A dad himself to 10-month-old daughter Harlow, Joel Madden is confident that pals Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz will be great parents to their new son Bronx.
“They are going to be great parents,” Madden told PEOPLE Saturday while celebrating Good Charlotte’s upcoming remix album at Hollywood’s ECCO Ultra Lounge. “They both have really big hearts. I wish them the best. I know they have their hands full right now but I’m excited for them.”
Family life has inspired Joel to write more music, and Joel says he plays music for his daughter and girlfriend Nicole Ritchie at home while they spend time together.
“My whole life is centered around her,” he gushes about his daughter, “The only thing you really have is work and family. Your whole life… your whole lifestyle changes.”
And as for Harlow’s most recent milestone? Joel joked that she’s “doing chemistry now.”
“She’s doing great, she’s growing up really fast.”
John Travolta is taking on his first leading role in an animated feature in Disney’s Bolt, playing a dog who believes he has superpowers. The 54-year-old father of two (16-year-old Jett and 8-year-old Ella) got to sing and dance again, this time with co-star Miley Cyrus, in the music video for the movie. John sat down with Parade magazine and discussed how his children were impressed with his movie choice this time around.
On his popularity at home as a result of working with Miley Cyrus: “I was so popular when I got home after they had gotten the news that I sang with Miley. Doing a movie with her was big enough news. But the singing and dancing with her was a whole other thing. So I’m finally getting some attention from my kids.”
On keeping things all in the family with his next film, Old Dogs: “Absolutely. My daughter, Ella, and my wife, Kelly, both have roles. I’m so excited about my little Ella Blue making her debut as an actress. I want to see her have a fruitful career and I really think it’s time to introduce her, sort of like Will Smith introduced his son. I think this is the right thing for Ella, and Kelly thought it was smart, too. Actually it was after Kelly read the script that she wanted to be in it too. She plays Robin Williams’ wife. She said, ‘I’ll wink at you from a distance or something.’”
To read the full interview with John Travolta, click here.
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When Katie Holmes took her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Suri out to lunch in New York City today, Suri faced down the paparazzi with some sunglasses – at least for a little while! The glasses came off relatively quickly – and that seems to be a habit for Suri, at least according to her dad Tom Cruise, who finally explained that “girlie girl” Suri refuses to wear pants.
“She won’t wear pants. Kate finally got her in jeans the other day. We put the pants on and walk away and the pants are off and the dress is on!”
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Amanda wears Frances in an Ergo Baby Carrier in Blue with Solid Green Lining – $92
Frances wears a Splendid Littles Mini Stripe Dress in Bordeaux – on sale! for $26, sizes 2T and 3T, and $27, size 4-5
Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale picked up sons Kingston, and Zuma, 3 months, from their maternal grandfather Dennis’ house yesterday. Grandpa Dennis carried Zuma (who had his own personalized pacifier) to the car, while Gavin managed Kingston. Gwen and the boys got back from vacation in Mexico three days ago.
In other news, it seems that Gwen’s band No Doubt is ready to head back on tour next year for the first time since 2004 – and Gwen wants to take the boys with her! An instant messenger chat was posted to No Doubt’s official site, where Gwen wrote,
“I think we should go out now, I don’t think we should wait. Pack up the babies and get a bunch of nannies. So fun! Would be so spiriting to get out there and play all those songs again. I think that if we go on route, it will inspire us to write. I need to see the fans out there.”
Gwen is not the only member of No Doubt with sons – in fact, all the No Doubt kids are boys! Adrian Young and wife Nina have son Mason, 6 1/2; and Tom Dumont and wife Mieke have two sons of their own, Ace, 2 1/2, and Rio, 5 months. The only one without kids is Tony Kanal.
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