Kim Kardashian: Having Kids Totally Changed Me!

When you think of Kim Kardashian, odds are you don’t think of heartwarming essays on motherhood.

You probably just think of stuff like butts and Ray J and 72-day marriages.

And that’s fair — Kim has been famous for a very, very long time now, and it makes sense that there are certain things about her that stick out more than others.

But just because you may think of Kim as more of a sex symbol and less of a Mother of the Year doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have strong feelings when it comes to her kids.

And, lucky for us and our tender hearts, she’s revealing those feelings in a new post she made to her website!

Yesterday was apparently National Son’s and Daughter’s Day — don’t feel bad if you didn’t know, who can keep up with all the “holidays” anymore?

But Kim did know, and to celebrate the special day, she wrote about her own son and daughter.

“Having kids changes everything — in the best way possible,” she wrote. “Thank you to my babies for choosing me and allowing me to be your mom.”

Sweet, right? But hold on, it just gets better!

“I have such an unconditional love for my kids,” she continued. “No matter what, I will always love them and support them in anything they choose to do in life.”

She also wrote that “My family was so close growing up; now that I’m a mom, I understand the bond my mom and dad felt with us.”

Kim admitted that “There can be ups and downs with kids,” but “no matter what, I always learn so much from them.”

“Being a mom is the most important job I have. Each day, I learn something new from them and I’m so blessed to be able to be present for all of life’s little moments.”

To wrap things up, she explained for her, having kids meant that her “priorities changed.”

“It’s not about me anymore. After North was born, I wanted to be there and make memories together that we would share forever.”

Having children “really makes you realize how precious life is,” she said.

“They both give me a whole new perspective and inspire me to be the best version of myself.”

Aww, Kimmy!

Whether you love her or hate her — though let’s be real, you probably don’t so much hate her as you love to hate her — it’s obvious that she really has changed since becoming a mother.

And although it’s not like she was wild before having kids, it’s definitely been a change for the better.

She seems calmer now, and a little less concerned with what the masses think of her.

She also seems like she’s having a better time with life in general.

And since she’s expecting her third child via surrogate early next year, it’s probably good that motherhood suits her so well!

Proud of you, Kim!

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Sofia Vergara Poses TOTALLY Nude at 45 Years Old!!!

In this world, there are a few things we know beyond the shadow of a doubt.

The earth is round. Donald Trump will most likely kill us all. Sofia Vergara is one of the most attractive people in the history of people.

And while certain celebrities may dispute the first thing, and while that second thing is pretty pressing, let’s just focus on Sofia for right now, OK?

Sofia and her overwhelming, undeniable, all-encompassing hotness.

“But why are we talking about how beautiful Sofia Vergara is?” you may be wondering. “Everybody already knows all about it.”

And if you are wondering that, you have a good point.

But the reason we are taking the time to sing this woman’s praises today is because — brace yourself — she just posed nude.

Really, she did that:

This is the cover of Women’s Health first ever Naked Issue, and it’s … well, it sure is something.

And naturally, so was the interview that accompanied the cover.

Sofia, who, let’s be real, is always fun in interviews, says that she’s told her rep, “I’m going to be 45 years old! Stop putting me in naked things! Let me age with dignity!”

“People say, ‘Oh, you look like you’re in your twenties,'” she continues. “Well, it’s not true.”

She says that her skin is different now than it was when she was younger — “I had never thought of the word ‘pore,’ then I’m like, ‘Sh-t! What do I do with these?'”

But although she’s older than she once was, and although she has recently become acquainted with the concept of pores, she still wanted to do this nude cover.

“Here’s a woman, 45, being able to show her body,” she explains. “It’s not like before, when it was just young girls.”

At another point in the interview — actually at several points — she brings up her husband, Joe Manganiello.

“One of the first things Joe told me when we started dating was, ‘I like how you’re always very well put together,'” she remembers.

“He said, ‘I’ve had girlfriends that are all day long prancing around the house in sweats, no makeup.’ I’m not saying that’s bad; it’s great.”

But she says that “For good or for worse, it’s the way I grew up: accept yourself but also be better than yourself.”

Joe seems to be especially into physical fitness — she also says that he built a gym in their home, and she works out three or four times a week.

“It’s like torture for me,” she confesses. “I’m in a bad mood two hours before, I’m in a bad mood while I’m doing it, I’m in a bad mood at the end because I have to schedule the next class.”

Oh, Sofia, you’ve never been more relatable.

And, just for fun, a story about boobs:

Sofia says that before the photo shoot for the cover, she was sent some photos of potential poses — as she describes it, “They’re all of tall models holding their boobs with one arm.”

“But I can barely cover my boobs with two arms — I’m a 32-triple-D!”

