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April 13, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Lizzie

16_and_pregnant It's unfortunate that MTV has been kind of stingy with their preview clips the past few weeks. The sneak peeks that they post on their website are increasingly vague. 


April 07, 2010

Bristol Palin Wants Poor Girls to Know That They Shouldn't Have Sex Like She Did Because They're Poor

Bristol-palin Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, former Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008, and public face of wealthy teen motherhood, wants you to know something: 

It's okay for girls with money and famous mothers to have baby's outside of wedlock, but if you're poor and unknown, you had better think twice, or "pause before you play", as she terms it in a recent PSA.


April 06, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Leah and Corey

16_and_pregnant Having one baby at any age is a mind-bender. Having one baby when you're a teenager can be a real hardship. But can you imagine having twins when you're a teenager? 


April 01, 2010

Madonna is a Hypocrite

Madonna-daughter-lourdes Madonna wants her 13 year old daughter, Lourdes, to dress more conservatively.


I myself am the parent of a young girl. I agree with the sentiment that thirteen year olds shouldn't dress like sluts. However, I do not feel like this particular woman has a leg to stand on.


March 30, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Nicole

16_and_pregnant Aside from contending with the fears, immaturity, and complicated feelings that go along with a teen pregnancy, occasionally the parents featured on 16 and Pregnant do something that really highlights the fact that they are teenagers in a way that's really bittersweet.


March 23, 2010

UPDATED with More Sneak Peeks! 16 and Pregnant Preview: Samantha

16_and_pregnant MTV.com doesn't have a whole lot of information about tonight's episode of 16 and Pregnant, which features a young mom named Samantha. However, their sneak peek clip leads me to believe that this episode might be of the "scared straight" variety.


March 16, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Lori

16_and_pregnant So far on this season of 16 and Pregnant, we've seen the young people featured on the show as they figure out life as new parents, juggling babies, school, and relationships. But we haven't seen anyone who chooses another option for their baby.


March 15, 2010

National Geographic Gives the Lowly Sperm Its Due

Sizing_up_sperm1 We all know a highly fertile couple or two. You know, the folks who spout such lovely gems as, "I get pregnant if my husband looks at me." Funny, perhaps obnoxious, but obviously a gross exaggeration. National Geographic has set out to break down just how big of a chance it is to successfully conceive with their new special, Sizing Up Sperm.


March 09, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Chelsea and Adam

16_and_pregnant Another episode of 16 and Pregnant, another opportunity to tear your hair out. This week, we meet Chelsea and Adam.


March 02, 2010

16 and Pregnant Preview: Season 2, Episode 3 - Valerie

16_and_pregnant So far, this season of 16 and Pregnant seems to be less nuanced than the first season. The three mothers that we've met, Jenelle, Nikkole and, tonight, Valerie, are all dealing with wretched boyfriends. I get the feeling that the approach to teen pregnancy that MTV is taking this season is scare tactics, particularly, "Your boyfriend won't love you and you'll be a single mom and everything will suck." 


February 19, 2010

Toy Story 3 Trailer: Get Out The Tissues

Base_media I have to admit it, I'm a sucker for a good Disney/Pixar movie, and I especially love the Toy Story franchise.  And the new Toy Story 3 trailer, well, it looks fantastic.  Watch it for yourself after the jump.....


February 16, 2010

Wedding Bells for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

Nicole-richie-joel-madden-married-pregnant I remember ages and ages and ages ago as I was watching an episode of The Simple Life when Nicole Richie was a drunken mess and tearing apart some small town bar, acting like the most spoiled, ridiculous human being on the planet, and I thought, "This woman will go nowhere and quickly." I thought I was right for a little bit, but then she met Joel Madden and they've since had two kids together and all seem happy and sweet and way more together now than then. More good news for the couple: they're getting married.


February 10, 2010

Kate Gosselin Is Coming Out with Another Book, And She Just Cut Off Her Stupid Hair Extensions, Because She Knows I Am So Right

Kate_gosselin_thumbOf course, you can't see Kate Gosselin's stupid hair extensions in the picture at the left, because that photo was taken prior to her stupid hair extensions when she had that other stupid hair that everyone mocked with Halloween wigs and she put out that other book called Multiple Blessings, only they put an 8 in for one of the Ses so the title read Multiple Bles8ings, which made it look more like Multiple Bleedings, but what do I know about publishing books?

Anyway, Kate Gosselin, formerly of the reality television show Jon & Kate Plus 8 and now a BESTSELLING AUTHOR — omigod, really? — is coming out with a third book.


19 Kids and Still Counting: Why The Duggars Will Continue to Have Children and Why We Need to Shutup About It Already

Michelle-duggar_2 The Duggars have been under a lot of fire recently after the recent pre-mature birth of their 19th child, Josie.  Josie was born 4 months prior to her due date after mom Michelle had complications with pre-eclampsia.

Criticism from the medical and parenting communities have been both harsh and sometimes completely false in terms of medical risk: 


February 04, 2010

The Cyrus Virus: Your Children Are Already Infected

Noah-emily-bathing-beauties6Whuuu?  I'm sorry.  I could have sworn you said something about a line of lingerie for children.  But you couldn't have possibly said that.  You must have said, "arresting people for developing a line of lingerie for children" or "boiling people for making a line of lingerie for children".  Because if you said you're using your daughter to promote a line of lingerie for children,  I'd have to ask that you be removed from the planet.  I've made this request before, but now I must insist.


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