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Alicia Silverstone launches new pregnancy book in Huntington

Actress Alicia Silverstone's new pregnancy guide is "The

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Actress Alicia Silverstone will talk about her brand-new pregnancy guide, “The Kind Mama” (Rodale, $23.99), at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. The book launches Tuesday.

The subtitle is quite a mouthful: “A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning.” If the book is able to deliver...

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Bobbi Brown on 'The Pretty Powerful Campaign,' her sons and more

Bobbi Brown recently spoke to Celebrity Baby Scoop

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For the second year in a row, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has launched "The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls" through a partnership with Girl Rising, the global social action campaign for girls’ education. The goal is to raise awareness for the importance of girls’ education in an effort to remove barriers such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking,...

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Gwyneth Paltrow's parenting comment mocked by working mom

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Great American Songbook event

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The "mommy wars" continue, and this week, Gwyneth Paltrow is in the hot seat for comments she made about parenting.

In an interview with E! News, Paltrow said she believes parenting is more difficult for a movie star than for a typical working mom with a 9-5 office job. The 41-year-old actress said:

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know,...

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Kardashian Kids clothing line comes to Babies R Us

The Kardashian Kids collection launches on March 15

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Animal prints, lace and girlie tulle ruffles can only mean one thing: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are launching their new collection for baby girls sold exclusively at Babies R Us stores nationwide and at babiesrus.com/kkids.

The Kardashian Kids line, in collaboration with Jupi Corp., will debut designs for girls up to 24 months on March 15. Along with the Kardashians' signature animal...

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'Kendra on Top' star Hank Baskett on family, fatherhood and more

"Kendra on Top" star Hank Baskett talked to

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"Kendra On Top" star Hank Baskett is “honored and blessed” to host the 1st Annual Every Thing For Dads Convention on March 15 in Sarasota, Fla. The convention will be the launch of a long-term grassroots movement designed to raise awareness of the increasing need for dads to be involved in parenting and for their role to respected and recognized in the parenting process.

The...

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Jane Fonda on teens, sex and her new book

Jane Fonda's new book "Being a Teen: Everything

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What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Jane Fonda"? It's probably not "adolescent sexuality expert."

Yet the 76-year-old actress says she spent several years researching and writing "Being a Teen: Everything Teen Girls & Boys Should Know About Relationships, Sex, Love, Health, Identity & More" (Random House, $17), which hits bookstore shelves this week.

"I have a...

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Food Network's Melissa d'Arabian on healthy cooking for kids

Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar

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Chef Melissa d'Arabian, star of Food Network's "Ten Dollar Dinners," knows a thing or two about healthy eating for less. The mother of four and cookbook author was raised on a shoestring budget, which is how she developed a coupon-cutter mentality.

Through her cooking show and various cookbooks, d'Arabian has shown it's possible to feed a family of four for under $10. She recently teamed up...

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Gisele Bundchen slammed for baby's ATV ride

Fashion model Gisele Bündchen is coming under fire

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It appears Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel fellow moms love to hate, is at it again. A photo of the Brazilian beauty riding in an ATV with her 1-year-old daughter Vivian -- sans helmet -- in Costa Rica last weekend  was posted by TMZ over the weekend. 

A day after the photo went viral, Bundchen's representative told ABC News: "Gisele was on a private beach driving very, very...

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Walt Disney Studios announces 2014 movie release schedule

"Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue" is due out

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From Captain America to the Muppets, here's Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release schedule for 2014:

"The Wind Rises" (Feb. 28); rated PG-13. Written by Hayao Miyazaki, this animated tale follows the life of Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. The movie chronicles much of his life and key historical events including...

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Snooki confesses she made this mistake with her newborn

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will talk about her new

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What’s one blunder Snooki confesses she made with her newborn?

Strapping an iPad to his crib.

In her new book, “Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way” (Running Press, $22),  “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi talks about how she and her husband, Jionni LaValle, used the iPad when their son, Lorenzo, now 16 months old, was...

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