the circles that I move in. If anything, her 'power' seems to be on the decrease amongst my friends. Even Justin Bieber has more 'power'.

So who should be the most powerful star? Ellen Degeneres, I think, just from the top of my head. Or maybe it's actually Harry Styles, looking at it from another angle.

TaraElla's Latest Single Not That Kind of Retro

This song is now available at the TaraElla Google Play shop.