Halloween! A day for children to get dressed up like anyone or anything they want to be, rewarded with candy and compliments. Well, not always. What do to if your youngster innocently wants to wear a costume that challenges narrow-minded gender expectations? Like, say in the case of “Boo,” a 5-year-old boy who decided he wanted to be Daphne (a female) from “Scooby Doo.” If you’re Boo’s mom, you buy him that costume and take him to school all decked out in his finery and find yourself fielding judgment from other mothers who are appalled that a parent would dare to allow such a thing. Boo’s mom, who blogs under the name Cop’s Wife at the blog Nerdy Apple Bottom, wrote an incredibly heartwarming and inspiring “rant” (for lack of a better word) about the experience that I think is necessary reading for parents (and human beings in general), at a time when bullying of those who are “different” is getting nationwide attention. Read some of what she had to say after the jump … Keep reading »
Say it ain’t so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting “No Scrubs,” filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz — real name Tionne Watkins — owes more than $768,000 to creditors, most of which is related to her $1.2 million home. Ms. Boz does have money coming in – she makes around $11,700 a month in income and spends around $8,800 — but she hasn’t been able to make any headway on her nearly million dollars of debt. She’s also claiming that a portion of her outstanding debt is related to unpaid child support bills, totaling somewhere around $250,000. [TMZ]
Of course, T-Boz is hardly the only celeb to file for bankruptcy After the jump, some other celebs who blew their fortunes.
“I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father. I also definitely wanted to have a laugh. I have all that in him.”
– Katy Perry tells Harper’s Bazaar that she’s found what she’s been lookin’ for in new husband Russell Brand. [Harper's Bazaar via People] Keep reading »
I know it’s silly to get excited about a movie that doesn’t come out for another two years, but Andrew Niccol’s s getting together some of the most attractive people in the world to star in the futuristic flick “I’m.Mortal” in which time has become currency and if you’ve got enough money, you can stay young forever. Some of the actors signed on include Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy and hottie actors Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer. And because we enjoy challenges, it’s time for another round of Shun, Shag, or Marry! Keep reading »
“I was naked a lot in the movie. I was naked in more of it than was even in the final cut. A director’s cut? I don’t even know how that would be rated.”
– Jake Gyllenhaal discusses getting naked for “Love and Other Drugs,” out November 24, with Esquire UK. So, how naked does he (and co-star Anne Hathaway) get? Boobs and butts, according to the interview, but I’m hoping the DVD extras include an extended version of the scene above. [ONTD] Keep reading »