Then, right in the middle of the restaurant where the interview took place, she grabs a hold of her chest and says “My boobs are real, and I had a baby.”

“If I grab them, I can’t even cover the nipple!”

Never change, Sofia.

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The Paul-Harden fit is imperfect, and that’s totally fine

Talent remains the most important consideration in the construction of an NBA roster, but fit runs a not-too-distant second. Plenty of supremely talented teams have fallen short of expectations in the past because the fit wasn't quite right. Chris Paul's now-former Los Angeles Clippers are a good example.

In the former category, no sane person would argue the Houston Rockets didn't hit a home run Wednesday with their acquisition of Paul. In the latter category, well, time will tell. For now, the jury's out, with the skepticism centering on Paul's fit alongside new backcourt mate James Harden.

Paul and Harden are similar offensive players, in some ways. They are ball-handling magicians, brilliantly inventive passers, and dead-eyed spot-up shooters. Paul is perhaps the best pure point guard of his generation. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni recognized Harden – historically a shooting guard – for what he was, and turned him into a full-time one-guard last season, to staggering results. There is an embarrassment of talent in the Rockets' backcourt, and also a good deal of overlap.

Though they operate on different spots on the floor – Paul at the elbows and the in-between spaces, Harden from behind the arc and at the rim – both make hay by changing the pace and direction of their dribbles, probing a defense for seams, putting defenders on their hips, using hesitation moves to open up diving lanes for rolling big men, and creating space for themselves to launch pull-up jumpers. And all of this requires that each player control the basketball for long, long stretches. Harden ranked first in the NBA in average time of possession last season. Paul ranked seventh.

This doesn’t necessarily spell trouble for the Rockets. Their goal would ostensibly be to involve both in as many actions as possible, and avoid the tedious your-turn-my-turn cycle that can bog down offenses with multiple ball-dominant players. But even that arrangement would be an upgrade over the my-turn-all-the-time approach that eventually ground Harden down to a nub this past postseason. If nothing else, the option to defer so frequently will give each a chance to take the occasional breather. It will perhaps preserve Harden’s legs for the defensive end of the floor, and keep Paul fresher as he moves gently into the twilight of his career.

Neither guy is used to playing off the ball, but both are fully capable spot-up shooters, when called upon to do so. Paul was particularly devastating off the catch last season, shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 49.3 percent from 3-point range. Harden shot 38.3 percent on catch-and-shoot threes (he attempted just six catch-and-shoot twos), miles better than his 32.9-percent mark on his far more frequent, higher-degree-of-difficulty threes off the dribble. Both will have to get used to being without the ball, but there’s no reason to think they won’t enjoy it once they’re reaping the rewards.

Unlike so many of the Rockets’ role players last year, Paul can also make plays off the catch. With him and Harden sharing the floor, Houston can tilt the defense, open up one side of the floor, and then pivot immediately from one pick-and-roll to the next. But the bigger-picture benefit may involve those times when they won’t be on the floor together. D’Antoni has vowed that he’ll stagger the pair’s playing time, and that nary a meaningful Rockets minute will be played with both on the bench. The ability to have an MVP-caliber player on the floor at all times is a tremendous luxury, and in theory both Paul and Harden should benefit. So, too, should the Rockets’ supporting cast.

Defenses are going to be stretched to their breaking point trying to track Paul and Harden around screens, and trying to stay home on the 3-point bombing likes of Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, and Trevor Ariza, while Clint Capela barrels down the lane looking for a lob from one of two guys who size up the floor and make snap decisions as well as anyone in the game. Everything will just be easier for the Rockets. For all of them.

Paul and Harden have both orchestrated some of the league's best offenses the past few years, without the benefit of a second playmaker half as good as the one each is about to be paired with. As much as Blake Griffin made leaps as a passer and ball-handler throughout his tenure as Paul's running mate, he couldn't stretch the floor or break down a defense off the dribble. As much as Harden has had ideal complementary pieces – dive men and spot-up shooters spacing the floor for his pick-and-roll wizardry – he hasn't had another guy capable of relieving the pressure, or making that next play, when opposing defenses load up. One expects they'll be grateful for each other.

That’s all strictly between the lines, of course, and personality can always get in the way. Paul and Harden have strong ones, and they’ve worn on their teammates in the past. But in pure basketball terms, they’re in a great situation. The fit may not be perfect, but in this case, it’s good enough that the talent should win out.

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24 Child Stars Who Didn’t Go Totally Insane

Not every child star goes off the rails.

Sure, we know the stories of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, and even Miley Cyrus has certainly turned some heads at times.

But many child stars manage to maintain solid careers, become role models, and do some great work for charity.

Here are a few who turned out to be pretty respectable – and pretty normal.

