Madonna's 15-year-old daughter, Lourdes, was caught on camera smoking a cigarette, and Madonna is NOT happy about it. So how does a woman who has made her living by pushing the envelope discipline her daughter for doing the very same thing? So far it involves giving interviews about the incident, but Madonna might have another trick up her sleeve.
So how did Lourdes pick up such a nasty habit? Well, the Material Mom does have a cigarette in her Girl Gone Wild video, but she said, "I don't smoke, that's just an accessory. She smoked that cigarette before I did that video, so she didn't get that from me." So Lourdes can't use the old "I learned it from watching you" comeback. However it happened, Madonna thinks she's a good mother, but she's still navigating the waters:
I think I am [a tough mom] but I don't think I'm as tough as I should be. I think maybe I should be tougher but it's hard.
Indeed, though Madonna already seems tough as nails, so what does getting even tougher involve? Forced hot yoga classes? Whatever it is, hopefully she won't crack down too hard on Lil' L since it can't be easy being a teenager who is followed by cameras standing ready to capture your every dumb decision and ridiculous act of rebellion. [The Insider]
Never afraid to go where most people would fear to tread, presidential candidate Roseanne Barr has decided to pick a fight with Ann Romney about her now infamous work as a stay-at-home mom. While Ann claims she did it all herself, with the exception of a cleaning lady that came for a few hours a week, Barr isn't having it. She writes, in a most presidential tone,
Mrs. Mitt Romney claims to have worked her toned ass off, raising five Romney males all on her own, as privileged wives often do—but, no, Ann, I call bulls—t on your Big Mama story, girlfriend.
Whoa. Consider yourself on notice, Mrs. R, because Roseanne is challenging you: "I say let's find that 'cleaning lady' (if she is documented) and ask HER how many hours she worked per week over the years." Them there is fightin' words. [E!]
As the sad news of Dick Clark's death spreads throughout the world, Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly, who someday will probably have to duel at dawn for the right to be called our generation's Dick Clark, have both commented. Seacrest tweeted, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life." And Daly said, ""We lost an icon today. I will always cherish the personal time we had together. I am forever indebted to Dick Clark and his legacy." [Us, EW]