“But I’m really seeing the difference between ‘Daddy’s little girl’ and ‘Mama’s little boy.’ My son is really attached to his mama, and my daughter was really attached to me. I think that’s just the way things go.”
But there’s one thing that Ribeiro, 42, has going for him with his 5-month-old. “He knows my voice. If he hears my voice, even if it’s on TV, he starts looking around for me. He’s a lot of fun.”
Ribeiro tells PEOPLE that fatherhood inspired him to do more charity work. ”My children are fortunate not to grow up underprivileged, but millions of other kids don’t know what that’s like,” he says. “I want to help as many of them as I can.”
On Saturday night, Ribeiro served as emcee for the Back to School Blast of A Gift for Teaching, an organization that distributes school supplies to underprivileged children.
“Any time I can lend my name to a charity that benefits children, I try to do it,” he says. “It’s a good way to be an example to my own kids.”
And there may be more Ribeiros on the horizon.
“I’m not done having kids,” he says. “My wife and I have been talking about having one more. That needs to happen in the very near future. I don’t want to be 75 years old when my kid graduates from college, so I’m going to have to get on this really soon!”
He adds, “My wife wants to have a girl next, so we will go for the girl next — but you never know. We will be happy with whatever happens.”
Angelina Jolie Having Ovaries Removed, Will Freeze Eggs to Have Another Baby
Posted by Adam
Wednesday March 19, 2014
ANGELINA Jolie is having her ovaries removed — but she is planning to freeze her eggs so that she and partner Brad Pitt can conceive through a surrogate.
In February 2013, Angelina Jolie made a bold and brave move when she decided to have a double mastectomy. The decision came after Angelina was tested to see if she was carrying the same genetic disposition that took her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, for which her results were positive.
Jolie is taking her brave preventative actions one step further by opting to have her ovaries removed.
Once Angelina’s ovaries are removed, she will no longer be able to reproduce on her own.
“Angie knows Brad wants more children, so she’s decided to freeze her eggs before the procedure so that they can add to the family in time,” a source revealed to Star magazine.
“She’s amazing to muster the strength to face yet another major medical procedure and still plan for another baby.”
Last night’s episode of Scandal featured a tawdry sham marriage between two men. Personally, I was moved, because I want a world where gay people can abuse marriage as well as straight people do. That said, I hope Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wasn’t watching.
On to the show.
1. What kind high class call boy doesn’t know how to be discrete? Scandal opened with the revelation that Michael, who I completely forgot was alive, was out in those D.C. streets trying to get chose. Of course, for a hooker, this is a part of his business model; however, if you recall (and if you don’t, I don’t blame you as I forgot, too), Cyrus and Michael made a little deal in which they pretended to be crazy in love to save Cyrus’ job. That means Michael is supposed to stay his ass at home and not be out at bars throwing it at whoever will take and/or receive it.
Now, if you’re a high class escort used to messing with D.C.’s elite, since when do you not know how to get caught? Riddle me that, Batman. Actually, riddle me that, Robin. That’s probably a better question for him.
2. Isn’t it nice to see Olivia and Mellie discuss Mellie’s career as opposed to slinging dirt at each other over Fitz being a THOT?
I was touched. I mean, I’ve enjoyed Mellie reading the hell out of Liv, but it was nice to see those two talk about work.
3. Do you feel bad for Cyrus’ first wife?
That poor woman saved herself for marriage only to give it up to a gay man. Meanwhile, Cyrus was messing around with someone who looked like a gay version of John Stamos. Cold world.
4. Have you missed Sally Langston?
Another person I forgot was alive. Of course since leaving the White House she has gone on to essentially be Mike Huckabee on some cable news network. What I found particularly hilarious, though, is that she had the gall to try to expose Cyrus for faking a marriage to a hooker as if she didn’t murder her gay husband. And if memory serves, Cyrus helped her get out of that. Maybe Sally had to do it for sweeps, though.
5. Did Elizabeth North have to find ice for her jaw after her impromptu meeting with Mellie?
I suppose if Olivia Pope wasn’t going to feel her wrath, Mellie Mel had to let someone else on this show have it. When Mrs. Ellen from Ally McBeal tried to come for Mel, Mel hit her with the, “You are not me. You wish you were me. You cannot be me.” At that point, Mellie might as well have started singing lines from Beyoncé’s “Bow Down.”
