Actress Sarah Jessica Parker covers the new Marie Claire . - TeshFor Sarah Jessica Parker, it's a problem she faces every day: how to raise her three children to have "normal" lives and values when she and her husband of 14 years, Matthew Broderick, are extraordinarily famous. The "Sex and the City" star admits in the new Marie Claire that, even now, she struggles being a working mom to James Wilkie, 8, and 2-year-old twins Marion and Tabatha (nicknamed Kitty and Babe).
"We didn't have a lot when I was growing up, and it's the best thing that happened to me because I appreciate everything," Parker explains. "I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don't take anything for granted." The red carpet icon, 46, notes that she goes to great pains not to act like a celebrity diva by taking the subway, doing her own grocery shopping, and dropping her kids off at school.
In fact, she's so down-to-earth that SJP says she was shocked when the New York Post claimed she used her status to try and get out of jury duty -- an assertion she denies. "For Page
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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker covers the new Marie Claire . - TeshFor Sarah Jessica Parker, it's a problem she faces every day: how to raise her three children to have "normal" lives and values when she and her husband of 14 years, Matthew Broderick, are extraordinarily famous. The "Sex and the City" star admits in the new Marie Claire that, even now, she struggles being a working mom to James Wilkie, 8, and 2-year-old twins Marion and Tabatha (nicknamed Kitty and Babe).Read More »from SJP: Mom in the City
- Lizbeth Scordo | Now: Your Daily Dose of Celebrity News – Tue, Aug 9, 2011 5:45 AM EDT
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's eldest daughter, Katherine, talks to Harper's Bazaar for its September issue. - Nikolai Von Bismarck/HarperAfter managing to stay out of the spotlight for most oftheir lives, the Schwarzenegger kids were suddenly swarmed with media attentionduring the demise of their parents' marriage earlier this year, when it wasrevealed that their dad, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, hadfathered a child out of wedlock. A mega scandal ensued.
For eldest daughter Katherine, 21, the change wasoverwhelming. "It was like everything came out of nowhere overnight,"she says in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. "Iwould go out to lunch, and literally 20 people would come and scream at me. AndI'm like, 'This is so inappropriate; you're trying to provoke me to have anattack and say something crazy.'"
In fact, "crazy" was what Katherine had beentrying so hard to avoid since her father became governor when she was just 13.Though she admits to doing some partying in high school, she also knew that oneslip-up could ruinRead More »from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daughter ‘Thought of Changing’ Last Name
Pals Brittny Gastineau and Kim Kardashian joined Mel and her hubby, Stephen Belafonte, for the celebration. - Life & StyleFormer Spice Girl Mel Brown, who's currently pregnant with her third child -- made sure to pull out all the stops for her lavish July 31 baby shower, which included a celeb guest list of invitees like Kendra Wilkinson, Kim Kardashian, and Denise Richards, according to Life & Style, which got some exclusive photos from the bash.
"I just wanted to get all my closest friends together for one big party," she tells the magazine. "There was a bar set up for the adults, and we had a bouncy house in the back for the kids to play in. Nobody wanted to leave!"
Guests noshed on egg rolls, tuna tartare, Pink's hot dogs from the popular L.A. hot dog stand, and left with customized gift bags from the woman of the hour, who donned a white strapless dress for the event.
Gift bags galore! - Life & Style
This is the 36-year-old's first child with husband Stephen Belafonte. Mel already has two kids -- Phoenix, 12, and 4-year-old, from other relationships.
"We can't wait," she says of the impending bundle of joy. "Stephen is great withRead More »from Inside Mel B.’s Big-Time Baby Shower
Colin Farrell's son James was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome at age 2. - Phillip Massey/FilmMagic.comCelebs stopping by late-night talk shows to promote their upcoming films are nothing unusual, but Colin Farrell made his appearance on the "Late Show With David Letterman" personal on Thursday night.
In addition to giving Dave and his viewers the scoop on his latest movie, the horror flick "Fright Night," the 35-year-old actor also opened up about a cause that's close to his heart, Angelman Syndrome, a condition his 7-year-old son James was diagnosed with at age 2. The disease, which affects about one in 30,000 children, according to Colin, is marked by developmental delays, seizures, and speech impairment.
"My boy happens to be very highly functioning. He doesn't have any verbal speech but he walked just short of his 4th birthday and he's an incredibly happy child," he explained. Colin's son smiles so much, in fact, it was one of the reasons doctors suspected he had Angelman Syndrome,which is also characterized by constant laughing and smiling. Since the syndrome is often confusedRead More »from Colin Farrell’s Quest for a Cure
Gwen spent time on Wednesday at the park with her youngest son, Zuma. - Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews.comGwen Stefani can try to be just a regular mom, but she somehow manages to look super cool even when she's just carting her kids around town. On Wednesday, the rocker donned a chic black dress, studded belt, and giant shades when she took her youngest son, Zuma, who turns 3 later this month, to a Los Angeles park.
The rocker even mingled with the other moms. - Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews.com The 41-year-old looked on as Zuma played in the sandbox, took time out to brush the little guy's hair, and even socialized with some of the other moms (who were probably wondering if they should have dressed up a bit more given the impromptu photo shoot).
While Gwen might be busy recording her band No Doubt's first studio album in a decade, she clearly still loves spending time on her most important projects ... her boys.
The little guy will turn 3 on August 21 ... - Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews.com... but he's not to old to get hair help from mom! - Juan Sharma/Bruja/PacificCoastNews.com
More Celebrity Features on Yahoo!:Read More »from Gwen and Zuma’s Park Playdate
The doting dads and their kids set out to sea in St. Tropez. - Splash NewsForget the park! The hot place for play dates these days is St. Tropez!
