Over the past year or so, we’ve established that TLO (Editor’s Note: For the most part) is #TeamBlakeShelton. There are very few reasons to dislike him. He’s best friends with Usher and Adam Levine, who are both universally liked and super foxy (Editor’s Note: Uhhhhh). He wins all the country music awards, and hosts all of their soirées. Blake’s married to a hottie, grocery shops at Wal-Mart in Tishomingo like a regular person, and even pulls his weight in the good fight against Westboro Baptist Church. But more than all of that, he seems like a good ol’ Oklahoma boy you could drink a Coors with and who’d give you rides on his pontoon boat. (Editor’s Note: Wait a second, I thought he was universally liked?)
Which is why I was pretty stoked last week when I saw this in the check out line at Reasor’s:
There’s no question that being Blake Shelton is a pretty good gig. He’s tall, rich, and handsome. He has a pretty and famous wife, stars in a wildly popular TV show, and has successfully crossed over from country to mainstream audiences. But most of all, Blake Shelton just seems like a genuinely nice, cool, Oklahom-y sort of guy. On the surface, there’s nothing to dislike about Blake.
But for some inexplicable reason, I find myself rolling my eyes every time Blake Shelton is mentioned. Is it the twangy draw of his voice? Could it be his lanky and gentle demeanor that sort of reminds me of a young, countrified Mr. Rogers? Maybe it’s his over-hyped bromance with Adam Levine, or perhaps it’s his psuedo slicked-back curly hair that’s the problem. I’m really unsure.
I thought I’d discuss a few of Blake Shelton’s prominent characteristics, to try to get to the bottom of why he’s both kind of cool and a little irritating at the same time. Afterwards, feel free to comment and let us know where you weigh in on the Blake Shelton likability continuum. Because you know, sometimes I just can’t make up my mind without the proper help of some trusted and loyal TLO moles. Check it out after the jump.
This isn’t weird or awkward or anything.
Former PC North and OU student – and for some reason Hollywood A-lister – Olivia Munn is a guest on a new Yahoo web series called “Losing It With John Stamos.” It’s a show where Uncle Jesse talks with celebrities about how, where and why they lost their virginity. The interview is then followed by Stamos either taking a co-eds virginity or playing the bongos on Kokomo. I can’t remember which one.
From Huffington Post:
It’s not secret that I was insanely excited when I found out that the Tulsa Shock drafted Skylar Diggins. Until a few months ago, to Tulsans, the Shock was barely a blip in the radar. I’m pretty sure that last year, Victory Christian’s JV football team had more of a following than the Shock did. Skylar Diggins seemed like the answer to the Shock’s management’s prayers. This girl was a talented college basketball star. She’s gorgeous and friends with a bunch of celebrities. Pundits on ESPN thought Skylar alone had the momentum to re-engergize the entire league. She has almost 400,000 Twitter followers, surely some of them will want to see Skylar play at home! “This is a huge opportunity,” they thought. “She’ll make this team into something big,” they said.
Instead of immediately becoming a local celebrity and generating some public interest for the Tulsa Shock like I assumed would happen, Skylar’s been–well–kind of well-behaved and boring. I had high hopes and expectations for her and the local gossip scene. I pictured her walking into the Dust Bowl with an entourage, then promptly leaving because they no longer play any good music. I wanted her to be banned from 66ers games for causing too much of a distraction. I wanted her to dance on the bar at the Max while the bartenders blew fire like a circus act. I wanted her to name drop bars I frequent with me on this blog. It was going to be great.
From a business standpoint, someone’s got to tell Gary Kloppenburg and Steve Swetoha that they’ve got a huge opportunity on their hands. Skylar is arguably the most interesting WNBA player in the league right now, and instead of being excited about her on the team, everyone’s forgotten about it. I’ve written up a few PR stunts that could help get our girl Skylar in the spotlight, and create some excitement for her and our great state’s WNBA team. A little bit of scandal always prompts the market price of entertainment, and at this point, the Shock needs all the help it can get. Check them out after the jump.
It’s been the summer of reality stars for Oklahoma. Over the past month, we’ve learned that:
• News 9′s Adrianna Iwasinski will appear on the new ABC primetime reality show “Whodunnit?” This would be cool if we didn’t have to watch the show or try to memorize the spelling of her last name.
• Oklahoma City is the world headquarters for illegal high velocity street racing. We provided a little review of the show yesterday. It was written by our extreme street blogger “Paw Huska.”
• Two brothers from Muskogee would win America’s heart on The Voice. Sorry, couldn’t resist the urge to write like a sad NBC copywriter. Imagine how shitty that job would be.
Now there is another Okie searching for 15 minutes of celebutant fame. Her name is Abbey Wilson. This isn’t her first brush with reality show “stardom.” The 2007 Edmond North graduate has been involved with classy Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis dating back to 2009 when she was caught in the middle of that bizarre cat fight between Francis and some playmate. Between then and now the couple has reconciled, Wilson was named the 2012 Hottest Girl in America by Francis’ company, and they are featured in the second season of VH1′s Couples Therapy.
Here’s the write-up from VH1:
Joe Francis is the founder of the wildly successful and controversial Girls Gone Wild brand. He’s been in a tumultuous on and off relationship with his live in girlfriend, model Abbey Wilson, for four years. Joe and Abbey believe they’re entering Couples Therapy to confront their one major issue, Abbey’s eating disorder, but as therapy progresses Dr. Jenn discovers that there are many more issues plaguing their troubled relationship.
Dr. Jenn must be a genius. I wonder what other issues are “plaguing their troubled relationship.” Could it be that Joe Francis is an abusive prick that assaults playmates at bars or that he made a small fortune by getting college girls with daddy issues to flash their boobs??? Possibly…or maybe it has something to do with the couple’s recently stolen sex tape.
Yeah, about that. Apparently a stolen sex tape starring Abbey Wilson and Joe Francis was being shopped around to major pornography studios earlier this month. In an act so ironic that Alanis Morissette doesn’t even think it’s ironic, Francis threatened to sue the world if the tape was released.
Thanks! Your message has been sent!