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Holly Robinson Peete Accuses Amanda Peet Of “Fearmongering”

Holly Robinson Peete Accuses Amanda Peet Of "Fearmongering"

It looks like Holly Robinson Peete is picking up where Jenny McCarthy left off. Holly has penned an open letter to Amanda Peet on Essence.com that takes issue with her public statements dismissing any links between vaccinations and autism.

Jenny, whose son Evan was diagnosed with autism (though she says he has now recovered), and Amanda engaged in a very public debate last year on the issue, exchanging barbs in the media.

Now Holly, who sits on the board of the awareness organization Autism Speaks, has taken up the fight. Her eldest son RJ, now 11, was also diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, shortly after receiving vaccinations.

“I firmly believe that it took my son to a place of no return and his body could not handle it,” she writes of the vaccinations. “He had a violent reaction with convulsions and then he stopped talking and slipped into a silence. He no longer said, “Hi, Mommy,” he no longer responded to his name and he no longer made eye contact.”

Amanda, mom to 2-year-old daughter Frances, is the spokesperson for the Every Child by 2 vaccination awareness campaign. Last year she stated in an interview with Cookie magazine that parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids are “parasites.” Though she later apologized for her choice of words, she’s held firm to her insistence that there is no link between vaccinations and autism.

“I’m really disappointed to hear people like Amanda Peet—who have never been affected by autism—make public allegations like vaccinations don’t cause autism,” says Holly. “But I know exactly what she is trying to do and that’s to instill fear: if your child doesn’t get vaccinations, you’re going to make every other child sick.”

She adds, “do you think it’s okay to make a judgment about me based on what I know about my son and the rest of my children physiologically? If your mission is to gain the public’s trust, then you’re not going to get parents to do it by fearmongering. Until you’ve experienced the physical, emotional and financial toll you simply can’t make such public statements.”

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Nicole Richie: Baby Bump Watch

Nicole Richie: Baby Bump Watch

Nicole Richie and her budding baby bump were spotted going to a birthday party with her partner Joel Madden in West Hollywood, CA on Monday. The couple, who are already parents to 14-month-old daughter Harlow Winter Kate, are expecting their second child in late August/early September.

Nicole’s style has been described as “sweet” and “charming.” The expectant mom, who recently launched her own jewelry line, revealed that she’s “always loved fashion,” and is particularly inspired by the styles of 60s and 70s. However, she prefers not to relive the 80s. “I don’t have a great relationship with the ’80s. I look back on what I was wearing then and I am so embarrassed,” she admits. “I blame my mom!”

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The McConaughey Boys Are Friendly Fellas

The McConaughey Boys Are Friendly Fellas

Matthew McConaughey and his 9-month-old son Levi were seen celebrating the Easter long weekend at the Ron Meyer’s annual Easter celebration in Malibu, CA. The father-son duo, along with mama Camila Alves, were seen visiting with Stephen Spielberg, his wife Kate Capshaw and their family. Little Levi got playful and even managed to steal Kate’s hat! Matthew was also seen running into Ryder Robinson’s grandpa, Kurt Russell.

We just spotted Coco Arquette and her parents at the same event.

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Dolly & Charlie O’Connell Are Toronto Twins

Dolly & Charlie O'Connell Are Toronto Twins

Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell were spotted taking their 3-month-old twin girls Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip for a stroll in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

Jerry, 35, recently admitted that the twins are keeping them busy: “Nothing prepared me for what it would be like to raise twin girls. When one quiets down, the other one starts up. At night, I am sleeping more than my wife – who is a saint. She has to get up.”

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Matilda Ledger: Rain, Rain Go Away!

Matilda Ledger: Rain, Rain Go Away!

Not even rain could make Matilda frown! The always adorable 3-year-old Matilda Ledger was seen smiling and waving to the paparazzi in rainy Brooklyn, NYC on Saturday. Matilda was holding her own umbrella on the shoulders of mom’s friend.

The adorable tot joined mom, Michelle Williams, at a yoga class. Michelle and Spike were later seen leaving the studio with Matilda.

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Ryder Robinson Is Suit Sweet

Ryder Robinson Is Suit Sweet

Kate Hudson was spotted with her 5-year-old son Ryder Russell Robinson, who was dressed in a sharp suit, and a friend in Malibu on the weekend. Dad is Kate’s ex-husband, Chris Robinson, the frontman for The Black Crowes.

On the prying paparazzi, the Almost Famous star who turns 30 in a few days said, “They’ve become an entity to themselves. But eventually they’ll implode. They’re creating a house of cards that will inevitably fall. These are not nice people. When you’re taking your child to school, and they’re trying to get on school property to get a picture, it literally makes you want to just smack them.”

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