Josh Groban’s new album Josh Groban’s The Best Tweets Of Kanye West
is bound to be an instant classic. Josh’s velvet voice and Kanye’s straight-shooting Tweets are a musical marriage made in social network heaven. “Can we please toast to the motherf**king douchebags …” gives me chills. [The Daily What
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Melissa Rycroft is perhaps best well-known for being proposed to and then dumped by “Bachelor” Jason Mesnick in favor of his runner-up. Since then, however, Rycroft has made the most of her unfortunate initial 15 minutes of fame, finishing third on “Dancing with the Stars,” marrying the boyfriend she had before “The Bachelor,” Ty Strickland, and, in 2011, starring in a reality show on CMT about their life together with baby daughter Ava, born in 2009.
But in the new issue of Us Weekly, Rycroft opens up for the first time about her battle with postpartum depression, telling the magazine that it started as soon as Ava was born. “Almost immediately I didn’t feel right,” she says. “I had just given birth to this perfect baby, but absolutely nothing made me happy anymore. I had no idea what was wrong. I had these great blessings, but I felt empty. I’d put Ava in her crib and go outside and scream for a minute.”
After three months of suffering, she finally decided to seek help. ”I told Tye, ‘I don’t know how to make this better. I need help,’” she reveals. “Now Tye and I go once a week [to therapy]. We talk about getting over my guilt, and the tears really flow. She reaffirms that what’s going on is chemical. But talking to someone is only going to help so much until my body gets back to the way it was.”
Postpartum depression sounds totally heinous—talk about the best birth control ever – but it’s always refreshing to see a person in the public eye open up about such a personal struggle, especially one that affects so many women. Statistics show that 10 percent of mothers experience it.
Melissa isn’t nearly the only celebrity to talk about postpartum depression. After the jump, other stars who’ve opened up about their mental state after giving birth.
Sometimes you’re like, wow, when my boyfriend and I are together it feels like we’re the only two people in the world. Yeah, that’s a great idea, but the reality? Kind of frightening. A Swedish couple was long-distance ice skating–which is apparently a thing that you do in Sweden–when a boat broke up the ice floe they were skating on. The boat wake cracked the ice into small patches and stranded the pair. Thankfully, the couple was able to use a cell phone to summon help. They were rescued after just 12 minutes–and the rescue crew took this unbelievable pic of the event. [Gawker] Keep reading »
When it comes to dating, there are some rules that should not ever be broken. Here are 10 dating commandments — for men! — that should be etched in stone. (Don’t worry — we’ll do 10 for women too … eventually.) Keep reading »
“I became the master of playing the straight man,” says professional rugby player Gareth Thomas on “Ellen.” The 36-year-old Welshman, who plays for the Crusaders in Europe’s Super League, is apparently the only openly
straight gay male athlete who plays for a major pro team. Is that true? Is that even possible? Either way, Thomas, who was previously married and went to great lengths to keep his sexuality a secret from his teammates, opens up about his struggles and how he finally came clean. In other news, he looks great in a pair of jeans. [ONTD] Keep reading »
In the city where I live, food trucks are a big, big thing. From burritos to cupcakes, high-end to low-rent, food from airstream trailers and fly-by-night stands is all the rage. So what is the inevitable conclusion of anything that’s popular? Why, porn, of course. Ergo, one adult video production company is releasing: “The Flying Pink Pig.” It’s an x-rated movie. About food trucks. Apparently, the porn company went ahead and lifted (?) the image of the real Flying Pig food truck in Los Angeles for their box cover. Or, heck, maybe they worked with the Flying Pig to make their movie. (I am dubious.) Regardless, if you’re totally into food trucks, porn, food porn, Ron Jeremy, and “fun loving, sex-crazed nymphomaniacs serving recipes guaranteed to make the customer [come] again and again and again,” you will love this movie. [Gawker] Keep reading »