Desperate Housewives star Kyle MacLachlan and his wife, Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber, welcomed their son Callum Lyon on July 25 – and his parents think he might have known what he wanted to be just seconds after his birth!
“He grabbed one of the clamps the doctor was using for the umbilical cord,” Kyle says. “He had it in his little hand for a second. We think maybe he wants to be a doctor.”
The new dad has got the hang of parenting; he “dances around while holding the baby to help him burp” and boasts,
“I’m a good swaddler. The secret is to use him like a rolling pin.”
Describing his new baby, Kyle says,
“He’s very calm – he’s not an obsessive crier. He has a thoughtful, Zen-like presence.”
Callum is the couple’s first child, and he’s definitely a miracle baby – Desiree suffered miscarriages, and was eventually diagnosed with thrombophilia, a condition that increases the risk of blood clots. To conceive, she had to give herself injections of blood thinner every day.
But both his parents agree – he was well worth the wait.
“There are times when we’re standing over his crib, waiting for him to wake up,” Desiree says. “It’s almost like a new channel opens up,” Kyle adds. “You’re looking at him going, ‘Wow, this is something we created. This is life.’ It’s so perfect.
Source: People print edition, September 22
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Volleyball star Gabrielle Reece and her youngest daughter Brody Jo, 8 months, are pictured leaving a restaurant last week after having lunch with husband, surfer Laird Hamilton and daughter Reece Viola, 4 1/2.
Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl continue with their legal battle against their second former nanny, Laura Boyce.
In a response to Boyce’s claims against the Lowes, Rob filed papers claiming that she terrified their children by discussing gang activity in her neighborhood “in graphic” detail and sharing stories about people having their eyes and limbs cut off. The Lowes also claim that Boyce repeatedly used “racially inappropriate” words and discussed details about her sex life with the children. Boyce is also being accused of using the “n-word” when referring to her African-American friends and making inappropriate comparisons to her boyfriend’s genitals and household objects.
Rob and Sheryl go on to claim that Boyce would “self-medicate on Xanax and alcohol.” The Lowes also claim that she would often come to their house with strangulation marks and facial bruising, blaming her physically abusive boyfriend. In November of 2007, the Lowes say that Boyce did not show up for work one day so they filed a missing person’s report and “feared for the worst”.
In April, Boyce sued the Lowes, alleging that Sheryl Lowe created a “sexually offensive and hostile work environment” by using the “n-word” to describe Boyce’s boyfriend. She also claimed that Sheryl often walked around “naked, completely exposing herself.” While Boyce did not accuse Rob of sexual harassment, she is holding him jointly responsible.
Rob & Sheryl have not had good luck with nannies! The couple face a separate legal battle with another former nanny, Jessica Gibson, who filed a lawsuit against the Lowes April 14. They filed lawsuits against both women April 7, claiming they violated their confidentiality agreements and spread lies about his family.
Photo: Bauer-Griffin, 2001
When Meg Ryan adopted her second child, Daisy True, then 14 months old, from China in late 2006, it wasn’t because she wanted to “rescue” a child, as is the assumption some people make when a star adopts a child.
“It wasn’t that. I just saw that face and I knew we were just related. I always thought I’d do it,” Ryan says of adopting. “It’s such a deliberate act, this adoption, as opposed to getting pregnant sometimes. You have to be very, very awake.”
Meg met her new daughter in an hotel near Shanghai, where Meg waited in a restaurant above the conference room where Daisy had been “crying and crying for an hour and a half” before the the officials came to get her. However, when Daisy was placed in Meg’s arms,
“Daisy stopped crying. I’m not kidding you. She checked me out and then she went to sleep. The next six to eight hours, she’d wake up and be very afraid and then she’d cry and then relax and play with you. I’d do the same thing. Just get really afraid, then really expanded. It was this metaphysical kind of labor, this crazy meeting.”
Meg also has a 16-year-old son, Jack, with her ex, Dennis Quaid, and Daisy is 3-and-a-half now. Meg still carries the first photo of Daisy the orphanage sent her in her wallet – and of being a parent to her two kids, she says,
“It taught me a lot about any expectations you have in life. Just toss them away. Throw them out.”
Source: LA Times
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