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Hugh Jackman Introduces ‘Greatest Showman’ Singer at Party for Sports and Entertainment Stars

Hugh Jackman, a bunch of movie stars, and past and present Olympians were treated to an early ‘Golden Globes’ preview … a live performance of “This is Me.” Jackman gave an impassioned speech about women in sports and entertainment before…

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Hugh Jackman Introduces ‘Greatest Showman’ Singer at Party for Sports and Entertainment Stars

Hugh Jackman, a bunch of movie stars, and past and present Olympians were treated to an early ‘Golden Globes’ preview … a live performance of “This is Me.” Jackman gave an impassioned speech about women in sports and entertainment before…

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Ben Affleck Introduces to Lindsay Shookus to Jennifer Garner!

There’s awkward, and then there’s … well, just about everything Ben Affleck does these days.

The Batfleck is living proof that you can be a world-famous, wildly successful millionaire, and something of an incorrigible f-ck-up at the same time.

It would almost be endearing. Ya know, were it not for all the groping and whatnot.

These days, Ben is dating Lindsay Shookus, a relationship that’s done wonders for his mental health and well-being–if you ask Ben Affleck.

Insiders say many others are somewhat less enthused about Shoofleck pairing, including Ben’s long-suffering ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

The problem, it seems, is not that Jen doesn’t like Lindsay, but rather that she feels Shookus might be a bad influence at a time when Ben should really be focusing on self-improvement and maintaining his relationship with his children.

Sources say Ben and Lindsay enjoy drinking together, which is a problem, as Ben’s been in and out of rehab several times.

Just before getting romantically involved with Shookus, he had reportedly informed Jen that he’d put the plug in the jug for good.

Following his most recent stint in treatment, Ben has apparently sworn off the sauce again, but insiders claim Garner is understandably still skeptical of his new relationship.

Because Ben only makes good decisions when he’s in the director’s chair, he apparently decided the best solution to this was to arrange a sit-down between Lindsay and Jen.

We assume the idea to spend the afternoon with his ex-wife and current girlfriend came to Ben during a shaky, sweaty rehab nightmare, and the guy is clearly a believer in making his dreams come true.

According to OK! magazine, the meeting took place Saturday afternoon at Jen’s home.

“Ben and Lindsay looked so happy to finally be making their relationship legit with Jen,” a source tells the tabloid.

“They’ve had to tiptoe around and Jen has resisted having the kids hang out with Lindsay,” the insider adds.

“Ben was dressed up and seemed to really want to make a good impression on Jen–like, how clean and healthy he looks. Lindsay looked a little nervous, but was getting support from Ben.”

This is a man who presumably has a form-fitting Batman costume in his closet, yet he apparently doesn’t rock it when he’s trying to make a good impression?

We’re rooting for you, Ben, but you might be beyond hope, bruh.

But hey, maybe he was afraid that any reminder of Justice League’s less-than-stellar reviews and box office returns would cause him to lapse into Sad Affleck mode.

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Kate Middleton Introduces a Children’s Mental Health Video Resource!

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families produced an animated video designed to show children how to talk about mental health issues. That's a wonderful resource for many children.

Kate Middleton, who is a patron of the organization, provides the introduction, lending her voice and celebrity status to a worthy cause.

We have the short video for you below, and it's really worth watching.

We would expect nothing less from the Duchess of Cambridge.

This isn't just because Kate Middleton is already a mother of two, with a third on the way. Though, obviously, this kind of topic is going to be near and dear to her heart as a mother.

By marrying into the British Royal Family, Kate Middleton did more than just become an implied villain on Grimm.

(Don't ask)

She inherited a lot of responsibilities — one of which being that she'll very probably be queen in the not-so-distant future.

Overall, she has an obligation to the British people — whose tax dollars include millions specifically for the royals — to use her influence and celebrity status for positive effect.

One of the ways that she's doing this is by introducing this video, aimed at children, that talks about mental and emotional health.

Mental health is very complicated.

Until very recently, the subject was almost taboo among most people.

It's been pointed out that Millennials, stereotypically, are willing to bluntly discuss things like depression and anxiety.

