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Nameberry is honoring the veteran celebrity moms ― the ones who have gracefully combined high-profile careers with parenting and added another baby to the mix since last May. These stylish mamas have chosen a mix of traditional and surprising names for their new additions. Plenty of these could prove influential in the upcoming years. What are your favorites? From Amalia to Zen, there's something here to suit every style. Amalia Natalie Portman made headlines when she named her firstborn Aleph in 2011. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Recently she and husband Benjamin Millepied added a daughter to their family. Amalia is a slightly more conventional choice, but sticks with the A theme. With Amelia near the top of the popularity lists, cousin Amalia promises to inspire. Caleb Kerry Washington has stuck with a winning strategy for naming her two children with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. New baby Caleb Kelechi joined big sister Isabelle Amarachi last October. Both first names are mainstream favorites, but the “Scandal” star and her NFL husband chose middles that honor his Nigerian heritage. Daisy Olivia Wilde impressed us all when she and husband Jason Sudeikis named their son Otis Alexander. They did it again, with daughter Daisy Josephine's name in October. The first names are vintage and nickname-proof, while the middles feel longer and slightly more traditional. Otis re-entered the U.S. Top 1000 following his birth announcement; Daisy already ranks in the Top 200, but might also get a boost. Dimitri After Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher named their daughter Wyatt Isabelle, we knew their son's name would be equally unexpected. Sure enough, the couple went with Dimitri Portwood for their November 2016 new arrival. Ashton has shared that Mila suggested the name, but not explained why. Since Mila was born in the Ukraine, it feels like a great heritage choice for the couple. Hugo Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas might be the best boy namers of our time. Firstborn son Oliver Finlay arrived in 2014. The “Once Upon a Time” stars added son Hugo Wilson in June 2016. Oliver has raced up the popularity charts in recent years. Now his little brother's name seems likely to do the same. The subtle connection between an O-starting and an O-ending name links the boys nicely, too. Ines After bestowing family name James on a daughter in 2014, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds surprised us with their second daughter's name, too. Instead of a borrowed-from-the-boys pick, the famous family opted for a traditional Spanish choice, Ines. A form of Agnes also spelled Inez, it was quite stylish in the US circa 1910. No word on why they made the choice, but Ines feels like one to watch. Lula Liv Tyler knows what it means to grow up with a trendsetting name, and now her children will, too. She welcomed firstborn Milo back in 2004. Now she and David Gardner are parents to son Sailor Gene, born in 2015, and July 2016 arrival Lula Rose. Vintage Lula fits in with Lucy and Louisa, an early 20th century favorite all [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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The presenter had a bit of an awkward momentMandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (8818471a) Ferne McCann Celebrities at the ITV studios, London, UK - 11 May 2017.Ferne McCann made her big TV return on Friday when she took her rightful spot back as This Morning‘s showbiz correspondent. The former TOWIE star has been noticeably away from the spotlight over the past few weeks after it was revealed that her ex-boyfriend, Arthur Collins had been charged with 15 offences relating to an acid attack at a London club last month. But in her first appearance since announcing she’s pregnant with Arthur’s baby, the 26-year-old presenter returned to our telly screens to show viewers around a children’s hospice in Poole. Read: All the Latest Celebrity News  Marking Children’s Hospice Week, Ferne chatted with a family who benefited from the support that Julia’s House hospice provides. Tune in to @thismorning from 10.30am where I'm at @Julias_House talking about all the fantastic work they do here ☀️ #ChildrensHospiceWeek pic.twitter.com/nEiKM2F46W — Ferne McCann (@fernemccann) May 26, 2017 Talking to Angela – the mother of disabled toddler, Ruben – Ferne looked right at home in front of the camera telling viewers all about the wonderful work the hospice does. Unfortunately half way through the interview, the presenter had a bit of a stumble and appeared to forget her questions. Talking to the children, Ferne asked: ‘So you have a great time here then?’ to which they all happily replied ‘yes’. But this was followed by a slightly awkward pause where the star could be seen looking through her notes before swiftly apologising for the hiccup. Luckily’ mum Angela came to the rescue and prompted Ferne to ask Ruben’s brother about his experience. Phew. More: Pregnant Ferne McCann discusses baby names, and there are some interesting options! Despite the rest of the interview going without a hitch, viewers of the ITV show were quick to pick up on the mishap and a few took to Twitter to criticise the star’s comeback. One viewer wrote: ‘#ThisMorning Ferne is cringe,’ while another said: ‘Don’t work with amateurs, only have one job’. Ouch! But the mum-to-be has now defended her slip-up with a sweet message on social media. Along with a touching photo of the people at the hospice, Ferne Tweeted: ‘Touch of baby brain this morning  but I had a lovely morning at this fantastic place with great kids @Julias_House @thismorning’. Touch of baby brain this morning but I had a lovely morning at this fantastic place with great kids @Julias_House @thismorning pic.twitter.com/N3BlQT5tFD — Ferne McCann (@fernemccann) May 26, 2017 And fans were quick to tell Ferne how delighted they were to see her on their screens, with one replying: ‘Don’t be silly!! You were Brill!!! xx’ ‘Aww Ferne @fernemccann looking beautiful and great presenting skills,’ another gushed. While a third agreed: ‘Seeing you bubbly on This Morning looking gorgeous as always has just brightened up my morning!’ To be fair, the first day back is always the hardest. Great job, Ferne! The post ‘Touch of baby brain!’ Pregnant Ferne McCann defends This Morning comeback as she forgets questions LIVE on air [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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Three-year-old Scout Larson has made headlines thanks to her series of adorable photos that show the little girl dressed as as fierce female icons. For her latest shoot, the toddler emulated a special hero in her life: her grandmother, who is a breast cancer survivor. Scout's mom, Ashley, told HuffPost that her mother was the initial inspiration behind the famous icons shoot. She wanted to teach Scout about strong, courageous women as her grandmother battled cancer. “From the beginning, I was planning on making Scout and my mom (”Nonnie”) each a photo book of all the recreated photos we shot,” Ashley told HuffPost. “I felt like it would only make sense to do photos of my mom as well since she's the inspiration behind the entire project.” The grandmother was a bit camera shy at first. “My mom is very selfless,” Ashley explained. “Being the center of attention is definitely not her favorite thing.” Scout, however, loves posing for pictures and helped bring her out of her shell. The toddler particularly loved the matching shirts, which Ashley and her mom made for the grandma-granddaughter photo shoot. “She had such a blast getting to shoot with her Nonnie,” Ashley said. “She was seriously thrilled to get to match with her.” Today, Ashley's mother is doing well. “She's cancer free and back to doing whatever she feels like doing! Her hair is growing back in beautifully and her strength is coming back,” she said, adding that her mom has one surgery coming up, but they're ready to face this last step together as a family. “She's the toughest lady I know,” Ashley added. “My sister and I are lucky to be a part of her. My babies and my nieces have the best Nonnie in the world.” Ultimately, Scout's mom wants people who look at these photos to see that women are fierce and strong. “My mom, although she was sick, was my rock throughout the entire diagnosis and treatment. Fighting breast cancer, I know she was in pain and she was exhausted, but she never once showed that side to the little people who call her ‘Nonnie,'” Ashley said, adding that the grandmother continued to laugh and play with her grandchildren and took part in a normal Christmas celebration just a few weeks after having a double mastectomy. “Being a hero doesn't always mean you're saving the world,” Ashley said. “Sometimes, just showing up for life and meeting the problems head on is enough.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections. Sign up for our Funniest Tweets Of The Week newsletter here. wow I was in a great mood but now im just mad at everyone who didn't tell me fivel goes west is on netflix— Julia Bush (@jabush) May 22, 2017 If ABC thinks I'm going to suddenly start watching "The Bachelorette" just to see men fighting over a black woman they are absolutely right.— Ashley Calloway-B. (@ashleycalloway) May 23, 2017 Concept: me perhaps not becoming irritated by every fucking little thing— Maria (@cakefacedcutie) May 22, 2017 ARE YOU EATING ENOUGH CHEESE? ILU- me, just checking up on my friends— Nicole Chung (@nicole_soojung) May 23, 2017 I don't carry pepper spray, but I do carry a list of things that aren't going well in my life that should earn me the pity of any assailants— Shalyah Evans (@ShalyahEvans) May 23, 2017 When it's New Hair Monday and my coworkers have questions. pic.twitter.com/JH8JRXbFV7— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson) May 23, 2017 Finally figured out how to induce panic attacks in women: get them high and put on the Handmaid's Tale.— alana hope levinson (@alanalevinson) May 23, 2017 hello, so nice to google you for the first time— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) May 21, 2017 Justin Trudeau looks like The Bachelor and Macron has just stolen him away for a second. pic.twitter.com/tXLdSrD02j— Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint) May 26, 2017 Chopped shows you can make something out of anything so when I ran out of strawberry jam I melted some gummy bears and made a kitchen fire.— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) May 23, 2017 *invited to a networking event*Me: Fake my death go to Cuba that's the only option— Julie Horvath (@nrrrdcore) May 23, 2017 Passport stamps but for every state you have a panic attack in— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) May 24, 2017 I take work smoke breaks outside a yoga/barre studio called EXHALE bc I'm committed to irony— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) May 23, 2017 [gets out of bed][pours a tall, cold glass of Haterade][takes a generous swig]AHHHHH GOOD MORNING WORLD! READY TO FACE THE DAY— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) May 24, 2017 You can tell a lot about a girl by who looks better in the photos she posts for your birthday.