Busy Philipps

I first noticed Busy as the wild single side kick to Courteney Cox on “Cougar Town”. Pretty and funny, I did not know that she is also a mom.  I was at a fundraiser for Joyful heart, Mariska Hargitay’s charity to help empower abused women. Sidebar, those heavy scripts she has to play on “Law and Order:SVU” (so heavy I can’t watch them) inspired her to start this organization.  So, they had a fashion show where TV actresses modeled vintage dresses with modern updates.  They all looked great. ”The Fashion Team” was there for a story and I, ever the sneak, kept pulling out my little camera and taping stuff for Cool Mom. This is the first of three vids from the event.

By the way, Busy says that Courteney is honest about working on keeping her insane figure. “She hasn’t had a carb in 20 years.”  I so prefer that story then the “I eat burritos, and I have a fast metabolism” blather, which makes me want to shove an eclair in their face. No carbs for 20 years? Wow, that’s tough. But, then she is a millionaire, so there is that.

Busy is more charming, pretty and fun even than on her show. The sound is a little challenging. Oh, and it was provident that I ran into her because the night before my friend Heather (a fab, single gal) had gotten the “let’s just be friends” blather from a guy who seemed promising. She loves Busy, so I start it off with a shout out to her.

Tori Spelling Makes Her Own Baby Food

I watch this video with my third eye. I think, “Poor Daphne, she is really tired.” Which I am. Good thing I just went to Fantastic Sams for my blow out. Good hair helps mask the canyons on my face.

By the way, I have worked with Tori Spelling, and I liked her very much. So, this is not a dig at her per se. But more at the media’s “fab celeb mom!” type stories that have the rest of us wondering if we are doing it right.

Holly Robinson Peete: A Cool Mom Visit

Well, here is my new favorite. Holly was recently a guest on my TV Guide Network show, “The Fashion Team”. She, of course, used to be on “21 Jump street” and “Hanging with Mr. Cooper.” She and her husband created a charity to help people pay for therapy and such for people with Parkinson’s. She lost her father to the disease. He was the original Gordon on Sesame Street. She also has a son with autism. She speaks openly about this to help kids get diagnosed early and get the proper help. She said her son has benefited from from the therapy and care that they were able to provide, but many families can not afford it. So, even though she has 4 kids, she works on that as well. She was also candid about how families with autistic children have an 80% rate of divorce  (fortunately hers is going fine) and that awareness is especially important in the black community where it’s more taboo to talk about kids with LDs (learning disabilities).

In between dishing on the red carpet for the show, we had some good mommy chats. She is such a nice person. We talked everything from how to walk a red carpet (she says, she yells at her husband, “Don’t talk!  They will get your mouth in a weird position, and if we ever break up ,they will use it as picture to make it look like we were arguing.” So true.) to Madoff. Since she runs a charity she was so upset by the foundations that have been vanquished by the dirtbags.

So, I had my video camera on me… but it wasn’t working well. I managed to get part of a quick chat with her about finding some “me” time before they puled the lights and broke down the set.

Momversation: Are You Sick of Jon and Kate?

This might seem funny since we are hearing more about Michael Jackson than the Gosselins, or the failure of the G-8 to agree on how to fight global warming, or the US journalists held in North Korea.  But as a rabid consumer of pop culture, I can’t ever act too high and mighty. The momversation.com crowd weighs in on whether we have had a bit too much of the prolific people from Pennsylvania.

They may have been eclipsed for now, but did you think they were a bit oversaturated?

On Momversation: What’s Up With Celebrity Kids?

This is not an advice-question for the Momversation team of mom-bloggers. But it’s one that I have often asked myself and friends: When did celebrity kids become such a big deal? And isn’t kind of weird? What’s the source?  Do people really want to know that much about small people who’ve done nothing to earn their fame? Are they not the Joe the Plumber of the tabloids? I found one article that says celebrity obsession is harmful to kids. But no study yet on what a fixation on Shiloh and Suri does.

What do you think?

Beauty Regimen Keepers

On the Fashion Team, when I get my mitts on celebrity moms, I always ask them which beauty bits they dropped and which ones they still make time for. I remember Vanessa Williams (who I love and who was a total class act) said she only gets her nails done before big events, like the Emmy’s. “Once you have kids, doesn’t it seem silly to take an hour to get that done?” she said.

This video is my take on which parts of my beauty regimen I dropped when I became a mom.

Britney, Again

“Outrage from whom?” I wondered when looking at this Daily Mail headline? How about outrage towards the A-hole who has a camera trained so closely on this family at home? The article is trying to take issue with Britney Spears’ son “playing with cigarettes.”

Of course, when you see the pictures, it doesn’t take long for her to stop him from touching them. Whatever. Give the Britney thing a rest. She doesn’t have custody of her kids, she’s had a lot of problems. Time to let it go for awhile.  

According to the LA Times today, the paparazzi in LA are bummed ’cause she isn’t acting like a trainwreck anymore. In fact, she rarely leaves her house. I don’t either, and no one cares whether I’m commando or not. And the media is never as mean about errant dads as it is about moms that mess up.