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Hugh Jackman’s Kids Keep Him Honest

Australia has premiered here in the US, and the film’s male lead, Hugh Jackman, spoke with Movies Online about how the movie improved him as a parent, and how his kids are keeping him “honest.”

Hugh explained what he thinks he learned from having children Oscar, 8, and Ava, 3: “It makes you learn about yourself. I think it also makes you learn about your own parents because I’ve found myself and my wife quite often says ‘Oh, hello Chris,’ that’s my dad’s name, because the things coming out of my mouth sound exactly like my dad that I swore on my life I would never do. The most annoying things. It’s sort of bizarre. Yes, you learn about yourself. You learn about your own relationship to your parents and then how you want to parent and also I’ve found, your marriage goes to a whole other level. You not only fall in love with your wife in a whole different way but you’re also forced to kind of pull together your own philosophies about parenthood even though you may have grown up in a completely different environment and somehow, you’ve got to become this united front. So, I’m a big believer that the best way to learn or improve is ‘in relationship to,’ so you have to go outside of yourself. In acting, it’s your partner and your director really who you’re working with. That’s who you have to trust and be open to. It’s not a singular experience when it’s parenting with your wife.”

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He also said that kids are “just the most pure reflection of the truth at any given moment,” citing Oscar’s reaction to his being named People Magazine’s Sexist Man Alive for 2008: ” My son Oscar is eight and he goes ‘You? You’ve gotta be kidding me!’ (laughs) I thought, ‘It’s the truth!’”

On his learning to work with horses for Australia also improved his parenting skills: “The only way you can really develop a relationship of trust with a horse is to not put a saddle on it because horses can sense it. I learned a lot about parenting from riding a horse. It’s the same thing. You can whack a horse. I’ve seen people do it. They whack them, they kick them, and they do all that, and you can get a horse to do something. But, I was very lucky to have two trainers who taught me how to make the horse feel it’s their idea. I’ll tell you, as a parent, it is the greatest thing I’ve ever learned. [Laughs]“

Photo: Carlos Costas/PacificCoastNews.com

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Gabrielle Reece & Brody Jo @ LAX

Gabrielle Reece & Brody Jo @ LAX

Professional volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reece, who is married to Hawaiian big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton, was spotted with their 11-month-old daughter, Brody Jo, departing from LAX.

Gabrielle recently revealed her workout secrets. She encouraged women to put themselves first in order to maintain overall health: “Women especially don’t put as great a value on themselves. They take care of other people. Your health and feeling good about yourself is really critical. Exercise isn’t about being thin. There really is chemical stuff that happens — it helps you stay sane.”

Photos: Gabo/bauergriffinonline.com

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Tom, Katie & Suri Take Manhattan

Tom, Katie & Suri Take Manhattan

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and their 2-year-old daughter, Suri, return home after being out and about for most of the day in New York City.

The Cruises just had a whirlwind Thanksgiving weekend with the Beckhams in the Big Apple.

Photos: Pacific Coast News

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Toni Collette & Dave Galafassi Stroll With Sage Florence

Toni Collette & Dave Galafassi Stroll With Sage Florence

Australian actress Toni Collette and musician husband Dave Galafassi were spotted taking their almost 10-month-old daughter Sage Florence Galafassi out for a stroll in Bondi Beach, Australia over the weekend.

Toni stars in a clay animated film Mary and Max, with Philip Seymour Hoffman. The movie will open the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 15 in Park City, Utah.

In addition to her acting career – Collette, 36, has a band with her husband called Toni Collette & the Finish. Her debut album, titled ‘Beautiful Awkward Pictures’ was released in 2006. The family lives in Sydney, Australia, and owns a second home in Ireland.

Photo: ICON/ Fame Pictures

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Last Day To Enter: Giveaway – Uncommonly Cute

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We are giving away Uncommonly Cute tees to 5 of our lucky readers! Also exclusive to our readers is a 20% discount from your entire order for the next 30 days (offer ends December 27th, 2008). All you need to do is enter code cbs08 at checkout.

*HOW TO ENTER* Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state your favorite product sold at Uncommonly Cute and 5 winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day. This contest ends Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 P.M. EST. Entries open to US residents only. Good luck!

Congratulations to the winners of our Baby Wit giveaway: Lisa, Rebecca, Leslie & Kathleen!

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Denise Richards Takes Lola To The Doctor

Denise Richards Takes Lola To The Doctor

Denise Richards took her youngest daughter Lola Sheen, 3 1/2, who wasn’t feeling well to the pediatrician in Brentwood, on Saturday.

Afterwards, Denise and Lola stopped off at a local CVS pharmacy where they picked up some medicine, as well as some dolls.

Denise’s reality TV show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated is back for another season. She recently told the press, “Yes we’re actually in pre-production for season two and we start filming I believe in January.”

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