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MAFS Lessons: How Crappy Friends Can Ruin A Relationship

Calling all sassy hairdressers and evil stepsisters!

Another day, another MAFS. Now that episode two has ended, let’s take note of the lessons learnt from Amanda and Tash, Mikey and Natasha, and all their adjacent friends.

If you need a little catching up from last night’s MAFS episode, we’ve spoke about it on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

For this MAFS episode, we’re learning about how crappy friends can ruin a relationship. Let’s begin.

Rule One: Friends Should Make Sure Everything’s Perfect

Its the rule of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen to make sure that every element on a wedding day is picture-perfect. This includes making sure that hair and makeup are looking nice, shoes are comfortable and have been broken into and finally, making sure everything worn has no creases.

Evidently, Amanda’s bridal party aren’t trained in the fine art of weddings as they allowed the bride to walk out in an unironed blazer. Bad move team!

Rule Two: Crappy Friends Can Sabotage The Wedding

Intentions don’t always correlate to actions. We’re sure that Natasha’s friend/hairdresser just wanted the best for her, but it certainly didn’t look that way. As her new husband walked down the aisle, Natasha’s friend Lincoln, dressed in a blazer with no shirt, yelled: “Natasha will eat him alive.” Uncool, Lincoln.

Further, at the reception, he tried to undermine Mikey (the new husband), by saying “She needs someone to step up to the plate on her level and not be a pushover.” C’mon Lincoln! Now is not the time to throw off your friend’s new partner. 

Rule Three: Some Friends Try And Make It All About Them

I imagine weddings are stressful. There are so many people to meet, so many people to thank and so many speeches to be had. As a result, there can be times when the spotlight sits on other people. Bad friends are the kind of people that crave the spotlight at every step of the way. A case study to showcase this would be Tash’s bridesmaids, aka Cinderella’s stepsisters.

After not getting enough attention from Tash’s new, family-oriented bride, these two put Amanda on blast. After interrogating her, they tried to be the hero, going up to Tash and twisting their conversation with Amanda so that it causes drama with her new bride. Not cool at all. 

Rule Four: Good Friends Paint You In A Good Light

The best kind of friends at a wedding are the kind that are open to meeting strangers and have your back. For this example, let’s look at Mikey’s groomsmen.

Sure, these fellas like to take the piss out of Mikey by bringing up his childhood habits that lasted way too long. But, at the end of the day, they want what’s best for him, so they always finish conversations by talking him up. 

Catch you back tomorrow for another MAFS lesson! If you need to revise last night’s lesson, we’ve got you covered:

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Jessica Simpson Definitely Regrets Turning Down ‘The Notebook’

It wasn't over, it still isn't over.

In the early ‘00s, Jessica Simpson was inescapable. She had just dropped ‘With You’, a pop single to save the music industry, she had Americans questioning if tuna was chicken and she had a sister that was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. 

If you’re a Jessica Simpson fan, we had a chat about her career and her memoir ‘Open Book’ on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

As a result, Hollywood wanted a piece of her. Fast-forward to today and it has been revealed that Jessica Simpson was up for a cinematic role of one of the biggest films of all time. Yep, before starring in the Dukes of Hazzard reboot, Jessica Simpson was up for the role of Allie Calhoun… As in Rachel McAdams’ character in The Notebook.

In her memoir Open Book, the reality star opens up about the role, saying: “I turned it down…  because they wouldn’t budge on taking out the sex scene, and it would have been with Ryan Gosling, of all people.”

We know that Ryan Gossling is the hottest man on the planet now, but we imagine this would have been especially difficult for Jessica, having revealed earlier in the book that she had a crush on the teenage star. The two of them had auditioned for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ together back in the ’90s.

This is how I imagine Jessica Simpson reacted.

But the worst part of this whole situation happened when the film was released. In ‘Open Book’, Simpson discusses seeing the movie for the first time whilst on an aeroplane, about to separate from her husband: “The most romantic movie in the world, and I was leaving Nick … The movie was on every screen, and I was swept up into it, wishing I had that great love that would be forever.”

Oh Jessica, hindsight is a wonderful thing, huh? 

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The Jonas Brothers Are Playing Us All With Their Nostalgic Videos

This is an S.O.S.

The Jonas Brothers’ reunion has been more successful than anticipated. After moderately successful solo careers, Nick Jonas & Joe Jonas have reunited with their brother Kevin for a comeback to end all comebacks. 

Last year, the Jonas Brothers dominated the charts with their catchy summery bop ‘Sucker‘. Following this up with the hits ‘Only Human‘, ‘Cool‘ and ‘Lonely‘, the brothers achieved more success this time than their last victory lap in the early ‘10s. 

While their success is much attributed to their incredible new music, it seems that the trio are relying quite heavily on nostalgia from when they were teen heartthrobs. 

First, let’s analyse the online store. A quick squiz of their vinyl offering and clothing merchandise would see that they’re still leveraging their noughties reputation with their stans. The images that are printed on shirts are taken straight from the late ‘00s, showing the boys as teenagers when our obsession was at the peak. 

(Credit: Jonas Brothers Online Store)

And while yes, it’s not a new thing to be releasing throwback merchandise, this brings me to their TikTok content. Here, you can see the JoBro’s poking fun at the Kardashians and participating in various viral trends.

This is a clear callback to the video skits they used to upload on their YouTube channel.

Oh, and they’re recreating Camp Rock scenes on TikTok too.

Finally, they’re engaging in nostalgia through their live performances. At a performance with James Corden, the brothers whipped wigs and outfits that called back to their first breakthrough hit ‘Year 3000‘. Also in their regular concert setlist, the boys are playing Camp Rock songs, despite Nick calling it a “bad movie”. 

There you have it, the boys are engaging in nostalgia to get coin from us? Am I aware of their marketing tactics? Yes. Does it make me mad? Not really. Am I going to stream their latest single? Yes, I sure am. 

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