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Movie Momz – Halle Berry

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Producers announced yesterday that gorgeous mom Halle Berry will be reprising her role as superhero Storm in Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The actress is excited about getting back into her super-suit and white wig, telling Access Hollywood “I love Storm. That’s one of my favorite characters that I’ve played. And people love that character as well.”
The film is set to begin shooting next month, and it feels like new actors are added to the already star-studded cast every day. Producer/ director Bryan Singer tweeted the happy news as well saying “Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast. Hopefully she can improve the weather in Montreal.”
While she may not be able to use her weather-altering superpowers in real life she certainly seems to have more-than-average abilities in the multi-tasking department. The busy mom has been flying across the country for the past week to attend premieres for her new movie Troika’s The Call in Miami and Chicago after presenting at last weekend’s Oscar awards.

All that and making the carpool runs – that’s a super- mom! Be sure to check her out in The Call on March 15th and saving the world in 2014!

Music Momz – Adele

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The James Bond producers are hoping for a repeat award-winning performance with singer Adele.

Just a week after winning the Oscar for her song; Skyfall, Adele was approached by the Bond team to write and perform the theme for the next, as yet untitled, James Bond film, the twenty-fourth in the series.

So far only Shirley Bassey has performed more than one of the iconic theme songs, who performed three.
Adele returned to England yesterday after her two-month-long stay in Los Angeles, during which she won a Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar award.
In the airport this weekend the singer was seen carrying and protecting her greatest accomplishment of the last her, her infant son, who was hidden from the paparazzi under a thick blanket. Once home she tweeted a picture of her Oscar and a tiny statue for Best Son, with the message “…and we’re home! What an epic trip. Thanks for having us Hollywood!”
We’re sure we’ll see her in Hollywood again soon, perhaps picking up another golden statue for a second successful partnership with 007.

Momz Mention – Bonnie Franklin

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Last Friday actress Bonnie Franklin passed away at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer.

Bonnie is most remembered for her role in the ’70s and ’80s sitcom One Day at a Time.
Her character Ann Romano, was a new type of TV mom – divorced and raising two daughters on her own as she re-builds her personal and professional life. For the time it was incredibly revolutionary and also incredibly real for legions of the show’s fans.

Bonnie fought for the show to use humor in dealing with real life situations that other shows were afraid to tackle like teen pregnancy and dealing with an absentee father. She also made sure that problems weren’t solved by relying on the nearest man, but rather making sure that her character maintained her strength, independence and integrity. For the nine years of the shows run she portrayed a character that allowed hard-working, single moms to see themselves on TV and find humor in a hard situation. Bonnie carried that ideal into her real life, spending time advocating for women’s rights, speaking to large crowds at marches in Washington.

Her TV daughter Valerie Bertinelli had this to say “My heart is breaking. Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me. The years on One Day At A Time were some of the happiest of my life, and along with Pat and Mackenzie we were a family in every way. She taught me how to navigate this business and life itself with grace and humor, and to always be true to yourself. I will miss her terribly.”

In real life Bonnie was a devoted step-mother to Jed and Julie Minoff. She will be greatly missed, though her TV legacy will certainly live on.

Momz Mention – Heidi Klum

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Apparently model mom Heidi Klum doesn’t have enough job titles – so she’ll be joining the judging panel of ABC’s America’s Got Talent.
She’ll be the fourth judge along with returning judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, and fellow new judge, Spice Girl Mel B. The show starts filming today, so this was a surprise last minute decision on the part of the producers. It will also be the first time the show has had a four-person judging panel. It seems like a smart decision on the producer’s part since Heidi received an Emmy nomination for her hosting skills on Project Runway.
So that will mean that this year Heidi will host/judge Lifetime’s Project Runway (US), Project Runway (Germany), Germany’s Next Top Model and now America’s Got Talent. All this and launching Surprise! (her new perfume), designing Truly Scrumptious, (her line of children’s clothing line), and raising four children. When does she possibly find time to sleep?!
Though we’re sure all that running around after the kids and rushing from set to set helps her stay in trim supermodel shape!

Moda Mom – Jessica Alba

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Paris is always a good idea!

Actress and mom Jessica Alba took off for a girls trip to Paris this week with her four-year-old daughter Honor. The mother-daughter duo are traveling with Jessica’s friend and makeup artist Lauren Anderson for Paris Fashion week.
The duo certainly did look stylish as they flew out of LAX in coordinating outfits on Friday. Since arriving in Paris they’ve been seen bundled up against the cold and rainy weather as they’ve grabbed coffee and gone sightseeing. The two looked incredibly happy and tourist-y in front of the Eiffel Tower, and then stopped for crepes on Saturday. Jessica is also having a great weekend professionally, with her newest movie Escape From Planet Earth at number three at the box office!

It’s nice that Jessica and Honor can have a special one-on-one bonding time while younger daughter Haven gets some time home alone with dad Cash Warren. We’ll probably see more of the pair as they check out the latest Parisian fashions at the many shows this week.

After this we’re sure Honor will be well on her way to being as stylish as her beautiful mother!

Momz Mention – Tori Spelling

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

This week Star magazine learned that you shouldn’t mess with Momz!

