Snow Fight Club
Hugh Jackman enjoyed a fun snow day with his children in NYC this weekend as they enjoyed a playdate with Cate Blanchett‘s sons Dashiell John, Roman Robert and Ignatius Martin. Hugh‘s kiddies Oscar Maximilian (pictured) and Ava Eliot got into an epic snowball fight with the Blanchett boys which looked so fun that Hugh had to get in on the action as well … behold:
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again … Hugh Jackman looks like an awesome dad. Not only does he like to have fun with his own children but he also likes to have fun with his children’s friends. This snowball fight look like so much fun, especially for Hugh. I’m thinkin’ the best years are yet to come for the Jackman children. With a loving father like this taking care of them, they appear to be the richest kids in the world.
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A Mercy-ful Xmas
On Saturday we saw photos of Guy Ritchie and his sons Rocco John and David Banda as they made their way thru London’s Heathrow Airport. Guy was in NYC last week for the premiere of his film Sherlock Holmes but he was also there to pick up his sons for the holidays. It now appears that Madonna will, too, be spending the holidays in the UK so that Guy can presumably spend time with Chifundo Mercy James as well. Here are pics of Maddy and Mercy as they made their arrival in London earlier today:
While it sucks for the kids that they have to share time with their parents, I’m glad to see that the parents here are working really hard to try and keep the family together, at least for the holidays, as best they can. I can’t see Madonna and Guy sitting across from one another on Xmas day in front of the roaring fireplace but I’m sure they’ll do their best to ensure their kids have the best Xmas possible.
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The Aspen is mightier than the bored
Here are a few cute pics of a heavily bundled up Heidi Klum and hubby Seal as they putzed around Aspen, CO this weekend where the family have temporarily relocated for the holidays. As you can see, Heidi was carrying around her newborn baby girl Lou Suloa in her own little baby parka while Seal got in a bit of snowboarding … behold:
This family is so cute … they always make time for fun family trips like these. They are a very routinized bunch, as well. They like to celebrate the holidays in the same fashion each year and the couple even like to get married over and over again on their anniversaries. It’s hard to believe that any family is perfect … but the Klum-Samuels have got to be the closest thing to perfection, I think. It’s nice to see them lookin’ so happy … here’s hoping they enjoy a very happy, festive and loving first Xmas with their newest addition to the family — Lil’ Miss Lou :)
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Earlier today we saw a cute photo of David Beckham and his sons making their way thru LAX Airport bound for the UK and now we get to see an equally cute pic of daddy Guy Ritchie with his sons — Rocco John and David Banda — as they made their way thru Heathrow Airport in London earlier today:
As you may recall, Guy was in NYC this week for the premiere of his new film Sherlock Holmes but it appears that he was also in town to pick up his sons from their mother Madonna. It’s possible that Maddy will also make her way to the UK with her daughters but methinks that won’t be happening. It’s such a shame that the kids have to divide up their time with their parents in this way now that the couple are divorced but … c’est la vie. Here’s hoping the Ritchie men have themselves a merry little Xmas.
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Makin' Xmas jolly
When last we saw David Beckham in the company of his young sons — Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David — he and the boys were bike riding together along the Pacific Ocean in Venice, CA last weekend. Yesterday, Becks and the boys packed up their shizz and made their way thru LAX Airport bound for the UK where they will be spending the holidays with close family and friends … behold:
Sunglasses, check. Knit cap, check. Stuffed animals, check. Looks like the Beckham men are ready to go. I’m sure mama Victoria Beckham is anxious for her sons to join her in London. Becks, I’m afraid to report, will not be returning to SoCal for some time … he’ll be staying in Europe after the holidays to begin playing again with AC Milan … but first, a British Xmas.
