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Iesha Pompey

When life hands you lemons, do the Master Cleanse

The master cleanse is easing its way back to the top of spring diet trends.

The master cleanse, also known as the lemonade diet, has gone viral again. Whether it’s the New Year resolutions or the fabulous stars on the red carpet at the Golden Globes this past Sunday, something has put a new glamour in going to the commode 12 times a day.

The sweet and spicy potion consists of purified water, cayenne pepper, grade B maple syrup and fresh lemon juice. The liquid-only diet is meant to last 10-40 days, and a gourmet salt-water flush and laxative tea is the only alternatives to get New Year cleansers through their hours of cravings and fatigue.

There are some health benefits, as 1940s self-taught healer Stanley Burroughs originally intended. Many believe their loose stool side effect is actually the release of foul toxins and report having more energy during and after the master cleanse. Not being full of you-know-what tends to have that effect on people.

Others on the master cleanse report more serious side effects like the formation of gall stones and malnutrition due to the average 650 daily caloric intake. Many master cleansers report finding their inner zen through overcoming the irritability of not being able to consume solids with their friends at buffets and their ex’s wedding receptions.

Beyonce and Miranda Kerr are among many celebrities who attribute their weight loss to the master cleanse trend that now has its own endcap at some Whole Foods Market locations.

It’s said that 5-year-olds will be selling the master cleanse for an extra 10 cents at their lemonade stands this summer. I can imagine all the suburban moms rushing home from their car pool duty. No pun.

As always, it’s best to consult your doctor before trying a new diet. Those with diabetes, cancer and anemia are strongly encouraged to stay away from the master cleanse.

Bethenny Frankel divorces Jason Hoppy

Skinnygirl entrepreneur, Bethenny Frankel, goes back being single after starring on the Housewives of New York.

Turns out, being skinny isn’t the only way to keep your man. Cosmo is wrong. But Bethenny Frankel, creator of Skinny Girl Cocktail, is rightfully rich and recently divorced from baby daddy, Jason Hoppy.

Bethenny Frankel, 42, announced her divorce two days before Christmas and appeared on the Ellen show this week to talk about the split:

“I feel like a disappointment to all of you… I fee like a failure,” she said to talk show host, Ellen Degeneres, who consoled her with tissues and congratulated Frankel on her upcoming daytime talk show.

Though the Housewives of New York reality show that initially led to Bethany Frankel’s claim to fame may ultimately be the cause of her divorce, she’s ready for her new platform with FOX.

“I’ve kind of had the best-worst year ever,” said Bethenny Frankel, staying appreciative of her co-hosting opportunities on The View and Anderson Live.

The couple earned their claim to fame from the Housewives of New York reality show and married while Frankel was 7 months pregnant.

The three-year-old marriage produced 2-year-old baby star Bryn, who gets just as much paparazzi play as her old gal. Baby Bryn has been spotted in many A-List outlets sitting stylishly in her stroller snacking on vegetarian foods.

Though the reality star is worth 25 million, according to the LA Times, she’s requesting life insurance, child support, medical, dental and vision care for both her and her daughter from ex-husband Jason Hoppy, a pharmaceutical sales rep and licensed real estate agent.

Frankel made the Forbes Celebrity 100 this year coming in at 97.

California school shooting could have been avoided

Toy guns and Snowed in school officer turn violent at Taft Union High School

Not even a month after the Sandy Hook shooting, another student decided to resolve his issues through gunfire at a high school in rural California.

The student said he was being bullied by two other boys who became his targets Thursday morning at Taft Union High School. He took a shotgun that belonged to his brother and carried it to school with him after class had already begun.

A neighbor near Taft Union High School saw the 16-year-old and the gun but decided not to interfere with what may have been a toy. The neighbor has a son at Taft Union High School in the 10th grade who was not involved in the shooting, according to CNN.

The neighbor later heard two gun shots in the direction of the science building of Taft Union High School. Officials report being notified by a neighbor but did not verify if it was the same person who saw the student with the gun.

The school has an assigned armed police officer who was absent during the shooting due to snowfall, according to Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood.

Though the shooter intended to injure, if not kill, two other students who made his life difficult enough to endure possible juvenile attempted murder charges, only one student was shot. That student is in critical condition at Kern Medical Center.

The teacher who interfered with the shooter and eventually got the gunman to surrender suffered a small head injury from a pellet that backfired and hit him in the head. Other students were injured while exiting the school and moving to the football field.

Accordingly, classes were only cancelled for Friday. The school heads decided a weekend is enough time for the students to grieve, do their homework and be ready for class on Monday morning.

Many generic apologies are pouring in from local political leaders who have fond memories of visiting Taft Union High School.

The shooter, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody.