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Brooke Shields & Daughters Cover Cookie Magazine

Brooke Shields is a mother to two daughters, 5-year-old Rowan and 2 1/2-year-old Grier – and she says that becoming a mother is what made her finally feel normal.

Brooke attended the weekly Wednesday-morning service at the Manhattan school where Rowan goes to kindergarten,

“I watched the children file in quietly. I was in a seat another mom had saved for me—like in high school!—and Rowan’s eyes lit up when she saw me sneaking a wave. She kept checking for me. I was just another mom sharing the experience, and I thought, Wow, it took having a child for me to feel like I belong, that I’m normal. It was pretty profound.”

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Currently, Brooke is starring as Wendy Healy, a woman trying to juggle a movie-producing career, a marriage, and two kids. (While there have been rumors of the show’s cancellation, Brooke has denied them as has the studio.) Her schedule is hectic, with 14-hour shooting days in New York City, including nights and weekends; husband Chris Henchy works in Los Angeles, and the family reunited every other weekend.

With so much going on all the time, Brooke says her favorite thing to do is just sink into the background and be a mom to her daughters. “I’m a larger-than-life thing. I’m the reason the paparazzi take their pictures. When my girls are on their own, and their little personalities come out, I feel so good.”

Brooke’s relationship with her own mother was famously intense and tumultuous. “I feel like there’s a reason I had girls. My mom and I were very, very, very close, but we had no separation. My daughters are teaching me that it’s okay to have boundaries, that they want them.”

Brooke also explains that good manners are important in her house – even for those who don’t live there! Stating that “there are so few children I like,” she explains, “If you’re not polite, you can’t come to my house. Manners [represent] respect and kindness. I want people to like my kids, and if they’re bratty, they’ll have a harder time in life.”

But always, the most important thing in her life is being a parent. “Once you love someone that much, you think, God, why did I do this to myself? It’s so heart-wrenching! And then you realize: It’s so heart-wrenching. That’s why I did it to myself.”

To see photos from the shoot, go here.

Photo: Cookie magazine

Filed under: Brooke Shields,Grier Henchy,Rowan Henchy

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Dave Grohl & Family Hit The Market

Dave Grohl & Family Hit The Market

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn, who are expecting their second child, took their 2 1/2-year-old daughter Violet Maye to a farmer’s market in Los Angeles on Sunday. Violet got her face painted again, munched on popcorn and tried on dad’s sunglasses.

Photos: Adrian Varnedoe/PacificCoastNews.com

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Happy 1st Birthday, Usher Raymond V!

Usher Raymond V turns one years old today, find out more about him:

Name: Usher Raymond V

Birthday: 26 November 2007

Parents: Usher and wife Tameka Foster

Siblings: Tameka’s three older sons, as well as a sibling due next month!

Facts about him:

• Nicknamed ‘Cinco’

• Did not make his “official” appearance until 7 months old, when he and his father posed for Essence.

Usher on his son,

“He’s like hyper baby — he’s crawling so fast! He stands up, and he’s walking around the table … it’s amazing to watch him,I’ve never seen a baby crawl so fast! I call him Dash, like on the Incredibles!”

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Faith & Maggie In The Big Apple

Faith Hill and her 10-year-old daughter, Maggie Elizabeth, were spotted leaving Nobu in NYC after having a quiet evening together.

Faith is currently promoting her Christmas album entitled Joy to the World.

Photo: Splash

Filed under: Faith Hill,Maggie McGraw

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A-Rod & Family Together Again

A-Rod & Family Together Again

Alex and Cynthia Rodriguez were seen leaving Houston’s Restaurant in Florida with both of their daughters, 4-year-old Natasha and 7-month-old Ella, on Tuesday night. The family looked as if they were having a wonderful night out and Alex and Cynthia appeared to be getting along really well. A-Rod was holding baby Ella and singing to her gently while kissing her head during the walk to the family vehicle. The couple did, however, leave in seperate cars and A-Rod buckled the girls in before saying farewell to Cynthia.

This family outing is just 4 months after reports that A-Rod and Cynthia had separated after having “problems” since the birth of their second daughter. This announcement paralleled rumors about a possible affair between Rodriguez and Madonna.

Photos: Flynet

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Russell Crowe & His Boys

Russell Crowe & His Boys

Russell Crowe enjoys a walk in Beverly Hills with his two boys, 4 1/2-year-old Charlie and 2-year-old Tennyson. Russell’s new movie, State of Play, is due out in theaters on April 17th.

The 44-year-old Australian actor and his wife, fellow Aussie Danielle Spencer, spend most of the year in Australia. They have a home in Sydney at the end of the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo and a 320-hectare rural property in Nana Glen near Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

Photos: Bobby Rachpoot/PacificCoastNews.com

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Filed under: Charlie Crowe,Russell Crowe,Tennyson Crowe

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