I don't care if it's a celebrity thing to adopt, anyone willing to give a home to a child is aces in my book (excluding Joan C.). The hypocritical "pro-life" assholes should try it sometime.
I'm curious as to the race of the baby considering she's S. African.
I read that the baby is African-American, R1.
bless i am happy for her
It's great that she adopted an American child who needed a home, instead of buying a baby from a country with lax adoption laws.
R6 is a sick bastard.
She felt the need to announce it so I'd say she's playing the game too.
Now all she has to do is marry Keanu and our world will be complete.
R13 she probably had to announce it if she ever wanted to leave the house with him. At least she did't get a People cover and splashy layout. She just made an announcement so she can go about living her new life as a mom.
Classy way to do it.
R13? If she had suddenly shown up with a child, don't ya think people would've noticed?
She's fucking Alexander Skarsgard and was married (?) to Stewart Townsend.
I like her taste in men, if not baby names.
Alexander Skarsgard? She loves them handsome.
[bold]What Charlize Theron Doesn’t Get About Black Hollywood[/bold]
Charlize Theron surely meant no harm. The actress genuinely thought she was complimenting fellow thespian Viola Davis during this year’s Newsweek Oscar roundtable when she told Davis, “You’re hot as shit.’’
I myself woundn't have noticed.
People have kids every day.
I'm trying to watch her in "YA". I know and hate a few local versions of the protagonist.
She does bedhead and ugly first scene and I don't buy it.
Dyke must have a new movie coming out soon.
Good for her.
R20, it's another "Woe is me" bullshit story. Cry me a river!
It's always a black baby. I read somewhere that the African-American community is resentful that black children are now raised by gay parents and single mothers.
You know, perhaps the community ought to look within for the answer to the problem of so many black children in foster care.
Beautiful people should procreate. Ugly people should adopt.
Apparently her 'career' is more important to her, R29.
For the celebrities, doing this is just as much of a career choice and an acting role as any performance they give in a movie. It's planned with other people in Hollywood, who always advocate it.
For celebrities, the acting doesn't stop when the cameras stop. This is part of their job and is part of what they get paid for. They know this.
The big secret is that many parts of their lives are constructed to affect the public. Maybe this should be on that gossip thread.
Is Charlize Theron a lesbian?
I hope she doesn't chop part of his penis off like Sandra Bullock did to hers.
Agree with R31.
Mariska Hargitay, Madonna, Brangelina, Kristen Davis, Sandra Bullock and now Charlize, all of them have African-American babies.
Amen, R28! And the community should also get off food stamps, leave the gays alone, learn to speak better and stop rapping!
I think that covers all of their problems, right?
They mentioned that Charlize adopted a baby that is African-American in the NY Daily News today, r38.
"Beautiful people should procreate. Ugly people should adopt."
She may be beautiful, but there is some serious ugliness in her gene pool.
Best wishes to her and the new baby.
Perhaps she didn't want to have a biological child.
1. She is getting on child-bearing years. She will be 37 in a few months.
2. She no longer has a long-term partner anymore after breaking up with Stuart Townsend last year.
So I don't think the 'traditional' baby route was working out for her.
R32, she's been rumored. There was a blind item about her being into girls back when she was dating the guy from Third Eye Blind, and she has a "bff" she's always hanging on to. (Pics of them at a Disney park, IIRC.)
First thing I thought of when I heard her adopting. (And of course, Skarsgard is rumored, too; he's Ted C's "Nelly Fang", downlow gay vampire star.)
Did she pick him out in the African Baby Catalog? I heard they have a U.S. Baby edition now.
To add To R42's list and to expand on what R41 said. Her father was a rage-filled abusive alcoholic who had a history of beating her mother. I think they lived on a farm and were a bit isolated. The story is that one night he took off after Charlize in a blind drunken rage. Her mother got out a shot gun and killed him. God knows what went on in that hose.
If I had survived this sort of trauma and had a family history of alcoholism/mental illness, I'm certain I'd get sterilized.
Charlize has been through a lot and she said in the past she did not want to have children and yet was open to adoption. Considering her traumatic childhood I understood her decision to not have kids. I was surprised yet very happy for her for adopting. I think she will make a great mom.
Does anyone know how this is going over in South Africa?
What R48 said. That kind of trauma can put a person off biological kids.
R29 I am just dying to make your post my FB update tonight but surely I'll piss off too many of the frauen I went to high school with!
So Charlize IS considered African American righ?
Good for her adopting a baby who needs care.
black/white what diff does it make
The baby does not look black btw, I just peepeed a phoyo on the internets.
f&f for r6
I cant find a photo of her son, r56. where did you find it?
r37 what does Ehefrau mean???
"It's always a black baby. I read somewhere that the African-American community is resentful that black children are now raised by gay parents and single mothers."
What is wrong with adopting a kid who might not otherwise get a good home? White kids are a lot more likely to be adopted than black kids, despite people here who think it's "always" black kids who get adopted.
"Mariska Hargitay, Madonna, Brangelina, Kristen Davis, Sandra Bullock and now Charlize, all of them have African-American babies."
