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Catelynn Lowell From “16 & Pregnant” Is An Anti-Abortion Extremist

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Tyler and Catelynn from "Teen Mom" set a date. Read More »
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Catfight: College Fund
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Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” have been, surprisingly, one of the more controversial couples on the two shows. Catelynn was the only teen mom in the first season to carry her pregnancy to term and put the child up for adoption; the little girl, Carly, is now a toddler and the adoptive family is still in touch with the birth parents. Over the years, some people have wondered why Catelynn and Tyler are even on “Teen Mom” anymore, since she is not a day-to-day parent like the others on the show. Some have even suggested MTV might be exploitatively harming these two for keeping them on a show that’s sole focus is the child they gave up for adoption.

Catelynn and Tyler are in the news less now that younger casts of “Teen Mom” are in the limelight. To their credit, they haven’t had public battles with drug abuse, domestic violence and mental illness quite like Amber Portwood, another teen mom from the first season. They seem like basically good kids with solid heads on their shoulders; last year the two even got engaged and set a date for 2013.

But lately Catelynn’s been making headlines recently for another reason: she’s an anti-abortion extremist. Keep reading »

A Black Friday Sale We Can Get Behind

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Black cats have it pretty rough. Not only do they have the stigma of a negative superstition around them, but tons of people adopt or buy the cats for Halloween, only to discard them days after. And shelters report that it’s often difficult to get good photos of animals with black fur.  But a cheeky new Black Friday promotion is hoping to give black cats — and other animals with black fur — a second chance. The Oregon Humane Society — and other shelters around the country — is offering to cut adoption fees in half for those who adopt black cats and other black animals. And the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia is running a similar promotion, allowing pet lovers to adopt black cats and dogs for free. They’re also running a separate promotion, called “Feast With A Fat Feline,” offering free adoptoins on cats weighing 13 pounds or more. I want one!

Similar adoption events and discounts are being offered in Riverside, California, San Antonio, Texas, and Witchita, Kansas, and several other cities and towns around the country. Check with your local shelter to see if they’re offering similar adoption deals!

Meet The Cat Of Your Dreams On Catroulette

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Remember the weird social experiment that was Chatroulette? It’s mostly populated with dudes who want to show their wangs to strangers, which is why we’re way more into the animal version of Chatroulette, appropriately titled Catroulette. Catroulette shows you tons of live video feeds of cats doing exactly what cats do — scratching themselves, grooming themselves, looking bored. But the best part? Every cat on Catroulette is up for adoption! Most of these cats seem to live in Germany or something (so international!). But even if you can’t adopt, it’s a great timewaster. So many adorable buddies! [Catroulette]

For Chinese Adoptees Living In The U.S., Life Is “Somewhere Between”

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Elton John and his partner have adopted a baby boy! Read More »
Sandra Adopts!
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Sandra Bullock adopts a baby boy named Louis. Read More »
"I'm Yellow On The Outside And White On The Inside"

In the 1970s, China adopted a “one-child policy,” which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China’s growing population. Families that failed to abide by the policy faced fines and levees on their incomes. Officially, claim Chinese authorities, the policy resulted in 250 million fewer births, and was touted as a success. But the policy also wreaked havoc on the fabric of Chinese society — families desired boy children over girl children in order to ensure the continuation of family lines. And thousands of girls were given up by their parents and sent to live in orphanages. Keep reading »

Patti Stanger Wants To Adopt An American Boy

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  • “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger explains why she would like to adopt a little boy and why she would prefer to adopt an American. Do you think it’s bizarre or admirable that Patti’s being so specific?  [She Knows]
  • And Patti’s also finally debuted her new boyfriend of three months, David Krause. And he’s apparently into this adopting plan. [Life & Style]
  • A “Sesame Street” movie is in the works! [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Model Molly Simms gave birth on Tuesday to a baby boy. Congratulations! [Stupid Celebrities]
  • Rope sales are supposedly on the uptick thanks to the erotic BDSM novel 50 Shades Of Grey. [The FW]
  • Obsessed Justin Beiber fans are selling their Belieber crap on Etsy. [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Charlize Theron Adopted A Baby Boy

Sandra Adopts!
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Sandra Bullock adopts a baby boy named Louis. Read More »
Elton John Adopts
Elton John and his partner have adopted a baby boy! Read More »
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  • Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson. Congratulations! [Us Weekly]
  • Prince Harry says the one thing about being a prince that really sucks is “listening to the boring people,” which does indeed sound awful. “You can imagine the kind of dinner parties I had to go to at such a young age,” he said. “Pretty dull.” We can only imagine. [NY Post]
  • How to host a “Hunger Games”-themed wedding, if you are crazy enough to do so. [The FW]
  • This student had an affair with her college professor and it didn’t end in disaster. [The Gloss]
  • The artist XVALA has made a piece of work inspired by Kim Kardashian’s trash. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Connie Britton Adopts A Baby, Plus 7 Other Adoptive Single Moms

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ZOMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Tami Taylor, ugh, I mean Connie Britton, the actress who played Tami Taylor, best mom/wife in the history of ever on “Friday Night Lights,” has announced that she adopted a baby boy from Ethiopia! “It was such a wonderful moment of completion,” Britton said of holding baby Yoby in her arms for the first time after a three-year adoption process. “I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear.”

I find this so inspiring. I want to be a mother so much someday, and women like Connie Britton are a reminder that doing so without a partner is possible. Congrats! [ONTD]

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Was Adopting A Child

  • Amy Winehouse was in the process of adopting a child from St. Lucia when she died last weekend of possible alcohol withdrawal. Dannika Augustine, a 10-year-old girl, has a mother and grandmother on the Caribbean island, but they were willing to give their daughter up for adoption to the singer so she could have a better life. Winehouse had repeatedly spoken in interviews about wanting to become a mother. How very sad. [NY Daily News]
  • Lindsay Lohan hit the town with Paris and Nicky Hilton, because that’s an excellent idea. [The Superficial]
  • Speaking of Nicky Hilton, she and her longtime boyfriend, David Katzenberg, have split up. [PopBytes]
  • Charlie Sheen is going to appear on the UK show “Celebrity Big Brother”? How … random. [The Independent UK]

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Denise Richards Adopts, Lets Daughters Pick Baby’s Name

A big congratulations to Denise Richards! The actress and former wife of Charlie Sheen has adopted a baby girl. The new little one’s name is Eloise Joni Richards. Apparently, Denise let her and Charlie’s two daughters—Sam and Lola—pick their new sister’s name, hence “Eloise.” As for Joni—that’s Denise’s mama’s name. After the announcement of the adoption was made last night, Denise tweeted, “Thank you all for your sweet messages. The girls and I are over the moon and so is my dad Grandpa Irv…xo.” Here’s hoping that the life adjustment is a super easy one for all of them. But I do have to question the name Eloise. I mean, now the girl is fated to live at the Plaza and have a pet turtle Skipperdee. Though I guess as things go, that’s not so bad. [People] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “No Kids, Please” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “No Kids, Please,” who said she didn’t want to ever have small children, preferring, instead, to maybe one day adopt or foster older children. She wasn’t sure how her boyfriend felt about that and worried about the future of their relationship as a result. After the jump, an update from her. Keep reading »

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