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Rosie O'Donnell Rocked By Adoption Scandal, But Quietly Treads On

June 16th, 2015 8:55pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell Photo
Life for Rosie O’Donnell has been rather eventful ever since she departed the View: she filed to divorce her wife, Michelle Rounds, became entangled in a nasty custody battle over their adopted daughter, Dakota, and is accused of canceling a second adoption when she learned the unborn baby would be a special needs child.

In the midst of all the stinging headlines, Rosie appears to be taking one day at a time and enjoying the company of her daughter. Live Action News, a pro-life activist site, delivered a voracious attack against O’Donnell in wake of the alleged adoption scandal.

“There’s ...
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Kate Mulgrew Reveals Search For Her Daughter

April 17th, 2015 11:45am EDT
'Orange Is The New Black' Star Kate Mulgrew Reveals She Gave Chi
Actress Kate Mulgrew is most well-known today for her performance as Red on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. But the actress has had a long career in Hollywood dating back to her time on Star Trek: Voyager.

Now, the 59-year old star is opening up about her life in a new autobiography called "Born With Teeth". The book reveals details on Mulgrew's journey to locate a daughter she gave up for adoption four decades ago.

According to the book, Mulgrew gave birth to the baby in 1977, but barely got to look at her daughter before she was whisked away. Both Mulgrew and her mother agreed at the...
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Cate Blanchett Gets The Daughter She Always Wanted

March 6th, 2015 11:31am EST
Cate Blanchett Adopts A Baby Girl
Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have adopted a baby girl. The couple reportedly named their daughter Vivienne.

Blanchett's rep confirmed the news to The Australian Women's Weekly publication.

The actress was recently spotted at the Sydney International Airport holding the baby. An Australian Twitter user called Gob Smacked posted an image of Blanchett and her new little one at the airport:

Cate Blanchett and baby. At Sydney airport today. #Cinderella pic.twitter.com/hffmS04tjD

— Gob Smacked (@SmackedGob) March 4, 2015

Blanchett, 45, and her husband have three sons -- Da...
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Sean Penn Takes Steps To Adopt Charlize Theron's Son

January 23rd, 2015 4:25pm EST
Sean Penn Is Adopting Charlize Theron's Son
Sean Penn is adopting his girlfriend/rumored fiancee Charlize Theron's son.

According to People.com, Penn filed paperwork to begin the process of becoming Jackson's legal father. Theron adopted the little boy when he was four months old in 2012. She was a single mom.

Penn and his ex-wife Robin Wright have two adult children -- Dylan, 23, and Hopper, 21.

Penn, 54, and Theron, 39, have been dating since 2013 and are reportedly engaged.

The couple is working together on upcoming film "The Last Face." Penn is directing and Theron stars as the head of an international aid agency who has to...
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15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted

October 20th, 2014 11:15am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted
Kristen Chenoweth was adopted by a family in Oklahoma when she was five days old.

The singer/actress is a strong advocate for adoption and told Pop Tarts in 2010: “It always goes back to my parents who adopted me, who gave me unconditional love and self-esteem. I don’t think I’d be where I am without them.”

She also told Yahoo! Music: "I feel a lot of love from my mom and dad who adopted me. Maybe I would have had a very different life had I not been adopted but my parents have really helped shape who I am. I do things sometimes they don't agree with, but I'm their kid and they love me. I...
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'Captain America:The Winter Soldier' - This Super Hero Movie Soars

April 5th, 2014 6:06am EDT
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Next to 'The Avengers,' this is my favorite super-hero movie. I absolutely loved every second of 'Captain American:The Winter Soldier.' Without wanting to give away too much of the plot, here are some of the broad strokes.

The film, brilliantly directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (Emmy-winning directors for 'Arrested Development'), opens with Steve Rogers, aka, Captain America (Chris Evans) living in Washington D.C. two years after being defrosted.

He is still working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and is struggling to fit into the modern world. In a really funny scene, we see Rogers jogging, sp...
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LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About Her Conception Fears

May 29th, 2013 7:44pm EDT
Leann Rimes
LeAnn Rimes is examining her family planning options with husband Eddie Cibrian because she worries she will have trouble conceiving, like her mother.

The country singer is already a stepmom to Cibrian's two sons with ex-wife Brandi Glanville, however Rimes is hoping to have children of her own.

She tells People.com, "Whenever I talk about kids, I'm like, 'Let's have one!' I have a lot of work to do now but I'm totally ready if it happens."

Nevertheless, the 30 year old admits she might have to turn to adoption or rely on a surrogate to become a mom, explaining, "It took my mom 12 yea...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Praises Met Ball Days After Bashing It

May 17th, 2013 8:07pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has done a 180 on her comments about the Costume Institute Gala in New York.

After the event last week, where dozens of stars tried on their best punk looks, the decidedly un-punk Paltrow later called the even "un-fun" and "too crowded." She later said she probably wouldn't be back the following year.

Paltrow also called the stars in costume "a bit old to be trying to dress punk" in a radio interview. However, she is now praising the event on her website Goop.com.

She writes, "The Met Ball, at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is always the year's most elaborate display o...
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Celebrity Moms With The Biggest Broods

May 12th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Angelina Jolie
When you’re a celebrity mama, raising one kid can be a handful, not to mention a whole brood. Some famous moms have seemingly managed to do it all – balance superstardom with an image of perfection all while keeping a big family healthy and happy. In honor of Mothers’ Day, let’s take a look at five celebrity moms with the biggest batch of kids to keep them company off set.

Angelina Jolie

Is there any family as famous as the Jolie-Pitt brood? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made many a headline for their ever-growing, beautiful family, composed of both adopted and biological children. Th...
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Nia Vardalos Talks About Her Struggle To Become A Mom

April 19th, 2013 9:36pm EDT
Nia Vardalos
My Big Fat Greek Wedding star Nia Vardalos underwent 13 failed attempts at in vitro fertilization (IVF) in a desperate bid to become a mother before realizing she would never be able to conceive a child. The actress went through years of secret injections and treatments as she attempted to become pregnant.

She tells Access Hollywood, "During my process of trying to be a mom I rarely talked about it, I kept it inside. I had a feeling of shame that is inexplicable to me now.

"I was actually at a Golden Globes party and I had just met Barbra Streisand and (my husband) Ian (Gomez) gave me t...
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