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Purity Rings…what’s the deal? June 23, 2008

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After Miley Cyrus’ picture slip, there has been rumors of many young celebs getting purity rings. We see this more so in the music industry, but also in the entertainment business in general.

So what’s the deal? Are the rumor’s true?

On a YouTube video blog Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato have claimed to have promise rings. Demi has a necklace, Selena a ring. Mad props to you ladies. You are good role models for younger fans. Assuming that you keep those promises as you grow older and as the media continues to hound you about your morals. I believe, this rumor is true because they did make a video about it!

The Jonas Brothers have purity rings. This is true. YAY! Every girl longs to have a guy who has promised to wait! Way to go Jonas Brothers for hopefully being role models for young men out there. This is not a rumor, it is true. There dad is a minister and the boys have promised to wait until marriage. I’m so proud!

Jordin Sparks has one. I’m not sure about this, but I think that it is true. I just hope that she doesn’t turn into the next Brittany Spears or something. Way to go Jordin for setting a good example for you fans.

I think that this is a rising trend and therefore I feel as if I should address something…

Purity/Promise rings are rings in which the wearer promises themselves and God that they will wait until Marriage to have sex. In a world where having sex as young as 13 is becoming more common, I feel as if we need role models who promote waiting.  All of you celebs out there should be showing your fans how to lead good lives. If the label is threatening your morals by asking you to dance, sing, pose a certain way…is it really worth it? 

I don’t think that this is a publicity stunt. I think that this is a call to the media. Stop telling us to compromise our morals. Show us how to live good lives despite all the bad things that happen to us or how blessed we are to live with good families. WAKE UP!


We…Rock? June 21, 2008

Filed under: Disney — thekeenanator @ 2:31 am
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Those who know me know that I am an avid Disney fan. I mean I am spending an entire semester in Disney World. So here is my review of the newest Disney Channel Original Movie: Camp Rock.

For the most part this was a good movie. The music was pretty good and the story, well wasn’t quite original but it was sweet none-the-less. 

So basically this girl gets to go to this camp because her mom is the new cook there and she gets to go for half price. THis ROCK CAMP is full of kids who have rich parents and are extremely good in the music department. So gets mixed in with the wrong clique but finds herself in the end realizing it isn’t worth it. She even gets the guy….kind of.

So here we go. What did I find wrong with this movie:

1. During “Gotta Find You” Joe is supposedly singing acoustic to Demi by the lake to get her opinion. However, there are backup vocals during the chorus. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? It might sound good and kids probably won’t realize what is going on, but still….it ruins the effect. 

2. I love Demi Lovato, don’t get me wrong. She has a great voice and she’s cute as can be. BUT: she either can’t dance or the choreographer was on crack. The dancing did not do her justice. Seriously. One day she is going to look back on this movie and go….seriously I did that?

3. During the Final Jam when the character of Margret comes out to sing her song, she isn’t really playing the guitar. It really really bothered me. DISNEY COME ON! YOU CAN BE BETTER THAN THAT. Just because the movie is Camp ROCK doesn’t mean you can have people fake rocking. She would have been better off with a mic and a stand. However, it did remind me a bit of Tiffany Taylor’s song in CAMP where she sings “Here’s who I stand, here’s who I am”.  She has a good voice, I would have liked the focus on that rather than the non-guitar playing.

4. The dancing during “We Rock” could have been a lot better. There was one point when Joe Jonas looked like he either had to pee really bad or take a poo. I was like you all are so much better than that.  


Disney could have done better. I guess you can’t ask for much, but after High School Musical you expect way way more.

The movie was good but as Walt Disney said, “You’re dead if you only aim for kids. Adults are just kids grown up, anyway.”

While Camp Rock didn’t market just to kids, I feel like they were in an “only kids are going to watch this so lets do a horrible job editing and being creative with it” mentality.

The Jo bros were cool tho.


I should make a bit of a disclaimer: I liked this movie. I thought it was pretty good. I just noticed things that went a bit wrong. I really liked the scene at the end when Demi and Joe go into the duet. It’s pretty sweet and they blend nicely. They would make a cute celeb couple.