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Nia Vardalos Talks About Her Struggle To Become A Mom

4/19/2013 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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Tasha de Vasconcelos Calls For Halt On Celebrity Adoptions

2/9/2013 8:20am EST
Tasha de Vasconcelos
Model/actress Tasha de Vasconcelos has urged celebrities not to follow Madonna and Angelina Jolie by adopting babies from Africa.

Madonna hit headlines in 2006 when she applied to adopt David Banda from an orphanage in Malawi, and she eventually welcomed the child into her family two years later.

Changeling star Jolie adopted her daughter Zahara in Ethiopia in 2005 - and has also taken in kids from Cambodia and Vietnam - but Africa-born de Vasconcelos has called for a halt on celebrity adoptions, insisting young children should not be taken from their native country and thrust into a Ho...
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'True Blood's' Denis O'Hare To Adopt Foster Son

9/24/2012 3:27pm EDT
Denis O'Hare
True Blood star Denis O'Hare and his husband are planning to adopt their foster son.

The actor married Hugo Redwood last summer, and the couple has been acting as parents to a 17-month-old boy since the tot was two weeks old.

Now, O'Hare and his partner are close to adopting the infant.

The star tells E! News they are working to gain full legal guardianship of their foster son.

O'Hare's baby news comes just weeks after his co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer became parents to twins.
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Holly Madison To Adopt A Baby

7/26/2012 7:23pm EDT
Holly Madison
Playboy model-turned-reality star Holly Madison is set to become a first-time mom.

Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend, who is currently dating event planner Pasquale Rotella, has filed adoption papers and is due to welcome a child from Africa or South Korea in the coming months.

She tells In Touch magazine, "I've started the adoption process. I really want to be a mommy."

And while the blonde beauty, who stars in popular Las Vegas act Peepshow, hasn't ruled out having a baby of her own in the future, she does not want to sacrifice her career just yet.

She adds, "I love performing in the theate...
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Jennifer Aspen Welcomes Baby Girl

7/11/2012 2:50pm EDT
Jennifer Aspen
Actress Jennifer Aspen has become a first-time mom.

The former Party of Five star and her actor husband David O'Donnell have adopted a baby girl, named Charlotte Sofia. The tot was born on June 10th, according to People.com.

A statement from the couple reads: "She takes our breath away and charms everyone who meets her. We have been waiting for her for a long time. We are so ecstatic she came to us."

"People say to us, 'How nice of you to adopt and help a child in need.' And we say, 'No, you've got that backward. We needed her.' We call her Jackpot Baby, she is everything you could ev...
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Spotted: Celebrity Trainer Jillian Michaels With Her Son & Daughter

6/11/2012 1:03pm EDT
Jillian Michaels
Personal trainer Jillian Michaels seems to be adjusting to motherhood quite easily. We spotted the former "Biggest Loser" trainer and her partner Heidi Rhoades in Malibu, Calif., over the weekend with their two new additions to their family.

The couple pushed their kids in a stroller, and Jillian played with her daughter on the swings at a park.

Jillian and Heid's family grew quickly. Heidi gave birth to son Phoenix on May 3, and the couple welcomed 2-year-old daughter Lukensia from Haiti two weeks later.

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Sarah Silverman Fears Passing On Her Depression To Biological Children

6/2/2012 4:00pm EDT
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman has no plans to give birth because she doesn't want to risk passing on her depression to a son or daughter.

The 41-year-old star admits her gynecologist has suggested she freeze her eggs, but Silverman insists she has no plans to become a mom, unless she adopts.

On TV show "The Conversation with Amanda DeCadenet" on Thursday, she explained, "I don't want kids. I'd love to adopt someday and I have a lot of adoption in my family... I know that I have this depression and that it's in my family. Every family has their stuff but, for me, I just don't feel strong enough to see t...
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Comanche Nation Officially Adopts Johnny Depp

5/22/2012 2:30pm EDT
The Lone Ranger
Actor Johnny Depp has been formally inducted into the Comanche Nation as the newest member of the Native American tribe.

The Dark Shadows star has touted his unique ancestry over the last several years, recently revealing his great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian.

And now, as Depp portrays Comanche Nation fictional character Tonto in a movie reboot of classic western TV series The Lone Ranger, organization officials have invited the actor to embrace his family history and become an official member of the tribe.

LaDonna Harris, the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, says,...
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Jennifer Lopez Considered Adoption After Making The Movie 'What To Expect When You're Expecting'

5/16/2012 11:18am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
The new romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting tells several interweaving stories of mothers to be. Jennifer Lopez plays a woman in the process of adopting an Ethiopian baby. Though Lopez gave birth to twins herself, she said the film made her consider adoption.

“It’s funny because before the movie, I never really thought about adoption at all,” Lopez said. “I just always wanted to have my own baby and I was so focused on that, it took me awhile to have my own. But after the film and during the making of the film when I held those two little Ethiopian twins, I fell in love i...
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Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie Voted Sweetest & Spiciest Celeb Moms In Mother’s Day Survey

5/13/2012 12:56pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Mothers are generally regarded as sweet, but some even have a spicier side, too!

Good Earth Tea, maker of the unique “Original Sweet & Spicy” herbal tea blend, set out to find out all about these two mom types through their first ever Sweet & Spicy Mother’s Day survey.

The results?

Sandra Bullock was the clear choice for “Sweetest Celebrity Mom,” with more than 33% of the vote.

The title of “Spiciest Celebrity Mom” was a tight race, with Angelina Jolie nabbing 22.3% of the vote over Sophia Vergara (21.9%) and Joan Rivers (21.4%)!

Do you agree with the results? Which Hollywood moms wou...
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