Fat-shaming. Maybe it’s happened to you, or maybe you’ve perpetrated it against someone else. Fat-shaming is making people feel uncomfortable, wrong or bad for being overweight or obese. Some fat-shamers will tell you that they’re doing it as a means of encouraging the overweight person to lose weight, but most, oh, sane people will argue that fat-shaming does little in the way of motivation, and actually harms.
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Congratulations to Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson, who welcomed baby girl Maxwell Drew into the world today! Congratulations are also (begrudgingly) due to Julie Gerstein, who bet me $10 that the baby would be under 10 pounds. I was so sure, given how, um, big Jessica was during her epically long pregnancy, that her baby would be at least 10 lbs, but Maxwell weighed in at 9 pounds 13 ounces. So close! Damn you, Julie Gerstein! Anyway, seriously, congrats to Jessica and Eric on lil’ Maxwell. I bet she’s a cutie. [Us Weekly]
“I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hoo-ha … Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks it will be like a fire hydrant!”
– Jessica Simpson continues her habit of over-sharing — just a bit! — with Jimmy Kimmel. Now, I am super fascinated by pregnancy, so I love that she’s being so open about everything happening with her body during this experience. Quotes like this make me tilt my head and make an O shape with my mouth as I consider the visual. Thanks, Jessica, for keeping me informed of what may happen to my body should I ever get pregnant someday! (And who knew it was possible for Jess to be even ditzier? That’s Pregnancy Brain for ya!) [Us Weekly]
Amelia and I spent a good 20 minutes this morning wracking our brains trying to figure out who Jessica Simpson reminded us of this morning, before Jessica ambled over and informed us that she was making the exact same facial expression as the baby from weird ’90s sitcom “Dinosaurs.” The baby’s catchphrase? “I’m the baby, gotta love me.” Sounds kinda like Simpson, too, right?
I know this has been on your mind, but no need to worry, people. I would just like to confirm that Jessica Simpson is moisturizing regularly during her pregnancy. She shared her hydration habits with People just this morning. “My entire body is changing every single day … I make it a point to moisturize as much as possible,” she revealed. Phew. OK. I feel much better now. I was worried that stretch marks were going to destroy her. You may carry on being depressed about the bunny that was squished to death. [People]
I wasn’t really planning to watch “Fashion Star,” NBC’s new fashion design competition, but I just moved into a new apartment and turned on the TV to keep me company while I was unpacking boxes of books last night. “Fashion Star” happened to be on, and daaaaaaaaamn did I get sucked in. By the end of the hour, I was cheering and gasping and yelling “No deal!” even though that catchphrase has nothing to do with this show. After the jump, check out my list of the good, the bad, and the WTF of the “Fashion Star” premiere… Keep reading »
“Right now there’s this new thing that’s so heavenly. They’re called slutty brownies. They are a layer of cookie dough, a layer of oreo cookies, and a layer of brownie dough, and then you bake it together. It’s amazing.”
– Jessica Simpson talking to Jay Leno about her pregnancy cravings. When Jay asked why they’re called “slutty brownies,” Jessica replied, “I don’t know, I guess a lot goes into them?” Oh Jessica, never change. [NBC.com]
There was once a time when a woman’s pregnant belly was shrouded in over-sized fabric, concealed from the world. Nowadays, pregnancy is a good excuse to rock even tighter clothes to emphasize the growing waistline (“That’s not a burrito, that’s a baby!”) or, if you’re famous, to chuck the cover-ups entirely and show off your swelling belly on the cover of a magazine. Jessica Simpson did just this for this month’s issue of ELLE. Oh, and by the way, it’s a GIRL! Jessica’s hardly the first to strike a preggo cover pose. We can thank Demi Moore for this particular pose. Vanity Fair 1991 anyone? Click through to see some other sexy stars who’ve graced magazine covers while with child. [People]