Four Moms We Love This Week


Catching up on your celebrity news over the weekend? Instead of writing about all the latest scandals, we thought we’d take a minute to recognize some awesome moms who made headlines this week. 

Ricki Lake

This 42-year-old former talk show host – and the original star of Hairspray- had a chance to show off her best footwork with partner Derek Hough on the first week of  Dancing with the Stars. Team Drickilous made it through the night safely – winning the judges over with their Viennese Waltz – even though Lake tweeted before the show, “I haven’t been this nervous since I took my SAT’s!” 

It’s also her birthday this week! The newly engaged mom of two (sons Milo, 14, and Owen, 10 are from her previous marriage) turned 43 on Wednesday. 

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy won her first Emmy award on Sunday! The 41-year-old star of the hit CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly” won best lead actress in a comedy series. 

“Holy smokes. Wow, it’s my first and best pageant ever,” she said as the other actresses nominated for the category crowned her with a tiara and handed her a bouquet of flowers. “I’m from Plainfield, Ill., and I’m standing here and it’s kind of amazing.”

McCarthy also designed her own dress for the evening – love it or hate it? We love it!

Emily Deschanel

The “Bones” star and hubby David Hornsby welcomed their first child on Wednesday, a baby boy named Henry. And not only is Emily basking in the glow of being a new mom, but she has another reason to smile – her sister, actress Zooey Deschanel, is starring in one of the most-talked about new comedies this fall. More than 10 million people tuned in to watch “The New Girl,” which premiered this past Tuesday on FOX. 

Suzanne Collins

Is Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy going to be the next big teen and tween sensation? With the movie adaptation of the first book wrapping up, critics are speculating whether the saga will outdo the beloved Twilight series at the box office. 

One thing is for sure, Hunger Games’ tough and fearless heroine Katniss is a far cry from Bella Swan, which just might be a good thing. Collins, who once wrote for the Nickelodeon show “Clarissa Explains It All” has a gift for creating strong and empowered role models for girls. Maybe that’s because the 48-year-old writer is also a mother of two? Whatever the case, all we know is that we heart The Hunger Games.  (Don’t miss The Hunger Games: Is Katniss The Next Harry Potter?)



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