Mother's DayLatest News and Opinion
Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
How the TV mom has evolved to tackle today's real-world challenges
"Often defined by the parameters of domestic life, these mothers, while vastly different women in many regards, were all in pursuit of an ideal family life," Jason Parham says of iconic TV moms like Carol Brady and Claire Huxtable. "They exuded, or attempted to exude, a kind of imperviousness. They were tough and loving, rarely vulnerable. That's changing." Pointing to Jessica Huang on Fresh off the Boat and Grace and Frankie, he adds: "In recent years, the archetype has taken on a more evolved nature: The TV mom has become more intricately layered; she navigates the world with a kind of naked vulnerability. It's not that she is broken, but she is someone who struggles openly. These are stories told at full scale, fresh wounds and all. Stories that juggle the ugly, the beautiful, the unremarkable. There are no illusions to an ideal life, only a life that has been lived—one that is turbulent and unpredictable and littered with small, hard-won dignities."
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
SNL moms critique the show's abundance of Trump jokes in Mother's Day-themed cold open
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Normally we open this show with a political sketch, which can sometimes be divisive. But since tomorrow is Mother's Day, we're going to focus on something we can all agree on: mothers," Aidy Bryant said in opening Saturday's show. ALSO: Melissa McCarthy made a cameo as Michael Che's stepmom.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
In honor of Mother's Day: How TV's single mom has evolved
SMILF, Gilmore Girls and Murphy Brown all have presented different aspects of single motherhood.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Christina Grimmie's family releases a new song of hers in honor of Mother's Day
The late alum of The Voice, who was shot and killed in June 2016, recorded the song "Little Girl" in honor of her mother.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! celebrates Mother's Day by having celebs read texts from their mom
Kimmel's new segment featured Anthony Anderson, Anna Farris, Will Forte, Kristen Bell and Patton Oswalt.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
TLC is bringing back This Is Life Live next month
The second-annual four-night event, premiering on Mother's Day May 13, will once again capture major family milestones.