One More Good Reason to Love Adam Levine

Props to the Idol who gives Props to the Fans

One More Good Reason to Love Adam Levine

You may dislike the radio-friendly music of Maroon 5 (I do). You may even find his 'Sexist Man Alive' title contentious (I don't). No matter what you previously thought of rocker Adam Levine, prepare to re-evaluate and do a 180. 

Christopher Warner's teachers had submitted a video clip (below) to Hot 99.5’s Kane Show showing how the boy lives and breathes Maroon 5. When the 10 year-old boy won a contest to see his favourite band live in Washington, D.C., little did he know he'd also get to go backstage to meet his idol IN REAL LIFE.

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Of course Christopher isn't the only one—squee!—so overwhelmed at the prospect of standing next to the living breathing tattooed yummy. Many a women (and men) would inevitably turn into a hot gooey mess in a face-to-face encounter with the Idol host. So, as Christopher took to the floor in a panic attack, Levine and his band members did what came naturally—they joined the boy.

If you can't beat 'em, chill with 'em, seems to be Levine's motto as he takes five to hang and relax with the overawed kiddo.

As meet and greets go, it's a memorable one that bumps Levine up in the ranks of coolness, much in the way in the way Michael Bublé did with this young fan.

What Levine did in this situation, with this young boy, won me over more than any bad pop song ever could. 

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Groom Makes Vows to Two Women: To Bride and a Special Lady

"I promise to always hold your hand and skip with you down the street and bring comfort to your life"

Groom Makes Vows to Two Women: To Bride and a Special Lady


Brian Scott is "married" to two girls. At a ceremony last winter, the NASCAR driver said his vows, not once but twice—to his bride, Whitney Kay, and again to her three year-old daughter, Brielle. Even though the emotional footage by PenWeddings was posted on YouTube last year, it's finally enjoying some media love, racking up more than 350,000 views.

"I promise to always hold your hand and skip with you down the street and bring comfort to your life," he said.

"I vow to make you say your prayers before you eat. I promise to read you stories at night and to always tuck you in real tight. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman in my relationship with your mother. And above all else, I vow to protect you, care for you and love you forever."

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Blended families are so much more commonplace now than when I was growing up. I think the vows are a beautiful touch from Scott. 

Too often children feel blindsided by the sudden change in the family dynamic. They feel like an appendage, an afterthought.

For years, it was just my mother and in the next breath, we were thrown together with another family. Overnight I had acquired a stepfather and a stepbrother I never asked for, and vice-versa.

I can only imagine the difference it would have made from the onset to know that I too was being committed to, that I too was being chosen... Scott's promise will go a long way in building his relationship with his new daughter.

Based in North Carolina, the couple now have a baby boy, Joseph. Scott is clearly a glass half-full kind of guy, who claims being a dad is "not baggage—it’s great addition [to my life]."

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Parents Get Tattoos to Match Daughter's Birthmark

"To us, it was the natural thing to do to ensure she never felt different or alone"

Parents Get Tattoos to Match Daughter's Birthmark

Kids get teased. It's as much a fact of life as scraped knees. Even if there is nothing obviously tease-worthy about your child, rest assured, some kids will find something, and hone in on it—especially if you're Honey-Rae Phillips, little British girl born with a blotchy red mark that covers a good stretch of her body. 

“I was at checkout, when I saw an old couple whispering and staring at Honey-Rae’s leg," said mom, Tanya. "I was distraught. It was the first time I had taken her out without covering her up and it confirmed all my worries and fears. People are cruel without even realizing.”

Knowing that unfortunate incident would be repeated time and again, Honey-Rae's parents, Tanya and Adam, decided to do take action. As a means to show their solidarity, and to make her feel good about herself, both parents got tattoos that replicate Honey-Rae's birthmark.

“Most people might think it’s very extreme, but to us, it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter never felt different or alone in the world,” said Tanya. “We wanted her to feel special, that her birthmark was something to feel proud of and not embarrassed by.”

The process was "incredibly painful," yet the couple stands by its decision. 

“She now constantly touches mine and Adam’s tattoos, then her own birthmark and giggles—I couldn’t be happier,” Tanya said.
Extreme is right. Part of me wants to applaud these brave parents for supporting their daughter in the most radical, meaningful way.
The overwhelming part of me, though, questions whether this was the most effective or even necessary means to teach a child to love and bolster herself. Because what happens at school? What happens at ballet or swimming or soccer...? Her parents won't be there in the playground, ready to whip up a pant leg at a moment's notice saying, "Look, I've got one, too." 
In the long run, will this grand gesture actually equip Honey-Rae to deal with taunts?
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