I'm a former Forbes journalist and blogger who has also waxed lyrical for other places, including Marie Claire, The Frisky, The New York Post, and Women on the Fence. For my book, Can't Think Straight, I was on The Today Show, The Joy Behar Show, The Gayle King Show, and others. (But not Hoarders. One can dream.) I like to tell it like it is, almost as much as I like cats. I know a lot about celebrities and nothing about my neighbors.Visit me at my website or blog.
It was confirmed today that the first patient suffering from the Ebola virus has been diagnosed and is in a Dallas hospital. While two other Ebola patients had been flown here from Ebola-ravaged countries, this is the first known case of someone being diagnosed with the deadly virus while on U.S. soil, though he or she most likely contracted it in Liberia.
Jennifer Lopez is still looking for The One -- but hopefully she won't settle on Maksim Chmerkovskiy to fulfill her fairytale wishes. The two were rumored to be dating, though it was unclear if they ever really were. However, when People asked about the ridiculously good-looking and athletic potential-couple, Maks casually replied that he is "having fun." Oh-oh. You know what that means!
Eating SpaghettiOs got a woman more than a month in jail. The 23-year-old Georgia woman, Ashley Gabrielle Huff, was pulled over in Gainsville, Florida, for a routine traffic violation, and when the officer spied a spoon with a dried substance on it in a plastic bag, she insisted it was spaghetti sauce, as she said she liked keeping a can of SpaghettiOs in her car and eating it. Not buying her spaghetti eating story, she was booked for possession of methamphetamine.
Lisa Knoefel was only trying to do the right thing when she took in troubled teen Sabrina Zunich and became her foster mother and welcomed her into her family. Sabrina had been taken away from her caregiver, her grandmother, after she became unruly and it was determined her grandmother could no longer care for her. Before that, Sabrina's mother could no longer care for her because of drug and alcohol addiction. No doubt Sabrina had had a tough life so far. How lucky for her that Lisa was willing to help her out and give her a stable home with her husband, teen daughter, and toddler, in Ohio. Tragically, Sabrina paid Lisa back by killing her.
Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham disappeared two weeks ago and police still aren't any closer to finding her whereabouts. Fortunately, however, they do have a suspect in custody: Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, who was arrested last week after he fled Virginia when he learned police wanted to speak with him. And now, horrifyingly, police think he may have had something to do with the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, whose body was found in 2009. And police are even beginning to wonder if perhaps the mystery of what happened to two other young women who went missing from the Charlottesville area might be solved now too.