Elton John and husband David Furnish hit the glitzy French Riviera beach town with their 7-month-old son Zachary, where they got together with another celebrity fam -- Neil Patrick Harris, his partner David Burtka, and their twin tots, Harper and Gideon, who are almost 10 months. All of the kids were born via surrogates last year.
Elton John and husband David Furnish are parents to 7-month-old Zachary. - INFphoto.comNeil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtkahave their hands full with twins. - INFphoto.com
The famous fathers carted their babies onto a fancy yacht and even had pint-size lifejackets for the little ones. Apparently, a good time was had by all. "The family and I are having one of the best weeks of our lives," Neil tweeted earlier this week. "Oh, and go see Smurfs. Xoxo."
Even on vacation, an actor's got to promote his film!
More Celebirty Features on Yahoo!:Read More »from Elton John and NPH’s Vacay With the Kids
Gwyneth Paltrow is Elle magazine's September cover girl. - Carter Smith/ElleGwyneth Paltrow's gotten plenty of grief recently for reinventing herself as a expert in food, nutrition, cooking, lifestyle, country music, fashion, and Beyonce. But in the latest issue of Elle she explains why she started her (semi-controversial) GOOP blog (to help the masses find a Parisian bikini waxer is one reason.Seriously.), her future music plans, and why she just can't help but inspire people. Here's sneak peek at what she had to say.
On creating a solo album:"Beyonce and Jay[-Z] -- they think that I should just go do it by myself. That I should go ... in a studio and see what happens. And if it's good, do it.And if it's not, don't. So that's probably what I'll do."
On choosing not to go to her husband, Cold play'sChris Martin, for advice on music: "[He's] a musical genius. It's like living with Picasso, and being like, 'Should I make a little something-something?'"
"What I love is inspiring people," Gwyneth insists. - Carter Smith/ElleThe 38-year-old launched a lifestyle blog called GOOP in 2008. - Carter Smith/Elle
On the false rumors of aRead More »from Gwyneth Paltrow Wants to Inspire You
- Lizbeth Scordo | Goddess: Celebrity Moms and Dads – Wed, Aug 3, 2011 10:27 AM EDT
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith take Architectural Digest on a tour of their Calabasas, California home. - Art Streiber/Architectural DigestThe adobe-style house is meant to be a family retreat for the couple, pictured here with kids (l-r) Trey, Willow, and Jaden. - Art Streiber/Architectural DigestPower couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith may be busy with their respective Hollywood projects -- he with his upcoming action sequel "Men in Black III," she with her TV series, "HawthoRNe" --but when they're not off working, they're happily spending time at home, which just happens to be a 25,000-square-foot adobe-style compound in Calabasas, California.
"For Will and me this home was always a spiritual endeavor. We're very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat," Jada tells Architectural Digest of the big abode they share with their kids, 10-year-old Willow, 13-year-old Jaden, and 18-year-old Trey, Will's son from his first marriage.
The house certainly has something for everyone, including a music studio where Willow recorded her breakout hit "Whip My Hair,"and a lake gazebo. "Answers come to me out there," Will says.
Take a peek inside the Smith family home below.
The living room includes a 1930s copper lantern from Downtown, columns wrapped in jute rope, a pair of ’60s Brazilian rosewood chairs (at left) from Noho Modern,custom-made lounge seating (at right) upholstered in a Rose Tarlow leather, wing chairs covered in kilims and leather, and a beige silk area rug by Hokanson. - Roger Davies/Architectural DigestRead More »from Inside Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Family Compound
Jessica Alba appears sans her baby bump on the cover of the September issue of Lucky magazine. - Thomas Schenk/LuckyWhen you spot Jessica Alba on the cover of the Septemberissue of Lucky magazine, you'll probably realize something'smissing. And that something would be her baby bump.
The 30-year-old actress is due to give birth to hersecond child this summer, and from Jessica's recent photos and publicappearances, baby number two should be arriving any day now. But the magazinepics show Alba looking as svelte as ever. According toLucky, the publication works four to five months ahead, soAlba was only in the early stages of her pregnancy when the photo shoot tookplace. Consider their photo spread a peek at what Jessica will look like againin just a few months, we're sure!
Still, the actress insists in her cover interview that,like everyone else, she has trouble getting inspired to exercise sometimes. "Working out every day for even just 45 minutes isgood for my mental state," she explains. "But getting dressed andactually doing it isRead More »from Jessica Alba: ‘I Just Hate Working Out’
- Lizbeth Scordo | Now: Your Daily Dose of Celebrity News – Mon, Aug 1, 2011 8:01 PM EDT
Jennifer Lopez talks to Vanity Fair about her breakup and why she still believes in love. - Mario Testino/Vanity FairHer 7-year marriage may have crumbled, and she's nowfacing a new life as a single mother to two young children, but -- in her firstinterview since announcing that she and Marc Anthony are getting divorced --Jennifer Lopez tells Vanity Fair that she truly believes in love. "It's still my biggest dream," she says in the magazine's September issue.
The pop star, actress, and "American Idol"judge insists that she and her estranged husband both tried at theirrelationship, but in the end they simply didn't succeed. "I really workedhard at it. We both did. Sometimes it doesn't work -- and that's sad," sheexplains. "But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I am positive --determined to move forward with my life, bring up my babies, and do the bestjob I can as a mother, entertainer, and person. I now look forward to newchallenges. I feel strong."
Since the couple called it quits last month, reports haveemerged ofRead More »from Jennifer Lopez: ‘I Love Myself Enough to Walk Away’