4 items from 2010
A constant news cycle of horrific bullying stories has some parents frequently intervening in their children's social lives, but they may be harming their kids in the process.
A mother picks her sixth-grade daughter, Cara, up from school. Cara looks upset. The mother asks what's wrong. Cara says her friend Annie was mean to her, calling her a "slut" and refusing to sit with her at lunch.
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The mother is not surprised. She has never liked Annie, or Annie's parents, the way they let their daughter wear skimpy clothes and buy whatever she wants regardless of price. She is also aware that bullying is a widespread national problem that, according to everything she hears and reads, requires prompt adult intervention. When she gets home, she calls the school principal and other mothers in her bucolic Massachusetts neighborhood to say that »
- Lisa Wolfe
Robert De Niro has been hit with a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal from the former manager of his New York estate.
Michael Thompson has filed suit in Manhattan federal court, claiming De Niro promised him a "lengthy period of employment" before he took on the job in November 2007.
According to court documents obtained by the New York Post, Thompson claims he was fired after two years after one of De Niro's employees spread false allegations about him throughout the "domestic estate-management field", accusing him of missing shifts and taking bribes from vendors, costing him other work.
Members of the trust company that owns De Niro's 235-acre Ulster County estate in upstate New York have also been named in the suit, alleging breach of contract and defamation.
Thompson is seeking unspecified damages in the case. »
Christina Aguilera has once gain posed naked for the cover of German GQ magazine. In the newly-revealed cover, the 29-year-old singer, who recently premiered her new music video "Not Myself Tonight", was seen embracing vamp beauty.
For the cover of the magazine's June edition, the "Lady Marmalade" singer had her body covered with nothing but gloves and pair of thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots. She placed her right hand in her chest, covering her breasts and the other hand clung to the wall.
The raunchy shoot, which was photographed by a noted fashion photographer Alix Malka, is reportedly part the art work for her upcoming album "Bionic". The album itself will hit U.S. shelves on June 8.
Christina Aguilera has previously bared all for GQ magazine in 2006 for its May issue. In the 2006 photo shoots captured by Michael Thompson, the mother of one was seen posting seductively on her birthday suit on a white-sheet bed. »
Catherine Zeta-Jones is wowing the crowds with her beauty — on Broadway and in a new photo shoot for Allure magazine’s nude issue. The magazine has just released two new photos that show why Zeta-Jones is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. Zeta-Jones brought her gutsy attitude to her Allure shoot, where she posed nude for Michael Thompson. See these pictures, plus shots from her 2007 Allure cover story. The latest photos show her in a full profile and what appears to be a shower scene. On Broadway, Zeta-Jones plays Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. She's a flamboyant actress in the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler show. Jones sings the show-stopping ballad “Send in the Clowns »
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4 items from 2010
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