Andrew Morton, who has written the explosive new tell-all ‘Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography’, has revealed that Brad Pitt has given himself a new nickname, ‘Mr. Mom’.
“He calls himself Mr. Mom,” the UsMagazine.com quoted Morton as saying on Fox News Channel”s Fox & Friends.
Morton also said that Jolie, 35, used Maddox, to “bait” Pitt away from Jennifer Aniston while filming ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’.
“Well, it”s kind of playing happy family. He”s a great caregiver, this Brad Pitt…. So here”s Maddox, this cute little kid, playing around and it draws somebody in. And in all fairness, friends of Angelina, all said it was Brad that made the [pass] in that relationship.”
But Jolie wasn”t completely off the hook: “Psychologically, she makes men almost compromise themselves to cheat on their girlfriends, or cheat on their wives in order to be with her.”
“The only man that”s never rejected her is Maddox,” Morton added.
Abnormal eye movements and other sensorimotor and neurobehavioral impairments appear common in unaffected family members of individuals with autism, finds a new study.
Matthew W. Mosconi, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago conducted eye movement testing and other assessments of neurobehavioral function in 57 first-degree relatives of individuals with autism.
Their results were compared with those of 40 individuals who were the same age, sex and had the same IQ but did not have a family member with the condition.
When compared with controls, family members of individuals with autism tended to perform more slowly and less accurately on eye movement tasks, including those assessing saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements.
“The present findings document that first-degree relatives of individuals with autism demonstrate a unique pattern of oculomotor impairments similar to that previously reported in independent samples of individuals with autism, suggesting that these alterations within sensorimotor and cognitive brain circuitry may be familial traits,” the authors said.
The report has been published in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
‘ET’, directed by Steven Spielberg, has been voted the ‘Greatest Film Of All Time’ in an online poll.
The film that won four Oscars in 1983 but was beaten to the Best Picture award by Richard Attenborough”s Gandhi topped the poll of more than 2,500 people for radiotimes.com.
Movie expert Barry Norman described the sci-fi classic as ‘the perfect family film’.
“A magical tale for children, a triumph of special effects, a chastening lesson to bigots everywhere and, as the director Steven Spielberg describes it, a simple and pure love story,” the Scotsman quoted him as telling the Radio Times.
The Wizard Of Oz landed the second spot, followed by Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Toy Story.
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First-time mother and supermodel Gisele Bundchen has claimed that breastfeeding her baby boy helped get her back in shape.
The supermodel, who gave birth to son Benjamin in December, shared her opinion on the never-ending debate between the benefits of breastfeeding versus feeding a baby formula.
“Some people (in the US) think they don”t have to breastfeed, and I think, ”Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?”” the New York Daily News quoted Bundchen as telling Harper”s Bazaar UK.
She added, “I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
The Brazilian beauty, who is married to NFL hunk Tom Brady, also said that it was very easy to give birth.
Thanks to some meditating, the model said the eight-hour natural birthing process “didn”t hurt in the slightest.”
“It prepared me mentally and physically. It”s called ”labor” not ”holiday” for a reason, and I knew that,” she said.
“You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn”t make any sense to me.
“Then I was ready and I thought OK, let”s get to work.
“I wasn”t expecting someone else to get the baby out of me, she continued.
Slumdog Millionaire co-stars, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, come up with innovative ideas to keep their love-life alive because of their long-distance relationship.
The couple has been seeing each other since filming Danny Boyle’s 2008 Oscar-winning blockbuster, which saw their characters battling to be together.
London-based Patel said maintaining a relationship with the 25-year-old actress, who lives in the city of Mumbai, means they both have to make an effort.
Were never at home, the Daily Express quoted the 21-year-old as telling Radio Times.
But we do manage to meet. We always find time for each other, he said.
And when they’re in London?
We always get a different place. Rent out a flat or something and spend time together that way, he added.
Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has claimed that Gibson was physically abusive towards his first wife also.
Grigorieva also claims that she has seen the actor hitting his youngest son, Tommy.
Quoting a source “familiar with” the law enforcement investigation into Gibson”s behavior, Grigorieva, 40, claims she saw the actor hit Tommy, his youngest child from his first marriage. The incident purportedly occurred two-and-a-half years ago at a hockey game in Los Angeles, according to RadarOnline.com.
“She [Grigorieva] said that Mel, in her presence, hit Tommy, in the head, while they were in a box watching a hockey game…Tommy started crying and whimpered for the remainder of the game, choosing to sit by himself, away from his father,” the New York Post quoted the source as telling the entertainment website.
A Russian newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda , reported that Grigorieva had alleged Gibson told her he had thrown a television at his first wife, Robyn Gibson, during a heated argument.
However, Robyn has previously defended her husband of 28 years, following the release of a series of explosive recorded phone calls between the actor and his ex-girlfriend.
The mother of seven of Gibson’s children denied the “Lethal Weapon” star was ever physically abusive during their marriage.
“Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during or after our marriage,” she wrote in a statement filed in a California court, TMZ reported.
“Mel was a wonderful and loving father,” Robyn added.
Actor Charlie Sheen has been ordered to serve 30 days at a Malibu rehab under a no-jail plea bargain after the actor pleaded guilty to assaulting wife Brooke Mueller.
The deal caps a headline-grabbing saga that exploded with Sheen”s Christmas Day arrest on suspicion that he pinned wife Mueller, 32, to a bed and held a knife to her throat during an Aspen family vacation.
Sheen, who appeared in Aspen court to enter the plea, also must serve three months” probation and show proof that he”s completed 36 hours of counselling.
In exchange, prosecutors dropped felony menacing and criminal mischief charges.
The “Two and a Half Men” star will fulfill the rehab requirement at celebrity-friendly Promises, the same rehab he checked into earlier this year, his lawyer said.
“The fact that the DA”s office is allowing Charlie to do his sentence at Promises as opposed to jail is indicative of the strength of their case. This is great resolution for us,” the New York Daily News quoted attorney Yale Galanter as telling the News.
He and Mueller signed preliminary divorce paperwork earlier this year and are expected to file with the court now that the criminal case is resolved, TMZ.com reported.