In what-were-they-thinking? news, teen parents Jessica and George Kelsey were arrested for trying to get their two-year-old to inhale marijuana "from a lighted bowl."
According to an article in Jezebel, the 17- and 18-year-old—as well as Jessica's father, Don Baker—were charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
The toddler and a sibling are now in the custody of Child Protective Services. (Where are those mandatory parenting courses when you need them?)
Nice Christmas present! Keep these little ones in your thoughts when you are stuck with annoying but otherwise innocuous relatives this season. We don't know how good we've got it, people.
Could this be the biggest parenting fail ever—not neglecting a nod to this mom, of course?
Contrary to what some Fox News anchors may say, Christmas—and indeed, Santa—is not 'white' for everyone. An African-American Santa made an appearance in the heart of Los Angeles to mixed reviews. For some children, having a St. Nick they can identify with makes the world of difference.
According to an article in the L.A. Times, in almost a decade, Langston Patterson has grown a special audience that travels from all over to visit his mall throne at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
"We need our kids to understand that good things happen in chocolate skin," said 50-year-old grandmother, Til Prince. "We are often bombarded with the opposite. We're not trying to exclude anybody, but [instead] celebrate our chocolate skin."
But in tune with the shifting demographics in L.A., the Crenshaw mall now also features a Latino Santa.
Patterson, however, claims donning the red suit isn't so much about skin colour for him but about "giving back and making the kids happy." Frankly, as long as he doesn't behave like this naughty Santa, I don't care what he looks like.
Should Kris Kringle come in different racial packages, or is it wrong to deviate from the traditional—i.e. white—image of St. Nick?
How do you improve on perfection? It's a question many people are asking after a back issue of Flare magazine re-surfaced, in which an already gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence was significantly Photoshopped, according to an article in the Huffington Post.
The fashion industry knows no shame when it comes to airbrushing, as the GIF dating back to J-Law's June 2011 cover shot revealed. In it, the American Hustle star's photo underwent several modifications, including trimmed down hips, and shaved collarbone and cheekbones.
Of all people, Lawrence is the first to speak out against our Photoshop-happy culture, saying about her recent Christian Dior ads, "That doesn't look like me at all."
"You have to see past it," Lawrence told Yahoo's CEO Marissa Meyer in an interview last month. "You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb."
Dumb but rampant. Sure this doctored cover is years old now, but has anything really changed in the business since then? This video really opened my eyes. The more I see, the less I believe.