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Post baby body selfie causing ‘outrage’ online

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  Selfies irk me, but not because I envy the beauty but rather I have a hard time understanding why people don’t just ask someone to take the photo for them. Most of us aren’t hanging out alone all the time and, if we are alone, why can’t we just wait till someone comes home  [Read More]
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Family stiffs gay waitress on tip

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I don’t always tip 20 percent. If you rock (AKA anticipate what we need and bring it before we ask) you may very well receive 25 percent. If you kind of suck, the percentage will be closer to 15. (I don’t subtract the tax before filling out the tip.) What I’ve never done, though, is  [Read More]
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What people were saying about tonight’s Oscar fashions

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The Jennifers — as in Lawrence, Hudson and Aniston — dominated social media chatter during the red carpet arrivals at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Lawrence, who went with Dior — was widely hailed as the “best dressed.” Her gown with the fitted bodice and full skirt was expected since it’s the style she’s favored all awards   [Read More]
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Holy smokes! Goodbye Pope Benedict, but hello to plenty of movie pontiffs

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From CJ Lais: With the startling news coming out of Vatican City today that Pope Benedict XVI would be stepping down in two short weeks, surprising even his closest advisors, the speculation has begun: Is he sick? Are there more Nazi allegations forthcoming? Did he get a new, better gig as the latest judge on   [Read More]
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Man fakes potential plane crash, proposes to girlfriend

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Marriage proposals, it seems, are no longer about reaching across the table during dinner and holding out a ring. No, people are getting engaged in grandiose ways. Just last night, Giuliana Rancic told us how Bill proposed in a helicopter (and don’t think for a second I didn’t want to shout out “I was proposed [...] [Read More]
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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith split?

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I don’t know why, but I’m genuinely disheartened to hear when long-term couples separate. Sure, I don’t know them, but I still think it’s a bummer because, while I am the forever skeptic, I also like to believe in forever love. This split, which In Touch is reporting based on a family friend’s account, comes [...] [Read More]
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