It’s been almost a year since CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was horrifically beaten and sexually assaulted by a group of men in Egypt. The tragic attack took place while Logan and her CBS crew were in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to cover the fall of Hosni Mubarek’s dictatorship. But the unimaginable horrors that happened to Logan (she recalled to 60 Minutes the hell she endured on that February night) haven’t stopped her. Not from being a journalist or a Mom or a survivor. READ FULL STORY »
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Just a few short months ago, the entertainment world couldn’t get enough of Ryan Gosling. We all lauded his badassery in Drive. We praised his A-list star-making performances in The Ides of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love. He broke up street fights in New York, inspired countless Tumblrs and memes, became an Internet feminist icon, and even publicly stood up to McDonald’s for its alleged mistreatment of hens. Hens!
Thanks to stellar reviews and the fandom surrounding Gosling, the actor seemed like a lock for a nomination for nearly every awards show. Especially since the awards shows like the Oscars have historically rewarded actors experiencing pop culture moments (see: Sandra Bullock). And in 2011, nobody’s moment was bigger than Gosling’s. READ FULL STORY »
This was the winter of our disconnect.
Despite the general belief that the Year of the Dragon is supposed to usher in prosperity, such has not proven true for some of our favorite A-listers. In the last month, no fewer than a dozen celebrities have announced that they would be buying one-way tickets on the break-up train straight to Singlesville. What gives? READ FULL STORY »
Things aren’t looking so great for Kodak these days. In addition to the Oscars possibly ditching the Kodak Theater for this year’s telecast and that time Pitbull attempted to rhyme Kodak with…Kodak, the Wall Street Journal reports today that the 131-year-old photo and imaging company is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the coming weeks. READ FULL STORY »
Okay, that’s not entirely true. I’ve seen Intervention. But when it comes to the guiltiest of TV’s guilty pleasures, The Bachelor is unmatched: The ABC series is truly one of the most depressing things to air on television.
Now, I like to think I have a good sense of humor. In fact, I’m such a huge fan of Schadenfreude, I’ve obsessively watched entire seasons of dating reality shows like Flavor of Love, Rock of Love, Parental Control, Mr. Personality, Temptation Island, and, yes, even A Basement Affair. (Not to mention the fact that my basic cable-less teenage self was raised on 3 a.m. showings of the likes of ElimiDate and The 5th Wheel.) But there’s something about The Bachelor that leaves me wanting to cry like a regular off-camera Jenna. READ FULL STORY »
Michelle Duggar records audio letter for late daughter Jubilee: 'You were not loved any less because you were baby No. 21'
Earlier this month, Michelle and Jim Duggar — stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting — announced the sad news that Michelle had lost their 21st child to miscarriage. (She previously lost another child to miscarriage, in her second pregnancy.) Days later, the couple also announced they would hold a memorial for the child, who was to be named Jubilee Shalom Duggar. But the couple continues to remember their late daughter.
Michelle has released an audio letter dedicated to Jubilee, in which she tells her miscarried daughter that she “will not forget you. I will look forward to meeting you one day.” But Michelle also uses the letter as an opportunity to touch upon societal views regarding her large brood: “So often in society, babies are looked upon as a problem trial or responsibility,” she says in the tape. “But God says babies are a blessing. We do not believe that babies are a bother, a headache, or a financial drain or a crareer interrupter. We love babies. Your siblings did not view you as the competition. They are truly saddened and disappointed to not have really known you … You were not loved any less because you were baby No. 21.”
Michelle continues on to speak about the miscarriage itself, “It’s an awesome thought to me that you fulfilled your life’s purpose in such a short time … From now on, when I’m asked how many children I have, the answer will be 21 — 19 here and two in heaven. You are precious to me, Jubilee. Mommy loves you.” Listen to the audio after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on EW.com’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.”
Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.
The similarities between Cheeta the chimp and your average human don’t stop there: Cheeta loved to see people laugh, abandoned art projects as soon as he got bored with them, enjoyed standing up nice and tall, and “when he didn’t like somebody or something that was going on, he would pick up some poop and throw it at them.”
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