We often imagine celebrities as leading perfect lives - when you're rich and famous, what problems could you possibly have?
But the truth is, stars can suffer as much as anyone. Mental illness, as they say, does not discriminate.
Many celebs have been open about their struggles with mental health, helping to end the stigma that once surrounded conditions such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.
1. Demi Lovato
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Lena Dunham
4. Robin Williams
5. Justin Bieber
6. Angelina Jolie
As a mom, wife, actress and businesswoman, it makes sense that Jessica Alba would have daughters Honor Marie, 8, and Haven Garner, 5, visit her when she’s hard at work — especially for the Honest Company.
“They usually come to my office and they see me at work a lot,” Alba, 35, tells PEOPLE.
“They saw my first office, which was like 6,000 square feet and my next one, which was like 28,000 square feet, and my third one that we just moved into that’s like 86,000 square feet,” adds Alba, who is one of the business’s co-founders.
“So they’ve seen the growth of the company and the amount of people that are there now.
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“They like to ask me a lot of questions about it and how it all works,” she says.
But even though her girls visit her pretty often while she’s at the office, Alba says that when it comes to seeing her on a film set, they only visit “a little bit.”
“For the most part, they don’t really come,” says the actress, who notes she hasn’t “done a lot of movies since I’ve had them.”
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“We just did some pick-up shots in Bulgaria for, like, two days,” says Alba, who stars alongside Jason Statham in the action-thriller sequel.
She continues, “[Haven] just hung out in the trailer with another producer’s daughter, who was her age, and they just played Barbies [and] watched Peppa Pig.”
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— Mariah Haas
As Alba, 35, prepared for daughter Haven‘s 5th birthday party, the 8-year-old seemed to snag her mom’s phone for a soirée of her own.
“I’m just a little girl who doesn’t know how to find her own way home. I’m so sad,” Honor joked in a Snapchat video using one of the app’s filters — this one equipped with a huge, red bow, enlarged eyes and rosy cheeks.
In a series of Snaps, the little girl chronicled the preparations for her little sister’s party, including a photo of a table full of sweets.
“Getting ready with the cupcakes and cake, the Snap read.
Honor soon stood with the birthday girl in a video clip in which she put what appeared to be lipstick on little Haven.
The two then cuddled close to each other and puckered their lips.
In the end of the Snap spree, all party preparations seemed to be complete as a photo showing a watermelon-shaped table filled with food read “Everything is ready!!!!!!!!!”
In another Snap, a series of balloons spelling “HAVEN” hung over the watermelon-themed decorations.
Just because an actor works on a film doesn't mean they're proud of it.
Sometimes, they just gotta pay the bills and take a role that well, isn't the best.
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1. Ben Affleck
2. Katherine Heigl
3. Jim Carrey
4. George Clooney
5. Robert Pattinson
6. Jessica Alba
The strawberry blonde tot smiled bright in the Snaps, waving to her mom during the opening of the Montessori school’s ceremony.
Dressed in the school’s official blue t-shirt and khaki shorts, Haven said the pledge of allegiance, and beamed during a shot while holding her diploma.
The 35-year-old actress added rainbow and sunflower stickers to the stories, including statement illustrations like “Can You Not,” “OMG,” “Awesome” and of course, “Love.”
Alba, who also has a 7-year-old daughter Honor Marie with husband Cash Warren, included a part of a speech from one of the school’s female teachers — who she deemed “Havie’s fave teacher.”
“I consider myself incredibly fortunate to make a living this way,” the teacher said, “and I want to thank you the parents for giving me the honor of teaching your amazing children.”
After the ceremony, Alba and Warren, 37, headed off to the Los Angeles premiere of Seoul Searching. The couple celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary last month.
The comedy, set in 1980s Korea, had an ’80s prom theme, which Alba rocked in a gold-belted, long-sleeve, low-cut black dress, gold-studded short boots and gold Octavia Elizabeth earrings.
Inside, actor Ken Jeong gave an opening speech, which Alba captured part of on video. “I love Ken Jeoong” she captioned the post, using a heart emoji.
Later on, she dined at Indian gastropub Badmaash in downtown L.A.
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Last year, Alba said she liked capturing every moment of her daughter’s lives on Snapchat.
“They’re just so funny to me,” she told PEOPLE. “To me, it’s all groundbreaking, but they’re just average, funny, sweet little girls.”
