We’ve seen drug addicts, teen moms, chronic hoarders, and a host of people with other serious issues sacrificed to the reality TV gods — their deeply personal troubles and struggles paraded before us for our casual entertainment. Now, apparently, it’s people with eating disorders’ turn.
Yep, Lifetime TV has announced plans to premiere a new reality show following people with eating disorders, “Starving Secrets,” on December 2. The show’s host, Tracey Gold, who as a teen starring on the sitcom “Growing Pains” went through her own struggle with anorexia nervosa, swears the show will be tasteful and not exploitative, but honestly, I have a hard time believing that will be the case. Read more…
Remember when Mariah Carey painted her pregnant belly with butterflies and tweeted about how happy she was carrying her little twins? It was so cute. But now she’s sort of telling a different side of her pregnancy story, and to be honest, it’s not cute at all. It’s kind of sad. The Grammy winner told Gayle King that she felt like her body looked “rancid” during her gestation and would hide her body from husband Nick Cannon. She went on to say something like it’s important to her to be able to feel her bones and she didn’t like that she couldn’t while she was pregnant.
Feeling her bones? Feeling rancid? Sort of depressing, right? Read more…
It’s a given that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby is going to be one of the most spoiled children ever to crawl the Earth. Not because his or her parents are out of touch with reality, because they’re stupid rich dagnabbit and so are their friends — why shouldn’t that tyke be spoilt to the core? The latest gift bestowed upon Baby Z? Oh, it was just a $5,200 pink Swarovski crystal bathtub from pal Kelly Rowland, because, oops, she accidentally revealed the sex of the couple’s baby. Read more…
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, today is Move Your Money Day. Or Bank Transfer Day. Or Dump Your Bank Day. It has a lot of names. Point is, November 5 has been marked as the unofficial date for unhappy customers to take their moolah out of the big banks and move it into smaller, more local credit unions. People are fed up with the hidden fees, the terrible customer service, and the overall corporate greed that some of our nation’s biggest banks are becoming notorious for and want change. So far, Bank Transfer Day has over 78,000 people on Facebook who’ve pledge they’re making a switch. Onward! Read more…
Babies these days. They’re so different from when I was one. Moons ago, when I was a drooling, waddling blob of cuteness, if you handed me a magazine, well, truth be told, I probably would have tried to eat it. Today’s babies? They don’t eat magazines. They just think of them as nothing more than broken iPads.
Check out this video of an adorable baby trying to use a magazine like an iPad. Welcome to the future, my friends. Read more…
The tabloids have been rife with rumors of Ashton Kutcher having an affair with a younger woman — maybe two. According to reports, Kutcher partied his booty off at a San Diego tech convention, getting down and dirty with two women, the weekend he and wife Demi Moore celebrated (or perhaps didn’tcelebrate) their sixth wedding anniversary.
So far Demi and Ashton haven’t commented, but if the rumors are true, none of us are probably terribly surprised. After all, celebrity marriages crumble all the time. But what does surprise me — though of course it shouldn’t — is the way the media is portraying a possible split as inevitable because Moore is older than Kutcher. She is 48. He is 33. And one of the women Kutcher supposedly cheated with is 23. Read more…
I love a trippy psychological thriller full of raw talent even more than I like mint chip ice cream on a hot September day, and that’s saying a lot. And in this regard, the upcoming film “Martha Marcy May Marlene” looks right up my alley. I’m ready to gobble it down.
The film stars Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to the Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, and she looks to be pretty mesmerizing is this role. Olsen plays Martha, and the film follows Martha’s schizophrenic narrative between past and present — past being the time she recently spent living on a farm in an abusive cult and present immediately following her escape from the brutal cult, living with her sister and brother-in-law, who know nothing of her time with the cult, and trying to reconnect in normalcy and come to terms with the terrifying things that happened to her on the farm. Read more… Keep reading »
I’ve dealt with an annoying neighbor or two in my day. Know how I handled it? I quietly resented them from inside my apartment until their atrocious habits became so unbearable, I was eventually forced to move out of my sun-drenched abode. The healthy way. So, I’m kind of in awe of the guy who was so fed up with his neighbor, he advertised an orgy at his house on Craigslist. Genius! Terrible!
Forty-four-year-old Philip Conran couldn’t take his neighbor’s antics anymore. So he advertised, for all the Internet to see, a massive sex party at said neighbor’s house. And people showed up! One dude apparently even went to the wrong home, groped a teenage girl, and was arrested. Not cool.
But now Conran’s paying for it. He’s been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. And he also has been ordered to pay for the neighbor’s house alarm system. Is anyone else dying to know what this neighbor did? Read more… Keep reading »
Ever since he seemed to string ex-gf Jessica Simpson along, I’ve thought Dallas Cowboys player Tony Romo was kind of a schmoe. But now that’s all water under the bridge, and he’s happily married to Candice Crawford. I guess there are a handful of people out there (in Texas, most likely) who are really intrigued by his relationship with his now-wife, because he recently spilled to local Dallas news about the proposal. He admitted he was “a little nervous,” but then, “You see her start to cry, and you know you made a great decision.”
Hmmm. Let me get this straight: He thinks the fact that she bawled when he said, “Will you marry me?” means he was wise to propose? Huh?? I don’t see how the two add up.
Don’t get me wrong — I have nothing against women who end up crying when their guy (or gal) gets down on one knee. Read more… Keep reading »
This M.A.C. video tutorial showed up in my inbox this morning and I’m loving it.
It’s a quick, easy way to make it look like you have the fullest, most luscious lips in town — and you probably already have the products to do the job in your makeup drawer. Love it!
My favorite secret is the one about highlighting the cupid’s bow of your lip with a cream base. I would probably use a bit of undereye concealer there, which would be just a tiny bit lighter than your normal skin tone. Read more… Keep reading »