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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Gives Safety Announcements a Hilarious Spin

04/15/2014

How many times have you listened to a flight attendant drone on and on about safety precautions that even he or she doesn't seem to care about? But if you fly Southwest Airlines, you may be in for a treat. Meet Martha "Marty" Cobb, a flight attendant with a sharp sense of humor. A few days ago, this video went viral, and her hilarious take on the usual pre-flight announcements had all the passengers LOLing in their seats.

Our favorite quote? "In the highly unlikely event that the pilot lands us near a hot tub, everybody gets their very own teeny weeny Southwest bikini," she says, in reference to the bright yellow flotation devices. Watch below:

We're pretty sure that if more flight attendants shared Cobb's sense of humor and witty remarks, flying wouldn't be so bad. Don't you agree?

-- Mara Betsch

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Boston Bombing Victims Get Their Dream Wedding

04/14/2014

Nearly one year after sustaining severe injuries in the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino took an emotional walk down the aisle.

In 2013, the couple went to Boston to support DiMartino's mom, who was participating in the historic race. They were at the finish line with the bomb exploded, and Gregory broke almost every bone in her foot, leg and ankle while trying to protect her son. Now, 15 surgeries later, she's in a wheelchair and will have her leg amputated later this year. DiMartino lost 90 percent of his Achilles tendon and also broke multiple bones in his foot as well as rupturing his eardrum.

Though the past year has proved to be a struggle, both physically and emotionally, this couple will have their happy ending. Last October, DiMartino surprised Gregory with a proposal. Though they planned on having a small event, TheKnot.com offered to throw them The Knot Dream Wedding, which the company pays for and readers vote to decide every wedding detail, from the cake to the dress. See one of their wedding pictures below:

With the help of celebrity wedding planner Marcy Blum, the couple tied the knot in early April in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Biltmore Estate. In front of 150 of their closest family and friends, Gregory walked down the aisle in a absolutely gorgeous strapless fit-and-flare Sophia Moncelli for Kleinfeld gown.

After a moving ceremony, the wedding moved to an enchanted garden-themed reception that featured romantic rose centerpieces and a cover band that kept everyone on the dance floor.

The newlyweds will spend a few days in the Dominican Republic before heading to Thailand in June for their honeymoon. They seem to look forward to moving on and enjoying married life. Gregory told PEOPLE "Come next year, when we're in the month of April, we're not going to say, 'This is the month we got blown up. We'll say, 'This is the month we got married.'"

Watch their video below (and try not to tear up). Don't they make a handsome couple?

 

-- Mara Betsch

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A Seriously Epic Save-the-Date Video

04/10/2014

Save-the-date videos are become increasingly popular, but we've never seen one so completely over-the-top. Part Great Gatsby, part Kanye West music video, this video spares no expense. From fast cars to helicopters, Janice Jentz and Bambo Obaro's save-the-date video presents a couple who has a taste for the finer things in life. Known to throw posh parties for their friends, the recently engaged couple wanted to make a wedding announcement that was both unique and symbolic of their epic romance. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat:

Bambo + Janice Epic Wedding Trailer from Major Diamond Productions on Vimeo.

Don't you want to go to their wedding?

-- Mara Betsch

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Can a Patch Make You More Beautiful?

Let's face it, some days, you just don't feel your best. Whether you were up all night with your young child or are freaking out about next week's sales meeting, sometimes you just aren't going to have that glowing complexion you want. Everyday stressors, fatigue and even your mood can affect your appearance and, more importantly, your perception of your appearance. Dove recently came up with a new campaign for a RB-X, a beauty patch that's meant to enhance how women perceive their own beauty. Watch the ad and see real women's experiences with the patch below:

What do you think? Did the ending surprise you, or did you realize what was going on at the beginning?

-- Mara Betsch

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19 Kids and Counting's Jill Duggar is Engaged to Derick Dillard

04/09/2014

19-kids-jill-derek-09It's a Duggar wedding! Jill Duggar, 22, and Derick Dillard, 25, have announced their engagement. She will be the first Duggar daughter to get married and is the second oldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michele. Jill is studying midwifery and Derick is an accountant in Rogers, Ark.

"I am so happy," says Jill. "Our story is so very unique. The first time we talked, he was in Japan, we met in Nepal, he spent time in India and Israel and then came back to Arkansas where he met my family. We have a very international story even though we live so close," Jill told People.com.

The couple who will save their first kiss for their wedding day have agreed to hold hands, which they refrained from during their courtship.

Derick says "I feel like I'm dreaming," Derick tells PEOPLE of his engagement to Jill. "It was great to grab her hand for the first time."

Get to know Jill and Derick in these personal photos that they shared.

Catch up with Jill Duggar and the whole Duggar family in the new season of 19 Kids and Counting on TLC Tuesdays @ 9|8c.

