Topic: Celebrities

When Even Deleted Photos Aren’t Safe, How Do We Protect Our Kids

When Even Deleted Photos Aren't Safe, How Do We Protect Our Kids

No doubt most (if not all) of you have heard about the latest celebrity nude photo scandal. Some basement-dwelling asshole has released intimate photos of some major female celebrities, and is promising to release dozens more of even more women. What is most hideous and terrifying about these newly outed photos of stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kate Upton is not only that these were, of course, photos that were never meant to be shared, but that in some cases these photos had been deleted by the women involved yet were still accessible to hackers through their iCloud accounts. As a mother, how do I teach my kids that even the last illusion of privacy — the deletion of personal photos and videos — is gone? More »

I Hope The Girls Who Bullied Aaron Paul’s Wife Watched The Emmys Last Night

I Hope The Girls Who Bullied Aaron Paul's Wife Watched The Emmys Last Night

Last night, while accepting his third Emmy, actor and class act Aaron Paul used a few seconds of his time on stage to direction attention to a foundation called The Kind Campaign. The foundation, whose website Paul crashed with the flood of post-Emmy hits that headed its way was co-founded by Paul’s wife Lauren. She’s someone with more than a passing familiarity with bullying of this brand: her junior high treatment by her cohorts left her depressed and suicidal, and now she’s out to make the world a better place, a little kindness at a time. I wonder if any of the girls who harassed her in school were watching last night, and if so, I wonder if they clicked over to the site and recognized the girl they’d given so much grief all those years ago? More »

It’s Almost Impossible Not To Root For Lindsay Lohan When You Realize How Sad She Is

It's Almost Impossible Not To Root For Lindsay Lohan When You Realize How Sad She Is

Watching Lindsay Lohan on Oprah‘s Next Chapter, it’s almost impossible not to feel really bad for her. Despite the prison stint, the car wrecks, the drugs and booze and fur coat snatching, I think the biggest takeaway from her interview is that she had no one looking out for her. She started working at just three-years-old as a child fashion model, and by the time she was 11 when she starred in the Disney remake of The Parent Trap. She basically grew up on camera. And she has been in rehab six times. More »