If you lived anywhere near my apartment building, you would have heard a dramatic scream of “Noooooooo!” circa 9 a.m. this morning. Why? Because I read that Leah Messer and Corey Simms of “Teen Mom 2“—aka the couple I dubbed the most inspiring on television—have split after just six months of marriage. Apparently, it was Leah who did the leaving, moving out of their family home after a series of fights over money. Yesterday, she was spotted at her local courthouse and a clerk confirmed that, while she hadn’t filed anything, she had picked up divorce or custody papers.
This news makes me very, very sad. Keep reading »
Mark your calendars for May 16, folks. That’s when “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns. Well, at least a few of them anyway—Dina Manzo called it quits midway through last season and our favorite skin suit wearer, Danielle Staub, was ousted after last season, too. But there are some new ladies filling in their slots. First there’s Melissa Gorga, who just happens to be Teresa Giudice‘s sister-in-law. Melissa is a mother of three who wants to be a pop star and has been recording tracks with producer Keith Boles. “It’s feel good music,” he explains. The second new housewife is Kathy Wakile, who happens to be Teresa’s cousin. Kathy is a mom of two and is super into throwing parties. Apparently, we have her daughter’s belly dancing themed Sweet 16 to look forward to.
But just because these new housewives are family doesn’t mean things are going to be all lovey dovey. Keep reading »
Talk about being an older mom. Zsa Zsa Gabor may just become one at the ripe age of … 94. Zsa Zsa has had a ton of health problems this year—from a hip replacement to an amputated leg—and now her husband (amazingly, her ninth), Prince Frederic von Anhalt, has hatched a plan for another medical procedure. Using an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate, he wants to father Zsa Zsa’s baby. “I’ve gone through the initial steps of donor matching and blood work and next week the donation process will begin,” he said. “I’m a retired guy. I can take care of it.” Keep reading »
Lady Gaga sure knows how to grab our attention, doesn’t she? The pop star dons her now signature horns on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, but it’s this truly titillating look inside the magazine that caught our eye. But the real reason to pick up this issue — or keep reading this post if you don’t want to spend the $3.99 — is the interview. The woman has no interest in canned answers — her responses to some of the questions, on everything from plastic surgery to living in LA, are seriously, well, nutty. Read on for a few of our favorite bits… Keep reading »
As a lifelong loyalist to one-piece swimsuits, let me tell you — it’s tough out there. In middle school, my reluctance to show my stomach restricted my options to conservative black tank suits purchased in the old lady section at Macy’s. My friends looked so young and carefree in their ruffled bikinis; I looked like I was attending a poolside funeral. Today, things are a little different. Swimwear designers have finally started paying attention to the one-piece market, creating suits with cute prints, fun colors, and interesting cuts. Here are seven options that offer more coverage than a bikini without sacrificing style…
Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot Spitzer’s CNN program, Hebah Ahmed, a blogger for Muslim Matters who wears a veil, debated Mona Eltahawy, a Muslim commentator who does not wear a veil, about the “burqa ban” in France that went into effect on Monday. Keep reading »