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My Glamorous Experience Starring In A Movie! Smash, Crash & Burn

“I could get you a job here if this acting thing don’t work out,” Bea says. “Wow, thanks. I’m flattered.” I’m in the Torture Room at Fran’s Ranch, a whorehouse in Beatty, Nevada. We’re shooting a scene for a non-union movie called, Leta Has Two Lovers and I’m worried the only reason I have a part in the film is because the director, Benjamin, is trying to get in my pants.

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Katie Holmes: Her Desperate Plea to Stay-At-Home Mom!

(Note: This post is back by popular demand) The problem with being a mom in L.A. is that we’re celebrity magnets. Stars — who spend their lives jetting to location on the Seychelles where they down copious amounts of Cristal

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I Have A Gwyneth Paltrow Voodoo Doll!

All the great things about my favorite person Gwyneth Paltrow!

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I Don’t Want to Grow Up

One of my daughters wakes up crying and goes to sleep crying. My other daughter wakes up happy and goes to sleep happy. According to a report by John Stossel on 20/20it’s a simple matter of brain chemistry. Some people

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Is Angelina Jolie an Ice Queen Mom?

Cashier: Ma’am, are you buying that? Shannon: Me? What? This Star magazine? Oh, no no, I don’t read gossip magazines. I’m a college graduate; English Literature with a minor in Nuclear Disarmament. Shannon’s Internal Monologue: (“Angelina Jolie has a Nanny who tells

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I’m Co-Dependent with Octomom

I’m worried about Octomom.  Fourteen kids. Eight of them are 2.  Yesterday I threw my daughter’s tights at her when she STILL hadn’t gotten dressed after I’d asked her several times. I only have two kids. I’m 46. I have a master’s degree. I’ve had

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Celebrity Stalkers — BlogHer "Voice of the Year 2011" Honoree in the Humor Category!

The problem with being a mom in L.A. is that we’re celebrity magnets. Stars — who spend their lives jetting to location on the Seychelles where they down copious amounts of Cristal Brut “Methuselah” and Magic Mushrooms while having meaningless (albeit

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Did Gwyneth Paltrow Steal My Life?

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I took the one MOST traveled by … 1991 New Haven, Connecticut. The reputable Longwharf Theater and a production of the classic, William Inge’s Picnic. I’m cast as one of the leads,

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AMERICAN IDOL: 5 Reasons It’s Better To See It On TV Than To Be In The Audience

And the winners are — 1. You won’t get sick and tired of JLo accusing you of trying to steal her People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World title during the commercial breaks. 2. You don’t have to refuse

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Celebrity Stalkers: Is Katie Holmes a Scientology Prisoner?

  Needy Katie The problem with being a mom in L.A. is that we’re celebrity magnets. Stars — who spend their lives jetting to location on the Seychelles where they down copious amounts of Cristal Brut “Methuselah” and Magic Mushrooms

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