— Dave Quinn
Jessica Alba‘s daughters are the (unwitting) stars of her social media accounts, but she just can’t help herself — she is so proud of her girls.
So what is the mogul capturing for SnapChat? Just “what every 7 and 4-year-old do.”
“To me, it’s all groundbreaking, but they’re just average, funny, sweet little girls,” she shares.
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Alba, who was presented with the 2015 March of Dimes Grace Kelly award at the luncheon, says she was excited to receive the “huge honor.”
“The work that they do is so massive, and it’s so important, and it really does save lives,” she says of March of Dimes, adding, “I made healthier choices as a pregnant woman because of the work that March of Dimes has done. They really lay the foundation to give the most vulnerable the best chance at life.”
Alba’s already focused on her next big project, however: the holidays.
“We always have an 80-person sit-down dinner at my house so I’m preparing for it,” she shares. The actress hosts the dinner, which is potluck style, but also has some help in the kitchen from Haven and Honor.t
“They like to mix and they like to mush their hands in things, but that’s kind of it,” she jokes.
– Lindsay Kimble with reporting by Mariah Haas
As we wind down yet another week in the 2015 calendar, some celebrities are popping in and out of Christmas parties, as others dragged themselves out of bed (Yay Yolanda!) to let fans know they're doing ok.
Chris Martin, who popped by BBC Radio 2 studios in London today, told fans that performing live at the Superbowl will be "the greatest moment" in his career. Good on ya, Chris.
Happy Weekend, peeps.
1. Justin Beiber Spotted in Harajuku, Toyko
2. Amal Clooney at Charlotte Tilbury's Naughty Christmas Party
3. Jill Zarin and Allyson Shapiro: Domingo Zapata's 'WANTED' Exhibition
4. Eva Longoria: Global Gift Foundation Dinner
5. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren at a UCLA Basketball game
6. 'Downton Abbey' Star Laura Carmichael at Charlotte Tilbury's Christmas Party
There are lots of ways to make enemies in Hollywood and earn a reputation as a typical celebrity D-bag, but perhaps none of them are more baffling than chronic penny-pinching.
After all, the vast majority of stars are fabulously rich, and now more than ever, most of them have done very little in the way of actual work to earn their fortunes.
Add to that the fact that today's waiter might be tomorrow's A-list director, and celebrity rudeness makes even less sense.
There have always been rumors about certain big shots mistreating "the help" (We're looking at you, Kendall Jenner.) but the new issue of Star magazine goes straight to the source to find out which stars have earned their bad reputations by taking testimony from longtime waiters, bus boys and bartenders at Hollywood's favorite hot spots.
The tabloid has published a list of the biggest cheapskates, the worst tippers and the rudest customers in Tinsel Town, and we're happy to bring you some of the highlights.
If you're planning to go out this weekend, please, please don't be like any of these people:
1. Gwyneth Paltrow
2. Jennifer Aniston
3. Mick Jagger
4. Angelina Jolie
5. Jessica Alba
Talk about an overachiever.
Jessica Alba, who has a billion dollar success with The Honest Company, is back with Honest Beauty, a skincare and cosmetics line focused on safe ingredients to produce radiant looks (and maybe even a bit of the creator’s coveted glow).
“It’s so gratifying to have an idea and see it from start to finish,” Alba, 34, told PEOPLE at Honest Beauty’s pop up shop Thursday at The Grove in Los Angeles. “To have the physical product and now a physical space is really cool.”
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The mom of daughters Haven Garner, 4, and Honor Marie, 7, drew inspiration for the line from her own family tree.
“I discovered chamomile and calendula when I had Honor. They smell good and they take down inflammation. So we put a lot of that in our skincare,” says Alba.
“My grandmother loved aloe. Anytime I had anything wrong with me, she would come in with a green hand and smear it on me. I used to hate it as a kid, but now it’s a fond memory.”
And though Alba says she prefers a “no makeup makeup” look on her days off, she loves going big when the occasion calls for it.
“Whether it’s for moms on the go who want makeup with staying power, or for someone who wants to really go glam, these products can do both,” she explains.
According to the mom of two, the collection can even keep a couple of rambunctious kids busy.
— Aili Nahas
Yesterday, we reported that Kylie Jenner's bodyguards shoved Jessica Alba during a Fashion Week event in New York.
