While Carmella Soprano would have baked her kids eggplant parmesan, Edie Falco prefers to embarrass hers. This week, she described both of her adopted kids to People, likening her 5-year-old son Anderson to Fabio. Meanwhile, she described her 2-year-old daughter Macy as having “bright red hair and blue eyes. She looks like Chucky. She likes to say ‘Maaa! Maaa!’ in a [loud] scary voice, because she knows it cracks me up … She really is like a devil.” Edie’s obviously got motherly love for her kids but I don’t know if calling your daughter Chucky is much of a compliment? Way to give the girl a complex. [People]
Oh, but celebrities have said worse. Here are some other off-color comments that famous parents have said about their kids.
- The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle described her 17-year-old son, James Duke Mason, telling her he was gay. “I have to say even though it wasn’t that much of a surprise,” she said. “You start thinking, and I don’t mean this negatively, ‘Is there something I’ve done?’ I didn’t quite understand. I worried for his safety… He came out to his school before he came out to my husband. And I was like, ‘Can’t you wait?’ He had to make a big announcement—it’s no one’s business what your sexuality is. I worry about him. He bought this t-shirt that I think is asking for trouble of two gay men holding hands. I said, ‘You can’t wear that on the street.’ He’s so out that I would like it if he reined it in a bit.” Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s better to come out of the closet when you feel comfortable. And you can’t really be shoved back in. [Perez Hilton]
- When “Paper Heart” actor Bill Hader’s daughter was born, he said the reactions were unexpected. “So I’m sitting with my wife trying like, ‘Hey, alright. We’re having a baby!’ And I hear them [say], ‘Alright, here she comes, here comes the baby. Aww—ohhh! Oh my God! Whoa! What did you eat? This baby is huge!’ No one was like, ‘Awww,’ they were all like, ‘Ohhh, this baby is big!’” I think there was a similar reaction to the size of my baby head when I was born, but thankfully it wasn’t publicized. Until now. Crap. [Celebrity Pregnancy]
- Teddy Riley from Blackstreet taught everyone an important lesson I like to call “What Not to Tell TMZ” when he talked about getting into a fight with his daughters. “I said get out of my house three times and the third time she didn’t move so I collared her. I didn’t hit her, I collared her. I moved her towards the door. She came back swinging at me, she caught me once in my face and I said, ‘All right, you wanna do that,’ I pushed her up against the wall, which is why this (motions towards face) is happening on her face … I grabbed the guitar, the rock guitar, and said ‘I’m gonna go across both of your heads if ya’ll don’t get out of my house right now.’ …I handle it like a parent, you understand?” Um … when you get in a physical fight with teenage girls, you’re not handling anything like a parent and chances are, you did a really bad job before that point. [Bossip]