Drew Barrymore Online
Ali   May 12, 2014 Articles

Drew is one of the celebs who wants her children to have a normal life and has spoken how she would not want her daughters to act.

Drew Barrymore was only seven when she got her big break in “E.T.,” but she won’t let her kids go down the same path. In a new interview, the “Whip It” star said she would not allow her two daughters, Olive and Frankie, to follow in her footsteps.

“I will never let my children act,” she told The Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine. “When they’re 18, if they want to, but not before.”

Though she didn’t explain why she didn’t want them to be child stars, she did say that while “E.T.” gave her life structure she didn’t have, they wouldn’t need that. “They are going to have everything they need,” she said.

Barrymore is one of a growing number of celebrities who have come out to say they won’t let their kids have the same life that they did. Here are the top three reasons they are against their kids going into showbiz:

They want them to have a normal life
Back in 2012, Jennifer Lopez told Women’s Wear Daily she would prefer that her twins, Max and Emme, have some normalcy until they’re old enough to decide on careers for themselves. “They should have a normal life – go to school, play, grow up. They should have a family life, as solid a foundation as I can give them,” she said. “If they want to go off and be artists or singers or dancers or pilots or architects or anything – then they have my full support. “

“How I Met Your Mother” star Alyson Hannigan, who started acting in her mid-teens, said the same thing in 2009 of her daughter, Satyana. “I really want her to have a childhood that is about climbing trees, playing in the grass,” she told Celebrity Baby Scoop, adding, “I really would like her to have a normal childhood, whatever that means. But if she wants to go into showbiz when she is an adult, I’ll support her.”

Since then, Hannigan has had another daughter, Keeva.

It’s too much pressure
Brooke Shields started acting in “Pretty Baby” at age 12, but wouldn’t want that for her own daughters, Rowan and Grier. “I just don’t think they need that burden, that pressure,” she told Life & Style in 2009. “There’s a lot of pressure. As long as they get an education, they can do whatever they want. If they need my help, I’ll try, but I hope they find other interests.” Nick Cannon, who has twins with Mariah Carey, has also spoken out about the pressure of being a child star. “As a parent, and maybe because I’m a new parent, I am so protective and so sensitive and would never want anyone to judge my child,” he told Parade in 2012.

It’s too stressful for the parents
In her new interview with ELLE, Angelina Jolie, who has six children with Brad Pitt, admitted that having daughter Vivienne play opposite her in “Maleficent” made her question whether she wanted her children to pursue a showbiz career. “Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn’t keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn’t [glorify it either] — we wouldn’t make it a good thing or a bad thing,” she said. “But I would really prefer they do something else. After two days of it, Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again.”


Ali   April 30, 2014 Images, Photoshoots

Added a new outtake to the gallery from a shoot Drew did last year. One of my fave shoots!

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > Outtakes > 2013 > 008


Ali   April 30, 2014 Articles, Magazines

Drew is featured on the cover of the June issue of Red Magazine.

There’s something eternally likeable about Drew Barrymore. She can’t cook, isn’t keen on her arms and finds her daughter’s toddler-meltdowns funny. Here she talks to Sarah Kennedy about being a hands-on mum and the importance of ambition.

‘I am so ready to not be pregnant now,’ confesses Drew Barrymore with a rueful grin. As she chats to Red, baby number two is imminent, but California girl Barrymore certainly looks none the worse for being in chilly New York City. She seems to glow with health, although she admits her body is craving the warmth of LA.

‘I’ve been here for a month now, so I’m all out of whack,’ she says. ‘I am not feeling the greatest but, hey, it’s all good.’ She gives a big shrug and smiles sunnily.

On the day we meet, Barrymore’s daughter Olive is at home with her dad, actor and art consultant Will Kopelman. After a long friendship, the Barrymore-Kopelmans married in 2012 and are currently staying with his New York-based parents. Although rumours are swirling around the Big Apple that the couple have just bought a Park Avenue apartment, California is still home. The new baby – another girl – will probably be born there and Barrymore’s obviously excited about the prospect of adding to her brood.

‘I am loving being a mom,’ she grins. ‘Olive is a year and a half now so, when the new baby comes, they will be close together in age. I think, just get it done – it will be awesome!’

Wearing black skinny jeans, an oversized Breton-striped sweatshirt and Rag & Bone ankle boots, Barrymore, 39, looks like many other Red mums. One of your friends, in fact. That is, if one of your friends happened to be a Hollywood star, film producer, director, bestselling author, beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist. And she’s showing no sign of slowing down.