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Shows off twins Marion & Tabitha, talks about her ex-mole
Sarah Jessica Parker, who was promoting her new movie Have You Heard About The Morgans?, was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and in addition to talking about The Morgans, she brought along a new photo of her newborn twins (born of a surrogate mother) Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge giving us our first look at the girls since we first saw them back in July:
Sarah Jessica Parker proudly showed off a photograph of her twin daughters on U.S. TV last night. In the first picture seen of the babies since they were a few days old, the six-month-old siblings Tabitha and Marion look curiously at the camera wearing pink and blue babygrows. Appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman, the Sex And The City star revealed the twins were developing incredibly different personalities. She said: ‘They are about as unidentical as twins can be. They will be six months at the end of this month and they are physically, intellectually, spiritually, geographically, politically, ideologically and religiously as different as two small six-month olds could be.’ Parker, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, admitted their seven-year-old son James Wilkie had adjusted well to the new arrivals. She explained: ‘He’s been very hospitable and he’s amused by them occasionally. He’s annoyed by them sometimes but in fact I thought he’d forgotten about them – his world is pretty much his world which is most important.’ As Parker spoke about the joys of motherhood, she admitted she had been struggling to balance her busy workload with spending time with her twins Since surrogate mother Michelle Ross gave birth to the girls in an Ohio hospital in June, Parker has been splitting her time between her family and filming the Sex And The City sequel in New York and Morocco. In recent weeks, the actress has also been fulfilling heavy promotional duties for her new film Did You Hear About The Morgans? She said: ‘I’m probably faring as well as most working mothers in America and across the globe. Some days are absolutely triumphant. Other days you’ve basically let everybody down and you lie in bed and live in regret and plan the next day. Every day is Groundhog Day basically. I don’t feel like we have taken too much on though, because we always so wanted a larger family. It is such a blessing and we are so lucky and privileged.’ Earlier this month, she admitted she had regrets about taking on such a busy workload. She said: ‘It’s been very different than when James arrived, since our family expanded in an untraditional way. We didn’t plan on having two, but were doubly blessed, and it’s been just wonderful. One would prefer to be held 24 hours a day, and the other is already suffering from type A issues. It’s been amazing but complicated because of my current work schedule, which I have enormous regrets about.’
After the jump, check out a clearer photo of SJP‘s baby twin girls and watch video from her appearance on The Last Show last night wherein she talks about her mole removal … More »
Nicole's mama tags along, too
There are only 10 more shopping days left until Xmas so Nicole Richie gathered up her daughter Harlow Winter and her mother Brenda to do a bit of shopping here in SoCal yesterday. Here are pics of the Richie women shopping up a storm last night:
Harlow is ADORABLE. I cannot believe she is so big already … she reminds me of my beautiful goddaughter Princess Zakiya so much. It wasn’t that long ago that Harlow was but a wee babe, swaddled in her parents loving arms. Now she’s a big girl enjoying shopping trips with her mother and grandmother … where does the time go? I’m sure Xmas will be extra special this year with the littlest addition to the fam, Sparrow James Midnight. I suspect he’ll be tagging along on these shopping excursions soon enough :)
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Going somewhere, Elin?
Elin Nordegren, the embattled wife of Tiger Woods, was spotted out in public for the first time since the Tiger Woods Cheating Scandal broke a couple of weeks ago. Interestingly and very telling, Elin was spotted out and about WITHOUT her wedding ring … HMMMM … might she be telling us something about the state of her commitment to her marriage to Tiger?
The absence of a wedding ring from a scorned wife’s finger usually signifies that she could be on the verge of filing for divorce. And if that was the message Elin Woods was sending her multi-millionaire love cheat husband, he’d better hope he’s got himself a good lawyer. For the first time since her golfer husband Tiger’s numerous affairs came to light, the 29-year-old was snapped near the couple’s Florida mansion minus her gold band and diamond engagement ring. As she stopped at a petrol station near Orlando to fill up her car, the Swedish mother-of-two had no qualms about flashing her bare left hand to the paparazzi. This couldn’t-care-less attitude has fuelled speculation that Elin could be about to dump Woods – who is almost worth $1billion – and file for what would turn out to be one of the most expensive divorces of all time. Some sources claim that she could be in line for as much as $300million (£180million) if she decides to leave him. While her 33-year-old husband remained holed up in their £1.7million mansion, the former swimwear model, accompanied by her mother Barbro Holmberg, left to take her two children, daughter Sam, two, and 10-month-old son Charlie, to a friend’s Christmas party. Reports this week have speculated that Elin is to return home to her native Sweden after she bought a £750,000 six-bedroom farmhouse on the country’s Faglaro Island – reachable only by boat – prompting rumours she could be about to seek solace in her motherland in the New Year.