Part of that is being the first generation to grow up with evolving technology, from the internet to social media.

This provided not only access to mental health resources that aren't hidden behind a paywall (as actually seeing a therapist is), but has allowed Millennials to engage with each other and share their own experiences.

There's where you get conversations where people say "oh, I've always done that … I never knew that it was called executive dysfunction!" or "wait, my life doesn't feel like it looks like on those commercials, but it sounds like I'm depressed."

Knowing the names for ways that you're feeling puts you one step closer to finding helpful coping mechanisms.

This video is for younger children, though, and doesn't use diagnostic terminology or talk about "coping mechanisms" in a formal way.

Rather it talks about feelings.

Some of us don't live on emotional roller coasters now that we're adults, and under normal circumstances are feelings are more or less limited to feelings like contentmenthungry, and drunk.

For children, however (and for many adults), there's a whole spectrum of feelings that their tiny little bodies and still-developing brains cannot contain.

Magnifying that is the general powerlessness of children and the fact that a lot of parents don't have a clue on how to listen to a child and know what's normal for children and what could be a sign of mental illness.

So a lot of what the video talks about is how children can start conversations with their parents, teachers, and even their peers about how they've been feeling lately and what symptoms they've been experienced.

But it's all handled so informally that they avoid medical jargon at all costs. 

It's important to note (though the video does not) that, in many cases, symptoms of mental health problems in young children can be signs of abuse of various types.

This is a great way to talk about this without making abused children reflexively defensive about what's been happening to them.

A child might be afraid to tell an adult what's happened to them at home, but they might not associate their trouble sleeping and stomach aches and acting out with the trauma that they are enduring.

Adorably, the video even deals with how to show good listening skills if a friend comes up to talk to them about mental health.

Always with the suggestion that an adult might be better equipped to help out with the problem.

It's wonderful that Kate Middleton provided the introduction for this video.

By lending her voice, she gives it more weight and more reach.

There are too many people who still see mental health as a personal failing in which they do not see purely physical ailments. That's sad, and only education can change that.

Even if you don't have kids, this video is cute:

Kate 

 

We would expect nothing less from the Duchess of Cambridge.

By marrying into the British Royal Family, Kate Middleton did more than just become an implied villain on Grimm.

(Don't ask)

She inherited a lot of responsibilities — one of which being that she'll very probably be queen in the not-so-distant future.

Overall, she has an obligation to the British people — whose tax dollars include millions specifically for the royals — to use her influence and celebrity status for positive effect.

One of the ways that she's doing this is by introducing this video, aimed at children, that talks about mental and emotional health.

Mental health is very complicated.

Until very recently, the subject was almost taboo among most people.

It's been pointed out that Millennials, stereotypically, are willing to bluntly discuss things like depression and anxiety.

Part of that is being the first generation to grow up with evolving technology, from the internet to social media.

This provided not only access to mental health resources that aren't hidden behind a paywall (as actually seeing a therapist is), but has allowed Millennials to engage with each other and share their own experiences.

There's where you get conversations where people say "oh, I've always done that … I never knew that it was called executive dysfunction!" or "wait, my life doesn't feel like it looks like on those commercials, but it sounds like I'm depressed."

Knowing the names for ways that you're feeling puts you one step closer to finding helpful coping mechanisms.

This video is for younger children, though, and doesn't use diagnostic terminology or talk about "coping mechanisms" in a formal way.

Rather it talks about feelings.

Some of us don't live on emotional roller coasters now that we're adults, and under normal circumstances are feelings are more or less limited to feelings like contentmenthungry, and drunk.

For children, however (and for many adults), there's a whole spectrum of feelings that their tiny little bodies and still-developing brains cannot contain.

Magnifying that is the general powerlessness of children and the fact that a lot of parents don't have a clue on how to listen to a child and know what's normal for children and what could be a sign of mental illness.

So a lot of what the video talks about is how children can start conversations with their parents, teachers, and even their peers about how they've been feeling lately and what symptoms they've been experienced.

