Earlier this week, Jaime King posted an older photo of herself breastfeeding her now 8-month-old son, James, on Instagram. It was totally tasteful (though honestly, I don’t think “mother breastfeeding her child” can ever be distasteful… unless, say, the child is 30 or something) but people got their knickers in a twist over it, and Jaime is not having it.
“The responses from mothers were so grateful because there have been people out in the media being very judgmental, saying women have to breastfeed, or have to do this or have to do that,” she says. “I think that it’s really unfair for anybody in the spotlight — any sort of celebrity who has a very privileged life — to go out there and tell mothers what to do when they don’t understand their socioeconomic circumstances, when they don’t understand their health circumstances, when they don’t understand what their life is about.”
She continues, “I feel a responsibility as somebody who’s in the spotlight and as a public figure to let these women know they are not alone. I grew up in Omaha, my mother did both, and I am perfectly healthy and happy and fine.”
In the now famous photo of King nursing her baby, the two are cuddled up on a bed, but the actress insists breastfeeding is not just for behind closed doors.
“I think that it’s ridiculous that it’s okay to walk around with pasties or no clothes on, and that’s fashionable and cool, but it’s not okay to feed your child?” she muses. “Rihanna looked so epically stunning at the CFDAs the other night when I was there, and she was completely nude. And she looked beautiful. So why is there a problem for a woman to be nude nourishing her child?”
She adds, “We all eat in public. I don’t see why it should be frowned upon. Nothing about the way a mother feeds her baby should be frowned upon.”
Word. Seriously couldn’t agree more with everything she’s said. Why is it so great to see a woman’s breasts if they’re naked in a magazine or on a red carpet, but when they’re being used to feed a baby, it’s some disgusting thing that needs to be stopped? Oh, is that because there’s no way you can sexualize a mother feeding her child the way you can when she’s out there with pasties on or cleavage popping out of a tight dress?
Frankly, I don’t see what the big deal is. If I noticed a woman breastfeeding in public, I would probably just… you know, move on with my life. You don’t stare, you don’t complain, you don’t create a scandal. Jesus, I think some people forget it’s 2014 sometimes.
Oh, and here’s the photo in question, just for reference:
June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Lea Michele used the death of ex-boyfriend Cory Monteith to get as much publicity for her shitty solo album as possible, but now – less than a year after Cory’s passing – she’s already moved on to a new man. That’s right, Lea’s got herself a former gigolo whom she met on the set of her video for ‘On My Way (to Bone Town)’. The song is actually just called ‘On My Way’, but whatever.
From TMZ (via News.com.au):
TMZ reports that the Glee actress’ boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, used to work as an escort for hire.
Paetz has worked under the alias Christian for Cowboys4Angels, a company that offers male companions for women and is featured on Showtime’s Gigolos.
Although his profile is no longer visible on the website, it indicates he’s a life coach, dating expert and a massage therapist.
Spending time with Paetz isn’t cheap. The gossip site claims he charges $US350 for one hour to $US6000 for a weekend. Interested parties can book Paetz for $US17,500 for an entire week.
No shade on sex workers of any gender – get that money, etc. However, I’m a little shocked that Lea, who has a bit of a squeaky clean, almost too perfect image, would go for someone like Matthew. You’d think she’d be worried that he might tarnish her princess reputation. Then again, she is trying really, really hard to break into a sexy popstar persona (which will never happen), so perhaps she’s choosing her boyfriends to fit that criteria.
Here’s the new boy toy (it’s a screenshot from the video):
June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am by Jennifer
I’m just going to present this to you all without commentary. LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have a new VH1 reality series called simply LeAnn & Eddie and it looks… awful. And staged. And awful. Did I say that one already?
Will you hate-watch?
June 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
This is how Jessica Alba celebrates her kid’s birthday [I'm Not Obsessed]
Jay-Z‘s alleged mistress isn’t anything special [Celebslam]
This is Joe Jonas flashing a “cute smile” [Socialite Life]
Here’s some more naked news for your Wednesday [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
NBA MVP Kevin Durant knows how to live it up [Moe Jackson]
Here’s pregnant Hayden Panettiere in a bathing suit [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Could Robert Pattinson pull off being a young Han Solo? [ICYDK]
Shailene Woodley‘s gifts include being “lovely & open” [Celebitchy]
What’s going on with Raven Symoné‘s new haircut? [Fishwrapper]
Naya Rivera has a nice ass, if you failed to notice before [Popoholic]
Yay, here we have the new ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ trailer [Too Fab]
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Vanessa Hudgens‘ abs [Celebuzz]
Lena Dunham needs to go away because she freaks me out [The Frisky]
You can’t complain about Joana Krupa‘s beach pics [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Tyra Banks is so insane, but we love her anyway [theBERRY]
Candice Swanepoel is incredibly beautiful [Celebslam]
Aw, isn’t Matt Bomer so sweet to his fans? [Socialite Life]
Lily Allen smokes, walks around Notting Hill like a normal person [Moe Jackson]
Isn’t Jordana Brewster underrated? [Popoholic]
June 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm by Jennifer
Apparently there’s a cat cafe called Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London, where you can go and have a brew while some cats walk around and rub themselves against your leg or whatever. The practice originated in Japan and is being copied everywhere now, it seems… and for good reason: they’re INCREDIBLY popular and apparently booked solid.
According to a report from The Sun, Katy Perry was desperate to get into Lady Dinah’s while she was here over the past month or two touring, but she was turned away and told there was no space for her on the guest list. Of course, that’s not actually true and Lady Dinah’s is actually desperate for Kitty Purry herself to pay the place a visit.
Owner Lauren Pears tells E! News, “We would love Katy Perry to come here. She’s a huge cat lover. And would be great to bring attention to the rescue cats we have. We never heard from her team so we definitely didn’t deny her coming here. We would love her to come here. Our door is always open to her.”
Well, there you have it. Lady Dinah’s awaits you, Katy. Frankly, I think I’d prefer a puppy cafe, but I think things would get a bit too boisterous and lots of cups of tea and coffee would get knocked over :(
June 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got married less than a month ago and have taken approximately 19 vacations since then, but none of them were the “real” honeymoon. They toured Ireland and the UK, they spent a few weeks around mainland Europe, but it was all just foreplay for the actual honeymoon getaway, which is apparently being held in Mexico.
Less than two weeks after they returned from an Irish getaway following their lavish nuptials, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are vacationing in Punta Mita, Mexico, to celebrate the rapper’s birthday.
“They’re staying in a private house on the beach,” says a source, noting that the town is a favorite spot for all the Kardashians.
In between margaritas, sunbathing and toasting West, who turned 37 on Sunday, the newlyweds will have plenty of time for reliving favorite moments from their big day.
To be honest, I’m shocked Kim would lower herself enough to go to Mexico – you would think it wouldn’t be glamorous enough and meet her high standards. Blah.
Anyhow, must be nice to live a life in which all you do is vacation. Literally, her actually non-vacation life is a vacation. The girl does nothing but take selfies and film a reality show… what’s there to need an escape from?