TV dads are far from perfect. Sometimes, they’re overbearing, over-protective and a little too nosey. But sometimes, they offer some wicked advice.
Check out this super cut by HooplaHa of some of the greatest advice ever given by TV dads. The dads featured in the compilation are from shows and films from different generations, and even feature cartoon fathers. Yep, even Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin have some wise words to share with their children.
My favourite piece of advice? From John Walton from The Waltons: “Show your woman she’s loved once in a while. A woman will put up with an awful lot if she knows she’s loved.”
Charlie Tahan may only just be 15-years-old. But having worked with stars like Will Smith in I Am Legend and Natalie Portman in The Other Woman, the teen already boasts a very impressive résumé.
Most known as Zac Efron’s little brother in Charlie St. Cloud, Tahan now enters into his first voice role starring in Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.
Chatting with andPOP, Tahan shared some of his experiences on set and talked more about his character, Victor Frankenstein.
Tim Burton is known to make some dark films. What makes Frankenweenie appealing to everyone?
Yeah, he makes some dark films but there is always more to his movies. Some people might think at first that Frankenweenie would be really dark too because it is sort of has themes about death, and monsters and stuff. But what it is really about… it is mostly a story about a boy and his dog, and how much they love each other. And that is appealing to almost everyone, kids and adults.
Bringing a corpse back to life is often (if not always) extremely creepy. But in Tim Burton’s new film Frankenweenie, resurrection is just as cute and endearing when it involves a boy and his everlasting love for his dog.
Set in the fictional town of New Holland, Victor Frankenstein (voiced by Charlie Tahan) is a bright and curious boy who doesn’t have many friends. Spending much of his time cooped up in the attic doing science experiments, the only companion he has is his beloved dog Sparky.
Together, the two are inseparable. So much so, that Victor’s caring parents (voiced by Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara) convince him to make friends and try different things.
Everything changes when Sparky dies unexpectedly after an accident. Trying to deal with his grief in science class, Victor is suddenly inspired when his eccentric teacher Mr. Rzykruski (Martin Landau) shows how a dead frog’s limbs still work when electrocuted. Motivated, Victor rushes back home to devise a plan to bring his dog back to life.
When the plan works and Sparky lives, Victor tries to keep his resurrected pet a secret. But when Sparky gets out, havoc breaks and it’s up to Victor to save the day.
Things I loved:
It just wouldn’t be a Tim Burton film without some quirky characters, and with their bulging eyes and oversized heads, these ones are especially so. Some favourites that come to mind are Victor’s classmates, Edgar (Atticus Shaffer) and Weird Girl (also voiced by Catherine O’Hara), who try to tamper with his scientific discovery.
Winona Ryder on the other hand, seems to play the sanest character on the bill as Elsa Van Helsing. She holds the most sympathy for Victor during his loss, but is way too distracted dealing with her tyrant uncle, who just so happens to be the town mayor (also voiced by Martin Short).
But the most interesting character in the movie is none other than science teacher Mr. Rzykruski. Sounding like a European Dracula, he steals the show, applying strange and unsettling teaching methods to his class.
The Special Effects
I’m not a big fan of 3D because I find it hardly ever works. But coupled with the film’s beautiful set designs and art direction, Frankenweenie is worth seeing in another dimension.
Despite being in black and white to pay homage to Old Hollywood, this film never ceases to amaze me. While it’s a stop-motion animation, at times the scenes are so real you can almost feel the sweat dripping from the characters’ faces.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have dealt with enough divorce rumours throughout the years.
And looks to me, Jada is getting tired of it.
“It seems like that happens at least once a year, or at least once every two years,” she said in the September issue of Essence.
“It’s rumored that we’re getting a divorce. But no. We’re not getting a divorce. Where am I gonna go? Where am I going to go?” she says of her 15-year marriage to Will. ”That’s my boo. It’s like he’s another part of me.”
But aside from defending her marriage, the actress mother of two has to deal with public scrutiny of her 11-year-old daughter Willow as she pursues a music career.