Many thought the account provided by Page Six was a bit overblown, but Alba sat down with Andy Cohen last night and confirmed that Kylie's team really did get aggressive with her.
"I was just really shocked," Alba said, describing the incident. "I got like body checked."
"It was by two of them. I was like, ‘Whoa whoa, what’s happening?' I thought there was a fire. I was like 'What’s going on?' I guess someone was just leaving the building. I don’t know, it was really shocking."
"Someone was just leaving the building" is some next-level shade-throwing.
The master class in passive-aggression continued when Cohen asked if anyone in the Kardashian-Jenner clan had reached out to her to offer an apology.
"I'm sure they don't know what's happening," Alba replied.
She has to be joking and subtly sticking it to Kylie, right? This family googles themselves on an hourly basis, there's now way they're not aware of this situation.
We're guessing Kylie is too busy with other fashion week drama, or she sees billionaire CEO Jessica as competition, and is thus totally fine with the fact that her security team gave Alba the business.
How many times do you get to shove a billionaire? If you’re Kylie Jenner, the answer is zero because you get your bodyguards to do it. During the recent New York Fashion Week, her bodyguards took their responsibilities way too seriously. It happened after the Opening Ceremony fashion show ended. Jenner’s overzealous bodyguards reportedly pushed Alba out of the way to make way for Queen Kylie. That’s BS if true.
“After the show, trying to leave the venue, it was very crowded,” said a source. “Everyone was in the crush and Jessica had stopped briefly to say hi to someone when all of a sudden from behind came Jenner’s bodyguards. They just shoved Jessica out of the way. She just looked astonished!”
Because Jessica Alba is so big and and tough. Naturally, she needs to be shoved aside. Catfight! Too bad there wasn’t one.
But another source added, “Jessica didn’t freak out” over the incident.
Yea, you know why Alba didn’t freak out. A billion dollars, that’s why.
And screw celeb bodyguards. They’re just shitty club bouncers with more pay and higher status. Take away that money and status walking around catching celeb vapors and they’re nothing but scuzzy, juicers looking for a fight.
Celebrities often have the best intentions, but often just manage to make us normal folk laugh at their zany antics. I cite Goop as a major example of the kind of hijinks celebrities get up to when they want to make themselves feel like they’re normal humans when in reality, they’re the farthest from it. But it’s okay, because we often buy completely into it.
That’s why Jessica Alba’s Honest sunscreen isn’t totally her fault.
In case you haven’t heard, it turns out that Jessica Alba’s brand Honest, which she endorses and co-founded, has a major problem with its sunscreen: it does not, in fact, screen from the sun very well. Instead of having anywhere from 18 to 25 percent of zinc oxide, the normal amount for an SPF 30 sunscreen, the new formula of the Honest brand has only about 9%, making users of this sunscreen red in the face—literally and figuratively.
Users have taken to Amazon and their personal social media accounts to express rage at the ineffectiveness of the product, showing off their sunburned skin and the terrible burns their children have suffered as a result of using it.
In a word, people are furious with Jessica Alba. As the face of the company, she’s the obvious target, but it’s a misplaced anger. Why? Because Alba probably has little to nothing to do with the formulas of the product. She’s got the deep pockets and the recognizable face, and she probably has something to do with the mission statement, but that’s where it ends.
The fault lies with us, the people. And more important, the FDA. Here’s why.
There are currently no regulations nor efficacy testing done on any sunscreen sold to the public. That means that it’s left up to each company to formulate their product, leading to wildly inconsistent products across companies.
So there’s no regulation, no standard, and often, toxic products. This may be the reason why Honest, whose slogan is “everything you need, nothing you don’t,” seems less effective: because it doesn’t contain potentially toxic additions like oxybenzone and vitamin A. In Europe, these chemicals are banned. Not so in the United States, which leads to rampant ignorance about the toxicity of these products and chronic misuse.
In other words, Honest isn’t the only dishonest company, but it’s the easiest one to criticize, because a pretty celebrity is at the helm. But Alba isn’t at fault—we are. The public is partially to blame for believing the marketing ploys of a company that knows we’re more likely to buy things a celebrity has endorsed.
Without doing research or being conscious, skeptical consumers, we’re at fault for allowing companies like Honest and countless others to use celebrities to sell us things—because they know it works. Alba probably wholeheartedly believes in selling her fans “honest” products and in making a difference in the world, I wouldn’t know. But I know that we’re enamored with celebrities and want to emulate them, which makes us easy to sell to.
