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Grammy Award-winning singer Alanis Morissette shared a stunning underwater baby bump photo via Instagram Tuesday. “You have to be extra gentle around ladies because they are the most helpful people in the world ’cause they make persons,” reads the quote from her 5½-year-old son Ever.Read More
On their last night in Paris, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, and her daughter Ava enjoy dinner at Andre Allard then head out to watch the Bastille Day fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Jake even puts Ava on his shoulders so she can get a better view. Very sweet!
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Newlyweds Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes-Hawke walk their dog through the West Village in NYC.
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While speaking about his film, Gone Baby Gone, back in May, which he directed, produced and co-wrote, Ben Affleck might have accidentally announced that he and Jennifer Garner are expecting their second child,
On if he’d like to work with Jennifer in the future: [I’d] “love” [to] “if she would work with me, but she might just want to work with a real director. And we’re going to have another baby soon now that we’ve figured out how to do it. We want lots of kids.”
We hope it’s true – we can’t wait for another Violet!!
Photo: FAME, July 11
See who this adorable little girl belongs to – lilSugar
Heidi Klum’s Legs Are Insured For $2.2 Million – Daily Stab
Jennifer Aniston Hopes The Twin Messiahs Are Beautiful – Dlisted
David Beckham says his family is not leaving L.A. – Celebitchy
Samantha Blows Lindsay A Kiss – popbytes
Wyclef Jean Wants To Babysit Brad & Angelina’s Twins – Just Jared
It’s been reported that Nicole and Keith won’t be selling pictures of Baby Sunday – they will instead be releasing photos of her.
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As we just reported, Amanda Peet was recently interviewed for Cookie Magazine where she voiced her strong opinions on the topic of infant vaccinations. She’s since issued an apology for her specific statement: “parents who don’t vaccinate their children are parasites.” She does not apologize, however, for her stance on the issue and goes on to provide some very interesting points on the highly debated topic.
“Dear Concerned Parents and Friends,
I wanted to address my comment in Cookie magazine that “parents who don’t vaccinate their children are parasites.” I believe in my heart that my use of the word “parasites” was mean and divisive; I completely understand why it offended some parents, and in particular, parents of children with autism who feel that vaccines caused their illness. For this I am truly sorry. Since my mom has Parkinson’s Disease, I know what it feels like to want a concrete cause, and a concrete cure, as soon as possible.
However, I still believe that the decision not to vaccinate our children bodes for a dangerous future. Vast reductions in immunization will lead to a resurgence of deadly viruses. This is as indisputable as global warming. I know a lot of parents who secretly use as a justification, “Well, enough other people are vaccinating, so therefore, we don’t have to.”
In this era of cynicism, it’s hard to believe that any corporation, medical or otherwise, has our best interests at heart. But it’s irresponsible to suggest that virtually the entire medical community, and the CDC, and the American Academy of Pediatrics are behind a massive cover-up about vaccine safety. Fourteen studies have been conducted (both here in the US and abroad), and these tests are reproducible; no matter where they are administered, or who is funding them, the conclusion is the same: there is no association between autism and vaccines. How many more studies do we need to conduct on vaccines, before we start re-channeling our efforts and money towards research on autism?
The real question is why the media and journalists are still presenting vaccine safety as a controversy. There are a few fringe medical groups and parent advocacy groups who claim that vaccines cause autism, or that they have too many “toxins,” or “viral challenges” for our tiny babies’ bodies to handle. In fact, although there are many more vaccine doses given today, the entire vaccine schedule contains far fewer antigens—components of viruses or bacteria—than vaccines of the past. (In other words, it’s more shots, but less vaccine.) Why doesn’t anyone talk about this? There are still fringe scientists who claim that HIV is a government conspiracy, but these people do not get a lot of media coverage, as it’s accepted that this theory has no medical/biological plausibility.
My concern is for our children and their futures. In the fifties, vaccines were recognized as life-saving. My mom had polio and was quarantined when she was 6 years old. It’s so hard to appreciate vaccines now that so few children are dying from preventable diseases today, but that could all change if we’re not vigilant. There are currently multiple measles outbreaks in the United States. Hopefully children do not have to die before people start to realize the cost of withholding vaccines.
My best wishes to you and your families,
Amanda (and Frankie)”
I feel her apology was sincere and her points were excellent. What do you think?