“How people feel about Willow is how people feel about Willow. But what I’m most concerned about is how Willow feels about herself. She’s an independent, courageous, genius, talented little girl. I’m happy for her, that she can just be who she is.”
But even though 40-year-old’s main priorities lie in the well-being of her children, it was Willow who recently made a discovery that changed her life.
After her daughter shared with the viral Kony 2012 video about child soldiers in Uganda, Pinkett Smith was driven to learn more about how she could help endangered children, specifically victims of sex trafficking.
Since then, she has urged Congress to fight trafficking, launched a website and met with victims.
“We’re all affected by this,” Pinkett Smith says. “And one woman is one woman too many. We have to extend beyond ourselves” to help those who’ve been enslaved.
And yet again, the Smiths prove they are the coolest family on the planet. Forget about the divorce rumours! Be like them and get educated about world issues!
While a lot of girls are secretly wishing for the One Direction singer to father their babies, Harry Styles has been warned by his father not to get any girls pregnant.
In an interview with British People, Harry’s father Des Styles warned his son to protect himself while dating.
“I said to Harry, ‘Just make sure you don’t get anyone pregnant.’ If that were to happen, it would really screw things up big time. There’s nothing I can do to stop him doing things anyway. From a One Direction aspect, it wouldn’t be great for all sorts of reasons. Still, I don’t think it would bother him too much if he did get a girl pregnant. He would be a responsible parent and just get on with it.”
While it’s a good thing that Harry hasn’t gotten any pregnancy scares yet, I do have to warn him. Even though Justin Bieber didn’t have anything to do with Mariah Yeater, Harry could still be hit by a crazy fan claiming to be the mother of his child!
But on another note, do you think Harry Styles would make a good father?
After waking up from an anesthesia, this kid wakes up with some hilarious reactions. Confused and speaking like an angry mobster, the best part is at the end when he announces that he just farted.
I think this kid needs to be on TV ASAP.
We may at times have favour one parent over the other, but it must hurt to hear the honest truth from your own child.
One father saw the humour in it all and posted a cute YouTube video of his baby daughter telling him who her favourite is: mom.
“Why don’t we break for recess, have something to eat and come back to it?” he humourously asks. He then tries to interrogate her in a cheeky way, he even bribes her with a pony but she continues to say “mom”.
If you want to see a toddler outsmart a grown man, you might enjoy this adorable home video.
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have a lot in common besides being major pop stars – they both come from families who had to battle hard times.
Selena recently revealed that when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, her first paycheque from “Wizards Of Waverly Place” went to pay the family’s rent.
She tells Access Hollywood, “I think (my first pay cheque) went into living (in Los Angeles) because we had to move from Texas, so I think we just had to pay for it.”
Now that was then and this is now. Do you think Selena is still covering her parents’ rent?
Justin Bieber spent some time yesterday with his family for Christmas. And he was also nice enough to share some pics via Twitter.
On December 24, Justin Tweeted, “spending time with family – feels really good. going to get to see these smiles on Christmas.” Justin shared a pic of himself with his brother Jaxon and sister Jazmyn.
He also tweeted on Dec. 24, “going to be on the CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE on ABC tomorrow then some NBA BASKETBALL is back! #CHRISTMAS.”
One of the most tedious tasks around Christmas time is taking the family portrait.
I, for one, have the luxury of living on my own, so the least I do is take a photo of my dog wearing a Santa hat and email it to my mom. But, some people can’t escape the inaugural family holiday card portrait. Some are artistic and beautiful, and some are downright embarrassing.
Of course, we’re not going to show you the pretty ones. Instead, we are going straight for the awkward and uncomfortable.
You don’t need parents or a wife to take a family Christmas photo. Cats appreciate being in the group shot once in a while.
I assume this is what the Kardashian family photo will look like in 5 years.
I guess nothing lures Santa down your chimney than little boys dressed in bacon.
Goths do celebrate Christmas but the thing is, they actually love it when they get a lump of coal under the tree.
