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Aug 7 2014

Watch Maggie Gyllenhaal Learn Her REAL Hebrew Name

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Maggie Gyllenhaal just learned her own name–and it’s super-Jewish.

On “Live with Kelly & Michael,” Maggie revealed that she had no idea her given name was not actually Maggie until she decided to take husband Peter Sarsgaard’s last name in addition to her own. Her parents rummaged around for a birth certificate and found that–surprise!–Maggie is, in fact, short for Margalit.

According to Kveller’s Jewish name bank, Margalit is Hebrew for pearl. How pretty!

WATCH Margalit explain the whole name snafu to Kelly Ripa:

We still love you, Margalit, or whatever your name is….

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Dec 12 2012

The Kid-Dish: Busy Philipps Busy Making Latkes

By at 2:17 pm

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– Married-to-a-Jew Busy Philipps tweeted this week about making latkes for her 4-year-old daughter Birdie, saying, “Like the good shiksa mom I am, making latkes for my kid’s school Chanukah party.” And she also recently revealed she’s preggo with #2! (Twitter)

– Drew Barrymore finally opened up and gave an interview about her new life as a mom to 9-week-old Olive. She sounds pretty blissfully happy. (People)

– Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saragaard’s daughter Ramona, 6, was escorted to school by her dad. Love Ramona’s skirt in this pic, but have serious concerns about Peter’s weird early 90s shirt. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn, 2, took their dog Cookie for a walk in Tribeca. I would mock Bethenny’s Hello Kitty pajama pants, but frankly, I’ve walked my dog in much worse. (Celebrity Baby Scoop).

Oct 3 2012

The Kid-Dish: Gwyneth Paltrow Only Allows Her Children to Watch TV in Spanish or French

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

-Tori Spelling is recovering from emergency surgery following the birth of her fourth child, which leaves husband Dean McDermott on daddy duty. He toted three out of four kids to the premiere of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

-Celebrity moms are already on the prowl for the social event of the year: Halloween. While co-hosting Anderson Cooper live, Bethenny Frankel  admitted to having already purchased four costumes for her 2-year-old Bryn. (US Weekly)

-Maggie Gllenhaal talked motherhood on the Today show. She shared, “There’s this whole spectrum of feelings that I just didn’t have until I had my girls.” (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

-Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealed that she won’t allow her children to watch television, unless of course the programming is in Spanish or French. (Mail Online)

-Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted around town earlier this week with her twins Marion and Tabitha, their nanny and appropriately matching strollers. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Aug 22 2012

The Kid-Dish: Natalie Portman Bares All

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– Whoa mama. Natalie Portman bares all in a new Dior ad for Rouge Dior Nude Lipcolor. Get it? Nude? Yeah. She looks good. (People)

– It’s sad that this has to be a headline, but “Pregnant Tori Spelling Goes MakeupLess.” And, guess what? She looks like a normal human being. You can also see her riding a little mini scooter here. Enjoy. (Celeb Baby Laundry)

– Maggie Gyllenhaal weighs in on the mommy wars in the latest issue of Parent & Child, saying she’s way less judgmental now that she has kids of her own. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Gwyneth Paltrow is “so past” diapers (even though just weeks ago she was wanting super cool ones). That means it’s most likely going to be Apple and Moses from here on out. Sorry, those of you waiting for the next hot fruit to name your baby. (Famecrawler)

Aug 1 2012

The Kid-Dish: Tori Spelling & Lisa Loeb are Cartoon Princesses

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein was spotted with his son Frisco Jones at a Hampton’s event where $100,000 worth of video and arcade games were set up for kids to enjoy. Jealous. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Tori Spelling AND Lisa Loeb are lending their voices to the Disney Channel cartoon, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. They will be the voices of two damsels in distress, Pirate Princess and Princess Winger. Cue the Jewish princesses/why do girls need saving anyway upheaval! (People)

– Maggie Gyllenhaal brought the girls Ramona, 5 years old, and baby Gloria Ray to the set of Very Good Girls, a film starring their dad, Peter Sarsgaard. (Famecrawler)

– It was Selma Blair’s son Arthur’s first birthday, and he looks mildly terrified of his mini Elmo cake. (LilSugar)

May 23 2012

The Kid-Dish: Zuckerberg’s Intermarriage, Gyllenhaal’s Hippie Seders

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– Billionaire babies may be in the future for Mark Zuckerberg, who surprised the world–and also maybe his family–with getting married the day after Facebook went public. The Sisterhood notes the other surprise: nobody’s really talking about the fact that it’s an intermarriage. (Forward)

– Also from the Forward, an interview with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in the upcoming movie Hysteria (a comedy about the birth of the vibrator in Victorian England!). Gyllenhaal talks about growing up with hippie seders and ordering food from Russ & Daughters on Christmas. (Forward)

