Adoptions

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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Tasha de Vasconcelos Calls For Halt On Celebrity Adoptions

February 9th, 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

September 24th, 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

July 26th, 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

July 11th, 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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