Everyone loves a good love story. How else could you explain the myriads of terrible dating shows and romantic comedies?
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel takes it one step further with his new upcoming segment The Baby Bachelor. It’s both adorable and very, very creepy because toddlers shouldn’t be dating each other! They should be thinking the other has cooties and running away! But alas, my heart melted as this too young bachelor gives one crying contestant a little kiss.
Dammit, Kimmel! Why do you make me feel these things?!
While being a parent looks like a hard job, there are a few perks that come along with it. Besides the unconditional love and personal growth, parents are also allowed to become the ultimate troll when it comes to raising kids. For example, I totally plan on dressing my future kids up in horribly embarrassing (but cute!) animal costumes every day. I mean, why do they only get to be mini-penguins on Halloween? They should be mini-penguins ALL THE TIME.
Or you can watch how this current dad trolls his four-year-old kid while he takes advantage of another perk of parenthood: playing in the ball pit. I can’t wait to see this kid grow up and totally owning his dad with pranks. It’ll be their form of father and son bonding. Just remember to hit record and upload to YouTube please.
When I was growing up, there were 9 planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. I can thank the many hours of devouring episodes of Sailor Moon and the many science books for kids my parents bought me.
Then Pluto got demoted to a “dwarf planet” in 2006 because it’s not the only large body in the Kuiper belt, bring the official planet count to 8. Despite the official change in status, to me, Pluto will always be a planet.
There is also one little girl who feels the same way but took it one step further and wrote a letter to noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read her passionate letter below:
I hope he wrote back to her, not in cursive of course.
Anyone who been a babysitter knows that having a puppet on hand (ha!) is the best way to entertain any child. It’s also a win when the kid is young enough to believe that that piece of felt and fur is indeed an actual person. These classic Sesame Street moments are chockfull of adorable innocence and could melt any cold heart.
Here are the 7 cutest classic Sesame Street moments:
1. Kermit teaches Joey body parts
2. Kermit and Joey sing their ABCs
3. Grover and Chris talk about love
4. Grover and Jesse discuss what marriage is
5. Grover and John John count to 1
6. Bert, Sherlock and John John count to 10
7. Bert loses his paperclips
Today would’ve been the 85th birthday of the one and only Mr. Rogers. To celebrate author John Green tells you 35 facts of our favourite cardigan-wearing children’s television host. For example, did you know every single one of Mr. Rogers sweater was knitted by his mother?
Cheers to you, Mr. Rogers.
Get excited for the release of Despicable Me 2 this summer. It looks like this movie will be just as action packed and hilarious as the first. Despicable Me 2 brings us the return of Gru, Agnes and her sisters, and the sassy yellow minions.
In this new trailer, it looks like Gru has been booked for being a villain and is being asked to change his ways. After having his heart softened by three adorable young girls who he adopted in the last film, it doesn’t seem like Gru has too much of a problem with this change.
Twist? Previously evil Gru is changing his ways and has a new mission: to save the world. With cool new gadgets like cars and rays, he’s ready to make the world a better place for his precious daughters.
“I know what makes you a boy.” Oh Agnes. How you’ve been missed.
All I ever wanted to be in elementary school was cool. I had my fancy yo-yos, all the right pokémon cards and wore a lot of pink. Needless to say, I wasn’t cool at all. It must’ve been all the Blues Clues I was watching or the Harry Potter books to come later on (this was before being a nerd was cool).
So yeah, I wish I had this second grader’s advice on how to be cool:
According to Rusty Blazenhoff‘s daughter, you’re cool if you:
- don’t wear cloths (by this, I assume she means napkins) at the dinner, breakfast or lunch table
- give your favourite stuffed animal a hat, and
- don’t do your homework on the weekends (that includes Friday)
No homework on the weekends? Okay, I see where I went wrong then.
Youtuber melodysheep gets his hands all over some vintage Lucky Charms commercials and remixes it to create this gem of an a song just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Who knew the Lucky the Leprechaun had a little pop star in him?
Cristian Girotto is a high-end retoucher living in Paris who created these rather interesting portraits.
