Larry King: “You Don’t Divorce Your Children”

Larry King and son do lunch at Nate 'n Al's

We all know Larry King as the world-renowned TV anchor who kept Americans in-the-know on global happenings for 25 years via his CNN show, Larry King Live.

My Life As A Dad, the popular web series that delves into the lives of celebrity fathers, recently chatted with Larry King about his experience in being a dad to five children, two of which were born almost four decades after his first children.

Larry King’s son Larry, Jr., adopted son Andy, and daughter Chaia were born in the 60′s, a hectic time when his promising and long-withstanding broadcast journalism career took off. In the interview, Larry shares how he thinks his earlier children might view how he fathers his sons Chance (b. 1999) and Cannon (b. 2000) differently now.

“I don’t know if they are hurt by it…they don’t say it,” Larry says. “They all pretty much handle it very well and they love their younger brothers. But I imagine that there is a little resentment. That would be normal, you know, why he wasn’t there for me all the time. It’s the kind of life I led and if I could do a do-over again, I would have spent more time.”

The reputable TV anchor goes on to share his greatest piece of advice for parents and discloses one of his biggest regrets. His advice for parents: “The advice I would give is ‘you can’t get it back.’ The day you didn’t go to the game, you can’t get that back. You didn’t go. The hotel room that goes unsold will never be sold. The day you didn’t spend, you didn’t spend. That is a big regret of mine; that I didn’t do more.”

He also discusses how many men don’t understand real love until they have a child.

“It’s the first time in your life,” he shares. “You don’t have to love your wife–that’s why there is divorce. You don’t divorce your children. There are things about your children that will annoy you, but the love is spectacular.”

He also shares a special moment he had at one of his son’s baseball games: “Yesterday, my son pitched three scoreless innings for Notre Dame’s scrimmage game. I was sitting in the stands at the beautiful field at Notre Dame. He was pitching and standing on the mound with that regal look…I just looked at him and could almost cry. I flashed back to the day he was born and the day I took him to his first game. And there he is, standing with that regal look. He struck out a guy…that jolt just goes through your heart. He asked me, ‘Do you root for me more than you root for the Dodgers?’ and I said, ‘Of course!’”

And does he have any thoughts about the fatherhood experience?

“Fatherhood is fantastic, fantastic.,” Larry states. “Whatever is second best is a distant second.”

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Put A Bow On It


I just got a call from a potential new customer, telling me we came highly recommended. He wanted to bring his “new” car in to be checked out, before a long drive up to Canada. We chatted for a minute or two and then he said “new” again; so I asked what he meant by that, thinking he must mean “new” to him. He told me it was a 2014 with 4,000 miles on it.

I asked why he wanted to bring a brand new car in; and he told me that, although his wife thought he was nuts, he “worried about things like that and wanted to be safe.” I told him to find something important to worry about and to enjoy his trip.

This is my first call of this type in 25 years (of auto mechanic service); but just in case there are any other of you “worrying types” are out there, let me be clear:

The reason to buy a new car is to not worry.


5 Over-The-Top Celebrity Kid Birthday Bashes


By: CelebrityBabyScoop 

In Hollywood, celebrity parents shell out unbelievable amounts of money to throw big birthday parties for their babies.

Let’s look at five celebrity tots whose birthday bashes rank among the most lavish seen in the last few years.

  • North West

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went all out for North’s first birthday party, which was branded by the couple as “Kidchella.” The mini music festival in Calabasas, California, boasted a karaoke stage, Ferris wheel and entertainment for guests of all ages. Nori wore a flower-power inspired dress and enjoyed a three-tier tie-dyed cake.

  • Blue Ivy

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z spared no expense to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. Clocking in at a rumored $200,000, Blue Ivy’s party featured a princess theme and was replete with pink and white roses. Costumes, jewelry and gifts were provided for all of Blue Ivy’s friends and their parents. In addition to the party and an extravagant cake, Blue Ivy received a diamond-encrusted Barbie from her parents valued at $80,000.

  • Suri Cruise

For her fifth birthdaySuri’s parents – Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes threw her a circus-themed party complete with live elephants and giraffes. Thanks to the little girl’s love for Alice in Wonderland, the party was attended by professional actors dressed in full costume and guests dressed in fanciful attire inspired by Alice. The party reportedly cost some $20,000 and was thrown at the private residence shared by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the time.

  • Kingston Rossdale

Kingston is the apple of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s eyes, and that was clear at hisfourth birthday party. His famous parents spent a whopping $15,000 on their firstborn son’s birthday!  The relaxed Los Angeles bash featured a variety of snack foods, a lemonade stand, cotton candy machine and big birthday cake. Kingston’s parents kept the party kid focused with entertainment including super hero characters, bouncy houses, live birds, balloon artists and face painters.

  • Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Notoriously private, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt didn’t publicize the details of daughter Zahara’s seventh birthday party. Nonetheless, Angelina was spotted out in Sherman Oaks buying a new wardrobe for Z, and celebrity bloggers speculated that the family threw a fun party with an African-inspired theme in their home. is one of the most popular blogs on the topic and the foremost provider of everything celebrity-baby, featuring baby fashion, baby names, baby trends and up-to-the-minute celebrity baby gossip and pics. Get all the latest news, updates, and photos about Hollywood’s most beloved celebrity moms, dads and their babies. Who’s the latest Tinseltown baby? Who’s due next and who just announced a pregnancy? It’s all on

Eli Manning: “I Try To Enjoy Every Moment I Have With My Family”

Oral-B® and March of Dimes Father's Day Event 2014

By: CelebrityBabyScoop 

This Father’s Day, Oral-B honored dads with the help of Eli Manning, New York Giants quarterback and proud dad, and March of Dimes, an organization that celebrates mothers and fathers every day. Manning, 33, has had great success on the field. But his most cherished memories have nothing to do with roaring crowds, smart plays or perfect passes. Celebrity Baby Scoop spoke with Eli about spending time with his family, his father, football great Archie Manning, and his two young daughters – Ava, 3 , and Lucy, 1.

CBS: Tell us about your partnership with Oral B and the March of Dimes. How did you
get involved? What inspired you to participate in this Father’s Day celebration?

EM: “I’m thrilled to partner with Oral-B and March of Dimes this Father’s Day because being a dad is my most important responsibility. As a young boy, I can remember throwing around the football with my dad in the front yard and now, I get to make my own special memories with my daughters. I’m proud to partner with Oral-B and March of Dimes to celebrate those little moments between fathers and children, no matter where they live or what they do.”

CBS: How does your family celebrate Father’s Day? What traditions mean the most to

EM: “My family and I spend the holiday outside; playing games and running around. As a boy, my favorite Father’s Day memory was playing with my dad and brothers in the backyard. We were always very active.”

CBS: How influential has your Dad been in your parenting style? What do you admire
most about your Dad?

EM: “My dad has been extremely influential in my parenting style. I admire that my dad always set a good example about being a good sport. After a game, my dad didn’t care about winning or losing. He would give us a hug and remind us not take it too seriously. My dad also never tried to live his athletic career or aspirations through me and my brothers – if we wanted help with a play or throw, he would of course help us but we’d have to ask.”

CBS: What kinds of activities do you enjoy doing as a family?

EM: “As a family, we enjoy being outside as much as possible and playing games together. We have a lot of energy and lots of activities to keep us busy.”

CBS: You keep a busy travel schedule during football season, how do you find balance
between football and family?

EM: “When I come home after a game, I try to leave the game behind me and really focus on my family and being a good dad. Time goes by quickly, so I try to enjoy every moment I have with my family.”

CBS: The 2014 football season looks to be a good one, which matchups are you most
looking forward to?

EM: “As a team, we’re feeling very good about the upcoming season and confident in our new offensive system. Each week is going to be a good challenge for us.”
Please visit for a cute video that touches on those special little moments with dad in celebration of Father’s Day.

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I Love Muffins… I Just Don’t Want to Look Like One

Originally posted on The Balancing Act:

I have always been in awe of the celebrities out in Hollywood who have a baby, and then emerge from their home about a month or so later looking like they were never pregnant at all. Here I am, about 14 years since I popped out my last kid, and I am STILL carrying around the extra baby weight. Of course, after 14 years, you really can’t call it “baby weight” anymore. You simply call it fat.

So, I had been carrying those few extra pounds around for quite some time and failed to notice that over the holidays I had added on a few more extra pounds. And a couple more after that. How is it possible that I could not notice ten more pounds on top of the extra ten, er, fifteen, I was already toting behind me?

The problem was the jeans.

It used to be that…

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Tamera Mowry-Housley: “I’ve Learned To Trust My Mother Instincts”


By: CelebrityBabyScoop

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley attended the charitable Race to Erase MS event that helped to spread awareness of MS and raise money for the cause. The mom-of-one, to son Aden, 1, says “having fun in a selfless way” was a major highlight of the event.

Tamera chats with Celebrity Baby Scoop about her experience at Race to Erase MS, her greatest fashion icons, and how she’s “been very blessed with a happy baby.” She goes on to discuss whether there are any plans for another baby, her 80/20 rule for losing the baby weight, and how she is “really excited to do The Real” in September.

CBS: You recently attended the Race to Erase MS event. What was the event all about? What was the highlight of the event?

TMH: “Basically, it was a charity event that helped to spread awareness of MS. We’ve gone so far in finding ways to help cope with the disease. It was a huge auction to help raise money for the cause.

The highlight was being around people who love to help and take time out of their day to do something great. At the same time, you get to dress up and have fun. You’re having fun in a selfless way.”

