“I don’t even know when that was taken — I don’t remember sending it in. I actually think my mom did. But it was probably one morning when I was really tired, not that happy and in the mood for bacon. I can’t believe they showed it that much — even my mom was saying that every time it would come on the screen everyone would shout, ‘Ahhh! What is that?’”
—”America’s Next Top Model” winner Ann Ward on that super bizarre “ugly duckling” photo that was showed, like, 100 times throughout the season. It made me so uncomfortable. All I could think was how she looks like a refugee being forced to eat bacon to regain strength. Also, her cat is totally photobombing. Ha! [NY Post] Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I wanted to name my first daughter Madison. Why? Because I’d just seen “Splash” and thought Daryl Hannah was just the awesomest. Little did I realize that zillions of other women were thinking the same thing and there was a big spike in the number of Madisons born that year. Pop culture can have a big impact on names, and the effect is pretty obvious looking at this list of Baby Center’s 100 most popular babe names for the year.
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Gone are the days when the severe weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” or the dating competition atrocity “More To Love” are the only shows on television with plus-size peeps. This past year has brought us “Huge,” a Nikki Blonsky-starring scripted show about teens at fat camp (which has since been canceled), and “Mike & Molly,” a sitcom about a plus-size couple in love (which prompted MarieClaire.com blogger Maura Kelly to pen an embarrassing post about how “fatties” repulse her). Now plus-size peeps may be making what I hope will be a more multi-faceted appearance on reality TV. Doron Ofir Casting is casting a new VH1 show that aims to be the real-life “Sex and the City” with “full-figured, fabulous big girls” in L.A.
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All that’s missing from this meativity scene is the bun. Merry Meatmus to all! [Blame It On The Voices] Keep reading »
Chelsea Handler is up to her shenanigans again. Last night, Cee-Lo was a guest on “Chelsea Lately.” After telling him that she loved his ankles, Chelsea went on to explain to Cee-Lo that she once had a security guard who claimed to be his brother. And, uh, she took the above photo with him. “I believed him, so then I took this photo with him,” Chelsea said. “I thought I was being nice to him and it would maybe help me get you on the show.” Cee-Lo laughed and said, “Yeah, that’s not my brother.” Another highlight, when Chelsea asked him about the name of his new album, Lady Killer, and he said that he was “killing them with kindness.” Aww. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Today, Entertainment Weekly‘s annual Entertainers of the Year issue hits newsstands. And Taylor Swift is on the cover, in a suit and bowtie, touching the rim of her top hat. It’s pretty obvious why EW decided to bestow the honor upon TayTay, making her their youngest Entertainer of the Year ever. This year, she reeled in four Grammys, starred in “Valentine’s Day,” and had some high-profile romances, including with hot new boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal. Not to mention that her new album, Speak Now, has sold more than a million copies, making it the biggest release in five years. But still, she’s so … milquetoast. Keep reading »
Guys, guys, guys! There’s enough bread for everybody! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
First the Syfy channel brought us “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid,” complete with an amazing Tiffany-versus-Debbie-Gibson fight scene. And now we have a movie called “MegaShark vs. Crocosaurus” starring … Jaleel White. I actually had a big crush on him back in the “Family Matters” days. High-waisted pants, glasses, and a cheese obsession aren’t enough to fool me—he was always adorable. [Movieline] Keep reading »