Kelly Ripa has just come out and said it: "I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead as much as possible!"
Her candor during a recent In Touch interview was refreshing, but the fact that she's filled with fillers wasn't surprising.
Kelly is a 41-year-old working mother of three who looks like she just returned from beach volleyball camp. "Good genes" is not really what's behind this ability to reverse nature. With a reported $20 million contract with ABC, keeping her promise to remain "perky and blond" means signs of aging are treated like infectious diseases.
And for women on TV, especially on the morning circuit, wrinkles and grays left untreated could kill their careers.
"I've decided not to buy into the idea that I want to stop aging," Ann Curry prophetically told Ladies Home Journal, in an interview she gave moments before she was replaced on The Today Show by a woman 15 years younger. "My wrinkles connect me to my family, to my ancestors and to my future. This
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Kelly Ripa has just come out and said it: "I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead as much as possible!"Read More »from Kelly Ripa Gets Botox: Why Can't Women Age on TV?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Aug 8, 2012 2:10 PM EDTIkea. And like anything else from the Swedish home decorating chain, she put it together from scratch.Ida-Marie Corell spent $330 for a dress she bought at
The British-born artist stitched together 555 blue Ikea bags, the 59 cent ones that hold all your Gosa Plats and Sprittas, while you're lost in a maze of model living rooms.
The ultimate kids' room by Ikea
For Ida-Marie, one wasn't nearly enough for the gown she constructed wear in a Zurich Gallery, for the opening a group show. Using the neon yellow handles as straps for her shoulders she let the rest of the voluminous patchwork of plastic wrap around the room.
Corell's "ID(E)A dress" is part of Oh, Plastiksack!, a group exhibition running through October, about the world's most stigmatized accessory: the plastic bag. The Swiss exhibit features everything from superheros toys preserved in clear plastic freezer bags to suits and furniture made from repurposed to-go bags. But it's Corell's fashion innovation that's attracting all Read More »from Artist's Ikea Dress Made from 555 Blue Plastic Bags. It's a Little Big
10-year-old's Advice Column 'Ask Lauren' is Younger, Wiser 'Dear Abby.' Seriously, Ask Her. She'll HelpBy Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Aug 6, 2012 10:59 PM EDT
(Julie Garcia/ UT San Diego)This summer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning San Diego Union Tribune, hired a new writer. Her name's Lauren and she's 10. Her column, Ask Lauren, offers advice to kids with kid problems.Read More »from 10-year-old's Advice Column 'Ask Lauren' is Younger, Wiser 'Dear Abby.' Seriously, Ask Her. She'll Help
What qualifies her as an expert? "I'm a kid just like you." She's also more open than most girls on the cusp of fifth grade. "I have been through a lot in my life, like being bullied, changing schools, having my parents divorced, family illnesses, friendship problems, pet deaths and lots of other experiences, some good and some not so good," she explains in her introductory column published in May.
By the time I discovered her (while researching a story on viral wedding proposals), she'd already fielded questions from local kids about braces and being afraid of the dark. They may seem like kid problems, but take away some of the metal and monsters, and the concerns are no different than those of a 33-year-old woman, this one in particular.
Avery, 9, is having problems sleeping. "I am tired all the time,
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Back To School – Mon, Aug 6, 2012 4:29 PM EDT
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(Think Stock)In the first week of August over 100 schools around the country are already back in session.
Instead of the standard 180 day cycle, several charter schools and even a handful of public schools have added about 20 days to the academic calendar, The New York Times reports.
Advocates of the shorter summer break say those extra few weeks give students a head-start, particularly for those in low-income areas where class size is at a maximum and extra-curricular support is at a minimum.
"The kids' education is more important than all of these breaks that we have," Debra Phillips, an Arizona-based mom with two kids starting school this week, tells the Times.
By shortening the lag time, study habits are easier to pickup again in the new year, especially if kids have had minimal structure during their time off. At least, that's the idea.
But can 20 extra days really give kids an academic advantage? For now, there's no definitive data on the benefits, though Arizona's Balsz Elementary
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Aug 3, 2012 8:27 AM EDT
Dude, Tote, wake up! We're late for the BlogHer conference! See this here tote bag? It's been crashing on my couch with some of its friends all week, because.....we're all going to the BlogHer conference today in New York City!Read More »from Shine's Live at BlogHer '12. Follow Our Twitter Coverage All Day!