Girotto took portraits of adults and turned them into children for his L’Enfant Extérieur project. He wanted to show “us a world of men in the shake of children as if the bofy could slip on the ugliness of life.” You can read a better explanation and see all the photos on his website which you can find here.
Overall, it’s an interesting, if not creepy, art project. Just check out this bearded man-child. Amazing.
Check out more photos after the jump:
I don’t care how old you are, the fact is we all watch Phineas and Ferb (don’t you dare lie to yourself). It’s possibly the funniest and wackiest cartoon on Disney right now, and your lying if you say you wouldn’t sit down and watch a marathon on a Sunday morning (Editor’s note: I did. It was a Saturday).
Your television guide would tell you that Phineas and Ferb is about two stepbrothers and their adventures in creating unrealistically advanced machinery during their summer vacation. I, however, beg to differ as the best parts of the cartoon lies in the B-plot where the boys’ pet/secret agent, Perry the Platypus must stop his arch nemesis Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s latest evil scheme.
Doofenshmirtz reminds me a lot of Kim Possible’s Dr. Dracken. His evil schemes are always ridiculous and never works out.
For a kids show, Phineas and Ferb is pretty dark, and this is obvious when you think of Doofenshmirtz’s back story. Maybe I am reading a little too much into it, but Doofenshmirtz’s childhood is very dark and depressing, as is his life. There are many reasons to pity this doctor instead of fear him. Really, this poor guy is forever alone.
Read the 17 reasons why we should feel bad for Dr. Doofenshmirtz below
1) Because Youtube’s subtitles can’t understand his accent
2) His dreams are always crushed
3) He was neglected and abused as a child
4) He is forever alone Read more…
As a ranger in Yosemite National Park, Reddit user bestmattever says he gets a lot of mail from visitors but this letter is his favourite (and with good reason):
Just in case you can’t read it, here’s what the letter says:
Dear Park Rangers,
I am a Yosemite Junior Ranger. I went to Yosemite recently and accidently brought home two sticks. I know I’m not supposed to take things from the park, so I am sending them back. Please put them in nature.
Kids, man. They’re the best.
In another edition of “Parenting, You’re Doing It Right,” one parent penned a letter to her daughter explaining why the Tooth Fairy wasn’t able to deliver her reward. Unfortunately for Emily, her room was just too messy for the Tooth Fairy to find and exchange Emily’s tooth for a cash prize.
The parents are awesome for not only:
1) keeping the Tooth Fairy alive and well in their daughter’s eyes and
2) throwing in some parenting along the way
Here’s the letter in full:
Redditor denmoff‘s daughter really loves the moon. Watch as she tries her hardest to jump and get the moon.
We really hope that her love of the moon inspires her to be an astronaut one day, and not just in the sense of how Richard Branson wants to commercialize space travel. We want to see her get hired by NASA and on the first moon landing since December 11th, 1972 when Apollo 17 last touched down.
If that’s too far off to satiate this adorable little girl, she could also pass for Agnes in Despicable Me if Dreamworks decides to do a live-action version of the film.
Remember back when we were all in elementary school and would go to school and feel so cool because we got a new jean jacket, or a slap bracelet, or new Pokemon cards to brag about? I think it’s time to sit back and think about all those things we wore that were actually pretty ridiculous. For example I don’t remember it ever been cold enough to wear fleece pants. I remember they came in different colours— and I think I had three blue pairs.
How about those Gap fleece sweaters that we all wanted but only the cool kids with money could afford? I think they were the TNA sweaters of the 90s come to think of it. Now, about the gaucho pants and tie cardigans… I am not sorry. They were cute and comfortable at that time, I SWEAR. My sister and I MAY have had matching gaucho pants. Just maybe.
In the 90s all we did was trade. We traded bracelets, cards, snacks, and I distinctly remember trading chokers and going home with a different one every day around my neck. I’ll take a classic Tiffany necklace over a choker any day, and I much prefer chiffon to fleece – but that’s just me.
See the 17 items you wore (and don’t deny it) below
Cropped Tie Cardigan
Army Print Clothes
Cropped Jacket Read more…
Beyoncé appeared on Piers Morgan Monday night to discuss her latest album, and the possibility of children in the near future.