 

 

Human Ken Doll from 'My Strange Addiction' Meets Human Barbie

04/08/2014

Do you remember Justin Jedlica, the star of "My Strange Addiction: I’m a Living Doll," whose goal in life was to look like a living doll? He's back, and stirring up trouble!

After meeting another doll look-alike, Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. the "human Barbie doll," he didn't have too many nice things to say: "We met at a photo shoot. She's a cute girl," Jedlica told GQ. "I don't really get her. I don't get why people think she's so interesting. She has extensions. She wears stage makeup. She's an illusionist." He also reportedly compared her to a "drag queen."

Though Lukyanova hasn't divulged how she achieved her look, Jedlica, on the other hand, is extremely open about his body changes. From age 13, he was interested in achieving a high-class lifestyle, and in his mind, that meant dramatically changing his looks. "The doll really exemplifies the ideal male aesthetic," he says.

Now, after having more than 140 procedures (and spending roughly $158,000) to resemble a doll, he seems pleased with himself.  He told GQ: "I always wanted to be on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and you know...I'm kind of famous and I'm kind of rich."

Watch a clip of him on my "My Strange Addiction: I’m a Living Doll" below.

-- Mara Betsch

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Would You Look at Your Daughter's Prom Date Like This?

Teenagers going to prom is an age-old tradition. Yet that doesn't mean the parents of said teenagers have to be happy about it. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik accidentally photobombed his daughter's prom pictures and was caught giving her date a hard stare. Perhaps he's not impressed? Or perhaps he's worried this guy's hand is a little bit lower than he'd like?

-- Mara Betsch

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Congratulations to Jen Arnold (@JenArnoldMD) on Your Shorty Award

On Monday, April 7th "The Little Couple's" Jen Arnold was honored with a social media award. The social media savvy doctor, known on Twitter as @JenArnoldMD, won a Shorty Award in the "Keep Good Going" category.

 

The Shorty Awards honor the best social media users on the Web. Each award recipient is nominated by social media peers, then the winners are hand selected by The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.  

Arnold was awarded for her use of social media in promoting and encouraging a positive message that have inspired others to #KeepGoodGoing.

According to the Shorty Award website, "the #KeepGoodGoing Award honors those who use social media to help us find the positive in our lives, and live more meaningfully."

Arnold recently battled a rare form of cancer after adopting two children from China and India, respectively. 

The Little Couple mom is a big contributor to The Texas Children's Hospital, where she both works and receives personal medical treatment. Arnold also promotes the charitable organizations that connected her with both her adopted children. 

Her social media support of many charitable organizations has named her the #KeepGoodGoing Shorty Award recipient.

Follow Jen and her husband Bill Klein every Tuesday night as they live tweet new episodes of The Little Couple at 10|9c on TLC.

-- Alex Zuckerman

Yep, That's Jon Hamm on a '90s Dating Show!

04/04/2014

It turns out that 25-year-old Jon Hamm was just as attractive, but slightly less charming than his current on-screen character Don Draper. Though he tops many "sexiest men" lists today, in 1996, he didn't even make the cut on a cheesy dating show (a smooth stunt man beat him). In fact, on "The Big Date," Hamm comes off as disinterested at best. Perhaps he was just practicing for his future Mad Men role?  Watch this gem below:

If you're curious how everything ended, you can watch the entire episode, although it becomes far less interesting when the camera is off of Hamm. What do you think? Would you have picked Hamm as your date of choice? And should dating shows like this come back?

-- Mara Betsch

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Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson Puts on 20 Pounds, Looks Amazing!

04/03/2014

Rachel Frederickson, the latest winner of "The Biggest Loser," is sporting a new, and some would say healthier, look. The Internet blew up in early February after she revealed her shocking 155-pound weight loss, going from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, which even shocked the show's veteran trainers.

However, in an interview with Us Weekly magazine, she revealed that she's since put on 20 pounds to bring her to a healthy 125 pounds. At 5'4", this weight puts her at a healthier BMI than when she was thinner. And Frederickson agrees: "I think I'm at my perfect weight!" she told the magazine.

Though Frederickson still works out six days a week for an hour – Soul Cycle is a favorite of hers –and eats healthfully, but has backed off the three-a-day workouts she did while preparing for the "Biggest Loser" finale.

To help maintain her new wholesome lifestyle, Frederickson utilizes the tools the show gave her. She told Us Weekly, "We have monthly calls with the other contestants and the show psychologist," Frederickson said. "And our nutritionist is available 24/7. I'll call her from the farmers' market and say, 'What is this? How would I cook it?'"

Take a look at the pictures she posted below. The first is just a day after the finale aired, the second is from a month later at the Oscars. What do you think? Does she look better?

BEFORE:

AFTER

--Mara Betsch

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