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Woman Who Won The Lotto At 16 Is Now Broke At 22

Callie Rogers won a £1.9 million lottery jackpot at the tender age of 16. Now, six years later, she’s attempted suicide twice, has moved back in with her mom, and is working three jobs to survive. The 22-year-old believes that winning the lottery ruined her life. “My life is a shambles,” she said. “[Winning the lottery] brought me nothing but unhappiness. It’s ruined my life. I’ve just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them. But it hasn’t made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.” [Daily Mail]

Um, how do you blow through over $3 million in six years? Apparently, with a little help from your friends … and deadbeat boyfriend. Keep reading »

Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Melanie Griffith & Brad Pitt Rehab Bound? Kendra & Kourtney Breastfeeding?

Just when you’ve eased into your week, the tabloids try to elbow their way in to distract you from your work. Look away! But you can’t. You must know who’s in love, who’s in rehab, and who’s having a much worse week than you. It’s only natural that you indulge in some guilty reading and we’ve summed up the top stories so you don’t have to even leave your desk/house. You’re welcome. Keep reading »

Are People Inclined To Date Those Who Look … Familial?

On VH1′s latest celeb-reality-dating-show, Antonio Sabato Jr. — famous for filling out a pair of Calvins — is looking for wifey #3 and he’s got the help of his super opinionated (because she’s Italian, duh!) mother. Of the contestants that remain, the one who seems most likely to win is Christi Shake, a Playboy playmate with bright red hair and a big smile. In fact, she looks a lot like Mamma Sabato, who also rocks a vibrant shade of red hair. Is this just a coincidence or is Antonio looking for someone who reminds him of his precious mommy? And, for that matter, are we all kind of, sort of, drawn to mates that remind us of family? Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Avril Has A Ball

Did Avril Lavigne catch that ball or did she bring it with her? [Dallas, Texas, 8/25/09] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: RIP Senator Edward Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy passed away yesterday evening at the age of 77, after a battle with brain cancer. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Britain Recruits Former Pickpockets To Become “Putpockets”

If you’ve ever been to London or seen the movie “Oliver,” you know that London has a booming pickpocket population. But if you’re hanging around Trafalgar Square or Covent Garden this month, you might witness “putpockets” slipping cash into your pocket or purse! A broadband provider is funding an initiative where 20 former pickpockets slip five 20-pound notes to the same wanderers they might have stolen from in a former life. The cops are in on the plan, which in total will distribute more than 100,000 pounds! Chris Fitch, a former pickpocket who’s manning the project said, “It feels good to give something back for a change—and Britons certainly need it in the current economic climate. Every time I put money back in someone’s pocket, I feel less guilty about the fact I spent many years taking it out.” What a nice gesture! Though I know I’d be a little freaked out if a stranger was that close to my butt without so much as a kiss. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Getting Cast On “The Hills” Isn’t Easy But Pays Bank

Doug Reinhardt, the baseball player who dated Lauren Conrad, recently reunited with Paris Hilton, and has the douchiest website ever, can’t seem to get himself back onto “The Hills.” According to the New York Post, the other show regulars get paid ridiculous amounts of money for their appearances. But Doug guest stars for free and just can’t seem to snag a contract. [NY Post]

Yes, yes, we’ve figured out by now that “The Hills” are alive with the sound of bulls**t. But how exactly does one get “cast” on this show? How do these contracts and payouts work? And who’s raking in the most? Read on. Keep reading »

Cougars Hit The High Seas!

The only thing cougars love more than the younger men they prey upon is a cruise. Now they can have both because the first-ever Cougar Cruise has arrived! Sponsored by the Singles Travel Company and the Society of Single Professionals, the Cougar Cruise welcomes cougars and their cubs to come aboard from December 4-7. The ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head for the exotic waters of Ensenada, Mexico. Wait … the cruise is only going 70 miles? Well, whatever, the cougs won’t notice; they’ll be so distracted by the scenery on board. The boat has an even bigger mission — fighting discrimination! Keep reading »

These Shoes Are Off The Chain

Chains are clearly the “it” accoutrement for your lower appendages. We already told you about chain leggings, but these pumps, from Chain Shoes duo Tove Jansson and Per Emanuelsson, up the ante. Their design recently won the 2009 Shoemania design competition; they’re rather unwearable, but what pair of 7-inch platforms really is? After the jump, Chain Shoes’ rusty chain loafers for dudes. They look heavy but a little more foot-friendly. [via Trendhunter] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Naked Men Make Nice Accessories

Mario Testino shot models Carmen Kass and Anne V for V magazine alongside some, um, lovely props. Blatant objectification I won’t be complaining about! [via Garcon Mag] Keep reading »

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