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Daniel Radcliffe Featured in Fan Book Series

 

Dan Radcliffe 3Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the first star spotlighted in a new fan book series for Creative Partners Publishing House. Author Randy Jernigan to write the series.

 

New York, NY, May 14, 2014 –(PR.com)– Celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan has been contracted to write a series of “fan books” for his publisher–the first to be spotlighted in the series is Harry Potter actor, Daniel Radcliffe.

The book is expected to cover Radcliffe’s early childhood years, little known facts about the actors private life, as well as his very busy career in film, television and the theater.

The Radcliffe biography will be the first in the fan book series to be published for Creative Partners Publishing House.

Well known for his concise, biting interview style, Randy Jernigan has worked as an entertainment journalist for twenty-two years covering the careers and private lives of such celebrities as Tom Cruise, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Jernigan will release a biography of singer Marie Osmond later this year, and recently released The Road to Happiness through Creative Partners Gift Books.

“I’m excited to be a part of this project,” says Jernigan. “After reviewing all the material on Dan I can tell there’s a lot of crap that’s been written–my job will be to wade through all the rumor and turn out a factual piece of history of an amazing actor.”

Jernigan has already begun interviews for the book.

It’s expected that “The Life and Career of Daniel Radcliffe” will hit store shelves later this year.

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Alicia Silverstone’s Candid Discussion About Her Parenting Strategy, New Book and Dealing With Her Critics

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When Alicia Silverstone talks or writes about pregnancy, motherhood, or anything environmentally kind, her passion for the subject matter fuels every word.

About her 3-year-old son, Bear, she says, “Honestly, every moment since the day he was born has been incredible and I am just thrilled to be on this journey — this is the greatest love.”

Well-known for her role in the movie, Clueless, the actress has added bestselling author, activist, and conservationist to her credits. Silverstone’s first book, The Kind Diet, which is a guide to vegan nutrition, climbed to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Currently, there’s swirl around her follow-up book, The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning, from both avid supporters and critics. Silverstone describes the book as, “a recipe for having the happiest, healthiest baby around.”

I interviewed Silverstone, who openly discussed issues including: The Kind Mama, attachment parenting, and her critics, as well as her advice for maternal anxiety and smartphone-addicted parents.

Attachment Parenting
Silverstone’s framework for The Kind Mama comes out of attachment parenting, which has its roots in attachment theory developed by psychologist John Bowlby. The idea is that the emotional bond children have with their parents early on affects their future well-being. If children trust that their parents can meet their needs, they will then form a healthy attachment and have the capability for healthy relationships throughout life.

According to attachmentparenting.org, part of nurturing and sensitively responding to a child’s emotional needs includes among other things, empathic understanding, affection, breastfeeding, and co-sleeping.

For Silverstone, attachment parenting is about, “getting back to basics and doing away with excess.” She is drawn to this framework because, “You are your baby’s food, solace, entertainment, transportation, and education, and all of that brings you and your baby closer together than you could ever imagine. It strengthens your bond with your child and helps him develop a sense of contentment and belonging in the universe.”

Why She Wrote The Kind Mama
With The Kind Mama, Silverstone says she, “wanted to provide women with a book that was full of valuable information that would help them get pregnant, have an ailment-free pregnancy (free of the icky stuff we all assume is unavoidable — from hemorrhoids and swollen ankles to diabetes), know their birth options, and empower them to make the choices that feel right for them throughout, so that they could have the most healthy little baby.”

And to Her Critics She Says …
Silverstone and her book have sparked dialogue and debate about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Her response to critics is, “I have done my research — have read the studies, spoken with doctors, scientists, and other experts in the field — and I am confident in my choices. And I trust my intuition when it comes to parenting. When I do need advice, I look to women who I’ve admired for how they were pregnant/birthed/raised their children. Frankly, the rest of it is all noise to me and I don’t pay it any mind.”

Smartphone-addicted Parents
A recent study in Pediatrics found parents on smartphones tend to ignore their kids and have negative interactions with them. I wanted to get Silverstone’s take on this and what her advice is to multitasking, smartphone-obsessed, stressed-out moms.

She empathizes, “Believe me, I know what it’s like to feel like you’re drowning in emails — all of them time sensitive, of course — and trying to spend time with your child, which is why I think it’s more important than ever to create boundaries when it comes to tech and parenting.”

Silverstone goes on to advise, “When I am with Bear, I make a point to be completely focused on him and aim to be totally present for both our sakes — I want to soak up every morsel of his sweetness — so no computers and phones when he is around. Having him feel seen and heard is very important. So, when something comes up that urgently needs to be addressed, I take a mini-break to go deal with it, and then come back and re-focus. Institute 100 percent phone-free time… when you can and catch-up on things during work hours. Ninety-nine percent of the time, those emails coming in are not life or death and can wait until later in the evening or even the next day.”

