Blog Posts by Jessica Ferri

  • Fake Kate Middleton is Fake Pregnant

    Agan visiting Good Morning America in October 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)Proving an intense devotion to her craft, Kate Middleton impersonator Heidi Agan has purchased a series of fake baby bumps so she can accurately portray the Duchess of Cambridge throughout her pregnancy.

    Agan, a former waitress, is already the single mother of two, but her responsibilities as a royal lookalike call for her to wear a prosthetic baby bump. “As Kate grows, I will too—to be authentic I thought it was important,” Agan tells BBC News.

    Though Agan didn't provide any dollar figures, the average run-of-the-mill fake baby bump made from silicone costs upwards of $600, and can be found in the dark corners of the online retail industry. Agan has had several sizes custom-made so she can portray the Duchess at all stages of her pregnancy. It hasn’t been an easy task, as Kate, now five months pregnant, has yet to make the transition into maternity wear.

    "It's difficult at the moment as she's not big enough yet to change her entire wardrobe so it's difficult to see how she's going

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  • The Most Honest, Beautiful, Heartbreaking Celebrity Baby Bump Photo Ever

    The Family Photo. (Photo: Daxtumbler.tumblr.com)It's Thursday afternoon, and I'm sitting at my desk, crying over Kristen Bell's baby bump.

    On Wednesday Dax Shepard posted an essay on his Tumblr about his father, who recently passed away from cancer. At the end of the post, he shares a photo of his father with his hand on the belly of Shepard’s pregnant wife, Kirsten Bell.

    “She lifted her shirt up and he put his hand on her swollen stomach. He left it there for the better part of an hour. He was smiling from ear to ear, sitting contently, unable to put together a sentence, but still capable of connecting to the new family member we were creating.”

    Sadly, Shepard’s father didn’t get to see the birth—he passed away on December 31. “But that didn’t get in the way of him meeting the new baby,” Shepard writes. “It was an emotional and triumphant moment. One I will never forget. If I live to be a thousand, I will still be in debt to my wife for giving him that one last thrill.”

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  • Kate Moss Sushi Box and More Ridiculous Adult Lunchboxes

    Supermodel Kate Moss is jumping on the adult lunchbox trend with a limited-edition "Kate Moss" sushi box for French chain Sushi Shop. Hey, if Kate Moss is doing it, there's no reason why you can't enjoy these fancy grown-up lunchboxes at your desk. Right?

    -Jessica Ferri

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  • The Greek Island Where People Live to Be 90 – Is it the Coffee?

    Greek boiled coffee may benefit your cardiovascular health. (Photo: Getty Images)Forget the expression “there must be something in the water.” As it turns out, the secret to longevity could be in a specific brew of coffee.

    The Greek island Ikaria first made national news when The New York Times published an article about its inhabitants called “The Place Where People Forget to Die.” One percent of Ikaria’s inhabitants live well into their 90s (as compared to the rest of Europe’s .01 percent), and they tend to stay sharp and healthy until the very end.

    The article pointed to a number of reasons why Ikarians live so long: lack of pollution, a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables, moderate consumption of wine, and, interestingly, coffee brewed by a method of boiling.

    See more: How coffee can lower stroke risk

    Because general coffee consumption has been previously associated with various health benefits including protection against type two diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and liver disease, researchers led by Dr. Gerasimos Siasos of the University of Athens set out to

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  • Working Dads Claim They "Can't Have it All" Either

    Fathers are juggling work and kids, too. (Photo: Getty Images)The debate over whether or not women “can have it all” has garnered passionate responses from women from all walks of life—but one group of people would like to remind you they too struggle with that work/life balance: dads!

    “For once, I'd love to see powerful men in any field get bombarded with questions about finding balance between work and parenthood. How do they feel about missing the milestones?” Charlie Capen writes in “Working Dads Have Regrets Too.”

    Capen is the blogger behind How to Be a Dad. In the piece, he writes that he recently attended the Dad 2.0 Summit, “an annual conference where marketers, social media leaders, and blogging parents connect to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood.”

    See more: More moms want to work full-time...but why?

    Doug French, of Laid-Off Dad, and John Pacini, founder of the Mom 2.0 Summit, are the founders of Dad 2.0. This year, speakers included Jason Avant, of Dad Centric, Carter Gaddis of Dad Scribe, Fred Goodall of

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  • The Supermodel Children of Celebrities

    Ireland Baldwin, the 17-year-old, 6'2'' daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, is the most recent celeb spawn to opt-in to a modeling career. For most, the modeling industry is fiercely competitive. But with famous parents, these kids are on the fast track to the spotlight. Baldwin joins the ranks of Georgia May Jagger, Dannielynn Birkhead, Dree Hemingway, and other celebrity children who are making a living off their good genes.


    -Jessica Ferri


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  • The Shocking Actual Ages of Your Favorite Characters

    They say age is just a number, but sometimes, those numbers can reveal how much has changed, culturally, over time. From child brides to second wave feminism and completely inexplicable career success, here are some of the shocking true ages of your favorite characters from movies, TV, and books.


    -Jessica Ferri


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  • The Most Horrible Movie Wedding Dresses, a Retrospective

    Promotional images for the latest installment of the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, were released yesterday, and Katniss's wedding dress, or wedding dress decoy, got us thinking about all of the horrible wedding dresses of movies past. Here are some of the ugliest wedding dresses ever inflicted upon actresses in the history of cinema.


    -Jessica Ferri



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  • The Bachelor's Women Tell All with Hilarious Facial Expressions

    In the likely event that you didn't have two solid hours to sit through the Women Tell All special of The Bachelor last night, we have put the ten best looks from audience members and contestants all in one gallery for your convenience.


    -Jessica Ferri

  • Kate Middleton Bundles Up for Winter Wedding with a Recycled Outfit

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge the wedding of friends in Arosa, Switzerland. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)The Duchess of Cambridge, now five months pregnant, attended the wedding of friends on Saturday in the Swiss Alps, bundled up against the cold pairing a favorite MaxMara Studio dress and pillbox hat from her closet with a new cream coat.

    Technically Prince Harry was Kate’s date, as William was in the wedding party for friends Mark Tomlinson and Laura Bechtolsheimer. Tomlinson is a polo player and Bechtolsheimer is an Olympic gold medalist in dressage. Both William and Harry are old polo friends of Tomlinson’s.

    See more: Kate makes first official appearance since 'babymoon'


    It’s believed Kate was wearing the same MaxMara Studio dress she wore to visit Cambridge back in November, before she was pregnant. The brown pillbox was also recycled from her closet—she wore it to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day last year. Her shoes and clutch were from British wedding boutique Emmy and she wore KiKi McDonough hoop-earrings and Annoushka pearls.

    The Duchess of Cambridge at the wedding on Sunday, left, and in Cambridge last November, right. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Though Kate is halfway through her pregnancy, she’s

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