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Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, 36, who stars in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus this summer, graces the cover of madison and opens up about adoption, being a single mom, and her biggest pet peeves in Hollywood.

On a letter she wrote at 8-years-old: “My mother found [it]. It said, ‘Would you please take me to orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?’ I always knew I would adopt – always.”

Charlize Theron: “I Always Knew I Would Adopt”

Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, 36, who stars in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus this summer, graces the cover of madison and opens up about adoption, being a single mom, and her biggest pet peeves in Hollywood. On … »» Read the article
Former NFL star Deion Sanders has been ordered to pay $10,500/month in child support to his ex, Pilar Sanders, and $275,000 to cover her legal fees, TMZ reports. The football legend was not ordered to pay spousal support, while Pilar was ordered to return six containers of Deion's property by July 1.

The couple, who were married for 12 years, have been involved in a bitter divorce battle since announcing their split last December. They are parents to three children: Shilo, Shedeur and Shelomi.

Deion Sanders Ordered To Pay Child Support, Legal Fees

Former NFL star Deion Sanders has been ordered to pay $10,500/month in child support to his ex, Pilar Sanders, and $275,000 to cover her legal fees, TMZ reports. The football legend was not ordered to pay spousal support, while Pilar … »» Read the article
Jennifer Connelly Totes Her Tot

Jennifer Connelly Totes Her Tot

A Beautiful Mind star Jennifer Connelly toted her adorable 11-month-old daughter Agnes alongside costar on the big screen and in life, actor Paul Bettany. The trio were seen at Eden Roc Hotel, nestled between Nice and Cannes on the magnificent … »» Read the article
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UV Skinz protective sunwear was started by savvy momprenuer, Rhonda Sparks, a mom to three young boys who lost her 32-year-old husband to skin cancer. Now remarried and a mom to five children, Sparks is on a mission to educate … »» Read the article
Isla Fisher & Girls: Fun In France

Isla Fisher & Girls: Fun In France

Confessions of a Shopaholic star Isla Fisher enjoyed a sunny day in the south of France with her daughters Olive, 4, and Elula, 1 1/2, on Wednesday (May 16). The trio were all smiles as they went on rides and … »» Read the article
Reese Witherspoon's Private Tennis Lesson

Reese Witherspoon’s Private Tennis Lesson

Back home in Los Angeles after a quick trip to Nashville supporting her mother, Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon is staying focussed on her children and staying healthy. After picking up her two kids – daughter Ava, 12, and son … »» Read the article
The latest cover of TIME showcasing 26-year-old mom-of-two Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son with the title Are You Mom Enough? recently had the internet abuzz with strong reactions. 

Whether they nursed for weeks, months, or years, let's take a look at 10 celebrity moms who loved breastfeeding. 

From Gisele Bündchen's call for a "worldwide law" of mandatory breastfeeding, to Gwen Stefani's tears over her self-weaning babe, to Alicia Silverstone's "insane feelings of ecstasy while baby nurses," read on about Hollywood mamas who love breastfeeding their babies.

10 Celebrity Moms On The Joys Of Breastfeeding

The latest cover of TIME showcasing 26-year-old mom-of-two Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son with the title Are You Mom Enough? recently had the internet abuzz with strong reactions. Whether they nursed for weeks, months, or years, let’s take … »» Read the article
The Jackson Kids: Starbucks Stop

The Jackson Kids: Starbucks Stop

The children of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson – Prince, Paris and Blanket – were seen grabbing some iced drinks at Starbucks in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday (May 15). Paris, 14, still in her red jersey with … »» Read the article
Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed daughter Gloria Ray last month. And while we were on 'baby bump watch' throughout her pregnancy, the actress - who is also mom to 5-year-old daughter Ramona - says paparazzi shots of her family are the one subject of which ignorance is bliss.

“I do not go near them,” Maggie tells Huffington Post about the paps. “I don’t know if they do it to me or if they don’t, because when I used to even peek a little bit I found it so brutal, and so unkind. Sometimes someone will send me something or say ‘Oh, I saw a picture of you and Ramona on the street.’ And I always write back and say I just don’t want to know."

Maggie Gyllenhaal: The Paparazzi Can Be “So Brutal, So Unkind”

Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed daughter Gloria Ray last month. And while we were on ‘baby bump watch’ throughout her pregnancy, the actress – who is also mom to 5-year-old daughter Ramona – says paparazzi shots of her … »» Read the article
The custody battle between R&B superstar Usher and ex-wife Tameka Foster continues.

