celebrity parents

by (@hallekiefer)

Take Notes, Dina Lohan: Amanda Bynes’ Parents Allegedly Move To California To Offer Support

Amanda Bynes Parents Allegedly Move To L.A.

We’re just going to leave this right here for you, Dina Lohan: despite (or perhaps because of) Amanda Bynes‘ uncle Ronald Bynes’ interview with Celebuzz this week, in which he claims that the All That star’s parents are “in the dark” about her recent problems, TMZ alleges that Mama and Papa Bynes actually put their Cedar Park, Texas home up for sale after Amanda’s DUI in April and have since moved to L.A. to act as a support system. If true, this might be the most surprisingly hopeful thing about the Amanda Bynes’ story since she starred in She’s The Man. Honestly! It’s an extremely underrated movie!

While Amanda’s problems don’t seem to have, you know, stopped at all, we can’t help but feel that this is a great sign. Maybe we’re just constantly exposed to celebrity parents who can’t or won’t offer a voice of reason in their children’s lives, but this rumor makes us feel like Amanda has at least some quasi-normal people she can rely on. It’s kind of the same conclusion we came to when contemplating Miley Cyrus‘ numerous yet not disastrous public scandals: having semi-stable parents is probably the key to a child star becoming a functioning adult. Or just not having Michael Lohan within a 500 foot radius of them. Either one.

by (@hallekiefer)

Katy Perry’s Dad Blabs About Her Divorce, Still Texts With Russell Brand

Dad! What did we say about talking to reporters? Mom, can you please keep Dad off the phone? Katy Perry, we feel your pain; we know our dad would gab to the media about our love lives, if anyone actually cared about our love lives, too. “Her career got really busy and she did not get to see that much of Russell [Brand],” Katy’s dad Keith Hudson told Us Weekly about his daughter’s divorce. “It was just one of those things.” As for his former son-in-law, Keith still describes Brand in glowing terms, terms we’re sure Katy loves to hear every time she calls home.  “There are no hard feelings towards Russell,” Hudson gushes. “I just received a text from him the other day in fact. He is a wonderful and smart guy.” We’re sure the fact Russell didn’t want any of Katy’s millions couldn’t have hurt his reputation with the family, either; we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s still invited to Thanksgiving! Or the next wedding!

Unfortunately, it seems that Us Weekly squandered the opportunity to ask Pop Perry about the Kanye West/Katy Perry hook-up rumors. Do dads love Kanye as much as we do? As for his daughter’s most recent alleged crush, model Baptiste Giabiconi, Keith hasn’t grilled him about his 401k or taken him to check out Keith’s model train set just yet. “I don’t know anything about this male model guy,” Hudson claimed, adding, “She is healthy and happy now!” Aw, dads really are the best. Even the gossipy ones.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Jay-Z And Beyonce Want To Trademark “Blue Ivy Carter”

If you want to try and market that Blue Ivy energy drink, you better do it fast, because Beyonce and Jay-Z are taking steps to trademark their daughters name. According to the L.A. Times, the super-parents have already filled out an application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to copyright their daughter’s distinctive moniker. The couple want to have the exclusive rights to the name, in hopes of launching a brand of baby products in the near future. Apparently the patent office has been flooded with “Blue Ivy”-themed applications since the baby’s birth on January 7thRolling Stone reports that a fashion designer tried to trademark “Blue Ivy Carter NYC”, and another wannabe entrepreneur attempted to snag “Blue Ivy Carter Glory IV” to use for a brand of perfume. Both of these requests have been denied, along with all others so far. But we have a funny feeling that Bey and Jay are likely going to be the exception!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Brad Pitt’s Parents Remind Everyone About Angelina’s Awesomeness

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s kids might be clamoring for Mom and Pop to get married, but it sounds like Brad Pitt‘s parents are more than happy with their son’s romantic situation. Not to be outdone by Jennifer Aniston’s dad John Aniston praising her man Justin Theroux to the press, Bill and Jane Pitt told reporters at the New York premiere of Angie’s new film In the Land of Blood and Honey that they were “very proud” of Jolie’s movie, as well as her role as a “really good mom” to her brood. Really, between the six grandbabies, Kung-Fu Panda and those razor-blade cheekbones, what could Gramboo and Memaw Pitt possibly have to complain about, anyway?

Well…there is the little matter of Angelina Jolie getting sued by journalist James Braddock, who claims the Academy Award-winner lifted her film’s plot from his 2007 book The Soul Shattering. Um, uh, well … quickly! Crank out another kid! They won’t notice a lawsuit under all those adorable onesies!

