Oh, dear. TLC’s
resident brood sow “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar has received a “Mother of the Year Award.” Perhaps she is a fine mother to her children, but she is most famous for having many of them — which is not in-and-of-itself a marker of good parenthood at all. It’s silly to equate the idea of being a “good mother” with a having good child-bearing hips. (I’m not saying having lots of kids automatically makes you a bad mom — I’m one of five kids, after all — so don’t kick up a fuss!) I wonder what kinda message this sends to mommies who feel stressed with only one or two kids. Keep reading »
This Thanksgiving is going to be awkward: Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are engaged. Only a month ago, Bristol and Levi said they’d set their differences aside for the sake of their 1-year-old son, Tripp. And now these kids are getting married — even after Levi’s media carpet-bombing campaign in which he trashed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at every opportunity! “We got engaged two weeks ago,” Bristol told Us Weekly. “It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents.” Sarah Palin and her husband Todd released a statement in support of their daughter’s decision. “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives,” the Palins said. “We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi’s relationship matures into one that will allow Tripp to grow up graced with two loving parents in his life.”
I say it’s a smart move for Bristol; I couldn’t do an abstinence pledge either. [ABC News] Keep reading »
Didn’t you know, snapping your ankles is trés, trés chic! [The Block via The Vie Society] Keep reading »
I am no stranger to the existential crisis. I believe no thinking woman is. Therefore, I keep a sense of resilience in my heart and a copy of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow on my bookshelf. Keep reading »
Oh, Johnny Weir. It’s easy to hate a man with a better closet than me. But how could you hate someone in a rockabilly mullet who owns that sequin jacket?
The Olympian sat down with Stylecaster.com to discuss Karl Lagerfeld, ice skating costumes, and how “people are very afraid of what the world thinks of them.” Swoon! [Stylecaster.com] Keep reading »
“You’re more faux than the faux fur vest you’re wearing … which, by the way, is gorgeous.” LOL! This PopSugar video of Rachel Zoe meeting a Rachel Zoe impersonator would be funnier without the light saber fight (don’t ask). But you gotta love a celeb who can spoof herself, right? [Fab.PopSugar.TV] Keep reading »
There was crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #1. There was crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #2. And now … crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #3.
In this latest alleged argument, Mel yells the c-word at his ex-girlfriend/mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva, tells her “you don’t count,” accuses her of leeching his wallet, and, oh, did I mention he acts like the textbook case of an abuser?
After the jump, I subject my ears to audio #3 of Mel Gibson’s alleged abusive rantings. Keep reading »
I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of TOMS shoes for a while … but not from Target. Browsing the shoe department at Tar-jay this weekend, I noticed a cute pair of navy-and-white striped canvas loafers with a straight cut across the top of the foot. Very nautical, very Connecticut. One problem: they look a hell of a lot like TOMS shoes. As you might know, the majority of TOMS shoes are canvas or linen loafers with a distinctive straight cut.
Coincidence? I’m not sure. But TOMS loafers retail for about $44. Target’s knockoffs only retail for $16.99. Keep reading »