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As a child in post-World War II England, Shirley McGlade clipped a picture of movie star Jeff Chandler and put it in her wallet. That was her father, she told schoolmates--a rich American who had divorced her mother and was fighting for custody of her. "People believed me," she said. "I lived in a fantasy world."
April 23, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are now the parents of a baby boy, the new mom announced Wednesday afternoon via Twitter.  "Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)," the "House, M.D. " actress wrote, including a black-and-white closeup picture of herself cuddling the newborn. Wow, it seems like only yesterday that we were hearing about how she considered her big belly a "badge of pride. " Probably because it was  only yesterday .  PHOTOS: Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names "I just thought, 'Oh, I'm going to hide this forever.
December 15, 1988 | PHYLLIS THEROUX
On Feb. 6, a baby boy was born, six weeks premature, at Sibley Hospital in Washington. His mother had been hospitalized during her pregnancy twice before--once for dehydration and again for very early labor--and the delivering obstetrician was on the lookout for more trouble. He got it. The baby didn't breathe properly and after a brief examination, he ordered him immediately transferred by ambulance to Georgetown Hospital's high-tech Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He needed the best of care.
April 23, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Actress, producer and makeup maven Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman had their second daughter Tuesday and announced that they've named her Frankie Barrymore Kopelman. [Cut] Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave," who made such a big splash on awards season red carpets, is People's Most Beautiful Person of 2014. [People] Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were a big hit as figure skating commentators during the Sochi Winter Olympics, and now NBC is sending them to the Kentucky Derby on May 3 to comment on fashion.
May 7, 2010
'Babies' MPAA rating: PG for cultural and maternal nudity throughout Running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Playing: In general release
June 29, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Babies love to put everything in their mouths. Add teething to the mix, and they want to gum and chew everything in sight. They also love to grab anything they get close to, including Mom's hair, jewelry, glasses, clothes -- you name it. This can wreak havoc, as anyone who's had a pierced earring tugged on can attest. Or worse, looked down to see a string of pearls coming apart as a tiny fist gives a solid yank. But there's a solution, at least when it comes to jewelry. A company called Chewbeads makes safety-tested necklaces and bracelets out of a non-toxic silicone that they say can withstand the trials of babies.
March 26, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Spring in Southern California means some of the world's tiniest birds build some of the world's dinkiest nests. Female hummingbirds gather moss, plant down and other materials and, using sticky spider silk, fashion a nest the size of a ping-pong ball. It can rest securely on a very  slender tree limb. But hummingbirds have been known to nest in railings, beneath bird baths , on wind chimes and cactuses . Los Angeles Times photographer Irfan Khan found this hummingbird nest at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
April 21, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
The vegan lifestyle isn't mainstream yet, but it's surely on its way thanks to the whole food movement inspired by the likes of "Forks Over Knives" and "Food Inc. " Trendy vegan cookbooks, blogs and personalities continue to multiply as we all get " vegucated ," as do the vegan options served at restaurants. I don't remember the last time I was in a restaurant that didn't serve kale or some sort of braised greens. Then again, this is L.A. But is pushing veganism onto children taking things too far?
May 10, 2010
"Iron Man 2" may have soared to the top of the box office this weekend, but "Babies" crawled to a respectable start as well. Focus Features opened its documentary with a title as self-explanatory as they come at 534 theaters, nowhere close to the record-breaking 4,380 for "Iron Man 2" but enough for a presence in most major cities and suburban markets. It sold a studio-estimated $1.6 million worth of tickets. On Friday night, most of the movie's money came from highbrow art-house theaters that typically play documentaries.
October 11, 2009 | Amy Goldman Koss, Amy Goldman Koss is the author, most recently, of the teen novel "Side Effects."
You sit down to write a novel, and soon the characters are crowding around demanding attention with the urgency and self-obsession of 3-year-olds. A few weeks in, and you can no longer shake them. In fact, nothing shuts them up until the manuscript is ripped from your hands on deadline, when you go from total control to utter powerlessness with one click of the Send button. Goodbye! Good luck! After that comes the weird silence of the empty nest, with its combination of freedom and loneliness.
