Jan 27, 2012

Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber's Australian Adventure

It's a family adventure for Naomi Watts,  Liev Schreiber  and their two children, Kai, 3 and Sasha, 4. The family has been enjoying a trip to Sydney, Australia recently.

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It's a Baby Girl For Actress Lindsay Sloane

Actress Lindsay Sloane and her husband, Dar Rollins, welcomed a baby girl Thursday Jan. 19. The baby, named Maxwell Lue, is the first child for the couple. The happy first-time parents gushed to People about their new daughter recently.

"We thought we knew what love was until we met her,” 

The couple married in 2004.

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Jan 14, 2012

Brian Austin Green Sues His Son's Mother, Vanessa Marcil-Giovanazzo

Brian Austin Green has filed a lawsuit against actress Vanessa Marcil-Giovanazza, the mother of  Green's 9-year-old son, Kassius.

The one-time 90210 actor, now married to actress Megan Fox, says his ex-fiance owes him more than $200,000 - which he had loaned to her over time.

TMZ.com reports that Green filed a lawsuit in LA Superior Court saying he gave his Marcil-Giovanazza several loans - around $50,000 at a time - with the understanding she would pay him back.

The 'loans' were made before Vanessa became pregnant with their child, and Green claims that at the time the former General Hospital actress agreed to repay him 'promptly.'

The actor is demanding that all the money be returned, in addition to unspecified damages.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside! Sarah Jessica Parker, Son James' Early Morning School Run

Sarah Jessica Parker made sure her 9-year-old son, James Wilkie is bundled up for their early morning school run in New York City Friday (Jan.13.)

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Daddy & Me: Orlando Bloom's Little Hiking Buddy

Orlando Bloom turned 35 this week, and the actor spent his birthday with his wife, model Miranda Kerr, and their adorable one-year-old son, Flynn.

The family went hiking together to celebrate Bloom's special day - Friday, Jan. 13 -  in L.A.'s Runyon Canyon.

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Christina Aguilera's Birthday Boy: Son Max Turns 4!

Christina Aguilera and her son Max celebrated his fourth birthday this past week at California's Legoland, and the singer shared the birthday news with her Twitter followers later that day:

"Spent today at Legoland with the love of my life. Happy bday Max!" 

Aguilera's boyfriend, Matt Rutler, joined in the birthday fun along with a small group of family and friends. Legoland supplied the birthday cake for the 4-year-old - a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and LEGO brick décor.

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Jan 9, 2012

Natalie Portman's Baby Boy: Is it Naptime Yet?

An adorable Aleph (Find out why Natalie choose this name for her baby) snuggles and sleeps while his mom, Natalie Portman, takes her little man for a walk around Griffith Park on Sunday (Jan. 8.)

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Why The Name 'Blue Ivy' for Beyonce & Jay-Z's Baby Girl?

Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first child Saturday (Jan. 7) at NYC's Lenox Hill Hospital, and named their daughter Blue Ivy.

The baby name has many people wondering just how the couple came up with such an unusual moniker for their baby girl.

While no one has heard from the new parents about how they chose that name, fans of Jay-Z have known that blue has long been a favorite color of the singer. Jay-Z has released three beloved Blueprint albums in 2001, 2002 and 2009.

And as for 'Ivy' - speculation is that Beyonce chose that name for her daughter as it reportedly references the Roman numeral ("IV") for 4 -- a significant digit for both Beyonce and Jay-Z: Beyonce's birthday is Sept. 4, Jay-Z's is Dec. 4, they were married on April 4, 2008, and the singer's latest album is entitled 4.

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Katherine Heigl: 'My Definition of Having It All Has Changed'

"Now when I take a job, I look my daughter in the eye, screw up my courage and try to explain to her that Mommy has to go to work. And when she looks back at me and says, “But why?,” I tell her the truth: that work makes me a better person, a better woman, a better mother. Then I pray to God that she will understand one day and that my example will encourage her to find and follow her bliss as well … after I’ve paid for all the therapy, of course."
Katherine Heigl is a successful actress, mom to three-year-old daughter, Naleigh, and married to songwriter Josh Kelley.  And now she is a blogger, sharing her thoughts on balancing a career and a family on her first blog for the iVillage blog series, CelebVillage.

