Adjacent to a one-pager glossing over female groundbreakers in international justice in November's Vanity Fair is a six page treatise by Judith Newman — she of the awful Allure Britney Spears "profile" — titled "Moms Gone Wild". The central question in Newman's piece is whether Britney, Lindsay and Paris were born narcissistic, famewhoring trainwrecks, or made that way by pathologically-bad parenting. (Nature vs. nurture!) Interestingly, Newman seems to have a modicum of sympathy for some of the celeb moms! She paints Lohan as the none-too-bright victim of an abusive marriage trying the best she can with limited mental resources and describes Spears as the "most stable mother" of the three, a woman who at one point dreamed of being a college professor (?!?) As for Kathy Hilton, well, not surprisingly, she's shown to be a relentless gold-digger whose dual passions in life are making money and promoting her daughter Paris.
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