Swimmer Diana Nyad Abandons 103-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

Diana Nyad, an endurance swimmer who attempted to swim the 103 miles between Cuba and Florida without a shark tank, abandoned her goal on Tuesday morning. Nyad began her swim on Sunday and was followed by a team of 30 people operating an electrical field to repel sharks. As a condition of her competition, she was not allowed to touch the boats following her and she had to tread water while eating or drinking. But 29 hours into her swim, she was suffering shoulder pain, asthma and was vomiting when she was brought on board a boat. This isn’t the first time Nyad attempted to swim from Havana to Key West: she tried in 1978 at age 28, but also had to abandon that swim halfway. In the two years leading up to Sunday’s swim, Nyad swam up to 12 hours a day. Oh, and did I mention she’s 61-years-old? Keep reading »

LeAnn Rimes Gets Inked With Eddie Cibrian’s Wedding Vows

Perhaps she was inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll vibes wafting in the air in Chicago’s Grant Park? At Lollapalooza this weekend, LeAnn Rimes got a tattoo on her side. Well, at least a temporary one. The tattoo is a line in her husband Eddie Cibrian‘s wedding vows, “You gave me the courage to be truthful. I promise to give you the comfort to be trustful.” But even though the tattoo was temporary, it looks like it has more staying power. “Too funny!” she tweeted. “I can’t get it off. In search of rubbing alcohol I think!” We say keep it, LeAnn. [People]

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Cee Lo Green’s “Cry Baby”: Steve Urkel Gets Dapper

Cee Lo Green is such a genius. I am absolutely obsessed with his new video for “Cry Baby,” from the ’50s styling to the amazing guest stars—Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, and a girl who looks suspiciously like Laura Winslow. Wow, Jaleel has some pretty hot dance moves and looks kind of sexy in a pair of white plaid pants with Converse. Side note: I really want to know who Cee Lo is singing to here. I have a feeling it’s the same person he was addressing in “F**k You.” She really inspired some great breakup songs. Keep reading »

Let’s Discuss: Sex On A First Date

As I surveyed real friends, Facebook friends, Twitter friends, and total strangers about having sex on the first date, the unfortunate cow comparison came up no fewer than five times in my first twelve interviews. Everybody complained about it, bemoaning the lack of nuance, the icky imagery, and the overt transactional implications. And yet, it kept rearing it’s ugly little antiquated head. Are there kernels of truth buried there? Is first-date sex a relationship nonstarter? Are we, as we often claim to be, past the era of plastering A’s on each other’s chests? Keep reading »

Courtney Stodden’s Mom Doesn’t Think Doug Hutchison Is “Creepy” At All

“He’s not creepy. He is such a great guy, he’s so intelligent. I see why they’re together, he looks like he’s in his early 30s, and Courtney looks like he’s in her late 20s … It’s like they’re talking about someone else when they say bad things about Doug. He’s with my daughter and I wouldn’t want a creepy guy with my daughter. He’s a wonderful, great man.”

Courtney Stodden‘s mom, Krista Stodden, explains how she feels about her 16-year-old daughter marrying 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. We knew her parents had to approve of the coupling, since they wouldn’t have been able to tie the knot without parental consent, but really—Krista doesn’t find the age differential here a little strange? [ONTD]

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Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Dating Ben From “The Bachelorette”?

It appears that Ben Flajnik, the floppy-haired wine maker who had his proposal turned down by Ashley Hebert on “The Bachelorette,” might have found love after all. And with another woman of note who has been notoriously unlucky in love—Jennifer Love Hewitt. According to Life & Style, Jennifer wrote to Ben via Twitter. “Omg! Ben f except [sic] my final rose !!! I love that ring. Neil lane u rock!! Happy for Ashley…. Gotta book a flight to Sonoma !!!:):)” she wrote. Later in the day, she typed, ““Aaaaaaahhhhhhh Ben f is following me!!!!!”

The point here isn’t even that Jennifer needs to learn the difference between the words ‘accept’ and ‘except’—it’s that it appears she may actually have made the trek to see Ben. Keep reading »

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