Top baby names of 2008 announced
Fri May 8
Romeo may have mulled over what's in a name, but if the most popular baby monikers of 2008 are any indication, the answer is a mix of tradition and pop culture. Emma and Jacob top the list of 1000 names, released today by the Social Security Administration. Emily, which had the No. 1 spot for the past 12 years, was displaced by Emma, while Jacob held strong as the top boys' name for the 10th straight year. New additions to the top 10 for both genders include Alexander, at number 6, and Chloe, which snuck in at number 10. The name with the biggest jump this year won't come as a surprise: Barack, which leapt 10,126 places to No. 2,409. (Although we imagine Hussein won't be in fashion anytime soon.) Another name growing in popularity is Miley, up 152 spots to No. 127, a move undeniably influenced by the ubiquitous pop princess of the same name. (May we add, though, that Miley isn't even the star's birth name? That would be Destiny Hope.) David and Victoria Beckham's US invasion also...
Kate of Jon & Kate Plus 8 speaks out
Thu May 7
Are you sick of hearing about these two yet? We didn't think so! Kate Gosselin has released a statement regarding the rumors of her husband's extra-marital affair. Although plenty of photos and even a video have surfaced as evidence of his infidelity, Kate says he's innocent. "[I take] all the stories with a grain of salt since people are being paid to talk." Jon is still denying any funny business. "These allegations are false and just plain hurtful. As I adjust to the attention that comes from being in the public eye, I need to be more careful and aware of who I am associating with and where I am spending my time. But the bottom line is, I did not cheat on Kate." Thoughts? Things are really starting to heat up! Do you think Kate is just in denial?
Jon Gosselin from Jon & Kate is having an affair
Wed May 6
Jon and his mistress I'm a romantic, so when I heard the rumors of an affair between Jon Gosselin and a mysterious lady friend, I refused to believe them. A few snapshots of him and a chick at a bar weren't enough to convince me; I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. Sadly, the suspicions have now been confirmed in the latest issue of Us Weekly. The girl we've been seeing in all the tabloid photos is Deanna Hummel, a 23-year-old third grade school teacher, who's been hanging around the Gosselins' home while Kate was away promoting her book. Tacky! Hummel's brother, Jason, has come out of the woodwork in an effort to expose the affair and "protect" his sister. Nice job, Jason. He's dishing out some interesting information on the pair, including some inside knowledge of their apparently very sexual relationship: "A lot of the time, it was pretty, um, gross listening to her, you know, um — how do I say this? The walls are thin. Let's just say that. I mean, no...
Free KFC! For a price...
Wed May 6
Before you turn your nose up at feeding your tot fried chicken for supper, chew on this: Kentucky Fried Chicken revamped its traditionally super-fatty menu with a new, healthier option: grilled chicken. And from now through May 19 (excluding Mother's Day), you can snag a two-piece meal (which comes with your choice of two sides and a beyond-delicious biscuits!) for free . But you do have to pay for it, in a way. In order to print your coupon , you have to install a "coupon printer." Um, can't any printer be a coupon printer? Apparently not. We haven't downloaded the "coupon printer" yet for fear of spyware, but perhaps our hunger will get the better of us. The coupon must be printed out by midnight tonight in order to be valid. Update: Apparently grilled chicken is a hot commodity in NYC, because riots, sit-ins and general debauchery have broken out at the Midtown East location. Screaming matches are in full force, racial slurs are being tossed around,...
Events for kids by date
Americangirl.com for Events!
- The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family
- Ten weekend getaways from NYC for families
- New York pizza for families
- Best things to do with kids in NYC this weekend
- Free things to do with kids in New York
- Family attractions in NYC: The 50 best sights and attractions
- 25 best playgrounds in New York City
- Sassy city kids taste NYC's quirkiest ice cream flavors
- The 50 best family restaurants in NYC
- May 2015 events calendar for kids in NYC