Pete Wentz: “Ashlee’s An Awesome Mom”

On April 18, 2013, in Celeb, by ayesha

Posted: April 18, 2013 by Lisa Estall Pete Wentz appeared alongside Camille Grammer on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Monday (April 15) night. The Fall Out Boy bassist shared some kind words on ex-wife Ashlee Simpson

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Pete Wentz appeared alongside Camille Grammer on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Monday (April 15) night. The Fall Out Boy bassist shared some kind words on ex-wife Ashlee Simpson.

He said, “I feel like we both realize that we’re parents and we’re in it for our kid (Bronx). That’s made it really easy. I feel like, as a mom, she’s awesome. She’s an awesome mom and we get along really well when it comes to our kid now.”

US Weekly reports he also complimented Joe Simpson too.

“I think he is a really great grandfather. Really good guy.”

Wentz and Simpson split in 2011. He’s now dating model Meagan Camper. The next day after the intertview – Wentz felt like he had to make something clear to fans.

He tweeted: To clarify I am single as in not married but am in a relationship. Don’t get it twisted…”

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Happy 34th Birthday, Kourtney Kardashian! Check Out The 34 Sexiest Shots Of The Hot Mama

On April 18, 2013, in Article, Celeb, eBooks, Fashion & Lifestyle, Movies, Music, Television, Videos, by nadia

We always knew that Kourtney Kardashian is super hot, but we never really realized how much of a badass she is until this past year. Why, you ask?

Kourtney Kardashian's 34th Birthday

We always knew that Kourtney Kardashian is super hot, but we never really realized how much of a badass she is until this past year. Why, you ask? The fact that she birthed her second child Penelope by pulling it out of the womb herself. Pretty badass.

Oh hey, speaking of asses (zing!) the eldest Kardashian sister stared in a new reality spin-off with her sister Kim called Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (not to be confused with Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, or Kourtney and Kim Take New York). The series featured plenty of new bikinis, and Kim’s adorable kitten named Mercy (RIP *tear*). But on the other hand it did feature Scott Disick dude, but hey, nothing’s perfect!

Between all of the babies, television, tabloid drama and family beefing, it’s been a busy year for Kourtney…but then again we’d expect nothing less from the Kardashians. In honor of the super sexy mama’s 34th birthday today, we’ve assembled her 34 sexiest photos of all time. Head up to the gallery above and enjoy!

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Laura Dern: “As Children We Desperately Need Our Parents To Be Sane & Safe.”

On April 18, 2013, in Celeb, by ayesha

Laura Dern has directed one of the five shorts in the Lifetime & Sony Picture Television’s anthology film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film. Titled Grace – the film stars Sarah Hyland, Melissa Leo, Temple Grandin, and Aimee Teegarden. The story explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition

The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica

Laura Dern has directed one of the five shorts in the Lifetime & Sony Picture Television’s anthology film Call Me Crazy: A Five Film. Titled Grace – the film stars Sarah Hyland, Melissa Leo, Temple Grandin, and Aimee Teegarden.

The story explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition. Celebrity Baby Scoop recently took part in a conversation with Dern on the making of the movie.

On her hopes for the viewers watching the complex mother/daughter relationship with the added weight of a disorder:

Laura: For women, my greatest hope from the series is not that a disorder is necessarily recognized or empathized with. Rather, I hope that when something doesn’t feel right or look right, we speak about it. Tragically, 8-year-olds are put in that position. My hope is that even they will have the foresight and the intuition to say, “Mom, you seem sad all the time.” They could have a mother with bipolar disorder, a mother who’s an alcoholic, or a mother who’s had post-partum depression without realizing it. They could also have a mother who’s going through a divorce and doesn’t realize that she’s clinically depressed at this moment and may not be in six months. I empathize so much with that feeling of being an only child raised by a single mom, because you went through all of it together – the ups, downs, divorce, losing jobs, getting jobs, her being in love, and her being heartbroken. You’re the person there witnessing it all.

For that mother/daughter relationship, I wish that these pieces are a reminder that we are unafraid to admit what we’re feeling, because it isn’t a failure. In fact, it might be a disease where there is help for us, or it may just be pain and we need someone to talk to, a group to talk to, or a program to go to. My greatest hope is that it opens dialog.

I have a very dear friend who went through a very difficult post-partum depression and thought she was bipolar because she was so confused. She didn’t know what it was and wasn’t aware that she had this horrific hormonal shift and really needed support. The hope is that this film opens the story for all of us so we can talk together and support each other.

On whether she was ever like the daughter, Grace, as a child and thought that her colorful, outspoken mother was dull like everyone else’s:

Laura: Absolutely. There’s nobody else to check in with in childhood, and I think that as children, we desperately need our parents to be sane and safe. This makes us justify behavior all the time. My good fortune was having endearing and complicated actors. In the case of many friends with addiction and mental illness in the home, they justify that the behavior is normal and appropriate, because people don’t want to think of their parent as crazy. I think we can all empathize with craze even if it’s in subtler degrees.

On what she found challenging about directing this type of film:

Laura: One thing that comes to mind first is that it was the first one we made and we had an extreme time constraint. We had very little time for pre-production, rewrites, casting, or any of the things you’d like to have time for, whether you’re making a short or a full-length feature. Getting your crew and cast together and doing a rewrite takes the same amount of time, so that was daunting.

The biggest challenge was really trying to be true and honor with empathy the extraordinary challenge of living with bipolar disorder. Oddly enough, I originally thought directing would be the hardest challenge, but it seemed to be the easiest of the challenges once we were there and making it. Everything seemed to flow. The hardest work was getting it ready as quickly as possible and making sure that it contained a real acknowledgement and compassion toward the illness.

On what inspired her to direct the film:

Laura: I’ve always been interested in directing. I directed a short in my late 20s, and I loved the experience and later pursued a few pieces of material in terms of doing a feature. It wasn’t in the back of my mind to do another short, although having the experience obviously would only prepare me all the more.

I was in the middle of working on a pet project/passion project at the same time, so ordinarily, I probably wouldn’t have jumped on it. However, I love Jen Aniston and I am blessed to say that she is a dear friend. That was number one.  It was very sweet and exciting to get to collaborate with her.

In particular, I find bipolar disorder very elusive and far more common than I ever realized. I have met people who struggle with it and I feel immense shame about why their life works in such a complicated way, without recognition that there is a disorder. I felt drawn to participating and exploring the subject matter, because there is a stigma that comes with it like no other. It may be equal for men and women, but I think women in particular often get called difficult, reactive, or crazy, and this can make them shut down and move away from getting help.

It’s amazing how many people I know are very comfortable saying that they’re an alcoholic, whereas, I know very few people who are comfortable saying that they have a mental illness. I know a few people who do and it is not something that they speak about openly. That’s tragic. If this project helps create room for people to be true to who they are and what their struggle is so they can ask for help and get support, wouldn’t that be magical?

On casting Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland as Grace:

Laura: I was really hopeful. I think that her instincts are really subtle and really pure…I think that’s why she is so funny on Modern Family. Her humor sort of consists of just being an idiot at times, but not playing it. That’s what so adorable and infectious about her. To make this piece work, we needed someone we really loved who was delightful as well as honest, and I had seen some footage of her doing more dramatic work. I just felt like she was a wonderful actor, and the hope that is a wonderful actor can do anything.

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film – which has Jennifer Aniston as one of the Executive Producers – also stars Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow, Sofia Vassilieva, Ernie Hudson, Jason Ritter, Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Melanie Griffith and Chelsea Handler.

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