Kobe Bryant is expected to be remembered during this year's Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to reporters on Wednesday, saying this:
"I'm proud of… the way our players, the way our league, responded [on Sunday, after the accident] -- including a moment of silence during the game, with Kobe's picture up -- and the way our fans responded. And we did that again on Monday night. We as a league have been very responsive, and I think respectful, of somebody who contributed so much to sports."
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others died this past weekend in a helicopter crash. The news crippled social media, and had sports fans and (non sports fans) heartbroken.
My Two Cents
Kobe Bryant's legacy transcends all facets of sports. His contributions to sports is highly respected and will always live on. I think it is a beautiful thing that he will be recognized at this year's Super Bowl.
Kobe, we miss you!
Last year, Dawson's Creek's own Joshua Jackson married British actress Jodie Turner Smith. At the same time, they disclosed that they are expecting their first child together.
Turner-Smith is currently 7 months pregnant, and both expectant parents are figuring out where to raise their baby....and America is NOT an option.
The couple have two reasons why they will not be raising their child in America:
1. White Supremacy
2. Gun Policies
Turner-Smith described the racial dynamics in America as being fraught, and that "white supremacy is overt." Additionally, the mom-to-be said that she does not want her "kids growing up doing active shooter drills at school."
So where are the newlyweds (and soon-to-be parents) thinking about moving?
They are seriously considering Jackson's home country of Canada.
Congrats are in order! Terra Jole, who rose to fame on Little Women: LA, is pregnant! The 39-year-old reality TV star is expecting her third child with husband Joe Gnoffo.
She revealed the happy news on Instagram, along with a photo of the mama-to-be.
Jole captioned the post with:
"The secret is out. 21 weeks and counting. Swipe up in my insta story for all of the details. ?"
Congratulations pretty mama! I love your photo! So gorgeous!
Degrassi: TNG alumni Cassie Steele married artist/singer Trent Garrett one year ago in Van Nuys, California. The lovebirds married 5 months after they first met. Their relationship blossomed quickly and the two have been inseparable ever since... at least on Instagram!
Today, on their one year anniversary, the couple revealed their marriage, ending long-time speculation about their relationship status (everyone speculated on Instagram, including me!).
Congrats to the happy couple!
So what have her Degrassi co-stars been up to?
Over the summer, we all learned that an 80s classic was returning to the small screen. That's right! Punky Brewster is a-go! Soleil Moon Frye is reprising her iconic role as Punky Brewster. Cherie Johnson is also returning to reprise her role as best friend Cherie.
Punky Brewster is now a single mother of 3 kids. Trying to get her life on track, she meets a young girl who reminds her of her younger self.
Freddie Prinze Jr will also be onboard. He will be playing Punky's ex-husband. Apparently, it is an amicable relationship (so, if you're expecting drama, go watch "Real Housewives").
The show will be executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida. UCP and Moon Frye will also serve as an executive producer. David Duclon, the creator of Punky Brewster, will also be involved in the reboot.
It is unknown as to whether Ami Foster will be reprising her role as Margo (can you IMAGINE what Margo could be doing? I swear, she's probably married to some big lawyer or doctor, living in a mansion, raising her 2 kids, living a privileged life). Hopefully she, along with T.K. Carter and Casey Ellison (for some reason I can picture Allen as a truck driver or doing some type of construction), will reprise their roles. As you all know, George Gaynes and Susie Garrett passed away many years ago. I'm sure we can expect both of them to be honored on the show in some way, as well as the original Brandon (Sandy). As of right now, nothing is being reported about official castings (except for everyone I already mentioned).
My Two Cents
I am extremely excited that this show is coming back. I been following all the news on Instagram. Both Moon Frye and Johnson have been posting about it, as well as Freddie Prinze Jr.
I used to dress like Punky back then, and I remember begging my mom for Punky shoes. Punky was my idol. She was the coolest person on the planet! I think it is genius for the show to come back and for grownup Punky to run into a little girl that reminds her of her when she was little. I freaking love it! I know Susie and George would have loved it!
