Senin, 31 Agustus 2009
The Hitrenn bag for Adidas by Stella McCartney is the perfect back to school bag for those days when you don't need to care a ton of books. The bag is made of light blue cotton jersey. The main compartment is access from a top zipper, and there are two external zip pockets. And since teen-age girls love logos, there is a clear plastic star with the Adidas-Stella McCartney logo. $115
Jumat, 28 Agustus 2009
Tonight is the premiere of the Wizards of Waverly Place Movie. Feel free to post your reviews here, don't give away any spoilers. I usually can't stand the shows on the Disney Channel, but Wizards of Waverly Place is one I can watch with my 10 year old and not want to go jump off my roof. So I am excited to see what the movie is like, it was a long time coming.
Jumat, 21 Agustus 2009
Everyday Kourtney Kardashian comes up with a new way to sell her baby to the press, and there are still months to go in her pregnancy. Is she the new Tori Spelling? What is she going to do when the public gets tired of her little rating baby before it is even born? But at least she gives me someone to make fun of.
As Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick relish in their baby bliss, the five-months-pregnant reality star tells PEOPLE that it's a "bittersweet" experience since her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian, isn't around to share in the joy.
"I wish my dad was here, but I know that he is here with us [in spirit], and I feel like this is definitely a blessing from him," Kourtney, 30, tells PEOPLE of her father, who passed away at age 59 in 2003 after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer. "I would love for him to be here and experience this all. I feel like he would be so happy."
Kardashian's mom, Kris Jenner – who divorced Robert in 1989 and subsequently married former Olympian Bruce Jenner – has also gotten emotional about his absence. "My mom was crying, like, 'Your dad would be so happy.' And you know, I feel like it's cool, because I feel like he's here."
In fact, Kardashian says, "It's bittersweet, and that's how I feel about getting married, too. I almost don't want to get married because I don't want him to not be there."
But Kardashian will keep her father's legacy alive by emulating his parenting, she says. "I would like to be how my dad was as a parent to us," she tells PEOPLE. "He would always be our friend, but not too much. We would know that we could go to him and tell him everything."
Kardashian says her dad was stricter than her mom, and thinks that she's likely to posses that characteristic as a mother herself.
"I think I am strict, she says. "Even [my younger half-sisters] Kendall and Kylie say, 'You are going to be the meanest mom,' because one time at Disneyland I yelled at Kendall because she was throwing a brat attack, because my mom wouldn't buy her a Tinkerbell shirt ... I was like, 'That's not how you teach your kids!' "
But she won't be too harsh with her own child. "Definitely you want to spoil your kids," she says. "But I want them to learn responsibility and want them to make their own money. My dad taught us that."
Dr. Mongi Hamrouni, head of the ministry's public health department, said he was "more than 99 percent" sure the woman claiming to be expecting six boys and six girls has a mental problem.
Medical experts were dispatched to the central city of Gafsa where the 30-year-old woman resides, but she again refused to be examined, another health ministry official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Mansour Hamhoum, a regional health official in charge of Gafsa, said he could not locate any medical records of the pregnancy in the city hospital.
The woman's lawyer Lotsi Smat said she's a former Arabic language teacher. Smat said he also doubted the woman's claim after she refused to show him an ultrasound confirming her pregnancy.
Health experts say a 12-baby pregnancy is next to impossible. They believe the woman could be experiencing a "phantom pregnancy," a rare condition where a woman believes she is pregnant and can actually develop symptoms consistent with pregnancy, like a swelling abdomen, missing a period or feeling that a baby is moving inside her.
Kamis, 20 Agustus 2009
Spot On Square is releasing two new furniture lines, Roh and Eicho. The Eicho is eco-friendly, minimalist and affordable. The crib is $595. But at the other end of the spectrum is the Roh. The furniture is made of locally sourced walnut, and the crib features sides of BPA free, phthalate free, 100% recyclable clear acrylic. You have a choice of whether one or both of the sides are the acrylic, and white or dark grey for the end pieces. The price range is $1590-1990.
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But don't expect the results unless they are negative. And why would he move Rielle Hunter and baby Frances near his home if the chances weren't really good that it was his child.
Amid several unconfirmed reports that her husband, former Sen. John Edwards, is nearing an announcement about the paternity of his former mistress's 18-month-old baby, Elizabeth Edwards says she expects a DNA test will take place – and hopes it can be done quietly.
During a Wednesday night appearance with CNN's Larry King to debate health-care reform, Mrs. Edwards, 60, was asked about DNA testing of Rielle Hunter's baby daughter, Frances.
"My expectation is that, at some point, something happens," she replied. "And I hope for the sake of this child that it happens, you know, in a quiet way."
All's quiet, too, at her house, Edwards said. Despite a supermarket tabloid cover story this week that claims she recently packed her bags in a fit of rage over her husband's alleged decision to move Hunter and the child into a home near his North Carolina beach house, Elizabeth Edwards, mother to two school-aged children, told King: "Things are going fine. We're getting the children ready for a new school year. Everything seems to be going pretty smoothly at my house."
