The idea that Alicia Silverstone was Cher Horowitz notwithstanding, Alicia Silverstone is an empowered, respectable, all-natural mama with a good head on her shoulders. She doesn't condemn others for what they believe -- which is probably the most important thing of all -- and when it comes to choosing her own parenting path, she explores all choices before determining what are the best courses of action in raising her toddler son, Bear Blu.
From an interview based on Cher's latest book, "The Kind Mama," a few things that make her admirable, and not insufferable:
"I'm not against Western medicine. The problem is we're using it as a first step for everything, even when it's not needed."
"[I believe a] chemical-free approach can benefit the immune system. Because [my son's] body is a super-clean, healthy machine it can defend itself and flush out all the nasty stuff much more quickly than a baby whose diet isn't as kind."
"As far as critics, I'm very secure in the choices I make because I'm really informed and I trust my instincts and when I need help, I go to the people I see parent or birth or be pregnant in a way that was really inspiring me. ... I know [my new] book is going to help women be their healthiest strongest selves and really start to understand the connection between food and wellness."
See, guys? We can all have different beliefs about our health and bodies, and there's nothing wrong with it. The problem lies in the fact where people push and judge and criticize instead of being open-minded and more accepting of others' ideas. You might not agree with Alicia that a plant-based diet could change someone's life, but just because you don't think it'd work for you doesn't mean that it won't for someone else, and that is the difference between her disposition and that of Jenny McCarthy.
"He was my soulmate, but he completely broke my heart. It makes you not trust anything that's happened in your relationship."
--Tori Spelling on her husband Dean McDermott, and how he cheated on her and subsequently checked himself into rehab for his bogus behavior, and now would be the time for Tori to serious reassess what she's even doing with her whole entire life ... as far as her relationship with her husband is concerned, anyway.
See, it's not the first time that Dean's cheated, as some of you may or may not know: Dean cheated on his ex-wife with Tori, and Tori -- obviously -- knew this. Granted, Tori was also married at the time, but to our knowledge, Tori hasn't yet cheated on Dean since they were married back in 2006. Once a cheater, likely always a cheater -- just ask anyone who's ever been the victim of a serial cheater, which Dean seems to be.
If Tori has any of her "90210" Donna Martin savvy left, then she'd be best advised to kick this creep to the curb. Just because you have babies with a person doesn't mean you're bound to honor your marital commitments for the rest of your life, because the first time it's violated, there's a good chance of it happening again. Just ask poor Brandi Glanville, guys. She's got this on lockdown.
Make your move, Tori -- it's high time.
Jenni -- J Woww -- Farley is pulling a Snooki, y'all: pregnancy and impending motherhood has made the once-pugnacious, belligerent, too-sweet drink-swilling "Jersey Shore" star a totally tolerable and admirable person, and the only thing we want for her is to see the thing through and change her life. So when we heard that poor Jenni's fetus was having some medical issues -- namely a cyst on the brain -- we all went into panic mode on J Woww's behalf, but don't worry: all is well in the Farley womb. From Jenni's blog:
“[The doctor told me] 'your daughter seems to have a small cyst on her brain… I see this every so often and you..' At this point I honestly can’t tell u what he’s saying because I go numb and tears are just flowing. I can’t even begin to try and stop the tears. So after about another 5 minutes of explanations my dr asks me to call a specialist he knows and get a second opinion. The second I get off the phone I hysterically call Roger. I don’t think he even understood one thing I said. Literally hysterical to the point where I was hyperventilating thinking omg I did something so horrible to my daughter?
I call the specialist and beggggggg for them to see me the following day. They said they can fit me in because they wouldn’t want any mother to have to wait (when I mean these people were sweet… They were SUPER sweet!!!!) So the following day I go and Rogers with me trying to keep my nerves down. They tell me this happens to about 1-2% of pregnancies. It’s called choroid plexus cyst and over time the cyst should go away. Honestly I was happy but still my heart felt heavy. And even though I know I did nothing to cause it I felt guilty and so helpless. Such a horrible feeling….
