Have you heard? Kermit the Frog has a new love interest, and the internet is PISSED.
After 30 years of dating and being clubbed on the head with handbags, "Kerrrmie" finally sent Miss Piggy packing. And a month later he's already replaced the Muppet with a lesser specimen named Denise. Pfft!
The couple announced their dramatic split on 4 August. But Twitter user @PoliticalGroove smelled a rat:
The good loyal folk on social media are not standing for Miss Piggy's stand-in. After all there is only one hair-flipping diva with a snout like that. Everyone else is an imposter, nay a swine (sorry).
Kermit first debuted his new flame, an ABC marketing executive named Denise, on People.com, and the devastating news went on to trend on social media.
Many of us grew up watching the tumultuous cross-species relationship. But it has to be said, trouble was brewing all along. After all, Miss Piggy was demanding and bossy, and she walked all over Kermit.
She emasculated the frog puppet in the worst possible way, and drove him to sing “It’s Not Easy Being Green."
So even though it was probably high time for Kermit to break it off, it can't be easy for Denise being the other pig.
It seems Miss Piggy isn't hanging around, drowning her sorrows in Häagen-Dazs. The porcine beauty was already caught cozying up to hunky Hunger Games actor, Liam Hemsworth:
Miss Piggy: 1. Kermit the Frog: 0. pic.twitter.com/QcZxokNkqb— E! Online (@eonline) September 1, 2015
A brand-new "Up Late With Missy Piggy" series debuts on ABC on 22 September, in which the ex-lovers will work together on a late-night talk show. There's bound to be drama and heartache.
Which team are you: pig or frog?
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Guys have their man caves, but what have we got? She sheds. Yes, a record number of yard sheds are being bought up by women, and not a single one of them is donning her gardening gloves. Increasingly, female entrepreneurs are retreating to their backyards to set up shop.
“She Sheds” are now a thing on Facebook and Pinterest, and after glancing at a few, you'll surely find yourself - as I did - openly lusting after a space of your own, even if it's just to read or meditate away from a noisy life.
Blessed luck for self-employed women with yard space in which they can create and run a legitimate business.
The work done by the women, aka as “sheddies”, is as varied as the sheds. The women are artisans and novelists and aestheticians and PR execs. One thing they all have in common is the need to retreat from the havoc of home to run their respective businesses.
"When I walk up the garden, I’m going to work," says jewellery maker, Emma Mitchell. "I am leaving the house behind, even though it’s only about 10 metres away. I’m able to separate the rest of my chaotic, stay-at-home mum life and go. We live in a little cottage and we’re quite child-focused. It’s good to get up here because I can then be an artist rather than a mum."
For Mills & Boon novelist, Louise Allen, the shed is essential to firing her imagination and eliminating certain, er, distractions.
"My husband Alan can thump about in the house and I can cut off completely – I can’t tell you what it’s like trying to write a passionate love scene set in 1810 when Formula One is on in the background. But I sit here and I look at the weeds and I daydream a bit."
Allen's shed doesn't have internet access, nor does it have a kettle (because then she would need the bathroom). Her husband calls it a shed, but to Allen, who writes full time, it's a "studio."
"My clients know I work from a shed," admits PR exec Charlie Le Rougetel. "Whenever I meet them, they always ask, 'How’s the ‘shoffice’?' So far, nobody’s ever been here for a meeting, but I still made an effort to stamp the company identity on it .... It’s just to give me a sense of purpose and ownership: it’s branded."
One thing's for sure. It beats the rat race. And it beats plugging away at the kitchen table with Caillou whining in the background.
"With the shed, you’ve got the luxury of working from home, but you’ve got the luxury of being away from it, too. I can lock the door and that’s it, I’ve finished work," said Laura Worgan, who runs a beauty salon from her shed or as she prefers to call it, a "summerhouse."
We've all seen those fake baby bumps worn by jocular "pregnant" dads. Now imagine someone faking an entire pregnancy. A 16 year-old teen from Michigan was able to pull the proverbial wool over the eyes of her family and friends - apparently even her boyfriend - who believed she was carrying triplets.
The unnamed girl from a Detroit suburb didn't have the nerve to admit that she's lost her baby at six weeks, so she went on to carry on the deception for 10 long months thanks to props purchased from a website called Fakeababy.com.
The teen went through with a baby shower to celebrate the fictional babies she'd named Ivan, Alice, and Isabella, where she allegedly received "more presents than she could open."
In addition to the fake bellies - retailing at $149 - the site also sells fake ultrasounds for $25 apiece, like the ones posted by the teen on Facebook.
It was these ultrasound images that ultimately let the cat out of the bag when a mom of triplets noticed that all the babies in the images were in the exact same position.
Then the scheduled C-section date rolled around, leading the girl to finally admit she'd lost the baby early on.
"She didn't tell anybody she was scared and didn't know what to do. All donations she took are being returned," said the girl's brother.
Like most lies, this one grew more elaborate and complicated with each passing week. Not to condone her actions, but the teen probably couldn't see a way out of the manipulation.
She was just 16, after all.
It begs the question: why does Fakeababy.com exist in the first place?
It's a gag site, clearly, but even the company recognizes the potential for misuse: "Like almost any item in existence, this product may be used for fun or for evil, depending solely on the intentions of the user."
Police are investigating to see whether the incident involved criminal activity.