Lisa Ling gave birth to a baby girl, Jett Ling Song, just two months ago, but she's already working on another exciting new project! She's joined Dove's Let's Make Girls Unstoppable, which seeks to raise the self esteem of young girls. She chatted with OKMagazine.com about the program and the wonders of new motherhood. Photos: See pics of celeb parents being adorable with their kids! OK!: Tell us about the Dove project. Lisa Ling: Dove has an incredible campaign to try to convey to young girls that they can feel unstoppable. According to statistics, 6 out of 10 girls stop doing the things they love doing the most, their favorite activity, because of what they look like. I’ve always been a fierce advocate for girls, but now as a mother to a daughter I’m even more serious about wanting girls to feel confident. If you go to Dove.com, you can upload images or videos of girls who are doing their favorite things. You can also download tools to use if you want to help the girls in your life to have more self-esteem. OK!: Did you experience anything like that when you were growing up? LL: When I started working in television I was really young, like 16 years old. There were four hosts on this show, two boys and two girls, and the other girl was always considered the pretty one. I was considered kind of the "funky" one. I heard it so frequently that it was always this source of insecurity for me, because I wasn't the pretty one and she was much more well-regarded OK!: Your daughter Jett is two months old now. What is the most surprising thing about motherhood so far? LL: That I actually really like it! I never had that biological need to have a child— for some girls, that’s what they dream of. When my husband and I got married, we decided we wanted to have a child together, but yet I was still really afraid of it because I had been a career woman. But I actually really like motherhood. When my baby looks at me and smiles, it's just beautiful. OK!: Has your sister’s baby met your baby yet? LL: Oh yeah, like the first day she was born. It’s so funny because my sister’s daughter’s name is Li, so we have Jett and Li now. Li has always been our little baby, and now she is kind of the big sister and she’s assumed that role really well—no jealously, just really loving and sweet. Li’s always like, “Come on, baby Jett, chase me!” She can’t move yet! It’s hilarious. OK!: Is there another celebrity family you would like to have a playmates with and why? LL: I certainly wouldn’t mind my baby hanging out with Brangelina’s kids. I’ve have a chance to spend some time with Angie, and she’s just such a smart, passionate person. I’m assuming, given the fact that she travels so much with her kids, and they're from so many different parts of the world, that they’re little global citizens. So I’d love for my daughter to be able to hang out with other global citizens, or aspire to be global citizens like they are. Do you know a young girl who might benefit from the Dove project? Have you followed Lisa's career so far? Do you think Angelina's kids would be fun playmates? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine. Photo credit: Getty Images
Welcome to Tweet Repeat, your daily dose of the best celeb anecdotes found on Twitter. We've scoured the site looking for the funniest, weirdest, goofiest, deepest, craziest, sweetest, most intriguing thoughts of the day, from the most intriguing people on the planet internet: Twitter has been on fire today with tweets about Beyonce expecting her second child! We are so excited that we dedicated today's Tweet Repeat to this amazing news. Check out some of our favorite tweets about the announcement below: hey @beyonce ---- MAZEL on your#FierceFetus! — Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) May 17, 2013 CONGRATS To @beyonce & @s_c_ .. #Preggers w/ Baby #2! — Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) May 17, 2013 #BREAKINGNEWS: Beyonce is pregnant! It's confirmed! Get the details here, #beyhive: okmag.co/17GhIhv — OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) May 17, 2013 My sister was convinced B was pregnant and she was right! So happy for their family :) — Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) May 17, 2013 Beyonce baby part deux? Is this real life? — Rent the Runway (@RenttheRunway) May 17, 2013 Photo credit: Getty
Back in March, I spoke to Dr. Jackie and Quad of Married to Medicine, when the show was just premiering on Bravo. And now, here we are at the season 1 finale and reunion show. Time flies, eh?
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So obviously I had to get another one of the doctor's wives on the phone and this time chatted with Mariah. Ms. Huq told me basically everything the show's true fans are asking as we go into the finale on Sunday, like what's going on with Toya, why she and Quad are legit BFF (hint; they have their own language) and which fellow doctor's wife is, um, a liar. You heard it here first, folks.
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And, Mariah dishes on why the reunion show is the "best reunion yet" and why Andy Cohen is like, her favorite person ever. Read on!
