I’ve never been a big fan of Mother’s Day. It’s not the commercialization that fuels my dislike, though — it’s that for 14 years, I haven’t had a mother to celebrate.
On September 20th, 1996, my mother’s 36th birthday, she died. Four years earlier, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In the intervening time, she endured hours of chemotherapy and radiation, the loss of her hair to the chemo and a breast to mastectomy, a surgery to reconstruct her missing breast, a bone marrow transplant, and countless days away from her family in the hospital. All this while raising three children and making sure that “cancer” was never, ever a dirty word in our house. Keep reading »
Everyone needs a simple leather clutch in their arsenal. This American Apparel medium-sized pouch can fit most of your essentials, plus a small paperback. It comes in so many neutral and punchy colors, like rose bowl and buttercup, that you’ll have a difficult time choosing just one. But at $50, you can afford to pick two or three.
It looks like Scarlett Johansson and Sean Penn are making things official. While ScoJo headed to Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner with her brother, Hunter, Sean eventually swooped in and met her at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg party. And—gasp—the two held hands. Like in public, people. Which for celebrities notorious for keeping their personal lives private is the equivalent of taking someone home to meet your mother. What’s next? An arm around the waist? Keep reading »
Here is your cute porn for the day. Dog (who just so happens to look like my parent’s pooch) loves baby. Dog jumps for baby over and over again. Dog will not be deterred from mission. In other news, Osama Bin Ladin is dead. Gonna watch this video again. [The Daily What
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“My wife just gave me the most incredible anniversary gift ever in life! I won’t ever be able to top this!”
—Nick Cannon‘s tweet from just a few hours after wife Mariah Carey gave birth to twins on Saturday, which happened to be their third wedding anniversary. Good point—not even butterfly shaped diamonds top “dem babies.” [People] Keep reading »