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Paula Deen’s Body Language, Fake Tears, Insincere Apology, and Racist Punchline Tuned Off Fans and Sponsors
June 28, 2013

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Deep down, Paula Deen did not  feel that  she did anything wrong. Hence you hear her empty sounding hollow apologies. She made three apologies, one worse sounding than the other.The body doesn’t lie and neither does the voice.

Her tears were non-tears with no liquid in them. And worse or all she used a phrase”I is what I is” which is the punchline of a racist joke.  She went from the fire into the frying pan and fried her reputation for good.

Had she said, “Look I said that 20 something years ago out of anger at one particular person.  I am ashamed of it. Let’s move on because I am not a racist and for anyone to think so is wrong.   But let us use this as a teaching moment that whether we are black or white we must eliminate that word from our lexicon because it brings hurt to everyone.Let’s stop using it in our music and  everywhere else.”

She also needed to put her money where her mouth was and say that she was starting up an educational fund where she would go to schools along with other professionals to teach children about not using hurtful words and telling racist jokes to hurt others.

But instead she got way too defensive about a black guy having a gun to her head and then ending it with an over the top dramatic statement about throwing a stone so hard that it should kill her and then shockingly saying “I is what I is.” She didn’t say “i am what I am”but made reference to  racist joke.

Here is the joke:

There was a black guy and a white guy.
They were debating over whether god was white or black.
The white guy said that there was only one way to find out and that is to
pray.
So they go up on a hill and they pray, and pray, and pray.
Finally they hear a voice say, “I am what I am.”
The white guy jumps up, and says, “Aha, I told you he was white.”
The black guy jumps up and says, “What do you mean? That didn’t prove
anything.”
“Yes it did. Because if he was black he would’ve said I is what I is.”

Her insincere apology and defensive explanation on the Today show  is the reason why she has been dropped by so many including Walmart and Target and her diabetes drug company.

It is not that she said the N words over two decades ago. It is that she now showed no remorse . it was  her body language and how she said it that turned people off.

Charlie Sheen’s NON TOXIC Gesture Pays Justin Bieber Photgrapher Funeral Instead of Beiber
January 10, 2013

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While Charlie Sheen may have caused Toxic havoc on the set of Two and a Half Men, he not so Toxic after all. First he bailed out a debt ridden Lindsay Lohan with writing her a six figure check to pay her taxes.Now in another NON TOXIC act, he is  graciously paying for  the funeral of the  29 year old photographer Chris Guerra  who was killed  while shooting photos of  Justin Bieber’s car .

 

Sheen said “A tragic incident like this erases the line between the photographer and the subject. It’s an unforgiving moment that begs us all to be human and work as one to prevent this in the future.”

 “As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved.”

While this is indeed a beautiful gesture on Sheen’s part, in my view it would have been even more powerful if Justin Bieber would have reached into his checkbook and written the check.

Lindsay Lohan’s Body Language In Liz and Dick Was Wooden with Monotone Voice
November 26, 2012

 

Lindsay Lohan may have been a precocious  child actress who made scenes seem believable when she appeared in Parent Trap and Freaky Friday. However, as an good adult actress in  her Liz and Dick performance, she needs a lot of work in the acting department in my view . Her performance was one dimentional,  stiff and mechanical in most places. It was devoid of natural emotion which made the lines she recited unbelievable .

In other places when she did invoke emotion, it was completely over the top. In fact her facial expression and fake tears were so over the top in places that it looked comical. . It as like watching a beginning actress perform  her first role .’’

The lack of vocal inflection amplified the wooden performance. There was also  no chemistry between her and the fellow who played Richard Burton  There was way too much kissing for so little chemistry on screen. This made it very uncomfortable for the viewer to watch.

In my view, Lindsay has  clearly lost her  acting “chops”.   It is no wonder why. Acting is not like riding a bicycle where you can get on and ride after decades of not riding. Acting , like it does for athletics, requires steady practice and skill. She may have been a natural actress as a  child. But as an adult she needs practice,  skill and  formal training. It is a different ball game for a child actress and an adult actress. She simply does not have the skills and it showed.

