July 14th, 2009
06:02 PM ET

What about the kids?

Who is looking after Paris, Prince and Blanket? What about the Gosselin kids?

I’m an absolute stranger to the Jackson and Gosselin families and yet it boggles my mind that I seem to care more about the kids than the adults around them! What is going on here people? I know we are talking about the world of entertainment here folks, and the normal rules of engagement don’t always apply, but what about the kids? 

Joe Jackson has already alluded to turning his grandkids into showbiz moneymakers- their beloved father died less than 3 weeks ago!   Jon Gosselin took a vacation in St. Tropez with his new- 10 years younger- girlfriend.  This is a girlfriend who was seen in pictures scantily clad, holding a BB gun to her friends face. Oh yeah, and she was arrested for possession of marijuana. If you were Jon, would you want your kids to be able to Google that mugshot? Then there is Kate, traveling the country promoting her many books, making appearances on talk shows and posing for magazines.

Now I’m not a parent, but if their ridiculous behavior is this obvious to me, shouldn’t it be to them?

For more on Michael Jackson and Jon and Kate Gosselin be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN- Don't miss it!

July 14th, 2009
12:00 PM ET

Reynolds as the 'Green Lantern'

"The Proposal" star Ryan Reynolds beat out Bradley Cooper and other up-and-coming Hollywood actors to play the famous comic book superhero in "The Green Lantern." And Natalie Portman will be the god of thunder's love interest in "Thor." Plus Lady Gaga makes history with her three singles. CNN's David Daniel has more on these tidbits in today's buzz:

Filed under: movies • Music
July 14th, 2009
08:26 AM ET

Watching 'Bruno' with Mom and Dad

I ventured out to the suburbs to visit my parents for a weekend of family fun: barbecuing, hanging out on the porch, catching up, and of course - lots of laughing. So when my mother announced that we were going to the movies to see "Public Enemies" on Saturday night, I threw a wrench in the plan and insisted we see "Bruno" - hey, I wanted to keep the laughs coming.

To give you a little bit of a background to set the scene: I am an only child, a daughter, the apple of my parents' (collective) eye. I went to an all-girls' Catholic school for 12 years and basically grew up in an ivory tower.

Don't get me wrong, my parents and I loved Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat," and are by no means easily offended. But in terms of pushing the envelope, "Bruno" - the story of a flamboyant Austrian fashionista who travels to Los Angeles in search of fame - is leaps and bounds past "Borat." Perfect on a movie night with friends… not so much with Mom and Dad.

To put it mildly, the film features montages of people engaging in all manner of sexual activity, parts of the male anatomy that talk and wave, and other such cringe-worthy scenes. Color me mortified!

At one point my mom leaned over to my dad and said, "I can't believe Kate wanted to see this!" I wanted to hide under my popcorn bucket. I later overheard my dad say that while he found the film hilarious, he would have enjoyed it more if he'd gone without me.

Learn from my (t)error: Do not go see "Bruno" with your parents, grandparents, or offspring.

How about you? Have you seen "Bruno"? Or have you ever watched a movie or TV show with someone who made it incredibly awkward?

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