Giada De Laurentiis Is A Traditional Wife

“I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I’m home, I work very hard to be Todd’s wife and Jade’s mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with. All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don’t indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them.”

– Giada De Laurentiis is into traditional gender roles in her marriage, so that her husband doesn’t feel overshadowed by her fame (as a celebrity chef). I think this is pretty lame, but to each their own. However, I would love to know what the hell Todddddd does on his end. How hard does he work to be Giada’s husband and Jade’s father, and what exactly does that entail? [Redbook via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Television Highlights For The Week Of January 10, 2010

With the exception of Brad Womack’s apology and the vampire wannabe on “The Bachelor,” it’s been a quiet few weeks on the television front. Thank goodness, things are starting to pick up. This week, meet the new set of “Teen Moms,” check out new series “Off the Map” and “Lights Out,” and pick up where you left off with the Hendrickson wives of “Big Love.” Previews and more after the jump. Keep reading »

Ooh, Burn! Bristol Palin Calls Out Her Mom On Twitter UPDATE: It’s A Hoax

As Jessica said, “Baby bear isn’t gettin’ any freshwater salmon tonight.” Wonder what the story is here… [BuzzFeed]

UPDATE: Turns out this is a hoax. I guess we should have known that no one messes with Mama Grizzly. [Mediaite] Keep reading »

God Save The Tastykake!

When you think of your typical store-bought snack cake, you probably think Hostess or Entemann’s. But if you live in Philadelphia you’ll immediately think of Tastykake, a Philly-based, equally delicious local snack company. As anyone who has ever had a Butterscotch Krimpet (which is basically like a bizarre wavy-shaped piece of cake with vaguely butterscotch icing) or a Peanut Butter Kandy Kake (tiny rounds of cake coated in peanut butter and dipped in chocolate) after chowing down on a Wawa Shorti hoagie knows, Tastykakes are great–and an integral part of the city. Their freaking bakery is located right on the Philadelphia Naval Yard. So we were sad to hear that the Tastykake corporation is having financial troubles and may be going under. Lagging sales of Krimpets, Koffee Kake and Kandy Kakes mean the company is possibly looking for another buyer. We really hope that Tastykake stays alive and well–while there are a lot of great snack cakes out there, there’s nothing like eating the one you grew up with.

Is there a local or regional food you love that you’d be sad to see go? [Philadelphia Daily News] Keep reading »

The Pointed-Toe Flat Pump Is Making A Return. Ugh!

Fashion is once again being unfriendly to short women. According to the fashion directors at the top department stores, like Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus, sensible, pointed-toe flats are making a return. This might have something to do with the lower hemlines or boho fashions that are popular now, or maybe some women are simply sick of sky-high heels? But this is one trend I’m completely opposed to. Why? Well, for one thing I like having a little lift — OK, a lot of lift — from a high heel. And secondly, a short person wearing pointed-toe flats runs the risk of looking like an elf. And that’s not a good look! Of course, I have nothing personally against flat shoes. Rounded-toe or almond-toe ballet flats are chic and sensible. Pointed-toe ones, not so much. How do you feel about the return of pointed-toe flats? [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

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