Instead of spending years in courtrooms and in the tabloids she needed to spend them in an acting class so that she would never have done such a sloppy over the top and wooden performance as she did in the suicide scene which turned out to be comical.

 

She clearly relied on cigarettes as props in almost every scene. It was an acting crutch. The focus was on the cigarette and not on her. Yes we got that people of that era smoked but not all the time.

 

SLOPPY SPEECH PATTERN

 

Besides the mechanical acting which any beginning actress could have performed in my view, her speech pattern also did not lend itself to being credible. She was sloppy in her cadence and did not articulate her words.

Also several times in the script she used the term “screwed” as a  colloquialism. This

term was not part of the slang back in the 1960’s. No one used the term “screwed. ”For this gaffe I blame the writers .  I also blame the writers on their lame dialogue. No one speaks like they wrote. It was awful. Lindsay’s monotonous uninflected  delivery of these awful lines didn’t help matters either.

Elizabeth Taylor had impeccable diction and Lindsay’s rapid paced delivery of her lines destroyed the illusion of Elizabeth Taylor.

 

 FRIGHTENING VOICE QUALITY

 

Whenever she laughed in various scenes  you could hear  breathiness and a raspiness. It sounded like a smokers laugh. It was not pleasant to  hear.

The quality of her  voice is also of concern to me as a former voice and speech consultant who worked with countless actors to help heal their vocal pathologies.

Her voice is hoarse and husky. It does not fit the voice pattern of a 20 something young woman. It makes her sound considerably older and harsher.  This voice quality if often  heard when there is  vocal pathology often associated with too much drinking , or smoking or drugging and misuse of the voice.

When people sound like that on a consistent basis it can often  be a sign of  a physical issue from vocal nodules, vocal polyps,  contact ulcers on the vocal folds to even throat cancer. Now I am not saying Lindsay has throat cancer. I am saying that with an voice like that,  she desperately needs to see an ear nose and throat physician for a major medical checkup.

 

While I take pity on Lindsay for her Toxic parents who  constantly appear to “sell her down the river “ in order to get publicity  for themselves by taking from their daughter’s limelight, ,the public is not so forgiving when it comes to acting.

Countless  actors have Toxic families but it doesn’t interfere their acting. In my view, her family issues  clearly have clearly  affected her acting skills. She needs to spend  every day in acting class or with a private acting coach to get some skills if she wants to be a serious actress . Most important f all she needs in invest in  a voice and speech coach.

Dina Lohan Flirts With Dr. Phil Using Manipulative Body Language
September 18, 2012

My hat goes off to Dr. Phil as you can  see what an amazing professional he is in terms of how he handled Dina Lohan during her interviwe on his show. He didn’t let her get away with anything. He set boundaries and he didn’t put up with her

trying to control the situation and acting like a big shot in the TV world . As she asked if the cameramen were rolling and used TV lingo she did so in an attempt to put herself on even footing with Dr. Phil. But it  backfired as Dr. Phil called her on it.  he let her know that it was not his first day in television and that he would handle all the television technical issues.

When she realized that she couldn’t gain control or the upper hand or manipulate Dr. Phil or the interview she resorted to flirting as she raised her shoulder in a coquettish manner and smiled in order to try and manipulate Dr. Phil with her sexuality. But that clearly did not work.

Then Dr. Phil gets serious and asks if she went to college. WE see her in defensive mode body language wise as she covers herself up and holds on to her elbows as if to brace herself for the upcoming  hard hitting questions.

She says she went to NYU and was a dance major as she flits with her hair. She obviously didn’t finish college and her body language reflects charged emotion not he topic. As she was asked about Michael, her ex  she tries to take control by telling the camera men to cut.

She is clueless that this is Dr. Phil’s show and he is the one to say cut not her. He is is control not her.

When the camera crow goes about their business and continues filing she messes us the interview by turing away and holding up her hand indicating that she wants them  to cut out what she said.

Dr. Phil is not having any of this nonsense and must have shot her a serious no nonsense look as she immediately retreats and becomes small as she hunches over and puts her hand on her face as she gives a frustrated look of  upset resignation that she has lost control and it can’t be her way.

