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So I’ve been following Obama’s European Extravaganza 09 rock tour. Man, did you see the crowds in Berlin?

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Do they think they just elected him as their new chancellor or something? He’s coming back to here to fix all our economic problems – right?

Actually, it’s kind of fun and different to have the world not HATE us 24/7.

A day earlier, the First Lady cozied up to the Queen and everyone had their knickers in a bunch because Michelle put her arm around the Queen.  Apparently that’s a no no.  Doesn’t look like QE2 minded though because she also put her arm around Michelle.


And then you should have seen them madly making out later at the pubs. Honestly, a bit too much PDA for my taste but I’m glad we’re getting along with the Brits.

I’ll tell you who’s also breaking protocol these days. Miss You-didn’t-just-say-that-Gisele.

Let’s briefly rewind…

Actress Bridget Moynahan dates hunky quarterback Tom Brady.

They break-up.

The quarterback starts dating supermodel Gisele.

As if it doesn’t suck enough when your ex-boyfriend is dating the richest supermodel in the world, ex-girlfriend Bridget find outs she’s pregnant.

Bridget gives birth to a baby boy.

The quarterback marries supermodel Gisele.

giselle_bundchenThen Gisele says the following about her new stepson (Bridget + quarterback’s baby), “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that. But to me, it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child — I feel it is, 100 percent.”

100% her child? I honestly think it’s incredibly wonderful when a stepparent loves a child as their own but let’s use some social graces and show an ounce of respect for the baby mama.

Bridget honey – I’m with you girl.

Now I may feel a certain kinship towards Bridget and her son because my parents were never actually married. And if this was a confessional blog, I would give you all the spicy details on that situation. But alas, it’s not. So all I can say is that it did not in anyway involve Gisele, Twiggy or any other supermodel.

41 Responses to kelcey gives a lesson in protocol

  • Abby Siegel says:

    Two thoughts:
    1. The queen looks as if she’s about to feel Michelle’s ass.
    2. TEAM BRIDGET!!! Holy shit-when I read what Gisele said I got almost as feisty as I did when I read what those bitches wrote to you in the Washington Post. What nerve!

  • Abby Siegel says:

    Two thoughts:
    1. It looks like the Queen is about to touch Michelle’s ass.

    2. TEAM BRIDGET! Holy shit-I could not believe that Gisele had the nerve to say what she did! When I read that I got almost as feisty and worked up as I did when I read the comments those nasty bitches wrote to you on the Washington Post blog!

  • ella says:

    I’m sure Michelle was briefed NOT to touch the queen and I’m sure Michelle thought WTF and did just what the she wanted to do! Go Michelle…

  • Kathy says:

    Germany loves Obama, he is a rock star over here. You would not believe the Obama stuff for sale. It’s true its nice that someone likes us.

  • Jessica says:

    I love the photo of Michelle and Lizzie… Rock on Sistas!

    I think Gisele MEANT well, but it is so hard to be eloquent when you have a brain the size of a pea. Seriously, I could have seen a comment such as that coming from George Doublya’s mouth.

  • christy says:

    I know! I just read that article this weekend and I was dumbfounded by how dumb Giselle is. Why, I’m not sure. I should have expected her to be dumb. But still – to claim that she thinks he’s 100% her son – gag. Team Bridget all the way.

  • Bitsy says:

    As we say here in the south, she ain’t right. Gisele, I mean. Michelle touching the Queen is wonderful. We’re all about hugging down here.

  • Kara says:

    More shocking than what Gisele said, is the number of comments I have seen defending her for what she is saying!  There was a whole discussion on Baby Center (where I waste too much time) with all these moms saying that what Gisele said was so sweet and nice.  If I were Bridget, I’d want to cut her!  Seriously, back off – you are not “100%” his mother!

  • Shani says:

    I think the whole Tom and Gisele thing is ridiculous.  There was an article in Boston Magazine a while back about his former manager that insinuated that the manager had been trying to set the two of them up for publicity well before Tom and Bridget broke up.    It also said that the manager completely made up the whole current Tom image.  If it’s true it’s not exactly surprising, but a turnoff all the same!

