Posts Tagged ‘Tori Spelling’

Do Tabloid Headlines Put Too Much Pressure On Losing Weight Quickly?

March 11, 2010

Every time a celebrity has a baby, the inevitable tabloid covers follow. First, there is the announcement type picture of mommy and baby and then second, comes the unescapable, large-fonted headline about how she lost an insane amount of weight in a small amount of time.

Kendra Wilkinson lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks proclaims on  recent issue of OK!  Nicole Richie was spotted in a bikini just two weeks after giving birth and had a flat stomach! Heidi Klum takes to the runway for Victoria’s Secret  just six weeks after having her fourth child!

Now, I like hearing about post-baby diets and workouts, but I don’t think the emphasis of these stories should be on weight loss fast. Instead, it should be about getting back in shape and returning to a normal, healthy routine.

All of these women have achieved something outstanding, but it takes a  personal trainer, personal chef, model genes, and basically, money and time that a normal woman probably doesn’t have. It also takes a magazine’s photoshop department.

When women (and their husbands) look at headlines and stories about post-baby weight loss, it can set up unrealistic expectations. Everyone loses at their own pace, some in a few weeks and months, while others can take a year or longer.

I for one, am sick of hearing about how quickly celebs have lost it. Just take a look at all these headlines:

Do you feel pressured by the focus on post-baby celebrity weight?



What Doesn’t Brooke Burke Do?

March 11, 2010

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but I am pretty sure Brooke Burke is planning to take over the world.

The mom of four and former Dancing With the Stars champion is slated to take over co-hosting duties when the show returns on March 22. This in addition to serving as CEO of, penning an active mommy blog, appearing as the mommy correspondent on The Doctors, and pitching an array of products, including her own line, babooshbaby.

I’m tired just typing about it.

Yet Brooke Burke isn’t the only Hollywood mom moonlighting as a multi-tasker. Check out these other momtrepreneur moms:

Tori Spelling:
Mother of two; star, creator and co-producer of Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, designer behind the Maven jewelry line for adults and Little Maven apparel for children, author of memoirs sTORItelling and Mommywood and the upcoming kid’s book Presenting Tallulah (due out this fall).

Elisabeth Hasselbeck:
Mother of three; co-host of The View; co-host of upcoming skating competition Thin Ice; active twitterer; author of The G Free Diet: A Gluten Free Survival Guide; campaigned actively for both George W. Bush and Sarah Palin.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Mother of two; Academy Award winning actress and star of upcoming Iron Man 2; author of lifestyle newsletter GOOP; pitchwoman for Tod’s and Estee Lauder; co-star of Spain…On the Road Again with Mario Batali; ambassador for Save the Children; serves on the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation.

What other Hollywood moms seem to do it all?

(Photo credits: Brooke Burke, Tori Spelling and Elisabeth Hasselbeck courtesy of Babble; Gwyneth Paltrow courtesy of WENN)


What Do You Do Mom & Dad? Celebs Take Their Kids To Work

March 11, 2010

Kids sometimes have a hard time understanding where mom or dad is all day, so showing them is a great way to explain. It also, in the vein of Take Your Child To Work Day, lets them see your accomplishments, know that they could do the same when it comes to their future career, and depending on how old they are, can teach them responsibility. Plus, it’s a great way to spend some extra time with them. I remember going to my dad’s office and being pretty darn fascinated by the fax machine and just happy to see him before 6pm.

Rapper, actor, and restaurant owner Ludacris says of his daughter Karma, “She rolls with me. Whenever I’m at the restaurant, she’s there trying to help out the servers and she gets paid for that. And whenever I’m acting, she’ll come on set and root me on. I’ll bring her to some of my shows — the clean ones I do at festivals where there are other kids. She’s my road dog and she loves it.”

Here’s a look at some other lucky kids who have gotten to see their parents in action:

Sparrow Midnight was on hand with dad Joel Madden to help him re-record We Are The World to benefit Haiti.  It was history re-creating itself-Grandpa Lionel Richie sang in the original.

Erme and Max share the limelight on stage with mom and dad. Could a brother-sister singing act be in the future?

Salma Hayeck’s little girl Valentina gets a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes on the set of Grown Ups. Let’s hope she doesn’t give the press any spoilers.

Tori and Dean take little ones Liam and Stella to the launch of mom’s baby line Little Maven. We bet we know what they’re wearing.




If You Were a Reality TV Family, Part 1

March 9, 2010

According to multiple sources, Sarah Palin and reality TV super-producer Mark Burnett are shopping a reality TV series featuring the former Alaska Governor and mother of five–but it won’t include salacious details from their family life, Burnett promised. (Damn!)

But it got me thinking: how do normal families stack up against our reality TV counterparts? Here are a few scenes from popular reality TV shows that might have gone a little differently if the cameras were rolling in your house.

Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood

Photo courtesy of

What they did: Tori and Dean spend hours shopping antique furniture stores, collecting fine silk fabric swatches, and hitting up designer baby boutiques as they complete a top-to-bottom home makeover.

If the cameras were rolling in your house: You and your husband drag your two kids to IKEA, where your main consideration is ‘Do you think the print on this couch will hide crayon marks/chocolate milk stains/regurgitated formula?’ After a detour for swedish meatballs, a romp in Smaland and an hour wandering the self-serve warehouse, your reward is an evening of assembling your own furniture.

The Osbournes

Photo by Neal Bucket, courtesy of

What they did: Ozzy shuffles around in his house, attempts to reason with his kids about their comings and goings, and curses out Sharon’s dogs.

If the cameras were rolling in your house: You very patiently try to coax your dog into going outside in the snow while barely suppressing the urge to tell your toddler to just “Sit on the %#$%@ toilet already.”

Photo: INF Photo

Jon and Kate Plus 8

What they did: Kate organizes a carnival-themed birthday party for the sextuplets’ third birthday, complete with pony rides on the front lawn.

If the cameras were rolling in your house: You go all out and spend $150 dollars to hire a performer to show up in your living room dressed as Barney. When he arrives, your 2 -year-old bursts into tears and runs out of the room. She spends the next six months saying “No Barney party” to anyone who will listen.

Stay tuned for more scenes from ‘If You Were a Reality TV Family’–and feel free to suggest a few of your own!