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Hits and Misses: Ryan Lochte, #CutforBieber and more

Posted on January 10, 2013 by

HIT: Ryan Lochte gets his own reality show

In an attempt to ensure he stays relevant between now and the next summer Olympics, swimmer Ryan Lochte has inked a reality show deal with E!. The news hardly comes as a surprise as the American swimmer has been pretty vocal about getting into showbiz post-swimming career, even landing guest roles on 90210 and 30 Rock. Expect to hear more head scratching quotes, blank stares and yells of “Jeah!” coming from your TV when Lochte’s show airs in April.

MISS: #cutforbieber

Soon after a photo of Justin Bieber smoking what many assume to be weed surfaced, #cutforbieber began trending on Twitter “in support” of the Biebs. I hope it’s just a terrible, tasteless 4Chan joke because self-harming is a very serious issue and shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you do know of anyone who feels as if they are stuck in this kind of situation, please urge them to talk to someone. There are many resources (like this one) that are readily available and willing to listen.

HIT: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles broke up

I hate to say it but I told you so. While the relationship was as brief as ever, their break-up (which happened while the two were on a holiday in the Carribean) is telling of how Taylor and Harry deal with “grief” respectively. It looks as if Taylor must leave the situation immediately so she can probably to write a song about it, while Harry continues to party on presumably to forget his worries (with billionaire Richard Branson, no less). Shall we begin to count the ways TSwift can not-so-subtly refer to Harry in her next song, dear Internet? Let’s start by finding words that rhyme with “One Direction” and “new year’s kiss.” That seems like a good jumping point.

MISS: James Franco and Ashley Benson made a video for Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”

The miss here isn’t the weirdness of James Franco and Ashley Benson’s rendition of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend video (we’ve seen weirder from Franco), it’s actually due to the fact that Franco promptly deleted it after posting it on WhoSay. Has Franco finally hit his weird threshold? The multi-talented thespian does have a lot on his plate, but making a Justin Bieber video is hardly the sort of thing that ruins your street cred. Never mind. The video is actually so embarrassing that I feel like I’m back in high school. Thanks, Franco for bringing up those feelings.

HIT: Dakota and Elle Fanning are adorable in South Korea

The two Fanning sisters looked adorable in kitten hats (Hello Kitty for Dakota) as the siblings roamed Seoul during their vacation. While Korean pop culture has slowly been infiltrating North America (super girl group SNSD performed on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011), the sisters’ visit to the South Korean metropolis seems to be a direct after-effect of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” breakout. If K-Pop means more cute hats and accessories, I hope more crazy dance moves and songs keep coming from the Asian nation.

MISS: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby won’t be on TV

According to Us Weekly’s sources, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not interested in flaunting their baby on TV. I don’t know how reliable these sources are considering Kim’s own sister, Kourtney, doesn’t mind having her two kids on the family’s reality show. If Kim is really looking to escape the spotlight for the sake of the baby, she might as well quit the show because again, there’s really no point of trying to hide your baby from the following cameramen. Actually, that might work considering how massive the couple’s new Bel-Air digs are. Uh, good planning, Kim.

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