Brad Pitt: Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Man

It has been a wild year for Brad Pitt. He has 6 kids to juggle, a busy acting career and he finally is engaged to Angelina Jolie.

While promoting his most recent film, Killing Them Softly, he recently sat down to talk about what has been happening in his life and upon reflection he tells the latest issue of People Magazine that:

“It’s been a family type of year, a down-home type of year”

Angelina, or “mama” as he calls her, has worked more which means that he spent more time than usual on daddy-duty. It’s a job that the actor has come to really enjoy because it makes him be less selfish and focus on others.

Has fatherhood made him a better man?

“Absolutely,” Pitt says. Being a dad “takes you right off yourself.”

As for the much anticipated wedding, he said the couples main plan is to “Keep it simple. Keep it simple – really.”

Do you think he and Angie will ever really tie that knot? I suspect he is ready, but she seems to always find a reason to postpone exchanging those vows!

Also in the latest issue of People you’ll find all the details on that bloody Thanksgiving brawl at Halle Berry‘s house that left fiance, Olivier Martinez needing medical attention and baby-daddy, Gabriel Aubry holding a restraining order. All the ugliness stems from that dragged out custody battle over little Nahla. Halle requested that the court allow her to move to France with the girl and when her request was denied, Gabriel insists that she is now trying more drastic measures to cut him out of Nahla’s life.

Jessica Simpson PREGNANT Again, Baby Number 2 On The Way!

Jessica Simpson PREGNANT Again, Baby Number 2 On The Way!

After just revealing her whopping 70 weight loss, Jessica Simpson is pregnant again.  At least according to Us Weekly who is exclusively reporting that Jessica is expecting baby number 2.

Just seven months after giving birth to Maxwell Drew, Jessica Simpson’s announcing a new bun in the oven with a glossy pic and a wide smile. She says it was an accident. Naturally. Jessica’s not exactly a planner is she?

A source revealed exclusively to Us Weekly, “It definitely wasn’t planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again.”  Jessica just revealed she lost the 70 lbs she gained while pregnant with her daughter Maxwell Drew.  Although she worked hard to lose the weight Jessica is said to be ecstatic to be pregnant again. A source revealed, “She really is overjoyed!”

Fiance Eric Johnson is also thrilled with the news, even though it is unexpected.  For her first pregnancy Jessica really went for it, enjoyed her pregnancy and ate what she wanted, hence the 70 lbs weigh gain.  It will be interesting to see if Jessica has learned anything about healthy eating after her stint with Weight Watchers.

To find out more details about Jessica’s new pregnancy, pick up the current issue of Us Weekly which will hit stands Friday.

Alicia Keys: “Motherhood Was a Big Part of Me Breaking Free”

Alicia Keys Covers Complex

Alicia Keys covers the latest issue of Complex to promote her upcoming album Girl On Fire. In the magazine, the grammy award winning singer open up about becoming a mother and why she named her 1-yeas-old son Egypt.

Keys admits that becoming a mother helped her grow into a woman.

“Motherhood was a big part of me breaking free. Before I gave birth to Egypt, there was a certain energy of wanting to fix things. Women want to clean stuff up before the baby comes. I refused to be in any circumstance that would give negative energy to this. That was what pushed me over the edge. It was becoming a woman. I was a girl, and now I’m a woman.”

The New York State of Mind singer named her son Egypt because she had a to the country that she remembers as a growing period in her life.

“I took an important trip for myself to Egypt. There were a lot of things that needed to change. I was not as experienced then, so I felt close to a breakdown. I went to Egypt, and I went alone. I sailed down the Nile and I saw the temples, the tombs, and the pyramids. It was powerful. It was very Cleopatra. When we found out I was pregnant, my husband said, ‘Egypt was such an important time for you. That really changed your life. Wouldn’t that be amazing as a name?’ Once he said that, I was like, ‘Yes.’ ”

Keys first album since giving birth, Girl on Fire will be released at the end of the month.

It’s not a departure. It’s growth. I love the way that I’ve been able to go deeper into my lyrics and my songwriting and go to a place I was too afraid to access before.”

To read the full interview visit Complex.

Channing Tatum: “I’m Ready” For Kids

Channing Tatum Covers People Magazine

The sexiest man alive is ready to have children!

Magic Mike star Channing Tatum who has been name Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine reveals that he is ready to start a family with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

“I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” Tatum, 32, says. “The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we’ll see where we go after that.” 

“It’s really easy for us guys to say, ‘I want like 15 kids,'” he continues. “Jenna will be like, ‘Well you better get another wife!'”

Apparently, when the heartthrob heard he named the sexiest man alive he was shocked.

“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” says Tatum. “I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.” 

Says the actor: “She was like, ‘What?'” 

“Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” he adds.

Tatum is currently training to play an Olympic athlete in next year’s Foxcatcher.

Baby News: Reese Witherspoon’s New Son’s First Pic, Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Pregnant & Lots More!

Baby news, baby news, baby news

Baby news, baby news, baby news – no, the stork didn’t have a mental breakdown mid-flight, celebrities had too much time for rest and relaxation! On the latest cover of Life & Style, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton present their plans to have country music’s cutest baby this side of Carrie Underwood. Lambert’s shiny Hayden Panettiere lookalike face pops out under the chiseled chin of Blake. The tagline reads, “Blake & Miranda – We’re Having A Baby!” Are we now? Ah, break out the baby pink non-alcoholic champers and have a good ol’ country ho-down!

On the left side of the magazine, Reese Witherspoon poses withoutherspoon, but she does pose with her baby in a circle insert near her smiling “Ehmargerd, I don’t have a career anymore” face. Look, we’ll give it to the faded actress; the baby is cuter than a kitten rolled in toilet paper! Her lovely tagline reads, “Reese: First Pics Of Her New Son”. According to Life & Style, there’s also baby news regarding Gisele Bundchen’s bump – could it be binge eating and not a baby? – Giuliana Rancic’s latest baby milestone, and stories about Katie Holmes, Twilight, and the perfect bag (literally, the perfect handbag).

We’ve seen it time and time again here at Celeb Baby Laundry, babies sell faster than any hot cake and/or drama cake. The covers of magazines are usually filled to the brim with smiling faces and perfect couples holding their brood in a warm blanket. See, there are two types of people in Hollywood – the first type pops out more babies than a bored family in Kansas, and the second type subtly alerts the media that they have a growing tiny person inside of them. Both of these types do extremely well in the media arena, but the subtle and classy stars usually have the upper hand when it comes to baby popping.

Babies, babies, babies everywhere!

Nicole Kidman: “Having My Baby Has Been a Healing Experience”

Nicole Kidman Covers Dujour Winter Magazine

Nicole Kidman covers the winter issue of DuJour magazine while giving a candid interview about her past life with Tom Cruise, finding love with Keith Urban and how becoming mother healed her.

The Academy Award winning actress admits she lived in a bubble and became very dependent during her nine year marriage to ex-husband Tom Cruise.

“I was totally smitten—I fell madly, passionately in love. I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him. I was so impulsive and naïve… We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another,” she told.

In 2006, Kidman married husband Keith Urban whom she credits to changing her life.

“My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.”

Having her children Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret completed her healing process and she insists she is happier than ever.

“Having my baby has been a healing experience. It took me so long to have a child. I feel enormous gratitude. Sunday has healed an enormous amount in me. It’s a very private thing, but she just has.”

“I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life. I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s 4, and Faith Margaret, who’s 2. My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving…My family is with me. My family.”

To read more visit DuJour.