1. Daniel Radcliffe

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Harry Potter grew up well, you guys. Daniel Radcliffe has gone on to be a part of a long list of projects since the final Harry Potter film, including his role in the BBC series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, where he starred opposite Jon Hamm. He’s also managed to remain a level-headed and respectable guy.

2. Mayim Bialik

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Once her role as Blossom Russo ended, Mayim Bialik went on to live a pretty normal life. She went to college and did well, earning a PhD in neuroscience before returning to television to play a scientist on TV. Now, she’s Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, and she’s also known for being an awesome role model.

3. Anna Chlumsky

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We’ll never forget Anna Chlumsky as Veda on My Girl. She took a break from acting after that and focused on school. She earned a degree from the University of Chicago, and later worked as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint before making the decision to return to acting. Now, she can be seen on HBO’s Veep.

4. Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris was adorable as Doogie Howser, and he went on to become a successful actor known for roles such as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. More than that, he’s supported a long list of charities and organizations.

5. Hilary Duff

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Hillary Duff has remained both successful and respectable as an actress and musician since her early days as Lizzie McGuire. Now, she stars as Kelsey Peters on TV Land’s Younger.

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was best known for his role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, went on to have a respectable acting career with no major scandals along the way.

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19 Fathers Who Totally Deserve Their Special Day

Every day may not be Father's Day.

But every day is Hilarious Father's Day when it comes to the following parents.

Prepare to LOL upon reading through the funniest father Tweets we've come across online…

1. BE CAREFUL!

Be careful
With whatever it is you are doing. Just be careful.

2. Playing Dad

Playing dad
It’s just second nature at this point.

3. Hey, No Judgment Here!

Hey no judgment here
You’ve got a lot to carry!

4. I Think It’s in the Bathroom… or Living Room… or Backyard

I think its in the bathroom or living room or backyard
And DO IT NOW!

5. Sorry… Sorry… Sorry…

Sorry sorry sorry
…. really, I’m very sorry.

6. Fore Real!

Fore real
It worked for Johnny Carson.

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Kim Kardashian to Critics: SEE! I’m Totally Happy with Kanye!

Kim Kardashian has sent both a message to Kanye West and a message to the couple’s critics as well.

She’s killed two birds with one stone.

Or addressed two issues with one Instagram entry, one might say instead.

To celebrate Kanye’s 40th birthday, the reality star and the rapper jetted off to the Bahamas last week, enjoying a lot of tequila and seemingly having a blast.

Insiders said it was such a nice vacation that Kim and Kanye never even wanted to return home.

Today, meanwhile, marks West’s actual milestone birthday, as he came into the world on June 8, 1977.

In honor of the occasion and in honor of her husband, Kardashian shared the photo above of her and her man, along with the following caption:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABE! I KNOW YOU’RE NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA ANYMORE, SO YOU’RE NOT GONNA SEE IT ANYWAY — AND I’M GOING TO BE WITH YOU TO TELL YOU! BUT IF I DON’T POST IT, THEN ALL THE STORIES WILL START SO…

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That’s pretty well played, actually.

For several weeks, mostly toward the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, divorce rumors swirled around Kimye.

The report cited Kim getting robbed at gunpoint in Paris and West having a mental breakdown just a month or so later and how these events traumatized both parties.

They were both dealing with the kinds of personal issues that no one else could really relate to.

As a result, distance formed. Communication lessened. There was a period of time in January where we really did think a divorce was imminent.

Heck, as recently as March, headlines such as THIS ONE were all over the Internet.

Sources told In Touch Weekly this spring that not only were Kim and Kanye dealing with their own sh-t, but West was also pissed over the way Kardashian exploited her robbery on her reality show.

Which is true. A great deal of Season 13 was dedicated to Kim dealing with the aftermath of this awful event.

“Kim didn’t want to file while Kanye was having serious mental health problems, because that obviously would have been very tough for him to deal with,” the tabloid wrote in March.

Added this source at the time:

“[Now] Kim knows the time is finally right for her to leave Kanye. She’s been talking to her lawyer, and divorce papers have been drawn up.”

That never happened, of course.

But we did wonder back then why neither Kardashian nor West said a single word about the rumors.

“Right now, things look very tough for their marriage,” reported Radar Online mere weeks ago.

And yet still… nothing from Kim, someone who spends nearly every waking second on social media or the Internet.

Why didn’t she simply shoot these reports down? Was it because there was some truth to them at the time?

That’s our best guess.

We’re guessing that Kim and Kanye really were at a bad place for awhile. Did this mean that divorce was a legitimate option? We may never know.

But now they’ve moved past it. Now they’ve found common ground and now they are totally in love all over again.

Hence why Kim finally made a crack about those break-up rumors in her birthday mesage.

Speaking of which…. happy birthday, Kanye West!!!!

