Roseanne Barr is to front a new reality show about America's worst mums. Momsters will focus on killer mothers who have treated their kids terribly and she can't wait for the show to air - because it will make normal parents feel better about themselves.
She says, "It's, like, all these horrible mums. It makes me feel so functional... They recreate stuff, so somebody's, like, an actor and they're like, 'Mum, I'm gonna be on TV...' and they're a corpse."
The show will debut on America's Investigation Discovery network, which just happens to be Roseanne's favourite channel.
She adds, "They always have new murder stories... The way they think they're gonna get away with it is what gets me and then they go and act all normal... I love the way the forensics work to get 'em caught because it's never what they (murderers) think."
Veteran actor Michael Douglas has vowed never to take his marriage with Catherine Zeta-Jones for granted again after their brief separation last summer (13) forced him to re-evaluate his life priorities. The Wall Street star, 69, recently reconciled with the Welsh beauty after working through their personal troubles, which emerged following his 2010 tongue cancer battle and Zeta-Jones' subsequent treatment for bipolar disorder.
They made their return to the red carpet as a couple at a New York event in April (14), and now Douglas is sharing the lessons he's learned over the years with readers of America's People magazine.
Opening up about life and love, Douglas states, "Marriage requires constant nurturing... You can never take your marriage for granted. It goes to the idea of where you spend your energy and attention: Do you spend it with strangers, trying to show everybody how nice you are? Or do you cherish your partner and really don't worry about other people...?
"Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that's nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it's ignored, it withers."
The actor goes on to advise any parents struggling with marriage problems to be honest with their children, because "they know everything".
Douglas, whose eldest son Cameron is serving prison time for drug charges, also encourages mums and dads to take immediate action if they suspect their kids are battling drug problems.
He adds, "After they turn 18, you have no control anymore. However difficult it might be, if it looks to be a real issue, then you almost have to go for overkill."
Among the other life lessons, Douglas shares in the pages of People, he stresses the importance of treasuring "the time you have with your parents", adding, "Enjoy them while you can. You never want to look back and say, 'I wish I'd...'"
Douglas is the son of acting legend Kirk Douglas.
Actress Mila Kunis has poked fun at politically correct dads-to-be in a new TV skit in which she urges them to stop making pregnancy a couple thing. The pregnant Ted star filed a public service announcement for future dads on U.S. late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in which she took aim at the host when he said, "My wife and I are pregnant."
Kunis, who was sitting in the audience for the show, scolded, "Oh, you're both having a baby? You and your wife are pregnant?" She then faced the camera and added, "Hi, I'm Mila Kunis, with a very special message for all you soon-to-be fathers... Stop saying 'We're pregnant'. You're not pregnant! Do you have to squeeze a watermelon-sized person out of your lady-hole? No."
As a group of pregnant women walked onstage carrying tubs of ice-cream, Kunis raged, "You're not pregnant. We are." Kunis' stand for pregnant mums everywhere aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (10Jun14). The actress is expecting her first child with fiance Ashton Kutcher.
Sharon Osbourne was forced to borrow her daughter's clothing on Saturday night (07Jun14) after airline staff lost her suitcase. Kelly Osbourne stepped out for dinner with her music manager mother and some family friends after jetting into London from Los Angeles as part of a family homecoming, but Sharon was forced to improvise her wardrobe after British Airways officials misplaced her luggage.
The Fashion Police presenter took to her Twitter.com page to reveal all about the drama, writing, "@Britsh_airways its (sic) not ok that you lost my mums (sic) bags w/ (with) all her clothes! Last night she had to borrow my dress & she looked ridiculous!"
Actress Jessica Alba helped throw a baby shower for a group of military mums on Tuesday (03Jun14). The Sin City star hosted a party for over 30 members of U.S. Navy families stationed in San Diego, California ahead of their upcoming deployment.
Alba and her organisation The Honest Company partnered with officials at Operation Shower, a charity which provides baby celebrations for service members across the U.S.
Each family at the fete was given a month's supply of diapers and wipes from Alba's Honest Company, much to the delight of the mums and mums-to-be in attendance.
During the event, Alba explained, "Growing up in a military family and having many family members in the service, I saw first-hand how tough deployment is on families and the time apart is never easy for either party involved.
"I am so thrilled to join Operation Shower to reward these brave men and women as a small token of The Honest Company’s appreciation for their service and their sacrifices to help protect our country."
Alba's father Mark was part of the U.S. Air Force and the family moved around Mississippi, Texas and California during his service.