Nick Jonas will be launching a children’s singing competition, reports MTV News.
The ‘Jonas Brothers’ musician/singer will be launching a nationwide singing competition for children on June 8, which will aim to find “America’s next pint-sized superstar.”
The 18-year-old will be teaming up with Quaker Chewy Granola Bars for the ‘Quaker Chewy Superstar Contest.’
Here’s how the competition is set up. Only children from ages 8 to 14 can upload their singing performances onto ChewySuperstar.com, where a panel of judges will evaluate performances and fans can vote for the top five contestants.
The winner of the competition will not only receive a contract with ‘Jonas Group Management,’ but will also receive a song produced by Nick himself, an online music video and a cash prize.
“Making music is my passion in life and the best way I know how to express myself,” Jonas said in a statement. “I wanted to be part of the Quaker Chewy Superstar Search to help other young musicians make music and follow their dreams.”
Well, isn’t this a cute little business deal. It’s nice of him to use his fame to make some other child’s dreams come true. Let’s just hope the winner chosen actually has talent, because ‘cute factor’ can only get them so far in life.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reconsidering getting married, despite earlier vows to never tie the knot.
The famous couple claims that they are feeling the pressure from their children to become husband and wife, despite previously insisting they would only exchange vows when same-sex marriage is legalized.
In a 2006 interview with Esquire magazine, Pitt famously declared: “Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
But Pitt now admits they are warming up to the idea of marriage, thanks to much convincing from their six children.
He tells USA Weekend magazine, “The kids ask about marriage. It’s meaning more and more to them. So it’s something we’ve got to look at.”
Both stars have been married before; Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston in 2005 after falling for Jolie while co-starring in action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith, while Jolie was previously wed to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
I hope they do get married. It’s a nice gesture that they are doing by not getting married, as they are standing for equality, but they are my favourite Hollywood couple and I would love to read all the details of their big day. Either way, though, they shouldn’t be forced to get married. They should do what’s right for them as a couple.
Jaden and Willow Smith, the superstar children of Will and Jada Pinket Smith, are reportedly mentoring Michael Jackson’s kids Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Jaden, who has appeared in several films including ‘The Karate Kid’ remake, and Willow, best known for her hit single ‘Whip my Hair,’ were seen on a movie set in L.A. yesterday with Jackson’s children.
The whole meeting was allegedly set up by Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother, to help nudge her grandchildren in a positive direction.
Sources close to Katherine say she believes the Smith children are prime examples of young success in Hollywood. They are both extremely talented and down-to-earth, and thinks the three children could learn a lot from them.
I’ll give her that – they do seem to have a very good head on their shoulders. And extremely cool to hang out with.
Katherine wants Michael’s kids to enjoy their childhood and is actively encouraging them to become involved in all kinds of activities, including acting or singing.
In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Katherine Jackson says that Michael’s three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, are living very isolated lives.
“They don’t have any friends. They don’t go to school, they have private lessons at home – but that will change in September, when they are due to enrol at private college. But they have their cousins and aunts and uncles around them constantly, and that’s helped them immensely,” says Katherine.
“To them, it’s normal, it’s the life they have known. They have a certain time to go to bed, then they get up and get dressed for lessons. They practise karate and swim, which they love.”
Michael’s daughter Paris, 12, has turned her room into a shrine for her father, she is surrounded by pictures of her late Dad.
His sons Prince, 13, and Blanket, 8, speak regularly about wanting to make their father proud. Apparently all three children listen to Michael’s music regularly.
Motherhood has been only good to Christina Aguilera – she says it has made her “better than ever,” reports PEOPLE.
With the release of Bionic, her fourth studio album in June, the songstress is ready to show the world the new Christina.
“I’m more confident and comfortable in my own skin,” she said Tuesday in an interview with Q100’s Bert Show in Atlanta.
Not only is she comfortable and happy as a mother, it has made her even more sexual than she already is.
“I think [I’m] even a more sexual Christina … it’s just something that’s happening inside of me at this point in my life.”