Father's Day

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7 Stars Who Are 'Daddy's Girls'

Including many who followed in dad's footsteps

(Newser) - In honor of Father's Day, The Stir rounds up 15 stars "who are total Daddy's girls." A sampling:
  1. Jennifer Aniston: Followed in her dad's footsteps (he was on Days of Our Lives for almost three decades) and brought him as her date when she was
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Man's Father's Day Surprise: Card From Long-Dead Son

'I'm doing fine,' Duane Schrock Jr. wrote 6 years before his death

(Newser) - A few days after Father's Day this year, 87-year-old Duane Schrock Sr. of Virginia received a card from his son in the mail. It read: "Dear Dad, we haven't been in touch for quite a while, I'm doing fine and am very happy in Richmond, I'... More »

Kate Hudson's Dad Says Kids Are 'Dead to Me Now'

Bill Hudson responds to 'abandonment' accusation

(Newser) - The messiness continues between Goldie Hawn's oldest children and their father, Bill Hudson. As previously reported , Oliver Hudson lashed out at his dad via Instagram on Father's Day—posting a throwback photo of himself, sister Kate, and their father with the caption "Happy abandonment day." Bill... More »

Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Makes Dad Rich

It's early retirement for Joseph Morrah, 61

(Newser) - A scratch-off lottery ticket bought as a last-minute Father's Day gift has turned a truck driver into an instant millionaire. Joseph Morrah, 61, was given the winning $1 Million Payout ticket on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. His daughter, Christina Morrah, put the ticket in a card she gave... More »

Hey, Dad: You're Worth $23,344

Per year, that is

(Newser) - While most fathers may consider themselves priceless, it turns out you can attach a dollar-value to Dad. And sorry, guys, it's lower than Mom's. Insure.com crunched the numbers associated with the tasks involved in daddy-duty, and came up with a figure of $23,344 a year. Bloomberg... More »

Beyonce Buys Jay-Z $40M Father's Day Gift

New dad gets his very own jet, plus more Father's Day fun with celebs

(Newser) - Becoming a father for the first time is a big deal, so Jay-Z definitely deserved the private jet wife Beyonce bought him for his first Father's Day yesterday, right? MediaTakeOut reports Bey gave Jay a new $40 million Bombardier Challenger 850, which sounds like something us mere mortals could... More »

JCPenney Father's Day Ad Features 2 Dads

Follows anti-Ellen DeGeneres boycott attempt

(Newser) - Looks like JCPenney is sticking it to those who slammed Ellen DeGeneres' hiring as its spokeswoman. The company's new Father's Day ad shows two "real-life" dads playing with their two actual kids, JCPenney says. "First Pals: What makes Dad so cool?" the ad's copy asks,... More »

Obama's 'Second Job': Coach on Sasha's Team

President stresses importance of being a dad in radio address

(Newser) - Is there a responsibility as demanding or important as being commander-in-chief of the United States? President Obama thinks so, and it's called being a dad. On his pre-Father's Day radio address today, the president reflected on his own father's absence and discussed some of the ways he'... More »

We Love Dad, Too; We Just Don't Spend as Much

But that doesn't mean we don't love him as much

(Newser) - It’s a good thing that it’s the thought that counts, because research shows that while moms are lavished with gifts on Mother’s Day, fathers, by comparison, tend to be short-changed on Father’s Day, the Washington Post says. Americans spend about $130 on their moms, $90.89... More »

Obama: Absent Dad Taught Me Value of Fatherhood

President's Father's Day essay urges father to 'step up' and take responsibility

(Newser) - President Obama came to realize the value of fatherhood through its absence in his own life as a boy, he writes in an essay published in Parade for Father's Day. "The hole a man leaves when he abandons his responsibility to his children is one that no government can... More »

Hallmark Introduces Gay-Marriage Cards

(Newser) - Hallmark has developed a line of four greeting cards themed for same-sex marriages, civil unions, and commitment ceremonies. The designs, in stores this summer, include two overlapping tuxedos, a cascade of rainbow-hued hearts, and a message, "Two hearts. One promise," reports Gaywire.com. "It's our goal to... More »

In Tiger's Pain, a More Human Face

Woods' limp, and the mere admission that he can, draws golfer closer to our hearts

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' putt to force today's US Open playoff was epic, surely, but his 18th-hole heroics weren’t the amazing part about yesterday's performance, Thomas Boswell writes in the Washington Post. Where Jack Nicklaus once transformed before our eyes, Woods is limping, grimacing, and grinding his way into a place... More »

A Call for Dads to Step Up

Fatherless upbringing can help doom kids

(Newser) - As Father’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize that alarming numbers of America’s youth don’t know their fathers, leaving them feeling like “throwaway people,” writes Juan Williams in the Wall Street Journal. The lack of a dad “to push them, discipline them,”... More »

Hollywood's Ickiest Dads

Fathers who get a little too close to their offspring

(Newser) - Father's Day is a time to thank Dad for all he's done—but what if all Dad's done is creep out the general public? Radar lists celebrity fathers who take paternal love to barely legal levels.
  1. Joe Simpson: Father to songbirds Jessica and Ashlee, Simpson famously said of his eldest,
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Skip the Ties and Tools: Dads Want Gadgets

High-tech is the way to make dad feel like a million on his special day

(Newser) - Lose the power tools and the landscaping implements this Father's Day, ABC News suggests. The kind of cutting edge Dad really wants can't be found at the hardware store. Among them:
  • For dads who want media at their fingertips, the enV2 by LG hosts music and video via V CAST
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