In case you haven't heard, it's like only the biggest female blogging pow-wow in the country (just ask the President and his daughters).
Shine's Food Editor Sarah McColl (@sarahmccoll) and me, Piper, (@momstyleicons) will be on hand all day, looking starstruck and taking covert pictures of famous internet bloggers and pretending we're just texting someone. Is there any attendee you'd like to virtually meet or throw a question to at the conference? We'll do our best to track them down today send your love!
Just tweet us @YahooShine with the hashtag #blogher12. We're hi-jacking Shine's twitter account today and will be live-tweeting about the people we meet, the snacks we eat, and the crazy smart things women say about about the business of being read.
Are you going to the conference? Whoa, us too! Tweet us and we'll
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 2, 2012 5:55 PM EDT
Winning isn't everything. For the world's top Olympic athletes, the real challenge comes after the games when advertisers start their round of judging. Sometimes the offer is so good, they just can't say no. Other times, wished they would have.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Aug 1, 2012 2:46 PM EDT
Robyn Lawley is a size 16 and proud of it. Australian Vogue's first 'plus-size' cover girl has just broken another boundary in the fashion industry as the new face of a U.K. lingerie line for women with curves. Read More »from Vogue Model Robyn Lawley's Plus-Size Lingerie Campaign. Total Game Changer
"I am delighted to be chosen as the face and body of Boux Avenue lingerie," Robyn said in a press statement."The brand is striving to promote a healthy body image and their size range reflects this."
Demand for more body types in fashion grows
Notice she didn't use the term 'plus size.' "I'm a normal size. I wish we could all be known as models, rather than 'plus-size,'" she told The Australian in a recent interview.
At 6'2, the 23-year-old Sydney native spent the early part of her modeling career struggling to be the opposite of "normal" to suit fashion industry standards.
'I stumbled across pro-anorexia websites and scoured them for tips,' she admitted in a 2011 Fabulous Magazine interview. "I began starving myself and making myself sick after meals."
Watch: When did size
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Team Mom – Wed, Aug 1, 2012 12:26 PM EDT
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Colorado shooting victim Ashley Moser, her late daughter Veronica Moser, and grieving dad-to-be Jamison Toews. (CBS)A week after losing her 6-year-old daughter, Veronica, in the horrific Aurora movie massacre, Ashley Moser suffered a second tragedy.Read More »from Double Tragedy for Colorado Shooting Victim: Pregnant Mom Miscarries Days After Her 6-Year-Old Dies
Colorado suspect charged with multiple murder counts
The 25-year-old mom, who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Dark Knight Rises premiere, suffered a miscarriage as a result of her injuries this past weekend.
''Ashley Moser is recovering from an additional surgery she had this morning,'' read a statement from the Aurora Medical Center, where she's been receiving treatment. ''Tragically, the extreme trauma she sustained also caused a miscarriage."
Heroes of Aurora shooting risked lives to save others
After being shot in the abdomen and neck, Moser was in critical condition. Her family waited to share the devastating news about her daughter Veronica, the youngest fatality in the shooting, until Moser's condition improved last week. But by this weekend, it was confirmed Moser had also lost the fetus she'd been carrying for
Hope Solo has been doing all her life. In a revealing new memoir released this week, Solo has shown endurance not only on the field but in life.A great goalkeeper can combat the most unexpected and powerful blows all on her own. It's something Olympic soccer star Read More »from Highs and Lows of Olympic Soccer Star Hope Solo
Conceived in jail during a conjugal visit, the Washington native's father, Jeffery John Solo, was in and out of prison throughout her childhood. After serving time for embezzlement, the young Hope learned not to trust her father early on.
Solo speaks out on Olympic drug test controversy
"One spring, when I was a Brownie, the Girl Scout Cookie money went missing," the 31-year old athlete writes in in Solo: A Memoir of Hope.
Sometimes it was her father who went missing for periods of time. Then at age seven, a year after her parents' divorce, she was the one who disappeared.
Kidnapped by her father, Hope and her brother Marcus, were forced to hide out in a Seattle hotel, while her mom sent police on a manhunt. The three