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Julianne Moore On What Matters The Most

Julianne Moore, 47, and her husband, director Bart Freundlich, 38, have two children, Caleb, 10, and Liv, 6. Julianne has been nominated four times for an Academy Award – and the buzz is that it could happen again, given her outstanding performance in her upcoming film Blindness. Julianne recently sat down with Parade and discussed what matters the most: her family.

On if her kids know what she does for a living: “As a rule, kids are just not very interested in what their parents do for a living. If I ever say to somebody, ‘Quick–what’s your mother’s office life like?’ They go, ‘ Duh…ahhh…hmmm…,’ and they can’t answer. Children are only interested in their parents as parents, and that’s the way it should be.”

On if she wants her children to watch her films when they’re older: “I want them to be interested in their own lives and their own accomplishments. I don’t want them to be interested in mine. Mine are of no consequence to them. I am their mother. That’s all I want to be to them–not some artist who discusses her work with them. I don’t care if they appreciate my artistry. I just want them to appreciate my unconditional love. My daughter is very interested in stories right now. She’s quite interested in fables. She loves ‘The Tortoise and the Hare.’ All the basic ones. She wants me to tell them to her over and over, though she prefers the ending of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’–it has two different ones–in which the boy’s mother rescues him at the last minute.”

On the last time she cried in real life: “When my son graduated from fourth grade. They have a ceremony at his school in which the kids from all the classes at the lower school come and sing, and then the principal promotes them all. He goes, ‘Kindergartners, stand up! You are now first graders!’ And so on. In their school, the fourth grade is still part of the lower school, and the fifth is the beginning of the middle school. So it’s a big deal. I’m watching my son’s face during all this. Then the principal says, ‘Fourth graders, you are now middle schoolers!’ And my son’s face was just so joyful, and he threw his hands up in the air. It was so moving to me.” As she describes this event, she cries again, “Oh, shucks…here I go again…sorry. It was just so great to see him continue to become his own person. Oh, this is terrible. Look at me! The whole process of parenting is to help them take those steps away from you. So there obviously is some sadness in that, but it would be sadder still if they couldn’t take those steps and couldn’t let go of you. But my daughter said an interesting thing at the ceremony that day. There was another little girl who was crying too. She said, ‘Mommy, I’ve never cried because I was happy before. I only cried because I was sad.’ I said, ‘Yes, well, that’s kind of a grown-up thing.’ And I realized that it’s something that happens in adulthood, this happiness that can be so emotional that we cry.”

On who she would protect, even if violent means were necessary: “My children. Hmm…that’s a tough one. We really don’t know the answer to that–which is a lot of what Blindness is about. I don’t know if there is something I would kill for. We think we know how we’re going to act under certain circumstances, but I don’t know that we do. I was once in a stereo store, and there was a disturbance, and this guy was waving a gun. People started to scream and scatter, and I freaked out in a way I didn’t fully expect. I kind of cowered. I mean, I was really, really terrified. I thought afterward, ‘Jeez, Julie, you’re no good in an emergency.’ We all could say, ‘Oh, I would be a hero for my children!’ But what if we fail? Maybe we wouldn’t be–which is not to say you don’t love them or wouldn’t do anything for them. But the horrifying thing is that maybe you would fail to be a hero for them.”

On if she saw the world more clearly once her children were born: “It’s not like you disappear, and the person that you were–that you are–doesn’t exist anymore when you become a mother. You are still there. I think the time when I began to see the most clearly was after I turned 30. I was 31 or 32, and I quit smoking. I was so emotional. I mean, everybody is emotional when they quit smoking. But I had been so unhappy, and I realized that I had just been–I don’t know–literally stuffing it back with those cigarettes in my mouth. I felt like I woke up suddenly.”

Source: Parade

Photo: Splash, April 14

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Gwen Is Still Pregnant!

Gwen Is Still Pregnant!

No baby yet for Gwen Stefani! She was pictured leaving a prenatal appointment yesterday with husband Gavin Rossdale in LA. The couple will welcome baby #2 this month.


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Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look!

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      Britney Spears’ Dad Speaks: “We’ve Grown A Lot”

      For the first time since being named Britney Spears’ conservator, her dad Jamie Spears speaks about his struggle to help his daughter re-gain control of her life,

      “We’ve grown a lot,” Jamie said. “I’ve been able to come back into my daughter’s life, and that was an adjustment anyway, because I’m an alcoholic and it’s the first time we’ve really been able to share.”

