Jon & Kate announce separation
Wed Jun 24
If you're anything like the other trillion Jon & Kate Plus 8 fans in the world, you probably tuned in on Monday to watch the celereality couple reveal their big announcement, otherwise known as the worst-kept secret in TV. (In case you missed it, you can catch the clip here.) After admitting they were separating, they went on to explain that the arguments between them were not healthy for the kids, and that while they could stay together, doing so would only be detrimental to the family. The eight kids will remain in the house with Jon and Kate doing the commuting, switching residences when having custody. Famous or not, it's awful to watch any household fall apart, and you could see the anguish on both Jon's and Kate's faces. What really got me, though, was when I was re-watching the announcement online. When the clip ended, past episodes began streaming. Yes, Jon and Kate have had their issues, but there was still a lot of love there, and you can see it in the adventures the ten of...
Stacy London hosts MAT fashion show this weekend
Thu Jun 18
Stacy London, resident fashionista on TLC's super-addicting makeover show, What Not to Wear, is hosting the annual "MAT Hits the Runway" fashion show this Saturday. If you've never heard of it, let me school you: The show features designs created by students from the Manhattan Academy of Technology (also known as P.S. 126), one of the few public-school fashion programs in the city. But don't expect to find anything even remotely resembling the stuff you patched together in your Home Ec days. I went last year, and the pieces I saw strutting down the runway were so well-made and sophisticated it was hard to believe they were created by adolescents. The designs ranged from formal wear to sporty ensembles, but my favorite from 2008 had to be a dress made entirely out of—wait for it—Capri Sun wrappers. Too cool. If you've got a couture-inclined kid—or even if you don't—head to the show and prepare to be impressed. MAT Hits the Runway Splashlight Studios, 75 Varick...
Jon & Kate to "make an important announcement" Monday
Thu Jun 18
Though we hate to perpetuate the gossip mill, this promo for Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 intrigued us. According to Kate's mopey voice over, the couple have an "announcement to make" and have apparently made some "life-changing decisions." Well, duh, it's gotta be divorce! Or does it? Do you think TLC is just toying with our emotions, only to reveal that the two are staying together? Better question: How are we going to survive the weekend with all this anticipation!? Watch the clip below, then give us your predictions.
Is MeMe Roth a Nutritional Nut, or Not?
Tue Jun 16
Boy, some people hate MeMe Roth! I hated her, too, when I read the New York Times article about her this morning. Oh, come on, I thought, surely the kids can have cupcakes now and then! (Although I admit, doughnuts in gym class send a strange mixed message.) Then I heard her comments about posting calories in fast-food chains and thought that I might be able to like her. I also worry about the obesity epidemic and think people should know how many calories are in that Baconator! But in the end, I realized MeMe and I are never going to be BFFs. Roth's fight isn't just about junk food--it's about food, period. According to the UK Guardian, Roth pretty much eats nothing till late afternoon, exercises on an empty stomach, and admits that people are sometimes "disappointed" that she doesn't focus on the pleasures of food. "I'm trying to emphasize the utilitarian aspect of food and keep it in its place," she told Elle. "I think we need to just put the food away." That's where she lost...
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