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While in captivity in North Korea, Current TV reporter Laura Ling thought she would never be able to start the family she always wanted. Thanks to the efforts of many, including Bill Clinton, who escorted her back to the land of the free, her dream has actually come true. On Wednesday, Ling and her husband welcomed daughter Li Jefferson Clayton into the world. Her first name, Li, is in honor of Laura’s sister—Lisa Ling. Awwww. And Jefferson? Well, that’s because she is so grateful for Bill Clinton’s help—Jefferson is Clinton’s middle name. (And Clayton sure sounds similar to Clinton.) A baby named after Bill Clinton? Sweet, but kind of weird, right? [People]
After the jump, more unusual baby namesakes from parents of note. Keep reading »
In order to drown the sorrow spurned by her daughter’s elimination from “Dancing With the Stars,” Audrina Patridge’s mother, Lyn Patridge, hit the bottle a little too hard at L.A. restaurant, Beso. What ensued was a very sloppy, very embarrassing, drunken rant. The video is a little too potty-mouthed for me to post, but you can watch it here. And I strongly suggest you do. I’ll just give you the greatest hits. She starts off slow, “Audrina is going to f**king rise. She’s got class. She’s a Polish, Catholic, f**king full-on Italian. Not only that, she was raised right. And I don’t give a s**t. It’s all American.” But wait … there’s more. “Lauren Conrad’s pissy ass little fashion s**t. That bitch wants to bring it on? Let’s go!” And finally, “F**king ‘Hills’ tramps, my baby’s a star!”
I am mortified for Audrina. And, selfishly, I’m looking forward to seeing much more of Lyn Patridge on Audrina’s new reality show, which is officially happening by the way.
After the jump, some more celebs and the family members they try hard to keep far away from the spotlight. [Huffington Post]
Rachel Dratch had been keeping the identity of her baby daddy on the DL. But she is finally revealing who’s the father of three-month-old Eli Benjamin. Drumroll please … Actually, it’s no one we’ve ever heard of. He’s a random dude named John Wahl. Don’t get out of your chair. The part I’m obsessed with is their love story. Keep reading »
These are not hot superheroes; these are men modeling the new line of Spanx for men (lovingly referred to by me as “Manx”) that are now for sale the U.K. The undershirts and briefs promise to firm and flatten beer bellies and love handles and kill girl boners faster than a speeding bullet. Nothing is un-sexier than a man in a girdle. Nothing. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Richard Heene, the man behind the Balloon Boy hoax, is back with a BRILLIANT new invention … the Bear Scratch. If you “itch like the son of a twitch,” Heene insists the only way to get a “deep, deep penetrating scratch” is to rub up against a tree like a bear. Only not a real tree—a tree he made. Just “stick, screw, sway, and scratch” for a mere $19.99. I’m sorry, but is this guy on meth? I’m very frightened. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
“Looking back, maybe he wanted to keep me preoccupied in California while he was off having his affair in New York. I really didn’t want to do ‘Housewives.’ I think it was more Kelsey’s agenda. I was very reluctant, because I am a very private person.”
—Camille Grammer on her very public divorce from Kelsey Grammer during this season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Should we remind Camille that she once posed nude in Playboy? Still, it does suck to have your husband leave you for a 29-year-old flight attendant while the world watches. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
In the wake of a string of tragic teen suicides, Dan Savage started the “It Gets Better” project to let LGBT youth know that there is life after the difficulties faced in high school and college. His project has inspired many celebrities and public figures like President Obama to speak out against bullying or even to share their own experiences with being bullied. This campaign has really touched me personally because I was bullied growing up. I may not be famous, but I think it’s just as important for all of us common folk to tell young people that they are not alone and that it does, in fact, get better. After the jump, The Frisky staff share our “It Gets Better” messages. Please share yours in the comments.
A 21-year-old Australian tattoo artist is facing two counts of assault after inking an unwanted tattoo on his friend’s back. The 25-year-old victim didn’t really want a tattoo in the first place, but the artist in question convinced him to get a ying yang symbol with some dragons. That sounds fugly enough, yet even fuglier was the 16-inch penis and a gay slur he emerged with. The peen-tooist will now have to face a jury while the dude with the d**k on his back will have to face some serious time under the laser. [Metro] Keep reading »