She looks great … good for her for taking off her ring. Obvs her husband does not hold their marriage vows with any regard, why should she wear the symbol of those vows on her finger? I’m also glad to know that Elin is not letting the stress of everything keep her from enjoying time with her children. I think a birthday party with friends might be the best thing for them right now. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Elin with her kids Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel as they made their way to said birthday party and read a report from TMZ about moving trucks at the Woods manse … More »
No love for Courtney?
Yesterday we learned that Courtney Love was stripped of legal guardianship of her only begotten child, Frances Bean Cobain, but when we first heard of the development no real details as to the “why” were known. Today, People magazine is reporting that the matter of Frances‘s guardianship went before a judge because Frances herself has decided that she wants to live with her grandmother rather than with her mother Courtney Love. Apparently, the judge agreed and granted primary custody to Wendy O’Connor — mother of the late Kurt Cobain:
Courtney Love has lost legal control over her daughter, but it’s not because of a drug relapse as has been speculated, her lawyer tells PEOPLE. “Courtney’s been clean for years and is perfectly fine,” says her attorney Keith A. Fink. “This is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother at this time.” On Friday, a judge appointed Kurt Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor and her daughter Kimberly Cobain as temporary legal guardians over Frances Bean. A hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 10. “Frances is 17 and a strong-willed child, and this is a decision she made on her own,” Fink adds. “No matter what, Courtney loves her daughter more than anything in the world.” This isn’t the first time O’Connor has been named guardian of Frances. In 2003, L.A. County officials removed Frances from her mother following the singer’s arrest for attempting to break into her ex-boyfriend’s home. O’Connor was given legal control over the girl. But Love regained custody in January 2005 after the singer proved to the court that she turned her life around and had kicked her drug habit. Last year, Frances told Harper’s Bazaar that O’Connor, who lives in Olympia, Wash., has been a constant force in her life. “She’s probably the person I respect most out of anybody in the world,” she told the magazine.
HMMMMM … interesting language by Courtney‘s lawyer, don’t you think? I find it very telling that he refers to Frances as a “strong-willed child” which is just nice talk for saying she’s a “brat”. While it remains to be seen if Frances is just being “strong-willed” or if she is just tired of dealing with C. Love’s craziness, it’s very clear that she has the utmost respect and admiration for her grandmother Wendy O’Connor. To be honest, based on Courtney‘s own public ramblings, I highly doubt Frances holds her own mother with the same regard. It occurred to me that a legal matter over guardianship of a 17 year old had to come down to either a matter of very seriousness or a matter of the wishes of the minor in question. Hearing that this change in legal guardianship came from a desire of Frances to live with her grandmother makes TOTAL sense. I wish her well … sounds like a very smart move on her part.
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Life's a beach
After returning home from the UK just a few days ago (and doing a bit of shopping almost upon arrival), David Beckham rounded up his boys — Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz — to go bike riding along the Pacific Ocean in Venice, CA yesterday afternoon … here are a few pics:
If your father’s an international sports star, trying to snatch a moment of quality time together can probably be tricky. So it’s no wonder the Beckham boys looked over the moon to be hanging out with their dad David in the Californian sunshine yesterday. While mum Victoria was making her way back to London from a business trip to Paris, the three brothers made the most of a boys day out with their famous father. The boys – Brooklyn, ten, Romeo, seven and three-year-old Cruz – clad in shorts, t-shirts and tracksuits, went for a bike ride around Venice Beach and made sure their helmets were firmly in place. But while the Beckham’s clearly install a safety-first attitude in their household, it’s a shame David didn’t set a further example by wearing his helmet, preferring a grey beany hat instead. And with any youngster who is still a little unsteady as they get used to two wheels, Cruz managed to crash his bike on the path but shook it off as he stood up laughing. Although David is on loan to Italian football team AC Milan from Californian side LA Galaxy, the family still reside in Beverly Hills. The Beckhams will be jetting back to the UK next week to spend Christmas at their Hertfordshire mansion, and will be joined on Christmas Day by TV chef Gordon Ramsey, his wife Tana and their children. David is due to return to the Serie A club next month, so is no doubt getting in as much time and as many days out with his kids before he jets off to Italy.
As crazy bizzy as Becks is, he always does his best to share as much quality time with his sons as possible. These photos are amazingly cute … enjoy the Beckhams while you still can, SoCal … they’ll be gone all too soon.
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