Mel Gibson: A Racist, Misogynist and Anti-Semite!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Domestic Violence, Marriage, Television

After years of working with victims of domestic violence, it’s clear to me when I listen to the tapes of Mel Gibson apparently berating ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (the mother of his child) that we are dealing with a classic domestic-violence situation. The abuser (Mel) has lost power and control over his victim (Oksana), and he continues to verbally abuse and threaten her to regain control. In the latest tapes, he is treating Oksana...

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Mayor Mom Kills Self and College-Bound Daughter … WHY?

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Death, Family, Parenting, Tragedies

The mayor of an affluent Dallas suburb shot and killed her 19-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on herself. The two were found Tuesday evening when the usually prompt mayor failed to show up at a meeting. A letter greeted the police on the front door, warning them of the unpleasant scene they would be encountering when they walked inside the home. Mayor Jayne Peters had worked for the city in some capacity since 1998. Her daughter,...

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Postpartum Psychosis and Terri Moulton Horman

Posted on Jul 13, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Children, Parenting, Relationships, Tragedies

Kaine Horman and Desiree Young, Kyron Horman‘s parents, are now reporting they are concerned that Terri Horman may be suffering from postpartum depression or psychosis. They believe Terri’s emotional state changed after the birth of Kiara (who is now 19 months old). Terri’s behavior seemed to become more erratic, and even though she never expressed her depression to Kaine, it seems she was venting often to her girlfriends....

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Dina Lohan Should Send Judge Marsha Revel a Thank-You Note!

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Parenting

Finally, a serious response to Lindsay Lohan‘s irresponsible, reckless and immature behavior! She will serve 90 days in jail and then go into a 90-day drug rehabilitation facility. Judge Marsha Revel had given Lindsay as many chances as she could to clean up her act, but (as many people struggling with addiction issues know) that’s impossible to do when you’re still in denial about your own problems — and have entourage...

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Reality TV, Kids, and Dangerous Endeavors

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Children, Family, Parenting, Television

The Sunderland family has found themselves in a firestorm — or, more accurately, a big storm in the Indian Ocean that could have taken the life of their daughter, Abby. They have been criticized by many people for allowing and encouraging their 16-year-old daughter to try to break the record for being the youngest person to sail around the world. I believe that enabling a minor to voyage alone for months in hostile seas (especially...

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Heidi Klum and Seal Want to Fix Your Marriage

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Family, Marriage, Relationships

It has been announced that Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are working on a new Lifetime show about love and marriage, called “Love’s Divine.” As a relationship expert who works with distressed couples who are near divorce, I think this is a great idea. We hear so much in the news about celebrity marriages falling apart. From Tiger to Tipper, we hear about couples who have fallen out of love — or fallen into the arms...

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