Since when should a 7-year-old be handed 20 bucks by a parent to grab a cab home from a kids birthday party?

I was shocked, saddened and quite frankly p****d off, to the point of wild frustration, to hear about a kid who was left at a 7-year-old’s birthday party with 20 bucks and told to get a cab home.

What has the responsibility of parenting become if a mother and a father (of which this child, I am told, has both) can neither fit a quick pick-up into their busy schedules. We are ALL busy for god sake, but will ten minutes on a Saturday morning totally change your life?

After mentioning this occurence on Twitter just a while ago and @imeldamatt noted, ‘you’ve got blogging gold in that story.’

‘Sadly this sort of thing is not even a blip on DoCS radar,’ said another Tweep; @Smiles57 said ‘Parenting by remote control. Welcome to the 21st century. This is progress? while larathom said ‘please tell me u are kidding. That is scary’
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Aaaah Madonna, what does Jesus think?

Madonna, Madonna please stop it.

The always amusing ‘Fear and Clothing’ writer on the Sydney Morning Herald website (‘Style stalker’ Mindy Laube) had me nearly spluttering out my porridge the other morning when I was perusing the news online. Ms Laube posted this, well, simply, horrible photo of Ms Madonna.

Holy Madonna. Forget Jocelyn Wildenstein or Melanie Griffiths, Ms Ciccone, you’re nearly there. The problem is that when these celebs start getting into a mega surgery frenzy -and we’re not talking the odd Botox jab _ but when there are cheek implants that look like small rosy apples; mega lip enhancements; facial fillers and a zillion skin resurfacing treatments (rendering the skin looking as veiny as 5-month embryo) the whole deal starts looking just plain shocking.
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MICHAEL MOORE's latest movie and it's a love story

Fans of the film-maker and self-proclaimed social-conscience, Michael Moore, has unveiled the title for his new film.

According to the Paramount gang the Oscar®-winning filmmaker’s October 2nd release is a “Love Story” – about Capitalism.

“(Beverly Hills, CA) July 8, 2009— Capitalism: A Love Story is the newly unveiled title of Oscar®-winner Michael Moore’s latest documentary feature.
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UPDATE FARRAH'S DEATH. Original story posted: Farrah near death - we'll never forget these pop culture images - they're etched into our minds

UPDATE: MS FAWCETT DIED AT 2.30 (AEST) THIS MORNING.

With the actress Farrah Fawcett and style icon reportedly close to death, just days after longtime love Ryan O’Neal revealed the couple were getting married, it’s had me thinking about life, celebrity, perception and most importantly, the legacies that all of us _ celebrity or not _ will end up leaving.
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Gisele Bundchen is baby bound . . . ?

And now just for a completely happy story about two pretty people having a baby...

According to that renowned London-based tweeter and hugely successful pap, Mr Paparazzi (he’s the wildly eccentric and multi-colored hair Aussie ex-pat Darren Lyons) the simply beautiful Brazilian-born model, Gisele Bundchen, is definitely pregnant to her American footballer hubby, Tom Brady.
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