Friday, September 26, 2008

Make ice cream from breast milk, says PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged US ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's Homemade to replace cow's milk in ice cream products with breast milk. "PETA's request comes in the wake of news reports that a Swiss restaurant owner will begin purchasing breast milk from nursing mothers and substituting breast milk for 75 per cent of the cow's milk in the food he serves," the animal rights group said.

PETA officials say a move to breast milk would lessen the suffering of dairy cows and their calves on factory farms and benefit human health.

"The fact that human adults consume huge quantities of dairy products made from milk that was meant for a baby cow just doesn't make sense," PETA spokeswoman Tracy Reiman said.

"Everyone knows that the breast is best, so, Ben & Jerry's could do consumers and cows a big favour by making the switch to breast milk."

Ben & Jerry's said: "We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child."


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Star Magazine: Suri Cruise's "Lonely Life"

At first glance, Suri Cruise seems to be blessed with the perfect charmed childhood. But, sources tell Star, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' kid is trapped in an isolated bubble.

In the Oct. 6 issue of Star, on sale now, we talk to insiders who reveal that the 2-year-old girl, who often only interacts with her parents, leads a shockingly lonely life. Whether she's holed up in her $30.5 million Beverly Hills mansion surrounded by nannies and maids or at a Manhattan playground, Suri is rarely around children her own age because, a source explains, Tom's very picky about other people's kids.

"It's really sad," adds another source. "You can see how much Suri longs for someone to play with."

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Drinking in early pregnancy tied to cleft lip

Women who binge drink in the first three months of pregnancy have an increased risk of having infants with cleft lip and cleft palate, according to findings in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

"Some evidence exists that women who drink alcohol during pregnancy are more likely than nondrinkers to have infants with facial clefts," Dr. Lisa A. DeRoo and colleagues write, "but summarizing previous findings is hampered by different categories of drinks and time points of reference across studies."

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sheen's Pregnant Wife OK After Emergency Surgery

Charlie Sheen's pregnant wife, Brooke Mueller, is apparently a quick healer following a trip to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Mueller, who is in her first trimester, had been dealing with mystery pangs for a month and, sources close to the couple tell E! News, had been fearful the pain was related to the baby.

Things got so excruciating that she needed to be admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a little more than a week ago.

Doctors ultimately determined that Mueller required emergency gall-bladder surgery, an operation that can be risky during the early stages of pregnancy.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

It’s a boy for Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg and his fiance Rhea Durham welcomed their third child last Tuesday, a son - whose name they will not release! The couple already have two other children together, a daughter, Ella, 4, and a son, Michael, 2.

Mark has only recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children however. From an interview he gave recently it seems like Mark was not sure of the relationship until recently because he stated, “We continue to grow in our relationship, and we have a much better chance of succeeding and staying together now.” He says that he is now committed to making it work.

Congrats to the whole family!