Can you get us a gift for the occasion and go on another classic rant? PLEASE?!?

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Popovich rips Zaza for ‘totally unnatural closeout’ on Kawhi

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich breathed nothing but fire on the microphone while addressing reporters about the controversy in Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors.

Popovich torched Warriors center Zaza Pachulia for his “totally unnatural closeout” when he encroached Kawhi Leonard‘s airspace while the latter was landing on a jumper. Leonard re-aggravated his ankle injury upon landing on Pachulia’s foot, and left the game.

"The two-step, lead-with-your-foot closeout is not appropriate," an irate Popovich began, via Courtney Cronin of Mercury News. "It's dangerous, it's unsportsmanlike, it's just not what anybody does to anybody else. And this particular individual has a history with that kind of action."

"A totally unnatural closeout that the league has outlawed years ago and pays great attention to it. And Kawhi is not there. And you want to know how we feel about it. You want to know if that lessens our chances or not," Popovich continued.

“We’re playing very possibly the best team in the league – we don’t know what’s going to happen in the East – and 9.75 people out of 10 figure the Warriors will beat the Spurs.

“Well, we’ve had a pretty damn good season, we’ve played fairly well in the playoffs, I think we’re getting better, and we’re up 23 points in the third quarter against Golden State. And Kawhi goes down, like that. And you want to know if our chances are less, and you want to know how we feel? That’s how we feel.”

Popovich also added: “I don’t give a damn about intent, you still go to jail for manslaughter,” via Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.

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Jeremy Lin appears in Marvel’s ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’

Jeremy Lin continues to break barriers.

Lin, the first-ever American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, appeared as himself in the new issue of Marvel's "Totally Awesome Hulk," released Wednesday.

He was thrilled to be included in the popular comic series created by award-winning writer and filmmaker Greg Pak, who's a huge fan of Lin dating back to when Linsanity captivated New York.

“I was really interested to see what would happen,” Lin told ESPN’s Cary Chow. “I loved everything about it. … Growing up, watching the movies or whatever it might be, we have all experienced some sort of fandom toward superheroes.”

Most of all, Lin was happy to break barriers for fellow Asian-Americans, who happen to be mostly invisible in popular media.

“I have friends who are kind of into acting and the entertainment industry. You kind of see how Asians and Asian-Americans are kind of portrayed in films over time,” Lin said.

"I feel that there have been a lot (of) barriers, but this is a big step in the right direction. In terms of just making Asians more mainstream (and) not just in the stereotypically Asian way where it is almost like sometimes, it is like the token Asian guy – you are being made fun of, in some ways you got to be on there with an accent or something like that."

Lin’s teammate Brook Lopez, quite likely the most voracious comic book geek in the NBA, was insanely jealous.

"Oh, I can't state how jealous I was!" Lopez said several times, according to ESPN's Ohm Yungmisuk. "I didn't even find out about it until I read my comic book websites … It was spot on. Great stuff. There were panels that I swear that (Pak) was behind me looking at Jeremy while he drew it. And it was pretty true to his voice."

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13 Reality TV Hoaxes You Totally Fell For

Admit it: you've been had at some point in the past, haven't you?

You thought what you were watching on reality television was 100% real, only to later learn the devastating truth.

We've all been there. And now we can all be here: relive the most shocking reality TV show hoaxes in history below…

1. Dance Moms

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We’ll just let Maddie Ziegler, arguably the show’s top performer, lay it right out for you, courtesy of an interview with USA Today: “The producers set it up to make us all yell at each other. You know how I said that moms do fight? The moms have a fake fight sometimes. Afterward they just start talking and laugh about it.” Host Abby Lee Miller really does suck, however. that’s not fake.

2. House Hunters

House hunters
Bobi Jensen blogged in 2012, on a site titled “Hooked on Houses,” that her experience on House Hunter was totally contrived. Turns out, the couple had selected its home prior to appearing on the show and producers even changed Jensen’s story over why she was moving.

3. Breaking Amish

Breaking amish
Can we change the title of this TLC series to “Having Already Broken Amish?” After the very first episode aired, it came out that most participants had already left their Amish family for the bright lights of the big city.

4. Storage Wars

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Dave Hester, a prominent presence on A&E’s Storage Wars, left production and sued the network over the phony aspects of the show. He said producers loaded units up with items to give each episode an artificial angle and that they even funneled money to teams to keep each episode’s bidding competitive.

5. Ghost Adventures

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Ghost Adventures star Aaron Goodwin was fired in 2014 after he stopped by the podcast Are We Alone and explained how the network staged reactions, sound effects and other aspects of the program. He said it was “sickening” that he was part of such a “fraud.”

6. The Hills

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Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner and other cast members have come out and said pretty much everything you saw on this MTV reality show as scripted. Shocking, we know!

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