Most of us don't know any families with well over a dozen kids, but somehow TLC has managed to find another brood to compete with the Duggars for the largest number of home-schooled, seemingly-angelic offspring. Though as far as we know, the Duggars have no intention of ending their reality hit 19 Kids and Counting, tonight the network will debut a suspiciously similar series called The Bates Family: Baby Makes 19.
Currently Gil and Kelly Bates are matched with the Duggars at 19 kids, but they have no plans to stop procreating, even though they're both in their mid-forties. The evangelical Christians told Good Morning America's Juju Chang that they're against using birth control and want, “to let the Lord decide how many children we would have.” Gil explained, “if the Lord were to give us more children, me and my wife would both be excited. It would be like saying more blessings.”
Dashing hopes for a Duggar-Bates schoolyard showdown, the two families have met, and seem to get along. "The Duggars are some of the kindest hearted people," says Gil. "We're all in a race against time to finish whatever work God has for us in the time we have left." However, they'll still face off in the ratings at least, as we learn which family's bulk-food cooking and homemade-dress wearing America finds more entertaining.
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Source: Jezebel, ABC News
When it was announced that Rachel Zoe was going to have a child, it went without saying that everyone knew this child would be living the fashion high life right from the womb. When your mother is a fashion goddess and dresses celebs such as Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, and Cameron Diaz, it's expected that your wardrobe would bring even Tim Gunn to tears of jealousy. That being said, there is such a thing as going overboard -- even by Hollywood's standards. When it comes to dressing her four-month-old son, Skyler, Zoe is sparing no expense.
During a Wednesday appearance on Nightline, 39-year-old stylist took ABC's Juju Chang on a tour of her son's walk-in closet. The kid can't even crawl yet and he's got a walk-in closet....life is not fair. Baby Skyler is already the proud owner of a $1,160 Gucci bomber jacket along with a shoe collection worth $3,700, which includes a $150 pair of Tod's loafers. The kid also uses a $1,400 Hermes blanket to catch his spit up while sleeping in his $914 crib. Other pricey items in the nursery include a giant stuffed giraffe ($163), a silver piggy bank ($1,355) and $78,000 worth of designer clothing, all totally up to a staggering $87,000. Again, I feel compelled to remind you that this child is 4 months old.
Even with her son's vastly growing wardrobe, Zoe comments that boys fashion is disappointing compared to girls fashion and says "Let me tell you there's going to be a lot of boys clothes in my line." I can't even fathom how many clothes this boy is going to go through by the time he reaches the age of 5. Rachel may claim that her views on life have changed with the birth of her child, but fashion is still playing an excessive role in her life. She's projecting one obsession on a new-born obsession. For a glimpse at the style guru's new outlook on life and Skyler's outrageous wardrobe, check out the video below:
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The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.