“I had been on a Nickelodeon show, ‘Zoey 101,’ and after we wrapped shooting, I just wanted to go home to Louisiana and finish high school, be a cheerleader, all that. Then I found out I was pregnant. I was 16. I’d had one boyfriend. It doesn’t make it perfect or all right. But I was judged for something that probably most everyone does … I was like every other teenager, except I had this last name … I believe in safety and birth control as prevention. But like many young girls… I was really scared to go to the doctor. And I was on a Nickelodeon show, and it (felt) especially embarrassing to ask someone to put me on birth control. I didn’t want to ask my doctor.
It’d be dumb to sit here and say that [four-year-old daughter] Maddie isn’t going to like a boy one day and she isn’t going to have a boyfriend. I’ll just have to handle that the best way that I can. Both her daddy and me will caution her (about having sex), and I would hope that she would not want to do that at all, but I have to make sure that I’m realistic too. I’ve got to figure out a way to communicate to her to make smart choices and make the best decisions she can.”
Whoa. Not that there is much competition, but Jamie Lynn Spears is the smartest-sounding member of the Magnificent Performing Spears Family by leaps and bounds. Jamie Lynn talked to Glamour magazine about getting pregnant at 16 and it made me feel empathetic towards her situation. Keep reading »
“I have little kids in school. I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when he comes home. … [I gave advice to a girl friend who] is an actress and in a new relationship with someone else with a big career, and I said this may not be feminist, but you have to compromise. It’s been all about you and you’re a big deal. And if you want what you’re saying you want — a family — you have to be a wife, and that is part of the equation. Gloria Steinem may string me up by my toes, but all I can do is my best, and I can do only what works for me and my family.”
– Gwyneth Paltrow talks to Harper’s Bazaar about juggling a career, family, husband, random appearances in Mario Batali cookbooks, and duh, GOOP. But I don’t think anything she’s saying strikes me as godawfully un-feminist. Gwyn is struggling with the same work/life balance issues that everyone else is struggling with (of course, at a higher pay grade) and feminism is supposed to be about letting people make the right decisions for them, rather than having our genders dictate our decisions. Making family life a priority is a totally valid choice. I might not personally have phrased it as “you have a be a wife,” but it seems to me what she’s getting at is how it’s difficult to be both A Huge Movie Star and a Wife And Mother at the same time. Suggesting compromise — for both partners — isn’t un-feminist. That’s just logic. [Evil Beet Gossip]
Say what you will about Lana Del Rey, but one thing is for certain: all eyes are on her. In fact, the internet contention has pretty much failed to cease or even quiet since that … unforgettable SNL performance a few weeks ago. I happen to like Lana, but I take her for what she is — a billionaire’s daughter with an aggressive PR team who’s capable of throwing down a pretty catchy pop tune and laughing all the way to the bank. Her album Born to Die debuted at number one in 14 countries, and furthermore, in early January, she was signed by NEXT Model Management. Keep reading »
I would like to commend the casting directors behind the upcoming film, “This Means War,” for picking Tom Hardy and Chris Pine to star opposite Reese Witherspoon. Rather than picking a couple of super typical Hollywood beefcakes — like Ryan Reynolds or Will Smith — to play a pair of warring CIA operatives, Hardy and Pine aren’t major household names just yet. All that is sure to change on Valentine’s Day, when the film opens nationwide, and America becomes a little more familiar with Tom (who starred in “Warrior” and “Inception”) and Chris (who played Captain Kirk in “Star Trek”).
Hey, that means I suddenly have two dates for V-Day! But who do I prefer? Hmm … it’s a tough choice so let’s battle this out via a good ol’ fashioned face-off, shall?
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