The couple is deadlocked in mediation, and the biggest bone of contention is Usher's Georgia mansion, TMZ reports. Tameka is currently living in the house, but under the divorce settlement Usher can sell the property at any time as long as he gives her 2-months notice.

Legal Battle Continues For Usher & Tameka Foster

The custody battle between R&B superstar Usher and ex-wife Tameka Foster continues. The couple is deadlocked in mediation, and the biggest bone of contention is Usher’s Georgia mansion, TMZ reports. Tameka is currently living in the house, but under the … »» Read the article
Snooki Tweets Her "Growing Baby" Bump

Snooki Tweets Her “Growing Baby” Bump

At five months pregnant, Nicole ‘Snooki‘ Polizzi took to Twitter to share an updated photo of herself. “Chillen with my growing baby ❤,” the animal print-clad Jersey Shore star wrote to accompany the image, showcasing her mini baby bump. The … »» Read the article
Max & Emme Muñiz: Calabasas Cuties

Max & Emme Muñiz: Calabasas Cuties

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony‘s twins Max and Emme were spotted in Calabasas , Calif. on Tuesday (May 15). Dressed in shorts and tees, the 4-year-old twins walked hand-in-hand with their nannies as they left a local Ralphs store. Their … »» Read the article
Inside Mariah Carey's Posh Birthday Party For Twins

Inside Mariah Carey’s Posh Birthday Party For Twins

Dem Babies are beautiful! This week, proud parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon posted party photos to Moroccan and Monroe‘s personal website, Dembabies.com, from the twins’ posh first birthday celebration in Paris, France. View Slideshow »» View All Photos »»
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We are giving away the above Skip Hop prize package to 1 lucky reader (Value: $200)!

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Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state your favorite Skip Hop product in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day.

This contest ends Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm EST. This contest is open to Canada and US residents only! Good luck!
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Giveaway: $200 Skip Hop Prize Package

Skip Hop makes the hottest toys and bags for Hollywood’s tots! Some celebrity fans include Halle Berry‘s daughter Nahla, Jessica Alba‘s daughter Honor, Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s daughter Ramona, and Naomi Watts‘ son Sasha, to name a few! Check out our $200 … »» Read the article
For 20 years Tom Cruise has been wowing audiences, with his action-packed movies raking in well over $7 billion. Tom's leading-man status in Hollywood quickly started to fade after several television appearances including a testy encounter with Today’s Matt Lauer, his comments on Brooke Shields' drug use for her postpartum depression, and of course jumping on Oprah's couch. As a result, he lost his long-standing producing deal at Paramount Pictures and became fodder for parody in the town that made him a star.

As he nears 50, the Top Gun actor has put his career crisis on Cruise-control, coming off the biggest box office hit of his career in Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol and he aims to please in the upcoming summer flick, Rock of Ages. Cruise opens up to Playboy about keeping his life simple with mother, sisters, wife Katie Holmes and his kids - Bella, 19, Connor, 17, and Suri, 6 - close to his side.

Tom Cruise: “I Always Wanted To Be A Father, A Husband”

For 20 years Tom Cruise has been wowing audiences, with his action-packed movies raking in well over $7 billion. Tom’s leading-man status in Hollywood quickly started to fade after several television appearances including a testy encounter with Today’s Matt Lauer, … »» Read the article

Kaci Brown & Beau Dozier Welcome First Child: Dawson Soleil

Congratulations are in order for singer/songwriter Kaci Brown Dozier, 23, and American Idol music consultant & songwriter/producer Beau Dozier, 32! The couple welcomed a girl, Dawson Soleil, on May 6, the couple’s rep confirms with Celebrity Baby Scoop. The baby’s … »» Read the article
Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s Zoo Pal

Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze, Jr.’s Zoo Pal

In a rare family sighting, Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. were spotted with their adorable 2 1/2-year-old daughter Charlotte ‘Charlie‘ Grace at the Los Angeles Zoo last week (May 10). SMG dressed her blooming baby bump in … »» Read the article
Courtney Mazza, Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Rinna Enjoy Mother's Day Weekend

Courtney Mazza, Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Rinna Enjoy Mother’s Day Weekend

Hollywood’s moms celebrated Mother’s Day weekend at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday (May 12) for a day of beauty at the 4th annual On the Go beauty event sponsored by Joico Haircare and Voli Light Vodka. … »» Read the article
Charlize Theron gets glam on the cover of InStyle‘s June issue, on newsstands May 18. The Oscar-winning actress, 36, who stars in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus this June, opens up about 6-month-old son Jackson, aging, and relationships.