— maggie mull (@infinitesimull) May 23, 2017 I can either be on time for things or I can look good, you cannot expect both.— [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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“Love Actually” is still all around us, thanks to the mini-sequel that aired Thursday during NBC's Red Nose Day charity special. We are now blessed with an update on most of the characters from the 2003 Christmas hit that continues to inspire obsession and vitriol around the world. It's happy endings (mostly) all around. The couples formed in the film ― Natalie (Martine McCutcheon) and the prime minister (Hugh Grant), Jamie (Colin Firth) and Aurelia (Lucia Moniz), even Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Joanna (Olivia Olson) ― are still together. Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is still showing up at Juliet's (Keira Knightley) door while Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) awaits her return, but now Mark is married to Kate Moss. Billy Mack's (Bill Nighy) manager has died, but Billy is still recording half-baked publicity singles and giving cantankerous radio interviews. Rufus (Rowan Atkinson) is methodically packaging gifts at Walgreens, because product placement is real, and Daniel is inquiring about Sam's life on that same waterfront bench (sans Claudia Schiffer). The happiest ending of all goes to Sarah (Laura Linney), who's bagged a new fellow played by Patrick Dempsey. Cast members missing from the roster: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman (who died in 2016), Rodrigo Santoro, Kris Marshall and the rest of Colin's crew, and Martin Freeman and Joanna Page, who played the flirty body doubles. You can watch the full 16-minute bit above. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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In mythology, the trickster is an archetypal character that takes many shapes ― animal, human and divine ― distinguished by intellect, cunning, a penchant for mischief, and an aversion to rules, lines and norms of all kinds. In African folklore, the trickster takes shape through Anansi the spider; in America, Brer Rabbit; in France, Reynard the Fox. In pop culture, you'll recognize trickster tendencies in characters like Bugs Bunny, Felix the Cat and Bart Simpson. In each case, the character uses questionably moral tactics and a generous helping of wit to subvert the natural order of things, tip-toeing over boundaries and shaking up power dynamics to turn the world topsy-turvy. They are clowns, jokers and provocateurs, able to outsmart traditional hero archetypes through their ability to camouflage, think on their toes and step outside traditional moral frameworks. Outside the realm of myth, in contemporary life, artists often embody the trickster ethos, pushing buttons and testing limits in a world that, quite often, doesn't quite know what to make of them. This was, at least, painter Kehinde Wiley's understanding when he embarked upon his most recent painting series “Trickster.” “Artists are those people who sit at the intersection between the known and unknown, the rational and irrational, coming to terms with some of the confusing histories we as artists deal with,” Wiley said in an interview with HuffPost. “The trickster position can serve quite well especially in times like this.” The series consists of 11 paintings, all depicting prominent black contemporary artists who, according to Wiley, embody this trickster mode of being. There's Mickalene Thomas, known for her bedazzled portraits of glamorous black women, as the Coyote, portrayed with feathers in her hair and a hand on her heart. And Nick Cave, whose boisterous “sound suit” sculptures are ecstatic cyclones of matter and sound, assumes the role of famous portrait subject Nadezhda Polovtseva, wearing a beanie and high-top sneakers while beckoning to the viewer with an umbrella. Wiley described his subjects as his heroes and peers. “These are people I surround myself with in New York,” he said. “Who come to my studio, who share my ideas. The people I looked up to as a student, as a budding artist many years ago.” He savors that intersectionality, using his brush to peer into art's past, present and future. Since 2001, Brooklyn-based Wiley has painted grandiose, large-scale portraits of black subjects, injecting them into the largely pasty halls of Western portraiture. Riffing off traditional Renaissance imagery canonizing kings, nobles and saints, Wiley gives his contemporary subjects a hybrid sense of regal aplomb and swagger, a nod to the performative gestures that communicate youth, blackness and contemporary, image-saturated life. Wiley's painted figures are most often swallowed up by his sumptuous textile backdrops that creep meanderingly into the foreground. The serpentine vines and decorative flourishes usher Wiley's typical human subjects ― whom he plucks from sidewalks and shopping malls ― out of their previous existences into the realm of paint, timeless and eternal. Over the past 15 years, [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017
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