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World’s Worst Mother: “16 And Pregnant” Teen’s Mom Takes The Cake


We’ve grown used to seeing irresponsible teens and bad parenting on the MTV show “16 And Pregnant,” and that’s part of what makes it such a compelling and powerful watch. It teaches cocky adolescents that having a baby is more than just dressing infants in cute clothes and parading a kid around in a stroller at the park. But on last night’s special 1.5-hour long episode of the show, featuring anorexic pregnant teen Kayla, Kayla’s mother Deb was the truly horrific parent.

Kayla’s anorexia and struggle with her eating disorder made her pregnancy doubly difficult. Her complex and uncomfortable feelings about her body had her skipping meals and unwilling and unable to eat food, even though she knew taking in nutrients was absolutely necessary for the health of her child. But despite several close calls, and a complete lack of support from her mother, Kayla gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Over and over, we see Kayla express — in an articulate and nuanced way — how her eating disorder has skewed her brain’s ability to do what’s right for her baby. But then, just weeks after giving birth, and knowing that her daughter had long-struggled with anorexia, Deb asks her daughter to go on a diet with her. Keep reading »

Bert Gets Down To Brass Tacks With Andy Samberg


Who knew that Bert, as in the best friend of Ernie, was such a hard-hitting interviewer? In this edition of “Conversations with Bert,” his version of “Inside the Actors Studio,” the yellow guy talks to Andy Samberg of “Saturday Night Live.” While Bert missed the obvious question of asking about his threeway with Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, he did ask how Andy feels about socks. “From my perspective, anyone who has a problem with socks needs to grow up. It’s been a long time coming. Socks are here to stay, and people who are anti-sock, to me, it’s immature, it’s short sighted — short minded,” replied Andy. To which Ernie added: “One day I’m hoping every sock will meet its match.” The rest of the interview is equally as amusing. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Kirstie Alley Gets Over Fear Of Lifts, Eyes Broadway

“I was offered a Broadway play. I’m not going to do it, because my friends said, `Don’t do one if you can’t get a Tony!’  But I am tempted … [In the past, lifts] would have freaked me out. I have this bizarre thing with height. I’m 5 foot 8, and I have this phobia. When I did ‘Look Who’s Talking’ with John Travolta, I weighed 114 pounds, and the director goes, `John, pick her up and take her to the bedroom.’ I’m like, no! I’m 5 feet 8! It’s going to be too much. I only think 5 foot 1 girls can fly around.”

Kirstie Alley reveals that after “Dancing with the Stars” wraps, she may well be headed to the stage. Kirstie, we’d love to see you on the Great White Way. Speaking of “DWTS,” we’ll find out whether Kirstie, Chelsea Kane, or Hines Ward wins tonight. Kirstie is the long shot, but I am totally proud of her for facing her fear and doing so many freaking lifts in her routine last night. No one puts Kirstie in the corner. [PopEater, EW] Keep reading »

Julianna Margulies Is Tired Of TV Execs Pitting Shows With Strong Female Leads Against Each Other

“I don’t understand executives that pit women against each other. The fact that they brought in ‘Body of Proof’ [at the same time as 'The Good Wife']—Dana Delaney is a friend of mine, and the two of us were just rolling our eyes. It’s like, of course, you finally have two great female leads and you’re going to put us on against each other … You’re a**holes. You should have put them on against a different show to see where they go, and then in the end, it was split down the middle. It’s the feeling that you want to celebrate not de-calibrate.”

Julianna Margulies on the state of women in television. Such an interesting point she makes that I probably never would have noticed. Because I watch most of my TV on the internet, I’m not usually paying attention to network scheduling. But I can’t say I’m surprised by the practice. As far as women have come in all industries, I believe that there is still the pervasive, underlying belief (albeit unconscious) — both by men and women — that there can only be one or two women on top. I will look forward to a paradigm shift where the ruling principle for the success of women is abundance. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

ABC’s New Comedy, “Work It,” Puts Straight Guys In Drag

You know what’s really funny, guys? Putting men in women’s clothes! Haw, haw, haw, haw, haw! Thus is the premise of ABC’s new comedy, “Work It,” about two men who can’t get hired for any jobs because women are better educated, so they don wigs, skirts, and makeup. What follows is a comedy of errors about men, dressed as women, learning the high-heeled and Cosmopolitan-soaked ropes of woman-dom.
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Joe Gorga: The New Star Of “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

I was scared to watch the new season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” sans Danielle Staub. I just didn’t think it could possibly be any fun without her and her delusional paranoia. Man, was I wrong. The first episode, which included a “West Side Story” style rumble at a Christening, made the episode where Staub’s weave got ripped out look like child’s play. And a new star emerged. Only he’s not a housewife — or even a woman for that matter. Keep reading »

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