I write about parenting, home, food, clutter, thermostat wars, princesses -- so, basically, my life with a husband, 9 year old son, and 7 year old daughter. Previously I wrote about health and family at readersdigest.com, and before that, I was a newspaper reporter, and before that ... I can't remember anymore.
There's probably a perfectly simple explanation for why Kim Kardashian decided to hide her face coming out of a beauty salon in Los Angeles yesterday -- one that doesn't involve plastic surgery. You know that's the first thing that came to everyone's mind on Friday when she emerged with a towel over her face.
While it is highly irregular for the limelight lovin' reality star to hide anything about herself from the media, she was obviously feeling a little self-conscious with her hair all disheveled and tied up and some strange goop on her face.
Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Kim's skin and complexion is perfect, and that doesn't come without a little effort, no matter how good your genes are. And based on some of the wacky stuff she's had "done" in the past, like vampire facelifts, there seems a pretty logical explanation for all this new face-hiding going on.
Madonna talks about lots of things in her essay for Harper's Bazaar that everyone is buzzing about. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, the early days of her career, the PR nightmare of trying to adopt her son from Africa. But the one thing everyone seems to be focusing on today is her RAPE.
Madonna was raped at knife point on a roof shortly after coming to New York City. She was around 20. More than three decades ago.
"I was raped on the roof of a building," is how she put it.
It's an old joke by now: Celebrities picking baby names so weirdly unique that no other parents in the entire world would want it for their kid. That's why it's always so refreshing when a celebrity picks a "normal" name for a their baby, something that the rest of us wouldn't be embarrassed to name our own children.
So many missing children cases never see the creep who probably did it formally charged because often times police can't find a body. This is what's happened with missing 4-and-a-half year old 'Baby Kate' Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips of Michigan for more than two years.
The last time Kate's mom, Ariel Courtland, saw her baby daughter was in the backseat of her father Sean Phillips' car. Police have long suspected Phillips had something to do with the child's disappearance but could never prove it without finding ... you know, the necessary evidence.
But now there's new "evidence" in the Baby Kate case. Though this evidence is probably not the child herself, because we would have certainly heard about that, it is no doubt something big enough to warrant charging him for the child's killing.
It's a little odd to say there's some comfort in the latest theory as to what may have happened to 3-year-old Madeleine McCann. The new lead cops are pursuing is that Maddie may have been the victim of burglars that were committing a string of robberies in the Portugal resort where she went missing. Burglars and NOT a pedophile ring targeting potential victims, kidnapping them the minute their parents turned their backs, and whisking them out of the country through their organized network. Burglars are better than pedophiles, right? So if whatever happened to Maddie was just an unplanned accident, and whoever took her were just common thieves, maybe there's an even better chance that she is still alive and okay. Somewhere. Maybe? Hopefully?