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OK!: Obviously your huge storyline was your fight with Toya for her telling the other ladies that your daughter, Lauren, was adopted. Have you told Lauren the news yet?
MH: Once we were filming, we did tell Lauren because we wanted it to come from us. We didn’t want to deal with this in front of the cameras. However, once the show aired, she did have a lot of issues in school with kids teasing her, ridiculing her saying they didn’t understand adoption fully so they were saying things like we found her in an alley. She was just very hurt so that was very tough for me when that episode aired. OK!: Have fans on the street sided between you and Toya?
MH: Yes. It’s so funny because when they come up to us they do a couple things, they say, “Oh my God, I’m seeing Mariah!” and then they always use like one of my lines like, “Yaaass!” or something like that, so they come up and say, “I love you,” “I’m team Mariah,” or “I don’t like this person.” They always let you know whose team they're on. OK!: Where do you and Toya stand now?
MH: Now, now, now, you’re going to have to watch the reunion! I will tell you this though, I think my husband said it best in the last episode, I mean you can forgive, but you never forget and I think when people show you who they are you believe them and you move forward according to how you know they are. OK!: Do you think you butt heads with Toya the most? Who do you get along with the least?
MH: Honestly, I think now Kari. As much as I don’t like some things about Toya, I see past it or I’m able to forgive her. But with Kari, I think she is very fabricated. It’s hard for me to get along with a person that just lies from beginning to end, just lies, everything out their mouth is a lie! I just can’t take a liar. Everything from outside in. OK!: What can we look forward to in Sunday's finale?
MH: I think that you will see some resolve, but it may not be the resolution that everybody’s expecting. I think that it’s a very dramatic ending and I think it’s going to leave a lot of questions for a lot of people. OK!: Who has the most shocking moment in the finale?
MH: I think the Queen Bee, me. I think I definitely kind of take my thrown back and just kind of let people know this is how it’s going to be as far as I’m concerned! OK! Exclusive: Lydia Mclaughlin Dishes on Real Housewives of Orange County OK! You've been on Watch What Happens Live before, but who from your cast would you want to be on the show with?
MH: Probably Quad and I. Our energy, it’s just so natural and everything about us is organic and we just feed off of one another and it would be a really fun time. OK!: You two would just speak in third person the whole time...
MQ: Oh yes, all the time. She is very bossy. We always do that. Like that’s the way we converse, that’s our own personal language. The rest of them pretend like we’re crazy for doing it, but it’s just fun. OK!: Are you into any other Bravo stars?
MH: I would probably say NeNe Leakes or I love what’s her name from Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump. Yeah, I like Gretchen too. So, NeNe, Gretchen or Lisa Vanderpump. OK!: Were you so excited to get to film the reunion show with Andy Cohen?
MH: I was. I love his energy and he’s like a good Judy, best gay friend, so you just love hangin’ with him. He brings the energy with him and he’s so real, so you know you’re just gonna have a good time with Andy and he’s gonna get to the bottom of the truth and that’s what I love about him. OK!: I’m excited, I feel like it’s going to be intense!
MH: It is. It is so good though! It’s one of the best damn reunions I’ve seen…and I watch all the shows. Sometimes you can just cut somebody with your words and there was a lot of that there. OK!: Well, I'm talking to Toya next week so I'll make sure to let her know that I'm Team Mariah.
MH: That’s the first thing you tell her, Ms. Haley." I am Team Mariah! "Then you say”yesss! afterwards! Photos: Celeb Couples Who Broke Up Filming a TV Show Married to Medicine's season finale airs this Sunday at 9pm on Bravo, followed by the reunion show next week! What'd you think of season 1? Whose side are you on? Tweet us @OKMagazine. And come back to OKMagazine.com next week to hear Toya's side of the story...to be continued... Photo credit: Bravo TV
Canal Plus‘ nightly news program Le Grand Journal, which broadcasts live across from the Martinez Hotel here in Cannes, was interrupted tonight when gunshots were heard in the crowd. Jury members Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil were being interviewed on the set when the incident occurred. The audience and talent on stage quickly evacuated. Grand Journal host Michel Denisot came back on air shortly after to say that Cannes police had taken the perpetrator into custody and that he had shot two blanks into the air as well as having a fake grenade in his possession. According to Le Figaro, the departmental head of public security for the Alpes-Maritimes region said the man was carrying an alarm pistol. There were no injuries.
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