The actress says she always knew she wanted to be a mom and an actress. And at that young age, Heigl says she imagined 'having it all' was achievable- seamless- if she just buckled down and made it work. That was then, and this is now, and the actress has realized that her definition of having it all has changed, and that it is okay.

When the couple adopted their baby daughter in 2009, Heigl says it wasn't long before she felt that she was struggling and failing in her attempts to 'have it all.'  So the actress cut back on work and stayed home more with Naleigh. But after months of being a full-time mom, Heigl says 'the prospect of going back to work thrilled me, brought my mind and creativity into sharp focus and made me feel that old familiar drive that has inspired me my whole life.'

"I was there and I loved it but when the next job came around I jumped like a fish starving for water.
I asked myself what was wrong with me. How can I want to leave my child to go back to work?

Heigl says she has had to come to terms with the fact that having it all is not seamless - that there will be pangs of guilt and sadness - and that she while she learns to accept that, she must also  find a way to let go of that guilt.

Read Katherine Heigl's complete blog @Village Celebrity Blogs.

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Ellen Pompeo & Daughter Stella: Girls' Day Out

A smiling Ellen Pompeo enjoyed mother-daughter time with her two-year-old cutie Stella. The pair were spotted out and about in Beverly Hills this past weekend.


Lisa Loeb Expecting Second Baby

Lisa Loeb and husband, Roey Hershkovitz, have announced they are expecting their second baby. The couple are parents already to daughter, Lyla Rose, 2.

"I grew up with a big family, so I’m excited for Lyla to have a sibling!” says Loeb.
The singer/writer,43, can now be seen on tour for her children’s song book, Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs.

Loeb is due in June, 2012.

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Hilary Duff Enjoys Hawaiian Vacation Pre-Baby

Hilary Duff is getting closer to her due date, but before baby arrives, the actress is getting a little R&R time in Hawaii.

The actress and singer, 24, announced her pregnancy in August 2011, saying she and husband, Mike Cromie, were 'happy and ready' to be parents.

Duff revealed she was having 'pregnancy dreams' early on in her pregnancy, and those dreams were of a baby boy. Those dreams proved to be right- as Duff later confirmed she is having a little boy.

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Celine Dion Introduces Her Kids To 'Belle'

The 3-D release of Disney's classic Beauty and the Beast (in theaters Jan. 13) is a happily anticipated event  for children of all ages, and is reason to celebrate for Celine Dion and husband René Angélil, who recently took their children – son René-Charles, who turns 11 Jan. 25, and 1-year-old twin boys Eddy and Nelson – to meet the film's stars backstage at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Jan 8, 2012

Amy Poehler & Son Abel Go Shopping

Amy Poehler gives her son Abel, 17 months, a bemused grin as the duo did errands this weekend. The Parks and Recreation star took her cute little redhead along with her to Bristol Farms in Los Angeles, California presumably to get some fun shopping done.

Poehler was all smiles as she carried Abel, who contentedly munched on an apple.

Abel - who was born in August 2010 - is the second child for Amy and her husband actor Will Arnett, 41.

The couple also have a three-year-old son Archie.


Keri Russell Steps Out With Amazing Post Baby Body

Keri Russell gave birth to her daughter just two weeks ago (December 27,) but the actress, who was spotted out and about Friday, looks like she has dropped most of the baby weight already!

Willa Lou is the second child for Russell and her husband, Shane Deary, who are also parents to 4-year-old son, River.


Daddy And Me Time: Hugh Jackman Takes Daughter Ava To School

Hugh Jackman escorted his adorable six-year-old-daughter Ava to school Friday (Jan. 6) along with the family's pet French Bulldog, Peaches.

The trio were bundled up in warm jackets as they walked to Ava's school, where she attends first grade.

Ava had the advantage of a cute pink scooter to ride, while dad had dog-walking duties. It looks like the trio had fun - even playing tag along the way.

Jackman, who has recently finished his one man show on Broadway, is enjoying spending some quality daddy and me time with his daughter before he begins his next project. It has recently been reported that the actor is headed back to Broadway as Harry Houdini in an upcoming musical about the famous magician.


Jessica Alba Rocks '70's-Style Bell Bottoms!

Jessica Alba looked as stunning as ever this past Friday (Jan. 6) as she ran some morning errands with three-year-old daughter, Honor Marie.