      Jamie initially moved into Britney’s Studio City home at the beginning of the conservatorship. He is not longer living in her house,

      “I don’t stay here anymore,” he said. “Every now and then, I’ll stay if we have something early in the morning we have to do.”

      As we previously reported, Kevin Federline was recently granted full custody of their 2 boys. Jamie says both Britney and Kevin wanted to avoid going to trial over their custody dispute, and added that in the end it came down to negotiating how much time Britney wanted with their sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James,

      “It made no sense for that trial to proceed so we worked out an agreement,” he said. “The agreement says that on Oct. 1 we’ll probably get another overnight, and that will stay in place until the end of the year or the end of the conservatorship.”

      And how does he feel about Kevin? Jamie said his heart is in the right place,

      “Kevin has a wonderful heart. I don’t agree with giving him more money…. He wants them to raise these kids together. Kevin’s heart is right.”

      Currently, Britney has Sean & Jayden on Monday, Wednesday and an overnight on Friday. As Britney’s conservator, Jamie must accompany every visit. The conservatorship is in place through the end of this year, but Jamie said he’s hoping Britney will reach a place where she no longer needs it,

      “I would hope that it stands until the end of the year, and then we’ll sit back and evaluate where we are at the time, where Britney is at that time.”

      Jamie admits the conservatorship was a major adjustment for Britney, however it has given them a chance to grow together as father and daughter,

      “It’s wonderful. It’s new for both of us. She sometimes calls me 50 times a day and asks me things that light my life up. But, like all daughters, she is very manipulative and cunning. So she gets what she wants a lot.”

      Jamie said he is just a dad, trying to protect his daughter,

      “I do understand that my baby made this monster. But when she was down, people took advantage.”

      Source: Ok!

      Photo: Flynet, June 21

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      Elisabeth Rohm Blogs For Graco

      Actress, Elisabeth Röhm is a new mom to 4-month-old daughter Easton. Elisabeth joins Marcia Cross as a celebrity blogger for Graco where we get an inside look at her life as a new mom.

      On her favorite part about being a Mom: “I have definitely reached a new level of happiness. It’s not that I wasn’t happy before, I just didn’t know I could be this happy all the time. Easton makes me happier than I could have ever imagined was even possible.”

      On her latest wondrous moment with Easton: “Wow- we have continuous wondrous moments with this little one. Easton has the best sense of humor and laughs A LOT. I think she is probably the happiest person I know. Her laugh is wonderful.”

      On her greatest lesson now that she is a Mom: “I hate to sound cliché, but I’ve learned what it means to be selfless. I feel such a sense of satisfaction in taking care of Easton. I never knew how much I would enjoy taking care of someone else all of the time. I truly feel that if something can’t get done [because I have to take care of Easton] than it just won’t get done. She comes first!”

      On any family traditions that she is passing down to Easton: “We’ve started a new family tradition. Ron and I recently purchased a home in another country, a country that has no ties to either Ron’s or my family history. It’s a new place for us to go as a family. Easton will grow up visiting on Christmas or over summers; this will be like the backyard to her childhood. We are creating her memories.”

      On her favorite children’s book:Harold and The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson”

      On her favorite time of the day with Easton: “I love nighttime with Easton. Ron painted her room a beautiful lavender color, it’s extremely peaceful and quiet at night when she is sleepy and ready for me to put her down. I also LOVE when she falls asleep in my arms and wakes up in the same spot. When she wakes up and looks at me it’s like she is thinking “hey, thanks for not putting me down.” She wakes up so happy and relieved to see that she is still in my arms. It’s truly an amazing moment we share each time.”

      On her favorite Graco product: “The SnugRider! The SnugRider has been very convenient for us while traveling. I can have her in her car seat on the plane and then use the stroller frame in the airport- its very easy to travel with. I also love the SnugRider because when Easton falls asleep in the car seat I can just pop her right into the stroller without waking her up – that’s key!”

      Source: Graco Blog

      Photo: Bauer-Griffin

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      Ashlee Simpson & Nicole Richie Are Shoe Addicts

      Ashlee Simpson & Nicole Richie Are Shoe Addicts

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