Stylish superstar Mariah Carey even dresses up for a park playdate - she recently spent quality time with her young twins in a stunning gown. The R&B diva took three year olds Moroccan and Monroe to a playground near the family's New York home on Monday (02Jun14), and she made sure she stood out from the other mums in the park by wearing a white floor-length, fishtailed ball gown.
Carey posted a photo of herself pushing her kids on the swings, with the caption, "sinking into the rubber mats... lol (laugh out loud)", referring to the high heels which weren't quite appropriate for the protective floor covering underneath the swingset. The Hero singer happily posed with a couple of mums and their kids who were also enjoying a day at the park, calling them her "new friends" in a picture posted on the photo sharing app.
Carey's park visit comes just days after the New York native ditched her usual luxury transport and headed home from a formal charity gala on the subway - also wearing a floor-length gown.
Oscar winner Emma Thompson has risked the wrath of working mums everywhere by insisting it's impossible to be a great mum and a career woman at the same time in a new interview. The Saving Mr. Banks star, who is mum to a 26-year-old adopted son and a teenage daughter, took a year off from acting to concentrate on perfecting her parenting, and now she's encouraging other working mothers to follow her example.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "You can't be a great mum and keep working all the time." Thompson tells the publication her year away from Hollywood was "a birthday present to myself," adding, "I didn't actually act or write. I was just a mum... I taught drama at my daughter's school, cooked meals and had fun. "I highly recommend others to do the same if they can afford it... Motherhood is a full-time job. The only way I could have continued working would have been by delegating the running of the home to other people. I never wanted to do this, as I find motherhood profoundly enjoyable."
Celebrity mothers Melanie Chisholm, Alesha Dixon and Sinitta have donated their children's old baby clothes to raise money for a British heart charity. The stars have cleared out their tots' closets and handed over the items to bosses at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), who are raising funds for vital research into inherited heart conditions through an eBay.com auction.
The items, as well as two signed books by funnyman David Walliams, will go under the hammer in the sale, which runs from 22 May (14) until 1 June (14).
Former pop star Sinitta, who has two children, Magdalena and Zac, says, "As a mother, I can imagine how terrifying it would be to learn that your baby has an inherited heart condition so it's vital that everything is done to reduce the number of children and families affected by these conditions.
"I'm glad that the clothes which don't fit Magdalena and Zac any longer can help the BHF to fund life-saving research and hopefully these little donations can make a very big difference."
British TV stars Stacey Solomon, Abbey Clancy and Angela Griffin have also donated items to the cause.
Pop star Perrie Edwards has banned fiance Zayn Malik from travelling on her band Little Mix's tour bus to make way for her mother. The British group is currently on a trek of America, but the four feisty stars have decided to prohibit their boyfriends from travelling onboard their bus so they can concentrate on getting their rest.
Singer Jade Thirlwall tells Britain's The Sun on Sunday, "There's no sexy time. There's no room for boyfriends - they've been banned and are not allowed to stay on the bus... On tour in America we used to smuggle them on the bus into the bunks without telling anyone. But we only have one extra space here and we're using that for one of our mums."
Edwards is set to wed One Direction star Malik later this year (14).
Gwyneth Paltrow has used America's upcoming Mother's Day (11May14) holiday to clear up comments she made about working mums last month (Apr14). The mum-of-two posted a journal entry on her Goop.com website on Thursday (08May14) wishing all moms a happy Mothering Sunday, adding she was keen to end "the mommy wars" sparked by remarks she made suggesting that celebrities worked harder to raise a family than mums with normal jobs.
The Shakespeare in Love star wrote, "A few weeks ago during an interview, I was asked why I have only worked on one film a year since having children. My answer was this: Film work takes one away from home and requires 12-14 hours a day, making it difficult to be the one to make the kids their lunch, drive them to school, and put them to bed.
"So I have found it easier on my family life to make a film the exception, and my 9-5 job the rule. "This somehow was taken to mean I had said a 9-5 job is easier, and a lot of heat was thrown my way, especially by other working mothers, who somehow used my out-of-context quote as an opportunity to express feelings (perhaps projected) on the subject."
She added, "As the mommy wars rage on, I am constantly perplexed and amazed by how little slack we cut each other as women... We see disapproval in the eyes of other mothers when we say how long we breastfed (Too long? Not long enough?), or whether we have decided to go back to work versus stay home. "Is it not hard enough to attempt to raise children thoughtfully, while contributing something, or bringing home some (or more) of the bacon? Why do we feel so entitled to opine, often so negatively, on the choices of other women? Perhaps because there is so much pressure to do it all, and do it all well all at the same time (impossible)."