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Jennifer Love Hewitt Set, Sadly, to Only Play a Prostitute

Filed under: Celebrities,Entertainment,Hot & Sexy,Movies,Natural Wonders,tv — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 6:27 pm July 20, 2010

So Jennifer Love Hewitt will become a prostitute and it’s only a Lifetime made-for-TV movie, The Client List? Sigh… so close… so close and yet, still so not naked.

The actress known for her “Good girl” roles and ability to talk with ghosts has taken on the role of a regular, everyday women, who chooses to become a prostitute in order to provide for her family.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

What attracted Hewitt to the role of Samantha Horton, the Texas mother of three who becomes a prostitute by-way-of taking a job as a “massage therapist,” is the things people will do, in these difficult economic times, in order to provide for their family, and keep food on the table.

I think it’s great that Jennifer Love Hewitt is expanding the kind of roles she’s willing to play. Often undervalued as an actress, I thought she totally held her own in the 2001 film Heartbreakers, where she played a con-artist mother/daughter team with Sigourney Weaver. Also in the film were Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman (in one of his grossest roles ever) and Jason Lee. It’s a romantic comedy romp, but I was impressed with Hewitt’s acting and sad she had to wear clothes while doing it. If I’m being slightly creepy here, at least I’m being honest.

She puts a nice “Hey, in these economic times, when a women does what she needs to for her family,

Pregnancy Pact

Filed under: Health — Tags: , — Positronic Dave @ 3:12 am May 17, 2010

Teen pregnancy rates are down, allaying fears that “pregnancy pacts” was a term swimming around in the teen zeitgeist with any strength. Relax, nervous parents – according to data, 2008 figures show a drop in teen pregnancies, after an upward trend from 2005-2007. My God, I can hear the “Abstinence Only” people howling outside the Doors of Reason, demanding to be let in.

The media has chimed in on the subject recently, with several hard-hitting reality shows Ha! say the words “hard-hitting reality shows” (doesn’t that make you giggle? It does me.) that focus on the consequences of teens having children. MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” and “Teen Moms”; NBC’s “The Baby Borrowers”; and Lifetime’s “The Pregnancy Pact” offer depictions of the problems that accompany unplanned and/or unwanted pregnancy, and how that affects the lives of teens, their families and the communities in which they live.

Good for TV! The latter, “The Pregnancy Pact” was produced by that solid morals watchdog, The Lifetime Channel, and is based on the sensational 2008 Gloucester High School story in which 17 students allegedly made a pact to all be pregnant before graduation. There was never any proof that it was anything more than a prank. Proof as in… no pregnancies. Or not 17, at least. Maybe there were a few. Statistically, it makes sense.

But to those who believe mixing teens and abstinence-only sex ed will accomplish anything of value, two words: Bristol Palin. Abstinence-only failed there, as it does anywhere the general population tends to score over 100 in IQ tests.

Kids will have sex. It just happens. I’m not saying don’t push abstinence, but you also have to have back-ups of real information about sex, sexuality and consequences; as well as condoms because – again – some kids are going to have sex early. Those that do, and enjoy it, will have it often. Either help them be responsible or stop acting surprised at teen pregnancies.

Knowledge will help kids. Stories like the “Pregnancy Pact” are moralistic smoke screens that obscure the facts.