Surprise! Duggar Family Expecting Their 19th Child

When Meredith Viera says, “The Duggar family is here and they have a very special announcement,” you know it can’t be good news. And it isn’t, if you’re at all concerned about overpopulation or the health of Michelle’s vagina. You guessed it — Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were just thrilled to announce that they’re expecting their 19th child. As usual, MereBot just oohed and ahhed over the fantastic news, which comes only a few months after the eldest Duggar kid, Josh, announced that his new wife Anna is expecting their first child. You could almost see the terror simmering in Anna’s eyes as she looked at her future. One (almost) down, 18 to go… [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Mary J. Blige Is “The One” And Farrah Fawcett Allegedly Had An Affair

  • Mary J. Blige teams up with Drake for her song “The One.” [OnSmash.com] — By far the most entertaining R&B/hip-hop video I’ve seen in awhile.
  • Will Smith and Martin Lawrence say they support a second “Bad Boys” sequel but won’t make anything official until they’ve read a script. [Celebitchy] — Please, don’t do that. My ears, eyes, and mind can’t take another craptastic, shoot ‘em up movie.
  • Kelly Preston was supposed to speak at the annual Women’s Conference, which would have been the first time she addressed the death of her son, Jett Travolta, publicly, but she said in a statement that it was too soon and she’s still in the process of healing. [PopEater]
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    Today’s Lady News: Guys Are Scared To Sleep With Lily Allen

  • Lily Allen told Elle UK that men are afraid to date her because their worst traits might end up in a song—like the guy whose crappy bedroom skills are immortalized in the song “Not Fair.” Ah, sucks to be him! “I wish I’d never written ‘Not Fair,’” Allen said. “You know, the thought honestly—really, honestly—never even occurred to me that it would scare men. I thought it might empower women. I thought women would go: ‘Oh God, yes, at last somebody is saying it.’ I didn’t think it would put me in a position where guys would be like, ‘Whoa, no, I’m not sleeping with you in case you write something about it!’” [Showbiz Spy]
  • Police say someone threw a bomb at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lincoln, NE, yesterday but missed the building. Instead, the Molotov cocktail hit and burned the pavement. The incident occurred after two days of protests at a clinic in Bellevue, NE, which is about 50 miles away from Lincoln. [Action 3 News]
  • A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, Robert McDonnell, wrote in his master’s thesis two decades ago that working women and feminists are “detrimental” to the family and expressed scorn for “co-habitators, homosexuals and fornicators.” He also called the 1972 Supreme Court decision which legalized the use of birth control by unmarried couples “illogical.” On Saturday, McDonnell said his views have changed as he got older. [Washington Post]—As an unmarried, illogical fornicator, I’m still skeptical.
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    Donatella Versace Brings Back Her Fave Old-School Label

    Donatella Versace is going back to her roots (and it has nothing to do with her bleached hair). The blond fashionista and chief designer at Versace has announced plans to bring back Versus, the first collection she designed on her own for her family’s label. Versus first debuted in 1989 as the younger, chicer, and less pricey sister line to Versace, but then shut down 16 years later in 2005. After the four-year hiatus, Donatella asked “it” Brit designer Christopher Kane to create a small accessories collection for the line back in February. The blingy, studded and rock ‘n’ roll chic pieces he designed may be indicative of what we can expect for Versus’ Spring 2010 debut. “The collection reflects Versus’ DNA,” Versace told Women’s Wear Daily, “And is aimed at young people who want to dress with their own style but like to evolve and break new ground.” [Fashionologie] Keep reading »

    Fall Must-Have: Microwaveable Scarf

    It’s a bit crazy how with all of our technological advances, you can still be freezing in a Gore-Tex coat. Leave it to a TV infomercial product to make up for the market’s lack of microwaveable scarves. Just place the fleece fabric in the oven for one or two minutes! Special inserts in the scarf retain heat for longer periods of time, and there are even little pockets to keep your fingers toasty, too. Go with basic black or a richer tan color. Only caveat is that your clothing might smell like last night’s Lean Cuisine. [$24.98, TaylorGifts.com]
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    Quick Pic: Dawnn Lewis Sighting

    Dawnn Lewis, who played Jaleesa Vinson Taylor on “A Different World,” attended an L.A. Sparks game with an unidentified man. Dawnn isn’t often spotted, but if you’re a fan of cartoons, you probably hear her voice on a regular basis. [Los Angeles, 8/30/09] Keep reading »

    Potential Surprise Celebrity Guests At Fashion’s Night Out

    From Anna Wintour‘s imminent trip to Queens to stores staying open until 11pm (gasp), odd/fun news regarding Fashion’s Night Out is cropping up every day. But today brought with it by far the strangest new info. Apparently Rosie O’Donnell will be reading from Nora and Delia Ephron’s new book, Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Giorgio Armani store…[New York Post]

    After taking a few minutes to process this news and weave a complicated mental web or reasoning as to why Rosie O’Donnell is participating in Fashion’s Night Out, we got to thinking about which other surprise guests we don’t normally associate with fashion might be making an appearance. Our ideas after the jump. Keep reading »

    Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of August 31st 2009

    This week’s television forecast is … partly cloudy. There’s the season premiere of “Greek,” the HBO beauty-obsession doc “Youth Knows No Pain,” more drama with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (duh), and a reprisal of “Glee,” complete with cast and crew commentary. But while there’s lots going on, we’re all kind of looking forward to next week, which will be a veritable television-gasm. So make sure to check back so you don’t miss the biggest week of premieres all year.

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    Quick Pic: Bend It Like Ellen

    While taping an interview with David Beckham, Ellen decided to add some (posh) spice to her show by surprising him with this spoof of his hot Armani spread. The episode will air later this week, but until then, I will kill time by Photoshopping myself onto half-naked Becks’ pecks. Swoon! [Burbank, CA, 8/31/09] Keep reading »

    Rumors Swirl That Chelsea Clinton Will Get Hitched Any Minute

    All summer, folks have been speculating that Chelsea Clinton will be tying the knot with Marc Mezvinsky on Martha’s Vineyard. And the New York Post believes that it will be happening any second—a reporter saw a ginormous stage being built on the property Bill Clinton supposedly rented on Chappaquiddick island. [New York Post]

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