They just couldn’t wait to Tweet, Facebook, Tumblr and StumbleUpon about their family portrait!
If you can’t get enough of these ridiculous photos, you can find a lot more at BuzzFeed. Don’t be shy to send your awkward family holiday photos with us at andPOP!
The fashion season is in the air, and who better to start off the new year than Angelina Jolie? The actress-turned-director of In the Land of Blood and Honey looks as stunning as always on the January cover of Marie Claire.
She was quick to talk about growing family with Brad Pitt.
“[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear,” she said. “I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”
Hearing this makes us so excited for they day Brangelina might finally announce that they’re getting married. Apparently, their kids are just as impatient about it as we are.
“They have mentioned it, yes,” Jolie answered when asked if the kids want them to get married. “If you take it in an emotional way, you think, Ohhh, the children! They don’t feel secure enough! But then you think, Now, wait a minute: They think a wedding is a party with a four-layer tiered cake!”
The family still seem happy as ever, as Brad, Angelina, and all six kids went on a family outing today to New York’s FAO Shwartz, Angelina flashing a giant grin as they walked into the toy store. Despite the current lack of a marriage proposal, it seems like the Jolie-Pitts as a family are here to stay!
“Love on Top” singer Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z just found out they’re expecting a girl.
According to Yahoo, Beyonce always wanted to have a girl because she wants the same strong relationship she had with her mother, Tina.
Another source says Beyonce’s been buying a lot of stuff for the baby and by December, friends may not have anything left to buy for her and her baby.
We all know Queen B and Jay-Z are two of the most richest performers in this day and age. We also know the baby will be the most gorgeous but spoiled baby of all time.
That baby will have at least 5 nannies. The baby girl will go to a fancy boarding school in the South of France or another extravagant location. The baby will be born wearing the most expensive weave any hairdresser would be so lucky to style. The baby’s name will be something like Lavinder or Caviar or something else that sounds super exotic. The baby will be wearing diapers made our of silk and Beyonce will make a bib for us out of 100 dollar bills. The baby will be vegan because only rich snobby people are vegans (sup, Gwyneth Paltrow!). And, more importantly, that baby will never have any real friends because forever she’ll be paranoid of people dating her because she has rich famous parents.
Although Katy Perry is madly in love with her husband Russell Brand, the 26 year old pop star told InStyle she is not ready for kids.
“Not yet,” she reveals. “I think if you’re married, it’s often in your future.”
However, she is not worried about how kids could impact her career.
“I want to have kids! I’m totally fine with saying that. I think some people are worried it’s going to ruin their career, but I want to live a full life. I don’t want to miss out on any experience. I want lots of children.”
Festivities took place throughout the weekend at the home celebrating Michael’s life.
Thirteen-year-old Paris Jackson told WLS-TV that she enjoyed seeing so many fans at the house when she and her brothers, 14-year-old Prince and 9-year-old Blanket, visited on Saturday.
The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports that Jackson’s father Joe attended activities at the home on Sunday.
Kings of Leon is made up of three brothers and their cousin. The band claims vocal issues and exhaustion are the reason for the cancellation, along with some family feuding.
“I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad,” he told WENN.
“I just sit there and I go, ‘You know what, dude, no matter whether you’re in a band just surviving or you’re in a bus playing stadiums, one way or another you’re still among the rare breed of people that are actually getting paid to do it.’”
And he also made some comparisons to Oasis.
“It made it hard for people to have a lot of fun at their shows — because they were worried that Noel (Gallagher) was gonna get pissed off (and walk off) … But I don’t think that they (Oasis) necessarily didn’t finish shows.”
So there you go – wise words from Isaac Hanson. Now let’s listen to ”MMMBop.”
Adele gives her money to charity and loved ones, reports Contact Music.
The jazz and blues singer claims she does so because she knows what it is like to struggle.
The 23-year-old singer claims she has had a tough upbringing, so after skyrocketing to fame, she wishes to help those in need.
“The cash has started trickling in, but I don’t come from any money so I help people. I give money to charity and to friends and family,” she says.
