The Kid-Dish: Elizabeth Banks’ Surrogacy, Gwyneth’s new BFF

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

– Elizabeth Banks, who converted to Judaism prior to her marriage, opens up to Lucky about her experience of using a surrogate to have a baby (Felix, now 9-months.) Banks states that the surrogate mother is still in their lives, “like an auntie.” (Lucky)

The Broderick boys were out and about and bundled in New York City this week. This clan is just like the postman–through rain, sleet, or snow, they’re always out walking. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– A whole week later and Rachel Zoe is still vacationing in St. Barth’s with Skyler and crew. The “holidays” are over, Zoe! If we have to be back at work, so should you. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– Jewish mom Gwyneth Paltrow rang in the new year in Abu Dhabi with, of all people, Courtney Love. Apparently she was doling out some pretty good advice, spurring a Love love-fest on Twitter. (Famecrawler)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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