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Kristin Cavallari Comes Out as Anti-Vaccine

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Kristin Cavallari, a former reality TV star who is expecting her second son, has gone public with her decision to refrain from vaccinating her children, saying she’s “read too many books” about autism and citing “some scary statistics.”  Time.com reports:

Former reality star Kristin Cavallari admitted to not vaccinating her son, and not planning to do so, in a Fox Business interview on Thursday. On Friday, she defended her position on “Fox & Friends,” adding that it was not something she planned to come out publicly on, but it just came up in the interview.

“Listen, to each their own,” Cavallari, pregnant with her second son, said. “I understand both sides of it. I’ve ready too many books about autism and there’s some scary statistics out there. It’s our personal choice, and, you know, if you’re really concerned about your kid get them vaccinated.”

The idea that vaccines cause autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has long been debunked by science, though it persists in part because of celebrities like Cavallari and, more famously, Jenny McCarthy, who perpetuate the link in interviews and public appearances.  Meanwhile, diseases that are preventable through vaccination, like measles and whooping cough, are cropping up again in communities across the country.

A recent study found that efforts to educate the public about the benefits of vaccines are not very effective, especially when parents have already formed negative opinions about the safety of vaccination.

Image: Kristin Cavallari, via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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News Anchor Savannah Guthrie Announces Pregnancy at Wedding

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Savannah Guthrie, the longtime NBC News reporter who now hosts the Today show, announced that she is expecting a child with her new husband, Michael Feldman.  Feldman is Guthrie’s very new husband–the couple made their announcement at their wedding!  More from USA Today:

NBC’s Today show anchor, 42, and Michael Feldman, 45, a communications strategist, tied the knot Saturday near her hometown of Tucson, “in the middle of the desert,” in a hush-hush wedding, she said on the Today show Monday morning.

As she reminded guests to keep the nuptials quiet so that she could announce it on Monday’s show, the DJ cued the music for a recording of the NBC News “Special Report” music.

Taking a spot in front of the guests, she and her new hubby, announced, “We are four months pregnant!”

Matt Lauer said it was his “favorite” moment of the weekend.

“I did drop a little bit of news at the weekend,” said a beaming Guthrie on Monday morning.

“We are so excited, overjoyed and feel so blessed,” she said, adding, “It’s funny. We set the wedding date, I bought my dress, and then I found out.”

Image: Savannah Guthrie, via Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

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Christian Bale, Wife Expecting Second Child

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The actor Christian Bale and his wife Sandra (nicknamed “Sibi”) are expecting their second child, PEOPLE.com reports:

The notoriously private couple, who have been married for 14 years, are already parents to a daughter, who will turn 9 this month.

Bale’s rep had no comment.

“It’s all about my girls, my wife and my daughter. I carry a picture of them with me all the time,” Bale, 40,  said about his two girls in 2009.

Sibi, 43, debuted her baby belly last Sunday on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, where her husband was nominated for Best Actor for American Hustle, which also scored nine other nominations including Best Picture.

Image: Christian and Sibi Bale, via Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

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Scarlett Johansson Is Pregnant

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The actress Scarlett Johansson has announced she is expecting her first child with her fiance, as PEOPLE.com reports:

The Her star, 29, is expecting her first child with fiancé Romain Dauriac, PEOPLE confirms.

“I’m very happy,” Johansson, 29, told PEOPLE in January of Dauriac, 31, a French journalist who manages a creative agency. “He’s my buddy.”

“Being engaged is an exciting time to enjoy and to really savor,” she added.

Still, the actress — who was spotted wearing her vintage Art Deco ring back in September while promoting her sci-fi movie Under the Skin at the Venice International Film Festival —  said she was in no rush to walk down the aisle.

Image: Scarlett Johansson, via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale Welcome Son Apollo

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have welcomed a baby boy they have named Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale.  The boy is the couple’s third child together, as PEOPLE.com reports:

“Welcome Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale 2/28/14,” Rossdale announced via Twitter Saturday. “Bowie and Flynn = [our] mothers’ maiden names.”

Rossdale, 48, and Stefani’s new baby boy joins big brothers Zuma Nesta Rock, 5½, and Kingston James McGregor, 7½.

The couple kept mostly mum on the pregnancy until Stefani, 44, started her Instagram account off with a surprise in January, revealing her brood of boys would be growing by one.

“I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys,” she captioned a shot of her sporting a crown.

Image: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, via DFree / Shutterstock.com

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