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"The Little Couple" Have a Surprise Vow Renewal

05/06/2014

In what may be the most romantic of surprises, Bill Klein of "The Little Couple" stunned Jen with a vow-renewal proposal -- and then had all of their closest friends and family join them for the renewal ceremony right then and there.

The couple announced the news today on Twitter, sharing a photo of the romantic proposal and vow-renewal ceremony. Jen Tweeted:

Then, sharing a photo of the proposal itself, she wrote:

According to People.com the couple renewed their vows in a private ceremony surrounded by friends and family on April 27th. The wedding will be shown on TLC during the season finale on June 17th at 10|9c.

Congratulations, Bill & Jen!

Watch The Little Couple, Tuesdays at 10|9c and share your well-wishes with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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

More on Dating:

The Little Couple on How They Began Their Relationship

Duggar Girls on Dating

How to Date an American Woman, According to Secret Princes

Do 9-to-5 Moms Have It Easier? Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks So

03/28/2014

Gwyneth-paltrow-new-now-250x150.jpgGwyneth Paltrow has had a rough week – she and her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, are separating, or as she puts it "conscious uncoupling."

Though she must be going through a difficult time, it's still hard not to envy a megastar like her. She's beautiful, incredibly fit and makes more money in a few months' work than most people can imagine making in their lifetimes.

Unfortunately, she laments that there's a downside to being a famous actress and a mom. She told E! a week ago that it's been especially hard now that her children are older:

"It's much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, 'Where were you?' I don't like to be the lead so I don't [have] to work every day, you know, I have little things that I like and obviously I want it to be good and challenging and interesting and be with good people and that kind of thing."

This is probably true of most working mothers, but then she digs in a little deeper, saying:

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

Obviously, as an actress, there's more money at your disposal, but there's also a lot more uncertainty in terms of scheduling. Do you think it's harder to have a regular job and parent than be an actress and parent from around the world? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

-- Mara Betsch

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Say Yes to Seth Meyers

02/03/2014

Syttd-seth-myers-300x200When Say Yes to the Dress returns, one bride is going to get the surprise of her life: a visit from comedian Seth Meyers!

The Saturday Night Live alum -- who's taking over NBC's Late Night on February 24 -- became acquainted with Shealynn Casserly, an Army medic, when he visited her at Walter Reed, a hospital for injured veterans, while she was recovering from an injury she got from a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan.

Through a program at Walter Reed that allows patients to meet a celebrity of their choice, Shealynn got a special introduction to Seth Meyers. It was an unforgettable experience -- but things are about to get even more exciting for her. Engaged and shopping for her wedding dress at Kleinfeld, Shealynn's going to be saying "yes" and "oh, my gosh!"when Seth reveals himself to congratulate her on the engagement -- and on her choice of the perfect dress.

Don't miss this special episode of Say Yes to the Dress when the series returns for its 11th season Friday, February 21 at 9|8c. We predict you'll have stars AND tears in your eyes.

Image credit: DCL

You'll Never Guess The Latest Hot Hollywood Honey Boo Boo Fan

07/08/2013

Alana, Mama June and the rest of the Boo Boo clan are a wacky bunch -- and that's of course part of their charm. As the show (back July 17 at 9/8 c) grows in popularity, famous fans continue to come out of the woodwork -- among them Anderson Cooper and Tina Fey. The latest famous Boo Boo fan?  

 

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Condolences to a Remarkable First Lady in "Letters to Jackie"

06/18/2013

Letters-to-jackie-book-200x300This November will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. To commemorate the event that shocked a nation -- and really, the world -- TLC will debut the exclusive television event Letters to Jackie.

Letters to Jackie is based on the book "Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation" by Ellen Fitzpatrick. For two months after the President's assassination, the White House received more than 800,000 letters for the first lady, who lost her husband and the father of her children. Letters poured in from all over the United States and from several nations around the world, and the writers represented all ages, races, religions and political persuasions. The writers included a 13-year-old suffering from polio, who wrote words of strength for Jackie; a Peace Corps volunteer who'd heard the news from his post in Ethiopia; and an African-American woman who wrote to tell the first lady how her husband's efforts in the Civil Rights Movement had affected her life.