The March 11th issue of the tabloid claimed that actress Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott were getting a divorce, citing rumors of his cheating as the reason. Unfortunately two of Tori and Dean’s children saw the magazine at the grocery store and were incredibly upset by it, and Tori reacted like any mother would and wrote an angry open letter to the magazine on her blog.

In her letter, she acknowledges part of being a public figure is seeing magazine speculate about your private life and she wrote “I’ve built up a pretty thick skin to the lies and trash talking at this point, but my children are another story. Keep them out of it!”
That’s certainly a sentiment that any parent can relate to – the overwhelming urge to protect your children from any type of pain, any way you can. And when your children are in tears wondering why a magazine is printing that their parents are splitting up and they may not get to live with their father anymore, it’s hard to imagine
how to cope with the situation. Tori attempted to explain the situation to them this way “Driving home I repeatedly told my children, ‘That magazine doesn’t know us. Daddy and I are very happy and in love. There will be no divorce and all of us will remain together as a family.’” In her blog she repeatedly implored the tabloid to focus on her if they needed material for their covers, but to leave her husband and children out of the story.
You can read all of Tori’s blog here: http://torispelling.com/blog/post/an-open-letter-to- star-magazine.

Momz Mention – Rachel Wiesz

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Two lovely Momz made their mark in London Thursday night as Rachel Wiesz and Michelle Williams
hit the yellow brick carpet for the premiere of Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful.

Michelle looked lovely and colorful in a blue feathered dress designed by Burberry Prorsum and Rachel looked regal in her gold Micheal Kors dress. The two play witches Glenda and Evanora in the film, which opens next Friday here in America.

Michelle also rocked a black and gold Jason Wu dress at the Moscow premiere earlier this week, which unfortunately Rachel wasn’t able to make. We also love the spirit of female camaraderie and closeness Rachel and Michelle, and the third witch in the trio Mila Kunis, exhibited at the premiere.

The three beautiful women looked happy as they held hands and hugged for the cameras. It’s especially nice to see since the news earlier this week was all about Michelle and her recent breakup, and we all know a good girlfriend and an excuse to dress up can help get you through tough time.

We’re sure Michelle’s daughter Matilda and Rachel’s son Henry are excited to see their moms on the big screen, since they both tend to gravitate towards more adult, dramatic roles. We’re excited to journey back to the land of Oz with our families as well!

Momz Mention – Christina Applegate

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Amidst the insanity of Oscar weekend actress Christina Applegate managed to pull off a ceremony all her own – her wedding!
The star of NBC’s Up All Night married long-time boyfriend, Porno for Pyros musician; Martyn LeNoble, in a private Los Angeles ceremony this past Saturday. The private ceremony was attended mainly by family- most importantly the couple’s two-year-old daughter, Sadie Grace.

Christina has openly stated that Martyn served as her major support during her battle with breast cancer and double mastectomy, further saying “Without him, I don’t know if I could’ve gone through any of it. He came around at a time when there was a lot of loss in my life on many levels, so he’s been a really incredible help.”

Hopefully, after making it through that, the rest of their marriage will be mostly smooth sailing.

Christina recently made the decision to leave Up All Night due to creative differences, but we will get to see her back on the big screen reprising her role as Veronica Corningstone in Apatow Productions’ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Until then we hope she has plenty of time to enjoy life as a newlywed and a mom!

Moda Mom – Reese Witherspoon

Friday, March 1st, 2013

For the Oscars this year Reese Witherspoon consulted the most important style expert in her life – thirteen-year-old daughter, Ava.

Seeing she just recently gave birth to baby Tennessee James, this mother of three looked S T U N N I N G in her royal blue and black Louis Vuitton gown. When asked about her look on the red carpet, Reese explained the look was a mother-daughter collaboration –
“My daughter and I picked it out. She said, ‘This is a winner.’ She’s 13, so she definitely weighs in. She helps me pick the jewelry, makeup and everything.”

Ava clearly has an excellent eye for designer clothing and how to pull a look together, as Reese looked incredible and is well known for her classic elegance. In fact, this Oscar walk landed her on several Best Dressed looks.
The Oscar-winning actress was there on Sunday to present, but we’ll be seeing her in several projects in the near future, including Summit Entertainment’s Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus.

And we’re sure Ava will be there styling her beautiful mom for many more red carpet walks.

Dadz in the Mix – Nick Lachey

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Tuesday morning singer Nick Lachey released the cover art for his new album, A Father’s Lullaby, featuring his adorable son Camden. Both Nick and Camden looked happy and handsome on the cover, with their matching t-shirts, brown hair, and deep blue eyes. Five-month-old Camden steals the focus though, with his gorgeous baby smile and kissable cheeks.
The album, released in a partnership with Fisher-Price, will be available to purchase on March 13th, and it’s being described as a gentler, more sentimental album than Nick’s former boy-band albums. There are four original songs, as well as covers of classic, kid- friendly music.

He certainly credits fatherhood with this new side to his music saying, “Camden is the best muse a father could ask for!”

The boy band part of his life is far from over though! In May of this year Nick’s band 98 Degrees will release a new album, 2.0, and then they head out on a summer tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. It will be a very different vibe on the tour bus this time around as Camden and wife Vanessa will be joining Nick on tour.

We’re sure all the Momz in the audience who grew up with these bands will be excited to see a new side to their teenage crushes (as well as dancing to the songs that they loved back then.)