Jenny McCarthy recently spoke out against radio shock jock Michael Savage’s ugly attack on autism. Jenny’s son, Evan, is autistic and the actress was deeply infuriated by Savage’s outspoken words. Savage boldly stated that children with autism simply need to be disciplined by their caregivers,
“I’ll tell you what autism is — it’s a brat that hasn’t been told to cut the act out,” Savage stated two weeks ago.
When asked for her initial reaction, Jenny said that she needed to take some time to collect her thoughts,
“You know, I immediately get the news the second anything happens. I read it and had to sit down and kind of breathe a little bit. The media drove me crazy that day wanting comments and I didn’t want to give any more attention to that jerk.”
Jenny went on to say that she chose not to comment on Savage’s comments to allow his words to speak for themselves,
“It’s really about showboating ignorance really. I kind of took the high road and kept talking about healing, prevention.” Jenny added, “And if he would like, [he can] join me in the ring sometime on the WWE, I’ll show you what I really think.”
When asked if Jenny would like to see Savage terminated from his job, she replied,
“I think a great way for an apology is to be sat down and educated about it. I’d love to just quietly [sit down with him and] educate him on the facts. It was clear he doesn’t know anything about autism.”
Source: Access Hollywood
Today Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt is celebrating his 7th birthday! The oldest Jolie-Pitt has grown up so fast! He is big brother to Pax Thien, Zahara, Shiloh and the newest editions – twins Knox and Vivienne. To see Maddox’s photo gallery click here.
Actress Liza Huber, who plays Gwen on the soap Passions is expecting her second child with her husband, Alex Heresterbeg. The baby will join big brother Royce Alexander, 1 1/2. No word on a due date yet.
The news was confirmed by the Liza’s mother Susan Lucci (Erica on All My Children).
“We’re so thrilled,” Susan gushed. “[One-year-old] Royce is going to be an adorable big brother!”
With Passions last episode airing August 7th – Liza couldn’t have picked a better time!
American Idol runner-up Bo Bice, 32, and his wife Caroline Fisher welcomed their second son – Caleb, on Tuesday, August 5th. The baby joins big brother Aidan, 2 1/2.
“[Caleb] is a good biblical name,” Bice said at the American Idol finale show in May. “We stuck with that with both kids – good Irish and good biblical names… We’re just blessed to have such a beautiful family.”
Source: Us Magazine
Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton welcomed their daughter eight months ago, but never revealed her name. Rumors circulated on the internet that her name was Indiana Rose – which Helena said,
“Apparently on the internet she’s called Indiana Rose! [laughs] I don’t know where it’s come from but it can be that till she’s been named properly [laughs].
In a recent interview with The Jewish Journal, she said they named their 8-month-old daughter, Nell, after “all the Helens in the family.”
Helena plans to introduce both Nell and her brother, Billy Ray, 4, to their heritage.
“I feel quite atavistic in the sense that I want them to know where they come from”
Source: Jewish Journal
Photo: Pacific Coast News May 2008