Adele hopes to take a break from making music soon, though, and insists she won’t hire help once she is on vacation.
“I have an assistant but I do my own washing. My auntie cleans for me, but I love a good clean as well,” she says to Britain’s Glamour magazine.
“And when all these squillion pounds come in, I’m having a f***ing break so I won’t need any help… I don’t need assistance getting myself to the pub.”
Just another reason to love her – very humble and hardworking. She definitely deserves a break too, and every penny she earns.
After announcing their split last year, Billy Ray Cyrus is now claiming that he and his wife Trish have decided to reconcile, MTV News reports.
“I dropped the divorce,” Miley Cyrus’ dad told “The View” hosts during a pre-taped appearance that aired on Friday. ”I wanted to put my family back together.”
Cyrus was on the show to promote his new album, I’m an American, out in June. He claimed his family are working out their problems. Which is good, because Billy Ray and Trish have been married for 17 years. Counts for something.
“Communication I think is one of the biggest problems that we as human beings have in this whole world,” he said. “And I think for the first time me and my entire family are finally communicating with each other in a way that, it’s been quite some time … and to answer your question, things are really the best they’ve ever been.”
Cyrus also retracted the controversial statements he made in a GQ interview, in which he said that his and Miley’s hit Disney series “Hannah Montana” destroyed his family. ”I feel like I kind of got my Miley back in a way,” he said. “I feel like we are the daddy and the daughter that we were before ‘Hannah Montana’ happened. I love ‘Hannah Montana.’ I love Disney. That didn’t tear my family apart.”
I’ve never been a fan of fathers who discuss every detail of their personal lives with the media. I mean, Michael Lohan anyone? That being said, though, I am glad Billy Ray is talking about these issues. I’m glad he’s moving forward in a positive way and genuinely taking back all the negative things he’s said in the past.
After a tough year, including the flak he’s gotten for the GQ interview and Miley’s salvia controversy, I’m really rooting for this family to get back on their feet. If not, it’ll break my “Achy Breaky Heart!”
Sorry, I had to.
William Balfour is the only person detained by police for the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. However, Chicago Police said on Tuesday it may be possible more than one person was involved in the murders.
Balfour, the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, actress Jennifer Hudson’s sister, is still being held on a parole violation after an arrest and questioning on Friday, but has not yet been charged.
Law enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that they are focusing on Balfour’s movements the day the murders took place, October 24, but that they are also trying to determine whether someone else drove Balfour to the Hudson family home in Chicago.
Witnesses have said the Chrysler parked a block from the Hudson home was driven by Balfour, 27, at approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, the same vehicle was later found outside a local high school. A security video showed someone parking the car there, but detectives have yet to identify the driver.
A portrait of Heath Ledger has been submitted for the 2008 Archibald Prize, Australia’s most prestigious award for portraiture.
The CBC reports that Vincent Fantauzzo painted Ledger just two months before his death. The painting features two mischievous versions of Ledger whispering in either ear of a more sombre version of himself.
Fantauzzo will find out if he won on Friday, but he already knows what he’ll be doing with the painting – he’s giving it to Ledger’s family.
“It seems only right, as we did the sitting at his mom’s house in Perth and she was very much a part of the process, making us tea and crumpets and watching from the sideline,” he told The Art Newspaper.
Fantauzzo described Ledger as “charismatic, witty, sarcastic and a lot of fun; very positive about the future.”
Two brothers who own a transport company have been ordered to pay the family of Toby Keith $2.8 million for the wrongful death of the country star’s father.
Yahoo! News reports that Elias and Pedro Rodriguez had neglected to fix the badly damaged brakes of their charter bus, even after they were warned of the problem. Keith’s father, H.K. Covel, was driving down the interstate in March 2001 when he was bumped by another vehicle and sent veering into the charter bus, which was unable to stop in time.
Of the verdict, attorney Greg Dixon stated, “The jury found no fault on the part of Mr. Covel in the wreck that claimed his life.”
Covel left behind a wife and three children.