April 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Drew Barrymore has welcomed a second baby girl, but judging from the newborn's name, we're wondering if she really wanted a boy... The "Blended" star and husband Will Kopelman welcomed Frankie Barrymore Kopelman on Tuesday, her rep confirmed to People . The Ministry Say Relax. "Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman," the couple said in a statement. "Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!"
April 21, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
It's a baby girl for "The Hangover" star Justin Bartha, according to reports. He of the epic debauchery films welcomed a daughter on April 13, Us Magazine reported Sunday.  People  magazine also reported the news Monday, adding that the couple named the baby girl Asa Charlotte.  PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 It's the first child for "The New Normal" alum and his wife, Lia Smith, a fitness trainer with ...
April 18, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ryan Getzlaf has produced an uncommon hat trick just one game into the Stanley Cup playoffs. A goal, a gash and a baby girl. The Ducks center and his wife, Paige, welcomed their third child, daughter Willa, to the world at 12:36 a.m. Friday. Getzlaf didn't attend Friday morning's skate at Honda Center, but Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said he's playing tonight in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Stars. Getzlaf scored a goal in the Ducks' 4-3 Game 1 victory and suffered a nasty gash under his mouth in the closing seconds by standing in front of a shot fired by Dallas' goals leader Tyler Seguin.
April 18, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The San Jose baby that was found dead hours after a distracted father accidentally left the child strapped in an SUV was just a few feet from where neighbors said they were working on a car and damaged sidewalk. The father, who authorities have not identified, had parked his car Wednesday morning on Payne Avenue with the 9-month-old strapped in a car seat and went about his workday until he came back to find the baby about 7:15 p.m., authorities said. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene.
April 18, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
  Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed a baby boy on Thursday, the actor announced Friday on Twitter.  "My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-)," he wrote, including a black-and-white  picture of the new cutie's tiny hand wrapped around his dad's fingertip.  The British actor, a 2012 Golden Globe winner for "Luther," went public about his relationship with makeup artist Garth last November, though they'd reportedly been dating for several months already.
April 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
This post has been updated. See note below. Follow me down the rabbit hole for a moment while we discuss the case of Kimberly Erin Caselman, a Pier 1 sales associate in San Jose who loves her job and informed her boss in November that she was two months pregnant with her second child. On the recommendation of her obstetrician, Caselman, 31, also informed Pier 1 that she was not to lift any objects heavier than 15 pounds, or climb ladders. Her pregnancy is not high-risk, but that seemed prudent, and not particularly limiting.
August 15, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Amid at least 95 reports of babies falling out of the popular Bumbo baby seats -- including 19 who suffered skull fractures -- the company said it is recalling nearly 4 million seats in the U.S. But instead of returning the seats to stores, South Africa-based Bumbo International Trust said customers should order a free repair kit that includes a restraint belt as well as a warning sticker cautioning against placing the seat on raised surfaces....
May 15, 2010
I commend Chely Wright's courage in coming out ["Ready to Face the Music," by Geoff Boucher, May 7]. If she has, indeed, committed career suicide, at least she will have gained an authentic life. Country music fans who choose to abandon her abandon themselves in their shallow judgment. The line that struck me most from the article is Chely's: "I have been a good steward of my life." I suspect if there is anyone at the pearly gates when she arrives, this is what they will ask, not, "Who did you sleep with?"
April 15, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one -- an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.” NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted evidence that a mysterious object measuring perhaps half a mile across is disturbing the outer edge of Saturn's large, bright A ring. The object's gravity seems to have roughed up the ring's usually smooth profile. PHOTOS: Amazing close-ups of moons As a result, a stretch of the A ring that measures 750 miles long and 6 miles wide is now about 20% brighter than it would typically appear.
April 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Standing at the lectern, Mindy Corporon calmly spoke about love in the face of hatred, describing how two people so central to her life - her father and her son - were shot to death by a gunman who police say is a white supremacist bent on violence. Her voice steady, she described arriving Sunday afternoon moments after the attacker, whom police identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center here, a shooting rampage that took the lives of three people, including a woman outside a nearby Jewish senior center.
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