I've been senior lifestyle editor at The Stir for more than two years after a short career freelance writing. I did stints at People, PopEater, AOL Health, The Huffington Post, and MyDaily. Before that, I was at FoxNews.com (don't gasp), where I covered fun stuff like the Oscars and style trends, plus heavier fare like Katrina and Casey Anthony. Not long ago, I was in the odd position of getting married at City Hall, planning what my mom called a "proper wedding," and having a baby all in the same year. I have a thing for watermelon, mystery novels, France, and trips to the Met.
Teenager Dwayne Jones had always been different, his life always brutally painful because of it.
In high school, he was mercilessly mocked because he was effeminate. Ultimately, he dropped out.
His father kicked him out of the house at age 14 -- but didn't stop there. He and some others who lived in the same slum in Jamaica banished him from the whole neighborhood. Dwayne's own dad turned on him in the ultimate act of betrayal.
Dwayne's short life ended a few weeks ago when he was just 16 years old at the hands of a vicious, cruel mob. He'd been shot, stabbed, beaten, and run over by a car. He'd dressed as a woman for a "straight" block party and would probably have gone unnoticed except for one fatal mistake: he told a girl from church he ran into there who he really was beneath the clothes.
So you've just finally settled down with your cherished other half, your iPhone 5. The two of you now know each other so well, you're like two peas in a pod. Meant to be. Inseparable. Partners for life.
Not so fast, iPhone lovers. It might be time to break up for yet another new flame. The latest rumor has it that the next iPhone -- presumably the iPhone 6 though it could be called the 5s or the 5c -- will be out as early as Sept. 10.
Let me say it again. Less than a year after the iPhone 5's long-awaited release Sept. 12, the next one is already around the corner ... a very short corner, as it turns out. So you know what that means, right? Time to shell out another bleeping several hundred buckeroos or stick with your 5 with the nagging feeling that you're completely out of date and unhip.
You might want to sit down for this one. A new report is saying that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have no intention of ever selling baby North's photos for mountains of cash.
Come again? This, from a Kardashian and her "I am a god" man?
Despite the fact that the power couple could make millions selling their infant daughter North West's pics -- they reportedly got an offer of $3 million that they turned down a while back -- now they're rumored to be saying no way to any offer.
Jennifer Aniston threw quite the 42nd birthday bash for fiance Justin Theroux. Lest there was any doubt that these two are googly-eyed in love and will eventually walk down the aisle, the extravaganza she (and probably about 100 of her "people") pulled off should put that to rest.
Unless you're a cynic and think it was all for show. It is Hollywood, after all, and she is mega-famous. But still, it was awfully sweet.
Aniston, 44, pulled out all the stops for her man's bday party, from the insanely star-studded guest list -- hmmm, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire, Laura Dern, John Krasinski, Don Cheadle, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Isla Fisher, Samantha Ronson, Will Arnett, Malin Ackerman, and Dax Shepard anyone? -- to the carefully planned details.
The entire affair was held at the couple's just-renovated $21 million Bel-Air mansion.
The couple are parents to an almost 2-year-old daughter named Jordan Kay and have been dating since 2008.
Federline and Prince said their vows at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel penthouse. Baby Jordan was there, as were their families.
"It's about time Kevin got over Britney and went on with life," a source told Us Weekly. "Victoria is an awesome girl."
Federline's move is reminiscent of Spears' own Las Vegas wedding to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander, which ended as quickly as it started. But you can't really compare K-Fed's marriage to that one. In that case, Brit was just hooking up with her old pal Alexander and the decision to walk down the aisle sounded pretty drunken ... er, impulsive. Sources at the time said the whole thing was just a joke gone too far.