A former staff writer at People and Us Weekly, I have covered everything from hero pets to hurricanes to the secrets of celebrity slim-downs (which is basically avoiding carbs and anything else that you might actually enjoy eating). My work has also appeared in Essence and Self Magazine. Now an editor at The Stir, I spend my downtime hanging out with my hubby, toddler, and Shih Tzu in New York City. My other favorite pastime -- reality TV. I swear I've learned everything I need to know to survive this life from Snooki, Kim K, and NeNe Leakes.
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Major casting news for Dancing With the Stars. The show's resident hottie Maksim Chmerkovskiy announced that he's quitting the show for good. Devastating, right? It's especially heartbreaking for those of us who like bare pecs with our Cha-Cha. "I'm done dancing," he said on the The View. "I feel like it's time." Here's why he is calling it quits.
Familiar with the notion of the protective Mama Bear? You know, the mom who will viciously protect her young? Well, she ain't got nothing on Papa Bear. Case in point: a dad knocked out a man for leering at his daughter in a Pennsylvania Wawa convenience store. Now police are on the hunt for him.
Finding out that your husband cheated on you is hard enough. Now imagine if the messy drama was being played out in every tabloid on the planet. So is the story of poor Kendra Wilkinson. In recent weeks, news broke that her hubby Hank Baskett cheated on her. So desperate to grieve her failed marriage in private, she has kept a low profile. However, her grandmother recently revealed something she wasn't supposed to about the entire scandal.
You know that saying, "The world is going to hell in a hand basket"? Well, this may be proof that we are already there. There is a video going around of a man teaching a very small child how to use a grenade launcher on a beach. The little boy doesn't look older than 6 or 7. The footage is completely disturbing and signifies the deadly dangers awaiting us all. Take a look.
There is no question that Sandra Bullock is one of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood. She first won our hearts with a scene-stealing turn in Speed and has kept the world hooked ever since. So to celebrate the fact the gorgeous gal turned 50 (yes, 50, if you can believe it) on July 26, The Stir honors the star with a look back at some of her best work. Sit back and enjoy!