Apple and Moses Martin are now officially cooler than me because they went to a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert in London and Apple, 8 years old, even has pink hair. I will deduct two cool points for showing up with their mom, though. I mean, lame, right? (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Alicia Silverstone is back in the news, though this time it’s a lot less controversial: she has developed her own line of eco-friendly makeup and skincare products. From her video interview on Juice Beauty: “I don’t want it to hurt the planet, and I don’t want it to hurt animals. But then I want it to be amazing! And delicious!” (LilSugar)

May 9 2012

The Kid-Dish: Scary Skinny Rachel Zoe, Very Pregnant Alyson Hannigan

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

Alyson Hannigan, who’s due for baby #2 next month, tweets, “Congrats to Jessica Simpson! Does this mean I now have the biggest baby bump in Hollywood?” (Huffington Post)

– I am TERRIFIED of this picture of Rachel Zoe at the Met Gala. It is actually very, very worrisome. (NY Magazine)

Isla Fisher was spotted with 1.5-year-old Elula in a Central Park playground. While Sacha Baron Cohen wasn’t with them, Isla was wearing a t-shirt with a picture of his latest character, The Dictator. That is some quality marketing. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard were out walking in the New York City rain with newborn Gloria in a baby Bjorn. How cute. (Famecrawler)

May 2 2012

The Kid-Dish: Peaches Geldof is Not the Weirdest Name Here

By at 3:49 pm

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– Ok, here we go: Do you know who Peaches Geldof is? She is the daughter of UK musician Sir Bob Geldof/model/socialite who is engaged to Thomas Cohen, Jewish lead singer of the band S.C.U.M. And the two just had a baby boy. And they named him Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen. And Sir Bob Geldof doesn’t like this name, even though his children are named Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, Little Pixie, and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence-Geldof. But why did Peaches go with Astala? “I wanted a Jewish name because my fiance is a Jew and the name is the male version of Esther.” Right! (Daily Mail)

- Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard gave birth to their second daughter, Gloria Ray, on April 19th. The new addition joins 5-year-old sister Ramona in the cutest-named family club. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Sara Gilbert was spotted shopping at Target with her 4-year-old daughter Sawyer last week. I can’t tell exactly what she’s buying, but I think it might be underwear. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

- Sarah Michelle Gellar is expecting a second child with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. The couple have a 2 1/2-year-old daughter Charlotte Grace. (People)

Apr 11 2012

The Kid-Dish: Alicia Responds to Mouth Feeding Uproar

By at 2:11 pm

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

Alicia Silverstone responds to the uproar surrounding the video she posted of herself feeding her son Bear mouth-to-mouth. “People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands of years. It’s a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher.” Clueless reference for the win! (Celeb Baby Laundry)

On her blog, Tori Spelling poses the important question: At what age is it appropriate to start talking to your kids about religion? Spelling writes: “This morning I walked into the kids’ room and I heard Liam and Stella talking to each other. Liam said to Stella “you’re a Jewish” and Stella said, “No Liam, you’re a Jewish.” I must admit, that’s pretty cute. (ediTORIal)

Maggie Gyllenhaal was spotted with her mother, her husband Peter Sarsgaard, and their 5-year-old daughter Ramona walking through the streets of Brooklyn on Sunday. The article headline reads “Easter Fun in Brooklyn,” but I’m pretty sure they meant to say Passover Fun. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Best known as a thriller writer and host of the TV show “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded,” Brad Meltzer has also written two books just for his kids: Heroes For My Son, and the forthcoming Heroes For My Daughter. On LilSugar, he talks about just who these heroes are, including Amelia Earhart, Lucille Ball and Judy Blume. (LilSugar)

Mar 28 2012

The Kid-Dish: Alicia Feeds Bear Like a Bird

By at 11:54 am

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

Alicia Silverstone: She wears a sling, she breastfeeds in public, and she feeds 10-month-old Bear Blue… mouth to mouth. Like a bird. Also, this pair has some sophisticated tastes: “I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite…and mine.” (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Tori Spelling is pregnant again. That’s pretty fast action for someone who just gave birth to her third child, Hattie, only five months ago. But it does make sense. Four is the new three, after all. (ediTORIal)

– Nothing looks too out of the ordinary with this picture of Rachel Zoe and the forever-sweater-wearing Skyler, until you read the description beneath it in which we learn that for Skyler’s 1st birthday, he was given a “a personalized child-size wooden boat as a gift.” (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– And in one of my favorite headlines of the week, “Maggie Gyllenhaal Shows Off Her Baby Bump & Her Birkenstocks.” (Famecrawler)


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