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Celeb Parents Set To Hit ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The first promos for the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars have been released!

Some of the women in the competition include celeb moms Brandy, Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson and newly single teen mom Bristol Palin. Also hitting the dance floor are Dirty Dancing’s Jennifer Grey, funnylady Margaret Cho and The Hills‘ Audrina Patridge

Male contestants include celeb dads Michael Bolton, David Hasselhoff and Vanessa Williams' ex-hubby, Rick Fox.

Take a look through our slideshow and see the celeb parents in this seasons' competition.

 

Vanessa Williams & Her Dinner Date

Vanessa Williams took her 10-year-old daughter Sasha on a dinner date at Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday (August 22).

Sasha's father is Vanessa's ex-husband, former NBA basketball player Rick Fox.

The 47-year-old Ugly Betty actress is also mom to Melanie, 22, Jillian, 20, and Devin, 17, with her first husband Ramon Hervey II. Watch for Vanessa as she shakes things up this coming season on Desperate Housewives.

 

Celebrities Appeal For Healthy School Meals Act

Funny lady Sarah Silverman is America’s newest advocate for healthy school lunches. She is urging Congress to support the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, a bill that would help schools serve healthier meal options.

In her letter to Congressman George Miller, Sarah states, “I’m writing to you about something that has shocked and offended me. And trust me when I say it takes a lot to shock and offend me. Some of the foods we’re feeding kids in schools are repulsive—and that unhealthy food is feeding the childhood obesity epidemic.”

Many more celebrities are joining Sarah in this important campaign, including celeb parents like Nicole Richie, Sean Penn, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Rutherford and Tobey Maguire. The following letters have been released to Celebrity Baby Scoop. Read below how some of our fav celeb parents support this campaign.

 

Vanessa Williams On Learning To “Surrender”

Currently starring on Broadway, and set to move into Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane this fall, Vanessa Williams is a force to be reckoned with. In the the latest edition of Working Mother, the stunning 47-year-old mother of four opens up about her staying power in Hollywood, Botox, co-parenting with her exes, and the most important lesson she's learned as a working mom.

On her role as mom to Melanie, 22, Jillian, 20, Devin, 17, and Sasha Gabriella, 10: “I became a mom when I was young, so I’ve always had my career along with my children. Just eight weeks after I’d had my second child, I had to go to England to promote my album for ten days. So I dragged my breast pump through airport security. I was so weepy to be leaving my newborn. Maybe ten years later, I’d have said no to the trip. As you get older, you get stronger and more confident, and you get more accustomed to saying no and to knowing your boundaries. Things change as you mature. But you still try to do everything you can to be with your kids. I remember flying from Tokyo to New York for a confirmation party for my daughter, and then back to Tokyo to perform. But you can only do so much, and you have to forgive yourself.”

On motherhood’s most important lesson: “My biggest lesson is to surrender, to stop trying to control. You never know what life has to offer. Yes, have a plan, but also be open to the possibility that you don’t know what’s next. The best things that have happened in my life have been complete surprises. I never intended to meet certain people. I never knew certain opportunities would come up. I know a lot of working moms want to stay in control. My advice: Let go of the wheel. Let life happen. And when you get an opportunity, go for it. You can miss opportunities if you’re always trying to control everything. So be open to something new, and you may be pleasantly surprised.”

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