There's a lot of news in the Jennifer Love Hewitt house! The actress stopped by to tell Ellen all about it.
Ellen talked to her audience about the history of April Fools, after she explained about her encounter on the way to work.
When James Matthews had nothing else, he had his piano. Now, he also has Carnegie Hall.
The 24-year-old pianist at the University of West Florida will be making his debut at the famed music venue this month after growing up in poverty, even living homeless at one point. Matthews is a music performance major on a scholarship, and was chosen to perform after winning honorable mention in the 2014 American International piano and strings competition.
Matthews will perform on April 20th, and says he's still coming to terms with all that's transpired.
"I am extremely nervous," Matthews tells the Good News Blog. "I can't believe that I am going to be there because I just entered the contest on a leap of faith."
Matthews was raised in Lakeland, and has been playing the piano since the age of 3. He spends up to 10 hours a day practicing, and describes the instrument as a stronghold throughout the difficult times in his life.
Determined to go to college, the young prodigy used his musicalRead More »from Homeless Teen Proves Where There’s a Piano, There’s a Way
By: Ivy Jacobson for TheBump.com
Photo: Shutterstock/The BumpSince April Fools' Day is today, there's no time like the present to get your toddler's sense of humor running with a few of these cute and innocent jokes.
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When they start to get the idea, just wait for the old "there's an elephant in the kitchen" line a few years from now and then it'll be your turn to act shocked.
More from The Bump: What's The Best Way To Set Rules For a Toddler?1. Replace your toddler's socks and underwear drawer with adult socks and underwear.
2. If bath time can be a struggle at your house, make it fun by filling the tub with blocks, dolls or soft sports balls instead of water.
3. For some reason, there's nothing more fun than being told to put your pajamas on backwards (even as an adult).
4. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toddler's milk and act like drinking green milk is no big deal.
5. Breakfast for dinner is a delicious surprise - andRead More »from Play These Cute April Fools’ Day Jokes on Your Toddler Today
No matter your mode of transportation, we can probably all agree that commuting to work is one big pain in the you-know-what. Whether you're a brisk, five-minute walk to an express-service subway or a half-hour car ride away from your destination, making the trek each day (no matter how long or far) is a task in and of itself. But, the little things we do each morning - like chatting on the phone with Grandma or making a pit stop for your morning coffee - help make the journey a little bit easier.
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Additionally, preparing for our trip with a few handy commuter essentials - be it an umbrella for April's rain showers or headphones to drown out noisy chatter - is absolutely key. Let's face it: Traffic jams happen, trains get delayed, and the weather is just plain unpredictable some days. So, we compiled a list of 15 must-have items - for bikers, subway riders, walkers, drivers, and so forth.
By: Ivy Jacobson for TheKnot.com
Chris DowneyThere are friends, and then there are best friends - and Bradley Bredeweg is definitely a best friend.
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Bradley, who's the executive producer of The Fosters, decided to surprise his BFF Stephanie Huntington on her wedding day with a Britney Spears-themed gift, since the two have always been obsessed with her. Bradley decided to hire professional dancers and a choreographer to dance to Britney's song "Work B**ch" at the reception, complete with matching tuxedos (with removable sleeves, of course) and matching dresses.
More from The Knot: 25 Romantic First Dance SongsBradley even jumped in the dance to be hoisted up on a chair - and then some. Completing the craziness of the video, Britney herself even saw the clip and tweeted, "Ummm….this wedding toast is INCREDIBLE!!! I want IN on the 10 year anniversary performance!!!"
You know that when Britney is on board, the performance was legit. Watch theRead More »from You Won’t Be Able to Stop Watching This Choreographed Britney Spears Wedding Dance
by Gena Kaufman
If this truck's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'.Out: rent-by-the-hour hotel rooms. In: rent-by-the-hour trucks? Or at least, someone is trying to make fetch trucks happen in San Francisco. According to the Huffington Post, "the Hook-Up Truck " is a new venture by conceptual artist Spy Emerson. On the outside, it's a regular old delivery truck. On the inside, however, it's a private room equipped with furniture, mood lighting, temperature control, complimentary condoms, and a "camera-ready option." (Yikes to that last one.)
According to the official website, the Hook-Up Truck can be used "for immediate dispatch" in conjunction with your favorite mobile dating app, or can be pre-booked for festivals, weddings, or parties. (Re: weddings: Should a hookup truck be the new photo booth of reception fun? Um.) It'll set you back $75 for 30 minutes while parked or $2,500 for a five-hour party rental package withRead More »from FYI: There's a Hook-Up Truck Available for You to Rent in One U.S. City
by Gena Kaufman
The lovely Miranda Kerr is on the cover of British GQ this month in a gorgeous (and revealing) photo shoot. (Now that you've been warned that some shots are not safe for work, they're over at gq-magazine.co.uk if you want to check them out.)
And speaking of revealing, although I was sad about her split with Orlando Bloom, I am loving newly-single Miranda if she's always going to speak as frankly about sex and dating as she did in this interview. The full issue will be out this week, but read on for a few sexy lessons and rules of love according to a supermodel.
When you're single, you may need exercise more: "One thing I've noticed is now that I'm having less sex my body isn't as toned. The more sex I have, the more defined my arms and stomach get."
Take all the time you need before getting physical: "Orlando and I always had great chemistry. One-night stands aren't my thing... I made Orlando wait forRead More »from 7 Dating and Sex Lessons According to Miranda Kerr (From In-Air Orgasms to Possibly Dating Women!)
Knowing your body shape-not just your weight-may be the key to better health.
By Kelly DiNardo
Photo: Adam VoorhesFor more than 40 years, scientists have searched for a simple formula for determining who's healthy and who's not. First there was body mass index (BMI), which compares weight with height, but doesn't account for lean muscle mass or bone density. It also doesn't indicate where you carry your weight, an important factor in understanding your overall health. As a result, doctors began embracing waist circumference (WC) as a measure of the dangerous body fat that settles around the belly. But WC, too, can fall short-for failing to factor height into the equation: A 5'10" woman with a 35-inch waist may have a very different health profile from a 5'2" woman with the same girth.
Given rising rates of chronic disease associated with obesity, it's no wonder that the medical community has been laboring to come up with a better metric. Now a father-and-son team-Jesse Krakauer, MD, anRead More »from The Next BMI? the Number You Need to Know for Better Health
by Lexi Petronis
Whether you pour it over cereal, mix it into a favorite recipe, or stir it into your coffee, there's a good chance you consume some kind of milk during your day. I gave up cow's milk about 15 years ago ago--honestly, I just kind of lost the taste for it--but I use almond, soy, and rice milk on the regular these days.
86 calories; .4 gram total fat; 12 grams carbohydrates; 12.5 grams sugar; 8.4 grams protein
Skim is less caloric than whole milk while still offering a good dose of calcium and protein (one serving offers four times the amount of protein that's in a glass of O.J.).
120 calories; 2 grams total fat; 25 grams carbohydrates; 0 gram fiber; 0 gram sugar; .4 gram protein
This sugar-free milk comes from a mix of partially milled