In love with baby
Oh see now this is sweet, non?
It’s Kate Hudson with Matt Bellamy in London and they look so in love ...with each other and their baby. I mean, that’s really all there is to say, right? Also she wears a lot of white, like, exclusively. And I’ll just squeeze in here that her schedule is wide open, no new film projects confirmed, leaving her to enjoy as much time as she wants with little Bing.
While we are talking about babies etc...
At the risk of sounding like a total f-cking asshole...
Miley Cyrus has a brother called Trace. Trace is 22. His girlfriend is called Brenda, an actress, 23. This is really all the biographical information you need. Anyway, Trace got Brenda pregnant. Every headline since, and it’s a slow news cycle, I know, has read as follows:
Brenda Song, Trace Cyrus Expecting First Child
Sometimes there’s an exclamation point at the end of that, sometimes not. My issue is not with the punctuation but with the word FIRST. Is this to mean that these two will be together long enough for a SECOND?
It may sound cynical but they’re in their early 20s, they’re in show business, he knocked her up by accident, they’re about to take on the responsibility of a child, and ... sure then, I’m cynical.
But on top of that, there’s also a part of me that thinks that the word “FIRST” is in there simply because it makes it a better sounding sentence.
Brenda Song, Trace Cyrus expecting child... just doesn’t have the same flow.
Which brings me to yet another point that has nothing to do with how adorable it is to see Kate Hudson kissing her boyfriend - SOUNDING better as an excuse for language. Like UTILISE. This is how someone tried to justify the word UTILISE to me once: “It just sounds better in that context than USE.” Because there are extra syllables?
This may explain the gross proliferation of “...and I” when “...and me” is correct.
“Jane talked to Roger and I about the project” sounds better than “Jane talked to Roger and me”. Sounding better is a new grammatical standard. Great. I am such a crusty bitch old HAG now. There’s probably a hair growing out of my goddamn mole.
Photos from Matt Keeble/Splashnewsonline.com