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Brad And Angelina’s Kids Keep Asking Why Their Parents Aren’t Married

Well this could get awkward. After years of watching films and television specials where lovers get married, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children are starting to wonder why their parents haven’t also tied the knot. Obviously they’re too young to understand the complexities of pre-nups. “They have asked, because people get married in the movies,” Angelina says in her Nightline interview, which is set to air tonight. “Shrek and Fiona are married, you know?” We guess the “living together” phase was glossed over in the Shrek franchise. Luckily mother Angie knew just how to defuse what could be a tricky discussion topic. “We’ve explained to them that our commitment, when we decided to start a family, was the greatest commitment you could possibly have,” she says. “Once you have six children, you’re committed.”

In other Brangelina Brood news, the kids are now proud owners of an anti-jet lag device. The future is now, you guys! Brad and Angelina shelled out for the gizmo to help their kids sleep despite their constant travels through time zone. The machine consists of a lighting apparatus that helps your body adjust to the time changes. The technology had previously only been available on private jets and extremely high end first class cabins, but obviously the power duo pulled some strings. Let’s see Shrek and Fiona do that!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Reports Surface Of Jay-Z’s Secret Son

Jay-Z famously told us about his 99 problems, and it looks like a love child could be one of them. Although his wife Beyonce’s pregnancy will make him the most famous daddy in hip hop, rumors are circulating that the 41-year old already has a “secret son.” No, he didn’t pull an “Arnold,” but allegedly fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidad model Shenelle Scott, long before Bebe was his lady.

The report courtesy of Star Magazine reads more like an episode of Maury. Malik Sayeed believed he was the father of Shenelle’s baby, but took a paternity test at the advice of friends who had seen her hangin’ around with the rap star. “Everyone knew she was sleeping around and sleeping with Jay,” Malik’s father told Star. “There was a good chance it was his.” Malik got the test results back two weeks later, which revealed that the child was not his. But this was no time for the patented ‘Not-The-Father’ Dance. He immediately suspected Jay-Z, to whom the child bears an apparently striking resemblance.

But according to the source, Hova didn’t leave his kin out to dry. He apparently pays child support, as well as a lil something extra. “Shenelle told me that Jay-Z gave her $1 million to keep her mouth shut,” Malik’s father explained. “[She] took the money and bought herself a really nice house in Trinidad that the whole family lives in now.” So at least it sounds like a sorta happy ending at the end of this, right? At least for Malik and Shenelle. Not so much for Jay-Z and Beyonce, we’d imagine. The tale of the nine-year-old son would put his conception right around the time she and Jay-Z first began dating. This would understandably bring some friction to the Z household. Unless of course another one of Jay-Z’s problems is tabloids making up BS stories about him. In which case it’s probably all good in their hood.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Leighton Meester Sues Mom Over Brother’s Medical Money

We know we joke about horrible celebrity parents a lot, but not even Michael Lohan on his worst day can touch the circumstances around Leighton Meester’s lawsuit against her mother, who she accuses of allegedly spending her brother Lex‘s medical fund. The Gossip Girl star was apparently sending $7,500 a month to be used for her brother, who suffers from health problems, and his medical bills. According to the suit, Constance Meester instead used the money on, wait for it,”plastic surgery on her face and stomach, Botox injections for her face, fillers for her hands and hair extensions.” Ain’t no hair extensions in the world beautiful enough to cover up that ugliness underneath. Well maybe there are, but only Beyonce can afford them and of course she wouldn’t need them.

Earlier this year Leighton Meester’s mother was also accused of making death threats against another mom at her son’s elementary school, which we’re sure is #2 on Lex Meester’s list of “Reasons I Can’t Wait Until I’m 18.” As a source told People, “This whole thing’s been really tough on Leighton. Her only concern has always been taking care of her brother. Leighton’s really close with her brother and her dad – her parents are divorced. Leighton’s a sweet girl – she cares about work, friends and family.” Let’s hope Constance doesn’t make the mistake of underestimating her daughter. We’ve seen The Roommate; we know what she’s capable of.

by (@missmuttoo)

Kingston And Zuma Rossdale Are Way Cooler Than You

Correction — they’re way cooler than all of us. Brothers Kingston and Zuma Rossdale had a super chill weekend in West Hollywood. Parents Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani made sure they had lots going on including visits to a craft center and ice cream stops! On Kingston’s to-do list was a new hair cut which he debuted on Saturday. Check out that punk blue mohawk! He’s pulling it off better than adults five times his age! Brother Zuma, on the other hand, rocked it out on a drum set, proving that he might just have his parents’s musical genes! These two have got to be the coolest kids in the playpen. Do you have a favorite? Because we can’t decided who we love more!