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From snowmen to gingerbread cookie costumes, Sue Johnson has been passionate about her family's Christmas cards.
For more than 20 years, Johnson, a mother of three, has been dressing her family up in over-the-top outfits for their holiday cards. She sends the cards to more than 200 friends.
"I think they're fun, and I get so many good comments about how much fun they are and how entertaining they are and how people wait for them," Johnson said. "Some people tell me their kids come home from college and the first thing they say isn't, 'Hi Mom, Hi Dad.' They say, 'Where is the Johnson card?'"
Their cards started simple, with Santa hats and red sweaters. But over the years, Johnson has gotten more creative with costumes that look like presents, Christmas lights and poinsettias. Now, Johnson tries to outdo herself each year.
Lindsay Lohan shocked fans in 2008 when she began dating DJ Samantha Ronson. Now, the actress is opening up about their relationship which she says ended in heartbreak.
"I was bold enough to say, 'Yeah, I like a girl. And?'" Lohan told Us Weekly. "That put her in a situation where she was being attacked every day. That's not fair. And what am I left with? Heartbreak. That was three years ago. It was my last serious relationship."
The couple had a messy split in 2009.Lohan was 22 at time and Ronson was 32. Shortly before their breakup, Lohan was reportedly barred from entering a party Ronson was DJ-ing at West Hollywood's Bar Marmont. But the "Liz & Dick" star insists today they remain friends.
Kim Kardashian shared a photo on her website of her with brother Rob, brother-in-law Lamar Odom and sister Khloe Kardashian at the Thanksgiving table.
"Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!" Kardashian wrote with the photo. "I am so thankful to be enjoying time with my family this Thanksgiving. I have so many things to be thankful for! I feel very blessed to have such a loving family, amazing friends and so many supportive fans who make me smile every day. I am thankful for all of you this Thanksgiving."
Mike Tyson was a tough guy in the ring but don't put him next to a koala.
During a promotional tour in Australia this week, the former heavyweight champion was faced with Trace, a koala that Tyson kept at a distance.
"Hey, Trace, look at those nasty claws you have," Tyson said during a news conference in Brisbane, which was captured on tape by Australia's 7 News.
The marsupial - it's not a bear - was brought out for a photo with Tyson, but "The Hangover" star did not want to touch the animal, saying it probably had bacteria in its claws.
"I don't want to be attacked by good animals go bad," he said with a laugh. "This doesn't look well.
"I don't like animals you can't raise. If I can't see them come out their mother, I don't mess with them."
Tyson, 46, also commented on his decision to star in "The Hangover" and "The Hangover II."
The film "Noah," directed by "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky, is in production in Oyster Bay on Long Island where, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the condition of the huge ark that was built for the film is unclear.
An interior set built on a Brooklyn sound stage was unharmed but the crew have been unable to reach the 75-foot-tall, 450-foot-long and 45-f00t-wide exterior structure in Oyster Bay, which was directly in Sandy's path.
The storm brought down power lines and trees in the area and flooded several parts of Oyster Bay.
"Noah," which stars Russell Crowe as the biblical character, was set to wrap filming in three weeks, cinematographer Matthew Libatique wrote on his Twitter account Oct. 24.
"@DarrenAronofsky @russellcrowe What better place to be during a hurricane than on an ARK. Here's to a strong finish," Libatique tweeted Sunday before the storm hit New York.
The 22-year-old star has broken up with her 18-year-old boyfriend, the son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy, Us Weekly and other outlets have reported.
A representative for Swift did not respond to ABCNews.com's request for comment.
The pair began dating this summer, and their relationship quickly progressed. They were spottedaround the Kennedy family home in Hyannis Port, Mass., throughout the summer kissing and spending time with his family.
Things were going so well that Swift reportedly bought a homenext to the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.
Life after reality TV may not turn out as glamorous as it seems. Former "The Hills" star Heidi Montag revealed she and husband Spencer Pratt have probably lost more than a million dollars since the MTV hit ended.
"I've never really counted, so I'm not sure [how much we lost], a lot… over a million or so," she told Access Hollywood Live.
Montag, 26, blamed expenses including "clothes, hair and makeup, managers, publicists, agents and lawyers" for the lost cash. She said she doesn't miss reality TV but she does miss the lifestyle it allowed. She said she and her husband currently live in a house owned by Pratt's family to keep their expenses under control.
"I only miss the money," she said. "If we would have saved our money, it would have been better."
If you think you're ready to have a baby, first try walking around for nine months with a giant bean bag under your shirt, going to the grocery store with a goat or stuffing an octopus in a bag. That's the advice an animated "parent test" gives for couples looking to become parents. The test is called, "14 Steps to Follow Before You Have Children," and is making the rounds of parenting blogs. Several of the blogs say that friends or readers forwarded the list, so it's unclear where it originated.
The list caught Mamatoga.com's creator Jenny Witte's eye. The mother of three ages 5 and under has been blogging about parenting for a year and said the 14 steps resonate with all mothers.
"It made me laugh out loud," Witte, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., told ABCNews.com. "It's the comic relief side of parenting. You know, the idea of taking goats to the grocery store - you do feel like that sometimes.
Say hello to the woman who said "I do" to Jack Osbourne.
The youngest Osbourne wed Lisa Stelly in Hawaii Oct. 6 with an intimate ceremony in front of 48 guests including their five-month-old daughter,Pearl Clemtine, and his family: father Ozzy, mother Sharon and sister Kelly, who was a bridesmaid. Official photos of the ceremony appear in this week's Hello! magazine.
That celebration aside, it's been a tough year for the Osbourne clan. Just two weeks after Pearl was born April 24, Osbourne was diagnosedwith multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 26.
"We've dealt with a lifetime's worth of problems in one year," Stelly told Hello! "We've got through it all and I just know we'll be together forever."
"I feel like marriage will make our bond even stronger," Osbourne said. "Having Pearl and now marrying Lisa are just the best things ever. They have changed my life."
Usually job candidates are turned away because they don't have the right skill set or enough experience, but one California woman said she didn't get a job because she doesn't have the right body type.
Jennifer Rogers, of Palm Desert, Calif., claimed she didn't get a job at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in Palm Desert because a skirt that is part of the uniform there didn't fit her. The 20-year-old made it through the application process but was turned away when it was time to try on the required "costume," she told ABC News affiliate KESQ.
"Because the skirt was a size too small, they said that I could not work there," Rogers told KESQ. "I couldn't wear the uniform."