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2011′s Most Popular Baby Names: Credit Kardashians?

Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there’s a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which was briefly No. 1), Olivia, and Ava. For boys, Mason was No. 2 (it jumped 10 spots—thanks to the Kardashians?), followed by William, Jayden, and Noah. The AP notes that Michael took 6th, its lowest ranking since 1948. Read more …

6 Spa Treatments For The Freaky Rich

Facials, mani-pedis, and massages are so passé for the insanely rich—or the insane and rich, Cracked reports. Here’s the new normal among bizarre spa treatments:

A plant farm in northern Israel offers the full-body snake massage for $70. Bigger snakes will knead the belly or back while smaller ones wiggle around your face. (Time offers a video.) Read more …

Reese Witherspoon’s Dad A Bigamist?

Reese Witherspoon’s mom is suing her husband for bigamy, claiming they are still married and that he may not even remember marrying a second woman in January. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon has been married to John Draper Witherspoon for 42 years, but says they began living separately in 1996 due to his issues with alcohol, hoarding, and spending too much. They never divorced, and Betty says she still loves John and does not want to divorce. Read more …

10 Jobs For The Celebrity-Obsessed

If your goal in life is to work with George Clooney, but you have zero acting ability, consider these 10 career paths. Any one of them could eventually get you in the proximity of a celebrity, LiveScience notes.

Nanny: Someone has to take care of Brangelina’s six kids. Read more …

Revealed: Why Marilyn Monroe Posed Nude

A new memoir reveals that it was simple jealousy of Elizabeth Taylor that spurred Marilyn Monroe to pose nude. Monroe agreed to be naked while exiting a swimming pool during a photo shoot, as long as Taylor did not appear in any magazines running the images, reports Vanity Fair, which is publishing the images in this month’s edition. (While Monroe made just $100,000 for her final film role in “Something’s Gotta Give,” Taylor pulled down $1 million in “Cleopatra.”) But the nude pictures weren’t the only place Monroe bared all. A smattering of her conversations with photographer Lawrence Schiller, as per his memoir Marilyn & Me … Read more!

Patrick Dempsey Pulls Teen From Flipped Car

Take that, Ryan Gosling. “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey played the hero himself by pulling an injured teen from a flipped car, reports TMZ. The young driver apparently lost control of his Mustang and flipped it multiple times before landing in the actor’s front yard in Malibu. McDreamy rushed out with a crowbar and pried the teen loose, and the youth ended up with nothing more serious than a concussion. Read more…

The 13 Most Worthless Majors

Hey, college students: If your life plans include getting an actual job, you may want to avoid the stars of the Daily Beast‘s “most useless” majors list. Majors are ranked in terms of employment, taking into account unemployment rates among recent and experienced grads, earnings, and likely job growth this decade. The list contains a few surprises—sure, fine arts won’t get you far, but neither will hospitality management. Read more…

The Duchess Has Graduated

One year after her marriage to Prince William, the former Kate Middleton has something new to celebrate: Her “induction” is now complete and St. James’ Palace considers her a “fully fledged member” of the British monarchy, a senior royal source tells CNN. She achieved this vaunted status by fulfilling all her objectives of the past year, including charity work and her first speech, the source explains. Prior to the royal wedding, some had feared the “commoner” Kate would have a difficult transition. Read more…

TLC To Tour — With Left Eye?

Tupac isn’t the only artist experiencing a resurrection: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will appear with her TLC bandmates in an upcoming reunion tour, despite the fact that she died 10 years ago, the group’s rep tells TMZ. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are currently planning the tour, which will take place this year in the US. Lopes’ vocals will be incorporated into the live show, and her image will be projected onto a large screen. Read more…

Drew Barrymore Wades Into The Wine Biz

Celebrities seem to be practically required to launch their own alcohol lines these days, and Drew Barrymore is the latest to enter the game. Her Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, already available in California and coming to New York next month, won a gold medal earlier this month at France’s biggest international wine competition, reports the New York Post—which also helpfully reminds us that Barrymore was an admitted alcoholic at the age of 13. Read more…

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