There’s Something About Morals: Cameron Diaz Credits Her Parents' 39-year Marriage & Respectful Upbringing for Her Success | Spencer Pratt Slams Perez Hilton For Mocking Wife Heidi Montag’s Christian Faith | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
Cameron Diaz is in the "single" status herself, but the 36-year-old starlet still believes that the long-lasting love her parents (who were married in 1969) shared is one of the key contributors to her sterling on-screen success today.
"It's a bond that is so true, so pure, and so powerful, it is the most beautiful and inspiring thing that I have ever witnessed -- the eternal love that my mom and dad shared," Diaz recently told Tarts. "It was what has given me the strength and courage to live this extraordinary life and it is what powers the light that burns inside of me."
Diaz’s father passed away suddenly from pneumonia in April last year while she was filming her soon-to-be-released drama "My Sister’s Keeper."
"I was very fortunate to have a very wonderful, supportive family who instilled a great work ethic in me and to treat other people the way you want to be treated and it sticks with you," the actress explained. "Teach your kids well."
And right from the start of her career as a teenage model, moral integrity was pivotal.
"I was fortunate to meet a man named Jeff Dunes, who when I met when at a Hollywood party at the tender age of 16, who offered to speak to my parents about me modeling instead of all the other possible things a man in his position might offer a girl in mine," Diaz added. "I was also fortune to be represented by the Elite Model Agency, an agency that actually had integrity."
It looks as though "friends" Spencer Pratt and Perez Hilton are now officially frienemies after a fight was sparked via Twitter over the weekend when the self-confessed "Queen of All Media" mocked Heidi Montag’s devout Christianity with a very graphic comment about what "Jesus doesn’t like" the couple doing behind closed doors.
"Do you enjoy making a joke out of my wifes faith? Because you’re walking a very dangerous line!!! Don't say I didn't warn you," Pratt tweeted. "To me you teasing someone about their faith is just as bad as being a racist or a homophobe!"
Hilton responded that he would "never make fun of her faith" and that he was "making fun of her CONSTANTLY shoving down peoples throats."
"Do you see Heidi talking smack to you all day long for your shoving your non-sense down everyones throat? don't say I didn't warn you that make a joke out of God isn't going to get you way more then a black eye to be crying about!!!" Pratt spat back, before the Hilton announced that he was "unfollowing" the reality TV duo.
"Have fun in TwitterJesusLand," Hilton retorted. "PS there's a reason @KimKardashian has 1.5 million followers on twitter and @HeidiMontag doesn't even have 500k. Just sayin'!"
Water.org co-founder Matt Damon spending time with children in Tigray, Ethiopia as well as celebrating a new water connection with slum residents in Hyderabad, India.
Kim and (a suddenly slim) Khloe Kardashian both donning black & white dresses while partying on the banquette's at NYC's Greenhouse to celebrate the launch of Three-O Vodka's new "Bubble" flavor last Thursday.
Jessica Alba rocking shockwave blue Anarchy skinny jeans while heading into West Hollywood restaurant BOA on Friday.
Jodie Foster going in incognito in her specs with casual shirt/skirt at the Bridgehampton Carnival on Friday night.
"Lost" stars and lovebirds, Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan treating Monaghan's parents, Maureen and Austin, to a night out at Cirque du Soleil's "The Beatles Love" followed by cocktails at The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage on Friday night. While at The Beatles Revolution Lounge, Lilly and Monaghan requested to be seated at one of the ultra-lounge's one-of-a-kind interactive tables where they created tabletop artwork which was then projected onto the columns scattered around the venue.
A gracious and gorgeous Leona Lewis and TV personality Quddus checking out R&B singer Mateo at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Super skinny Lindsay Lohan being decked out in jewels before enjoying a smoke in the sunshine at the Lia Sophia Jewelry Clambake in Malibu on Saturday afternoon while Stephanie Pratt showed off her new suddenly skinny physique.
Ali Landry working out on the Air Climber while celebrating her daughter Estella's 2nd Birthday at the Silver Spoon Malibu Beach House on Saturday.
Disguised in a trucker cap, a hairy Shia LeBeouf hanging out with John Henslet at a benefit for Riders for Health at Melrose store Suru in Los Angeles on Saturday night. LaBeouf attended to support artist friend Alex Pardee, who had a motorcycle helmet on display.
Chuck Liddell soaking up the sun (surrounded by loads of ladies) for the post-fight MMA pool party at Palms Pool & Bungalows on Sunday afternoon.
Russell Simmons and brother Rev Run stopping in at Townline BBQ in the Hamptons and ordering some grub-to-go on Sunday.
Jeremy Piven at the CMT red carpet premiere of his new film "The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard." at Nashville's Regal Hollywood 27 before hitting up Lower Broadway for some serious honky-tonking at the famed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge where he partied with a Music City "entourage" that included country duo Halfway to Hazard (Tim McGraw’s self-proclaimed favorite band, Chad Warrix and David Tolliver), and Jaron Lowenstein of Evan and Jaron.
Paris Hilton heading into a Beverly Hills spa on Monday, sporting a Grunge Pocket tee from Born Famous Couture.
Newly-single Tony Romo (looking worse for wear) while hanging out by the bar with his male posse at West Hollywood's Key Club on Monday night.
Coincidentally, Jessica Simpson's other newly single ex Nick Lachey in deep conversation with a mystery brunette until the early hours at club Hwood on Monday night.
Daisy Fuentes celebrating a friend’s birthday at STK Los Angeles on Monday. The former MTV VJ, casually dressed in jeans and a navy blouse, sipped Johnny Walker Black on the rocks and noshed on salad and a filet.
Kenny G. and a few friends dining at Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Monday evening.
Seth Green looking tiny in the ring at Monday Night’s WWE Raw in Orlando.