Topic: Kate Winslet

Defend Your Kid, Get Drunk, Vomit On Host And Other Parenting Tips From ‘Carnage’

Defend Your Kid, Get Drunk, Vomit On Host And Other Parenting Tips From 'Carnage'

Discussing a child’s less than perfect behavior with another parent is perhaps a milestone in motherhood and fatherhood that deserves more credit. Aside from having endured my own childhood in which my family willingly went head to head with other people’s parents, my babysitting years have afforded even more vivid examples about the unwritten etiquette of parenting confrontations. Whether your child has been bullied on the playground, has been the bully on said playground, or even a witness to some inappropriate behavior, approaching the other parent is fundamentally awkward.

But even if your kid hasn’t gone so far as to assault another child, you can probably identify with the delicate and stressful dynamics of the film Carnage. In a plot that is pretty commonplace to a lot of modern parents, power couple played by Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz attend a polite sit down at the home of politically correct hippies played by Jody Foster and John C. Reilly to discuss an “incident.” The power couple’s child, who is a admittedly “a maniac” by his father’s estimation, struck the hippy kid in the face with a stick — and what ensues between the parents is far from model behavior. More »

Emmy-Winner Kate Winslet: ‘You Never Stop Needing Your Mom’

Emmy-Winner Kate Winslet: 'You Never Stop Needing Your Mom'

I’m a total wuss when it comes to acceptance speeches, which is why last night’s Emmys made me cry. Repeatedly.

It all started with The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series. “To my spectacular husband: I love being your good wife,” Margulies said. She then went on to thank him – and their son – for putting up with her long hours and for doing so with such grace. More »

Kate Winslet Breaking The Unsexy Mother Stereotype One Dress At A Time

Kate Winslet Breaking The Unsexy Mother Stereotype One Dress At A Time

“Mother” is often not synonymous with “style” when it comes to our media. Even though there a few Hollywood actresses who are sanctioned as sexy and stylish by the press, the majority of mothers are still regarded as having little to no sex appeal simply because they have children. But mother Kate Winslet rolled up to a recent premiere in Venice looking not only gorgeous, but also incredibly polished.
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Kate Winslet Saves Richard Branson’s Mother From Fire

Kate Winslet Saves Richard Branson's Mother From Fire

When Virgin Group head honcho Richard Branson‘s private Caribbean island home went up in flames on Monday, it was Kate Winslet – a guest of Branson’s – who helped rescue Branson’s elderly mother.

Branson wrote in his blog that a tropical storm hit the island and at 4 a.m. lightning struck the house. “My son Sam and nephew Jack rushed to the house and helped get everyone out,” he explains. “Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90 year old mum out of the main house to safety – she was wondering when a Director was going to shout CUT!” More »

Kate Winslet Cites Her Upbringing In Her Decision To Never Get Cosmetic Surgery

Kate Winslet Cites Her Upbringing In Her Decision To Never Get Cosmetic Surgery

It’s an easy assumption to make that now nearly every actress who graces our screen has been cosmetically altered. With younger and younger performers going under the knife to appear more “perfect,” it makes one wonder when beauty became all about looking flawless. But 35-year-old actress and mother Kate Winslet has publicly vowed to never get work, forming the “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League” as she calls it with friends Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz. More »