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Celebrities In Stripes…Again. Some More. FOREVER!

Our occasional foray into my favorite part of everyone's closet is BACK, baby, and better than ever.

13 Celebrities Who’ve Shared Their Struggles With Infertility

Roughly a million women in the United States struggle with infertility, broadly defined as the inability to get pregnant after a year of trying. And yet women and couples who are in the thick of struggling to have a baby tend to talk about how isolating and all-consuming it can be.


Thankfully, infertility isn’t the taboo topic it once was, and celebrities have played an important role in changing the narrative.


In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week ― a time to help tear down yet more of the secrecy and misinformation that surrounds fertility difficulties ― here are 13 famous men and women who have opened up about their own challenges and heartbreak to help remind others they’re not alone.


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One Mom’s Emotional Journey To Meeting Her Rainbow Baby

Lila, now 31, was thrilled when—in December 2015—she took a pregnancy test and saw two pink lines. She and her husband, Tim, had been trying for a third baby and immediately began dreaming of who this new little person would be.


But two weeks after her positive pregnancy test, Lila started having severe pain in her shoulder blade. She called the on-call OB who told Lila to get to the hospital. An ultrasound confirmed what the doctor suspected: Lila had a tubal pregnancy, which meant that the fertilized egg had implanted in her fallopian tubes, rather than her uterus. The pain she had been feeling was because the tube had burst, and blood was filling her abdomen, which displaced her lung. Lila had emergency surgery to save her life, but there was no baby.


The loss was devastating to Lila and her husband, but they knew they wanted to grow their family, so once they had the go-ahead from Lila’s doctor, they got pregnant again. When she went into labor with her third daughter, Lila brought along Spokane, WA-based birth photographer Laura Fifield, who captured the overwhelming love and relief that overtook Lila when she met her rainbow baby.


Here, in her own words, is Lila’s account of that amazing day.



Captions have been edited and condensed for clarity.

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Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan’s First Night Together Involved Uggs And Tequila



Some relationships begin with a coffee date or a trip to the movies. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum’s started with a sombrero and Ugg boots. And yes, there was alcohol involved.


During her appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Jenna dished on her first night with Channing, which occurred while the two were filming “Step Up.”


“He did this whole thing where he didn’t want to be in a relationship, so I was like, ‘Look, if you want to date other people and be free, that’s fine, but we’re not going to hang out and watch movies. You’ve got to figure out what you want, because I know I want to be in a relationship,’” Jenna, 36, told host Ellen DeGeneres.


A couple days later, Channing went out for a “crazy wild tequila” night with fellow “Step Up” cast members and dancers. As Jenna recalled, “He said he had the chance ‘to be free’ and he couldn’t stop thinking about me.”


Around two in the morning after his rager, Channing went up to Jenna’s hotel room and started banging on the door.


“I go and open the door — he’s going to kill me for this — he’s naked ― no, sorry, he has underwear, a sombrero and Ugg boots, and he’s like, ‘Let’s do this.’”


Channing ended up spending the night in Jenna’s room, and of course, was still there in the morning. Production assistants on set were scrambling to find him, until Jenna ― who had an earlier call time ― told one of them where he was. When the actor finally walked onto set, he was met with applause.


And that’s how it all began. Now, the couple, who’ve been married since 2009, share 3-year-old daughter Everly and continue to restore our faith in Hollywood romances.




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HOW TO BE MARRIED by Jo Piazza

Or, to give you the full title: How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage.  Sounds educational and fun. We have five copies to give away today! Let's flip it over and read the back of the book, shall we? Everyone…

21 Dazzling Photos Of Jazz Legend Ella Fitzgerald Over The Years

Ella Fitzgerald’s voice was so powerful and sultry that it makes sense why she is often referred to as the First Lady of Song.


But that’s not the only moniker she was given for her earth-shattering voice. In the nearly 80 years she lived, Lady Ella also came to be known as the Queen of Jazz ― a fitting name that reflected her inimitable influence on the genre.


