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Is it Okay to Parody Celebrity Kids like Willow Smith?

The media has to be careful when it parodies celebrity children, no question. Like all kids, children in the spotlight are entitled to extra care and concern when it comes to reporting on their activities and even in comedy. Disney show So Random has attracted some criticism for a parody of Willow Smith and her "I Whip My Hair" music video. I took a different view for this one clip. Read full article

Suri Cruise is 5 Years Old - She is Not a Woman

Yvette Vignando, Melissa Hoyer and Melinda Tankard Reist on Channel 7, The Morning Show, discuss decision by Glamour Magazine to include 5 year old Suri Cruise in the Best Dressed Women of 2011 list. Was this a good decision by Glamour magazine. Can we just allow little girls to be little girls please? Read full article

"Yes You Did Make Me Feel Like a Second Rate Mum" - Jackie O

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/04/04/yes-you-did-make-me-feel-like-a-second-rate-mum-jackie-o">&quot;Yes You Did Make Me Feel Like a Second Rate Mum&quot; - Jackie O</a>

Jackie O, 2 Day FM radio announcer, tearily addressed comments made by Pru Goward, NSW Community Services Minister and said "Yes you did make me feel like a second rate mum". A Sunday Telegraph article on 3 April 2011 reported that Ms Goward juxtaposed Michael Jackson's dangling of his baby out of a window with Jackie O bottle feeding her baby while crossing a road. Reportedly Ms Goward commented that this is "cavalier" behaviour and "endangering" the baby. The issue for me is that one of our elected policitians who holds the policy-making "keys" to many NSW women and families' futures has expressed her unusual view in such an offensive and frankly ridiculous way. Read full article

Glee Star on Cosmopolitan Cover Shot - Is Parental Guidance Required?

Glee star Lea Michele appears on the cover of the March edition of US Cosmopolitan. The actress is apparently 24 years old but plays the role of a teenager in the internationally popular television series Glee. In the news is the reaction by some Texas newsagents who have removed the magazine from display and others who have said that the cover shot is overtly sexual and inappropriate for a celebrity who plays a teenager. The implication is that Lea Michele is also something of a role model for young women who watch Glee. Read full article