The Kid-Dish: Hairspray Star Shops for Preschools, Helena Bonham Carter Studies for Motherhood

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

– Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray star and current co-host of The Talk, blogs about scouting preschools for two-year-old Zev in LA. Her plan to play the role of a “well-put together mom” backfires, resulting in blackberry fights and unnecessary lip gloss. Marissa, who has beaten cervical cancer, has also announced she would like a second surrogate child to add to the family. (People)

– Helena Bonham Carter, who comes from a long line of Jewish grandparents with complicated names, is taking parenting classes to become a better mom. The actress claims “no one taught me what to do,” so I guess heading to school is the only obvious route. Her 7-year-old Billy might be too far gone, but Nell, 2, still has a fighting chance with a better-educated mommy. (Babyrazzi)

David Arquette, who recently separated from wife Courtney Cox, has said that 6-year-old Coco is “the most positive thing in my life.” It’s hard not to feel bad for the guy–he’s split from his wife of eleven years, and he’s stuck with a daughter whose name is solely an homage to her mom’s first and last name. Talk about rubbing it in. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– And for those following the epic is-she/isn’t-she drama of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s pregnancy, wonder no more. Zoe has confirmed, twitterly, that she is indeed pregnant. Right before the announcement, she tweeted that, “an outfit w/o jewels is no outfit at all,” so I’m pretty pumped to see what that baby will be swaddled in.

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