People magazine announced on Tuesday that it would no longer publish unauthorized photos of famous kids taken by paparazzi.
The move is just the latest response to an effort led by actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard who, for the past few months, have been campaigning the media to ban celebrity kid shots and encouraging consumers to stop buying magazines who publish said photos. (The couple have an 11-month old daughter together.) On Tuesday gossip site Just Jared followed suit, while "Entertainment Tonight" pledged its commitment to not air footage of famous tots, last week.
But People may not be 100 percent committed to its promise: In an open letter by the magazine’s editorial director, Jess Cagle, he writes, “Lately, several celebrities, including Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry, have been vocal about the paparazzi who can sometimes make life hell for stars and their children…They’ve also made the media
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 6:16 PM EST
People magazine announced on Tuesday that it would no longer publish unauthorized photos of famous kids taken by paparazzi.In a win for celebrity parents attempting to protect their children's privacy, Read More »from Why It's Time to End Our Obsession With Celebrity Kids
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 6:08 PM EST
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In preparation for Hollywood's biggest night, we'll be posting our favorite hot bodies from Oscars past along with the beauty product and fitness move you need to get their red carpet-ready looks. Come back each day to check out a new star!
Yesterday, we raved about Halle Berry's abs at the Oscars in 2002.
Next up: Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow.
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The Look: With the exception of the deep neckline, from the front, Gwyneth looked like her usual fit (and we know she's fit thanks to her bestie Tracy Anderson), statuesque, glowy self. Almost a conservative look, right? Then, she turns to the side, and bam: girl flashed a whole lotta leg on the 2011 Oscars red carpet!Read More »from Academy Awards Countdown: Get Gwyneth Paltrow's Killer Legs
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- Ellen's Good News | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 6:06 PM EST
When 6-year-old Blake Ansari learned about all the homeless kids who lived in shelters around his hometown of New York City, he immediately became concerned with one particular issue: they didn't have a library.
At least they didn't have access to the kind of luxuries he had living in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Though Blake, a first-grader at Metropolitan Montessori School, is just a little kid, he knew he could make a difference among the homeless population if he brought children books. He decided to 'build' a library.
"If they don't have a library, they can't pass school and they can't go to college," Blake tells the Good News Blog. "Some books teach science, math, experiments, and about the world, and all of that helps you to go to college."
College, as the young boy astutely points out, helps kids get jobs and make a good life for themselves in the real world. He wanted all children to have that opportunity.
In late December, Blake, along with father Nuri Ansari, who worksRead More »from If You Ever Doubted the Significance of a Library, This 6-Year-Old Will Change Your Mind
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 5:59 PM EST
You probably don't even realize you're doing it. Nix this little habit for a stronger bond. by Zahra Barnes
John Dolan Consistently rolling your eyes during fights may be a sign that your relationship is doomed, according to Happify, a digital gaming platform that allows you to "train your brain" into becoming happy. The company's new infographic The Science of a Happy Relationship, which is based on research complied by their in-house team of neuroscientists and psychologists, shows that certain behaviors can determine whether or not couples have what it takes to achieve long-term happiness. Personally, I was shocked when I saw such a tiny action was listed as an indicator of an unhappy union--but I did some digging and it all started to make sense.
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According to Dr. John Gottman, co-founder of the Relationship Research Institute and the lead researcher behind a landmark study about divorce predictors, rolling your eyes when your partner speaksRead More »from The Everyday Behavior That's Killing Your Relationship
by Amber Herring
To our delight, sporty flats in all styles and colors will flood the stores this spring, summer and fall. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good heel (I am an accessories editor after all), but these flats are awesome because of the options: slip-on and low top sneakers, smoking flats, menswear-inspired oxfords and loafers. And many steal sportswear styles, like perforated leather, mesh, color blocking and stripes.
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And did I mention the comfort level? No more lugging an extra pair of shoes for your commute.
But don't limit flats like these to casual attire. Many designers paired them with skirts and dresses on this season's catwalks. Check out our tennis-inspired fashion story to seeRead More »from Sporty Flats Are Your Must-Have Spring Shoes
No rules - but timeless, unforgettable advice. Twelve designers share their favorite words of wisdom.
Don't: Use White Decor If You Have Kids or Pets
"If you have pets or children, white rugs and upholstery are just not in the cards. People love the way they look but never realize that you have to hermetically seal your household to keep them clean." -Markham Roberts
Do: Find Inspiration in Your Travels
"Travel as much as you can, and stay on the alert for inspiration wherever you go - you could find a great floor plan in a museum's period room, or a color in a painting. And don't just rely on your camera. If you draw something, you'll really absorb the detail." -DD Allen
Don't: Forget About Seating
"Today everyone likes rooms sparse, but for a living room, you need the sorts of chairs people can pull up together, so that they want to come into the room and sit down and chat." -Paula Perlini
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"Color is best used in small
From desert-island health and the biggest vice to parenting tips and medical-marijuana advice, what would you ask if you had one of America's foremost doctors cornered at a party?
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As the senior news editor of InTouch Weekly magazine and host of VH1’s “The Gossip Table,” Noah Levy knows what’s happening in Hollywood. Since it’s always puzzling when celebrities come together to form odd romantic pairs, we invited the gossip maven to the "Daily Shot" studio to give his two cents.
Has Miley Cyrus really been gallivanting with Oscar nominee Jared Leto? “Nothing in Hollywood is organic other than the food,” Noah says. “This is something that was probably set up by Miley Cyrus’s team. Jared’s on his way to an Oscar - he doesn’t need Miley!”
Noah also reflected back on some of Tinsel Town’s past celebrity mismatches.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez: “Everyone really hated on the Bennifer couple. Ben Affleck actually said Jennifer was the one who got the most hate,” from people who thought she was dominating his life, his career and trying to change his personality and image.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 4:20 PM EST
Winning SpeechesIt's become a bit of a cliche thing to say, "I'd like to thank the Academy," but chances are there are many people in Hollywood standing in front of a mirror right now practicing those words. Years ago, when I one day dreamed of walking up the stairs and accepting an Oscar® from Billy Crystal, I spent a lot of time planning how I would thank the Academy. Of course I would thank my mother first, and then my movie star husband, and then my celebrity best friends. I remember thinking several times, after I didn't land a part I just knew I should have gotten, "Well I won't be thanking THEM when I win my Oscar®!" Oh yes, the award show snub.
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Slate has created a mind-blowing interactive grid of acceptance speeches that chronicle the last 12 years of who people thanked while on stage. After they did some math, they realized Meryl Streep was thanked more times than God was. I think that is more of a statement about how people give thanks than any sort of spiritual crisis happening in the movie
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Tue, Feb 25, 2014 4:18 PM EST8 Outrageous Backhanded Compliments Men Have Given WomenSometimes men try to be complimentary, but they are just insulting. I recall being "complimented" on many occasions in college by Mr. Big Man on Campus. While in his passenger seat, he looked at me and said, "You know it's getting cold outside." I nodded. It was indeed frigid in Amherst, Massachusetts. "I may need someone to cuddle with. Maybe you can be the lucky one," he finished.
Yay, me! I can be the lucky gal out of dozens to lay beside him and cuddle just because it's winter!
No, thanks, dude. That's what I wish I would've said to his backhanded compliment. Instead, I took him up on his offer. We had our winter fling, innocent and brief. And as soon as spring came, he didn't need my sack of bones anymore!
Yes, he often "complimented" me on my shape by pointing out that I was so skinny that I had no curves.
I am not the only lady who has received backhanded compliments from the opposite sex. Here are eight of the worst compliments women have received by men.
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