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From Reuters PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech couple who decided to take a DNA test to squash persistent pub gossip and prove that their 10-month-old baby was their own got a nasty surprise. The couple, from the southeastern town of Trebic, had some doubts about the child as her hair was blonde and they both had dark hair. Fellow drinkers' suspicions got on their nerves. Tango’s Take Do babies really get swapped at birth? In the 21st century? In Europe? This is amazing. The man may have been a bit bristly at the peanut gallery’s commentary, but his wife couldn’t have suspected anything. When was the last time that an episode of Springer proved that the baby wasn’t hers? Also, it seems to us that some of these Czechs aren’t too familiar with genetics. We’re pretty sure that a pair of brunettes can have a blonde (or ginge) baby. It’s not always the mailman (or Zeus).
Broadway flipped for her in 1998. Now the music business, TV and Hollywood are all under her spell. Her love life? A work in progress. Actress Kristin Chenoweth shares her own "runaway bride" stories as well as her experiences falling in and out of love. In this questionnaire, she reveals the crazy things she's done (and would do) for love. In her 20s, Kristin Chenoweth admits, she was "sort of the runaway bride," with two broken engagements. "I just wasn't there," she says. "Now that I'm in my 30s, I think all those experiences that I will prepare me for that man. That man will need to appreciate art and music and theater, since Chenoweth's experiences include winning a Tony in the 1998 revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, then creating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the hit musical Wicked.
So yesterday was the big wedding. My best friend is married! Crazy. The whole thing went off with exactly the correct number of hitches, and now they’re headed to India for three weeks. I gotta say, good reasons for not wanting to get married aside, that big party and vacation package makes it look pretty tempting. It really was an awesome event, the bride looked beautiful, the groom looked lovely, there was singing and readings and all sorts of lovey dovey stuff. I got to see a bunch of friends that I rarely get to see, which always makes me really overexcited, when there are too many people that I want to talk to. I’m like a dog—I get all over stimulated and run around not really talking to anyone. Oh well.
When it comes to deciding who to love, the only person whose opinion matters is your own. Yeah, riiiiight. If my friends and family don’t like whoever it is I’m dating, there are going to be problems. And this in itself creates a problem…because my friends and family are picky, protective and opinionated. They present a juggernaut that no potential Mr. Right could ever be expected to navigate.
From KaiserNetwork.org Pregnant and breast-feeding women should consume at least 12 ounces of fish and seafood per week for optimal brain development of fetuses, infants and young children, according to guidelines to be released on Thursday by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, the Washington Post reports. The coalition is a not-for-profit group with nearly 150 members, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes, CDC and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
From The New York Post’s Page Six By Richard Johnson October 5, 2007 -- JENNY from the Block wants to share the good news she's expecting - right here in her hometown. Bronx native Jennifer Lopez, 38, plans to "announce that she and (husband) Marc Anthony are expecting their first child on Saturday night at her Madison Square Garden concert," said an insider. A spy at her concert in Connecticut Wednesday night told us, "a fan blew the side of her top all the way up for a moment, and a definitive baby bump was there. Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By NATASHA SINGER DR. DAVID A. STOKER, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, Calif., has a surgical cure for the ravages of motherhood. He, like many plastic surgeons nationwide, calls it a “mommy makeover.” Aimed at mothers, it usually involves a trifecta: a breast lift with or without breast implants, a tummy tuck and some liposuction. The procedures are intended to hoist slackened skin as well as reduce stretch marks and pregnancy fat. Tango’s Take
From The Associated Press By Rachel Konrad SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A new online dating service believes you can determine the love of your life after a three-minute video chat. Originally a project by a Stanford University business class, Speeddate.com combines online dating and round robin-style speed dating, where singles spend eight minutes or less interviewing potential matches. The San Mateo-based company is scheduled to host its first event Thursday, with three-minute sessions for up to 100 people who live in the San Francisco Bay area. Individuals will meet at least 15 prospective partners in an hour. Tango’s Take We’re imagining how this venture got started: Guy 1: You hear about this thing called online dating? Guy 2: Yeah. I heard it was pretty cool. Guy 1: Sure is. We should start a company that does that. Guy 2: What if your internet connection goes down on you? Guy 1: Then you wouldn’t need a date!