Dr. Phil is compassionate as he tells her to take a breath as she complies. Then he resumes questioning about Michael . Instead of answering she says to dr. Phil- I feel were’ on a date.” How inappropriate yet how revealing. She once again resorts to trying to get her way and control over the situation through flirtation.”

Dr. Phil asks her a simple question  about Michael and she turns away and says that;s a loaded question which surprises Dr. Phil as it was a simple question.

Now look what happens when Dr. Phil asks her about when the abuse by Michael started . She inappropriately laughs and turns away crinkles her nose and raises her shoulder  and in a flirtatious manner laughs and says ” On my honeymoon.”This was inappropriate body language for the question which was asked. It was her way of  not wanting to go down that line of questioning.

Dr. Phil probes , What happened on your honeymoon?” She inappropriately turns away  and acts coquettish as she says “He threw a bible at my head” said as if she was asking a question. Her voice also  died off at the end of the statement so you could barely hear her. She inappropriately laughed as she said this. Based on her tone and body language tells I wonder if that is true. I wonder if Michael really thew a bible at her head on their honeymoon. To me it seemed like there were many signals of deception.

Then she repeats herself and says that she can’t believe she is saying this on camera as she looks down.Dr. Phil finds this unbelievable as he repeats what she says “On your honeymoon he throws a bible at your head.”  She should shrugs, looks down and acts flirtatious. When he asks if she thought it wouldn’t happen again, she shakes her head no when answering in the affirmative, looks down and shrugs her shoulders once again which to me may indicate deception on her part.

Dr. Phil asks her about the lowest time in her relation with Michael. Once again in high dramatic fashion she turns away from the camera and says :” Can we stop”, one again trying to manipulate and gain control over the interview. But of course there is no stopping.

She fakes  crying as  she immediately continues on devoid of upset and crying. At this point she carries a prop- a kleenex.

She leaks out yet anther flirtatious signal reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe as she says “you just have to know when to get out” in reference to Michael’s abuse. Her body language does not match the content of what was said. She then smiles, a coquettish smile as she shrugs her shoulders.

Then as Dr. Phil proceeds to ask her anther question pertaining to Michael and his alleged abuse, we she her wiping away a non tear and wiping her non tears from one eye. people crying with real tears from both eyes, not one eye. Then she lets out two fake sniffs as Dr. Phil asks her to speak about the time Michael showed up at her home. her recovery time was too quick, devoid of emotion as she begins to speak.

She then goes into flirting mode agin as she raises her shoulder , gives Dr. Phil direct eye contact as she smiles and in a breathy tone says “Do I really have to talk about that?” Dr. Phil calmly replies ” Do you?”

She then smiles and points at him and says “You’re good” in yet another attempt to gain control over the interview and manipulate.

She then laughs and turns into little girl mode as she says Can I go home now?

Dr. Phil was having none of it. he called her on everything from her denial about Lindsay to what she was on the show. He finally had enough of her not being genuine as he dismissed her and ended the interview.

Watching this over 50 year old flirting to get her way and sticking poses was pathetic and sad . Her denial about Lindsay  was reminiscent of how Lindsay  like Dina is  unable to  take responsibility for her actions and blame it on others.

After watching this very disturbing interview  it is so clear why  Lindsay is the way she is and why she does not have a chance in life unless she unplugs from her  mom manager’s influence and control and gets into some serious therapy to deal with the negative effects her mom has had on her.

Both of her parents leave a lot to be desired. We have all heard from mouthy Michael throughout the years as he has trashed Dina in the press . After watching this interview with Dr. Phil, apparently there may be a lot of truth to what Michael has said about Dina.

You could really see the competive nature she has with Lindsay

Bobbi Kristina’s Self Destructive Body Language vs Nick Gordon’s Attention Loving Body Language
March 17, 2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s adopted “brother/ fiance is loving the limelight. He is now a  new star and loving it.  Here he walks  out of Starbucks carrying two coffee cups with his ramrod straight  posture and uplifted head , indicating lots of self confidence

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Body Language of Sadistic Trump Son’s Glee After Murdering Innocent Animals and Lame PR Spin
March 15, 2012

After seeing  the photos of  Donald  Trump sons Eric and Donny’s  facial expression of glee as they posed in front of dead animas  they murdered as Eric  carried a beautiful dead leopard who’s life he snuffed out, I was sickend. The they show happiness spoke volumes. Real men in touch with their masculinity  dont delight when they kill . Men who are trying to pose as macho men  who are not  really masculine do this becuase they are so weak as men.