On being a new mom to son Jackson: “Motherhood was something I always knew I wanted to experience. What a great opportunity for someone like me who wants to have a family … I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life. That’s what I want for my son. So far I’m not surprised by anything about being a mom. It’s all pretty great – but that’s what I expected.”

Charlize Theron: I’ve Always Wanted To Experience Motherhood

Charlize Theron gets glam on the cover of InStyle‘s June issue, on newsstands May 18. The Oscar-winning actress, 36, who stars in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus this June, opens up about 6-month-old son Jackson, aging, and relationships. … »» Read the article
Grey's Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl, 33, and Josh Kelley, 32, recently adopted a second daughter, and now they're sharing her name.

Katie and Josh's latest addition — a newborn girl adopted domestically — is named Adalaide Marie Hope, PEOPLE reports. Baby Adalaide joins big sister Naleigh, 3½, whom they adopted from South Korea in 2009.

Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley Reveal Daughter’s Name

Grey’s Anatomy alum Katherine Heigl, 33, and Josh Kelley, 32, recently adopted a second daughter, and now they’re sharing her name. Katie and Josh’s latest addition — a newborn girl adopted domestically — is named Adalaide Marie Hope, PEOPLE reports. … »» Read the article
Joined by What to Expect When You're Expecting costar Cameron Diaz, mom-of-two Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, dispelling rumors about wanting to adopt a baby with new beau Casper Smart, 25, and suffering from postpartum depression after the February 2008 birth of twins Max and Emme (with ex-husband Marc Anthony).

"I know I'm being misquoted in the press a lot," J.Lo, 42, said. "[They say that] I want to adopt and I had depression when I had babies -- none of that's true."

Jennifer Lopez Talks Adoption, Postpartum Depression Rumors

Joined by What to Expect When You’re Expecting costar Cameron Diaz, mom-of-two Jennifer Lopez appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, dispelling rumors about wanting to adopt a baby with new beau Casper Smart, 25, and suffering from postpartum depression … »» Read the article
Christina Aguilera & Max In Manhattan

Christina Aguilera & Max In Manhattan

Beautiful singer Christina Aguilera stepped out with son Max, 4, in New York City on Monday (May 14). The mother-son due were joined by Xtina’s boyfriend Matt Rutler. Later that same day, The Voice star packed on the PDA with … »» Read the article
The Minnie Mouse Pack ‘N Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco provides for all of baby’s needs including a soft toy bar, removable bassinet, changing table and built-in shelves for essentials. 

The removable Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat provides handle bars so that baby can be carried. The enhanced electronics module features five classical songs and five soothing nature sounds and vibrations to help lull baby to sleep on the cozy quilted mattress. Available for purchase at Babies "R" Us.

Disney Baby is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day with this fun tribute video and special giveaway for our readers. Click here to view.

We are giving away The Minnie Mouse Pack ‘N Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco to 1 lucky reader (Value: $219.99)!

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Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state your favorite feature of The Minnie Mouse Pack ‘N Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day.

This contest ends Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm EST. This contest is open to US residents only! Good luck!
*contest rules*

Giveaway: Minnie Mouse Pack ‘N Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco (Value: $219.99)

The Minnie Mouse Pack ‘N Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat by Graco provides for all of baby’s needs including a soft toy bar, removable bassinet, changing table and built-in shelves for essentials. The removable Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat … »» Read the article
New mom Hilary Duff took to Twitter on her first Mother's Day to spread the love. "Happy mothers day to all you beautiful, hard working mommies out there!!! It's your day!! Enjoy it!!!," the Disney darling tweeted.

Sharing a sweet new snapshot of herself and 7-week-old son Luca Cruz, Hilary continued, "Me and my Beautiful boy! So much to be thankful for!"

Hilary Duff Celebrates First Mother’s Day

New mom Hilary Duff took to Twitter on her first Mother’s Day to spread the love. “Happy mothers day to all you beautiful, hard working mommies out there!!! It’s your day!! Enjoy it!!!,” the Disney darling tweeted. Sharing a sweet … »» Read the article
It's a Big Bang baby! 

Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne welcomed daughter Adeline on May 8, Us Weekly reports. This is the first child for The Big Bang Theory star and his actress/writer/director wife.

Simon Helberg & Jocelyn Towne Welcome First Child: Adeline

It’s a Big Bang baby! Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne welcomed daughter Adeline on May 8, Us Weekly reports. This is the first child for The Big Bang Theory star and his actress/writer/director wife.