Tuesday marks the 100-year anniversary of Fitzgerald’s birth on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia ― and it’s a perfect moment to reflect on how she overcame adversity and achieved unprecedented success in her career as a black woman at the height of Jim Crow. Fitzgerald first gained recognition in 1934 after singing during amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and went on to win several other singing competitions. Lady Ella impressed crowds so much, she was quickly introduced to influential people in the music industry and attracted admirers everywhere. She soon landed a gig as a singer on tour with the Tiny Bradshaw band, performing in places like Harlem’s renowned Savoy Ballroom, before breaking into her own stardom with hit songs and albums.


Fitzgerald sold nearly 40 million albums, earned 13 Grammy Awards and worked alongside countless great jazz musicians before she died in 1996. In honor of her 100th birthday, let’s look back at moments that capture Lady Ella’s elegance and energy:


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Someone Chained A Cross To Gay Street In NY. What Happened Next Was Beautiful.

On Good Friday, a mysterious giant wooden cross appeared on Gay Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, chained and locked to an apartment gate.


Over the next nine days, the cross’ owner would return and chain the cross to different parts of the street making it impossible for others to move it.


“To be honest, I’m a Christian, and the cross means, love, peace and hope. And it was clear the owner of this cross did not share those values,” Gay St. resident Micah Latter, whose gate the cross was first chained to, told HuffPost. “Whatever [this person’s]point, [it] was lost in translation. Their actions were pointless and annoying.”


Latter posted daily Instagram updates of the cross’ location and tried to seek help for its removal from authorities, which was unsuccessful. So, he had an idea: Why not turn the cross into a symbol of love and acceptance and take the power back from its owner?


On Sunday, Latter and ten neighbors and friends gathered to paint the cross the colors of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. They drank champagne and changed the locks so the original owner can no longer move it ― they’re now calling it“The Love Cross.”




For Latter and those who took part in the cross painting, it became an exercise not only in love and support, but a classic NYC experience of community.


”Neighbors and strangers came together on Gay St., all approaching the meaning of the cross with different personal views, yet we all shared the same love and support for the community that we bonded over,” Latter told HuffPost. “For two hours on a Sunday, it was just random strangers, tourists, straight couples, gay couples, kids and neighbors spreading love, painting rainbows on a cross, getting to know our neighbors, and drinking champagne on Gay St. It was a magical NYC evening!”




As for the cross’ original owner, Latter and the residents of Gay St. just have one message: “Sorry you can’t move the cross anymore. We added our own love lock to your chain and superglued both key holes. The Love Cross belongs to the street now, so thank you!”

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Here’s A ‘Secret’ Behind April 25, AKA The ‘Perfect Date’

For the past 17 years, we’ve known April 25 as the “perfect date.”


In the film “Miss Congeniality,” Cheryl Frasier (played by Heather Burns), better known as Miss Rhode Island, says the iconic line as an answer to a question posed by William Shatner’s Stan Fields during a beauty pageant.


Fields asks Frasier to “describe her perfect date,” to which she responds, “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.”





The scene is adorable in its absurdity. And on Tuesday, April 25, William Shatner tweeted a fun fact about this very special day:



A secret factoid about April 25th: aka the #perfectdate day. April 25th is the birthday of the wife of of Ms. Congenitally's director. pic.twitter.com/DQfQGewWQp

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 25, 2017


Apparently, April 25 is the birthday of directorDonald Petrie’s wife. Awww.


Well, we hope she’s got a light jacket on and is enjoying this “perfect date.”

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The Ultimate and Overdue Kardashian/Jenner Katchup

It's not even as naked as usual, either. Although they make up for that with other choices.

Ivanka Trump Booed For Claiming Donald Trump Is A ‘Tremendous Champion’ For Women


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In her first international trip as an official White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, was booed as she attempted to laud her father’s record on women’s rights in front of a mostly female audience.


“He has been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,” she said at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin on Tuesday, after stating she was “very proud of my father’s advocacy.”


Trump was part of a panel at the summit onwomen’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, which also included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde.


When the audience booed, the panel’s moderator, German journalist Miriam Meckel, asked Trump to respond, noting that her father has a record of misogyny.


“You hear the reaction from the audience,” Meckel said. “So I need to address one more point. Some attitudes toward women your father has publicly displayed in former times might leave one, uh, questioning whether he’s such an ‘empowerer’ for women.”



