Mama to an 1-year-old girl and a 5-year-old shih tzu. Married.
I've blogged for lots o' websites; written essays for McSweeney's and Hackwriters; and worked on a ton of sitcoms. I watch a gross amount of Bravo and HGTV, and am hanging on to the pipe dream that one day I'll own a quaint little B&B somewhere on the coast of Italy. Won't you come visit?
Former Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips recently revealed a deep, dark secret: She's a recovering alcoholic. The gorgeous brunette, who was the star of the ABC show in 2004, admit to People magazine that not only was she wasted during the filming of everyone's favorite dating show, but she was at a point in which she was blacking out daily and drinking 20 bottles of wine a week. That's a lot of booze.
Meredith is amazingly now 150 days sober, but her road to this point, like most addictions, wasn't an easy one. "I realized I was going to kill myself," Meredith said. "There wasn't another path for me other than to stop."
Even though it's incredibly inspiring that Meredith had the balls to come out and admit something that so many are embarrassed about, I have to say: This truly is a shock. Addictions obviously know no prejudices, but it's crazy to think the prim and proper-looking Bachelor contestant who tried to win Bob Guiney's heart was going through this.
Well, this is ... weird. Jose Canesco took to his Twitter page recently to say that he's being accused of rape. The former MLB star, who has a strange Twitter account to begin with, initially named the accuser on the social media site, but then deleted the tweets.
Canseco's first tweet read: "Breaking news this is a first folks las vegas police was just at my house i have been charged with rape by a [victim's name] from las vegas." Shortly thereafter, Canseco tweeted again, saying: "All media welcome to this drama filled event. Did I rape [victim's name] or is she lieing. Stay tuned to another day in the life of jose canseco".
Now. Before we get into the specifics of what's going on here, can we all just take a moment to agree on the fact that running to Twitter after cops show up at your house and accuse you of rape is, well, super f*cking weird. Who does that?
Do you think it's weird that all celebrities have long, gorgeous, healthy-looking, flowing locks? Don't. Because all most of their hair is fake. They wear extensions. Weaves. Bogus hair, people! They just don't cop to it.
Now, I love me some clip-in hair extensions. I occasionally wear them to work or when I'm going out. It gives my boring, thin hair a little oomph. But I admit it. And you know who else admits it? Teen Mom Chelsea Houska. Hell, Chelsea goes well beyond admitting it. She actually posted a video of her "fixin' dat weeeave". (I think Queen Elizabeth was the first to use that phrase?)
Instagram photos are all the rage these days. If you don't have the app, you seriously need to get it, because it's awe-some. You can make a boring old ice cream cone look like a work of art. Or yourself look like a supermodel (filters!). It's, in my opinion, the best form of social media, and everyone needs to be using it.
Now. Despite Instagram's ability to make the totally mundane sublime, there still are ways to kick your photos up a notch. Here are 7 ways to make a good Instagram photo great.
Being a parent is hard. Despite it being the most rewarding job on earth, it can also be exhausting and downright frustrating at times. We need a break once in a while -- a time-out for ourselves, if you will. And although the thought of taking a trip without the little one is slightly terrifying, it really can do wonders for Mom and Dad -- and it's good for the whole family! Here are 5 ways a vacation without the baby will make you a better parent. Bon voyage!