Worries That Keep Moms Up At Night
For many parents, an inherent part of the experience is waking up at night with worries. I asked Silverstone if she experienced this and what she does to cope with the maternal anxiety. She answers, “Like many moms, I sometimes find myself going down a rabbit hole of paranoid worries — things like ‘What if he falls out the window?’ or ‘What if I die in a plane crash and he’s left without his mama?'”

She continues, “But then I take a deep breath and assure myself that I’m doing everything possible to keep him safe and I let those thoughts go. There are always going to be things beyond our control and it helps to just focus on what you can control, which is being present and loving to your kids when you are with them. And I do worry about the kind of world we live in — one in which people can be unkind and disconnected from each other and make decisions based on fear. That said, we aim to surround our family with a tribe of positive, loving, warm, open, and smart people.”

A Growing Family?
Silverstone is married to musician and activist Christopher Jarecki. When asked if she is going to expand her family of three, she indicates that she, “would love to, but not right now!”

As she and her husband raise Bear, they make an effort to model the values they want him to have. “When it comes to values, he is amazing and sweet and loving. He sees the way in which we live our lives — with respect for each other, our planet, it’s people and animals — and I imagine and hope he will stay that way,” she says wistfully.

Hugh Jackman Talks About Skin Cancer

PHOTO: Hugh Jackman at the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" in New York, Nov. 3, 2013.

Hugh Jackman just revealed last week his second bout with cancer, now he’s explaining why he is pleading with people to wear sun screen and get checked out.

“We are all human, this happened to me, I didn’t wear sun screen when I was a kid,” he told ABC News at the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” premiere over the weekend. “I don’t want kids to be as stupid as me and maybe they’ll listen to Wolverine more than they’ll listen to teachers at school.”

In fact, Jackman thinks he’s lucky where others might not be.

Read: Hugh Jackman Reveals 2nd Bout of Skin Cancer

“It’s all preventable. I was lucky to be in a job, where I have makeup artists looking at my face, going, ‘What is that?'” he added. “And my wife nagging me to go and get it checked out.”

The 45-year-old actor had revealed on his Instagram account on Thursday that he had to have another spot of skin cancer removed. Jackman posted a picture of himself with a bandage over his nose to cover up the spot where the cancer spot was removed. His fans are happy the actor seems to be doing all right and are sharing their well-wishes on his photo.

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“Another Basel Cell Carsinoma [sic]. All out now,” The “X-Men” star captioned the photo. “Thanks Dr. Albom and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

This comes after the Australian actor had a basal-cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, removed from almost the same location on his nose just six months ago, which he also shared via Instagram.

Daniel Radcliffe NOT Engaged, Rep Says.

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Daniel Radcliffe is engaged? Fans of “Harry Potter” were driven into a frenzy when new reports surfaced that the actor was engaged and ready to marry his long time girlfriend. Fans should have checked the source first though, because Star Magazine is where the reports first popped up.

Is Daniel Radcliffe really ready to walk down the aisle? Not just yet, according to Perez Hilton on May 8. A representative for the actor quickly denied the report that the former Harry Potter is ready to marry Erin Darke. The couple has been dating since October 2012. The reports said that Daniel had popped the question, and they would marry in 2015. The reports even said that Emma Watson, his co-star in the “Harry Potter” films, was attending the ceremony.

However, Daniel and Emma rarely speak anymore. The two spent 10 years together filming the series of “Harry Potter” films together, but Perez Hilton reports that Daniel revealed in a recent interview that he and Emma are rarely in contact. They are “excited about meeting new people.” That is understandable. Working with someone for 10 years is not easy.

In a case like that, co-stars become more like family, and you don’t talk to your family much either at time, right? If Daniel was really getting married, it is likely Emma and his other “Harry Potter” co-stars would be invited to the big wedding ceremony, but he is not rushing to get married just yet. That could change, but for now he is not engaged.

Could he be too busy with his other pursuits? Radcliffe is back on Broadway. He is currently starring in the title role of “The Cripple of Inishmaan” at the Cort Theater. The production opened in April, and he is playing the challenging role of a man in this play. His character is determined to get a role in a film being produced in his town, but he suffers from cerebral palsy. That is not stopping him from trying though.

Radcliffe was definitely up to the challenge though. He had starred in the same role when it was played out in London. The actor said the following about the challenge of taking on the role again for New York to Playbill: “It’s something that your body has to get used to, and builds up the strength to do. It’s something I was keen to get right. When I played it in London I had months to adjust, but this time it’s harder because I’ve been filming ‘Frankenstein’ right up to this week and my character is hunchback. So, different physical challenges, but both characters are similarly abused.”

This production will continue to run at the Cort Theater through mid-June. With Radcliffe busy with both film and stage roles, he might not have the time to focus on a marriage right now. Radcliffe has made it clear that he “didn’t want to be famous.” However, he is just that. He is definitely famous enough to cause fans to go into a frenzy when a report like this pops up.