Last night, Taylor Swift cemented her legacy as an Icon at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, and she did it in style. She strutted the red carpet, showing off her wavy blonde hair and multicolored outfit. While her outfit is gorgeous, it wasn't the outfit that has people talking. It was her facial expression. Her facial expression has people comparing her to a younger Morgan Fairchild.
While perusing Instagram this morning, many of the comments on her pictures are of people making this comparison. Some have even compared her to Dolly Parton. Taylor Swift has not come out and commented on the comparisons but I'm sure she is humbled and honored to be compared to such legends.
Readers: Who does Taylor Swift resemble the most? Morgan Fairchild or Dolly Parton? Personally, she is a ringer for a younger Morgan Fairchild.
Let me know in the comments section on social media!
If you are stumbling onto Instagram on this Monday morning, and you follow Jessica Simpson, you may have encountered a profile filled with "free iPhone giveaway" messages. Her mini stories were also traded in for macbook, tesla, giftcard, and apple watch giveaways. Now, it looks like camp Simpson is trying to neutralize the situation, but every time a hacker post is taken down, another pops up. They also disabled her comments section.
Jessica Simpson has not posted anything herself for 2 days, and it was an adorbs pic of her baby Birdie Mae.
Hopefully the hacker is found so we can continue to bask in the cuteness of Jessica Simpson's beautiful family.
The young romance between Liam and Miley has sung its "Last Song." On Saturday, a rep for Cyrus broke the news that the couple had separated after 8 months of marriage.
"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."
For the last few days, fans began to speculate that something was up when Miley was photographed without her wedding and engagement rings. If you follow the 26-year-old on Instagram, you know that she has been on vacation in Italy. She was joined by her friend Kaitlynn Carter, who is also dealing with a breakup (she and ex Brody Jenner had recently split after a year of marriage), and two more friends later on.
Earlier in the summer, Cyrus revealed that she does not fit into the stereotypical wife role.
"I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique. I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I’m at home in a f—ing apron cooking dinner? I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f–ing good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word."
Many are speculating that Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter are currently hooking up. Apparently, there are photographs of the two making out (see below).
My Two Cents
I'm not the least bit surprised by the split. No offense to Miley, but she is a free spirit. She has never been someone who likes to be tied down to anyone or anything (unless it was something extremely special). She "can't be tamed (at least not right now)."
As for Liam, he seems like a solid guy who is ready to settle down, get married, and have human kids. Miley and Liam, while they do share that bond, they aren't each other's "person."
Am I sad that this relationship has ended? Yeah, I'm a little sad. I'm a sucker for love stories (otherwise I wouldn't have a subscription to Lifetime and Hallmark). I wish both of them the best, and I hope they find the love that they are looking for.
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As parents, we are obsessed with witnessing every milestone. We want to see our child's first smile, the first time they grab their cute little feet, and the first time they eat solid food, and more. The biggest milestone, however, that every parent wants to witness is baby's first time walking.
Last night, my (almost) 15 month old son walked for the first time. It was the biggest moment of my time as a parent and it was the second happiest moment of my life (his birth is the happiest).
While I was disappointed (at the time) that I didn't get it on video (so I could show my loved ones), I'm glad that I could be in that moment with my son. He's going to walk again, and I will have plenty of opportunities to record him toddling along.
Fellow parents, if you are waiting for your toddler to take his or her first steps, the feeling you get when you witness those first steps is amazing. I highly recommend that you don't try to record your tot's first walk, only because being in that moment is something you will remember forever. The moment is way too special.
Readers: When did your toddler start walking? Let me know in the comments below.
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a relatively normal hurricane season.
They are forecasting 9-15 named storms, with 2-4 hurricanes being category 3 or higher.
Neil Jacobs, acting NOAA admin states that the forecast reflects various climate factors. He goes on to say that the ongoing El Nino phenomenon will continue. While the El Nino effect is known to cut down the amount of storms forecasted during a hurricane season, the warming temperatures of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, and an enhanced African monsoon, will increase the number and intensity of storms.
While 9-15 storms are being forecasted, the outlook does not suggest that all these storms will make landfall.
Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30.