Read the full Drew Barrymore interview in the June issue, on sale 1st May 2014.


Ali   April 22, 2014 Family

A giant congratulations to Drew & Will on the arrival of their daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman! People.com shared the news on their website!

Drew Barrymore‘s own heart just got a little bigger: her baby girl is here!

The actress and star of the upcoming comedy, Blended, 39, and her husband, art advisor Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed their second child on Tuesday, April 22, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman,” the couple tell PEOPLE in a statement. “Olive has a new little sister, and everyone is healthy and happy!”

After keeping much of her pregnancy with their firstborn, now 19 months, under wraps, Barrymore decided to take a different approach following her November announcement that she was expecting a second child.

“Last time I never commented on it and people just stalked me the entire time. So yes, it’s happening, it’s true. I tried to keep it a secret for as long as possible,” the Find It in Everything author told PEOPLE.

The mom-to-be — who confirmed in December that she was expecting another girl — stayed true to her heart-themed style through much of the awards season, but insisted pregnancy wasn’t the time to strive for perfection.

“You’re not supposed to look perfect while you’re making babies. Making babies is the perfection,” she told Women’s Health.

Instead, Barrymore took the time to enjoy her experience and indulge in her cravings — even if that meant a little extra weight gain.

“I don’t ever pose, ‘I’m just so fabulous and I lose it like that.’ I want to enjoy the pasta right now! What’s 10 lbs.?” she told Ellen DeGeneres in January.

But perhaps most exciting? Adding another daughter to the family.

“I’m relieved I’m having another girl. I have everything I need. It’s all about hand-me-downs and room sharing and all that stuff,” she told PEOPLE in February. “I’m pretty psyched about that!”


Ali   April 11, 2014 Co-Stars, Interviews, Videos

This weekend is the MTV Movie awards and MTV talked with Adam & Drew about their Best Kiss Advice.

Perhaps she doesn’t know it, but Bella Thorne just worked in the company of MTV Movie Awards royalty.

Thorne, best known for playing CeCe Jones on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up,” will soon be seen on the big-screen in “Blended,” the upcoming comedy about a bad blind date that blossoms into true romance. “Blended” stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the winners of a combined total of eight Movie Awards statuettes, for their work in “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates.”

It’s early days yet, but maybe — just maybe — some of that Movie Awards magic rubbed off on Thorne. If nothing else, the young actress has her sights set on a Movie Awards category she hopes to one day dominate.

“The Best Kiss award,” she told MTV’s Josh Horowitz with a big grin. “I love that one. It’s my favorite!”

Thorne even has her eye on one of this year’s Best Shirtless Performance nominees as her future kissing partner: “The Wolf of Wall Street” actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

“I love Leonardo DiCaprio,” she said. “When I meet him for the first time, I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, thank goodness we’ve finally met, because now I don’t have to plan the wedding alone!'”

That forward declaration aside, Thorne ought to start planning how to win the Best Kiss award now — and she doesn’t need to look any further for advice than Sandler and Barrymore, who previously scored a Best Kiss award of their own for their rain-soaked “50 First Dates” make-out moment.

“It does so much for the kiss,” Sandler said of how rainstorms affect smooch scenes. “It tightens up the body. You feel chilly. You’re cold. You’re tight. Your nipples are way out there.”

“Yeah,” Barrymore added, “mine too!”

Okay, that last part is a little, ah, out there. Otherwise, there you have it, Thorne: Leonardo DiCaprio, in the rain — a few years from now and that Golden Popcorn could be yours!

Start the summer movie season with the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, Sunday, April 13 @ 9/8c! Get ready for the show with exclusive MTV Movie Awards Takeover movie previews. Then, during the 2014 Movie Awards show, watch our All-Access MTV Movie Awards Live Stream on MTV.com.

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Ali   April 6, 2014 Blended, Images

I have added the first stills from Blended to the gallery!

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > Films > 2014 | Blended


Ali   April 6, 2014 Site

Thanks to the talent of my friend Claudia at Never Enough Design we have all new looks both here at the main site and also at the gallery! The themes are gorgeous!


Ali   April 5, 2014 Events, Images

Today Drew was in Los Angeles attending the 2nd Los Angeles Safe Kids Day. She read books to the children at the event!

Gallery Links:
Drew Barrymore Online > 2014 > April 5 | Safe Kids Day