As for her health, Mrs. Edwards, who was diagnosed in early 2007 with incurable Stage 4 breast cancer, reports: "The numbers don't look that optimistic, but I feel good. And I've had recent tests that show me to be in pretty good health, all things considered."
And, she added, "I'm still out here fighting."
Christian Audigier basically admitted to People magazine that Jon Gosselin has changed into a douchebag. And from the sound of it there won't be Jon Gosselin/ Audigier collaboration.
Of course Audigier has moved on to hanging out with this weeks new fame whore, Kari Ann Peniche. He has to make sure that his picture is always in the tabloids. And Jon loves to be seen with Michael Lohan. They are working on a show about celebrity (d-list) divorced dads. Luckily, TLC won't let Jon do the show.
Christian Audigier first saw Jon Gosselin while flipping through the channels and stopping on Jon & Kate Plus 8 – a much simpler time for the reality TV dad, he says.
"I was watching Jon and Kate and then I was seeing him on the cover of magazines with my shirt and asking for a job," the Ed Hardy designer says, adding he soon flew Gosselin out to Saint-Tropez to join him on vacation. "I met the guy for two days to see what he wanted to do as a job. In the beginning it was Jon and Kate, and then the guy came with another girl. He told me, 'I'm going to come with my stylist. I need two tickets for the plane.' So I said, 'no problem.' "
Though Audigier says Gosselin and current girlfriend Hailey Glassman were not officially an item when he showed up with her in Saint-Tropez, "by the time two weeks passed it was a completely new story," he says.
Just where is Gosselin in his life now? "He is not the same as he was," says Audigier. "He has a more complicated life now. He has all of those kids and a girlfriend and ex-wife."
Next, the pals plan to meet up in Las Vegas at the end of August for the annual Magic fashion show. As far as their joint venture, the designer says nothing is set in stone. But one thing is for sure, "Jon wants to do something involving bikes," says Audigier. "He's a biker."
If Jon Gosselin is a biker, I am the Queen of Bloody Sheba.
Rabu, 19 Agustus 2009
Kourtney Kardashian's unplanned pregnancy forced the shocked reality TV star to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life: Would she have the baby or terminate the pregnancy?
"I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not, and I wasn't thinking about adoption," Kardashian, 30, who was shooting E!'s Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami at the time, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don't think it's talked through enough. I can't even tell you how many people just say, 'Oh, get an abortion.' Like it's not a big deal."
Scott Disick, the baby's 26-year-old father, was supportive either way. The pair had split in November after two years of dating, but reconciled shortly after finding out she was pregnant. "He wanted me to talk about it more, but I just kept to myself," she says. "He said, 'I really want you to keep it, but I will support you whatever you decide to do.'"
Confused and concerned, Kardashian says, "I called my best friend crying, and I was like, 'I don't know what to do.' She said, 'Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff.' " So Kardashian discussed abortion with her physician, and then headed to the Internet to do further research.
"I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards."
After scouring the Internet, Kardashian says she started to realize that an abortion wasn't an option for her. "I was just sitting there crying, thinking, 'I can't do that,' " she says. "And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life."
Kardashian says she did some intense soul-searching. "For me, all the reasons why I wouldn't keep the baby were so selfish: It wasn't like I was raped, it's not like I'm 16. I'm 30 years old, I make my own money, I support myself, I can afford to have a baby. And I am with someone who I love, and have been with for a long time."
Although Kardashian sought out the advice of others, she says it was her decision – and hers alone – that was the most important.
"I really wanted to think it through for myself, and not hear what my sisters were saying, or what Scott was saying. Even though I took it all in, I wanted it to be my decision," she says. "My doctor told me there is nothing you will ever regret about having the baby, but he was like, 'You may regret not having the baby.' And I was like: That is so true. And it just hit me. I got so excited, and when I told Scott he was so excited. But I think if I had said I'm not going to keep it, I really think he would have pushed me into keeping it."
4Moms has update their website to include new information on the Mamaroo and the Origami. There is also new video of the Mamaroo, which seems like it will be making it to market very soon. The Mamaroo looks like no other baby swing that I have ever seen. It copies the bouncing and swaying that parents instinctively do to comfort babies.
I would expect the Mamaroo first, probably after the ABC show, and then the Origami early next year. (That is what Fall means to stroller companies.)
Lil' Wayne has finally admitted to fathering Lauren London's unborn child. He made the vague admission this morning on Big Boy's Radio show, saying: “That’s not rumors. That’s a kid, that’s a child, that’s a life. You don’t hide from that!"
You can listen to the interview here. The quote I used is around the 3:23 mark.
Can someone tell me how he keeps getting all these beautiful women? I just don't get it, he looks like a weasel to me.
Selasa, 18 Agustus 2009
In light of 's pregnancy, Scott Disick, 25, has changed, says her sister Khloe.