  • lilith says:

    Neither Tom or Gisele seem like the sharpest tool in the box, they’re beautiful to look at, but oh boy, once they open their mouths, it’s such a turn-off. And it has nothing to do with English not being her first language. She most certainly meant well, but she has a way of speaking like a six year old.

  • I have a feeling that Gisele meant this in the appropriate way (i.e. being a good stepmom and loving a stepchild as much as her own future bio children). BUT when you are a celebrity who expects to be quoted, you really do have to think about what you say and how you say it.

    I also think that Gisele is a model and not up for a Pulitzer any time soon – so she most likely didn’t think.

    AND I also get the impression that Gisele isn’t going to be too concerned with what anyone else thinks – so busy being herself and all.

    So yeah – Team Bridget all the way on this one.

  • Portia says:

    Well you know…Lizzie put her arm around Michelle FIRST, so the arm around Lizzie was instinctual.  I think it shows Michelle’s warmth.  She’s a GREAT First Lady! 
    I am def. on Team Bridget….how dare she say that ish??  That statement was surely meant to be a dig to Bridget.  I’m sure Gisele feels threatened that Tom and Bridge share such a strong connection.  It was said to cut her down.  Not nice Gisele!

  • mayberry says:

    I just like how you managed to work in the Queen, Gisele’s inanity, and a juicy li’l tidbit about your ownself, all together in one supersmooth post.

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    While I kind of applaud Gisele for inadvertently starting a conversation about something lots of step-parents feel (and are too afraid to discuss in public), I do agree that she could have approached the topic with a little more grace and sensitivity. 

  • Elisa says:

    That’s so callous of her. As usual, she might be beautiful, but class is not her forte. At least her heart seems to be in the right place, though!

  • ShallowGal says:

    For a moment I was worried about where you were headed with this because I think Tom Brady is the world’s biggest man-skank. I am 100% team Bridget.

    xoxo, SG

  • magpie says:

    Damn – I’d heard about the Michelle + Queen protocol issue, but I’d not seen the photo.  The Queen is TINY.

    And, yeah, what about your parents?

  • misty says:

    and yet, it may sound incredibly judgemental but I feel bad for that baby on many levels… With an actress for a mom, a super model for a step mom and a quarterback for a dad- there are bound to be many overdramatic bumps in his life.

  • Nikki says:

    I remember Jada Pinkett on Oprah a long time ago talking about Will Smith’s son from his first marriage.  She said that not only was her stepson her family now, but so was his mom.  She said she had to love them both because that’s what REAL family is.  Giselle should have used Bridget’s name and acknowledged her as a mom…instead she made her sound like a surrogate for her and Tom.  She’s got a long way to go before being a good stepmom and wife.

  • Luci says:

    The Obama’s rock. So glad they getting the world to stop hating us ‘stoopid Americans,’ woot!
    Giesle, et al really shouldn’t be allowed to open their mouths until they pass a battery of intelligence tests. Good thing they make a lot of money for the baby’s future therapy bills.

  • Swistle says:

    TOTALLY agree with Nikki that Giselle should be going the Jada Pinkett Smith route on this.  Her remarks were HORRIBLE, whether she meant them to be or not.  She was making the remarks that would be appropriate for someone who had ADOPTED a child and was trying to explain that the adoptedness didn’t mean she loved him less than a biological child.  In the context she’s ACTUALLY IN (step-mom to a child with a fully active and loving mother), her remarks are jaw-droppingly inappropriate.  But if she’d gone the JPS route and called him her “bonus son” or something, or talked about how much she loves him and is so happy to be allowed an opportunity to help raise him—that would have been sooooooo much better.

  • Suzie says:

    Team Bridget all the way. Glad to hear I was not the only one offended by Giselle’s comments. If my step mom had ever said something so ridiculous about me, my mom would have cold cocked her.

    And I love the fact that the Queen & Michelle embraced. So nice to have the rest of the world like us again

  • Gina says:

    Thanks for this entry, it’s always interesting to me to see how issues of motherhood and parenting get so magnified when they happen to celebrities and politicians.  Speaking of which, I thought your readers might enjoy this documentary about the Dalai Lama’s mother: The Great Mother. It shows on PBS and you can get copies at the link.  It’s a great look at her life, and also at motherhood in general, and the way that mothers are viewed in Tibet.

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