6. How long before Red dumps Leo?
Either Abby learns to not have pillow talk with Leo or she dumps him altogether. Leo is who he is, which means you cannot be in bed and telling that man White House secrets knowing good and well he used to work for Satan’s favorite Christian, Sally. Live and learn to be quiet, Abby.
No pillow talk.
7. Did Fitz move you in that flashback scene?
It wouldn’t be Scandal if we didn’t get some scene with Liv and Fitz being mushy and annoying. Yeah, I wasn’t moved by that flashback of Fitz wanting to give Liv his grandmother’s ring just so he knows something he gave her is with her, blah-blah. Somewhere his grandma has got to be like, “Jesus. He gave his side piece my ring. You gotta let me get back in the ring.”
Fitz gave his grandmother’s ring to his sidepiece… I can’t.
8. Are you surprised that Sally didn’t want any parts of the deal Olivia came up with?
I’m not. As Sally explained to Olivia when it comes to the Secretary of State gig, why bother becoming Hillary Clinton when you’re making more money and yield more power with your base as Bill O’Reilly?
9. How much do Michael’s parents suck?
They sent their child to conversion camps and only showed up to a family dinner with he and his fake fiance because they were paid to. Michael is better than me; I would’ve smooth cursed my parents out for speaking to me that way.
10. What did you learn about Cyrus in his various flashbacks?
The lesson I got from looking at Cyrus’ marriages to his first wife and first husband was that no matter the gender, Cyrus ain’t worth a damn as a partner. And again, since we’re here, where is his baby?
11. Doesn’t Olivia look amazing in white?
Yes, the answer is yes. Shout out to that white coat. Also, shout out to Liv for being smart enough to check Michael’s list of clients — forcing Sally to shut her fake saved self up. Amen.
12. What was that speech Cyrus gave to Michael in the end?
Michael was sitting all pitiful on his wedding day, recounting how he always looked forever to that day only to have it feel spoiled by the reality that Cyrus can’t stand him. Then Cyrus says a bunch of stuff in response that to me, sounded like nothing more than the chorus of Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married.” Like, I don’t love you, but you know, I’ll be nice to you or whatever and maybe it’ll work out.
After having a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 to reduce the risk of getting cancer, mom-of-six Angelina Jolie – who lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease – got a troubling phone call from her doctor two weeks ago.
In a New York Times op-ed piece published early Tuesday, Jolie, 39, says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week because she carries a gene that gave her a 50 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer.
“I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt,” Jolie writes. “I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren.”
After hearing the news, she called her husband, Brad Pitt, who was on a plane within hours.
“The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful,” she shares.
The Academy Award-winning actress went to see the surgeon who had treated her mother Marcheline, who died in 2007 of ovarian cancer.
“She teared up when she saw me: ‘You look just like her,’ ” Jolie writes. “I broke down.”
Jolie had to wait another five days for test results that would reveal whether there was cancer somewhere in her body. “I passed those five days in a haze, attending my children’s soccer game, and working to stay calm and focused.”
When the wait was over, she learned that the tumor test was negative.
“I was full of happiness, although the radioactive tracer meant I couldn’t hug my children,” she shares. “There was still a chance of early stage cancer, but that was minor compared with a full-blown tumor. To my relief, I still had the option of removing my ovaries and fallopian tubes and I chose to do it.”
That said, the surgery would push her into forced menopause.
“It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe,” she writes. “It puts a woman into forced menopause. So I was readying myself physically and emotionally, discussing options with doctors, researching alternative medicine, and mapping my hormones for estrogen or progesterone replacement.”
Last week Jolie had “a laparoscopic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.” The surgery revealed a small benign tumor on one ovary but no signs of cancer in the other tissues. The mom-of-six chose to keep her uterus because there is no history of uterine cancer in her family.
She now wears a small clear patch that delivers bio-identical estrogen and has a progesterone IUD inserted in her uterus that will help her maintain a hormonal balance.
“Regardless of the hormone replacements I’m taking, I am now in menopause,” she shares. “I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes. But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”
She goes on to say that having the surgery has not removed all risk. “The fact is I remain prone to cancer.” She writes that she is looking for natural ways to strengthen her immune system.
“I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family,” she writes. “I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’ “