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Children at risk from Jon Gosselin’s “clothing designs”!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Just when you thought Jon Gosselin, of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ fame, couldn’t get any more loathsome, People magazine reported that he’d signed a new deal to design kids’ clothing for the Ed Hardy label with help from his new girlfriend. This seemed unfathomable and was later refuted by the rigorous journalists at Entertainment [...]

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Sasha Baron Cohen: Hey, sorry, your manipulatively marketed movie bombed

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

I was talking to a California teacher the other day about the way her kids casually call each other “gay,” as the universal synonym for “uncool.” As she put it, they sincerely have no clue. Understandably, I didn’t have a lot of faith in the American public’s ability to appreciate the satire that supposedly excuses [...]

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Admirably imperfect mom of the week: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

It’d hard to be funny when you’re hanging out with tiny people who see no compelling reason to avoid gaping pits, ravenous dingoes, speeding Camaros, and large houses made of gingerbread. The parenting experience more typically facilitates freaking out, not the writing of a bestselling humor book. So when someone like the truly hilarious Stefanie [...]

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The fate of Paris Michael Jackson—according to the world’s meanest astrologer

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

So I just discovered that Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, was born on April 3. The good news: So was I; it’s a really nice birthday. The bad news: Someday, Paris is going to read about herself in The Secret Language of Birthdays, this infamously rude, famously “accurate,” best-selling astrology book—and find out that she’s “demanding, [...]

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Outraged mom reacts—sluggishly—to a 2001 teen trend

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Almost all parents excel when it comes to paranoia. For the few who don’t know how to freak out competently on their own, there are syndicated parenting columnists like Debra-Lynn B. Hook to give them a nudge. In a recent piece, Hook uncovers a trend so disturbing she can’t quite process it: Co-ed sleepovers. I [...]

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