When many American couples are planning a wedding, tradition dictates the father of the bride foots all or most of the bill. Sure, Kate Middleton‘s parents are self-made millionaires from their mail order party supply company, Party Pieces. But that’s nothing on Prince William‘s deep-pocketed relatives, of course. Luckily, the royal family is not going to give poor Michael Middleton a heart attack. “Both the Prince of Wales [i.e., Prince Charles] and the Queen are likely to contribute towards the cost of the wedding. It will be a family contribution but no final decision has been made,” a palace spokesman told the Telegraph. “In particular, if the reception is held at Buckingham Palace, the Queen will pay for that.” For the Middleton family’s sake, here’s hoping that “are likely to contribute towards the cost” means “pay for everything.” Keep reading »
“I almost broke Ashley Tisdale‘s nose during one scene. We had to go to the ER and she had to have a specialist look at it. For real! She was bleeding and everything. The consensus is, we’re never letting Matt Barr dance anymore.”
—Matt Barr, aka Dan Patch of “Hellcats,” dishes on an unfortunate incident that happened during the filming of last night’s episode, where the cast ballroom dances in a dream sequence. Matt usually doesn’t have to do choreography on the show, since he plays a non-cheerleader, and that’s probably safer for everyone. Side note: last night’s episode was directed by Debbie Allen of “Fame” … fame. [Zap2It] Keep reading »
Judge Lynn Toler has practiced law for more than two decades, but her legal career has led her down a path few of her peers have traveled. She was elected judge of the Cleveland Heights Municipal Court at the age of 33, and while on the bench, she worked with several organizations focusing on battered women and domestic violence. In 2001, Judge Toler became the host of “Power of Attorney,” but you probably know her best as the judge on “Divorce Court,” a position she’s held since 2006.
Now, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I questioned Judge Toler’s abilities when I noticed my beloved Judge Mablean Ephraim was no longer on the “Divorce Court” bench. But I quickly realized that Judge Toler heard her cases with genuine concern and interest, and offered insight and practical solutions, when possible, for the couples’ problems. She truly is a fair and impartial counselor. So I was really excited to speak with Judge Toler who, along with having an extensive legal and academic career, has also written two books, My Mother’s Rules: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius and Put It in Writing!: Creating Agreements Between Family and Friends, co-authored with Deborah Hutchison.
Keep reading to learn about her craziest experiences on “Divorce Court,” including the time Gary Coleman was a guest. Plus, the relationship red flags no one should ignore, and whether it’s OK to settle with a man who isn’t necessarily on your career and education level. Keep reading »
Raise your hand if you wanted a pony when you were a kid. All hands raised? Good. Behold the horse bike — $220 for the next best thing to a real, live mini-pony? That’s a deal. It’s sad that they only make them in kid sizes because I WANT ONE! [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
Out of all the movies out there, “Tron” definitely wasn’t on our radar as a potential style influencer. But apparently, designers have been finding inspiration in the sci-fi flick, which just goes to show you that fashion is as unpredictable as ever. The latest: Opening Ceremony’s “Tron Legacy” line, which features bulky and structured pieces in blinding neon colors. (And of course, it comes with Opening Ceremony prices, so it’s not cheap.) The designs are pretty kooky, and yet … there is something vaguely edgy-minimalist about them that we’re kind of liking. What about you—would you wear Opening Ceremony’s “Tron” collection? [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
It looks like Dina Lohan has no intention of laying low in the momager game, despite the fact that her daughter Lindsay is back in rehab. Fortunately for Dina, there are two more kids to screw up! And while Ali has already had some time in the spotlight, it’s her son Michael Lohan Jr. who will be starring in “Growing Defiant,” which will be produced by Dina’s production company (huh?), Defiant Pictures. The movie takes place in Long Island and follows a group of heroin-addicted kids. Yes, that’s right. Dina has hired her own son to pretend to be on heroin in the movie she’s making. Face, meet palm. [TMZ]
If my mom handled my career, I would be a pregnant baker/poet living in a cabin in Minnesota. Wait, that sounds awesome. But a lot of momagers haven’t made the best decisions for their kids. We’ve rounded up a few classics. Keep reading »