Blair of Gossip Girl Born in Jail

Why do we love this item? Because we love to discover that the stuck-up rich girl is not so primp and proper after all – hence why Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl, and Princess of Monaco scandals rock, and why the latest news about Leighton Meester, the actress seemingly just as uptown as her character Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl, also rocks.This week’s Star Magazine will reveal that Leighton Meester was born while her mother was serving a federal prison sentence in Texas for drug running. The mom was allowed to stay in a halfway house for the birth, but had to return to prison on the day Leighton turned three months. The future star was raised by a relative while mom served out her sentence.None of those details appear in the actress’ bio, which falsely lists the young star as being born in Marco Island, Fla., where her parents moved in the late ’80s.And Leighton’s mom isn’t the only member of her family with a record – her father, grandfather and aunt all did hard time in federal prisons for drug dealing.What I would like to know is – What types of drugs??I actually like her more after this. Besides, life must suck having to stand next to that beautiful, effervescent being called Blake Lively – who could blame her for looking a bit frigid and stand-offish?BTW grace I’d love to hear your thoughts on Gossip Girl fashion.The girls’ NYLON shoot (May ’08 issue).

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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