Topic: tabloid culture

Amazingly Brave Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Post-Baby Body And All Is Right With The World

Amazingly Brave Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Post-Baby Body And All Is Right With The World

I don’t know how women who have babies and who haven’t lost over 50 pounds can be mothers. I don’t get it. Without this weight loss she would be basically worthless as a mother and a human. Everyone knows that moms who gain 50 pounds during their pregnancy and don’t lose it are basically incapable of caring for their newborns, chaining a diaper, feeding them, even singing them a lullaby. More »

No, Wearing A Bikini While Pregnant Doesn’t Make You ‘Brave’ – No Matter What the Media Says

No, Wearing A Bikini While Pregnant Doesn't Make You 'Brave' - No Matter What the Media Says

Somebody get this woman a medal of honor or name a street after her. She dared to be photographed wearing a bikini. WHILE PREGNANT. How terribly, terribly brave. Are you readers doing okay? Or are you sobbing hysterically into a Kleenex because you can’t fathom the courage and bravery it took a very attractive actress who makes her living being attractive to be photographed while pregnant wearing a bikini? Will you be okay? More »

I Really Wish Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Would Just Get Married Already

I Really Wish Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Would Just Get Married Already

Guess what Angelina Jolie was doing last week? She spent four days meeting with victims of sexual violence at a rescue camp in the Congo. It is an admirable piece of outreach from an amazing humanitarian. Guess what all of the headlines about Angeline Jolie have been this week? Hint: They’ve had nothing to do with the Congo. It’s been focused on a simple gold band on her ring finger. More »

Suri Cruise Could Maybe, Kinda, Sorta Get The Little Sibling She’s Always Dreamed Of

Suri Cruise Could Maybe, Kinda, Sorta Get The Little Sibling She's Always Dreamed Of

Back when Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were happily married, I remember a huge fuss being made about the possibility of a sibling for little Suri. In fact, I remember mommy outrage because Holmes dared to suggest that she would have another child partially because Suri would really like a brother or sister. Well, the rumors are back that Suri might finally get the sibling she desires. More »

Jessica Simpson Shows Exactly What ‘Celeb Mom Child Exploitation’ Means With New Video Of Baby Maxwell

Jessica Simpson Shows Exactly What 'Celeb Mom Child Exploitation' Means With New Video Of Baby Maxwell

Just yesterday I was trying to explain the difference between my own job, where I sometimes use stories about my daughter to discuss parenting, and celebrities who turn parenthood into a paycheck. These celebs seem to exploit their pregnancies and children to generate good press or sell the public some new product. And celeb mom extraordinaire Jessica Simpson just perfectly illustrated the type of child exploitation I’m taking about! More »

My Mommy Blogging Is Not The Same As The Celebrity Child Exploitation Business

My Mommy Blogging Is Not The Same As The Celebrity Child Exploitation Business

At least once a week, I get the opportunity to write a snarky blog post about a celebrity mom who uses her birth announcement to promote her new shoe line or a former boy band dad plastering his child’s face on a collection of lullabies he’s shilling. Sometimes, I refer to these bits of celeb parent branding as a form of exploitation, because moms and dads are using their children to further their career and market their business. Invariably, someone in the comments well say, “You write mommy blogs. You do the same thing.” And here’s how I would like to respond to those comments. More »

Shakira Shares Her New Baby’s Picture For A Good Cause, Puts Other Infant-Exploiting Celebs To Shame

Shakira Shares Her New Baby's Picture For A Good Cause, Puts Other Infant-Exploiting Celebs To Shame

I’ve always been a little grossed out by the idea of shopping your infant’s picture to the highest bidding celebrity tabloid shortly after the child’s birth. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t need to see anyone’s six-day-old baby trotted out like a show pony so mom and dad can get a nice big paycheck. And that’s the Shakira baby pictures of little baby Milan, and the charity these photos are going to support, makes me smile so much. More »