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Ruminations On The Carter Twins’ Names

Duana Posted by Duana at July 14, 2017 19:05:16 July 14, 2017 19:05:16

As Lainey said earlier, we can officially celebrate the birth of the twins because they were officially acknowledged by Bey – and by her mother Tina. But I am not going to surprise anyone when I say that I didn’t feel like celebrating. I’m going to be honest— I was hoping the names weren’t true. Full Story

Clooney Twins Ella & Alexander

Duana Posted by Duana at June 7, 2017 16:58:05 June 7, 2017 16:58:05
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One thing is certain. Whatever I thought the Clooney twins might be called, and whatever names might have caused a stir in my social media and yours (remember yesterday morning, when Reality Winner was the biggest name in the headlines?), I never, never expected this much digital ink to be spilled on ‘Ella’ and ‘Alexander’. Full Story

Why Lainey Cares* About Leslie Odom Jr.

Duana Posted by Duana at April 27, 2017 18:34:46 April 27, 2017 18:34:46
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We’ve debated and gone back and forth, but I think the verdict is we are going to delay the taping of our #ShowYourWork podcast until after the weekend.  Because the Met Gala is coming, and because Lainey and I are going to be in New York this weekend, and because there is too much good material coming at us and we need to delay our argument about who should win ‘Do I Need To Care About’. Full Story

Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk have a baby name

Duana Posted by Duana at April 11, 2017 18:13:52 April 11, 2017 18:13:52
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I like saying “Irina Shayk”. You do too, right? I assume so, and that’s part of why she’s famous? I mean, I know, she’s a model and she’s been with him for almost two years and all, but let’s be honest, this is a fun name to say. Full Story

Nick Cannon’s son is named Golden

Duana Posted by Duana at February 23, 2017 18:00:36 February 23, 2017 18:00:36
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This is why. Why care about the names celebrities choose for their children? This is why. This name, Golden Cannon, tells you so much about who these people are and what they’re about. It’s so amazing. Not just because it’s an adjective, not just because it is an inescapable euphemism that I’m going to have to wrap into using, now, and I thought I was classier than to think of a baby’s name as a euphemism for a male member, but apparently I am not… No, it’s because the name ‘Golden’ explains one of the greater celebrity baby name mysteries up to this point. Full Story

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