Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which Tanisha Love Ramirez assists us in analyzing the "news" in In Touch, Us, Ok!, Life & Style, and Star. This week, Kardashian weight is news again: Kim is fat, Khloe is hot. Also? "Real" "Housewives" get liquid nose jobs; Ryan Gosling's dogs need their privacy; and the real reason Angelina hasn't worn her engagement ring in a while. Let's do this.
"Yes, We're Married"
First she stole Brad, and now Angelina is totes stealing Jennifer Aniston's fake marriage and pregnancy headlines. Though neither half of Brangelina have confirmed a wedding, Angie was recently spotted wearing a simple gold ring on the finger where her engagement ring once resided, prompting unnamed sources to come out and share stories of a supposed secret sunset wedding ceremony held for their children's benefit. A "pal" claims that Angie wore a simple white shift dress from L'Wren Scott and recited her own vows. People cried tears of joy, children ate burgers of beef, Jon Voight managed to stay awake throughout the entire thing — it was a good night. And now that they are all ceremonied, Angie will, no doubt, "call Brad and say she found a child she just can't leave behind" and we'll be reading about their ever-expanding brood next week. Can't wait. Speaking of expanding broods: Kate Middleton is hoping that once she pops, she just won't stop. She and Wills want to make sure her womb isn't vacant very long after she blesses the world with a gift from her uterus. According to a source, Kate's mother Carole has been telling Kate that once she gets into "baby-making mode" she'll be able to handle an expanding brood, no problemo. Next: Kim Kardashian and her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush have been calling each other, talking about babies, and generally making Kanye jeallies. And finally, Carrie Underwood didn't even know that she was supposed to be feuding with Taylor Swift. Now that she knows, she's totes over it, because "if anything, we should all be supportive."
Grade: F (wedding news)
"I'll Eat As Much As I Want!"
Yet another Kim Kardashian tear-down. Talking about her ass wasn't enough; now the mag attacks her very character; the title of the story inside is "Selfish Kim Defies Her Doctors." She's described as greedy, bingeing, indulgent, defiant. An eyewitness saw her — gasp — eating with Kanye West at Atlanta's South City Kitchen Midtown. "Kim ate like it was her last meal on earth, wolfing down fried chicken and waffles, buttermilk biscuits, mashed potoates, mac 'n cheese, collard greens with bacon and friend green tomatoes with goat cheese. She knew people were watching, but she just didn't care!" SIGH. Imagine all the eyes on her as she and Kanye dined. If you don't eat, you're being rude to the restauranteurs; if you do, someone calls Star. Anyway, apparently Kris Jenner is pushing Kim to gain weight so she can land a multi-million-dollar deal with Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. The thing goes on for a while, with words like "reckless bingeing" "audacious" "slacking on fitness" "arms are flabby" "embarrassing" and so on. It also claims she's scheduled her C-section for right after the 8-month mark so she can "get her life and body back as soon as possible." Fucking hell, the way we treat women and women who are carrying around another human inside of them! Moving on. Angelina Jolie doesn't wear her enormous $500,000 diamond engagement ring because she thinks it's tacky to flash her wealth when she's always going to struggling countries on charity missions. Also, now that you mention it, she hates the ring. It's not her style at all — way too big and gaudy — but she does feel bad, because Brad spent a lot of time designing it for her. (Fig. 1) Lena Dunham wants to lose weight and be pretty like other actresses her age. Leonardo DiCaprio has told Bradley Cooper to fuck as many models as he can before he turns 40. Liam Hemsworth has told Miley Cyrus they should be seeing other people and will only stay with her if they have an open relationship. Jessica Alba has told husband Cash Warren to get off the couch, stop getting fat, and get a job. Kyle Richards's husband Mauricio Umansky is "the biggest flirt in Beverly Hills" and cheats on her often and gave a busty former escort sitting at a hotel bar his phone number. He also did that smooth move of leaving his black American Express card on the table, so she'd have to call. Finally, Adrienne Maloof has a secret first husband and arrest warrant filed in 1988.
Grade: D- (food recall news)