Why Do We Selectively Hate Hollywood Moms?

Why do journalists and fans react so differently to various actresses’ comments about motherhood? Recent feedback to four stars offers a study in contrasts: Hayden Panettiere versus Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Thompson versus Felicity Huffman. Take Hayden Panettiere, for starters. The 24-year-old Nashville star foreshadowed her recent pregnancy news in a May 2013 Glamour magazine … Continue reading

Family Ties in “Nashville”

We can run, but some ties inevitably bind. Especially where family is concerned, those ties act like rubber bands, snapping us back to our past. Attempts to both escape and mend those familial relationships are familiar, but the first soapy season of Nashville—brimming with glitz, glamour, and fabulous music—devoted a notable amount of time to … Continue reading