iVillage launches celeb blog series


iVillage, NBCU’s largest content-driven community for women online, says celebrities will share their life experiences, lessons learned and biggest accomplishments via a weekly exclusive blog series. Its first signature celebrity blog series, CelebVillage, has Hollywood’s most buzzed-about women serving as the “blogger-in-residence” for one month. Each week, these high-profile women will share their personal stories, culled from their lives as entertainers, women and mothers, about topics that impact their daily lives.

CelebVillage debuted 10/10 with actress and mom Denise Richards, who will post a new blog edition once a week through this month. Grammy-winning singer Alanis Morissette will host for November, and Emmy-nominated actress, filmmaker and Dancing with the Stars contestant Ricki Lake will participate in December.

Visitors can now go to www.iVillage.com/celebvillage and read Richards’ personal blog about how the star of Spike’s Blue Mountain State is juggling life as a new mom to adopted daughter Eloise as well as her older daughters, Sam and Lola.

Morissette will share insight on her new muse, nine-month old son Ever, and how she balances motherhood with her career. Since her debut album, Jagged Little Pill, Morissette has become one of the most influential singer/songwriter/musicians in contemporary music, with over 60 million albums sold worldwide. She is currently in the studio working on a new album that’s scheduled for release in 2012.

Former talk show host Ricki Lake first danced into the hearts of millions in America with her transformative role in Hairspray, and continues to do so on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. The newly engaged mom of two and documentarian will revisit a new daytime show, The Ricki Lake Show, next spring. Lake will share her thoughts on finding true love the second time around, as well as other insights on parenting and her career.