I am a mother, runner, wife, editor, and writer. My work has appeared in The New York Times, Parents, Parenting, Runner's World and many other publications over the years. I also make a mean margarita and run races (everything from 5ks to marathons).
I live outside of New York City with my husband, two kids (Sam, 6, and Alan, 4), a corpulent cat and a chihuahua with emotional issues.
The ladies of The Bachelorette are all getting together for a Men Tell All episode coming up in July, and it sounds like Desiree Hartsock, Ashley Hebert, Emily Maynard, and Ali Fedotowsky all got along famously. In fact, Ali called Des "one of the most genuine people I've met." This actually explains a lot.
Des IS genuine. She seems to be in it "for the right reasons" and looking for love. She seems to be sweet and genuinely interested in getting to know these men. I mean, just look at the way she talked about her parents and their happy marriage. It was so cute and sweet and definitely all from her heart.
It also makes for one seriously, SERIOUSLY boring season.
Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry has made no secret of the fact that she is 100 percent in support of gay rights. She posed (WITH her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy, Jo Rivera) for a NoH8 campaign a couple years ago and vocalized her support on Twitter and in interviews. But a photo shoot she recently let Isaac do with her husband Javi Marroquin has Jo all in a tizzy.
The photo shows toddler Isaac between Javi and model Wesley Watkins as if he is their son. Kailyn organized the shoot with photographer Kate Hedrick as part of her support for gay marriage.
Meanwhile, Jo said it "made him sick." Someone else called him out, and he said while he was all for equality, he didn't like his son being used this way in a photo like this. Hmmm. Unfortunately, I see his point.
In a horrifying story out of Utah, a man named Charles Richard Jennings Jr. walked into a Catholic church in Ogden, Utah on Father's Day hand in hand with his wife. As she sat in her pew, he marched up to her father, pulled a gun, and shot him in the back of the head. His father-in-law turned his head just in time and actually survived the shooting, but the church has been traumatized by the incident and many are wondering the obvious: Why?
As of now, it's unclear, though the couple did have a history of domestic disputes. The details on a potential motive are sparse at best, but it's hard to imagine he could be hand in hand with his wife one minute and shooting her dad on Father's Day the next.
Did she know he planned to do that? Why did he choose a church and not some other place to carry out his awful plan?
A series of horrifying photos showing "The Taste" star Nigella Lawson in what appears to be a fight with her husband of 10 years, Charles Saatchi. In the photos Saatchi is seen choking Lawsonas she cries, reaching across the table and poking her in the face, and eventually storming out.
Witnesses said they did not intervene (um, why?) but that it did look brutal and they were horrified. Later, she is seen crying and hailing a cab.
The photos are pretty damning evidence that something is very, very wrong in that marriage. But even worse, it is being reported that she left with a suitcase later. Ordinarily, reporting on something like this would feel like cruel gossip, but if she is being abused and no one stepped in, then it SHOULD be publicized far and wide. No one should be treated that way.
Selena Gomez is working hard to shake that good girl image and admitting she is willing to do nudity "for the right role" is the perfect way to do it. Yes, because nothing says "little girl all grown up" more than selling your boobs to the highest bidder. Yuck.
In all seriousness, there are actresses who manage to go their entire careers without doing nudity (Kate Winslet is not one of them). There is no reason she has to do it. It seems like maybe she wants to.