Their father Donald Trump  divides people into 2  categories – winners and losers.While Donald is a winner in my view his animal murdering sons are losers. And PLEASE do not tell me they killed these animals to feed a village in Africa, That is insulting! The press release on this is a joke. The public is not dumb! They get it!  They killed these animals to show they were macho and manly men. They get that these are two weak nurds with no

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Bobbi Kristina Is Not Doing As Well As She Says She Is Doing On Oprah’s Interview
March 14, 2012

The other day  I appeared on Entertainment Tonight and talked about  Bobbi Kristina’s body language after her interview with Oprah Winfrey. In my view  the interview was disturbing. Even though Bobbi  Kristina admits she is doing “just fine” her body language said just the opposite  to me.

For one thing, Bobbi Kristina did the entire  10 minute interview standing up.  Who does an interview standing up unless they are planning to hightail it out of there …TO READ MORE CLICK THE LINK BELOW

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Lindsay Lohan’s New Image and Body Language Needs Vocal Rehab
March 3, 2012

Lindsay Lohan recently  looked  a lot more mature than the fresh faced girl next

door look we once knew as she appeared on all the talks shows on NBC to promote her SNL gig to give her career a  well needed boost.

Looking more and more like her stage mom Dina Lohan , she looked pretty with her  desperately needed newly veneered teeth. She also eliminated of the lip trout that  made her face look out of proportion in relation to to her facial features.

Despite her new classical facial appearance and  curvaceous figure the one thing she still really needs to work on is her voice. As someone who did voice and speech and body language coaching with A list actors for various movie roles  over the years, I know what I am talking about here.

VOICE THERAPY NOW!

She sounded hoarse, gravely and harsh. I think that as she ventures into acting and gets her life and acting career back on track it would be in her best interest to also get some desperately needed vocal therapy.

Her voice sounds  so bad because of the vocal abuse from what often happens when one abuses drugs and  or alcohol . This is what people sound like who abuse themselves for a long period of time. Vocal muscles  and tissues get taxed and there can be damage to them. The wasy she sounds will clearly limit her roles because she has a harsh limited note range. As a performer you need a wide range.

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Bobby Brown’s Toxic Body Language in 2002 Sawyer Interview Reflects His Current Toxic Behavior
February 23, 2012

In a few weeks my book TOXIC MEN will be out in both the paperback and the ebook edition http://www.amazon.com/Toxic-Men-Identify-Miserable-ebook/dp/B0049P1YWK. The book can also apply to women as well s there are  indeed TOXIC WOMEN.  In fact the book should have been called TOXIC MEN AND TOXIC WOMEN but the publishers decided on Toxic Men which I am not thrilled about as the focus of the book discusses TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS.

recently, no better example of a TOXIC RELATIONSHIP  is Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston’s realtonship. This woman had not been in her grave more than 24 hours when we learned that  her ex husband Bobby Brown is ready to release a tell all book about their relationship  in order to make money on her death and to make himself relevant. That is just the tip of the iceberg. This is the same man who did NOT immediately  get on a plane to see  daughter  Bobbi Kristina as soon as he got word that Whitney had died. Instead he proceeded with his concert in Mississippi   ….  TO READ MORE click the link  www.drlillianglass.com/blog/  

Body Language of Whitney Houston Night Before Death Speaks Volumes
February 12, 2012

Whitney was in Los Angeles to celebrate the Grammy’s when police at the Beverly Hilton Hotel called paramedics who  rushed to the  to revive an unconscious Whitney . It was too late. After countless attempts to revive  the 48 year old singer , she was pronounced Dead.

The night before there were numerous  photos of her emerging from a club where she did not appear to be sober. In fact reports confirmed confirmed this. If you look at her body language of that night it speaks volumes.
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