Elizabeth Banks Joins the Ranks of Every Mom I've Met in Feeling Judged for Mom Stuff

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Elizabeth Banks, like all mothers, feels judged for how she chose to enter motherhood. Banks, who has two children ages 7 and 8, had her children via surrogacy. She’s always been open about using a surrogate because of her “broken belly” but still feels judged.


“Women’s reproductive issues were things you would whisper about in small circles,” she told Porter, a publication made by Net-A-Porter. “[Now] There’s #ShoutYourAbortion and IVF Facebook groups.”

She added, “I definitely think I’m still judged for what I’ve done and that people don’t understand my choices, but I don’t feel I owe anybody any explanation. And, if my story helps people feel less alone on their journey, then I’m grateful for that.”

Please stop judging mothers and dads and all who choose to parent! There are more important things to judge! Like their haircuts! [Porter via E!]

It’s apparently “completely innocent” that Justin Timberlake was seen holding the hand of someone who is not Jessica Biel. UK tabloid The Sun published video of Timberlake holding the hands of co-star Alisha Wainwright in New Orleans. In turn, she stroked his knee.

The Sun reported that Timberlake is not wearing his wedding ring.

But the Timberlake camp denied everything to Page Six:

“He was on an open balcony. They were among friends. It was nothing,” a source close to the camp told Page Six.

“There is 100 percent nothing going on,” a Timberlake source said.

I think Timberlake never deserved Mary Camden. [The Sun, Page Six]

  • Kaia Gerber took Pete Davidson to her friend’s wedding in Miami. [People]
  • Gabrielle Union (and Julianne Hough) aren’t coming back to America’s Got Talent. [Variety]
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger thinks her husband is great. Her husband is Chris Pratt. [People]
  • Wow! Jon Gosselin is still around! [US Weekly]
  • Kylie Jenner bought her new BFF a diamond pinky ring, which I think is a move like the Judas cheek kiss. [Page Six]



Serious question: how old are the majority of the people who give all you mothers and child-free women alike so much of this brazenly invasive crap? In my experience, most of the people who get in my face and the faces of other friends about this stuff are of the 50+ age group, which means I wonder if eventually this medieval AF tradition of openly prying into the reproductive lives and choices of women might actually die out with the olds?