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The Buzz Cut: More Jenndashians on the Way

In The Buzz Cut, we give hot takes on all of the intellectual and Internet-famous, celebrity and bizarre, buzzy and overlooked family and parenting news we gossiped about over lunch all week.


The new world order grows. Two of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are (possibly) pregnant: Khloe Kardashian just confirmed she and basketball player/boyfriend Tristan Thomas are expecting, saying she “cried tears of joy” because she was previously told that she may not be able to have children. We’re happy-crying for you too, girl. You were always our favourite Kardashian/Simpson. Sister Kylie Jenner, 19, is said to be pregnant also. If the rumours are true: Congrats, grasshopper, you’ve learned well. If they’re not, at least they’ve brought us truly the most pressing question of our times: Will Kylie have to skip lip injections if she’s pregnant?

The Playboy’s family. Hugh Hefner, the recently deceased founder of Playboy magazine, leaves three families behind that, by this account at least, all seem to function as one. Condolences to them!

Father of the Year of the Siri. This dad flew from India to Singapore to get the latest iPhone for his daughters. The reviews of the new iPhone have been pretty awful, so that sounds like it was a complete and utter waste of time.

Her Royal Pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge. Still puking, poor thing.

No irony to see here, move along! Every news outlet — including the BBC — in celebrating Mehroonisa Siddiqui’s appointment to a BBC panel of 100 inspirational and innovative women from around the world, identifies her only as “Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mother” and then goes on to list her son’s films and accomplishments. Really, y’all couldn’t think of anything more descriptive of an inspirational woman than the “mother of” title?

Because not every family has a mom. A reminder of why paternity leave is so important: These dads are killing it, despite the deck being stacked against them. Gendered family leave policies aren’t helpful when you’ve got two dads!

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