If you haven’t seen the Queen of Versailles documentary, you need to. Like now. Like open another window with your Netflix streaming and have that loading while you finish reading this post. We’re talking epic layers of wealth, class, straight up nanny enslavement, economic recession commentary, women’s roles, and that’s only the first half hour. But for those of you who haven’t had the Queen of Versailles experience, suffice it to say that the obscenely wealthy Siegel family (of eight children) set out to build a Versailles-inspired home in Florida.
Then the economy tanks. More
Pregnant Kim Kardashian has had, so far, a very stressful pregnancy. So much so that a doctor recently paid the reality starlet a visit and told her to not let her Kris Humphries divorce get to her. There’s even further speculation that the mommy-to-be had a miscarriage scare. So leave it to the Kardashian Empire to parlay all that stress and panic into season eight of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” More
It must be less than fun to be a Jenner/Kardashian kid in the year 2013. Aside from the few moments were you can mock your mother’s “fake smile,” we’re looking at a steady trajectory of post-baby bodies, reality shows, promotional mommy blogs, and sell sell sell. So it’s really no wonder that 17-year-old Kendall Jenner is kind of over it — at least for “five minutes” a day. More
Snooki has a lot going on right now. In addition to getting baby 7-month-old son Lorenzo baptized last week, the new mother is also working on pregnancy/parenting book. Nevermind that she’s also been busting her bum making that big splashy post-baby body debut. But despite Snooki’s busy reality TV mom schedule, Nicole Polizzi paused to give some glamorous labor tips to fellow reality TV starlet Kim Kardashian. How does one stay delivery chic in such an uncouth time as delivery? Snooki, now “celebrity baby correspondent,” saves the day! More
In yet another one of the stellar parenting/co-parenting decisions to come out of the LeAnn Rimes Eddie Cibrian Brandi Glanville love triangle press tour, husband and wife are looking to pitch their own reality show. They’re already taking up 60 percent of the Internet and 80 percent of the tabloids. Next stop? Reality television domination. You can’t escape. More
This is just me, but I think if my child was telling everyone that they had a ghost inside of them or were the reincarnation of someone else, I would probably take them to a therapist instead of calling a casting director to put them on a TV show. I’m sure they are reincarnated kids or at least kids who believe they are reincarnated, but there are also kids who go through phases where they believe very strongly that their imaginary friends are real. More
I’m sure there was a part of my brain that realized that the immense popularity of the show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was probably making her family very rich. I just tucked that knowledge deep into the corners of my mind. I guess I can’t really face a world that wants to see a little girl pumped full of Mountain Dew and paraded around a stage looking like a Tammy Faye mini-me. More
She calls herself a “slut”, she says Courtney has no dignity and refers to Doug Hutchison as an “old, washed up, D-list Hollywood actor.” And she is kissed a lot by her dog Dourtney, and she makes fun of his name. It’s the Courtney Stodden fake persona show! Now I’m just waiting for her to divorce Doug and go to college and become a massive LBGT activist or something.
Kris Jenner, the textbook momager who reportedly coached her daughter on how to make a sex tape, promotes the births of her grandchildren like nobody’s business, and piles her entire family onto reality TV, says that she doesn’t exploit her family. In related falsehoods, the sky is a solid shade of magenta and I’m a man. More
If anyone is sick of Brandi Glanville talking, it’s me. Believe me. I’m the one who can’t even swing around a Beyonce headline without bumping into the latest chapter in the Brandi Glanville LeAnn Rimes saga, and for those of you who find yourself in exceedingly long grocery store lines right along the tabloid shelf, I’m sure you feel the same way. But ever one to go the extra sleazy sexist mile, the Daily Mail says that since Brandi Glanville can pull off a postpartum bikini, she should just stop talking period. More
Some teenagers have emotional problems. Eating disorders, depression, psychological problems, drug problems. More frequently, when a parent of a troubled teen has tried numerous ways in order to get their kids help, either through therapy or family counselors or medication, and none of these tactics are providing helpful for their teen or the behavior, parents can then have them kidnapped in the middle of the night and sent off to a “rehabilitation” facility, a “tough-love” camp where their teen will be “scared straight” into changing their behavior. At the very least, these programs have been shown not to be very effective when it comes to changing a kid’s behavior. At the very worst, time spent in these facilities results in post-traumatic stress disorder, a lifetime of anxiety attacks, more severe drug use, and sometimes death. More
Ever since Real Housewives starlet Brandi Glanville‘s book has come out, Drinking and Tweeting, journalists have been skimming what I’m sure are some very exhilarating pages to juice even more details from the Brandi Glanville LeAnn Rimes debacle – which it turns out has been the perfect platform to sell a book. This is what I like to call MFTD — Made For Tabloid Drama. So much so that I can’t even properly investigate Kate Middleton’s pregnancy shawls without finding myself Brandi Glanville adjacent. Every time I suit up to go dig for pregnancy rumors or swim in the bowels of tabloid comments, I’m treated to a new gem of how mother Brandi Glanville handles the parenting thing.
Pregnant Kim Kardashian can’t win. Now that she’s barely showing, concerned bodysnarkers are swooping in to comment on what the Daily Mail has backhandedly described as her “growing curves.” But in the proper and fairly standard bookend to such Fatty McFat coverage, now the rags are leaning in to say that Kim may be going to the gym too frequently. If it’s not one, then it’s certainly the other. More
The Brandi Glanville Eddie Cibrian LeAnn Rimes drama is probably about as interesting as that Real Housewives episode you have DVRed for later. I’m not really paying attention except for those need to know Real Housewives parenting tips such as using Twitter for co-parenting. True gems. But I heard the equivalent of record scratch when an excerpt from Brandi Glanville’s new book reportedly has the reality star joking about how her ex-husband raped her. Nothing engenders a hearty laugh like rape!