Oh, and less than half a percent of those [...]
While season 12 continues to air, the popularity of the TV show So You Think You Can Dance is not only proof that people like watching celebrities do something other than acting, but it has also been proof that some celebrities are actually pretty good dancers.
If you have managed to keep up with each season of So You Think You Can Dance, you already know there are plenty of good celebrity dancers, or at least ones who were easily taught how to dance. In case you aren’t a reality show fan, but would love to learn about some good dancers in the celebrity world, here are a few you should know about.
Christopher Walken has proved his dancing skills in both music videos and in movies. Fans of Fatboy Slim may remember seeing his dance skills in their video for Weapons of Choice. Rumor has it that Mr. Walken started his career as a dancer, before he became an awesome and well known actor.
This one is probably pretty surprising to people that didn’t see that music video, since he just doesn’t seem like the dancing type when you look at him or watch his movies.
According to Arthur Murray, dancing is a great thing for men to learn for many reasons. It’s great for keeping fit and for attracting the ladies, just ask Patrick Swayze (but you can’t, RIP). For generations the movie Dirty Dancing has attracted women that love a romance, and shown them all that Mr. Swayze was a pretty talented dancer.
The world lost a very talented man when Swayze died from cancer in 2009. Not only was he a great actor and a great dancer, but he was also a pretty good singer. The song “She’s Like The Wind,” from Dirty Dancing, was sung by Swayze.
Speaking of actors that have attracted the attention of the ladies, Channing Tatum was catching the eyes of women all over the world long before he took his first dance step in Magic Mike, but now with Magic Mike XXL, he has women drooling in the theater aisles. That boy can dance.
Tatum will likely be showing off his dance moves in a third Magic Mike movie, with it’s huge popularity.
Dancing isn’t just for the guys. Jessica Alba has been turning heads for years, not just for her stellar acting skills, and her awesome wellness company, but also her dancing abilities. Don’t believe it? Go rent the movie Honey and check her out.
Jessica Alba spends most of her time working on being well and helping others be well with The Honest Company.
John Travolta was a disco dancing fool back in the late 70’s. He followed his disco time in Saturday Night Fever with more dancing in Grease. He might not do a lot of dancing in the movies these days, but he sure stole some hearts in the past, and showed he has some dance floor skills.
Depending on how old you are, or how old your parents are, you may just remember the ‘Carlton Dance.’ If you don’t, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air still runs in syndication so you can check out reruns and see Carlton’s great moves. The Carlton wasn’t Mr. Ribeiro’s only dance move, as he got his start on Broadway. He was also the Tap Dance Kid.
Take some time and look for Vin Diesel on YouTube and you’re likely to come across a video of him break dancing, and he’s pretty good at it too.
Who are your favorite celebrity dancers?
Uh-oh, this isn't good news for Jessica Alba!
In recent weeks, Jessica's sunscreen from her Honest Company has come under fire for it's lack of effectiveness -- AKA a lot of people are getting SUNBURNED! Oops!
While Alba's Honest products are often praised for their organic ingredients, the mineral based sunscreen is reportedly not up to snuff.
Check out some consumer reactions (below)!
I got sunburnt and I was outside with organic honest company sunscreen on for less than an hour 😒
— . (@ferncantuIII) July 13, 2015
Oh no, these reviews aren't good! There's nothing better than an angry parent to stir up some controversy!
To be fair, there are also positive reviews of the product which have deemed the sunscreen as safe.
Take a look at the original exposé on the sunscreen (below)!
As of now, Jess has yet to speak out on the scandal.
So, what have been YOUR experiences with the product?
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“It always take three times longer when they help, but I try to have them participate in any kind of cooking,” the actress told PEOPLE at the ZICO Coconut Water event in New York City on Tuesday.
“It’s good for them to understand the process of making food, and where it comes from. They are also more inclined to eat it, if they participate in making it.”
Among their favorite foods to cook up together are meatballs, smoothies and “anything that needs mashing” or “cracking eggs.”
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Outside the kitchen, Honor, 7, and Haven, 3½, are two growing girls with different interests and personalities.
