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Mom Gives Daughter Botox As Present, Daughter Becomes Addicted

Teenager Jodie King had tried several expensive anti-aging creams, but none would smooth the “wrinkles” on her forehead. So her mom, Margaret, gave her Botox injections for her 18th birthday. “Jodie’s forehead is like mine – she gets pronounced lines when she makes a facial expression. I knew Botox would solve the problem,” said Margaret. The £160 injections gifted to Jodie pale in comparison to the £45,000 Margaret has spent on cosmetic surgery for herself. Jodie is a Botox addict now, having spent £1,000 of her own money made from modeling on injections. Margaret, who has been getting the injections for 11 years and has had a nose job, two breast enlargements, a tummy tuck, and a mini-face lift, doesn’t see anything wrong with her daughter inheriting her vice. She’s even planning to give Jodie a nose job for her 21st birthday and has taken her for a breast augmentation consultation. “My mum’s always looked so glamorous and she uses cosmetic surgery and Botox to keep her looking young. I plan to follow in her footsteps,” Jodie said. “So what if I’m a teenage Botox addict? I can’t think of anything worse than looking old. I’ll always find a way to pay for Botox. Now I’ve started I can’t stop.” Keep reading »

Jon And Kate Plus 8 Premieres, Still Hating The “Media Storm”

Last night, while most of us were recovering from a long weekend of food, booze and sun overexposure, the new season of “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ premiered on TLC. It seems Jon and Kate and their 8 kiddos are suffering from a bit of overexposure themselves. Ever since allegations of marital infidelity (Jon’s been accused of cheating on Kate with a young school teacher, Kate’s been accused of cheating on Jon with her bodyguard), the surly couple has been popular tabloid and blog fodder, creating a trail of paparazzi everywhere the family goes, much to Jon’s and Kate’s chagrin. “The media storm stuff? I hate the media storm stuff,” Jon says in a voice over on last night’s episode. “I did not sign up for public scrutiny of everything and neither did Kate.” Oh, no? Well, what did you think you were doing when you signed up for a reality TV show and invited cameras into your personal lives? Keep reading »

Recapping “The Bachelorette” Since Liveblogging Just Didn’t Happen

So, last night my internet was down, hence my usual “Bachelorette” liveblog didn’t happen. I’m sorry. But I did watch and boy, was this episode a good one! Jillian continued to make excellent fashion choices — was that yellow cardigan from Madewell?! — but also exhibited an inexplicable obsession with a honky tonk lifestyle I did not think they grew in Canada. For starters, she’s got a thing for Wes, the country crooner with the icky facial hair and exaggerated accent. He won the first one-on-one date in which he and Jillian enjoyed a romantic dinner in a locked bank vault. No joke. He then made enemies as he totally c**k-blocked every other dude’s chance at one-on-one time, despite being awarded an early rose. Douche!

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Susan Boyle Got A Brand New Tune

She’s baaaaack! Susan Boyle returned to the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage on Sunday to perform in the semi-finals. She chose to sing “Memory,” from the musical Cats — so what do you think? Was Susan’s latest everything the hype made her out to be? Keep reading »

Senator Feingold Loves Wilco And Four Other Rockin’ Politicians

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold loves cheese, and he has great taste in music. In fact, the politico posts videos featuring the bands he loves in “Fein-tunes.” This month, he sang the praises of Midwestern indie group Wilco. It’s proof that sometimes Washington can back more than legislation. It can back that ass up, too. [Pitchfork] Keep reading »

Save Blossom and ’90s Fashion!

Remember “Blossom“, the ’90s sitcom featuring a single dad, his quirky teen, and her closet of floral dresses and hats? Children of the era will forever look to Blossom as a past fashion icon, so we couldn’t help but gasp when we heard that Mayim Bialik, the show’s star, is now set to appear on an episode of “What Not to Wear.” It looks like Mayim is still walking around in flowy dresses and braids, and we’d like to say, more power to her! Here’s how to get the Blossom look—albeit slightly updated. Wear those Doc Martens with pride! Keep reading »

Will Danica Patrick Win The Indy 500 This Weekend?

Danica Patrick made history last year when she became the first lady to win an IndyCar series, during a race in Japan. Now, the 27-year-old is hoping to drive home a much bigger win at the Indy 500 tomorrow. According to folks in the know, “The Indy 500 is the most important in the series and takes about three and one-half hours of all-out driving.” Translation: Crossing the finish line first would give Patrick the driving credentials to justify all the media attention and magazine covers she’s gotten over the years. Here’s why we’re thinking Patrick has what it takes…
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Quickies! Gisele Bunchen May Be Preggers (With One Hot Baby)!

  • Gisele Bundchen has allegedly told friends she is pregnant. [Perez Hilton]
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels has revealed plans to run for Louisiana Senate. Supposedly, “Stormy’s real world experience and special understanding of the economic hardships facing Louisianans and Americans make her uniquely qualified to take on the tough challenges we face.” [Politics Daily] — Does uniquely mean sexually?
  • Michael Moore has yet another documentary coming out. The topic? Economic meltdown. [Daily News] — Here’s hoping you can afford to go!
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    Have You Flossed Your Nasal Passages Today?

    The nose has been making news recently. First, nose waxing becomes trendy. And now, we’ve learned that nose flossing is a part of some people’s daily hygiene routine. Rubber Neti is an ancient yogic technique in which a piece of string or tubing is inserted into a nostril, pulled through the mouth, and then both ends are pulled in a back and forth flossing motion. Many Indians believe that Rubber Neti keeps the common cold, cough, and asthma at bay and the nasal passages clear and clean. This definitely looks strange and probably tastes odd. Most adults don’t like to eat the contents of their nasal passages. But I’m willing to try anything to combat my asthma. [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Mazel Tov To The First Female Black Rabbi!

    America has its first black president in the White House—and now we’re about to have our first female black rabbi in the holy house. On June 6, Alysa Stanton will make history when she is ordained as the FFBR by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. She certainly didn’t see this in her cards growing up. She was raised in a Pentecostal fam, but she was always interested in other religions. “Judaism was what resonated with me. It’s what touched my soul,” says Stanton. She reportedly drove 144 miles a week to meet with the rabbi who agreed to perform her conversion ceremony. “I’ve been breaking down barriers the moment I stepped out of the mikvah, but the amount of attention that it’s been getting and the well-wishers have been amazing to me,” she said. Well, we’ll drink to that. L’chaim! [Jewish Journal] Keep reading »

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