Category Archives: A Bit Much

Jennifer Lopez Debuts Cover Artwork for ‘AKA’ – And I Just CAN’T With It


I was of the understanding that Jenny From the Block didn’t enjoy being referred to as “JLo“…maybe it was Skeletor who didn’t like it, since (circa 1999) Puff Daddy gave her the moniker. Well, JLo is big and loud and the album is named “A.K.A.” So nothing is what it seems. Actually, it is–and we’ve seen it before.  But this time, she’s wearing red patent leather.


The mother to twins Emme and Max, 6, is shown with her hair pulled back into a ponytail on the top of her head. She accessorized the body-baring look with bold gold jewelry, matched to the cover lines of the artwork.

Lopez teased the image via Twitter, saying simply that the project was “coming soon.” The album is expected to hit stores on June 17.

The promotional photo follows the sexual nature of Lopez’s recent releases. She introduced the album with the single “I Luh Ya Papi” with French Montana, which includes lyrics like, “Got that hourglass for you, baby, look at these legs / No brakes, go green, no red / If you wanna kill the body, gotta start with the head / Put it on you, I’mma need about 4-5 beds.”

The “First Love” singer released her last studio album, Love?, in 2011. While the album performed well for Lopez, her most successful venture to date was her 2001 record J. Lo, which was certified multi-platinum and topped album charts worldwide.

Blech.  “Ohhmmm, I luh ya Papi”?? Nope. If I wanna listen to JLo, I’ll watch this and sing the background “yeah, yeah, yeah” part like a pro:

So, which one of you told me the “voice” you hear on all of JLo’s albums ISN’T REALLY HER singing? C’mon!  That’s really juicy.

There’s Going To Be A ‘Jem’ Movie, But Don’t Get Too Excited

jem poster


In “Something That Should Have Been Done Years Ago” news, there is going to be a live action ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ movie. Great, right? Well, not so fast.

This new project was announced by Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, along with ‘Paranormal Activiy‘ producer Jason Blum and ‘GI Joe: Retaliation‘ director Jon M. Chu. That one sentence should be enough to kill any excitement you might have had about this. The three took to YouTube to ask the public for help in casting the film’s characters. That’s right, you can go to and submit a video of yourself, or a friend, singing and dancing in hopes of winning the lead role. Or maybe you could be one of The Misfits. It all sounds like good fun, but there are a couple of things bothering me about this whole deal:

1. Why aren’t there any women involved with this? I think it’s great that there is going to be a POC directing it, but this is based on a show created by a woman, Christy Mack, that featured a number of women and was loved by a generation of young girls. It definitely needs a woman’s touch.

2. Why update it? Jem is deliciously 80s, so I say let her and the Holograms stay there.

3. Let’s just say they do find some new, untapped talent via YouTube or other social media. That could be great for someone’s career, but something tells me they’ll end up going with an established name anyway.



With the recent success of ‘The Lego Movie‘ and the moderate success of the ‘G.I. Joe‘ films, toys are big business, so it doesn’t matter that I probably won’t be watching this. I just think Jem deserves a big, flashy 80s jamfest with great music and costumes. So let’s hope that at least the new dolls that will inevitably be released along with the movie are a little bit smaller. They could never fit into any of Barbie‘s clothes or cars.

Tom Ford For Men Skincare And Grooming – Where’s Patrick Bateman When You Need Him?

Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming
Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming

Yes. It’s widely known how much I love Tom Ford. His clothing for men and women is flawless, as is his beauty line for women. Oh, and his sunglasses? Yeah, I admit to swooning over the pair I own.

My Tom Ford (MEN'S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch
My Tom Ford (MEN’S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch

But can we sit down and talk about Tom’s campaign for his new skincare and “grooming” line for men? It WREAKS of American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman. 

“In the morning if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.

After I remove the ice pack, I use a Deep Pore Cleanser Lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub.

(Out of the shower)

Then I apply an herb mint facial mask which I leave on for ten minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an aftershave lotion with little or alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out, and makes you look older.

Then moisturiser, then an anti-ageing eye balm, followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.”



Exclusively at NM
Exclusively at NM


Okay, then.  So Mr. Ford’s exclusive collection of men’s fancy skincare is available only at Neiman Marcus.  I have a feeling my SilverFox husband wouldn’t be all that thrilled with a $25 lip balm, let alone a $150 Skin Revitalizing Concentrate.

Silly Tom Ford! Doesn’t he realize that WOMEN are the ones society expects to stay young and beautiful forever? WE spend the money on this stuff–and our husbands simply “borrow” it from time to time.