The actress wore a pair of  black flared pants that showed off her gorgeous post-baby body perfectly.

Alba and Honor were in Brentwood, California making a quick stop at Starbucks before doing a little school-supply shopping. The mom of two later took her daughter to preschool before heading to work at her Santa Monica office.


Blue Ivy Has Arrived: Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome Their Daughter!

Beyonce and Jay-Z have welcomed a baby girl, whom they have named Blue Ivy Carter, according to multiple sources. According to E! News,  Beyonce delivered the baby girl on Saturday (Jan.7) via C-Section.

The couple are said to have named their new daughter Blue Ivy Carter, but this has yet to be confirmed -there are some reports saying the baby's name is actually Ivy Blue Carter.

Rihanna (just one among many many congrats being sent to Beyonce and Jay-Z today!) gave baby Blue a warm welcome, tweeting: "Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih."
Welcome to the world Blue!" Gwyneth Paltrow wrote on her Twitter page Sunday morning. "We love you already."

Beyoncé, 30, reportedly checked into Lenox Hill Hospital on New York's Upper East Side on Friday, more than a month before her previously stated due date in February.

On Thursday, the singer was photographed out in the city covering her baby bump with a black blazer and a flowing scarf.


Jan 5, 2012

Kerri Russel Welcomes Baby Girl

Keri Russell and her husband Shane Deary welcomed a daughter on Tuesday December 27. This is the second child for the couple, who are parents already to a son, River, 4½.

In 2008, Russell shared her feelings on pregnancy and birth with the New York Observer  after watching the premier of Ricki Lake's documentary, The Business of Being Born:

"I just feel like birth is one of the most powerful things that can happen to a woman, And it's nice to be reminded that you are built to do this."

Marcia Cross, Family Enjoy Santa Monica Beach Day Together

Marcia Cross enjoyed a relaxing sun-filled day with her twin 4-year-old daughters, Eden and Savannah, and her husband Tom Mahoney at Santa Monica Beach earlier this week. The Desperate Housewives star looked happy and relaxed as she built sand castles  and tested the water with her family.

Since filming has ended on the final season of Desperate Housewives, Marcia has been having fun spending time with the family ice-skating, riding bikes and having park dates.

She recently admitted that though she will miss the show, she is looking forward to being home with her girls and hubby much more and spending quality family time together:

'I've been working so hard for the past eight years and I'm tired – but I'm also deliciously tired because what a wonderful life I've lived.
 'I'm looking forward to having a rest and being able to give to those I haven't been able to see.'

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Jan 3, 2012

Elizabeth Banks: Choosing Surrogacy Not Easy Decision

Elizabeth Banks is loving being a first-time mom to her son, 9-month-old Felix. In the February issue of Lucky magazine, the 30 Rock star opens up about her struggles to conceive (“It was a womb issue for me. Embryos wouldn’t implant,” she says,) and how she and her husband made the decision to use a surrogate to fulfill their dreams of having a baby.

“It’s a big leap, inviting this person into your life to do this amazing, important thing for you,” Banks explains. “And it’s hard losing that kind of control. But our surrogate is so extraordinary, and she’s still in our lives. She’s like an auntie.”

The busy actress says she loves spending her free time with her “little dude,” Felix — her and husband Max Handelman more than anything else these days, admitting “I hate being away from him for even 10 seconds.”

And Banks says she knows just what type of mom she wants to be as her son grows up-

“My plan is that when Felix is 15, we’ll go skydiving together,” she says. “I mean, the guy is fierce and fearless, and I’m hoping he stays that way. Because I want to be that mom. The one who takes her kid skydiving.”


Mommy and Me: Gisele Bundchen With Son Benjamin

Gisele Bundchen and her two-year-old son Benjamin didn't seem to mind the chilly weather as the two strolled  to a nearby park in Boston yesterday.

The supermodel was joined by her husband, football star Tom Brady, as they snuggled in coats and boots, enjoying the outing with their gorgeous son.

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Fergie: ' Maybe a Baby in 2012 ? '

Is Fergie having a baby this year?


Then again, according to the coy singer, maybe not. Ultimately, Fergie answered the baby question when put to her with a simple, 'We'll See.'

