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Finally, A Story That Made Me Happy: Southern Charm’s Craig Conover Finally Passed Bar Exam

I saw this People magazine story yesterday and I realized that discipline and perseverance in the face of adversity persist after all when I found out Southern Charm’s (one of my top, if not THE top reality show, show I’m watching–in my opinion) Craig Conover finally passed the bar exam.

He was publicly shamed at the end of the last season (the 3rd) when he was pushed to reveal on the reunion that he can’t write the bar exam because he failed to finish law school. His final term paper was never turned in.

The rest of the cast appeared shocked to learn that Craig had been lying to them for 3 seasons. I’m not sure how many actual years that is, but probably at least 2, since season 1.

Anyways, though Craig is a bit of a tool sometimes, he does have a certain sweetness and he seems very focused on doing the right thing, even if it’s undeniable that he often doesn’t DO THE RIGHT THING (haven’t seen that movie in a while-may be revisiting it soon).

Conover’s best moment this season (4) so far, again in my opinion since I’m the one writing this and there’s no statistical way found out yet to determine whether or not this is more than an opinion and truly accurate) is when after a polo match, his co-star and apparent friend Thomas Ravenel is sitting with some other cast members as his two children, Kenzie and Saint, (who he fathered as a 50 plus lifelong bachelor with the now 24 year-old Kathryn Dennis and who he has full custody of) are pushed on a stroller by their nanny behind them. 3 year-old Kenzie is yelling out, “Daddy! Daddy!” but he ignores her and continues talking to the people around them.

Craig takes issue with this (it felt super weird to me too…just say hi to your daughter since she is clearly happy to see you) and told Thomas in Craig’s very nasally voice to go say hi to his daughter. Thomas kind of tells Craig to fuck off and Craig walks away pissed. This moment is where Craig’s midwestern sensibility really shines through.

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Congrats to Craig and his girlfriend Naomie Olindo who seemed about ready to dump him if he didn’t get it together and finally do something with his life (not to say at all that this is something I’ve accomplished myself, but still aiming for it)!

Orly Bloom Acknowledges How Unimportant He Is Next To Katy Perry

 

I’ve never been an Orlando Bloom fan. I’ve never hated him, but I’ve also never felt drawn to him. To me, he comes off like some good-looking guy who doesn’t really have any idea what it’s like to be a normal person.

The video of Bloom trying to punch-out Bieber was the only thing I’ve seen of Orlando Bloom on fancy film or paparazzi film that I’ve found interesting.

But now…after Orlando and Katy P. are broken up, and she flirts via Twitter with aging but still very hot man Ryan Phillippe, he has finally said something that makes me think Orlando Bloom might have some perspective or awareness of himself in terms of public perception. About his break-up with Katy Perry he said this: “She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about what I’m up to. Nor should they” (according to x17online.com).

If he continues to show this kind of depth then maybe I’d actually go see him in a movie at the theatre. It takes A LOT for me to haul my ass to the theatre, and it’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because I am anti-social and prefer to consume movies, tv, music, etc. in the privacy of my relative solitude (except for my boyfriend and 3 cats) of my own apartment. The last thing I went to the theatre to see was Moonlight. It was worth the trip.

So, yeah, maybe, just maybe, I might end up directly spending some cash on Mr. Bloom, who just turned 40 and still looks quite young and/or healthy, for his ability to entertain me.