I'm a writer, an editor, a lover, and a fighter. While I've written for a zillion online and off pubs, a heck of a lot to do with parenting; I'm also a brand new celiac disease victim lady and I tell you how it all is -- and how it should be -- at Gluten Is My Bitch.
Hurricane Sandy, aka, Superstorm Sandy has wrecked huge parts of the East Coast of the United States and is still causing trouble. As a recent transplant from New York City I found myself glued to the television, while being tucked away in California. As friends, family, and the rest of the eastern seaboard hunkered down and tried to stay safe, I’m happy to say only one friend (that I know of) has been injured. Property damage, however, is a whole other issue. For those of us safely far, far, away from the destruction, it’s time to help. You can send your prayers out to those in the path, and you can also send your money, time, or support. Here are five ways you can help the victims of this epic storm.
Rapper Lil Reese has been behaving badly and -- shocker -- doesn't seem to give a damn what anyone thinks. Classy, Lil. Real classy. The cellphone video, which was just released, shows a verbal argument getting physical as Lil Reese punches a young girl, knocks her to the ground, and begins kicking her as she screams.
It looks like this disturbing incident takes place inside a house, possibly the young girl's home, as she asks who let Lil Reese and his entourage inside. Honestly, there is no way to paint Lil in a positive light. That doesn't mean he won't try, though! Check out his Twitter response. Jerk.
Me & Mrs. OWell, I had a super fun time last week on the set of The Talk with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler, and Sharon Osbourne (or Mrs. O, as she's affectionately called). A few bloggers were invited to hang out in the front row during the show, do a little live tweeting, and then have lunch with the hosts of this daytime talk show that lets it all hang out. Yes, Brad Pitt was mentioned multiple times. Why wouldn't he be? You've seen this ad, right?
Seriously you guys, I just went to a taping of Dr. Phil and there was not 1/100th of the fun vibe that was offered up on The Talk. Here's what else was going down.
What is it with CBS and their television stars? It seems like every year a very public fight breaks out between management and talent and, wow, can it get ugly. This time it's Jennifer Esposito, the star of Blue Bloods who is calling out CBS for what is seemingly a complete lack of consideration for her health, and getting a Twitter revolution started after getting the boot, rather than getting treatment.
While Jennifer Esposito suffers from celiac disease and claims that she's being let go from the show -- and held to a contract -- because of her illness, CBS is saying that she can't do her job properly, so see ya!
Not Actual Hormone TherapyNot that long ago every woman "of a certain age" was given a prescription of estrogen as soon as she got a little snippy. The idea being that hormone therapy could solve all of the ills of menopause: the hot flashes, the mood swings, the vaginal dryness that no one wants to talk about.
While these symptoms were the primary reasons ladies were asking their doctors for some relief, the side benefits of reducing the risk of chronic lady diseases like breast cancer and osteoporosis were also touted around the medical world.