A little bit of light relief for George Clooney fans. (And really, who's not a fan?!)
In a recent lookalike contest of nearly 800 hopefuls in Kilkenny, Ireland, this man came up tops.
That's right. David Glendon, 27, was deemed the closest facsimile to the uber hot 50-year-old The Descendants actor.
"I only entered for a bit of a laugh," admitted blue-eyed, red-haired Glendon. "I was taken by surprise when I was told I'd won. There's been a lot of debate since about whether I look like him. But someone thought I did, so I'll take the good with the bad."
The contest was organized by Gabriel Murray who is filming a documentary about Clooney's Irish roots. Entrants sent in photos of themselves looking debonair.
The contest was organised in Kilkenny by local Gabriel Murray, who is filming a documentary about Clooney's roots. "It wasn't just about looks, there were a lot of other factors in consideration. We took into account the demeanour of the entrant."
Clearly. Even I look more like George Clooney!
And the prize? No less than a trip to the Oscars in Los Angeles on the 26th, where Clooney is in the running against other Hollywood heavyweights for the Best Actor accolade.
Incredibly, lighting technician Glendon claims he's too busy working to attend the golden gala.
No fear, I've checked my busy diary and turns out I'm free that night... Just sayin'.
Consumer Reports warn that the above folding metal-framed high chair lacks key safety features that would prevent a small child from sliding out of the seat or possibly being caught and strangled during a fall.
During testing, the Dream on Me Bistro failed to provide a fixed “passive crotch restraint,” which would prevent the child from slipping under the tray or getting its head caught between the tray and seat, which can result in strangulation.
The chair also has openings between the chair arms and seat wide enough for a child’s leg or torso to slip through, posing a risk of injury.
Other minor safety hazards were highlighted. Consumers are therefore advised to dispose of the chair immediately.
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So it's not just the cringeworthy stuff of a Katherine Heigl movie. Say you're a career gal. You've spent years building it up. You've been in and out of love but for whatever reason, it just didn't pan out. You want kids, yet don't want to go it on your own.
It happens to plenty of us. Until now, there hasn't been a viable solution. A new dating site aims to help you find Mr Right...Dad (or Mom).
The New York-based site, Modamily, dubs itself as the “first community to facilitate introductions between responsible, like-minded adults committed to co-parenting a child.” Already the site has seen about 20,000 visitors, surprisingly 70 per cent of them being heterosexual men in their 40s and 50s.
“Being a career woman in such a complex world, finding a good, honest, loving man is really hard,” a woman only identified as Melani told ABC. “And I always wanted a child, ever since I was 11 and babysat.”
Co-parents don't have to fall in love to be good parents, so the theory goes. Prospective partners can decide on the means to the impregnation end.
“Some might have sex, others might use home insemination methods or, if they have the financial means, opt for in vitro fertilization,” said CEO and founder Ivan Fatovic, who sees the partnerships as more responsible than people "marrying someone they're not crazy about and [getting] divorced in a few years.”
The business side involves a co-parenting contract, outlining how the child will be raised, with detailed information about religion, time commitments and financial obligations.”
Should parenting be run with a business ethos? Cold and calculated or a pragmatic sign of the times?