Sunday, October 30, 2005

Brooke's Baby News

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BROOKE'S BABY: Brooke Shields is expecting another child, PEOPLE confirmed. The 40-year-old actress and her husband, writer Chris Henchy, will welcome their second child in the spring, according to her rep.

The couple, who wed in 2001, have a 2-year-old daughter, Rowan (whose birth prompted Shields to write a book, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression in which she revealed how anti-depressants helped with her condition).

Just last month, while appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show Shields revealed that she hoped for another baby. "I've always wanted more than one child," she said.

Luchie says:

I was able to watch that Oprah Winfrey Show episode when Brooke Shields was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. She was confident enough to defend her views on taking the anti- depressant drug. She defended not only herself but all the other women who were able to cope up from their condition. And for that she gained the respect of many.

I wish her good health and happiness with the coming baby!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Roddick Top Seed for Paris Masters

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PARIS - With top-ranked Roger Federer and defending champion Marat Safin out with injuries, Andy Roddick will be the top-seeded player at the Paris Masters.

Federer has a torn ligament in his right ankle. Two-time Grand Slam champion Safin has tendinitis in his left knee.

Lleyton Hewitt pulled out Friday with a groin and foot injuries, tournament organizers said. Also missing will be Andre Agassi, former
French Open'
French Open champion Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal, who won this year at Roland Garros.

Agassi pulled out for personal reasons, Moya has an injured right shoulder and Nadal has tendinitis.

Guillermo Coria was seeded second, followed by Nikolay Davydenko and Mariano Puerta.
The indoor tournament begins Monday and ends Nov. 6.

#from Yahoo Sport News
Nap says:

Roddick is very lucky since most of the best players would not be playing. Therefore it'll not be that interesting to watch the tennis tournament on TV. And with my favourite Andre Agassi not playing, I don't think I will be watching the matches that much. Though of course, with Roddick being a good player too, I would still be interested to watch him in the finals.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Angelina Jolie

Jolie Said Wants to Adopt Another Child
Thursday October 27 11:49 AM ET

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Angelina Jolie, often photographed with her two children in her arms, says she wants to adopt again.

"It's a very special thing," the 30-year-old actress told People magazine at the recent Worldwide Orphans Foundation benefit in Manhattan. "There's something about making a choice, waking up and traveling somewhere and finding your family."

Jolie has a 4-year-old son, Maddox, who was adopted from Cambodia, and a 9-month-old daughter, Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia.

"Most of the night I just thought about how quickly I want to adopt again," she said. "There are so many wonderful places. There are many parts of Asia, Africa, South America, so sooner or later I'll end up everywhere, I'm sure."

Jolie announced at the Oct. 24 benefit that she is joining with Dr. Jane Aronson, the foundation's founder, to build a pediatric AIDS center in Ethiopia.

"I know some of the kids that were next to my daughter (at the orphanage); two of them passed away, with symptoms very similar to hers," she told People. "I really do believe that if I didn't get her out at that time, that she wouldn't be here. She was days away."
Is Maddox old enough to understand what adoption means?

"We've always addressed it," said Jolie, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. "I say, `You're from Asia, you're from Cambodia. Asia is not Mommy's continent, it's your continent.' ... He knows where Zahara came from. It's pretty amazing."

Jolie credits Aronson, her children's pediatrician, with saving Zahara's life. "It was really tough. You need this wonderful, calm doctor who tells you everything is going to be OK."

#from Yahoo Entertainment News
Luchie says:

Time and time again, Angelina Jolie had proven to the world that she is an extra ordinary woman and I really admire her for that.

With her first movie, Girl Interrupted, I already noticed that this Hollywood royalty has a different style from the rest of the stars of her age in Hollywood. Not only she is a beauty with a sure -stamped acting prowess, there is an aura of intelligence that is projected whenever she communicates with either her body language or her spoken words.

And surely, I was not mistaken for she is now a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. That is really something. And for her to give love to a child who is not her flesh and blood that much and considering him her very own is an act worthy of praise. For who among us can show much love to a child not our own?

Angelina Jolie opened the eyes of more people and couples who were considering adopting children from other countries. Through her act, more and more children for sure will be saved and will have foster parents who can give them that love they deserve.

It is also worth noting that Angelina Jolie redefined what family is. Family is not about blood relationship, but about love for one another.

And true, we can make a choice and find our own family.

So for Angelina Jolie, I salute you!!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nicole Kidman: Trendsetter

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Kidman dares to go bare in a velvet Azzaro by Vanessa Seward dress at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. "It's very classic and beautiful from the front, but when she turns around she has that deep plunging back," says Kaufman. "You know you're making an impact when you turn around and you leave people gasping in your wake."


We really admire Nicole Kidman not only for her beauty and acting excellence, but for her being a style queen too. Whatever she wears, she really exudes class. We like her.