Actress Halle Berry attends the Fame and Philanthropy Post-Oscar Party at The Vineyard on March 2, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California
*Halle Berry is in the headlines today after hitting one of the post Oscar shindigs Sunday night and granting interviews on the red carpet.
The 47-year-old actress wore Versace to the Fame & Philanthropy Post Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, and admitted she’s still “working hard” to lose more baby weight since having her son Maceo with husband Olivier Martinez in October.
“This is vintage Versace,” the Oscar winner told People of her curve-hugging black gown. “It’s one of Gianni’s last pieces. I never go wrong with Versace. I love Versace. And you know, I’m not quite where I want to be with my body, so this was a great dress for me to wear tonight.”
*This is probably going to land me in the doghouse (again), but I can’t sit back and witness the decay of black youth without addressing the real problem—their mothers.
In fact, poor parenting is more than a race issue, it’s an American issue. Now that young girls are birthing children as early as pre-teen age, the art of motherhood is suffering miserably.
Combine that with cable television’s glorification of teen pregnancy and the increasing rate of single motherhood in this country, it seems virtually certain that future generations will be led waywardly.
Needless to say, most adolescent girls aren’t fit to raise children. But more often now, many women well into adulthood continuously demonstrate inadequate parenting ability and awareness. Sisters, you are failing black children (particularly young black males). I’m not excusing black men from stepping up to the plate and being fathers to their offspring. But single or not, a mother is responsible for the growth and prosperity of her young ones. Many women with children have forgotten (or simply don’t care) about the significance of motherhood and the ramifications that poor child rearing can bring. In other words, modern moms suck. It’s time for many of you to grow up and do better.
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*Tyra Banks is aging and her biological clock is ticking. The model shines on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, dawning geometric fashion.
Inside the cover, she chats about her various enterprises including her venture into literature. She’s been hugely successful at most of what she’s attempted to conquer but there’s still one thing missing from her wall of accomplishments: motherhood.
She told Bazaar that it’s about time she becomes a mom, and soon.
“I want to have kids and I think it needs to happen very soon. I feel like I was born to be the experiment of the definition of beauty and to be a mother.” She continues, “It’s something I have to do. I won’t be happy if I’m not a mother.”
She even proclaimed that she “was born to be a mother” and not achieving that purpose would mean failure.
Does she have a candidate for a father? Hmmm…
Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the 4th Annual ELLE Women in Music Celebration at The Edison Ballroom on April 10, 2013 in New York City
*Kelly Rowland, 32, says she has no plans to become a mother any time soon, insisting she is too “selfish” right now to devote her time to raising a baby.
“I’m not ready, I’m not ready to have a child, no,” she tells E Online. “I can be very honest. Because right now, I’m a bit selfish, a lot – I was gonna say a little – but I’m still selfish. I like my time, I like to wake up whenever I want to and I like to come and go as I please. I don’t know if I’m ready to share that time with another person, I don’t wanna mess them up.”
When asked if she could free up an evening to babysit for her pal Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy, Rowland insists, “Abso-freaking-lutely!”
A bare faced Kelly Rowland seen out and about at Rickys in New York City.
Meanwhile, paps caught the Destiny’s Child singer in New York City on Tuesday without a stitch of makeup, likely because she ran out. She was shopping at Ricky’s, a beauty supply store, dressed in a white t-shirt, shiny black jeans, Jordan sneakers, a gray beanie cap and absolutely no makeup besides than a layer of clear lip gloss.
*It’s been a year now since Beyoncé gave birth to her ‘mini-me’ and is finally addressing the fake pregnancy speculations.
The super star shared some of her feelings about that time in her life with GQ, but it all didn’t make the article.
However, some of it leaked.
“I felt like I kind of had to protect my mother, because when people made up the silliest rumor about me not really being pregnant, she was there when I went through all of those things. And my sister. They were very, very defensive. It’s not personal to me, and it comes along with the job, but the lack of respect-people will just go too far sometimes.”
When asked about her giving birth:
“When I gave birth, that was the first time I truly let go and surrendered. And it taught me how amazing that feels… giving birth made me realize the power of being a woman. I have so much more substance in my life. And expressing that excitement and that sensuality and the connection I have with my husband-I’m a lot more comfortable with that now. I actually feel like my child introduced me to myself.”
It’s quite apparent, especially with her latest cover photo that she’s stepped into a sexier, more confident self.
Actress Halle Berry out and about with her daughter, Nahla Aubry, in Los Angeles, on Oct.19, 2012
*Halle Berry – who has put her wedding plans with French actor Olivier Martinez on hold until her custody battle with Gabriel Aubry is resolved – has revealed that her four-year-old daughter Nahla prays every night for another baby.
The actress tells People.com: ”We pray to God, so sweet. She says, ‘God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.’ And I say, ‘I can do one of those things, I know for sure. The other one, we’ve got to keep praying on.’ What do you say to her when she wants that and can’t understand why God’s taken so long?”
The 46-year-old actress also revealed she is glad she waited until her forties to become a mother.
”I’m a much better mother at 46 – or 41, when I had her – than if I were like 21 or 25,” she said. “I mean I was just a little baby just trying to figure it out – trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I’m so glad I waited.”
Halle also hinted at the reasons she is eager to protect her daughter’s privacy and relocate to France with her against Gabriel’s wishes.
”She’s just a little kid, and I just want her to be a little kid, and have normalcy and be like everybody else,” she said. “As her mom, that’s my job — to provide her with that, you know? It’s frustrating when you feel like you can’t.”