Though the couple split in February after she suspected him of cheating, "he's always been obsessed with Kourtney," Khloe told Usmagzine.com Sunday at a pool party at Wet Republic in Las Vegas to promote their new E! show Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. (I think that the break up was just another publicity stunt to hype the new show, either that or she is very stupid to take the cheat back. But of course I think that the pregnancy announcement was timed to get free press for the show, if not the whole pregnancy. It all screams of desperation.)
These days, "he's more -- well, I don't know if a man can be maternal, but he's definitely becoming more maternal," Khloe added. ("Paternal," Kourtney, 30, corrected her.)(Just because he is excited about the baby doesn't mean that he isn't cheating.)
She said she isn't sure they'll wed.
"I feel like there's just so much in my mind, and I have so much to plan and think about for the baby," she said. "I will worry about myself later."
As for her pregnancy, she said, "I feel good."
She said she hasn't had any weird cravings. "I have more healthy cravings than my normal eating habits," she said. "I crave fruit and smoothies. I mean, I definitely eat junk. Yesterday, I laid in bed and ate Pinkberry and Twizzlers and Mexican food. I mix it up."
Kourtney - who is due in December - said she's gained about 10 pounds so far.
"I'm embracing it," she said. "I like when my body changes. I like seeing it. I run around naked all day at home. I think it's like a beautiful thing."
She said she doesn't know yet if she's having a boy or girl.
Though filming on their new Miami show has wrapped, "we're taping season four of Keeping up with the Kardashians which we've already filmed a little bit for and we start fully taping in September," Kourtney said.
Senin, 17 Agustus 2009
Will this game of fertility one upmanship end when a woman dies? Because the babies in these supersized baby litters die or are disabled more than you hear about, and it hasn't put a stop to women trying to top the last stupid woman.
Kendra Wilkinson and NFL player Hank Baskett have picked a traditional name for their son, who is due to be born on Christmas Day. "Hank and i have soooo much to do to prepare for our baby's arrival, but one thing we can already cross off our list is coming up with a name," the Kendra star, 24, writes on her blog. "We've already decided to name our son Hank Baskett IV!!!" Last week the couple revealed that they are having a boy. As for why they picked the name, Wilkinson says, "Hank's dad and his grandfather were both named Hank, so it was very important to us to carry on the family tradition." This will be the first child for the couple, who got married in June. The expectant mom adds: "I can't wait to meet my little Hank."
It wasn't like the poor girl had much choice for names, her husband is a III after all so you know that his family would really want a IV. But he probably won't be the only baby Hank born this year. Is one of those slightly trendy baby names. But she is doing it for the right reason, family tradition.
Selasa, 11 Agustus 2009
It's official: Though she remained mum over the last nine months Jennifer Hudson is, indeed, a mom.
The Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer, 27, welcomed son David Daniel Otunga Jr. on Monday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"The baby is beautiful and perfect," says Hudson's rep Lisa Kasteler. "His parents are ecstatic."
David weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., at birth and is the first child for Hudson and her fiancé David Otunga. The couple kept the sex of the baby a delivery surprise.
Throughout the duration of her pregnancy, Hudson refused to confirm or deny that she was an expectant mother, instead allowing her burgeoning bump to speak for itself. As late as last month, she took the stage in Los Angeles to perform "Will You Be There" at the public memorial for Michael Jackson.
Her relative silence didn't stop colleagues from sending their well-wishes, however. Anika Noni Rose predicted in June that her Dreamgirls costar would go on to be a phenomenal mother, telling PEOPLE that David Jr. would be "much loved."
Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 was the first to break the news of David's arrival.
Senin, 10 Agustus 2009
I just discovered a really cute line of English acrylic jewelry. Tatty Devine creates fun and flirty collection of bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and rings. I really recommend the name necklaces if you want a nameplate necklace. The acrylic makes it look totally new as opposed to the usual gold or silver.
Ok Magazine scored the first official photos of little Kenzo, new son of Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou. Also pictured are sister Ming and Aoki, Kimora's daughters with Russell Simmons. I think the baby looks like Djimon and Aoki. He definitely has his big sister's mouth.
More pictures below.
Jumat, 07 Agustus 2009
Now we know why Jude Law made his little "Oops, I got a groupie pregnant statement," Samantha Burke probably was about to come forward and milk her 15 minutes of fame for all it is worth.
Photos of a pregnant Samantha have already been leaked to the press. You know that she probably leaked them to TMZ herself. Poor kid is probably just an 18 year paycheck for this woman.
More photos below.
Nicole Richie's maternity collection is online at a Pea In The Pod. The items cost $55-148. I hate to say I am rather disappointed, the clothes look now different than those you can get a Target for a third of the price. I was expecting something with a little more edge.
But the prices do have a justification. It is high end A Pea In The Pod, and are in line with the rest of their prices. And everything seems to be made right here in the good ole US of A.. And American labor is expensive
Senin, 03 Agustus 2009
It is time to think about buying new lunch boxes for back to school, and this simple tote by Milkdot is more stylish than the usual cartoon covered lunch bag. And when lunch is over this insulated lunch bag folds flat for storage in a backpack. $25