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Molly Ringwald: Motherhood Changes Your Priorities

Actress and mom-of-three Molly Ringwald can add author to her resume now that her new book, Getting the Pretty Back, has hit bookshelves. The Pretty in Pink star, who has daughter Mathilda, 6, and twins Adele and Roman, 10 months, recently chatted to Canadian magazine Chatelaine about motherhood, career and what it means to be an "It woman."

On how motherhood has changed her life: "As everyone says, everything just comes into sharp focus and your priorities shift. Your sense of timing changes, and everything's not quite as spontaneous as it used to be, which is fine. It forces you to plan a little bit more. Those are the main things."

 

Mathilda Ignores Mom Molly Ringwald’s Style Advice

Mom-of-three Molly Ringwald says her 6-year-old daughter Mathilda - who she recently described as "very willful, headstrong and very intelligent" - takes style advice from nobody.

"She already has a really strong sense of fashion. And she is only six years old. It's pretty formidable!" the Pretty in Pink star tells Canadian newspaper The National Post. "She was like my little doll; for years I really greatly enjoyed putting these outfits together for her. Now it's 'No, no, no, Mommy. This is your style, not mine.' She actually verbalized that when she was five. She was right - she really does put on these incredible outfits. She was actually the one who chose the colour of my Oscar dress."

Molly, 42, doles out advice on topics ranging from style to motherhood in her new book Getting the Pretty Back. She admits that finding the inspiration and energy to write was tough seeing as she was pregnant with twins Adele and Roman, now 9 months, at the time.

 

Molly Ringwald: I Just Want My Kids To Be Kids

Celebrities that have successfully made the transition from child-star to adult actor all seem to have different takes on the subject once they have children of their own. Some are okay with it, while others, like Molly Ringwald, will not have it! The Pretty in Pink star revealed to OK Magazine, that she doesn't worry too much about daughter Mathilda, 6, wanting to become an actor, saying, “Mathilda is very willful, headstrong and very intelligent, but so far she’s shown no interest in being onstage. I think she’s more of a behind-the-scenes person. That could change after college and all that. If she wants to do it, I would support her, but after college. Not as a child.”

The "Brat Pack" icon, who started out on the hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes at age 11, adds, “I think that it’s hard having grown up in the business. I think it’s something I wouldn’t want for my own children. If they want to do it later, that’s great. But I think I just want them to be kids.”

 

Molly Ringwald: The Secret Is In The Scheduling

"Brat Packer" turned mom-of-three Molly Ringwald is kept busy these days by both career and kids. Tackling motherhood on-screen and off, she stars in the ABC Family hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager and is raising daughter Mathilda, 6, and twins Adele and Roman, 8 months.

"I've had to get a lot better about scheduling," Molly tells Entertainment Tonight of how she keeps up with her many responsibilities. "I used to be very spontaneous - I'd get on a plane, go anywhere I wanted anytime I wanted - and that's sort of changed. I just have to think a little further in advance and that's okay. I also have help - my cousin is also my nanny, which is nice, so I get to keep it in the family. … Luckily I [also] have a husband who's incredibly involved and who's a great father."

 

Matthew Broderick & James Brave The Rain

Covered by an umbrella, Matthew Broderick and his 7-year-old son James were spotted walking to school on Friday morning (March 12) in rainy New York City.

Matthew and his wife, Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, are also parents to 8-month-old twin girls Marion and Tabitha.

Matthew, Molly Ringwald and other Brat Packers presented a touching tribute to writer, director and producer extraordinaire John Hughes at the Academy Awards. Hughes directed coming-of-age classics including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He also wrote Home Alone and Pretty in Pink, among many others.

 

Molly Ringwald Shares Healthy Habits

Actress Molly Ringwald wowed viewers of the Academy Awards, showing off her svelte figure after welcoming twins just 8 months ago. The Pretty in Pink star revealed to PEOPLE the secret to her new body, a healthy diet and exercise! Ringwald, 42, made a change to her eating habits and added exercise when the twins were six-weeks old, saying, "It was more just a sensible diet, cutting down on sweets and upping the vegetables and protein, less starch, and I just worked out a lot, I'd say about three or four times a week."

The mom-of-three made a point to add some green to her diet, adding, "I try to make sure that I eat something green. I think that's just a really good rule of thumb. I love all different kinds of vegetables, but the green ones are generally the best for you and the best for your diet."

Along with twins Adele and Roman, Ringwald, who is currently starring in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and husband Panio Gianopoulos are also parents to 6-year-old daughter Mathilda.

Photo: Bauer Griffin

 

Celebrity Parents Attend The 2010 Academy Awards

Call the babysitter, Mom and Dad have a date night!

Some of our favorite celebrity parents hit the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards last night (March 7) in Hollywood, Calif. Dressed in their Sunday best, celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker and her hubby Matthew Broderick rocked the red carpet at last night's awards show.

Sandra, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side, gave a touching acceptance speech in tribute of her beloved mother. When asked how she picked her gorgeous Marchesa gown, Sandra revealed her very special stylist: “Somebody helped me decide – my oldest stepdaughter [Chandler]. It was her favorite.” Molly Ringwald's 6-year-old daughter, Mathilda also had her say in mom's gorgeous gown: "I was choosing between two dress colors, and she decided on this. She said this was the way to go. I always listen to her, she's a 6-year-old fashionista."

Who was the best dressed? What were some of the biggest surprises? Does anyone agree that The Hurt Locker is actually better than Avatar? What about the Farrah Fawcett snub?

Check out the 15+ pictures of the gorgeous celeb parents in their fancy duds....

 

Bristol Palin to make acting debut on ‘Secret Life of the American Teenager’

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Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol will make her acting debut on the ABC Family drama series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

The network says the 19-year-old will play herself on an episode scheduled to shoot and air this summer. It will deal with the consequences of teen pregnancy.

The network calls Bristol Palin the most famous teenage mother in America. She was pregnant as her mother campaigned for vice president. Bristol Palin gave birth to her son, Tripp, in December 2008.

The TV series focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with teenage issues. It premiered two years ago, and its cast includes Molly Ringwald and Mark Derwin.