I've been senior lifestyle editor at The Stir for almost 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.
The 16-year-old's body was found Friday in an icy river in South Dakota's Falls Park, after she'd jumped in Thursday night to save her 6-year-old brother Garrett. Police think Garrett either slipped on rocks and fell in or was covered in the bubbling water's rising foam, which reached 10 feet high. The little boy lived because Madison -- and another man passing by who also leaped in to help -- saved him.
As wracked by grief and shock as Madison and Garrett's parents must be, they also are probably overcome with love -- and yes, pride -- that their daughter died doing something so noble for their son. Wouldn't you be?
But before we let you in on what was said (over Twitter -- where else?), here's what happa. The troubled singer was hospitalized Tuesday after having multiple seizures and then released on Wednesday. But only hours later, another bout of uncontrollable seizures had overcome him and he rushed to the ER again.
When TMZ's "last rites" story appeared Friday night, online hysteria over Lil Wayne's supposed imminent death ran amok. Enter his peeps. Warning: four-letter words ahead!
You don't have to know the slightest thing about me to guess that I'm not a celebrity. (Wait, you HAVEN'T heard of Catherine Donaldson-Evans?? THE Catherine Donaldson-Evans?) I haven't even had my 15 minutes. I'M NOT BITTER, I SWEAR.
But having a baby changed all that. Suddenly, when I go out, heads turn as we walk down the street. People buzz around me like flies. Smiles from strangers are as plentiful as pennies. And there's just a lovely, happy aura all around. It's almost ... magical.
It has nothing to do with me, of course. It's all about my 1-year-old daughter. Here are 7 ways going out with my baby is like being with a celebrity:
So as you probably heard, Justin Bieber hosted Saturday Night Liveover the weekend and let's just say it was a bit of a yawnfest. No Selena Gomez questions and a half-assed apology about smoking weed? Come on! But by far the worst part was the Biebs running around half-naked without a shirt on. He looks 8, for crying out loud! My eyes!
For Teen Mom Maci Bookout, her ex Ryan Edwards is HIS-TOR-Y. Now Maci only has eyes for her new squeeze, Taylor McKinney. And they seem ridiculously happy, all googly-eyed over each other and doing romantic, couple-y things. Ah, young love. You have to see this: