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3 Best Celebrity Gossip Websites

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Although they don’t have the 10 million views they once had, millions of people still watch the Kardashians’ every move.

Wyatt Cenac has even called them the closest thing America has to a royal family. During these times of political turmoil, a New York Times essay even advocated reading celebrity gossip and celebrity websites to stay sane.

As Instagram reaches nearly a billion members, there are more ways than ever to follow our favorite celebrities. But everything we see on social media is never the full story. Reading celebrity news and gossip sites enable us to read between the lines and see what our favorite famous or infamous personalities are up to.

There are dozens of major celebrity gossip websites that people go to for learning about celebs. These three are the best celebrity websites to keep you entertained and informed.

1. ONTD

If you’re not reading Oh No They Didn’t, you’re way behind. You’ll get a wide variety of celebrity gossip and important news about music and entertainment here.

They’ve got the hook-up on in-depth articles about what celebrities are up to and even what great games are coming out.

You can get information here before it shows up anywhere else. ONTD employs some of the best celebrity gossip columnists who have their finger on the pulse of Hollywood and beyond. If you love celebrity news, this is your one-stop shop.

2. TMZ

TMZ has been a powerhouse in the celebrity news industry for at least a decade. Short for Thirty Mile Zone, their reporters are great at stalking celebrities and getting the latest dirt about all of them.

They know everything about celebrities from their love life to who makes their fabulous accessories. This is similar to celebrity sites like Elfann.

They pride themselves on breaking new information first. Celebrities will even go to TMZ with exclusives to get ahead of other gossip columnists. When someone famous wants to break up with another famous person, they go to TMZ first to make sure they can control the narrative.

3. Perez Hilton

Perez of Perez Hilton has been dishing on celebrities for years. He’s legendary for not only breaking news but being able to see between the lines and call out BS when he sees it.

His tabloid news gives you all the good stuff, like which couple was fighting at which hot NYC bar this weekend or who might be cheating on their spouse. Celebrities beware: he’s usually right.

Celebrity Websites Are Meant To Entertain

While there can be some mean-spirited posts, they’re often only about mean-spirited people. Typically these sites just allow us a way to check out of our own drama and plug into someone else’s. It can be nice to find out other people are as screwed up as us.

If you’re interested in more ways to kill time online, contact us for ideas.

IRS Delaying Tax Refunds!! Find Out More!

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Tax time is slowly creeping up on us! This might affect you!
Do you claim the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit.
“The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. Read more about it here!

The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. These tax breaks are geared to benefit the working poor, and many families claim both.”

Thrifty Momma Ramblings Blog is Almost Finished!

As you can see at the top, my header for Thrifty Momma Ramblings is finally complete! My wonderful and talented hubby drew the lady for me, and I painted her in Photoshop last night and this morning. I had her in a blue dress, but it reminded me too much of a maid or a waitress as hubby commented. I recolored her dress this morning in a pink which matches the blog colors. It’s a little bright, but hey it’s completed. It’s not perfect, but it only cost me $120 for the Photoshop program off Amazon. I purchased the student version plus I had a discount from Amazon. I will need it for class I’m taking soon for school. I am really learning a lot by looking for tutorials online.

I did get many quotes from other designers, and I would have easily paid $150+ for what I did myself. Luckily my husband has artistic talent otherwise I would have paid someone else. It was a pain learning how to color it in photoshop, but I am much more comfortable using this program. I always wanted to be a graphic designer, but now I think I’ll pass on that dream. I am very proud of how it turned out overall, and will probably tweak it some more later. Now I need to work on my background, but that will have to wait until my spring break. I have 2 papers to write for next week, study for my exam tomorrow, and take another exam next week. Whew! I was having way more fun designing my blog header. I just wanted to do a quick update.

My new slogan is: cuz paying full price is for suckers! I wanted something catchy and different with a bit of humor.

What do you think of the new logo?

Moving My Blog

movingblogtowordpressI finally took the plunge, and will be moving  my blog Thrifty Momma Ramblings to WordPress this week. I am so excited and nervous about the move. It will take me a few days to have the blog designed the way I like it. You might see the blog design change a bit this week into week. I am having it professionally moved as it’s a big undertaking. I just do not know enough about coding and such to move the blog myself without screwing something up and stressing myself out. I found a wonderful service that will do it for me plus set it all up for me for a very low price.

Once the move is complete, then I will let everyone in on the great service I found. I will be very busy for the next few days, and my next post will be on my brand new shiny site! I just wanted to update you guys as I’m not leaving, but just moving to make the blog better than ever. I have a great giveaway scheduled for the end of the week that you won’t want to miss.

Friday Ramblings- Graduation Day!

I now realize today is Friday 13th, but I went pretty much all day without even realizing it. See how superstitious I am. I wanted to do a little bit of rambling today, and even pose a question to my fellow bloggers. First for the question to other bloggers. Do you write posts in advance for your blog and schedule them? I am thinking this is something I should start doing since my classes start again on Thursday the 19th.

Today I had graduation day at my university. Basically I got to meet with my adviser, and then have my graduation application signed with several signatures. I wasn’t interested in spending money on invitations, a ring, or even professional pictures. I will not send out invitations, but I am throwing a graduation party afterwards. I will invite everyone by phone and through Facebook. Yes I am so original. I am getting an Associate’s Degree so I can’t actually buy an official ring which I would never wear so why waste the money. I am leaning towards buying the cap and gown which will cost $50, but I can use them again when I graduate with my BA in two more years.

I forgot to mention last week I found our Christmas tree for next year on clearance at Wal-Mart. It was a $100 tree marked down to $22 so I paid $23 with tax! I was thrilled when I saw it so cheap. It’s a 7.5′ Douglas Fir which is a foot bigger than the tree we had. I donated that one today along with some old decorations. I can’t wait for next year to use our new tree. It will be here before we know it. I also bought our blue and silver decorations for next year at different stores. I paid around $100 which included a tree skirt, stockings, wreath, and decorations plus bags and such. I love those wonderful after Christmas sales especially when it’s marked 75% or more. The pickings are slimmer but the savings are fantastic.

My son received his report card on Tuesday and he made Honor Roll! I am so excited as he was having a little trouble the first part of the grading period. I am looking at him fast asleep on the couch. Kids have this wonderful innocence about them especially when they are sleeping. I am going to stop rambling for tonight. I do have some good posts lined up for next week. I just need to get some pictures taken for one post, and I need to get some more information lined up for the next one. This weekend I will be a busy bee writing and visiting family and friends. I have to watch the Saints beat the 49ers tomorrow night!

Calling in Sick Today

thrifymommaramblingscallinginsickdayrambleWhat do you write about when you have a sinus infection? You write about how sick you are, and how you have nothing to write about today. At least I’m filling up some space, and technically it’s a post. I apologize but I’m really at a loss on what to post today. My head feels like someone is pounding on it with a hammer, and I can’t breathe. I look really cute right now with a tissue hanging out my nose. My husband always gets a chuckle. I might try to start a fashion trend. Do you think it will catch on?

Now I have my post written for today so please comment if you think whether or not tissues hanging out your nose will be seen on the runways this spring. Or you might be like me and not care what is fashionable but comfortable. I’m not a stick so those clothes won’t look good on me regardless. You can comment on that as well. I don’t really care as I’m going back to bed, and calling in sick today!