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EXCLUSIVE: Actress Alfre Woodard Talks Motherhood

Alfre Woodard

Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard is in hard-driving mom mode. Not only is she Lafayette's mom on "True Blood," but her portrayal of mom-of-five Lt. Tanya Rice on TNT's "Memphis Beat" reflects her personal belief that motherhood only enhances your professional skill set. Here's what she had to say in her exclusive convo with us!

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WTH, MTV?! A Crone's Lament

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Call me OLD, but how's a show like "Baby High" supposed to be inspirational to a teenager? Or do shows like this serve as covert scare-tactic PSAs to encourage teens to keep their junk in their Rock & Republics?

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Woman Sues Airline over Screaming Toddler!

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Last year, I wrote up a vivid recollection of a nightmare plane trip with my inconsolable 2-year old. Well, a poor mom enveloped in the flames of a similar hell had to tolerate even bigger jackasses than I did -- and one of them even sprung a lawsuit on the airline!

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Jill Zarin and Daughter Ally Talk 'Project Green Dorm'

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"The Real Housewives of New York City" star Jill Zarin's daughter, Ally, suggests five easy ways your college kid can green up her dorm!

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The Creativity Crisis: Are Your Kids Suffering?

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A controversial new article in Newsweek questions whether the gaping lack of arts education is negatively affecting our children's abilities to problem-solve. Who's to blame?

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The Stars of 'Ramona and Beezus' SPEAK!

Ramona and Beezus

The classic Ramona Quimby book series by Beverly Cleary has come to the big screen! "Ramona and Beezus" stars Selena Gomez, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and incredible newcomer Joey King, who successfully captures Ramona's essence in her very first film role. Here's the inside dirt on the making of the film!

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School Suspensions Spike 40 Percent in NYC!

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The New York Daily News reports that suspensions in N.Y.C. schools have spiked a whopping 40 percent since 2006! And as if that doesn't startle enough, some schools are concerned that suspension might be overkill for minor infractions (like cell phone use or talking back to a teacher) and that it's being used as a means to thin the underperforming herd.

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'Jerseylicious' Mom-To-Be Christy Pereira Talks Shop

Christy Pereira

This season, you'll find "Jerseylicious" Gatsby Salon manager Christy Pereira poised to join the mommy ranks (she's expecting her first Gatsby heir apparent late next month).

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