CBS: You truly wowed the room with the cranberry Christian Dior dress and natural curls! What was the inspiration behind the look? Who are your greatest fashion icons?

TMH: “Honestly, I wanted to be comfortable. That day, I was a little bit bloated and I wanted to be in a dress that I was comfortable in. I didn’t want to be in a skin-tight outfit…I wanted to be in an outfit that I could move around in. Also, when people go to cocktail events, they always wear black, so I wanted to wear colors.

In regard to my greatest fashion icons, definitely Audrey Hepburn. I think her birthday was recently too. I absolutely love her, because all of her pieces were very classic. It didn’t matter what time or era it was– if you looked at her clothes, you would think to yourself, ‘I would wear that today.’ She was a woman who personified class—class and elegance. I also love Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney. All of these women just have so much class.”

CBS: How is your son, Aden, doing? Has he reached any exciting milestones that you would like to share?

TMH: “Aden is fantastic! What he is loving now is saying ‘no.’ But he says other things too, like ‘Mama.’ He says ‘Daddy’ too, which is interesting, because he doesn’t say ‘Mommy’ or ‘Dad.’ Isn’t that interesting? If he says ‘Daddy,’ you would think that he would say ‘Mommy,’ but he calls me ‘Mama.’ He says ‘no,’ ‘go,’ and ‘yay,’ so he’s talking a lot. He’s also connecting words now. The other day, he said, ‘Let’s go, but kind of.’ So it’s not just one word; he’s trying to form sentences.

He really is the love of my life and he’s a very smart kid. He knows what he wants and when he wants it. Not only that, do you know what I really love about Aden? He loves the idea of family, because he loves being around Mommy and Daddy. If it is just me by myself, yes, he loves me and has fun. However, the moment his dad comes home and we’re together, his eyes light up. If we’re in the car and he knows mommy and daddy are in the car, he’s just the happiest baby. We’ve been very blessed with a happy baby. He’s always laughing, smiling, and giggling, which is a blessing.”

CBS: How does this second year of motherhood compare to the first year?

TMH: “I’m much more relaxed because during the first year, you’re trying to figure everything out. The second year, you’re okay and of course before you get used to one thing, they’re on to the next. You have to get used to another rhythm and another milestone. The thing is, I am a lot more confident in myself and in my mother instincts. I’ve learned to trust my mother instincts.”

CBS: Are there any plans for baby no. 2?

TMH: “Absolutely! I can’t wait. The timing has to be right, and, ultimately, I am not the one—I am but I am not—in charge of that. If I could have a baby very soon, we would be very happy.”

CBS: You recently debuted your post-baby bikini body for InTouch and looked fantastic! What are your best tips for new moms trying to lose the baby weight?  

TMH: “Honestly, if you want to lose the weight, I’ve learned that there is no easy formula. You basically have to work hard, work out, and eat right. Eating right is 80% of the battle, and that’s what I’ve learned. You could work out until you’re just exhausted, but if you’re not eating right, then the weight is not going to come off. Eating clean really did it for me. For example, if I wanted to have bread. I would eat gluten free bread. If I wanted to have a cracker, I would eat gluten free crackers. I actually love gluten free bread now. It’s also about trying to stay away from sugar and salt.

However, don’t limit yourself too much. I believe in the 80/20 rule, meaning 80% of the time, eat very clean and healthy. Twenty percent of the time, allow yourself to eat whatever you want.”

CBS: What plans do you have for the summer?

TMH: “I plan on staying up north with my family in Napa. I absolutely love it up there in the summer. I like just being in our house, by the pool, and enjoying the scenery the sun, and, of course, the wine.” [laughs]

CBS: Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to share?

TMH: “Yes! I can’t really say anything yet, because it is not 100% closed. I will be doing a couple of things, but you know how it is, you can’t really say anything until they give you the ‘okay.’ The one thing I can talk about is that I am really excited to do The Real. That will be coming up in September, and we have a start date of September 15th. I just can’t wait to sit down with my girls and have girl chat. I am really excited!”


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Caller ID


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I just went off on someone who called…which I try not to do.  But, seriously, use your brains.

Caller: “My car just broke down, nearby.  It’s a 1996 Buick Century.  I think it needs a fuel pump; approximately, how much would that be?

Me (in an irritated voice): “Don’t call around, asking for prices on a repair that you have no  idea is a correct diagnosis. Someone will tell you $500 on the phone; and you may only need a relay.  Then, they’ll charge you $500 anyway, because they already gave you a price. Call around and find a mechanic you trust, instead.”

Caller: “Oh, ok.”  Click.

It was harsh, on my part; but I get this type of call all the time.   And it is the exact wrong thing to do.  Instead of finding the cheapest job around, try to find the correct job by a reputable technician.