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Yesterday (December 9) a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has decided that Kelis’ soon-to-be ex-husband, Nas, can afford to increase his spousal and child support payments from approximately $40,000 to just over $50,000 per month. USA Today reports that this decision was made after a 2-day-hearing determined he’d made enough money recently to support Kelis and Knight, however, according to his lawyer, Nas has come out on top – he no longer has to pay the expenses of the Los Angeles home that he and Kelis once shared.
In early November it was reported that the 36-year-old rapper had filed papers to deny Kelis any support. According to TMZ, Nas has also taken a stand in his divorce case and is testifying that he wants to be granted overnight visits with his infant son.
In the wake of their parents’ imminent divorce and their reality show cancellation, the Gosselin kids – 9-year-old twins Mady and Cara, and 5-year-old sextuplets, Joel, Leah, Alexis, Hannah, Aeden and Collin – are gearing up for their Christmas celebrations. They are not, however, expecting anyone dressed in red to be shimmying down their chimney.
“They don’t believe in Santa Claus,” a friend of the family tells Us. “Mady and Cara ruined it for the sextuplets and told them a few years ago that Santa wasn’t real, and that their presents come from Mommy and Daddy.”
It looks like the kids are also spreading the bah humbugs to the rest of the community: “The sextuplets are the ones at school who tell the other kids there’s no Santa Claus.”
However, St. Nick or no St. Nick, Kate Gosselin and her brood have been busy decorating for the holiday season – including a 12-foot-tree in their family room.
Natalie Portman plays a mom on the big screen in her new flick Brothers; it’s a role the very talented actress says she’d like to take on in real life, as well.
“I feel like I’m coming into my womanhood, and I’m less afraid or maybe I’m just getting old,” Natalie tells Parade magazine. “I think about having kids, but I think you can’t plan for that sort of thing. It’s not like you can work at it.”
The movie, which centers around a mom-of-two dealing with the apparent death of her husband at war, presented a challenge that the 28-year-old star was happy to take on.
“It was such a fantastic opportunity because so many parts written for females my age are just, like, the cute, girlish love interest. To get to play a real woman who’s really strong and a good mother was really a great opportunity. It was not that challenging to be mother-ish because I have the most maternal mom in the world. So I’ve had a role model for my entire life.”
Brothers also stars dad-of-two Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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What a cutie! Jools Oliver was spotted with her 8-month-old daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow on Thursday (December 10). The mother-daughter duo went for a walk in the park and did a bit of shopping at Whole Foods in London, England.
Petal’s dad is the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver. The couple are also parents to daughters Poppy, 7, Daisy, 6.
Watch for the 34-year-old culinary guru on his new show, Jamie’s Family Christmas, which sees him enjoying the festive season at their Essex home. The new five-part series starts on Tuesday, December 15.
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What I want to do in this five-part series is look after you,” says Jamie. “Hold your hand, give you my tips and my shortcuts, my ducks and my dives and really focus on the basics of the best turkey, the best gravy, the best potatoes and then the veggies, snacks, party food, puds and drinks. And if we do this together, I promise you this is going to be one of the best Christmases you’ve ever had – so welcome to my Christmas!”
Sex and the City 2: First Movie Poster! – Just Jared
How to indulge but not spoil your kids this season – ParentsAsk
Who Had the Best Dress of 2009? – PopEater
Barbara Walters selects Michelle Obama as her most fascinating person of 2009 – Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip
Joel & Brinkley SLAM NY Post, Say Alexa Had ‘Devastating Heartbreak’ – Huffington Post
We need more Celine – Lainey Gossip
Simplify Your Life: 7 Ways – momversation
10 Tips For Surviving Baby’s First Holiday – lilsugar