nep·o·tism


[nep-uh-tiz-uhm]
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amy Winehouse's Dad Releases Book

Mitch Winehouse, aspiring singer and father of late singer Amy Winehouse, has released a book about his famous daughter. In the book, titled Amy, My Daughter, Mitch reminisces about memories from Amy's childhood through the tumultuous later years of her tragically short life. The book comes about a year after her death at 27, and Mitch's debut album release. Click here for more on the father-daughter duo. 

Charlie Sheen's First Dose of "Anger Management" Tonight!

Former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, son of actor Martin Sheen and brother of actor Emilio Estevez, is no stranger to catching flack for his on-set antics and public displays of aggravation. Starting tonight on FX, the disgruntled former employee is turning over a new leaf, starring on Anger Management, in which he plays a disgruntled former ballplayer-turned-anger management therapist. Will you be tuning in for Sheen's comedic words of widsom? Click here for more on this family of actors. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Screenwriter Nora Ephron Loses Leukemia Battle

Screenwriter Nora Ephron, famous for romantic comedies like Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, passed away on June 26 after a brave battle with Leukemia. Nora's three sisters are also well-known names in showbiz, as well as her screenwriter parents, who worked on a number of award-winning movies from the 1940s-1960s. Want to know more? Click here for more on Nora's famous family.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Arthur Godfrey's Granddaughter No Longer a "Housewife"

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Legendary TV and radio entertainer Arthur Godfrey's granddaughter, Mary Schmidt Amons, starred on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of D.C." for the show's one and only season. With the recent announcement of plans to divorce her husband, Rich Amons, after 26 years of marriage and five children, it appears she will no longer be a "wife" at all. Click here for more!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spoofin' Starlets


Known for her wide-eyed quirkiness, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel (sister of Bones star Emily Deschanel) recently got laughs as the host of Saturday Night Live. In one particular skit, Zooey teamed up with second-generation SNL cast member Abby Elliott. Zooey did an impressive impersonation of one of the Olsen twins, while Abby did a dead-on impression of Zooey. To see the skit, click here.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Newest Kennedy


In April 2012, late Senator Ted Kennedy’s son, Patrick Kennedy, welcomed the latest member of the extensive Kennedy family. Baby boy Owen Patrick Kennedy was born to Patrick and his wife, Amy Petitgout. The birth makes happy news for the former Congressman, who brought his personal struggles to light with his 2011 memoir, Coming Clean. Click for more on this famous political bunch.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Men in Black III

The alien-annihilating stars of this summer's smash, Men in Black III, both have fame in their families. Will Smith is the dad of up-and-coming child stars Willow and Jaden (mom is star Jada Pinkett-Smith), and Josh Brolin is the son of actor James Brolin. Wonder which leading man will have a loved one in the next MIB installment?Men in Black III

 
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