Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Eight Creepiest Celebrity Parents

Here is an article from Courttv.com. And here is the link to the story on their site. For convenience purposes, I am posting the entire article here--hope I'm not asked to remove it!

The Eight Creepiest Celebrity Parents
By Rina Raphael

Is it just us or are celebrity parents getting very scary?

We don't just mean weirdos like Michael Lohan, who is currently in a state prison writing songs and drawing cartoons about his love for estranged daughter Lindsay. Or Joe Simpson, who is prone to wax about Jessica's breasts and, according to Radar magazine, recently shot "racy" and "private" pictures of his daughters for sale to the highest bidder.

We mean celebs who appear to have little idea on how to actually raise children, making inappropriate comments, putting their offspring at risk or just plain seem dangerous the moment their nannies take a coffee break and they have to parent themselves.

1. Michael Jackson

Where oh where do we start? The King of Pop, who brother Jermaine insists "bought his kids," reached new levels of idiotic notoriety when he dangled young son Prince from a Berlin hotel balcony, later claiming he was just"caught in the moment." Adding insult to parental lunacy, Jackson has kept his two other young children veiled like Burka-encrusted midgets, to reportedly "protect" them from the public.

2. Courtney Love

Courtney earns "questionable mothering" status for admitting to Vanity Fair that she used heroin while pregnant with daughter Frances Bean. The report led the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services to temporarily remove the child to the home of Love's sister. The bizarre rocker has since denied shooting up, telling author Michael Azerrad "they took our baby away, and there was nothing wrong with her."

3. Kate Moss

As the supermodel chatted lovingly of her young daughter Lila Grace, it would have been a nice maternal moment—except that she was snorting lines of cocaine with boyfriend Pete Doherty at the time. Forced into rehab, the beauty with the runny nose reportedly missed her child's next birthday party because she was in a rehab center trying to overcome her addictions to drugs, partying and sex.

4. Woody Allen

Mia Farrow simply wasn't enough to quench this director's wandering eye, which soon landed on her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who was 21 years-old at the time. The actress found out about the affair when she visited Allen at his apartment and found nude photos of Previn. While Allen has always denied he was the step-father of his future bride, his actions were still extremely bizarre.

5. Chevy Chase

In an interview with Maxim magazine the "National Lampoon" star recounted his favorite parenting memory, which seemed far more disturbing than it did amusing: "My youngest, who's 17, seems to be identical to the way I was in my perception of the world I mean, I can remember the first time I called her a whore. We just laughed for half an hour."

6. Donald Trump

While visiting the menopause crew on "The View," the smug tycoon was asked how he'd respond if daughter Ivanka, 24, posed for Playboy. Trump said the decision would be "disappointing" but "it would depend on what's inside the magazine." Adding fuel to the fire, he admitted that he thought his daughter "does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."

7. Michael Douglas

During a vacation in Spain, the Hollywood icon was stung on his back by a jellyfish. Did he call a doctor or visit the hospital? Nope. Instead, he had his five year-old son Dylan urinate on the injury, according to The World Entertainment Network. "I turned to Dylan and went, 'Son, you're just going to have to pee-pee on Daddy's back,'" said Douglas. "There's sort of a remedy that we've all heard. He did a brief pause and went, 'Excuse me? Let me get some more water to drink. I don't get these chances very often!'"

8. Melanie Griffith

The paparazzi captured the actress, with a cig hanging out of her mouth, lighting up her 17-year-old daughter's cigarette in Los Angeles this summer. Griffith embodies the Hollywood adage, "the family that lights up together, ultimately battles lung cancer together."

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