The audience at the W20 panel scoffs at Ivanka Trump talking about her father advocating for women.
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— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) April 25, 2017


Donald Trump has faced numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault. A 2005 tape surfaced during his presidential campaign that captured him bragging about being able to grab women “by the pussy.”


But in defending him, Ivanka Trump relied on a familiar tactic: laying the blame on the media.


“I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, and that’s been perpetuated,” she said, to laughter from the audience. “But I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women in their ability to do the job as well as any man.”


“As a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level knowing that he encouraged me and enabled me to thrive,” she added.


She also praised her father for hiring women in several top roles at the White House, and affirmed that she identified as a feminist.


“I do label myself a feminist, and I do think of that in broad terms,” she said.


Trump lamented that the U.S. has no universal paid family leave policy, and has frequently stated that she hopes to work with her father to develop such a plan. But he has yet to make it a priority.


As one of her father’s closest advisers, Trump has an office in the West Wing of the White House. When that raised ethics concerns, she took a more formal role as an official but unpaid adviser to the president, after previously stating that she would just “be a daughter.”


But when asked to define her role on Tuesday, she struggled to explain, saying that she was “rather unfamiliar with this role as well.”


“The German audience is not that familiar with the concept of a first daughter,” Meckel said. “I’d like to ask you, what is your role, and who are you representing, your father as president of the United States, the American people, or your business?”


“Certainly not the latter,” Trump said. “I’m rather unfamiliar with this role as well ... It has been a little under 100 days and it has just been a remarkable and incredible journey.”


But she vaguely suggested that she would focus on “empowering women in the workplace” and emphasized that “this is very early for me.”


“I’m listening, learning,” Trump said. “I have no doubt that coming out of this trip, I’ll be informed.”

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Gay Men Sound Off On Misconceptions About ‘Femme’ And ‘Masc’ Stereotypes


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A new video from popular lesbian vlogger Arielle Scarcella asks a group of gay men in relationships to reflect on cultural notions of “masculine” and “feminine” identity and the way people inscribe these ideas onto their relationships.


In the video, three different gay couples describe their own perceptions of their gender expression, and the way that the world tries to police gender roles― often based on their perceived sexual roles.


“People are always ― every time we live broadcast, on all of our YouTube videos, we always get a question [like] ‘who’s the woman?’ Or they always correlate top and bottom with male or female,” one participant in the video says.


“I don’t know if it’s because they don’t understand how frustrating that question can be,” his boyfriend adds.


Scarcella hopes the video will help showcase the diverse spectrum of attraction among queer couples ― and that understanding queer relationships through a “man/woman” binary is not only often incorrect but also unproductive.


“Having done a video on butch women dating other masculine women, it was only fair to highlight the love between two more femme gay men,” she told HuffPost. “Love and attraction can be felt and seen in many forms.”


Check out the video above and head here to see more from Scarcella.

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Powerful Ad Reminds World Dads Are Parents, Too



Following up on its powerful ad about motherhood, Dove is celebrating dads with another emotional video.


The #RealDads ad for Baby Dove features video clips of dads with their kids to highlight the role they play in their children’s lives.


The ad was inspired in part by research from Dove Men+Care brand. While mothers feel pressure to be perfect parents, fathers aren’t expected to be essential caregivers to their children.


“Research tells us that the media focuses on fathers as ‘providers’ and ‘fixers’ over three times more often than as ‘emotional caregivers’ and over four times more often than a ‘daily caregiver,’ diminishing their role as parents ― when in fact, 97 percent of dads say they are involved in their child(ren)’s life and 7 in 10 see themselves as highly involved,” a Dove spokesperson told HuffPost.


Dove hopes this new campaign helps break down the stereotypes and preconceived notions that new parents face.


As the captions state,“No matter which way you care for your baby, just know there’s no one ‘right’ way. Only our way. To #RealDads everywhere, trust your way.”

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Take London

And Zoe's winning streak comes to a screeching halt.

LVMH to Take Control of Christian Dior in $13.1 Billion Deal

A series of long-anticipated transactions will buy out minority shareholders in the Paris fashion house.
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