We’ve all heard the saying, “No good deed goes unpunished” — and that’s proven to be true for 10 Americans who flew down to Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Recently the Haitian government arrested a group of 10 Americans, most of whom are members of a Baptist congregation in Idaho, as they tried to take 33 children on a bus into the Dominican Republic. Members of the group say they were just trying to help. But Haiti has charged each American with kidnapping, which, if convicted, carries a possible sentence of five to 15 years in prison, and criminal association, which carries three to nine years.
Yikes. International diplomacy incident, anyone? Keep reading »
Sarah Silverman visited David Letterman last night and charmed the old guy with a heartwarming tale of mother-daughter bonding: One day Mrs. Silverman was in the bathroom while her daughter was undressing for a shower, checked out Sarah’s rear, and gasped in horror. Keep reading »
Here’s a scary clip for lip gloss lovers: Oprah‘s pal Dr. Mehmet Oz freaks out some poor lady by showing her a tub filled with seven pounds of petroleum jelly, the amount a woman licks off her lips in a decade. The new quote of the day is: “[Lip gloss] makes you shiny — but it’s dangerous!” Keep reading »
Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can realistically afford all those clothes, the pink Corvette, and mortgage payments for the Barbie Dream House! The J.K. Rowling Barbie made her debut alongside a tennis-playing Kim Clijsters Barbie and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Barbie, all of whom a Mattel spokeswoman heralded as “true role models” for girls. Unfortunately, none of the three Barbies will be for sale for the general public. Sorry, Muggles! Instead, the new Barbies will chill at a toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, with other one-of-a-kind Barbies, like Oprah and German Chancellor Andrea Merkel. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at that doll-y tea party? [Sky News] Keep reading »
Meet Alexis Neiers, the quintessential L.A. party kid: Her mom is a former Playboy Playmate, her dad was the director of photography on “Friends” and she lives on a pretty street in Westlake Village with her mom and a party girl pal, 20-year-old Tess Taylor, a Playboy Cyber Girl. Neiers and Taylor hit up L.A. night life hot spots so much that E! offered the girls a reality show, “Pretty Wild,” airing this March.
If things had gone differently for Neiers, “Pretty Wild” could have set her on a course to become the next Paris Hilton. But this is where the story gets weird: Neiers and friends are actually “the bling ring,” a group of 18- and 19-year-old burglars who Los Angeles police have linked to multiple burglaries of celebrities’ homes, including Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, Audrina Patridge, and Orlando Bloom. Now, Vanity Fair reports, “Pretty Wild” is not so much about the L.A. party scene as it is following Neiers’ seems-to-be-destined path to jail. Keep reading »
You think that grownups would be thrilled if kids showed an interest in something other than Facebook or Justin Bieber, but think again! Breast cancer awareness bracelets caused such a stir at Santa Clara Middle School in California that school administrators have actually banned them. The plastic wristbands carried saucy slogans, including “I Love Boobies” and “Keep A Breast.” Unsurprisingly, this was a bit much for 12-year-olds to handle. Keep reading »
Obnoxious quote of the day time! Last week, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh judged the Miss America beauty pageant and this morning, he chatted with “Fox and Friends” about the experience. Interviewer Gretchen Carlson asked the host about critics who have said Limbaugh hasn’t “been a supporter of women in the past.” Limbaugh replied, “Oh, I’m a huge supporter of women. … I love the women’s movement—especially when walking behind it.” Ahh, very charming. [YouTube] Keep reading »