“Havey loves making people laugh. She loves building things. She likes blocks and Legos and cars. She likes to race, unless she knows she is going to lose — then she doesn’t like to race. She is just really funny,” Alba, 34, shares.
“Honor is a little more self aware and poised.”
— Kelli Bender
Zico is some kind of coconut water that is so amazing if you drink just one a day, you will look just like Jessica Alba. So I’m told. If you’re a guy, Jessica Alba will be attracted to you beyond the point of self-control. It’s all in the literature.
The uber-sextastic Jessica Alba has been pimping Zico for some time now. I have to believe she believes in its nutritional powers, or in the least, the checks are clearing. Same difference. More important to our cause, Jessica employs the power of her smoking hot body and faptastic cleavage to pimp the shizz out of the nut water. Works for me and thee. Product purchases optional. Ogling incessantly mandatory. You know the rules here. Enjoy.
Photo Credit: Zico Water
I could hide my lust for all things Jessica Alba, but it would be near on impossible. Holding back the tide is one of those tasks you only take upon yourself if you really like hard work, and don’t like yourself. As for me, I’m open to spilling forth my full feelings for Jessica at any and all times. Here is a mom and now very successful businesswoman who knows that the sextastic gifts granted to her by Mother Nature’s hand deserves to be exhibited foe all the ogling world to see. Selfish? Nay, Jessica is the opposite. For shame for those who keep their talents tucked away in private.
Featured in the current edition of Shape magazine, the uber MILFtastic Jessica Alba poses and preens in various tight swimsuits, showing off tons of her tanned alluring skin and a body that deserves at least fifteen more babies, or in the least, a couple hundred more attempts at making them. Hot damn. I’m in lust all over again. There are few forces on this planet as plainly powerful as an oiled down Jessica Alba. In fact, none that I could think of, at least none I’d like to caress well into the evening. Enjoy.
Legendary hottie Jessica Alba was looking tanned and toned in a bikini spread for Shape Magazine. It’s no wonder that Shape wanted to do a spread with Jessica because her shape is bangin’. The first thing that you notice in these pics is, of course, the famous Jessica Alba boobies. I’ve been a fan of them since I first saw them in the skin tight bodysuit she wore in that terrible Fantastic Four movie she was in years ago. She almost spills out in several pics which give us not only some spectacular cleav but also some delectable sideboob. Jessica’s legs are also a thing of beauty. I wouldn’t mind caressing those bad boys late into the night. Oh, to be a drop of pool water on those thighs.
I’m going to buy several copies of this magazine and wallpaper my closet with it. That way I can always step into my closet to reflect on the beauty of Jessica’s yabbos.
Photo Credit: Shape Magazine
If you had any doubt that Blue Ivy is a mini-me version of Beyoncé, this recent Instagram should clear things up. Bey, who’s celebrating her fourth Mother’s Day as a mommy, shared two side-by-side photos: one throwback to the ’80s in which she’s standing with her mom, Tina Knowles, and a second where she’s with Blue. The similarities between the two are only accentuated by the fact that they’re sporting similar hairstyles, center-parted pigtails for Beyoncé and center-parted pigtail topknots for Blue.
“Sending love to Mothers around the world,” the 33-year-old singer captioned the photo, which she shared with her 32.3 million followers on Sunday. The post captured 776,000 likes (and yes, we assume some of those likes were due in part to Mama Tina’s killer 1980s look comprised of shoulderpads, a studded belt and shoulder-grazing earrings).
Other celeb moms also took to Insta to give thanks to their children with adorable #ussies and share how they celebrated the day, while famous daddies also used the platform to honor the mothers of their children.
Which Mother’s Day post is your favorite? And how did you celebrate the day?
Ready for the ultimate list of 27 hottest celeb MILFs? If you're reading this, then obviously yes, you are ready and then some.
Scroll through the hottest moms in Hollywood right here and now and tell us who you'd most love to ... buy flowers for today!
1. Mila Kunis
2. Kourtney Kardashian
3. Brooke Burke
4. Sofia Vergara
5. Christie Brinkley
Happy Mother's Day from THG! On this special Sunday in May, we pay tribute to the O.G. (original girl, not gangsta) in everyone's life.
M-O-M. Three letters, infinite respect. Today is wonderful, but every day could be called Mother's Day really, given all they do for us.
So let's take a look at 19 celebrity moms we love, from veteran parents to new additions to the club, and celebrate moms everywhere!