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This Year’s Most Popular Baby Names Are Pop Culture Soaked

When I was a kid, I wanted to name my first daughter Madison. Why? Because I’d just seen “Splash” and thought Daryl Hannah was just the awesomest. Little did I realize that zillions of other women were thinking the same thing and there was a big spike in the number of Madisons born that year. Pop culture can have a big impact on names, and the effect is pretty obvious looking at this list of Baby Center’s 100 most popular babe names for the year.
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10 Reasons We’re Obsessed With Blanket Jackson

After a certain point, the answer to “What Would Suri Do?” just isn’t terribly challenging. This is why we must find new child icons to obsess over. And it looks like Blanket Jackson is the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt of the Jackson clan, stealing all the thunder from the other less pouty children. Even though his sister Paris is more eloquent and his brother Prince Michael is more, um, old, Michael Jackson‘s youngest son Blanket has the magic about him. He’s got fashion icon potential and the talent to fill his dad’s shoes. So we’ve rounded up 10 reasons we’re obsessed with the little guy! Keep reading »

8 Surprising Things About Michael Jackson We Learned From Yesterday’s “Oprah”

It’s been more than a year since Michael Jackson died, and in December his posthumous album Michael will be released. So yesterday, Oprah sat down with the King of Pop’s parents and children and asked them to share things the world didn’t know about Michael. After the jump, some surprising things that were said. Keep reading »

Jackson Family Is Still Capitalizing On Michael (Unsurprisingly) With J5 Clothing Line

There’s a ton of Jackson memorabilia and fan products out there, so it’s not as if the Jackson Family is making up for a lack in the market with their new J5 Collection. According to a press release, the line is licensed by the Jackson Family Estate, and:

“…offers men’s and women’s styles featuring 24 varying vintage images and illustrations representative of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. Images dating from the 60’s, such as the Jackson 5’s first newspaper article, to the 70’s Afro funk graphics, all the way up to official art from the 80’s biggest concert tour, the 1984 world Victory Tour, J5 Collection captures the essence of one of the most iconic families of all time.”

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Michael Jackson’s Kids To Appear On “Oprah”

It looks like Michael Jackson‘s kids — Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8 — will be appearing on an upcoming episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Apparently, Oprah went to visit Michael’s mother, Katherine, to do a story on the late singer’s childhood, legacy, and children, and she sat down with the kids for a backyard chat. Amelia and I share a longstanding fascination with Blanket, so I, for one, am intrigued to see this. I mean: BLANKET! That right there is enough to capture my attention. It makes me want to name my children after random household items. In any case, the Michael Jackson tribute show airs November 8. [People] Keep reading »

Chris Brown Is Still Crying About Michael Jackson’s Death


Last night on the BET Awards, Chris Brown — you know, that guy who beat up Rihanna and fancies himself “the next Michael Jackson” — performed a tribute to the late King of Pop. Brown was so “overwhelmed” by “emotion” — i.e. he saw an opportunity to draw attention to himself in a desperate attempt to appear compassionate and sensitive — that he broke down into tears and had to be comforted backstage by Jackson’s brother Jermaine. As Annika would say, SMH. Shaking. My. Head. Keep reading »

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