Speaking with People recently, Fergie, 36, says her only real plans right now involve spending time with her husband, Josh Duhamel:

"I want to spend time with my husband, watch football, watch basketball," she said. "I'm going where the day takes me – having days where I have no schedule. That's going to be nice and refreshing for me … a definite change."

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David & Victoria Beckham Staying in L.A.

The Beckham family is here to stay: David Beckham has turned down an offer to play soccer for Paris Saint-Germain because he does not want to relocate his family from Los Angeles, the French club announced Tuesday. The soccer star's five-year contract with the Galaxy ended after he won his first MLS Cup in November. He has fielded different offers from several soccer clubs across Europe since then.

David, who enjoyed a winter vacation in England recently with his wife Victoria and their children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and baby Harper, is now expected to re-sign with the Galaxy.

It may be a bit selfish of us, but we are so happy the Beckhams are staying in LA - we would miss those scrumptious surfing pictures of David and his boys!


Baby's Day Out: Selma Blair's Arthur Not Too Pleased

Showing the cameras his gorgeous face, Selma Blair's son Arthur, 5 months, looked none too pleased as he and his mom made their way home after visiting a friend's home in Los Angeles yesterday. But happy or not, the little guy looked adorable in his white pants and grey t-shirt. We especially love those bare feet, Arthur!

Blair, who became a first-time mom in July of last year, recently told People of her son-

'I’m so in love with him, He makes me happy every day.'

How could anyone not be in love with that face, we ask you?

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Jan 2, 2012

Bonding Time For Halle Berry's Daughter Nahla & Mom's Beau, Oliver Martinez

It was all about digging in the sand and dipping toes in the ocean for Halle Berry's three year old daughter Nahla this past weekend. Bonding with her mom's boyfriend, Oliver Martinez, Nahla enjoyed playing in the sand and strolling along the water with Martinez and a friend.

Halle Berry and her beau (who turns 4 in March ) took Nahla to a children's New Year's Eve party in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Last week Nahla spent time with her dad, Gabriel Aubry, as well. The two were spotted in near-matching outfits enjoying a park date.


Jan 1, 2012

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale Enjoy Day Out With Their Boys

It was a family fun day for Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, who opted to avoid New Year's Eve parties and instead enjoy time with their adorable sons, Kingston,5 and Zuma, 3. The family spent the day together at a family farm in Oxnard, looking relaxed and very happy.

Gwen has recently launched a children's clothing line, Harajuku Mini Kids, in collaboration with Target. The proud mom credits her sons with helping collaborate on the designs, which she says moms should really appreciate:

'I'm just excited. I think that moms' are going to walk into Target and lose their minds - 'Are you serious right now? And it's $20? All right, I'm taking five.
'I feel really proud of it. It's fun to be creative. It's fun to bake the cookies and have everyone eat them. It's a great feeling.'

Prices for the collection, for kids aged one to 13, is said to range from $3.99 to $29.99.


Nancy Kerrigan's Little Ice Princess

Nancy Kerrigan has made sure to introduce her kids early on to the fun of ice-skating. The two-time Olympic medalist says her daughter, 3 1/2 year old Nicole, first put on her ice-skating shoes when she was just 14 months old.

Kerrigan, who is also mom to sons Matthew, 16, and Brian, 6½, says her kids enjoy ice-skating and need no tips from their famous ice-skating mom:

“They all like going skating and they definitely like people clapping for them,” explains Kerrigan. “They say, ‘Watch me’ and I try to give them tips, but they don’t necessarily listen to me.”

And as for Nicole, who happily wears her big brothers' hand-me down black skates, Nancy explains that the toddler is more excited these days about costume changes — Snow White and Cinderella — than she is in doing leaps and twirls on the ice, but Kerrigan, 42, adds, she’s open to her daughter choosing the demanding sport in the future:

“If that’s what she wants to do, I’m happy to help her,” notes the skater, although she admits it may not be that easy.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Take Twins To Visit Grandma

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon celebrated New Year's Eve by taking their 8-month-old twins, Monroe & Moroccan, to visit their grandmother( Mariah's mom) at her jewelry store in Aspen, Colorado.

And at midnight Mariah tweeted best wishes to her fans:

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Happy 2012 to ALL! LYM4E to all TLITL! This is OUR YEAR! Me+My fam send U SO much LUV! I wouldn't exist w/out you! GOD BLESS! TYM

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