But it's all handled so informally that they avoid medical jargon at all costs. 

It's important to note (though the video does not) that, in many cases, symptoms of mental health problems in young children can be signs of abuse of various types.

This is a great way to talk about this without making abused children reflexively defensive about what's been happening to them.

A child might be afraid to tell an adult what's happened to them at home, but they might not associate their trouble sleeping and stomach aches and acting out with the trauma that they are enduring.

Adorably, the video even deals with how to show good listening skills if a friend comes up to talk to them about mental health.

Always with the suggestion that an adult might be better equipped to help out with the problem.

It's wonderful that Kate Middleton provided the introduction for this video.

By lending her voice, she gives it more weight and more reach.

There are too many people who still see mental health as a personal failing in which they do not see purely physical ailments. That's sad, and only education can change that.

Even if you don't have kids, this video is cute:

 

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Amber Portwood Introduces New Boyfriend, Gets Slammed By Haters

It’s only been three months since Amber Portwood broke off her engagement to Matt Baier, but it seems the troubled Teen Mom star is having zero trouble with moving on.

Over the weekend, Portwood revealed that she’s found someone new – and fan reactions to the news have been decidedly mixed.

“Don’t rush into anything enjoy time with yourself and Leah!! Heal and rejoice in being single!” one follower wrote,

“She should stay single for a while and focus on herself and most importantly, Leah,” another commented.

Amber was having none of the criticism and quickly lashed out on Twitter, writing:

“There’s nothing wrong with dating over 3 months after breaking up with someone..crazy how people judge and are so quick to talk shit? #FYou”

She’s inarguably right about that, but Amber is also deliberately over-simplifying the situation, and there are a few problems with her argument.

For one, she’s doing that annoying thing reality stars do, where they complain about and act completely baffled by all the interest in their personal lives, even though they’re literally famous for nothing other than living out their personal lives in a public forum.

We call it “that spotlight is hurting my eyes, but don’t you dare turn it off” logic.

On top of that, Amber has a long history of serious emotional instability and deeply troubled relationships.

And we don’t mean “troubled” in the way we’ve come to expect from reality stars.

Shortly after her relationship with Gary Shirley, Portwood was charged with felony domestic violence and sentenced to five years in prison.

Her relationship with Baier was only slightly less dysfunctional, characterized by drug use allegations, infidelity, and rumors of Amber helping Matt avoid child support payments for the indeterminate number of kids he fathered before he met her.

All of this is made all the more disconcerting when one recalls that Amber is raising an 8-year-old daughter.

So yes, in most cases, there’s nothing wrong with someone quickly getting over an old love with a new love.

But Amber is a unique case, and she has every reason to proceed with caution.

Watch Teen Mom: OG online to relive the rocky road that brought Amber to where she is today.

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McDonald’s Introduces the Frork; The World Will Never Be the Same

When you think of McDonald's, there's a good chance that "cutting edge technology" isn't the first thing that comes to mind … but that's all about to change.

The great minds over there have managed to invent a brand new way to eat food with a new utensil they're calling a "frork."

The frork is essentially a fork, but the prongs are made of french fries. Ingenious, right?

Frorks will be available in limited supply on May 5th at participating locations, along with a new line of sandwiches.

And Twitter has absolutely no chill about any of it.

1. Behold, The Frork!

Behold the frork
Here’s the main attraction … brilliant, right?

2. Frork Puns!

Frork puns
Come on, you knew they were coming.

3. Things Take a Turn …

Things take a turn
“Your frork can go fruck itself”?! Could it be that not everyone is thrilled by this new innovation in fast food dining?

4. A Good Point …

A good point
When you think of it like this, it IS kind of confusing that McDonald’s would put so much thought into the frork when they can’t even manage to keep their ice cream machines working.

5. Not the Hi-C!

Not the hi c
In addition to the broken ice cream machines, McDonald’s recently announced the planned removal of Hi-C from their drink menu. What did Hi-C ever do to them?

6. Solid Question

Solid question
We assume that when you eat something with the frork, you eat it with a smile, some concentration, and a whole mess of shame.

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