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Originally posted 10/01/2009 08:30AM
A nude portrait of Brooke Shields taken when she was 10 has been removed from a major London exhibition after police visited the gallery.
Artist Richard Prince's photograph, set to be shown starting Thursday as part of the "Pop Life: Art in a Material World" exhibition at the Tate Modern, had raised the indignation of children's advocates. The room containing the shot of Shields, now 44, has been closed
Originally posted 07/31/2009 11:35AM
Watch out, Wonder Woman. Brooke Shields may give you a run for your money.
"I'm a closet superhero," the 44-year-old super-fit mother of two told PEOPLE with a chuckle when asked how she stays in such killer shape. Shields's real secret: She does a combination of yoga and spinning – and stays away from the dumbbells so she doesn't bulk up.
"It's not safe for me to work with weights at the moment because I just get a bit ... I respond quickly," she explained at a Manhattan launch party for the BlackBerry Tour smartphone from Sprint.
Originally posted 06/06/2009 05:00PM
Brooke Shields has come to an agreement with the National Enquirer after alleging the tabloid checked her mother out of a New Jersey nursing home last month.
"Two weeks ago, Brooke Shields was forced to make a public disclosure about her mother, Teri Shields's health, when we learned that Mrs. Shields had been taken out of a care facility by a reporter and photographer working for the National Enquirer and I was told that the National Enquirer was going to print information about her condition and whereabouts," Shields's attorney, Gerald B. Lefcourt says in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/25/2009 03:00PM
Brooke Shields got a head start in modeling and acting, but the one thing she regrets not doing sooner? Having sex.
"I think I would have had sex a lot earlier," the actress tells Health magazine in its June issue. "I think I would have been much more in touch with myself."
In fact, Shields, 44, feels that losing her virginity sooner could have helped her with body image as a young adult.
Originally posted 05/22/2009 04:40PM
She's got one of the most recognizable – and radiant – faces in the world. But years of sun worship caught up with Brooke Shields when she got some sobering news from her doctor recently.
"I had a spot on my face. The doctor scraped it, and it turned out to be precancerous," Shields, 43, tells PEOPLE. "I was scared."
The Lipstick Jungle actress had the spot removed and says she's doing "fine." But the cancer scare served as a wake-up call for a woman who "used to think it was the best thing in the world to be baking in the sun" and who, as a teen, would indulge in hot-weather rituals like "baby oil and tinfoil and lemon in your hair."
Originally posted 05/21/2009 06:25AM
As a child star, Brooke Shields was always watched over by Teri Shields, a stage mom known for her tenacity. And now that her mother has been diagnosed with dementia and is living in an assisted living facility, it's Brooke who watches over Teri, say friends of the star.
"Her devotion is very apparent,” says longtime pal Anna Strasberg. "Brooke takes care of Teri. There's a bond there. It's not a public thing for show. It's very deeply personal."
When New Jersey police informed Shields, 43, that a reporter and a photographer had checked her mother out of her assisted living facility on May 14, Shields was forced to go public with a painful decision – that she had moved her mother, now 75, into the nursing home.
Originally posted 05/15/2009 06:30PM
Brooke Shields's mother, who suffers from dementia, was checked out of a New Jersey nursing home Thursday by a journalist seeking a "tabloid story," the outraged actress tells PEOPLE.
Teri Shields, 75, was later found unharmed at a restaurant next door to an assisted living center in Old Tappan, N.J., talking to a freelance reporter, according to police, who say no arrests have been made but that the case remains under investigation.
"I intend to take every lawful action against all who were involved or who authorized this despicable act," Brooke Shields says in a statement to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 05/06/2009 08:30AM
Kiefer Sutherland rose to Brooke Shields's defense early Tuesday morning in Downtown Manhattan – though she didn't particularly request it, and the interloper allegedly suffered a broken nose from the 24 star, according to reports.
Originally posted 04/20/2009 11:25AM
The teen in those oh-so-snug Calvin Klein jeans was not the confident supermodel she appeared to be on billboards in the 1980s. Instead, Brooke Shields felt a "complete detachment," the now-accomplished actress, 43, tells More magazine's May issue.
In her early career days, she says, "I didn't want to [look in the mirror]. What if I didn't like what I saw? What if I didn't look like I did in the magazines?"
Originally posted 01/30/2009 10:40AM
Shhh, don't tell her kids: Brooke Shields loves chocolate for breakfast.
"I'm telling my children [daughters Rowan, 5, and Grier, 2], 'You can't have cookies and chocolate for breakfast – what's the matter with you?'" Shields, 43, tells PEOPLE. "Then I'm sneaking off in the closet eating a good square of dark chocolate with a cup of coffee – a breakfast of champions!"
But it's not like she's cheating on a diet with those treats, says the actress at the Bryant Park Hotel's Godiva Decadence Suite Wednesday in Manhattan.
"I've always believed in being more healthy and athletic than being skinny, just as long as I was strong," says Shields, a proponent of spinning and dancing. "So I really didn't have [eating issues] that I see a lot of young people have today."
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