The letters are read by some of today's most recognizable celebrity voices, including:

Bérénice Bejo
Demian Bichir
Jessica Chastain
Chris Cooper
Viola Davis
Zooey Deschanel
Kirsten Dunst
Anne Hathaway
Allison Janney
John Krasinski
Melissa Leo
Laura Linney
Frances McDormand
Chloë Grace Moretz
Mark Ruffalo
Octavia Spencer
Hailee Steinfeld
Channing Tatum
Betty White
Michelle Williams

Letters to Jackie premieres in November on TLC.

Image courtesy Harper Collins

Lunch with Lori and Contribute to Cancer Research

04/17/2013

Syttd-atlanta-lori-charity-300x400One year after receiving the breast cancer diagnosis that changed her life, Lori Allen of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is opening her salon to a few lucky fans in hope that other women's lives can be saved.

Partnering with the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which sponsors programs to help women detect breast cancer at its earliest stages, Lori is auctioning an unforgettable day in Atlanta through CharityBuzz.

Lori will offer you and three guests a tour of Bridals by Lori, an opportunity to meet the consultants -- including Fashion Director Monte Durham -- and an intimate lunch and conversation. The fan who places the winning bid will also get to watch Lori film an episode of the show! It's a dream day for anyone who can't get enough BrideDay fun and loves a little Southern sass.

Get more details about the auction here.

Photo: DCL

The Worst Celebrity Tattoo Ever: Round One!

04/04/2013

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In celebration of Tattoo Thursdays, and the show America's Worst Tattoos, in particular, we're going to take a look at some of the worst celebrity tattoos out there. Each week we'll give you a selection of five bad celeb tats, and you'll vote for whichever you think is the worst (and some of them are seriously bad.) In the end, we'll crown one the Worst Celebrity Tattoo of All Time!

Are you ready to play? Let's take a look, shall we?

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You Can Watch "Long Island Medium," & Pretty Soon You'll Be Able To Read Her, Too

02/21/2013

Long-island-medium_320Fans of Theresa Caputo and Long Island Medium should be pretty happy about this one: Theresa's just signed with publishing imprint Atria Books to release her epic tome There’s More To Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side. The book will include personal anecdotes and past readings, and should be out later this year.

And let's face it, Caputo's book may be the closest any of us will ever come to her. She's currently got a four year waiting list.

Thankfully, Long Island Medium returns to TLC this March.

"What Not To Wear": Grammys 2013

02/11/2013

There were numerous hits and misses from style to sound that came out of the 2013 Grammy Awards, but one standout part of the annual event was the new dress code that CBS required as part of the night. In a memo sent via email to attendees, CBS outlined "Standards and Practices" for Grammy wardrobe. 

The memo reads: "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic," the email continued. "Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure." But with every rule, there will be those who break it. Some of the 2013 Grammy attendees took great lengths to bend the rules, while others abided with confidence and class.

Jennifer Lopez will always be remembered for her 2001 jungle-style Versace gown (pictured below). For the 2013 Grammy Awards J.Lo stayed edgy by bending the rules, wearing a black off the shoulder dress with a large leg slit. J.Lo told Ryan Seacrest that leg exposure was not mentioned in the dress code memo. However, her slit did come dangerously close the crotch region. 

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2013 Jeff Vespa/WireImage | Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2001

Rihanna's sheer nipple-bearing dress red dress is in contrast to her 2008 look. Unlike some artist who chose to cover up, Rihanna seemed to make no modifications based on the new 2013 dress standards. 

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2008 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage | Larry Busacca/WireImage 2013

Katy Perry is the constant rule breaker. So it's no surprise she worked her plunging neckline.

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2010 Jason Merritt/Getty Images | Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2013

Taylor Swift went from whimsical to fireball despite the new standards. In 2008 Swift looked romantic and feminine in a corset gown, but transitioned to a goddess style dress with a plunging neckline.

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2008 Steve Granitz/WireImage | Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2013

Fellow country star Carrie Underwood went edgier than years past. Underwood’s 2012 gown covered most of the singer's body. This year, Underwood played by the rules but still let her figure show.

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2012 Steve Granitz/WireImage | Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2013

The ever classy Adele made a move towards color this year, breaking away from the all black gown she sported in 2012.

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2012 Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2013

Beyoncé is on top of the world right now, from Inauguration to the Super Bowl, not to mention tickets for her world tour go on sale this week. At the 2013 Grammy's Beyoncé showed her personal transition into power and motherhood. It's been said that Beyoncé's mother used to dress her for every event in clothes that looked like skating costumes. B's jumpsuit is bold and sedate, maybe she is dressing herself now.

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2008 Kevin Mazur/WireImage | Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 2013

 --Alex Zuckerman

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