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America’s fast-growing religion is—let’s face it—celebrity worship. From gossip magazines to entertainment TV, from blogs to ads featuring famous faces, the stars are our new gods and goddesses. But why are we so obsessed with their successes and failures, their relationships? Why do they impact our spending habits, our self-image, our own lives? The psychology behind the behavior of the stars and the millions who follow their every move is explored in “The Cult of Celebrity.” In this excerpt, author and fame expert Cooper Lawrence looks at reality TV marriages, …
Next Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. On this historic occasion, PARADE asked the President-elect, who is also a devoted family man, to get personal and tell us what he wants for his children. Here, he shares his letter to them.
Dear Malia and Sasha,
I know that you’ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn’t have let you have. …
From the red carpet to the courtroom, the often dubious parenting skills of the world’s top celebs made headlines in 2008. Sometimes we groaned, other times we were inspired, but there was always something to learn from those champions of childrearing. Tralee Pearce reports
1. YOU CAN BE TOO RICH, TOO THIN AND HAVE TOO MANY CHILDREN
The global fascination with the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt brood may be waning as their drive to acquire/produce more kids begins to appear pathological. The ink was barely dry on the W magazine cover Mr. Pitt …
Angelina Jolie is being warned by doctors not to get pregnant again… at least by doctors that have never treated her. And probably haven’t met her, too!
Dr. Larrian Gillespie, who has not treated Angie, tells OK!, “Angelina is at risk of having a stroke or heart attack, and because she developed gestational diabetes, there is a high risk she’ll have it again, with the child being at risk for diabetes.”
“Her previous pregnancies ended with emergency caesarian secions,” an insider tells the mag. “She’s been told that, at the least, she …
While hosting a New Years Eve party at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz dished on life with Bronx Mowgli, 6 weeks. “All my focus is on my son,” Ashlee says. “Every day, being a better mom and learning with him…It’s an incredible experience.” Pete concurs, adding,
“It’s kind of cool to go back to someone else and care for someone and have responsibility….It’s one of the few aspects of life where the clichés are totally true.”
With a new year on the horizon, the new parents have …
The ‘Valkyrie’ actor – who already has a two-year-old daughter Suri with wife Katie Holmes and two adopted children, Isabella, 16, and Connor, 13, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman – plans to have an enormous family.
He said: “I want 10 children. I love kids. But I feel really fortunate to have the teenagers and a two-and-a-half-year-old. It’s a great dynamic.”
The 46-year-old star – who insists he always makes time for his children, despite his hectic acting career – is convinced his love of parenting is due to his own father not …
Parents are totally dedicated to their children especially on the stage where they begin to learn things around them. As a child continue to accomplish the milestones of growing, parents become more inspired to teach them. Every parent wants to have a child who seems to have advance knowledge. Simply, we want children who are smart and happy, to be themselves.
The big question is – how can we raise a smart child? Around the world, most parents use educational toys as an effective tool of learning while having a lot …