The mother of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s surprise baby is said to be an American waitress he had a one-night stand with while in L.A. last year. According to the U.K.’s Mirror newspaper, Ronaldo picked up the waitress — whose identity is still top-secret — and slept with her at his hotel that night. When she discovered she was pregnant, the woman allegedly tracked Ronaldo down through his agent. A DNA test proved the Real Madrid star’s paternity and he allegedly paid the woman $15 million to keep her identity secret and give the baby —said to be named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. — to him and his family. The single dad surprised everyone when he announced on his website on July 3 that he had become a father. So far fatherhood seems like a breeze, though: last week Ronaldo was snapped suntanning in New York City and hanging out with his Russian underwear model girlfriend, Irina Shayk. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
If you get caught Photoshopping a beautiful, healthy, full-figured woman to look like a twiglet, you should have one of your fingers chopped off. And I think supermodel Crystal Renn will agree: she told Glamour magazine she was “shocked” to see startling photos of her posing for a Fashion for Passion promotion, looking far, far skinnier than her size 10 or 12 plus-size model frame.
These pics were especially troubling given Renn’s hellacious bout with anorexia while trying to be a “straight size” model, which she described doing battle with in her recent memoir, Hungry. Rest assured, Renn has not re-developed her eating disorder. Instead, it’s just that Photoshop has struck again. Keep reading »
Earlier this week marked the 50th anniversary of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In the past half-century, Scout, Jem, Atticus and, of course, Boo Radley have charmed millions of readers (if not necessarily high school English classes) with their tale about coming of age, family, and racism in the South. I can’t be the only one who was inspired as a kid by spunky Scout and her wild imagination! This summer, libraries and book clubs around the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the 50th anniversary, so be sure to check out events in your area.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away one copy of the special 50th anniversary edition of To Kill A Mockingbird, plus a new companion book, Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird, a collection of interviews with famous authors on how Harper Lee’s novel influenced their own work. But you have to work if you want them! In the comments, tell us which was the most memorable book you read in high school English class and why by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, July 23. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
[Images: Barnes&Noble/Harper Collins] Keep reading »
We spoke; MAC and Rodarte listened. After my post yesterday about the MAC/Rodarte makeup collaboration which I think tastelessly names new nail polishes “Juarez” and “Factory,” MAC has released a statement to NYMag.com’s fashion blog, The Cut: Keep reading »
Italians, you won’t be the only ones stereotyped on the boob tube: “K-town,” a new “Jersey Shore”-style reality show randomly produced by male model Tyrese, starring party-hearty Asians, has begun filming in Los Angeles’ famed Koreatown. Months ago, “K-town” posted a casting notice on Craigslist for Asian-Americans “with lively, strong and unique personalities” who love “the Koreatown life” — muscles, short skirts and drinking a la Jersey Shore-houses. The cast of “K-town” is four guys and four girls: Young Lee, Jennifer Field, Joe Cha, Scarlet Chan, Violet Kim, Peter Le, Steve Kim, and Jasmine Chang. Bodybuilder and alleged porn star Peter Le is said to be the Asian “Situation,” although his beefcake abs make The Situation look like tofu. Still, isn’t it beautiful how fist-bumping transcends cultural barriers? [Broadcasting Asian America, New York Post, Jezebel] Keep reading »
“I thought about eating less bread [before the Emmys], and then I decided that I wasn’t going to do that. I think there should be some kind of jumpsuit, like an orange jumpsuit, that you can just wear that just signifies that I’m out. I’m not trying this year. I’m a non-combatant in fashion.”
— Tina Fey, whose show “30 Rock” is nominated for several Emmys, has her priorities. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
Yesterday, Lindsay Lohan checked into the facility where (I think) she belongs: rehab. Lohan went to the Pickford Lofts, a fancy, schmancy sober-living house in Los Angeles. Pickford Lofts was founded by Robert Shapiro, a lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson in the ’90s and whose son died from an overdose in 2005. Apparently, Lindz is hoping the judge will reduce her jail sentence or toss the sentence entirely, provided she stays in rehab. She’s only been in rehab for 24 hours now and already she has received visits from her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson, mom Dina and sister Ali, her assistant, and her alleged flame, Eilat Anschel. The assistant was toting a case of Sprite, toilet paper, and bags from Blick Art Supply.
Even if the judge says “no way, José” to Lindsay’s last-ditch attempt to avoid jail — hasn’t this girl been in rehab, like, three times already? — her stint at Pickford Lofts won’t be for naught. She definitely will need to sober up before she is required to check into the slammer on Tuesday. [People, New York Daily News] Keep reading »
Yesterday the White House announced which preventative services will be free under President Obama’s health care reform and birth control did not make the cut. Uh, isn’t getting birth control the very definition of a preventative service? Like, preventing a baby? Apparently not. Keep reading »