Fast forward to this checkup which brings me to 25 weeks aka six months. My daughters cyst went away!!!!!!"
Thank goodness for that, Jenni -- we're rooting for you, Roger, and the baby, and have no doubts that you're going to be a pretty rad mom, just like your BFF Snooks.
Lea Michele -- despite all the "Glee" stuff that we're just not all that into over here at Fishwrapper -- is definitely one of the best singers of her generation. She is. And despite all of the negative publicity in the overdose death of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, nobody's giving her chances because they feel pity for her: Lea Michele has a pretty established fan base, and rightfully so -- girl can sing.
Check out her in-studio version of the favorite song you didn't know you had, "Cannonball" and then reassess your musical priorities, OK? You got this, promise.
Mischa Barton sure has had a whole ton of looks throughout her career since "The Sixth Sense" and "The O.C." and hanging out with Lindsay Lohan and that whole notorious crew for a few years, but she's gotten older, settled down, and doesn't take things so seriously anymore. No, Mischa looks great when she's just kicking back and letting the world do its thing, and it's a comfortable, honest gesture that she can go out while letting her natural beauty shine, and not worrying about ... well, basically anything.
The photo on the left? It's crazy -- it barely even looks like her. But then we came across the photo on the right and said, "Yup, that's our Mischa right there, friends."
Looking good, lady!
Mariah Carey is known for her diva-like behavior -- but showing up almost half a whole day late for an interview is crossing the line even for her. The above video is an excerpt from one of her most recent interviews (the one where she showed up to 5 hours after its scheduled start time) , but the bigger question is likely "What the hell is wrong with Mariah Carey in this video?"
Her speaking voice sounds like she inhaled a whole pack of cigarettes in the car ride to the taping, she twitches out a bit here and there, and she also seems generally disconnected. And don't even get me started on the weird things she keeps doing with her head and neck -- it's like she's assuming the singing posture and going through all the complementary moves on mute. What's happening, girl? Should we start to be worried about you?
"I am not 'anti-vaccine'. This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, 'pro-vaccine'and for years I have been wrongly branded as 'anti-vaccine'."
--Jenny McCarthy on just now -- but according to her, not at all just now -- being magically pro-vaccine, and what a load of BS all over this thing.
See, people, it's fine to believe what you want. It's OK to have your own personal set of ideals when it comes to living your lives -- it's your business and nobody else's. However, when you start backtracking and changing the tune of everything that you've said in the past, and essentially denied ever saying it, then you shoot your own flimsy credibility right in the foot -- and that's exactly what Jenny's done with this op-ed piece on vaccinations and autism.
Just to compare, here are some things Jenny has said which are the complete opposite of her latest comments:
“I think I would have skipped the chicken pox [vaccine]. I had it when I was little. To me, I’m not too worried about Evan dying from chicken pox. There should be some vaccines that we can go, ‘Hmm, maybe not.’”
“Time magazine’s article on the autism debate reports that the experts are certain ‘vaccines don’t cause autism; they don’t injure children; they are the pillar of modern public health.’ I say, ‘that’s a lie and we’re sick of it.’”
“Yes, a wave of 12 children with measles in San Diego is a troubling thing. But, there are more than 20,000 children in San Diego with autism! 20,000 vs. 12?” “Moms and pregnant women are coming up to me on the street going, ‘I don’t know what to do’… And I don’t know what to tell them, because I am surely not going to tell anyone to vaccinate. But if I had another child, there’s no way in hell.”
OK? It's all right there -- these things are all actual things that Jenny has said. And short of bringing up medical statistics -- which is just not our forte, sorry -- it's a safe assumption to make that someone as unintelligent as Jenny McCarthy should probably not be giving out advice of any kind at all, whatsoever. Especially when it's advice that concerns the welfare of a large, sensitive demographic, such as our children, and not just her own.