It's been a monumental year for writer, comedian, and director Jordan Peele. Between the success of his film, Get Out, and the birth of his first child with wife and actor Chelsea Peretti, he has…lots to kvell about. Peele was nominated three times, for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Original Screenplay. He is the fifth African-American director to be nominated for Best Director in Oscar history. But the couple had yet another reason to celebrate: Their 6-month-old, Beaumont, had slept through the night. The Jewish mom tweeted the joyful news:… >> Read More
We all know that Serena Williams gave birth to her first child and daughter Alexis Olympia in September. What many people didn't know was how Williams almost died afterwards.
The 36-year-old…tennis champion, who recently married Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, revealed her scary birth story to Vogue. Williams — who won a Grand Slam while pregnant with Alexis — shared how she almost died after an emergency C-section because she had a life-threatening complication: blood clots on her lungs. According to Vogue, this is what happened: The next day, while… >> Read More
Gal Gadot recently bonded with actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, star, director, and writer of The Big Sick. The two interviewed each other for Variety, where they both reminisced over the fact…that they have names people often mispronounce and have to deal with their parents' intense expectations, especially as immigrants. Nanjiani immediately pointed out their commonality: "We’re both immigrants. We play immigrants in our movies." While this may seem obvious, it sheds light not only on their personal lives, but the lives of how immigrants are… >> Read More
It's hard not to admire Michelle Obama. This week, the inspiring former First Lady attended the inaugural Obama Foundation summit in Chicago and spoke about art, family, marriage, and hanging…with gal pals. When it comes to raising kids, she emphasizes what may seem obvious, but is becoming more and more unusual now that screens are dominating our lives: Get your kids to make art and be creative in the physical realm: Art is the first language we speak, truly. Every child, before they talk,… >> Read More
The entertainment world (and many of us who consume entertainment) is abuzz about sexual harassment and assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, scrupulously documented in the New…York Times and the New Yorker this week. Just today, actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie added their own disturbing tales to the litany. “I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” Paltrow told the Times. Weinstein's behavior, according to these reports, ranges from creepy to unprofessional to downright criminal--including rape.… >> Read More