Fall's turning into a very busy season for celeb parents and tots. From trips to the pumpkin patch and horseback riding lessons to weekend jaunts to the beach, Tinseltown's tots are filling their schedules with enough activities to keep any mama's head spinning. Take a look at the pics their mamas shared via Instagram and Twitter throughout the week.
We love hearing what celebrity parents have to say about their significant others' parenting skills — the good, the bad, and the hilarious! Test your knowledge of how well you know the family dynamics of these famous moms and dads with our "He Said, She Said" quiz, and tell us who's talking about their spouse's approach to parenthood.Take the Quiz
It's one thing to be a parent and another to play one on television. The boob tube is full of colorful characters we look to for comic relief and even parenting advice, but are the actors and actresses who portray our favorite onscreen moms and pops tending to their own offspring off screen? Take this quiz and test your knowledge!
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Can a parent admit to making a child rearing mistake without insulting their offspring? In a somewhat emotional interview with GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus talked about where things went wrong in his relationship with his daughter Miley, 18. He said:
"How many interviews did I give and say, 'You know what's important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids'? I said it a lot. And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, 'You don't need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.' Well, I'm the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. I should have been a better parent. I should have said, 'Enough is enough—it's getting dangerous and somebody's going to get hurt.' I should have, but I didn't. Honestly, I didn't know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere."
While Cyrus's sentiment isn't an uncommon one, do you think it was a fatherly thing to say considering that Miley lives in the public eye?
Forget the familial nods in acceptance speeches, the 2011 Academy Awards is going parental! At an Oscar nominee luncheon yesterday, actors got tips for the big night and posed for pictures. But, this year it's their moms who are going to be put to the task...on Twitter! According to a Reuters report:
Producers are inviting not just the nominees to be part of the show, but also the "mominees" -- mothers of the nominated stars -- to appear on camera and share stories of the celebrities as real people. "The first thing they are going to be doing is tweeting," said producer Dan Jinks. "Now, some of your mom's may not tweet...but we will teach them how to do that."
Will you follow the "mominee" feeds?
Plenty of parents will walk the red carpet at the 2011 Academy Awards. Several films for and about families are competing for the sought-after statues on the big night. But many actors were also nominated for their onscreen portrayals of mothers and fathers. I'm curious if you know how many kids they have (and their competition have) in real life. Test your knowledge!Take the Quiz
Hollywood may seem like it's all lights, camera, and action, but it isn't for actor James McAvoy. When a blogger posed a question about the difficulty of being a working dad to him at a Gnomeo & Juliet press junket I attended (Disney flew me down for the event), the actor politely declined to comment and explained why. He said:
"The hardest thing about being a dad in this business — the best way for me to be a good dad is not to talk about him. I'm so sorry. I realize that you guys are the people to talk to about babies, but if I want to get him papp'd and all that kind of stuff then I can start talking about him. And, if I don't want to get him papp'd then I can't talk about him. I'm so sorry. Thanks for understanding."
Those in the room appreciated the actor's candor and respected his wishes.
It was a hot day for gnomes in Hollywood on Sunday! Tinseltown families — from the Rossdales to the Osbournes — made their way inside the El Captain Theatre to view Gnomeo
& Juliet, an animated musical that is bound to become a family favorite. Disney was kind enough to fly me down to interview the stars and experience the fun firsthand so here's the inside scoop!