Marie Osmond Is a Grandma, and It's Time to Buy Stocking Stuffers

Marie Osmond a New Grandma
PHOTO: Marie Osmond performs at the BB&T Center, Dec. 7, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla.
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Time to start planning a new family band. The queen of family sing-alongs, Marie Osmond, just became a grandma.

Osmond tweeted Thursday night that her family just got a tiny bit bigger, according to E! No details yet on the tot's name -- or singing ability.

"Hey everyone ... I just became a GRANDMA!!!!!!!!" she tweeted. "It's a boy!"

Stocking Stuffers
PHOTO: The Grumpy Cat plush toy, from Gund.

Christmas stockings. They're a nice tradition, sweet to look at but a bit perplexing to fill. Candy, small toys or games, ornaments and the ol' toothbrush are the typical fare, but maybe there's a way to spruce up what's inside the stocking this year.

For instance, the Social Climber's favorite stuffer combines the best of Internet sharing with the best of real-life stuffed animals: Grumpy Cat plush doll! Check out Mashable's other Internet-themed gifts for the Social Climber reader in your life.

Kristen Johnson Diagnosed With Lupus
PHOTO: Kristen Johnson arrives for an evening with Betty White held at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., May 10, 2012.
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Actress Kristen Johnson announced this week that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of lupus, which has madeher extremely weak.

The actress said on her Facebook page that she'll be fine but will miss a few episodes of her show, "The Exes."

"I've been really, really sick since early September. Full-body muscle weakness to the extent that just walking is difficult, stairs impossible, and I even need a neck brace to hold my head up," she wrote Tuesday on her Facebook page. "Through the fall, I shot as much of 'The Exes' as I possibly could, but eventually I did have to (BEGRUDGINGLY) miss two episodes."

Man Builds Life-Size Lego Car
PHOTO: Two engineers have built a life-sized car made of Lego that runs on air in a video posted to YouTube.

This should be on every kid's Christmas list this year: a life-size Lego car that actually drives.

The car was created by an Australian businessman and a Romanian technology expert who met on the Internet, crowd-sourced the funds they needed to build the car and then had the car built. It runs on air. And magic.

Read more at Yahoo!

Pastor Defrocked for Officiating Gay Wedding
PHOTO: Former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference, Dec. 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.
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A Pennsylvania Methodist minister who officiated at the wedding of his gay son was officially defrocked Thursday by the United Methodist Church of Pennsylvania.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer is appealing the decision. He argues he should not be punished so severely for an "act of love."

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