Not sure about some of the others, but Madonna adopted an African baby, not an African-American baby.
If anyone finds a REAL photo of her new baby, please post a link.
I'm sure this is him. It's a pap photo from late January.
Anyone know when she actually started the adoption process and when she got the baby?
Charlize is a white South African woman of a certain age. She'd be very unlikely to adopt a Black baby.
R66, that is such bullshit.
How would we know that r65? Come on.
Her face has been looking a little puffy lately. Like she's using fillers.
Nothing against adopting children of any race. But you shouldn't do it only to be politically correct. Not even to yourself. It's like gay couples getting the ones nobody else wants to adopt, using gay people as a money escape for the overburdened system.
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi and Charlize Theron flirt with each other.
so bored with dim-witted broads adopting, especially when they pick a minority kid cuz it's "in".
[qoute]I'm trying to watch her in "YA". I know and hate a few local versions of the protagonist.
[quote]She does bedhead and ugly first scene and I don't buy it.
She's the prom queen. She is hot. That's the one thing she has going for her. She is even told that no one aged as well as her, and they're only 37.
The movie is fantastic!
These threads are hilarious. If they breed, they are selfish and should adopt. If they adopt white, they are racist. If they adopt black, they are just being PC and ultimately racist. Oh, and now adopting a special needs kid is homophobic or something.
I know, I know, pointless bitchery...
For white women celebrities it's ever so chic to have an African-American baby. Was it Madonna who started the trend of buying black babies? Of course Madonna would not deign to have a mere American black babytoy, to she went abroad for hers. But it looks like getting one from the U.S. is becoming more and more fashionable these days.
"You're hot as shit?" What a stupid thing to say. Charlize Theron sounds like an incredible idiot.
You can apply for adoption saying you don't care which gender or race, you know? Chances then are that the kid will be black. Is it oh so chic to not specify race these days?
You also sound like an idiot.
"You can apply for adoption saying you don't care which gender or race, you know? Chances then are that the kid will be black. Is it oh so chic to not specify race these days?
You also sound like an idiot."
How do YOU know Charlize Theron didn't specify race? Do you think it's just coincidence that female celebrities almost always adopt children from other races? You are gullible and stupid indeed.
And r74, if they don't have any kids at all then they are selfish, lazy, narcissistic careerists.
"if they don't have any kids at all then they are selfish, lazy, narcissistic careerists."
Acutally, I find child-free actresses admirable. In an interview Helen Mirren was asked if she ever regretted not having children and she said no, she very much valued her freedom. Good for her!
JFC, what a bunch of cunts...
Perhaps they adopted black babies since they're the hardest to place. Sad to say, but most white couples want a baby that resembles them. Ethnic-looking babies are much harder to place.
R65 apparently Charlize has been trying to adopt for several years. CAme close but had several let downs as many people trying to adopt go through. She's apparently thrilled now to have her son and is embracing motherhood.
She wanted kids with Stuart Townsend but apparently he wasn't into starting a family.
The baby is black because it's the HW thing to adopt black children - I have no problem with that. Look at adoption.com - there are mostly black and brown children on there, not very many whites, and NO WHITES in California to be adopted either.
OTOH, she has a huge huge crush on Michael Fassbender and wants to fuck him desperately but he only likes black and asian chicks. Kind of sucks to be the most beautiful woman in the world right now and to be rejected by a Brit who is not attracted to you because you're the wrong color.
Ehefrau is wife.
[quote]Kind of sucks to be the most beautiful woman in the world right now and to be rejected by a Brit who is not attracted to you because you're the wrong color.
Well, she's comforting herself by banging Alexander Skarsgard, so she's probably not TOO broken up over it.
"Kind of sucks to be the most beautiful woman in the world right now and to be rejected by a Brit who is not attracted to you because you're the wrong color."
Who is the Brit not attracted to Charlize Theron?
Where did you get that gossip?
Is it Michael Fassbender? Big dick, they star in Prometheus together. But Fassy likes black girls.
I started this trend and I approve.
Fassbender is Irish.
And r82 I posted a pic of her with the baby in r63. Not black.
She's not aging well. Sure she's slim but she's starting to look hard.
The baby in r63 is not Jackson. It's a friends baby.
Some of you people need a reality check. In the US if you are a single white adult and wish to adopt, you have 3 choices: a minority infant, a handicapped infant/child, or an older child, who has been sitting in the system for awhile and has failed to be adopted for any of a variety of reasons.
The bias is toward 2-parent heterosexual couples. They are the only adoptive parents who will get white babies.
I'm sure that doesn't apply to millionaire celebrities who can get any kind of baby they want. Rosie O'Donnell is a lesbian and adopted white babies.
[quote]In the US if you are a single white adult and wish to adopt, you have 3 choices: a minority infant, a handicapped infant/child, or an older child, who has been sitting in the system for awhile and has failed to be adopted for any of a variety of reasons.
Unless you are Sheryl Crow, Sharon Stone (she adopted her first while married, the other two as a single woman), or even Edie Falco... all with white small kid$$$$$$$$.
Areharli and Sadra B's litle black babies related?